Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows Brings the Console Experience to PC
We have good news for all of the controller-loving PC gamers out there: Soon, you’ll have a new option for bringing the comfort and precision of a controller to your computer with the Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows.
Arriving in November 2014, the Windows 7 and Windows 8-compatible controller brings the feel of the Xbox One to your PC. The Xbox One Controller + Cable is the culmination of over 200 prototypes; featuring over 40 awesome innovations, it’s the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced.
The Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows is simple to use, plugging into any available USB slot and updating automatically. Want to switch it over to your Xbox One for some console gaming? No problem! The controller works on your Xbox One as well, either wirelessly or with the cable, making it more versatile than third-party PC controllers.
You can grab the Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows this holiday season, at most major retailers or your local Microsoft Store.
Minecraft to Join Microsoft
Today is an incredibly exciting day for our team as Mojang and the Minecraft franchise join Microsoft. Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 100 million downloads, on PC alone, from players since its launch in 2009. Minecraft inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and is a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. Our relationship with Mojang began when we initially talked to the team about bringing Minecraft to the console. Minecraft quickly became the top online game on Xbox Live, with over two billion hours played on Xbox 360 in the last two years. That working relationship set the ground work for other opportunities. We’ve long seen the incredible potential of Minecraft. At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people. Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms. Gaming is the top activity across devices and we see great potential to continue to grow the Minecraft community and nurture the franchise. That is why we plan to continue to make Minecraft available across platforms – including iOS, Android and PlayStation, in addition to Xbox and PC.
Why Destiny's Endgame Is Just the Beginning
Bungie’s brand-new Destiny includes quite a bit of content beyond its multi-planet campaign. To wit: Raids are six-player missions that open up when players hit level 20. There are no waypoints to tell you where to go and what to do; they're also friends-only, with no matchmaking, meaning that you’ll need to gather five friends who own the game, and sync your schedules in order to play them. They’ll have you struggling your way through the most challenging dungeons, fighting the biggest bosses – and they reward you with the best loot and upgrades the game has to offer. They are very challenging, and demand communication and cooperation from the entire team.
FIFA 15 Available for Pre-Order and Pre-Download on Xbox One
After crying tears of joy or defeat while watching their favorite teams hit the pitch in Brazil last June, football (or, depending on where you hail from, soccer, futbol, futebol, le foot, or footy) fans around the world are looking for their next football fix. Now they can once again feel the emotion and intensity of the world’s greatest sport by playing FIFA 15, which is available for digital pre-order and pre-download starting today. FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning detail so you can experience the excitement of the sport like never before. You can witness the intensity of crowds chanting and cheering like on match day, and listen to commentators guide you through the story of the game with dynamic match presentation.
Final Forza Horizon 2 Car Reveal – Check Out the Full List and Final Car Poster
This week we’re excited to reveal the final additions to the full car list of Forza Horizon 2 that will be available at launch. This final reveal brings us to a total of 210 cars that have been built specifically for the next generation in Forza Horizon 2 – all of which you can see in the final car poster, showcasing the breadth and depth of cars in the game. All of the cars announced this week exude their own sense of style and charisma. The Land Rover Defender 90 is as rugged it gets. The form of the 2015 Mustang GT was designed for global appeal. The Lamborghini Veneno practically redefines extreme car design. There is not much longer to wait until all these rides will be at your fingertips to leave your mark on the roads and countryside of Forza Horizon 2.
The Shape of Things: Hands-on with Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions
The return of Sierra Entertainment is one of the more out-of-the-blue surprises of the summer, buoyed by the fact that one of the first titles to be released under its banner will be a new Geometry Wars title for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions is being developed by Lucid Games, which is a new studio featuring top talent from now-defunct Bizarre Creations, creators of the original Geometry Wars Retro Evolved and Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2. The classic 60 fps Geometry Wars twin stick-shooting action is back, but as the name implies, things have moved into the 3rd dimension, after a fashion. Lucid Games has mapped the familiar 2D feel of the game onto 3D geometry, radically changing the games' strategy. One of the levels shown (there are 50 in Adventure mode) took place on the surface of a large cylinder, with walls set up to complicate matters - walls which started moving and changing as the level progressed. A second level was roughly peanut-shaped, which added challenge both to sightlines and aiming, as your shots move around it in mysterious ways.
The Basics of Minecraft PvP (or How Not to Be a Noob)
So, maybe you’re playing Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, using your iron pickaxe to get some ore, and you think, “Hey, I sure would like to test out my nifty new sword and bow on another real person!” But you might be afraid that you haven’t got what it takes to avoid getting ganked. Well, don’t worry! Here are a few tips to help you go from noob to elite killer status (or, you know, halfway decent killer status) in Minecraft’s player-versus-player (PvP) combat. Still haven’t upgraded to Xbox One? Why not take advantage of our week-long promotion starting Monday and pick out a free, full-priced game with your new system? Or, beginning today, if you buy an Xbox One through the Microsoft Store, you’ll also get a $50 Xbox Gift Card with your purchase!