As Xbox One will reportedly need to check-in via the internet every 24 hours in order for games to be playable on the console, a common fear is that should the servers ever close, gamers libraries will become useless. Not so, says Major Nelson.
Despite its launch troubles, State of Decay is still the fastest selling original game on Xbox Live, and developer Undead Labs isnt resting on its laurels. A new "pure survival" sandbox mode is in the works, and a follow-up game is under discussion.
Shortly after our review of State of Decay was submitted last week, Title Update 1 was released in order to address the game’s many bugs. We tested it and found that it only works with brand new gamesaves. Developer Undead Labs is working on a fix.
It doesnt seem to get any easier for the western studios owned by Square Enix. The developer behind the Hitman franchise was cut down to half by the Japanese publisher, reportedly in order to refocus solely on a future "Triple-A" Hitman title.
Xbox One Killer Instinct purists who want to purchase the entire roster of fighters rather than pay for each one piecemeal can rest easy, as a Season Pass option will be available at launch. Either way, the game will be download only, though.
Of course, there might be other solutions to the Xbox Ones apparent PR struggles that dont involve changing Microsofts proposed always-on strategy. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has his own solution...and naturally, it involves money.