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ID@Xbox Celebrates the Release of More than 500 Games on Xbox One and Windows 10

A little more than three years ago, we took to the stage at Gamescom to unveil a brand-new program for Xbox One. Our goal was to make sure Xbox players have access to the best, most diverse collection of games by making sure we enabled developers of all shapes and sizes to self-publish their creations on Xbox One. Today, thanks to the efforts of independent developers from around the world and the fans who support them, we’re proud to reveal that after an amazing month of releases that included console exclusive Beep Games’ Voodoo Vince: Remastered, console launch exclusives Thimbleweed Park from Terrible Toybox and Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition from Paradox Interactive, and... Read more

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Tune in Next Week for Your First Look at Call of Duty: WWII

Next week, we'll get our first look at the much-anticipated return to a historic setting in Call of Duty: WWII. The worldwide reveal will occur on Wednesday, April 26 at 10am PDT on callofduty.com/WWII. Developed by Sledgehammer Games, whose previous Call of Duty credits include 2011's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and 2014's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, players will return to the past in what will no doubt be one of the most-played shooters of the year on Xbox One. We'll have more details to share with you soon about Call of Duty: WWII after the official reveal on Wednesday, April 26. Speaking of Call of Duty, and in case you missed the news last week, fan-favorite Call of Duty:... Read more

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Console Launch Exclusive Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition Available Now

Today we're excited to announce that Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition is now available on Xbox One! Our robust city builder allows would-be city planners to turn their dream city into a "reality" from the comfort of their own couch. Because city building can be a complicated process, and since we’re, you know, a bunch of good guys, we’re happy to provide some tips and pointers before you jump into the game. If you're already planning a nice look for your first city in Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition, you can’t just sit down and randomly put down houses and suddenly have a city; there’s a bit more to it than that. Cities: Skylines has always had road building at the core of... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: Upcoming Games, April 24 – 30

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover the best games coming soon to Xbox One. Every week, the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console, and Xbox Wire will be here to let you know when you can play every new release hitting Xbox One. Whether you’re a fan of shooting, racing, or adventuring, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. So, without further delay, let’s preview the new games coming soon with Next Week on Xbox! Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 - April 25 Go behind enemy lines in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. Choose your own path to accomplish your mission across an unforgiving open world. Plan your long-range... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: April 21

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Console Launch Exclusive Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition Available Now Today we're excited to announce that Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition is now available on Xbox One! Our robust city builder allows would-be city... Read more

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Twisted Dreams, Egyptian Temples, and a Secret Apprentice are Coming to May’s Games with Gold

May is shaping up to feed your appetite for adventure, combat, and mystery with four community-acclaimed games -- two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be played through Backward Compatibility -- to add to your Xbox library. On Xbox One, the transformative world of Giana in Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream’s – Director’s Cut will be available May 1 – 31, followed by the co-op adventure Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on May 16 - June 15, the hit sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Then on Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, we have a pair of great Star Wars games for you to enjoy. Starting with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and the... Read more

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Star Trek Online Season 12 Now Available on Xbox One

Star Trek Online began a journey well over a year ago on Xbox One, a journey to bring a game we love on PC to consoles. It was a tough undertaking that required significant planning, new technology, and determination on the part of Cryptic Studios, but that undertaking was truly a labor of love for us. We’ve hit many milestones since we launched, from our first major update, to our first major expansion, to some of our favorite events on PC making it to consoles for the first time. Today I’m proud to announce a brand-new milestone! With the release of Season 12 that's now available, Star Trek Online on Xbox One is now current with the PC version that has been live for over seven... Read more

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Available Today for Xbox, Windows and Steam

In 2009, Halo Wars fans picked up their trusty Xbox 360 controllers, amassed huge armies of UNSC and Covenant fighting forces, rained MAC rounds on enemy bases and spammed ODST troops into battle. Eight years later, the trials and tribulations of battle can be relived again with the standalone launch of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition today, available from the Xbox Store, Windows Store and Steam for $19.99! The original Halo Wars was special for many reasons – its story of conflict between the UNSC Spirit of Fire and Covenant took place more than two decades before the Master Chief landed on Installation 04 in Halo: Combat Evolved. It proved real-time strategy – a genre beloved by PC... Read more

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Creating the Sound for Warframe’s Octavia Anthem Update, Available Now on Xbox One

When our creative director told me that this Warframe update was to be based on music, I knew the sound team was going to be challenged like it had never been before. After all, this was to be the first time players could create songs in the game. This was the spec: “Octavia is to be a unique Warframe that's able to play songs that the player creates. It will use elements of these songs as her power to fight enemies.” My first reaction was, “I have no idea how we're going to make this work...”  But, because this was such a cool idea, we had to figure out a way to not only make it work but make it awesome. Our first major challenge was to make sure that if there is more... Read more

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Explore the Uncharted Territory of World to the West This May on Xbox One

Hi folks! Rain Games here and we're absurdly, unbelievably stoked to announce that a new continent, far to the left of the known world, has been discovered! These lands house the abandoned ruins of an ancient civilization and the countries of the old world are taking careful steps in exploring it, lounging on the outskirts of the wilderness, unaware of the dangers lurking below. This is uncharted territory, but you'll soon be able to explore its lush jungles, placid lakes and deep, dark caverns when our new game, World to The West hits Xbox One on May 5. It's a new take on the top down action adventure genre -- World to the West may be a game about people adventuring in the lush ruins of... Read more

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Narco Road Expansion Available Now on Xbox One

Starting today, the elite commandos known as Ghosts can add a new tactic to their diverse skill set: undercover infiltration. Available now for Season Pass owners, the Narco Road expansion for Ghost Recon Wildlands sends the Ghosts undercover to bring down a South American smuggler known as El Invisible, which they'll do by posing as mercenaries and working with his gangs. The new campaign arc unfolds over 15 missions, but Narco Road is more than a story expansion, adding new challenges as well as monster trucks, chopper bikes, race cars, and even gold-plated guns to the mix. Getting El Invisible's attention means raising your profile among his gangs as much as possible, so... Read more

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Relive the Retro Classic Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap on Xbox One

We're very excited to launch Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap for Xbox One on Tuesday, April 18! In this blog post I would like to talk a little about the creation of the game. A bit of background first. Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is a remake of a cult classic originally released in 1989 on Sega Master System, and then later TurboGrafx-16 and Game Gear. Like many who had the chance to play this game in their childhood, we were amazed by the amount of exploration, the secrets, and the catchy soundtrack! Being big fans, we had a dream: to bring the Wonder Boy license back and create a beautiful, 2017-worthy facelift to this much-loved game. This is how our Parisian studio Lizardcube was... Read more

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Killer Instinct Tournaments and More Start Rolling Out to Insiders This Month

Last month, we released several fan-inspired feature updates to the community. This month, we are starting to roll out even more features including a new Party overlay to help you see who’s speaking in your group, more fan-requested improvements to Looking for Group on Xbox Live and the Activity Feed, and later this month Killer Instinct tournaments powered by Arena on Xbox Live. Since we announced Arena at E3 2016, and first launched it to Xbox Insiders this past fall, the team has been hard at work building and refining Arena to make esports available for gamers on Xbox Live, regardless of their skill-level. Huge thank you to Xbox fans for sharing your thoughts on the feature –... Read more

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Grab Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on April 20 for Xbox, Windows 10 PC and Steam

All units – we interrupt your fourteenth Halo Wars 2 Blitz match for a special update! Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, previously only available for Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition owners, will now be available to purchase individually in the Xbox Store, Windows Store and Steam on April 20! Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the original Halo Wars that runs natively on Xbox One and Windows, featuring improved graphics, additional Achievements and includes all of the DLC created for the classic real-time strategy game. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title where your digital purchase of the game on the Xbox Store or Windows... Read more

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Announcing Xbox FanFest: E3 2017

The return of Xbox FanFest to E3 begins a profound year for Xbox and its fans. When we started doing FanFest a little over 3 years ago, we not only wanted to build rally points around the world for Xbox Nation, but we wanted gamers everywhere to know how deeply important they were to our past, present and future. Last year, we reached an incredible 13,000 Xbox fans at FanFests around the world. In Mexico, we built a huge Xbox-only event, in Australia we not only took fans drifting to celebrate the launch of Forza Horizon 3 but we took them to Bondi Beach for a little Gears of War 4, and at gamescom, we shut down our booth so FanFest attendees could play all the hottest Xbox exclusives. ... Read more

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Star Wars Battlefront II Revealed at Star Wars Celebration, Available for Digital Pre-Order Now

Prepare to return to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars Battlefront II, the explosive sequel to one of the most-played multiplayer shooters of the past year. The game's exclusive reveal was earlier today at Star Wars Celebration where we all got a first look at the next chapter in this fantastic series that continues to make the dreams of all Star Wars fans come true. From battling across the stars in your own X-wing, to facing off in "Who would win?" match-ups like Darth Maul vs. Yoda, and playing with the unchecked power of Kylo Ren and The First Order, Star Wars Battlefront II looks to up the ante on what fans have come to expect from a Star Wars game. The number of... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: Upcoming Games, April 17 – 23

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover the best games coming soon to Xbox One. Every week, the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console, and Xbox Wire will be here to let you know when you can play every new release hitting Xbox One. Whether you’re a fan of shooting, racing, or adventuring, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. So, without further delay, let’s preview the new games coming soon with Next Week on Xbox! Voodoo Vince: Remastered (Console Exclusive) - April 18 Join Vince, a plucky Voodoo doll, on his adventures through the streets of New Orleans, cemeteries, swamps and beyond in this classic... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: April 14

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Beam Streaming, Game Mode, and More Begin Rolling Out Today with the Windows 10 Creators Update Last year, we set out to make Windows 10 the best version of Windows for gaming. Today, PC gaming gets even better for Windows... Read more

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Maidenholm Update Available Now for We Happy Few

One of the coolest parts about being on Xbox Game Preview is that we can look at your feedback, and understand what people like and don’t like about what we’re doing. And then we get to experiment! We Happy Few isn’t just a survival sandbox game, as many people think. It’s narratively driven with a linear story, and some of that is available in Game Preview right now, like the four islands you can explore and the side quests you can experience. As we’ve put more and more of our side quests into the game, we've received feedback that many people find the survival mechanics distract them from the quests. And we have a lot of feedback that people love survival mode too, so we have... Read more

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That’s a Wrap! Here’s a Recap of the Beam Theme Week Xbox Wire Posts

Last week, your very own Xbox Wire temporarily transformed through a Beam takeover to provide you with a series of daily posts, celebrating Beam Theme Week and sharing more about what makes the Beam community so special, the ins-and-outs of interactivity, how to become a streamer, and more. Thanks to everyone who participated in Beam Theme Week – for joining us in celebration and support of the global launch of Beam on Xbox One and now most recently on Windows 10 with the Creators Update – you and your interactive streaming adventures are what truly bring Beam to life. In case you missed any of the Beam Theme Week blog posts or want a second look, here’s a refresher of what was... Read more

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Murder Mystery Game The Sexy Brutale Available Now on Xbox One

If you’re reading this, somehow The Sexy Brutale has shown up on your radar. So, we want to take this opportunity to provide a little background on what the game is about, how it came to be made, and what we hope players will (we hope!) enjoy about it. The Sexy Brutale is a murder mystery with a large cast of characters who live (and die, horribly) over the course of a single day in the mansion. It’s a game about observation and puzzle solving -- but more than anything else it’s a game about time. There's a lot more to the story itself (and I really hope you enjoy the story) but it’s the mechanics and impact of time that's the backbone of the experience. Charles, Tom, and... Read more

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