Entries in 'Microsoft' (542)

Halo: Master Chief Collection landing on Xbox One this year - report

Halo: Master Chief Collection landing on Xbox One this year - report

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – a bundle packing remastered versions of the four numbered Halo releases – will reportedly launch later this year on Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2014 at 2:24AM in News
Halo 5: Guardians arriving on Xbox One in autumn 2015

Halo 5: Guardians arriving on Xbox One in autumn 2015

Microsoft has just announced Halo 5: Guardians for release on Xbox One in autumn 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Microsoft and Rare are 'evaluating what to do next'

Microsoft and Rare are 'evaluating what to do next'

Will the upcoming un-bundling of Kinect have any negative ramifications for Microsoft's Rare studio?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2014 at 10:05AM in News
Mehdi: Bundling Xbox One with Kinect at launch 'was the right call'

Mehdi: Bundling Xbox One with Kinect at launch 'was the right call'

Microsoft has insisted that not having a Kinect-free Xbox One SKU at launch was not a strategic error.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2014 at 12:18PM in News

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Xbox 360 strength is partly to blame for PS4's lead over Xbox One, Mehdi argues

Xbox 360 strength is partly to blame for PS4's lead over Xbox One, Mehdi argues

The fact that gamers “have been more satisfied with the Xbox 360 than PS3” is part of the reason why PS4 has so far outsold Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Microsoft's decision has 'killed original Kinect games'; PlayStation Camera could outsell it

Microsoft's decision has 'killed original Kinect games'; PlayStation Camera could outsell it

Microsoft's decision to remove Kinect from the Xbox One bundle has destroyed any possibility for developers to make games that realise the potential of the motion-sensing camera.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 14th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
Mehdi - Xbox One with Kinect is still the 'premium experience'

Mehdi - Xbox One with Kinect is still the 'premium experience'

Microsoft may have bowed to market pressures and cut Kinect from Xbox One, but it hasn’t given up its Kinect charm offensive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 11:54AM in News
Dropping Kinect will push Xbox One ahead of PS4 in US - analyst

Dropping Kinect will push Xbox One ahead of PS4 in US - analyst

Microsoft decision to slash the price of Xbox One by dropping Kinect could propel the console to the front of the American next-gen race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 11:25AM in News

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Xbox One Games With Gold requires ongoing subscription

Xbox One Games With Gold requires ongoing subscription

Microsoft has revealed one big difference between Games With Gold on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Kinect-less Xbox Ones could be given additional processing power

Kinect-less Xbox Ones could be given additional processing power

Xbox Ones that are not attached to a Kinect camera could receive a performance boost.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
No compensation planned for Xbox One early adopters following new price cut

No compensation planned for Xbox One early adopters following new price cut

Microsoft says it does not intend to compensate those who paid full price for an Xbox One in November following yesterday’s price cut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 9:14AM in News
Microsoft explains its Xbox One Kinect U-turn; Games with Gold dated for June

Microsoft explains its Xbox One Kinect U-turn; Games with Gold dated for June

Available on June 9th, the £350 Kinect-less Xbox One is Microsoft’s biggest U-turn yet and represents a complete reversal of its controversial E3 strategy outline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 4:10PM in News

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Kinect-less Xbox One announced by Microsoft

Kinect-less Xbox One announced by Microsoft

Microsoft has upped its game in the next-gen race by announcing a new Xbox One SKU that doesn’t include a Kinect camera.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 3:55PM in News
Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps - report

Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps - report

Services such as Netflix and Hulu will soon be free to access on Xbox One and Xbox 360, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Publishers and platform holders no longer have to ignore one of the world’s biggest video games markets. China is open for business.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 9th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Microsoft parity cause rules out Curve Digital games for Xbox One

Microsoft parity cause rules out Curve Digital games for Xbox One

Games such as The Swapper, MouseCraft and Titan Attacks won’t be released on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 12:28PM in News

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Microsoft in negotiations with Showtime for Halo TV deal - report

Microsoft in negotiations with Showtime for Halo TV deal - report

Microsoft Xbox Entertainment Studios is reportedly in “deep negotiations” with cable television network Showtime to create a live-action Halo drama series.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 7th 2014 at 12:21AM in News
Xbox One's Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Xbox One's Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Activision has said that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released physically on Xbox One in the UK some time in early May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2014 at 2:01PM in News
And Microsoft recruits new marketing agencies, too

And Microsoft recruits new marketing agencies, too

Microsoft has named two global advertising agencies after a three-month review.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2014 at 4:09PM in News
McGee: Xbox One will fail in China

McGee: Xbox One will fail in China

Developer American McGee has described Microsoft’s decision to release Xbox in China as a ‘blunder’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 3:25PM in News
Exclusive IP remains a key strategy for Xbox

Exclusive IP remains a key strategy for Xbox

With a decent line-up of exclusive games both already available and on the way, it’s perhaps no surprise, of course.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 11:23AM in News
Xbox boss confirms Microsoft is working on virtual reality

Xbox boss confirms Microsoft is working on virtual reality

Phil Spencer has said that the virtual reality revolution may indeed finally be upon us.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Amazing Spider-Man 2 here to stay on Xbox One and 360

Amazing Spider-Man 2 here to stay on Xbox One and 360

Microsoft has confirmed that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now officially available on both Xbox consoles in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 10:10AM in News
Minecraft Xbox One Edition will take Xbox 360 save transfers

Minecraft Xbox One Edition will take Xbox 360 save transfers

Microsoft has confirmed that the upcoming Xbox One version of Minecraft will allow users to transfer their saves from Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Xbox hardware supplies have overtaken demand, Microsoft says

Xbox hardware supplies have overtaken demand, Microsoft says

Microsoft CFO Amy Hood has told investors that there will be a "channel inventory drawdown for Xbox consoles".

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2014 at 1:09PM in News