Entries in 'Microsoft' (240)

Xbox One X

Project Scorpio unveiled as Xbox One X, priced at £449 in the UK

Project Scorpio finally has a name and a price. Meet the Xbox One X, which is launching worldwide on November 7th later this year for $499 in the US and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Anthem

Bioware's new IP Anthem looks like Mass Effect meets Destiny

Bioware has a brand-new IP named Anthem, and it looks to be a cross between Mass Effect's epic space opera and Destiny's sci-fi co-op play. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 12:22AM in News
Microsoft E3

2m 'disengaged Xbox One owners' ripe for Scorpio, says Kantar Worldpanel

Project Scorpio is due to be unveiled tonight at Microsoft's E3 press conference, but while its specs point toward a 4K powerhouse targeted at the Microsoft super fan, there ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 11th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
Piers Harding Rolls

IHS predicts Project Scorpio price will be £429 in the UK

Project Scorpio will finally get its first public showing at tonight's Microsoft E3 press conference, and market research firm IHS Markit has predicted that Microsoft's new machine will cost ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 11th 2017 at 2:30PM in News

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Xbox One

Watch Microsoft's E3 presentation and Scorpio reveal right here

In just eight hours time, Microsoft will be unveiling its new Project Scorpio console to the worldwide games industry, and you can watch the action right here at MCV. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 11th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Data questions popularity of Xbox backwards compatibility

Data questions popularity of Xbox backwards compatibility

Backwards compatibility has always been a headline winner, but the extent to which it is actually used has always been a point of contention.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2017 at 9:59AM in News
E3 of the Dead: our pre-show analysis

E3 of the Dead: our pre-show analysis

The Los Angeles Convention Centre has always been a place of peril as well as profit. Attending is something of a survival course: high-pressure meetings, late-late-late-night networking, cross-floor appointment dashes ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 7th 2017 at 11:28AM in News
Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

The PS4 has sold three times the amount of the Xbox One in Europe, according to Sony exec Jim Ryan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News

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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
Agostino Simonetta

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
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
ID Devs

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
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