Xbox One to Launch Next Generation of Gaming in China September 23
Today, Microsoft and BesTV announced Xbox One will launch in China on September 23 with a lineup of blockbuster games and entertainment starting at ¥3,699 RMB. Xbox One is the first gaming and entertainment console approved for sale in China coinciding with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone one-year anniversary. At the Xbox One media briefing, Microsoft and BesTV detailed their plan to launch the Xbox One in China. Demonstrating a strong ecosystem of support, more than 25 developers are building more than 70 games for Xbox One including exclusive content, free to play games, and blockbuster titles. In partnership with BesTV, Xbox One will bring hundreds of thousands of hours of entertainment content including blockbuster movies, sports, documentaries and on-demand TV programs, fitness and exclusive, locally developed applications. Finally, Xbox One is bringing unique value to the Chinese market including innovative pricing models for games, compelling console bundles, local customer support and two year warranty. “We’re honored that Xbox One is the first console approved for sale in China through the Shanghai Free Trade Zone,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice-president, marketing, Devices and Studios, Microsoft. “We’re dedicated to earning millions of fans in China by working with BesTV to deliver an all in one games and entertainment experience starting September 23.”
Tune In: Every Street United 4v4 Team Selection This Sunday
There are only two episodes left! Last Sunday on “Every Street United,” the players met their competitors in Rio and learned that the winning team from the 4v4 game will get to try out for a professional contract with the Seattle Sounders FC. This Sunday, Thierry and Edgar choose the two teams for the 4v4 game. Once divided, the preparation for the biggest game of their lives begins with the mentors imparting their tactics and advice, and team captains working to foster a strong team spirit. Check out the videos above to get a closer look at Jordan and Miguel’s skills ahead of this week’s episode. Watch virtually anywhere on Xbox Video, or catch up on past episodes and check out interactive features in the “Every Street United” app on Xbox One and Xbox 360. An Xbox Live Gold membership is not required.
Xbox is Bringing Exciting Entertainment Activities and More to Comic-Con
Last week, we unveiled the epic lineup of games and panels we’re bringing to Comic-Con this year. With Comic-Con being the biggest pop culture event of the year, Xbox is also committed to bring the best entertainment experiences and stars to the Xbox Lounge this year. We've also got some beautiful custom consoles to give away to some lucky fans! Our entertainment activities at Comic-Con include partners that reach millions of gaming and entertainment fans on Xbox. Between the Xbox booth at the convention center (booth #100) and the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place), here are a few ways we’re teaming up at Comic-Con to reach fans one-on-one. Awesome super heroics by Hulu. Prepare yourself for awesome superhero action as Hulu teams up with Xbox to bring Hulu Original The Awesomes back to Comic-Con. Zoom on over to the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from 7/24-27 to record your very own superhero audition video. The Awesomes themselves will select the best audition to be animated into an upcoming episode. Plus, don’t miss Seth Meyers and other cast members during their guest appearance at the Xbox Lounge from 4-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, 7/26. Need more superhero inspiration? There will also be a cape-making station in the lounge where Comic-Con attendees can create a custom cape that encapsulates their super character. The first 100 fans to audition each day will receive a limited edition Prock action figure, and ALL fans who audition will receive a gift card for 1-month free of Hulu Plus.
Tune In: Every Street United Players Head to Rio
In last Sunday’s episode of “Every Street United,” the players got a closer look at the competition when they met each other on Skype. Players were also busy making final preparations for their trip to Rio. This Sunday, the contestants arrive in Brazil and meet their fellow competitors and their mentors, Thierry and Edgar, in person for the first time. After exploring Rio, the players will be put to the test in different training scenarios that will help the coaches assess their strengths. They will also learn about an additional surprise element to the competition that could change their future. Check out the videos above to get a closer look at Sergio and Seung Min’s skills, and be sure to tune in this Sunday to see the players take on their training drills and learn about the surprise! Watch virtually anywhere on Xbox Video, or catch up on past episodes and check out interactive features in the “Every Street United” app on Xbox One and Xbox 360. An Xbox Live Gold membership is not required.
Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller and Stereo Headset
Get ready to own the battlefield with the new Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller and Stereo Headset. As the first set of custom accessories for Xbox One, the controller and headset feature a modern camouflage pattern and military look and are available for pre-order starting today in the U.S and Canada. The controller and headset will be on store shelves worldwide beginning in October and are priced at $64.99 (Xbox One Wireless Controller) and $89.99 (Xbox One Stereo Headset) USD ERP.
Everything You Need to Know About Xbox at San Diego Comic-Con
Comic-Con International: San Diego is the biggest, craziest, most awesome pop culture convention in the world – and from July 24-27, Xbox will be in sunny Southern California, bringing its A-game. Make that a ton of AAA games. Check out all the exciting events you can attend – and games you can play – at the show. See some previews for upcoming games, and learn the latest scoops from some of Xbox’s most talented developers. If you’re a gamer, you won’t want to miss any of these. Halo: Nightfall First-Look on Thursday, July 24, 11:45AM – 12:45PM, Room 6BCF – Prepare for your next step in the Halo Journey with a deep-dive into Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Join 343’s Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director) along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, and be among the first to get the details of the story and production. The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive on Thursday, July 24, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Room 5AB – Join Xbox Live's Major Nelson to get an inside look into the inspiration behind the vibrant and off-the-wall style of Sunset Overdrive, a new open-world action game coming exclusively to the Xbox One this fall. Audience members will be the first to see new Sunset Overdrive content illustrating the creative freedom the game offers players. Hear directly from Insomniac Games's Drew Murray and Marcus Smith (Game and Creative Director, respectively) along with art director Jacinda Chew and lead character artist Gavin Goulden.