Microsoft has so far abandoned plans to release its Xbox cloud gaming console in the near future.
The head of the entire division of the Xbox Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer) said that the company has not yet succeeded in making a product with such a price, which they originally imagined for such a set-top box.
It was more expensive than we wanted when we actually built it with the hardware we had. We decided to focus this team’s efforts on releasing a Smart TV streaming app
As a result, Microsoft released the Xbox TV app for Samsung TVs. But in general, Microsoft does not refuse the idea of releasing a cloud console.
We remain focused on Keystone and are looking to see when we can get the right price.
Spencer explained that initially the company wanted to sell the set-top box for $ 100-130, and complete with a controller, but in the end, at the moment, Microsoft turned out that the cloud set-top box would cost almost the same as the Xbox Series S, that is, $ 300 . In this form, of course, the first would not make sense.
Thus, despite the recent demonstration of a prototype of such a console by Spencer themselves, one should not expect such a product yet. When he will be able to leave, one can only guess.
Recall that the main idea of a cloudy Xbox would be that it would be essentially only a terminal for accessing the Xbox Cloud Gaming service as part of a Game Pass subscription, that is, all games would run on Microsoft servers, so the hardware component of the console could be very inefficient. But, apparently, it is not possible to fit all this together with a $130 controller.
All Snapdragon Pro Series gamers will now be forced to use Samsung smartphones
Qualcomm has chosen Samsung as an official partner of the Snapdragon Pro series of smartphones.
Among other things, this means that gamers who compete in the Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge and Mobile Masters will only use Snapdragon SoC-based Samsung Galaxy devices from the Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge Finals at DreamHack Valencia. That is, we are talking about one of the largest leagues in mobile eSports.
We are committed to bringing high-performance Snapdragon processor-based Samsung Galaxy devices to billions of gamers around the world to keep the spirit of camaraderie and competition going.
Which Samsung smartphones will be used by gamers is still unclear, but in recent years, the company’s devices have gained not the best fame among gamers, which is due to gaming services and related features.
Intel graphics cards are drastically faster in some older games. Intel has worked on support for DirectX 9
Intel Arc graphics cards, among other things, have rather mediocre performance in older games. But today the company has released a fresh driver that significantly changes the situation, although not in all games.
The company has worked on optimization for some specific games, adding native support for DirectX 9. In particular, it is important to note Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in which the performance of Arc adapters increased by almost 80%. The company has also worked on the 1% percentile, increasing the rate by up to 2.3 times, which should make the gameplay smoother.
Not all old games have received an impressive performance boost, but Intel can still be commended for continuing to work on its accelerators.
And let the whole world wait! Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals
Cooler Master, which specializes in gaming accessories, has announced a module called Orb X. This capsule is designed to replace the usual workplace with a computer, it is aimed at gamers, but also suitable for work tasks. The Orb X “multi-functional station” looks like a prop from a sci-fi movie, it makes the workplace almost isolated from the outside world and, according to the creators, helps gamers and professionals “stay productive.”
The model is equipped with a leather chair that leans back, has an adjustable headrest and footrest. Achieve more privacy and keep distractions out of the way with a power adjustable dome. But the user himself is unlikely to go unnoticed on his futuristic “throne”: Orb X, in addition to its spectacular design, also has a customizable backlight.
The Orb X Capsule can be used with a PC, laptop or gaming console, supports a 34″ monitor or up to three 27″ monitors, and has a USB hub with four USB-A ports and two USB-C ports (one of them is at 60 W). The built-in audio system includes two speakers and a subwoofer. The workstation measures 1881x1810x2088 mm and weighs 343.5 kg and will be available in black and white. So far, you can only register on the waiting list for the purchase of Orb X, but nothing has been announced about the timing of release and cost. Cooler Master has previously quoted a price of $12,000 – $14,000, but it’s not clear if that’s final.
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