Welcome to our weekly Xbox news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Xbox. Let’s get started.
Xbox One Fall Creators Update now available
The full Fall Creators Update for Xbox One is out for all Insiders, offering the entire suite of changes to people who have thus far only gotten bits and pieces at a time. This should mean that the full public release of the update is imminent. If you aren’t an Insider member, you should be getting the update sometime within the month.
— Brad Rossetti (@WorkWombatman) October 11, 2017
Original Xbox compatibility “really close”
In a new interview with Gamespot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that Original Xbox Backward Compatibility is “really close.” He also mentioned that there are some compatible OG Xbox games that have not yet been announced yet – so, if your favorite original Xbox game hasn’t been announced yet, there may still be hope.
Mixer is the new home for Paladins eSports
Mixer and Paladins – an Overwatch-esque first person shooter – are both generally seen as knock-offs of their big brothers (despite the fact that both of them are actually, in my opinion, pretty great on their own). It’s no surprise that they’ve banded together to try and carve out a better name for their brands. A new partnership between Hi-Rez games and Mixer has made it so that Paladins eSports will be exclusively broadcast on Microsoft’s streaming service.
Phil Spencer says Sony’s cross-play reluctance “not going away”
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently had some choice words for Sony, which has recently gained the ire of many after being the only major player in the industry that’s resistant to giving cross-play to the gaming community. “If my friends have this console, they can’t play with people who buy another console. That’s a reason they go buy my console,” said Spencer. “That reason is not going to go away.”
Killer Instinct on Steam supports cross-platform play with Xbox One and Windows 10 https://t.co/ga9BgbJZQJ
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) September 8, 2017
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