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Talking with Studio MDHR About Localizing Cuphead and Looking Back a Year Later

Today, Cuphead’s free update is available on Xbox One and features a variety of new features, art, and other changes making Cuphead ready for the adventures ahead – including adding Mugman as a playable character in single-player, complete with his own level completion jingle. One of the more unique things about this update is the massive amount of work Studio MDHR put in to localize Cuphead for a global audience. We caught up with Co-Director at Studio MDHR Chad Moldenhauer to talk about this work, Cuphead’s art and creative direction, and the surprising success of their game a year later. Xbox Wire: It has been a year since the launch of Cuphead on Xbox One and today its being... Read more: Talking with Studio MDHR About Localizing Cuphead and Looking Back a Year Later

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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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Top 5 Tips for Surviving the New Dark Update in Human: Fall Flat, Available Now on Xbox One

Hi there, Xbox Humans! Since its release on Xbox One way back in 2017, Human: Fall Flat has gathered an amazing and supportive community, and for that the team owes you a gigantic thank you! To show our massive appreciation, today marks the release of our first free content update of 2019. The Dark update brings fans a mysterious and spooky new night-time level and a whole host of new player customization options. But wait! Before you try it out, have a quick read of our top 5 tips to see you through the weird and wonderful dreamscape of Dark. Heeeeeere’s bobby! Keep your eyes peeled for a lonesome axe sitting patiently at the beginning of the level. In classic horror... Read more: Top 5 Tips for Surviving the New Dark Update in Human: Fall Flat, Available Now on Xbox One

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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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Shop the Xbox Sale at Major Retailers Worldwide

Are you ready for great Xbox One deals?! As of April 14, Xbox One consoles, controllers, Xbox Live Gold membership, and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions are on sale at major retailers near you and online. Similar offers also exist in other markets, so check with your local retailer for more details on availability and pricing as deals will vary between region and retailer. Xbox One Consoles and Bundles on Sale Now’s the best time to jump in with Xbox One. Save $50 on any Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle through April 27 and get an Apex Legends Founders Pack with your purchase (check with local retailer for details). Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game where legendary... Read more: Shop the Xbox Sale at Major Retailers Worldwide

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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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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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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Monster Hunter: World, Prey, Life is Strange 2: Episode 2, and More

If you read our IRL patch notes on Twitter, you’ll note that it’s Spring and with that, it’s starting to rain and we’re not really a fan of that. Every day we go into a closet, pull out the yellow rain boots we promised our moms we’d use, and bike uphill in the early morning rain to get to the Xbox Game Pass office. These boots by the way… are really squeaky. The lone ray of sunshine in this wet, squeaky situation is that we have a gush of new games to rain down on Xbox Game Pass members. Let’s check them out:  Prey (April 11)  Good morning, Morgan. Prey joins the Xbox Game Pass library tomorrow, taking you from the comfort of your home to the... Read more: Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Monster Hunter: World, Prey, Life is Strange 2: Episode 2, and More

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This Week on Xbox: April 5, 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! Get Your First Look at The Division 2’s Tidal Basin Update Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is about to get a healthy dose of new challenges and high-level gear as the Tidal Basin update drops on April 5 for all Xbox Live Gold players. Tidal Basin... Read more: This Week on Xbox: April 5, 2019

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Enter the ID@Xbox Un-Halloween Horror Spectacular Sale If You Dare

It’s April which means the sun is coming out, flowers are blooming, and we’re at the half-way point to Halloween. While the days are looking a little brighter, the ID@Xbox team preferred to cling to the dusk this month. To show our appreciation for dark, frightful fun we put over 45 fantastic horror on sale – up to 75% off -- from now through April 8 in the ID@Xbox Horror Sale! Here’s just a taste of what you can find discounted on the Microsoft Store. Friday the 13th: The Game (75% off) The hockey mask of Jason Voorhees has been a staple of the horror genre for decades. Horror fans will love bringing this character to life in Friday the 13th: The Game. Stalk your prey, ambush... Read more: Enter the ID@Xbox Un-Halloween Horror Spectacular Sale If You Dare

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Now Available on Xbox One with Xbox Game Pass, Operencia: The Stolen Sun from Zen Studios

Hard to believe, but we’re finally here – launch day for Operencia: The Stolen Sun! On behalf of all of us at Zen Studios who have poured our hearts and souls into this first-person dungeon crawler for the last two years, I’d like to invite you to check out our launch trailer…and then perhaps move on to playing the whole game with Xbox Game Pass! It’s also available for $29.99 on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One. I touched on it in a longer post about the game a few weeks ago, but being part of the Xbox Game Pass program is a dream come true for everyone here at Zen. We realize that reviving a subgenre that piqued in the ‘80s and ‘90s might not put Operencia on the top... Read more: Now Available on Xbox One with Xbox Game Pass, Operencia: The Stolen Sun from Zen Studios

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State of Decay 2 Free “Choose Your Own Apocalypse” Now Available

Starting today, the ever-growing State of Decay 2 community can take the ultimate zombie survival game to its deadliest level with the launch of the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update. This update introduces the Dread Zones and Nightmare Zones as two new difficulty modes that challenge players with deadlier zombies, more aggressive and resilient humans, a faster-acting blood plague and fewer resources to scavenge. Along with these two new modes are 16 new Achievements for 275 additional Gamerscore. Available at no cost for all owners of State of Decay 2 and Xbox Game Pass members, the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update presents more options for players to define what it means to survive.... Read more: State of Decay 2 Free “Choose Your Own Apocalypse” Now Available

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Announcing ID@Xbox Game Pass, a Showcase of Indie Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

We are excited to announce ID@Xbox Game Pass, a stream highlighting great indie games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, premiering March 26 at 9:00 AM PDT. In this show, you can expect to learn more about some of the hottest ID@Xbox titles coming to Xbox Game Pass with new reveals, gameplay highlights, and conversations with the developers. Fans will be able to check out our first ever episode here. In our debut, we’ll dive into games previously shown at E3 and X018. Expect hits such as Afterparty, Void Bastards, and Supermarket Shriek to be highlighted. In addition to new game announcements, we’ll also share a visit to Night School Studio, the creative team behind the hit game... Read more: Announcing ID@Xbox Game Pass, a Showcase of Indie Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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A Refined Cuphead Experience is Coming Soon as Free Content Update

As we've been hard at work on Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, we've received so much love from all of our fans that we thought we'd drop one last free content update as just a little thank you. This free patch is coming April 18 and it features a bevy of new features, art, and back end changes readying Cuphead for the adventures ahead. First up, no longer relegated to second fiddle, Mugman is now playable in single-player. Complete with his own level completion jingle, Mugman is selectable from the main menu when starting or continuing any game. Next, we've added tons of new art and animation. The grandest addition is that we've went back and fully animated all our cinematic... Read more: A Refined Cuphead Experience is Coming Soon as Free Content Update

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Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Celebrates the Start of Year Two on April 30

Today, we are celebrating a year of adventures in Sea of Thieves! It’s been both humbling and awe-inspiring to see millions of players from all over the world set sail and create their own stories on the Sea of Thieves. On behalf of everyone at Rare, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s played and made Sea of Thieves what it is today. While it’s been an amazing first year, we’re not done yet. With four major updates, nine time-limited events and more than thirty game updates, we’re still just getting started. We’re as excited about Sea of Thieves today as we were a year ago, and I’m pleased to be able to share with you a big reason why - The Anniversary... Read more: Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Celebrates the Start of Year Two on April 30

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GDC 2019: Evolving the ID@Xbox Program for Developers with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live

The Game Developers Conference is here again and I’m hecka stoked to join the ID@Xbox team in our annual trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. GDC is an amazing time to highlight new games, catch-up with other developers and friends in the industry and listen to their feedback to continue driving innovation forward for Xbox. 2018 was a fantastic year for developers in the ID@Xbox program and we can’t be more excited to share what we have planned for 2019 with our fans in the coming days and months. Nearly 400 titles were released through the program last year, helping us reach a milestone of over 1,000 titles launched via ID@Xbox. We sent out developer kits to nearly 500 new studios in... Read more: GDC 2019: Evolving the ID@Xbox Program for Developers with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live

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Big Boi of Outkast to Compete in Xbox Game Pass Challenge on Next Xbox Sessions on March 21

Seven-time Grammy® Award-winning artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor and philanthropist, Big Boi, will be joining us for the next Xbox Sessions on March 21! In this episode, Big Boi will take part in the Xbox Game Pass challenge, playing two great games from the Xbox Game Pass library. Tune in on Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. PT via the Mixer Xbox Channel, Twitch Xbox Channel and YouTube Xbox Channel to see Big Boi’s gaming skills in action! Hosted by Marissa Roberto, Big Boi’s Xbox Sessions episode was filmed on-site at Fader Fort, SXSW – a three-day event featuring entertainment, live performances and the VIP Xbox Game Pass Lounge where emerging artists and... Read more: Big Boi of Outkast to Compete in Xbox Game Pass Challenge on Next Xbox Sessions on March 21

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