The Daily Moot: Xbox Series X's Revolutionary FeatureNews Picks
1. Xbox Series X DLI
Xbox head Phil Spencer has recently taken to Twitter to talk up the Xbox Series X’s impressive new feature called Dynamic Latency Input (DLI). DLI is designed to reduce input lag by transmitting the controller’s inputs to the console “just before the game asks for it.” This leads to significantly reduced controller latency and, in turn, a much better “feel” when playing the game. Phil Spencer elaborated on this improved “feel” by saying it is as significant as the difference between 2D and 3D. This all sounds pretty impressive but it’s hard to not wonder if Spencer is overselling a bit here. What do you think, is the Xbox Series X DLI the next best thing in gaming or is it mostly just hype?
2. Valorant Anti-Cheat Update Valorant has updated its anti-cheat program so that it is no longer always-on. The always-on status had raised concerns from many players who questioned the security of a third-party program that monitors users even when the game isn't running. Riot has now put an end to those concerns by enabling players to turn off the anti-cheat whenever they want. If you want to play Valorant however, you’ll need to turn the anti-cheat back on and reboot your computer in order for the game to let you in.
3. Bethesda Donates to Covid Relief Bethesda has announced that they will be donating $1M to support the effort to fight the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The donations will be allocated to “front-line organizations” including $500,000 to Direct Relief and $250,000 to UNICEF. Bethesda also announced that they will be offering their players an opportunity to get involved in the donations via Bethesda’s official stream on Twitch.
4. Indivisible Mysteriously Released on Switch Indivisible, an action RPG platformer, was mysteriously released on the Nintendo Switch today. Lead designer of developer Lab Zero Games, Mike Zaimont put out a statement on Twitter saying that the game was released without the knowledge or consent of the development team. Zaimont went on to say that while the port itself was great, it was a premature version and lacked several intended features such as co-op or new game+. Finally, Zaimont summarized the thoughts of the development team with a clear statement: “This launch does not represent the quality standards of Lab Zero. It just doesn't. I'm sorry. It wasn't us.”
5. Destroy All Humans! Remake A Destroy All Humans! remake is in the works and it now has an official release date. Destroy All Humans! will arrive on July 28 of this year and will be available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. The game will cost $30 on PC and $40 on console or, if you’re feeling a bit extra, you can get the $400 Collector’s Edition which comes complete with a Crypto backpack, a 60 cm tall figurine, and a Crypto-shaped stress toy.