The Xbox One news just keeps pouring in nearly 24 hours after Microsoft made its big announcement. So far, we’ve heard contradicting reports on whether or not Xbox One owners will be charged for playing used games as well as a possible release date. Now, we’re hearing some information regarding Xbox Live that we’re sure Xbox One owners are going to want to be aware of.
After the Xbox One global presentation, Microsoft executives spoke with a number of members of the media to answer a number of questions they had. One of the topics discussed was Xbox Live memberships and if they would be any different on the Xbox One. It seems Xbox Live memberships can not only be used across both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but memberships can be used across multiple profiles. This means multiple profiles on a single Xbox One console can use a single Xbox Live Gold membership to be able to access Xbox Live Gold exclusive demos, cross-game chat and, of course, play online multiplayer.
We’re not sure how exactly Microsoft plans to implement this, but it certainly is a step in the right direction for those of us who have family members who play on their Xbox 360 infrequently, resulting in them being Xbox Live Silver members for years.
Seen at: polygon
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a title many gamers probably hold near and dear to their heart as developer BioWare did an amazing job with the Star Wars property and delivered a memorable RPG experience when it released back in 2003. Since its initial release on Xbox, it made its way to Windows and Mac OS X, but it looks like an iOS release may currently be in the works.
Aspyr Media, who has ported Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for Mac OS X, recently sent an email to its customers that included the following text:
The critically-acclaimed Star Wars RPG is now available on iPad.
Since the text doesn’t necessarily say Knights of the Old Republic, we certainly can’t think of any other “critically-acclaimed Star Wars RPG” that Aspyr has previously been in charge of porting other than KOTOR. This wouldn’t mark the first time a BioWare RPG was ported to the iPad as we know Baldur’s Gate was made available a few months ago. Either way, we hope this accidental reveal turns into an official announcement very soon as we would gladly waste countless hours playing KOTOR on our iPads.
Seen at: ign