Tag Archives: Microsoft Game Studios
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | 21:54 GMT
Microsoft Game Studios is now a “multi-format” studio, according to VP of Interactive Entertainment Business Phil Harrison, who said the firm has more competitors in the marketplace now, than just rival console makers.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 | 10:21 GMT
Either someone in human resources department is out of touch with gaming jargon, or Microsoft is about to try and up ante.
Wed, Feb 08, 2012 | 15:40 GMT
Ex-head of Microsoft Game Studios Ed Fries has said there’s still “magic” left at Rare, despite the studio moving away from its roots in recent years.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 | 17:55 GMT
Famed development studio Lionhead Studios has put on a call for an experienced MMO programmer to work with them on an upcoming new project.
Unfortunately, Lionhead is unwilling to share even a tiny detail about the project just yet. When Eurogamer inquired about the nature of the project, Lionhead responded with a somewhat cheeky retort, “”Thanks for checking in with us! We’re happy to tell you all about what we’re working on. Just apply, get hired, and we promise to spill our guts!”
Quick! Somebody go get a computer science degree! Via Eurogamer.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 | 20:15 BST
A relatively severe new glitch has popped up in Gears of War 3 that not only freezes the system, but also prevents players from entering any game mode thereafter. More »
Thu, Sep 01, 2011 | 14:53 BST
Machinima’s gone live with a, quite simply, stunning cinematic trailer for Gears of War 3. Get watching below the break.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 | 22:36 BST
There’ll still be a challenge for hardcore gamers in Kinect Star Wars according to the game’s Global Product Manager.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 | 22:37 BST
Rare tells us that despite being a departure from the games that made the studio famous, Kinect Sports and its sequel Kinect Sports: Season 2 still bear the hallmarks of a Rare product.
Thu, Aug 04, 2011 | 12:11 BST
Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has admitted that the Xbox platform would lose its way if the same happened with the Halo IP.
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 | 20:40 BST
Xbox CFO Dennis Durkin believes Microsoft Game Studios’ system is “superior” to Sony or Nintendo, due to the first party performance “in terms of quality bars and units per title.”
Mon, Jul 04, 2011 | 14:09 BST
Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has said that with the development of Ryse, Crytek has “fallen in love” with Kinect, adding the relationship between the German company and MS is “a perfect marriage.”
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 08:16 BST
Double Fine mecha actioner Trenched’s launched in the US on Xbox Live Arcade, but has been delayed in Europe. Microsoft’s said that it’s looking to “resolve the matter as soon as possible.” Xbox Live UK Editor Dan Maher said in a tweet that the official line was “Unexpected challenges with distribution in some European regions.’ Shouldn’t take long!”
So hold back the MS points yet, EU massive.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 | 07:32 BST
Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has confirmed in a GameSpot interview that Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition will have some sort of Kinect support.
Thu, Mar 03, 2011 | 05:12 GMT
Tim Schafer slayed ‘em at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards, but he saved the best for last: a teaser trailer announcing Double Fine’s new game, Trenched.
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 | 10:21 GMT
Microsoft’s announced a special rebate offer to those who will be buying goods from Xbox Live for Christmas.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 | 11:16 BST
Fri, Sep 17, 2010 | 13:48 BST
Spencer: Kinect to be “the biggest platform launch ever,” no need for 3D right now “from creative standpoint”
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 | 10:44 BST
If you thought the new-look Age of Empires meant Microsoft was moving on from PC hardware junkies and into the casual space, think again: Microsoft Game Studios GM Dave Luehmann has confirmed to VG247 that the company is working on at least one game that will “encourage that type of behaviour.”
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 | 08:48 GMT
A recent job listing from Microsoft has shown it’s working on a “large franchise” for Natal.
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 | 02:43 BST
After 19 years of faithful service to Microsoft, Shane Kim has decided to leave the company in order to spend more time with his family. Kim, for those just tuning in, is corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, and one of the most prevalent “faces” of the not-actually-micro mega-company’s gaming division. He’ll be making his exit this fall, according to a report by Industry Gamers.
In Kim’s wake, Phil Spencer will be promoted to corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios. He was formerly its GM.
For now, Microsoft doesn’t plan on filling Kim’s vacated position in its IEB, but you can bet that Phil Spencer will be seeing even more action without Kim around to lighten the load. Fortunately, he’ll be assisted by Dennis Durkin, who’s taken up the newly created mantel of chief operating officer of Microsoft’s IEB.
Has it really been 19 years already? Best of luck, Shane. Tell the wife we said “hello.”