Neowin News Feed for: Next-gen Neowin News Feed for: Next-gen en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Epic Games launches Unreal Engine 5 in early access <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A year after its original reveal, Unreal Engine 5 is now available in early access. The Epic Games-developed engine offers game developers access to its toolset for prototyping next-gen games. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Wed, 26 May 2021 16:40:01 +0000 Sony announces PlayStation 5 launch in China, beats Microsoft to it <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony has announced its next-gen console in China before its competitor Microsoft. The PS5 will be available to purchase in the region on May 15. An Xbox Series X|S launch is still pending in China. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:46:01 +0000 Microsoft Weekly: ESO enhanced on console, optional updates, and new Teams features <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week brought an announcement of a next-gen enhanced version of ESO on consoles, some new Teams features, and a serious Azure outage affecting multiple services. Catch up via our handy overview. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Sun, 04 Apr 2021 12:26:01 +0000 Marvel's Avengers hits Xbox Series X|S and PS5 on March 18, also gains Hawkeye <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Crystal Dynamics-developed action game Marvel&#039;s Avengers is soon receiving official support for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, drastically improving the experience on the new hardware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 16 Feb 2021 20:16:01 +0000 Here's why FIFA 21 on PC will be inferior to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EA has explained why FIFA 21 on PC will be inferior in terms of feature parity when compared to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The new version of the game is slated for release on December 4. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:24:02 +0000 Marvel's Avengers Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions pushed back to 2021 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics announced today that the action game Marvel&#039;s Avengers won&#039;t be receiving its next-gen console upgrade until next year, as the studio wants to focus on the quality. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:52:01 +0000 'Batman: Arkham' developer Rocksteady hints at next-gen AAA title in recent job listings <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Rocksteady Studios, the developer of the critically acclaimed final three games of the Batman: Arkham anthology, has posted job listings that hint at an upcoming AAA title for next-gent platforms. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 09 Sep 2018 16:46:01 +0000 Microsoft: “Millions more Xbox 360s” will be sold, and new games will keep coming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1518213418xbox_360_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Phil Spencer says the company will sell &quot;millions more Xbox 360s&quot;, and that it has &quot;an obligation&quot; to customers old and new to keep offering new games for the 360 alongside the Xbox One. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:07:03 +0000 Report claims $299 launch price for Nintendo Wii U <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/283274330w.jpg" alt="" /></div>Over a year after its first announcement, there&#039;s still plenty we dont know about Nintendo&#039;s new Wii U, including its price - but a report claims that the next-gen console will go on sale for $299. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:22:52 +0000 Leaked Wii U trailer shows console power and graphics <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/283274330w.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nintendo's Wii U console has been very divisive in the short period of time it has been known. Already we've seen many different spec-sheets for a device we know nothing about, but nothing seems to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:15:48 +0000 Dragon Ball Z Goes Next-Gen with Burst Limit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 arrived on the PlayStation 2 a few months ago in all its so-so glory, many fans were left wondering what's next for Goku and team. Looks like Atari... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:56:43 +0000 Carbon could replace silicon in next-gen transistors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>US engineers have developed a technique that replaces silicon with carbon to make next-generation semiconductors. Boffins at Princeton University said that the electronics industry has pushed the capabilities of silicon - the material at the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:33:01 +0000 Blizzard Confirms 'Unannounced Next-Gen MMO' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following speculation surrounding job advertisements on Blizzard's website, a community administrator has confirmed on the World of Warcraft forums that the developer is currently at work on an unannounced, next-gen MMO. The job postings displayed... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 14 Dec 2007 07:13:11 +0000 The obstacles to next-gen networks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Broadband has been a huge success in the UK with more than half of all UK homes with a connection, at an average speed of four megabits a second (Mbps). But there are fears that... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 03 Dec 2007 16:23:05 +0000 Next-Gen LEDs Show Bright Future <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Scientists in India are reporting an advance toward discovering a Holy Grail of the illumination industry &mdash; a white LED, a light-emitting diode that produces pure white light suitable for interior lighting of homes, offices... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 27 Sep 2007 01:37:09 +0000 Next-gen memory 500 times faster, but slow to take off <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The chip manufacturing community has long dreaded the day when flash memory could no longer shrink in size. But that day continues to be pushed back as chip manufacturers are seemingly slowing their commitment to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:14:06 +0000 New Graphics Chips Push Next-Gen Games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The next generation of computer games sporting more realistic visuals than ever is not yet in full swing but a range of new graphics chips is letting gamers beef up their PCs today in anticipation.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 29 Jun 2007 11:42:06 +0000 Court Ruling Could Crimp Security Features In Next-Gen DVDs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A judge has ruled that Kaleidescape Incorporated did not breech its contract with the DVD Copy Control Association over its use of the consortium's Content Scramble System and due to poor wording in the documents... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 31 Mar 2007 19:38:22 +0000 Dolby Developers: Next-Gen Audio Will Use MIDI <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a Game Developers Conference session here Thursday, Dolby representatives Jason Page and Michael Kelly shocked the audience by saying that more and more developers will be using MIDI-based technology to power in-game tunes, as... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 11 Mar 2007 19:45:10 +0000 Current Next-Gen Sales Figures = Nintendo #1 by Christmas? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>So will all the hype surrounding the big next-gen console launches, mainly the PS3 and Wii of course - who exactly is in the lead right now in sales? Who will be numero uno by... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Mon, 08 Jan 2007 22:01:11 +0000 IEEE announces next-gen 100GB Ethernet standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3 Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) has voted to standardise development of the next generation of Ethernet at 100Gbps. Although the 100Gb standard has been mooted for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 08 Dec 2006 13:44:37 +0000 Next-Gen - PS3 US Launch May Only See 150K Units <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hmm, just a rumor still? Or is Sony really going to only ship 150-200,000 units at launch here in the US on Friday? Guess my story from a few days ago wasn't so far fetched... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Wed, 15 Nov 2006 00:41:55 +0000 'Universal' Next-Gen DVD Players On Way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The missing consumer link in the move to HDTV is a universal DVD player that would accommodate both the new HD DVD and Blue-ray formats. Such a player could be coming soon, thanks to Broadcom... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 10 Nov 2006 11:36:35 +0000 IBM Researchers Unveil Next-Gen Chip Cooling Technology <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At the BroadGroup Power and Cooling Summit in London, IBM researchers presented an innovative approach for improving the cooling of computer chips, an increasingly urgent need given the large amount of heat released by today's... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 27 Oct 2006 20:12:52 +0000 ATI targets next-gen Athlon 64 FX with four-GPU chipset? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ATI will target AMD's Socket AM2+ interconnect with its RD790 chipset - a part with the abiility to host four graphics cards, allegedly leaked company roadmap slides reveal. Socket AM2+ is expected to debut in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 06 Oct 2006 11:16:29 +0000 EA signs Unreal Engine 3 for next-gen games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts and Epic Games have confirmed that the Redwood company has licensed Unreal Engine 3 for use in a selection of next-generation titles. EA becomes the latest licensee of Unreal Engine 3, which has... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 21 Aug 2006 19:12:22 +0000 Next-gen AOpen MiniPC Unveiled <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It seems that the engineers over at PC manufacturer AOpen have been studiously reading the reviews of the first generation of their Mac mini ripoff homage, the miniPC, as the latest version is promising to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 30 May 2006 22:22:29 +0000 E3 06: Zelda Wii swordfighting, next-gen WarioWare confirmed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At its press conference on Tuesday, Nintendo will officially unveil its next-generation console, the Wii. It is expected that executives will demonstrate the console's full set of functionalities, which is known to include the now-famous... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 08 May 2006 01:47:09 +0000 Next-gen Sonic this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SEGA Europe CEO Mike Hayes has confirmed that our old friend Sonic the Hedgehog will get his first outing on next-gen consoles next year. Speaking to Tech Digest, Hayes said: &quot;SEGA will continue to evolve... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Tue, 04 Apr 2006 19:56:57 +0000 Square-Enix working on Next-Gen and PC MMORPG <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Total Videogames has revealed that Square-Enix at a Final Fantasy XI Fan-Fest this past weekend, confirmed that they were indeed working on a Next-Gen console and PC MMORPG. The consoles were not specified, and no... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 14 Mar 2006 04:50:28 +0000 Next-gen Rainbow Six hitting Vegas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ubisoft has announced today that its flagship studio is working on a new Rainbow Six game set in the Nevada gambling Mecca. This game is titled Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas and will be released... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 06 Mar 2006 23:09:02 +0000 HP Asks For Blu-Ray Change in Next-Gen DVD Battle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hewlett-Packard Co. on Wednesday raised the stakes in a battle between high-definition DVD formats by urging a group led by Sony Corp. to include features important to PC makers and users. Palo Alto, Calif-based HP... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:20:00 +0000 ATI's Next-Gen Graphics Processors Certified by PCI-SIG <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ATI Technologies' next-generation visual processing units (VPUs) have passed validation process at PCI-SIG, the industry body that leads the development of PCI and PCI Express busses, which means that the chips already exist in the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 08 Aug 2005 16:41:05 +0000 ATI Delays Next-Gen Graphics Processors Family <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ATI Technologies confirmed during the last quarter's conference call that its forthcoming graphics processor code-named R520 has been delayed, however, reassured investors and analysts that this Fall it would have a lineup of visual processing... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 27 Jun 2005 21:47:49 +0000 Square Enix talks next-gen Final Fantasy, new MMO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Japanese publisher Square Enix has confirmed that among the projects it is developing for next-generation consoles are a new Final Fantasy game from the team behind Final Fantasy X, and a new massively multiplayer game... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 09 Jun 2005 14:56:41 +0000 Nvidia unveiling next-gen GPU June 21 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nvidia has revealed that it will announce its next-generation GPU on June 21 at a launch event in San Francisco. An invitation sent to Nvidia partners, analysts, and members of the press promises invitees an... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 03 Jun 2005 09:02:29 +0000 Next-gen leaders talk about their consoles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Corporate mudslinging between game console makers begins as leaders on all sides size up the competition. The Electronic Entertainment Expo marked the start of the next-generation console war. With all sides gearing... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 01 Jun 2005 20:20:59 +0000 Next-gen Microsoft Web server details emerge <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The next version of Microsoft's Internet Information Services Web server (IIS7) will integrate the ASP.NET development technologies and turn many core features into optional modules. In addition, the software's admin tool has been... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 30 May 2005 14:34:57 +0000 Indiana Jones raids next-gen consoles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>LucasArts announces that the world's least boring professor of archaeology returns to games in 2007. When he's not teaching students about archaeology or working on his five-o'clock shadow, Indiana Jones is buckling... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 19 May 2005 14:58:40 +0000 Intel Highlights next-gen dual-core chips <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel President Paul Otellini announced three second-generation dual-core processors on Thursday and said first-generation prototypes are faring well. In February, Intel said it was working on 15 dual-core chip designs, which combine... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 06 May 2005 02:25:18 +0000