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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: The Outer Worlds, Afterparty, Subnautica, and More

This time of year, our office starts to get into the Halloween getting-dark-early-so-let's-hibernate-and-play-some-great-games kind of mood. Meanwhile, we’re prepping our pumpkin carving designs, curating our “most likely to make you scream” gaming playlists and debating what makes a game spooky. Like drinking with the devil, killer alien sharks, and the cold, dark vacuum of space -- bonus points if you figured out what upcoming Xbox Game Pass titles I’m referring to. One of them is The Outer Worlds, which is coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC, and you can play it day one on October 25. Get ready by preloading it like… right about… now! Seriously, right now. Here’s... Read more: Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: The Outer Worlds, Afterparty, Subnautica, and More

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The DeLorean 2650 is Available Now in Grip: Combat Racing

The DMC DeLorean is one of the most iconic cars ever made. Since its creation, there really hasn’t been anything else like it. Those immediately recognizable rear lights, the gull-wing doors, the retro yet futuristic look, the sleek windshield leading to an edgy front end… It’s a sharp, timeless bullet of a car. Taking this iconic car with such a famous design and turning it into one that fit into the chaotic and futuristic Grip: Combat Racing world was a bit of a challenge. We had to give it huge wheels without looking stupid. We had to bolster it with armor and bring it into the 27th century. We had to design a completely new other side that not only looked cool and unique,... Read more: The DeLorean 2650 is Available Now in Grip: Combat Racing

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October 2019 Xbox Game Bar Update Enables FPS Counter and Achievement Tracking

Fall is here, which means plenty of exciting new releases and content across both Xbox One and PC. With that in mind, we figured it was a great time to bring you new features for Xbox Game Bar with the October 2019 update to help you get the most out of your favorite PC games. As you may remember, we launched the revamped Xbox Game Bar back in May with tons of new features, and it has been great to see your feedback roll in. We’ve been hard at work over the past few months on a couple new updates that we would like to share with you today including new ways to track frame rate and your Xbox achievements. Just hit Win+G to check out the new features included in today’s update. For those... Read more: October 2019 Xbox Game Bar Update Enables FPS Counter and Achievement Tracking

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Windows 10 PC Added to the Bleeding Edge Tech Alpha

We’re thrilled to announce that Windows 10 PC players are now invited to join the Bleeding Edge tech alpha starting Thursday, October 24! No matter where you choose to play, fans can play together regardless of platform since the tech alpha is both cross play and cross save between both Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. Bleeding Edge is a fast and frenetic 4v4 team brawler featuring a diverse cast of colorful characters from the edges of society: burn rubber as bold and beautiful Buttercup with her detachable saw blade arms; wreak havoc as Black-Metal rocker Niđhöggr with his electrifying guitar solos; or slash up the streets as Daemon, New York’s most wanted ninja! The next play... Read more: Windows 10 PC Added to the Bleeding Edge Tech Alpha

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Borderlands 3’s Free Bloody Harvest Event Kicks Off October 24 on Xbox One

Halloween is almost upon us, which means Borderlands 3’s first free seasonal content update is nigh! Today we’re excited to announce that Bloody Harvest goes live on Xbox One on Thursday, October 24 and will remain live through December 5, giving you plenty of time to experience all the spooky new challenges and collect all the sweet thematically-appropriate loot. But just how spooky are those challenges? And exactly how sweet is the loot? Fair questions! Check out the trailer above for a quick taste of what’s in store, then continue reading to learn more about how this event will work. Did you watch it!? Dope, right? Now that you’re sufficiently hyped about the new... Read more: Borderlands 3’s Free Bloody Harvest Event Kicks Off October 24 on Xbox One

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Star Trek Online: Entering the Mushroom-Powered Network of Space

The Mycelial Network has been an integral part of the new stories unfolding in “Star Trek: Discovery,” first serving as a gateway to instantaneous travel across vast distances in space. As the crew of U.S.S. Discovery continued their journey, they learned more about the vast network that exists between all of space, its inhabitants, and its connections to the Multiverse. Through the network, they traveled through space, time, and an even into an alternate reality – the Mirror Universe. While there, the crew – led by astromycologist Paul Stamets - learned that damage to the Mycelial Network could have dangerous, even apocalyptic effects throughout the entire Multiverse. Over... Read more: Star Trek Online: Entering the Mushroom-Powered Network of Space

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Five Tips for Building the Perfect Fish Zoo in Megaquarium on Xbox One

One of the joys of visiting an aquarium is seeing the marine life swimming in harmony behind the glass. But what you’ll discover when playing Megaquarium, available now on Xbox One, is that it takes a lot of work to make such spectacular aquatic displays. Megaquarium is a management game like Zoo Tycoon, except it’s all about fish! You need to design the layout of your aquarium, pick the right pumps and filters for your tanks, research new fish, hire staff, and keep your guests happy. There’s lots to do, but don’t fret, as I have five fishy tips to get you on your way to building the underwater zoo of your dreams. Don’t stress out your fish All the fish in Megaquarium... Read more: Five Tips for Building the Perfect Fish Zoo in Megaquarium on Xbox One

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Choose Your Faction in Worbital, Available Now on Xbox One

When we first started sketching Worbital and its world of futuristic interplanetary warfare, we knew we needed factions. It takes two to engage in a destructive planet-to-planet artillery war, but one more on top of that would guarantee the cosmic chaos we were aiming for! To celebrate our release on Xbox One, I figured I’d do some digging and make a bite-sized retrospective on how our three factions developed -- the story of Terrene, Lucid, and Celestials. Terrene: Tradition From its inception, Terrene was intended to be the balanced, the “regular” faction, and it ended up changing the least in development. They’re the jacks-of-all trades with good defensive and offensive... Read more: Choose Your Faction in Worbital, Available Now on Xbox One

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PDXCON 2019: All the Exciting Xbox News Revealed from Berlin

I was super grateful to join our friends from Paradox Interactive on stage at PDXCON this past weekend to share some great news about two new strategy titles. Crusader Kings III epitomizes everything I love about grand strategy titles and having spent so much time in Surviving Mars I couldn’t be more stoked to help announce Surviving the Aftermath on stage. With Crusader Kings III coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) in 2020, aligned with its worldwide launch, members will get to jump into Paradox’s new generation of grand strategy games in a rich, medieval setting, filled with endless, dramatic emergent stories, and a deep new focus on building your dynasty over multiple... Read more: PDXCON 2019: All the Exciting Xbox News Revealed from Berlin

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Crusader Kings III is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC in 2020

Seven years ago, Paradox Interactive redefined grand strategy, emergent storytelling, and alternate history in one incredible game: Crusader Kings II. Today, seven years of expansions, surprises, and amazing stories later, we announced a worthy heir to the throne at PDXCON 2019: Crusader Kings III is coming in 2020. We can’t wait to share a new generation of grand strategy with players everywhere, and we have even more good news: if you’re on Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) it’ll be included in your subscription. Crusader Kings III is the sequel to an all-time favorite title from Paradox Development Studio, offering players a realm of medieval conquest, intrigue, and high drama.... Read more: Crusader Kings III is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC in 2020

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Play Surviving the Aftermath on Xbox Game Preview Today

Hi, everyone! I know we shared some exciting news last week when we revealed the newest game in the “Surviving” series from Paradox. We mentioned that the game would be available to check out soon via Xbox Game Preview, but today I got to announce the crucial answer to the inevitable question of when: Surviving the Aftermath is available to play today as an Xbox Game Preview title on Xbox One. Xbox Game Preview lets us share this game with our fans much earlier than usual, which is going to be fantastic for a creative game like Surviving the Aftermath. Players have their work cut out for them in this post-apocalyptic survival game: yes, you’ll need to deal with crises at home,... Read more: Play Surviving the Aftermath on Xbox Game Preview Today

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This Week on Xbox: October 18, 2019

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! The Division 2 Gets New Updates and Releases Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle The latest free update to hit The Division 2 is out now on Xbox One. Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle adds new missions that bring the fight for Washington,... Read more: This Week on Xbox: October 18, 2019

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5 Survival Tips for Open World Adventure Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands, Available Now on Xbox One

Ahoy there adventurers! Now that Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands has arrived on Xbox One, get ready to set sail with five key survival tips for life in the open-world pirate adventure now that's available now on Xbox One. Build and manage your crews and maintain their happiness Alongside your crew, you begin Stranded Sails shipwrecked on a mysterious archipelago… As either the son or daughter of the injured captain of the ship, you’re tasked with finding the rest of your crew before you can eventually escape! To expand the camp, there will be a multitude of quests and tasks to make life on the island more manageable, from building new structures such as... Read more: 5 Survival Tips for Open World Adventure Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands, Available Now on Xbox One

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Designing and Adapting Characters in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, Coming Soon to Xbox One

Bringing characters into a game from an existing IP is always challenging, but when you’re dealing with a big and beloved world like "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," it’s important not only to make them playable, but not to lose any of what makes them fan favorites! To really bring the characters in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics to life, the team at BonusXP went all-in on a job system. In tactics-based games, picking the right job for the challenge at hand can mean the difference between success and embarrassing failure. But picking the right job for your character can be even more critical. Apart from level creation, designing jobs and pairing them to... Read more: Designing and Adapting Characters in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, Coming Soon to Xbox One

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A Peek into the Creation of the Cinematic Platformer Stela, Releasing Today on Xbox One

I've been working on games for over 15 years and playing them non-stop since I was a little kid. My dad brought home my very first adventure game (Space Quest I if you're wondering) and I've been absolutely hooked ever since. I've always loved exploring game worlds, poking and prodding their corners, and satisfying that very human need for discovery and adventure - but hadn’t really had the opportunity to create one from scratch until Stela. Let me tell you a bit about the world we've created. Stela tells the story of a mysterious young heroine struggling to survive the haunting and hostile environments of a world suffering through its last breaths. It's an arduous journey and it's... Read more: A Peek into the Creation of the Cinematic Platformer Stela, Releasing Today on Xbox One

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Celebrate Halloween in Defiance 2050

Double, double toil and trouble, the Hulkers have returned to paradise! They bring with them a plague that has come to wipe out all Arkhunters. Get ready to put down these diseased plaguers and hulkers with extreme prejudice, or else you may become one of them! For four weeks, the Hulker Hell event will be active in Defiance 2050, bringing plague winds and nightmares. Major Arkfalls will run rampant with plaguers and hulkers, all trying to infect you with their deadly disease. Take some time out of your busy Arkhunting schedule to put these guys down once and for all. Now until November 11, log in and participate in Hulker Hell Major Arkfalls to get some crazy good rewards and loot.... Read more: Celebrate Halloween in Defiance 2050

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Get Ready to Pig Out in Pig Eat Ball, Available Now on Xbox One

Hey all, I’m Nathan Fouts, lead developer at Mommy’s Best Games, creators of Shoot 1UP and Serious Sam DD XXL for Xbox 360. Pig Eat Ball was my crazy idea—how to create an “arcade adventure”? I wanted to make something that felt like a series of arcade games, but linked together by an over world to explore with a fun story. It’s not super tough, but has a nice difficulty curve, just enough to tickle your brain parts; no rage quits. The gameplay twist is, "What if Pac-Man got larger while eating?" And… you’re on a giant space adventure across 200+ levels!? Plus the whole thing takes place on a Space Station Kingdom, there’s cupcake people to talk to, and a dastardly Dean... Read more: Get Ready to Pig Out in Pig Eat Ball, Available Now on Xbox One

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 21 to 25

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new 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. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 21 to 25

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Halloween Update Adds Spooks and Scares to Black Desert on Xbox One

This Halloween, the massive world of Black Desert on Xbox One is being invaded by magical forces that might give you a trick or a treat. New ghost and witch bosses offer the chance to win special items and craft new costumes - read on for more details about new Halloween content! Swarming high over the sands of the Black Desert, Spook is a new boss within today’s Halloween Update. Beware of sneak attacks at all times, since Spook enjoys spawning in random locations and times around the world to prey on unsuspecting adventurers. If you’re able to defeat him, Spook drops special items such as Black Fabric, Memory Fragment and Stabilized Magic Blackstone. Using ten pieces of Black... Read more: Halloween Update Adds Spooks and Scares to Black Desert on Xbox One

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The Inspiration Behind The Jackbox Party Pack 6

Athena sprung from the head of Zeus fully-formed. That’s rad. We wish we could say games emerged from our skulls in the same way, but it’s a much more complex, lengthy process. We thought it would be cool to share the inspiration behind our games, to shed some light on the initial ideas that grew into the fully-formed Party Pack 6 that we are thrilled to bring to Xbox One. The first thing we agreed upon this year was that we wanted to do a reboot of one of our most-loved games, Trivia Murder Party. And like any self-respecting sequel, it needed to be bigger, better, and even spookier. So we set Trivia Murder Party 2 in a haunted murder hotel. Our murderous host is back and this time... Read more: The Inspiration Behind The Jackbox Party Pack 6

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Dungeons & Dragons Classic RPGs Baldur’s Gate I & II, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale Now Available on Xbox One

I wanted to start this post by saying thank you to everyone for your amazing support as we bring these venerable games to new platforms. The release of these titles represents the culmination of, in some cases, over 20 years of work building and improving these games. My team and I are honored to have the opportunity to bring these classics forward to a new generation of players. When Baldur's Gate was released 20 years ago from BioWare, it was a hugely ambitious game - especially for the young studio that BioWare was back in the late '90s, when no games studio had really successfully created a game of that scope before. From the perspective of a seasoned game designer and producer,... Read more: Dungeons & Dragons Classic RPGs Baldur’s Gate I & II, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale Now Available on Xbox One