Xbox Series X tech specs, RE:3 demo, Animal Crossing, much more!

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome back to your daily gaming news for Tuesday, March 16th.

Far more Xbox Series X specs revealed

Alright so we have even more technical information here about the Xbox Series X. If you are a tech geek then I encourage you to seek out the specs on your own, because I don’t even want to pretend to understand what they mean. Here’s some interesting information though. First of all, the console will have a 1TB SSD, which if you’re not familiar is essentially a very fast hard drive, plus a 1TB expansion card, as well support for additional external storage. They also said that they wanted to double the performance of the Xbox One X, at minimum, in order to support 4K60 and 120 targets across all games on the console. Quick resume is going to support at minimum 3 Series X games at once, though more details are coming on that. And also, there is going to be tons of support for backwards capatability. Not only will the entire Xbox One catalogue be playable, but they may even be improved, like Gears 5 running at 60fps instead of the original 30. Anyway, all signs are pointing to this being a huge upgrade in console tech, and I hope that people are going to enjoy it. Interestingly enough, there still hasn’t been any major words on this front with the PlayStation 5.

Resident Evil 3 getting a demo, plus open beta for the multiplayer

The Resident Evil 3 remake is coming out in a few weeks, that’s April 3rd, and Capcom have announced that a Demo is arriving in 2 days on the 19th. It’ll be on all platforms, and apparently it’s still going to have a survival aspect, with them saying that you’ll want to keep an eye on your ammunition. On top of that, an open beta for the ayssmetrical multiplayer mode that is packaged with the game will be going live on March 27th. So if you want to try either of those out for free before you purchase, there’s your chance.

Call of Duty: Warzone gets 15 million players

So this data is just a teensy bit outdated, but 3 days after Call of Duty: Warzone launched, it had 15 million players. We’re actually coming up on a full week now, so maybe I’ll have a follow up story on this, but to me this just goes to show how popular the battle royale genre still is. Fortnite took over 2 weeks to get to that number. Apex Legends hit 25 million in 7 days, so we’ll see how Warzone can compare to that. Nonetheless, I think it’s pretty cool to see, and I think certainly we’ll see much larger numbers considering all the people who will be playing games over the next few weeks.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has amazing reviews!

My friends, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is going to be coming out this Friday, and the review embargo has just lifted. On OpenCritic, nobody has given it less than an 8/10, and most of them are between 9 and 10 out of 10. It sounds like if you were already an Animal Crossing fan, then you will have no issue picking this game up. And if you haven’t played it before, then hey, maybe this is the time to take a look. I certainly will be, because many people say that its a nice, relaxing game with no pressure, and it lets you kind of escape into a different world. With all of the hype going into this title, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was one of Nintendo’s best selling Switch games of the year.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is an amazing game. Play it!

I just finished playing the game Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Jumping off of my review of the game on Sunday, I just want to encourage all of you to at least take a look at either of the Ori games. I think that you would be doing yourself a disservice by not checking them out. Easily one of the best designed games I’ve ever played, and I think you will agree.

Alright, thank you very much for joining me here today. I will be back tomorrow with the news, as I am every Monday through Friday, and until then, Happy Gaming everyone.