The Initiative is Microsoft's "AAAA" studio that's tasked with creating quality experiences. It's based in Santa Monica and the team keeps on growing. A lot of Sony Santa Monica developers have made the jump, but another one recently joined the team, too.
According to the job listing, The Initiative will develop "AAAA" games for Xbox. This probably means that they're aiming for the highest quality and will spare no expense. I'm secretly hoping for an open-world action-adventure.
Halo Infinite is an upcoming shooter from 343 Industries. While the team steered the universe into a bold new direction with Halo 4, there were a number of missteps when it came to the story in Halo 5: Guardians.
The official Minecraft Earth Twitter account just said, "Upgrades and improvements and bug fixes... We're getting ready for the new year with lots of updates that make it better to play in the world of Minecraft Earth."
This morning, many gamers woke up to a pleasant surprise. Ori and the Will of the Wisps, is available for digital preorder on the Microsoft Store. The game costs just $30 and is launching on March 11, 2020.
Just like any game, The Outer Worlds has a number of odd bugs on consoles and PC. Luckily, a patch is in the works which should be available next week, maybe Monday or Tuesday. The team said the following on the Obsidian forums.
Many gamers have been asking The Coalition about the title. On Twitter, Studio Head Rod Fergusson said, "For those asking, Gears Tactics is single-player and has no microtransactions. Not even cosmetic ones. Everything is earned in game."
Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most acclaimed video game franchises. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.
A few months ago, we reported that Minecraft was getting a subscription service called Realms Plus. Well, you'll be happy to know that Realms Plus is now live and anyone can subscribe if you want a private server.
Halo: Reach just launched on Xbox One and PC. While it's available through the Microsoft Store, you can also purchase the game on Steam. Halo: The Master Chief Collection contains Halo: Reach for $40, but you can also buy the game individually for $10. If you look at the Steam sales chart at the moment, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is at the top, beating titles like Disco Elysium.
Halo: Reach is coming to Xbox One and PC on December 3, and many gamers wanted to know if it's going to be available for pre-load on Steam. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's the case because 343 Industries' Tyler Davis, better known as Postums, said that it wouldn't be. You'll just have to buy it and install it on that day.
A few days ago, a video emerged on YouTube where an original Xbox and Xbox One were being used to create sound effects for Halo Infinite. While there was no way to verify whether the video was authentic, the official Halo Instagram channel posted the same video. 343 Industries really is using the two consoles to generate select sound effects for the upcoming game.
Recently, Twitch Prime announced it lineup for free games and in-game loot available for subscribers in December 2019. It looks like there's a promotion going on with Sea of Thieves, too. From December 2 to December 31, members can claim a bunch of amazing items, including a pet, in the game.
Halo: Reach hits Xbox One and PC, as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in December, and Microsoft just released the Xbox Achievements you can unlock. The list was compiled by TrueAchievements after the servers were updated.