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These Are All the Games from the Xbox Showcase Confirmed for PS5 | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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12.06.2024

These Are All the Games from the Xbox Showcase Confirmed for PS5 | Push Square

Yesterday’s big Xbox Showcase was stacked with software, but as is often the case with these platform presentations, a large number of the titles on display will be releasing elsewhere. This is true of at least 13 of the titles on offer, with a handful of others still awaiting clarification. Just in case you were curious, these are the games all currently confirmed to release on PS5 from yesterday’s presentation:

Minecraft Gets Native PS5 Version, Bringing It In-Line With Xbox Series X and S - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
21.06.2024

Minecraft Gets Native PS5 Version, Bringing It In-Line With Xbox Series X and S

Minecraft developer Mojang has released a native PlayStation 5 version in preview form, bringing the game in-line with the Xbox Series X and S version.

Microsoft Says Xbox Is Going Big at Gamescom 2024, While Sony and Nintendo Skip the Show - ign.com - Britain - Germany - Diablo
ign.com
20.06.2024

Microsoft Says Xbox Is Going Big at Gamescom 2024, While Sony and Nintendo Skip the Show

Microsoft has announced plans to return to gamescom this year with what it says is its biggest booth ever at the German games show.

Microsoft Now Issuing Redfall Refunds Following Arkane Austin Closure - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
20.06.2024

Microsoft Now Issuing Redfall Refunds Following Arkane Austin Closure

Microsoft is now issuing Redfall refunds a month after it announced the end of development, the cancelation of DLC, and the closure of developer Arkane Austin.

New Fallout Games Won’t Be Rushed, Says Howard; Bethesda Game Studios Had 25 Million Players Last Month - wccftech.com
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17.06.2024

New Fallout Games Won’t Be Rushed, Says Howard; Bethesda Game Studios Had 25 Million Players Last Month

Following the massive success of the Fallout TV show and subsequent resurgence in sales of previous installments, rumors that Microsoft was interested in fast-tracking the next mainline single player game. Even Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer subtly hinted at that possibility in a recent interview.

Sea of Thieves Topped PS5’s Download Charts for May in US and Europe - gamingbolt.com - Usa - Canada
gamingbolt.com
17.06.2024

Sea of Thieves Topped PS5’s Download Charts for May in US and Europe

Until not too long ago, it would have been difficult to imagine Microsoft releasing a major first-party Xbox game like Sea of Thieves on PlayStation, but now, not only is Rare’s multiplayer pirate game available on the PS5, it’s also consistently thriving.

Xbox’s multiplatform strategy is already paying off - digitaltrends.com - Canada - Eu
digitaltrends.com
14.06.2024

Xbox’s multiplatform strategy is already paying off

If recent numbers are anything to go by, Xbox’s recent strategy change, which involves porting some first-party Xbox games to other competing consoles, has already been successful after just a few months.

Xbox’s Sea of Thieves was PS5’s most downloaded game in May - videogameschronicle.com - Usa - state Indiana
videogameschronicle.com
14.06.2024

Xbox’s Sea of Thieves was PS5’s most downloaded game in May

Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves was the most downloaded PlayStation 5 game in both the US and Europe last month.

Tango Gameworks employee shares pictures from the Xbox studio’s final day - videogameschronicle.com - Japan - city Tokyo
videogameschronicle.com
14.06.2024

Tango Gameworks employee shares pictures from the Xbox studio’s final day

Tango Gameworks has officially closed its doors, meaning ZeniMax Asia is no more.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says DOOM Franchise Is Something That 'Everyone Deserves to Play' | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia
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12.06.2024

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says DOOM Franchise Is Something That 'Everyone Deserves to Play' | Push Square

DOOM: The Dark Ages was just revealed and looks absolutely spectacular. In fantastic news for the PlayStation faithful, id Software's next explosive shooter has been announced as coming to PS5 on day one, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has revealed to whom we owe this good fortune.

Xbox Really Wasn't Happy with PlayStation's Call of Duty Marketing Deal | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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12.06.2024

Xbox Really Wasn't Happy with PlayStation's Call of Duty Marketing Deal | Push Square

Microsoft has spent $69 billion on Activision Blizzard, so now it calls the shots when it comes to juggernaut franchise, Call of Duty. Of course, previously, starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in 2015, Sony had marketing dibs on the series, which meant it could advertise annual entries in the FPS outing specifically for PS4 and latterly PS5. It also would enjoy some small benefits, like early access to betas, exclusive cosmetics, and, in some instances, even extra modes.

Xbox Bigwig Confirms Many More Microsoft Games Are Coming to PS5 | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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12.06.2024

Xbox Bigwig Confirms Many More Microsoft Games Are Coming to PS5 | Push Square

Phil Spencer, the talkative head honcho of Xbox, has confirmed his company will be bringing more of its games to other platforms, like PS5. After its bemusing business meeting earlier in the year, the executive would only officially commit to four ports, all of which are already available: Sea of Thieves, Grounded, Pentiment, and Hi-Fi Rush. It’s since shuttered the studio behind the last title, alongside other fan favourite teams, such as Arkane Austin.

Xbox Explains Why It Shuttered Beloved Hi-Fi Rush Developer | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Japan
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12.06.2024

Xbox Explains Why It Shuttered Beloved Hi-Fi Rush Developer | Push Square

Hi-Fi Rush released on PS5 earlier this year to the same kind of critical acclaim it had already received on Xbox Series X|S and PC – then Microsoft decided to unceremoniously shut the studio down. Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who has been curiously quiet in the aftermath of the closure, piped up during an IGN interview overnight, explaining that he has to run a “sustainable” business.

Lego Horizon Adventures shows even PlayStation knows growth lies beyond your own platform | Opinion - gamesindustry.biz - state Indiana
gamesindustry.biz
11.06.2024

Lego Horizon Adventures shows even PlayStation knows growth lies beyond your own platform | Opinion

The unveiling of Lego Horizon Adventures was not a surprise. As is often the case around major debuts, hints and details had leaked out in the days before.

The weapons in Doom: The Dark Ages are big, bold, and bear exceptionally silly names: "It's called the Skull Crusher because it crushes skulls" - gamesradar.com - county Martin
gamesradar.com
11.06.2024

The weapons in Doom: The Dark Ages are big, bold, and bear exceptionally silly names: "It's called the Skull Crusher because it crushes skulls"

Developer id Software revealed Doom: The Dark Ages at the Xbox Games Showcase with a sizzling debut trailer, and a couple of the new weapons have left something of a lasting impression. Speaking at Summer Game Fest, studio creative director Hugo Martin says the studio set out to "make the weapons feel like the most powerful you've ever held in a Doom game, like that Skull Crusher you saw in the teaser."

‘I think we should have a handheld too’, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
10.06.2024

‘I think we should have a handheld too’, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer

Xbox boss Phil Spencer appears to have all but confirmed speculation that Microsoft is considering launching a handheld gaming device.

Xbox “Should Have a Handheld,” Says Phil Spencer - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
10.06.2024

Xbox “Should Have a Handheld,” Says Phil Spencer

During IGN Live 2024, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer spoke about the future of gaming on Xbox. When asked about an Xbox handheld, Spencer said that “we should have a handheld”. It is important to note, however, that Spencer hasn’t made any official confirmation about an Xbox handheld device yet.

Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks Closures Were “Hard Decisions” Made for “Sustainable Business” – Phil Spencer - gamingbolt.com - city Tokyo
gamingbolt.com
10.06.2024

Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks Closures Were “Hard Decisions” Made for “Sustainable Business” – Phil Spencer

In an interview with IGN, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has addressed some of the criticisms caught by the company because of its recent studio closures, including Hi-Fi Rush developer Tango Gameworks. According to Spencer, the decision to shut the studios down were hard ones made to keep the business sustainable.

Xbox Will Bring More Games to Other Platforms – Phil Spencer - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
10.06.2024

Xbox Will Bring More Games to Other Platforms – Phil Spencer

In an interview with IGN during IGN Live 2024, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirmed that more first-party Xbox titles will be making their way on to other platforms. The confirmation comes after the recent success of titles like Sea of Thieves and Hi-Fi Rush after they got released on PS5. Obsidian Entertainment’s Grounded and Pentiment also recently received multiplatform releases.

Fallout 5 May Release Sooner Than Anticipated, Thanks to the Success of the TV Show - wccftech.com - state Indiana - county Jones - county Story
wccftech.com
10.06.2024

Fallout 5 May Release Sooner Than Anticipated, Thanks to the Success of the TV Show

Fallout 5 may release sooner than anticipated, thanks to the smashing success of the Amazon Prime Video TV show, judging from some recent comments from Phil Spencer.

Xbox Handheld Teased by Phil Spencer, Who Also Confirms More First Party Games Coming to Other Consoles - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
10.06.2024

Xbox Handheld Teased by Phil Spencer, Who Also Confirms More First Party Games Coming to Other Consoles

Following the Xbox Game Showcase 2024, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer was interviewed by Ryan McCaffrey on the IGN Live stream.

Microsoft ‘Is by No Means Abandoning’ the Stories Told in Gears 4 and 5, Despite Decision to Do a Prequel Next - ign.com
ign.com
10.06.2024

Microsoft ‘Is by No Means Abandoning’ the Stories Told in Gears 4 and 5, Despite Decision to Do a Prequel Next

After the announcement of Gears of War: E-Day during the Xbox Games Showcase. some fans expressed concern that Microsoft and Gears developer The Coalition were walking away from the story set out in Gears 4 and the most recent game in the series, Gears 5.

‘I have to run a sustainable business’: Xbox’s Phil Spencer discusses Tango closure - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
10.06.2024

‘I have to run a sustainable business’: Xbox’s Phil Spencer discusses Tango closure

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has spoken publicly about last month’s decision to close four Bethesda studios.

Phil Spencer says Xbox’s aim with COD is to give players choice, not ‘do slimy platform things’ - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
10.06.2024

Phil Spencer says Xbox’s aim with COD is to give players choice, not ‘do slimy platform things’

Phil Spencer has reiterated Xbox‘s aim to make Call of Duty available to all players, making a second allusion to previous PlayStation COD practice in the process.

Xbox boss Spencer says layoffs and studio closures part of running "sustainable business" - pcgamesinsider.biz
pcgamesinsider.biz
10.06.2024

Xbox boss Spencer says layoffs and studio closures part of running "sustainable business"

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has commented on the recent wave of layoffs at studio closures at the company's stable of developers. 

Phil Spencer on studio closures: "I have to run a sustainable business" - gamesindustry.biz - Usa - Los Angeles
gamesindustry.biz
10.06.2024

Phil Spencer on studio closures: "I have to run a sustainable business"

Microsoft's Phil Spencer has addressed the backlash to Xbox's recent studio closures, emphasising that there were "hard decisions" that needed to be made "to run a sustainable business."

Phil Spencer Briefly Explains the Decision to Bring Doom: The Dark Ages to PlayStation 5 Live 2024 - ign.com
ign.com
09.06.2024

Phil Spencer Briefly Explains the Decision to Bring Doom: The Dark Ages to PlayStation 5 Live 2024

Xbox head Phil Spencer stopped by IGN Live for a chat following today's Xbox Showcase, talking about some of the biggest reveals and announcements. One of those was not only the reveal of Doom: The Dark Ages, but the announcement that it would be coming to PlayStation 5 as well.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Addresses Studio Closures Live 2024 - ign.com
ign.com
09.06.2024

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Addresses Studio Closures Live 2024

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has addressed the recent closure of a number of studios at Microsoft's gaming business, insisting he has to make "hard decisions" to run a sustainable business.

COD: Black Ops 6 release date confirmed for October – multiplayer, zombies and more - thesixthaxis.com
thesixthaxis.com
09.06.2024

COD: Black Ops 6 release date confirmed for October – multiplayer, zombies and more

COD: Black Ops 6 is coming out on 25th October, and will remain a cross-generation release across PS5 and PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and PC. It will also launch straight into Xbox Game Pass.

Fable gets a gameplay trailer and a release window - videogameschronicle.com - Britain
videogameschronicle.com
09.06.2024

Fable gets a gameplay trailer and a release window

A new trailer for Fable has been released, this time showing some gameplay.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 sets a release date for the end of October, open beta on the way - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
09.06.2024

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 sets a release date for the end of October, open beta on the way

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will release this October, including a day one launch on Game Pass, with an open beta on the way - and it’s certainly looking like a Call of Duty game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Trailer Showcases Campaign, Gulf War Setting, and More - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
09.06.2024

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Trailer Showcases Campaign, Gulf War Setting, and More

Call of Duty is by far the biggest gaming property that Microsoft now owns, so it was no surprise to see it kicking off the recent Xbox Games Showcase. The show started with a new trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, focusing on its single player campaign, showing its 90s setting, central Gulf War conflict, a number of familiar characters, and more. Check out the trailer below.

State of Decay 3 Trailer to Debut at Xbox Showcase, According to Leak - ign.com
ign.com
08.06.2024

State of Decay 3 Trailer to Debut at Xbox Showcase, According to Leak

State of Decay 3 will be one of the games shown off at tomorrow's Xbox Showcase, according to a fresh leak today.

An Xbox Portable Could Save The Series S Or Kill It Forever - screenrant.com
screenrant.com
07.06.2024

An Xbox Portable Could Save The Series S Or Kill It Forever

The upcoming Xbox Games Showcase may reveal Microsoft’s next console, and if the rumors surrounding it are correct, the Xbox Portable will avoid the mistakes of the lackluster PlayStation Portal. Despite the Portal’s financial success, its longevity is dubious, as an expensive gadget with the singular function of streaming games from a PlayStation console. PlayStation fans have been able to do this on their mobile devices and computers for some time thanks to the PS Remote Play app, and the officially licensed Backbone controller offers ideal tactile controls for mobile users, making the Portal entirely pointless.

Xbox Showcase 2024: UK time, how to watch and predictions - radiotimes.com - Britain - state Indiana
radiotimes.com
07.06.2024

Xbox Showcase 2024: UK time, how to watch and predictions

The Summer Game Fest is here, and its biggest show – aside from the main Summer Game Fest Showcase itself – is the Xbox Showcase 2024 live stream.

Microsoft is reportedly considering bringing a new Halo Combat Evolved remaster to PS5 - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
07.06.2024

Microsoft is reportedly considering bringing a new Halo Combat Evolved remaster to PS5

Microsoft is reportedly considering bringing a newly remastered version of Halo Combat Evolved to PlayStation.

Gears 6, Xbox Handheld and Doom: What to Expect From the Xbox Showcase - ign.com
ign.com
06.06.2024

Gears 6, Xbox Handheld and Doom: What to Expect From the Xbox Showcase

With the PlayStation State of Play done, Nintendo and Xbox still have yet to show their hand during this summer of gaming. Next up, Microsoft kicks off its Xbox Games Showcase on June 8, followed immediately after by a big reveal for the next Call of Duty. While we already know the next Call of Duty is set to be Black Ops 6, there’s plenty from the main show that remains a mystery and rife for speculation.

This is the most important showcase in Xbox’s history - polygon.com - state Indiana
polygon.com
05.06.2024

This is the most important showcase in Xbox’s history

In theory, Microsoft approaches this week’s Summer Game Fest and the annual Xbox showcase on June 9 from a position of fantastic strength: Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard has supercharged the revenues of its gaming division and turned it into a super-publisher the likes of which the game industry has never seen. It now owns an astonishing war chest of hall-of-fame gaming properties that includes Call of Duty, Minecraft, Warcraft, Halo, Fallout, Diablo, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Gears of War, Forza, and much, much more.

Xbox Games Showcase Might Feature a Shadow-Dropped 1st Party Game; Xbox Portable Likely to Be Teased - wccftech.com - Spain - state Indiana
wccftech.com
04.06.2024

Xbox Games Showcase Might Feature a Shadow-Dropped 1st Party Game; Xbox Portable Likely to Be Teased

With Sony's State of Play over and a Nintendo Direct possibly coming later this month, all eyes are focused on Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase, which is slated to go live on Sunday, June 9, at 10 AM Pacific Time.

Spyro remake devs are officially "partnering with Xbox" on their next game, and the teaser already has fans convinced it's a new Spyro game - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
01.06.2024

Spyro remake devs are officially "partnering with Xbox" on their next game, and the teaser already has fans convinced it's a new Spyro game

The rumored partnership between Xbox and Toys for Bob is now official, and fans of Spyro are already latching onto the tiniest clues in hopes that a new entry in the beloved platformer series is on the way.

Redfall's Final Update Is Live, Bringing With It Offline Mode, DLSS 3, and More - ign.com
ign.com
30.05.2024

Redfall's Final Update Is Live, Bringing With It Offline Mode, DLSS 3, and More

Redfall's final update, which was announced following Microsoft's closure of developer Arkane Austin, is here, adding a myriad of quality-of-life overhauls to the game, such as an offline mode, DLSS3, and single-player pausing.

AAA Games Are in an ‘Awkward Middle Ground’ Right Now, Says XCOM’s Jake Solomon - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
25.05.2024

AAA Games Are in an ‘Awkward Middle Ground’ Right Now, Says XCOM’s Jake Solomon

Gaming in general and AAA gaming in particular are going through a rough patch. While 2023 was a stellar year when it came to well-received AAA releases, the constant rise of game budgets (with Marvel's Spider-Man 2 rumored to have cost $300 million to make) is literally eating into the margins of publishers and developers alike. In February 2024, Sony Chief Operating Officer (COO) and SIE interim Chairman Hiroki Totoki explicitly said a more aggressive multiplatform release plan on PC would have to be enacted to improve the operating profit.

Xbox Showcase Will be Interesting for “Xbox 360-Era JRPGs”, It’s Been Claimed - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
22.05.2024

Xbox Showcase Will be Interesting for “Xbox 360-Era JRPGs”, It’s Been Claimed

Next month's planned Xbox Showcase will be interesting for fans of the Xbox 360-era JRPGs, it's been claimed.

Microsoft Reportedly Approves New Game From Hellblade 2 Developer Ninja Theory - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
21.05.2024

Microsoft Reportedly Approves New Game From Hellblade 2 Developer Ninja Theory

Microsoft has reportedly approved a new game from Hellblade 2 developer Ninja Theory and has no plans to close the studio.

Xbox has reportedly greenlit Ninja Theory’s next game - videogameschronicle.com - Britain - city Tokyo
videogameschronicle.com
20.05.2024

Xbox has reportedly greenlit Ninja Theory’s next game

Xbox has reportedly greenlit the next game from Hellblade developer Ninja Theory.

New Xbox Console Leaks Hint At Big Change In Strategy For Next Generation - screenrant.com
screenrant.com
20.05.2024

New Xbox Console Leaks Hint At Big Change In Strategy For Next Generation

A leaker has claimed that Microsoft is already preparing its next Xbox console for launch. While that isn't surprising in and of itself, as console makers start prepping their next systems once a new one releases, the leaker claims that the next console will release far sooner than projections felt it would.

Call of Duty 2024 Coming to Game Pass is a Done Deal According to the Wall Street Journal - wccftech.com - Diablo
wccftech.com
17.05.2024

Call of Duty 2024 Coming to Game Pass is a Done Deal According to the Wall Street Journal

Is Call of Duty coming to Xbox Game Pass? When Microsoft first began pursuing it’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, many assumed using Call of Duty to bolster Game Pass was one of their goals, but things have changed since then. Game Pass growth has slowed, badly missing growth targets, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has admitted there’s a ceiling to its success. While some Activision Blizzard games like Diablo IV have been added to Game Pass, recent reports suggested that Microsoft was still “evaluating” whether to do the same with the headliner that is Call of Duty.

Redfall will get a final update that adds an offline mode - digitaltrends.com
digitaltrends.com
17.05.2024

Redfall will get a final update that adds an offline mode

Despite news that Microsoft was stopping development on Redfalland closing its studio, Arkane Austin, the game will get one final update.

This year’s Call of Duty will go straight to Game Pass, report says - polygon.com
polygon.com
17.05.2024

This year’s Call of Duty will go straight to Game Pass, report says

Microsoft intends to put its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard to use by releasing the next Call of Duty game directly on its Game Pass subscription service, the Wall Street Journal reports. The WSJ says the plan will be announced at Xbox’s annual summer showcase on June 9.

The next Call of Duty will reportedly hit Game Pass on its release day - engadget.com
engadget.com
17.05.2024

The next Call of Duty will reportedly hit Game Pass on its release day

Recent reports suggested that Microsoft executives had been debating for some time whether to put new Call of Duty games onto Game Pass on day one (i.e. on their release day). That seems like something it should have figured out before spending $68.7 billion on CoD publisher Activision Blizzard, but it seems that Microsoft has finally reached a decision. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company will indeed bring the next Call of Duty title directly to Game Pass when it arrives later this year.

Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Reportedly Set to Launch Straight Into Xbox Game Pass - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
17.05.2024

Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Reportedly Set to Launch Straight Into Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft will soon announce its intention to release this year’s mainline Call of Duty game straight into Game Pass, according to a new report.

Fans Positively Review Bomb Hi-Fi Rush in Wake of Xbox’s Closure of Tango Gameworks | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia - county Rush - county Wake
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17.05.2024

Fans Positively Review Bomb Hi-Fi Rush in Wake of Xbox’s Closure of Tango Gameworks | Push Square

In a development you don't see every day, following the closure of Hi-Fi Rush developer Tango Gameworks, swarms of fans have expressed their outrage by positively review bombing the game on Steam. This reverse review bombing campaign has resulted in several thousand Positive new reviews rising to the top since the news of Bethesda's Microsoft-mandated restructure broke last week.

Vengeful Fallout 76 Players Keep Nuking Xbox Boss Phil Spencer's Camp | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia - county Spencer
pushsquare.com
17.05.2024

Vengeful Fallout 76 Players Keep Nuking Xbox Boss Phil Spencer's Camp | Push Square

Following a devastating week of Bethesda studio closures, which coincides with the Fallout franchise's recent bump in popularity (thanks to Amazon's excellent adaptation), it was only natural for the pressure to erupt somewhere. In a legitimately hilarious turn, vengeful Fallout 76 players have been venting their spleens on Phil Spencer's in-game encampment, repeatedly detonating nukes on top of it, reducing the surrounding landscape into an (even more) uninhabitable wasteland.

State of Decay 3 Is Reportedly Coming Along ‘Very, Very Well’ - wccftech.com - county Story
wccftech.com
11.05.2024

State of Decay 3 Is Reportedly Coming Along ‘Very, Very Well’

It's been a rough week for Xbox following multiple studio closures decided by Microsoft and the severe blowback from fans and fellow developers alike, not to mention reports of Perfect Dark having a rough time, but a new rumor suggests State of Decay 3, at least, might be coming along well.

New Fallout 4 Update Packing New Graphic Options, Improvements & Fixes Releases Next Week; #1 Selling UK Game - wccftech.com - Britain - county Spencer
wccftech.com
10.05.2024

New Fallout 4 Update Packing New Graphic Options, Improvements & Fixes Releases Next Week; #1 Selling UK Game

Bethesda is rolling out a new Fallout 4 update across all platforms on May 13, packing new graphic options, fixes, performance improvements, and more.

Microsoft Provides Update on Call of Duty for Game Pass - gamerant.com - state Indiana
gamerant.com
10.05.2024

Microsoft Provides Update on Call of Duty for Game Pass

Xbox president Sarah Bond has confirmed that the company will continue to launch its first-party games, including Activision titles like Call of Duty, on Game Pass. This news comes in the midst of a period of uncertainty over the subscription service, as recent reports claimed that Microsoft was internally debating whether new Call of Duty titles should be launched on Xbox Game Pass.

Fallout 76 player who nuked Phil Spencer says it was nothing personal: "He was the final boss in my eyes - In an RPG I prefer to be the bad guy" - gamesradar.com - county Spencer
gamesradar.com
10.05.2024

Fallout 76 player who nuked Phil Spencer says it was nothing personal: "He was the final boss in my eyes - In an RPG I prefer to be the bad guy"

The Fallout 76 player who nuked Phil Spencer's in-game camp wasn't protesting the recent closure of Bethesda studios but had instead been planning the attack for weeks.

Xbox to Launch Mobile Store via Web in July; Microsoft Sees ‘Tremendous Growth’ in Cloud Gaming - wccftech.com - county Cloud
wccftech.com
10.05.2024

Xbox to Launch Mobile Store via Web in July; Microsoft Sees ‘Tremendous Growth’ in Cloud Gaming

President of Xbox Sarah Bond announced during yesterday's Bloomberg Tech talk with Dina Bass that the long-awaited Xbox mobile store will debut this July via Web (to avoid the limitations of the App Store and Play Store while regulators around the world enforce new guidelines). The first games to be added to the store will be Microsoft-owned franchises, like Minecraft and Candy Crush, though the store will be opened to partners shortly afterward.

Microsoft Is Launching Its Own Mobile Game Store - gamerant.com - state Indiana - Eu - county Spencer
gamerant.com
10.05.2024

Microsoft Is Launching Its Own Mobile Game Store

Microsoft is officially entering the mobile gaming store scene this summer. With the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard-King formalized, the legal precedent of Epic vs. Apple settled, and the European Union disrupting the digital market, Microsoft and Xbox believe the time is right to vie for a piece of the market.

Xbox President Sarah Bond Responds to Bethesda Studio Cuts, Points to Lack of Industry Growth and Need to Manage the Business 'Through This Moment of Transition' - ign.com - San Francisco
ign.com
10.05.2024

Xbox President Sarah Bond Responds to Bethesda Studio Cuts, Points to Lack of Industry Growth and Need to Manage the Business 'Through This Moment of Transition'

Xbox president Sarah Bond has responded to questions about Microsoft’s decision to shut a number of much-loved studios this week, insisting it was about ensuring the Xbox business remains healthy for the long-term during what she called “this moment of transition.”

Limited Run Says Hi-Fi Rush Physical Edition Is Still a Go After Tango Gameworks Closure - ign.com
ign.com
09.05.2024

Limited Run Says Hi-Fi Rush Physical Edition Is Still a Go After Tango Gameworks Closure

After Microsoft unexpectedly announced it closed Hi-Fi Rush developer Tango Gameworks, some wondered whether the previously announced physical version of the game would ever see the light of day. But don't worry — despite Tango Gameworks' closure, Limited Run Games is still planning to release a physical edition of the studio's final project.

Xbox exec tells staff they want more smaller games just like Hi-Fi Rush, one day after closing its studio - thesixthaxis.com - Japan
thesixthaxis.com
09.05.2024

Xbox exec tells staff they want more smaller games just like Hi-Fi Rush, one day after closing its studio

In one of the most double-think statements ever made outside of George Orwell’s 1984, Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty has told employees that “We need smaller games that give us prestige and awards,” just one day after closing down the game studio that was responsible for the prestigious award-winning game, Hi-Fi Rush.

Fallout 76 Player Shows Their Disapproval for the Closing of Tango Gameworks and Arkane Austin by Nuking Phil Spencer’s Camp - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
09.05.2024

Fallout 76 Player Shows Their Disapproval for the Closing of Tango Gameworks and Arkane Austin by Nuking Phil Spencer’s Camp

A Fallout 76 player may have found a rather creative way to show their disapproval for Xbox closing down Tango Gameworks and Arkane Austin.

More Xbox studio cuts likely to follow Tango and Arkane Austin, and Game Pass looks like the culprit - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
09.05.2024

More Xbox studio cuts likely to follow Tango and Arkane Austin, and Game Pass looks like the culprit

Like us, you’re probably still reeling from Tuesday’s news that Hi-Fi Rush studio Tango and Prey’s Arkane Austin are getting shuttered by Microsoft. According to Bloomberg, these closures were just a part of a “widespread cost-cutting initiative” that’s still underway. All signs point towards more cuts to come, basically. ZeniMax studios seem to be the main target.

Fallout 76 Fans Nuke Phil Spencer Following Xbox Studio Closures - thegamer.com - county Spencer
thegamer.com
09.05.2024

Fallout 76 Fans Nuke Phil Spencer Following Xbox Studio Closures

Xbox closed down four studios this week, including The Evil Within developer Tango Gameworks and Dishonored developer Arkane Austin. The backlash has been overwhelming, and Matt Booty only added fuel to the fire yesterday when he said that the company needs "smaller games that give us prestige and awards", perfectly describing Tango's recently released Hi-Fi Rush.

Microsoft Still Evaluating Whether to Put CoD on Game Pass (and a Game Pass Price Increase), Hellblade II PS5 - wccftech.com - Usa - Diablo
wccftech.com
09.05.2024

Microsoft Still Evaluating Whether to Put CoD on Game Pass (and a Game Pass Price Increase), Hellblade II PS5

Following the unexpected move to shut down three game studios and merge another with ZeniMax Online, we learned that Microsoft is still planning more cuts to its Xbox division. But that's not the full extent of the company's re-evaluation of its gaming strategy.

Xbox Game Pass, PS Plus and Other Gaming Subscription Spending Up Only 1 Percent Over 2023 - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
08.05.2024

Xbox Game Pass, PS Plus and Other Gaming Subscription Spending Up Only 1 Percent Over 2023

For a while in the late 2010/early 2020s, it seemed liked gaming subscriptions may be the future of the hobby. Microsoft certainly wanted us to think it was the future, pushing Xbox Game Pass every chance they got, and Sony eventually joined the party with their own expanded PlayStation Plus service.

Microsoft Shuts Down Hi-Fi Rush Developer Tango Gameworks, Redfall Maker Arkane Austin, Other Bethesda Studios - gadgets.ndtv.com - city Tokyo - state Indiana - county Rush - Austin
gadgets.ndtv.com
08.05.2024

Microsoft Shuts Down Hi-Fi Rush Developer Tango Gameworks, Redfall Maker Arkane Austin, Other Bethesda Studios

Microsoft has shuttered several Bethesda-owned game studios, including Hi-Fi Rush developer Tango Gameworks and Redfall maker Arkane Austin, in order to shift focus on to its “priority games”. The Xbox parent is also closing Alpha Dog Games, makers of the mobile game Mighty Doom, while Roundhouse Studios, which also contributed to Redfall development, will be absorbed by ZeniMax Online Studios. The development, initially reported by IGN, was confirmed by affected studios Tango Gameworks and Arkane in separate posts on X late Tuesday. The shutdowns come months after Microsoft announced layoffs at Xbox and Activision Blizzard earlier this year, which made 1,900 roles redundant.

Arkane Austin Was Working on a Big Redfall Update for May Before Microsoft Ditched the Game and Closed the Studio - ign.com
ign.com
07.05.2024

Arkane Austin Was Working on a Big Redfall Update for May Before Microsoft Ditched the Game and Closed the Studio

The now abandoned Redfall had a roadmap of support that was being actively worked on before Microsoft scrapped all development and closed its developer, IGN can reveal.

Ex-Blizzard boss says Phil Spencer will be ‘hurting as much as anyone else’ over Xbox studio closures - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
07.05.2024

Ex-Blizzard boss says Phil Spencer will be ‘hurting as much as anyone else’ over Xbox studio closures

Former Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra has claimed that Xbox head Phil Spencer will be hurting “as much as anyone else” following the closure of four first-party studios.

Tango And Arkane Devs Speak Out Following Studio Closures - thegamer.com - city Tokyo
thegamer.com
07.05.2024

Tango And Arkane Devs Speak Out Following Studio Closures

Earlier today, it was announced that Xbox will be closing multiple studios under its umbrella, including Tango Gameworks and Arkane Austin. Despite having made several high-profile titles between them, including Hi-Fi Rush, Ghostwire: Tokyo, The Evil Within series, Prey (2018), and Redfall, Xbox explained that it will be shutting the studios to funnel more cash into "high-impact" titles from Bethesda.

Deathloop Director Says Arkane Austin Closure a “F**king Gut Stab,” Redfall Development Done - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
07.05.2024

Deathloop Director Says Arkane Austin Closure a “F**king Gut Stab,” Redfall Development Done

Today opened with rather shocking news, as Microsoft announced a number of their studios were being shuttered including Arkane Austin (Prey, Redfall), Tango Gameworks (The Evil Within, Hi-Fi Rush), Alpha Dog Games, and Roundhouse Studios. Considering the recent success of some of these studios (Hi-Fi Rush was the most widely-acclaimed game Xbox had put out in recent years) and the general pro-developer message Phil Spencer and other Xbox execs tried to send while on their studio shopping spree over the pass few years, this has caught many off guard.

Xbox is Giving Up on Redfall - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
07.05.2024

Xbox is Giving Up on Redfall

In an announcement made on May 7, Xbox stated that it is ending all development on Redfall. In the same memo, Xbox also announced the closure of Arkane Austin, the developer of the game. Redfall’s developer wasn’t the only studio shut down, as several others are also shutting their doors.

Microsoft closing Redfall, Hi-Fi Rush studios among other cuts - polygon.com - city Tokyo
polygon.com
07.05.2024

Microsoft closing Redfall, Hi-Fi Rush studios among other cuts

Microsoft is closing four Bethesda studios: Redfall developer Arkane Austin, Mighty Doom developer Alpha Dog Studios, Hi-Fi Rush developer Tango Gameworks, and support studio Roundhouse Games. Xbox Game Studios leader Matt Booty announced the news to staff in an email Tuesday citing a reprioritization of “high-impact titles,” according to IGN. Arkane, Alpha Dog, and Tango Gameworks confirmed the closures on their respective X accounts.

Redfall Development Has Ended, Servers to Remain Online - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
07.05.2024

Redfall Development Has Ended, Servers to Remain Online

Redfall celebrated its first anniversary recently, with fans questioning the lack of information on DLC characters promised with the Hero Pass. With Microsoft shutting down Arkane Austin, the co-op shooter’s November update is the last, and development has officially ceased.

Redfall will get no further updates, players who paid for DLC will get ‘make good offers’ - videogameschronicle.com - state Texas
videogameschronicle.com
07.05.2024

Redfall will get no further updates, players who paid for DLC will get ‘make good offers’

Redfall will receive no further updates, as Microsoft “ends all development” on the game.

Xbox is shutting down Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks and two other Bethesda studios - videogameschronicle.com - Japan - city Tokyo
videogameschronicle.com
07.05.2024

Xbox is shutting down Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks and two other Bethesda studios

Xbox is closing down four Bethesda studios, including Redfall developer Arkane Austin and Hi-Fi Rush studio Tango Gameworks.

‘A f***ing gut stab’: Arkane boss criticises Microsoft execs for studio closures - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
07.05.2024

‘A f***ing gut stab’: Arkane boss criticises Microsoft execs for studio closures

Arkane Lyon boss Dinga Bakaba has publicly criticised Microsoft executives for their decision to close several studios, including its Austin studio, calling the news “a fucking gut stab”.

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