This week's digest covers a bunch of interesting news related to a new Dev Channel build for Windows 11, Patch Tuesday shenanigans, the arrival of Teams in the Microsoft Store, and more.
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Starting today, Microsoft has a packed couple of weeks planned out for Xbox Game Pass. The latest arrivals include Vampire Survivors, Farming simulator 22, Sniper Elite 5, Skate for cloud and more.
Microsoft today launched the Xbox All Access program in Portugal, effectively allowing gamers to get a modern Xbox console bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at just 24.99 EUR per month.
Microsoft's next wave of Xbox Game Pass titles have been revealed. May's first half brings Loot River, Danganronpa 2, This War of Mine: Final Cut, and much more. NHL 22 is hitting consoles as well.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has revealed that over 10 million people have now streamed games through Xbox Cloud Gaming. However, there is little context over what contributes to this figure.
Microsoft has announced the latest expansion of PC Game Pass to more countries. The game subscription service is now available in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Microsoft has listed the next slate of games incoming to Xbox Game Pass through the end of April, which include Bugsnax, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, 7 Days to Die, and more titles.
Relic Entertainment has pushed out Age of Empires IV's first major content update, offering players access to deep mod tools, ranked seasons, a global queue, richer hotkey customizations, and more
The upcoming management sim Two Point Campus by Sega and Two Point Studios will be missing its planned May launch. The game will still be an Xbox Game Pass day-one launch when it drops in August.
The Xbox and PC Game Pass subscriptions are expanding their contents again. The first half of April brings in the latest Life is Strange, and Lost in Random, as well as more EA games to cloud.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers may be gaining a family plan option soon. According to a new report, Microsoft is planning to unveil a new plan that provides five users access to the Game Pass library.
Vermintide developer Fatshark has finally given a firm release date to Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, its upcoming cooperative project. The game features both melee combat and high intensity gunplay.
Microsoft is expanding the availability of PC Game Pass. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are the latest regions slated to receive the popular service later this year.
According to a new report by Bloomberg, Sony is almost ready to unveil its own gaming subscription service to rival Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass offerings. An announcement may drop next week.
The latest Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update brings along new high resolution geographic data that bumps up the quality of Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra, alongside other improvements.
We had an absolutely crazy week in the world of Microsoft. We have news ranging from ads in File Explorer to a UK minister asking Microsoft when it's going to get rid of the algorithms.
Valve's Steam Deck portable gaming console can now offer Microsoft Xbox Cloud Gaming through a beta version of the Edge web browser. The number of compatible games is low but could grow quickly.
The second Xbox Game Pass wave of March has been announced, and it is carrying access to Weird West for immersive sim fans, Crusader Kings III on console, Shredders, and much more.
STALKER 2 is being developed by Ukrainian studio GSC Game World. However, due to the Russian war, the title is being placed on the sidelines to focus on protecting the team on the ground.
Microsoft Flight Simulator can now be streamed via Xbox Cloud Gaming and will be available on Xbox One and other supported devices. Accessing it via Xbox Cloud Gaming brings a number of benefits too.
Microsoft is bringing in another wave of games to its Xbox Game Pass services just as we cross over to March. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Flight Simulator on cloud, and more are incoming soon.
Xbox Game Pass is expanding again, and this time it is carrying the latest Warhammer from Creative Assembly as a day one drop, two sports games from EA Play, and more in the next two weeks.
Microsoft today revealed Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition, CrossfireX's Operation Catalyst campaign, Besiege plus a whole bunch of more indie games for its Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass subscriptions.
World Update VII: Australia, with graphical improvements, is available for free for Microsoft Flight Simulator players. Enjoy the new experience by updating your game to explore the Down Under.
Sega and Two Point Studios today revealed the release date of the upcoming building and management entry Two Point Campus to be May 17. Xbox and PC Game Pass subscribers can jump in on day one too.
Following an investigation, a UK regulator has reached an understanding with Microsoft about giving more flexibility and clarity to gamers when they subscribe to an Xbox subscription like Game Pass.
Paradox has announced the launch date of Crusader Kings III for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 to be March 29. The grand strategy role playing game is hitting Xbox Game Pass too.
If you've been reading Neowin for the past few days, you know that it's been a busy week in the Microsoft-verse due to a major acquisition, and a new program from Google. Find out more in our recap!
Hit games like the Hitman Trilogy, Death's Door, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc as well as day one releases Rainbow Six Extraction and Windjammers populate Xbox Game Pass in the upcoming weeks.
Microsoft has announced that it has crossed the 25 million subscribers milestone when it comes to Xbox and PC Game Pass members. Activision Blizzard games are also on their way to the service.
IO Interactive is bringing the complete Hitman Trilogy of stealth games to Xbox Game Pass next week. Year 2 of Hitman 3's content plan with new features is kicking off on the same date as well.
The upcoming cooperative play-focused Rainbow Six Siege spin-off title Extraction is landing later this month, and Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be gaining access on day one for no extra cost.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers are gaining the hit Mass Effect Legendary Edition remaster as well as hit indies like Outer Wilds, Gorogoa, and more in the first half of January, with more to come.
Just in the next couple of days Microsoft plans to add 11 more games to its Xbox Game Pass subscription services on console and PC. The new arrivals include Mortal Kombat 11 and more.
Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for PC variant of its subscription service is now named PC Game Pass. This should reduce a lot of confusion surrounding the various versions of the popular service.
The Chief is back. Halo Infinite Campaign has finally released across PC and Xbox consoles. Fans can jump in right now to experience the open world adventure taking place in Zeta Halo.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Sony is working on combining the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now services into a new product similar to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service.
Microsoft has a packed couple of weeks planned for Xbox Game Pass subscribers in the first half of December. New games like Halo Infinite campaign, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, and more are incoming.
Today, a few cutscenes from the Halo Infinite campaign appeared online. They reveal a lot of spoilers so you should only read this article if you want to know what happens in the campaign.
Microsoft has announced the launch of the Reno Air Race expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Full Collection includes 40 new aircraft plus an online multiplayer mode to have races.