Sources at Polygon and Kotaku have suggested that Microsoft will announce not one but two new models of Xbox One at this year's E3 Expo.
As previously rumoured, one of the models is to be a "slim" version of the standard Xbox One, with a new controller.
The other model, however, is said to be an upgraded machine "over four times more powerful" than the current model, supporting 4K resolutions and maintaining compatibility with all Xbox One software.
Codenamed "Scorpio," the upgraded console is targeting 6 teraflops of performance, even more than the alleged output of Sony's unannounced PS4 Neo console.
Microsoft's decision to push ahead with the announcement, originally set for 2017, is said to have been spurred on by Sony's likely announcement of the similarly-upgraded Neo.
Megahyped space exploration game No Man's Sky has been delayed, according to sources at Kotaku.
Though no revised date has been announced, two independent sources were cited, including one at US retailer GameStop.
GameStop has been issued with "Coming Soon" stickers and instructions to cover up the game's June 21st release date on display materials.
Bethesda has registered domain names that have brought some to believe Prey 2 will finally re-emerge at E3 2016.
Prey2.com and Prey3.com have been purchased by the same company would-be publisher Bethesda used to buy domains for Doom and Dishonored, faintly indicating the firm's desire to either announce those games or to sit on the domains until it can.
Both domains redirect to a locked-out Facebook page for the time being.
Mirror's Edge is being adapted as a "female-centred action series" for television," Deadline reports.
The rights to the EA/DICE parkour game were purchased by Endemol Shine Studios, which handles scripted production for Endemol Shine North America.
Said studio president Sharon Hall, "We clearly see Mirror's Edge as a franchise for the global TV audience."
Oculus this week introduced a new software update for the Rift virtual reality headset, which has indirectly created a loophole for piracy.
It is believed that Oculus' new DRM measures were aimed at nullifying Revive, a third-party hack that enabled Oculus exclusive games for play on the HTC Vive.
But while the update breaks the original Revive hack, developer LibreVR has amended it to bypass the new system - which also breaks Oculus' anti-piracy measures.
A Stellaris mod that transformed the game’s ethnically-diverse human race into white characters with European names has been removed from Steam Workshop by Paradox.
The mod, which was titled 'European Phenotype and Names Only (White Humans)', is still available over at ModDB under the name ‘Europeans’.
"We shipped the game originally with an accurate representation of humans, that is to say diverse in both ethnicity and personality," a Paradox spokesperson told Eurogamer.
Beer is useful when it comes to navigating family get-togethers, letting your mates know you love them, and fighting off existential dread.
If you are Blizzard, it also has a place in sound design. As revealed by the game’s Collector’s Edition Source Book, the hit sound in Overwatch is actually a beer being opened.
“Another extremely challenging sounds was the ‘hit-pip’,” writes sound design supervisor Paul Lackey (via Kotaku).
At least two noteworthy game developers want their intellectual property back from Disney's now-defunct games publishing business.
Deus Ex creator Warren Spector, who designed the Epic Mickey games for Disney, says he has other concepts developed during his time there he'd like to regain ownership of.
Spector's Junction Point Studios worked on a number of unreleased games under Disney ownership, including a spiritual successor to Deus Ex entitled Necessary Evil.
Those playing Rocket League on PC can now choose to play with and against those on Xbox One, and vice versa.
The soccer/racing mash-up is the second game to allow cross-network play between PC and Xbox One (the first was Killer Instinct), and other games are expected to follow suit.
Cross-network play between PC and PlayStation 4 has been possible in Rocket League since the game launched.
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