Wargaming's World of Tanks has just landed on the Xbox One and it supports cross-platform play with Xbox 360 consoles.
The 15-on-15 tank carnage hit Xbox One on Tuesday. The game is free to play for Xbox Live Gold members. Basic Live subscribers are limited to a seven-day trial.
The game's cross-platform support extends to its voice chat and Live registration. Gamers can log into their accounts on either the Xbox One or Xbox 360 and can also yell encouragement at one another across the two consoles.
All of your "hard-earned vehicles, XP, Silver and Premium time on your existing Xbox Live account will be carried over," said Microsoft.
In World of Tanks, which launched on PC back in 2011, players get to drive some of history's most iconic armored fighting vehicles and they get to blow stuff up in a variety of game modes.
Square Enix announced its latest title in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be available for Steam and Windows 10 PC in early 2016.
The game will be a console exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360 for one year after its initial launch, coming to PlayStation 4 Holiday 2016. Renowned developer Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, is leading development in the latest entry in the iconic series for additional platforms.
Read more: Square Enix Announces Rise of the Tomb Raider for Steam, Windows 10, and PlayStation 4.
Driveclub's PlayStation Plus Edition will be available from tomorrow Thursday, June 25, Sony has announced. "We've spent a long time preparing for this launch after some difficult and unexpected set-backs," said Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony's worldwide studios.
PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the game and play it offline from Thursday. Sony will also begin rolling out online access and will "steadily bring more and more players online while continuously ensuring that all game systems are running smoothly."
"We know that this might be frustrating after the extra wait already," said Yoshida. [We] hope you can understand that we are taking extra precautions to protect your experience when you do get online. We want to make sure we don't overload the servers as we invite millions of PS Plus members to download the game."
Driveclub and its accompanying PlayStation Plus Edition were originally slated to be out alongside the PS4 back in 2013. However, both versions were pushed back almost a full year, to October 2014.
Read more: Sony to release Driveclub's Free PlayStation Plus Edition on June 25
Microsoft unveiled new software called Xbox SmartGlass that will allow Xbox 360 users to share content across smartphones, tablets and TVs.
Xbox SmartGlass is an application for Windows 8, Windows Phone, and other portable devices that connects phones, PCs and tablets with your Xbox 360 console to make your entertainment smarter, more interactive and more fun. (1) The intelligence of Xbox SmartGlass makes your entertainment more engaging, Web surfing more effortless, and playing games more immersive by delivering companion content and control to enhance your TV experience.
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Aditya Ravi Shankar built the clone in an attempt to improve his coding skills. He set himself a month to rebuild the game in the browser, chopping through the original game's files to get sprites, sounds and specs exactly right.
"In hindsight, I might have wanted to take smaller steps and make a tower defense game instead of jumping directly into an RTS," says Shankar, in a post about the game's development on his blog. "Trying to do the whole thing in under a month all by myself wasn't the smartest idea."
Shankar's recreation of the game includes buildings, terrain, combat, tiberium harvesting and regrowth, and the ability to sell and repair buildings. It has fog of war, too, a pannable map, different cursors, tooltips, and drag selection for multiple units. For the time being, however, it's limited to just a few buildings and units, a very small map, and the occasional glitch -- a few of our tanks got stuck in the sea during testing.
Read more: A coder uses HTML5 to recreate COMMAND & CONQUER game.