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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Coming to PC, Halo: Reach Being Added to the Collection

Today we’re extremely excited to share two big announcements that deliver on what are easily the most frequently requested asks from our community over the last few years: First, Halo: Reach is being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) and second, the entire collection is coming to PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam! This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to bring the Halo Universe and Master Chief’s story to a new audience and to offer PC gamers a chance to step into the franchise on the PC platform of their choice. For the team at 343 Industries, the most important and critical element of this project is ensuring that Halo: The Master Chief Collection... Read more: Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Coming to PC, Halo: Reach Being Added to the Collection

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13 New Titles Announced for ID@Xbox Ahead of GDC 2019

It’s that time of year again where talented game developers from around the world come together for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, and the ID@Xbox team is ready to kick off another showcase of amazing titles from independent developers in the ID@Xbox program. We’re looking forward to this year at GDC, with 13 newly announced titles joining us in San Francisco and a total of 30 games featured across the Microsoft Booth, in the lower level of the South Hall, and our Developer Showcase event for media. We’re excited to share a closer look at newly announced titles for Xbox One including Beholder 2, Boomerang Fu, CrossCode, Dead Static Drive, Door Kickers:... Read more: 13 New Titles Announced for ID@Xbox Ahead of GDC 2019

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Explore the Origins of Crackdown 3 with the Crackdown Comic Series from Dynamite Entertainment

Following the explosive launch of Crackdown 3 across Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and on Windows 10 PC, fans have been stepping up their boom alongside Terry Crews’ Commander Jaxon, exploring the hyper-powered playground of New Providence and leveling buildings in the fully-destructible multiplayer mode known as Wrecking Zone. To celebrate the comic book-inspired, over-the-top action of Crackdown 3, Microsoft Studios has partnered with publisher Dynamite Entertainment for an official Crackdown comic book series! Bringing the narrative of The Agency to the page is writer Jonathan Goff (Halo) and artist Ricardo Jaime, who have collaborated to further explore the world of Crackdown 3 and... Read more: Explore the Origins of Crackdown 3 with the Crackdown Comic Series from Dynamite Entertainment

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This Week on Xbox: February 22, 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! One Piece World Seeker Arrives on Xbox One March 15, Pre-order Today Hello everyone, my name is Florian, I’m the Europe Product Manager for the One Piece brand and I’m truly excited to give you more information on One Piece World Seeker today!... Read more: This Week on Xbox: February 22, 2019

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Welcome (Back) Aboard – 5 Ways Sea of Thieves has Evolved Since Launch

When's the last time you've teamed up with a few privateering pals and set sail in Sea of Thieves? If you've taken a break from the breakers, you may be surprised at how much more you'll find floating around the game these days. Rare has continually updated Sea of Thieves (over 30 times in less than a year!), including 4 major, game-altering expansions, delivered for free and seamlessly integrated into the game. We're talking new questlines, enemies, and all-important plunder. Here's a quick guide on what's waiting for you in the game: Table for 3 Not traveling in a foursome? No problem - no matter your party size, there's now a vessel for you. Not too big, not too small, the... Read more: Welcome (Back) Aboard – 5 Ways Sea of Thieves has Evolved Since Launch

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Crackdown 3 Launches Worldwide Today with Xbox Game Pass

It’s time to step up your boom, Agents! Crackdown 3 is now available with Xbox Game Pass on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. In the latest entry in the Crackdown franchise, longtime fans will feel right at home in the quest to take back New Providence from the cruel and corrupt TerraNova Corporation. Crackdown 3 is all about over-the-top fun, tons of explosions, and punching the baddies right in the face. You’ll need to deploy everything in your arsenal, whether it’s collecting those iconic green agility orbs to run faster and jump higher, knocking some heads together to increase strength, or causing an endless amount of mayhem and destruction against your enemies with unique and... Read more: Crackdown 3 Launches Worldwide Today with Xbox Game Pass

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Games to Fall in Love with on Xbox Game Pass

With Xbox Game Pass there’s no shortage of games for you to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day. From sailing to driving to jumping, even combine harvesting, there’s bound to be room in your heart for a few of these titles. We’ve highlighted some of our Xbox Game Pass favorites that we think you’ll fall in love with, too. We’d love to hear what Xbox Game Pass titles you love most by reaching out to us on Xbox Game Pass Twitter and Instagram. Gears of War 4 There are countless reasons to love Gears of War 4: amazing characters, non-stop action, and awesome Lancers. But one of the reasons it really makes our heart skip a beat is the couch multiplayer you can experience... Read more: Games to Fall in Love with on Xbox Game Pass

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This Week on Xbox: February 8, 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! Play Apex Legends, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale from the Makers of Titanfall 2 Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game where legendary competitors fight for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. To win in the Apex Games... Read more: This Week on Xbox: February 8, 2019

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Wargroove Tips and Tricks

Everyone at Chucklefish is blown away by the response to Wargroove. It’s been truly fantastic! That said, we know the game can get pretty tough, so we’re here to offer you some tips. We hope they help you on your way to becoming a groovy Commander! Knowledge is Power Each unit in Wargroove is unique, with unique stats, abilities, and critical hit conditions. Make sure you brush up on your unit knowledge by making good use of the tile info and codex. You can access the codex in the game directly from the tile info screen. Critical Hits Are King Critical hits are a very unique part of battles in Wargroove. Each unit has a critical hit condition that boosts their damage in... Read more: Wargroove Tips and Tricks

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for February 12 to 15

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 February 12 to 15

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Astroneer Graduates From Xbox Game Preview Today

Astroneer is a space sandbox exploration game where players and friends land in a solar system with the task of surviving in the uncharted frontiers of space. On this adventure, players can work together to build custom bases above or below ground, create vehicles to explore a vast solar system, and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity are the key to thriving on exciting planetary adventures! Today, Astroneer is releasing its 1.0 version of the game after two years in Xbox Game Preview, with a completely new solar system, dozens of new items to craft, and a new mystery to unravel that will take players to all of the new... Read more: Astroneer Graduates From Xbox Game Preview Today

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Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone Technical Test Coming on February 7 for Xbox Insiders

We’re just a little over a week away from the launch of Crackdown 3, and we couldn’t be more excited for fans to dive back in to the over-the-top world of Crackdown that is coming to Xbox Game Pass on February 15. As the team moves full steam toward launch, we will be conducting a technical test of Wrecking Zone, the fully-destructible Azure cloud-powered multiplayer mode, to ensure a smooth experience for everyone on February 15. Wrecking Zone is built on brand-new technology that utilizes the cloud in ways never been done before, enabling players the ability to destroy entire buildings and cause mayhem on an unprecedented scale. We’ve been playing and simulating games internally... Read more: Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone Technical Test Coming on February 7 for Xbox Insiders

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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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Friends Play Free In Sea of Thieves February 6-13

Show your crew the ropes and set sail for adventure! Filled with thrills, spills and the best kind of shenanigans, few things in life are more enjoyable than crewing up with friends in Sea of Thieves. If you’ve never had the pleasure, then this is for you – over the coming week we’re letting every Sea of Thieves player invite three friends to join the fun. That’s right, starting at 6am PT/2pm GMT on February 6 through February 13, everyone who owns Sea of Thieves or who has played it through a current Xbox Game Pass subscription will be able to invite up to three friends to try the game for free. If you’d like to share the gift of adventure, simply visit... Read more: Friends Play Free In Sea of Thieves February 6-13

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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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This Week on Xbox: February 1, 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! Wargroove is Available Today on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC The turn-based strategy game Wargroove – and second in-house title created by Chucklefish -- carries the torch of the retro turn-based strategy genre for a new generation of fans. That... Read more: This Week on Xbox: February 1, 2019

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We Suit up with Crackdown 3’s Campaign Before Its February 15 Release

With just two weeks to go until Crackdown 3 launches with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, I was recently able to suit up and leap into an hour of the main campaign. Much of the attention on Crackdown 3 thus far has been focused on Terry Crews' portrayal of Agent Jaxon (and rightfully so). But knowing that he’ll probably feature in every preview you read today, I gave one of the other selectable characters, Agent Chapman, a go. Each playable character possesses different attributes that can help take down your myriad enemies; she offers an additional 10% strength experience and 5% to firearms. I like those things! A Note on Swapping Agents:... Read more: We Suit up with Crackdown 3’s Campaign Before Its February 15 Release

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