So, this is pretty exciting, isn’t it? Launch day! Sea of Thieves is now available around the world for everyone to play. This has been an amazing journey for Rare as a studio and for our team who have delivered an entirely new type of multiplayer game that we’re incredibly proud of. We’re thrilled to be entering a new phase for Sea of Thieves and to see where this voyage takes us next. We’ve taken a unique approach with Sea of Thieves, from launching our Insider Programme in December 2016, where we invited our first 1,000 players into the first Technical Alpha, through a series of Alpha tests, our Closed Beta and Scale Tests, to the recent Final Beta where everyone was given the... Read more: Sea of Thieves Now Available Worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs
Like many of us on the team, we grew up as big fans of timeless classic movies like "The Goonies." So it should come as no surprise that when our team went looking for the perfect person to play the lead role in the Sea of Thieves cinematic trailer, Sean Astin sat atop our list. Today, before the official release of Sea of Thieves, I am excited to world-premiere our launch cinematic trailer, featuring Sean Astin as the curator at the Museum of More Pirate. A man determined to share his lifelong passion by preserving exhibits and sharing tales of real explorers from the game who've already become the stuff of legend. Sean brings an appropriate shot of charm and enthusiasm to the role and... Read more: Sea of Thieves: Museum of More Pirate
GDC is always one of my favorite game industry events of the year. Because it’s really developer focused, it has a totally different energy from others. It’s always a great time for the team here at ID@Xbox to talk developers from around the world, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, and we always take the opportunity to show off some amazing games that are coming through the program. This year at GDC, we’re highlighting more than 50 titles coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 – including the 18 new titles we announced last week – and many are coming to Xbox One as console launch exclusives, including Black Desert, Below, Virgo vs. the Zodiac and Trailmakers. As... Read more: GDC: Celebrating the Success of Independent Developers with ID@Xbox
Opening Day is around the corner for your favorite MLB teams and players. Today, however, represents an early Opening Day as your season officially opens with our release of R.B.I. Baseball 18. With more gameplay modes, a brand-new look, and the same easy-to-play fun, we think R.B.I. Baseball 18 takes a huge leap forward in our most significant update since the franchise was revived in 2014. One of the largest undertakings for our internal dev team was the creation of an all-new Franchise Mode. It’s the most requested feature from your feedback on previous versions of the game, so we’re excited to give you complete control of your favorite MLB team by making trades, signing free... Read more: It’s a Whole New Ballgame – R.B.I. Baseball 18 Releases Today on Xbox One
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. This coming week we'll take to the high seas of adventure in the Xbox exclusive title Sea of Thieves, embark on a unique co-op adventure in A Way Out, and swing for the fences in R.B.I. Baseball 18 -- and these are just a few of the excellent games coming to Xbox One next week! Read more below and click on their profiles for pre-order... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 19 – 25
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! E3 2018: Microsoft Readies Biggest E3 Showing Ever Since Xbox made its first appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2000, Xbox has had a major presence at the show, delivering exclusive and powerful ways to let fans in on what... Read more: This Week on Xbox: March 16, 2018
Circuit Breakers debuted on Xbox One last August, but that hasn't stopped us working to release a massive free content update – in fact, it's out now! If you've yet to hear about Circuit Breakers, it's a delightfully nostalgic twin-stick shooter - a homage to the arcade era -- with up to six-player local co-op on Xbox One. From the easy-to-get grips with controls, to the addictive 'just one more…' gameplay, Circuit Breakers takes you back in time. Out today is a massive new content update for Circuit Breakers that adds new playable characters, deadly weapons, a game mode, power ups and more – and it's entirely free to all Circuit Breakers owners. The headline feature for this... Read more: What’s New in Circuit Breakers?
Sea of Thieves is just days away from us hitting the high seas of adventure on Xbox One and Windows 10. And as much fun as we're looking to have, there are a few things we'll need to remember as we're running around looking for buried treasure, navigating giant swells on the high seas, and matching swords against skeletons and fellow pirates. To help, we've put together a one-stop guide that covers all the controls for Sea of Thieves on both Xbox One and Windows 10. Default Controller Layout Default Keyboard and Mouse Layout On Land As you find yourself romping among the islands and looking for treasure, the controls are primarily designed for you to have quick... Read more: A Deep Dive on the Controls for Sea of Thieves on Xbox One and Windows 10
Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with Chris Roberts, Creative Director at Stellar Entertainment, about enhancing Burnout Paradise Remastered for Xbox One X. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Burnout Paradise Remastered for Xbox One X (textures, draw, framerate,... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Burnout Paradise Remastered
Hey, Xbox gamers! The Mixer Tips & Tricks team is back with five tips for Metal Gear Survive. While this game’s labeled as a spinoff, your best bet is to think of this as a different game altogether. Those looking for a challenging survival game will find it here because the baddies are brutal and the world is harsh. So with these five tips, we’ll teach you things like what to focus on first, the best ways to deal with enemies, and how to navigate the Dust! Click on the video above to check them out. For even more strategies and tactics on today's hottest games, plus plenty of other gaming-related fun, tune in to Tips and Tricks, live every Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on... Read more: Metal Gear Survive Tips and Tricks
This week we’re celebrating yet another milestone for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One: we have now passed 5M players! We’re very excited that the community continues to grow – reaching over 5 million players in less than 3 months is a major accomplishment and we’re happy so many of you are enjoying the game. We’ve also greatly appreciated all the feedback received from the community which is helping us create the best and most realistic Battle Royale experience. We just released the ninth optimization patch on March 2, which improved vehicle feedback, sound effects, matchmaking and more, and last week we shared our spring development roadmap with details on... Read more: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox Hits the 5 Million Player Mark!
Games play best on Xbox One and there’s no better place to forge your adventurous pirate voyage than on a new Xbox One X console for the launch of Sea of Thieves! In celebration of its March 20 release, exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10, we’re excited to offer a limited-time promotion at participating retailers where the purchase of a new Xbox One X, which retails for $499.99 USD, will come with a digital copy of Sea of Thieves. The promotion will be available in most Xbox One markets starting March 18 through March 24, but start and end dates will vary by market, so you’ll want to check with your local retailer for more information. If you’re looking for the best value in... Read more: Buy Xbox One X, Get Sea of Thieves for a Limited Time
We all like to think that we’ll see humans reach the surface of Mars soon – and we might even set up a colony within our lifetime. Science will keep on working on this challenge for a while, but thankfully, we can start living that dream in a more user-friendly way today. From all of us at Paradox Interactive and Haemimont Games, we are extremely proud to share our latest survival city-builder Surviving Mars with you today on the Xbox One family of devices. As of right now, you can journey to the Red Planet with your own copy of Surviving Mars, available to download and play immediately, starting at $39.99. If you want your colony to really have that new-world shine, you can also... Read more: Surviving Mars Launches Today on Xbox One
Ahoy! Grab your pirate crew and set sail at your local Microsoft Store to celebrate the launch of Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive Sea of Thieves. Come aboard to a Microsoft Store near you on March 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local time, and celebrate the free-roaming pirate life with your crew. Treasure will be awarded to those with the best pirate costumes. The first 200 attendees at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York and Sydney and 50 attendees across other store locations, starting at 5:30 p.m., will receive an exclusive Sea of Thieves poster! If you are in New York or Sydney, join us at the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue or Sydney flagship Microsoft Store on Pitt... Read more: Be More Pirate and Celebrate Sea of Thieves at Microsoft Store!
Today, Square Enix announced that Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the next game in the beloved action-adventure series, will be coming to Xbox One and Windows PC on September 14, 2018. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third game and climactic finale in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy, which began in 2013 with Tomb Raider and continued in 2015 with Rise of the Tomb Raider. You can watch the teaser trailer for the game above. Speaking of the previous games, if you haven’t had the chance to check out Lara’s most recent adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider is currently available as part of Xbox Game Pass. Both Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider are also available for purchase on the... Read more: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Coming to Xbox One on September 14
Planet Alpha is an adventure that takes place in a living alien world where you have the ability to control the day and night. It combines fast platforming, challenging puzzles and stealth moments with a unique art style to create an unforgettable experience. The Beginning The development of Planet Alpha was, and in many ways still is, a roller coaster and many things have changed since the game started as a spare time project of mine over four years ago: the name was swapped a couple of times, the gameplay went through a few iterations and best of all, we are now a small, but ambitious team working hard to create something special. But a few things always stayed the same, like... Read more: Announcing Adventure Game Planet Alpha
Our fifth GDC is just around the corner, and the ID@Xbox team can’t wait to descend on the Bay Area to chat with attendees, sit in on some interesting panels and showcase games from around the world to our fans. We’re excited to feature more than 50 games at the show that will be coming via the ID@Xbox program, including 18 newly announced titles, all of which will be joining us at either the Moscone Center Lobby Bar or at an exclusive press preview event during GDC. These newly announced games launching through the ID@Xbox program include 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, Apocalypse Cow, BackSlash, Can’t Drive This, Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare, Exception, Flipping Death, Iris.Fall, Once Upon a... Read more: Announcing 18 New Games coming via the ID@Xbox Program
Did I just wake up from a crazy dream or did David “The Bullet” Smith really break his own Guinness World Records title for Greatest Distance Travelled as a Human Cannonball for the launch of Sea of Thieves?! Yesterday was such an incredible Xbox livestream event and we’re so happy you viewers at home were able to tune-in! David launched 195 ft through the air out of the Xbox Pirate Blaster, a 34 ft long cannon at Raymond James Stadium, breaking his old Guinness World Records title of 193.8 ft. The flight was a wild ride for David who was in the air for about five seconds before an impact stop on the landing airbag. On the Mixer Xbox Channel, all of the passion, comments, and use... Read more: Xbox and David Smith Set a New Guinness World Records Title for a Human Cannonball
Since Xbox made its first appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2000, Xbox has had a major presence at the show, delivering exclusive and powerful ways to let fans in on what we’re up to, and 2018 will be no different. In fact, it will be our biggest showing ever. With the evolution of E3, now including fans and extended show hours, we saw an opportunity to create an entirely new show experience reaching E3 attendees and those that are following the show from afar. With that, in collaboration with the Entertainment Software Association, the organizers of E3, we’re excited to announce that Xbox will be taking over the Microsoft Theater, a perfectly situated space... Read more: E3 2018: Microsoft Readies Biggest E3 Showing Ever