Microsoft has a new listing on its careers website that is looking for a person to lead a team that will create "a new AAA title within an established and well-loved strategy game franchise."
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An unknown number of team members from Microsoft Studios were laid off on Wednesday as part of a "restructuring" move at the company, according to public messages from two of the now ex-employees.
Microsoft Studios leader Phil Spencer said today, "A renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming inside Microsoft is definitely happening" but the details will have to wait until this summer.
Undead Labs, the Seattle-based developer of the zombie action game "State of Decay", has announced it has signed a "multi-year, multi-title agreement" with Microsoft Studios.
Microsoft Studios is shutting down its Victoria, British Columbia, Canada office after less than two years in operation which means that 30 game developers have lost their jobs.
Eric Nylund, who left Microsoft Studios in July as its Narrative Design Director, has revealed he is now working at Amazon with a similar job title, but details have not been revealed.
Eric Nylund, who has worked at Microsoft for 14 years, mostly in its game division as a writer for games in the Halo and Gears of War series, has departed the company for a new venture.
Microsoft Studios is proudly touting that Halo 4 is the best-selling game (in the United States) that they've made, passing the sales of Halo 3 during each game's respective launch year.
Zen Studios has announced that its Pinball FX2 pinball game will make its first appearance on Windows 7 PCs, launching on Valve's Steam service May 10th via publisher Microsoft Studios.
Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has now reportedly left the company less than a week after his "always on" game console comments were called 'inappropriate' by Microsoft.
Microsoft has now issued a formal apology for comments made by one of its employees on Twitter Thursday concerning the "always on" game console debate, saying they were "inappropriate".
A creative director at Microsoft Studios took to Twitter on Thursday to state his personal opinion that a game console with an "always on" Internet connection is not a bad thing.
According to the LinkedIn profile of a Microsoft product manager, the company is working on four unannounced, original games. The titles are likely for Microsoft's next-generation Xbox.
Microsoft VP Phil Harrison said this week that the company is no longer just working on developing Xbox 360 games but is working on games for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Thanks to Microsoft I was given a copy of Halo 4, and here are my opinions on just the campaign of the latest Xbox 360 blockbuster game, and the first made by 343 Industries
Microsoft has announced it has launched a new game development studio based in London, and their main focus is to make game titles for Windows 8-based tablet products like the Surface.
Microsoft has signed a new multi-year and multi-title deal with casual and social game developer Arkadium. The developer will create games for multiple platforms under the Microsoft Studios banner.
Microsoft has announced that it has bought indie game developer Twisted Pixel which created a number of acclaimed games including Splosion Man and the recent Xbox 360 Kinect game The Gunstringer.
An upcoming downloadable fantasy game mixed with action and strategy has found a publisher for both its PC and Xbox 360 incarnations. Developer Robot Entertainment announced today that Microsoft will publish Orcs Must Die sometime...
The ever popular game Angry Birds has finally made a debut on Windows Phone 7 today, as Rovio Mobile and Microsoft Studios have teamed up to launch the game on the Marketplace. The game was...