Microsoft's indie games program for its Xbox consoles is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023 and the company plans to continue to improve and expand its services in the months ahead.
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Jon Spaihts will write the script for the Gears of War movie, adapting Microsoft's Xbox and PC sci-fi third-person shooter franchise as a live-action film for Netflix, with help from The Coalition.
The ID@Xbox Developer Acceleration Program will assist game creators that have diverse perspectives with information, porting services and even with creating prototypes for their games.
EA is shutting down the servers of four classic DICE games and removing them from sale this year. The titles impacted are Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2, as well as Mirror's Edge.
Microsoft is putting the newest entry of Sony's MLB The Show on Xbox Game Pass on day one. Joining it in this second wave of titles are Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and Infinite Guitars.
This week, Microsoft and select publishers have discounted a number of titles including 67% off the critically acclaimed DEATHLOOP and up to 85% off titles from Far Cry. Be sure to check them out.
Xbox owners can play a host of demo games as part of the ID@Xbox GDC Online Demo Event. The titles will be playable until March 27 so hurry if you want to join in. Read on for more details.
The game will let players create new humans and also create their homes, towns, and stories, with full mod support thanks to a host of tools. Life by You will launch in Early Access on Sept. 12.
Netflix will continue to expand its mobile game publishing efforts in 2023, including exclusive titles from Ubisoft. Super Evil Megacorp is also working on a Netflix-exclusive game.
Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer is talking more about the company's plans to launch a mobile app store for its games when Apple and Google are expected to open up their platforms to more app stores.
After pushing out some "backend server hotfixes" Blizzard says beta testers for Diablo IV should see much shorter waiting times to play the game. The early access open beta ends on Monday
This weekend's PC game deals are packed with the latest specials from the 2023 Steam Spring Sale, but there's also a freebie from Epic, a kart racing bundle, high-profile free events, and more.
The Godot Engine is now available to download through the Epic Games Store. This makes it easier for people to download the game engine and keep it up to date in the future as new versions come out.
The move to delay the decision is likely to give Microsoft more time to offer concessions to the European Commission so it will finally approve the $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
The start of the Diablo IV early access open beta today has been hit with lots of issues as the game's servers have been slammed with tons of people trying to play the action-RPG sequel.
The R18+ rating for Bethesda's upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield means the game cannot legally be sold to minors in Australia and may impact how the game is marketed and advertised in the country.
Three games are a part of Microsoft's Free Play Days promotion this weekend, and it includes the newly released Anno 1800 Console Edition, the skateboarding sim Session, and more to try out.
Valve has reduced the price of its Steam Deck by 10% during its Spring Sale which ends on March 23. The cheapest model can now be had for $359.10. It also created 20 startup movies for you to pick.
The 2023 Steam Spring Sale has officially opened its doors right on schedule, and it brings discounts for hordes of PC games and DLC. The massive store-wide promotion will last for a week.
The Unreal Editor for Fortnite will allow people to create new games and experiences within Epic Games' hit battle royale title leveraging powerful tools used in Epic's Unreal Engine 5.
The Epic Games Store's latest free game offer is a copy of the strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War. This 4X game has no diplomacy, with all efforts going towards war.
For a limited time, anyone purchasing an RTX 40 Series desktop graphics card or a high-end Nvidia-powered laptop will receive the highest tier $100 special edition of Redfall for free.
In addition, the Diablo IV open beta test will support NVIDIA DLSS 2 when it begins on Friday. DLSS 3 is also coming to Forza Horizon 5 on March 28, and more games will add support soon.
Microsoft's March update for the Xbox app on PC is carrying features aimed at improving games discoverability, quick access to titles that users are actively playing, better library filters, and more.
Another Games with Gold wave has dropped right on schedule, and this time it is offering Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S owners the opportunity to claim a copy of survival horror game Lamentum.
The US Federal Trade Commission says Microsoft has only sent it "a smattering" of requested files pertaining to its proposed Activision Blizzard purchase, and has not produced anything for 24 requests
The preload size for the Diablo IV early access open beta will be 40GB in size, but you can choose to include the high-resolution texture pack which will increase the preload size to 80GB.
Tango Gameworks' supernatural action game Ghostwire: Tokyo is finally shedding PlayStation console exclusivity to reach Xbox platforms next month. A major content update is also dropping.
The deal will allow the Japan-based cloud gaming service Ubitus to stream Microsoft's Xbox games, along with Activision Blizzard games if and when the merger with Microsoft is completed.
Microsoft has signed its third 10-year Call of Duty distribution deal with a partner, this time Boosteroid. It had previously signed similar agreements with Nintendo and Nvidia already.
The full remake of the classic sci-fi first-person action game System Shock will now be released for the PC on May 30, after developer Nightside Studios said more time was needed to complete the game
Nvidia is rolling out the fix for its high CPU usage bug to all users with its latest GeForce 531.29 WHQL driver. This also brings DLSS 3 to Atomic Heart, the closed beta of THE FINALS, and more.
This week, Microsoft and select publishers have discounted a number of titles including 80% off the Xbox One X Enhanced Rise of the Tomb Raider and 50% off NFS Unbound. Be sure to check them out.
Rod Fergusson, the General Manager of the Diablo franchise at Blizzard, says the action-RPG sequel Diablo IV won't be available on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass
GSC Game World says that a "community from a Russian social network" hacked into an employee's account and is threatening the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 developer with "blackmail and intimidation."
Meta is threatening to stop news access on Facebook and Instagram in Canada if the proposed Online News Act passes in its current form. Canadian news outlets, however, support the bill.
Star Citizen Alpha 3.18 is being called the biggest update yet for Cloud Imperium Games' space RPG, and it is carrying Persistent Entity Streaming, ships salvaging, a cargo refresh, and much more.
This weekend's PC game deals include Humble's latest Choice and Heroine bundles, an adventurous freebie, a stacked free events lineup, Warhammer franchise sales from all over, and more.
Microsoft will not have a physical exhibit on the E3 2023 show floor in Los Angeles in June. Its upcoming Xbox Games Showcase will be co-streamed by E3 organizers as part of E3 2023 Digital Week.
Cliff Bleszinski, the designer of the first three Gears of War games, recently said Epic Games thought about making the fourth game as a first person shooter before Microsoft bought the franchise.