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For the past few years, Microsoft has made efforts to bring Xbox and Windows together. But the most significant step toward the goal came in the form of Xbox Games Pass. Microsoft is bringing Xbox games to PC via Xbox Games Pass. While that is good news Xbox Game Pass isn’t the only option in the works. PC gamers should look forward to Microsoft games on Steam. According to Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, Microsoft wants to and will bring Xbox games to Steam. Phil Spencer confirmed the company plans to bring games to Steam but there can be issues. Spencer explained that issues can occur with rights in certain situations. Despite that Microsoft will do its best to bring as many games as possible to Valve’s Steam. My expectation is that our games will be available on Steam. You can never say ‘always ever’, because then something will happen…

Update: As we speculated, reports are now starting to come in that Xbox Lockhart is shelved. According to Insider Benji-Sales on Twitter It’s starting to look like the weaker version of Microsoft’s next-gen console code name Lockhardt has possibly been shelved. The guy has been in the middle of rumors for a while now and has a good track record. To be clear, I do not know firsthand if Lockhardt is indeed canceled. This is just the rumblings that are going around. It very well still could exist. However, Phil himself seemed to indicate this as well at E3. He said next-gen ‘console’ whereas at E3 2018 he said ‘consoles It is also worth noting that Lockhart was going to be the cheaper console that was being designed with streaming in mind. With the announcement of Google Stadia, Microsoft might not have found Lockhart worth releasing. Fewer hardware options mean…

Google Stadia plans to offer free games to its subscribers. According to Google Stadia Vice President Phil Harrison, they are considering free game giveaways to subscribers. Google Stadia is giving away free subscriptions already to those who buy games from Google. But free subscriptions aren’t as encouraging to consumers as free games. Google has a paid subscription model for Stadia yet if you buy the game from Google you can play it for free. The company didn’t mention how much Stadia games will cost. Still, it is clear that the pricing will be competitive with the industry. Pricing for digital games is a long-running debate. Should digital games cost less compared to their physical counterparts? Well, fans sure seem to think so. Distribution cost is low while the manufacturing cost is none. Another interesting aspect of digital games is the lack of discounts. Physical games discounts are normal in the…

CD Projekt Red took things to a whole new level by adding Keanu Reeves to Cyberpunk 2077. Seeing him at E3 2019 was the cherry on top. Microsoft announced that the Xbox Scarlett will release in the fall of 2020. Cyberpunk 2077 will release on April 16th, 2020. With that in mind, will Cyberpunk 2077 will get any enhancements on Xbox Scarlett and PS5? Cyberpunk 2077’s lead quest designer Pawel Sasko talked about the matter. He mentioned that right now the team is working on releasing the game for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. He did mention that Xbox Scarlett and PS5 ports are under consideration for the future. The following is what he had to say in this regard: Right now we’re focusing on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but obviously, in the future, we’d probably like to have Cyberpunk 2077 on the next platforms. But that’s really…

We move towards a future where mobile gaming is becoming the mainstream. Cloud gaming is being introduced later this year. People are wondering if Sony and Microsoft will release more consoles after PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Scarlett is not going to be the last gaming console. What about Sony? Will the PS5 be the last gaming console from Sony? PlayStation boss Jim Ryan seemed unsure in this regard. He mentioned that the PS4 launched at the time when everyone told him that mobile was the future and that a home console would be a failure. Look where the PS4 is in 2019. The following is what he had to say about the matter: I actually don’t know. I’ve been around a while, and I sat there in 2012 and listened to all sorts of smart people tell me about mobile and that the PlayStation 4…

Now that Bungie is separate from Activision it has a lot of control over its own Destiny. the developer has already announced that the game will move to Steam. Players are getting the new Shadowkeep expansion in September. A lot has been announced for Destiny 2 and the developer has teased cross-play as well. Cross-save is a feature that Bungie confirmed recently. So cross-play could be the next big move the developer makes. Bungie’s Mark Noseworthy teased cross-play in destiny 2 and here is what he had to say: Cross-play is definitely a part of achieving that total vision, but this year, in terms of what we could afford to do – there’s technology, policy, and then there’s time and resources. Cross-save is the things people have been screaming about the most, and that we want the most. We have a lot of people that want to play on multiple…

Xbox Scarlett was announced back in 2018 but we have got some new details about the gaming console at E3 2019. Microsoft revealed that the next-generation Xbox will be able to support resolutions of up to 8K and variable refresh rates of up to 120 FPS. Those are some very impressive numbers indeed. Xbox Corporate Vice President Mike Ybarra recently talked about the Xbox Scarlett gaming console. He Mentioned that it will set the new bar for console gaming. the following is what he had to say in this regard: It’s really about eliminating all those bottlenecks, so those game developers can really deliver on their visions, to try and enable developers to make the best possible versions of their games. I will say that we’re very confident in what we’re building, something that will set a new bar for expectations of console gaming. Xbox Phil Spencer mentioned that the…