Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty notes that Xbox Game Pass is freeing up developers to focus on their own creativity.
This year's big Xbox celebration, held in London, isn't as bold as last year's plethora of studio acquisitions, but we're finally seeing some fruit on the vine for incoming Xbox first-party games from Obsidian and Rare.
Just in time for the holiday season, Microsoft is bringing Xbox All Access back to the market. Originally introduced in 2018, the program splits the cost of an Xbox console, Game Pass, and Xbox Live over two years of monthly payments.
Microsoft has reported that total gaming revenue fell 7% as fewer people purchased Xbox consoles.
Ybarra was a CVP in charge of Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass, and Mixer. He has not yet announced where he'll be going next or what he'll be doing. [Update: Ybarra will be joining Blizzard as Executive Vice President and General Manager.]
Technical testing for the mobile portion of Project xCloud is slated to start in partnership with T-Mobile (US), Vodafone (UK), and SK Telecom (South Korea) and will continue until Microsoft is certain of user satisfaction.
The Coalition sets new records for latest installment in popular franchise, but underlying success may well be Xbox Game Pass.
Minecraft is still one of the world's biggest games. DFC talks to us about its staying power and what Microsoft can do to keep it relevant moving forward.