Microsoft news recap: Xbox Series X and S prices announced, GitHub adding new integration with Microsoft Teams, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

GitHub announces new integration with Microsoft Teams

A public preview has been launched of a new integration between GitHub and Microsoft Teams. The aim of the integration is to allow developers to communicate with the team for tracking issues, pull requests, deployment status updates, code reviews, and more right within Teams.

GitHub Integration Microsoft Teams

Microsoft will offer EA Play for free with Xbox Game Pass this holiday season

Starting this holiday, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will begin to include EA Play, EA’s game subscription service, as part of the bundle, at no extra cost. This means that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member’s will have access to an even larger number of games, without any individual purchases being required.

Xbox Game Pass Ea Play

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S prices and launch dates have leaked

First leaked, and later confirmed by Microsoft, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S prices and launch dates have been revealed. The Xbox Series X will come in at $499, whilst the Xbox Series S will come in at $299. Both will be available on Xbox All Access at $35/month and $25/month respectively. Both consoles are set to launch on November 10.

Xbox Series S And Xbox Series X

Xbox All Access is coming to 12 more countries this holiday season

As noted above, both of Microsoft’s new Xbox consoles will be available on Xbox All Access, a monthly finance agreement to own an Xbox console with no upfront cost, and everything you need thrown in – such as Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Now, Xbox All Access is set to come to 12 more countries from this holiday.

Xbox All Access

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.