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This Week on Xbox: June 23, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all of 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. This week is a special look back at E3 2017! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Pillars of Eternity Brings a New Generation of Role Playing to Xbox One on August 29 Earlier this year, our team at Paradox released our first game on Xbox One and the reaction blew us away. Turns... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: E3 2017 Edition

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 week’s exciting E3 2017 news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox at E3! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Introducing the World’s Most Powerful Console: Xbox One X E3 marks the world premiere of Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console designed for immersive true 4K gaming, ultimate compatibility, and unrivaled craftsmanship. As the newest member of the Xbox One family of devices, Xbox One X will offer... Read more

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E3 2017: War is Hell in Call of Duty: WWII’s Boots-on-the-Ground Campaign

Call of Duty: WWII is bringing fans back to the trenches of the second world war, giving them a brutal, boots-on-the-ground view of the most important battles of the European theater. As protagonist Private “Red” Daniels of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, players will fight through iconic encounters such as the Battle of the Bulge and the D-Day invasion of Normandy. During our behind-closed-doors demo of the game's story-driven campaign, we got a taste of how Sledgehammer Games is bringing these historical skirmishes to scary-real life. In a mission dubbed “Marigny 44”, Daniels and his squad-mates are tasked with taking a church from the Axis forces occupying it. In true Call of... Read more

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E3 2017: Making Friends With Strangers on the Sea of Thieves

Communication is key. That's the biggest thing to know when sitting down to play Sea of Thieves, which we had chance to do today at E3 2017. Our group was comprised of complete strangers as we each sat down to take on the persona of a colorful pirate with compass and sword in hand, and a thirst for adventure. After a brief, friendly introduction, we quickly went about assigning ourselves roles. "Who wants to raise the anchor?" "Anyone want to get the sails ready?" "Which brave soul wants to steer the ship?" I immediately jumped at the chance to take command, grabbed the wheel, and then asked for a heading from whomever wanted to go below deck and consult the map while my other mates... Read more

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Watch Tuesday’s Xbox Daily: Live @ E3 Recap

On Tuesday, June 13, live from the Xbox booth, Microsoft hosted the second of four episodes of its daily broadcast show from E3, “Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3.” Julia Hardy and Kate Yeager joined Larry Hryb (Xbox Live’s Major Nelson) and Graeme Boyd (Xbox Live’s AceyBongos) to share some of the biggest news from the show. With several new reveals, interviews with a variety of developers and creators, and amazing trailers, watch the entirety of this episode above (or jump to the following segments at timestamps listed below). And don’t forget to tune in to Mixer.com/Xbox tomorrow at 1PM PDT/4 PM EDT to watch the team broadcast live from the show floor at the Xbox Booth again, featuring... Read more

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E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 and Porsche Make Gaming History at E3

Today, during the Xbox E3 2017 briefing, we unveiled that the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation is back with a premiere Xbox One X experience, Forza Motorsport 7, and in continued collaboration with Porsche, debuted the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS as the cover car. Forza always brings the best and most exclusive new cars to our fans, and we’re honored to present this stunning upcoming high-performance 911 GT car in time for our new title. This moment is a testament to digital and real-world racing merging in an unprecedented way. E3 attendees will be the first to drive the most powerful 911 for the road ever in Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One X, the most powerful... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: June 9, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Xbox at E3 2017: Everything You Need to Know It’s almost here: E3 2017 kicks off Saturday, with the industry’s biggest game developers and publishers converging on the Los Angeles Convention Center to share the most exciting game reveals and announcements of the year. Here at Xbox, we’re hard at work getting ready for the big... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: May 19

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Looter-Shooter Shadow Warrior 2 Available Now on Xbox One Shadow Warrior 2 is a work of love and fathered by Flying Wild Hog, a company of game industry veterans with expertise in first-person shooters. For eight years the... Read more

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NBA Playgrounds Available Now on Xbox One

Lace up your shoes, chalk up your controllers, and jump back onto the arcade basketball court today with NBA Playgrounds, a fast-paced 2-on-2 NBA game for Xbox One featuring a roster of legendary and current players. With support for both local and online play, gather your friends for a nostalgic arcade experience. Not only is the game of basketball well represented here, featuring all current NBA teams and a massive roster of players to choose from, including many superstars the sport has produced throughout its history, there's also the fine attention to the detail in the player models to appreciate. Details like Harden's beard, Iverson's headband, and Magic's short shorts are just... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: May 5

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Gears of War 4 May Update Includes a New Map from The Coalition and Rebirth of a Carmine The May content update arrives tomorrow, May 2, packed full of surprises for Gears of War 4 fans! Strap in as we unveil a new original... Read more

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Watch the Gears Pro Circuit Paris Open this Weekend

Gears Esports makes its way back to Europe this weekend with the Gears Pro Circuit Paris Open! With a $100,000 prize pool, and 32 teams of the best Gears of War teams from around the world expected to make the trip, the event promises to be one of the best ever in the European region for Gears Esports.  Fans who can’t make the event can tune in this weekend for a chance to obtain two exclusive fan voted weapon skins from community members ‘I AM AD0PTED’ and ‘YJeter’ along with other great prizes including consoles and elite controllers! Tune in Friday at 4 PM CEST (7 AM PST/10 AM EST), Saturday at 10 AM (1 AM PST/4 AM EST), and Sunday at 10 AM (1 AM PST/4 AM EST)... Read more

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New Rewards for Playing Free to Play Games on Xbox One

FREEdom Rewards is back with special limited-time offers, exclusive prizes, and tried-and-true favorites offering something for everyone to enjoy! Play the games you want and craft your ideal reward in Xbox Live Rewards Credits that can be used to buy movies, games, shows and more from the Xbox Store. Turn your dedication into dollars and get more of what you want. The more you do, the more you get, and who doesn’t like getting more? Check out our exclusive rewards on featured games and ways you can earn just by playing any one of the Free to Play games on Xbox One. Start playing, have fun, and earn your way to glory! Exclusive Rewards for Featured Games From now until June 15, we... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: April 14

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Beam Streaming, Game Mode, and More Begin Rolling Out Today with the Windows 10 Creators Update Last year, we set out to make Windows 10 the best version of Windows for gaming. Today, PC gaming gets even better for Windows... Read more

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Great Deals During the Spring Sale, April 11 – 17

Starting tomorrow, April 11, fans can take advantage of the Spring Sale on Xbox with deals on more than 350 games, Xbox accessories, movies & TV shows, music and apps. For the gamer, the Spring Sale includes deals for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows 10. Xbox games are up to 67% off and an additional 10% off for Xbox Live Gold members. Popular titles and add-ons include Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2, FIFA 17, Overwatch, For Honor, and many more! If that’s not enough, choose from over 35 Backward Compatible titles on sale! Not an Xbox Live Gold member yet? Sign in to Xbox.com and go Gold for $1 for the first month of membership until April 17th to save... Read more

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OpTic Gaming Conquers Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open

All bets were off this past weekend as the Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open welcomed over 60 teams to the Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, battling it out over a $200,000 prize pool and bragging rights as the best team in the Gears of War 4 esports scene. In the end, OpTic Gaming emerged victorious to claim the crown for the fourth time in the Gears Pro Circuit, wrapping up an intense weekend full of upsets, drama and excitement. Following an incredible two days of preliminary action, which included some of the biggest names in professional gaming, six teams remained come Sunday, with OpTic Gaming and Team EnVyUs grinding their way to the Grand Finals. The Grand Finals... Read more

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Watch the Best Gears Pro Circuit Players Compete in Atlantic City this Weekend

This weekend sees the Gears Pro Circuit roadie run into Atlantic City for the first time, as Caesars Entertainment, in association with Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC), presents the Gears of War 4 Open LAN event at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. With over 64 teams converging on Atlantic City this weekend, the Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open will play host to some of the best amateur and professional Gears of War 4 talent from around the world, including New Jersey local Edwin “Demo” Perez from team eUnited who will compete for a share of the $200,000 prize pool. Watch the video above to learn how “Demo” found himself amongst the best Gears of War players in... Read more

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Record-Breaking Halo World Championship 2017 Comes to a Finish

After three days of incredible, nail-biting competition between the 12 best teams from around the globe, the Halo World Championship 2017 Finals by ESL has come to a close, breaking viewership records along the way. Hundreds of teams and thousands of players competed to qualify, but ultimately only one team would be crowned Halo World Champion. In the end, the players who claimed the 2016 championship title were victorious once more: OpTic Gaming’s Bradley “Frosty” Bergstrom, TJ “Lethul” Campbell, Mathew “Royal 2” Fiorante, Paul “SnakeBite” Duarte and Coach Chris “Royal 1” Fiorante brought the #Greenwall a victory in the form of a convincing 4-0 finish against... Read more

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Tune-in Today to the Halo World Championship 2017

Get ready for the biggest Halo esports tournament of the year! Today marks the beginning of the Halo World Championship 2017 finals, where 12 worthy contending teams from around the world have come to ESL Studios in Burbank, CA to compete for $1,000,000 in prizing and the title of Halo World Champion. The competition kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT, where Team EnVyUs and Splyce will face off in the first match of the day. We’ll be streaming live on Beam.pro/Halo, Twitch.tv/Halo, Twitter and Facebook, as well as side streams on Beam.pro/HaloWC2, Twitch.tv/ESL_Halo and Facebook.com/ESLHalo. If you haven’t been following the tournament so far, don’t worry – check out... Read more

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