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Apple questions credibility of Xbox testimony

Update: Epic files opposition, Microsoft also working on a response

Epic pushed for subscription-free multiplayer on Xbox ahead of Apple battle

CEO Tim Sweeney told Xbox boss Phil Spencer that "certain plans for August" would create an "extraordinary opportunity"

Xbox: Democratising game development is important for society

Sarah Bond, head of Microsoft's new Gaming Ecosystem Organisation, talks about the firm's efforts to make cloud accessible to even the smallest teams

Microsoft reportedly considered lowering its revenue share on Xbox game sales

Documents reveal platform holder explored taking 12% of console game revenues, down from the current 30%

Microsoft lowers its share for Microsoft Store PC game sales

Starting August 1, platform holder will take 12% of PC game revenues, down from the current 30%

Free-to-play games on Xbox no longer require Live Gold subscription

Over 50 titles are now free to download and play

Microsoft's ID@Azure pitches cloud services to indies

Program offers free access to dev tools and case studies to use Microsoft's cloud tech on all platforms and engines

Microsoft xCloud beta rolls out on iOS and PC tomorrow

Apple initially blocked the app, but users will be able to play Xbox games via Edge, Chrome or Safari browsers

Xbox controller drift lawsuit to be settled out of court

Microsoft's call for the case to be moved to arbitration was successful

Microsoft tests removal of Xbox Live requirement for free-to-play games

Release notes in Insiders testing program say Microsoft will no longer require a paid subscription to play free-to-play games online

Microsoft adds touch controls to Xbox Cloud Gaming titles

Over 50 games can now be played with an Android device instead of a controller

Xbox Live becomes Xbox network

Microsoft made the change to distinguish its online service from Xbox Live Gold

Phil Spencer stresses exclusivity in ZeniMax deal

Xbox head talks about acquisition, saying "this is about delivering great exclusive games for you that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists"

Microsoft confirms some future Bethesda games will be Xbox, PC exclusive

As the acquisition of ZeniMax Media closes, Microsoft's Phil Spencer offers clarity on multi-platform future of Bethesda games

Microsoft's Zenimax acquisition approved by EU

Update: European Commission has no concerns with the deal impacting the common market

Microsoft adds framerate boost for older titles on Xbox X|S

First games to benefit from "FPS Boost" are Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky's Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2

Microsoft launches gaming accessibility testing platform for developers

Industry-first platform uses updated Xbox Accessibility Guidelines to help developers make games more accessible

Ampere: PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sales in line with, not ahead of, previous gen

But firm believes new PlayStation could sell up to eight million units by end of March, surpassing PS4

Microsoft says terms of service mandate arbitration for Xbox controller suit

Xbox maker says URL on packaging and warranty notice inside count as "robust notice" of policy

Microsoft requests EU approval for ZeniMax acquisition

European Commission's antitrust regulators will decide by March 5

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