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Phil Spencer reevaluating relationship with Activision while over 1300 employees petition to remove Bobby Kotick
Activision Blizzard continues to demand Bobby Kotick’s resignation as more than 1300 workers have already signed a petition. Xbox head Phil Spencer, meanwhile, expressed his concerns over the latest events, saying that Microsoft is now reevaluating its relationship with the controversial company.
Phil Spencer on TES VI being Xbox and PC exclusive: “It’s not about punishing any other platform”
It is not a secret that Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield will be available only on Xbox and PC. And now Phil Spencer said that the same goes for The Elder Scrolls VI, as Microsoft wants to give players a complex experience in terms of games, content, friend lists, and cloud features.
Xbox offers free Game Pass to every 18-year-old French citizen as part of country’s culture initiative
Since May 21, all 18-year-olds living in France can obtain a €300 loan as part of the Culture Pass initiative. They can spend money on different cultural activities and products. And now Microsoft has announced that it will also offer them free access to Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Phil Spencer on games accessibility and console wars: “There isn’t one business model to rule them all”
Xbox Head Phil Spencer has shared his thoughts on the current state and future of the games industry. He opened up about the importance of UGC content, meaninglessness of console wars, and breaking down entry barriers into gaming.
Unity licensing update now requires Pro subscription to develop games for Xbox
At the end of June, Unity updated parts of its licensing rules with no public announcements. The update changed the way smaller developers create games for closed platforms. For example, it requires a Pro license to launch a title on Xbox.
“Kojima blinded by greed.” Changes.org page launched calling on Kojima to cancel his potential cloud-based title for Xbox
Last week, Microsoft and Hideo Kojima reportedly signed a letter of intent. The partnership that might come out of this will see Kojima create a cloud-based game using Microsoft’s Azure tech. Over 700 gamers have taken to Change.org to prevent any official agreement from being signed.
Portal creator Kim Swift to make cloud games for Xbox, including possible project from Hideo Kojima
Kim Swift has become a senior director of the Xbox Cloud Gaming team. The former Stadia game design director will also work with third-party and independent studios. And, according to the latest reports, one of these cloud-native projects might be Hideo Kojima’s new game.
Microsoft launches platform to improve game accessibility on Xbox and PC
Microsoft has updated guidelines that might help developers make their projects more accessible for people with disabilities. Now the studios will be able to send their Xbox or PC games for review and receive feedback on how to improve them.
Rami Ismail on console certification: “Sony and Microsoft are NOT responsible for the state of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 and Xbox”
Game developer and executive director at gamedev.net Rami Ismail has explained how Sony and Microsoft allowed Cyberpunk 2077 to release on consoles in the current buggy state. “Sony and Microsoft are NOT responsible for the state of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 and Xbox,” Ismail says.