A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to IGN that service for Games for Windows Live will continue “as normal” beyond tomorrow. The list of games includes the PC versions of Dark Souls,Red Faction: Guerrilla, Resident Evil 5, and Bulletstorm, and others. The only game that will cease to function tomorrow, is free-to-play game Age of Empires Online.
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Major Nelson has announced that Stephen Toulouse, who was a Microsoft employee for 18 years before leaving in 2012, has rejoined hisMicrosoft. Toulouse will be joining Black Tusk on the next Gears of War game as the director of community engagement.
Phil Spencer explains why Microsoft didn’t bring Windows games to E3 there were no games for Windows phone or Windows PC. He says that E3 is a retail show and a console show, which means since most PC games and smart phone games are downloaded digitally it would not be as big to show them for E3.
Microsoft announced the Kinectless Xbox One last month,and now has opened sales of the new SKU just hours before E3 2014 kicks off. You can pick one up for $399.99/£349.99 via Microsoft’s online store.
Xbox head Phil Spencer, revealed on twitter that the June Xbox One dev kit will give developers more access to Xbox One computing power. In the past Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi had mentioned that the company was looking at ways to make it easier for developers to get more power out of the console.
Microsoft developer Rare has suffered layoffs after the recent release of Xbox One exclusive Kinect Sports Rivals failed up to expectations according to Eurogamer. Multiple, separate sources indicated to Eurogamer that the studio, which has focused on the Kinect Sports series in recent years, had recently suffered layoffs.
Microsoft is offering pro-rated refunds to customers because they have announced upcoming changes to Xbox Live policies. The company announced yesterday that Netflix, Twitch, and other streaming services will be free to all console owners following an update next month.
Microsoft spokesperson Major Nelson says that the company is still working on pre-loading for digitally downloaded Xbox One games. In a response to a Reddit thread entitled “Xbox One Needs Pre-Loading Feature!”, Nelson wrote, “All I can say right now is that yes, we want this feature as well.”
Eariler this year Amazon acquired Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games, and now publisher Microsoft Studios has brought a new developer onto the title, one with fighting games experience Iron Galaxy Studios. Double Helix is currently finishing up Killer Instinct’s first season of content. The eighth and final add-on character Fulgore will be released on April 9th.