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A Beginner’s Guide to Aven Colony on Xbox One

Aven Colony is a city-building strategy game about mankind’s first colony on an alien world, on a moon orbiting a gas giant 10 light years from Earth called Aven Prime. As the Governor of humanity’s first colonies outside the solar system, your goal is to build and protect one small, vulnerable human settlement into a huge, sprawling, and prosperous sci-fi metropolis. There are many kinds of city-builders and Aven Colony is unlike any you may have played. As you begin, you'll have over a dozen colonists depending on you for their survival from the outset (doesn't help that the harsh world of Aven Prime can make it very difficult to keep your colonists alive and happy). You'll need... Read more

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Summer Spotlight: Play the Hottest Xbox Games and Earn Rewards Credits

Summer Spotlight is back and it's time to celebrate! From July 25 to September 4 the Xbox Store will have over 30 new games coming to Xbox One, including the most anticipated titles of the Summer like Fortnite, Tacoma, and Sonic Mania. That means new games every week so be sure to check the Xbox Store every Tuesday to discover all the new games to play. But that's not all! Now through September 4, you can earn 4,000 Rewards Credits for diving into the best of Summer Spotlight. Simply spend $40 on featured pre-orders, game previews, and new digital releases to take home your Reward. Not an Xbox Live Rewards member?  Join now, and get Rewarded for doing what you love on your... Read more

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7 Things You Need to Know in Xbox Console Exclusive Fable Fortune

Hello Heroes! Have you heard the good news?! Fable Fortune has just launched into Xbox Game Preview and we are thrilled to welcome you all back into Albion. If you aren't familiar with Fable Fortune the let me tell you that it is quite possibly the greatest Fable themed collectible card game you’ll hear about today! Featuring not just PvP but also a full co-op mode where you can team up with an ally to take on classic Fable bosses such as the legendary Nostro. Now I’m sure you are all eager to start smashing people in the face with Hobbes and Fluffy Cats but before you do, I wanted to share with you some gems of wisdom that will help you on your journey. 1: Learn to play... Read more

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Grow Your Game Library with August’s Games with Gold

It's time to harvest some great titles this August thanks to another stellar Games with Gold lineup. On August 1, the open-world farming simulator Slime Rancher will make its console debut on Xbox One, where you can care for your own galactic farm full of cute (slimy) creatures. Then starting on August 16, take on the wide variety of platform-racing stunt challenges in Trials Fusion. The Summer fun isn't over yet! Coming to Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, we'll have the modern-classic Bayonetta available from August 1 to August 15. Then get your butt to Mars and fight for the future in Red Faction: Armageddon from August 16 - August 30. All games will be... Read more

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Unchaining the Horror of Harrow in Warframe

The community reaction to the announcement that I was the new writer on Warframe kind-of blew my hair back: a deluge of messages pumping me for lore, wanting to know what was going to happen next, what I had planned. The enthusiasm for the game is one of the best things about working on it, but to be hit with a wave of emotion like that… I knew I had my work cut out for me. So, what’s it been like? Well, each company and project is different. The Warframe crew have had a few years to settle into their rhythm and learn what their community wants. Harrow was a good chance to understand that myself, and to adapt to the way Digital Extremes do things. They had just come off Octavia’s... Read more

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Get the Ultimate Madden Experience with the 500GB Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 Bundle Arriving August 25

It’s that time of year when NFL teams across the country start making their way to training camp, and with Xbox One as the official console of the NFL, we’ve got something for football fans everywhere: the Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle (500GB). Xbox One S continues to be the best value in games and entertainment, and the Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle (500GB) is just one more fun-packed deal for gaming and football fans this year. The bundle launches August 25 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for $279 USD and includes: Xbox One S with a 500GB hard drive Standard edition of Madden NFL 18 Xbox Wireless Controller 1 month Xbox Game Pass subscription with unlimited access... Read more

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Get a Free Game When You Purchase a New 1TB Xbox One S

There’s no better way to enjoy summer than with a new console and a free game! Starting today, when you purchase any new 1TB Xbox One S bundle, get a bonus game of your choice. Pick up Battlefield 1 and experience the dawn of all-out war. Or, own Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and experience an unfolding large-scale war and epic battles that deliver an authentic Call of Duty experience. Not sure which 1TB bundle to choose? Here are a few options: Experience a new generation of Gears with the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB), featuring a full game download of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10. Own the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Bundle (1TB), featuring a full game... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for July 24 – 30

Welcome once again to our weekly feature that covers all the new and exciting games coming soon to Xbox One. This coming week we have the galactic city simulator Aven Colony, the long-awaited CCG Fable Fortune entering Xbox Game Preview, and creative ID@Xbox titles like Super Cloudbuilt arriving in just a few days. Like every Saturday, Xbox Wire will be here to let you know when you can play these new games on Xbox One. So, without further delay, let’s look at what’s coming soon with Next Week on Xbox! Aven Colony - July 25 Venture to the stars and build a new home for humanity in Aven Colony. On Aven Prime, an alien planet full of deserts, tundras, and wetlands far from Earth,... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: July 21, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Join Xbox at Comic-Con San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s largest comic and pop-culture festival, is July 20 - 23, and Xbox is gearing up to make our mark both in and out of the convention center. We have a week of fun activities planned,... Read more

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Play Destiny 2 Open Beta During the Multiplayer All-Access Weekend

Editor's Note: The Multiplayer All-Access event and Destiny 2 open beta are extended to Monday, July 24 at 9 p.m. PDT. The article has been updated to reflect this extended time. It’s simple -- games are better with friends. Starting Friday, July 21 to Monday, July 24 you can play online in any game you own with your friends for free during our Multiplayer All-Access event on Xbox One and Xbox 360 -- Xbox Live Gold membership not required. And if you're looking for a new multiplayer experience to try during the Multiplayer All-Access event, the Destiny 2 Open Beta on Xbox One also runs for free from July 21 to 24. Though let’s be real. You should play the Destiny 2 Open Beta even... Read more

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How to Choose Your Hero in Gigantic

Calling all heroes! Gigantic has officially launched on Xbox One and Windows 10. We at Motiga and Perfect World Entertainment couldn’t be more excited to get our unique hero-shooter into the hands of gamers across the globe. The development team has been working for years to create a visually stunning and strategic experience featuring massive Guardians, creatures to summon, and a diverse roster of heroes. One of the best aspects of gaming is that it offers experiences for all types of gamers. With Gigantic, we’re proud to offer 19 heroes (with many more on the way) that each have their own playstyles, diverse skill sets, and varied skill trees to fine-tune your gameplay for each... Read more

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Join Xbox at Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s largest comic and pop-culture festival, is July 20 - 23, and Xbox is gearing up to make our mark both in and out of the convention center. We have a week of fun activities planned, including Middle-earth: Shadow of War gameplay, a huge photo experience, an explosive Crackdown 3 panel, exclusive Mixer streaming, and a Comic-Con Game Night sweepstakes. Whether you’ll be in California or will be tuning in on Mixer, there’s something for you! Read on for more details on everything Xbox at SDCC: Xbox Booth Hall A, Booth #100 Play Middle-earth: Shadow of War in the Xbox booth and check out the new Xbox One X. In this highly anticipated sequel to... Read more

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Rutger Hauer to Star in >observer_ Launching August 15 on Xbox One

Greetings from Krakow! If you know Bloober Team at all, you know we are big cyberpunk fans. We love evil megalithic corporations, technology run amok, black pleather pants, and neon. Lots of neon. When we started the search for our voice actor who would portray our lead character in >observer_, we had our eyes set squarely on one of our European brethren, a card-carrying member of the Cyberpunk Hall of Fame. Today, we're proud to announce that the Observer, Detective Dan Lazarski, mind-hacker extraordinaire, will be voiced by none other than Rutger Hauer, the replicant-in-chief of our favorite cyberpunk movie, "Blade Runner." More good news! >observer_ is launching on Xbox One... Read more

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Unleashing Update 6.66 and a Free Weekend for Doom on Xbox One

Editor's Note: We've updated the post to reflect that the free weekend for Doom is available to all players on Xbox One -- both Gold and Silvers alike. Did you miss out on playing Doom, one of the biggest shooters of last year? It’s okay, now's your chance. This weekend, we’re unleashing the ultimate Doom experience, dropping a jam-packed game update that makes all the DLC available to everyone, and inviting you to try all of it as part of a free weekend for all players. Starting at 9:00 a.m. PDT on Thursday, July 20, you can experience the thrill of blasting away hordes of demons in the first two levels of Doom’s critically-acclaimed campaign -- totally free! If that’s not... Read more

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Xbox is Now the Official Console Partner of Real Madrid

Today, we are excited to announce that Xbox is the official console partner of five-time world champion football team, Real Madrid. With many of their players in the global spotlight, it’s easy to see why Real Madrid is one of the most widely supported teams in the world. And to kick off Real Madrid’s US Summer Tour here in the United States, we are partnering up to invite fans to join in a variety of events across the states, and even win the chance to see them play live in a US match. Hour of Code As the Real Madrid Summer Tour begins, the Microsoft Century City store will engage local youth groups in Minecraft coding alongside Real Madrid Players. Empowering youth through... Read more

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Boom! Terry Crews Joins Crackdown 3 Panel at San Diego Comic-Con This Saturday

Calling all Agents heading to Comic-Con this weekend -- are you ready to step up your boom!? We are excited to announce that the one and only Terry Crews ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") will be joining the Crackdown 3 panel in room 7AB on Saturday, July 22 starting at 11am PDT. We’ll be talking with Terry about his role as Commanding Agent Isaiah Jaxon and sharing some first looks of his character from the game, which will release November 7 on the Xbox family of devices, including Xbox One X. Hosted by Xbox’s Major Nelson, Terry will be joined by members of Team Crackdown to chat about new exclusive details about the story and characters you’ll meet in Crackdown 3. Join us to talk about... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for July 17 – 23

Welcome to another edition of Next Week on Xbox, our weekly feature that covers all the new and exciting games coming soon to Xbox One. With the likes of Fortnite (early access), Gigantic, and What Remains of Edith Finch dropping in the coming days, we're shaping up to have no shortage of quality gaming goodness on our favorite console! Like every week, we'll be here to let you know when you can play these new games on Xbox One. So, without further delay, let’s look at what’s coming soon with Next Week on Xbox! What Remains of Edith Finch - July 19 As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: July 14, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all of the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Custom Gamerpics, Console Co-streaming, Arena Updates and More Roll Out to Xbox Fans Today Fan feedback is an important part of how we’ve built Xbox over the years, and this month’s update, which we expect to roll out later today, is all... Read more

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First-Person Platformer DeadCore Available Now on Xbox One

Jump, double-jump, dash! DeadCore is a first-person platformer blending exploration, speedrunning and puzzles, originally developed by the French studio 5 Bits Games, and launched to critical acclaim on PC in 2014. Now we're delighted to bring this exciting iteration of DeadCore to Xbox One fans! Our team has been hard at work making sure that console players will experience the same original gameplay action as the much-loved PC version. The only changes we made were mostly on the controls, to provide a smoother experience when using the gamepad. We also added an aim assistant, but you can disable it if you want to challenge yourself even more. DeadCore is set in a futuristic world... Read more

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