• Choose Your Faction in Worbital, Available Now on Xbox One
    by Sasu Kemppainen Game Designer, Team Jolly Roger on October 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    When we first started sketching Worbital and its world of futuristic interplanetary warfare, we knew we needed factions. It takes two to engage in a destructive planet-to-planet artillery war, but one more on top of that would guarantee the cosmic chaos we were aiming for! To celebrate our release on Xbox One, I figured I’d do some digging and make a bite-sized retrospective on how our three factions developed — the story of Terrene, Lucid, and Celestials. Terrene: Tradition From its inception, Terrene was intended to be the balanced, the “regular” faction, and it ended up changing the least in...

  • October 21st Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (1911.191018-1508)
    by Jon, Xbox Program Manager on October 21, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 1911 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8095.191018-1508). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8095.191018-1508 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 21, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 22, 2019   Fixes for Alpha We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 1911 build:   My Games & Apps Various UI improvements to the...

  • October 21st Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.191017-2100)
    by Jon, Xbox Program Manager on October 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Hey Alpha Skip Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19004.1200.191017-2100). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19004.1200.191017-2100 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 21, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 22, 2019   Fixes for Alpha Skip Ahead We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2004 build: Edge We’ve fixed the issue with...

  • PDXCON 2019: All the Exciting Xbox News Revealed from Berlin
    by Chris Charla, ID@Xbox Senior Director on October 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I was super grateful to join our friends from Paradox Interactive on stage at PDXCON this past weekend to share some great news about two new strategy titles. Crusader Kings III epitomizes everything I love about grand strategy titles and having spent so much time in Surviving Mars I couldn’t be more stoked to help announce Surviving the Aftermath on stage. With Crusader Kings III coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) in 2020, aligned with its worldwide launch, members will get to jump into Paradox’s new generation of grand strategy games in a rich, medieval setting, filled with...

  • Crusader Kings III is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC in 2020
    by Henrik Fåhraeus, Game Director, Paradox Development Studio on October 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Seven years ago, Paradox Interactive redefined grand strategy, emergent storytelling, and alternate history in one incredible game: Crusader Kings II. Today, seven years of expansions, surprises, and amazing stories later, we announced a worthy heir to the throne at PDXCON 2019: Crusader Kings III is coming in 2020. We can’t wait to share a new generation of grand strategy with players everywhere, and we have even more good news: if you’re on Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) it’ll be included in your subscription. Crusader Kings III is the sequel to an all-time favorite title from Paradox Development Studio, offering...

  • Play Surviving the Aftermath on Xbox Game Preview Today
    by Lasse Liljedahl, CEO and Lead Designer, Iceflake Studios on October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Hi, everyone! I know we shared some exciting news last week when we revealed the newest game in the “Surviving” series from Paradox. We mentioned that the game would be available to check out soon via Xbox Game Preview, but today I got to announce the crucial answer to the inevitable question of when: Surviving the Aftermath is available to play today as an Xbox Game Preview title on Xbox One. Xbox Game Preview lets us share this game with our fans much earlier than usual, which is going to be fantastic for a creative game like Surviving the Aftermath....

  • This Week on Xbox: October 18, 2019
    by Mike Nelson, Xbox Wire Editor on October 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 past 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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! The Division 2 Gets New Updates and Releases Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle The latest free update...

  • 5 Survival Tips for Open World Adventure Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands, Available Now on Xbox One
    by Roman Matuszczak, Art Director, Lemonbomb Entertainment on October 18, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Ahoy there adventurers! Now that Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands has arrived on Xbox One, get ready to set sail with five key survival tips for life in the open-world pirate adventure now that’s available now on Xbox One. Build and manage your crews and maintain their happiness Alongside your crew, you begin Stranded Sails shipwrecked on a mysterious archipelago… As either the son or daughter of the injured captain of the ship, you’re tasked with finding the rest of your crew before you can eventually escape! To expand the camp, there will be a multitude of...

  • Celebrate Halloween in Defiance 2050
    by Helena Kühn, Product Manager, Defiance/Defiance 2050 on October 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Double, double toil and trouble, the Hulkers have returned to paradise! They bring with them a plague that has come to wipe out all Arkhunters. Get ready to put down these diseased plaguers and hulkers with extreme prejudice, or else you may become one of them! For four weeks, the Hulker Hell event will be active in Defiance 2050, bringing plague winds and nightmares. Major Arkfalls will run rampant with plaguers and hulkers, all trying to infect you with their deadly disease. Take some time out of your busy Arkhunting schedule to put these guys down once and for all....

  • Halloween Update Adds Spooks and Scares to Black Desert on Xbox One
    by Danny Park, Live Service Project Manager, Black Desert on October 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    This Halloween, the massive world of Black Desert on Xbox One is being invaded by magical forces that might give you a trick or a treat. New ghost and witch bosses offer the chance to win special items and craft new costumes – read on for more details about new Halloween content! Swarming high over the sands of the Black Desert, Spook is a new boss within today’s Halloween Update. Beware of sneak attacks at all times, since Spook enjoys spawning in random locations and times around the world to prey on unsuspecting adventurers. If you’re able to defeat him,...

  • Designing and Adapting Characters in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, Coming Soon to Xbox One
    by David Whitfield, Product Manager, En Masse Entertainment on October 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Bringing characters into a game from an existing IP is always challenging, but when you’re dealing with a big and beloved world like “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” it’s important not only to make them playable, but not to lose any of what makes them fan favorites! To really bring the characters in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics to life, the team at BonusXP went all-in on a job system. In tactics-based games, picking the right job for the challenge at hand can mean the difference between success and embarrassing failure. But picking the right job for...

  • A Peek into the Creation of the Cinematic Platformer Stela, Releasing Today on Xbox One
    by Joel Stack, Design Director, SkyBox Labs on October 18, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I’ve been working on games for over 15 years and playing them non-stop since I was a little kid. My dad brought home my very first adventure game (Space Quest I if you’re wondering) and I’ve been absolutely hooked ever since. I’ve always loved exploring game worlds, poking and prodding their corners, and satisfying that very human need for discovery and adventure – but hadn’t really had the opportunity to create one from scratch until Stela. Let me tell you a bit about the world we’ve created. Stela tells the story of a mysterious young heroine struggling to survive the...