Video for gamescom 2017: Top Moments from Age of Empires Livestream

gamescom 2017: Top Moments from Age of Empires Livestream At gamescom 2017, we celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Age of Empires franchise, shared some exciting news on Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and announced our plans for a brand-new title – Age of Empires IV. In case you missed it, the full broadcast is available to watch online, with our top news listed below. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Launch We were proud to announce that the Definitive Edition for the original Age of Empires will launch later this year on October 19, 2017. Built as an homage to PC gamers everywhere, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will show the classic at its best, exclusively for Windows 10... Read more

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World of Tanks Will Battle in the Xbox Live Arena

Big news, Tankers! Wargaming and Microsoft are ready to deploy Xbox Live Arena tournaments to World of Tanks! We're excited to bring user-generated tournaments to World of Tanks on Xbox One starting on August 22, letting you create tournaments or join with others to prove your tanking skills. Xbox Live Arena makes it easy to compete in online tournaments right from your console and is fully integrated into World of Tanks. In addition, we're planning our own Xbox Live Arena sponsored tournaments this September. Sign-ups begin on August 22 and our first sponsored team tournament kicks off September 15. Be sure to stay tuned to the World of Tanks website for more details in the coming... Read more

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Ruiner Comes to Xbox One and Windows 10 with XPA Support September 26

The dark world of Rengkok City wouldn’t allow for much hospitality. Especially to someone like you: an outlaw, hunted for the attempt on the life of the Boss of Heaven, the leading virtual reality entertainment corporation. You were hacked to do that, and your brother was kidnapped as an insurance. If you want to get him back and redeem yourself, you’ll have to be violent. And prepared. With Ruiner coming out September 26 on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere support -- buy once and play on both PC and console -- let’s dig a little bit deeper into the quirks and subtleties of the game. Its gameplay is mostly fast-paced and brutal combat. However, it varies depending on... Read more

Video for gamescom 2017: Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Launches on September 26

gamescom 2017: Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Launches on September 26

Halo nation, a collective embrace please. On stage at gamescom 2017, we announced Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is launching on September 26 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! In case you missed the news from E3, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a completely new expansion for Halo Wars 2, bringing a new Banished campaign, crisp Blur cinematics, new maps, new leaders and a new game mode called Terminus Firefight together in one exciting package. The expansion takes place just a few months after the end of the events in Halo Wars 2, where the war for control of the Ark continues to rage on. The Banished, in their efforts to do anything to regain the upper hand against Captain... Read more

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gamescom 2017: In Sea of Thieves, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Players Can Embark on Their Pirate Voyages Together

Hello everyone! We’re super excited to be at gamescom, showing off the magic of cross-play for the first time in Sea of Thieves. On the show floor, you can play together on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One S, so if you’re at the show, be sure to swing by and experience it at the Xbox booth! Sea of Thieves as an experience is perfectly suited for cross-play, and we love how it brings our players together, regardless of device. An important part of cross-play is obviously our Windows 10 PC version, and ensuring we deliver the experience our players expect. At gamescom we’re showing our support for 21:9 displays and the game running in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. In... Read more

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gamescom 2017: Exclusive Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War Featuring Foes Old and New

It's nearly time to journey back to the world of Tolkien with Middle-earth: Shadow of War on Xbox One. With a vast new open world to explore, awesome foes to battle, and legions of orcs to fight with and against, we can't wait to continue the adventures of Talion and Celebrimbor in this awesome-looking sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Today we're treated with an exclusive look at the adventure that awaits in the new "Monsters of Mordor" trailer featuring the many beasts we'll encounter and possess, like fire graugs and drakes. And yes, you saw that right. That's a Carnan Drake taking on a Balrog It appears we'll witness the "first" appearance of the Balrog in Shadow of... Read more

Video for gamescom 2017: Pre-Order the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Now

gamescom 2017: Pre-Order the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Now

Today we unveiled the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition designed for fans who want to be the first to experience the world’s most powerful console – and it’s available for pre-order now for $499 USD until supplies run out. When we announced Project Scorpio last year, we were overwhelmed by the excitement from our fans. And although we revealed Project Scorpio as Xbox One X at E3 earlier this year, the codename will live on in the Scorpio Engine that powers the console, as well as in this limited edition console. We designed the Project Scorpio Edition for fans to celebrate both our heritage and the power and precision that we are bringing into our future. The Xbox One X... Read more

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gamescom 2017: New Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles Arriving October 10

Forge your army and defeat Sauron with the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles (1TB and 500GB) launching October 10. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and go behind enemy lines using strategy, cunning or brute force to conquer Sauron's forces and turn them against him. Xbox One S continues to be the best value in games and entertainment, and if you can’t wait to get your hands-on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles are the best way to do it this October. Both bundles include: Xbox One S with either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive Middle-earth: Shadow of War, including the... Read more

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gamescom 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 Delivers the Ultimate PC Racing Experience

Today, during Xbox @ gamescom Live, we talked to fans about our commitment to bring all PC players a world-class racing experience with Forza Motorsport 7 for Windows 10 PCs. We unveiled the game’s PC specifications with an approachable wide range of hardware configurations and a massive list of more than 30 supported peripherals. We also announced that for the first time ever, fans will be able to play the Forza Motorsport 7 demo on Windows 10 PCs prior to the game’s release. At Turn 10 Studios, PC gamers are a top priority, and as such, we have invested significant time to ensure Forza Motorsport 7 offers the best possible experience on Windows 10 PCs and is accessible to millions... Read more

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gamescom 2017: Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft Announce Expanded Partnership for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Hello Xbox fans! I’m CH Kim, Executive Producer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and VP at Bluehole.  It is my pleasure to announce some exciting news for the Xbox player community around the world. I have been working in the games industry developing online titles for 17 years now and have always wanted to develop a Battle Royale game. In 2016, after I was finishing up an MMORPG, I was given a chance to start a new project, so I decided to try something different and create the Battle Royale game that I always wanted to make. While I was preparing for the project, I stumbled upon a guy calling himself PlayerUnknown – who we all know now as Brendan Greene - whom... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 21 – 27

It’s another edition of Next Week on Xbox! We have an incredible selection of games this coming week, with 20 exciting titles arriving in a few days like the action RPG Path of Exile, the return of the gridiron classic Madden 18 and a slew of unique titles like Mages of Mystralia, Duck Game, and The Escapists 2. Read on to see the full list of new games coming soon to Xbox One and come back every Saturday to find out what's Next Week on Xbox! Madden NFL 18 (Pre-order Now) - August 22 Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap forward, delivering the greatest looking Madden of all time with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: August 18, 2017

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 below above featuring the one and only Major Nelson. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Register Now for the Fourth Annual ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House Hi everyone! We’d like to welcome you to Microsoft’s Redmond Campus on August 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for our annual Pre-PAX ID@Xbox Open... Read more

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Join DJ Khaled on Xbox Live Sessions a New Interactive Show Premiering August 25 on Mixer

Next week, Xbox will unveil Xbox Live Sessions, a brand new, livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel that will feature some of the world’s most celebrated pop-culture icons as they play highly anticipated new titles on Xbox One. Beginning on Friday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. PDT, DJ Khaled will join Xbox for its first-ever Xbox Live Session, as DJ Khaled plays Madden NFL 18 on Xbox One S, all while discussing his projects, answering fan questions and giving away prizes throughout the livestream. Popular radio personality and founder of Dash Radio, DJ Skee will join DJ Khaled in-studio as one of the first hosts of Xbox Live Sessions. "I am pumped to bring my A-game to Xbox Live... Read more

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Yapyap THE DESTROYER Graces Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Today

Until now, we’ve seen the Halo Wars 2 Leader lineup grow in awesome ways – from classic heroes and elemental ferocity, to enhanced alien armies and iconic adversaries. With all this potent firepower on deadly display, it seems like the evolutionary vectors have been leading to an epic eventuality – an all-powerful legion-leading lord of the battlefield, bent on nothing short of total dominance and opponent annihilation. Instead, we get Yapyap. Before you overlook this unheralded Unggoy however, take note – this is no garden-variety Grunt. This is Yapyap THE DESTROYER. Claimer of crowns. Giver of gas. Founding fodder of an unstoppable Unggoy army. GALAXY’S. GREATEST. GRUNT.... Read more

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Tune in Monday for Exciting Age of Empires News at gamescom

Next week on Monday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. CEST, 12:00 p.m. PDT we’ll get a first-look and hands-on preview with the recently announced Age of Empires: Definitive Edition at gamescom 2017. And that’s not all -- we’ll be revealing some exciting news about the Age of Empires franchise and more. 20 years after its launch on PC in 1997, we announced at E3 2017 that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is coming exclusively to Windows 10, with a closed beta available for registration now. Created as an homage to fans of the series and PC gamers everywhere, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will bring back the original Age of Empires and its Rise of Rome expansion with 16 civilizations... Read more

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Watch Marvel’s The Defenders on Xbox One Today

The ragtag team of misfits: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist come together to save New York City in "Marvel's The Defenders" premiering today on Netflix. Watch the individual series to get to know each of these characters before they do whatever it takes to defend their home. Exclusively on Xbox One, check out the immersive experience on your console that walks you through the world of "The Defenders" including epic trailers, an exclusive, never-before seen fight scene and a short video from Stan Lee himself. And with the Xbox One S, the ultimate games and 4K entertainment system, you can experience sharper, more detailed picture quality in 4K Ultra HD with... Read more

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Play Madden NFL 18 Today with the EA Access Play First Trial

The excitement around the approaching release of Madden NFL 18 on August 25 is at an all-time high. Fans who can’t wait to get their hands on the latest edition of the storied franchise can experience Madden NFL like they’ve never seen before anyone else with the Play First trial through EA Access -- live today. That’s right! Fans dying to dive deeper into Act 1 of Madden’s first-ever story mode Longshot, friends who’ve been anxious to team up and play MUT Squads online, and players who want to see the photo-realistic visuals powered by the Frostbite engine can get a taste of Madden NFL 18 through the EA Access Play First trial. EA Access membership lets gamers play a... Read more

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Conan Exiles Available Now in Xbox Game Preview

We’re excited to finally open the gates to the Exiled Lands for Xbox One gamers! Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game that launched into Early Access on PC earlier this year. The version we’re now bringing to Xbox One benefits from months of content additions, new features, improvements, and enhancements. Today, in addition to bringing the game to Xbox One for the first time, we have also released a massive expansion update: The Frozen North. The expansion increases the game world by 70% and introduces a cold, snowy region to the north, with hundreds of new items, two new dungeons, tons of new monsters, two new NPC tribes, an all-new temperature system, two new types of... Read more

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Hack Your Fears in >observer_ on Xbox One Today

The headlines today… they can be frightening. Threats of nuclear war, hacked banks, hacked accounts -- heck, even "Game of Thrones" was hacked! Nothing is safe. These are the headlines that inspired us to create the dystopian world of >observer_. A war-torn world, where a single corporation rules with an iron fist, where police can hack our minds, with or without cause. A cyberpunk world of implants and upgrades, where machine and man lose themselves in each other. Where the slums are covered up by holograms, because holograms are less expensive than making the slums livable. You play as Detective Dan Lazarski, an Observer with the authority to hack and invade suspects’ minds... Read more

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Agents of Mayhem is Volicious and Available Now on Xbox One

In Agents of Mayhem, you're part of a no-holds barred organization called M.A.Y.H.E.M. (Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) fighting against a shadowy super-villain organization called L.E.G.I.O.N. (League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations). Playing as a diverse squad of super agents backed by a team of experts, you will brave the city of Seoul to expose L.E.G.I.O.N. and stop their plans to dominate the world. It is the ultimate clash of Bad vs. Evil. There's a lot to look forward to in Agents of Mayhem and getting familiar with all the characters is one of them. Playable agents each have distinct set of customizable weapons, skills, and gameplay that... Read more

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Play UFC 2 Free with Xbox Live Gold

Now’s the best time to get into the octagon. Thanks to Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days, Xbox Live Gold members can play EA Sports UFC 2 for free from Tuesday, August 15 at 12:01 a.m. PDT to Monday, August 21 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can also pick up UFC 2 for 75% off the regular price for a limited time if you’d like to continue your fight once Free Play Days concludes. And should you decide to come back to the fight later, all your achievements and saved game progress will remain. EA Sports UFC 2 features the all-new Knockout Mode where you can experience more authentic KOs than ever before. Every knockout is now unique, and finishing the fight has never been more satisfying. To... Read more