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Xbox Design Lab adds customization options for personalized controllers
Microsoft’s custom Xbox controller design platform, Xbox Design Lab, is bringing more customisation options, as it brings back the ability to add rubberised grips, as well as new custom metallic colours, providing even more possibilities for controller customisation.
Microsoft expands new feedback portal to more Microsoft 365 apps and services
Microsoft’s new Feedback Portal has been expanded to include more apps and services from the Microsoft 365 collection, allowing users to provide their thoughts and ideas on more apps and services, in order to help improve them. In addition to Microsoft Teams and Edge, the new feedback portal now supports over 30 Microsoft 365 apps and services.
Metaverse worlds collide as Microsoft and Facebook work to integrate Teams into Workplace
Microsoft and Facebook (now Meta), have been working together to integrate Microsoft Teams with Meta’s productivity platform, Workplace. The new integration enables Microsoft Teams as a video conferencing option, whilst Workplace content can be brought into Teams.
Forza Horizon 5 has already crossed 4.5 million players since launch
Whilst only released on November 9, Forza Horizon 5 has crossed the 4.5 million player count across Xbox, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. This milestone makes it the largest launch day for a first-party game.
We've invested for years in Xbox so more people can play. With 4.5+ million players so far across PC, cloud & console, Forza Horizon 5 shows that promise coming to life. Largest launch day for XGS game, peak concurrent 3x FH4 high. Thank you players & congrats to @WeArePlayground
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 10, 2021
That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.