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Everything We Announced at the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing

Today, Xbox showcased a blockbuster lineup of 60 anticipated games for both console and PC in its Xbox E3 Briefing and shared a glimpse of the future with Project Scarlett, which launches alongside Halo Infinite in 2020. Headlined by the biggest game of 2019, Gears 5, along with over 30 games premiering with Xbox Game Pass, the Xbox E3 Briefing delivered 11 world premieres and a record 14 games from Xbox Game Studios, which will soon include legendary game development studio Double Fine Productions. “It’s great to celebrate with our incredible fans and show how we are delivering against our vision to empower gamers to play the games they want, with the friends they want, wherever... Read more: Everything We Announced at the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing

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This Week on Xbox: April 19, 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! Introducing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Coming Later this Year In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. We also wanted to use Xbox Game Pass as a... Read more: This Week on Xbox: April 19, 2019

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Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

Today, on our April episode of Inside Xbox, we made a big announcement about a brand-new Xbox One console, revealed some major news regarding Xbox Game Pass, unveiled some new features coming to Game Bar, shared info on new titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available. Introducing the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition The big news coming out of today’s show was our reveal of The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games. The Xbox... Read more: Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

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Gears Esports Comes to ELEAGUE This Summer

Today on Inside Xbox’s episode, Xbox and ELEAGUE announced the "ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood" – a six-part event series and live tournament focused on the stories and players behind the world of Gears Esports. The first episode will debut on TBS, Friday, June 14, at 11 pm ET/PT. ELEAGUE will feature the worldwide debut of Gears 5 Versus multiplayer, culminating in the ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series live tournament. There, eight of the top Gears of War teams from around the world will gather within ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta, to showcase and compete in Gears 5. This not-to-be missed esports event will be streamed live on Twitch and... Read more: Gears Esports Comes to ELEAGUE This Summer

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Introducing the Newest Member of the Xbox One Family – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

At Xbox, we’re inspired by gamers – they’re at the center of everything we do. We’re constantly listening to your feedback and looking for new ways to provide the best value and choice in gaming. Today, we’re excited to announce a new choice we’re bringing to gamers – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. Consumer appetite for digital content and experiences are stronger today than ever before. Gaming and technology have changed quite a bit since the first Xbox debuted in 2001. During this time, we’ve seen a digital transformation across gaming, music, TV and movies. And closer to home, the success of Xbox Game Pass, which gives members access to over 100 great games, is... Read more: Introducing the Newest Member of the Xbox One Family – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

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Introducing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Coming Later this Year

In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. We also wanted to use Xbox Game Pass as a platform for developers to introduce their amazing games to millions of new people. From the beginning, the service was built based on input from gamers and we’re always listening to fan feedback.  Xbox Game Pass offers a curated library of over 100 great games, available to download and play at full fidelity, for one low-monthly price. Since launch, we’ve continued to add more diverse titles to the library, including new games from Xbox Game Studios and ID@Xbox partners the same day... Read more: Introducing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Coming Later this Year

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This Week on Xbox: April 12, 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! Microsoft Store Spring Sale: Great Deals on Games, Consoles, and Xbox Game Pass The Microsoft Store Spring Sale kicks off today, so now is the perfect opportunity to score great deals on all things Xbox including the best deal of the year on Xbox... Read more: This Week on Xbox: April 12, 2019

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April’s Inside Xbox Has the Scoop on E3 2019

Tune in to an all-new episode of Inside Xbox on Tuesday, April 16, at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET for the latest news on E3, including Xbox FanFest and more. Our hour-long April episode will explore some exciting Xbox Game Pass news, new details on the much anticipated Anniversary Update for Sea of Thieves, special guest Rod Fergusson from The Coalition, first details and footage of the Warhammer Chaosbane beta, an exclusive look at Rage 2, a handful of exciting Back Compat announcements, and several surprises we’re saving for the show itself. Plus, if you watch live on Mixer while logged into your Microsoft account, you’ll receive an avatar item from Rage 2. Finally, due to popular... Read more: April’s Inside Xbox Has the Scoop on E3 2019

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Inside Xbox March Episode News Recap

Today, on our March episode of Inside Xbox, we made a big announcement about one of the world’s most popular games coming to Xbox Game Pass, revealed some major news regarding Halo: The Master Chief Collection, unveiled some of our plans for E3 2019, introduced a gorgeous new controller, shared info on new modes coming to State of Decay 2, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available. Minecraft is Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass Beginning April 4, Xbox Game Pass members can join the Minecraft community of millions of players from around the world. Discover limitless ways to play and create anything you can... Read more: Inside Xbox March Episode News Recap

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Project xCloud: Choice for How and When You Play

Back in October we formally unveiled our work on Project xCloud: a vision for game-streaming technology that will complement our console hardware and give gamers more choices in how and where they play. Since then, we’ve been heads down and hard at work, preparing to launch the first public trials later this year. At the same time, we wanted to stay transparent about our progress and chat with the Inside Xbox team, showing you the first public demo of the technology in action. One of the great developments in entertainment over the last decade is how easy and common it’s become to read, listen, or watch your digital content (often via streaming). We’ve seen this revolutionize the... Read more: Project xCloud: Choice for How and When You Play

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State of Decay 2 “Choose Your Own Apocalypse” Update Adds New Difficulty Modes

During today’s “Inside Xbox” segment, we revealed more about the two all-new terrifyingly awesome difficulty levels coming to State of Decay 2 with the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update (that we mentioned late last year) coming free to all Xbox players, including Xbox Game Pass members, starting on March 26. We’ve heard the feedback from experienced and hardcore players, and with the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update, players can jump in by either starting a new community or moving an existing community to a zone of their choice. From there, survivors can venture into either Dread or Nightmare Zones to explore the latest challenge in post-apocalyptic survival and crank their... Read more: State of Decay 2 “Choose Your Own Apocalypse” Update Adds New Difficulty Modes

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Join the Future with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition

Keep your controller collection fresh with the ultramodern Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition. You can grab the Phantom White Special Edition at retailers worldwide beginning April 2 for $69.99 USD, or pre-order yours today at select retailers, including your local Microsoft Store or online. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition is the second controller in our Phantom Series following the Phantom Black Special Edition.  The design is the optimal blend of luxury and Sci-Fi, embodying a new slant on technical beauty. This controller reflects a sense of mystery with rich, neutral colors that fade away to reveal the technology inside. From... Read more: Join the Future with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition

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Minecraft is Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass

Excitement is building! Soon, Xbox Game Pass members will be able to build, create, and explore infinite worlds with Minecraft. Beginning April 4, Xbox Game Pass members can join the Minecraft community of millions of players from around the world. Discover limitless ways to play and create anything you can imagine. Try to survive the night alone or share your adventure with friends in both split-screen or online multiplayer*. Build anything you can think of, explore your own unique overworld, discover mobs (both creepy and cute!) and play your Minecraft adventure your way! Since its launch in 2009, the Minecraft community has remained one of the most active and passionate in gaming,... Read more: Minecraft is Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass

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Get Ready for an All-New Inside Xbox on March 12

Inside Xbox is back on Tuesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET with even more exclusive news, content, interviews and footage you won’t see anywhere else! We’ll have some exciting news involving Halo: The Master Chief Collection! The hourlong episode will also feature DayZ, One Piece World Seeker and of course, Xbox Game Pass! Of course, there’s much more that we can’t reveal just yet, so be sure to tune in live on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on Tuesday, March 12th at 2 p.m PT / 5 p.m.... Read more: Get Ready for an All-New Inside Xbox on March 12

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The Full List of Crackdown 3 Achievements Revealed

The boom is nearly upon us, as Crackdown 3 will be releasing on Xbox One on February 15. We’ve taken good looks at everything from the single-player campaign to the over-the-top multiplayer of Wrecking Zone, but there’s one thing we haven’t revealed yet: the game’s achievements. On today’s episode of Inside Xbox, Creative Director Joseph Staten shared that Crackdown 3 will ship with 1500 Gamerscore, spread across the campaign and Wrecking Zone. Now, we’re excited to share the full list of achievements, which range from the straight-forward to the straight-up bonkers. Take a look at the full list below: Campaign Achievements How many do you think you’ll be able to... Read more: The Full List of Crackdown 3 Achievements Revealed

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Inside Xbox February Episode News Recap

Today, on our February episode of Inside Xbox, we gave fans a closer look at the highly anticipated Xbox One exclusive Crackdown 3, talked to the creative talent behind Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, revealed new titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and de blob, unveiled a hot new Xbox One controller, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available. Introducing Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty shared we are changing the name of our game development organization from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. In his words: “At Xbox, we believe when everyone plays, we all win. It’s why... Read more: Inside Xbox February Episode News Recap

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Xbox Game Pass: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Crackdown 3, Pumped BMX Pro, and More in February   

Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! It’s time for another drop of games coming your way. In case you hadn’t already cried when you realized that your backlog of video games has grown that much larger, my apologies. And if you’re going to cry on the controller, make it player 2’s controller please. We’re taking you deep this time around. Deeep in the shadows, deeeep in the tombs, deeeeep into zombie territory, deeeeeep into the streets, deeeeeeep into Arkham, deeeeeeeep into the deeeeeeeepness. And PS, Crackdown 3 drops in mere days. Days! *hype intensifies* On to the games: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (February 7) – Xbox One X Enhanced The climactic finale to Lara Croft’s... Read more: Xbox Game Pass: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Crackdown 3, Pumped BMX Pro, and More in February   

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Kick Your Style up a Notch with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Red Special Edition

Bring your ABXY game with the new Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Red Special Edition. Whether you’re gearing up for a new Xbox Game Pass Quest or bringing some extra flair to your next Mixer stream, this vibrant, bold controller will make a statement. Inspired by the world of active wear and sports lifestyle, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Red Special Edition is the second controller in the Sport Series. This red controller exudes energy--it features metallic red and silver accents on the front of the controller as well as a metallic red D-pad. The red diamond rubberized grips on the back of the controller will increase your comfort during long gaming sessions and help... Read more: Kick Your Style up a Notch with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Red Special Edition

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Introducing Xbox Game Studios

At Xbox, we believe when everyone plays, we all win. It’s why we’re passionate about building a portfolio of games for players across console, PC and mobile. As we’ve expanded our focus beyond the console, the Xbox brand has also evolved from its original roots. Today, Xbox is our gaming brand across all devices, no matter how or where you want to play, or who you want to play with. In that spirit, I’m pleased to share that we are changing the name of our game development organization from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. Xbox Game Studios is made up of 13 distinct game development teams responsible for beloved franchises like Age of Empires, Forza, Gears of War, Halo... Read more: Introducing Xbox Game Studios

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New Winter Map, Vikendi, Arrives for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Good news, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans: Vikendi, the new winter-themed map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is now available to play on Xbox One. If you have yet to join the battle, PUBG is now available with Xbox Game Pass and you can sign up to get your first month for just $1, giving you access to over 100 great games for one low-monthly price. The 6x6 layout of Vikendi brings a fresh, snowy terrain to the forefront of the action-packed, blockbuster battle royale experience, featuring European-style cities, a Cosmodrome and a dinosaur theme park. The most technically advanced map in PUBG to date, Vikendi offers players a diversity of gameplay opportunities,... Read more: New Winter Map, Vikendi, Arrives for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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