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Crytek’s CryENGINE 3 Ready For Xbox One

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Have you all calmed down? Caught your breath? Worked out how many organs you’ll need to sell to then afford the new Xbox One? The answer to all 3 questions from me is yes. But whoa… what a day so far, right? Well let’s now talk about CryENGINE 3.

Videogame developer and publisher Crytek GmbH have spoken out and welcomed the unveiling of Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, reiterating that their CryENGINE 3 technology is equipped to start creating software for the system now. Take a read of the press release below and try not to keep screeching like a girl… I am failing at that.

Crytek recently became an officially licensed provider of middleware and tools for Xbox One, and will support the platform as well as equipping CryENGINE 3 licensees with the advanced toolset required to achieve their own games for the system.

“We offered assurances over two years ago that CryENGINE 3 was ready for the next generation of consoles, and time has revealed that promise to be true,” said Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development at Crytek. “As developers begin to create new games for Xbox One, our technology and unparalleled support will ensure CryENGINE 3 users remain at the forefront of the industry now and well into the future.”

Crytek’s CryENGINE 3 is used by licensees around the world to create blockbuster hits and popular online games, and is the first all-in-one development solution that provides multi-award winning graphics, and all necessary game systems and tools, out of the box.

The New Generation Xbox Revealed – XBOX ONE

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At precisely 6pm BST Time (UK) the pre-warm up intro music dropped and the stage opened. The dramatic tones of drums, and god-knows-whatever-else a bit rock and pop had been playing about 15 minutes prior. The new Xbox console from Microsoft is now officially announced. Today we welcome the birth of a new generation with the XBOX ONE

Twitter was awash with reactions every waking second – What if they show no games, what if no console is shown, what if this, that and the other – showing how the bad PS4 reveal had an effect on Xbox fans in the build up todays reveal. The moment the console was on stage, my mouth had dropped, this sexy beast was going to be mine this year. The new generation XBOX ONE is all modern, metro and sexy, with a specifications list to match.

Some quotes during the event is that Team Xbox is on a new mission to design and build an all in one system that will light up a new generation of games and entertainment to put YOU at the centre of it. The all in one entertainment system is the one system for a new generation …

Games, Movies, Skype and Interactive TV all comes together.

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Some of the new experiences with the all new XBOX ONE and new Kinect are:

  • Controls all your devices with voice commands.
  • Remembers what you was last doing and playing.
  • New Metro Theme and Trendy area.
  • New Social features.
  • No need to change input to watch tv.
  • Faster voice command reactions.
  • Xbox Movies and Music still present.
  • Skype – Skype now has multiple video group chat only on Xbox One
  • Skype with Kinect control.
  • Interactive TV with Xbox One Guide.

The next generation Kinect sensor is crisp at 1080p with wider view, Kinect can now understand the slightest rotation of a wrist or shoulder. It can read your heart beat, but even the new Xbox controller has been updated too for the hands-on approach to gaming. Integrated battery compartment, dynamic input buttons, better D-pad, a whole better playing experience for next-gen assisted by the all improved Kinect Sensor.

The new Xbox LIVE is more powerful and will use more than 300,000 servers for XBOX ONE compared to just 15,000 for Xbox 360. This will enable greater cloud based experiences, saves, movies, anytime anywhere. Intelligent TV and a multiplayer gaming DVR functionality is included to save your gaming moments and bragging rights. Achievements will tell your personal story of how you play, and a new future matchmaking feature to find better matchmaking tailored to you. Bigger matches with more players, better living and persistent worlds will now be a possibility with the breakthrough of XBOX ONE!

The new generation XBOX ONE is here… available this fall.

Look out for further updates really soon.

Forza Vista Trademark Suggests New Stats Tool For Next-Gen Title

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Ahead of the new-gen XBOX reveal set for tomorrow which can be viewed online at Xbox.com or via the console from 6pm BST UK Time, around 1pm in the US, a new trademark for “Forza Vista” has surfaced on the USPTO.gov website from Microsoft.

It has specifically been trademarked for “a feature of interactive video game software which allows players to obtain statistical information of internal and external features of a vehicle and to virtually navigate and operate those vehicles.” This suggests that a new Forza game announcement should follow soon and that it’ll likely have Forza Vista as some Xbox Smartglass tool (more than likely).

Although nothing has yet been announced by Microsoft, you can bet your bollocks that as an exclusive Xbox franchise this will be announced alongside the new XBOX console reveal.

We can’t wait! Expect us to post all the announcements tomorrow following the reveal itself.

Thanks SiliconEra