Casual Gaming News: Xbox Series X Can Play All Xbox One Games Unless They Use Kinect 

Casual Gaming News: 7/13/20 – 7/19/20

We’re back again to break down the gaming news for this week. If you have any suggestions for news headlines we’ve missed, let us know in the comments!

First up on Casual Gaming News this week:

Female Gamers are on the rise in the ‘world capital of gaming’

The number of females playing video games in Asia is growing at a faster rate than their male rivals, according to the latest research. Women are taking over in terms of gaming in Asia’s key markets including China, India, and Japan. The female video gaming community grew by 19% last year, according to data commissioned by Google. Asia is regarded as the global capital of video games, accounting for 48% of the world’s total gaming revenue.

Female gamers being on the rise is no surprise, especially since the gaming community has grown a lot since the coronavirus pandemic. It seems like a lot of women have decided to take up gaming in an effort to mix up a very boring life in lockdown and it’s done wonders for the gaming industry!

Read more at the BBC here.

Mobile Games Just Hit Record-High Weekly Download Numbers

App Annie has put out a new report which highlights the weekly download numbers for mobile games as of Q2 2020. It has stated the download numbers have hit a record high. Compared to the first week of Q2 2019, this year mobile game downloads have jumped by a 20 percent increase. These numbers are split between iOS and Android, however, most of them come from Android.

Another amazing way lockdown has helped the gaming industry is from people downloading mobile games. A lot of people don’t have the luxury to purchase consoles, so mobile gaming can be a great, inexpensive alternative. We’re so happy to see the mobile gaming industry thriving!

Read more at Android Headlines here.

BRAWLHALLA Is Officially Coming To iOS And Android Devices In August, Ubisoft Has Announced

Ubisoft has surprised fans of Brawlhalla, as the publisher announced that Blue Mammoth’s popular fighting game is officially coming to iOS and Android in August. It’s also been confirmed that the mobile version of Brawlhalla will include a free skin that will be available at launch, and will be featuring crossplay so players will be able to battle against over 40 million players around the world!

Although we’ve never played BRAWLHALLA, we’re more than excited for this release! It seems like an amazing game with striking graphics. We’ll definitely be reviewing it for you all as soon as we can! Are you excited for the release?

Read more at Game Fragger here.

PUBG Mobile: “Between the Battlegrounds” documentary series announced

PUBG Mobile Esports has announced a documentary series called PUBG Mobile World League Documentary – Between the Battlegrounds. It will feature eight episodes-worth of PUBG Mobile saga, starting from the game’s inception. The trailer hints a lot of behind-the-scenes strategies and approaches towards their game as well. In this documentary, fans will get to know the mindset and journey of their idols and favorite teams.

As big fans of PUBG Mobile, we couldn’t be more excited to watch a documentary based on the ins and outs of the game. It’ll be nice to see what goes on behind the scenes and learn more about the amazing Battle Royale hit. Are you going to watch?

Read more at Sports Skeeda here.

Xbox Series X can play all Xbox One games unless they use Kinect

Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox Series X console won’t support the existing Kinect accessory or the Xbox One games that are built specifically for Kinect. “It’s our intent for all Xbox One games that do not require Kinect to play on Xbox Series X at the launch of the console,” says Phil Spencer, Xbox chief. “And because of the unprecedented power of Xbox Series X, most of your favorite games will load faster and look and perform many times better on the new console.”  Microsoft has been clear about supporting existing Xbox one games, including backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games on the Xbox Series X.

We can hear sighs of relief from Xbox gamers all over the world! It’s great that players are able to take their favorite Xbox games over to the Series X. Although it’s a shame Kinect isn’t supported, it isn’t a used enough feature to be considered in our opinion.

Read more at The Verge here.

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