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Gaming Gets More Inclusive with the Launch of the Xbox Adaptive Controller

September 4, 2018
Without a doubt, 2018 has been a hallmark year for inclusivity in gaming. From individual platforms and games introducing more features for gamers with accessibility needs to physical hardware like the Xbox Adaptive Controller, there has never before been such a high point for inclusivity in gaming. Available at Microsoft Stores and GameStop Online for $99.99, the first-of-its-kind Xbox Adaptive Controller will be available starting today, so even more gamers from around the world can engage with their friends and favorite gaming content on Xbox One and Windows 10. The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a product that was ideated and...

Xbox is at PAX West 2018

August 29, 2018
Xbox is bringing games, gear, and more to downtown Seattle for PAX West August 31 – September 3. Whether you’re joining us in person or following along on social media and Mixer, here’s what you can expect: Xbox Booth North Hall, 4th Floor, Booths 403, 411, 417 Experience a few of the games that make up Xbox One’s diverse line-up at the Xbox booth. We’ll have playable demos of Forza Horizon 4, The Division 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Devil May Cry 5, NBA 2k19, Metro Exodus, Kingdom Hearts III, Tunic, Ooblets, Kingdom Two Crowns, Generation Zero, Bendy and...

Team Xbox Spotlight: Yifei, the Xbox Insider Summer Intern

August 16, 2018
Summer is always a special time at Microsoft, as the company is joined by over a thousand interns from all over the world. The internship program not only allows students the ability to show off and develop their skills throughout the 12-week program but also allows them to consider whether they’d like to pursue a full-time career with the company after graduation. Interning at Microsoft isn’t just about the daily grind, however, as plenty of fun activities are planned for the interns, such as special presentations by executives and even a huge concert at the end of the summer. Aside from getting...

Accessible Unboxing of the Xbox Adaptive Controller

July 25, 2018
In May, we announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller – a first-of-its-kind controller for gamers with limited mobility, and we appreciate the overwhelmingly positive fan feedback received to date. On our journey of inclusive design at Microsoft, we are looking at extending this methodology and its principles—enabling and drawing on the full range of human diversity—to the complete consumer experience, including where that very journey starts – with product packaging. Our packaging is a series of moments that create a unique customer experience.  These moments can manifest themselves in many ways.  Physical touchpoints, visual or material cues and structural elements are...

System Update 1810 Preview Now Available

July 11, 2018
After an amazing E3 and right in the heat of summer we are sharing some new features in development that will begin to roll out to Xbox Insiders today. Not all the features below will show up immediately but will begin to roll out in the coming weeks. As always, the team at Xbox is striving to improve the platform, and these features developed from fan feedback will continue to be shaped by Insider previewers.  Enjoy these new features and giving your valuable feedback as you burn through your summer games backlog. What’s New for Users:  Dolby Vision Video Streaming   Xbox is committed to bringing...

First-Ever Xbox Gaming Tournament Hosted at 2018 Special Olympic USA Games

July 11, 2018
The Xbox Gaming Tournament at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games was a first in the world of competitive video gaming. Xbox and Special Olympics partnered to facilitate the pilot video gaming tournament at a Special Olympics event, featuring Forza Motorsport 7 on July 2nd at the USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Players across the nation came together throughout the month of April to compete in prelims for a spot in the final tournament and a chance to win a custom-wrapped Xbox One X prize. The Xbox Gaming Tournament originated from a hackathon in last year’s Microsoft One Week, where...

A Rundown of Windows 10 Gaming Hardware Announced at E3 2018

June 19, 2018
At this year’s E3, PC hardware partners Lenovo and Dell both announced new gaming devices powered by Windows 10 that join the PC gaming mix, all ready to go with built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers. Remember, a mobile gaming PC can be a great companion for staying in touch with your save games when on the move; with Xbox Play Anywhere, you can buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and any of these Windows 10 PCs – picking up your saved games right where you left off,...

New Preview Delta 1806 System Update – 6/14/18

June 14, 2018
Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, a subset of members of the Xbox One Preview Delta Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180608-1245).  We are doing the subset of users as we are targeting the upgrade process and will move the remaining set of Delta users in over the next few weeks as we flight new builds to test the upgrade process.  Read on for more about the new feature, fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update. New Features:   Group Your Games and Apps In this build we are enabling the Groups...

New Preview Beta 1806 System Update – 6/4/18

June 4, 2018
Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180531-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update. New Features:   Additional Accessibility Options – New Narrator languages Users can now enable the new Narrator languages: Spanish (es-MX, es-AR, es-CO, es-CL), English (en-AU), Portuguese (pt-BR), Polish (pl), Swedish (sv-SE), and Dutch (nl-NL, nl-NB).   Fixes:   My Games & Apps Fixed an issue where users were seeing multiple Games & Apps categories appearing in their category lists. Groups...

New Preview Alpha 1806 System Update – 5/31/18

May 31, 2018
Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180528-1920). Read on for more about the features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update. New Features:   Additional Accessibility Options – New Narrator languages Users can now enable the new Narrator languages: Spanish (es-MX, es-AR, es-CO, es-CL), English (en-AU), Portuguese (pt-BR), Polish (pl), Swedish (sv-SE), and Dutch (nl-NL, nl-NB).   Fixes:   Audio/Video Fixes for some Video apps such as the NBC app to fix audio/video sync issues.   Localization Various localization issues...

New Preview Beta 1806 System Update – 5/30/18

May 30, 2018
Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180524-1920). Read on for more about the features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update. New Features:   Group Your Games and Apps In this build we are enabling the Groups feature for all of the Preview BETA ring.  You’ll need to take the new system update once available, and then perform a full power reboot of the console before Groups will be enabled for you. With so much content available, fans have asked...

New Preview Alpha 1806 System Update – 5/22/18

May 22, 2018
Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180517-2122). Read on for more about the New Features,  fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update. New Features: While anticipation for E3 continues to build for a fantastic lineup of new games for Xbox players, we’re sharing some great new features in development that will begin to roll out to Xbox Insiders today.  Not all of these features will be available immediately, but will be added over time in system update 1806 (June Update). ...