This is a Xbox 360 fan only forum. If you're not here to root for the home team please find another forum that better suits your taste.

Thank you for your interest,

Xbox Republic Admins

NOTE: If you can't register it may be due to a temporary lockdown. Wait a day or two and we will probably have reopened for new registrations.



 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
im-360...xbox360
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
avatar

Posts : 319
Join date : 2009-11-05

PostSubject: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:32 am

http://www.gamezine.co.uk/news/formats/xbox360/xbox-secrets-the-truth-about-xbox-360-relaunch--$1305320.htm

"Project Natal, which will launch at some point next year, is set to bring a new way to play video games. Microsoft's Shane Kim has already stated that the controller-less peripheral will receive a launch as big as the Xbox 360, but Gamezine understands that the company will be providing even more momentum.

You may not know it, but Microsoft shipped a new Xbox 360 development kit to studios earlier in the year. One striking difference was the inclusion of one-gigabytes of RAM. No, this does not mean that Microsoft will be releasing a new Xbox 360 with more memory; the new kit instead makes development a little easier.

Like the PlayStation 3 development kits (with 512MB of XDR, and 256MB of VRAM), the extra memory can be used to properly test your game. This was a problem for Xbox 360 developers before now, since extra memory from the 512MB pool would have to be put aside to test their game engine. Developers could of course disable these test features in order to use this spare memory, but that would mean that they wouldn't easily be able to test their game.

Therefore, a certain amount of memory would be sacrificed for their retail Xbox 360 game; this could amount to anything from 20MB's to as much as 100MB's. However, with the new Xbox 360 kit, this is no longer problem, giving that memory back to developers for the first time since the Xbox 360's launch in 2005.


So that's Microsoft's first initiative. Something else might have surprised developers when they received their new Xbox 360 development kit; a new set of tools, and supposedly a new engine. According to our insider source, Microsoft has been working on a new internal Xbox 360 engine, which has been nick-named the X-Engine.

You see, the most common engine used for Xbox 360 development was Epic's Unreal Engine 3. It might look great in Gears of War, but the engine does not shine in every developer's hands and it also doesn't have key features to take true advantage of the Xbox 360 quirks.

Our source explains that Sony's PlayStation 3 tools (named Edge) have been picking up steam, and are now taking true advantage of the platform's make-up, especially the consoles CPU, Kutaragi-san's infamous Cell. As for the Xbox 360, it was lacking an engine that took advantage of it in the same way; a hole Microsoft hopes to plug with their new X-Engine. We're told that the engine isn't just a new set of special effects; it's actually a whole new way to develop for the system: a new first party engine design.

We'll bring you more on Microsoft's X-Engine by the end of the week, but hopefully you can see the significance. Microsoft is hoping to give a boost to its games with extra memory, a new first party engine that takes direct advantage of the console's quirks, and a new way to play with Project Natal. So no there won't be a new Xbox 360 in 2010. Instead the current Xbox 360 will be getting a re-birth that'll hopefully fuel the platform to survive until 2015."
Back to top Go down
343_Guilty_Spark
Four Star General (Moderator)
Four Star General (Moderator)
avatar

Posts : 2290
Join date : 2009-09-05
Location : Installation 04

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:59 am

I can't wait to hear more about X-Engine. Since it's built in house just for the Xbox it will probably blow the latest Cry Engine out of the water and make Uncharted 2 look like a N64 game.
Back to top Go down
http://www.bungie.net
Master_Chief
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
avatar

Posts : 3050
Join date : 2009-09-30
Location : Area 51

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:41 am

I was just talking to cpanda on xbox Live about this very thing. This is definitley exciting news.
Back to top Go down
C_Panda
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Command Master Chief Petty Officer


Posts : 576
Join date : 2009-10-03

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:43 pm

Master_Chief wrote:
I was just talking to cpanda on xbox Live about this very thing. This is definitley exciting news.
Yes, but this X-Engine is just dev tools so 3rd party devs can get more out of the system. Its not really an engine exactly. Also, the new dev kits are in the wild now for quite sometime, but gamezine is not really a good credible source.
Back to top Go down
Master_Chief
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
avatar

Posts : 3050
Join date : 2009-09-30
Location : Area 51

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:04 pm

C_Panda wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
I was just talking to cpanda on xbox Live about this very thing. This is definitley exciting news.
Yes, but this X-Engine is just dev tools so 3rd party devs can get more out of the system. Its not really an engine exactly.
I already know that. I was referring to the bolded part. Read it again.
Back to top Go down
C_Panda
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Command Master Chief Petty Officer


Posts : 576
Join date : 2009-10-03

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:18 pm

Master_Chief wrote:
C_Panda wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
I was just talking to cpanda on xbox Live about this very thing. This is definitley exciting news.
Yes, but this X-Engine is just dev tools so 3rd party devs can get more out of the system. Its not really an engine exactly.
I already know that. I was referring to the bolded part. Read it again.
Yep, read it. Thanks.
Back to top Go down
Lt Xplosi
Four Star General (Moderator)
Four Star General (Moderator)
avatar

Posts : 2327
Join date : 2009-09-12
Age : 21
Location : Sweden

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:59 am

Master_Chief wrote:
I was just talking to cpanda on xbox Live about this very thing. This is definitley exciting news.
it is exciting indeed or should i say Xciting Razz
Back to top Go down
raspymanic1
Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Chief Petty Officer
avatar

Posts : 484
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 33
Location : southampton uk

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:44 pm

343_Guilty_Spark wrote:
I can't wait to hear more about X-Engine. Since it's built in house just for the Xbox it will probably blow the latest Cry Engine out of the water and make Uncharted 2 look like a N64 game.

lmfao good one lol!
Back to top Go down
Zombl337
Chief Warrant Officer 5
Chief Warrant Officer 5


Posts : 1292
Join date : 2009-09-08
Age : 27

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:17 pm

I hope 360 lasts for awhile. 10 yrs to design and perfect a cost-effective yet powerful console would be better for everyone.
Back to top Go down
GeneralMLD
Five Star General (Admin)
Five Star General (Admin)
avatar

Posts : 1548
Join date : 2009-09-05
Age : 29
Location : Canada

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:22 pm

if enough is spent on advertising, Natal will carry 360 for years.
Back to top Go down
http://xboxrepublic.top-forum.net
DemonWolf
Four Star General (Moderator)
Four Star General (Moderator)
avatar

Posts : 9104
Join date : 2009-09-11
Age : 24
Location : UK? Yes I'm fine.

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:05 pm

Sounds awesome and I have to say ... Natal will really rock.
Back to top Go down
http://www.youtube.com/pspvampire
Crownjo
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Petty Officer 2nd Class
avatar

Posts : 101
Join date : 2009-09-30
Age : 30

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:00 pm

Misleading topic name.
Back to top Go down
Arbiteris
Four Star General (Moderator)
Four Star General (Moderator)
avatar

Posts : 5064
Join date : 2009-09-15
Location : Sanghelios

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:40 pm

AWESOME
Back to top Go down
Zombl337
Chief Warrant Officer 5
Chief Warrant Officer 5


Posts : 1292
Join date : 2009-09-08
Age : 27

PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:34 pm

I dont see MS launching a new console in 2010 unless Natal & it's games work with Xbox 360 AND the NEW Xbox.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.   

Back to top Go down
 
New Xbox 360 in 2010 thanks to X-Engine! This is why MS has been quiet.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» F1 2010 Track Setups
» Rumored Release schedule for 2010 40k/WFB
» 2010 Junior Rimrocker Participants
» Panda3d Engine
» Wildsau 3D Engine

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: General Xbox360 Discussion :: Xbox 360 News-
Jump to: