Microsoft’s Xbox exclusives will come to Game Pass on launch day

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To date, the Xbox Game Pass has been a tricky value proposition. While there have been a few recent hits, it frequently comes across as a clearinghouse for games whose best days are over. You’ll have a better reason to subscribe going forward, though…

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Microsoft taps ‘Minecraft’ leader to run its game studios

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Now that Phil Spencer is managing Microsoft’s broader game platform strategy, who’s going to fill his shoes? Now we know: Microsoft has appointed Matt Booty, the overseer of the company’s Minecraft teams, as the corporate VP of Microsoft Studios. H…

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‘Gears of War 4’ makes cross-platform multiplayer official

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Last December Microsoft tried out something it hadn’t done in quite awhile: adversarial cross-platform multiplayer. For a single weekend, there was a test between folks playing against each other in Gears of War 4 on PC and Xbox One. Now, that’s movi…

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