Microsoft is building a huge platform for its gaming future, and that includes home-grown games from teams within Xbox Game Studios. A question of quality and consistency has hung over Xbox in recent years as it pertains to games. Can Microsoft change? Does it even need to change?
One big question still hangs over the big Bethesda acquisition. Will all of those games go Xbox platform exclusive? Let's examine the three major possible scenarios, and see if we can draw some kind of conclusion.
Ninja Theory shared a studio update in the Dreadnought Diaries episode 3, showing the technology and art process behind Project: Mara. The entire game takes place within an apartment that the team is working to painstakingly recreate.
Perfect Dark is back. The Initiative, a studio first founded in 2018 and comprised of industry veterans, is working to reinvent this classic spy series. Here's everything you need to know about Perfect Dark.
At the Game Awards 2019, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II was officially revealed. It's being developed by Ninja Theory and appears to take a much darker tone than the first game. Here's everything we know about it right now.
MachineGames developers talked in an interview about how the fast SSDs in the next-generation of consoles will allow new game design, while the team is excited at being part of Microsoft because it will allow the studio to make greater games.
In an interview with Kotaku, Xbox head Phil Spencer talked about Microsoft's next-gen consoles and overall strategy. He also explained that Xbox doesn't have to ship Bethesda games on other platforms in order to recoup Microsoft's investment.
Xbox marketing has shared several stats for Xbox Game Studios in 2020 so far, including how many flights players have logged in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. Additionally, gameplay footage of Xbox Series X and S games is coming later this month.
Pete Hines, Todd Howard, Larry Hyrb and Phil Spencer talk about the history of Xbox and Bethesda in a new podcast. They also explain that the recent acquisition came down to the trust and relationships of both parties involved.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that Microsoft will consider buying more video game companies in the future. Microsoft recently announced that it intends to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda and other studios.
Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, meaning that Bethesda is joining Xbox Game Studios. According to Microsoft, games will launch into Xbox Game Pass and could come other consoles on a "case by case" basis.