In a new interview, Microsoft's current Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that, back when Don Mattrick was in charge of the division, the original goal of the team was to sell 200 million units of the Xbox One console.
Microsoft is one of the co-founders of Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, a new non-profit group that plans to help promote the use of AI products to the public. It will also address and form guidelines that may serve to solve some of the ethical questions in using AI.
Publisher King has announced the launch of the 2,000th level for its hit free-to-play puzzle game Candy Crush Saga. The good news is that players who have not yet reached level 1,999 will still be able to play that new milestone.
The official Bluetooth Special Interest Group site shows a listing from Microsoft for a previously unannounced "Surface Ergonomic Keyboard", suggesting that the company plans to expand the Surface branding to more PC accessories.
The latest Humble Bundle collection of software under its "pay what you want" model is for Clickteam Fusion, which offers tools for anyone to make games. The bundle deal includes the Windows 10 UWP export module for people who pay $7 or more.
Dave Coplin, Microsoft's chief envisioning officer, stated in an interview that the classic PC QWERTY keyboards use an "sub-optimal design" and will slowly be replaced by new voice and gesture technologies.
Microsoft has started selling three fingerprint readers from BIO-Key that support the Windows Hello security features in Windows 10 PCs. The devices are available at Microsoft's retail stores and on its website for $39.99 each.
Developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts have released the single-player campaign trailer for the upcoming WWI-based shooter Battlefield 1. It features real-life historical characters such as T. E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia.