Microsoft news recap: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription info, Microsoft’s HR investigating sexual harassment, 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!

New Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will reportedly come with Xbox Live Gold for $14.99 a month

It looks like Microsoft is gearing up to combine its Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions into one. A new report suggests that for $14.99 per month, users will be able to get their hands on with both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass in one monthly subscription, called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Email chain rife with sexual harassment claims prompts investigation by Microsoft’s head of HR

Microsoft’s head of HR has opened an investigation into sexual harassment throughout the company after an email chain rife with claims of sexual harassment came to light. Head of HR at Microsoft has announced she will personally review and investigate the claims made.

Microsoft’s HealthVault is set to close on November 20

HealthVault, Microsoft’s service to store personal health records, is set to close on November 20, according to an email sent out to registered users. It follows the service having a rocky existence with apps being launched and later abandoned.

Microsoft's HealthVault app

Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo are being investigated by the UKs Competition and Markets Authority

The UKs Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into auto-renewal online gaming subscriptions, focusing on the biggest online gaming companies – Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo – to see whether or not the terms and conditions are unfair.

Xbox One X at Gamescom 2017 in Germany

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

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