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Next Week on Xbox: Upcoming Games, January 16 – 22

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover the best 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, and Xbox Wire will be here to let you know when you can play every new release hitting Xbox One. Whether you’re a fan of shooting, racing, or adventuring, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. So, without further delay, let’s preview the new games coming soon with Next Week on Xbox! RWBY: Grimm Eclipse - January 17 Play as Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang in this character-driven adventure that explores new storylines, new Grimm types, and a new villain! Based on Rooster... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – January 13

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! Legacy Favorites Return to Gears of War 4 with Series 2 Cards and New Maps It’s a brand-new year, and we’re ringing it in with a new series of content and updates for Gears of War 4! This month introduces a huge 280... Read more

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You Can Play Pit People Starting Today via Xbox Game Preview

The time has come! Pit People is now available via Xbox One Game Preview! We can’t wait to get your feedback and we're glad to have you join us on our journey. Some of you have been with us since the beginning when it was first known as Game 4, and many of you have already helped us since our closed beta in the fall of 2016. (If you beta tested and you’re curious what has been updated, check out this changelist). Now that we've arrived on Xbox One, early pioneers of Pit People will receive permanent access to the full game for only $14.99. The game will be $19.99 in its full release later, but anyone who owns the game upon release will be upgraded to the full version at no additional... Read more

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Rise & Shine Now Available for Xbox One

When we started developing Rise & Shine three years ago we had the intention, as we always do, of making an obsessively polished experience for gamers to enjoy. If we’ve learned anything while working on past projects like Plants VS Zombies, it’s that gameplay is king. In the case of Rise & Shine, we made sure you feel that buttery smooth precision each time you holster Shine, a very talkative gun that doubles as Rise’s companion. We created the game to be challenging at every moment and players are sure to die a lot, but you’ll also get better each step of the way. Trust us, finding your way out of the tricky situations we’ve cooked up is going to feel... Read more

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Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta Coming January 20

Hi everyone – Last June we invited our fan community to jump in and get hands-on with a slice of Halo Wars 2 with our first multiplayer beta. As discussed, we received a tremendous amount of valuable feedback on both the technical and gameplay side that has helped the team continue to refine and improve the overall Halo Wars 2 experience as we march towards launch on Feb. 21, 2017. As we enter the final stretch of development, I’m happy to announce one more opportunity to get hands-on with Halo Wars 2 and ask for your participation in one final large-scale multiplayer beta. This time around the focus will be exclusively on our brand-new, card-based game mode, Blitz, and it’ll be... Read more

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Get the Newest Xbox Wireless Controller Colors Starting Today

2016 was a great year for gaming on Xbox – we brought you the new Xbox One S, the ultimate gaming and 4K entertainment system with 4K UHD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range; we released over 100 console-exclusive games; we became the fastest, most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live; and we launched our most comfortable, highest-performing controllers to date with the new Xbox Wireless Controller. Today, we’re excited to introduce two more color options for the Xbox Wireless Controller that provide even more choice to our fans so they can game how they want. The first new controller is the Xbox Wireless Controller – Red  , which has a two-tone matte red... Read more

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Legacy Favorites Return to Gears of War 4 with Series 2 Cards and New Maps

It’s a brand-new year, and we’re ringing it in with a new series of content and updates for Gears of War 4! This month introduces a huge 280 new Cards to collect, two of the most popular maps in franchise history, and hotly requested community features that further improve the Gears of War 4 online experience. 280 new Cards to earn as you play! Series 2 is here, bringing with it our biggest content drop to date with 280 new Cards to collect. From iconic characters of the past, to a wealth of new weapon skins, there is something for everyone in this latest drop. Thirteen (13) new characters are up for grabs in Series 2, including the first delivery of Legacy Characters in Gears... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox – Upcoming Games, January 9 – 15

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover the best 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, and Xbox Wire will be here to let you know when you can play every new release hitting Xbox One. Whether you’re a fan of shooting, racing, or adventuring, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. So, without further delay, let’s preview the new games coming soon with Next Week on Xbox! Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution - January 11 Get nuts! Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution puts you in command of raising an army to overthrow a terrible king and to save your fellow... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – January 6

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! Xbox Closes a Milestone Year in 2016 with an Exceptional Year Ahead for Gamers Happy New Year! As we start off the new year, we thought we would take some time to look back at a great 2016 and look forward to what will be... Read more

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Xbox Closes a Milestone Year in 2016 with an Exceptional Year Ahead for Gamers

Happy New Year! As we start off the new year, we thought we would take some time to look back at a great 2016 and look forward to what will be an exceptional 2017 for Xbox gamers. We were privileged to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of Xbox in November, but what made 2016 most special was laying out our vision for gaming at E3 2016, delivering a new version of Xbox One along with great new games and services for you to play on the device(s) of your choice and seeing terrific response from gamers worldwide this holiday. In fact, in November and December we saw Xbox Live engagement reach an all-time high of 3.9 billion hours, up 23 percent compared to the prior year. Thank... Read more

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Ring in the New Year with the Forza Horizon 3 Rockstar Car Pack

The new year has arrived and Forza is celebrating 2017 in the best way we know – with amazing cars ready to hit the open roads! Whether you’re cruising the wine country of Yarra Valley or tackling the most extreme elevations of Blizzard Mountain, the Forza Horizon 3 Rockstar Car Pack features seven cars that will kick your year off to a high-speed start. This pack features everything from classic Japanese power to a Ford trophy truck that’s ready to conquer anything Australia can throw at it. Then there’s the awesome BMW i8, making its production car videogame debut here in Forza Horizon 3. And that’s just the start of this incredible pack. The Rockstar Car Pack is included in... Read more

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Close out 2016 with a New Xbox One S and a Free Gift

The holidays aren’t quite over yet, and we’re excited to offer yet another promotion for your last-minute shopping needs. From Dec. 25 through Dec. 31, when you buy any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console, you’ll get an additional gift at no extra cost. The offer will be available at most major retailers in the U.S., and each gift will vary. See below for the gift options that are available with your Xbox One or Xbox One S purchase: For console purchases at Best Buy, Amazon or Walmart.com, get a free Xbox Wireless Controller For console purchases at GameStop, get a free Xbox Stereo Headset in white or black For console purchases at Target or Microsoft Stores, build your... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – December 30

Happy holidays! As we close in on the end of another fantastic year of Xbox gaming, where we saw the likes of Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Dead Rising 4 arrive on our favorite console, we're eagerly awaiting the arrival of 2017 and all the excitement that year hopes to bring. While our news may have been lighter this week as we enjoyed time with our families, we still have Major Nelson to help us close out the year with a small look back on all the great things that came to Xbox. Be sure to come back next Friday as we get back to business as usual to find out what’s happening This Week on... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – December 23

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! The Biggest Sale Ever for Xbox Store Begins Dec. 22 Starting Dec. 22, Xbox fans can take advantage of Xbox Store’s biggest sale ever, Countdown. We’ll be counting down to the new year and continuing great deals... Read more

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Get After Your Goals with Kellogg’s and You Could Win an Xbox One S

Ready to gear up for a great start? Xbox and Kellogg’s have come together just in time for the new year with everything you need to stay happy, healthy, and entertained. Thousands of specially marked Kellogg’s products around the country contain a winning sticker that can be redeemed for a brand-new Xbox One S, the ultimate gaming and 4K entertainment system. Xbox One S gives you access to all the biggest blockbusters this year, a growing catalog of your favorite Xbox 360 backward-compatible titles 4K Blu-Ray movies and subscription and sports services - all at the touch of a button. Plus, get access to hundreds of free workout videos using the YouTube app. Pair that with a healthy... Read more

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Final Fantasy XV Holiday Packs and New Game+ Available Now

Happy holidays and thank you for tuning it! We're happy to announce that Final Fantasy XV will release two Holiday Packs today! Why two? Well, that’s what I’m here to explain before everyone gets boggled and confused. Holiday Pack (Free Version) is available to all players (yay!) right now! For free! This pack includes a selection of useful accessories as well as a “passport” to a special event in January 2017. Awesomeness! The Holiday Pack+ includes exclusive content and can only be downloaded by players who have purchased the Final Fantasy XV Season Pass. However, the items differ between both packs, so even if you have the Season Pass, you’ll still need to download the... Read more

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Warframe, the Free to Play Hit, Ends the Year with Biggest Update Yet

Happy holidays, Tenno! We hope you’re enjoying the latest new cinematic quest, The War Within, on Xbox One right now. It took us a little while to get it out, but we hope you find it was worth the wait! For those who haven’t dug into The War Within yet, this update explores the story of the Grineer Queens. Since the Tenno have awoken from cryogenic sleep, whispers of the Grineer Queens’ presence have echoed throughout the system, but we've never encountered them before. Now you can venture into their fortress to unravel the mysteries of the Tenno’s past and discover their true abilities. Underpowered and unprepared, test the limits of your strength in new and unsettling ways, not... Read more

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Legend of Thunder Pack, Available Free to Killer Instinct Players Today

“We have a saying,” said Josiah Blackeagle Pinkham, Cultural Consultant for the Nez Percé (Nimiipuu) the first time we met. “You are who you take care of.” That value of giving yourself for others, to ensure that your family, your friends, and your community, are living their best lives, reverberated through myself and the Killer Instinct Creative Designer Adam Isgreen as we sat in the Cultural Resource Center in Lapwai, Idaho amongst piles of Nez Percé clothing, headpieces, jewelry, tools, and weapons last May. When we rebooted Killer Instinct in 2013 for the launch of the Xbox One, we knew Thunder needed to be more culturally representative, and the Nez Percés were our... Read more

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Early Access Available Now

It’s finally here – I’m thrilled to say early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition starts today for folks who pre-ordered the digital version of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition! The first Halo Wars was special for so many reasons, but I always loved how great that game made RTS feel on console. As a die-hard PC RTS player, I was impressed with how well the genre’s traditional keyboard and mouse controls translated to a controller. When we started to work on Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, we wanted to make sure that the experience still shines and that the game looks better than it did seven years ago. However, what’s most exciting to me is finally bringing that experience to... Read more