Xbox Series S Wins Black Friday in the US
Czarus, 28 November 2021, 22:50
According to the latest data, the best-selling console in the U.S. on Black Friday is the Xbox Series S. It surpassed the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.
Xbox Series S Sales Exceed Expectations Outstripping Series X
Milosz Szubert, 18 November 2021, 15:41
According to data from analyst firm Ampere, the Xbox Series S console is selling better than its more powerful brother, the Xbox Series X, in „several key markets”. Microsoft's consoles, however, lag behind the PlayStation 5.
Cloud Gaming Officially Available on Xbox Consoles
Miriam Moszczynska, 17 November 2021, 23:05
Xbox Cloud Gaming beta launched today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles. The service is available to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, and enables them to, among other things, test games without having to install them.
Xbox Brand Records Its Best Fiscal Q1 in History
Maycuzai, 27 October 2021, 22:08
The Xbox brand recorded the best first fiscal quarter in its entire history. It owes this to, among other things, an increase in the popularity of consoles and services. Additionally, Microsoft revealed its investment plan.
'We Bet on Games and Software, and Leave VR to Competition,' Xbox Boss on Company's Plans
Hubert Sledziewski, 20 October 2021, 15:42
Xbox brand chief Phil Spencer has stated that he admires what Sony is doing in the field of VR technology, but he and his company will not be going in that direction for now. This is because their focus is on creating new software and games, as well as acquiring more studios.
Phil Spencer Predicts Further Problems With Console Supply in 2022
Jacob Blazewicz, 01 October 2021, 15:31
Would-be buyers of 9th-gen platforms shouldn't expect things to improve. Phil Spencer believes that the problems with console supply will be felt even next year.
Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5 and More With Dolby Vision Support on Xbox Series X|S
Maycuzai, 28 September 2021, 20:28
Xbox Series S|X consoles are now able to support Dolby Vision technology in video games. Thanks to it we can expect much more realistic reproduction of colors in our favorite titles.
New Xbox as Early as 2022? Microsoft May Want to Shock Sony
Hubert Sledziewski, 08 September 2021, 17:42
News has emerged online that Microsoft is preparing an upgraded version of the Xbox Series S console for 2022. It would offer more power than the standard XSS at a price lower than Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series X - Halo Limited Edition Fell Prey to Scalpers
Hubert Sledziewski, 27 August 2021, 22:21
Limited Halo edition of the Xbox Series X console fell prey to scalpers. Heavily overpriced offers on pre-purchased hardware appeared on auction websites.
PS1 Games on Xbox Series X and S in 4K and 60 FPS
Hubert Sledziewski, 18 August 2021, 19:13
The creators of the Modern Vintage Gamer channel on YouTube have used the Xbox Series S console to emulate the first PlayStation. Thanks to the properties of the software and the power of the new hardware, the games run at 4K and 60 fps.
Xbox Series X Test Update Introduces 4K Interface
Paul Musiolik, 17 August 2021, 13:56
Xbox Series X has received a test system update. Alpha Skip 2109.210813-2200 adds support for high-resolution interface.
Even Microsoft Laughs at the Name Xbox Series X
Arkadiusz Strzala, 13 August 2021, 16:14
Microsoft has some distance from its own branding and naming. A slightly belated, but recently published original meme regarding the Xbox Series X console is proof of that.
First Impressions From Xbox's Night Mode
Arkadiusz Strzala, 09 August 2021, 16:22
Microsoft is testing Night Mode on the Xbox console. This mode introduces changes in image color taking care of player health at night. A treat also for those who like the color orange.
Xbox Series X/S are the Fastest-selling Consoles in Microsoft's History
Gacek, 28 July 2021, 11:35
Xbox Series X/S consoles have been selling very well since their launch last year, with an estimated 6.5 million units purchased to date.
Phil Spencer Praises PS5's DualSense and Thinks About Upgrades to Xbox Controller
Michael Kulakowski, 14 July 2021, 19:04
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's gaming division, spoke positively on PlayStation 5's controller, and hinted that he's not ruling out a new version of the Xbox Series X|S gamepad in the future that would take advantage of the competition's ideas.
Xbox Bosses: „Games are What Matters, Not Business Models”
Hubert Sledziewski, 13 July 2021, 19:30
Xbox brand chief Phil Spencer and Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty have given an extensive interview to the Guardian. The men admitted that they intend to take risks when developing future games, including single-player productions, not all of which are to be supported long after release.
Dark Souls 3 Finally in 60 fps on Xbox Series X/S Thanks to FPS Boost
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 July 2021, 13:05
Dark Souls III is the next game to receive FPS Boost support on the Series X/S Xboxes. Thanks to this, the last installment of the iconic trilogy finally enables us to play at 60 fps on Microsoft consoles.
Microsoft Wants Prettier Games With More FPS, Hires AI Specialist for the Job
Qskan, 07 July 2021, 15:12
Microsoft intends to bring upscaling technology to Xbox Series X|S consoles. New software employees are being sought for this purpose.
Xbox's Phil Spencer: What Counts is Player Engagement, Not Game Sales
Milosz Szubert, 30 June 2021, 19:50
Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, was recently a guest on the Unlocked podcast hosted by IGN. During the conversation, Spencer talked about, among other things, the lessons Microsoft has learned from the Xbox One era, and what the future may hold for the platform and the Xbox Game Studios family.
Microsoft is Already Working on Successors to Xbox Series X/S
Christian Pieniazek, 10 June 2021, 17:53
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Series X/S are not its last consoles. The Redmond giant is already working on new devices, but we will have to wait a long time before get or even see them.
The Ascent Devs on Visuals and Xbox Series X
Bart Swiatek, 25 May 2021, 10:56
The developers of The Ascent - Neon Giant Studios - have promised that their work will push the boundaries of what's possible on consoles when it comes to graphics. On Xbox Series X, the beautiful visuals are to be accompanied by good performance.
PS5 Sales Exceed Xbox Series X/S in Q1, Analysts Claims
Milosz Szubert, 21 May 2021, 14:45
According to data from independent analytics group Ampere Analysis, the PlayStation 5 sold more than twice as well as the Xbox Series X/S in the first quarter of this year. However, both of these platforms were clearly beaten by the Nintendo Switch.
Xboxes Bring Losses, so Microsoft Won't Cut Margin From Game Sales
Hubert Sledziewski, 06 May 2021, 19:42
During the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, a Microsoft representative admitted that the company does not make money on Xbox consoles. Profits are generated by paid services, games and add-ons, so there's no expectation that the Redmond giant will give up its 30 percent profit margin on Microsoft Store.
FPS Boost Supported by 97 Xbox Series S/X Games
Przemyslaw Dygas, 04 May 2021, 20:31
Microsoft is very quickly expanding support for FPS Boost on their consoles. Currently, we can run it in 97 games on Xbox Series S/X. Among them are titles from the Battlefield, Far Cry and Metro series.
Xbox is Doing Great - Microsoft Boasts Financial Results
Adrian Werner, 28 April 2021, 12:41
Microsoft's financial report showed great results for its Xbox division. It reported big increases in revenue from console, game and service sales.
FPS Boost Tested in BF5, Titanfall 2 and Mirrors Edge
Bart Swiatek, 26 April 2021, 15:39
Editors at Digital Foundry have tested the Xbox Series X/S console's FPS Boost feature on six titles. The list included three installments of the Battlefield series, two Titanfalls, and Mirror's Edge Catalyst.
FPS Boost Added in 13 XSX Games; 12 of Them Run at 120 Hz
Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 April 2021, 22:51
Another 13 games will take advantage of the FPS Boost option on Xbox Series X/S. This time, the support was added to EA's games.
Xbox Live Gold No Longer Required for Free-to-play Games
Hubert Sledziewski, 21 April 2021, 20:36
Starting today, Microsoft console owners can play free-to-play titles that require a network connection without having an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
What Is Xbox All Access? Price, conditions and everything you need to know
Matthias Pawlikowski, 31 March 2021, 17:27
Xbox All Access is a new service from Microsoft that lets you buy an Xbox for a small amount of money paid regularly over 2 years. Below you can find everything you need to know about Xbox All Access. Price, conditions, advantages and disadvantages.
Changes to Xbox Network - Free-to-play Will be Truly Free
Jacob Blazewicz, 25 March 2021, 16:10
Testing is underway for the next update to the Xbox Network platform, and with it comes a major change. Microsoft will finally let us play free multiplayer games without an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Xbox Network Replaces Xbox Live
Bart Swiatek, 23 March 2021, 13:19
Microsoft has decided to change the name of the Xbox Live platform. From now on it will be known as Xbox Network, which should make it easier for customers to distinguish it from the Xbox Live Gold service.
Several Bethesda Games Will Get 60 FPS Patch on Xbox Series X|S
Paul Musiolik, 13 March 2021, 16:29
Microsoft has announced the release of an update for TES V: Skyrim, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey and Dishonored: Definitive Edition that will enable gaming at 60 fps on Xbox Series X|S.
Xbox Will Run Steam and Epic Games Store Titles, Including Death Stranding
Karol Laska , 09 March 2021, 21:15
The new version of the Microsoft Edge browser for Xbox consoles will enable us to use platforms originally intended for PC, such as Steam and Epic Games Store.
PS5 and Xbox Series X/S May Get AMD's DLSS Equivalent
Bart Swiatek, 05 March 2021, 18:00
According to a certain prominent youtuber, AMD's answer to Nvidia's DLSS - FidelityFX Super Resolution - will also work on the GPUs of 9th-gen consoles.
Joe Biden Wants to Know the Reason for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Chip Shortage
Capitalny, 26 February 2021, 12:47
The new US president, Joe Biden, has signed an executive order, which is expected to result in an investigation to explain the shortage of chips for the production of the PS5, Xbox Series X/S and GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs, among others.
John Carmack: PS5 and Xbox Series X Should be Auctioned Off by Manufacturers
Sarafan, 22 February 2021, 13:58
Legendary game developer John Carmack has spoken out on the low availability of GPU, as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. He proposes a controversial solution to curb the activities of scalpers.
FPS Boost Will Improve Performance of Old Games on Xbox Series X/S
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2021, 20:34
Microsoft has revealed the first titles with support for the FPS Boost feature. It makes Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs 2 and a handful of other titles run much smoother on the Xbox Series X console than on XONE.
PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Failed to Best Sales of PS4 and XOne
Ness, 12 February 2021, 15:00
Analysts at Ampere Analysis say Microsoft's latest consoles failed to beat the Xbox One's score from seven years ago, while Sony equaled PlayStation 4's achievement. Nintendo, on the other hand, broke its own record.
PS5 Scalpers Attempt to Improve Their Image
Bart Swiatek, 11 February 2021, 18:00
In an interview with the editors of one of the industry websites, the so-called scalpers - intermediaries who buy goods in bulk and resell them for profit - complain about how badly their business has been perceived recently.
PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Became a Gold Mine for Scalpers
Adamson, 03 February 2021, 15:35
It's been a while since the release of next-gen consoles, but their availability still leaves much to be desired. PS5 and Xbox Series X and S are in short supply in many countries, which makes both devices of great interest to scalpers who are just waiting for the opportunity to resell the goods at inflated prices.
Xbox Series X and S Shortages May Last Until June
Paul Musiolik, 02 February 2021, 14:36
Microsoft is warning of availability issues for the Xbox Series X|S. Stock shortages could occur up to June this year.
Xbox X/S Series Drive Good Results of Microsoft's Gaming Division
Adrian Werner, 28 January 2021, 15:01
Microsoft boasts excellent financial results for the previous quarter. Of note is the significant revenue growth from the gaming division, driven by the launches of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.
Xbox Game Pass Has 18 Million Subscribers
Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2021, 14:52
Thanks to Microsoft's financial conference, we learned that over 18 million gamers have subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass service.
Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox Live Gold Price Increase
Adrian Werner, 23 January 2021, 22:47
Microsoft has only just announced a price hike for its Xbox Live Gold service, and the company has already backed away from the decision. What's more, soon we won't need the subscription to play free-to-play online games anymore.
One of Xbox Series X/S Features is Harmful to Environment
Szarmancki, 17 January 2021, 22:34
It turns out Microsoft's next-gen console may be harming the environment with its instant-on feature. So says a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Xbox Series X|S Exclusives Coming in 2021
Paul Musiolik, 17 January 2021, 21:53
What games will be available on Xbox Series X|S in 2021? Microsoft boasted a list of titles that will be available exclusively on its console and PC.
New Version of Steam Offers Improved Support for Xbox and PS5 Controllers
Paul Musiolik, 09 January 2021, 21:57
The latest Steam update brings improved support for DualSense, Xbox Elite, and Xbox Series X|S controllers.
Microsoft's Deal With Duracell is Why we Have AA Batteries in Xbox Pads
Karol Laska , 07 January 2021, 20:19
If you thought AA batteries were a thing of the past, Microsoft's decision to include them in the controllers for new Xbox must have surprised you. The company's deal with Duracell is to blame for this state of affairs.
How About Xbox Series X/S Controller With DualSense Features?
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 January 2021, 16:31
Microsoft may be interested in creating a new controller for Xbox Series X/S. This is suggested by a survey in which the company asks console buyers if they are interested in the features offered by the DualSense controller.
Ikea Always Ahead; PS5 and XSX Mock-ups Help Us Choose Furniture
Agnes Adamus, 05 January 2021, 18:29
The Ikea chain store decided to make quite an interesting move - it created mock-ups of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. They are designed to make it easier to choose a TV cabinet that will be able to fit a next-gen console.