More Reviews
REVIEWS Pillars of Eternity Review
Obsidian Entertainment creates a retro Infinity Engine RPG funded by Kickstarter. Is it as good as previous Infinity Engine games, or does the novelty quickly wear off?

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - "Th Review
Either you win or you die... or you just stay the same.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Final Fantasy: Record Keeper Preview
The official Final Fantasy 2D sprite-based demake I never knew I wanted.

LATEST FEATURES 9 of the Best Indies at PAX East 2015
Indie gallery alert! We're featuring the likes of Titan Souls, Pollen, NOCT, and We Happy Few.

Evolve's New Behemoth Is Terrifying
Behemoth is bigger than your average Evolve monster, but he sure knows how to roll quickly.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
The perils of the Hype Train…
By shandog137
Posted on 03/09/15
The recent release of Evolve and The Order 1886 really got me to thinking about the disparity between the perspective of sales-driven publishers and the quality-driven purchases of consumers. The “Hype Train” is nothing new, but the way it is utilized has been creating far more...

GAMING NEWS

Microsoft Building $700 Million Server Farm For Xbox One And Office Applications

Posted on Monday, June 24 @ 16:30:00 Eastern by

Microsoft has backpedaled on requiring Xbox One consumers to connect to Xbox Live once a day, but that won't stop first- and third-party developers from utilizing cloud-computing in their online games, which Microsoft might support with a newly expanded Des Moines, Iowa server farm.

The software giant will build their data center out to the tune of $700 million, receiving roughly $20 million in tax breaks from the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board. We assume the expansion is in line to support the launch of Xbox One, but the data center will likely provided infrastructure for Office 365 and other Microsoft Office applications as well.

Despite Xbox One apologists insisting that whiney consumers are at fault and that the Xbox One sucks now that it doesn't have always-online functionality, Microsoft seems to be carrying onward with their Live-service expansion.

Could it be that internet-enabled features will be just as effective in getting users online as requiring consumers to connect outright? You know, as it has been throughout the entire life of Xbox 360.

[Via]
Related Games:   Forza Motorsport 5, Project Spark
Tags:   Microsoft, Xbox One
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution