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Details on the Innovative Xbox Control Scheme for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Veteran players of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on PC are no doubt aware of the in-game inventory management and upgrades mixed with high-stakes gunplay that has made the game great. Translating these mechanics down to the Xbox One controller has been a challenge, but the team at PUBG Corp. -- with support from the Xbox Advanced Technology Group and The Coalition, developers of the Gears of War franchise -- believe they've found the right balance between giving players enough flexibility to survive in the hostile battleground and to effectively manage in-game equipment on the fly. The first key thing to remember is that to see these controls, change look sensitivity, or invert the look... Read more: Details on the Innovative Xbox Control Scheme for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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Introducing Forza Motorsport 7’s December Bounty Hunter: Phil Spencer

Since the launch of Forza Motorsport 7, we’ve had a number of great people volunteer to be the “Bounty” in our ongoing Bounty Hunter Rivals series. 2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden kicked things off in October, and Forza creative director Dan Greenawalt gave the community a great challenge in November. Here we are in December, and we have a brand-new racer ready to take on the world. We’re extremely pleased to announce that Xbox’s own Phil Spencer (Gamertag: P3) will be the player to beat in our December Bounty Hunter event, which begins today, on Monday, December 11. Not only are we over the moon to have Phil as our Bounty target this month, we have a fantastic car and... Read more: Introducing Forza Motorsport 7’s December Bounty Hunter: Phil Spencer

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 11 – 17

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox where we bring you the latest details on upcoming games coming soon to Xbox One! This coming week we have the console launch exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds coming to Xbox Game Preview, the return of an iconic gaming character in Okami HD, and several ID@Xbox titles like It's Quiz Time, Night in the Woods, and Hammerwatch. Read on below for more details on these games and... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 11 – 17

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Taking Ark into Hard Sci-Fi with Aberration

Everyone at Studio Wildcard is super stoked to finally get Ark’s second massive expansion pack, Ark: Aberration, into player’s hands tomorrow December 12. This new world puts players on a malfunctioning Ark drifting in space, with a harsh sun-baked radioactive surface, and a massive internal underground network encompassing varied biomes and fantastical creatures. A large stockpile of new items gives players powerful new options for traversing environments, such as wingsuits, zip lines, and climbing picks. And across Aberration, fantastical new creatures such as Rock Drakes and Basilisks make their home among the ruins of damaged Ark technology. While unique environmental... Read more: Taking Ark into Hard Sci-Fi with Aberration

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This Week on Xbox: December 8, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 past 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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Xbox Takes Home Honors at The Game Awards The Game Awards is designed to recognize the creative and technical excellence in the video game industry, bringing together a diverse group of players, developers, and culture to celebrate gaming as the most... Read more: This Week on Xbox: December 8, 2017

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Xbox Takes Home Honors at The Game Awards

The Game Awards is designed to recognize the creative and technical excellence in the video game industry, bringing together a diverse group of players, developers, and culture to celebrate gaming as the most immersive and inspiring form of entertainment. Tonight's show was full of new reveals, awards, and recognition. We got our first look at the next game from Campo Santo, creators of Firewatch, revealing the exploration adventure In the Valley of Gods, as well as the debut footage of Soul Calibur VI. Finally, legendary game developer Carol Saw was given the Industry Icon Award for her contributions to the history of games. A number of great games that you can play on Xbox One also... Read more: Xbox Takes Home Honors at The Game Awards

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OpTic Gaming Extends its Dominance by Winning the Gears Pro Circuit Dallas Open

Gears of War Esports kicked off Season 2 in a huge way last weekend at the Gears Pro Circuit Dallas Open. With more than 60 teams rolling into Dallas all with their eyes on the $300,000 prize pool, it was clear teams were eagerly anticipating the first major LAN event of the season. OpTic Gaming continued to assert its place atop Gears Esports with a commanding victory over Echo Fox in the Grand Final. OpTic won in dramatic fashion by coming back from a 5-0 hole on the second map to win seven rounds straight to take home the title. From the very beginning it was clear every team came to play, as the tournament started with a bang with Allegiance beating the mighty OpTic Gaming in pool... Read more: OpTic Gaming Extends its Dominance by Winning the Gears Pro Circuit Dallas Open

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Console Launch Exclusive and Xbox Play Anywhere Title Hello Neighbor Available Now

What an incredible journey this has been! Ever since we announced Hello Neighbor just over a year ago, we've seen thousands of YouTube videos, lots of fanart, cosplayers, and whole families checking the game out at conventions. It's very rare that a game can appeal to both kids and their parents. Watching the hype was both terrifying and energizing. Initially, our plan was to create a single large sandbox and fill it with these set-piece linear moments in the form of fear rooms. Upon playtesting it was clear though that the strength of Hello Neighbor lies in the actual neighbor, in playing against the AI in a more open environment. So, we took up an impossible task of expanding the game... Read more: Console Launch Exclusive and Xbox Play Anywhere Title Hello Neighbor Available Now

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Sea of Thieves Arrives March 20, Pre-orders Available Now

At The Game Awards last night, we were thrilled to announce that Sea of Thieves’ shared-world adventure will be setting sail globally on the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs on March 20, 2018 for $59.99/£49.99/€69.99. The game is now available for pre-order, and you can check out the trailer above for the latest taste of the daring adventures you’ll find in-game. Pirates who pre-order digitally or at retail will receive exclusive access to a pre-release closed beta, providing the perfect opportunity for fans to find their sea legs ahead of launch. In addition, players will kick off their sartorial adventures in style in the form of the Black Dog Pack, offering... Read more: Sea of Thieves Arrives March 20, Pre-orders Available Now

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All Aboard the Post-Apocalyptic Train in the New Metro Exodus Trailer

Inspired by the best-selling novel "Metro 2035" by Dmitry Glukhovsky, the world of Metro Exodus takes place in the wake of a nuclear apocalypse, where survivors try to eke out a daily existence in the metro system of Moscow, Russia. With its blend of RPG elements and tense shooter gameplay, the series has come to be known as one of the most atmospheric experiences in gaming. This evening we got our latest look at the next explosive chapter of the series during The Game Awards, showcasing more of that atmospheric world we've grown to love thanks to its predecessors Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light. In Metro Exodus, you must flee the metro and lead a band of rangers on an incredible,... Read more: All Aboard the Post-Apocalyptic Train in the New Metro Exodus Trailer

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New PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Trailer Unveiled at The Game Awards

Earlier tonight at The Game Awards we were treated to a brand-new trailer featuring footage of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the worldwide smash-hit coming to Xbox Game Preview on Tuesday, December 12. PUBG is a last-man-standing shooter in which players are dropped onto a realistic 8 x 8-kilometer island. Starting with nothing but your two fists and the will to stay alive, players must fight to locate weapons, vehicles, and supplies as they strive to be the last remaining survivor. Having sold more than 20 million copies on PC, its passionate online community looks to grow even larger on Xbox One. And, thanks to Xbox Live, the fastest, most reliable gaming network, PlayerUnknown's... Read more: New PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Trailer Unveiled at The Game Awards

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: For Honor

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with both Ubisoft’s Micha Noordegraaf and Steeve Dallaire, Graphics Technical Director and Lead Engine Programmer, respectively, on the inventive, action-packed game For Honor. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance For Honor for Xbox One... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: For Honor

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Everspace: Free Hardcore Mode Now Available on Xbox One and Windows 10

As demanding as playing on the hard difficulty setting is, this stand-alone hardcore mode offers an entirely new level of challenge for veteran pilots, with the additional caveat of disallowing improvement in starting conditions. Each run begins with the same fixed set of pilot perks, with ship perk upgrades only allowed at the end of each sector, provided you have collected enough credits. Hardcore mode also introduces another nasty twist. When entering a new sector, players must select from different handicap modifiers, each having an adverse effect on overall gameplay. Essentially, players choose between the frying pan or the fire. In short, if you’re a diehard rogue-like fan, this... Read more: Everspace: Free Hardcore Mode Now Available on Xbox One and Windows 10

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Full Metal Furies is Coming to Xbox One January 17

It’s hard to believe that after nearly four long years, the opportunity to show off Full Metal Furies is fast approaching. It all started with the naïve idea that after making our first game, Rogue Legacy, the next one would be smooth sailing. Countless delays later, and a development cycle that lasted two years longer than planned, we finally have a launch date to announce – Full Metal Furies will be released on January 17, 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10. We fell just short of our promise to release in 2017, but we hope you’ll forgive us the time needed to ensure we did not compromise on the experience we wanted players to enjoy. FMF holds a special place in our hearts... Read more: Full Metal Furies is Coming to Xbox One January 17

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GDC 2018: Save the Date for Gaming for Everyone Community Events

GDC 2018 is just a few months away and Xbox is excited to be back with a full week of community events, including the first ever Gaming & Disability mixer for everyone interested in meeting the people who are working to make gaming more accessible. All events are free to attend with registration to open in the new year – so mark your calendars now! Tuesday, March 20 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum 18th Annual Women in Gaming Rally, 12 pm – 9 pm (more details below) 1st Annual Gaming and Disability Reception, 7 pm – 9 pm Wednesday, March 21 at 1111 Minna Gallery 2nd Annual LGBTQ in Gaming, 12 pm – 3 pm 13th Annual Blacks in Gaming Green Room, 4 pm –... Read more: GDC 2018: Save the Date for Gaming for Everyone Community Events

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Get Ready to Gear Up for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds With Limited-Edition Cosmetic Packs

Beginning tomorrow, December 7, in celebration of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ upcoming launch on Xbox One next Tuesday, December 12, the first of the three special, limited-edition cosmetic packs that we announced at Paris Games Week – the PUBG Warrior Pack – will become available to fans worldwide. The PUBG Accessory and PUBG Tracksuit packs will follow in short order, becoming available beginning December 14 and December 21 respectively. The PUBG Warrior Pack includes four items: a balaclava hat, camo t-shirt, pants and tennis shoes to customize your character in style. These packs are exclusive to Xbox fans as standalone offers available for a limited time and as there... Read more: Get Ready to Gear Up for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds With Limited-Edition Cosmetic Packs

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Big Bundle Sale: Over 50% Off Great Indie Bundles

We here at ID@Xbox have taken over 35 of our favorite indie game bundles, pulled them together and discounted them by at least 50% in the Big Bundle Sale. Now's a wonderful time to build that game catalog with fantastic critically acclaimed bundles like: Inside/Limbo (50% off). Hunted and alone a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project in the beautiful thriller Inside. Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters Limbo in this black and white artistic adventure. Don't Starve: Giant Edition + Shipwrecked Expansion (50% off). Take the time to test your survival skills with the Don’t Starve bundle. Play as Wilson, an intrepid gentleman scientist who has been trapped... Read more: Big Bundle Sale: Over 50% Off Great Indie Bundles

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The Surge’s Major Expansion, A Walk in the Park, is Now Available on Xbox One

Greetings from Deck13! Today we're releasing The Surge’s DLC expansion, A Walk in the Park, and I wanted to take a minute to talk to you guys about it. Alongside the new DLC, we’re also going to have The Surge: Complete Edition, which has the base game and all the downloadable goodies in one giant package. For newcomers, you may be asking "What is The Surge?" We like to describe it as a hardcore action RPG set in a dystopian future just after a huge cataclysmic event. You follow an ordinary man, Warren, as he tries to escape an industrial factory gone crazy. Dodging and weaving between the huge industrial arms of a construction robot wasn’t on Warren’s mind when he applied... Read more: The Surge’s Major Expansion, A Walk in the Park, is Now Available on Xbox One