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Microsoft’s game revenue is up by 50% in Q3 2021

Microsoft’s game revenue is up by 50% in Q3 2021

Microsoft reported its financial results for the 3rd quarter, showing that the game business had seen a nice bump of 50% year-on-year.


Xbox no longer requires Xbox Live Gold for free-to-play games

Xbox no longer requires Xbox Live Gold for free-to-play games

From yesterday, Xbox users no longer require an Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to play online free-to-play games.


Xbox Cloud gaming beta begins this week

Xbox Cloud gaming beta begins this week

Microsoft has confirmed that it is rolling out Xbox Cloud Gaming to mobile devices in beta form this week. A blog post on Xbox Wire from Catherine Gluckstein, Vice President & Head of Product for Project xCloud provides details on how this is happening. Starting today, select Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be invited to […]


Xbox controller drift lawsuit will be settled outside of court

Xbox controller drift lawsuit will be settled outside of court

A class-action lawsuit filed against Microsoft claiming that the company distributed faulty controllers has been compelled to arbitration.


Microsoft testing removal of Xbox Live Gold requirement

Microsoft testing removal of Xbox Live Gold requirement

Microsoft revealed that Xbox Insiders on the lower tier won’t need to have Xbox Live Gold in order to play free-to-play games online anymore.


HoloLens military contract with Microsoft now worth $22 billion

HoloLens military contract with Microsoft now worth $22 billion

Now that Microsoft’s partnership with the US military has entered its second phase, the price of it has significantly increased.


Xbox Live shifts to Xbox Network

Xbox Live shifts to Xbox Network

Microsoft has finally rebranded its online service for Xbox consoles, Xbox Live. the service is now called Xbox Network.


Global console market reached new revenue high in 2020

Global console market reached new revenue high in 2020

In 2020, the global console market managed to generate $53.9 billion in revenue according to Ampere Analysis, an analytics firm. The recorded segment covering game content and services as well as hardware brought in $45.2 billion, a rise of 19 percent year-on-year. Ampere Analysis expects the segment to generate $58.6 billion over the course of […]


Microsoft completes acquisition of ZeniMax

Microsoft completes acquisition of ZeniMax

Microsoft has now completed the process of acquiring Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax for $7.5 billion.


New console launches push Microsoft gaming revenue up 51%

New console launches push Microsoft gaming revenue up 51%

Thanks to the launch of the Xbox Series X/S consoles in November 2020, Microsoft’s gaming revenue saw a significant increase.