Items tagged with Xbox

An original Xbox game console from 2003 has landed on eBay, and while that normally wouldn't garner much attention, this particular one is extremely rare. What makes it unique is that it is one of just 50 units that were made as part of a promotional effort tied in with the release of the Universal Pictures superhero... Read more...
Bethesda had some surprises in store for fans of its latest franchise, Starfield, which it showed off during this year’s Xbox Showcase. Not only did the company unveil the upcoming Shattered Space expansion, but revealed that it will also be delivering a significant June update with several new features. One of the... Read more...
In a wide-ranging interview with IGN, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer discussed several aspects of the business, including teasing the possibility of a PC gaming handheld without fully coming out and confirming a release. This isn’t the first time Spencer has mentioned these devices, and it’s clear that he’s a fan of the form... Read more...
Xbox finally confirmed that the newest entry from the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, will in fact be coming to Game Pass on day one. Prior to this announcement there had been several rumors discussing the possibility of Xbox withholding the game from Game Pass, and instead opting for a traditional... Read more...
Xbox, in collaboration with partner Byowave, has radically upgraded the accessibility of its consoles with the Proteus controller for disabled gamers. The controller is a modular adaptive kit that provides disabled gamers the ability to build a controller in a way that works for them. Whatever you can say about... Read more...
In a surprising move, Microsoft's Xbox division is closing several Bethesda studios, with Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty stating that these moves are based on a “reprioritization of titles and resources.” The affected studios include Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, and Alpha Dog Games. Meanwhile, Roundhouse studios... Read more...
Meta is making a big move in the VR space by officially making its operating system, Meta Horizon OS, available for use by third-party hardware manufacturers. The company says that it’s all in on making the VR ecosystem as open as possible and this is the best way forward to bring mixed reality technology to more... Read more...
The rumor mill is churning about possible talks going on between Sony and Microsoft about potentially bringing Helldivers 2 to the Xbox platform. While some fans are hesitant about the rumor being true, others are excited about the possibility. One thing that holds true in the gaming industry is that rumors will... Read more...
Xbox plans on continuing to lead the way in game preservation, which will play a big role on the next Xbox currently being worked on by its hardware division. This is all according to internal e-mails provided to Windows Central, and have been confirmed as genuine by Microsoft. The e-mails were sent by Sarah Bond... Read more...
Xbox is adding a new color option to its Vapor series controllers, the Nocturnal Vapor Special Edition. The Vapor series features a swirl of colors that lead to a nice smokey effect, which also gives each controller its own unique pattern. So no two are exactly the same, Microsoft says. The Nocturnal Vapor variant... Read more...
Artificial intelligence chatbots are coming to all the things, it seems, and evidently that includes your Xbox game console. While nothing has been announced, Microsoft revealed that it is indeed in the process of testing an AI chatbot for Xbox game consoles, with the focus so far on supporting gamers in a number of... Read more...
Keyboard and mouse support looks to finally be making its way to the Xbox Cloud Gaming service. Users participating in the Xbox Insiders program will be seeing an Xbox Update Preview available in the Skip-Ahead Ring with this newly added feature. Xbox says it will be available “while playing via cloud gaming on... Read more...
Whether on social media or in interviews Phil Spencer can’t stop talking about gaming handhelds, and he has thoughts on what he’d like to see from the current crop of devices on the market. Spencer brings it up often enough, and even likes posts across social media that discuss gaming handhelds. So naturally, rumors... Read more...
There's been a ton of chatter about a potential successor to the PlayStation 5 lately, thanks to myriad leaks that are so legitimate they've prompted Sony to start an investigation into exactly how they might have occurred. We wrote about the supposed PS5 Pro leaks yesterday; you can read about them here. With... Read more...
One rumor that's persisted for several years—at least a half a decade, at this point—is that Microsoft will completely abandon physical discs for its Xbox game consoles. It hasn't happened, though with Microsoft confirming that it plans to keep releasing newer generation Xbox consoles into the future, the question has... Read more...
Xbox CEO Phil Spencer got to talk about the future of Xbox in a wide-ranging interview with The Verge. The discussion included Xbox titles making their way to Sony’s PlayStation 5 console, the future of Xbox Cloud Gaming on iOS, and the possibility of an Xbox handheld. The interview comes on the heels of a turbulent... Read more...
Reports of the Xbox console's demise have not only been exaggerated, they're flat out wrong. If there was any doubt that the Microsoft still intends on releasing future generation consoles, it was put to rest in a recent podcast in which Xbox president Sarah Bond put gamers on notice: the next-gen Xbox will deliver... Read more...
The Xbox brand has been taking a battering lately with all the rumors surrounding the status of exclusives, and it appears Xbox CEO Phil Spencer attempted to calm employees by stating that there are no plans for the company to stop manufacturing hardware, during a recent company townhall. This is according to Shannon... Read more...
A rough week for team Xbox just got a bit tougher as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has officially filed a complaint in a federal appeals court in regard to its decision to lay off 1,900 employees last month. The FTC is continuing to probe Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard on anti-trust... Read more...
In a surprising shift in strategy it appears as if Microsoft will be letting its biggest exclusive from 2023, Starfield, head over to Sony’s PlayStation 5 console. This information came to light as a part of a series of leaks that has rocked the Xbox community, because it’s not just Starfield that will reportedly make... Read more...
Surprise hit Palworld’s momentum marches on, with the game having reached 19 million players while simultaneously becoming the most successful third-party launch of all time on Xbox’s Game Pass service. According to Pocketpair, the game’s developer, Steam users account for 12 million of its player base. Meanwhile, 7... Read more...
A new premium modular Xbox controller is making its way to the market, and is available for preorder now. The Victrix Pro BFG wireless controller comes with plenty of customization options, including swappable modules and interchangeable pieces. Every gamer seeks out an edge when playing video games. For those who... Read more...
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