Xbox Insider Release Notes

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2108.210323-1900)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

Xbox Insider Release Notes

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_DEV_FLIGHT\21343.1007.210323-1900
  • Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 25, 2021
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 26, 2021

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

HDMI

  • Fixed an issue where users were getting a black/blank screen randomly on console startup or while using the console.

System

  • Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console
    • Note: Users participating in Preview may see “odd” text across the console, for more information go here.

Known Issues

We understand some issues have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These items aren’t being ignored, but it will take Xbox engineers more time to find a solution.

We’re still tracking these known issues:

Apps

  • Several apps may have issues displaying their UI.

Audio

  • Some users have reported that they are not hearing any audio with Dolby Atmos enabled.

Games

  • Some users are reporting that their mouse isn’t working correctly in Minecraft.
  • We’ve received reports that controller input is not working when a game is launched.

Guide

  • We are investigating reports of the audio mixer being unable to adjust chat/game audio levels.

HDMI-CEC

  • We’ve received some reports that HDMI-CEC is not working correctly.
    • Note: Ensure that your TV supports HDMI-CEC and is also enabled before filing feedback.

HDR

  • We’ve received reports that some users are unable to enable HDR on the console.
    • Workaround: Power down the console completely (hold the power button for 5-10 seconds) and then power on the console.

Home

  • Some users have reported that the icon for a disc-based title is not appearing on the dashboard.

Multiplayer

  • We are aware that some titles do not currently support the Free-to Play multiplayer testing currently available in Preview. We are working with the studios as the titles require an update to support this service change.
    • Note: Titles currently not supported include Destiny 2 and Call Of Duty: Warzone. Please Report a problem on any other titles that are not working.

My Games & Apps

  • Titles in collection may incorrectly appear with a “trial” tag.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

Make sure to use Report a problem to keep us informed of your issue. We may not be able to respond to everyone, but the data we’ll gather is crucial to finding a resolution.

What Happens to Your Feedback

How to Get Xbox Insider Support

If you’re an Xbox Insider looking for support, please reach out to the community subreddit. Official Xbox staff, moderators, and fellow Xbox Insiders are there to help with your concerns.

When posting to the subreddit, please look through most recent posts to see if your issue has already been posted or addressed. We always recommend adding to threads with the same issue before posting a brand new one. This helps us support you the best we can! Don’t forget to use “Report a problem” before posting—the information shared in both places helps us understand your issue better.

Thank you to every Xbox Insider in the subreddit today. We love that it has become such a friendly and community-driven hub of conversation and support.

For more information regarding the Xbox Insider Program follow us on Twitter. Keep an eye on future Xbox Insider Release Notes for more information regarding your Xbox One Update Preview ring!

Hunting Simulator 2: Elite Edition Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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Hunting Simulator 2: Elite Edition Xbox Series X|S

Nacon

28
$69.99
Xbox Series X|S version of Hunting Simulator 2 NOT playable on Xbox One. The Elite Edition of Hunting Simulator 2 includes the full game and all additional content: - A new game mode with the scripted campaign "A Ranger’s Life" - A Browning rifle and large-calibre Winchester bolt-action rifle for huge prey - 8 official Beretta shotguns for hunting waterfowl, including the Beretta Model 486, a premium shotgun designed by Marc Newson - 4 complete official Browning outfits - A permanent bear hunting licence It's open season! In stunning natural environments, choose your gear from the best official weapons and accessories and set off with your dog in search of a variety of animal species in this open-world hunting simulation.
 
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Hunting Simulator 2: Elite Edition Xbox One

Nacon

13
$69.99
Xbox One game playable on Xbox Series X|S. A version optimized for Xbox Series X|S is available separately. The Elite Edition of Hunting Simulator 2 includes the full game and all additional content: - A new game mode with the scripted campaign "A Ranger’s Life" - A Browning rifle and large-calibre Winchester bolt-action rifle for huge prey - 8 official Beretta shotguns for hunting waterfowl, including the Beretta Model 486, a premium shotgun designed by Marc Newson - 4 complete official Browning outfits - A permanent bear hunting licence It's open season! In stunning natural environments, choose your gear from the best official weapons and accessories and set off with your dog in search of a variety of animal species in this open-world hunting simulation.

 

Product Info:
Developer: Neopica
Publisher: Bigben Interactive
Website: Hunting Simulator 2
Twitter: @Nacon / @HuntingSim

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Video For Octopath Traveler Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

Octopath Traveler Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play.

Our tagline for the game sums it all up pretty well and starting today you’ll be able to experience the compelling characters, intense battles, and gorgeous visuals of Octopath Traveler on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as well as with Xbox Game Pass.

Octopath Traveler

From the start you’ll be invited to select one of eight characters (Olberic, Cyrus, Tressa, Ophilia, Primrose, Alfyn, Therion, or H’aanit) each with their own stories to uncover, unique abilities (in and out of battle) and side quests to complete. Some of you may have already noticed the connection between the first letter of each of their names… You’ll embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover each traveler’s full story as their journey unfolds.

Octopath Traveler

The combat system in the game is easy to pick up, get into and play, but with so much to uncover, learn and experiment with – take turns in battle to identify and target the weaknesses of your enemies, then break through those defences to emerge victorious against even the most formidable of foes.

Octopath Traveler

All of this is wrapped up in a very distinct set of visuals. Octopath Traveler brings the style of classic RPGs to the modern era with what we’ve termed “HD-2D” graphics. These feature expressive 2D character sprites set against beautiful realistic elements in a 3D world. This certainly isn’t your regular 2D RPG and as you start to play Octopath Traveler you’ll begin to understand what we mean.

Octopath Traveler

To finish, we just wanted to say that we’ve been absolutely delighted to see how excited everyone has been to hear that Octopath Traveler is coming to Xbox, and we’re excited to announce that it’s also available on Xbox Game Pass on console, cloud, and PC starting today!

We hope you enjoy the journey ahead!

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OCTOPATH TRAVELER

SQUARE ENIX CO. LTD.

186
$59.99 $47.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass
Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers.

Tinker Racers Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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Tinker Racers

QUByte Interactive

10
$4.99
Tinker Racers is not about reaching the finishing line at all. In this Survival Racing Party Game, the challenge is to stay in sight on chaotic miniature tracks. You want to be leading the race to be the camera target. Especially because everyone that leaves the camera dies! Race with mini RC cars on tracks that your parents never allowed you to set at home.
 
Product Info:
Developer: Rumbora Game Developer
Publisher: QUByte Interactive
Website: Tinker Racers
Twitter: @RumboraGames@qubytegames

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El Hijo – A Wild West Tale Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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El Hijo - A Wild West Tale

www.handy-games.com GmbH

4
$19.99 $13.99
"El Hijo - A Wild West Tale" is an exciting spaghetti-western stealth game, in which you guide a young boy on his quest to find his mother. As a six-year-old, “El Hijo” must always sneak past the dangers of his world. As he overcomes his challenges, he gains self-confidence, becomes more cunning and, along with it, finds more schemes to get past his foes. His epic journey will lead him through a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert, and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy. The journey begins, when a farmer and her son are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave the boy at a secluded monastery to protect him. However, the place doesn’t feel right and he plans his escape. “El Hijo - A Wild West Tale” is a non-violent stealth game in which you rely on the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Using the shadows to his advantage is the core element of the game, as “El Hijo” will often have to hide. Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that “El Hijo” must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.
 
Product Info:
Developer: Honig Studios
Publisher: HandyGames
Website: El Hijo – A Wild West Tale
Twitter: @honigstudios@handy_games

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Explore Chinese Mythology in Immortals Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Realm

Immortals Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Realm is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, letting Immortals Fenyx Rising players depart on a DLC adventure inspired by Chinese mythology. Led by Ubisoft Chengdu and based loosely on a myth known as “Nuwa Mends the Heavens,” the new adventure casts players as Ku, a new hero battling to help the goddess Nuwa save reality from a catastrophe that has torn the sky and left humanity frozen in place.

Immortals Fenyx Rising - Myths of the Eastern Realm

Set in a new open world above the clouds, Ku’s journey is filled with jagged cliffs to climb and classical Chinese architecture to explore. With artificial wings and a new fighting style inspired by Chinese martial arts, Ku can wield a range of devastating godly powers – as well as a sword, axe, and bow – to thrash a broad assortment of new mythological monsters and other foes on the ground and in the air. The DLC also introduces an array of new puzzle elements, including redirectable windmills, weighted blocks that change their size and mass when hit, and floating, rideable clouds.

Immortals Fenyx Rising - Myths of the Eastern Realm

Immortals Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Realm is available now to Season Pass owners (along with the first DLC, Immortals Fenyx Rising – A New God), and is also available as a separate purchase via the Xbox Store. And if you aren’t yet sure if Immortals Fenyx Rising is for you, check out the free demo, which includes an exclusive, self-contained adventure designed to show off Fenyx’s powers. There are plenty of monsters and other obstacles standing between Ku and a mended sky, so grab your best blades and get ready to step into a whole new mythology.

Explore Chinese Mythology in Immortals Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Realm!

Immortals Fenyx Rising™ – DLC 2: Myths of the Eastern Realm

UBISOFT

17
$14.99
Experience an exciting new tale inspired by Chinese mythology! As Ku, a brave new hero, you must help the goddess Nuwa restore the balance between Heaven and Earth. Encounter legendary Chinese deities, fight exotic monsters, and challenge yourself with unique puzzle mechanics in the quest to save humanity.
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Immortals Fenyx Rising™

Ubisoft

281
$59.99
Xbox One X Enhanced
Immortals Fenyx Rising brings grand mythological adventure to life. Play as Fenyx, a new, winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods. The fate of the world is at stake – you are the gods’ last hope. – Wield the powers of the gods, like Achilles' sword and Daidalos' wings, to battle powerful enemies and solve ancient puzzles. – Fight iconic mythological beasts like Cyclops and Medusa in dynamic combat in the air and on the ground. – Use your skills and diverse weapons, including self-guided arrows, telekinesis, and more, for devastating damage. – Discover a stylized open world across seven unique regions, each inspired by the gods. This game leverages Smart Delivery allowing access to both the Xbox One title and the Xbox Series X|S title
Biomutant

Biomutant Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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Biomutant Pre-Order Bundle

THQ Nordic

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Pre-Order BIOMUTANT now & get the Mercenary class DLC, a unique combination of perks, in addition to the full game. The Mercenary is a special class loadout playable from start through this DLC only. The Mercenary has dual-wield as a starting ability and is geared up with a classic Katana and the shorter Wakizashi blades to explain it in real-world terms. Simply put, it'll let you experience the world of BIOMUTANT as classic samurai looking warrior from the start.
NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 05/25/2021 – 7:00 AM (check the product page for release date/time in your region).
 
Product Info:
Developer: Experiment 101
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Website: Biomutant
Twitter: @Experiment1O1@THQNordic / @Biomutant
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Free Play Days - March 25

Free Play Days: Tekken 7, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

Battle the best fighters from around the world, drive the world’s hottest high-performance vehicles, or build an empire that will stand the test of time. Tekken 7, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI are are all available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, March 25 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, in this weekend’s Free Play Days lineup.

How to Start Playing

Find and install the games here on Xbox.com. Clicking through will send you to the Microsoft Store, where you must be signed in to see the option to install with your Xbox Live Gold membership. To download on console, click on the Subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and enter the Gold member area to locate the Free Play Days collection on your Xbox One.

Keep the Fun Going

Purchase the games and other editions at a limited time discount and continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and earned achievements during the event! Please note that discount percentage may vary by region.

Game Details

Tekken 7
Tekken 7 takes the franchise to the next level with innovative fighting mechanics, new features, and photo-realistic graphics but keeps the classic 3D fighter fun. With over 30 characters, you’ll be sure to find the fighter to suit your style. All the attitude, showmanship, and competitiveness of the arcades are resurrected for this supreme gaming experience. Raise your fists and get ready for the ultimate battle.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered
Feel the thrill of the chase and the rush of the escape in this weekend’s inclusion for Free Play Days. Drive the world’s most desirable supercars on both sides of the law, including supercharged vehicles with tactical weaponry. With the groundbreaking Autolog, engage in asynchronous competition with friends online in head-to-head pursuits for a heart-pumping, socially competitive racing experience. Keep the fun going with savings up to 40% off the game in the Microsoft Store.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Attempt to build an empire that will stand the test of time in the turn-based strategy game originally created by legendary game designer, Sid Meier. From Rome to Japan, challenge history’s renowned leaders and create a civilization that dominates through sheer military might or by innovation and culture. Included in the Xbox One version of the game are four scenario packs for Vikings, Poland, Australia, and Macedonia.

Don’t miss out on this exciting Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest Xbox gaming news.

Video For Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Now Available

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Now Available

We meet again, Xbox Community!

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the concluding chapter in Kazuma Kiryu’s saga, is now available! Settle the Dragon of Dojima’s past once and for all in this explosive action brawler, where Kiryu must navigate the yakuza life he left behind and fight for the answers to keep the family he loves safe.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Today also marks the momentous occasion that the entire Yakuza series following Kazuma Kiryu’s story is playable from beginning to end on Xbox Game Pass. To experience it chronologically, start with Yakuza 0, then Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2, the Yakuza Remastered Collection (Yakuza 3 – 5 Remastered) and wrap up with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. That may seem overwhelming, but once you swear the oath, you’re hooked until the end—just ask your boy, Jeff!

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Yakuza 6 follows the legendary yakuza Kazuma Kiryu faced with a question: How far would he go for family? Hellbent on uncovering the truth behind a tragic accident that left his adoptive daughter comatose, Kiryu must fight his way across Japan and through corruption.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Customize Kiryu’s skills and master combos with bone-crushing finishers. Weaponize surroundings and fight with traffic cones, bicycles and everything in between. Kiryu also debuts his Extreme Heat Mode, letting loose for even greater damage payoff with active play.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

From the sleepy port town of Onomichi to the rough-and-tumble Kamurocho district, you can dig into dozens of lifestyle activities like bar hopping, gaming in arcades with classic Sega titles, seaside sightseeing, and lending a hand to the locals in need.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Pictured: A local in knead—er, need.

You can also check out Clan Creator, a mini-game within Yakuza 6. It’s like fantasy league but with yakuza. Tell the following code to the Clan Creator NPC Masao for a Super Rare Card, courtesy of your buddies at Sega: ATPERCENTDRAGON

Head over to your dashboard to pick up Yakuza 6 and the rest of the collection today! For more Yakuza news, follow the Yakuza team at @RGGStudio or stay right here on Xbox Wire.

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

SEGA of America, Inc.

210
$19.99 $15.99
Xbox Game Pass
In Yakuza 6, Kazuma Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family – be those ties through blood or bond – when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. Fresh out of a three-year prison sentence, an older and weathered Kiryu comes to find out that his surrogate daughter, Haruka, has gone missing from the orphanage he looks after. The trail leads him to his old stomping grounds in Kamurocho, where he discovers that she has been struck by a car and now lies in a coma. To make matters worse, Kiryu learns that Haruka now has a son that he must look after. With baby in hand, Kiryu journeys to the seaside town of Onomichi, Hiroshima to unravel the truth about Haruka, her son, and a sinister secret that the Hiroshima yakuza are harboring. From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red-light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration the game's blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer. Enter the “Dragon Engine” – Explore the world of Yakuza like never before. Yakuza 6 is the first current-gen Yakuza title that was developed from the ground up for the current-gen hardware, introducing the seedy Japanese underworld with detailed visuals, lifelike animations, a new physics engine, interactive storefronts, seamless transitions and more. Explore Kamurocho Reborn and the Scenic Views of Onomichi – The hypnotic lights, opportunistic inhabitants, and hedonistic distractions of Kamurocho look better than ever. Revamped minigames like karaoke, batting cages, darts, hostesses, and the SEGA arcade have been streamlined for maximum pleasure, and new additions like the RIZAP Gym, Cat Café, and Clan Creator are the purrfect distractions after a long night of bashing heads! But it’s also time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life to play tourist in beautiful Onomichi. This tranquil coastal community is home to plenty of local activities like bar mingling, spearfishing (think action-packed rail shooter … with fish), and more! Let the Bodies Hit the Floor – Yakuza 6 Kiryu is a 100% certified badass, so that means he’s a battle-hardened veteran when it comes to the art of street fighting. Although he utilizes one fighting style this time around, you best believe Kiryu hits like a truck. Devastating combos and bone-breaking Heat Actions make a return, but now the Dragon of Dojima can fill up a meter to engage Extreme Heat Mode. When activated, Kiryu glows blue and unleashes heavy-damage combos with his fists or any “tool” that’s close at hand. Fully Voiced Japanese Audio – For the first time in series history, every line and piece of dialogue is fully voiced in Japanese. Let the dramatic story and absurd humor of the series unfold like an interactive foreign film experience.

Bladed Fury Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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Bladed Fury

PM Studios, Inc.

30
$19.99
Bladed Fury is a classic 2D action game, based on Chinese mythology with an accompanying traditional art style and sound design, but with a dash of surrealism added to the mix. Featuring a fluid combat experience, a high-octane combo system, and a plethora of ancient enemies and gods to destroy
 
Product Info:
Developer: NExT Studios
Publisher: PM Studios
Website: Bladed Fury
Twitter: @NEXTStudios@PMStudiosUSA
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New Xbox Wireless Controllers

Make a Statement with the New Xbox Wireless Controllers: Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition

As we continue to expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to bring new controller designs to our fans to expand their own. We recognize what speaks to you will differ from other Xbox fans, from exciting, visually appealing designs to features that enhance performance, or both. Today, we’re excited to introduce not one, but two new Xbox Wireless Controllers to add to your personal collection.

Electric Volt

Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt

Inspired by the energy and vibrance often found in athletic apparel and sneaker design, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt is the newest color in the current generation of Xbox controllers. Electric Volt builds on the same, striking color theme of Shock Blue and Pulse Red but takes it up a notch with a high-energy, yellow resin not yet seen on Xbox hardware. The high-vis yellow top case punches hard against the matte black hybrid D-pad while the white back case adds even more dimension to the design. Textured grip on the bumpers, triggers, and back case help provide greater control through every gaming session. The new Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt will be available for $64.99 USD beginning April 27 in most Xbox markets worldwide and can be purchased at select retailers, including Microsoft Store. Check your local retailer for product availability in your region. For more product details, visit Xbox.com

Daystrike Camo Special Edition

Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition is the third installment in our Camo series, following the Night Ops Camo and Arctic Camo Special Edition controllers, and first in the latest generation of Xbox controllers. Your favorite Xbox camo takes on a unique, lifestyle twist in this fresh design. With a palette of deep reds, paired with grey and black, Daystrike Camo brings a streetwear vibe to your game. It also includes features standard of the new Xbox Wireless Controllers like the Share button, hybrid D-pad, and textured grip on the triggers. For the first time ever, the Daystrike Camo Special Edition incorporates textured grip across the entire top surface of the bumpers to keep your grip locked in and on target. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition will be available for $69.99 USD starting May 4 in most Xbox markets worldwide. Check your local retailer for availability.

New Xbox Wireless Controllers Lifestyle

To celebrate our two new controller designs, Xbox Gear Shop chose Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo as the color inspiration for the first release in the new Xbox Icon Collection, a series of limited-run gear inspired by iconic elements of the brand. The premium, everyday apparel is designed for you to rep your love for all things Xbox in comfort and style. The Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo-inspired apparel will be available in unisex sizes at Xbox Gear Shop beginning April 21. Xbox Gear Shop ships internationally to most countries from the U.S., but as quantities will be limited, be sure to lock yours in before they’re gone for good.

Visit Xbox Gear Shop for the latest official gear and shipping details.

New Xbox Wireless Controllers Lifestyle

Additionally, our efforts to become more sustainable across the Xbox product lifecycle apply to Xbox Wireless Controllers. With the new Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition controllers, we will be incorporating post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins for the first time in any Xbox hardware. Both controllers will contain a portion of resins made from recycled materials like automotive headlight covers, plastic water jugs and CDs. We expect no compromises from these recycled materials either, as our testing shows the materials provide the same controller durability or performance you have come to expect. We are excited to be taking this next step in our commitment to waste reduction and recycling, while still coming up with innovative new controller designs.

As with all Xbox Wireless Controllers, you can wirelessly connect the Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition controllers to devices including Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One with the built-in Xbox Wireless radio. You can also connect to Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices with Bluetooth Low Energy for remote play from your console or cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the go. Both controllers include the Share button, now standard to our new Xbox Wireless Controllers, to instantly capture screenshots and clips, a USB-C port to play and charge with the Xbox Rechargeable Battery (sold separately), and Dynamic Latency Input for a more responsive and seemingly instantaneous gaming experience. The controllers also include the fan-favorite custom button mapping via the Xbox Accessories app.

In select markets, both controllers come with a 14-day trial for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate so you can discover your next favorite game from over 100 games across console, PC and Android mobile devices from the cloud.

Visit xbox.com, Microsoft Store, or your local retailer for more information.

Smelter

Smelter Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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Smelter

DANGEN Entertainment

18
$19.99
You are Eve, fresh out of Eden and armed with a living suit of armor. Explore a dangerous new world, battle its bizarre denizens and expand your empire in a desperate journey to find Adam. Smelter is a strategy, action-platformer combo inspired by classics from the 16-bit era. Lead Smelter and his faithful Zirm forces by expanding Smelter’s territory across the Rumbly Lands in top-down strategy levels, then dive into thrilling side-scrolling action stages after annexing key locations. Build, attack and advance your army -- unlock, upgrade and unleash elemental action skills against vicious enemies, perilous environments and dangerous bosses. Release the power of Smelter! STORY After the untimely destruction of the Garden, Eve finds herself in an unfamiliar world with her beloved Adam nowhere to be found. In her search for Adam, she encounters Smelter, an unusually over-confident, winged creature with the powerful ability to transform and fuse with others, giving them incredible powers. Offering his apparently “invaluable” assistance, Smelter transforms and fuses with Eve. They depart on a journey to the treacherous Rumbly Lands. There, they expand Smelter’s territory, allowing them to reach further into the various domains to find out what happened to her Adam, hoping to find him in one piece and find a way back home to their peaceful lives...
NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 04/21/2021 – 9:00 PM (check the product page for release date/time in your region).
 
Product Info:
Developer: X PLUS
Publisher: ‪DANGEN Entertainment‬
Website: Smelter
Twitter: @Dangen_Ent@SmelterXp

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Cozy Grove

Cozy Grove Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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Cozy Grove

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

50
$14.99
Xbox One X Enhanced
Welcome to Cozy Grove, a life-sim game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you'll wander the island's forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you'll bring color and joy back to Cozy Grove! Cozy Grove is synced to real world time and provides 30-60 minutes of new quest content each day. After that, you can fish, craft, and decorate to your heart's content! Features: • Beautiful, dynamic, hand-drawn landscapes that come alive when you help a spirit in need. • Dozens of memorable characters and spirits for you to find and befriend. Each spirit has a unique, extensive story for you to unravel over time. • Collect spirit animals, craft decorations, go fishing and more! • 40+ hour campaign filled with side quests, designed to span months of playtime.

NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 04/07/2021 – 9:00 PM (check the product page for release date/time in your region).
 
Product Info:
Developer: Spry Fox
Publisher: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
Website: Cozy Grove
Twitter: @spryfox / @QuantumApG

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The Ultimate Fighter Bundle Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate + Injustice 2 Leg. Edition Bundle

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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$99.99 $79.99
The Ultimate Fighter Bundle delivers the ultimate 1-2 punch, combining both of NetherRealm Studios' blockbuster fighting franchises in one knockout package. The definitive MK11 experience! Take control of Earthrealm's protectors in the game's TWO critically acclaimed, time-bending Story Campaigns as they race to stop Kronika from rewinding time and rebooting history. Friendships are tested, and new alliances forged, in the battle to save all of existence. MK11 Ultimate features the komplete 37-character roster, including new additions Rain, Mileena & Rambo. Every Battle Defines You in Injustice™ 2 - Legendary Edition. Experience the epic story, dynamic gameplay and the biggest DC Universe roster ever assembled in a fighting game. Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends. Includes all 10 add-on characters, including Hellboy and TMNT. MK11 Ultimate is Smart Delivery enabled and includes FREE upgrades on the Xbox Series X|S: • 4K Dynamic Resolution • Enhanced Visuals • Significantly Improved Loading Times • Cross-Platform/Cross-Gen Compatibility

Includes Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Injustice 2 – Legendary Edition.

 
Product Info:
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Website: Games by NetherRealm Studios
Twitter: @NetherRealm / @wbgames 

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Video For OCTOPATH TRAVELER Is Now Available For Windows 10, Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S (And Included With Xbox Game Pass)

OCTOPATH TRAVELER Is Now Available For Windows 10, Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S (And Included With Xbox Game Pass)

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OCTOPATH TRAVELER

SQUARE ENIX CO. LTD.

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$59.99 $47.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass
Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers.
 
Product Info:
Developer: Square Enix, ACQUIRE Corp
Publisher: Square Enix
Website: OCTOPATH TRAVELER
Twitter:  @acquire_pr@SquareEnix

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