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Inside Xbox gamescom News Recap

Today, on a special gamescom episode of Inside Xbox broadcast live from Cologne, Germany, we gave fans a closer look at some of the year’s biggest upcoming games, revealed new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, showed off some new enhancements to Age of Empires II DE, pulled the curtain back on new accessories, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above. Gears 5 We revealed the all-new Gears 5 Horde mode, which adds new gameplay features and the Ultimate abilities to this signature mode. Every Horde character will have a unique Ultimate ability; this extends to cross-over characters like Sarah Connor from “Terminator Dark Fate,”... Read more: Inside Xbox gamescom News Recap

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Ghost War Multiplayer Hands On

As we near the October 4 release of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, it's worth looking back at the tremendous support Ubisoft has given to its predecessor, Ghost Recon Wildlands. Since its initial release in March 2017, we've seen new story content, Xbox One X enhancements, and in October of 2017, the addition of multiplayer to an absurdly expansive campaign, dubbed Ghost War. Heck, the last Wildlands update just arrived on Xbox One *checks calendar* only a month ago! As announced this week on Inside Xbox, multiplayer will be part of Ghost Recon Breakpoint from the start. At gamescom, Ubisoft not only lifted the veil on this new Ghost War, they put it into our hands. As eight of us got... Read more: Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Ghost War Multiplayer Hands On

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Be Forever Bound by Blood (and Ink) at our Global Gears Ink Pop-Up Events

Tattoos are a long-held tradition in the Gears of War world; from the famous Marcus Fenix tattoo in the game world, to the thousands of Crimson Omens, Lancers and COG tags out in the real world, we are constantly inspired, awed and humbled by the culture of permanent art our fans create. Even more remarkable than the tattoos are “the stories they tell”; of devotion not just to the game but to family, friendships, memories and even marriages of people who met while playing online. This year, to honor our fans and celebrating the launch of Gears 5, we’re commemorating that meaning by bringing Gears Ink to our fans. Gears Ink events will pop-up for one night only in LA, London,... Read more: Be Forever Bound by Blood (and Ink) at our Global Gears Ink Pop-Up Events

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 26 to 30

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 August 26 to 30

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Gears POP! Available Today

We’re excited to announce that Gears POP! is now available to play on iOS , Android, and Windows 10 devices. In Gears POP!, players collect and upgrade dozens of iconic Gears of War heroes and villains, each designed with their distinctive and adorable Funko Pop! vinyl designs. Build the ultimate squad and compete in the Arena where you battle other collectors and competitors. Gears POP! puts you on the battlefield by letting you customize your Leader who leads the troops on the battlefield. With a variety of game modes, you can train in Boot Camp to master the basic tactics or refine your deck composition in Practice matches. Battle other challengers from around the world in the... Read more: Gears POP! Available Today

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New Smite Goddess Persephone Joins the Battleground on Xbox One

Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, claims her throne in the exciting new Smite update available now on Xbox One! As the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, Persephone’s fate was often decided by others. So when she saw her chance to act alone, Persephone took it. Hades offered Persephone a not-so-simple choice: a seed of a pomegranate, grown in the underworld. Persephone was clever. She understood what was being offered. Those who eat the food of the underworld are bound to it and must return. So, for the first time, Persephone took control of her life -- and her throne in the underworld. Persephone is Queen of the Underworld, but really only in title. She doesn’t aspire to the... Read more: New Smite Goddess Persephone Joins the Battleground on Xbox One

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Talking About Cooperating to Rebuild Humanity with Remnant: From the Ashes Development Team

Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures. Available now on Xbox One, challenge-seeking players can look forward to 100+ unique enemies, 20+ epic bosses, and endless adventure. Gunfire Games Principal Designer Mike Maza breaks down how challenging, shared experiences are as good as any loot in the game. Jared Browar, Community Manager: What’s the difference between Remnant when played solo, vs when played with up to two other survivors? Mike Maza, Principal Designer: The game will automatically scale the strength and quantity of enemies as each player joins the group. This ensures that the... Read more: Talking About Cooperating to Rebuild Humanity with Remnant: From the Ashes Development Team

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Tips and Tricks for Rad, Available Now on Xbox One

Step forward brave soul, into the world of Rad, available now on Xbox One. You have been chosen to save the future of humanity, but to do so you must venture into The Fallow, an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. Surviving this nightmarish landscape will be tough, especially as you’ll be exposed to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form, twisting and mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful. But don’t worry about all that, we’ve got your back! Just follow some of these helpful tips and tricks and you’ll almost certainly be totally fine. Probably. Tip 1: Use all your Melee... Read more: Tips and Tricks for Rad, Available Now on Xbox One

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Reveals Xbox One Release Date

In June on Xbox Wire, we were excited to announce that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would come to Xbox One this year. So, it is safe to say we are now thrilled to reveal that this beloved RPG story of love and war will arrive on Xbox One on September 3, 2019! Yes, it’s right around the corner. The story of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered follows Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, unexpectedly cast in a war to save the world. Join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, and fight against Galbadia's tyrannical rule and to prevent Sorceress Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal: dominion over all. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered features more than just... Read more: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Reveals Xbox One Release Date

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gamescom: Gears 5 Debuts Campaign Story Trailer, Named “Best Xbox One Game”

Today, Xbox welcomed fans to the start of Europe’s biggest gaming show by taking part in gamescom: Opening Night Live. Rod Fergusson, Studio Head of The Coalition, joined host Geoff Keighley to present the worldwide debut of the Gears 5 Campaign Story Trailer, titled “Kait, Unleashed.” The trailer, set to the critically acclaimed industrial rock song “Head like a Hole” by Nine Inch Nails, features the first in-depth look at the next chapter of the Gears saga. War has come to Sera, and in its midst Kait Diaz struggles with a personal journey to uncover her mysterious connection to the enemy. While her squad struggles to fight the Swarm, she must face the dark truth that the most... Read more: gamescom: Gears 5 Debuts Campaign Story Trailer, Named “Best Xbox One Game”

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Hustle by Day and Risk It All by Night in Need for Speed Heat

Get ready to turn up the heat, street racers! Get your engines revving, because Need for Speed Heat, the latest game in the long-running racing series, is hitting the streets in November 8 on Xbox One. It’s the ultimate street-racer-versus-cop fantasy and adds an adrenaline-fueled extra gear onto everything Need for Speed fans love: expressive customization, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative that pulls you into the game. Welcome to Palm City Need for Speed Heat takes place in Palm City, a brand-new open world and street racer’s dream whose cool metropolitan landscape of varied districts is just waiting for exploration. In the daytime, the sun shines and the... Read more: Hustle by Day and Risk It All by Night in Need for Speed Heat

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Gears 5 at gamescom 2019: Horde, Halo: Reach Character Pack, and AAPE by A Bathing Ape®

Today at gamescom 2019, we revealed the all-new Gears 5 Horde mode, which adds new gameplay features and Ultimate abilities to this signature mode. Every Horde character will have a unique Ultimate ability; this extends to cross-over characters like Sarah Connor from Terminator Dark Fate, and Kat and Emile from the newly announced Halo: Reach Character Pack. The Halo: Reach Character Pack is included as part of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, and with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Additionally, we're extending our collaboration with AAPE, so if you missed the tease that dropped at E3, you'll have more chances in the future. Lastly, we confirmed the Gears 5 is now... Read more: Gears 5 at gamescom 2019: Horde, Halo: Reach Character Pack, and AAPE by A Bathing Ape®

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London Calling: Here’s How You Can Experience X019

X019 is our global celebration of everything Xbox. We’re incredibly excited to bring X019 to London, United Kingdom from November 14-16 at the Copper Box Arena. It’s the biggest Xbox event we’ve ever hosted in the UK and we can’t wait to share it live with thousands of people from the incredible Xbox community there. We’ll also be bringing X019 direct to you online wherever you are in the world, so even if you can’t make it in-person you won’t miss a minute of the fun. On today’s gamescom special edition of Inside Xbox, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg revealed a load of new X019 details, including when you can get tickets. Here’s what you need to know, and we hope you’ll... Read more: London Calling: Here’s How You Can Experience X019

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gamescom 2019: Level-Up with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo and Sport Blue Special Editions

At Xbox, we know the controller you reach for can be a form of self-expression as personal as the kicks you choose to rock. They can be reflective of your style and personality or symbolic of a deeper connection to a game, friend or even a nostalgic memory. As we expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to provide our fans with new opportunities and more choices to make those kinds of meaningful connections – which is why we’re excited to announce not one, but two new special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers releasing this fall. Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition The Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition is the... Read more: gamescom 2019: Level-Up with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo and Sport Blue Special Editions

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PUBG: Season 4 drops August 27 and Cross Platform Play on Console Coming Soon!

It’s been a little under a year since PUBG’s Xbox 1.0 launch, and while time has flown by, our team has been hard at work behind the scenes. Since the 1.0 launch, we have added a ton of exciting content to the game, including a winter themed map, a weapon progression system, and a ledge grab mechanic, among other things. Today, we’re excited to tell you about our PUBG Season 4 update, coming to Xbox One on August 27. Season 4 may be our biggest update yet, with the arrival of the highly anticipated Erangel Visual Update and Survivor Pass 4: Aftermath. This overhaul of our original map, Erangel, not only includes stunning visual enhancements, but also weapon and vehicle rebalancing... Read more: PUBG: Season 4 drops August 27 and Cross Platform Play on Console Coming Soon!

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Age of Empires: DE Cross Play Now Live with Steam, Age II: DE Coming November 14 to Xbox Game Pass

Hello to our Age friends and family from around the world! Today, we are thrilled to not only announce the arrival of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition on Steam as well as Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) and Ultimate, but the official release date of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, which will launch on Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) and Ultimate, and Steam on November 14, 2019! Xbox Game Pass members can also enjoy a 25% discount on Age of Empires II: DE and Age of Empires: DE on the Microsoft Store. For all you Age II players eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the Definitive Edition, starting today you can pre-order the game on the Microsoft Store... Read more: Age of Empires: DE Cross Play Now Live with Steam, Age II: DE Coming November 14 to Xbox Game Pass

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gamescom 2019: Devil May Cry 5, Blair Witch, Xbox (Beta) App Updates, and More Xbox Game Pass Details

During our latest episode of Inside Xbox live from gamescom 2019, we detailed new titles joining Xbox Game Pass this month and updates to the new Xbox (Beta) app for PC to make it even easier to discover and play your next favorite game. At Xbox, we’re always listening to fan feedback, and our community has continued to tell us they want even more great games. So, we’re thrilled to share more details on these amazing new titles – many that are available with Xbox Game Pass starting today: Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass August 19 Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) The iconic real-time strategy game returns with all-new 4K... Read more: gamescom 2019: Devil May Cry 5, Blair Witch, Xbox (Beta) App Updates, and More Xbox Game Pass Details

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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27

Since the launch of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition in 2016 for Xbox and PC, we’ve been stunned by the continuous love and support from media, our game development peers, and of course, our fans. We’re thrilled to bring the game to even more players as we announce that Xbox Game Studios and Moon Studios teamed up to bring Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to Nintendo Switch, available starting on September 27, 2019 on the Nintendo eShop. Winner of several prestigious awards, 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... Read more: Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27

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This Week on Xbox: August 16, 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! The ID@Xbox Open House Returns on August 29 We’re calibrating our TVs and charging our controllers as we get ready to host you at our home in Redmond, Washington for an afternoon of games (lots), fun (also lots) and much, much more for our sixth... Read more: This Week on Xbox: August 16, 2019

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Gears Fan Sweepstakes

Ahead of the September 6 launch of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Game Pass and The Coalition have teamed up to give you the chance to win the Ultimate Gears Fan giveaway. We are sending one lucky winner to visit The Coalition in Vancouver, BC to meet with the development team behind Gears 5, including Studio Head Rod Fergusson, and join them for hands-on Gears 5 gameplay. The grand prize winner will also receive Gears-themed goodies, including a Collector’s Edition Jack Drone, Chips Ahoy cookies, Rockstar Energy Drinks and the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited-Edition bundle (1TB). This unique console design features the Gears Omen immersed in ice and snow and... Read more: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Gears Fan Sweepstakes