Tag Archives: Microsoft

Gfinity becomes global tournament partner for the Forza Racing Championship

Gfinity has been named as the global tournament partner for Microsoft’s Forza Racing Championship.  The deal will see Gfinity organise and host the events in the competition, with the first event being the Forza Racing Championship 2017 New York Invitational Presented by Porsche. Wow that’s a long name. Anway, Gfinity …

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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 Forza series. The Microsoft studio has agreed a six-year deal to collaborate on a suite of co-branded initiatives for Porsche and …

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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. Around this time last year rumours were flying about mid-generation upgrades to both the PS4 and Xbox One. Sony went on to release the PS4 Pro but …

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Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers may soon get the option to refund digital purchases. The functionality was first spotted by Xbox One alpha testers and posted to Reddit. It looks like it could operate in much the same way as Steam, where gamers can get a no questions asked …

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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. Microsoft has confirmed that Minecraft’s upcoming Discovery update will include a new Minecraft Marketplace. It will use a dedicated virtual currency called Minecraft Coins, which can be purchased via Xbox Live for real money. …

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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 and Nicalis’ 1001 Spikes, it’s now home to some of the biggest and most ambitious independently developed titles the industry’s …

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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. That’s the prediction of NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella, who told Games Industry that he was satisfied that yesterday’s tech announcement was enough to deliver the …

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