In an unprecedented feat, Halo's premier program for indie developers has amassed over half a billion dollars in sales since its launch in 2013. Most of the games Xbox showed at E3 were indie titles.
Developers who choose to develop UWP games or are part of the ID@Xbox or Xbox Live Creators Program will get "full access" to the console's hardware, including complete access to the GPU and 5 GB RAM.
It has only been a few years since the announcement of the ID@Xbox program, but it has since flourished, and now celebrates a milestone with more than 500 games on Windows 10 and the Xbox One.
Microsoft Research has developed a system that passively monitors the environment for electrical potential changes. Using that, it can find humans and identify them with up to 94% accuracy.
Dixons Carphone will launch its new mobile network 'iD' in May, promising free data roaming in the USA and 21 other countries, along with 12-month contracts and "the best value 4G on the UK market".
A recent interview has revealed the previously unclear reasoning behind John Carmack's decision to leave id Software for OculusRift, a company focused on virtual reality technology.
Microsoft has announced the first 32 independent developers approved to its ID@Xbox self-publishing program for Xbox One, though the program will eventually be open to all independent developers.