Microsoft news recap: Xbox One controllers could get new features, Minecraft: The Movie finds a visual effects supervisor, 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!

Xbox One controllers could be getting new features according to new patents

New patents filed by Microsoft for Xbox One controllers show that the company has been looking into enhancing the vibration feedback. Currently, Xbox One controllers use precision vibration, allowing users to accurately feel the vibration of weapons in a game, but it appears Microsoft wants to take this further by allowing games to independently control the vibration of the triggers, and more.

Minecraft: The Movie finds its visual effects supervisor after significant delays

Following significant delays in finding a visual effects supervisor, progress looks to have been made on Minecraft: The Movie, as Jim Berney joins the team as visual effects supervisor, having previously worked on films such as Aquaman, The Polar Express, amongst others.

OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature rolls out to Mac users

Mac users are now receiving OneDrive’s Files on Demand feature, allowing files to show on the computer as placeholders and only be downloaded to the local system when needed.

NewsGuard arrives on Microsoft Edge beta for iOS and Android

Microsoft is integrating NewsGuard into its mobile apps for Microsoft Edge. The feature is currently available in beta on both iOS and Android. NewsGuard helps inform users which news sources are trustworthy and accountable, and which aren’t.

NewsGuard on Microsoft Edge

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

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