Windows 10 Creators Update Will Ship April 11

Windows 10 will get its next major update on April 11, Microsoft announced Wednesday. Already in preview for a number of months, the Creators Update contains features aimed at creative professionals as well as the average user, and will roll out in waves to the general public via Windows Update. What’s In It The Creators…

‘Game Mode’ Coming to Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update set to release in April will have a ‘game mode’ that optimizes performance for gaming. While details are slim so far, the new mode will support both Universal Windows Platform and Win32 games. “Windows Insiders will start seeing some of the visual elements for Game Mode this week, with the…

App Dev on Xbox Event Set for August 30

Microsoft will host a virtual event on Tuesday, August 30 for developers interested in developing apps for Xbox One. According to a Microsoft announcement, the event starts at 9:00 Pacific Time and will cover: What’s new in the Anniversary Update SDK and how to get started with app development for Xbox One How to get…

Get Ready, Gamers: Xbox and PC Play Are About to Merge

One day into the E3 gaming expo, Microsoft has already made a slew of Xbox-related announcements. But perhaps most interesting for developers is that the company is moving forward with its plans to integrate Xbox and PC gaming. Its new ‘Play Anywhere‘ initiative will allow gamers to start a game on Xbox One, pause it,…

Microsoft Bets on Community Gaming Content Again

Last week’s $2.5B purchase of Minecraft by Microsoft represents a huge investment not only in the number of zeroes added to the net worth of the 40 person team but also in in the game developer community as a whole.  Minecraft is a top tier gaming product on every platform it touches including XBox, Windows,…