Microsoft Game Studios News


Sea of Thieves Could Have Been A Donkey Kong Game

By Asif Khan, Mar 02, 2018 3:30pm PST

Oh no, Asif is back with another tinfoil hat theory. This time he sets sail for Sea of Thieves with Donkey Kong?


"Eh, I don't see Nintendo ever making a big online game like Sea of Thieves. "

- jabuck see all 15 comments

Xbox Game Pass Adds New Microsoft Releases Including Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3

By Asif Khan, Jan 23, 2018 9:00am PST

Microsoft is adding some serious value to their Xbox Game Pass subscription service.


Killer Instinct Celebrates 4 Years with 4XP Weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 22, 2017 1:40pm PST

Happy 4th Birthday to Killer Instinct, a fighting game that still hasn't put on the brakes on its content train.


Halo 5 Works 'Overtime' with November Update Today

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 02, 2017 3:05pm PDT

Halo 5's latest update is fully prepared for the Xbox One X launch, so you can play those Oddball games in 4K Ultra HD.


The Rock Surprises Make-A-Wish Kids with Custom Brahma Bull Xbox One X Consoles

By Asif Khan, Nov 01, 2017 7:00pm PDT

We love the smell of what The Rock is cooking.


"Dropping The People's Elbow on rare console collectors LOL. Well played, Asif."

- node see all 7 comments

Halo Wars 2 Adding Crossplay, Master Chief Collection Update in the Works

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 5:40pm PDT

Halo Wars 2 players across Xbox One and Windows 10 will soon be able to play with each other, while Halo: Master Chief Collection owners should expect an update early next year.


Halo 5 November Update Adds Local Server, 4K, Esports Skins, and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 4:45pm PDT

The team at 343 Industries are ready to welcome in the new Xbox One X in November, detailing a new update for Halo 5: Guardians.


"One of their devs posted and pointed out that HMCC has six engines (my guess would be Halo 1, ..."

- Schnapple see all 6 comments

Killer Instinct Combos Onto Steam Today with Crossplay, but no Crossbuy

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2017 10:45am PDT

Killer Instinct is now on Steam with all of its bells and whistles, but there are a few caveats.


"Bummed that there's no crossbuy. I really want to take advantage of big screen mode and ..."

- MidnightShift650 see all 3 comments

PlayerUnknown Talks PUBG 1.0, Xbox, DJing, and Updates at TGS 2017 Interview

By Asif Khan, Sep 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Shacknews chatted with PlayerUnknown, Brendan Greene, about the future of PUBG and how he is handling the games's massive success at Tokyo Game Show 2017.


"Haha. Dnagenomes fantastic driving skills on display! Good interview. Need Shackers shirts! "

- Kojak2000 see all 39 comments

Forza Motorsport 7 Demo is a 4K Marvel

By Chris Jarrard, Sep 19, 2017 4:55pm PDT

Microsoft and Turn 10’s new driving simulator demo is now live on the Windows Store.


"i enjoyed the xbone demo, it took me a bit to figure out the gt2's handling tho"

- Dravenport see all 15 comments

E3 2017: Xbox One Games Interview With Aaron Greenberg

By Shack Staff, Jun 13, 2017 6:00pm PDT

With the reveal of Xbox One X, you need to know what you will be playing on it.


343 Industries teases Halo 5's next DLC in new video

By Daniel Perez, Nov 16, 2016 7:55am PST

343 Industries has started teasing the next piece of DLC coming to Halo 5: Guardians, which may include a return of an old favorite weapon.


Forza Horizon 3 PC demo now available on Windows 10 Store

By Daniel Perez, Nov 04, 2016 8:53am PDT

If the need for speed is strong this weekend, head on over to the Windows 10 Store as a demo for Forza Horizon 3 is now available.


"yah i played the Demo on the XB1.. i thought they did a good job as far as content goes. "

- Shadowdane see all 17 comments

Gears of War 4 servers going down for maintenance ahead of its first Title Update

By Daniel Perez, Nov 01, 2016 3:00am PDT

The first Title Update for Gears of War 4 is coming today, but before we can enjoy the fruits of The Coalition's labor, we're going to have to try to get through some server downtime.


Gears of War 4's first Title Update coming November 1; Gnasher and Hammerburst getting nerfed

By Daniel Perez, Oct 28, 2016 6:50pm PDT

There's a lot coming to Gears of War 4's first Title Update, although we can't help but look to the future as PC Crossplay is coming soon!