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Xbox wants to team up with PlayStation in the future

Published: 23/Aug/2019 19:34 Updated: 23/Aug/2019 20:42

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Gaming giant Microsoft has expressed its interest in teaming up with competitors like Sony and Nintendo to bring Xbox Game Pass to their consoles – whether that’s on the Switch, PlayStation 4, or future systems.

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft’s answer to a Netflix-inspired subscription service, where users can access a catalogue of games for a set monthly fee, and is similar to that of Sony’s PlayStation Now.

The feature was brought over to PC in June, and now the gaming giant wants to bring it to new systems – competitors’ ones specifically.

Microsoft / PixabayXbox Game Pass is basically Netflix but for video games.

Game Pass on “all” systems

In a short but sweet interview with video games outlet Gamereactor during Gamescom 2019, Xbox Head of Gaming Services Ben Decker revealed the company’s future plans for its subscription service.

“You know, we would like to see Game Pass on all platforms ultimately and I think that is a long term goal. We don’t have any specific plans today, but we would love to see Game Pass really go everywhere,” Decker said.

MicrosoftXbox wants Game Pass on “all platforms”.

While a specific system wasn’t revealed, “all platforms” could mean that the gaming giant would like to see its service on its rivals’ consoles – ie. the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Rumors of Game Pass making its way to the Switch swirled back in March of this year, however nothing concrete was ever confirmed. 

Xbox has worked with the child-friendly developer since though, bringing previously exclusive titles such as Cuphead and Ori and the Blind Forest to the handheld.

Sony / PixabayXbox and PlayStation teaming up seems like a no-go, but Microsoft wants it.

This isn’t the only time that the company has echoed its wants for its subscription service to be available on other consoles. 

Back in June, Xbox head Phil Spencer talked to Giant Bomb about the rumored collaboration with Nintendo, and stated that he would like to see Game Pass on as many systems as possible. “I have said over time I’d like to take Game Pass everywhere. I saw somebody joke I’d put Game Pass on the toaster if I could – I don’t know about that.”

“I want to have the best console experience because of what it gives you,” he continued. “I want you to be sitting on the couch with an amazing experience – it sounds great, I have access to any game that I want to play, and if I want to take that while I’m on the go, I think the Switch is a really cool platform for that. It’s just that in the near-term, it’s kind of hard for us to prioritize different than we are today.”

(Timestamp of 28:16 for mobile viewers.)

The idea of Microsoft and Sony striking a deal to bring the Pass over to PlayStation might seem like a long shot to some, but the claim of “all platforms” could mean that Xbox is seriously considering trying.

Overwatch

Cute Brigitte skin concept is just what Overwatch needs this Christmas

Published: 2/Dec/2020 13:02

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch has always been renowned for producing some beautiful festive skins and as Christmas gets ever closer, another cute skin concept for Brigitte has surfaced. 

Brigitte has become one of Overwatch’s most divisive heroes. While written into the game as a support, her kit makes her easily able to flex between support and damage dealer, and her health bar reflects a tank’s more than it does that of a support.

Recent health bar buffs left players up in arms, and Blizzard responded a patch later with nerfs reverting her health bar back to how it was. Despite the controversy that surrounds Sweden’s young hero, her fans really do love her even if her haters often know how to shout louder.

One fan has shown their passion for the tank support by designing an adorable Christmas skin just in time for the festive season.

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Brigitte may look adorable, but she’s a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

Christmas Skin Concept for Brigitte is truly heartwarming

One Reddit user shared their own concept for a future Christmas skin for the tank support, and has received a wave of praise.

The user in question, Annzey, unveiled her ‘Gingerbrig’ concept. They note that their friend, Murdered Sun, was the actual artist behind the drawing, but the concept wall all her own.

It features Brigitte wearing a gingerbread style outfit, with icing holding together her armour, a candy cane style mace and an adorable little gingerbread man forming the core of her iconic shield.

To top it off her hair is tied back using a little mistletoe, and her cheeks have a reddish hue from having been out too long in the cold. The attention to detail in the design is truly perfect; Annzey really has created a skin people would buy.

GINGERBRIG- Concept Art ❄️ So a while ago I had posted an idea for a Gingerbread Brigitte skin and I’ve been obsessed with the idea so I asked my friend if she could draw some concept art for me and WELLA! I present to you- GINGERBRIG! What do y’all think??? :))✨ from r/Overwatch

Overwatch fans react

The comments section of Annzey’s post is dominated by comments praising their design. One redditer writes that they “would pay 3k coins if this was added” despite not playing Brigitte.

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Another claims that the art is ‘A-Mei-Zing!’, a beautiful play on words to describe an equally stunning concept.

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So while Brigitte has just received a Halloween skin, it would be great if Blizzard pulled off something like Annzey’s work for the Holiday period. After all, all Overwatch fans want for Christmas are cute hero skins.