Microsoft news recap: acquisition of Activision Blizzard could be investigated by FTC, reports say HoloLens 3 is dead, and more

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Halo's TV series could have multiple seasons

According to an announcement in a blog post, Halo's TV series could have more than one season, with David Wiener being the frontrunner for a second season with Paramount Plus.

Halo

HoloLens 3 is dead and the team is "inflamed" with Microsoft partnership with Samsung on new headset, says report

A new report suggests that Microsoft has abandoned plans for a third generation of its HoloLens mixed reality headset. It's also been said that there is a new partnership between Microsoft and Samsung, with Samsung working on a new mixed reality device.

HoloLens 3 is dead and the team is "inflamed" with Microsoft partnership with Samsung on new headset, says report - OnMSFT.com - February 2, 2022

Microsoft Flight Simulator could come to Xbox Cloud Gaming "pretty soon"

The Head of Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, has said that Microsoft Flight Simulator could arrive on Xbox Cloud Gaming sooner than expected, citing the fact that the game already streams a lot of its content, making it easier to transition to Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Flight Simulator

The US Federal Trade Commission will reportedly investigate Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal

Microsoft's deal to acquire Activision Blizzard could spark an investigation with the FTC, rather than the Justic Department, potentially leading to a harder battle for Microsoft.

The US Federal Trade Commission will reportedly investigate Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal - OnMSFT.com - February 1, 2022

That's it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.

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