After a brief hiatus last week, Xbox News is back for a new episode, always with the best of the news. Accompanied by Hoversmash we will see how the Xbox Series X | S had a historic start and an update on inventory, price for next-gen games, and the upcoming release of key titles. Take a seat, let’s take off!
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Xbox Series X | S: Historic start for Xbox
We know the importance of the first week and even the first 24 hours associated with starting a console. Bet won for the new Xbox Series X | S that sold like never before. Despite COVID, Xbox was able to make a global launch in as many countries as possible.
Phil Spencer explains the lack of communication of the sales figures
This is a point that comes up regularly. In fact, for a few years now, Microsoft has decided not to disclose the details of certain indicators such as console sales. Speaking on the point, Phil Spencer insisted that he didn’t want his teams to “focus on console sales” but rather on the number of players. A choice that was totally presupposed with the arrival of new players in the industry with Facebook, Amazon and Google.
Risk of breaking the Xbox Series X | S until April 2021
Many gamers wanted to buy a console of the latest generation on November 10th. Unfortunately, many have been left on the verge of demand with a demand on the verge of supply. In addition, the situation seems to remain complicated for a few months. In fact, it was Tim Stuart, Microsoft’s current CFO, who spoke about the difficulties facing the Xbox Series X | production lines S faced. This should last until the beginning of the second quarter of 2021.
Japanese studio buyout? Spencer denies the information of an active prospecting
For several weeks there has been a lot of noise about the takeover of a Japanese studio by Xbox. Rumors are widespread and internet users are swept away by the craziest suggestions. Phil Spencer wanted to put an end to all the excitement, however. According to him, Microsoft would not actively try to acquire a Japanese studio. He points out that he doesn’t attend every meeting of the Seattle Giant – it is reminded that Phil Spencer has been on the board of directors since 2017 – and that redemptions have always been made in studios that Xbox has worked with for years .
Hugues Ricour, CEO of Ubisoft Singapore, has been fired from his post
New twist this week in the dark cases of harassment within the French publisher. As we told you a few months ago, the director of Ubisoft’s Asian office had got people talking about him through several testimonies of toxic management and sexual pressure on female employees of the studio. According to an internal document Kotaku received, he would no longer work for the publisher. Let’s hope the person who replaces him takes on healthier management.
Are Bethesda games exclusive to Xbox? Not exactly..
The acquisition of Zenimax Media turned the heads of more than one player, including in the editorial office. Many of us consider different scenarios, including the complete exclusivity of the publisher’s future productions. Tim Stuart commented on the news, bringing in more fog than light. In fact, he states that Xbox does not want to impact Bethesda’s sales on platforms where the licenses are already in place. However, he also stresses that the economic model will change. One step forward, then one step back. In short, we still have to be patient.
Xbox Series X Capture Tool Concerns | S: The correction is made
You may have noticed that your Xbox Series X | S-recordings do not perform as expected. Sure enough, the resulting footage will be very dark and changing the HDR or color palette settings Xbox is aware of the problem and is working on a solution to it. The information comes straight from Jason Ronald, Xbox’s finest beard and the architect of Xbox Series X | S.
Next Generation Game Price Increase: Xbox will act in due course
With prices soared at Sony and multiple publishers like 2K Games, many gamers are wondering what will happen to Microsoft and its Xbox subsidiary. No change is currently planned for first-time productions. Those words come straight from the American giant’s CFO. With productions becoming more and more expensive, the Xbox Series X | S titles conceivable in the future. We will not fail to follow the issue closely.
In the rest of the news: CrossFireX Postponement, Cyberpunk 2077 is showing on Xbox Series X and is being delayed by 12 minutes
It’s already the end of this week’s Xbox News. We hope you enjoyed the program and we’ll see you next week for a new episode. Have a good week everyone!