• Forza Horizon 5

    Forza Horizon 5 Is Xbox Game Studios’ Biggest Launch

    Forza Horizon 5 has the biggest Xbox Game Studios launch day ever....
  • Xbox's Matt Booty

    Xbox Aims to Develop More Tentpole Blockbuster Titles

    Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, joined Kinda Funny to talk about Microsoft’s slate of titles, how the business approaches game development and how Xbox needs to deliver the same sort of experience players find on PlayStation with its first-party offerings. “Hats off to Sony, their studio system,...
  • Perfect Dark

    Crystal Dynamics Will Help Develop Perfect Dark

    Late this evening, The Initiative revealed that Square Enix’s Crystal Dynamics is helping co-developer the new Perfect Dark. Having been revealed last year that the newly formed studio would head the project as part of Xbox Game Studios. The teams couldn’t pass up a chance to work together. We’re...
  • Double Fine

    Interview: Tim Schafer, Lisette Titre-Montgomery, Lauren Scott of Double Fine

    Last week, individuals from around games media were invited to an interview with Tim Schafer, Lisette Titre-Montgomery, Lauren Scott of Double Fine. We spent time talking to them about the ideas behind the upcoming sequel Psychonauts 2, how they worked with mental health professionals, and whether or not a...
  • Bethesda

    Bethesda Officially Joins Xbox

    After being acquired by Microsoft in September, and receiving approval from both the SEC and European Commission, today is the first official day that ZeniMax Media is owned by Microsoft as part of Xbox Game Studios, in a deal that saw the Seattle-based giant spend $7.5 million USD to...
  • Preview: Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition

    While 2020 hasn’t been a great year for much, it’s been outstanding for the Real-Time Strategy genre. Sega revamped their beloved Total War series with a new Trojan War-themed epic. And Microsoft Game Studios introduced a generation of players to the Crusader Kings with a brand new entry to...