Sure, Cyberpunk 2077 may have been delayed until Dec. 10, but CD Projekt Red wanted to give gamers a sneak peek at what’s in store for them with a special edition of Night City Wire. We get to see gameplay footage from both the Xbox Series X and Xbox One X consoles. For those who have never heard of this game, you play in the first-person perspective of a customizable mercenary known as V, who can acquire skills in hacking / machinery, acquire an arsenal of weapons, and there are even options for melee combat. Read more for the video and additional information.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 is set to launch tomorrow (Nov. 12), so it’s only natural for gamers to pit it against its rival, the newly-released Xbox Series X. Both are the most powerful game consoles currently on the market, but there are some differences. To show them, Digital Foundry compared Devil May Cry V: Special Edition on both in a head-to-head battle. In Normal mode, both can run the game at a native 4K with an unlocked frame rate with just minor dips below 60fps. Read more for the video and additional information.
Gamers have joked that the new Xbox Series X looks like a fridge, and what better way to prove their point than by building an actual life-sized 1:1 scale replica fridge modeled after the next-gen console? Microsoft did just that and a few lucky social media influencers / celebrities have already received one, but now, the company is giving this thing away. To enter the contest, simply follow the official Xbox Twitter account and retweet the giveaway tweet including the hashtag #XSXFridgeSweeps. Read more for two videos and additional information.
With the second season of The Mandalorian just around the corner, Microsoft introduces a new Xbox controller inspired by the series. This peripheral is armor-clad in a Mandalorian pattern reminiscent of beskar steel and comes with a matching Xbox Pro charging stand. Other features include textured grips, custom button mapping, and up two twice the wireless range. Use the magnetic contact system for one-handed play while you charge. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Officially released on September 17, 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has come a long way, thanks to countless modders, and the latest one previews what the PS5 as well as Xbox Series X versions could look like. It uses OreoShaman’s Realism Beyond Graphics MOD 1.0.2 and transforms the game into a whole new experience, which could possibly be made better when played in virtual reality. Since both next-generation consoles have ray-tracing capabilities, these graphics shouldn’t be too far off. Read more for the video and additional information.
Anyone fortunate enough to have secured an Xbox Series X should be receiving their consoles on November 10th, but apparently some retailers have already received their stock ahead of time. With that said, at least one person has managed to get their hands on the retail version of the console and already unboxed it for the world to see. Inside the box, you’ll see the console itself, power cord, HDMI cable, and the new wireless controller. Read more for the video and additional information.
Just picked up Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and can’t find a flight stick in stock? Well, there’s a workaround if you have a spare Xbox controller and a 3D printer around. Akaki Kuumeri managed to create a HOTAS (hands on throttle-and-stick) using simple 3D-printed, snap together parts. What he ended up was a flight stick perfect for casual gaming. Sure, it may not be the prettiest of mods, but we’re sure someone out there is going to go above and beyond with their version. Read more for a video demonstration and how to make your own.
Microsoft has officially launched Xbox Game Pass (xCloud), their cloud streaming service, and all you need is a compatible Android device, game controller as well as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to start gaming in 22-countries currently. To get started, simply download the Xbox Game Pass app, sign into your account, make sure Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is activated, and then start playing games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection or Gears 5. Read more for two hands-on video and additional information.
Set to launch on November 10, the Xbox Series S is reportedly going to be priced at $299 versus the $499 of the Series X. This will be a digital-only console without a disc drive and quite a bit smaller than its more powerful counterpart. It is aimed at those who want a next-generation system, but don’t care for or need 4K graphics. Read more for a video and additional information.
To celebrate the upcoming release of “Wonder Woman 1984“, Microsoft is giving fans a chance to win some special edition Xbox One X consoles that were inspired by the iconic armor and outfits worn by the characters. These three custom consoles include a one-of-a-kind Wonder Woman Golden Armor Xbox One X Console, complete with 24-carat gold leaves. It was handcrafted and features a sophisticated golden eagle crest as well as 3D printed Wonder Woman 1984 logo resting above it. Read more for additional pictures and information.