Microsoft Studios News


Killer Instinct debuts Spinal with new rage quit rules

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2014 7:15am PST

Spinal makes his debut in Killer Instinct today and he brings along with him some new rules aimed at deterring rage quitters.


"definitely! Too bad xbone doesnt tell me when people are online. I have to open seperate ..."

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Gears of War acquired by Microsoft, Gears vet joins Black Tusk to develop for Xbox One

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2014 7:45am PST

Microsoft Studios announced today that it has bought the rights to Gears of War from Epic, and recruited Gears alum Rod Fergusson to head up Black Tusk which will be taking on the first new effort.


"I wouldn't mind a Gears of War MP only experience. I agree with most of the sentiment on here ..."

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Killer Instinct tags Thunder in as free-to-play character

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2014 7:15am PST

Killer Instinct has swapped out it's free-to-play character again, this time offering Thunder.


Dead Rising 3 ships one million in first month

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2014 8:00am PST

Capcom has announced that in its first month, Dead Rising 3 shipped one million units to stores.


""ships" doesn't mean anything, really. How many that SOLD is the better question."

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Dead Rising 3 13GB title update heralds DLC arrival

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 20, 2014 1:45pm PST

Dead Rising 3's Operation Broken Eagle DLC releases tomorrow and Capcom Vancouver has released a title update to prepare for its arrival. The title update is... kinda big.


"actually I have to agree. That sounds like poor management of their install/initial setup. "

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State of Decay studio signs new multi-title deal with Microsoft

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 10, 2014 4:15pm PST

Undead Labs has signed a multi-year, multi-title agreement with Microsoft Studios, ensuring the State of Decay creators will remain under the Microsoft banner.


"Great News for Undead Labs and Xbox owners! (oh and MS won't forget PC)"

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Killer Instinct's new free character is Sabrewulf

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 06, 2014 8:15am PST

Free-to-play fighter Killer Instinct has for the first time switched the character available to everyone for free, rotating out Jago for lycanthrope Sabrewulf. You can still buy the fighting monk, of course. The change came with a new patch last week, which also brought twea...


"It is a Microsoft property so I would say yeah stop dreaming."

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Dead Rising 3 demo released; 'Operation Eagle' DLC detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 13, 2013 7:45am PST

If you've already rushed out and bought an Xbox One, one imagines that Dead Rising 3 was a high-priority buy too. Still, for those uncertain whether they'd enjoy smashing zombies in a sandbox world, a demo out today gives them 40 minutes to find out. For folks already breaki...


Fable Anniversary coming February 4

By Steve Watts, Dec 12, 2013 8:00am PST

Fable Anniversary is coming on February 4, Lionhead announced today. Early runs of the game will include special packaging with some extra weapons and costumes.


"I wish Lionhead would bring this to PC. And that's not the usual "I'm a PC gamer and want every ..."

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Fable Legends launch to signify 'Season One' of content

By Steve Watts, Oct 21, 2013 9:15pm PDT

Fable Legends is planning a long lifespan, and game director David Eckelberry says the launch content will be comparable to "Season One" of a TV show. Other "seasons" will follow with DLC.


State of Decay 'Breakdown' DLC due this month

By Steve Watts, Oct 08, 2013 10:00am PDT

State of Decay's 'Breakdown' DLC is coming this month, adding a progressive difficulty ramp-up each time you complete a scenario.


"Does this DLC actually bring new, downloadable content (characters, weapons, locations, vehicles ..."

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Ascend: Hand of Kul out F2P on XBLA

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 26, 2013 7:30am PDT

Microsoft announced back at E3 2012 that it was bringing a free-to-play action-RPG to Xbox Live Arcade, then seemed to forget about it. Well, Ascend: Hand of Kul quietly launched yesterday, so give it a go if you fancy murdering monsters without paying a penny, at least to c...


"Just got a beta code for this last week.. lol Played it for a few hours.. nothing fancy."

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Crimson Dragon priced at $20

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2013 10:00am PDT

Crimson Dragon will be a budget title, launching alongside the Xbox One for $19.99.


"Crimson Dragon is no longer a Kinect game. You use the controller to play and Kinect would be ..."

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Fable Anniversary delayed into 2014

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 13, 2013 8:00am PDT

"D∃AR sannta, 4 chrissmas i wud like Fable Annyversay is fable but newer i have been very good ask my mum she will tell you, see u soon" you're writing at this very moment, the holiday season starting earlier each year. Oh dear sweet reader, I'm so awfully sorry: the Xbox ...


"If you play fable 2, you can pretty much skip Fable 3. 3 is a good game, but it's basically ..."

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Ryse: Son of Rome gladiator multiplayer revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2013 6:30am PDT

As you'd probably guessed, Crytek's Xbox One exclusive historical murder simulator Ryse: Son of Rome will indeed have multiplayer. Microsoft today revealed its 'Gladiator' mode, which throws chaps into an arena to cut each others' faces off. Well, at least it looks less like...