Halo: Spartan Assault Comes to Xbox One on Dec. 24
When it released on Windows 8 devices and Windows Phone 8 earlier this year, “Halo: Spartan Assault” was greeted by Halo fans with open arms. The twin stick shooter was lauded by critics and players alike for presenting a game that looked and sounded just as great as the Halo games of old while providing a top-down experience that had never been seen in the series. In fact, the only thing that was missing was the ability to play the game on your console. That all changes on December 24 when a new and improved “Halo: Spartan Assault” comes to Xbox One via a digital download priced at $14.99. Not only will the game look gorgeous on the Xbox One thanks to its native 1080p resolution and smooth 60 fps frame rate, it will also feature a brand-new cooperative mode, new weapons, and the inclusion of the “Operation Hydra” add-on.
Xbox Blockbusters Win Big at VGX 2013
Tonight at VGX 2013, the next generation of Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards, the best games of 2013 - and of the future - were celebrated. Twelve awards were given to games that are available on Xbox platforms, showcasing why Xbox remains the best place to play games. Winners include "Titanfall," "Grand Theft Auto V," "BioShock: Infinite," "Forza Motorsport 5" and many, many more. Congratulations to all of the developers and publishers that won awards tonight, and thank you for another year of awesome games.
First Wave of TV & Entertainment Apps Coming to Xbox One Unveiled
Offering more entertainment options has always been important to Xbox fans. For years, we’ve been working with leading entertainment brands and TV providers to offer our customers a wide variety of live and on-demand entertainment. Today we unveiled the complete Xbox One experience – showcasing how Xbox One delivers the best games and multiplayer features, along with your favorite movies, music, sports and live TV experiences – all in one place.
“We set out to make Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment hub for your home. The one system that offers the best games next to the best entertainment experiences and apps,” said Marc Whitten, Xbox Chief Product Officer. “Along with offering a stellar app portfolio from around the world, Xbox One takes the next step by offering them in a way that is seamless and easy to use.”
In addition to delivering live TV in every market where Xbox One will be sold, we are also bringing premium, voice and gesture controlled TV and entertainment apps specifically designed for your living room. These apps have been built from the ground up uniquely for Xbox One and are designed to harness the power of the all-in-one platform. For example, Xbox One is empowering partners to bring media achievements and exclusive Snap experiences, as well as many other things to entertainment apps, offering everybody the opportunity to achieve badges or rewards for the media they consume in addition to gaming.
Something truly unique we’re doing with Xbox One is bringing together your favorite TV channels and entertainment app channels into one screen. Xbox One is also the only games and entertainment system that enables HDMI pass through. You can create your own personal Favorites in OneGuide – the Xbox One electronic program guide – so you can quickly and easily choose what you want to watch, whether it’s a TV channel like CBS, NBC or ESPN, or whether it’s something inside an app like Xbox Video, Hulu Plus or the NFL on Xbox One. You can even add your personal photos and videos from the SkyDrive app to your OneGuide Favorites.
New The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Mash-Up Comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Today at Minecon 2013, Mojang, Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks, and Microsoft Studios proudly announced the development of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” Mash-Up pack for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Coming soon, this new pack will transform the legendary world of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” into the iconic, pixelated look of Minecraft.
Halo: Spartan Assault Launches on Xbox One and Xbox 360 this December
Grab your controller and prepare for the Flood; “Halo: Spartan Assault” is poised to storm living rooms around the world this holiday. Today, 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games announced that “Halo: Spartan Assault” will be available worldwide for digital download this December for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. “Halo: Spartan Assault” for Xbox One and Xbox 360 will pit gamers in a galactic-scale war against a persistent and overwhelming enemy from long ago – the Flood. Watch each other’s backs (literally) in the action-packed online Co-op multiplayer mode, and go in strong with an expanded arsenal of weapons at your disposal.
Battlefield 4: Showdown Live – Europe vs. USA
Tune into Xbox Live on November 1 at 11:00 AM PDT to watch the “Battlefield 4: Showdown Live” between Europe and the USA. Handpicked players from the USA and several European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) will each bring something unique to the table and give “Battlefield” fans a high-quality entertainment event accessible to anyone tuning in. Xbox Live’s Major Nelson and AceyBongos will each command a team of 32 players on Xbox One for USA and Europe respectively with both teams being handpicked by EA and DICE. Viewers will also be treated to a first look at the “Battlefield 4: Second Assault” expansion pack which will make its debut at the Showdown with four re-imagined maps from “Battlefield 3” coming to “Battlefield 4.”
Titanfall is Coming March 11, 2014 - Pre-Order Now
Our friends at Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced today that "Titanfall" will be landing on store shelves beginning March 11, 2014 exclusively for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Already the winner of more than 80 coveted awards from critics around the world, "Titanfall" is winning over fans with its thrilling, dynamic first-person action gameplay featuring elite assault Pilots and agile, heavily-armored, 24-foot Titans. Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key designers behind the Call of Duty franchise, "Titanfall" delivers a brand-new online experience that combines fluid, fast-paced multiplayer action with heroic, set-piece moments found in traditional campaign modes.