Tag: Microsoft

X Gon’ Deliver: A Recap of Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2017 Briefing

A new console usually brings with it unfounded grandstanding, a lot of hypothetical scenarios but little on day-to-day life with this new box. And in a year where Microsoft’s big tentpoles, Gears of War and Halo, are still being developed and where the platform partnerships seem to be going Sony’s way, you’d think that this

SquarE3nix: Square Enix's E3 Conference Wrap

Over the past couple of years Square Enix have been flexing their muscle as both a publisher and developer, delivering top content from all corners of the globe including Japan, Canada and more. At E3 2015, things heat up as the publisher took to the stage in their own press conference for the third time

Something Old: Microsoft's E3 2015 Media Briefing

At its inception, Microsoft was vocal in holding out the Xbox One as the future in game. It was the all-in-one entertainment centre with the next-generation Kinect. Since then, the company has slowly stepped away from these lofty ambitions, to the point where the Xbox One might as well be merely an upgraded Xbox 360;

Microsoft Announces Halo 5 Release Date

(In Brief) Microsoft has today announced that Halo 5: Guardians, will be releasing on October 27th, 2015. The announcement comes as Microsoft put out two TV ads for the game: one focusing on new character Locke, the other on Master Chief. The above date is confirmed for the American release, and there’s yet to be any

Xbox Streaming, HoloLens and Other Windows 10 Announcements

Microsoft unveiled more details of the upcoming Windows 10 OS in a media briefing on Thursday morning local time. The new operating system will mark a renewed push to integrating gaming with Windows. The highlight from this will be the ability to stream Xbox One gameplay onto a local Windows 10 computer or tablet. Selected

Microsoft Announce Forza Motorsport 6

With the new year already underway, Microsoft have taken it upon themselves to announce one of their big tentpole titles for 2015; Forza Motorsport 6. It’ll be arriving exclusively on the Xbox One in 2015, presumably in the final quarter of the year.

Microsoft Lays Of 18,000 Employees, Shuts Xbox Entertainment

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced in a company email that Microsoft will be letting go of 18,000 employees. 12,500 of these losses will come from the company’s recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services division, however other areas will be affected. Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed that the Xbox Entertainment Studios division will be closing

Microsoft Announces Halo 5: Guardians

Concluding a week filled with several pre-E3 announcements, Microsoft has announced the fifth title in the Halo series, Halo 5: Guardians, due for release in 2015. The game, announced via an Xbox Wire post by 343 Industries head Bonnie Hammer, will be the first entry in the series released for the Xbox One. While no footage or major