PAX Attendees Get Sneak Peak at ID@Xbox’s Awesome New Lineup
PAX Prime in Seattle is one of the biggest video game fan events in the world, and Xbox was there showing off some of the exciting upcoming games for Xbox One. But with all of the amazing upcoming ID@Xbox games in the works, there was too much awesomeness for one convention to hold. So, Xbox commandeered the Sunset Overdrive bus to bring enthusiastic gamers to the Microsoft campus, for a special session with over 25 upcoming ID@Xbox games. There, players got to try out new and upcoming games, and chat with some of the creators. The event felt more like a party with your friends: casual, relaxed, and fueled by pizza. It was a more intimate way for gamers to demo new titles, and provided a rare opportunity for developers to get direct feedback from fans.
Welcoming 29 New Markets to Xbox One
September is a big month for Xbox. I have said many times before that it has never been a better time to be an Xbox One gamer. And with the upcoming launches of highly-anticipated games like Destiny, Forza Horizon 2, and FIFA 15 this month, gamers around the world will be able to play a few of the first titles from the incredible holiday lineup coming to Xbox One. But what makes September truly special is that gamers from 28 additional countries will get to experience the games and entertainment on Xbox One for the very first time. I know that many of you have waited patiently since we first announced Xbox One. And it has been very important to both me and the team that we launch with a great experience in your market.
Start the Party Today with Dance Central Spotlight
As trailblazers in the rhythm game genre, developer Harmonix has proven time and again that no one’s better at getting a party started. Starting today, they’re bringing the party to Xbox One. Available as a digital download from the Xbox Store for $9.99, Dance Central Spotlight, the newest game in the award-winning Dance Central series, brings authentic dance routines, chart-topping music and the characters you love exclusively to Xbox One. The core Dance Central Spotlight soundtrack features 10 massive, booty-shaking hits, including: Avicii – “Wake Me Up," Cher Lloyd – “I Wish," David Guetta ft. Sia – “Titanium," Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty," Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown – “Show Me," Lorde – “Royals” and more.
Predicting the Season with Madden NFL 15’s Franchise Mode
Madden NFL 15, the hottest sports game of the year, dropped this week. And what better way to celebrate this week of Madden awesomeness then by taking it all the way in Franchise mode, and deciding who’s truly the best team? We should note that this is a largely unscientific, completely haphazard prediction that should not be taken seriously by, well, anyone. Mid-season Check-in: No big surprises here: The current state of the NFL has frontrunners in nearly every division. The Patriots, Seahawks, Broncos, and Saints all look strong. On top of that, you’ve got the Vikings and the Redskins, looking to erase last season’s disappointing performances... and prove that their running backs aren’t too old, nor the quarterbacks too young and inconsistent to compete in this league.
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition Coming to Xbox One in 2015
When State of Decay debuted on Xbox Live last June, it broke a number of genre gameplay conventions: characters die permanently, story progression isn't pre-scripted, and the world continues to change even when players are offline. Fans responded enthusiastically to this "zombie survival fantasy" spin on the genre, ensuring a bright future for the State of Decay franchise. So what's next for State of Decay? In Spring 2015, Xbox One owners will have the opportunity to experience the definitive version of State of Decay with the Year One Survival Edition. Earlier this week, we paid a visit to Undead Labs' studios to learn more:
Lockout Unveiled as the Fifth Re-Imagined Multiplayer Map for Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Lockout is the fifth of six classic Halo 2 multiplayer maps being re-imagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, joining the previously announced Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar and Sanctuary. Set in an old Forerunner research laboratory in the frigid mountains of Delta Halo, Lockout features fast-paced, close quarters combat with its narrow corridors and vertical level design. With three levels to navigate, adept players can deftly traverse around the map by mastering specific jumping points, enabling them to secure power weapons faster and set up ambushes for unsuspecting opponents.
Doctor Who comes to Minecraft on Xbox 360
Microsoft Studios, Mojang and the BBC are excited to announce a deal to bring Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction television drama in the world, to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. As part of this deal, Minecraft fans will be able to use characters from the Doctor Who series in cool new skin packs, the first of which will launch in September. Players will have access to a wide selection of the best characters from the entire 50 years of Doctor Who, with six Doctors in each skin pack – starting off with the 12th Doctor and five other Doctors, their companions, their biggest adversaries and the Doctors’ arch-enemy, the Daleks. Doctor Who puts you at the heart of an extraordinary adventure and Minecraft fans are in for the ride! Watch for the first skin pack coming soon.