[UPDATE: MS clarifies] Matt Booty, Head of Microsoft Studios, says it's all about what makes sense for a particular franchise. We chat with analysts about the evolving Xbox software strategy. (Image: VentureBeat)
Xbox One is nearing end-of-life, but Microsoft's big bet on ecosystem-over-console is working well.
Cuphead developer Studio MDHR announced on Twitter that its 1930s-inspired side-scrolling video game Cuphead will receive its own animated show, following other popular IPs like The Witcher.
The affected positions appear to be at Inside Xbox and Mixer with heavy implications that Microsoft is moving away from internal original content creation.
At Casual Connect London, Guy Richards from ID@Xbox outlined a number of key learnings for indies.
It's a smart move but it does mean that Microsoft will no longer be adding to the backwards compatibility list for Xbox One.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has gone on record to note that "physical is a choice that millions of people love."
E3 2019: Xbox unveils Project Scarlett, new xCloud options, plans to acquire Double Fine Productions
Microsoft didn't pull any punches at E3 this year, rolling out dozens of games for Xbox Game Pass while growing its studio system and preparing for next-gen.
Jim Ryan categorically rules out merger, but could a situation exist where both could come together? We ask analysts to answer the question.