Microsoft wants Game Pass to be available on “every screen you can play games on”

Microsoft wants Game Pass to be available on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and all screens where games can be played. This was stated by Xbox CFO Tim Stewart at the Wells Fargo TMT Summit. According to GameSpot, Stewart said that Game Pass is a “high-margin” business for the company, along with ... Read more

Developers are outraged by Xbox’s intentions to use AI to create games

Earlier this week, Xbox announced a collaboration with Inward AI to create tools for game development. According to Decrypt, many game developers have expressed their dissatisfaction and concern with the company’s ideas. The company plans to create AI-based tools that will help create scenarios, dialogues, and non-game characters for games, ... Read more

Xbox partners with Inworld AI to create AI-based tools for game development

Xbox begins cooperation with Inworld AI, a developer of artificial intelligence that helps create advanced non-game characters and scenarios for games. The two companies will start working on artificial intelligence that will help game developers generate more creative ideas by turning small ideas and hints into detailed scenarios, dialog trees, ... Read more

Microsoft reverses decision to withdraw free Game Pass subscription from employees

Microsoft has decided not to take away the free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription from its employees. According to The Verge, the company decided to reverse its decision after massive complaints from employees. Earlier, the company wanted to take away the bonus in the form of a free subscription for ... Read more

Microsoft improves Xbox program for portable consoles

Microsoft has started updating the Xbox app on Windows 11 to improve its performance on portable devices and small screens, reports The Verge. In the latest updates to the test version, the app has a compact mode that optimizes the app’s interface for devices like the 7-inch ROG Ally portable ... Read more

Microsoft will no longer allow the use of unauthorized third-party accessories with Xbox consoles starting November 12, 2023

Players have reported a warning displayed on the Xbox when connecting unauthorized accessories, notifying them of the date their accessories will be locked with “error 0x82d60002” – November 12, 2023, writes Windows Central. «A connected accessory is not authorized. Using unauthorized accessories compromises your gaming experience. For this reason, the ... Read more

Xbox has launched a new advertising campaign on the world’s largest screen

Microsoft has launched a new advertising campaign for Xbox on the world’s largest LED display, the Las Vegas Strip. On the social network X, formerly known as Twitter, user Jeff Rubenstein shared a video showing a commercial for the company. The Xbox will showcase Starfield, Hellblade II, Forza Motorsport, Cyberpunk ... Read more

Phil Spencer confirms that Activision Blizzard games will not appear in Game Pass this year

After the closing of the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, fans expected many new games to appear in the Game Pass service, but this will not happen until at least 2024. This was confirmed by Phil Spencer himself in his Xbox podcast. Earlier, Activision Blizzard made an official statement ... Read more

Microsoft officially announces historic $68.7 billion deal with Activision Blizzard

Microsoft has officially announced a merger with Activision Blizzard. The relevant information was made public by the head of the corporation’s gaming division, Phil Spencer, on the X platform. “Today is a good day to play. We officially welcome Activision Blizzard King to Team Xbox. Together, we’ll create stories and ... Read more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III will not appear in Game Pass until 2024

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and other Activision Blizzard games will not appear in Game Pass this year. The company announced this in a post on the social media X. Activision Blizzard reported that they are pleased to see a great interest in the new game from the gaming ... Read more

What games will be added to the Xbox Game Pass catalog in the coming days

Microsoft has announced a new wave of additions to the Xbox Game Pass catalog: the following games will be added in October. Вже доступно: Gotham Knights (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S) Action/adventure based on DC Comics. Just like the next game, Gotham Knights appeared in Game Pass on October 3, ... Read more

The leaked information showed how the Xbox team reacted to the PlayStation 5

As a result of a large-scale Xbox data leak, internal correspondence of Microsoft’s gaming division executives has become available. The correspondence reveals the team’s reaction to the PlayStation 5 in March 2020, when Sony’s console specifications became known. This is reported by The Verge, citing the unedited correspondence. In one ... Read more

Xbox data leak: Microsoft executive says company’s game plans have changed

Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has sent an email to Microsoft employees about a large-scale data leak about Xbox. In it, he claims that the company’s plans were “inadvertently disclosed” but may have already changed, writes The Verge. According to Phil Spencer, the intentions regarding Xbox became known as part of ... Read more

Microsoft plans to update Xbox Series X with new design and features in 2024

Microsoft is preparing to unveil a major redesign of its Xbox Series X console in 2024. The new design, codenamed Brooklyn, was accidentally revealed in recent FTC documents against Microsoft. Now all the documents in this case have been deleted by the regulator, but a copy of the file has ... Read more

Baldur’s Gate III will be available for Mac users on September 21, and for Xbox – by the end of the year

Mac users eager to dive into Baldur’s Gate III won’t have to wait long. Larian Studios has confirmed that the full version of the game will be available on macOS starting September 21. Although the game was already available on Apple’s platform as an early access version, it was only ... Read more

Baldur’s Gate III will appear on Xbox in 2023 – a compromise will help

The large-scale role-playing game Baldur’s Gate III will be released on Xbox later this year. This is reported by Engadget with reference to the developer Larian Studios. The main reason for the delay in the release of Baldur’s Gate III on Xbox was Microsoft’s rules regarding the equality of game ... Read more

Age of Empires IV is coming to Xbox consoles and Game Pass subscription

Microsoft is launching Age of Empires IV on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles, as well as Game Pass subscription. The strategy game was announced for Xbox consoles last year with a promise of release in 2023, writes The Verge. The game supports resolutions up to 4K on Xbox ... Read more

Microsoft announced the closure of the Xbox 360 store in July 2024

Microsoft has announced that support for the Xbox 360 Store on consoles and the Xbox 360 Marketplace will end on July 29, 2024. This is stated in the company’s announcement. After this date, users will no longer be able to purchase new games, DLC, and other entertainment content for Xbox ... Read more

New additions to the Xbox/PC Game Pass catalog coming soon

Microsoft announces a new addition to the Xbox/PC Game Pass catalog. The following games will be added to the catalog in late August and early September 2023. Now available: Quake II (Cloud, Xbox Series X|S, PC) Updated classic 3D shooter. Everspace 2 (Cloud, Xbox Series X|S) Space action/RPG from ROCKFISH ... Read more

Xbox Enforcement Strike System – a new system of punishing players for violations from Microsoft

To improve the gaming atmosphere on the platform and fairly punish players for violations, Xbox is introducing a new Enforcement Strike System. These are cumulative penalties that result in a temporary ban, can be appealed to the Support Team, and expire over time. The more punishments a player accumulates, the ... Read more

Which games will be added to the Xbox Game Pass catalog in the coming days

Microsoft has announced a new wave of additions to the Xbox Game Pass game catalog: the following games will be added to it in early August. Already available: Celeste (Cloud, Console, PC) The pixel-graphic platformer that was already in the Xbox Game Pass catalog, left it in 2021 – and ... Read more

The FTC is appealing the court’s decision on Activision Blizzard acquisition

If you haven’t had time to celebrate the California court decision in FTC v. Microsoft case, it’s better to wait a bit, because the Federal Trade Commission has predictably filed an appeal, writes IGN. We should remind you that the court’s decision states that “the FTC has not identified a ... Read more

Microsoft has won the battle in the US to buy Activision Blizzard

A California judge has allowed Microsoft to close its deal to buy Activision Blizzard, reports The Verge. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust case against Microsoft is still ongoing, but Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley heard arguments from both sides and decided to reject the regulator’s request for a preliminary ... Read more

Which games will be added to the Xbox Game Pass catalog in the coming days

Microsoft announced a new wave of additions to the Xbox Game Pass game catalog: the following games will be added to it in July. Already available: Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud, Console) By far the loudest project to join the Xbox Game Pass catalog this month. Unfortunately, it’s not available ... Read more

The head of Xbox Game Studios was ready to “go spend Sony out of business” in game subscriptions

Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty has encouraged CFO Tim Stuart to spend big on game content in 2019 to prepare the company to battle Sony in game subscriptions. This is evidenced by an email that became part of the hearing in the case of the US Federal Trade Commission ... Read more