Microsoft has removed many of its partnered development houses from the official Microsoft Studios website, suggesting that the company has more closures in mind following its recent shuttering of Lionhead and Press Play.
Microsoft will hand out another batch of free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in March, including the Dark Souls-inspired action-RPG Lords of the Fallen and an Xbox One-compatible version of Borderlands.
The Xbox 360 version of CD Projekt RED's open-world RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is free to download for a limited time as part of Microsoft's latest backward compatibility update for the Xbox One.
If you're finished buying gifts for others, it's time to splurge on yourself with a discounted copy of Fallout 4 or Gears of War: Ultimate Edition as Microsoft's Xbox "Countdown" sale heads into its second week.
Xbox Live Gold subscribers can expect a varied lineup of Xbox One freebies in January, as Microsoft plans to give away the full first season of Killer Instinct content alongside a pair of backward-compatible Xbox 360 standouts.
This holiday season sees a massive sale on the Xbox Store, with savings on hundreds of games, TV shows, movies, and apps. The online store's "biggest sale ever" will run from December 22, 2015 through January 7, 2016.
Microsoft revealed next month's slate of free-to-download games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, naming the stealth-action franchise reboot Thief and action-RPG The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing as next month's Xbox One freebies.