Microsoft Hoping For Fortnite Cross-platform Play Between Ps4 & Xbox One

Microsoft Hoping For Fortnite Cross-Platform Play Between PS4 & Xbox One

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 Hoping New Crossover Will Kickstart Us Sales Surge

Mazda Hoping New Crossover Will Kickstart US Sales Surge

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.

Honda Hoping New Accord Will Take Bigger Bite Of Shrinking Segment

Honda Hoping New Accord Will Take Bigger Bite Of Shrinking Segment

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.

Honda Australia Hoping For A Large Suv And Ute, But Chances Are Slim

Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim

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.

Blind Swimmer Hoping To Strike Gold At Rio Paralympics

Blind swimmer hoping to strike gold at Rio ParalympicsA former top-class swimmer who is now a university trainer is aiming to help a blind two-time Paralympic medalist finally win gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games this summer.
Tomohiro Noguchi, a member of the Department of Physical Education at the College of Humanities and Science at Nihon University, has been personally training Keiichi Kimura since the London Paralympics in 2012, where the sightless 25-year-old won the silver medal in the 100-meter breaststroke and bronze in the 100-meter butterfly.

Formula 1 : Mclaren Honda Fernando Alonso Hoping For 2.5-second Gain In 2016

McLaren's Fernando Alonso Hoping For 2.5-Second Gain in 2016According to Fernando Alonso, if his team can make a two and a half second gain next season, they'll go back to winning Grand Prix races.
By all accounts, McLaren's first season using Honda power has been a major disappointment, through no fault of their own, of course. The Japanese manufacturer severely underestimated what it would take to compete in 2015 while strict F1 rules obviously didn't help them at all.