Microsoft news recap: Mixer nearly has as many channels as Twitch, Xbox working hard on E3, and more

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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!

Microsoft’s Mixer video game streaming service now has almost as many active channels as Twitch

Mixer, Microsoft’s own video game streaming service, is catching up to its largest rival, Twitch, as it now has nearly as many active channels as Twitch itself. Not to mention the number of Twitch streamers that have moved over to Mixer in recent times.

Ninja vidoe game streamer on Mixer.

Microsoft expands Xbox Console Streaming Preview to more markets

Xbox Console Streaming, in preview, is now available in more markets. Xbox Console Streaming allows you to use your Xbox One console as the hardware to run the game, but then play the game on another device, such as an Android phone.

Microsoft announces $1 billion climate fund, plans to remove more carbon than it emits by 2030

In a more environment-focused world, Microsoft has announced that it plans to remove more carbon than it emits by 2030. It feeds into Microsoft’s overall environmental policy and the company is setting aside a $1 billion climate fund to help it achieve its goal.

Xbox team is “hard at work on E3” while PlayStation skips it again

Whilst Sony has announced that PlayStation is yet again skipping out on E3, Xbox is working hard on its own E3 event, confirming Xbox’s presence at the event this year.

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