Mike Ybarra has revealed that he will be joining Blizzard next month. Upon joining, Ybbara will be serving the company in the capacity of Executive Vice President and General Manager.
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A lot has happened this past week, including the expected Patch Tuesday, and the unexpected departure of Dona Sarkar as head of the Windows Insider Program. Be sure to catch up on the news below.
Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Gaming Mike Ybarra announced today that after nearly 20 years at the company, he's moving on. Ybarra didn't say where he'll be headed to next.
Mike Ybarra has responded to a recent statement made by Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida about the lack of cross-play support on the PS4, saying the company still does not listen to gamers.
In response to a comment from a fan on Twitter, corporate VP of Xbox & Windows gaming Mike Ybarra indicated that, at least for the time being, no big changes are planned for the Xbox Dashboard.
At PAX West, Mike Ybarra was asked about Microsoft's controversial implementation of mouse and keyboard support on the Xbox One, and how it would impact competitive multiplayer games.
It's been confirmed that Microsoft's new Xbox One X will surpass its predecessor with a much-improved Game DVR feature that will support gameplay capture up to 4K at 60 FPS and HDR support.
Before the Xbox One X became available for pre-order, one could be forgiven to have thought that the console was going to be a hard sell to gamers, but it would seem that this is not the case.
With some gamers moving to native 4K, one thing has stood out to many of these adopters around the world, and that is the increasing file sizes of new games, taking up storage space.
Microsoft announced that the Creators Update would bring multitasking and speed improvements, as well as new UI elements to the Xbox One. Now we get a sneak peek at those changes in a short video.