Xbox One To Become Ultimate Game Console?

Is it possible that Microsoft has taken the next step towards making the Xbox One an essential video game console? If the latest reports are to be believed, it would be hard to argue against such a statement…

Backwards compatibility was a huge reveal at E3 this year, with gamers around the world rejoicing at the prospect of playing their favourite Xbox 360 games on Microsoft’s latest console. Well get ready to be excited on a whole new level, as Phil Spencer confirmed on Twitter that having original Xbox games available on your Xbox One, via the backwards compatibility program, is not a “silly” idea! Spencer even went further to say that this is a question that he asks his team “a lot”, but their current focus is on finishing the 360 functionality for now. Imagine the idea where we could be playing games that span three console generations all on one device! Even if you don’t have an inclination to play games from 10+ years ago, you have to admit that such a vast game library would be incredible!

If the above story isn’t convincing enough that the Xbox One is a must buy console, how about the fact that Octodad: Dadliest Catch is on its way to Xbox? The crazy physics-based game will be available next Wednesday (26th August) and comes with the DLC, Octodad Shorts. If you have not played this game before, be sure to check out our Let’s Play where we attempt to guide this Octopus through its human life — with hilarious results.

Moving on, and the next update to GTA V will bring the Rockstar Editor to PS4 and Xbox One. While no official date has been given, a recent blog post indicated that console owners will not have long to wait. If you are unfamiliar with the Rockstar Editor, it is simply a tool that will allow you to record, edit, and share all of your favourite moments in GTA V. I am happy to hear this feature is coming to the consoles versions, but I wonder how easy it will be to edit videos with a controller input. I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

I’ll be honest, I consider most iOS and Android games to be pay-to-win cash grabs, but every now and then there is a game that does get my attention. Final Fantasy VII is definitely one of those games, and it is making its iOS debut…today! This port of the iconic RPG was previously announced at E3, and will set you back £11.99. The only problem with so many of these ports is how the controls work on a touch screen, but I won’t knock it until I’ve tried it.

We can’t close out the news without having our weekly Forza Motorsport 6 update (I know I like beating the drum for this game). The latest update from Turn 10 has revealed another 40 cars in total, with a focus on dedicated race cars such as the 1969 #21 Nissan Racing R382 and the 1993 #3 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 EVO 1C. All these cars will be drivable in less than a month now, with simulation racer due for release on September 18th. If you didn’t already know, I can’t wait!

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I’ll be back again tomorrow…yay Friday!

Matt