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Gears 5 Multiplayer Mode Tests Have Started

Agnes Adamus, 20 July 2019, 14:12

Gears 5 technical tests have started. Until 9 AM on Monday, all owners of Xbox Game Pass subscriptions and the preview version of the title can test the multiplayer mode.

Gears 5 Drops Cigars as Devs do not Want to Promote Smoking

Adrian Werner, 14 July 2019, 18:11

The Coalition has announced that no cigars will appear in Gears 5 in order not to encourage players to smoke. In addition, a 25-minute gameplay from the multiplayer mode of the game was released on the web.

Psychonauts 2 Will Launch in 2020

Adrian Werner, 11 July 2019, 11:08

Double Fine Productions announced that Psychonauts 2 will suffer another delay. The game will be released next year. The devs also assured that the acquisition of the studio by Microsoft did not change the plans to release the production on PlayStation 4.

Gears 5 - PC and Xbox One Tests and Hardware Requirements

Konrad Serafinski, 07 July 2019, 01:56

We've learned the dates of July's technical tests on PC and Xbox One for Gears 5, which will focus on multiplayer modes. The creators also revealed the hardware requirements of the production.

Remedy Entertainment Regains Rights to Alan Wake

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 14:50

The publishing rights to the horror game series Alan Wake have returned to its creators - the team at Remedy Entertainment. The information appeared in a report on royalty profits. The previous owner of the franchise was Microsoft.

More Than One Million People Still Play Age of Empires

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 10:10

Adam Isgreen, creative director responsible for the Age of Empires series, said in a statement for PCGamesN that more than one million people play the games from the series every month.

Age of Mythology May Return in the Coming Years

Agnes Adamus, 26 June 2019, 12:16

All indications are that Age of Mythology may return in the coming years. Adam Isgreen, the creative director responsible for the Age of Empires series, admitted in an interview for Eurogamer that the title has not been forgotten.

Microsoft Flight Simulator With Mod Support. PC Version as Priority

Adrian Werner, 23 June 2019, 00:47

We've learned some new details about Microsoft Flight Simulator. First of all, fans will be pleased to know that the game will receive mod support, and other development studios will be able to release their own commercial expansions.

Microsoft Has Established A Studio To Work On Age of Empires Series

Konrad Serafinski, 16 June 2019, 16:41

While gamers' attention was focused on E3, Microsoft announced the creation of a new studio, responsible solely for the Age of Empires series. It will be headed by Shannon Loftis.

Microsoft Supports GOG Galaxy 2.0, Talks With Epic Games Store Are Underway

Jakub Mirowski, 15 June 2019, 17:19

GOG Galaxy 2.0, the new GOG.com digital distribution platform, has been officially supported by Microsoft. Talks about potential cooperation with owners of other clients are still in progress.

Microsoft: Xbox Scarlett Won't be Our Final Console

Paul Wozniak, 14 June 2019, 16:24

Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox brand, announced that Scarlett will not be the final Microsoft console. He also talked about the xCloud streaming service and the future of Xbox consoles.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer: I Wish Sony Was Here

Milosz Szubert, 13 June 2019, 15:12

According to Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, the E3 trade fair loses a lot with the absence of such giants as Sony or Activision. In his opinion, this is a moment in the year when the industry should stick together.

Sea of Thieves Comes Back to Life With 8 Million Players

Paul Wozniak, 13 June 2019, 15:00

Since the big update at the end of April, 2 million new users have joined Sea of Thieves. At the moment the game has more than 8 million players.

Microsoft Flight Simulator's World Will Take up Petabytes of Data

Adrian Werner, 12 June 2019, 14:18

Subscriptions for Microsoft Flight Simulator game tests have started. In addition, it was revealed that the game will construct its virtual world with as much as 2 petabytes of data.

Microsoft Ends Backward Compatibility Program On Xbox One

Jakub Mirowski, 11 June 2019, 21:25

Microsoft has announced that the latest update to the Xbox One backward-compatible games catalog will also be the last. The Redmond giant will focus on refining this feature for the upcoming Project Scarlett.

We Have To Wait More For New Fable

Ender, 11 June 2019, 18:48

Despite rumors, Microsoft did not announce a new installment of the Fable series on this year's E3 Expo 2019. As the company's representative confirmed, we will have to wait for the biggest announcements until next year.

Xbox Elite 2 Controller Announced; Release in November

Ender, 10 June 2019, 01:19

New version of the award-winning Xbox Elite controller was presented on Microsoft's E3 2019 Expo conference. The gamepad, which was once again built from a scratch, will debut on the market in November this year.

Xbox Scarlett Revealed - 120 FPS, Raytracing, SSD as Main Features

Konrad Serafinski, 10 June 2019, 00:01

Microsoft's conference on E3 2019 finally brought the expected announcement of a new console - Xbox Scarlett. The device will offer 120 FPS gameplay, raytracing support and several other new features like SSD.

Halo Infinite - Master Chief Trailer; Release in 2020

Adrian Werner, 09 June 2019, 23:55

Microsoft has unveiled a new Halo Infinite trailer, dispelling some mysteries surrounding the game's plot. It was also announced that the game will be released next year.

Gears 5 - Trippy Trailer and Release Date

Jakub Mirowski, 09 June 2019, 23:19

During the Microsoft conference, two trailers for Gears 5 were presented. The creators have also revealed the release date and announced beta tests, planned for July and August.

Xbox Game Pass Beta on PC Launched

Agnes Adamus, 09 June 2019, 23:13

Xbox Game Pass PC beta phase begins. From now, the service is available for purchase through the Microsoft Store. Additionally, the introduction of a special Xbox Pass Ultimate pack has been announced.

Double Fine As Part Of Xbox Game Studios; Psychonauts 2 With A New Trailer

Milosz Szubert, 09 June 2019, 23:08

At Microsoft's E3 2019 conference, Double Fine Productions has announced that it joins Xbox Game Studios. On this occasion, a new trailer for Psychonauts 2 was presented.

Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition On A New Trailer

Konrad Serafinski, 09 June 2019, 23:00

During Microsoft's conference at E3 2019 we could see a new trailer for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Unfortunately, the creators did not provide a specific release date, we only know that the title will be released this dall and will offer 4K resolution.

Microsoft Announces Battletoads, Legends of Writh and Other Indie Games

Ender, 09 June 2019, 22:48

Not only large productions were announced and shown on Microsoft's E3 2019 conference but also a number of smaller titles and independent games such as Battletoads and Legends of Writh.

Minecraft: Dungeons First Gameplay And Release Date Revealed

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 June 2019, 22:34

Microsoft's E3 2019 conference is on. The company has just unveiled a new trailer of Minecraft: Dungeons, which shows some of game features. The title will be released in spring 2020.

Bleeding Edge Officially Annouced; New Trailer

Jakub Mirowski, 09 June 2019, 22:27

Ninja Theory Studio (creators of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice) announced their new project, Bleeding Edge, at Microsoft's E3 conference and officially showed the first trailer that leaked online a few days ago.

E3 2019 Games Shortlist [Updated]

Christian Pieniazek, 08 June 2019, 21:40

The distinct trait of the E3 trade fair is that it presents both productions already known to the players and brand new titles. The latter are often subject to rumors before the beginning of the annual „Gamers' Day”. That's why we've prepared an extensive list of titles that we're sure to see in Los Angeles, as well as items that might be brought there by producers and publishers.

Gears 5 Launches This Year; More Info During E3

Konrad Serafinski, 08 June 2019, 19:15

One of the billboards that decorates LA Convention Center revealed the approximate release date of Gears 5. The title, in accordance with previous leaks, will be released this fall. We'll learn more about the game at Microsoft's E3 2019 conference.

Halo Infinite - PC Gameplay on E3

Adrian Werner, 05 June 2019, 12:04

There are rumors that at E3 we will see the first gameplay from Halo Infinite. In addition, Microsoft is to disclose three new franchises.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition with Cross-play Support

Frozen, 04 June 2019, 13:06

The updated version of the first part of Age of Empires will support cross-play between Steam and Microsoft Store. The information was provided by the official twitter account of the franchise.

Rumor: Fable 4 Multiplayer, City Building and Lack of Guns

Adrian Werner, 04 June 2019, 12:23

There are some interesting rumors about Fable 4 circling around the web, related to the game's plot, graphics engine, campaign structure and gameplay mechanics.

E3 2019 Schedule [Updated]

Christian Pieniazek, 03 June 2019, 12:55

The upcoming E3 will be preceded by various conferences and broadcasts prepared by industry giants (but not only them). We decided to gather all the information about the dates and hours of their start in one place while trying to guess what attractions they will present.

Microsoft Will Show 14 Games on E3 2019

Milosz Szubert, 31 May 2019, 14:16

Phil Spencer, the current head of the Xbox brand, boasted on Twitter, that this year's E3 will showcase as many as 14 titles from Microsoft's studios. The Redmond Giant's conference will take place on June 9, at 1pm (PDT) / 4pm (EDT).

Gears 5 and Definitive Age of Empires Will Launch on Steam

Frozen, 30 May 2019, 23:23

Microsoft has announced that the upcoming Gears 5 and the refreshed first three parts of the Age of Empires series will be available for purchase on the PC via Valve's Steam platform.

Minecraft Earth Announced - Microsoft Challenges Pokemon GO

Ender, 18 May 2019, 00:40

Microsoft throws down the glove to Pokemon GO, announcing a new mobile production based on the hit Minecraft. Minecraft Earth will take advantage of augmented reality technology to enable shared adventures and building for people from all over the world.

Microsoft Files Patent for Gamepad Braille Sensor

Agnes Adamus, 07 May 2019, 09:24

Microsoft continues the effort of facilitating electronic entertainment for the disabled players – in this case, the visually impaired. The American giant has patented a special sensor that allows in-game text to be displayed in Braille, and can be attached to the Xbox gamepad.

Sea of Thieves Finally Receives a Story Campaign & New Trailer

Milosz Szubert, 24 April 2019, 17:21

A new trailer of Sea of Thieves called Tall Tales - Shores of Gold, that reveals a story campaign, has appeared on the web. The campaign will debut for free on 30th of April, with a large update for the first anniversary of the title.

Free-to-play Racing Game Forza Street Launches

Adrian Werner, 16 April 2019, 12:22

Microsoft Store put up the racing game Forza Street. So far the game is available only on PC, but a mobile version is underway.

Possible Release Date and Price of Xbox One S All-Digital

Jakub Mirowski, 14 April 2019, 22:59

WinFutre has published pictures that allegedly show an unannounced version of the Xbox One S console, one without an optical drive. The new version may appear on the market at the beginning of May.

E3 Leaks - New Splinter Cell in the Works?

Christian Pieniazek, 09 April 2019, 23:28

An alleged list of things prepared by Microsoft for this year's E3 conference has surfaced on the web. One of the notable items is the announcement of a new Splinter Cell, but Ubisoft's CEO suggests we shouldn't get too excited.

Xbox Game Pass With a Second, More Expensive Subscription Option?

Ender, 06 April 2019, 22:36

According to Microsoft's rumors, a second, more expensive option of Xbox Game Pass subscription, called Ultimate and expanded by Xbox Live Gold features. Details about it are to be published during the E3 fair.

Minecraft Java Edition Sold 30 Million Copies

Bart Swiatek, 04 April 2019, 14:41

Developers from Mojang AB boasted that the original PC version of Minecraft has sold 30 million copies. It took the game a little over 7 years to achieve this result.

Minecraft Update Takes it Down a Notch

Frozen, 28 March 2019, 15:48

One of the latest updates for Minecraft has removed most mentions of its creator - o Markus „Notch” Persson. It fact is most likely related to the controversial views of the Swedish billionaire.

Microsoft Extends Xbox Live to iOS and Android

Christian Pieniazek, 15 March 2019, 17:44

Mobile game developers will be able to freely use the features of Xbox Live, as informs Microsoft itself. There's more, though, as the Redmond Giant will come forward to aid video game developers in various ways.

Microsoft Enables Streaming of PC Games on Xbox

Bart Swiatek, 14 March 2019, 16:10

Microsoft has released Wireless Display, an app enabling us to stream pictures from PC screen to Xbox One. The software can be used for gaming and watching movies.

Halo The Master Chief Collection With Halo Reach Coming to Steam

Adrian Werner, 13 March 2019, 09:22

Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally coming to PC. The set will include not only the first four installments of the cycle but also Halo: Reach. What's more, the collection will also be available on Steam

Xbox One Without Blu-Ray Drive is Coming in May

Bart Swiatek, 06 March 2019, 14:45

According to the Windows Central website, the version of Xbox One will debut in May, this year. The console is to be delivered without a Blu-ray drive, making it significantly cheaper.

The New Forza Might be a Mobile Game

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 March 2019, 22:57

Brian Ekberg from Turn 10 Studios might have accidentally revealed the new Forza game. If the latest revelations turn out to be true, Forza Street may be coming to mobile platforms.

Obsidian is Working on Two More Unannounced Projects

Adrian Werner, 28 February 2019, 14:55

Obsidian Entertainment is working on two more unannounced projects. It is possible that one of them is the sequel to the upcoming The Outer Worlds.

Library of Microsoft Game Pass Will Be Available on Switch?

Conrad Hazi, 25 February 2019, 14:09

Speculation appeared that Microsoft and Nintendo intend to cooperate in order to make the Xbox Game Pass catalogue available to Switch console owners. This would be done through the Project xCloud streaming service.