Efforts Start on Introduction of Free-to-Play Poker Games
Although the spotlight is on Xbox One, Microsoft gave assurances that fans of the Xbox 360 have nothing to be worried about. At the E3 Conference in Los Angeles last month, the multinational software company introduced several games for the successor of the Xbox. Among these titles are Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Flashback, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows from Activision, and Charlie Murder. In a press release posted online by gaming review and news site Entertainment Focus, the company also announced “that every qualifying Xbox Live Gold member new or existing will receive, at no additional charge, two Xbox 360 games per month starting 1st July until 31st December 2013.”
Microsoft never really deserted the 360. In fact, while its marketing department was busy promoting and handing out press releases about the Xbox One, Microsoft developers were busy creating more games for the 360. One of which is the Full House Pro, a free-to-play poker game introduced at the end of the second quarter. The F2P poker games were announced in January of this year, a few weeks before the plan on Xbox One was bared to the public. Full House Pro, which will also be available on Windows 8, is probably one of the most high-end poker games you can play on Xbox as its gameplay is highly inspired by professional tournaments that Partypoker.com
has hosted. The game features Free-to-Play-Jump in that let players compete online and has a constant stream of updates and new content. It also has a variety of game modes and poker games that will suit any preference.
The 360, along with One, will also be among the biggest highlights at the Comic-Con International San Diego. Xbox blog site Major Nelson announced that participants can get the chance to lay their hands on both Microsoft boxed consoles at the Manchester Ballroom inside the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel for free. Microsoft will feature titles from the Microsoft Studios and third-party publishers. These include Dead Rising, Halo: Spartan Assault, and Halo 4′s Champions Bundle DLC. During the event, which will take place from July 18 to July 21, Microsoft representatives will also participate in a conference entitled Inside the Looking Glass: Building “Halo” Worlds and Wonders, Past, Present and Future.
Xbox 360 is probably Microsoft’s most successful boxed console. As of March of this year, at least 77.2 million 360 units were sold and became the first-ever console in Japan to sell out upon its first release. A product this successful is really hard to let go, and that is what Microsoft are currently pondering.