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Xbox Game Pass Gets 16 New Games Including PUBG. Get the Mobile App & $1 Deal Today

Today, Microsoft officially brought back X018, a global celebration of all things gaming and especially our fans. With the return of X018, we wanted to ensure that Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s monthly gaming membership that delivers the freedom to discover and play over 100 great games including new Xbox exclusives, was front and center, delivering even more awesomeness by bringing you more amazing games. Here’s a rundown of all the Xbox Game Pass news at X018. Xbox Game Pass Catalog of 100+ Games Delivers Heavy Hitters Ahead of Holiday We know that having a diverse catalog of games is important to Xbox Game Pass members so today, we are excited to announce new blockbuster games... Read more: Xbox Game Pass Gets 16 New Games Including PUBG. Get the Mobile App & $1 Deal Today

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X018: Crackdown 3 Announces Xbox Game Pass Launch on February 15 with Explosive Debut of Wrecking Zone Multiplayer

At X018 – our global celebration of all things Xbox – Commander Jaxon invited all prospective Agents to ‘Step Up Your Boom’ in preparation for Crackdown 3’s worldwide launch with Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One and Windows 10 on February 15, 2019! X018 also saw the debut of Crackdown 3’s all-new multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone, where environmental destruction is your secret weapon. In Wrecking Zone, two teams of five, hyper-agile Agents tear down the opposition with their superpowered skills and an arsenal of boom-tastic weapons and equipment in fully destructible battle arenas. Microsoft Studios Senior Creative Director Joseph Staten provided an on-air walkthrough of the... Read more: X018: Crackdown 3 Announces Xbox Game Pass Launch on February 15 with Explosive Debut of Wrecking Zone Multiplayer

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This Week on Xbox: November 9, 2018

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! Xbox, Fallout 76 & the Philadelphia 76ers This past weekend, Xbox partnered with publisher Bethesda Softworks and the Philadelphia 76ers to reveal several unique collaborations to celebrate the upcoming launch of Fallout 76 on November 14. Watch... Read more: This Week on Xbox: November 9, 2018

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Forza Horizon 4

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a global holiday that originated in Mexico where friends and family gather to celebrate the lives of their loved ones and to support their spiritual journeys. To pay tribute to the holiday, the Forza Horizon 4 team partnered with three artists, Sam Rodriguez, Juan Puente, and Axis, to share their unique interpretations and to help bring their art to life in-game. Below, learn more about each artist’s creation, their gaming connection, and how you can also celebrate the holiday by downloading new in-game content now available through November 8th. Sam Rodriguez “Day of The Dead is a celebration of a person's life and identity. For... Read more: Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Forza Horizon 4

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Celebrate X018 with Inside Xbox at FanFest: Mexico City on November 10

Inside Xbox: Live from X018 presents a special two-hour show Saturday, November 10 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. We’ll be celebrating an incredible holiday season for gamers with our biggest episode of Inside Xbox yet, including news, interviews, great deals, and much more. Guests include Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty, Minecraft Studio Head Helen Chiang and many, many more. Tune in for games including Crackdown 3, Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Forza Horizon 4 and of course, we’ll have a surprise or two as well. Xbox Game Pass Will we have Xbox Game Pass news? Do we ever! We’ll be... Read more: Celebrate X018 with Inside Xbox at FanFest: Mexico City on November 10

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Watch the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 – Oct. 20 & 21

This Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21, the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) 2018 season races to the finish line with its final and most exciting event of the year – the Forza Racing World Championship (ForzaRWC) 2018. After months of competition, the top 24 global drivers will take the stage at Gfinity Esports Arena in London, England where they’ll compete for their share of a $100,000 prize pool and the Forza Racing World Champion 2018 title. The action begins tomorrow, Oct. 20, at 10:00 a.m. PDT/6:00 p.m. BST as all 24 drivers head into the semifinals. The drivers will be split into two groups, each competing in three races from which their individual points will be earned.... Read more: Watch the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 – Oct. 20 & 21

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This Week on Xbox: October 12, 2018

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! Forza Horizon 4 Sees Two Million Players in Its First Week It has been one week since we launched Forza Horizon 4 and we are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we continue to receive from players around the world. We are proud to say... Read more: This Week on Xbox: October 12, 2018

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Forza Horizon 4 Sees Two Million Players in Its First Week

It has been one week since we launched Forza Horizon 4 and we are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we continue to receive from players around the world. We are proud to say that in this first week alone, there are currently two million players driving around Forza Horizon 4’s Britain. On behalf of everyone at Playground Games, thank you for supporting Forza Horizon 4 and making the game such a success! With such incredible global engagement with Forza Horizon 4, the game is now the highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation* and Forza continues to be the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation**. We also want to share some fun stats with you from... Read more: Forza Horizon 4 Sees Two Million Players in Its First Week

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Forza Horizon 4 Now Available with Xbox Game Pass and Globally on Xbox One and Windows 10 – Watch Ken Block Tearing up the Goodwood Estate

The day is finally here – Forza Horizon 4 is now available with Xbox Game Pass and globally on Xbox One and Windows 10. Xbox Game Pass members can start playing Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition on Xbox One and Windows 10, as part of their monthly membership. The membership includes over 100 more great games, including highly anticipated new Xbox exclusives the day they’re released, all for one low monthly price. Gamers who bought the Standard Edition of Forza Horizon 4 or acquired it as part of Xbox Game Pass will also be able to upgrade to Ultimate Edition by purchasing the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle for just $49.99. Of note, Xbox Game Pass members get an exclusive 10%... Read more: Forza Horizon 4 Now Available with Xbox Game Pass and Globally on Xbox One and Windows 10 – Watch Ken Block Tearing up the Goodwood Estate

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This Week on Xbox: September 28, 2018

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! Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Free Update Available Now At gamescom 2018, we gave a first glimpse at Forsaken Shores, our latest free content update coming to Sea of Thieves. As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver new Sea of Thieves content... Read more: This Week on Xbox: September 28, 2018

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Play Forza Horizon 4 Four Days Early with the Ultimate Edition Release Today

Early Access for Forza Horizon 4 is here! If you ordered the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition, then you can start exploring beautiful, historic Britain today. Early access is available on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC versions and gives you full access to the game, as well as other goodies that can only be found in the Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 4. This includes the Best of Bond Car Pack, which features 10 iconic cars inspired by more than 50 years of James Bond films, the Formula Drift Car Pack, Car Pass, VIP membership, and two game expansions when they become available. Forza Horizon 4 launches worldwide on Oct. 2 and will be available the same day on Xbox Game Pass. If you... Read more: Play Forza Horizon 4 Four Days Early with the Ultimate Edition Release Today

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Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Free Update Available Now

At gamescom 2018, we gave a first glimpse at Forsaken Shores, our latest free content update coming to Sea of Thieves. As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver new Sea of Thieves content throughout the year and beyond, Forsaken Shores offers our biggest update yet at no charge for those who own the game or access it through Xbox Game Pass. There has never been a better time to set sail and adventure with other pirates in the Sea of Thieves community. Today, Forsaken Shores invites players to venture into a new volcanic region called The Devil’s Roar. This perilous and challenging area of the Sea of Thieves will have players encountering volcano eruptions raining down hot rocks... Read more: Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Free Update Available Now

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Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One Developers

At Xbox, we’re committed to bringing gamers more choice in what they play, who they play with and how they play. We’re also equally committed to providing developers with the best platform to create and deliver the best gaming experience on Xbox. Today we’re announcing a new way to play games on Xbox: we’re enabling mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One for select Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks. With this new input support at the platform level, developers can now build mouse and keyboard support in their games if and how they choose. It’s important to note that mouse and keyboard support for games is added on a title-by-title basis, entirely at developers’ discretion.... Read more: Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One Developers