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Microsoft to close Xbox Entertainment Studios and scrap original video plans

Microsoft to close Xbox Entertainment Studios and scrap original video plans

By 17 July 2014

As part of a massive round of layoffs announced earlier today, Microsoft will not only abandon Android Nokia X devices but also original video programming for the Xbox platform. According to Recode, Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft Studios, confirmed... >>

Even Xbox head Phil Spencer is handing out Sony PS4 love

Even Xbox head Phil Spencer is handing out Sony PS4 love

By 30 June 2014

In an interview with Pocket-lint, the general manager of Xbox Studios at Microsoft credited Sony for its launch and continued success of PS4. "They've got great momentum right now," he said. Now the head of the entire Xbox division, Phil Spencer, has... >>

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

By 28 June 2014

Summer solstice has seen the peak of daytime hours come and go and we've been most of those hours to bring you the latest tech reviews. In addition to the latest Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR camera announced this week, we've seen plenty of other top kit... >>

Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

By 27 June 2014

It's not every day that you get to interview the big cheese of Microsoft's Xbox Redmond Game Studios. But in-between playing all the latest and greatest games at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles that's exactly what we did. These gigs usually go as so:... >>

Sunset Overdrive gameplay preview: A gaggle of genres wrapped into one insane package

Sunset Overdrive gameplay preview: A gaggle of genres wrapped into one insane package

By 11 June 2014

Sunset Overdrive is a lot of things: colourful, cheeky, crazy. It's also tricky to master. The demo shown off at Microsoft's Xbox E3 media briefing showed our protagonist deftly swinging from wires, grinding on ledges, activating traps and shooting mutant... >>

Xbox One’s road to success hangs on Halo 5. Can Master Chief put Microsoft in pole position?

Xbox One’s road to success hangs on Halo 5. Can Master Chief put Microsoft in pole position?

By 9 June 2014

All eyes were on Xbox at its E3 2014 press briefing to see what exclusive goodies it could come up with to secure the success of the Xbox One console. The answer? It all hangs on Halo. Throughout the briefing, which took place at The Galen Center in downtown... >>

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

By 9 June 2014

At the E3 2014 Xbox media briefing, Vincent Pointbriant, senior producer at Ubisoft, announced that Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity will be the first title in the franchise to introduce collaborative multiplayer. Via Xbox Live it will be possible to join... >>

Watch the Xbox E3 2014 press conference right here, Pocket-lint hosts official live stream

Watch the Xbox E3 2014 press conference right here, Pocket-lint hosts official live stream

By 9 June 2014

It's E3 gaming expo o'clock once again, and in the follow-up year to its Xbox One announcement Pocket-lint is on hand at the show in LA to bring you all the latest news and goodies. We're also proud to present the live feed of the Xbox E3 Media Briefing,... >>

Xbox One June update coming next week, OneGuide for UK and external hard drive support

Xbox One June update coming next week, OneGuide for UK and external hard drive support

By 2 June 2014

Microsoft will start to roll out its June update for Xbox One next week as Pocket-lint understands that elements of it will be needed to support the company's dedicated World Cup hub Destination Brazil and the Brazil Now companion application. The OneGuide... >>

'Xbox Originals' announced as exclusive shows for Microsoft devices

'Xbox Originals' announced as exclusive shows for Microsoft devices

By 28 April 2014

Microsoft has announced it will develop 12 new shows that can only be viewed exclusively on its devices. Rumours of Microsoft's bid to create shows, other than the already-announced Halo series, were doing the rounds a few weeks ago. Now it's official.... >>