Tag Archives: Microsoft

Opinion: Will Sony accept Microsoft’s cross-platform invitation?

Last week was a triumphant GDC for Sony. PlayStation VR was the talk of San Francisco, and the firm’s return to game industry dominance is looking more assured with every passing press conference. But there was one question that the platform holder didn’t have an answer to last week, and …

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How PC can save the Xbox

For all the challenges Microsoft has faced in the story of Xbox One, there’s no denying that the tech giant has been open to change. Its latest push on the gaming front is to unite its Windows 10 and Xbox One ecosystem with UWP – its new Universal Windows Platform. …

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Spencer apologises for school girl dancers GDC stunt

Microsoft has apologised for its use of female dancers dressed as school girls at a GDC party last week. That the platform holder chose to present an event in this way shortly after hosting a Women in Gaming lunch at GDC angered attendees further still. Now the company has said …

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Microsoft surveys about possible digital games buy-backs

Gamers may in the future be able to sell their digital Xbox purchases back to Microsoft. As spotted by Neogaf, a survey has been sent out to Xbox owners asking whether they’d be willing to hand their digital purchases back to Microsoft in return for a rebate (in the form …

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Microsoft teams up with ESL for eSports platform on Xbox, Windows

Microsoft has enlisted the help of ESL to produce a standardised tournament system for Xbox Live games. The integration allows developers and publishers of games on Xbox One and Windows 10 to more easily organise competitions on the platforms. Games using the new system are currently ‘in the making’ and …

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Sony ‘happy’ to consider PSN Xbox Live cross-platform play

PlayStation-Xbox cross-platform multiplayer may be closer to becoming a reality. In a statement provided to GameSpot, Sony has said that would be happy to speak to companies interested in cross-platform play, and also pointed out that it has been enabling cross-platform play since 2002’s Final Fantasy XI. This follows ID@Xbox …

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The Division co-developer heads to Guildford to meet Lionhead staff

Ubisoft is the latest publisher to head to Guildford to offer work to Lionhead staff. Reflections, which most recently worked on The Division, will visit the White House Pub on Thursday, March 17th from 3pm. Xbox-owned Lionhead faces closure following the cancellation of Fable Legends. Reflections staff says they will …

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Splash Damage is working on Gears of War 4’s multiplayer

London developer Splash Damage is once again back in the Gears of War fold, developer The Coalition has confirmed. Splash Damage had a hand in the recent Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, having previously worked on the likes of Return to Castle Wolfenstein and its own online shooter Brink. Now …

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Microsoft could yet bring digital game sharing to Xbox One

One of the features lost in Microsoft’s big Xbox One u-turn in 2013 could yet be revisited. Shortly after the Xbox One’s E3 2013 reveal the platform holder was forced to abandon much of the digital architecture it had designed for the console, amid a ferocious consumer backlash that still …

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