Microsoft Game Studios News


E3 2016: Gears of War 4 debuts with Xbox Play Anywhere

By Daniel Perez, Jun 13, 2016 9:35am PDT

Prepare to kill countless grubs as Gears of War 4 once again takes center stage at E3. And, you can play on PC!


E3 2016: ReCore screenshots, release date leak

By John Keefer, Jun 12, 2016 1:03pm PDT

Keiji Inafune's new game looks pretty nice.


Minecraft is headed to China

By Daniel Perez, May 20, 2016 6:36am PDT

Microsoft and Mojang have partnered with a NetEase, Inc. affiliate to bring Minecraft to China.


Fable Legends reportedly cost $75M to develop

By Daniel Perez, May 12, 2016 8:00am PDT

That's an insane amount for development of a free-to-play game.


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PSA: Gears of War 4 beta available for all players

By David Craddock, Apr 25, 2016 1:15pm PDT

For the small fee of 7.09 GB of hard drive space on your Xbox One, you can sample the latest installment in Gears of War months before the full version lands.


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Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition details surface including early access

By Daniel Perez, Apr 25, 2016 7:37am PDT

Details surrounding the Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition have surfaced, including information on how to gain early access to the full game, season pass info, and more.


Gears of War 4 embraces CCG craze with new Gear Crates and Gear Cards system

By Daniel Perez, Apr 14, 2016 8:22am PDT

Collectible cards will soon be invading the Gears of War franchise when Gears of War 4 releases later this year.


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Gears of War 4 beta gameplay footage leaked

By Daniel Perez, Apr 12, 2016 7:56am PDT

The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta is kicking off next week, but you can catch nearly 15 minutes of in-game action thanks to a recent leak.


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New Halo 5 Firefight trailer teaser teases tomorrow's tease

By David Craddock, Apr 11, 2016 12:35pm PDT

Ahead of the Warzone Firefight beta on Tuesday, 343 Industries will offer a gameplay-focused livestream on Tuesday, April 12. Did we mention this is just a tease?


New Gears of War 4 Reveal During This Sunday's Fear the Walking Dead

By David Craddock, Apr 08, 2016 1:15pm PDT

Fans should keep their eyes peeled, as even more details may follow on Monday, April 11.


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Quantum Break narrative designer discusses Junction points, time powers, and episodic gaming

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 08, 2016 1:00pm PST

Quantum Break is a month away from release and Shacknews recently had an opportunity to sit down with Senior Narrative Designer Greg Louden to discuss the game's years in the developmental oven, the evolution of Jack's time powers, the changes in episodic gaming since Quantu...


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Quantum Break creative director discusses time powers and balancing gameplay and live action

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 02, 2016 3:35pm PST

Quantum Break is offering a unique blend of third-person action gameplay and a live action series and to learn more about it, Shacknews spoke with creative director Sam Lake.


Killer Instinct: Stepping Into the Arena with Season 3's Tusk and Arbiter

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 01, 2016 11:00am PST

Killer Instinct is getting some exciting new characters for Season 3 and Shacknews recently had a chance to try out two of them: the Killer Instinct 2 favorite Tusk and the Halo crossover character Arbiter.


Killer Instinct kicks off Season 3 on March 29 on Xbox One and PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 01, 2016 6:05am PST

The wait for Killer Instinct: Season 3 is almost over, as Microsoft and Iron Galaxy have announced a launch date, along with pricing details.


"Finally will be able to play this with my Xbox One-non PC bros. Very excited. "

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will bring curated Forza to Windows 10 for free

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 01, 2016 6:02am PST

PC is an unexplored frontier for the folks at Turn 10 Studios, so the developer is getting its feet wet by offering an abbreviated version of last year's Forza Motorsport 6 for free.


"Microsoft, only slightly more dedicated to gaming on windows than apple is to gaming on mac."

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