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This Week on Xbox, January 27

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!

February’s Games with Gold is for Lovers, Pirates, and Force Wielders

Welcome to another month of Games with Gold! We have four exciting new games for you to add to your library in February: two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be played through Backward Compatibility. For Xbox One, it’s the lovely co-op space shooter Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime followed by the stunning racing game Project Cars Digital Edition… Read more

New Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One S Bundles Kick Off 2017

On the heels of a record-setting December for Xbox One, today we are excited to offer even more choice for our fans with two new Xbox One S bundles joining the lineup: the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1TB) and Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB and 500GB). Both bundles include the new Xbox One S… Read more

First Wave of New Xbox Update Features Ship to Select Xbox Insiders Today

Today, we’re beginning to ship the first wave of Xbox One features for the Creators Update to the Xbox Insider Program members. As Mike Ybarra shared last week, the Creators Update is packed full of new features for gamers who play on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs – in fact, we’re targeting hundreds of improvements across the board… Read more

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Magic Duels “Aether Revolt” Available Now on Xbox One

Aether Revolt, the sixth major expansion in Magic Duels on Xbox One, is all about adding powerful cards, cool new strategies, and a lot of refinements to Xbox One multiplayer. The world of Kaladesh that we introduced in the last Magic Duels expansion is a world of bold optimism. Invention and ingenuity are held in the highest regard… Read more

Join the Wintery Fun This Month in Roblox

Hey there, Robloxians! Ready to hit the slopes this wintry season? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve got some special goodies for our fans across the world, and we can’t wait to share the news. But first we wanted to share a quick recap of 2016. We capped off our 10th anniversary with over 44 million players coming to Roblox to imagine, learn, and hang out with their friends… Read more

Kill the Bad Guy Coming Soon to Xbox One

Let the gore hit the floor… and splatter just about everywhere else! We’re proud to announce that our new indie game and gory puzzler Kill the Bad Guy will be coming to Xbox One on January 31. Kill the Bad Guy is a puzzle-based game with a seemingly calm, utopian atmosphere. In actuality, it’s a veritable playground for which to serve vile evildoers their just desserts… Read more

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Xbox and Windows Insiders See Beam Streaming, Windows 10 Game Mode and More from the Windows 10 Creators Update This Week

Note: This post has been updated to reflect Windows 10 Creators Update features on PC will release later this week. An earlier version of this post stated these features would release starting tomorrow, Jan. 26. It’s a big update week for Xbox One and PC gamers who are part of the Xbox and Windows Insider Programs. Starting later this week, these gamers will see… Read more

Prey Coming to Xbox One on May 5, Available for Pre-Order Now

Can you survive an alien infestation on a remote space station? Find out on May 5, 2017 when Bethesda’s Prey comes to Xbox One. Fight your way through the deadly Typhon aliens as Morgan Yu, unraveling the mysteries behind the infestation – and your own identity – in this sci-fi thriller from Arkane Studios (Dishonored 2)… Read more

New Difficulty Modes, Customization, Free Trial Coming to Dead Rising 4

Since Dead Rising 4 released on Dec. 6, players have killed over seven billion zombies, eclipsing the population of planet Earth. You’ve also taken over three million photos and selfies, eclipsing most of the Kardashian family on any given weekend. To offer current players further engagement with Frank’s world, I’m excited today to announce… Read more

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Gears of War 4 Introduces Versus Social Cross-play Between Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs!

Today, we are excited to announce a major step in the future of Gears of War 4 Versus Multiplayer with the introduction of cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs in Social Quickplay! Late last year, we conducted a cross-play Test Weekend to bring our Windows 10 and Xbox One fans together in public Versus Multiplayer… Read more

Unleash Your Imagination and Become a Doodle God

We’re pleased to bring you the best version ever of Doodle God to the Xbox One. Our studio wanted to create a new kind of world building game that combined the centuries old concept of alchemy with traditional building mechanics. First and foremost, Doodle God: Ultimate Edition is fun but the game will also push your imagination and creativity… Read more

New February #Forzathon Events in Forza Horizon 3

February might be the shortest month of the year, but in #Forzathon terms, it’s going to be our busiest month yet. We’ve got seven, count ‘em seven, #Forzathon events set to go in the second month of 2017, from our regular weekend events to some one-offs that will give players the chance to win some never-before-seen stuff in Forza Horizon 3… Read more