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Microsoft Acquires Activision/Blizzard

Legendary fan-favorite Activision/Blizzard franchises are joining Xbox family in biggest-ever buyout of $68.7 billion. Microsoft Acquires Activision/Blizzard Even after a huge acquisition deal of Bethesda/ZeniMax Media in 2020, Microsoft was actively looking for acquiring more studios and today, Xbox made a surprise announcement of buying Activision/Blizzard for a whopping $68.7 billion. In a recently released official statement, Xbox head Phil Spencer welcomes Activision / Blizzard creative teams to join Xbox family. He shared excitement of working with studios like Beenox , Infinity Ward , Raven Software and many others. RELATED: Take-Two Have May Hinted at Grand Theft Auto 6 Release Window Microsoft buyout of Activision / Blizzard brings exclusive publishing rights for Call of Duty , Crash Bandicoot , Overwatch and Warcraft to Xbox . It is safe to say that many of these big-name titles will soon be heading to Xbox Game Pass service. After latest acquisition, Microsoft h

Age of Empires 4 May Be Announced for Xbox Consoles

A newly discovered leak suggests, 2021 strategy throwback game Age of Empires IV is being tested for Xbox consoles. Age of Empires 4 May Be Announced for Xbox Consoles A historic return to glory, 2021 real-time strategy game Age of Empires IV from developer Relic Entertainment and publisher Xbox Game Studios is latest entry in Age of Empires franchise that focuses on civilizations of early Middle Ages. Originally debuted on PC platform via Microsoft Store and Steam last year, a console version is seemingly in development and a newfound leak online clearly suggests that an Xbox version is being tested internally for console right now. RELATED: Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Witcher Season 2 According to Twitter user @ALumia_Italia, new code for a Microsoft product has been spotted at Xbox version of Insider Hub platform lately, labeled as "XIP_CAR_JANUARY_2022" and "CAR" is used as a short name for "CARDINAL" here. For further context,

Max Payne: Definitive Edition Rumoredly Coming Soon

Rockstar Games quietly removes Max Payne and its sequel from Steam for select regions, which possibly hints at Max Payne: Definitive Edition. Max Payne: Definitive Edition Rumoredly Coming Soon After a horrible launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition earlier this month, developer/publisher Rockstar Games have apologized to players for a piss-poor experience and promises to address major issues in near future. Meanwhile, Rockstar have silently delisted 2001 neo-noir third-person shooter Max Payne and its 2003 sequel game from Steam for multiple regions and has sparked rumors for an upcoming " Definitive Edition " of PlayStation 2 -era classics. RELATED: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition May Come to Xbox Game Pass One user on Reddit have noticed that Rockstar Games have quietly removed classic Max Payne games from Steam for Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania regions while they are still available to purchase on Canada, Europe and US. Many were

World of Warcraft May Be Announced for Xbox Consoles

A leak at Xbox website hints at World of Warcraft coming to Xbox consoles soon and may get announced at The Game Awards 2021. World of Warcraft May Be Announced for Xbox Consoles For more than a decade, massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft by developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment remains a genre defining MMORPG of all time on PC with a massive number of player-count. To this date, WoW receives regular content updates and expansion packs that engages millions over the world. Lately, a new report claims that World of Warcraft: Complete Edition is coming to Xbox and is set to announce next month. RELATED: New Marvel Game Announced by Amy Hennig/Skydance New Media Originally shared in a now-deleted Reddit post, source code for official Xbox website has listed World of Warcraft: Complete Edition in "Upcoming" category and currently dated for December 9, 2021, according to ResetEra forum post. Interestingly enough, The Game Awards 2021 ev

Starfield Will Reportedly Be PC and Xbox-Exclusive

Industry insider claims that Bethesda Studios' next biggest game Starfield will be launching exclusively on PC and Xbox. Starfield Will Reportedly Be PC and Xbox-Exclusive After a surprise reveal of upcoming sci-fi role-playing game Starfield from developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks at E3 2018 conference through an official teaser trailer, no launch platform or release date has not been confirmed yet. As if it was not quite apparent already for everyone, a well-reputed industry insider has recently claimed on Twitter that Bethesda 's much-awaited newest game Starfield to release exclusively on PC and Xbox family of consoles next year. RELATED: Resident Evil Village Originally Had Plans to Add Ada Wong During an ongoing livestream this Friday, known GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb revealed on social media that Bethesda 's hotly-anticipated RPG title Starfield will be an exclusive to Xbox family of consoles and Windows PC platforms. Following official E3 2018 ann

Microsoft Confirms Some Bethesda Games Will Be PC and Xbox-Exclusive

Xbox head Phil Spencer confirms that some future Bethesda games will be exclusive to PC and Xbox consoles. Microsoft Confirms Some Bethesda Games Will Be PC and Xbox-Exclusive Back in September 2020, Microsoft announced to buy out Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media , gaining rights over all popular franchises including Dishonored , Doom , Fallout , Starfield , The Elder Scrolls and Wolfenstein . After officially finalizing a $7.5 billion acquisition deal today, head of Xbox brand Phil Spencer reveals that some upcoming Bethesda -owned releases will remain exclusive to PC , Xbox Game Pass and Xbox console platforms in future. RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Ace Combat 7, World War Z and More Ever since Microsoft has revealed plans to acquire ZeniMax Media last year, fans and journalists have repeatedly been asking Phil Spencer about which Bethesda titles will see release across all platforms or will they be exclusive to Xbox ? Now that Bethesda finally joins Xbox f

Xbox Store Selling Gameplay Guides of Other Content Creators

Guides for games and mobile applications made by other content creators are being sold at Xbox Store. Often time, people get stuck in a certain point playing a video game when they would like to get some assistance to know an easy way out and there are many guide available over the internet that are absolutely free of cost for anyone. Whenever a particular puzzle gets too hard or you just need to get a way to progress further, a gameplay guide comes very handy. However, you probably won't expect finding out Xbox Store out of anywhere else selling off you guides. Xbox Store Selling Gameplay Guides of Other Content Creators RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Had a Darker Opening In a recent Tweet, content creator Patrick Maka points out Microsoft is currently selling video game guides on Xbox Store . He also posted a series of screenshots from "Ghostrunner Guide", being priced for $5.95 AUD/$4.32 USD only. It would have been acceptable if these guides were officially provided

Xbox Head Hints to Keep Bethesda Games Xbox-Exclusive

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer confirms that Microsoft need not to release Bethesda games on PS and other platforms. In a shocking move, Microsoft announced a full buyout of ZeniMax Media , parent company of Bethesda Softworks last month in a massive $7.5 billion deal only a few months ahead of next-gen console hardware Xbox Series X launch. Many people within and outside of gaming industry were left wondering whether Bethesda games will arrive in other platforms in future. Head of Xbox , Phil Spencer has addressed these concerns in a recent interview with Kotaku. Xbox Head Hints to Keep Bethesda Games Xbox-Exclusive RELATED: Borderlands 3 Free Next-Gen Upgrade Release Date When asked if it is still possible to get back on $7.5 billion investment Microsoft made if they keep from selling Elder Scrolls VI on PlayStation 5 , his quick answer was "Yes", before he starts breaking down about their deal with Bethesda . Spencer added that Microsoft didn't make this deal just t

Starfield Screenshots Reportedly Leaked

Alleged screenshots of Bethesda's long-awaited upcoming sci-fi RPG game Starfield has been leaked online. Long since upcoming space-themed epic adventure game Starfield  was announced during E3 2018 press conference with a teaser, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks didn't talk much about their highly-anticipated project in public. A batch of screenshots has recently been leaked online that are reportedly from a 2018 build of Starfield . Shortly after they were posted on image-board site 4chan and Imgur , people quickly started sharing them on social media sites. Starfield Screenshots Leaked Reportedly RELATED: Resident Evil 8 May Come to Current-Gen Consoles In first in-game screen, an astronaut can be seen wandering around a futuristic space station from a third-person perspective. Taking a close look at his spacesuit shows a logo that looks very similar to the one shown in official teaser. Second one is most likely an early concept art for a spaceship with a couple of s

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks

Popular game franchises of Bethesda are joining Xbox family as Microsoft acquires parent company ZeniMax Media. Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks As players on all major gaming systems are hyping up for next-gen console launch in November 2020, industry giant  Microsoft  and  Sony  are frequently buying many game studios to roll out exclusives for new generation of home consoles. Microsoft  has been busy acquiring known studios under  Xbox Game Studios  publishing division and recently, they announced to have acquired  ZeniMax Media , parent company of  Bethesda Softworks  for an enormous $7.5 billion amount. RELATED: Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo Will Still Release for PlayStation 5 Head of Xbox , Phil Spencer welcomes creative teams of Bethesda to Xbox family in an official statement. He also recalls how they came to support Xbox Game Pass in early days of launch by bringing their popular games to Microsoft console. Xbox is likely to make available all existing Bethesda ga

Microsoft Will Pay Hackers to Find Xbox Security Issues

Gamers and non-gamers seeking to earn big cash can join Xbox Bounty Program and get paid for finding bugs. In an attempt to find out vulnerabilities within their security systems, Microsoft has recently launched Xbox Bounty Program that will pay out anyone to detect major issues of Xbox Live service or even hack Xbox One systems. Whether you are an Xbox gamer or not, you can earn reward amounts from as minimum as $500 to highest $20,000 depending on how critical these issues actually are and how thoroughly they are being reported to authority. Microsoft Will Pay Hackers to Find Xbox Security Issues RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hits 8 Million Sales All a person with bug-hunting skills needs to do is to send their report in writings or a video clip demonstration. Microsoft is looking for detecting elevation of privilege, remote code execution, spoofing and other key problems than DDoS attacks. Major companies often offer bug bounties to actual product users

Xbox Series X Games Will Be Cross-Gen With Xbox One

Microsoft has confirmed that games released for Xbox Series X will also be playable on Xbox One for first few years. This holiday season 2020, both Microsoft Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment are launching their latest gaming hardware Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 for next console generation with full backward compatibility support. However, that doesn't mean that current and upcoming games will skip previous consoles. Going a step further, Microsoft ensures that all first-party games for Series X will also be playable for Xbox One for at least two years. Xbox Series X Games Will Be Cross-Gen With Xbox One RELATED: Halo Infinite E3 2019 Trailer Head of Xbox Game Studios internal development team, Matt Booty has confirmed in a recent interview that all of their games coming out for over next two years will play out on Xbox family of existing and next-gen devices. Committed to consumers about content, they want to make sure that players feel they m

Xbox Backwards Compatibility Final Lineup Revealed

At E3 2019 stage, Microsoft announces final lineup for classic games that will join Xbox backwards compatibility library. When Phil Spencer of Gaming at Microsoft took stage to announce Xbox One backward compatibility feature back at E3 2015 event, it surely was a memorable moment in video gaming history that every fan cheered for. Over past four years, more than 600 titles have been added to a vast library of games from previous generation but that development cycle has now come to an end as upcoming Project Scarlett device will be compatible with all past games. Xbox Backwards Compatibility Final Lineup Revealed RELATED: Lost Planet Trilogy and Resident Evil Code: Veronica is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One Design for Scarlett is largely focused with an ambitious goal of being capable to run any games from last four generation of 18 years Xbox console history, so there is no point in dedicating resources to make more titles compatible anymore. Due to popular fa