When gamers around the world boot up their Xbox One consoles to play "Call of Duty: Ghosts" for the first time today, the system will do a careful hand-off behind the scenes that involves three separate operating systems developed by Microsoft.
Microsoft Corp. will release the next version of its Xbox console in 2013 at the earliest, as the company squeezes at least one more year of sales out of its current model, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp. are battling more than just each other as they showcase new consoles at the Tokyo Game Show. They’re also fighting for the attention of players of romance fantasies like “Kiss of Revenge.”
Microsoft Corp. is forming a video- game venture with a Chinese company to capitalize on proposed free-trade rules that would end a 13-year ban on foreign companies selling consoles in the world’s largest nation.