Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Reaches Retail Stores November 18
Know any budding creators who haven’t upgraded to Minecraft: Xbox One Edition yet? If so, we’ll help you cross one item off your holiday shopping list. Following the digital debut of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition earlier this month, we’re excited to announce the smash hit game will also hit store shelves beginning on Nov. 18 for $19.99 USD. Minecraft fans can easily transfer their Xbox 360 creations and most of their downloadable content to the Xbox One Edition and play in up to 36 times larger worlds. And, with the widest range of downloadable content on console, players will never run out of new worlds to explore with four player split-screen on one console or up to eight players over Xbox Live. It’s Minecraft any way you please this holiday— whether buying the disc, downloading directly onto your Xbox One, or grabbing a digital download code or gift card from participating retailers. And to all you veteran Minecrafters who've already been playing Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, don't forget you can digitally upgrade for $4.99.*
VH1 Brings You the Drama on Xbox One
It was an eventful summer with lots of great new entertainment apps arriving on Xbox One, and Xbox is keeping the apps coming as we move into the fall. Launching today on Xbox One, VH1 allows Xbox Live members in the U.S. to check out VH1 shows anytime. Available with a subscription from a participating cable provider, VH1 on Xbox One offers full episodes, sneak peeks, show extras, exclusive content, and more. You can navigate the VH1 app with voice and gesture controls using Kinect, with the Xbox One controller, or with the Xbox One media remote. VH1 looks amazing in full screen, or you can snap the app next to a game so you can play and watch at the same time. And like all entertainment apps on Xbox One, VH1 is available for free in the Xbox Live App Store. Download the app and check it out today!
5 Reasons We’re Excited for Forza Horizon 2
The Forza series is the pinnacle of racing – combining fast-paced and action-heavy driving with gorgeous cars and scenery. All that gets even better in Forza Horizon 2. There’s only one short day left before its release, and if you’re not excited yet, here are a few reasons why you should be. Forza Horizon 2’s amazing southern European setting is bigger, prettier, and more fun than ever. From cities, to cliff-side roads, to rural Italian farmland, there’s no end to the variety in Forza Horizon 2’s environments. Tired of sticking to the pavement? Take a sharp left and crash through a fence, barrel through a field, and come smashing out of another fence in front of your opponent. You’re not limited to the tracks in Forza Horizon 2, and you’ll find plenty of shortcuts and secrets to explore in the world.
Xbox One Launches in China
This is a monumental day for us at Xbox and marks the first day of our journey in China as today, Xbox One officially launched in China, becoming the first video game console to do so in 14 years. Now available at more than 4,000 retail locations in 37 cities throughout the People’s Republic of China, gamers and families throughout the country now have access to some of the best games and entertainment experiences spanning racing, sports, fitness, dance and adventure with music, karaoke, entertainment, social and more app experiences to come. It has been rewarding to see new fans lining up at stores, connecting to Xbox Live for the first time, and enjoying the first wave of games available. To capstone Xbox One’s first day, some of the most iconic buildings of the Shanghai skyline – including the Oriental Pearl Tower – were awash in Xbox Green. “This milestone is significant for both our partnership with China and our global expansion plan. Every new market launch is unique and we’re grateful to our fans for their patience and enthusiasm,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “We will continue to work closely with our partner BesTV to bring exciting games, entertainment and app experiences to delight gamers across China.”
Minecraft: Diary of a Total Newbie, Part 1
I've always been curious about Minecraft. I have kind of an addictive personality when it comes to big, open games – and this one seemed like it was tailor-made to wrap me in its clutches and never, ever let go. On top of that, it looked like a good challenge to learn: all that building, all that crafting, all those wide-open, fully customizable spaces...the world was my oyster. Not to mention the game has practically followed me everywhere, appearing inevitably on any platform I have in front of me, occasionally intruding in the most unlikely places: a friend's smart phone in a bar, an otherwise gaming-adverse acquaintance – even my own preteen nephews were building crazy.