In a new report from Kotaku, Stadia exec Phil Harrison said that Microsoft’s upcoming acquisition of ZeniMax Media/Bethesda was one of the reasons that pushed Google to throw the towel on its first-party games ambitions, in addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Google is shutting down all of its internal studios making exclusive games for Stadia. While the service will live on, Google is now looking for industry partners to use its proven Stadia technology to bring their games to players
Microsoft still has a lot of work to do to make the Xbox ecosystem more attractive to the billions of gamers across the world. It all starts with the games, but there are also many thing Microsoft can do on the platform level to make playing games on Xbox better compared to other platforms.
The social network announced today that its Facebook Gaming platform, which has been competing with Twitch, YouTube, and Microsoft’s Mixer from quite some time is now welcoming its first cloud games available on the web and Android.
In the near future, Windows 10 PCs, iOS devices, and Samsung Smart TVs should support Xbox Cloud gaming, but Xbox head Phil Spencer recently discussed the opportunity for Microsoft to launch its own Xbox streaming sticks as well.
Following the launch of Xbox Game Pass in Japan back in April of this year, Microsoft announced today during its Xbox showcase at the Tokyo Game Show that Cloud gaming would come to Japan in early 2021.
There seems to be a growing wave of Surface Duo enthusiasts that are finding new ways to capitalize on a dual-screen smartphone experience, and proving how effective the device can be at being a Swiss Army-like device for gaming.