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Phil Spencer: "It would be nice to buy a Japanese studio"

The head of Xbox on Game Pass, the impact of streaming, and why he's not afraid of Google

By Christopher Dring

Shenmue III is an Epic Games store exclusive on PC

Update: It appears Ys Net will not be issuing refunds for those upset at the game's removal from Steam

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft ends Xbox One backwards compatibility efforts to focus on Project Scarlett

Reveals final titles to be added as it aims to make four generations of games work with next console

By James Batchelor

FFVII and Avengers bookend Square Enix's hour of announcements, commercials

Multiple retro remasters also announced, and a new title from Square Enix Collective

By Rebekah Valentine

Phil Spencer on Project Scarlett: "We want to be compatible across all generations"

Xbox head nods toward backward compatibility on next-gen console with emphasis on Xbox Live

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games store offering a free game every week for 2019

Storefront to continue Epic Mega Sale offer for the rest of the year

Ubisoft fills E3 hour with Tom Clancy games and Watch Dogs Legion gameplay

Publisher also announces multiple new IP and a new subscription service, UPlay+

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft enters subscription battleground with Uplay Plus

PC and Google Stadia service to include over 100 Ubisoft PC games

By Christopher Dring

Double Fine confirms no layoffs to publishing team after Xbox acquisition

Plans for Double Fine Presents are still "evolving," but it is committed to spotlighting original developers

By Matthew Handrahan

Publishers can put their own separate subscriptions on Google Stadia

Phil Harrison: Publishers with "bigger catalogs and more significant lineups" could put other subscriptions on top of Stadia Pro

By Rebekah Valentine

"Big exclusive games win the day, and Stadia does not have any"

Industry analysts are questioning the value that Google Stadia will offer to its paying subscribers

By Matthew Handrahan

Xbox's Phil Spencer: Our next console will have a disc drive

Microsoft gaming boss says that millions of people still love physical

By Christopher Dring

Microsoft confirms no Forza Motorsport 8 in 2019

Next entry in the series is "in concept" as Turn 10 Studios focuses on building community

By James Batchelor

Phantasy Star Online 2 will launch in North America only next year

Sega has "nothing to announce" regarding an EMEA launch in Spring 2020

Double Fine: Xbox deal won't change multi-platform Psychonauts 2 release

Tim Schafer describes relief at no longer having to pitch ideas "to every publisher that exists"

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft forms dedicated Age of Empires studio

Xbox now has 15 standalone studios follow past year's high-profile acquisitions

By Rebekah Valentine

Bethesda's E3 revealed new IP from Tango Gameworks, Arkane Lyon

Game reveals, updates, and every major announcement from the publisher's press conference

By Rebekah Valentine

Bethesda unveils Orion game streaming tech

Robert Duffy and James Altman discuss the details of the company's new engine optimization SDK that works with any streaming service

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox closes E3 2019 conference with Project Scarlett, coming Holiday 2020

Hardware details, plus every major announcement from the platform holder's press conference

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox adding Remote Play-style console streaming, xCloud preview launches this October

Platform holder's streaming strategy will centre around two pillars: Project xCloud and user's own consoles

By James Batchelor

Microsoft will launch new Xbox console next year

Halo Infinite will be a launch title for the new hardware, codenamed Project Scarlett

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft buys Double Fine Productions

Xbox paid Starbreeze $13.2 million for publishing rights to Psychonauts 2

By Matthew Handrahan

E3 2019: Every story and announcement in one place

All of the news from EA, Xbox, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Nintendo and more, updated every day

By GamesIndustry Staff

EA signs fresh indie publishing deals with Zoink, Glowmade and Hazelight

Meanwhile, more studios join EA's Origin Access subscription service

By Christopher Dring

E3 2019: A complete guide to the press conferences

Sony has stepped away from E3 this year -- what will Microsoft and Nintendo do with their larger share of the limelight?

By Matthew Handrahan

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