#OneCast Ep 8: Taking shooters back to WW2, Xbox Live outages, 2K's E3 surprises

The latest episode of our Xbox podcast, the 'OneCast', is now available; accessible through major podcast distribution services. Matt and Jez return to discuss the latest Xbox news, including 2K's E3 promises, Ubisoft's Vivendi takeover, recent Xbox Live outages and more. We also discuss how shooters have changed over the years and whether a return to the 20th Century may revitalize the genre.

This week's episode is available from the following sources:

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OneCast is our Xbox and Microsoft podcast, hosted by the staff of Windows Central. A new episode of the OneCast is recorded each week, with topics surrounding Microsoft news and the gaming industry.

This week's discussions

  • 00:00:00 - Announcing the return of the official Windows Central Podcast!
  • 00:02:35 - SUPERHOT Impressions
  • 00:16:00 - Battalion 1944's Kickstarter
  • 00:17:25 - Is modern-age Call of Duty getting stale?
  • 00:24:05 - Battlefield 5 reportedly takes place during the First World War
  • 00:40:30 - Frequent Xbox Live outages
  • 00:56:20 - Vivendi attempting to take the reigns at Ubisoft
  • 01:08:20 - 2K's E3 2016 lineup

This week's hosts

Every week we'll be discussing an Xbox or Microsoft-related hypothetical question from the audience, so make sure to submit them via our Twitter accounts (@mattjbrown and @JezCorden) using the #OneCast hashtag, via email, or in the comments below!

Further reading on this week's topics

  • World War I themed Battlefield game reportedly releasing later this year
  • Xbox head says that he is 'very sorry' for the continued Xbox Live issues
  • This Week in Xbox - Ubisoft takeover fears, 'Alan Wake's Return' and more!
Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.