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The World’s Best Halo Teams Compete this Weekend at Halo World Championship 2017

The wait is over. The twists and turns of the road to the Halo World Championship 2017 Finals have all lead to this moment, where 12 of the world’s greatest Halo teams will vie for greatness, glory and a million-dollar payout. Will OpTic Gaming continue their dominance and give each of their squad members a second-straight championship? Will an international team shock the world with a top finish? The answers to these questions, and many, many more, lie in the midst of the incredible action that will unfold this weekend in sunny California. We’ve got everything you need to wrap your head around all the madness right here, so let’s get started! Who is competing at Halo World... Read more

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Introducing the Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series

At Xbox, we’re committed to giving fans choices when it comes to games, services, and devices. Coming in holiday 2017, we’re bringing fans the most powerful console ever: Project Scorpio. Featuring 6 teraflops of graphical processing power, true 4K gaming, and compatibility with Xbox One games and accessories. Plus, later this spring, Xbox Game Pass will launch unlocking over 100 great games with endless play. Today, we’re excited to unveil the new Tech Series of Xbox Wireless Controllers. The first in the series is the Xbox Wireless Controller – Recon Tech Special Edition. This controller will be available for $69.99 USD and will start shipping to retailers worldwide starting April... Read more

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Kinsano Brings the Heat to Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One and Windows 10 Today

All Units – a fierce and fiery new ally joins the fray in the UNSC’s battle against Atriox and The Banished. Lt. Colonel Morgan Kinsano, the first of many new add-on leaders, is available today on Xbox Play Anywhere title Halo Wars 2 for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Kinsano is included with the Season Pass or purchased individually for $5.99, and can be used for all multiplayer modes, bringing an exciting array of new, incendiary units and game-changing abilities to the battlefield. Check out Halo Waypoint for full details, including Kinsano’s background, descriptions of the units exclusive to her and some of the battlefield changing abilities she wields. Looking ahead, players... Read more

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Spring Forward Into All-New Dead Rising 4 Content

Spring has begun, and with it comes warmer weather, longer days and all-new downloadable content for Dead Rising 4. In Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising, Frank West has become the newest member of Willamette’s horde in an all-new single-player story, releasing April 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10. Frank Rising explores what happens to Frank after an all-new outbreak in Willamette. Frank is infected and wanders the city beaten, bloody and driven only by a need to feast. When a former ally discovers him, he is written off as incurable. Luckily, he’ll find help from an unlikely resource. As Frank begins to recover he’ll need to race to find a permanent cure while developing all-new... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: March 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! Battlefield 1 “They Shall Not Pass” Expansion Available Now for Premium Owners Tomorrow will be an exciting day for us at EA DICE (especially for our French team members who have been very smug recently). On March... Read more

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XPA Title Everspace Introduces New Ships, Perks, and More in Update v0.4

Pilots! A massive double strike just hit the Xbox One and the Windows Store. With the all-new Everspace Update v0.4, we're adding not one but two major content updates at once with over 100 additions, improvements, and fixes! The Colonial Gunship The wait is over: Go to the hangar now and have a look at the beastly Colonial Gunship. You can immediately tell it's a flying fortress with a massive hull and lots of firepower. It comes equipped with a fusion blaster and flak cannon as primary weapons, heavy missiles, cluster mines, scanning probes, combat drones, and an automated Gatling turret which can be upgraded. And it's getting even better. With Update v0.4 you'll benefit from... Read more

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Some of Our Favorite Indie Hits on Sale Now During ID@Xbox Game Fest

In our third week of ID@Xbox Game Fest we thought we’d highlight some of our favorite “Indie” games. Now, first of all I should say we don’t use the term “indie” very often around here since ID@Xbox is focused on the best games of all kinds from Independent Developers. But there are tons of games in our portfolio that come to mind when you think “indie games.” This week we have just a small sampling of our favorites on sale. To introduce them to you, I thought I’d reach out to a few members of the ID@Xbox team to give you some thoughts on some that they like. Here we go: I Am Bread – “Realize how difficult it truly is to make toast of yourself as you fling yourself... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: Upcoming Games, March 13 – 19

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! Death Squared - March 14 Put friendships on this line with this cooperative often-competitive puzzle game as you attempt to guide robots to their color-coded goals, all the while avoiding... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: March 10

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! PAX East 2017: Win a Custom Controller, Attend “Major Nelson Radio” Live Team Xbox will be rolling into PAX East this year and we'll showcase several exciting game demos, hosting intriguing panels, and throwing some... Read more

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Halo Wars 2 Demo Available Now on Windows 10 PC

Halo Wars 2 is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. If you haven’t tried your hand yet at commanding an army of UNSC fighting forces, the Halo Wars 2 demo, previously available only on Xbox One, is now out and live for anyone on Windows 10 PC! The free demo includes the first mission – The Signal – as well as Blitz Firefight with pre-built decks from Captain Cutter and Atriox, providing a great opportunity to test your mettle and see if you have the strategic chops required for victory. To download the demo, head over to the Windows Store and sign-in with your Microsoft account. The demo clocks in at about 16GB, and Halo Wars 2 on PC includes... Read more

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Game Preview Hits on Sale Now During ID@Xbox Game Fest

We launched Xbox Game Preview at E3 in 2015 with The Long Dark and Elite: Dangerous. In the nearly two years since, we’ve been thrilled to see the range of amazing new titles come to the program and some of our favorites “graduate” out. Game Preview was envisioned as a way for developers to build an early and continuous dialogue with their core fans and work together with them to craft the ultimate final product. Throughout the preview period, fans are constantly providing feedback – either directly, by giving suggestions to the developers, or indirectly, as the developers watch how fans adapt to new features. As such, gamers who want to jump in early can literally immerse... Read more

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Xbox Play Anywhere Title Middle-earth: Shadow of War Available for Pre-order Now

Players will soon return to the evil-infested land of Mordor and raise their swords to strike back at Sauron, the Dark Lord himself, in Middle-earth: Shadow of War, an Xbox Play Anywhere title coming to the Xbox One family of consoles and Windows 10 beginning August 22, 2017. We're excited to share with you today the first look at the epic gameplay in this third-person open world action RPG sequel to one of the best games this console generation. The Gameplay Walkthrough for Middle-earth: Shadow of War features content that's several hours into the main game, taking place in the mountain valley of Seregost, as you launch an assault on Ur-Hakon the Dragon and his terror fortress. You'll... Read more

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17th Annual Women in Gaming Luncheon Encourages Women to “Be You”

Team Xbox was proud to sponsor the 17th Annual Women in Gaming luncheon, held last week during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. Over 400 women attended to connect with friends, meet new people and celebrate their accomplishments. The theme “Be You” was a call to empower attendees to celebrate their authentic selves and skills they bring to the game industry every day. The event was moderated by the vibrant Erin Wayne from Twitch, with five incredible speakers from across the games industry offered their inspiring stories of how “being themselves” led to success.  Read on to learn about this year’s speakers, or watch the full stream on demand on Beam and... Read more

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Voodoo Vince: Remastered Available April 18 for Xbox Play Anywhere

An original Xbox exclusive, Voodoo Vince debuted in September 2003 and never left our hearts. Developed by Beep Industries, this quirky puzzle-platformer set in the magical underbelly of New Orleans has only ever been playable on the original Xbox. Unfortunately, that means that fans have lost access to an old favorite over the years, and many people have never had a chance to try it at all. This will all change on April 18, when the wisecracking voodoo doll fondly remembered by a generation of gamers comes back to life, courtesy of a sprinkle of Zombie Dust. Voodoo Vince: Remastered, an HD remake for Xbox One and Windows 10, will be a $14.99 download on the Xbox and Windows Stores. Best... Read more

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March Brings Major Updates, New Maps to Gears of War 4

March is here, and with it comes a major update for Gears of War 4 including new features, fan favorite characters to collect, and a whole lot more. Read on to find out about the two new maps, the new Ranked Lobby system, improvements to the Gnasher, and a first tease of content to come later this month in Gears of War 4! ... Read more

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PAX East 2017: Win a Custom Controller, Attend “Major Nelson Radio” Live

Team Xbox will be rolling into PAX East this year and we'll showcase several exciting game demos, hosting intriguing panels, and throwing some epic sweepstakes full of special edition goodies and more. If you're attending one of the greatest gaming trade shows, be sure to stop by the Xbox booth to see Halo Wars 2, Minecraft, and Mass Effect Andromeda to name just a few of the premiere Xbox One games you'll have a chance to play. When you stop by our Xbox booth at PAX East, you'll have a chance to buy some awesome Xbox gear, like special edition t-shirts featuring the likes of Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4, and Minecraft. These shirts will only be available at PAX East and select Xbox... Read more

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Celebrating Award Winning ID@Xbox Games From 2016

This past year we have experienced an embarrassment of riches with the quantity of incredibly high-quality games that have shipped through ID@Xbox -- everything from deep, immersive narrative experiences to amazingly addictive party games. This week we wanted to highlight just a few of the award winning and nominated ID@Xbox titles that came out in 2016; they’re all on sale right now so there’s no better time to check out any of these fantastic games that you may have missed. Heart Machine’s Hyper Light Drifter, an action adventure role-playing game with a unique modern/retro visual style picked up the awards for Excellence in Visual Art and the Audience Award at this week’s 19th... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: March 3

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! Introducing Xbox Game Pass: Unlimited Access to More Than 100 Games At Xbox, we put gamers at the center of everything we do and remain committed to giving you the freedom to play the games you want, with the friends you... Read more

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Announcing the 2017 ID@Xbox Gaming For Everyone Award Winners

Last night, at the Independent Games Festival in San Francisco, independent game developers from around the world came together to celebrate the talent, beauty, and creativity that exists within the industry. Gamers are as unique and diverse as the world around us and Independent Games play a critical role in expanding the worlds, narratives, and characters with which gamers interact. This year, ID@Xbox took the opportunity to highlight the work of three amazing developers who are using their craft to celebrate underrepresented voices, whether these voices are the players, the characters, or the creators themselves. Our ID@Xbox Gaming For Everyone award winners for 2017 are: We are... Read more

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