Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft Studios’

Halo 5’s Forge Sandbox Coming Free To Windows 10

Microsoft have not announced that Halo 5 is coming to PC. However, they have announced that the Xbox One shooter’s sandbox mode Forge is coming as a free standalone to PC via Windows 10, under the rubbish name Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition. It’s due “later this year”. As I understand it (and I may be wrong!), Forge is a bit like a simpler Garry’s Mod. Players can build levels collaboratively online, but also create and play fancier things like minigames. Good? Cool? This might also bring us closer to seeing proper Halo games on PC again.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta Live On Windows 10

Are you my Drivatar?

I had expected the PC debut of Turn 10 Studios’ respected Xbox drive ‘em up Forza would be an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, but I missed it happening a few days ago. Er. Well then. Forza Motorsport 6 [official site] is now available in open beta through the Microsoft Store. Yes, it is a stripped-down free-to-play version. No, it doesn’t have multiplayer. And yes, it does require Windows 10, though by now haven’t we all upgraded to 10 whether we wanted to or not? It’s a shame Forza’s PC debut is half-hearted but hey, if you want to go zoom, you now can! Its zooms are quite pretty.

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Ori & The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Out Wednesday

Although first scheduled to release alongside its console counterpart last month, Microsoft have now confirmed the gorgeous 2D platformer Ori and the Blind Forest [official site] will launch its Definitive Edition on PC next week. In fact it’s so gorgeous that I think we should take a look at its latest trailer before we get onto what the Definitive Edition entails, don’t you agree?

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Quantum Break Must Be Online For Live-Action Episodes

'I'm sorry, what?'

Max Payne and Alan Wake folks Remedy have enjoyed making little television shows and cartoons to run in the background of their games, stories which mirror or contrast with what’s going on in the main story. With their next shooter, they’re taking those cinematic dreams bigger. Quantum Break [official site] features full live-action episodes telling half of the game’s story with a cast including actors you may know from such fine TV shows as The Wire, Queer as Folk, and Animorphs. And, er, to see those episodes you’ll need to be online to stream the videos. It’s baffling.

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Ori And The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Out March 11

After much success following its release last year, Ori and the Blind Forest [official site] will launch its Definitive Edition on March 11th. With it, come tweaks to the game’s theater mode, new story material and a brand new arena. Pop below to find out more.

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Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition Out Now For Windows 10

Calling all Coalition of Ordered Governmentalists: Gears of War has returned to PC. Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition [official site] is out now for Windows 10 via the Windows Store, remastering the virgin voyage of Marcus Fenix and friends. The seminal third-person shooter has been rebuilt in full 2016-o-vision, and comes to PC even fancier than the Xbox One version. You’ve never seen such high-definition waist-high concrete blocks to hunker behind.

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Bif! Pow! Killer Instinct Hits Windows 10 This Month

Microsoft have announced that free-to-play fighting game Killer Instinct [official site] will make the jumpkick from Xbox One to Windows on March 29th. It’s been out on the black box since 2013, and this will support cross-platform multiplayer so folks on PC and Xbone can duff each other up. The Windows 10 release (yes, in the Windows Store) will come alongside the launch of Killer Instinct’s Season 3 expansion, which adds more characters to the wacky lineup.

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