This year's Game Developers Conference is starting to wind down as we approach the final day, but there's still plenty happening Stateside.
A Microsoft event revealed that console initiatives ID@Xbox and Xbox Live will be expanded to encompass the forthcoming Windows 10, while Xbox boss Phil Spencer acknowledged that the corporation has a lot to make up for when it comes to PC gaming platforms.
Valve showed off the final design of its long-awaited Steam Controller, as well as the prototype of a new VR controller with wand-like devices to simulate hand mvoement.
And the winners were revealed from the week's two big awards ceremonies: Game Developers Choice Awards and the Independent Games Festival Awards.
Here is all the news from Thursday, March 5th:
Sweeney: Free UE4 'keeps us honest'
1reasontobe: Powerful statements from women in games spark standing ovation
ID@Xbox and Xbox Live coming to Windows 10
Steam Controller's final design revealed
Valve's VR controller prototype spotted
Monument Valley cleans up at 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards
Razer Chroma SDK enters beta
GDC hosts Italian pavilion for the first time
Microsoft 'lost its way' with gaming on Windows
For more GDC 2015 news, head to www.develop-onlinet.net/gdc