Leaked, unredacted court documents have spilled internal information on Microsoft's plans for the next generation of Xbox.
A prominent insider has suggested that a digital-only variant of the Xbox Series X could be in the works.
Xbox is planning to go "all out" at the trade fair, with all three titles reportedly receiving new details and playable for attendees.
Xbox content and services (like Game Pass) revenue is up by five percent, but revenue from gaming only rose by one percent.
August 2nd is the trial date, but both companies say, "Withdrawal from adjudication is not only mandatory but in the public interest."
Microsoft's Brad Smith said it's looking at how to modify the deal and address "concerns in a way acceptable to the CMA."
Microsoft is now free to close the deal ahead of the July 18th deadline but must solve its issues with the CMA in the UK.
It also looked at companies like Niantic, Konami, DeNA, Square Enix and even Nintendo for improving its "mobile footprint."
"The agreement also would ensure that Call of Duty console games are offered on PlayStation at parity with Xbox,” said Microsoft to the FTC.
Though it respects the European Commission's "different view," the Competition and Markets Authority "stands by its decision."
Microsoft has committed to measures that “address the competition concerns" and "represent a significant improvement for cloud gaming."
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The Commission concluded its investigation, stating the merger "would not substantially restrict competition in certain business fields."
Activision Blizzard EVP/CCO Lulu Cheng Meservey reveals the SIE President and CEO said this on February 21st in Brussels.
Developed for consoles and PC, the online fantasy RPG is a new IP "built from the core to entertain players and expand for many years to come."
Both consoles will see a price increase of 5,000 yen. The decision is due to "carefully evaluating the market condition in Japan."
Numerous layoffs at Xbox's studios continue to underscore the various problems with its handling of first-party titles and beloved IPs.
"The people I worked every day with were passionate about Halo and wanted to make something great for the fans," says Patrick Wren.
343 Industries was reportedly hit hard by recent layoffs, with an email by studio head Pierre Hintze noting some roles "being eliminated."