Following Steve Ballmer’s retirement announcement, some very interesting bits of information have been trickling out regarding what may have occurred behind the scenes. According to reports, Ballmer was in the midst of planning a succession plan, but wasn’t planning on retiring so soon.
There is an interesting rumor doing the rounds today that revolve around a supposed PS4 bundle that comes with a PS Vita for $500. If true, this could be the best deal seen to date on both units.
The fine folks at Digital Foundry are reporting an interesting rumor about the PlayStation 4’s RAM allocation. According to a document produced by a development source, the PS4 will provide 4.5GB of baseline guaranteed memory for games and can request an additional 1GB of flexible RAM if needed.
Shortly after Microsoft’s infamous 180 reversal regarding its controversial DRM policy for the Xbox One, a mysterious source posted a note on Pastebin anonymously detailed the highly touted Xbox One family plan. The shocking note revels that the family plan may have been some sort of timed demo access to other family members instead of granting full access up to nine members.
E3 Rumors: Microsoft paying to keep PS4 version out, exclusive Insomniac deal on Xbox One, Mirrors Edge 2 and Hawken in same boat
With E3 just days away, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive revealing some quite disturbing things Microsoft is doing to win the event. The Xbox One has been knee deep in bad PR for the past two weeks due to its draconian used game DRM and online connection requirements. It appears that the company may be aggressively attempting to buy out E3 from under Sony.
According to rumors Human Head Studios, the creator of the first Prey game is apparently no longer developing Prey 2. Rumors of development woes were partly confirmed by Bethesda boss, Pete Hines last year.
Xbox One privacy concerns by Australian and German officials, patent hints at charge per movie viewer
Microsoft’s Xbox One press conference left everyone with more questions then answers. With what was supposed to be a major console announcement for the company turned into a media circus with several features that have come under scrutiny such as the DRM setup for used games and the always online requirement.
While this may seem like rehashed rumors, noted Microsoft tech journo Paul Thurrott has updated his initial report of the next gen Xbox’s pricing model today. Thurrott is credited for accurately reporting Microsoft’s next Xbox announcement date of May 21 weeks prior to the company’s announcement.
Microsoft’s IllumiRoom rumored to work with the Xbox 720/Durango, PS3 to receive exclusive DLC for Watch Dogs
While Microsoft has refused to answer any specifics around its project IllumiRoom in regards to how it will interface with the next Xbox, the company did explain the tech behind the device. Microsoft was on hand at the CHI 2013 event this week to demo IllumiRoom again.
Respawn Entertainment, founded by the former Infinity Ward guys responsible for the breakout Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, has been secretly working on its next gen project. According to reports, the studio in partnership with EA may have inked a deal with Microsoft for the next Xbox console.