Xbox, Minecraft, and What’s New in Tech

Modern technology had made it feasible for nearly every consumer to get their hands on a personal virtual reality device. Virtual reality is a hot topic, as everyday consumers are just now readily obtaining such technology. Despite virtual reality being so popular, Xbox One X’s new release said nothing about virtual reality on the upcoming console.


Some gamers had expected Microsoft to release news regarding a virtual reality headset with the Xbox One X, because of Microsoft’s increased attention to virtual reality hardware. These VR headsets are expected to be produced by partners Dell, HP, and Acer, among others, with selling points lower than those of HTC and Oculus. Microsoft did say that they expected to further simulated reality on computers, not necessarily on the upcoming Xbox One X.


Microsoft has, however, announced some good news. The upcoming Xbox One X will feature backwards compatibility all the way back to original Xbox games.


Not all news is Microsoft-related, however. Minecraft has recently been granted the ability of multi-console availability, allowing players to save the same worlds across all devices.


Electronic Arts recently announced the upcoming release of Star Wars Battlefront 2. This game will allow players to game from the view of multiple popular, recognizable characters such as Darth Maul and Luke Skywalker. EA will also be releasing Madden 18.


Madden 18 is more than just another football game — players have the option of playing a story-based game mode called “Longshot.” The new mode is similar to a movie in which you, the player, controls what paths the character takes. Madden 18’s new Longshot mode will showcase Mahershala Ali as its featured actor.


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