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Sharpen Your Cues and Get Ready for Snooker 19, Launching April 19 on Xbox One

Can you believe it’s been almost a decade since there was an official World Snooker game? Games have advanced a lot in that time and we’ve been itching to bring snooker back for this generation, harnessing the full power of Xbox One and enhanced for Xbox One X to make it bigger and better than ever! We’re really proud to be bringing snooker back to the fans this year with Snooker 19 and today I have the honour of sharing the the very first gameplay trailer with you, which shows a taste of what you can expect from the sport we absolutely love when the game launches later this Spring. We’ve been working on Snooker 19 in close partnership and collaboration with the sport’s... Read more: Sharpen Your Cues and Get Ready for Snooker 19, Launching April 19 on Xbox One

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Supercharge Your Hockey Ultimate Team with the Team of the Year in NHL 19

The best players in the NHL are ready to join your Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT), arriving in four rosters with the Team of the Year (TOTY). Celebrating hockey's superstars playing at the top of their game this season, the most powerful players of the year are being introduced weekly from March 13 to April 10, giving you the best chance yet to give your dream team a boost. Beginning with a Young Guns quad featuring electrifying players age 23 and under, the most exciting HUT event of the year is here, and your dream team won't be complete without it! Now, let's get into the full details. Event Details On March 13, the TOTY event begins with the introduction of the Young Guns squad, a... Read more: Supercharge Your Hockey Ultimate Team with the Team of the Year in NHL 19

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Actor Chandler Riggs Will Play Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Next Xbox Sessions

Actor and Musician Chandler Riggs, best known for slaying zombies and taking names as Carl Grimes on “The Walking Dead,” and Haleigh Hekking, model, actress and Twitch partner, will together play Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, airing on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. PST via the Mixer Xbox Channel, Twitch Xbox Channel, and YouTube Xbox Channel. After surviving the zombie apocalypse for eight seasons, does Chandler have what it takes to prevent the collapse of a post-pandemic Washington, D.C.? We’ve seen Haleigh’s fierce gaming skills in action before, but will she be able to prevent Washington, D.C. from further ruin? The survival of our civilization will rest in Chandler and... Read more: Actor Chandler Riggs Will Play Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Next Xbox Sessions

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 19 – 22

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 March 19 – 22

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Go Beyond with New No Man’s Sky Content This Summer

Launching No Man’s Sky and the Next content update to Xbox One last year one of the most exciting times for our game. Millions of new Xbox One players joined the already wonderful No Man’s Sky community and helped to change the legacy of this game we care so much about. Following the launch of Next, it was great to be able to share regular updates with the No Man’s Sky community. We’ve been a little quieter so far this year, but today we’re ready to announce some exciting news. We will launch a major new update in Summer 2019: Beyond. We began the year planning to continue developing a series of regular updates, much like Abyss and Visions last year. But as we worked on... Read more: Go Beyond with New No Man’s Sky Content This Summer

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Bomber Crew: American Edition Takes Off on Xbox One Today

Hello, Xbox fans! We’re proud to announce that Bomber Crew: American Bundle and Bomber Crew: USAAF DLC is now available on Xbox One. For those who may not have had the chance to check it out, Bomber Crew is a strategy simulation game where you control every aspect of a WWII bomber; you tag enemy fighters, you manage the oxygen supplies of your crew, you choose whether to dive or climb higher to avoid enemy fire, you mark your objectives and most importantly, push the big red button that says Drop Bombs! You name it you control it in this fast-paced bomber adventure. For all Xbox Game Pass members, it’s available now to download and if you don’t own Xbox Game Pass, you... Read more: Bomber Crew: American Edition Takes Off on Xbox One Today

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Details on Vigor 0.8 Update: Signal

Welcome to the Signal update to Vigor which is available now on Xbox One. Bringing more content to the game and building upon our last update, we have introduced some exciting changes to gameplay, implemented a plethora of improvements, and introduced our new game events, player lobby, gesture system, and lot more. Reach the Signal We have added two new events to encounters: radio signals detector and comm stations. The radio signals detector will allow you to pinpoint the positions of other outlanders for a limited time, giving you a brief window of opportunity to plan a coordinated attack, lay an ambush, or make a tactical retreat. The comm station will let you change the... Read more: Details on Vigor 0.8 Update: Signal

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Inside Xbox March Episode News Recap

Today, on our March episode of Inside Xbox, we made a big announcement about one of the world’s most popular games coming to Xbox Game Pass, revealed some major news regarding Halo: The Master Chief Collection, unveiled some of our plans for E3 2019, introduced a gorgeous new controller, shared info on new modes coming to State of Decay 2, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available. Minecraft is Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass Beginning April 4, Xbox Game Pass members can join the Minecraft community of millions of players from around the world. Discover limitless ways to play and create anything you can... Read more: Inside Xbox March Episode News Recap

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Project xCloud: Choice for How and When You Play

Back in October we formally unveiled our work on Project xCloud: a vision for game-streaming technology that will complement our console hardware and give gamers more choices in how and where they play. Since then, we’ve been heads down and hard at work, preparing to launch the first public trials later this year. At the same time, we wanted to stay transparent about our progress and chat with the Inside Xbox team, showing you the first public demo of the technology in action. One of the great developments in entertainment over the last decade is how easy and common it’s become to read, listen, or watch your digital content (often via streaming). We’ve seen this revolutionize the... Read more: Project xCloud: Choice for How and When You Play

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State of Decay 2 “Choose Your Own Apocalypse” Update Adds New Difficulty Modes

During today’s “Inside Xbox” segment, we revealed more about the two all-new terrifyingly awesome difficulty levels coming to State of Decay 2 with the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update (that we mentioned late last year) coming free to all Xbox players, including Xbox Game Pass members, starting on March 26. We’ve heard the feedback from experienced and hardcore players, and with the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update, players can jump in by either starting a new community or moving an existing community to a zone of their choice. From there, survivors can venture into either Dread or Nightmare Zones to explore the latest challenge in post-apocalyptic survival and crank their... Read more: State of Decay 2 “Choose Your Own Apocalypse” Update Adds New Difficulty Modes

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Join the Future with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition

Keep your controller collection fresh with the ultramodern Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition. You can grab the Phantom White Special Edition at retailers worldwide beginning April 2 for $69.99 USD, or pre-order yours today at select retailers, including your local Microsoft Store or online. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition is the second controller in our Phantom Series following the Phantom Black Special Edition.  The design is the optimal blend of luxury and Sci-Fi, embodying a new slant on technical beauty. This controller reflects a sense of mystery with rich, neutral colors that fade away to reveal the technology inside. From... Read more: Join the Future with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Coming to PC, Halo: Reach Being Added to the Collection

Today we’re extremely excited to share two big announcements that deliver on what are easily the most frequently requested asks from our community over the last few years: First, Halo: Reach is being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) and second, the entire collection is coming to PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam! This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to bring the Halo Universe and Master Chief’s story to a new audience and to offer PC gamers a chance to step into the franchise on the PC platform of their choice. For the team at 343 Industries, the most important and critical element of this project is ensuring that Halo: The Master Chief Collection... Read more: Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Coming to PC, Halo: Reach Being Added to the Collection

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Minecraft is Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass

Excitement is building! Soon, Xbox Game Pass members will be able to build, create, and explore infinite worlds with Minecraft. Beginning April 4, Xbox Game Pass members can join the Minecraft community of millions of players from around the world. Discover limitless ways to play and create anything you can imagine. Try to survive the night alone or share your adventure with friends in both split-screen or online multiplayer*. Build anything you can think of, explore your own unique overworld, discover mobs (both creepy and cute!) and play your Minecraft adventure your way! Since its launch in 2009, the Minecraft community has remained one of the most active and passionate in gaming,... Read more: Minecraft is Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass

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Base Building ARPG The Riftbreaker Coming Soon to Xbox One

Hello, Xbox fans! It is my greatest pleasure to announce that The Riftbreaker will come to Xbox One! It is a base building survival game with action RPG elements in which you play the role of captain Ashley S. Nowak, an elite scientist/commando who travels to distant worlds inside an advanced Mecha-Suit. The rift through which you travel is a one-way portal, so as soon as you land on planet Galatea 37 you are on your own. Ashley’s task is to build a base that will support a two-way portal back to Earth. Powering such a big rift is going to require enormous amounts of energy. A few solar collectors or wind turbines won’t be enough. You must build a chain of mines, refineries,... Read more: Base Building ARPG The Riftbreaker Coming Soon to Xbox One

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Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview Spring 2019

Today, we have some really exciting news coming out of Crytek. Last summer, we announced that we'd be partnering with Microsoft to release our online multiplayer bounty hunting FPS Hunt: Showdown into Xbox Game Preview. Now we can narrow down that launch window and reveal that our title will be coming soon to Xbox Game Preview and release this spring. If you haven't played Hunt: Showdown yet, you can get a taste of the dark, tense atmosphere and competitive gameplay in the new teaser video that we released today. We continue to want Hunt: Showdown’s development to be community-driven, and an Xbox Game Preview release allows us to base further development work on community feedback as... Read more: Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview Spring 2019

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13 New Titles Announced for ID@Xbox Ahead of GDC 2019

It’s that time of year again where talented game developers from around the world come together for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, and the ID@Xbox team is ready to kick off another showcase of amazing titles from independent developers in the ID@Xbox program. We’re looking forward to this year at GDC, with 13 newly announced titles joining us in San Francisco and a total of 30 games featured across the Microsoft Booth, in the lower level of the South Hall, and our Developer Showcase event for media. We’re excited to share a closer look at newly announced titles for Xbox One including Beholder 2, Boomerang Fu, CrossCode, Dead Static Drive, Door Kickers:... Read more: 13 New Titles Announced for ID@Xbox Ahead of GDC 2019

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R.B.I. Baseball 19 is Available Now on Xbox One

R.B.I. Baseball 19 released Tuesday – earlier than ever before – providing Xbox One baseball fans around the world a fun, fast-paced, authentic Major League Baseball experience several weeks before Opening Day. Players can play as their favorite MLB team, hit dingers in every MLB ballpark, win the World Series and compete against your favorite Player 2 in local or online multiplayer mode. Curious to see what the latest installment looks like? Watch the brand new gameplay trailer above featuring “We Can Do This All Day” by Banzai. In this year’s edition of R.B.I. Baseball, fans can expect more MLB authenticity through newly added animations, more gear options including more... Read more: R.B.I. Baseball 19 is Available Now on Xbox One

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Xbox One Exclusive Operencia Coming March 29, Pre-order Today

If you follow Xbox Wire, you might have heard about our new dungeon-crawler RPG, Operencia: The Stolen Sun coming exclusively to Xbox -- and yes, that includes Xbox Game Pass! It is my pleasure to tell you that you’ll be able to embark on your quest starting March 29. Operencia will be present at GDC 2019, so keep an eye out between March 18-22 to read first impressions about the game from your favorite gaming outlets. Wait, what’s that? You’re more of a hands-on person? We’ve got you covered. Visit us at the Xbox booth at PAX East at the end of this month to try the game and maybe leave with some exclusive swag! You can also catch a live stream on Thursay, March 14 from 11am PST... Read more: Xbox One Exclusive Operencia Coming March 29, Pre-order Today

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Roll the Dice on the ID@Xbox Strategy and RPG Sale

Calling all dungeon masters, tacticians, fantasy aficionados or just anyone that likes a good RPG or strategy game. The ID@Xbox team pulled together some of our favorite strategy and RPG games and put them on sale! From now through March 11 you can save up to 60% on over 45 masterfully curated titles in the Roll the Dice sale. Grab your wizard staff, pull out your notepad, brush up on your world building skills and get ready to take the plunge with some on these great titles. Banner Saga 3 (30% off) The Banner Saga series is a beautiful, critically acclaimed strategy game series based in the Viking era. It has won over 20 awards and was nominated for 4 BAFTAs and The Banner Saga 3 brings... Read more: Roll the Dice on the ID@Xbox Strategy and RPG Sale