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Microsoft wants Xbox Scarlett to be the 'most powerful console'
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Microsoft wants Xbox Scarlett to be the 'most powerful console'

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Every year, Xbox head Phil Spencer sits down with Giant Bomb to discuss what was revealed at Microsoft’s E3 briefings. This year is no different and, luckily, we got new information about “Project Scarlett,” “Project xCloud,” and what the company sees as the future of gaming. When Microsoft revealed Scarlett, its next-generation console, it used phrases like “most immersive.”

Forza Horizon 4 hits 10 million players, Sea of Thieves crosses 8 million
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Forza Horizon 4 hits 10 million players, Sea of Thieves crosses 8 million

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In April, Rare released the "Anniversary Update" for Sea of Thieves. Since then, the number of players has spiked. According to the team, the title now numbers over 8.4 million players. This information was revealed during an Inside Xbox show a few days ago. If you haven't played the game yet, be sure to jump in because it's quite good. Additionally, Forza Horizon 4 recently crossed 10...

xCloud streaming reportedly bests Google Stadia in early latency test
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xCloud streaming reportedly bests Google Stadia in early latency test

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At E3 2019, Microsoft is giving gamers the chance to try out "[Project xCloud],(https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-wont-force-you-stream-games-says-xbox-head-phil-spencer)" its game streaming service that competes with Google Stadia. The server is located 400 miles away, but you can access games like Gears of War 4 and Halo 5: Guardians – both of which run at 60 frames per second...

Microsoft won't force you to only stream games says Xbox head Phil Spencer
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Microsoft won't force you to only stream games says Xbox head Phil Spencer

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At E3 2019, Microsoft revealed a number of new games and hardware. However, a lot of gamers are curious about how the company plans on addressing the shift to game streaming. According to Xbox chief Phil Spencer, it's all about giving players choice. While he didn't specifically mention Google Stadia, Spencer said that Microsoft doesn't want to tell you that "the console... is bad."

Microsoft wants to add a first-party game to Xbox Game Pass every 3 months
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Microsoft wants to add a first-party game to Xbox Game Pass every 3 months

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At E3 2019, Microsoft announced that it had acquired Psychonauts developer Double Fine Productions. Over the past year, the company has dramatically expanded its first-party studios and it doesn't seem like it plans on stopping anytime soon. However, what does this mean for game releases? Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty revealed what he hopes to accomplish with these aggressive...