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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27

Since the launch of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition in 2016 for Xbox and PC, we’ve been stunned by the continuous love and support from media, our game development peers, and of course, our fans. We’re thrilled to bring the game to even more players as we announce that Xbox Game Studios and…

All About Xbox Insider Preview Rings

In June of 2018, we announced the addition of Alpha Skip-Ahead to our existing Xbox One Update Preview rings. The goal was to allow gamers to provide feedback for Xbox One builds or features long before we expect to release them to the general public. Thanks to our most enthusiastic members that goal is becoming…

This Week on Xbox: August 16, 2019

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…

August 16th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1910 Update (1910.190814-1910)

Starting at 2:00p.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_191018363.7100.190814-1910).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7100.190814-1910 Available: 2:00 PM 8/16/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/17/19   Fixes:   Notifications/Alerts Fixed an issue where alerts/notifications were not loading when accessed…

August 9th : New Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring 1908 Update (1908.190807-1720)

Starting at 2:00p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6065.190807-1720).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6065.190807-1720 Available: 2:00 PM 8/9/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/10/19   Fixes:   My Games & Apps   Fixed an issue where “Pre-Ordered” tag for applicable games would not be displayed in collection.     Known…

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Gears 5 Has Gone Gold – Celebrate with our Full Achievement List

Today, The Coalition and Xbox are proud to announce that Gears 5 has gone gold – a major moment ahead of its launch next month. This is significant for us as game creators, as it means the game disc has been released to manufacturing so that everyone can enjoy and play on September 6 through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition. “From all of us at The…

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 13 to August 16

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new 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. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change). See the rest…

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The Story Behind Duo’s Family Friendly Party Game: Must Dash Amigos

“We should make a game together” – that’s what myself and Ant would say to each other on an almost weekly basis when we met in 2011, but we never did. In 2015 we finally bit the bullet, entering a game jam with no real coding skills between us, armed with a silly idea and a lot of passion. This is how Must Dash Amigos – a loco-multiplayer battle racer…

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August 8th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1908 Update (1908.190807-1720)

Starting at 6:00p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6065.190807-1720).   DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6065.190807-1720 Available: 6:00 PM 8/8/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/9/19   Build Notes: A new version of controller firmware has been released for certain controller models.  Users may be prompted to update the controller automatically when it is connected to…

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A Whole New Saga of Survival in Ark: Genesis on Xbox One

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “What’s next for Ark?” Approaching five years in development, Ark has grown far more than we had ever imagined, and it is clear the appeal of big, crazy new worlds filled with dinosaurs and fantastical creatures to tame and ride with your friends never really dies. Thanks to Ark’s passionate community and a love for new content that fits its…

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August 8th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190806-1945)

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_19H2HOLD_191018363.7082.190806-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7082.190806-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/8/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/9/19     Fixes:      System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console. Known Issues:   Audio Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled…

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August 8th : New Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring 1908 Update (1908.190806-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6064.190806-1945). Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6064.190806-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/8/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/9/19 Build Notes: A new version of controller firmware has been released for certain controller models.  Users may be prompted to update the controller automatically when it is…

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Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days: Vigor

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Vigor for free on Xbox One during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days! Experience an excellent opportunity to face the harsh-yet-beautiful backdrop of post-war Norway. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, August 8 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, August 11 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. With the recent release of the massive 0.9 Update: Aid,…

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August 7th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1908 Update (1908.190806-1945)

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6064.190806-1945). Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6064.190806-1945 Available: 6:00 PM 8/7/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/8/19 Build Notes: A new version of controller firmware has been released for certain controller models.  Users may be prompted to update the controller automatically when it is connected to the…

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Children of Morta: Designing a Game with a Family at its Core

Children of Morta, an upcoming story-driven action RPG coming to Xbox One on October 15, tells a story of a family struggle and uses its main theme as a foothold in the design process. In the initial design stage, we decided to stick to the rogue-lite genre because of high replay value that it offers to players. But we quickly realized that we also wanted to tell rich stories and…

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Join the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Beta August 7th

Hello Xbox Insiders! On the heels of some recent announcements about Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Xbox Insiders are invited to join the AoE: DE Multiplayer Beta! Limited space is available for this beta on a first-come first-serve basis. This playtest will help us test cross-network play functionality ahead of the game’s release to Steam later this month. Check out the Xbox Insider Hub on your Windows 10 PC to…

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Build Extraordinary Empires Today in Age of Wonders: Planetfall on Xbox One

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is now available! To prepare you for in-depth empire building in the new, sci-fi setting, we’re revealing intel on how to conquer your foes and build a future for your people. First comes first – choosing your faction. You’ll pick from six unique choices – from the militant Vanguard, the dinosaur-riding Amazons, to the cyborg-zombies of the Assembly. Be sure to consider their secret technologies too, including human-computer symbiosis, developing new mental abilities, cybernetics, and fusion with alien parasites. This world is your playground, and if you want to ride into battle on genetically-modified dinosaurs with lasers against cyber zombies – that’s your call. As one of the survivors of the Star Union, a shattered galactic empire, the future of the planet is yours for the…

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August 6th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190804-1945)

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_19H2HOLD_191018363.7078.190804-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7078.190804-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/6/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/7/19 Fixes:   Narrator   Various fixes when reading content in messages.     System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console.   Known Issues:   Audio Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings set to 120hz with 36 bits per pixel (12-bit) are experiencing loss of Dolby Atmos audio in some situations. Workaround: Disable 120hz or set Video Fidelity to 30 bits per pixel (10-bit) or lower.   Profile Color Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering…

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