• New Smite Goddess Persephone Joins the Battleground on Xbox One
    by Daniel “PonPon” Cooper, Game Designer, Smite on August 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, claims her throne in the exciting new Smite update available now on Xbox One! As the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, Persephone’s fate was often decided by others. So when she saw her chance to act alone, Persephone took it. Hades offered Persephone a not-so-simple choice: a seed of a pomegranate, grown in the underworld. Persephone was clever. She understood what was being offered. Those who eat the food of the underworld are bound to it and must return. So, for the first time, Persephone took control of her life — and her throne in...

  • Talking About Cooperating to Rebuild Humanity with Remnant: From the Ashes Development Team
    by Jared Browar, Community Manager, Perfect World Entertainment on August 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures. Available now on Xbox One, challenge-seeking players can look forward to 100+ unique enemies, 20+ epic bosses, and endless adventure. Gunfire Games Principal Designer Mike Maza breaks down how challenging, shared experiences are as good as any loot in the game. Jared Browar, Community Manager: What’s the difference between Remnant when played solo, vs when played with up to two other survivors? Mike Maza, Principal Designer: The game will automatically scale the strength and quantity of enemies as each player joins the...

  • Tips and Tricks for Rad, Available Now on Xbox One
    by James Spafford, Senior Communications Manager, Double Fine Productions, Inc. on August 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Step forward brave soul, into the world of Rad, available now on Xbox One. You have been chosen to save the future of humanity, but to do so you must venture into The Fallow, an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. Surviving this nightmarish landscape will be tough, especially as you’ll be exposed to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form, twisting and mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful. But don’t worry about all that, we’ve got your back! Just follow some of these helpful tips and...

  • Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Reveals Xbox One Release Date
    by Ben Stein, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Square-Enix on August 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

    In June on Xbox Wire, we were excited to announce that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would come to Xbox One this year. So, it is safe to say we are now thrilled to reveal that this beloved RPG story of love and war will arrive on Xbox One on September 3, 2019! Yes, it’s right around the corner. The story of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered follows Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, unexpectedly cast in a war to save the world. Join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, and fight against Galbadia’s tyrannical rule and to...

  • gamescom: Gears 5 Debuts Campaign Story Trailer, Named “Best Xbox One Game”
    by Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief on August 19, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Today, Xbox welcomed fans to the start of Europe’s biggest gaming show by taking part in gamescom: Opening Night Live. Rod Fergusson, Studio Head of The Coalition, joined host Geoff Keighley to present the worldwide debut of the Gears 5 Campaign Story Trailer, titled “Kait, Unleashed.” The trailer, set to the critically acclaimed industrial rock song “Head like a Hole” by Nine Inch Nails, features the first in-depth look at the next chapter of the Gears saga. War has come to Sera, and in its midst Kait Diaz struggles with a personal journey to uncover her mysterious connection to the...

  • Hustle by Day and Risk It All by Night in Need for Speed Heat
    by Ellie Day, Writer, EA on August 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Get ready to turn up the heat, street racers! Get your engines revving, because Need for Speed Heat, the latest game in the long-running racing series, is hitting the streets in November 8 on Xbox One. It’s the ultimate street-racer-versus-cop fantasy and adds an adrenaline-fueled extra gear onto everything Need for Speed fans love: expressive customization, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative that pulls you into the game. Welcome to Palm City Need for Speed Heat takes place in Palm City, a brand-new open world and street racer’s dream whose cool metropolitan landscape of varied districts is just...

  • August 19th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1910 Update (1910.190815-1945)
    by Jon, Xbox Program Manager on August 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1910\18363.7102.190815-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1910\18363.7102.190815-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/19/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/20/19     Fixes:   Settings   UI fixes for the Network Transfer page.   Mixer   Game titles should now appear when viewing active streams on Mixer tab.   My Games & Apps   Fixed and issue where using Pause All/Cancel All in the Updates section with multiple items in queue would not work as expected.   Fixes...

  • August 19th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190815-1945)
    by Jon, Xbox Program Manager on August 19, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1910\18363.7102.190815-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1910\18363.7102.190815-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/19/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/20/19     Fixes:   Settings   UI fixes for the Network Transfer page.     Mixer   Game titles should now appear when viewing active streams on Mixer tab.     My Games & Apps   Fixed and issue where using Pause All/Cancel All in the Updates section with multiple items in queue would not work...

  • Gears 5 at gamescom 2019: Horde, Halo: Reach Character Pack, and AAPE by A Bathing Ape®
    by Dana Sissons, Director of Communications, The Coalition on August 19, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Today at gamescom 2019, we revealed the all-new Gears 5 Horde mode, which adds new gameplay features and Ultimate abilities to this signature mode. Every Horde character will have a unique Ultimate ability; this extends to cross-over characters like Sarah Connor from Terminator Dark Fate, and Kat and Emile from the newly announced Halo: Reach Character Pack. The Halo: Reach Character Pack is included as part of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, and with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Additionally, we’re extending our collaboration with AAPE, so if you missed the tease that dropped at...

  • Inside Xbox gamescom News Recap
    by Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief on August 19, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Today, on a special gamescom episode of Inside Xbox broadcast live from Cologne, Germany, we gave fans a closer look at some of the year’s biggest upcoming games, revealed new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, showed off some new enhancements to Age of Empires II DE, pulled the curtain back on new accessories, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above. Gears 5 We revealed the all-new Gears 5 Horde mode, which adds new gameplay features and the Ultimate abilities to this signature mode. Every Horde character will...

  • London Calling: Here’s How You Can Experience X019
    by Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief on August 19, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    X019 is our global celebration of everything Xbox. We’re incredibly excited to bring X019 to London, United Kingdom from November 14-16 at the Copper Box Arena. It’s the biggest Xbox event we’ve ever hosted in the UK and we can’t wait to share it live with thousands of people from the incredible Xbox community there. We’ll also be bringing X019 direct to you online wherever you are in the world, so even if you can’t make it in-person you won’t miss a minute of the fun. On today’s gamescom special edition of Inside Xbox, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg revealed a load...

  • gamescom 2019: Level-Up with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo and Sport Blue Special Editions
    by Navin Kumar, Director of Product Marketing at Xbox on August 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    At Xbox, we know the controller you reach for can be a form of self-expression as personal as the kicks you choose to rock. They can be reflective of your style and personality or symbolic of a deeper connection to a game, friend or even a nostalgic memory. As we expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to provide our fans with new opportunities and more choices to make those kinds of meaningful connections – which is why we’re excited to announce not one, but two new special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers releasing this fall. Xbox Wireless Controller...