I was one of those eager gamers who was sooooooo excited by the promise of No Man’s Sky when it launched in August 2016. I was also one of the gamers who was disappointed by what the game actually delivered, and soon moved on to other titles. Since that time Hello Games have been busily working on the game, releasing a number of quality of life updates until they have finally reached the point of No Man’s Sky Next.
On July 24th 2018, No Man’s Sky Next will release on PS4 and PC, and also make it’s debut on Xbox One. The Xbox version will come with Foundation, Pathfinder, Atlas Rises and NEXT from day-one, in 4K and HDR for Xbox One X. This new update promises “You’ll be able to explore the universe with your friends, or bump into random travellers. You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive. Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players. Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies. Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.”
Multiplayer will also make its No Mans Sky debut in Next, with Hello Games Sean Murray saying We’ve been playtesting multiplayer for the last six months, and the game has evolved into a very new experience that we think the community will enjoy.”
Are you excited for No Man’s Sky Next? Let TiX know in the comments below!
Yes, I know you’re all excited about that other trailer, but the new gameplay trailer for State Of Decay 2 has also been released, and yes, the footage is making this look rather special as well!
State of Decay 2 is launching on Xbox One on May 22nd, and will be free to all you Game Pass subscribers out there, but its also available to purchase for the low price of £24.99. State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival game in an open world where you and up to three friends build a community of survivors. It’s up to you to establish a base, develop your characters’ abilities, and manage resources to survive as a group in a world where choices matter and every decision has lasting consequences.
Every player’s experience is unique – as you play, the open world responds to your decisions, developing in real time and dynamically offering new opportunities for you to demonstrate your own personal survival priorities. These decisions also result in real consequences that affect your community. Send your best scavenger across the map to gather medicine for a sick friend… but know that they might not make it home. Help your neighbors, and you might make new allies… or you could decide that you need their food supply more than they do. In the end, how you survive might surprise you.
You can read the TiX review of the original State of Decay here.
Its all excitement here at TiX Towers, with nearly all of the writing staff getting delivery of brand spanking new Xbox One X consoles this week! Some had to wait a bit longer than others but all is now good with the world!
And, the game which we have all been playing loads of this past few months is Destiny 2, so we could hardly contain our excitement today when Bungie have announced what their plans are for the new Xbox console, and the PS4 Pro.
In their normal weekly update “This Week at Bungie” – hosted at www.bungie.net – they announced that “On December 5, along with the launch of Curse of Osiris and Season Two, we’ll be deploying an update to Destiny 2 that will deliver stunning gameplay with high dynamic range (HDR) lighting to these new consoles. You’ll also see adaptive 4K resolution on the PlayStation 4 Pro and 4K on the Xbox One X.”
So, great news for all you Guardians out there – not long to wait until our eyeballs will be melted in Destiny 2!
First of all, I would strongly advise the use of an external USB hard-drive. It will be the quickest way to transfer your games to the new machine. If not, Xbox have detailed the network transfer method for you.
There is now an option within the settings of the new dashboard to start downloading the 4K texture packs before the X arrives. Simply do the below!
Goto Settings, System, Backup and Transfer
Then click the options box that says “Download 4K Game Content”
Voila! It’s that simples!
There is a way you can check to see whether these have been downloaded as part of an update.
Simply select the game in “My Games and Apps” and press LB, RB, Menu and View simultaneously. This will bring up a text screen with all manner of info on it. Look for where it says “Assets Installed” and you should see reference to “Scorpio” or “X” next to it.
You can also select games in the “My Games and Apps” section to filter by Xbox One X enhanced games. We are still in the early days of these 4K updates rolling out, so be patient as good things come to those who wait!
So, pre-orders for the “most powerful console ever” are live. But, it must be said, the console exclusive games at launch are not plentiful. So, us early adopters will instead be playing existing or future titles in super-duper 4K on our shiny new machines.
But, I hear you cry, what games will be available to play in the aforementioned 4k. Have no fear, TiX is here! To be honest it would be easier and quicker to give you a list of games NOT supported!
A Plague Tale: Innocence – Focus Home Entertainment
Anthem – Electronic Arts
ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview) – Studio Wildcard
Ashen – Annapurna
Assassin’s Creed Origins – Ubisoft
ASTRONEER (Game Preview) – System Era
Battlerite – Stunlock Studios
Below – Capybara
Black Desert – PearlAbyss Corp.
Brawlout – Angry Mob Games
Chess Ultra – Ripstone Publishing
CODE VEIN – Bandai Namco Entertainment
Conan Exiles – Funcom
Crackdown 3 – Microsoft Studios
Danger Zone – Three Fields Entertainment LTD
Dark and Light – Snail Games
Darksiders III – THQ Nordic
Dead Rising 4 – Capcom
Deep Rock Galactic – Coffee Stain
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition – Activision Blizzard
Dishonored 2 – Bethesda
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider – Bethesda
Disneyland Adventures – Microsoft Studios
Dovetail Games Euro Fishing – Dovetail Games Ltd
DRAGON BALL Fighter Z – Bandai Namco Entertainment
Dynasty Warriors 9 – KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
EA SPORTS FIFA 18 – Electronic Arts
Elex – THQ Nordic
Elite: Dangerous – Frontier Developments Plc.
EVERSPACE – ROCKFISH Games GmbH
F1 2017 – Deep Silver
Fable Fortune – Mediatonic Ltd.
Fallout 4 – Bethesda
Farming Simulator 17 – Focus Home Entertainment
Final Fantasy XV – Square Enix
Firewatch – Campo Santo
For Honor – Ubisoft
Forza Horizon 3 – Microsoft Studios
Forza Motorsport 7 – Microsoft Studios
Gears of War 4 – Microsoft Studios
Gravel – Milestone
Halo 5: Guardians – Microsoft Studios
Halo Wars 2 – Microsoft Studios
Hand of Fate 2 – Defiant Development
Hello Neighbor – tinyBuild LLC
HITMAN – Square Enix
Homefront: The Revolution – Deep Silver
Injustice 2 – Warner Bros.
Jurassic Park Frontier – Developments Plc.
Killer Instinct – Microsoft Studios
Killing Floor 2 – Tripwire Interactive LLC
Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Deep Silver
Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Square Enix
Madden NFL 18 – Electronic Arts
Mafia III – 2K Games
Mantis Burn Racing – VooFoo Studios Ltd.
METAL GEAR SURVIVE – Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Metro: Exodus – Deep Silver
Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Warner Bros.
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition – Microsoft Studios
Minion Masters – BetaDwarf
Monster Hunter: World – Capcom
NBA 2K18 – 2K Games
Need for Speed Payback – Electronic Arts
Ooblets – Glumberland
Ori and the Will of the Wisp – Microsoft Studios
Outcast – Second Contact – Bigben
Outlast 2 – Red Barrels
Paladins – Hi-Rez Studios
Path of Exile – Grinding Gear Games
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Bluehole Ginno Games, Inc.
Portal Knights – 505 Games
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 – Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Project Cars 2 – Bandai Namco Entertainment
Quantum Break – Microsoft Studios
Raiders of the Broken Planet – Mercury Steam
Railway Empire – Kalypso
Real Farm Simulator 2017 – SOEDESCO
ReCore – Microsoft Studios
Resident Evil 7 biohazard – Capcom
RiME – Tequila Works
ROBLOX – Roblox
Robocraft Infinity – Freejam Ltd.
Rocket League – Psyonix
Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure – Microsoft Studios
Sea of Thieves – Microsoft Studios
Slime Rancher – Monomi Park, LLC
SMITE – Hi-Rez Studios
Sonic Forces – Sega
Star Wars Battlefront II – Electronic Arts
State of Decay 2 – Microsoft Studios
STEEP – Ubisoft
Strange Brigade – Rebellion Developments
Super Lucky’s Tale – Microsoft Studios
SUPERHOT – Superhot
Surviving Mars – Paradox Interactive
Tennis World Tour – Bigben
The Artful Escape – Annapurna
The Crew 2 – Ubisoft
The Darwin Project – Scavenger Studio
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind – Bethesda
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – Bethesda
The Last Night – Raw Fury
The Long Dark – Hinterland
The Surge – Focus Home Entertainment
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt
Titanfall 2 – Electronic Arts
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Ubisoft
Tom Clancy’s The Division – Ubisoft
Train Sim World – Dovetail Games Ltd
TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge – Bigben
Warframe – Digital Extremes
Warhammer: End Times Vermintide – Fatshark AB
We Happy Few – Gearbox
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Bethesda
World of Tanks – Wargaming
WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship – Bigben
Zoo Tycoon – Microsoft Studios