Microsoft and The Coalition called the date of the beta test shooter Gears of War 4. Those who connect to Xbox Live and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 to April 12, 8.00 am EET, will get an early access to the multiplayer already April 18. Users with gold status Xbox Live Gold will join them a bit later — on April 24. Open testing will continue until 1 may 2016.
Action Gears of War 4 comes 25 years after the events of the previous part. The main hero of the game will be a deserter JD Phoenix, the son of the protagonist of the original trilogy. His companions — a former soldier of the COG Delmont “Affairs” Walker and a girl named Kate Diaz. It is noteworthy that the story covers just 24 hours in the life of the unit.
Release exclusives for Xbox One will take place in late 2016.
Sony has announced the release date and the cost of virtual reality helmet for the PlayStation BP, previously known as project Morpheus. The gadget will go on sale in October 2016 at a price of $400 in the US and 400 euros in Europe. And if the Oculus rift is more expensive ($600) and HTC the Viva ($800) require a powerful PC, PS XB works with the PlayStation 4, which will buy at a much cheaper cost. Users will also need a camera for the PlayStation camera ($60) to track movements.
The final version for the PlayStation BP received a 5.7-inch screen OLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080 and refresh rate to 120 frames per second. The viewing angle is about 100°. To control you can use the gamepad wireless controller dualshock 4 PlayStation move controllers or that must be purchased separately. As expected, the VR-helmet Oculus rift is inferior in characteristics, but the manufacturer was able to make virtual reality more accessible. By the end of this year on the PlayStation in VR will feature more than 50 games, including the exclusive Star wars: battlefront. At the moment Sony has confirmed the release of the following projects:
Flight Of The Eagle (Ubisoft)
Eve: Valkyrie (CCP games)
School Director (Interactive Frame)
Less Endless (Game Improvements)
Capricious Sky (Uber Entertainment)
Rigs: mechanized combat League (SCE WWS)
Drum BP (SCE WWS)
Until dawn: a rush of blood (SCE WWS)
PlayStation VR worlds (SCE WWS)
A Chinese company called Umi, has announced the launch of UMI smartphone Touch, which will work based on a MediaTek processor, support Android or Windows Mobile 10 and be priced at just $149.
This is a somewhat new mix, which is still in its infancy, but has great potential. Windows 10 Mobile already has support for the chips Intel and Qualcomm, but is only now beginning to spread to MediaTek, which is usually a little cheaper than Snapdragon.
UMi uses Touch OCTA-core MediaTek processor MTK6753 working at 1.5 GHz paired with a Mali T720 graphics and 3 GB of RAM. The smartphone also has a 5.5-inch LTPS display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and a 2.5 D glass with rounded edges.
The internal memory storage is 16 GB expandable using microSD cards up to 128 GB. The main camera is Sony IMX328 13 MP and 5 MP front. All this is powered by a quite capacious battery 4000 mAh, there is even a fingerprint scanner.
UMi Touch is currently available for pre-order at $149.99, but it is worth noting that it will ship preinstalled with Android 6.0. Currently support for Windows 10 Mobile only a promise from UMI as a free downloadable OS.