Microsoft is set to allow cross buying of games between PC and Xbox One as part of plan to integrate both platforms. The changes are set to come with Windows 10, which is due later this year. There are few titles that take advantage of this now, and it looks like Microsoft will be leading the way with its own games at first.
Graphics card manufacturer, ZOTAC has unveiled the SN970, a Steam Machine equipped with an NVIDIA graphics card and is due to be released with the next batch of Steam Machines. If the price of these internals is comparable with modern consoles then Valve may have just won the console wars.
AMD has just announced Liquid VR, a software development kit that is aimed to make virtual reality easier for everyone. These include making it easier for different VR headsets to work with various devices. GDC 2015 is seeing a lot of virtual reality-related unveilings, from Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus to Valve’s ‘Lighthouse’ VR Tech, which is a rather interesting trend.
NVIDIA held a press conference at the Game Developer’s Conference 2015, where the company unveiled the new NVIDIA Shield. The previous incarnations of the Shield took the form of a handheld console and a tablet, but now the Shield is a Set-Top Box that runs on Android and it will clearly be focused on gaming.
Sony has revealed more details on its upcoming VR headset, Project Morpheus at Game Developers Conference 2015. Among the specifications that have been announced is an OLED display and a refresh rate of 120 fps, which is quite an impressive feat; assuming Project Morpheus actually delivers that kind of frame rate when it is launched.
Fresh off the announcement that Valve is working with HTC on a VR headset comes another reveal from the company that once made video games. Valve is currently working on what it is calling the Lighthouse room-scale tracking system, and it preparing to share the technology with other manufacturers.
Blizzard has introduced a new Token system that will allow players to extend their subscriptions using in-game gold. While this isn’t a new innovation, PLEX in Eve Online has been around for years, it looks like buying game time with extra gold may breath new life into the world’s most popular MMORPG.
Right after HTC One M9 and HTC Grip fitness tracker, HTC continues its assault here at Mobile World Congress 2015 with…a virtual reality headset. Yup, that’s right: the Taiwanese mobile phone company has announced a virtual reality headset called HTC Vive.
Not only that it is not designed to be used with mobile phone, it was created with the help of Valve which explains why HTC Vive is utilizing the famed game company’s SteamVR tracking and input technologies.
Members of EA Access rejoice as the Battlefield Hardline trial will be available on the Xbox One on the 12th of March 2015, five days ahead of the official launch. Of course, this is limited to only 10 hours, but will include access to all modes with limited progress in terms of storyline.
Final Fantasy fans in Malaysia should take note that the Asia localised version and English version of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be released on 17 March 2015 with the Japanese version on 19 March 2015. Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (SCEH) Singapore Branch has announced the pre-order campaign starts 25 February 2015 and each purchase will include a premium original steelbook (while stocks last).