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Full Metal Furies Announced for Xbox One and Windows 10

Hello everyone! After three long years of sweat and toil, we’re finally throwing the veil off our new game Full Metal Furies. It’s a brand-new action-packed brawler that we’ve been itching to show the world, and we're incredibly excited to be teaming up with Microsoft to launch it on Xbox One and Windows 10 with full Xbox Play Anywhere and Cross Play support! But wait, you’re probably thinking, “What the heck is Full Metal Furies?” If you haven’t seen the trailer (see above), Full Metal Furies is an RPG-laden action brawler for up to four players. But the brawler formula is a little outdated, made for a time when arcade machines guzzled quarters. So, this isn’t just... Read more

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Announcing Mothergunship, Coming Soon to Xbox One

Hello Xbox gamers! I’m excited to share with you a little about Mothergunship, a frantic hybrid first-person shooter. It's the product of a close collaboration between Terrible Posture Games and Grip Digital, and it pits you against hordes of sinister robots as you fight through randomly generated ships, working your way towards the ultimate challenge: the Mothergunship itself. You take on the role of one of the last members of a resistance against an invasion of data-hoarding robotic aliens. They’ve taken Earth and now you have to take it back, one enemy ship at a time, dodging through innumerable waves of bullets and squaring off against some of the largest bosses ever seen in... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox, Upcoming Games: February 20 – 26

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! Halo Wars 2 - February 21 Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2. Lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war... Read more

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This Week on Xbox, February 17

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 Forza Franchise Has Exceeded $1 Billion in Retail Sales Today, we’re excited to share a major milestone – as of December 2016, the Forza franchise has exceeded $1 billion in retail sales. This news caps an amazing... Read more

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The Beam App Arrives on Xbox One for Xbox Insiders Starting Today

Hey Xbox fans! I’m Matt, Beam co-founder, and now Beam Engineering Lead at Microsoft. Today, we’re excited to announce the Beam app is coming to Preview in the Xbox Insider Program, giving you more choice over your gaming experience and where you want to watch your favorite streams – whether that’s on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, iOS or Android. Just like native Beam broadcasting through the Guide on Xbox One and the Game Bar on Windows 10 PCs, the Beam app will roll out to select members of the Xbox Insider Program first so we can make sure it’s a great experience when it launches broadly this spring. The popularity of game streaming has exploded in the past few years, and Beam is... Read more

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Savings Just in Time for Tax Season

Kick-off tax return season with savings on a new Xbox One S! Starting Friday February 17th for a limited time, all Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles will be $50 off! Get the brand-new Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Bundle (1TB) for only $299, featuring Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition. Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2. Lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever. Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes early access to the full game, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, and Halo Wars 2: Season Pass all as full game downloads for Xbox One and Windows 10... Read more

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Celebrating an Epic Xbox 2017 Games Lineup

Today is a big day for Team Xbox as we celebrate the worldwide launch of early access for Halo Wars 2. Since the launch of the original Halo Wars on Xbox 360 eight years ago, the passionate Halo community has been urging us to publish a sequel. I am incredibly proud of the action-packed experience the talented teams at 343 Industries and Creative Assembly have created on the biggest Halo battlefield ever. From the in-depth, story-driven single-player campaign to the innovative and accessible Blitz mode, to the more traditional Deathmatch, Halo Wars 2 is designed for players of all skill levels to have fun. And, with Xbox Play Anywhere, players get both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC... Read more

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Halo Wars 2 Early Access Available Now

Suit up, Spartans. Early access to Halo Wars 2 is available today for players who purchased Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition! Last night, 343 Industries and Creative Assembly celebrated Halo Wars 2 with the community via a special livestream event hosted at 343 Industries, which included exclusive interviews, gameplay hands-on and prize giveaways. 343 Industries also shed new light on what fans can expect with the Season Pass, including new content available every third Wednesday, new campaign missions in Operation: Spearbreaker and a new leader named Kinsano. Future multiplayer maps will also be available for free to all players, regardless of whether they purchased the Season Pass. The... Read more

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Build Your Dream City in Cities: Skylines on Xbox One This Spring

Cities: Skylines was released as a modern take on a classic city builder back in March of 2015. The game became a massive hit, featuring residential, commercial, industrial and office areas zoned around tight road-building tools (with various city services and unique buildings sprinkled in). Skylines can be played as a progression oriented experience where more building types, services and public transportation options are unlocked as your city grows, or it can be played as a sandbox experience where the player can elect to have everything available from the beginning, even with infinite money if their sole desire is to let their creative juices flow. After the success of Cities:... Read more

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Tune in Today to Halo Wars 2: Live

We’re only days away from the official launch of Halo Wars 2 next week, and just a few hours from early access availability tomorrow! As announced back in January, Xbox is celebrating the launch of Halo Wars 2 by inviting you to tune-in to a livestreamed launch event hosted at 343 Industries. Beginning at 4 p.m. PST, we’ll be broadcasting on Xbox, Beam, Twitch, Facebook Live and YouTube. We’ll have several exclusive interviews with developers at 343 Industries, live check-ins with the team on the floor – and who knows, perhaps Head of Xbox Phil Spencer will join in too?  Of course, fans tuning in will get a chance to also win some amazing prizes like season pass codes, as well... Read more

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Enjoy a Multiplayer All-Access Event With Rocket League and NBA 2K17

Xbox is inviting all Xbox Live members without a Gold membership to play online with friends for free during our Multiplayer All-Access event from February 16-19 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. This is a great opportunity for players across both consoles to experience one of the most-important benefits of Xbox Live Gold membership: network reliability. When it comes to multiplayer gaming, performance is everything. Log in now to play your favorite games on a network that delivers as well as you do. Play Rocket League and NBA 2K17 Free for Limited Time Speaking of delivering, how about two free Xbox One games to play with your friends during this event? Not a problem. All Xbox Live... Read more

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Halo Wars 2 Takes Art Series to the Streets

Earlier this month, Xbox and 343 Industries announced their partnership with artists Grzegorz “Gabz” Domaradzki, Craig Drake and Kevin Tong for the Halo Wars 2 Original Art Series, a limited edition collection featuring six original prints. Now, they’ve taken it one step further by bringing the Halo Wars 2 Original Art Series to life in six cities across the country! Local artists in each city are delivering fans the opportunity to experience an interactive look into the Art Series by transforming a piece from the collection into massive spray-painted murals. In addition to the real-world murals, Xbox has partnered with Snapchat to bring the Halo Wars 2 Original Art Series... Read more

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Snake Pass Slides to Xbox One and Windows 10 on March 28

Hey, what’s up Xbox fans! I’m here to bring you some sssuper exciting news about our upcoming game Snake Pass. We're pleased to announce that Snake Pass will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 on March 28! Not only that, but we’ll also be supporting Xbox Play Anywhere from day one! In case Snake Pass has been skirting under your radar the past few months, let me fill you in. Snake Pass is our upcoming physics-based puzzle platformer and the first original IP to come out of Sumo Digital. Players take on the role of the serpentine Noodle, who is joined by his best friend Doodle the Hummingbird. As the dynamic duo begin their ascent up the mountain, they discover that something... Read more

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10 (More) Great Games to Play on Valentine’s Day

Nothing screams love and devotion like being able to sit down on the couch and blast a bunch of enemies or solve puzzles together on Xbox One. We're following up our lovely list from a few years ago with another batch of great games to play with your special someone this Valentine's Day, like the iconic Gears of War 4, radical Rocket League, or playful Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read on for more recommendations for you to play with your special someone today. Gears of War 4 There's something about the Crimson Omen that just screams happy bloody Valentine's Day. And there’s no better tool to help you enjoy this day than a chainsaw strapped to the bottom of an all-powerful... Read more

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Tips for Surviving Behind Enemy Lines in Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 is now available worldwide on Xbox One! We’re thrilled to take you to the beautiful Mediterranean landscapes of 1943s Italy, in the biggest Sniper Elite ever. To help you hit the ground running, here's six tips that will assist you in progressing through the single-player campaign and how to dominate foes in multiplayer. Plan Your Route Sniper Elite 4’s maps are massive, full of various paths to make your way through to your goal. You'll often find that the most direct route is the most treacherous. Taking the time to plan for a slower, stealthier approach that takes advantage of the environment around you will allow you to pass by patrols unnoticed, conserve your... Read more

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Return to the 23rd Century in Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday on Xbox One

“Space, the final frontier...” 50 years ago, those words heralded the arrival of interstellar adventure, as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise traveled to strange, new worlds seeking new life and new civilizations in Star Trek: The Original Series. Decades later, the journey continues through numerous television series, feature films, books, and games. The development team on Star Trek Online was proud to participate in the 50th anniversary celebration of all things Trek, culminating in the release of our latest free expansion, Agents of Yesterday. For the first time, players can create Starfleet captains set during the time of the Original Series! We enjoyed the chance to return... Read more

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For Honor Available Now For Xbox One

With the launch of For Honor this week, Xbox One players can finally get their hands on its novel melee combat system and explore its tactical complexities. While a lot of you might have taken it for a spin during the free Open Beta this past weekend, the full game brings more heroes, more modes, and more customization options to the multiplayer realm, and introduces an epic Story Mode that you can play solo or online with a co-op partner. Across the three factions of For Honor – Knights, Vikings, and Samurai – there are 12 heroes representing different hero types. Think of these hero types as a shortcut to understanding your role on the battlefield and knowing what to expect from... Read more

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X-Morph: Defense, a Hybrid Tower Defense Game, is Coming Soon to Xbox One and Windows 10

Hello Xbox fans! It's my greatest pleasure to announce that X-Morph: Defense is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10. The game is a unique combination of a twin-stick shooter and tower defense, designed with the goal of enticing fans of both genres and allowing completely different styles of play depending on one’s preferences. You are the X-Morph, an alien that lands on Earth, who upon their first encounter with humans is attacked resulting in a full-blown conflict. Your goal is to take over the planet and terraform its surface. The humans are obviously desperate to defend their home world and attack the X-Morph landing ships; your goal is to defend your base from those waves of... Read more

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Get an Exclusive First Listen to the Halo Wars 2 Soundtrack

Update: the exclusive first listen to the Halo Wars 2 soundtrack is no longer available in this article. You can pick up the soundtrack at your local retailer starting today or hear the amazing score for yourself in Halo Wars 2, available Feb. 17 with early access, or Feb. 21 with global launch For many fans, part of what we've grown to love about the Halo universe – beyond the grand scale of combat and rich storyline – has been the series' signature soundtrack. That legacy continues on in Halo Wars 2, and we’re kicking things off with an exclusive preview of the full soundtrack to help get you in the mood for battle! Composed by Gordy Haab and Finishing Move (comprised of... Read more

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Thanks to its Community, How to Survive 2 Arrives Today on Xbox One

Back in 2013 I flew to Paris to meet with the development team at Eko Software who, at the time, were working on the original How to Survive. At their office I was met by an energetic doorman who thoroughly interrogated me before letting me in; little did I know he had a key role in what I was about to see. It was there I was introduced to the zombie survival game that Eko Software had been developing for two years In the original game you're trapped in a zombie-infested archipelago off the Colombian coast, needing to fulfill your basic needs of survival with food, water, and shelter. How to Survive had great sense of dark humor as well, with a story developed around a masked stranger. A... Read more

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