At this week’s Game Developer’s Conference, Microsoft held an event for its upcoming OS Windows 10. In it, the company’s Xbox head Phil Spencer explained that DirectX 12, which comes with the new operating system, will help improve game performance, as it gives developers more control for optimization.

“Direct X will make your games even better. For CPU-bound games, DirectX 12 will increase the performance of those games by up to 50 percent.” —Phil Spencer

Spencer also claimed that the new API can improve battery life on mobile devices, but you’ll have to read about that past the jump.

Following delays for physical copies of Dying Light outside of North America, developer Techland announced that the game's multiplayer "Be the Zombie" mode will now be available to all players for free across all platforms. The PvP mode allows you to invade others' games as the Night Hunter, with your goal being to convert human players to Hunters. It had initially been planned as a pre-order exclusive.

Dying Light will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 27. Physical copies of the game will not release in Europe, Asia, Australia, or the Middle East until February 27.

During Microsoft's recent Windows 10 media event it was revealed that cross-platform streaming and gameplay will be available between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. Additionally, some titles will feature cross-buy promotions, allowing you to purchase it on one device and play it on multiple. Xbox head Phil Spencer has since explained that cross-buy will be handled on a game-to-game basis, with each publisher deciding for themselves whether or not their game will offer that promotion. Microsoft will enable any publisher to utilize cross-buy, but it won't be mandatory.

The beginning of February is going to be exciting for those of you waiting for Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 2. Those of you playing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Mac, and PC will be able to download it on the 3rd; Xbox One and Xbox 360 on the 4th; and Android and iOS the 5th. There's also a new trailer that's been released for the upcoming episode. Come check it out after the jump!

During yesterday's Windows 10 media event, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that they are working on a holographic headset for use with the operating system.

The device, called Microsoft Hololens, allows the user to view holographic images in the world without the need to be tethered to a computer or mobile device; this is all thanks to a special holographic chip that allows the device to work independent from other devices. Head inside for more.

During yesterday's Windows 10 media event, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One title Fable Legends will be released on the PC.

Fable Legends will utilize Microsoft's new cross-platform multiplayer system, which will allow players of the Xbox and PC versions to finally play together in the same online matches. The title was announced as "the first of the major game franchises from Microsoft Studios coming to Windows 10," which implies that we will see more announcements in the future.

A new trailer has been released for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, showing the Exo Zombies mode coming to the game next week. The mode will release as part of the Havoc DLC, coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on January 27th and later to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. The trailer features an all star cast including Rose McGowan, Jon Bernthal, Bill Paxton, and John Malkovich, each of them playing a different role at Atlus when the outbreak occurs. The DLC will also include a new gun with two variants, and the four multiplayer maps: Core, Urban, Sideshow, and Drift.

Make the jump to view the full trailer.

Today, Bethesda has announced that its entry into the MMORPG world, The Elder Scrolls Online, will drop its subscription fee on March 17th, 2015 and arrive on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 9th, 2015. The game will then be known as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and will include all past updates, including the upcoming Justice and Champion systems.

Head on after the jump for more info!

Dying Light — Techland's upcoming zombie survival horror game — is currently slated to release on January 27th in North America. Unfortunately, it seems as though physical copies of the game may end up taking a bit longer to reach other regions, according to a post on Dying Light's official Facebook page. The post notes that delays in distribution will affect Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Make the jump to view the full statement.

Where They Cremate the Roadkill is an upcoming exploration RPG created by MyFormerSelves and is currently on Kickstarter. Inspired by early folktales and trickster myths, the game is "a treelike open world, Branching gradually as the player progresses every decision plays out its karma [sic]. A decision made in the early game shapes the later game in a butterfly effect..." The game will span three characters, all united by a common crisis, and each character segment has its own character-specific art style. Much like Telltale games such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, every choice will have a lasting impact opening up different branches of the story.

Combat is in the style of a turn-based RPG, with real-time elements like in Super Mario RPG. There is a twist to combat though, as combat is illegal. By engaging in combat, you can be arrested, hunted, or even killed. Police can barricade save points, or your house can be invaded by monstrous swat teams. Killing enemies also have a lasting effect, as their friends and family can come and hunt you down. Click the jump to find out more on Where They Cremate the Roadkill!