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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...
Microsoft is laying off 1,900 employees from its gaming division, or roughly 9% of its workforce, mere months after finalizing its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Microsoft isn’t only limiting its maneuvering to personnel, as it’s also cancelling a survival game project that Blizzard had been working... Read more...
The delineation between console and PC gaming has slowly been merging over time, with similarities in hardware becoming more apparent. This translates to various titles that would typically be console exclusives becoming universal in their platform choice. Microsoft's CEO Nadella recently spoke to Bloomberg, and... Read more...
It's already been three years (just over) since Microsoft and Sony launched their respective modern-generation game consoles, the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, respectively—both debuted in November 2020. Notwithstanding a mid-gen refresh, it will still be a few years before we see another major iteration from... Read more...
Meta Quest 2, 3 and Pro headset owners are going to see a big boost to the games available to them with the newly announced support for Xbox Cloud Gaming. In order to access this new feature Quest users will need to download the Xbox Cloud Gaming (beta) app from the Meta Quest Store. They will also need to have a Microsoft account and an active Read more...
The technical difficulties continue for Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox, with players experiencing the loss of game save files. It’s another stumbling block for the game on the platform, with Xbox gamers needing to wait months to play the game after it was released on other platforms. This is because the developers were... Read more...
Bethesda Game Studios is continuing to bring enhancement and improvements to Starfield, and even dropped some hints on Reddit about an update to the ways players will be able to travel. While the changes to the travel system are something players can expect down the line, different fixes that address several issues... Read more...
Microsoft's Head of Gaming, Phil Spencer, recently commented about the desire Xbox and Bethesda Game Studios have for Starfield to be a hit similar to Skyrim during an interview at CCXP23 in Brazil. “Skyrim is such an amazing hit from Bethesda Game Studios, and talking to Todd Howard and the team, really what they... Read more...
Turtle Beach is set to release the Stealth Ultra Wireless Smart Game Controller, a wireless controller that's specifically designed for Xbox. That said, the controller will not be limited to Xbox—gamers playing on PC or Android based devices will also be able to use what Turtle Beach considers to be its top tier... Read more...
So you bought an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S and now friends and family members are clamoring for some local multiplayer action, is that it? You're going to need another controller. It's almost criminal that console makers typically only bundle in a single controller, but that's the way it goes. Fortunately, Black... Read more...
Talk about a tasty giveaway! Microsoft's Xbox team is collaborating with Warner Bros. Pictures on a special Xbox Series X console that looks like a Willy Wonka chocolate bar. The lucky winner will also receive the world's first official edible Xbox controller made of chocolate, which of course will don a signature... Read more...
Microsoft announced a new partnership with Inworld AI to expand the tech giant's ability to extend AI-enhanced tools to game developers. In a tweet, Inworld AI commented that generative AI provides new opportunities for game developers to leverage cutting-edge innovations to "foster limitless creativity and... Read more...
Tomorrow, October 25th, the Xbox Partner Preview will showcase both updates and new games coming to Xbox and Windows from the plethora of Microsoft third-party partners. We’ll also get to see info on upcoming Game Pass titles and quite a bit of gameplay footage all around. Overall, it should be an exciting show, so... Read more...
The acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has been an item of interest for gamers everywhere. Government regulators have taken a keen interest too, resulting in delays. Microsoft is a dominant force in both the PC world and the gaming sectors of the market. Coupled with the fact that Activision Blizzard has... Read more...
Highly anticipated video game releases are always exciting, even when we're still in the rumor phase. If they are part of a dynasty, the story gets more intense. Enter Grand Theft Auto VI, the next installment of one of the most famous franchises in history. While the connoisseurs amongst you wait to hear about the... Read more...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a big hit for Bethesda across all platforms, and one of the biggest was surely Sony's PlayStation 3. While that system had a rough launch compared to the cheaper Xbox 360, by 2011 it had overtaken Microsoft's system in sales, and the PlayStation 4 then dominated the Xbox One. We reckon... Read more...
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