Microsoft news recap: possible Discord acquisition, Halo Infinite to support spatial audio, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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 Infinite will be the first Halo game to support spatial audio

As we get ever-closer to the launch of Halo Infinite, developer 343 Industries is slowly releasing further details about the game. This week it has been noted that Halo Infinite will be the first Halo game to support spatial audio technologies, such as Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic.

Microsoft officially enters ‘Exclusive Talks’ to acquire Discord, possible announcement as early as next month

If you thought that Microsoft’s acquisitions would show any sign of slowing down after its recently completed acquisition of ZeniMax, you’d be wrong. New reports suggest Microsoft is in “exclusive” talks to acquire Discord, at a price tag of $10 billion.


PowerPoint adds Autofix feature on the web to automatically align slide elements

Ever spent time creating a presentation but then come towards the end when it’s time to tidy everything up? A new AI-powered PowerPoint feature, called Autofix, aims to sort those misaligned elements for you.

Powerpoint Autofix

Select Xbox Insiders can play free-to-play games without Xbox Live Gold starting today

Some Xbox Insiders are now testing online free-to-play games not requiring Xbox Live Gold. Previously announced by Microsoft, they want to make it so that free-to-play games don’t require an Xbox Live Gold subscription, and this functionality is now being tested by some Xbox Insiders.

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