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This Week on Xbox: December 29, 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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Preparing Yourself for Xbox One X The Xbox One X is launching next week, ushering in a brand-new era of 4K console gaming. In the video above, Major Nelson shares several great new features that you can take advantage of right now to help you get up... Read more: This Week on Xbox: December 29, 2017

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Top Microsoft Gaming Moments of 2017

During E3 this year, we showed the biggest and most diverse Xbox games lineup ever. Many of those games are coming in 2018, and as gamers we cannot wait to share them with fans. Among Microsoft Studios exclusives games are new IP like Sea of Thieves (launching March 20), deep gameplay in fan-favorite franchises like State of Decay 2, and the explosive return of a celebrated franchise to Xbox with Crackdown 3 – all releasing on Xbox One and PC. That’s in addition to all the great ID@Xbox and cross-platform games (more on that below), and as well as other unannounced surprises to come. As we prepare to step into the new year, it’s a great time to reflect on our favorite gaming... Read more: Top Microsoft Gaming Moments of 2017

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Countdown to 2018 with the Biggest Deals of 2017  

The countdown to 2018 officially starts today with the biggest sale of 2017. Microsoft Store online and Xbox.com has more than 650 deals for fans including savings of up to 65 percent on select Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games, discounts on select Xbox consoles and accessories, up to 50 percent off select movies and TV shows, savings on select apps for Xbox up to 50 percent off, and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass each for $1 for the first month. Save on Xbox Digital Games Save up to 65 percent on 470 amazing games and add-ons including Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars Battlefront II, Cuphead, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more. There’s also plenty of deals on Xbox 360 fan... Read more: Countdown to 2018 with the Biggest Deals of 2017  

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Killing Floor 2: Krampus Christmas Seasonal Update Arrives on Xbox

Hi, I’m the new game director at Tripwire Interactive on Killing Floor 2. I’ve worked closely on this project from the very beginning as the creative director, so I’m excited to be heading up Killing Floor 2 content updates for the foreseeable future. Enough about me though -- let's talk about this amazing update arriving just in time for the holidays on the Xbox One family of devices! Killing Floor has always been known for its seasonal events which started years ago with the original Twisted Christmas update on PC back in 2010. Now with Killing Floor 2, we’re looking to take our annual Xmas-themed event to the next level with the release of the Krampus Christmas Seasonal... Read more: Killing Floor 2: Krampus Christmas Seasonal Update Arrives on Xbox

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Xbox Savings in Time for the Holidays

Join the Xbox family for only $199, just in time for some holiday gaming! Xbox One S offers the best value in games and entertainment, with 500GB bundles starting at $199 for a limited time this holiday through the end of December 2017. Drive, explore, and race all over Australia with the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle (500GB), featuring a full-game download of Forza Horizon 3 and the best-selling Hot Wheels expansion. Or, create, explore and survive in your own Minecraft adventure with the Xbox One S Minecraft Complete Adventure Bundle (500GB). If you’re looking for more space, 1TB consoles are only $299! Discover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt with the Xbox One S... Read more: Xbox Savings in Time for the Holidays

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Buy the World’s Most Powerful Console; Get the Hottest Multiplayer Game of 2017

Earlier this week, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) released as a console launch exclusive on Xbox One in the Xbox Game Preview program, bringing the hottest multiplayer game of the year to console for the first time. Xbox fan excitement for the launch has been incredible, with more than 1 million players on Xbox One in its first 48 hours alone. Released as part of the Xbox Game Preview program – in which players can preview and purchase work-in-progress digital titles, participate in the development process and help developers make Xbox One games the best they can be – in the weeks and months ahead PUBG on Xbox One will continue to receive enhancements, new content updates... Read more: Buy the World’s Most Powerful Console; Get the Hottest Multiplayer Game of 2017

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Now Available on Xbox One

Xbox fans, the day has finally come: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now as a console launch exclusive on Xbox One! Since we first announced PUBG would be coming to Xbox at E3 2017, it’s been amazing to see the excitement and anticipation fans have shared and on behalf of everyone at PUBG Corp., we want to thank you for your support. Over 24 million PC gamers have played PUBG since it launched in Steam Early Access in March. Many Xbox fans may have heard of the game but not yet know what it’s about. PUBG is a battle royale-style game which puts up to 100 players on the remote island of Erangel for a winner-takes-all showdown. Each game starts the same – you jump out of... Read more: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Now Available on Xbox One

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Get Ready to Gear Up for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds With Limited-Edition Cosmetic Packs

Beginning tomorrow, December 7, in celebration of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ upcoming launch on Xbox One next Tuesday, December 12, the first of the three special, limited-edition cosmetic packs that we announced at Paris Games Week – the PUBG Warrior Pack – will become available to fans worldwide. The PUBG Accessory and PUBG Tracksuit packs will follow in short order, becoming available beginning December 14 and December 21 respectively. The PUBG Warrior Pack includes four items: a balaclava hat, camo t-shirt, pants and tennis shoes to customize your character in style. These packs are exclusive to Xbox fans as standalone offers available for a limited time and as there... Read more: Get Ready to Gear Up for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds With Limited-Edition Cosmetic Packs

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Black Friday Deals: Xbox One S Lowest Price Ever at $189, Gold & Xbox Game Pass for $1 each, Up to 65% Off Games, Accessories & More

Xbox has you covered this Black Friday with discounts on games, accessories, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, and Xbox One S at its lowest price ever. Starting at just $189 and featuring built-in Ultra HD Blu-ray playback and 4K video streaming, Xbox One S is the best value in games and entertainment. It’s where you can watch 4K movies and TV, and experience the best games of the past, present and future, with more than 1,300 Xbox games and over 220 exclusives. Xbox One S also unlocks richer, more luminous colors with High Dynamic Range (HDR) in blockbuster games like Forza Motorsport 7, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3, each $20 off starting Nov. 23. And Black Friday starts... Read more: Black Friday Deals: Xbox One S Lowest Price Ever at $189, Gold & Xbox Game Pass for $1 each, Up to 65% Off Games, Accessories & More

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There Are Xbox One Consoles and Accessories for Everyone This Holiday

It’s been an exciting year for Team Xbox. Just a couple days ago, on November 7, we launched the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X, which joins Xbox One S in the Xbox One family of devices. The Xbox One gaming experience features a robust library of titles with more than 1,300 games and 220 exclusives available today, including Backward Compatible titles that help make Xbox One the only console system to play the best games of the past, present and future. More titles are on the way as well, including the hottest game on the planet PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, releasing as an Xbox One console launch exclusive December 12, 2017. In addition, both Xbox One X and Xbox One S... Read more: There Are Xbox One Consoles and Accessories for Everyone This Holiday

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Super Lucky’s Tale Is Here!

Hello, from all of us at Playful! This is an incredible day for us. We finally get to hand the controller to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC players and see what they think of Super Lucky’s Tale! The Lucky’s Tale series is a diary of sorts for our development team. The original Lucky’s Tale, both our first platformer and first experience with virtual reality, was very challenging for us, but we couldn’t wait to return to that world and those characters to tell even more of their story. We learned a lot about who Lucky is – a brave, curious fox who loves adventure and making people smile. For Super Lucky’s Tale, we wanted to expand on the language of the first game... Read more: Super Lucky’s Tale Is Here!

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Call of Duty: WWII Available Now on Xbox One

Call of Duty takes us back to where the series roots originally took shape in historic warfare with Call of Duty: WWII, taking place during the heart of World War II with an epic campaign, new multiplayer modes, and challenging co-op features that look to have us playing this thrilling game well into the new year. One of the most exciting things we're looking forward to in Call of Duty: WWII is the new multiplayer mode, War Mode, that gives a cinematic feel to its online battles, echoing the epic firefights we'd see in films like "A Bridge Too Far" or "Saving Private Ryan," all wrapped into the frantic competitive multiplayer experience of playing online against other players. With... Read more: Call of Duty: WWII Available Now on Xbox One

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PUBG Coming to Xbox One on December 12, 2017

Xbox fans, we know you’ve been waiting and we’re so excited to finally be able to say it – PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One as a console launch exclusive through the Xbox Game Preview program on December 12, 2017! We shared this news at Paris Games Week today, where Brendan Greene – aka PlayerUnknown – and I opened the Xbox booth with Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Xbox Games Marketing. Beginning December 12, Xbox fans will be able to play PUBG while it’s still in early access through the Xbox Game Preview program. We’re approaching development on Xbox One with the same community-driven focus that we’ve taken with the game on PC. As a result,... Read more: PUBG Coming to Xbox One on December 12, 2017

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Rush: A Disney·Pixar Adventure Q&A

Today we’re excited to celebrate the launch of Rush: A Disney·Pixar Adventure and Disneyland Adventures on Xbox One and Microsoft Store. We recently had the opportunity to have an in-depth chat with Jorg Neumann, Head of Production, Global Publishing, Microsoft Studios to talk in greater detail about the re-imagining of Rush: A Disney·Pixar Adventure. What is Rush: A Disney·Pixar Adventure and what makes it different from the 2012 Xbox 360 title Kinect Rush: A Disney·Pixar Adventure? Rush: A Disney·Pixar Adventure invites families and fans of all ages to experience the worlds of six beloved Disney•Pixar films, teaming up with characters such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Dory,... Read more: Rush: A Disney·Pixar Adventure Q&A

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Journey to Ancient Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins, Available Now on Xbox One

The mysteries of Cleopatra's Egypt are yours to uncover in Assassin's Creed Origins, out now on Xbox One and will be Xbox One X Enhanced for Xbox One X on November 7. As Bayek, a protector of Egypt, you are thrust into a tumultuous time in Ancient Egypt's history. The struggle for power between Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy is reaching its breaking point, the menacing Order of the Ancients lurks in the shadows, and a Roman army waits outside the country's borders. Bayek will confront these forces while exploring the game's massive recreation of Ancient Egypt, driven by his own quest for vengeance. Assassin's Creed Origins harnesses the characteristics of Action RPGs more than any... Read more: Journey to Ancient Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins, Available Now on Xbox One

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Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Q&A

Last week we announced that Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection was available for pre-order and coming to Xbox One and Windows Store on October 31. We recently had the opportunity to have an in-depth chat with Jorg Neumann, Head of Production, Global Publishing, Microsoft Studios to talk in greater detail about the re-imagining of this game. Tell us about Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection and what is new and different with this version of Zoo Tycoon. When we initially brought the popular Zoo Tycoon franchise to Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2013, our goal was to create the most beautiful animals in all of gaming and that is something we believe we absolutely achieved. We are... Read more: Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Q&A

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Robloxians Beware: the Hallow’s Eve Event is Now on Xbox One

Ready for a fright this spooky night? Good, because you’re in for a real treat! Bloxtober, Roblox’s thrilling month-long Halloween celebration, is already in full swing and we’ve got even more fang-tastic surprises to share with the entire Xbox community! From now until October 31, you and your friends can play three ghoulishly delightful Roblox games, including the all-new Hallow’s Eve: A Tale of Lost Souls, for a chance to win exclusive accessories for your avatar. Feast your eyes on this year’s heart-pounding, bone-chilling, hair-raising Hallow’s Eve event! Hallow’s Eve: A Tale of Lost Souls is not a game for the faint of heart. After hearing rumors about a haunted... Read more: Robloxians Beware: the Hallow’s Eve Event is Now on Xbox One

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