Samsung Electronics revealed a lot today at SDC 21. In addition to launching a cloud gaming service and opening the Tizen platform to third-party vendors, Samsung also talked about new features that will soon be available on its smart TVs.
One of the areas Samsung is focusing on is video calling. The new video communication solution was implemented in collaboration with Google. As Samsung promises, it will bring higher quality video calls to TVs thanks to AI-powered autofocus and zoom capabilities.
The company is making it easier for developers to release camera services and apps on Samsung TVs, and is working to improve compatibility with external webcams.
For example, the Samsung Health solution for Samsung TVs can connect to a webcam and analyze exercise performance in real time while exercising.
Samsung also paid attention to games. A gaming extension is under development that will provide support for HDR10 + technology with automatic frequency settings up to 120Hz HDR calibration.
Consideration is being given to addressing compatibility issues to provide support for more game controllers. More than 10 game controllers are currently officially supported.
Samsung TVs will get new capabilities based on artificial intelligence. These include automatic subtitles that do not overlap with the text in the video, as well as new sign language capabilities, including a 3D character that can translate TV menus into sign language.
PC version of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves. Collection ”is about to be released. The collection page has already appeared on Steam
In the service of digital distribution of computer games Steam, a page of the collection “Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves. Collection ”, which should be released on PC in the near future.
The exact release date has not been announced, except for 2022, but those who wish can already add the collection “Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves. Collection ”to your wishlist and be notified when it becomes available.
The collection includes the original adventure game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End previously released on PlayStation 4 and the story expansion pack Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which are currently being remastered for more powerful platforms.
The PC port is being developed by Iron Galaxy. This isn’t the first PlayStation exclusive to hit PC: it was previously released after Horizon: Zero Dawn and Days Gone. And in early January, God of War will be released on PC.
PlayStation Spartacus will offer access to games for PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4 and PS5, as well as PSP
As it became known, Sony is preparing a new PlayStation Spartacus service, which will feature games from the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and possibly PlayStation Portable consoles. Scheduled to launch next fall, it will be a response to Microsoft’s Xbox Gamepass service.
The source of Bloomberg was a Sony employee who asked to remain anonymous. He has access to documents with such information. PlayStation Spartacus will be integrated with other services of the company: PS Plus and PS Now. The new service will be available on both PS4 and PS5.
The PlayStation Spartacus will be split into three categories, in one of which users will be able to stream classic games from PS1, PS2, PS3 as well as PSP. Another category will have an extensive catalog of options for the PS4, and a third for the PS5. At the same time, the service will not include games from the PS Vita, which Sony itself considers a failure.
It remains to wait and see when the service will be launched and how widespread it will be. PS Now, for example, is not available in all countries of the world.
Bloomberg is a trusted source, but any such information should be treated with caution before Sony’s official announcement.
Windows 11 displaced Windows 7 from gaming PCs for Steam users
According to recent statistics from Steam, Windows 11 is gaining momentum on the computers of service users. If in October its share was 1.9%, then in November it increased to 8.3%. More than quadrupled in a month!
As a result, Windows 11 has become the second most popular OS among Steam users, displacing 64-bit version of Windows 11 in third place. 64-bit Windows 10 is still in the first place, but it is also losing market share. More precisely, Windows 11 is losing its market share. If the trend continues, then next year Windows 11 may become the most popular OS among service users.
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