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Talking with Studio MDHR About Localizing Cuphead and Looking Back a Year Later

Today, Cuphead’s free update is available on Xbox One and features a variety of new features, art, and other changes making Cuphead ready for the adventures ahead – including adding Mugman as a playable character in single-player, complete with his own level completion jingle. One of the more unique things about this update is the massive amount of work Studio MDHR put in to localize Cuphead for a global audience. We caught up with Co-Director at Studio MDHR Chad Moldenhauer to talk about this work, Cuphead’s art and creative direction, and the surprising success of their game a year later. Xbox Wire: It has been a year since the launch of Cuphead on Xbox One and today its being... Read more: Talking with Studio MDHR About Localizing Cuphead and Looking Back a Year Later

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This Week on Xbox: April 19, 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! Introducing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Coming Later this Year In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. We also wanted to use Xbox Game Pass as a... Read more: This Week on Xbox: April 19, 2019

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Pocket Snooker 19 on Xbox One Today

Snooker 19 is now available on Xbox One, marking the start of a new era for fans after almost a decade without an officially licensed snooker game. -- we’re incredibly excited to share the official World Snooker videogame with players across the world. Jump in now, just in time for the start of the Betfred World Championships, and you’ll be able to play along in real-time online for the duration of the tournament. As you can see in the new Snooker 19 trailer, the teams here at Ripstone and Lab42 have been working extremely hard alongside World Snooker to bring the game to life with incredible detail, featuring all the players and all the drama of the pro tour and a wide array of game... Read more: Pocket Snooker 19 on Xbox One Today

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Rock Band 4 Rivals New Season Turns It up to 11

We’ve just started up a new season for Rock Band 4 Rivals players, making this an opportune time to join a crew and get in on the action. As if that wasn’t enough, for this first week of the season, we’ll be featuring free access to all of the features in the Rivals upgrade, including Rivals mode, the Rockudrama campaign, and the 40+ songs that come with Rivals. So, get in there and check it out. Rivals Mode – Where the Action is Rivals is the team-based, competitive online mode that serves as the backbone for the Rock Band 4 Rivals experience. For a quick refresher on how Rivals works, check out this Xbox Wire article from last September. Participants in Season 11 will... Read more: Rock Band 4 Rivals New Season Turns It up to 11

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for April 23 to 26

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 April 23 to 26

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Grip Gets Updated with Four New Tracks and One New Team Mode

Hey, Xbox racers! We’ve had a blast with Grip: Combat Racing on Xbox One. Since launch we’ve listened to fans through the Grip Garage club, plus our Wednesday afternoon online sessions, and have continued to support players through a series of updates as we fine-tune and optimize the racing experience! One of the areas we’ve seen players have a lot of fun in is the arenas. Here it’s full on PvP action with modes like Deathmatch! A few months back, players told us they wanted team modes for the arenas and for classic races… they also told us they wanted a bunch of all new tracks. We heard you and set about bringing in some classic Red vs Blue action, along with creating some... Read more: Grip Gets Updated with Four New Tracks and One New Team Mode

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The Sims 4 Spa Day is Now Available, Plus Mouse and Keyboard Support on Xbox One

Many things come to mind when thinking of Spring. Flowers blooming, birds chirping, finally putting away winter coats. Ahhh, rejuvenating isn’t it? So rejuvenating that we think it’s time your Sims get to have a spa day! That’s right, The Sims 4 Spa Day is available today on Xbox One. Get ready for massages, cucumber slices, and more yoga than your Sims can handle. We’ll get into more details soon about Spa Day, but wanted to share some exciting news for Xbox One players: mouse and keyboard support is here for The Sims 4 on Xbox One! We know this is a highly-requested feature of our lovely community and we’re excited to finally be able to deliver this to you. Most USB... Read more: The Sims 4 Spa Day is Now Available, Plus Mouse and Keyboard Support on Xbox One

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Get Ready to Slay in the Second Warhammer: Chaosbane Closed Beta, Live Now on Xbox One

We’re super excited to start the new closed beta phase today from April 18 to April 24 for our upcoming action-RPG set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe! In Warhammer: Chaosbane, the newly-crowned Emperor Magnus the Pious has been cursed by the Dark Gods, and it is your role to figure out where the attack came from. To uncover the truth and put an end to the threat, you will hack and slash your way through the hordes of chaos and face many obstacles. To achieve your quest, you can play as four different characters, each with their unique play style and abilities: a Captain of the Empire, a High Elf mage, a Dwarf Slayer or a Wood Elf Scout. The best part? You can play the whole game... Read more: Get Ready to Slay in the Second Warhammer: Chaosbane Closed Beta, Live Now on Xbox One

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Journey Across Space and Time in Roblox’s All-New Egg Hunt Event

If there’s one thing Roblox fans around the world look forward to more than anything else, it’s the annual Egg Hunt event. Scattered across the Roblox universe are collectible eggs that grant exclusive virtual prizes to those lucky enough to find them in-game. And with 58 eggs to discover—more than any other year before—there’s plenty of new and eggs-citing rewards to earn for all Xbox One players! The event, titled Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time, runs from April 18 through May 6. You and your friends will embark on an action-packed egg-venture unlike any other, traveling across not one, not two, but over forty different worlds on the Roblox platform. Each one is filled with... Read more: Journey Across Space and Time in Roblox’s All-New Egg Hunt Event

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving the New Dark Update in Human: Fall Flat, Available Now on Xbox One

Hi there, Xbox Humans! Since its release on Xbox One way back in 2017, Human: Fall Flat has gathered an amazing and supportive community, and for that the team owes you a gigantic thank you! To show our massive appreciation, today marks the release of our first free content update of 2019. The Dark update brings fans a mysterious and spooky new night-time level and a whole host of new player customization options. But wait! Before you try it out, have a quick read of our top 5 tips to see you through the weird and wonderful dreamscape of Dark. Heeeeeere’s bobby! Keep your eyes peeled for a lonesome axe sitting patiently at the beginning of the level. In classic horror... Read more: Top 5 Tips for Surviving the New Dark Update in Human: Fall Flat, Available Now on Xbox One

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Open World Simulation RPG My Time at Portia Available Now on Xbox One

The wait is finally over, we’re proud to announce that My Time at Portia is available now on Xbox One! For those who are unaware, My Time at Portia is an open world simulation RPG where running your workshop inherited from you Pa is your number one job – but it’s jam-packed full of other activities for you to do too! You’ll need to collect materials, go mining, farming, fishing, crafting, and defeat monsters in dungeons. You can also become a member of Portia community by making friends, fall in love, and even have children. As soon as you step off the boat, it’s up to you how you spend your time in Portia. You will soon get to know the story of the town and the people... Read more: Open World Simulation RPG My Time at Portia Available Now on Xbox One

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Embark on an FMV Adventure Set in the Human Brain in Headspun, Coming Soon to Xbox One

Hello! Jamin here, developer of Headspun - which we've just announced, and I still get a kick out of saying this, will be heading to Xbox One this Summer! A Game About the Voices in Our Heads Headpsun is set in Cortex, the world of Theo Kavinsky's broken brain. After waking from a five-week coma, Theo finds himself in a hospital room with no memory of the accident, or the events leading up to it. The game follows his recovery as his memories start falling back into place - but that won't happen without first fixing up Cortex... Players will assume the role of Ted, the conscious, intelligent voice in Theo's head, as he tries to repair and renovate Cortex after the accident, and... Read more: Embark on an FMV Adventure Set in the Human Brain in Headspun, Coming Soon to Xbox One

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Battle on the High Seas in World of Warships: Legends, Available Now on Xbox One

Wargaming Saint Petersburg is happy to finally release World of Warships: Legends for Xbox One and share some insight about the game for those seeking to become legendary on the high seas! Our game revolves around naval combat, between famous World War I and World War II warships led by prominent commanders of the same era. We pit destroyers, cruisers, and battleships between two teams in hard-fought battles, where players can face either AI opponents or each other. All classes have uniquely distinctive advantages and can suit different play styles. Destroyers favor swift action, stealthy torpedo attacks, and agile movement to minimize the impact of other classes’ often... Read more: Battle on the High Seas in World of Warships: Legends, Available Now on Xbox One

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Xbox Sessions: Artist French Montana Serves Up Bone-Crushing Moves in Mortal Kombat 11

Timelines will merge, allegiances will be tested, and the fate of Earthrealm will fall on the shoulders of one challenger charged with restoring balance to world, who goes by the name of…. French Montana?! Grammy nominated multi-platinum producer, rapper, songwriter, and humanitarian French Montana suits up to play Mortal Kombat 11 on the next episode of Xbox Sessions airing Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. PDT on the Mixer Xbox Channel, Twitch Xbox Channel, and YouTube Xbox Channel. We’ll sit down to chat about what’s new and on the horizon for Montana, including his new single “Slide” featuring BlueFace and Lil TJay that released April 16, while he fights his way through... Read more: Xbox Sessions: Artist French Montana Serves Up Bone-Crushing Moves in Mortal Kombat 11

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Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

Today, on our April episode of Inside Xbox, we made a big announcement about a brand-new Xbox One console, revealed some major news regarding Xbox Game Pass, unveiled some new features coming to Game Bar, shared info on new titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available. Introducing the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition The big news coming out of today’s show was our reveal of The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games. The Xbox... Read more: Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

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Announcing Details for Xbox FanFest: E3 2019

As we enter the 5th Anniversary of Xbox FanFest, I’ve had to take several moments to pause and remember how far we really have come. Six years ago, this was just idea in a PowerPoint deck; words that matched a passion to give back to our fans. But it was only when we saw the fans lining up overnight in front of the Microsoft Store in Century City, to the tune of 500 by morning arrival, that we knew we had something special. Since then, from Sydney to Cologne, from Madrid to Milan, from Shanghai to Sao Paulo, Xbox FanFest has fulfilled not only my wildest dreams, but has given gaming fans everywhere a place to come together and celebrate Xbox like never before. And for that, I’m not... Read more: Announcing Details for Xbox FanFest: E3 2019

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Gears Esports Comes to ELEAGUE This Summer

Today on Inside Xbox’s episode, Xbox and ELEAGUE announced the "ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood" – a six-part event series and live tournament focused on the stories and players behind the world of Gears Esports. The first episode will debut on TBS, Friday, June 14, at 11 pm ET/PT. ELEAGUE will feature the worldwide debut of Gears 5 Versus multiplayer, culminating in the ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series live tournament. There, eight of the top Gears of War teams from around the world will gather within ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta, to showcase and compete in Gears 5. This not-to-be missed esports event will be streamed live on Twitch and... Read more: Gears Esports Comes to ELEAGUE This Summer

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Introducing the Newest Member of the Xbox One Family – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

At Xbox, we’re inspired by gamers – they’re at the center of everything we do. We’re constantly listening to your feedback and looking for new ways to provide the best value and choice in gaming. Today, we’re excited to announce a new choice we’re bringing to gamers – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. Consumer appetite for digital content and experiences are stronger today than ever before. Gaming and technology have changed quite a bit since the first Xbox debuted in 2001. During this time, we’ve seen a digital transformation across gaming, music, TV and movies. And closer to home, the success of Xbox Game Pass, which gives members access to over 100 great games, is... Read more: Introducing the Newest Member of the Xbox One Family – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

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Introducing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Coming Later this Year

In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. We also wanted to use Xbox Game Pass as a platform for developers to introduce their amazing games to millions of new people. From the beginning, the service was built based on input from gamers and we’re always listening to fan feedback.  Xbox Game Pass offers a curated library of over 100 great games, available to download and play at full fidelity, for one low-monthly price. Since launch, we’ve continued to add more diverse titles to the library, including new games from Xbox Game Studios and ID@Xbox partners the same day... Read more: Introducing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Coming Later this Year

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April 2019 Xbox Update Rolling Out Today

Now that we are officially in Spring, it is time to start cleaning out your game backlog. Even with so much gaming to do, we have some new features to share coming to Xbox One. The April 2019 Xbox Update includes new ways to engage with Xbox Game Pass, use the virtual keyboard, and manage your digital library. Here’s a rundown of what’s new: Streamlined Xbox Game Pass Quests Xbox Game Pass Quests are better than ever! As this feature rolls out, you will be able to access quests progress directly from the dash and browse all quests from My Profile. Start earning rewards for playing great games, jump in and try out Xbox Game Pass quests! Mini Virtual Keyboard We understand that... Read more: April 2019 Xbox Update Rolling Out Today

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