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Tuesday, 10 May 2011 09:05

360 Spring Update comes May 19th

Written by David Stellmack


To be deployed to consoles in six waves
The Spring Xbox 360 Dashboard update is inching closer to release. Today we have learned from our sources that the update will be deployed in six waves, starting on May 19th to May 30th. The reason for the six waves of deployment is said to ensure a high quality update experience for all customers.

While it was thought that Hulu Plus would be part of the Spring Update, instead Microsoft dropped that head of the update. The two big things in this deployment are the ability to use PayPal for payment and deployment of the XGD3 disc format support.

The XGD3 disc format support allows the use of a different disc structure, which increases the available storage on the disc. With games getting bigger, this improvement will help developers by providing more storage space per disc. Sources tell us that game titles coming later in 2011 will use this format. Also, the new format adds some additional layers of copy protection to combat piracy.

The other enhancement that was expected with the Spring Update is Avatar Kinect, but sources tell us now that Microsoft has elected to offer this as a separate download starting on May 27th, rather than bundling it with the Spring Update. This is really a good decision, because those that don’t have Kinect don’t need to waste time downloading and installing it.

Beyond these improvements, there are said to be a number of things that are part of the update but under the hood and will not be visible to users. We are now hearing that Microsoft has some more robust plans for the fall update, but as of yet we can’t find out what Microsoft could have in store this fall.

David Stellmack

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0 #1 loadwick 2011-05-10 09:43
Here's an update for you, new friggin hardware!

I am sick of my games looking exactly the same as they did in 2005! I will never buy another 360 game nor have I for about 2 years as they don't impress me anymore.

When you play on a large TV you can see how poor the textures are and how blocky 720p and not helped by having no AA.

Chrismas 2012 is perfect for the new xbox, 22nm CPU with tri-gate, 28nm GPUs, SSD cached HDD, all rendered in silky smooth 1080p.
 
 
+2 #2 TechHog 2011-05-10 12:33
Quoting loadwick:
Here's an update for you, new friggin hardware!

I am sick of my games looking exactly the same as they did in 2005! I will never buy another 360 game nor have I for about 2 years as they don't impress me anymore.

When you play on a large TV you can see how poor the textures are and how blocky 720p and not helped by having no AA.

Chrismas 2012 is perfect for the new xbox, 22nm CPU with tri-gate, 28nm GPUs, SSD cached HDD, all rendered in silky smooth 1080p.

You're going to have to wait another year. It's not coming out until 2013. Besides, we need at least two next-gen consoles to come out before you get what you want. Also... They will probably only go with a midrange GPU this time. (reason: physics)
 
 
0 #3 Boomstick777 2011-05-10 13:54
Quoting TechHog:
It's not coming out until 2013....




The new Xbox 360 is coming in 2012, Microsoft don't want to announce it yet becausce they don't want sales of the Xbox 360 and Kinect to be affected, the new Xbox console will be officially announced at E3 next year, and released in Q4 2012..
 
 
+6 #4 Boomstick777 2011-05-10 13:56
Quoting loadwick:
I am sick of my games looking exactly the same as they did in 2005!


Play games on the PC?
 
 
-2 #5 TechHog 2011-05-10 13:59
Quoting Boomstick777:
Quoting TechHog:
It's not coming out until 2013....




The new Xbox 360 is coming in 2012, Microsoft don't want to announce it yet becausce they don't want sales of the Xbox 360 and Kinect to be affected, the new Xbox console will be officially announced at E3 next year, and released in Q4 2012..

Yeah, keep telling yourself that, bud.
 
 
+1 #6 bardenck 2011-05-10 14:41
@boomstick-500 million in adverts for the kinect just to release a new console a year later?
 
 
+1 #7 Boomstick777 2011-05-10 17:04
Quoting bardenck:
@boomstick-500 million in adverts for the kinect just to release a new console a year later?




Kinect will be forward compatible with the new Xbox, Kinect isn't a new system it's only an add on, it was designed to prolong the Xbox 360's lifespan and attract some more casual gamers. New Xbox will be released in 2012. Just remember you said it won't be ;-)
 
 
+3 #8 loadwick 2011-05-10 18:04
Quoting Boomstick777:
Quoting loadwick:
I am sick of my games looking exactly the same as they did in 2005!


Play games on the PC?







Hence why I have stopped buying Xbox games, i have not stopped gaming i have just moved back to PC.

I will go back to consoles as soon as they take their thumb out their arses!
 
 
+1 #9 bardenck 2011-05-10 18:53
Quoting Boomstick777:
Quoting bardenck:
@boomstick-500 million in adverts for the kinect just to release a new console a year later?



Kinect will be forward compatible with the new Xbox, Kinect isn't a new system it's only an add on, it was designed to prolong the Xbox 360's lifespan and attract some more casual gamers. New Xbox will be released in 2012. Just remember you said it won't be ;-)


i never said it wouldn't
 
 
+2 #10 Boomstick777 2011-05-10 19:47
Quoting loadwick:
Hence why I have stopped buying Xbox games, i have not stopped gaming i have just moved back to PC.

I will go back to consoles as soon as they take their thumb out their arses!


Yeah well thats a good setup then, don't worry about consoles? As long as your PC is decent, games are much better on PC. I play multi format games on PC and exclusives on the Xbox 360. PC and Xbox 360 combo ftw lol.
 

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