PlayerUnknown Games

Details on the Innovative Xbox Control Scheme for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Veteran players of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on PC are no doubt aware of the in-game inventory management and upgrades mixed with high-stakes gunplay that has made the game great. Translating these mechanics down to the Xbox One controller has been a challenge, but the team at PUBG Corp. -- with support from the Xbox Advanced Technology Group and The Coalition, developers of the Gears of War franchise -- believe they've found the right balance between giving players enough flexibility to survive in the hostile battleground and to effectively manage in-game equipment on the fly. The first key thing to remember is that to see these controls, change look sensitivity, or invert the look... Read more: Details on the Innovative Xbox Control Scheme for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Next Week on Xbox Small ImageNext Week on Xbox Large Image Games

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 11 – 17

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox where we bring you the latest details on upcoming games coming soon to Xbox One! This coming week we have the console launch exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds coming to Xbox Game Preview, the return of an iconic gaming character in Okami HD, and several ID@Xbox titles like It's Quiz Time, Night in the Woods, and Hammerwatch. Read on below for more details on these games and... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 11 – 17

This Week on Xbox December 12, 2017 Small Image This Week on Xbox December 12, 2017 Small Image Games

This Week on Xbox: December 8, 2017

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 Takes Home Honors at The Game Awards The Game Awards is designed to recognize the creative and technical excellence in the video game industry, bringing together a diverse group of players, developers, and culture to celebrate gaming as the most... Read more: This Week on Xbox: December 8, 2017

Xbox One X Forza Motorsport 7 Games

Xbox Takes Home Honors at The Game Awards

The Game Awards is designed to recognize the creative and technical excellence in the video game industry, bringing together a diverse group of players, developers, and culture to celebrate gaming as the most immersive and inspiring form of entertainment. Tonight's show was full of new reveals, awards, and recognition. We got our first look at the next game from Campo Santo, creators of Firewatch, revealing the exploration adventure In the Valley of Gods, as well as the debut footage of Soul Calibur VI. Finally, legendary game developer Carol Saw was given the Industry Icon Award for her contributions to the history of games. A number of great games that you can play on Xbox One also... Read more: Xbox Takes Home Honors at The Game Awards

Hello Neighbor Key Art Hello Neighbor Key Art Games

Console Launch Exclusive and Xbox Play Anywhere Title Hello Neighbor Available Now

What an incredible journey this has been! Ever since we announced Hello Neighbor just over a year ago, we've seen thousands of YouTube videos, lots of fanart, cosplayers, and whole families checking the game out at conventions. It's very rare that a game can appeal to both kids and their parents. Watching the hype was both terrifying and energizing. Initially, our plan was to create a single large sandbox and fill it with these set-piece linear moments in the form of fear rooms. Upon playtesting it was clear though that the strength of Hello Neighbor lies in the actual neighbor, in playing against the AI in a more open environment. So, we took up an impossible task of expanding the game... Read more: Console Launch Exclusive and Xbox Play Anywhere Title Hello Neighbor Available Now

Metro Exodus Trailer Artwork Metro Exodus Trailer Artwork Games

All Aboard the Post-Apocalyptic Train in the New Metro Exodus Trailer

Inspired by the best-selling novel "Metro 2035" by Dmitry Glukhovsky, the world of Metro Exodus takes place in the wake of a nuclear apocalypse, where survivors try to eke out a daily existence in the metro system of Moscow, Russia. With its blend of RPG elements and tense shooter gameplay, the series has come to be known as one of the most atmospheric experiences in gaming. This evening we got our latest look at the next explosive chapter of the series during The Game Awards, showcasing more of that atmospheric world we've grown to love thanks to its predecessors Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light. In Metro Exodus, you must flee the metro and lead a band of rangers on an incredible,... Read more: All Aboard the Post-Apocalyptic Train in the New Metro Exodus Trailer

Video forNew PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Trailer Unveiled at The Game Awards
Games

New PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Trailer Unveiled at The Game Awards

Earlier tonight at The Game Awards we were treated to a brand-new trailer featuring footage of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the worldwide smash-hit coming to Xbox Game Preview on Tuesday, December 12. PUBG is a last-man-standing shooter in which players are dropped onto a realistic 8 x 8-kilometer island. Starting with nothing but your two fists and the will to stay alive, players must fight to locate weapons, vehicles, and supplies as they strive to be the last remaining survivor. Having sold more than 20 million copies on PC, its passionate online community looks to grow even larger on Xbox One. And, thanks to Xbox Live, the fastest, most reliable gaming network, PlayerUnknown's... Read more: New PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Trailer Unveiled at The Game Awards

Everspace Hardcore Mode Small Image Everspace Hardcore Mode Small Image Games

Everspace: Free Hardcore Mode Now Available on Xbox One and Windows 10

As demanding as playing on the hard difficulty setting is, this stand-alone hardcore mode offers an entirely new level of challenge for veteran pilots, with the additional caveat of disallowing improvement in starting conditions. Each run begins with the same fixed set of pilot perks, with ship perk upgrades only allowed at the end of each sector, provided you have collected enough credits. Hardcore mode also introduces another nasty twist. When entering a new sector, players must select from different handicap modifiers, each having an adverse effect on overall gameplay. Essentially, players choose between the frying pan or the fire. In short, if you’re a diehard rogue-like fan, this... Read more: Everspace: Free Hardcore Mode Now Available on Xbox One and Windows 10

Full Metal Furies Small Image Full Metal Furies Small Image Games

Full Metal Furies is Coming to Xbox One January 17

It’s hard to believe that after nearly four long years, the opportunity to show off Full Metal Furies is fast approaching. It all started with the naïve idea that after making our first game, Rogue Legacy, the next one would be smooth sailing. Countless delays later, and a development cycle that lasted two years longer than planned, we finally have a launch date to announce – Full Metal Furies will be released on January 17, 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10. We fell just short of our promise to release in 2017, but we hope you’ll forgive us the time needed to ensure we did not compromise on the experience we wanted players to enjoy. FMF holds a special place in our hearts... Read more: Full Metal Furies is Coming to Xbox One January 17

Women in Gaming GDC 2018 Large Image Events

GDC 2018: Save the Date for Gaming for Everyone Community Events

GDC 2018 is just a few months away and Xbox is excited to be back with a full week of community events, including the first ever Gaming & Disability mixer for everyone interested in meeting the people who are working to make gaming more accessible. All events are free to attend with registration to open in the new year – so mark your calendars now! Tuesday, March 20 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum 18th Annual Women in Gaming Rally, 12 pm – 9 pm (more details below) 1st Annual Gaming and Disability Reception, 7 pm – 9 pm Wednesday, March 21 at 1111 Minna Gallery 2nd Annual LGBTQ in Gaming, 12 pm – 3 pm 13th Annual Blacks in Gaming Green Room, 4 pm –... Read more: GDC 2018: Save the Date for Gaming for Everyone Community Events

Xbox Big Bundle Sale Small ImageBig Bundle Sale Large Image Games

Big Bundle Sale: Over 50% Off Great Indie Bundles

We here at ID@Xbox have taken over 35 of our favorite indie game bundles, pulled them together and discounted them by at least 50% in the Big Bundle Sale. Now's a wonderful time to build that game catalog with fantastic critically acclaimed bundles like: Inside/Limbo (50% off). Hunted and alone a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project in the beautiful thriller Inside. Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters Limbo in this black and white artistic adventure. Don't Starve: Giant Edition + Shipwrecked Expansion (50% off). Take the time to test your survival skills with the Don’t Starve bundle. Play as Wilson, an intrepid gentleman scientist who has been trapped... Read more: Big Bundle Sale: Over 50% Off Great Indie Bundles

The Surge a Walk in the Park Small ImageThe Surge A Walk in the Park Large Image Games

The Surge’s Major Expansion, A Walk in the Park, is Now Available on Xbox One

Greetings from Deck13! Today we're releasing The Surge’s DLC expansion, A Walk in the Park, and I wanted to take a minute to talk to you guys about it. Alongside the new DLC, we’re also going to have The Surge: Complete Edition, which has the base game and all the downloadable goodies in one giant package. For newcomers, you may be asking "What is The Surge?" We like to describe it as a hardcore action RPG set in a dystopian future just after a huge cataclysmic event. You follow an ordinary man, Warren, as he tries to escape an industrial factory gone crazy. Dodging and weaving between the huge industrial arms of a construction robot wasn’t on Warren’s mind when he applied... Read more: The Surge’s Major Expansion, A Walk in the Park, is Now Available on Xbox One

Dead Rising 4 Large Image Games

Dead Rising 4: All New Content and Xbox One X Enhanced Updates

Having Dead Rising 3 launch alongside the Xbox One back in 2013 was exciting for the team here at Capcom Vancouver. To be able to work with cutting-edge hardware to bring the game’s vast open world of undead horrors to life allowed us to unlock our creativity in ways we never thought possible. So when Microsoft pushed the boundaries of what was possible in games once again with the Xbox One X, we knew that we had to step up and deliver something that our Dead Rising 4 returning hero Frank West would deem faaantastic! The team was already working on bringing our new Capcom Heroes game mode to Dead Rising 4 and we had a list of things that we wanted to bring to the game after its launch... Read more: Dead Rising 4: All New Content and Xbox One X Enhanced Updates

The Division Free Weekend Small ImageThe Division Free Weekend Large Image Games

Play The Division for Free with Xbox Live Gold This Weekend

In the nearly two years since players were introduced to the lawless, virus-stricken New York City of Tom Clancy’s The Division, the game has consistently posed new challenges, introduced new modes, and delivered new loot to the agents bold enough to roam its streets. Now, with the launch of its biggest free update yet coming December 5, The Division is hosting a free weekend exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members and offering deep discounts on the full game. Starting Wednesday, December 6 at 11:01 p.m. PST through Sunday, December 10 at 10:59 p.m. PST, you can play Tom Clancy's The Division and all three expansions for free and see for yourself why The Division is better than it’s... Read more: Play The Division for Free with Xbox Live Gold This Weekend

Me and Marshawn Small Image Me and Marshawn Small Image Games

Marshawn Lynch Lends a Hand for Xbox One X Enhanced Madden NFL 18

Madden NFL 18 on Xbox One X delivers the most detailed, highest resolution Madden NFL game available on any console. And to celebrate, today, in partnership with EA Sports, we’re excited to debut a new campaign featuring Oakland Raiders running back, Marshawn Lynch. “Me & Marshawn” is designed for all gamers and signals how the Xbox One X lets you experience the most powerful Madden NFL ever. Only Marshawn’s loud-mouthed alter ego, #BabyBeastMode, creates an unexpected surprise by trying to take all the credit. Across seven episodes, viewers will experience that the Baby Beast comes alive for the only true 4K Madden NFL 18 experience on console. Considered one of the... Read more: Marshawn Lynch Lends a Hand for Xbox One X Enhanced Madden NFL 18

Next Week on Xbox Large Image Games

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 4 – 10

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox where we bring you the latest details on upcoming games coming soon to Xbox One! This coming week we have several bundles of joy like the console launch exclusive Hello Neighbor, the tactical sci-fi game Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, and the lovely looking platformer A Hat in Time. Read on below for more details on these games and... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 4 – 10

This Week on Xbox December 1 2017 Small Image This Week on Xbox December 1 2017 Small Image Games

This Week on Xbox: December 1, 2017

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! Gears of War Esports Season 2 kicks off with the Gears Pro Circuit Dallas Open Gears Pro Circuit Season 2 officially gets underway this weekend with the Gears Pro Circuit Dallas Open. This jam-packed open event will feature the world’s top Gears of... Read more: This Week on Xbox: December 1, 2017

Hand of Fate 2 Small Image Hand of Fate 2 Small Image Games

Battle the Enigmatic Dealer in Hand of Fate 2 Available Now on Xbox One

G'day from Defiant Development! Hand of Fate 2 is launching on Xbox One today and we'd like to take the time to explain the way our weird and wonderful game works. Like the original, Hand of Fate 2 is a dungeon crawler set in a dark fantasy world, where players must master a living board game of infinitely replayable quests. Every stage of the adventure is drawn from a deck of cards collected and curated by the player, and these cards represent everything from finding a magical sword in a cave to being ambushed on the road by an ogre. Players need to build their adventure deck wisely, as their opponent, the enigmatic Dealer, has challenging cards of his own that must be countered... Read more: Battle the Enigmatic Dealer in Hand of Fate 2 Available Now on Xbox One

Blue Angels Large Image Games

Blue Angels Aerobatic Flight Simulator Available Now on Xbox One

Get ready to take control of an F/A-18 Hornet and perform all the real aerobatics of the Blue Angels in Blue Angels Aerobatic Flight Simulator! Thanks to our collaboration with the United States Navy, we have created something that goes beyond a standard flight simulator: an innovative system focused on aerobatics and formation flying that will let you experience the thrill of real aerobatic flight. Rortos has recreated all the official maneuvers of the team, including the spectacular figures performed with the C-130 Fat Albert. And to achieve the best results, our specialists have studied alongside the Blue Angels team at their base in Pensacola, Florida. Working with such... Read more: Blue Angels Aerobatic Flight Simulator Available Now on Xbox One

Wizard of Legend Small Image Wizard of Legend Small Image Consoles

Become the Wizard of Legend on Xbox One in Early 2018

Wizard of Legend combines randomly generated dungeon crawling with blazing quick, spell-slinging combos of 100+ dazzling spells at your fingertips, playable solo or with a friend in couch co-op mode. Combat is a wonderful blend of the developers’ inspiration Devil May Cry-style action and Street Fighter combos. There’s no slow-down for incantations; players must master chaining spells together to defeat an onslaught of enemies while quickly dashing to avoid incoming attacks. The use of dashing and protection spells are also key in allowing you to control the pace and spacing of combat. Throughout the Chaos Trials, you will find or be able to buy extra spell cards, called Arcana,... Read more: Become the Wizard of Legend on Xbox One in Early 2018