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Jeffrey Zambrana 2016-08-16
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While celebrating the third anniversary of its [email protected] program this week, Microsoft announced that tons of independently produced Xbox One games will hit Windows 10 over the next several years, with many amazing titles premiering by the end of 2016.

The publisher also announced plans to introduce a Windows 10 version of its Steam Early Access-styled Xbox Game Preview program, allowing PC gamers to preview and purchase in-development games before their official release.

Microsoft launched its [email protected] program in 2013 in a bid to attract independent developers and publishers to its Xbox One console.

As part of the program, enrolled developers get free devkits and access to Unity middleware, along with support and publishing assistance from Microsoft and other affiliated companies.

Recent firmware updates for the Xbox One also made it easier for hobbyists to test their projects on retail units, among other developer-friendly additions.

More than 300 [email protected] games have hit the Xbox One to date, including recent standouts like Playdead s Inside, Psyonix s Rocket League, and Versus Evil s The Banner Saga.

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Brad Patterson 2017-09-20
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Both Sony and Nintendo are competing to get indie game developers to their consoles as well.

But Sony has been focused on virtual reality titles, and Nintendo has had less time to get its indie program going.

I don’t know how many are coming out this fall.

In the past 12 months more than 200 have come out through the [email protected] program, though.

GamesBeat: How quickly is that process going, getting developers into the program and getting their games out?

We’re having developers apply every day.

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Paul Jennette 2017-08-10
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Microsoft is officially launching its Xbox Live Creators Program which allows developers to publish their games directly to Xbox One and Windows 10.

Nine games are available right now in a section called "Creators collection" in the Xbox Store.

This is the latest push by Microsoft to increase indie development for the Xbox and Windows 10 platforms beyond the current [email protected] program.

For starters, the certification process for Creators has been drastically simplified and requires no prior approval for concept.

However, that also means that games in the Creators collection may not be to the same standard as titles that are created under [email protected]

Like Early Access games on Steam, developers will be able to release unfinished games for player feedback.

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Harvey Ayers 2016-06-17
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Over the years, there's been a lot of anxiety over whether or not Microsoft should sell off business units like Xbox and Bing, seen as secondary to the tech titan's profitable Windows and Office businesses.And despite the Xbox's high level of brand recognition and popularity, Microsoft executives themselves haven't always stood up for the gaming business.If former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop had gotten the Microsoft CEO job, he reportedly would have sold off Xbox, and Bing search, too.Worse, in 2014, Bill Gates said that he would "absolutely" support then-new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella if he chose to sell off Xbox.

Because while it's definitely been a tumultous few years, the Xbox business is finally poised to help feed back into Microsoft's core business after all, even as the console converges with Windows 10.

Even if all you have is the PC, though, then boom, there are a lot more great games coming.Having more games on the Windows Store in Windows 10 is also a good thing for Microsoft, as it looks to beef up its its lagging app selection compared to the Apple App Store and Google Play Market.Games, needless to say, are popular on every platform — at the time of writing, four of the top five highest-grossing games on the iPhone App Store are games the fifth is Spotify, holding the 1 spot .Race to zeroGames make app store operators a lot of money: Apple, Microsoft, and Google all take a 30% cut of app purchase prices and in-app purchases.

But according to Statista, the average price of an app circa January 2016 is just $1.16, with the average price of a game a measly$0.57.But, and this is important, the MSRP on a new Xbox game on release day is $59.99, both in retail stores and digitally.

Furthermore, even big-budget, $59.99-at-launch games like "Rise of the Tomb Raider" are offering in-app purchases, of which Microsoft can take a cut.Better yet for Microsoft, it publishes top game franchises like Halo, Forza Motorsport, and Gears of War, all of which are coming to Windows 10 in one form or another.That means they won't be showing up on competing PC platforms like the Mac, or rival consoles like the Sony PlayStation 4.

It's an advantage that's hard to match, and it can bring gamers to Windows 10 while also monetizing them.Finally, Microsoft also offers Xbox Live Gold, a $59.99/year premium gaming service that enables online multiplayer gaming on the Xbox consoles, alongside other benefits.It slots right in to Microsoft's broader ambition to sell more subscriptions, notably seen in its success selling the Microsoft Office 365 productivity service.Selling the Xbox Live service to Windows 10 users will be tough, but not impossible — the subscription also includes access to "free" games every month on the Xbox, and it's not hard to see how that could be expanded to PC owners.This isn't necessarily good news for everyone: Apple's App Store has seen some backlash over what Spotify calls the "Apple Tax," as developers resent the notion of giving App Store owners any portion of their hard-earned revenue.

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Kevin Oconnor 2017-04-07
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With the Windows 10 Creators Update only days away, Microsoft is making a few changes that not everyone will be thrilled about.

The company has introduced changes to its Windows Store application rules which effectively ban emulators from the company's marketplace platform.

Though Microsoft hasn't provided any official statement on the changes, developer NESBOX took to Twitter to share the changes after its app, Universal Emulator, was removed from the Windows Store.

NESBOX also provided a link to the newly-updated Windows Store rules which now state, under the Gaming and Xbox section: "Apps that emulate a game system are not allowed on any device family."

Before the March 29 update to the rules, the Gaming and Xbox section consisted of just one sentence which pointed developers towards the company's [email protected] program.

Now, it seems Microsoft is cracking down across its gaming platforms on any software that allows users to emulate games from other consoles and gaming devices.

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Betty Saliba 2019-11-14

There’s been little to no mention of Xbox Project Scarlett at X019, instead we've had announcements of new IPs, updates on Project xCloud and the expected reveal of Xbox's Black Friday deals.

"Perhaps we feel confident about our content pipeline so that we feel like we don't have to save everything up for [Scarlett]," Booty tells us.

Although, in recent months, Sony has been drip-feeding us juicy titbits such as an official PS5 release window, name and a few details about features.

In a statement sent out following the presentation, Sony said the "two keywords for the future direction of PlayStation are 'immersive' and 'seamless'", with the 'immersive' experience "created by dramatically increased graphics rendering speeds, achieved through the employment of further improved computational power and a customized ultra-fast, broadband SSD".

But Sony and Microsoft may end up eating their own offerings if appetite for streaming renders powerful home consoles somewhat redundant.

LetsGoDigital spotted the patent published by INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil.

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Issac Pierce 2019-11-01

Despite being six years old, Sony continues to sell millions of PS4s every year, with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period ensuring that sales remain healthy, even if they are beginning to slow down.

Now, you may be wondering whether it’s even worth buying a PS4 with the hotly anticipated PS5 release date looming on the horizon – indeed, if you’ve held out this long without buying one, it could make sense to wait until the PlayStation 5 hits shelves.

Although, in recent months, Sony has been drip-feeding us juicy titbits such as an official PS5 release window, name and a few details about features.

But Sony and Microsoft may end up eating their own offerings if appetite for streaming renders powerful home consoles somewhat redundant.

Based on the most recent leaks of the PS5's design, LetsGoDigital has created new 3D renders of what the PlayStation 5 could look like with updated colors.

As reported by Dutch site LetsGoDigital, Sony Interactive Entertainment has developed and patented holographic display screen technology which will allow users to view 3D video (videogames and movies) without the need for 3D glasses.

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Jennifer Ervin 2018-03-21
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It was the 20th annual Independent Games Festival award show tonight at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Infinite Fall’s rust belt gothic adventure game Night in the Woods won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize as well as the Excellence in Narrative Award.

Arvi Teikari’s Baba Is You also won big — it was up in four categories and took home two awards.

The winners were selected from 35 finalists.

The event kicked off with a short speech from IGF chairperson Kelly Wallick, who delivered a message in support of diversity.

She gave a shoutout to games like Mulaka by Mexican developer Lienzo and Cameroon-based studio Kiro’o Games’ Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan as examples of titles by creators from different cultures.

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Thomas Gibson 2018-11-10
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Microsoft announced that the Xbox Game Pass subscription is getting 16 new games, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Akin to Netflix for movies, the Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service for gamers that offers access to more than 100 games on an Xbox One game console for a monthly free.

The popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds battle royale game will debut on Xbox Game Pass on November 12.

Another new title, Thief of Thieves, is available starting today.

Other titles on the list starting in December include Ori and The Blind Forest, Kingdom: Two Crowns and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

On November 22, Microsoft is adding Agents of Mayhem, MXGP3, and Thomas Was Alone.

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Ben Gallagher 2018-04-23
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Microsoft has unveiled which games you get as a subscriber of the Games with Gold in may.

Now it is a new month and that means new free games for those who subscribe to Xbox Live:

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Xbox One may 16 – June 15.

Super Mega Baseball 2, Xbox One may 1 – may 31.

Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage, Xbox One, Xbox 360 may 1 – may 15.

the Vanquish, Xbox One, Xbox 360 16 may – 31 may

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Steven Sentell 2019-04-03
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Xbox Live has played host to smaller gems from indie and AA devs as much as it has blockbuster titles, especially in recent years.

Microsoft's [email protected] initiative was set up in 2014 to help small-size devs self-publish on the Xbox platform, and ensure an audience for games that don’t have the resources or publisher backing to push their work through more traditional channels.

We went hands on with a handful of indie games set to land on Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles, and have picked out four of the most exciting titles currently being published through [email protected]

This fantastically named indie gem sees you as a prison convict in the depths of space, looting and shooting your way through a variety of cargo ships, luxury ‘dining’ ships, and military spacecraft.

You can try to sneak your way to only the most important scrap parts or oxygen tanks, or go in guns blazing with interdimensional rayguns and exploding kitten bots.

It’s bombastic, and illustrated in a gorgeous comic book panel art-style, with 2D enemies floating in zero-gravity through the game’s surreal 3D environments – and some key map strategy and fun cutscenes alongside the onboard FPS sections.

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Donald Ellison 2016-06-07
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If adding animal ears to your selfies or swapping your face for a friend s ever gets old — don t worry.

Snapchat may have something new in store.Rumors are swirling that Snapchat has plans to unleash 3-D selfies on the world, after TechCrunch reported the photo messaging platform acquired a San Francisco-based 3-D imaging startup.Snapchat acquired Seene a few months ago, according to TechCrunch, but has kept quiet about the deal.

Seene s specialty is mobile-based 3-D, and the company s website says its technology can turn a standard smartphone into a 3-D scanner.

The technology uses the phone s regular camera to map a person or an environment, and then turns that information into a 3-D image.

It works on faces hence the 3-D selfie speculation and objects, and can even reconstruct an entire room in 3D.Seene s technology also can be used to enhance images in other ways that could be useful to Snapchat, which relies heavily on its photo capabilities for the success of its entire platform.

Seene allows users to refocus photos after they ve been taken, according to the website, and adjust the depth of photos.Of course, the technology has broader implications than merely spicing up your selfies.

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Charlie Warren 2016-05-21
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Now you can watch on video below.At our GamesBeat Summit 2016 event, that was evident in our opening fireside chat with Robbie Bach, former chief Xbox officer at Microsoft and author of the recent Xbox Revisited, a memoir of his time at Microsoft as well as his strategy for fixing our country s problems.Bach ran the Xbox group from the beginning at the dawn of the new millennium until 2010, or five years into the Xbox 360 console.

He was ultimately responsible for the business, and it was a roller-coaster ride.

But the console lost $5 billion to $7 billion in its first four years.

He stamped out the ones that were burning brightest, he said, only to return the next day knowing that new fires had broken out.The Xbox 360 was enormously popular with consumers, but it was afflicted at the outset from the Red Rings of Death, a defect that I have written tens of thousands of words about.

But it has fallen significantly behind the PlayStation 4 in worldwide sales, which are nearing 40 million.

That s not a great scorecard, but Microsoft has been able to make money on those hardware sales, and it has far outsold Nintendo s Wii U.Now Bach is an advocate for civic engineering, or using bipartisan cooperation to rebuild our country.

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Loyd Davis 2019-06-09
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Highlights include an in-depth look at The Outer Worlds, Halo Infinite, and Gears 5.

It’s a loot-driven action game — think Gauntlet — where you can play cooperatively with up to four players online or in local co-op.

CD Projekt Red’s upcoming sci-fi RPG returned to the Xbox stage witth a new cinematic trailer.

We finally got a look at the long-awaited reboot of the classic beat-em-up.

Even more indie games are coming via Microsoft’s [email protected] program.

Xbox Game Pass owners received new games today, including Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Metro: Exodus.

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Jerry Smith 2017-06-11
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The device, which will cost $499, will be released November 7.

Microsoft is also planning to make some games from its original Xbox games available to play on the Xbox One, though the company didn't say when.

Microsoft also announced a slate of more than a dozen games, including crowd favorites like the upcoming Assassin's Creed game from Ubisoft --which is coming out later this year -- and the hotly anticipated cartoony game Cuphead, which is planned for this September.

The company didn't make any announcements regarding its key sci-fi military action and shooting franchises Halo or Gears of War, but it did show dozens of other titles.

It doesn't yet have a release date.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds got some time on stage as well, to highlight Microsoft's game streaming service Mixer.

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Brad Patterson 2019-07-02
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The ambitious neon-noir RPG will let players choose from three origin stories when creating their character V, leading to differing starting zones and relationships for the characters, and potentially making each different playthrough significantly different.

It'll be hitting PS4, Xbox One and PC – and we wouldn't be surprised to see it on the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett, too.

It's been four years in the making already.

But Sony and Microsoft may end up eating their own offerings if appetite for streaming renders powerful home consoles somewhat redundant.

So if you have a device that connects to the internet, be that a mobile device, console, or PC, you can connect to that server and the game you're wanting to play will be streamed to your monitor or screen, allowing can play using your preferred input device.

The next Xbox will be more powerful than the PS5 – say industry insiders

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Jeffrey Zambrana 2016-08-16
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While celebrating the third anniversary of its [email protected] program this week, Microsoft announced that tons of independently produced Xbox One games will hit Windows 10 over the next several years, with many amazing titles premiering by the end of 2016.

The publisher also announced plans to introduce a Windows 10 version of its Steam Early Access-styled Xbox Game Preview program, allowing PC gamers to preview and purchase in-development games before their official release.

Microsoft launched its [email protected] program in 2013 in a bid to attract independent developers and publishers to its Xbox One console.

As part of the program, enrolled developers get free devkits and access to Unity middleware, along with support and publishing assistance from Microsoft and other affiliated companies.

Recent firmware updates for the Xbox One also made it easier for hobbyists to test their projects on retail units, among other developer-friendly additions.

More than 300 [email protected] games have hit the Xbox One to date, including recent standouts like Playdead s Inside, Psyonix s Rocket League, and Versus Evil s The Banner Saga.

Paul Jennette 2017-08-10
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Microsoft is officially launching its Xbox Live Creators Program which allows developers to publish their games directly to Xbox One and Windows 10.

Nine games are available right now in a section called "Creators collection" in the Xbox Store.

This is the latest push by Microsoft to increase indie development for the Xbox and Windows 10 platforms beyond the current [email protected] program.

For starters, the certification process for Creators has been drastically simplified and requires no prior approval for concept.

However, that also means that games in the Creators collection may not be to the same standard as titles that are created under [email protected]

Like Early Access games on Steam, developers will be able to release unfinished games for player feedback.

Kevin Oconnor 2017-04-07
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With the Windows 10 Creators Update only days away, Microsoft is making a few changes that not everyone will be thrilled about.

The company has introduced changes to its Windows Store application rules which effectively ban emulators from the company's marketplace platform.

Though Microsoft hasn't provided any official statement on the changes, developer NESBOX took to Twitter to share the changes after its app, Universal Emulator, was removed from the Windows Store.

NESBOX also provided a link to the newly-updated Windows Store rules which now state, under the Gaming and Xbox section: "Apps that emulate a game system are not allowed on any device family."

Before the March 29 update to the rules, the Gaming and Xbox section consisted of just one sentence which pointed developers towards the company's [email protected] program.

Now, it seems Microsoft is cracking down across its gaming platforms on any software that allows users to emulate games from other consoles and gaming devices.

Issac Pierce 2019-11-01

Despite being six years old, Sony continues to sell millions of PS4s every year, with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period ensuring that sales remain healthy, even if they are beginning to slow down.

Now, you may be wondering whether it’s even worth buying a PS4 with the hotly anticipated PS5 release date looming on the horizon – indeed, if you’ve held out this long without buying one, it could make sense to wait until the PlayStation 5 hits shelves.

Although, in recent months, Sony has been drip-feeding us juicy titbits such as an official PS5 release window, name and a few details about features.

But Sony and Microsoft may end up eating their own offerings if appetite for streaming renders powerful home consoles somewhat redundant.

Based on the most recent leaks of the PS5's design, LetsGoDigital has created new 3D renders of what the PlayStation 5 could look like with updated colors.

As reported by Dutch site LetsGoDigital, Sony Interactive Entertainment has developed and patented holographic display screen technology which will allow users to view 3D video (videogames and movies) without the need for 3D glasses.

Thomas Gibson 2018-11-10
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Microsoft announced that the Xbox Game Pass subscription is getting 16 new games, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Akin to Netflix for movies, the Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service for gamers that offers access to more than 100 games on an Xbox One game console for a monthly free.

The popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds battle royale game will debut on Xbox Game Pass on November 12.

Another new title, Thief of Thieves, is available starting today.

Other titles on the list starting in December include Ori and The Blind Forest, Kingdom: Two Crowns and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

On November 22, Microsoft is adding Agents of Mayhem, MXGP3, and Thomas Was Alone.

Steven Sentell 2019-04-03
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Xbox Live has played host to smaller gems from indie and AA devs as much as it has blockbuster titles, especially in recent years.

Microsoft's [email protected] initiative was set up in 2014 to help small-size devs self-publish on the Xbox platform, and ensure an audience for games that don’t have the resources or publisher backing to push their work through more traditional channels.

We went hands on with a handful of indie games set to land on Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles, and have picked out four of the most exciting titles currently being published through [email protected]

This fantastically named indie gem sees you as a prison convict in the depths of space, looting and shooting your way through a variety of cargo ships, luxury ‘dining’ ships, and military spacecraft.

You can try to sneak your way to only the most important scrap parts or oxygen tanks, or go in guns blazing with interdimensional rayguns and exploding kitten bots.

It’s bombastic, and illustrated in a gorgeous comic book panel art-style, with 2D enemies floating in zero-gravity through the game’s surreal 3D environments – and some key map strategy and fun cutscenes alongside the onboard FPS sections.

Charlie Warren 2016-05-21
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Now you can watch on video below.At our GamesBeat Summit 2016 event, that was evident in our opening fireside chat with Robbie Bach, former chief Xbox officer at Microsoft and author of the recent Xbox Revisited, a memoir of his time at Microsoft as well as his strategy for fixing our country s problems.Bach ran the Xbox group from the beginning at the dawn of the new millennium until 2010, or five years into the Xbox 360 console.

He was ultimately responsible for the business, and it was a roller-coaster ride.

But the console lost $5 billion to $7 billion in its first four years.

He stamped out the ones that were burning brightest, he said, only to return the next day knowing that new fires had broken out.The Xbox 360 was enormously popular with consumers, but it was afflicted at the outset from the Red Rings of Death, a defect that I have written tens of thousands of words about.

But it has fallen significantly behind the PlayStation 4 in worldwide sales, which are nearing 40 million.

That s not a great scorecard, but Microsoft has been able to make money on those hardware sales, and it has far outsold Nintendo s Wii U.Now Bach is an advocate for civic engineering, or using bipartisan cooperation to rebuild our country.

Jerry Smith 2017-06-11
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The device, which will cost $499, will be released November 7.

Microsoft is also planning to make some games from its original Xbox games available to play on the Xbox One, though the company didn't say when.

Microsoft also announced a slate of more than a dozen games, including crowd favorites like the upcoming Assassin's Creed game from Ubisoft --which is coming out later this year -- and the hotly anticipated cartoony game Cuphead, which is planned for this September.

The company didn't make any announcements regarding its key sci-fi military action and shooting franchises Halo or Gears of War, but it did show dozens of other titles.

It doesn't yet have a release date.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds got some time on stage as well, to highlight Microsoft's game streaming service Mixer.

Brad Patterson 2017-09-20
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Both Sony and Nintendo are competing to get indie game developers to their consoles as well.

But Sony has been focused on virtual reality titles, and Nintendo has had less time to get its indie program going.

I don’t know how many are coming out this fall.

In the past 12 months more than 200 have come out through the [email protected] program, though.

GamesBeat: How quickly is that process going, getting developers into the program and getting their games out?

We’re having developers apply every day.

Harvey Ayers 2016-06-17
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Over the years, there's been a lot of anxiety over whether or not Microsoft should sell off business units like Xbox and Bing, seen as secondary to the tech titan's profitable Windows and Office businesses.And despite the Xbox's high level of brand recognition and popularity, Microsoft executives themselves haven't always stood up for the gaming business.If former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop had gotten the Microsoft CEO job, he reportedly would have sold off Xbox, and Bing search, too.Worse, in 2014, Bill Gates said that he would "absolutely" support then-new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella if he chose to sell off Xbox.

Because while it's definitely been a tumultous few years, the Xbox business is finally poised to help feed back into Microsoft's core business after all, even as the console converges with Windows 10.

Even if all you have is the PC, though, then boom, there are a lot more great games coming.Having more games on the Windows Store in Windows 10 is also a good thing for Microsoft, as it looks to beef up its its lagging app selection compared to the Apple App Store and Google Play Market.Games, needless to say, are popular on every platform — at the time of writing, four of the top five highest-grossing games on the iPhone App Store are games the fifth is Spotify, holding the 1 spot .Race to zeroGames make app store operators a lot of money: Apple, Microsoft, and Google all take a 30% cut of app purchase prices and in-app purchases.

But according to Statista, the average price of an app circa January 2016 is just $1.16, with the average price of a game a measly$0.57.But, and this is important, the MSRP on a new Xbox game on release day is $59.99, both in retail stores and digitally.

Furthermore, even big-budget, $59.99-at-launch games like "Rise of the Tomb Raider" are offering in-app purchases, of which Microsoft can take a cut.Better yet for Microsoft, it publishes top game franchises like Halo, Forza Motorsport, and Gears of War, all of which are coming to Windows 10 in one form or another.That means they won't be showing up on competing PC platforms like the Mac, or rival consoles like the Sony PlayStation 4.

It's an advantage that's hard to match, and it can bring gamers to Windows 10 while also monetizing them.Finally, Microsoft also offers Xbox Live Gold, a $59.99/year premium gaming service that enables online multiplayer gaming on the Xbox consoles, alongside other benefits.It slots right in to Microsoft's broader ambition to sell more subscriptions, notably seen in its success selling the Microsoft Office 365 productivity service.Selling the Xbox Live service to Windows 10 users will be tough, but not impossible — the subscription also includes access to "free" games every month on the Xbox, and it's not hard to see how that could be expanded to PC owners.This isn't necessarily good news for everyone: Apple's App Store has seen some backlash over what Spotify calls the "Apple Tax," as developers resent the notion of giving App Store owners any portion of their hard-earned revenue.

Betty Saliba 2019-11-14

There’s been little to no mention of Xbox Project Scarlett at X019, instead we've had announcements of new IPs, updates on Project xCloud and the expected reveal of Xbox's Black Friday deals.

"Perhaps we feel confident about our content pipeline so that we feel like we don't have to save everything up for [Scarlett]," Booty tells us.

Although, in recent months, Sony has been drip-feeding us juicy titbits such as an official PS5 release window, name and a few details about features.

In a statement sent out following the presentation, Sony said the "two keywords for the future direction of PlayStation are 'immersive' and 'seamless'", with the 'immersive' experience "created by dramatically increased graphics rendering speeds, achieved through the employment of further improved computational power and a customized ultra-fast, broadband SSD".

But Sony and Microsoft may end up eating their own offerings if appetite for streaming renders powerful home consoles somewhat redundant.

LetsGoDigital spotted the patent published by INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil.

Jennifer Ervin 2018-03-21
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It was the 20th annual Independent Games Festival award show tonight at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Infinite Fall’s rust belt gothic adventure game Night in the Woods won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize as well as the Excellence in Narrative Award.

Arvi Teikari’s Baba Is You also won big — it was up in four categories and took home two awards.

The winners were selected from 35 finalists.

The event kicked off with a short speech from IGF chairperson Kelly Wallick, who delivered a message in support of diversity.

She gave a shoutout to games like Mulaka by Mexican developer Lienzo and Cameroon-based studio Kiro’o Games’ Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan as examples of titles by creators from different cultures.

Ben Gallagher 2018-04-23
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Microsoft has unveiled which games you get as a subscriber of the Games with Gold in may.

Now it is a new month and that means new free games for those who subscribe to Xbox Live:

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Xbox One may 16 – June 15.

Super Mega Baseball 2, Xbox One may 1 – may 31.

Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage, Xbox One, Xbox 360 may 1 – may 15.

the Vanquish, Xbox One, Xbox 360 16 may – 31 may

Donald Ellison 2016-06-07
img

If adding animal ears to your selfies or swapping your face for a friend s ever gets old — don t worry.

Snapchat may have something new in store.Rumors are swirling that Snapchat has plans to unleash 3-D selfies on the world, after TechCrunch reported the photo messaging platform acquired a San Francisco-based 3-D imaging startup.Snapchat acquired Seene a few months ago, according to TechCrunch, but has kept quiet about the deal.

Seene s specialty is mobile-based 3-D, and the company s website says its technology can turn a standard smartphone into a 3-D scanner.

The technology uses the phone s regular camera to map a person or an environment, and then turns that information into a 3-D image.

It works on faces hence the 3-D selfie speculation and objects, and can even reconstruct an entire room in 3D.Seene s technology also can be used to enhance images in other ways that could be useful to Snapchat, which relies heavily on its photo capabilities for the success of its entire platform.

Seene allows users to refocus photos after they ve been taken, according to the website, and adjust the depth of photos.Of course, the technology has broader implications than merely spicing up your selfies.

Loyd Davis 2019-06-09
img

Highlights include an in-depth look at The Outer Worlds, Halo Infinite, and Gears 5.

It’s a loot-driven action game — think Gauntlet — where you can play cooperatively with up to four players online or in local co-op.

CD Projekt Red’s upcoming sci-fi RPG returned to the Xbox stage witth a new cinematic trailer.

We finally got a look at the long-awaited reboot of the classic beat-em-up.

Even more indie games are coming via Microsoft’s [email protected] program.

Xbox Game Pass owners received new games today, including Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Metro: Exodus.

Brad Patterson 2019-07-02
img

The ambitious neon-noir RPG will let players choose from three origin stories when creating their character V, leading to differing starting zones and relationships for the characters, and potentially making each different playthrough significantly different.

It'll be hitting PS4, Xbox One and PC – and we wouldn't be surprised to see it on the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett, too.

It's been four years in the making already.

But Sony and Microsoft may end up eating their own offerings if appetite for streaming renders powerful home consoles somewhat redundant.

So if you have a device that connects to the internet, be that a mobile device, console, or PC, you can connect to that server and the game you're wanting to play will be streamed to your monitor or screen, allowing can play using your preferred input device.

The next Xbox will be more powerful than the PS5 – say industry insiders