Microsoft Studios' head Matt Booty announced that the game development group has been re-branded as the Xbox Game Studios. The division is working on upcoming titles like Crackdown 3 and Gears 5.
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Drew Murray, the game director behind Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive, has joined The Initiative, one of Microsoft's video game studios. His role at the studio remains unclear, though.
Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment will be joining the Microsoft Studios umbrella. Microsoft announced today at X018 that it intends to acquire the two RPG veteran studios.
Thanks to E3 week, there's been a lot of news from Microsoft. From first- to third-party game showcases to hints of the next Xbox and much more. Be sure to catch up via the handy guide below.
Shoring up on it's first-party offering, Microsoft today announced it was adding Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs, Compulsion Games and The Initiative to its Microsoft Studios family.
Sea of Thieves is a semi-persistent open-world pirate adventure game developed by Rare for Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs. It has been the subject of great anticipation, but was it worth it?
We interviewed Adam Isgreen about Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, discussing the team's design choices, and reviewed this attempt at giving the 21-year-old game a new 4K lease on life.
It took a bit longer than expected, but the remastered version of the strategy classic is now out worldwide. It comes with the base game and the Rise of Rome expansion, along with visual upgrades.
An Austrian retailer has dropped "all Microsoft consoles" following the announcement that all new titles published by the company would be available on day one with the Xbox Game Pass.
Booty, who was previously the head of Minecraft, has now been promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios, where he will oversee all of the company's publication efforts.
Kevin Unangst is moving on from almost a 30-year career at Microsoft to join Stardock as its vice president to focus on global marketing. We tracked him down to get more about his time at Microsoft.
With the Xbox One X coming soon, Microsoft is acknowledging that it needs to broaden the number of in-house developed games that it offers for the console. How that occurs is still open for debate.
Alan Wake will no longer be purchasable after May 15, with Remedy Entertainment announcing that the game's music license has expired. The game's Steam version will be 90% discounted starting May 13.
A year ago, Platinum Games announced that Scalebound had been delayed until 2017. Today, Microsoft Studios said that it has 'ended production' work on the Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive game.
The ReCore development team has acknowledged complaints about long load times in the new game, and says that an update coming this week to the Xbox One and Xbox One S will improve them.
After a delay earlier this year, the long-awaited ReCore has finally launched - and it's the first Xbox Play Anywhere title too, so it can be bought once and played on Xbox One or Windows 10 PCs.
Quantum Break will be available on Steam from September 14, priced at $39.99. A new 'Timeless Collector's Edition' is also being released for $39.99, with "premium packaging" and various collectibles.
343 Industries has announced that an update for Halo 5: Guardians will be releasing next week that brings some new Advanced Controller Settings. Read on to find out more about the changes.
Microsoft wants user feedback on which casual games it should develop next. People are required to vote for three of their favorite games from a selection of five, which includes Chess and Hearts.
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."
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.
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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...