Star Wars Battlefront First On Xbox One

Hey everyone! It’s a late one and also a pretty slow news day. We start with the latest news regarding the launch of Star Wars Battlefront.

It might not be surprising but it has been confirmed that Star Wars Battlefront will be available a week earlier on Xbox One as part of the Xbox One program. The news came in a tweet from Phil Spencer when questioned by a fan. This was always going to be on the table, it seems the standard for EA games now. Let’s remember that EA Access was actually turned down by Sony, so I hope gamers don’t start getting angry at this news, like they did with Battlefield Hardline. If you haven’t sigend up for EA Access yet, I recommend you do as it provides great value for money at only £30 for an annual subscription.

Staying with Xbox and the Xbox One’s streaming service is now available to all Window 10 users. The feature, which was previously in preview, allows users to play their Xbox One games via their Windows 10 computer. I like the idea of this feature, but the practically of it will purely depend on latency. I don’t have a Windows computer so can’t comment, but if its similar to the Vita’s remote play with the PS4, its an experience that I can pass on.

Project CARS is a pretty solid racing game currently available for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Unfortunately that is it as the Wii U version has officially been cancelled. Despite much perseverance, Slightly Mad Studios were unable to replicate the high quality standards that they set themselves as the game is just “too much” for the Wii U to handle. This is not that surprising as we do know the Wii U is underpowered when compared to the Xbox One and PS4. Nintendo really need to offer greater power with their NX if they want to try and attracted more third parties back to their console.

A rather strange story and following a recent Sony roundtable interview with Naughty Dog’s co-director Bruce Straley, it has emerged that they thought The Last Of Us would not be a success.

We thought it was going to tank. We thought we were going to ruin the name and image [of Naughty Dog] that’s been so heartily built for years with blood, sweat, and tears.

I find it really surprising that Naughty Dog didn’t think that had something special. I guess it shows that even after the success of the Uncharted trilogy, there is still the fear within a studio that a new IP might fail. I think its safe to say they were pleasantly surprised!

Closing out the news and I won’t go into any more detail other than to say the dad who created this kid’s room deserve to win father of the year!

That’s it for today, I’ll be back again tomorrow.

Matt