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The Ys Series is Coming Soon to Xbox One with Ys Origin

We’re really happy that Japanese RPG lovers will soon be able to play this amazing game series on Xbox. Created more than 30 years ago by Nihon Falcom, Ys is one of the greatest game series ever -- the first episode was originally released on the NEC PC-8801 -- and as you can see by looking on the internet, this is some old-school hardware. We’ve been working on the Ys series with Falcom for many years and we’re proud to be part of such an adventure, bringing these great games to fans and new players alike. Ys Origin takes place 700 years before the events of the series’ first games. The land of Ys is on the brink of destruction. Demons come in droves, forcing the twin goddesses... Read more: The Ys Series is Coming Soon to Xbox One with Ys Origin

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Sci-fi Mystery The Station Available Now on Xbox One

I can’t express how excited I am for you to jump into the mystery adventure of The Station and solve what happened onboard a futuristic space station, sent to research a newly discovered sentient alien civilization. After losing contact with the crew, you’re sent to investigate and will discover a mystery that will decide the fate of two civilizations. We’re throwing you straight into an immersive mystery experience focused on heavy atmosphere and a gripping story. What awaits you onboard is a tale you’ll be thinking about for days to come. Built by a team of triple-A veterans, we came together to fuse the top industry talent with the indie game format. Most of us are... Read more: Sci-fi Mystery The Station Available Now on Xbox One

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Xbox Live Sessions: Chandler Riggs and Brendan Greene to Play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One X

Xbox and “The Walking Dead” fans, get ready for another epic Xbox Live Sessions featuring Chandler Riggs! Chandler will join the interactive livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel on Thursday, February 22 at 2 p.m. PT to take on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One X. Chandler, who stars as Carl Grimes on “The Walking Dead,” makes his second appearance on Xbox Live Sessions ahead of the hit series mid-season return on February 25. He’ll be joined by PUBG Creative Director Brendan Greene, also known as PlayerUnknown, who will share his gameplay tips and answer fan questions during the stream. Over the last few months, PUBG has reached incredible milestones,... Read more: Xbox Live Sessions: Chandler Riggs and Brendan Greene to Play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One X

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Five Tips to Mastering Single-Player in Metal Gear Survive

With the launch of Meal Gear Survive, you can now experience the full depth of the game’s features, mechanics, and modes. Even if you already played co-op during Metal Gear Survive’s beta, the single-player experience brings new elements of exploration and survival accompanied by Metal Gear's signature stealth-action gameplay. Effectively navigating through its many feature sets will only set you up for success in co-op. So, to help you get started here’s five essential tips and tricks to guide you through the Metal Gear Survive’s single-player campaign: One of the biggest hurdles you’ll face early on will be managing your hunger and thirst – this is a survival game... Read more: Five Tips to Mastering Single-Player in Metal Gear Survive

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Getting Started in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

If you’re like us, you’re excited about booting up Age of Empires: Definitive Edition available now on Windows 10. Perhaps, like some of us, your Age skills have gotten a bit rusty. Or maybe you’ve never played the classic real-time strategy game at all! Not to worry: the Age of Empires: DE team put together a quick primer to help you come out on top in this celebration of gaming history. How to Win There are three ways to win Age of Empires: Definitive Edition: Conquest – Destroy all enemy units and buildings Ruins/Artifacts – Hold all ruins or artifacts for 2000 years of in-game time Wonder – Build a wonder that stands for 2000 years of in-game time Conquest is... Read more: Getting Started in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Now Available Worldwide on Windows 10 PCs

Welcome back to history! Today is an exciting day for us at Microsoft, as we celebrate the legacy of Age of Empires with today’s release of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition worldwide on Windows 10 PCs. We created Age of Empires: Definitive Edition as a homage to all Real Time Strategy (RTS) fans and to PC gamers everywhere. The Definitive Edition brings back the original Age of Empires and its Rise of Rome expansion with 16 civilizations to explore and 10 campaigns to conquer. Fully remastered with beautifully enhanced graphics that support up to 4K resolution, an impressive orchestral soundtrack, brand-new narrative, major gameplay improvements, Xbox Live support for multiplayer and... Read more: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Now Available Worldwide on Windows 10 PCs

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New Games with Gold for March 2018

Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In March on Xbox One, take control of Sergeant Rex Power Colt’s cyber commando kids as they drive and shoot their way through a variety of environments in Trials of the Blood Dragon, then experience one of the most innovative and award-winning shooters in Superhot. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, we'll start with the action adventure game based on the classic Disney-Pixar film Brave: The Video Game, followed by the challenging puzzle-platformer Quantum Conundrum. All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold,... Read more: New Games with Gold for March 2018

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Xbox CosPups Join Gaming Heroes to Celebrate the Year of the Dog

February 16 marks the start of Chinese New Year; a 15-day season of festivities across Greater China and within Asian communities worldwide, seeing people celebrate with family, feasting, fireworks, and good fortune rituals shared. This Lunar New Year we celebrate the Year of the Dog; the sign of the Chinese Zodiac that represents all the best characteristics we look for in a Player 2: bravery, loyalty, trustworthiness - a true companion and friend. At Xbox, we’re getting gamers excited about the Lunar New Year by taking the best traits of the Xbox universe and its beloved gaming characters and transforming these heroes into their canine alter egos! Xbox CosPups bring together the rich... Read more: Xbox CosPups Join Gaming Heroes to Celebrate the Year of the Dog

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Unleash Your Inner Ninja with an Exclusive New Avatar on Roblox

It’s a well-established fact that ninjas are the coolest warriors in the entire universe. They’re stealthy, mysterious, and versatile in battle! Naturally, it only seemed fitting to introduce one of our own renegade ninjas on Roblox as a unique playable avatar! Sharpen those kunai and get ready to hone your fighting techniques, Robloxians. Tohru, the “Phantom Claw,” is sneaking his way onto Roblox exclusively on Xbox One today for a special, limited-time-only price of only 200 Robux (50% off) from now until February 26! Who is Tohru, you ask? Well, aside from having quite a carnivorous appetite for grilled chicken and steaks -- much to the chagrin of his sensei -- he is first... Read more: Unleash Your Inner Ninja with an Exclusive New Avatar on Roblox

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Save on Awesome Games During the EA Publisher Sale

Xbox and EA fans! The Microsoft Store’s EA Publisher Sale is one of the most anticipated sales of the year, and it’s starting soon. Running for one week only, from February 20 to February 26, the sale offers the best prices on EA titles including Star Wars Battlefront II, FIFA 18, Madden 18, Battlefield 1 Revolution, Need for Speed Payback, Mass Effect Andromeda and more. The EA Publisher Sale has a mix of deals for fans that enjoy different genres of games across new titles, top sellers, and fan favorites. The sale includes deals for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games, with some savings up to 75% off. Check your region-specific Microsoft Store to see the value of savings on a... Read more: Save on Awesome Games During the EA Publisher Sale

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Mods Coming to Your Town in Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition

Hello once again, mayors! We hope you’ve been having fun building new cities and infusing them with your own mixture of sensibility and style. Our favorite thing about working with Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition is getting to see the creative ways that our players bring their towns together, and we’ve enjoyed seeing what you’ve shared. Still, we’ve all suspected that there was something missing from the game, and we think we’ve finally figured out the problem: why aren’t we letting players add statues of hamsters the size of the Space Needle? Tomorrow, February 20, we’re finally adding that feature to the game – and several more that our players have created for... Read more: Mods Coming to Your Town in Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for February 19 to February 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. This coming week we can return to the land of Albion as Fable Fortune graduates from the Xbox Game Preview program, jump into a retro-inspired platformer in Rad Rodgers, or enjoy a mix of stealth action gameplay and co-op survival in Metal Gear Survive. These are just a few of the excellent games coming to Xbox One next week. Read more about these titles below and click on their profiles for pre-order... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for February 19 to February 25

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This Week on Xbox: February 16, 2018

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 One X Contest: Limited Edition Air Jordan III Inspired Consoles 30 years ago, I was sitting at home watching Michael Jordan participate in the 1988 slam dunk contest as he took off from the free throw line in what would become the most iconic... Read more: This Week on Xbox: February 16, 2018

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Halo World Championship 2018 Finals to Take Place at CenturyLink Field Event Center

The Halo World Championship is the biggest and most prestigious event in the Halo esports calendar. It’s the crown jewel, with more than a million dollars in prizing on the line as well as the right to claim the title of best Halo players in the world. Finding a venue to match the spectacle of such an event in Halo esports is always a challenge; you have to find a destination, and one that people can easily travel to and have an unforgettable in-person experience, but also one that ensures a premium experience for viewers at home. When we announced that a new era of Halo esports had begun in partnership with MLG, we teased that the Finals venue for Halo World Championship is coming... Read more: Halo World Championship 2018 Finals to Take Place at CenturyLink Field Event Center

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Tune in to the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Mixer Livestream on February 19

The Definitive Edition of the original Age of Empires with the Rise of Rome expansion pack will launch on February 20, local time for Windows 10 PCs! To celebrate, the flagship Microsoft Store in New York is hosting a special livestream from the Mixer NYC Studio the day before, so fans around the world can experience the action. Join hosts Kate Yeager, Adam Isgreen from Microsoft Studios, Bert Beeckman from Forgotten Empires and more special guests as they discuss the remastering of the classic real-time strategy game, stream gameplay and share their best tips and tricks.  Fans can get the game from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 beginning at midnight on February 20. The Age of... Read more: Tune in to the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Mixer Livestream on February 19

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Celebrate the Release of Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” in 4K HDR on Xbox One

To celebrate the release of "Coco" in 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) , Disney-Pixar and Xbox are excited to announce the Xbox One S Coco Custom Console Sweepstakes. In Disney-Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun, and adventure, an aspiring young musician named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Héctor (Gael García Bernal) becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Only five limited-edition Xbox One S consoles and controllers inspired by "Coco" have been created. Each console includes a copy of "Coco" in 4K Ultra HD.... Read more: Celebrate the Release of Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” in 4K HDR on Xbox One

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Get Lost in Fe’s Unfathomable Forests, Available Now on Xbox One

Fe arrives today on Xbox One. By now, we hope you’ve had a chance to glimpse a few of the breathtaking images from the game. It’s a strikingly lovely world, a marvelously contoured land of hidden valleys, shimmering waterfalls, and towering evergreens looking down over vast valleys teeming with life. The forest is a world of quiet, sublime beauty, a canvas of bold colors and deep shadows... some concealing hidden menace. As Fe, you will explore this expansive, marvelous, and occasionally frightening wilderness. The Silent Ones have come, seizing the wild animals of the wood for their own mysterious purposes. As Fe, you will unravel this riddle and free the trapped creatures. Along... Read more: Get Lost in Fe’s Unfathomable Forests, Available Now on Xbox One

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Claybook Now Available via Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One

We're incredibly excited to announce that Claybook is now available through Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One gamers. Bringing Claybook to Xbox One has been a huge undertaking for our small two-person team. We started our journey two years ago, and now we're ready to hand over the game to the Xbox community. Claybook is a unique world made entirely of clay. Everything acts like it's made of real clay. Every inch of the environment can be shaped and molded. Everything has matter inside it, not just an outer shell. Clay can be liquid or solid, and it can be deformed and destroyed. Claybook runs at smooth 60 fps on both Xbox One versions and offers enhanced high-quality 4K assets for... Read more: Claybook Now Available via Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One

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Xbox One X Contest: Limited Edition Air Jordan III Inspired Consoles

30 years ago, I was sitting at home watching Michael Jordan participate in the 1988 slam dunk contest as he took off from the free throw line in what would become the most iconic dunk in basketball history. Not only was it one of the greatest and most watched moments in basketball history, it launched a revolution -- every kid (like me) from around the world would spend years experiencing the thrill of what it's like to own the same sneakers as the Jumpman himself. Today I'm honored and humbled to announce a very special and unique collaboration between Air Jordan and Xbox. Anyone who's a sneaker enthusiast knows that the next five weeks are a very big deal when it comes to some... Read more: Xbox One X Contest: Limited Edition Air Jordan III Inspired Consoles

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Shaq Joins Chris Paul and Karl-Anthony Towns for a Special Xbox Live Sessions

On February 16, Xbox is teaming up with basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal and top-tier players Chris Paul and Karl-Anthony Towns for a special Xbox Live Sessions episode on Mixer! Paul and Towns will join Shaq to feel the true power of Xbox One X, playing NBA 2K18 live on February 16 at 3:00 p.m. PT hosted on the Xbox Mixer Channel. Shaq, the 15-time all-star, will show off his gaming skills and answer questions from fans on Mixer. Then, Chris Paul will square off against Karl-Anthony Towns in a special Xbox Charity Challenge, which will air on this episode of Xbox Live Sessions. It’s going to be a blast for a great cause. On Xbox Live Sessions, fans will be able to submit... Read more: Shaq Joins Chris Paul and Karl-Anthony Towns for a Special Xbox Live Sessions

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