Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook Enjoys High First-quarter Revenue
Qualcomm Reports Less Than Expected 2Q Revenue
iPhone Sales Drive Apple's Record March Quarter Revenue
Travelling Through Time On Updated Google Maps
OnePlus One To Launch Next Month
LG Display Reports First Quarter Results
Toshiba Announces Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD
Global Chip Revenue Rises in 2013
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Xbox ex...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Xbox expands online gaming empire


Microsoft has been talking up the prospects for its Xbox online gaming service in Europe.

At a media event in Nice, France, Microsoft said that 50,000 people had signed up to its Xbox Live gaming service since its launch in eight European countries six months ago.

It also announced plans to extend the service to six more European countries by the end of October and offer free trials to try to tempt gamers.

Microsoft is keen to promote its dedicated online gaming service, seeing it as a key way to get more people to buy its Xbox console.

It is planning a major marketing campaign based around the idea of video games as social experience.

Looking to the future, Microsoft is now aiming to build on this by launching the service in six more countries at the end of October - Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland.

In an attempt to attract more gamers, the software giant also announced plans to offer free two-month trial subscriptions with selected games and allow players to pay a monthly fee of 4.99 pounds or an annual fee of 39.99 pounds.

Microsoft is competing with Sony for the hearts and wallets of gamers. Sony has also recently ventured into the world of online gaming for its PlayStation 2, which is by far the best-selling console in the world.

Xbox is trying to seize the lead in online gaming, promising to have more than 50 Xbox Live games on the sales for Christmas, with more in 2004.

Among the key games Xbox is counting on for the holiday season is the third in the Rainbow Six action series, which will allow 16 gamers to play in the same game.

Next year, it is pinning its hopes on the sequel to the best-selling stealth game, Splinter Cell.

Xbox officials have described Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow as the first multi-player stealth game.

At the media event in Nice, dubbed XO3, Microsoft also announced it had signed a deal with game makers Epic to create titles for its console.


Previous
Next
Morpheus fights entertainment industry appeal        All News        Morpheus fights entertainment industry appeal
Morpheus fights entertainment industry appeal     Optical Storage News      Morpheus fights entertainment industry appeal

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Xbox One Wolrdwide Sales Cross 5 million
April's Xbox One System Update Begins Rolling Out
GoPro Launching on Xbox 360 And YouTube Update Coming on Xbox One
New Xbox One Update Focuses On TV Tools
Updated User Reputation System Coming On Xbox One
Thrustmaster Unveils New Wheel For Xbox One
Xbox One To Get New Features In April
Xbox One Closes Sales Gap With PlayStation 4
Titanfall Now Available on Xbox One
Xbox One March System Update Rolling Out Today
Project Spark Beta Released on Xbox One
Twitch Broadcasting Coming On Xbox One March 11th

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .