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Just saw this a second ago, nice:

Xbox Console Streaming (Preview) Expands To More Markets Today


Bringing Console Streaming to the Global Xbox Insider Community
We at Team Xbox are excited to start off 2020 with an important update to the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview)!
Xbox Insiders in all Xbox One-supported countries can try the preview and help shape the future of game streaming starting today. That means you can try out the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview)!
Xbox Console Streaming is our new system feature that enables you to play your owned and installed Xbox One games, including Xbox Game Pass titles, on your Android phone or tablet, streamed from your home console. We view the public preview as an important step in our journey to deliver game streaming to Xbox players around the world! We are learning from Xbox Insiders like you whenever you participate in these new technologies.
Team Xbox is pleased and encouraged by the response from those Xbox Insiders in the US and the UK who have participated since we launched in October. The community has provided invaluable feedback that has already improved the experience. And we’re continuing to roll out improvements over the course of the preview. In fact, Xbox Insiders joining us today will soon benefit from the latest improvements in an upcoming update. We look forward to receiving even more feedback from a broader set of players in a wider variety of environments from all over the world!
If you’re interested in joining the Xbox Insider program to help test the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview), you can find more information here.
How to Participate in Console Streaming (Preview)
Here’s what you need to know about the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview) to get started:
  • You must be an Xbox Insider, in a supported region, with an Xbox One console enrolled in an Xbox One Update Preview ringto participate in the preview. Additional requirements:
    • A phone or tablet running Android 6.0 or higher, with Bluetooth 4.0 (mobile data charges may apply)
    • A Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller
    • A Microsoft Account with Xbox profile, and high-speed Internet (ISP fees may apply)
    • While not required, we recommend a controller mount for those gamers testing on a phone
  • Download the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app from the Google Play Store.
  • The app will guide you through setup on your enrolled Xbox One. This includes a test to ensure your home network, console and controller are ready for Xbox Console Streaming:
    • The network test ensures your console’s network connection and setup meet the minimum requirements:
      • NAT type: Open or Moderate
      • Upstream bandwidth: At least 4.75 Mbps required, 9 Mbps preferred
      • Network latency: 125 ms or less required, 60 ms or less preferred
      • Console settings: Power setting must be Instant-on
    • For help improving your console’s setup, visit the Xbox Support website
    • For additional support, check out the Game Streaming Support Hub, or visit the Xbox Insiders Subreddit
A sincere thanks to everyone who is helping us build Xbox Console Streaming. We are working closely with the Xbox Insider community to gather feedback that will shape and define future iterations of the technology.
 
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This is kind of a random thought or question. But whenever you click on a video in the Xbox store, why does it show the Playstaion [ ] square button?
 
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For all the complaints of Xbox’s 1st party line up over this generation, one of the biggest issues I had in my opinion was its diversity in games. Honestly I believe that their flagship games, though a bit lacking in comparison to past titles. Still were pretty good games and overall rated as such. Microsoft attempted to bring something different to the table this gen with games like D4, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Ori and The Blind Forest, Cuphead, Killer Instinct and others. However for whatever reason some of those game did not excel as expected. Things compounded further as the cancellation of Fable Legends & Scalebound was announced, along with the closures of Lionhead & Pressplay studios. Suddenly things looked bleak for the Xbox division and left many of it’s fans with a lot of questions.

In step’s Head of Xbox Phil Spencer as he begins to sort of rebuild the division from the ground up. Expanding 1st party games to include PC as a platform, Introduces gamepass and acquires multiple studios including building a studio from scratch. Which leads us to Ninja Theory one of Microsoft new 1st party studios. The developers of HellBlade have been hard at work as of late. Going from a studio on the verge of closer to an expansion of over 120 employees and a new workspace thanks to the acquisition. The Idea was to allow the studio to be free and creative, something Microsoft isn’t known for allowing. However under new leadership, you can see the changes in place. Many gamers were skeptical initially of Ninja Theory’s direction when they announce Bleeding Edge. A melee brawler which seemed different from the norm of Ninja Theory & something that was right up Xbox’s alley. It initially seem like Xbox hadn’t changed after all, until the big surprise at this year’s game awards with the announcement of HellBlade 2: Senua’s Saga.

Not only were Ninja Theory working on a sequel to one of their most critically acclaimed games but Microsoft also announce their next gen-platform creating a much needed buzz for Xbox. Ninja Theory wasn’t done however as they had a new initiative with a focus on mental health called Project Insight. With the studio growing, they expanded their development to multiple project for multiple teams. The idea of 10 people working on HellBlade shows the talent of the studio, expanding on that has allowed them to now develop Bleeding Edge, HellBlade 2 and the Newly introduce Project: Mara with the 120+ dev’s at the studio. With double the devs on HellBlade 2 and new devs from studios like Sony Santa monica & Rockstar. The thing about it though, is that Microsoft has diversified their library in one fell swoop with only one of its studios. Xbox now has a Brawler, a 3rd person action adventure and Psychological Horror game added to their 1st party portfolio. 2 of those said games seem to be next-gen titles but we’ve also learned the next Xbox is forward compatible.

I personally can’t remember the last xbox exclusive horror game Microsoft has had but the only game that comes to mind is Sega’s Condemned. With them throwing their hat in the arena based brawler ring, Xbox may have something for everyone under the new Xbox Studios. Obsidian released their new IP The Outer Worlds last fall with a possible sequel in the cards & announced a smaller title in Grounded a survival game. Playground Games continues with their successful Forza Horizon franchise while building a 2nd studio heading up an open world rpg. Ori and The Will of The Wisp launches in March & Halo Infinite will launch with The Xbox Series X. With E3 2020 in a couple a month’s Xbox fans are excited for the possibilities of Xbox 1st party once more. Xbox seems to be focusing on narrative driven games this upcoming gen, plus maintaining their strength in quality multiplayer games from their flagships. If they continue on this path, this may be their most diverse & fresh line up since the OG xbox. Which could lead to success as good as the Xbox 360 & Xbox One as the generation that everything changed for the Xbox Division.
 

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For all the complaints of Xbox’s 1st party line up over this generation, one of the biggest issues I had in my opinion was its diversity in games. Honestly I believe that their flagship games, though a bit lacking in comparison to past titles. Still were pretty good games and overall rated as such. Microsoft attempted to bring something different to the table this gen with games like D4, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Ori and The Blind Forest, Cuphead, Killer Instinct and others. However for whatever reason some of those game did not excel as expected. Things compounded further as the cancellation of Fable Legends & Scalebound was announced, along with the closures of Lionhead & Pressplay studios. Suddenly things looked bleak for the Xbox division and left many of it’s fans with a lot of questions.

In step’s Head of Xbox Phil Spencer as he begins to sort of rebuild the division from the ground up. Expanding 1st party games to include PC as a platform, Introduces gamepass and acquires multiple studios including building a studio from scratch. Which leads us to Ninja Theory one of Microsoft new 1st party studios. The developers of HellBlade have been hard at work as of late. Going from a studio on the verge of closer to an expansion of over 120 employees and a new workspace thanks to the acquisition. The Idea was to allow the studio to be free and creative, something Microsoft isn’t known for allowing. However under new leadership, you can see the changes in place. Many gamers were skeptical initially of Ninja Theory’s direction when they announce Bleeding Edge. A melee brawler which seemed different from the norm of Ninja Theory & something that was right up Xbox’s alley. It initially seem like Xbox hadn’t changed after all, until the big surprise at this year’s game awards with the announcement of HellBlade 2: Senua’s Saga.

Not only were Ninja Theory working on a sequel to one of their most critically acclaimed games but Microsoft also announce their next gen-platform creating a much needed buzz for Xbox. Ninja Theory wasn’t done however as they had a new initiative with a focus on mental health called Project Insight. With the studio growing, they expanded their development to multiple project for multiple teams. The idea of 10 people working on HellBlade shows the talent of the studio, expanding on that has allowed them to now develop Bleeding Edge, HellBlade 2 and the Newly introduce Project: Mara with the 120+ dev’s at the studio. With double the devs on HellBlade 2 and new devs from studios like Sony Santa monica & Rockstar. The thing about it though, is that Microsoft has diversified their library in one fell swoop with only one of its studios. Xbox now has a Brawler, a 3rd person action adventure and Psychological Horror game added to their 1st party portfolio. 2 of those said games seem to be next-gen titles but we’ve also learned the next Xbox is forward compatible.

I personally can’t remember the last xbox exclusive horror game Microsoft has had but the only game that comes to mind is Sega’s Condemned. With them throwing their hat in the arena based brawler ring, Xbox may have something for everyone under the new Xbox Studios. Obsidian released their new IP The Outer Worlds last fall with a possible sequel in the cards & announced a smaller title in Grounded a survival game. Playground Games continues with their successful Forza Horizon franchise while building a 2nd studio heading up an open world rpg. Ori and The Will of The Wisp launches in March & Halo Infinite will launch with The Xbox Series X. With E3 2020 in a couple a month’s Xbox fans are excited for the possibilities of Xbox 1st party once more. Xbox seems to be focusing on narrative driven games this upcoming gen, plus maintaining their strength in quality multiplayer games from their flagships. If they continue on this path, this may be their most diverse & fresh line up since the OG xbox. Which could lead to success as good as the Xbox 360 & Xbox One as the generation that everything changed for the Xbox Division.
D4?
 

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Gears Of Wars' Boss Leaving, Will Now Oversee Diablo

Rod Fergusson, who has been working on Gears of War since the series’ inception and who most recently has been in charge of the entire franchise, has announced he’s leaving Microsoft’s shooter behind. His next role will be overseeing Diablo at Blizzard instead.
 
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