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.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = Xbox Live Gold + Xbox Game Pass.
$14.99/month, special price for Insiders = $1/month until release.
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) April 5, 2019
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.
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.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.Further reading: HealthVault, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold