Entries in 'Microsoft' (1047)

Margin Makers: Guide to Halo 5 merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Halo 5 merchandise

Microsoft icon Master Chief is back in action in the first full-bodied Halo game on Xbox One. MCV checks in with the Chief’s best merchandise

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 27th 2015 at 8:39AM in News
Microsoft no longer reporting console sales

Microsoft no longer reporting console sales

A Microsoft source has confirmed to Game Informer that the company will no longer provide sales updates for Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 24th 2015 at 6:48AM in News
Xbox Live co-creator Eric Neustadter leaves Microsoft

Xbox Live co-creator Eric Neustadter leaves Microsoft

Eric Neustadter – one of the creators of Xbox Live – has announced his exit from Microsoft after nearly two decades with the firm.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 24th 2015 at 6:45AM in News
Xbox Q1 hardware sales down 17%, but Xbox Live numbers swell

Xbox Q1 hardware sales down 17%, but Xbox Live numbers swell

Microsoft has said that combined Xbox One and Xbox 360 shipments for its fiscal Q1 were down 17 per cent year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 10:22AM in News

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'Plenty of chance' Halo 5 will come to PC, says head of franchise

'Plenty of chance' Halo 5 will come to PC, says head of franchise

The core Halo series could return to PC in the future, according to the director for the franchise at 343 Industries.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 8:51AM in News
Halo 5 to be played on world's biggest flying screen

Halo 5 to be played on world's biggest flying screen

Australian Halo fans will get to see the first 15 minutes of the next entry in the sci-fi series the day before the game’s launch. But there’s a catch...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 10:41AM in News
PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

Sony’s PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in September, marking the fifth successive month it has outsold Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
PC wireless adapter for Xbox One controller arrives next week

PC wireless adapter for Xbox One controller arrives next week

Microsoft has revealed the PC wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers will release early next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 17th 2015 at 6:45AM in News

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Microsoft details massive ad campaign for biggest ever Xbox One launch

Microsoft details massive ad campaign for biggest ever Xbox One launch

Microsoft says that over 80 per cent of UK gamers will have already seen an ad for Halo 5.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 15th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Spencer talks PS4 lead, impact of Xbox One launch struggles

Spencer talks PS4 lead, impact of Xbox One launch struggles

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has admitted that he doesn’t know if the Xbox One can ever catch PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2015 at 1:15PM in News
Rare in the community

Rare in the community

Put the Rare Replay compilation disc into the Xbox One and you’ll be greeted by a song and dance routine.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 8th 2015 at 1:47PM in News
Microsoft: All Xbox One controllers will be remappable

Microsoft: All Xbox One controllers will be remappable

Xbox One's Elite controller won't be the console's only remappable peripheral for long, Microsoft has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 7th 2015 at 5:56PM in News

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$3k HoloLens dev kits will start shipping early next year

$3k HoloLens dev kits will start shipping early next year

Microsoft will start shipping dev kits for its augmented reality headset HoloLens during the first quarter of 2016.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
Microsoft purchases Havok from Intel

Microsoft purchases Havok from Intel

Microsoft has acquired Ireland-based middleware developer Havok from Intel.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 3rd 2015 at 7:51PM in News
Microsoft reveals Xbox One Fallout 4 hardware bundle

Microsoft reveals Xbox One Fallout 4 hardware bundle

Microsoft has announced there will be an Xbox One hardware bundle featuring the upcoming Fallout 4.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 2nd 2015 at 3:07PM in News
Microsoft reveals new Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Kinect Xbox One bundles

Microsoft reveals new Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Kinect Xbox One bundles

Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One bundles ahead of the holiday season.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 1st 2015 at 6:45PM in News

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Twisted Pixel leaves Microsoft

Twisted Pixel leaves Microsoft

Gunslinger and Splosion Man developer Twisted Pixel is no longer part of Microsoft Studios, the developer has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 30th 2015 at 8:08PM in News
Project Spark is dropping microtransactions

Project Spark is dropping microtransactions

Xbox One title Project Spark is ditching its free-to-play elements and becoming a properly free game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2015 at 10:07AM in News
VIDEO: Halo 5 Guardians TV trailer is bad news for Master Chief

VIDEO: Halo 5 Guardians TV trailer is bad news for Master Chief

We suspect this is not the spoiler it appears to be on face value, but regardless Microsoft’s TV spot for Halo 5: Guardians strikes a downbeat chord for fans of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2015 at 2:32PM in News
The remaster plan: Is it time for publishers to leave the past alone?

The remaster plan: Is it time for publishers to leave the past alone?

Dark Souls, Banjo-Kazooie, Zelda, Resident Evil, God of War, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, Grim Fandango, Borderlands, Gears of War, Journey, Saints Row... 2015’s release schedule reads somewhat like a ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 28th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Microsoft and Creative England relaunch £500k Greenshoots initiative

Microsoft and Creative England relaunch £500k Greenshoots initiative

The Greenshoots incubator is back, with more money for start-up studios and covering a far broader area.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 24th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Microsoft vows that Halo 5 multiplayer will be 'rock solid'

Microsoft vows that Halo 5 multiplayer will be 'rock solid'

Halo 5: Guardians won’t suffer the same troubled launch as its predecessor, Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 24th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Now Windows 7, 8 and Vista lock out some old games too

Now Windows 7, 8 and Vista lock out some old games too

In August it was revealed that the then new Windows 10 would lock out some older disc-based games that used certain DRM methods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
Rock Band 4 Xbox One release and instrument adapter to be sold separately

Rock Band 4 Xbox One release and instrument adapter to be sold separately

The legacy instruments adapter for the Xbox One release of Rock Band 4 has been made available for individual purchase, Harmonix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 24th 2015 at 5:39AM in News
Xbox boss: Halo can have the same longevity as Star Wars

Xbox boss: Halo can have the same longevity as Star Wars

The Halo franchise stands alone in the world of first person shooters due to its fans attachment to its characters.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2015 at 11:09AM in News