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Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Expansion arrives May 9

Forza fans, your Hot Wheels fantasies are about to come true! The second Forza Horizon 3 expansion – Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels – arrives on May 9 exclusively on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs (Xbox Play Anywhere), and is included in the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass. This expansion lets players travel to a brand-new location in Australia, a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks. Starring famous Hot Wheels vehicles like the Twin Mill, the Rip Rod, and the Bone Shaker, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels promises an automotive adventure unlike anything in Forza history. Tune in on May 8 for... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: April 21

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! Console Launch Exclusive Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition Available Now Today we're excited to announce that Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition is now available on Xbox One! Our robust city builder allows would-be city... Read more

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ID@Xbox Celebrates the Release of More than 500 Games on Xbox One and Windows 10

A little more than three years ago, we took to the stage at Gamescom to unveil a brand-new program for Xbox One. Our goal was to make sure Xbox players have access to the best, most diverse collection of games by making sure we enabled developers of all shapes and sizes to self-publish their creations on Xbox One. Today, thanks to the efforts of independent developers from around the world and the fans who support them, we’re proud to reveal that after an amazing month of releases that included console exclusive Beep Games’ Voodoo Vince: Remastered, console launch exclusives Thimbleweed Park from Terrible Toybox and Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition from Paradox Interactive, and... Read more

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Available Today for Xbox, Windows and Steam

In 2009, Halo Wars fans picked up their trusty Xbox 360 controllers, amassed huge armies of UNSC and Covenant fighting forces, rained MAC rounds on enemy bases and spammed ODST troops into battle. Eight years later, the trials and tribulations of battle can be relived again with the standalone launch of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition today, available from the Xbox Store, Windows Store and Steam for $19.99! The original Halo Wars was special for many reasons – its story of conflict between the UNSC Spirit of Fire and Covenant took place more than two decades before the Master Chief landed on Installation 04 in Halo: Combat Evolved. It proved real-time strategy – a genre beloved by PC... Read more

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Console Exclusive Voodoo Vince: Remastered Now on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

Voodoo Vince: Remastered is now available with Xbox Play Anywhere support -- buy it once digitally and own it on both Xbox One and Windows 10. 13 years, 6 month and 25 days. That’s how much time has passed since Voodoo Vince first appeared on the original Xbox in September of 2003. Since we announced the revival of Vince six months ago, I’ve been asked a few times “Of all the games that could get a remaster, why Vince?” as if it’s a multiple choice, or a strategic corporate goal of some kind. Here’s the real reason: I didn’t want to see this creation that represented years of hard work, joy, tears, and laughter end up completely lost to time. If you’re lucky, every now... Read more

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Killer Instinct Tournaments and More Start Rolling Out to Insiders This Month

Last month, we released several fan-inspired feature updates to the community. This month, we are starting to roll out even more features including a new Party overlay to help you see who’s speaking in your group, more fan-requested improvements to Looking for Group on Xbox Live and the Activity Feed, and later this month Killer Instinct tournaments powered by Arena on Xbox Live. Since we announced Arena at E3 2016, and first launched it to Xbox Insiders this past fall, the team has been hard at work building and refining Arena to make esports available for gamers on Xbox Live, regardless of their skill-level. Huge thank you to Xbox fans for sharing your thoughts on the feature –... Read more

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Grab Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on April 20 for Xbox, Windows 10 PC and Steam

All units – we interrupt your fourteenth Halo Wars 2 Blitz match for a special update! Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, previously only available for Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition owners, will now be available to purchase individually in the Xbox Store, Windows Store and Steam on April 20! Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the original Halo Wars that runs natively on Xbox One and Windows, featuring improved graphics, additional Achievements and includes all of the DLC created for the classic real-time strategy game. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title where your digital purchase of the game on the Xbox Store or Windows... Read more

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Announcing Xbox FanFest: E3 2017

The return of Xbox FanFest to E3 begins a profound year for Xbox and its fans. When we started doing FanFest a little over 3 years ago, we not only wanted to build rally points around the world for Xbox Nation, but we wanted gamers everywhere to know how deeply important they were to our past, present and future. Last year, we reached an incredible 13,000 Xbox fans at FanFests around the world. In Mexico, we built a huge Xbox-only event, in Australia we not only took fans drifting to celebrate the launch of Forza Horizon 3 but we took them to Bondi Beach for a little Gears of War 4, and at gamescom, we shut down our booth so FanFest attendees could play all the hottest Xbox exclusives. ... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: Upcoming Games, April 17 – 23

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! Voodoo Vince: Remastered (Console Exclusive) - April 18 Join Vince, a plucky Voodoo doll, on his adventures through the streets of New Orleans, cemeteries, swamps and beyond in this classic... 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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Maidenholm Update Available Now for We Happy Few

One of the coolest parts about being on Xbox Game Preview is that we can look at your feedback, and understand what people like and don’t like about what we’re doing. And then we get to experiment! We Happy Few isn’t just a survival sandbox game, as many people think. It’s narratively driven with a linear story, and some of that is available in Game Preview right now, like the four islands you can explore and the side quests you can experience. As we’ve put more and more of our side quests into the game, we've received feedback that many people find the survival mechanics distract them from the quests. And we have a lot of feedback that people love survival mode too, so we have... Read more

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That’s a Wrap! Here’s a Recap of the Beam Theme Week Xbox Wire Posts

Last week, your very own Xbox Wire temporarily transformed through a Beam takeover to provide you with a series of daily posts, celebrating Beam Theme Week and sharing more about what makes the Beam community so special, the ins-and-outs of interactivity, how to become a streamer, and more. Thanks to everyone who participated in Beam Theme Week – for joining us in celebration and support of the global launch of Beam on Xbox One and now most recently on Windows 10 with the Creators Update – you and your interactive streaming adventures are what truly bring Beam to life. In case you missed any of the Beam Theme Week blog posts or want a second look, here’s a refresher of what was... Read more

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Project Scorpio: The Most Powerful Place to Create and Play

At Team Xbox we put gamers at the center of everything we do and we are driven to build the best platform on which to create and play games. We know that you can’t have one without the other, which is why we’ve invested so much in new development tools, publishing opportunities, hardware and services for developers and gamers alike. With Project Scorpio, we created a console with the goal of being the ultimate place for developers to realize their visions and the best place to play any Xbox game. The creativity and innovation in our industry is driven by developers of all sizes. A single person can launch a game that becomes a global phenomenon or teams of hundreds can create the... Read more

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Porsche and Microsoft Announce Multi-Project Partnership for Industry-Leading Forza Franchise

We’re thrilled to share that today at the New York International Auto Show, Porsche and Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios announced a six-year partnership to collaborate on a suite of co-branded initiatives for Porsche and the Forza franchise. The partnership kicks off today with open registration for Porsche’s esports sponsorship debut in Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup – the most inclusive racing esports program and home to the largest online racing community in gaming. Today also brings the release of the Forza Horizon 3 Porsche Car Pack, featuring an exciting lineup of Porsche cars for 2016’s best-selling racing game Forza Horizon 3, exclusively on Xbox One and... Read more

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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 10 gamers everywhere. With the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, we’re delivering built-in game streaming and interactivity with Beam, game performance improvements with Windows Game Mode, and a unified destination to customize your system settings for your Windows 10 gaming experience. Here’s a look at the new features rolling out today, which we announced and released for Windows Insiders earlier this year: Built-in Beam game streaming: We’re committed to making great gaming experiences that unify players across devices, and with the release of... Read more

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Learn About the Journey of Yooka-Laylee, Available April 11 on Xbox One

Hello! We’re Playtonic Games, a small team of veterans who’ve rustled up the colorful adventure Yooka-Laylee, an open-world platformer inspired by the genre classics many of our developers helped create! Almost two years since our crowdfunding campaign, it’s an amazing feeling to finally deliver our game to fans on Xbox One. The journey up to this point has been a proverbial minecart ride, from the twilight days when we had to put everything on the line for an office the size of a gents’ toilet, to the incredible, humbling support of our backers and smashing the UK games Kickstarter record. Yooka-Laylee’s construction has been an incredible experience and we hope it delivers... 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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Next Week on Xbox: Upcoming Games, April 10 – 16

Editor's Note: We updated the entry for Yooka-Laylee to reflect that the Windows 10 version is coming soon. The title will not support Xbox Play Anywhere. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused. 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... Read more

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