Flight Simulator is Microsoft’s power move back into PC gaming

The last version of Microsoft Flight Simulator came out in 2006. Many, myself included, had written the franchise off for dead. Now it’s back, due out for PC and Xbox One in 2020, with a sophisticated set of assets pulled directly from satellite imagery on Bing. Earlier this month I traveled to Seattle for a hands-on demonstration of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Later, I sat down with Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, to answer the question: Why now?

The remarkably true story of how many people it took to...

There is a very cool, easy-to-miss thing that happens once you get to the open-world section of Gears 5. And pulling it off required a whole lot of people from a whole lot of teams.

Ninja Gaiden 3, Friday the 13th available in Xbox Games with...

Microsoft has announced the four games that’ll be included with its Xbox Games with Gold program in October, kicked off by Disney Bolt on Xbox 360 and Tembo the Badass Elephant on Xbox One.

Why Modern Warfare will use a fictional country for its very...

On Tuesday, the team behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare finally revealed its campaign trailer. What lies behind the curtain is a fraught military drama, one that sees British and American special forces partnering with Middle Eastern militants to bring down a dangerous terrorist organization.

Call of Duty’s yearlong, PS4-exclusive mode angers players, dev responds

One week ago, Activision and Infinity Ward said “most” post-release content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare would launch simultaneously, but that PlayStation 4 players would get “an exciting Day 1 advantage.” We now know that the term “most” excludes the game’s Spec Ops Survival mode, and “Day 1 advantage” means PlayStation 4 players get that exclusive for a full year.

Gears 5 blew me away with features most people never think...

Pop! Another head explodes after being hit by a round from my pistol, and I feel like this gun and I have never been so close. And to think, I was going to skip Gears 5.

Xbox One game streaming service Project xCloud goes public in October

Microsoft’s Xbox One game streaming service, Project xCloud, will get a public preview test in October, letting select testers play games like Gears 5 and Halo 5: Guardians on phones and tablets.

Watch Inside Xbox live, featuring new details on The Outer Worlds...

Microsoft’s Xbox team is hosting a special, hour-long livestream today. This episode of Inside Xbox kicks off at 6 p.m. ET on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Minecraft has a built-in character creator now

Minecraft’s latest update has added a character creator to the game. After years of only using skins over the same model, players can finally change body types, add hairstyles, and even wear accessories.

Spending $60 on a video game doesn’t make sense anymore

It used to be, if you wanted a video game at launch, you’d pop into a store and set down $60. Maybe that store was brick and mortar, or maybe it was a digital boutique, but the expectation was always the same. You pay a premium, and you get to own the game.

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