Microsoft tells UK’s CMA Sony could create Call of Duty competitor in 10 years


In a heavily redacted response to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority relating to its proposed $69BN USD acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft has insisted Sony would be able to create its own Call of Duty alternative within the space of 10 years. Microsoft’s newly published document has been submitted in response to the CMA’s … Read more

Xbox first console platform to offer devs real-time energy consumption of games


As part of its sustainability efforts, Xbox is now the first console platform to offer dedicated energy consumption and carbon emissions measurement tools for developers. In a Microsoft Game Dev Blog post following an announcement at GDC, Microsoft admits that the majority of Xbox’s greenhouse gas emissions footprint comes from gameplay electricity. The new tools … Read more

Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Guilty Gear -Strive-, Sid Meier’s Civilization 6, Valheim, and More – Xbox Wire

Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Guilty Gear -Strive-, Sid Meier’s Civilization 6, Valheim, and More – Xbox Wire

Welcome back friends; we have games coming soon and even a surprise available today to keep your backlog nice and healthy. Don’t forget to feed your pre-installs a few files like Minecraft Legends and MLB The Show 23 while you’re picking out a few games to play today! Available Today Guilty Gear -Strive- (Cloud, Console, … Read more

League of Legends action-RPG spin-off Mageseeker is official, out this “spring”


Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story, the latest spin-off from developer Riot Games’ Riot Forge label, has been officially revealed following its leak last month, with a release now pencilled in for “spring” 2023 on PC and unspecified consoles. Mageseeker will be the third release in Riot Forge’s A League of Legends Story spin-off series … Read more

Ubisoft’s latest free-to-play shooter XDefiant gets cross-play test this week


XDefiant, the one-time Tom Clancy branded free-to-play shooter from Ubisoft, is holding another closed Insider test later this week, this one marking the first time cross-platform play will be available on consoles and PC. XDefiant – previously described as a 6v6 mash-up of Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division – was initially announced as … Read more

Wild Hearts dev pledges performance improvements following early access criticism


Wild Hearts developer Omega Force has pledged to address performance issues reported by players taking advantage of EA’s 10-hour early access offer ahead of this Friday’s release. Wild Hearts is, of course, Omega Force and publisher EA’s spin on Monster Hunter, setting players loose in the land of Azuma, a kind of fantastical feudal Japan, … Read more