All the E3 2015 news wrapped up in small easy to chew pieces. Welcome to this special E3 edition of News Bites.
News Bites – E3 Special 3
– Despite Microsoft’s announcement that they will begin implementing backwards compatibility with the Xbox One and in the processes generating a lot of good will, Sony will not be heading down the same path. In a statement from Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida said “I don’t think we will change our approach,”The PlayStation 4 doesn’t have backward compatibility.” The reason is it is apparently too difficult but the cynic inside me says that backwards compatibility would ruin their plans for the Playstation Now streaming service.
– Some more details have surfaced for X-com 2. Some of the new features will include a looting system so soldiers can take enemy tech back to base for research, A fully functioning stealth system that will allow for sneak kills and full Steam Works integration and mod support. November can’t come soon enough.
– Hitman developer IO interactive has stated that while initially the new game will be smaller than Absolution in terms of content it won’t stay that way for long. They even went on to say that by the time they are finished with the game there will be much much more than any other Hitman game has ever had. They also went on to say that all the content would be eventually released on disc to cater for people that want a physical option. It is an interesting business model and I am intrigued to see how it performs.
– Legedary developer Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that there are no online plans for Star Fox Zero. While disappointing it can hardly be called a surprise considering Nintendo’s history in the online space. Miyamoto did say that this is not set in stone but it appears unlikely. For better or worse Nintendo continues to march to the beat of its own drum.
-When Bethesda announced the free Mobile Game Fallout Shelter there was a group of fans that weren’t so happy. Those were Android users as the game has only been released on iOS. But fret not my Android brethren Fallout Shelter is coming to Android it is however a couple of months away.
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