Edge May 14 Issue 266

Can Microsoft turn things around for Xbox One?

Edge May 14 Issue 266

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In Edge May Issue 266
 
Despite the release of system-seller Titanfall, Xbox One is still dragging behind PS4 at retail. We look at the issues facing Microsoft and talk to the people driving Xbox One as they attempt to reclaim the number one spot.
 
With Xbox One still in second place, it's up to the developers under Microsoft Studios to create games that generate demand for the console. We talk with creative director Ken Lobb to ask him about his experience with Xbox One, his days at Nintendo, and the challenges of working with new hardware.
 
The bright lure of new consoles has done nothing to dull the high-score-chasing scene that surrounds old-school arcade titles, however. We talk to the scene’s elite about the dedication required to set and hold the top spot on classic arcade cabinets.
 
And this issue sees Ubisoft open its doors to its little-known but vitally important editorial team, which manages all of the company's games from conception to shelf, and sets the guidelines for every Ubisoft studio.
 
Finally, The Making Of Super Mario 3D World sees Nintendo talk about the happy accident that was Double Mario, and our Studio Profile finds us inside the halls of Alien: Isolation and Total War creator Creative Assembly. 
 
Knowledge: 
Sony made its entrance into the virtual reality market with its Project Morpheus prototype at GDC. We talk to key developers about the new device, and discuss why it lends new legitimacy to the VR scene. 
 
We also report on this year's BitSummit and look ahead to July's Develop conference. Plus our 2014 Get Into Games Challenge is now underway. We reveal this year's theme, judges and prizes, which include a full Unity Pro licence for the top three entries.
 
Hype: 
We explore the mysterious world of Below, find out that death might really be just the beginning for Murdered: Soul Suspect, head east and back in time for Yakuza: Ishin, and discover the simple joys of destruction in Bugbear's Next Car Game. 
 
Play: 
Our verdicts on games including Titanfall, Infamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.