Xbox Series X
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | People are clearly excited for the new hardware, but are the games they'll actually play on it as interesting as they used to be?
Next-gen Rutger Hauer.
Xbox Game Pass' cloud gaming is an excellent feature for Microsoft's streaming service.
With the Harry Potter creator facing criticism over views seen as transphobic, Warner is distancing its new game from Rowling.
Lower resolution target, smaller file size.
After many leaks and reports, it was finally revealed at today's PS5 event.
Microsoft's taking a more transparent stance on data collection ahead of next-gen.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Rejoining Xbox would be a mindboggling move for the makers of Destiny and Halo.
It's easy: S to S, X to X.
Madden 21's dollar sales are up double-digits on its predecessor.
Save files and DLC will also transfer to next-gen systems.
We preview Cyberpunk 2077, Yakuza 7, and the rest of this fall's biggest RPGs.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's Series S reveal caps off an intriguing strategy for upending the console market.
Looks like a switch got flipped somewhere.
This time we'll get a Night City tour, a primer on the city's gangs, and a look into the score.
As per usual, there's a platform preference and special access granted for pre-orders.
The timed-exclusive Connected modes are coming on November 10.
The next step for Yakuza will kick off on the Xbox.
Roadie running to a console near you on November 10.
This deal makes the All Access route for Series X and Series S that much more attractive.
Ubisoft bumps up Valhalla to be a launch game.
Both of Microsoft's consoles launch on the same day.
The quarterback can take the field again.
The two sides of Marvel's Avengers fight each other, ultimately bringing down the entire adventure.
The price and the release date is here at last.
You won't find microtransactions when the main game launches this year.
Digital sales are trending upwards, however.
And it'll be revealed before launch in November.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | There's no such thing as a slow news week when the industry is forced to question its most foundational assumptions.
Don't expect to just roll up on Mr. Freeze, smack him down, and be done with it.
The Microsoft Store is back at it again.
Geralt's journey gets some faster load times, too.
The backlash against Madden NFL 21 is symptomatic of a larger problem.
Can Village live up to its predecessor?
And we can expect PC system requirements soon.
Don't expect a price or release date.
What could have resulted in the mother of all consolidations seems to have fizzled out.
Clint's protege will join up with the Avengers before he does.
Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Siege, and the game formerly known as Gods & Monsters will be there.
Step aside, Craig. Let the fella with the red sword through.
At that point, it'll be just shy of two months from release.
Just in case you weren't yet convinced.
Could we see gameplay with hench Chris Redfield?
The game's not coming till next year, but it still has a 2020 Monster Energy tie-in.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Backward compatibility was nice and simple, then Microsoft had to go and do something people would like.
Battle passes—sorry, Hero Challenge Cards—will ask for some credits.
You'll be able to blast these demons without buying the full release.
Sources say it's most likely we'll see the PS5 launch in the middle of the month.
The Long Shadow stars Michael K. Williams and Djimon Hounsou.
Dragon Age, Fall Guys Season 2, and Ratchet & Clank all featured in today's presentation. Here's the complete recap.
As we creep closer to November, we'll learn a lot about Stasis in short order.
Willem Dafoe returns to video games.
Dontnod's new adventure opens with a promising start.
Agent 47's coming to all platforms just a few weeks into the new year.
Joseph Staten returns to Halo from Xbox Game Studios.
Want digital Ronald Reagan on next-gen? You'll need to pay a bit more.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's campaign will let you customize your protagonist.
Treyarch and Raven's latest is being billed as a sequel to Black Ops 1, but it looks like it has more in common with Black Ops 2.
"Please don't believe everything you read," says 343's Community Manager.
People Can Fly's shooter RPG actually shines once you pick up the controller.
Same Xbox, new "experience."
A new leak details the plot of Black Ops Cold War, as well as Activision's next-gen upgrade plans.
Today, you can get a small taste of what this year's $60 NBA 2K offering is like.
Yes, the game that will let you custom-color your character's body hair will also let you tweak those hard-to-read captions.
He has more hair than his movie counterpart, and larger eyes.
Yakuza's current-gen and PC launch won't be far from that for the Series X version. Meanwhile, we're still waiting on PS5 details.
It's time to take down Supes.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Batman: Arkham Knight developer's handling of a 2018 report of sexism at the studio has drawn attention, critics, and defenders.
Executive Producer Seann Graddy talks about Madden NFL 21's brand-new mode, franchise mode woes, and the road to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The event debuts this Sunday, on August 23.
Here's everything leaving Destiny 2 in November.
The publisher isn't budging on letting Control owners upgrade for less than ticket price.
Things are looking rough for this Vampire successor.
Ghost Mode isn't coming to Hitman 3, and the Hitman 2 servers are shutting down as well.
Ashraf Ismail joins the growing list of departures and terminations.
It looks like Jesse will investigate an off-world Altered World Event.
Phil Spencer speaks about the next-gen consoles fan.
Phil Spencer appeared on Animal Talking to discuss Infinite's delay.
If you've already explored the FBC on Xbox One or PS4, you're out of luck.
Halo Infinite is gone, but it's not like the Xbox Series X had an amazing launch line-up with 343's shooter onboard.
343 says "it is not sustainable" for the team or good for the game itself to release in 2020.
Microsoft's big next-gen console has a window, but won't have Halo at launch.
Red Dead players got the Naturalist role. GTA players get tons of stuff, plus Qub3d.
See how it compares to a DualShock 4, a Switch Pro pad, and more.
The long wait just got a little longer.
If you're worried about customers dealing with Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, don't worry. They're already clueless.
To collect absolutely everything, you'll need a PlayStation, a Verizon plan, some gum…
Xbox's next-gen controllers will work with both console models.
The matter of getting xCloud and Game Pass on iOS is getting heated.
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