Microsoft Game Studios News


Watch Halo 2's rebuilt cinematics included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

By Daniel Perez, Oct 29, 2014 10:15am PDT

We're sure this isn't exactly how you remember Halo 2's old cinematics.


"Yup and when you see the comparison it's nice to think wow they did that. This isn't just a ..."

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Sunset Overdrive Review: Blitzkrieg Romp

By Steve Watts, Oct 27, 2014 12:01am PDT

It's the rebellious teenager of the Insomniac library. It doesn't always work the way you want it to, and sometimes it's trying entirely too hard, but Sunset Overdrive is ultimately a good kid when you meet it on its own terms. Our review.


"Nice, really looking forward to Sunset Overdrive tomorrow and Lords of the fallen. Tuesday ..."

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection goes gold; available for pre-download today

By Daniel Perez, Oct 17, 2014 8:15am PDT

Xbox One owners are just one step closer to getting their hands on Halo: The Master Chief Collection as the game has officially gone gold.


Forza Horizon 2 Review: Drive my car

By Daniel Perez, Sep 25, 2014 12:00am PDT

With a larger open world in Forza Horizon 2, has Microsoft delivered a first-place racing experience or will you be spending more time in the figurative pit stop? Our review.


"A wheel to drive all over the place. Most video i have seen of this game its people driving ..."

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Forza Horizon 2 launching with free DLC vehicle pack

By Daniel Perez, Sep 16, 2014 9:00am PDT

Microsoft has announced a downloadable vehicle pack will be made available for the launch of Forza Horizon 2.


Halo: Reach free for Xbox Live Gold members

By Daniel Perez, Sep 16, 2014 8:00am PDT

Microsoft has made Halo: Reach available for free for Xbox Live Gold members for the remainder of September.


"My understanding is that all 360 games obtained via this mechanism are yours, for free, forever, ..."

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State of Decay ambles onto Steam Early Access

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2013 11:45am PDT

Undead Labs needs a little help with State of Decay's PC version, so they're looking for player feedback from a Steam Early Access release.


"The game actually does support basic mouse and keyboard but the bindings cannot be changed yet. ..."

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Age of Empires Online content was too expensive to produce, too sparse for players

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 11:00am PDT

Age of Empires Online had a problematic production model, according to Microsoft Studios executive producer Kevin Perry. At a GDC Europe talk, he said it didn't offer enough content, but the content was too expensive to make.


" I played it a bit and it was fun, but just too expensive for what it was."

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Age of Empires Online ends development; no new content planned

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2013 8:15am PST

Age of Empires Online has stopped active development, and will not be issuing any new content or features other than some minor updates rolling out over the next few weeks.


"They obviously cared enough about the game to have it developed and supported for as long as it ..."

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Halo 4 viddoc details Promethean progeneration

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 13, 2012 6:45am PDT

After six games of butting heads with the comical Covenant, Halo 4 will introduce armchair Spartans to a new foe, the naughty Prometheans. Obviously, a lot of thought has gone into making a new adversary that will last at least another trilogy, as a new video developer diary...


"Ah yes, Halo Prime 4: Master Chief vs Space Pirates. I eagerly await this title."

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Age of Empires Online adding Babylon, another booster

By Steve Watts, Aug 09, 2012 2:45pm PDT

Age of Empires Online is adding a Babylonian civilization and the Fertile Crescent booster pack later this month.


"And by buy them, I meant with MS points before they converted the currency and tech tree systems."

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Deadlight review

By Steve Watts, Jul 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Our review of the post-apocalyptic survival-horror platformer Deadlight, part of Microsoft's "Summer of Arcade."


"Nice review. I think this is why I like to read several reviews before deciding. The other ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment coming March 19

By John Keefer, Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Gears of War: Judgment will be coming out March 19 of next year.


"Great, prequel to the original chest-high wall, so excited!! Zzzzz"

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Halo 4 getting 50 episodic missions, more

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2012 9:00am PDT

A Microsoft site designed to update retailers on its games has revealed plenty of new details about Halo 4.


"I was already super hyped after listening to the halo books and seeing Halo 4 at E3 but this ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 3 comments

SmartGlass to be supported in all Microsoft first-party titles

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2012 9:00am PDT

SmartGlass will be incorporated into all Microsoft first-party games going forward after the functionality is launched, according to Microsoft Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer.


"Im still in college and im not that far either. Im thinking what im going to do, currently it's ..."

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