Entries in 'Microsoft' (232)

Chris Lee takes over FPS titles at 343 Industries

Chris Lee takes over FPS titles at 343 Industries

Microsoft veteran Chris Lee is the new man in charge of FPS titles at Halo developer 343 Industries.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2017 at 11:21AM in News
Microsoft reveals Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers

Microsoft reveals Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers

Microsoft's push into the worlds of VR and AR is really gathering pace with the announcement of a new dedicated controller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Non-gamers largely unaware of Switch and Scorpio

Non-gamers largely unaware of Switch and Scorpio

Nielsen's US Games 360 Report 2017 has found that non-gamers still remain largely unaware of some video games hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Microsoft announces Windows 10 S and new Surface laptop

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S and new Surface laptop

A new version of Windows is on the way alongside a new iteration of Microsoft's Surface hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2017 at 10:23AM in News

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Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

It’s pretty tough to get a handle on Xbox performance nowadays, but Microsoft’s latest financials do reveal a few snippets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:16AM in News
Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

The second expansion for Forza Horizon 3 offers a very different prospect to the game’s first DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Game-breaking bug delays Halo Wars 2 DLC

Game-breaking bug delays Halo Wars 2 DLC

The Halo Wars 2 DLC that was due to land this week had been delayed after developer 343 Industries admitted to the discovery of what is describes as a “game-breaking ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Now Forza gets a Porsche deal, too

Now Forza gets a Porsche deal, too

Hot on the heels of the confirmation that Porsche will feature in upcoming PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport, developer Turn 10 has now confirmed the brand’s inclusion in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 10:43AM in News

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Microsoft had planned to launch high-spec new Xbox in 2016

Microsoft had planned to launch high-spec new Xbox in 2016

What will later this year be released as Xbox Scorpio might have instead arrived in a different form last year, Microsoft has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers may soon get the option to refund digital purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 9:53AM in News
Minecraft is getting an official third party marketplace

Minecraft is getting an official third party marketplace

Minecraft’s commercial floodgates have been swung open even wider with confirmation of a new content platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
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ID@Xbox hits over a billion hours of play

Microsoft's ID@Xbox program has come a long way since it first started in 2013. While the curated self-publishing program's first titles included smaller indie games such as Drinkbox Studios' Guacamelee ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

The launch of what will be the world’s most powerful ever console later this year could be enough to hand sector momentum back to Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:34AM in News
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Indies sing praises of Microsoft's ID@Xbox programme

Independent developers have called Microsoft’s ID@Xbox programme “hugely important” to the games industry, and have singled it out as one of the easiest digital publishing platforms to work on across ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 24th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Microsoft has announced yet another controller option for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Xbox Game Pass offers an instant console subscription library

Xbox Game Pass offers an instant console subscription library

The term ‘Netflix for games’ is bounded about all too frequently, but a new service from Microsoft might be just that for Xbox owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2017 at 5:28PM in News

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Minecraft console update means the game is now almost the same as the PC version

Minecraft console update means the game is now almost the same as the PC version

Efforts to standardise Minecraft’s features across PC, mobile and console continue with the release of a big new patch for the console versions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2016 at 11:17AM in News
Microtransactions added to Forza Horizon 3

Microtransactions added to Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 players now have the option of buying cars with real cash instead of earning it in game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2016 at 10:48AM in News
Xbox One also getting $50 US discount

Xbox One also getting $50 US discount

Microsoft has mirrored by Sony by introducing its own $50 post Black Friday discount to Xbox One in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Nearly 50% of Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility

Nearly 50% of Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility

Microsoft has said that nearly half of Xbox One owners have taken advantage of the machine’s backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 13th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Xbox's Eagle on the company's 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

Xbox's Eagle on the company's 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

It’s been a difficult few years for Microsoft on the games side of things. Though Xbox One sales have certainly not been shabby, the console has failed to top the ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 12th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Xbox: It's been a challenging year for UK games market

Xbox: It's been a challenging year for UK games market

Platform holder Xbox has said that 2016 has been a mixed year for the games market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 9th 2016 at 10:40AM in News
Crackdown 3's release window narrows

Crackdown 3's release window narrows

Microsoft has given a fresh hint at exactly when Crackdown 3 will finally be arriving on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2016 at 10:09AM in News