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Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson joins Microsoft's HoloLens team

Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson joins Microsoft's HoloLens team

Ex-BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft Studios in the role of creative director.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 3:55AM in News
Microsoft also promoting Xbox One Witcher 3 hardware bundle, £299.99 exclusively at GAME

Microsoft also promoting Xbox One Witcher 3 hardware bundle, £299.99 exclusively at GAME

Sony isn’t the only platform holder pushing a Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hardware bundle on its social media channels. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 15th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Candy Crush Saga will be pre-installed on Windows 10

Candy Crush Saga will be pre-installed on Windows 10

Microsoft has via its blog announced that Windows 10 will as part of its installation include a copy of King’s highly successful Candy Crush Saga.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2015 at 11:06AM in News
Gears of War leakers face Xbox Live ban

Gears of War leakers face Xbox Live ban

UPDATE: “To be clear, if a console is suspended from Xbox Live for a violation of the Terms of Use, it can still be used offline," a Microsoft spokesperson told ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 15th 2015 at 2:20AM in News

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ID@Xbox comes of age

ID@Xbox comes of age

Right now, most major publishers are chasing the booming indie market and Microsoft is no different with its ID@Xbox programme. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2015 at 2:43PM in News
Master Chief Collection "a black eye for us," says Halo franchise director

Master Chief Collection "a black eye for us," says Halo franchise director

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has turned into a black eye for all those involved with the FPS series, according to Halo franchise director Frank O'Connor.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 8th 2015 at 4:00AM in News
Oculus has spoken to Sony and Microsoft about Rift for consoles

Oculus has spoken to Sony and Microsoft about Rift for consoles

Could Oculus Rift be compatible with PS4 and Xbox One? Perhaps the possibility shouldn’t be ruled out, if comments from Oculus VR vice president Nate Mitchell are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Riccitiello: Sony f***ing nailed it and deserves the victory

Riccitiello: Sony f***ing nailed it and deserves the victory

Former EA boss and current Unity CEO John Riccitiello has said that Sony’s focus on appealing to core gamers is the key to PS4’s continuing success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 2:15PM in News

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TV DVR support heading to Xbox One this year - report

TV DVR support heading to Xbox One this year - report

Xbox One users will be able to DVR television shows later this year, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:46PM in News
EA estimates 22m PS4 and Xbox One sales in 2015

EA estimates 22m PS4 and Xbox One sales in 2015

EA anticipates 22m Xbox One and PS4 consoles will be sold during 2015.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 6th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
DirectX 12 Multiadapter will allow PCs to use multiple graphics cards

DirectX 12 Multiadapter will allow PCs to use multiple graphics cards

Rumours that DirectX 12 will allow PC owners to tap into multiple GPUs simultaneously have been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2015 at 12:15PM in News
HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

Microsoft’s new chief executive has revealed that HoloLens played a crucial role in the company's acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 5th 2015 at 1:29PM in News

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Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition is £200, GAME-exclusive

Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition is £200, GAME-exclusive

A premium SKU has been revealed for the next instalment in the Halo franchise.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Unity developers will soon have the ability to build games for the HoloLens headset, Microsoft revealed earlier today at its Build developer conference.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 5:38AM in News
Console editions of Minecraft adding default female character this week

Console editions of Minecraft adding default female character this week

Minecraft's default female character Alex will be added to console versions of the game later this week, Mojang has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 27th 2015 at 11:21PM in News
Gears of War to be remastered for Xbox One - report

Gears of War to be remastered for Xbox One - report

One of the Xbox 360’s defining shooters could be set to make a return on the Xbox One, if reports are to be believed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 27th 2015 at 9:41AM in News

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VIDEO: Free-to-play Happy Wars hits Xbox One

VIDEO: Free-to-play Happy Wars hits Xbox One

Toylogic has announced its free-to-play online multiplayer game Happy Wars is now available on Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 25th 2015 at 7:24PM in News
Xbox Q3 revenue drops 24% as price cutting hits bottom line

Xbox Q3 revenue drops 24% as price cutting hits bottom line

Microsoft sold 1.6m Xbox consoles for three months ending March 31st, a drop of 400,000 year-on-year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 24th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
Sign ups open for PCR's Q&A with Microsoft over Windows Server 03 end of support

Sign ups open for PCR's Q&A with Microsoft over Windows Server 03 end of support

MCV's sister site PCR will host an exclusive live Q&A session with Microsoft next week focused on end support for Windows Server 2003 - sign up now and make sure ...

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:37PM in News
Former Lionhead boss takes charge of Xbox and HoloLens games

Former Lionhead boss takes charge of Xbox and HoloLens games

Lionhead boss John Needham has been promoted to a new role where he will oversee internal development for several games on Xbox and HoloLens.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 12:46PM in News
Phil Harrison forms Alloy Platform Industries

Phil Harrison forms Alloy Platform Industries

Industry veteran Phil Harrison has revealed the first details of his plans following his departure from Microsoft.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 21st 2015 at 4:10PM in News
Gears of War cinematics boss leaves Epic for Black Tusk

Gears of War cinematics boss leaves Epic for Black Tusk

Black Tusk is already known to be working on a new Gears of War, and now it’s recruiting some of the series’ original talent.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 21st 2015 at 2:13PM in News
Phil Harrison departs Xbox

Phil Harrison departs Xbox

Phil Harrison will leave Microsoft, the firm has confirmed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2015 at 4:24PM in News
Price war erupts in PS4 vs Xbox One battle

Price war erupts in PS4 vs Xbox One battle

Xbox One and PS4 are retailing for well below £300, as the price war between the consoles continues.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2015 at 1:09PM in News
PS4, Battlefield: Hardline top US retail in March

PS4, Battlefield: Hardline top US retail in March

NPD's March 2015 report shows PlayStation 4 on top in a down period for hardware at US retail, while Battlefield: Hardline and Bloodborne duked it out for the top spot ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 8:42AM in News