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No plans for streaming-only console, says Xbox chief

While the games industry is getting increasingly invested in streaming, don’t expect to see Microsoft follow Google in creating a streaming-only console.  That’s according to the company’s gaming boss Phil Spencer who, in an interview with Gamespot refuted rumours that its next-generation Project Scarlett console would ship in two forms – one being a powerful […]

Ninja signs exclusive deal with Mixer

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins shook the esports scene on Thursday, August 1 by announcing that he has signed a deal to exclusively stream on Microsoft-owned Mixer. The deal will serve as a huge boost to Mixer, which has seen modest results since its acquisition by Microsoft in 2016. Analytics firm Streamlabs estimated earlier in 2019 that […]

Microsoft teases 8K ‘Project Scarlett’, reveals further xCloud details

Speaking at its keynote briefing at E3 2019, Microsoft announced that it is working on an 8K capable console to succeed the current Xbox One. Microsoft EVP of gaming Phil Spencer quickly distanced the new console, codenamed ‘Project Scarlett’, from its previous attempts to create an all-in-one “entertainment hub” with the initial pitch for the […]

RMC Sport app available on XBOX after Microsoft/Altice pact

Microsoft and Altice France have announced the launch of the RMC Sport app on XBOX ONE. The new partnership will enable XBOX ONE users to access RMC Sport content such as UEFA Champions League and Europa League, the English Premier League as well as the sports including basketball, tennis and athletics. The RMC Sport channels […]

Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2 headset

Microsoft has unveiled its second-generation HoloLens mixed reality headset at a press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Microsoft said that the HoloLens 2 has double the field of view of its predecessor, contains a new display system and eye-tracking sensors, and enables “direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual interactions you’d use […]

Microsoft: web media standards will let broadcast industry ‘re-imagine TV’

New web media standards constitute an inflection point that will allow the broadcast industry to “reimagine television,” according to Microsoft media platform architect, John Simmons. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London yesterday, Simmons said that the industry is seeing a comparable inflection point to the internet in 1993 when HTTP, HTML and the Mosaic […]

Microsoft: mixed reality will help spur ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Mixed reality (MR) will be one of the technologies that will help spur a “fourth industrial revolution,” according to Cindy Rose, CEO of Microsoft UK. Speaking at the Microsoft Future Decoded conference in London this week, Rose spoke about new capabilities that will help Microsoft take its customers, partners and its own business “into a […]

Amazon Prime Video to launch on Xbox One X

Amazon Prime Video will be available globally on the Xbox One X console once it launches on November 7. Microsoft said that viewers will be able to download the app globally through the Microsoft Store, with Amazon Prime Video available across Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices. “Prime Video has titles available in 4K UHD […]

Microsoft buys AltspaceVR

Microsoft has agreed to buy virtual reality social network, AltspaceVR, securing the future of a service that was due to close in August due “unforeseen financial difficulty”. Microsoft announced the deal alongside a number of other developments as it outlined its commitment to mixed reality at an event in San Francisco. Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow […]

Microsoft CEO: mixed reality to transform collaboration

New technologies like virtual and augmented reality could fundamentally transform collaboration and teamwork, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite event in Orlando, Florida yesterday, Nadella used Ford as one example of a company that is using mixed reality (MR) to help in its design and engineering processes, and hinted at the […]

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