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Record-breaking Gears 5 - Microsoft's Biggest Launch of Current Gen

Agnes Adamus, 16 September 2019, 23:01

Microsoft has reasons to be satisfied. Gears 5, the latest installment in the popular science fiction shooter series, scored the best start of all titles released by the American giant for this generation of consoles.

Minecraft Going Strong - Over 110 Million Players Every month

Adrian Werner, 16 September 2019, 11:18

Microsoft has announced that more than 112 million people play Minecraft every month. That's an increase of several dozen millions since last year.

Sea of Thieves Opens Store With Microtransaction

Michael Kulakowski, 13 September 2019, 22:12

As announced, Sea of Thieves is making a microtransaction store available to the players. Its offer includes pets, emoticons, and cosmetic items. For the most expensive set, which includes structural elements of our ship, we have to pay around $27.99.

Microsoft Flight Simulator on New Gameplay; Tech Alpha Approaching

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 September 2019, 13:57

New recordings from Microsoft Flight Simulator have been made available in Windows Insider program. In addition, registration for technical alpha tests have started, and soon we will learn the first details about them.

Gears 5 Launches on Steam

Bart Swiatek, 10 September 2019, 11:16

The fifth instalment of the Gears of War series, known as Gears 5, debuted on Steam. The latest work of The Coalition collects great reviews. The game is also available in Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass.

MS Flight Simulator - Short Gameplay Has Appeared in the Web [Updated]

Paul Wozniak, 02 September 2019, 09:30

A short video presenting a gameplay with Microsoft Flight Simulator has appear on the web, showing a flight in the rain.

Sea of Thieves is One of Best Titles in Xbox Game Pass

Barth Faryna, 29 August 2019, 13:33

Xbox Game Pass is a very popular service among gamers. Through it, you can enjoy many titles for a dozen dollars or so per month. Among the available game is Sea of Thieves, which is one of the most frequently chosen titles.

Microsoft Eavesdropped on Xbox Users for Years and Sees No Problem

Barth Faryna, 23 August 2019, 17:34

First Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon, and now it's time for Microsoft. The Redmond giant openly admitted that it eavesdropped on Xbox users and then shared these recordings with third parties. The best part, however, is that the company sees nothing wrong with it.

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition Gameplay From Gamescom

Milosz Szubert, 23 August 2019, 15:03

IGN has released a another gameplay from gamescom 2019. This time we can see a fragment of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. The title will debut on PC on November 14, this year.

Age of Empires 4 Gameplay Presentation Announced

Christian Pieniazek, 22 August 2019, 12:40

Microsoft revealed when we will see the first gameplay from Age of Empires IV, developed by Relic Entertainment. As it turns out, the presentation of the game will coincide with the launch of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and the London X019 event.

Gears 5 - Gamescom 2019 Story Campaign Trailer

Adrian Werner, 19 August 2019, 20:29

During Gamescom Opening Night Live we've seen the trailer of the story campaign from Gears 5, the latest installment of the popular shooter series.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Gets a Release Date

Adrian Werner, 19 August 2019, 18:54

Microsoft has disclosed the release date of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. In addition, the game Age of Empires: Definitive Edition made its debut on Steama today.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Looks Amazing on the New Trailer

Conrad Hazi, 17 August 2019, 22:07

Microsoft has recently prepared a few new videos presenting the next installment of Flight Simulator. They were collected in one trailer by the FSL Flight Sim Liberty channel and, it need to be said that the trailer looks impressive.

Microsoft Will Show New Episode of Inside Xbox on Gamescom 2019

Agnes Adamus, 15 August 2019, 16:20

Next Monday the next edition of Gamescom will start. Micorsoft is among this year's exhibitors. The Redmond giant will present a new episode of Inside Xbox at the fair, showing materials from games such as Gears 5, Metro Exodus and Blair Witch. The event will take place on August 19 at 8 a.m. PST.

Xbox Scarlett Will Bet on Smooth Gameplay and Quick Loading

Bart Swiatek, 13 August 2019, 15:27

Talking to Gamespot, Phil Spencer, the Xbox brand manager, said that with next-gen consoles his company wanted to focus on gameplay smoothness and fast data loading. In his opinion, this is supposed to allow for a significant improvement in playability.

The Outer Worlds May Get Sequels - as Microsoft Exclusives

Agnes Adamus, 12 August 2019, 23:24

Although there are more than two months left before the launch of The Outer Worlds, there are already reports of a potential continuation. The CEO of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, believes that the second part of the production would be a great exclusive title for Microsoft.

Microsft Follows Sony and Bets on Single Player Games

Adrian Werner, 10 August 2019, 23:13

Microsoft's Phil Spencer said that the company would in the future put more emphasis on single-player games. This will be possible thanks to recent acquisitions of many teams specializing in this field.

Gears 5 Goes Gold

Agnes Adamus, 09 August 2019, 22:22

The Coalition and Xbox Game Studios have announced that Gears 5 has reached gold status. Thus, we are sure that the premiere of the title will take place on September 10.

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Develop New Policy on Lootboxes

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 August 2019, 22:48

Entertainment Software Association has revealed that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft intend to change their policy on lootboxes. From next year, companies will impose the obligation to provide information about the chances of obtaining specific items from lootboxes in games published on their consoles.

Microsoft Store Likely to Feature Mod Support

Paul Wozniak, 20 July 2019, 14:31

With the latest Windows 10 update, a new folder has appeared on your system that will probably be used to install mod to Microsoft applications and games.

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.

Xbox Sales in Decline - Microsoft's Financial Report

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 July 2019, 21:20

The Xbox One console is selling worse and worse. This is what Microsoft's latest financial report says. Nevertheless, the company cannot complain about profits earned in the previous fiscal year.

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

Michael Kulakowski, 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

Michael Kulakowski, 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

Michael Kulakowski, 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.