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A wave of Ultimate Extras to come by Q2/Q3 2008?


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#1 nX07

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:41

I was talking with a friend of mine in I.T. at the company I work for, and he has a friend who works at Microsoft and is on the Windows Development Team or whatever title you'll give them.

Anywhom, I brought up Vista Ultimate and its "extras", and he told me that because of the ''unexpected" flood of Vista issues microsoft had to divert it's resources elsewhere and have SP1 cover more than internally-planned. Also, believe it or not, supposivly the Driver and Application Compatibility issues (Which technically was not Microsofts' fault and thus didn't need to do anything) made Microsoft very unhappy since it gave many software/hardware developers more than enough time to prepare, and basically forced Microsoft basically play hound-dog to all those companies.

He mentioned that come Late Q2 to Early Q3 of 2008, Microsoft will have a "wave" of Extras coming covering functionality, aesthetics, and even performance (seems a bit unfair if performanc extras will only be for Ultimate users though).

Take it the way you want it, which is probably with a grain of salt, but hey salt can be tasty.


#2 CUBBYJR2005

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:43

can you ask him spefically what we getting please

#3 guruparan

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:59

What nX07 is true...I had a private chat too 2 weeks ago & asked about windows 7 & mobile , live platform updates....since as nX07 said, resource were relocated for partners & team along...but for sure Live platform is coming bold.

Windows 7 - nothing will be shown public until beta & only in RC build most of the full features will be available (anyway tats for good)

Mobile UI & engine, core are making a revamp.. :-)

#4 vetMathachew

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:05

What nX07 is true...I had a private chat too 2 weeks ago & asked about windows 7 & mobile , live platform updates....since as nX07 said, resource were relocated for partners & team along...but for sure Live platform is coming bold.

Windows 7 - nothing will be shown public until beta & only in RC build most of the full features will be available (anyway tats for good)

Mobile UI & engine, core are making a revamp.. :-)


Let's see if my guruparan translator works....

You're talking about Windows 7? nx07 is talking about Windows Ultimate Extras.

Translator bonked out soon after initialization.

#5 Rafael

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:12

I too had a private chat with a team member. He mentioned new Ultimate Extras are soon to come, like this new checker's game (preview below). EXCITING!

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#6 HawkMan

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:12

Well I don't really buy this friend of a frioend stuff.

But that performance thing could be the game mode thing that was supposed to be in Ultimate, where it pretty much shuts down the OS and more or less turns the computer into a console when playing games.

#7 Boifido

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:27

Well if it is true Q3 2008 is a bloody long time away.

#8 Slimy

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:28

I have information that is similar to this. Not enough for a story on the front page though ;)

#9 htwho

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:44

Isn't SP1 rumored to be out by end of February?

#10 NightmarE D

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:52

Well I don't really buy this friend of a frioend stuff.

But that performance thing could be the game mode thing that was supposed to be in Ultimate, where it pretty much shuts down the OS and more or less turns the computer into a console when playing games.


First time I've ever heard of this. That would be a very nice feature. I actually wondered about something like that a while back.

#11 OP nX07

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 00:57

^^^^^
That would be a nice feature indeed, but it should at least be available to Home Premium users as well.

#12 Eric

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:01

I too had a private chat with a team member. He mentioned new Ultimate Extras are soon to come, like this new checker's game (preview below). EXCITING!


LOL! Looks fun, but I bet it's buggy. ;)

#13 Unimatrix Xero

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 18:52

ya right, has hell frozen over?

#14 Neoauld

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 18:54

so whats first
Duke Dukem Forever, or Ultimate extras

#15 Doli

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 20:02

so whats first
Duke Dukem Forever, or Ultimate extras


Extras since they are already out.