Metal Gear Solid V to utilize Microsoft’s SmartGlass and Kinect, Microsoft invests $700 million into cloud services, and Gran Turismo 6 receives exciting news, THIS IS NICK’S GAMING VIEW!
Hello everyone and welcome to Nick’s Gaming View, you are here with your host, Nick McCandless. Just a couple weeks after Kojima appeared on Microsoft’s E3 stage after the unveiling of the new jaw-dropping Metal Gear Solid V trailer, Kojima has revealed his excitement for Microsoft’s SmartGlass feature and the new Kinect. Stating SmartGlass is something he’s “really looking forward to” speculation has risen as to whether or not Kojima is implementing support for his ongoing project. Kojima also complimented the new Kinect with “The Kinect itself brings a lot of different capabilities as well and I will like to see what I can do with the voice command, and the movement with the gestures and see what we can do with that,” Metal Gear Solid V still has awhile before launch and knowing Kojima, we likely won’t hear anything for awhile, but it seems as if Kojima has potentially thrown a few teases out there.
Continuing on Microsoft’s technological advancements, the state of Iowa has approved Microsoft’s $700 million investment in cloud services with a new data center to support Xbox Live and Office 365. With the push for cloud computing on next-generation consoles being stronger than ever, it’s clear Microsoft plans on investing substantially within the technology. Allowing online gaming to reach a point never before possible and being able to offload computations to the cloud, it will be interesting to see how the technology progresses over the years and see the technology enrich the gaming experiences further.
Wrapping up Nick’s Gaming View, with Gran Turismo 6 sliding onto store shelves in time for the holiday season, racing fans around the globe are anxiously waiting its arrival. Exciting fans even more, Taku Imasaki, Producer of Gran Turismo 6, has stated, “at least one additional track per month will be downloadable.” With over 33 locations and 71 track layouts already confirmed, that’s crazy to believe, but with the track record Polyphony Digital possesses, I wouldn’t be surprised to see such feat accomplished.
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