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  1. BRiT

    Bethesda sunsets the Bethesda Launcher and migrates to Steam [2022-02-22]

    https://bethesda.net/en/article/2RXxG1y000NWupPalzLblG/sunsetting-the-bethesda-net-launcher-and-migrating-to-steam We’re saying goodbye to the Bethesda.net Launcher this year. Starting in early April you’ll be able to migrate your games and Wallet to your Steam account. For more details on what...
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    Sega and Microsoft announce strategic alliance to create new titles for Sega in next-gen development

    https://www.gematsu.com/2021/10/sega-and-microsoft-announce-strategic-alliance-to-create-new-titles-for-sega-in-next-gen-development-environment-built-on-azure This has to do with Sega starting to leverage Azure in the development of games. I believe Namco announced something similar around...
  3. Shortbread

    Hideo Kojima and Microsoft Xbox partnership reaches key milestone [2021-07]

    https://venturebeat.com/2021/07/01/hideo-kojimas-deal-with-xbox-reaches-key-milestone/
  4. iroboto

    Xbox & Bethseda Extended Showcase THU 10PST

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    Xbox physical game boxes redesign [2021-06]

    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/it-looks-like-microsoft-is-updating-xbox-series-xs-game-box-designs/ I like the design a bit better and it makes sense since at some point in time it will only be Series X games Hopefully the size of the case is also smaller to use less plastic and...
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    ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demos [2021 June 15-21]

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/06/10/our-second-summer-game-fest-demo-event-coming-june-15-to-an-xbox-near-you/ Tommy McClain
  7. Shortbread

    PC Gaming Show E3 2021

    Date: 06,13th, 2021 Time: 2:30pm PT and 5:30pm ET Media Streams IGN YouTube PC Gamer Youtube Twitch Steam Live https://steamcommunity.com/broadcast/watch/76561199167391436
  8. Shortbread

    Forza Horizon 5 [XO, XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

  9. Shortbread

    Xbox & Bethesda Games E3 2021 Showcase

    Day: June 13th, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM BST Media Streams: Xbox YouTube Xbox Twitch E3 Twitch IGN GameSpot
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    Microsoft has been trying to get xcloud on other consoles, court documents confirm

    Court documents from the Epic vs Apple case are the gift that keeps on giving, here is an email between Phil Spencer and Tim Sweeney. I wonder what "continuing to expand our console platform capabilities" means? Also microsoft was aware of what Epic planned to do with fortnite on ios before it...
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    Court Documents show Microsoft Console Revenue Cut at 12% in CY21 [2021-05]

    from a leaked document obtained by Tom Warren (linked below), there is an indication that the percentage of revenue that microsoft will take from all sales on the xbox consoles will also decrease to 12% like the already announced changes to the PC store. It seems that this lower revenue cut...
  12. BRiT

    ID@Xbox and Twitch present Indie Showcase [2021-03-26]

    Details copied from @ https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/03/18/idxbox-twitch-indie-showcase-march-26/ ID@Xbox and Twitch Team Up for First Indie Showcase on March 26 We at ID@Xbox, the Independent and Digital games publishing program for Xbox, love indie games. It’s in our blood. Technically...
  13. BRiT

    Auto-HDR preview for PC [2021-03-17]

    Auto HDR Preview for PC Available Today Bigger. Bolder. Brighter. High dynamic range (HDR) offers the most impressive improvement to the visual experience in recent history. HDR unlocks an entirely new range of colors with more intensity than standard monitors, making games come to life like...
  14. BRiT

    Microsoft Game Stack Live [2021-04-20 and 21]

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/games/events/game-stack-live/ Game Stack Live is returning in 2021 April 20-21 starting at 8am PDT Miss conferences? We do too. We’re bringing back Game Stack Live – two days of all things game dev from Microsoft. Game Stack Live is open to game...
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    Microsoft Digital Events [2021]

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/2/22261997/microsoft-news-events-gaming-cloud-windows dunno where to put this. Seems like MS will have an event coming soon (bet its the end of march/ april) My guess New surface laptop ( surface 7 pro + specs ) Surface neo (was recently in wandavision)...
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    Microsoft Financials 2021 Q2

    Microsoft had its first $5billion quarter in their gaming business. They keep growing at every level , revenue is up 17% to 43.1b Bethesda will cost them a quarter and a half of their gaming business.
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    Xbox Live Gold not needed for Free-To-Play MP, No Price Changes [2021-01-22]

    If you were hoping for Gold going away, bad news for you(& me).... https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/01/22/update-on-xbox-live-gold-pricing/ At least the 1:1 Gold to Game Pass conversion still works. So buy as many of those 12-month codes as you can find & then let your Game Pass Ultimate...
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    Indiana Jones by Bethesda MachineGames with Lucasfilm Games

    teaser just hit " A new Indiana Jones game with an original story is in development from our studio, @MachineGames , and will be executive produced by Todd Howard, in collaboration with @LucasfilmGames . It'll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we’re very excited to share today’s...
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    Microsoft's 'Serious Gaming Initiative', Studio Alpha [2020-12]

    Microsoft is expanding into 'serious gaming' with a new studio called studio alpha, WalkingCat on twitter just leaked this slide. The slide seems more tools focussed than anything but the job posting seems to indicate that the studio is working on a 'serious' game. I would just highlight the...
  20. BRiT

    Microsoft Flight Simulator (MS FS 2020) [XBSX|S]

    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on Xbox Series X|S in Summer 2021. "Critically acclaimed Microsoft Flight Simulator will come to life on the Xbox Series X|S starting Summer 2021. Players will get to experience the same level of depth and complexity that fans of the sim have come...
  21. E

    Perfect Dark [XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

    The Initiative's perfect dark game
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    Microsoft finally allows simultaneous log ins

    Just recently discovered that I could finally use my other Xbox consoles using my main profile to run apps and do other stuff. It doesn't allow running games though which is understandable. Basically when I log in to my X1X it doesn't log me out of my X1S so I could play a game on X1X while on...
  23. Shortbread

    Gears of War: Tactics and 5 [XBSX 4K/60fps Gameplay]

    4K/60fps
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    Gamestop Announces Strategic partner ship with Microsoft

    https://news.microsoft.com/2020/10/08/gamestop-announces-multiyear-strategic-partnership-with-microsoft/ "Through this partnership, GameStop will standardize the Company’s business operations on Microsoft’s cloud solutions and hardware products to deliver rich new digital experiences to...
  25. C

    Gamepass reach 15 millions subscriber

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    Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media (Bethesda, id Software, Arkane + 5 more) [2020-09-21, 2021-03-09]

    https://www.resetera.com/threads/jason-schreier-microsoft-planning-to-buy-zenimax-media.291365/ Microsoft will buy Zenimax media, 7.5 billions
  27. BRiT

    Xbox Series S [XBSS] [Release November 10 2020]

    This is the technical thread for Lockhart. Official Introducing the Product: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/09/introducing-xbox-series-s/ Specification Comparison with Series S and X: Estimated Retail Price: $299 direct or Xbox All Access with Game Pass Ultimate @ $25 a month for 24...
  28. BRiT

    Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Storage Cards

    This is specially about the Xbox Series expansion cards. This thread is not about general nextgen expansion storage. General External Storage Thread: https://forum.beyond3d.com/threads/general-external-expansion-discussion-spawn.61990/
  29. Unknown Soldier

    Ghostwire: Tokyo [PS5 LTE, XBSX|S, PC]

  30. Unknown Soldier

    Deathloop [PS5 LTE, XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

  31. BRiT

    Battletoads [XO, PC, XGP]

    The game releases on August 20th and is available on Xbox Game Pass for preloading today. It has 3 play couch co-op.
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    Avowed [XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

    Didn't see a thread for this. Takes place in the pillars of eternity world but first person I'm super pumped
  33. BRiT

    Hello Neighbor 2 [XO, PC]

    Not a game for me, but my niece and nephew always have fun playing the first one. There is a PC Alpha Test going on now, where you can change some graphical settings and play the game. Microsoft Store Alpha Test 1 Link Hello Neighbor 2 is a Stealth Horror Game where you’re being stalked by a...
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    Microsoft Q4 FY2020 Results

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor/earnings/FY-2020-Q4/press-release-webcast hm.
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    Rumors: Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Restructuring? [2020-07] *spawn*

    Not sure where to place this among the 65 threads, and hopefully it hasn't been posted elsewhere, but... https://www.resetera.com/threads/yearly-xbox-live-gold-subscription-is-no-longer-available-on-xbox-com.249052/ Basically at MS.com you can now only buy a one or 3 month sub to Gold. You...
  36. A

    ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demos [2020 July 21-27]

    Looks like July 21st thru July 27th https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/07/01/summer-game-fest-demo-event-xbox/ Tommy McClain
  37. BRiT

    ID@Xbox Summer Spotlight [2020]

    To bring more attention to the smaller style games here's the ID@XBox Summer Spotlight thread. I believe, there's developer voice-overs for all of the games. Initial Xbox news Article: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/06/24/id-xbox-launches-summer-spotlight-series/ Summer Spotlight 1...
  38. A

    Microsoft XBox and Bang & Olufsen Audio Proposition [2020-06]

    Right place for this? Tommy McClain
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    Xbox Series X|S Backward Compatibility Enhancements Detailed [XSX|S BC]

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/05/28/xbox-series-x-next-generation-backward-compatibility/ automatic SDR to HDR conversion with no performance impact to BC titles. improved loading times from SSD no downclocking for compatibility (implied no user intervention required to realize performance...
  40. I

    Velocity Architecture - Limited only by asset install sizes

    I have read a bit about the Velocity Architecture, specifically where it has 100GB instantly available for game assets, without need to copy it into the system memory. I'm still struggling to understand how this works and the implications of it. Does that mean that you can basically have nearly...
  41. I

    Where Microsofts Game Studios stand and what do they need to do next?

    This is obviously my opinion, but I'm interested to see if others think the same as me, or if I'm an outlier Currently I think that Turn 10 is the equal of Polyphony with regards to racing sims (Forza vs GT). I think both games are in the same league, and while some people my prefer one over...
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    Microsoft rumored to be buying...... [2020-04, 2020-07, 2020-11]

    SEGA? Or some exclusive deal?? https://gamingroi.com/2020/04/13/is-microsoft-buying-sega-potential-e3-announcement/?fbclid=IwAR2D4Rr0n_wV30U3L2qFQpgMpqld4oKHI0dH-bSZcq4zTKPPrVyD_C4WzqU or maybe not...
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    Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment) [XO, XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

    Originally announced at X019... Announcement Trailer Coming to Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass & Steam Early Access July 28... https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/04/07/grounded-coming-to-xbox-game-preview-with-xbox-game-pass-this-july/ Story Trailer How Obsidian Created Grounded –...
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    Xbox Series S [XBSS] (Lockhart) General Rumors and Speculation *spawn*

    Yea there's that business reason. For me dropping the 50m XO's isn't the issue. It's that the 1X is a fraction of that and to support the 1X even if it wasn't mandated by MS that you can't do one without the other, by the time you put in the work to get it running on 1X you may as well release...
  45. Shifty Geezer

    MS's future approach to Windows 10/Xbox game integration and the success/failure of UWP

    When MS introduced UWP, it implied a future where games were built and deployed to the Windows Store for PC and XBox use, with "buy once, play anywhere." This should have seen a lot of XBox games appearing on the Windows Store and giving it some more value where it might then have gone on to...
  46. BRiT

    Microsoft Xbox digital events [E3 2020 Replacements]

    Microsoft will have their own direct digital event to celebrate next-generation Xbox, gaming, and the community. E3 has always been an important moment for Team Xbox. Given this decision, this year we'll celebrate the next generation of gaming with the @Xbox community and all who love to...
  47. Cyan

    Xbox and Jordan brand collaboration [2020]

    when I saw this I didn't feel confused at all. Hope it's something great. I think it's neither fish nor fowl, but who knows. Michael Jordan, my idol, forever. He is the greatest sportsman ever. I cried when he retired in 1998.
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    Everwild by Rare [XO, XBSX|S, PC, XPA]

    At X019 Rare announced their next new IP named Everwild. Platforms: Xbox One and Windows 10, Xbox Series X not confirmed Release Date: TBA Announcement: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/11/14/x019-rare-announce-everwild-and-sea-of-thieves-update/ Official Game Page on Xbox.com...
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    Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 [XBSX|S, XGP]

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    Xbox Series X [XBSX] [Release November 10 2020]

    XBOX SERIES X announced. Goodbye, Project Scarlett, Hello Xbox Series X - Exclusive First Look And Interview https://www.gamespot.com/articles/goodbye-project-scarlett-hello-xbox-series-x-exclu/1100-6472190/
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