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Phil Spencer Agrees: Microsoft Lacks Games

Agnes Adamus, 03 November 2022, 11:52

Phil Spencer admitted that he realizes the lack of big Xbox launches in 2022. At the same time, he announced that next year will be much better.

Xbox Series X and S, Game Pass and Microsoft Game Prices Will Increase

Adrian Werner, 27 October 2022, 15:32

Phil Spencer has admitted that Microsoft will be forced to raise the prices of its games, Xbox consoles and Game Pass subscription service.

Xbox Series S Accused of Limiting Consoles; Accuser Vanishes From Internet

Kamil Kleszyk, 18 October 2022, 12:48

Xbox Series S is a potato - this is the opinion of a Rocksteady studio employee about Microsoft's device. It is the aftermath of recent reports about the limitations faced by Gotham Knights on all current-gen consoles.

Xbox Tests Interface Changes; Users Unsatisfied

Hubert Sledziewski, 12 September 2022, 11:59

Microsoft is testing a new home screen interface for Xbox Series X and S consoles, and it is expected to be introduced in 2023. One of its most prominent features will be recommendations.

Xbox Series S Games Will Run Better; MS Rolls Out Fixes

Przemyslaw Dygas, 05 August 2022, 14:09

Microsoft has released a new set of developer tools for the Xbox Series S. They will enable developers to make better use of the console's capabilities.

Xbox Series S With Optical Drive? Microsoft Has a New Patent

Przemyslaw Dygas, 11 May 2022, 13:31

Microsoft may be working on an external device for the Xbox Series S. It would enable us to run physical, not just digital copies of games.

PS5 Starts to Lose to Xbox Series X in Sales

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 04 May 2022, 14:12

This year's console sales figures show that Microsoft is coming out on top. PlayStation 5 is slowly losing its leadership position.

Unnoticeable Changes to Xbox Series X, or Microsoft School of Upgrades

, 12 April 2022, 14:09

Hardware changes in consoles are a pretty normal occurrence. In the case of Xbox Series X, the upgrade is expected to save money - both for gamers and Microsoft.

Xbox Technology Will Speed Up PC Gaming

Arkadiusz Strzala, 30 March 2022, 12:37

DirectStorage known from Xbox consoles could speed up PCs as well. Up to 40% less CPU load and faster loading games are possible. The API has some requirements, though.

Xbox Games Will Run Better With AMD's FSR 2.0 Technology

Arkadiusz Strzala, 24 March 2022, 14:35

AMD announces that the FSR 2.0 technology is coming to Xbox Series X/S consoles. It will be made available on devkits and appear in games. For gamers, this means better performance and higher resolutions.

Xbox Series X/S Consoles Sell Brilliantly; Phil Spencer Brags about Results

, 11 January 2022, 22:15

The Xbox Series X/S continues to be a highly coveted commodity. According to Phil Spencer, it is the fastest selling console in Microsoft's history.

Gamers Prefer PS5 to Xbox X/S Series - Survey Leaves no Doubt

Dawid Wanat, 13 December 2021, 16:09

PlayStation 5 has more fans among gamers than Xbox Series X/S. This is according to a survey by DFC Intelligence, which brought some interesting conclusions.

Xbox Series S Wins Black Friday in the US

Damian Gacek, 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

Michael Zegar, 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

Michael Zegar, 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

Michal Ciezadlik, 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.