As yet another seven days have elapsed, it's time to recap the Microsoft news of the week. Catch up on the GA of Windows 365, the AoE IV closed beta, and more, via our handy overview.
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KaiOS Technologies has said it's working on several user experience improvements for the KaiStore. They should make it easier to use the software and generally improve the user's impression.
This week, there is a bunch of news to go around regarding Flight Simulator deliverables, including information on the closed beta for VR, the publicly available SDK, the Partnership series, and more.
With five days to go until Microsoft Flight Simulator's official PC release, the last development update before the event has now been made available, bringing news on even more deliverables.
The previously Xbox One exclusive title Bless Unleashed has been announced for PlayStation 4, in addition to an upcoming PC release. A closed beta of the MMORPG will run from August 20 to 24, 2020.
This week's update switches the focus to other components on the development roadmap. These include the Partnership Series and the Feedback Snapshot, though the beta has been touched upon as well.
This week's development update reveals more information on the closed beta set to begin later this month. The Marketplace Partner Program has now also been unveiled, alongside a new DR update.
Following months of alpha tests, Microsoft Flight Simulator is now planned to move into its closed beta phase at the end of July. The current tests have been updated to Alpha 5 as well.
This week brings a lot of news in the form of not only the upcoming Alpha 5 and the Closed Beta, but also a Partnership Series update and a new Discord channel, among updates for other deliverables.
Today's Microsoft Flight Simulator development updates include information on the NAVBLUE partnership. The firm is sending out more Alpha invitations and said that Alpha 5 will be out in early July.
The latest version of the closed beta for Galaxy 2.0 is here. Dubbed the Argus Update, it brings in a number of UI tweaks, sharing of stats, and the ability to see cross-platform friend activity.
Folks lucky enough to get into the closed beta of Galaxy 2.0 have now received the upcoming client's latest version, codenamed the Euporie Update. It brings launcher closing on game exit, and more.
TeamSpeak is returning to the frontier with a brand new client hosting modern elements that take some ideas like free servers from Discord. However, the free offers are for a limited number of slots.
The closed beta for Bandai Namco's upcoming title, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, goes live next month, as announced by the Japanese game developer today and is scheduled to run from Nov 1 to 4.
In the freshest iteration of the closed beta for its GOG Galaxy 2.0 launcher, the company has added expanded customization options for library views, a global search feature, and much, much more.
THQ Nordic and Mimimi Games have announced that Desperados III is getting a closed beta soon, beginning on July 9 for 500 players. The real-time tactics game was announced last year.
Some time after the initial announcement, GOG has finally kicked off its closed beta for Galaxy 2.0. Curious folks can still sign up, though invites are sent out on a "first come, first served" basis.
After a long wait, OnePlus 3 and 3T owners finally get to try out the latest Android release on their devices. For now, Pie is only available to a limited number of users for beta testing.
Ubisoft Blue Byte's upcoming Anno 1800 has been hit with a delay, as the studio has decided to push back the launch from February to April. The upcoming closed beta will kick off as planned.
Overkill's The Walking Dead is slowly nearing its release date and fans can finally join in to see how it has been fairing. The first of the three planned closed beta sessions has now been opened.
Vigor Beta has been announced for all Xbox Insiders and the game can now be tested out and played. The beta comes to Insiders after the game was tested by select players in the closed beta.
ProtonVPN has announced a closed beta for its macOS application. Only users with Plus and Visionary accounts, as well as users of the ProtonMail Visionary and Lifetime tiers, are allowed to join.
The closed beta of Rare's pirate-themed action adventure game, Sea of Thieves, has been going through some rough seas, with players reporting errors when trying to join in on the action.
Rare is getting ready to enable Xbox Play Anywhere functionality for Sea of Thieves. Seamlessly play between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices, bringing all of your save data and progression with you.
Rare brought the Sea of Thieves technical alpha to an end last year, but today, the developer announced that the game's closed beta will open its doors later this month for Xbox One and Windows 10.
After nearly two years, selected players will finally get their hands on the first Gran Turismo title for the PlayStation 4, Gran Turismo Sport. The closed beta will start on March 17.
If you were hoping for invite to the Fable Legends open beta this holiday season, think again, as the developer has pushed back the beta date to spring of 2016.