The Xbox One Elite controller will launch Oct. 27,
according to Microsoft's online store. The controller will
cost $150 and is made for durability and customization for dedicated players
who spend hours in Forza and Halo. Speaking about both the
Elite console bundle, with its 1TB hard drive and increased performance, Phil
We should always make sure we have something for the discerning customer
who wants the very best we’ll be able to offer, and I want to give them that
opportunity. If you’re really happy [with your Xbox One console] you
should go try [Xbox Elite], but it really wasn’t meant to try and flip you from
the setup you have now. It will be faster, but I don’t know it would be fast
enough to say that you’d want to go off and spend hundreds of dollars to do
Microsoft is also
bundling the controller in the Xbox One Elite Bundle, which is set to
arrive November 3.
If you’re a member of the Xbox One preview program and had trouble with the multiplayer of some games or with party chat notifications, help is on the way.
Microsoft released two new patches to the preview version of June’s Xbox One system software update over the past two days.
Below you can read the patch notes for both directly from the private preview forums. It’s worth mentioning that the two updates have been released only for for the testers selected to be part of the first wave, so if you can’t get them, it means you’re in the second:
DETAILS OS version released:xb_rel_1506.150530-0007 Available: 12:00PM PT 5/31 (1AM GMT 6/2)
A fix for an issue users have reported regarding notifications not working when setting up a party chat session.
OS version released:xb_rel_1506.150531-2200 Available: 6:00PM PT 6/1 (1AM GMT 6/3)
This contains fixes addressing Multiplayer issues : You should no longer have issues starting or joining multiplayer matches with the following titles:
Warriors Orochi 3
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
Bladestorm : Nightmare
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Zombie Army Trilogy
Sniper Elite 3
As usual, if you’re not part of the preview program, but would like to be, you can mention it in the comments (including your gamertag), and another reader might be able to send you an invite.
Just remember that this is a beta testing program, so you understand and accept the responsibility for any issues caused to your console, since preview members do it to make the launch of each patch smoother for everyone else, and not just to get a sneak peek on future updates.
Though some of the year’s biggest price-slashers like the Steam Summer Sale are nearly upon us, Amazon is kicking off the season of savings thanks to the company’s Summer Games Sale, which has dozens of games available for you to grab on the cheap right now.
Over on Amazon’s page, the Summer Games Sale is currently live with a huge selection of digital titles available at a discount, with games supported across Steam, Origin, Xbox Live, PSN, and other digital platforms getting big discounts for those with some money to burn and games to play.