Earlier it was reported that Fortnite Battle Royale would be arriving on mobile devices where it would also allow cross-platform play between mobile gamers, PC gamers, Mac gamers, and PS4 gamers. Microsoft's Xbox One was left out of the list, which like we said isn't surprising given Sony's past reluctance.
However this isn't necessarily a done deal yet. According to The Verge, Microsoft has confirmed to the publication that they are working with Epic Games to enable the functionality in the future. "We have been working closely with the team at Epic Games for some time to bring this functionality to all current and future versions of Fortnite and expect it to be available on Xbox along with other platforms. Microsoft has long been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles."
Mazda will introduce another crossover model in 2021 aimed exclusively at the US market.
The unnamed new crossover will help Mazda kickstart its much needed US sales surge, company CEO CEO Masamichi Kogai told Automotive News in a recent interview. Kogai had previously hoped to grow Mazda’s US sales to over 400,000 annually by 2015, but the automaker has instead experienced two straight years of declining sales in the region. The crossover, which will be built in the United States, will slot into the automaker’s lineup without stepping on the toes of the existing CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 crossovers.
By adding 300 new jobs in Ohio and investing a further $267 million into the production of the 2018 Accord sedan, Honda is hoping to own a larger chunk of the shrinking mid-size sedan market.
In the first nine months of 2017, the segment has shrunk by 15% compared to last year, with every model in the category experiencing fewer sales, most of them by double digit figures, reports Autonews.
Why do left-hand drive markets get all the good models? That must be what Honda Australia's senior management is thinking, because it's missing out on two models that could be vital to it growing its sales Down Under.
The two models we're talking about are the Pilot large SUV and the Ridgeline pick-up/ute, both of which aren't built in right-hand drive. The market in North America is big enough to sustain both of them, just in left-hand drive.