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This Week on Xbox: September 20, 2019

September 20, 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! Wreck Your Friends in Car Crushers 2, Now Available on Roblox for Xbox One If you ever wanted to...

The Sojourn – Available Today on Xbox One

September 20, 2019
From the very beginning of working on The Sojourn, we wanted to tell a sweeping tale of light and darkness – a story of life itself and understanding the true nature of reality. The Sojourn releases today, and now we can finally tell our story. Challenges and puzzles We didn’t know when we started working on The Sojourn that we’d be making a puzzle game, but eventually it organically shifted in that direction. Our game designer started working on a multitude of ideas and after testing some puzzles using nothing but a whiteboard, we believed we had found the direction...

Family Personalities Serve as Character Classes in Children of Morta

September 20, 2019
Hi, my name is Aryan Bina, and I’m a Lead Designer at Dead Mage studios, creators of Children of Morta. Our game is an action RPG with a rogue-lite approach to character development, where you don’t play a single character but a whole, extraordinary family of heroes. Gamers hack’n’slash through hordes of enemies in procedurally generated dungeons, caves, and lands and lead the family of Bergsons, with all their flaws and virtues, against the forthcoming Corruption. It will land on Xbox One October 15 and can be played in two-players local co-op with online cooperation upcoming in the future updates....

Join the Alpha Skip-Ahead Preview Ring!

September 20, 2019
We’re looking for Xbox Insiders interested in joining our Alpha Skip-Ahead ring! The Alpha Skip-Ahead ring currently has the latest 2004 OS build (2004.190918-1920), which is one of the next major releases expected to come to Xbox One. Typically, this ring’s builds may not come to GA (general availability) for quite some time, and they can contain different features from other preview rings. In a previous post, we expanded our definition of what members of this ring are likely to experience: “Alpha Skip-Ahead is part of a different development branch from the other preview rings […] This ring serves as...

The Forza Racing Championship Invitational Series Kicks Off on Saturday

September 20, 2019
We are one day away from the start of the most exciting season of Forza Racing Championship yet. That means it’s time to drop some last-minute details about how the ForzaRC Invitational Series 2019 is going to play out. This season is all about teams – three drivers and a coach. The decision to move to a teams format was a huge one, and we knew it would open the doors to a whole new level of competition. Being the fastest racer on the field is no longer a guarantee of victory, and everything you think you know about these...

September 20th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (1910.190918-1945)

September 20, 2019
Hey Beta ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8040.190916-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details:   OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1910\18363.7172.190918-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – September 20, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – September 21, 2019 NEW FEATURES: Today we will be enabling this new feature for flighting: Wish List Notifications We’re so happy to see everyone enjoying the Wish List feature on the Microsoft Store! The October...

September 20th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (1911.190916-1945)

September 20, 2019
Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 1911 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8040.190916-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details:   OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8040.190916-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – September 20, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – September 21, 2019   Fixes for Alpha   We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 1911 build: Guide   Fixed an issue where the Friends...

September 20th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.190918-1920)

September 20, 2019
Hey Alpha Skip Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\18987.1200.190918-1920). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details:   OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\18987.1200.190918-1920 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – September 20, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – September 21, 2019   Fixes for Alpha Skip Ahead   We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2004 build:   Guide Fixed an...

September 20th : New Preview Delta Ring 1910 Update (1910.190916-1945)

September 20, 2019
Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Delta Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1910\18363.7168.190916-1945). DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1910\18363.7168.190916-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PST – September 20, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PST – September 21, 2019 FIXES: Accessibility Fixed an issue with the power menu not displaying correctly with Light Theme enabled. Various fixes to Narrator when reading content on the console. Fixed an issue where the narrator would not read some items in the Gamerscore Leaderboard. Games Fixed an issue where declining a game’s request for permissions can...

The Tower of Time Beta Starts Today, September 20th

September 20, 2019
We’re excited to invite you to play the Tower of Time beta, which begins today (Friday, September 20th) at 10 a.m. PT! Tower of Time is a story-rich dungeon crawler with an innovative combat system that lets you control time. Developer Event Horizon tells an illustrious tale through cinematic cutscenes that carry players from one level to the next. Lead your party of champions through the tower and immerse yourself in a fantasy world where technology meets magic! This title’s “Arrow-Time” tactical combat mechanics afford players a variety of skills and abilities. Take down enemies by slowing or pausing time;...

Frostpunk: Console Edition – Radial-Driven Design of Gameplay and Controls

September 20, 2019
Hi, Kuba here, lead designer of Frostpunk, a multi-award winning strategy game from 11 bit studios coming to Xbox One on October 11. A one-of-a-kind society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. I’m proud to say that with its complex strategic gameplay, demanding challenges and rich story, Frostpunk extends its unmatched survival experience from PC to Xbox One. The game mixes steampunk with frozen postapocalyptic setting and the player’s goal is to build and reign the last city on Earth. Heat means survival so the generator is the life-saving heart of our society....

Pre-purchase Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch Today

September 20, 2019
Following last month’s announcement that we’re bringing Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to Nintendo Switch on September 27, 2019, we’re excited to share that you can now pre-purchase the full game and download the demo today on the Nintendo eShop! We’ve been blown away by the warmth and support from our fans and we can’t wait for the community to begin playing next week. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is a unique action platformer that combines deep Metroidvania style gameplay with emotional storytelling. The game tells the story of Ori who is on a quest of...