Microsoft Hints at Something Special For Preview Program Members
Posted by Adam Ducker
What could it be?
Microsoft are in the midst of one of the biggest weeks in their history as a console platform holder. The big (semi) exclusive release of Rise of the Tomb Raider, third party behemoths such as Fallout 4 and the exclusive early preview of Star Wars Battlefront head up an impressive week. There is also more to come with the launch of the New Xbox One Experience on the 12th, which encompasses both a new dashboard and slew of Xbox 360 backwards compatible games becoming available to play on the Xbox One.
With all this in mind, Microsoft's Mike Ybarra (software engineering lead) has been a busy man on Twitter, fielding questions about the new update. One fan posed the question as to whether members of the NXOE preview program would be able access backwards compatible games such as Gears of War 3 early, Ybarra confirmed this would not be the case but that there was something else in store as way of thanks for the preview program members who have helped iron out the wrinkles ready for launch. We're not sure how early they wanted Gears of War 3 to be available, given that it'll be available to play in less than 24 hours as part of the full rollout of the dashboard update...but hey...
But what could this secret something be? Only time will tell! How are you managing with what seems like the most hectic week in videogame history? Let us know in the comments below.