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Martin talks the resurgence of racing games with some of the UK’s top talent

It’s an exciting time in racing games; if you’re Martin, it’s always an exciting time in racing games, but right now that is actually true. We’ve got cool indies like Hot Shot Racing, Inertial Drift ...

Treyarch deliberately buffed sniper rifles for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha

If you, like me, have been playing the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha on PlayStation 4 this weekend, you may have noticed sniper rifles are pretty handy. I spent most of yesterday ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Omega (2008.200917-0845)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

This Week on Xbox: September 18, 2020

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 ...

Ascend into Neverwinter’s Newest Update, The Redeemed Citadel

Earlier this year, Neverwinter introduced episodic content as a way to both bridge and progress storyline. Rage of Bel guided players from defending the citizens of the cursed Vallenhas Stronghold to facing one of Zariel’s ...

Next Studios’ Award-Winning Game Biped Lands on Xbox One

Biped is a colorful coop adventure set in an alternate universe where humans didn’t take over Earth. Instead, our world is an important waypoint for interstellar travelers. Players control Aku and Sila, two maintenance bots ...

HyperBrawl Tournament: The Multiplayer Sports-Brawler Launches October 20 on Xbox One

Have you ever felt that sports games just needed a little something extra? Some futuristic weapons perhaps? Maybe some superhero-like abilities? Well, you’re in luck, because our upcoming sports-brawler, HyperBrawl Tournament, has all that and ...

Hello Games’ teases No Man’s Sky’s Origins update, out next week

Hello Games’ space exploration sim No Man’s Sky is expanding once more, and the developer has now teased its mysterious new Origins update, which is launching next week. There’s little in the way of specifics ...

Transformers Are Ready for Battle in World of Warships: Legends

Transformers-themed Commanders are here to lead your warships into battle! Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Rumble become Warships in Disguise, powering up your fleet with their unique inspirations, abilities, and voiceovers. Each one also has ...

Cyberpunk 2077 takes a tour of Night City and its gangs in two new trailers

Cyberpunk 2077’s 19th November launch date is rapidly closing in, which, as you might expect, means CD Projekt’s steady stream of reveals continues; and this time the developer has offered a closer look at Night ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2010.200917-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2011.200917-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

8 Tips You Should Know Before Jumping into Necromunda: Underhive Wars

Necromunda: Underhive Wars, the tactical RPG adaptation of Games Workshop’s legendary tabletop game, comes to Xbox One today. Before you hurl yourself into the brutal gang wars of the Underhive’s endless halls, factories, and slums, ...

Gears Tactics Coming to Xbox Consoles November 10 with Launch of Xbox Series X|S

Summary Gears Tactics will be released for Xbox consoles November 10 alongside the launch of Xbox Series X|S and is now available for pre-install with Xbox Game Pass. Watch the launch trailer that includes new ...

Next Week on Xbox: September 22 to 25

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

id Software talk Doom Eternal’s Ancient Gods DLC with DF’s John Linneman

After Doom’s resounding 2016 comeback – which was also something of a comeback for developed id Software – this year’s Doom Eternal didn’t get quite the same level of universal acclaim. Some loved it, though, ...

The top 10 games of the generation

We wanted to do something special for PAX Online x EGX Digital – the digital gaming event from our parent company, ReedPop, which is running this week – and with new PlayStation and Xbox consoles ...

Bandai Namco buys developer behind Unknown9: Awakening

Reflector Entertainment, developer of the upcoming Unknown9: Awakening, has been snapped up by Bandai Namco. The Montreal-based studio released its first teaser for Unknown9 during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live. It showed a young girl using ...

Destiny 2 is getting customisable ghosts

Destiny 2 is getting customisable ghosts, Bungie has announced. Ghosts are the little floating balls that accompany guardians. Your ghost in the original Destiny was voiced by Peter Dinklage (he of “that wizard came from ...

Life is Strange 2’s first episode now permanently free

The first episode of Life is Strange 2 has been made free forever on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This isn’t part of some limited time offer or trial – though publisher Square Enix ...

Katamari Damacy Reroll launches on PS4 and Xbox One in November

Katamari Damacy Reroll comes out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 20th November 2020, Bandai Namco has announced. This is the remaster of Keita Takahashi’s influential original, which came out on PS2 in 2004. ...

Pre-Order Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Starting Tuesday, September 22

On November 10, a new generation of console gaming begins. Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will deliver players the most performant, immersive and compatible next-generation console gaming experiences ever. Next week, beginning September ...

Halo co-creator’s Disintegration shutting down multiplayer servers in November

Disintegration, the sci-fi shooter from Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, will be ending multiplayer support across all platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC) on 17th November due to a lack of “sufficient audience”, just five ...

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Demo is now live!

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming on October 2, but if you are having trouble waiting until then we have some good news – pre-order the game digitally from the Xbox Store and ...

Acclaimed adventure Raji: an Ancient Epic comes to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in October

Raji: an Ancient Epic, developer Nodding Head Games’ gorgeous jaunt through Indian mythology, will be making its way to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 15th October, following a short period of Switch exclusivity. ...

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Adds New Class and New Adventure

One of the Ghosts’ main adversaries is recruiting sinister new allies in a new branching storyline for Ghost Recon Breakpoint, but the Ghosts are fighting back with the new Pathfinder class, which can command a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta (2010.200915-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta and Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Take Your Pick of Sea of Thieves Talk Like a Pirate Day Treats

Summary Rare’s ever-expanding pirate adventure offers timely opportunities for earning rewards and learning new tricks. Take advantage of sales, promotions and Free Play Days to get a tantalising taste of the pirate life! Sea of ...

Romero’s mafia strategy Empire of Sin gets December release date

Following its delay earlier this year, Brenda and John Romero’s intriguing mobster-themed strategy game Empire of Sin finally has a release date; it’ll be making its way to Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC – ...

You can pre-download the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha on PS4 now

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha is available to pre-download on PlayStation 4 now. It weighs in at 27.295GB. The alpha goes live at 6pm UK time tomorrow, 18th September, and ends ...

Free Play Days – Hunt: Showdown, Warhammer: Chaosbane, and Sea of Thieves

Travel the high seas as a pirate, hunt down nightmarish creatures, or enter a dangerous fantasy world with Free Play Days starting today. Hunt: Showdown, Warhammer: Chaosbane, and Sea of Thieves are all available this ...

Neon Noodles is cyberpunk, distilled

EGX is here! This time it’s in the rather unique form of PAX Online x EGX Digital, but we’re still covering it like usual, which means we’ll be running a few short articles like this ...

Capcom says Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition won’t come to PC

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is not coming out on PC, Capcom has said – sparking a raft of review bombs on Steam. Last night, during Sony’s PlayStation 5 event, Capcom unveiled Devil May ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2010.200915-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2011.200915-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Here are the best bits of PAX Online x EGX Digital so far

For reasons that I’m sure are obvious, we couldn’t run EGX this year. It is a great sadness to everyone, but world events have encouraged us to give online events a go. Thus, PAX Online ...

Here’s Resident Evil 2 for just £8 on PS4 or Xbox One

The brilliant remake to Resident Evil 2 is just £8 on PS4 and Xbox One over at Amazon UK. Capcom’s accomplished survival horror masterpiece shambled its way into stores in January 2019 to huge praise ...

PES 2021 review: Pro Evo ends the current generation in mid-table

PES 2021 is a funny old game. Not a proper, brand new PES, but a season update, essentially the same game as last year’s effort but with up to date lineups and a cheaper launch ...

Someone should make a game about: Checking medical records in A&E

Sometimes I well up a bit whilst watching 24-hours in A&E, which I never do during my actual, real-life job in A&E. The settings and stories are all familiar, but here they’re framed from afar ...

Spiritual Successor to the Momodora Series, Minoria is Available Now on Xbox One

Hi everyone! I’m rdein, lead creator of Minoria and the Momodora series. I’m pleased to say we have finally launched Minoria on Xbox One — thank you for your patience! Minoria is Bombservice’s latest creation, ...

Psyonix dates Rocket League’s free-to-play launch for next week

Earlier this year, developer Psyonix announced it would be transitioning its phenomenally popular four-wheeled footie game Rocket League to a free-to-play model, and it’s now confirmed that will happen next Wednesday, 23rd September. Since its ...

Explore One Wasteland and More in Fallout 76’s Patch 22 on Xbox One

Fallout 76’s latest patch is now available on Xbox One, and it’s a big one. Complete with a new Season, a new daily repeatable missions, Legendary Perks, and a rebalanced combat across the game, Patch ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta (2010.200912-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta and Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Life is Strange dev’s psychological thriller Twin Mirror out in December

Dontnod, the developer behind the acclaimed likes of Life is Strange and Tell Me Why, will be bringing its latest narrative adventure, Twin Mirror, to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 1st December. Twin Mirror ...

Rocket League is Going Free to Play September 23 on Xbox One

Start your engines! Rocket League, the long-running hybrid hit where soccer meets driving, will be available for free starting September 23! Even if you’re a longtime player, this is going to feel like a whole ...

Ghostrunner slides onto screens this October

I’m a big fan of Apex Legends-style parkour mechanics – particularly any satisfying sliding – so it’s just as well that someone has decided to make a game where slashing and dashing is the main ...

What We’re Doing to Improve Transparency and Choice on Your Console Data

We know that technology plays an important role in your life – from how you learn, work, connect with friends and family and game. It’s vital to have access to technology that enriches our lives, ...

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 fastest-selling game in franchise history

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 has sold 1m copies in 10 days, making it the fastest-selling game in the franchise’s history. The Birdman himself previously said the future of his skateboarding series – ...

Gods and Monsters name was contested by Monster Energy, legal documents reveal

Ubisoft’s trademark application for Gods and Monsters was contested by Monster Energy, legal documentation has revealed. The Ancient Greece-set RPG was re-announced last week with a new title, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, though at the time ...

Borderlands 3 for £10, Ghost of Tsushima for £40 and more top console game deals

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got a few evenings of braving the unforgiving depths of Spelunky 2 ahead of you. However, if that’s not a journey you want to undertake, I thought I’d ...

Risk of Rain 2 dev details post-launch content plans, including substantial paid expansions

Last month saw Hopoo Games’ co-operative rogue-like shooter sequel Risk of Rain 2 get its full version 1.0 release on Steam following 18 months in early access, and, now, with that out the way and ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2011.200912-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2010.200912-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Here’s what’s heading to Game Pass on PC, Xbox One, and Android in September

Your monthly round-up of Game Pass additions is about to get a little bit busier, thanks to the official launch of Microsoft’s Xcloud streaming service – now officially renamed Cloud Gaming – tomorrow, 15th September. ...

Star Wars: Squadrons Epic Store pre-orders unlock X-Wing in Fortnite

Pre-order the upcoming Star Wars Squadrons via the Epic Store on PC and you’ll unlock a free X-Wing in Fortnite. The iconic Star Wars ship is available to buy separately via the in-game store today, ...

Twitch chat managed to land a plane in Microsoft Flight Sim

As anyone who watched Twitch Plays Pokémon will know, handing the controller over to Twitch chat can be chaotic at best, platform-breaking at worst. Yet somewhat surprisingly, the hordes managed to fly a plane in ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Cloud Gaming, Destiny 2, Night in the Woods, Company of Heroes 2, and More

You might have noticed a couple extra words in the title of this post: Cloud Gaming! Today, we announced the initial launch line-up of more than 100 games that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can ...

Minecraft Dungeons Getting Fully Optimized Touch Controls for Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

The Minecraft franchise has always upheld the principle that gamers should be able to play their favorite games on the device of their choice without compromising quality or experience. Today, we’re excited to share that ...

Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Launches with More Than 150 Games

Today, I’m pleased to share the initial launch line-up of more than 150 games that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play via the cloud in 22 countries starting September 15 at no additional cost. ...

Microsoft held talks to buy Bungie – report

Microsoft and Bungie have held acquisition talks, according to a new report which Eurogamer’s own sources can corroborate. The Destiny and former Halo developer has been fully independent since it departed its previous publishing deal ...

Ian talks 20 years of Hitman with the voice of Agent 47, David Bateson

If it didn’t make you feel old to realise that Arkane Studios has its 20th anniversary this year, how about this: the Hitman series is also 20 this year. Yes, that Hitman. To celebrate this ...

This new PUGB leak reckons there’s a new “tournament-style” mode on the way

The latest PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds leak purports there’s a new game mode on the way. Called Vostok, it’s been described as a “mix of FPS and Auto Battler genre”. In a new video, leaker PlayerIGN suggests ...

Stardew Valley creator opens up about the possibility of a sequel

Stardew Valley creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has said that while there “isn’t currently” a Stardew Valley 2, he “would not be surprised” if we eventually got a sequel. While he wouldn’t be drawn on his ...

Here’s everything new in that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake

After various leaks, Ubisoft has now officially announced Prince of Persia will return to PC and consoles for the first time in a decade, in what it is calling its first “fully-fledged” remake. This new ...

20 years of Arkane: a retrospective interview from PAX x EGX

After Sid Meier, for the next of our selected highlights from PAX Online x EGX Digital we offer you this: a celebration of 20 years of Arkane Studios, the iconoclastic developer behind Dishonored, Prey, Dark ...

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is out later this year with a new adventure mode

Sega has announced Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will feature an all-new adventure mode when it releases on 8th December 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The PS5 version is coming ...

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is out later this year

Sega has announced Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will release on 8th December 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The PS5 version is coming at the “end of 2020”. The sequel ...

Borderlands 3 on PS5 and Xbox Series X has four-player split-screen

Borderlands 3 is coming to both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 with some cool new features, Gearbox announced during PAX Online tonight. First up, the looter shooter has a free next-gen upgrade ...

Treyarch has made a big change to damage flinch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Treyarch has made a big change to the way damage flinch works for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. In previous Call of Duty games, including last year’s Modern Warfare, when you take damage ...

Romelu Lukaku sure doesn’t like his FIFA 21 rating

There are winners and losers each year when EA Sports announces the player ratings for FIFA. As player form ebbs and flows (and superstars edge their way onto the cover of the game), ratings adjust ...

Star Wars: Squadrons gets day one HOTAS support on console

Star Wars: Squadrons has hands-on throttle-and-stick (HOTAS) support on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, EA has confirmed. Support for HOTAS on console comes via a day one patch, creative director Ian S. Frazier announced on ...

Microsoft’s Xbox Series S virtual press briefing leaks online

An Xbox virtual press briefing has leaked online. The press briefing, which includes the announcement of the Xbox Series S console, was posted to Twitter in four parts by an account called WalkingCat. It looks ...

Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed the Xbox Series S in June and no-one noticed

We thought the Xbox Series S leaked earlier this week – it turns out Microsoft had shown it off to the world back in June and no-one noticed. Xbox’s official Twitter account pointed out boss ...

Death and chaos with Edith Finch and The Unfinished Swan

A short while into What Remains of Edith Finch, you come to a beach. It’s night, but you can still make out the silhouette of something, half sunk, against the horizon. You’ll probably want to ...

This Week on Xbox: September 11, 2020

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 ...

Microsoft confirms Xbox Series S won’t support Xbox One X backward-compatibility enhancements

Microsoft has offered clarification on backward-compatibility features for its upcoming Xbox Series S console, confirming the machine will apply its own enhancements, rather than support Xbox One X enhancements, to backward compatible games. At present, ...

Tony Stewart’s All-American Racing Available Now on Xbox One

Summary Working with a partner like Tony Stewart is a dream come true for Monster Games. Monster Games have been making racing games and building a core fan base for over 20 years. Get a ...

5 Tips to help you survive the uprising in Warsaw, Coming to Xbox One on October 2

Warsaw is a challenging, turn-based tactical RPG set in the ruins of a besieged city during the closing months of WWII. It’s taking the fight to Xbox One on October 2nd, so read up on ...

Wintermoor Tactics Club Brings RPG Coziness to Xbox One

Summary Wintermoor Tactics Club is now available for Xbox One! It’s a story about surviving high school, with gameplay inspired by tactics RPGs and visual novels. Wintermoor‘s warm tone and accessible gameplay make it the ...

There’s now 20% off the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless controller

The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller has been given one of its biggest discounts since launch, reducing the price of the premium pad by 20 per cent. Even though the Elite 2 has dropped to ...

Next Week on Xbox: September 15 to 18

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Tell Me Why still to release in numerous countries

Today sees the launch of the third and final chapter in Dontnod and Microsoft’s engrossing teen drama Tell Me Why – in some countries, at least. But other regions are still to see any chapter ...

Red Dead Online now lets you transform into a deer

Red Dead Online’s Naturalist role has taken a turn for the trippy, as a new update has introduced a way for players to transform into deer. For a game largely dedicated to realism, this certainly ...

Control’s cross-gen controversy reignites after some PS4 owners accidentally upgraded free

The controversy over Control’s new, next-gen upgradable Ultimate Edition had just about died down – until an apparent mistake unlocked this version for some PS4 owners last night. Numerous existing owners of Control’s Digital Deluxe ...

As Destiny 2 prepares to delete many of its worlds, several main characters are seemingly killed

Destiny 2 has released a new in-game lore book detailing the unhappy fates of several main characters, as the series’ dreaded Pyramid Ships descend across the solar system. Bungie’s book of stories, named Duress and ...

How I inadvertently got Karen unbanned on Xbox

I fell down an odd rabbit hole this week – one that involved two things I never thought I’d end up writing in the same sentence: Xbox and Karen. This journey began earlier this week ...

FIFA 21 ditches the long-running EA Sports Football Catalogue

If you’ve played FIFA for a bit, you’ve probably amassed millions of EA Sports Football Catalogue credits. They’re in that little widget at the top right hand corner of your screen, the one that includes ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta (2010.200908-2000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta and Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Immortals Fenyx Rising Brings Greek Mythology to the Next Generation

Long before I was a self-proclaimed video game nerd, I was a hardcore Greek mythology nerd. I spent countless hours reading the tales of heroes like Odysseus, Perseus, and Hercules, devouring their exploits against myriad ...

The spirit of Steep lives on in Ubisoft’s extreme sports game Riders Republic

Ubisoft has unveiled Riders Republic, a “mass multiplayer outdoor extreme sports game” and something of a spiritual successor to its under-appreciated winter sports affair Steep. As in that game, Riders Republic is focussed on extreme ...

Sam Fisher Joins Rainbow Six Siege’s Biggest Season Yet

Operation Shadow Legacy, the latest season of Rainbow Six Siege, begins today on Xbox One and adds Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher as a playable Operator. In addition to everyone’s favorite Fourth Echelon commander, the new ...

Ubisoft Forward September 2020 Recap

From updates on current games, fresh looks at upcoming titles and brand new reveals, there was no shortage of awesome news coming out of today’s Ubisoft Forward September 2020 event. If you happened to miss ...

Rainbow Six Siege has free next-gen console upgrade, runs at up to 120fps in 4K

Rainbow Six Siege has a free next-gen console upgrade, Ubisoft has announced. It means existing players of Ubisoft’s hugely popular competitive FPS will be able to get the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2010.200908-2000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Ubisoft details what’s new in its Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake

After various leaks, Ubisoft has now officially announced Prince of Persia will return to PC and consoles for the first time in a decade, in what it is calling its first “fully-fledged” remake. This new ...

Immortals Fenyx Rising is a messy mash-up of the best Nintendo and Ubisoft games this generation

I liked the name Gods and Monsters. It was a bit plain, perhaps, but pulpy and straightforward. You knew what you were getting. It suggested some big godly powers and even bigger mythical beasts to ...

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition announced

Ubisoft has announced Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition, due out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Stadia “holiday 2020”. The official trailer is below: The Complete Edition includes ...

Watch Dogs Legion has a Stormzy mission

London-set Watch Dogs Legion will include a mission starring Stormzy, Ubisoft has been revealed. The brilliant British rapper debuted part of a new music video created within Watch Dogs Legion during tonight’s Ubisoft Forward broadcast. ...

Borderlands 3 DLC Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck Available Now on Xbox One

Summary The fourth campaign add-on for Borderlands 3 is out now! Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck transports you inside the mind of the galaxy’s most badass psycho. Search for a mythical place called Vaulthalla ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2011.200908-2000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Ubisoft CEO addresses recent controversies ahead of tonight’s livestream

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has addressed the recent controversies surrounding the company – including allegations of serious sexual misconduct directed at senior staff – in a video statement released ahead of tonight’s big Ubisoft Forward ...

Revolt with Renegades in Vigor: Season 5

Hei Outlanders. A major new update for Vigor is here, together with a new Battle Pass season. We managed to squeeze in a ton of changes, big and small alike. While our primary focus stays ...

The Ronan Twins’ Saga Concludes with Tell Me Why Chapter 3, Available Now

Today marks the release of Chapter 3 of Tell Me Why, the final installment in the latest narrative adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios. Tell Me Why is the story of Alyson and ...

Free Play Days – Madden NFL 21, Rugby 20, and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition

Engage your opponent on the battlefield, the pitch, or the gridiron in this weekend’s Free Play Days. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Madden NFL 21, Rugby 20, and Diablo ...

Lionel Messi is still the best footballer in the world, according to FIFA 21

Want-away Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is still the best footballer in the world, according to FIFA 21. EA Sports has done its annual job of announcing the player ratings for the best 100 players in ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Global Multiplayer Reveal

The next generation of global combat is here with the iconic Black Ops multiplayer experience, defined by Treyarch’s signature combat, deniable operations, and a connected experience across platforms and console generations. Deniable Operations. Signature combat. ...

Chronos: Before the Ashes is the prequel to Remnant: From the Ashes

THQ Nordic has announced a prequel to Remnant: From the Ashes titled Chronos: Before the Ashes. It’s from Gunfire Games, the same studio behind Remnant: From the Ashes and Darksiders 3. In Chronos, you play ...

Desert island sandbox The Survivalists releases next month

Spending all your time alone, thinking about your next meal? Soon you’ll be able to do that at home and in-game, as desert island sandbox The Survivalists is releasing on 9th October. Made by Team17 ...

Xbox and Taco Bell Are Giving Fans the Chance to Win an Xbox Series X Before They Can Buy It

It’s that time! For the fourth year in a row, Xbox and Taco Bell are teaming up to offer fans a spectacular giveaway. However, this year is extra special as Xbox and Taco Bell fans ...

Dirt 5 delayed to launch around next-gen consoles

UPDATE 9/9/20: Dirt 5 now has a new release date of 10th November, making it an Xbox Series S/X launch title. Earlier this week, Codemasters announced the game had been pushed back from its October ...

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War open beta is a timed PS4 exclusive

Activision’s partnership with Sony for Call of Duty continues: the Black Ops Cold War open beta is a timed PlayStation 4 exclusive. If you pre-order Treyarch and Raven’s shooter at the PlayStation Store, you can ...

Fortnite adds enormous Stark Industries area as Marvel season ramps up

Stark Industries has warped onto Fortnite’s map, covering one corner of the battle royale’s island. Today’s update, v14.10, brings with it a new boss (Tony Stark), more hero power-ups, new Galactus minions to defeat and ...

EA responds to fan backlash to in-game ads in UFC 4

UPDATE 06/09/20: EA has now removed in-game ads from UFC 4 after fans flooded the company’s social channels with complaints. In a statement to Eurogamer that was also posted on Reddit, EA said: “Earlier this ...

Ubisoft leaks Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake on Uplay

Here’s another Ubisoft leak for the bulging ledger: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. The existence of a Prince of Persia remake had already leaked, but now, courtesy of the Russian Uplay, we ...

Alternate controllers in a world we can’t touch

With Covid-19’s devastating effects on travel, public movement, and basic physicality, video games have become a much-needed outlet for people to maintain a sense of connection and creativity. But while digital games and their platforms ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Omega (2008.200908-1130)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Sega re-confirms Yakuza: Like a Dragon day one release date for Xbox Series X and S

Now Microsoft has formally announced Xbox Series X and S’ 10th November arrival, publishers are finally free to put dates to the games coming to Microsoft’s next-gen consoles; and now Sega, which had previously committed ...

Brave the Vaults of the Ancients in September’s Free Sea of Thieves Update

Summary Vaults of the Ancients is the latest Sea of Thieves monthly update, coming September 9 and free for all players across Xbox One, Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass and Steam. New Treasure Vault Voyages ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer ditches specialists, has traditional mini-map, new 40-player mode

Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer, confirming a number of key changes compared to Black Ops 4 and indeed last year’s Modern Warfare. The highlight is the decision to ditch ...

Xbox All Access Expands to 12 Countries this Holiday, Jump into Next-Gen Gaming starting at $24.99 a Month

At Xbox, we’re passionate about giving you, the player, even more choice in how to jump into the next generation of gaming. Whether you’re upgrading to the newest consoles or joining the Xbox family for ...

Introducing Xbox Series S, Delivering Next-Gen Performance in Our Smallest Xbox Ever, Available November 10 at $299

At Team Xbox, we always strive to put you, the player, at the center of the gaming experience, letting you play how and where you want and delivering experiences for all types of players. It’s ...

Get EA Play with Xbox Game Pass for No Additional Cost

When we created Xbox Game Pass, we did so with the vision of bringing you more great games to discover and play with your friends. Over the last three years, we’ve delivered on that vision ...

Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X Launch November 10, Starting at $24.99 a Month with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play

Now more than ever, gaming plays an important role in our lives. As one of the greatest forms of creative expression, gaming sparks in our imagination and connects us to new worlds, stories, and our ...

Gears Tactics is an Xbox Series X and S launch title

Gears Tactics is an Xbox Series X and S launch title, Microsoft has announced. It’s also coming to Xbox One on that date. Splash Damage’s XCOM in the Gears universe strategy game launched on PC ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date brought forward

The release date for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been brought forward by one week to 10th November 2020, aligning its launch with the now-confirmed arrival of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox Series S and X machines. Ubisoft’s ...

EA Play comes with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass for PC at no extra cost

Starting later this year, an EA Play membership comes with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass for PC at no extra cost, Microsoft has announced. This means Ultimate members get EA Play (formerly known ...

Now Apple is suing Epic Games for breach of contract

The legal wrangling between Apple and Fortnite maker Epic Games has taken yet another turn, with a fresh lawsuit layer added to the already messy mix. Apple has now filed a counter-lawsuit alleging Epic Games ...

We’re not kidding: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is one of the best games of the generation

A franchise icon that fell on hard times, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater had a huge impact on gaming across the generations until somehow, it lost its edge – and its relevance, with the abysmal THPS5 ...

Someone should make a game about: Hawkeye (2012)

Matt Fraction’s run on the Hawkeye comics famously started with a brief text preamble: “Clint Barton, a.k.a Hawkeye, became the greatest sharpshooter known to man. He then joined the Avengers. “This is what he does ...

Celebrating the Life and Work of Avicii with an Encore for Mental Health Support

Summary September 8 marks the release of Avicii Invector: Encore Edition and the birthday of EDM superstar Tim ‘Avicii’ Bergling. A percentage of Encore Edition sales will continue to be donated to The Tim Bergling ...

New Smite Update: The Odyssey Starts Today on Xbox One

The Odyssey, Smite’s biggest in-game event of the year, features new lore, skins, quests and more is now available on Xbox One. It is the beginning of the end in the Battleground of the Gods ...

A Deep Dive into the World of Metamorphosis

Imagine waking up to find that your body is not the body you are used to. Gone are your human limbs and soft skin, replaced with six bony legs and a hard chitinous armor and ...

Dead by Daylight Unleashes the Blight in the Descend Beyond Chapter Today on Xbox One

Hello, People of the Fog. Today, we’re inviting the ghost of past Halloweens in Dead by Daylight, bringing back a mysterious character introduced in the Hallowed Blight and Withering Bligh events. The Entity has its ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Delta and Omega (2008.200905-1730)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha and Beta (2010.200904-1200)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha and Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2011.200904-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

The Re-Reckoning in Amalur Starts Today on Xbox One

The cult RPG that redefined intense, customizable combat is back and better than ever! Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning delivers new zone level calculations, changes to loot generation rules, the removal of level lock, major improvements ...

The Sims 4 Meets Star Wars in the New Journey to Batuu Game Pack

Make the jump to hyperspace today to start playing The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu Game Pack, available now on Xbox One! This small Outer Rim planet has plenty of adventures to offer ...

The Year of Klingon Begins in Star Trek Online: House Divided

The galaxy is threatened by its own past, as J’Ula, sister of T’kuvma from “Star Trek: Discovery,” has come forward to the year 2411. Her ancient warrior ways and lust for blood threaten to bring ...

A Window Into Another World: Everwild Trailer Gets a Directors’ Commentary

To provide additional insight into the world of Everwild, its characters and its inspirations, Rare has today released a special Directors’ Commentary version of the most recent trailer for its next big project, Everwild. The ...

CD Projekt Red and Rockstar Energy Partner for Exclusive Cyberpunk 2077 Rewards

If you ask Xbox fans which upcoming games they are most excited about, there’s a good chance that CD Projekt Red’s sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is at the top of their list. While gamers will wait ...

Minecraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC Out Now

Summary Related:Announcing Minecraft Live!Minecraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC and Free Update Coming September 8Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC: Yakuza Kiwami 2, Carrion, Grounded (Game Preview), and More Go to Source ...

If you pre-order Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time you can play the demo next week

If you pre-order Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time you can play the demo next week, Activision has announced. That’s if you pre-order digitally. Do so and you get the demo 16th September 2020. The ...

Hotshot Racing review – knockabout arcade racing fun

If you’ve ever enjoyed an arcade racer, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find something to enjoy in Hotshot Racing. Apologies for opening on such a banality, but honestly it’s true – and that’s partly ...

Crysis Remastered: this is what ray tracing looks like on consoles

The release of Crysis Remastered draws closer and today we can reveal a technical feature of the console versions that we simply didn’t believe possible just a few short months ago – the implementation of ...

Marvel’s Avengers review – not super enough

For every one thing to love about Marvel’s Avengers, there’s something to cancel it out, as though it’s a shiny machine that’s been meticulously crafted by clever people in white coats and clipboards to neutralise ...

CD Projekt insists Cyberpunk microtransactions are for multiplayer only

CD Projekt has moved to clarify the nature of microtransactions in Cyberpunk, insisting they’re planned for the multiplayer game only. CD Projekt boss Adam Kicinski said in a recent financial earnings call that the company ...

Lair of the Clockwork God review – platform meets adventure with hilarious consequences

Heh, I’m still smiling thinking about Lair of the Clockwork God. It’s so cheeky. I love how it does everything in service of a good joke. It’s even prepared to let you get the wrong ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s next operator is played by an Italian singer

You may not have heard of him, but Italy certainly has – and you’ll now get to know him as Call of Duty’s newest operator. Meet Fabio Rovazzi, Italian “singer, author, actor, director friend ...

Big Streets of Rage 4 update hits after 1.5m downloads

Streets of Rage 4 has a big new update that makes more than 80 enhancements to the game. The patch makes some important changes to the well-received beat ’em-up, with online improvements (better fluidity and ...

Avengers’ Kamala Khan is this year’s most important hero

We’ll have our review of Marvel’s Avengers up over the next few days, but before that we wanted to get some perspective on the representation the campaign brings from someone who really knows the Marvel ...

Dirt 5 delayed until November to launch around next-gen consoles

Codemasters has announced a delay to Dirt 5, which will now launch on 6th November. It was previously set to arrive in mid October. The postponed release will allow the racer to roll out onto ...

Infinity Ward disables all vehicles in Call of Duty: Warzone after players discover game-breaking glitch

Infinity Ward has disabled all vehicles in Call of Duty: Warzone after players discovered a game-breaking glitch. The glitch involves driving any vehicle to a specific point on the map, triggering the “return to combat ...

3D Realms announces Graven, the spiritual successor to Hexen 2

3D Realms has announced Graven, the spiritual successor to Hexen 2. Graven is a dark fantasy first-person shooter co-published by 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment. It’s in development at Slipgate Ironworks and is set for ...

EA on the ropes after adding in-game ads to UFC 4

EA has sparked a fresh fan backlash after adding in-game ads to UFC 4. Players noticed advertisements briefly pop up at the beginning and end of replays in the premium video game, and a clip ...

InXile takes aim at Wasteland 3 bugs that in some cases make the game unplayable

Wasteland 3 has launched to a positive reception, but the game has some serious technical problems that in some cases make it unplayable. In response, developer inXile has acknowledged the issues and released a patch ...

Shenmue anime announced

Shenmue is getting an anime. Shenmue: The Animation is a collaboration between Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, and is based on Sega’s cult classic 1999 Dreamcast game. Crunchyroll said to expect a 13-episode series with animation ...

Shintaro Kazama is the real villain of Yakuza Kiwami

Please note: Full spoilers for Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami ahead. The release of Yakuza 0 in 2015 added a new depth to the Yakuza series, particularly to its first entry. Coming a year before ...

This Week on Xbox: September 4, 2020

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 ...

NBA 2K21: Everything Is Game

Summary NBA 2K21 is available now for Xbox One. You’ll be able to carry your progress over to the Xbox Series X version of the game when that releases. MyTEAM and MyCAREER return with exciting ...

Lou’s Revenge Now Available on Xbox One

When we started developing Lou’s Revenge, we drew our inspiration from a collection of sci-fi stories called “The Ultimate Weapon,” which I had read about 10 years before. In one of the stories, a U.S. ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2010.200903-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2011.200903-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Try and Connect Them All in the Colorful Puzzle Game Batu Ta Batu, Available Now on Xbox One

Summary Batu ta Batu is a colorful puzzle game in which you move blocks to connect them together. Getting started might seem simple, but don’t be fooled by its cheerful appearance. Batu ta Batu is ...

Drop into Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Today on Xbox One

Grab your board — it’s time to hit the park. Developed by Vicarious Visions, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is now live on the Xbox Store. Radically remastered for Xbox One and in ...

Next Week on Xbox: September 8 – 11

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Respawn tweaks Apex Legends’ armour again

At the beginning of Season 6, Apex Legends made a pretty radical change to its meta: no longer would players simply cross their fingers and hope for good armour, they would be able to earn ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer footage leaks early

The official multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is supposed to be next week on 9th September, yet it looks like we’re all getting an early preview thanks to a leak ...

The Witcher 3 next-gen version will add ray-tracing and more

The Witcher 3 is getting a new version designed for next generation consoles and PC – and it will be free to all current owners of the game on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. ...

Looks like Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising launches December

Immortals Fenyx Rising – Ubisoft’s new name for Gods & Monsters – will apparently arrive on 3rd December 2020. That’s according to a now-deleted Microsoft Store listing for the game, which also helpfully provided an ...

I miss Bomberman and I really didn’t expect that

You know how this whole pandemic has been a terrifying voyage of discovery in terms of what’s important to you? It might be that you discovered the local cafe round the corner was actually a ...

Xbox Gamers Assemble: Marvel’s Avengers is Available Now on Xbox One

Summary Featuring an epic single-player campaign and online co-op, Marvel’s Avengers is the superhero gaming experience of 2020 Continue your adventure after the credits roll with the Avengers Initiative featuring a series of interconnect stories, ...

Minecraft Live digital event dated for October

Minecraft Live, developer Mojang’s digital celebration of all things Minecraft (complete with tantalisingly glimpses of things to come), will take place on 3rd October. Originally, you may recall, Minecraft Live was intended to be one ...

Rogue Company Introduces New Cosmetic Shop and More in Latest Update

When we launched our closed beta phase of Rogue Company last month, we proposed a clear directive to our players: Save the day. Look good. Get paid. We’re happy to say that an overwhelming number ...

Master the Elements Today with Spellbreak (Game Preview) on Xbox One

Hello prospective battlemages! We’re excited to announce that Spellbreak (Game Preview) is now available on Xbox One! We wanted to give you a quick look at what you can expect when venturing into the Hollow ...

Gorgeous Blade Runner-esque delivery thriller Cloudpunk comes to consoles in October

Developer Ion Lands’ gorgeous delivery driving neo-noir thriller Cloudpunk is currently revving its engine (or whatever it is that futuristic flying cars use to get about the place) and readying to swerve onto Xbox One, ...

Harmonix’s music mixing game Fuser gets November release date

Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix’s intriguing music mixing game Fuser will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC on 10th November. Fuser, which styles itself as a “non-stop digital music ...

Preview the new World of Warships: Legends graphical engine on Xbox One X!

Wargaming invites all Xbox Insiders to preview the new graphical engine for World of Warships: Legends on Xbox One X! Experience epic naval action in World of Warships: Legends, a global multiplayer free-to-play online game ...

Experience More of the Ronan Twins’ Journey in Chapter 2 of Tell Me Why

It’s been one week since the launch of Tell Me Why Chapter 1 and today, there’s a new chapter available for fans to dig into! Last week, players met Alyson and Tyler Ronan, twins who ...

Announcing Minecraft Live!

Summary Related:Minecraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC and Free Update Coming September 8Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC: Yakuza Kiwami 2, Carrion, Grounded (Game Preview), and MoreMinecraft Dungeons Jungle Awakens DLC Out ...

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the biggest game launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC history with over 1 million players to date

Microsoft Flight Simulator has a rich history as Microsoft’s longest running franchise, and we are proud to announce we are celebrating the simulator’s biggest launch in 38 years. Just over two weeks ago, Microsoft Flight ...

Crysis Remastered: we visit Crytek HQ and go hands-on with Xbox One

It’s no secret that Digital Foundry has a perhaps unhealthy degree of love for Crysis, maybe even bordering on obsession. Crytek’s masterpiece was a massively important game on its release in 2007 and a title ...

The Last Campfire review – puzzles abound in an elegant story of hope

I would love to know how The Last Campfire was made. Not the coding or the art, which I’ll happily admit I would not understand even if I had a lifetime of education ahead of ...

Promising aerial combat indie The Falconeer has a PC beta

Promising open-world bird combat game The Falconeer will hold a brief PC beta next month which you can sign-up for right now. You can apply for a key via The Falconeer’s Discord, ahead of the ...

Spiritfarer dev apologises for ableist writing, pledges to fix storyline

Recently-released indie game Spiritfarer came under fire yesterday after some players said it contained ableist writing within one of its storylines – and now developer Thunder Lotus has issued an apology. The criticism was focused ...

The Division 2 adding 100-floor tower block endgame activity

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is getting a new endgame mode set in a 100-story skyscraper. Summit will task players with clearing all 100 floors of the building from the ground up. Levels will vary ...

Gamescom plots physical return to Cologne in 2021

Plans are being made for a return to an in-person Gamescom show in Cologne for 2021. The enormous games show last year squeezed 373,000 people into Cologne’s cramped convention centre. Social distance, you could not. ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2010.200901-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2011.200901-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Sea of Thieves’ Gold Hoarders faction finally gets some love in next week’s update

Sea of Thieves’ treasure-hungry Gold Hoarders faction is getting some much needed love next Wednesday, 9th September, in the form of a new tomb-raiding puzzle quest type which arrives as part of the multiplayer pirate ...

Fortnite’s new Tilted Taxis mode is an enjoyable Crazy Taxi clone

Crazy Taxi is no stranger to clones. I will freely admit enjoying the rather shameless The Simpsons: Road Rage back in the day, and to spending countless hours crashing around Springfield in a hovercar as ...

Red Dead Online’s lobbies have mysteriously emptied – and it’s solving the game’s problems

Red Dead Online has been something of a roller coaster in recent months: after the community protested the lack of updates by wearing clown costumes, Rockstar pushed a major update to introduce legendary animals and ...

Offbeat multi-biographical indie Welcome to Elk launches this month

After two years of development, intriguing indie Welcome to Elk has a release date. If you’ve not heard of it before, Welcome to Elk is an offbeat narrative game with WarioWare-style microgames. Each tells the ...

Designed for Xbox – A New Look, Continuous Compatibility

At Xbox we’ve long believed that accessories are a critical part of the gaming experience. Whether it’s controllers, headsets, or storage for that catalog of games we know you’ve collected over the years, accessories enhance ...

Dead by Daylight announces free next-gen upgrade for current players

It’s that time of the year when developers start explaining their plans for the move to next-gen devices, and the latest to do so is Dead by Daylight – the asymmetrical horror survival multiplayer by ...

Raji: An Ancient Epic review – a gorgeous adventure through architecture and myth

It’s always nice to meet a tree, but so often with games it’s the same tree – or one of a small handful of favoured trees. Sometimes it’s the Great Deku Tree, slumbering in some ...

Zombie Army 4 has two new seasons coming

Undead shooter Zombie Army 4: Dead War has laid out a rough plan for two new seasons of content, which will shuffle into the game over the next year or so. The game’s second season ...

Kate Bishop joins Marvel’s Avengers in October

Marvel’s Avengers will add Hawkeye herself, Kate Bishop, to its growing roster of heroes in October. Bishop’s story missions will also introduce Clint Barton, who will then become playable in November. Both characters are, of ...

Someone should make a game about: that weird house in St Moritz with an underground lake

The greatest horror series on television is Secret Lives of the Super Rich. It’s a truly eldritch documentary show about the things that people with a lot of money inflict on themselves. Rich people, it ...

Xbox to Connect with Japanese Gamers at Tokyo Game Show Online 2020

Tokyo Game Show is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of video games and culture and Xbox is confirmed to participate this year. The 2019 event attracted more than a quarter of a million attendees ...

Poker Club Checks in on Xbox Series X and Xbox One This Year

It’s finally time to lay all our cards on the table Poker Club is the next title from the team here at Ripstone and it’s arriving on Xbox Series X and Xbox One later this ...

The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn and Update 27 Now Live on Xbox One

The Stonethorn DLC game pack and Update 27 is now available on Xbox One and brings a host of new stories, challenges, tools, and improvements to The Elder Scrolls Online, including: Two new four-player dungeons: ...

The Wild at Heart Coming to Xbox One in 2021

Summary The Wild at Heart, a story-rich action-adventure game about childhood escapism, will come to Xbox One next year. The Wild at Heart invites players to take command of a magical swarm of curious creatures ...

Ubisoft Forward to re-reveal Gods and Monsters next week

Ubisoft’s next announcement show now has a date and time, as well as a teaser trailer for what to expect. Ubisoft Forward will be held next Thursday, 10th September at midday Pacific time (that’s 8pm ...

Marvel fans pay their respects at Fortnite’s new Black Panther statue

A week into its new Marvel season, Fortnite has added a large Black Panther statue to a corner of its map. The statue only appeared in-game a few hours ago, but Marvel fans have already ...

Building Your Dynasty in Crusader Kings III, Available Today with Xbox Game Pass for PC

In Crusader Kings III, we are challenging you to create the greatest dynasty of the medieval world. You will start as a mighty king or lowly noble anywhere in the world, from Scandinavia to Western ...

Marvel fans pay their respects at Fortnite’s new Blank Panther statue

A week into its new Marvel season, Fortnite has added a large Black Panther statue to a corner of its map. The statue only appeared in-game a few hours ago, but Marvel fans have already ...

Looks like Call of Duty: Warzone is getting subway stations

It hasn’t been all that long since the train appeared in Verdansk, but it looks like another mode of transportation could be entering Warzone soon, as Call of Duty fans have spotted several references to ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC & Console: Destiny 2, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Tell Me Why, and More

Good day everyone! Except those who don’t want more games – this might not be the post for you. If you want more games, this is the post for you. Glad we could clear up ...

Halo Infinite might be delayed, but you can now collect double XP, cosmetics from Monster Energy

Millions of Monster Energy drink cans with Halo Infinite double XP codes and cosmetic gun skins are now rolling onto shop shelves – even though you won’t be able to use that sweet, sweet loot ...

World of Warships: Legends Unleashes Italian Navy

A flotilla of Italian Warships is headed to World of Warships: Legends in the new Veni, Vidi, Vici update. The new campaign for the update features a battleship to bolster the Italian nation as well, ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2010.200830-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Check Out New Gameplay for The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

Last month at the Xbox Games Showcase, we were thrilled to announce Peril on Gorgon, the first of two narrative expansions coming to The Outer Worlds. We’re less than two weeks away from launch on ...

Bank Now, Play Later: Halo Infinite Meets Monster Energy Global Partnership

Over the past few weeks, consumers have seen something special appear on store shelves. Monster Energy and Halo Infinite have partnered together to bring a unique experience to cans emblazoned with the Master Chief, delivering ...

Original voice actor behind Frank Woods is “so bummed” he’s not reprising his role in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

If you’ve watched the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, you’ll have seen fan-favourite character Frank Woods present and correct. But something is certainly off… It’s Woods, alright, but his voice ...

All the highlights from Gamescom’s Opening Night Live

We didn’t get a Gamescom this year, but we did get a Gamescom Opening Night Live – another chance to stare again into the crystal ball of gaming’s future, presented as ever by host Geoff ...

Familiarity is part of the fun with fox-based Zelda-alike Tunic

Tunic has always looked like Zelda and it’s always looked beautiful. How long now have we gazed down into this balmy isometric world with its neat pointy thickets of grass and ancient slabs of sun-warmed ...

Cheat maker apologises “for any pain we’ve caused to players of Call of Duty” after Activision legal threat

A high-profile video game cheat maker has apologised for ruining Call of Duty for legit players after a legal threat from Activision. CxCheats.net issued a statement on its Discord announcing it had ceased development and ...

Kickstarter for Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle ends with £3.4m raised

The Kickstarter for Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle has ended with an impressive £3.4m raised. Eiyuden Chronicle, a new Japanese role-playing game from some of the key creators of beloved 90s JRPG Suikoden, launched a ...

Lord of the Rings: Gollum is coming to current and next-gen consoles

Daedalic Entertainment – the team behind Lord of the Rings: Gollum – has confirmed the upcoming action-adventure will release on current-gen systems as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X in “late 2021”. As part ...

The release of the rumoured Mass Effect trilogy remaster was scheduled for October but “could start to slip”

The highly-anticipated remake of BioWare’s celebrated sci-fi trilogy, Mass Effect, was expected to release in October 2020, new sources claim. Now, however, delays thought to be connected to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic might have scuppered ...

Doom Eternal’s The Ancient Gods, Part One DLC will be available as a standalone game

Doom Eternal’s first single-player expansion, The Ancient Gods, Part One, will be available as a standalone game. This means players can jump into the new DLC – which is part of Doom Eternal’s Year One ...

Yes, Streets of Rage 4 DLC is coming but there’s no release window just yet

Good news! There’s Streets of Rage 4 DLC on the way. Bad news! There’s no ETA on when we’ll get it just yet. Posing a hypothetical question on its own Twitter feed, developer Dotemu responded ...

Every post-launch Marvel’s Avengers hero will have its own $10 battle pass

Marvel’s Avengers post-launch DLC characters will each have their own $10 battle pass. In a lengthy and complex post in which Square Enix details how the game manages gear and cosmetics, the $10 passes – ...

Road to Guangdong: How do Writing a Game and Writing a Book Differ?

Summary Road to Guangdong, written by acclaimed author Yen Ooi, is out now on Xbox One! Road to Guangdong is a narrative road trip game about family, mixing driving simulation with story puzzles. Yen Ooi ...

Lonely Mountains: Downhill ventures to volcanic Eldfjall Island in its first paid DLC

Developer Megagon Industries’ wonderfully serene (and devilishly infuriating) mountain bike adventure Lonely Mountains: Downhill will be peddling its way to more perilous climes soon, courtesy of its newly announced Eldfjall Island paid expansion. Eldfjall Island ...

Pre-Order Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Now for Limited Time Bonus Opportunities

The hit RPG best known for its never-before-seen depth of customization and intense combat is back with exclusive pre-order opportunities on Xbox One! Kingdoms of Amalur is the brain-child of best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn ...

Sea of Thieves is getting adorable pet dogs in September’s update

In news likely to fill undead skeletons across the length and breadth of the Sea of Thieves with utmost dread, Rare has announced that dogs will finally be coming to its multiplayer pirate adventure as ...

Drake Hollow is Available Now on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass

I’m happy to share the news on behalf of our studio, The Molasses Flood,that our latest game, Drake Hollow, is finally here. Starting today, you can travel to The Hollow and begin your adventure on ...

Project CARS 3 Available Now: The Dev Team’s Favorite Performance Car Upgrades

Project CARS 3 is the third chapter in the best-seller racing simulation franchise. Featuring over 200 authentic-handling elite-brand cars, stunning real-world tracks, full 24-hour cycle, and all-season all-weather conditions that affect grip and handling, Project ...

Wasteland 3 Now Available

The long wait is over, Rangers. The Wasteland 3 Fig campaign concluded at the end of 2016, and in the almost four years since then we’ve worked hard to make that promise a reality. Hopefully ...

Bloober confirms revamped sci-fi horror Observer System Redux is heading to PC

Layers of Fear developer Bloober Team has finally confirmed that, yes, its striking sci-fi horror revamp, Observer System Redux, will be making its way to Steam alongside the previously announced next-gen console releases. And in ...

Chasing the dream of four people in a room

It’s easy to forget there was life before No Man’s Sky at Hello Games. The studio, which is still small now, started out tiny: “four people in a room” as co-founder Sean Murray puts it, ...

Hitman 3 includes a free next-gen upgrade

Hitman 3 is the latest upcoming game to detail how it will handle its next-gen upgrade. IO Interactive’s stealth shooter will offer a free upgrade on each corresponding next-gen console – but only for digital ...

Here’s why Scarlet Nexus has disturbing flower bouquet monsters

When it comes to strange enemy designs, things surely can’t get much weirder than Bandai Namco’s upcoming action RPG Scarlet Nexus. Flowers with ostrich legs and stilettos, a slinky with human hands – it’s all ...

Slipped to 2021, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will take a little longer to drop out of hyperspace than first expected. A new trailer shown during Gamescom Opening Night Live has confirmed it for a spring 2021 ...

Disrupt the Past, Change the Future in Strategic FPS Lemnis Gate

Hello everyone and welcome to your first look at our exciting new turn-based combat strategy shooter, Lemnis Gate! I couldn’t be more thrilled to finally show off all the hard work from everyone here at ...

Lemnis Gate is a tactical multiplayer FPS about manipulating 25-second time loops

If the old ‘press button go bang’ style of shooter is starting to wear you down, then you might be intrigued by newly announced Lemnis Gate. Created by Canadian studio Ratloop Games and released as ...

Override 2: Super Mech League is Coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X

Summary Override 2: Super Mech League is coming soon to Xbox Series X and Xbox One this December. Override is a 3D fighting game with local and online multiplayer modes that is perfect for competitive ...

The Sims 4 is getting a Star Wars expansion

The Sims 4 is ditching its suburban comforts for a life of adventure in a a galaxy far, far away, thanks to imminent arrival of its latest Game Pack expansion, Star Wars: Journey to Batuu. ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2010.200826-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Tell Me Why Wins at Gamescom 2020!

Related:Join the UNTURNED Beta on Xbox One beginning August 4th!A New Microsoft Store Experience is Coming to Xbox InsidersCrossfireX Open Beta Begins June 25, Play 3 Days Early Starting Today Go to Source ...

Play gamescom’s Best Xbox Game of 2020: Tell Me Why Chapter 1 Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

Did you hear the news? Tell Me Why was named gamescom’s Best Microsoft Xbox Game of 2020! Jump into the first chapter of this award-winning three-part series from DONTNOD Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios, available ...

Xbox Game Pass at gamescom 2020

The summer isn’t over, and we’ve still got games(com) coming. Check out the video and the below for what you might have missed from us during gamescom Opening Night Live!   Pre-Install Now Age of ...

Daisy Ridley to star in Anapurna’s Twelve Minutes

Anapurna Interactive has announced a starry cast for its upcoming time-loop thriller Twelve Minutes. X-Men and Shameless star James McAvoy, and Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley, will be joined by Spider-Man and Beyond: Two Souls actor ...

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Launching October 15th, Pre-Order Now

Summary Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will be released on October 15, 2020 Pre-order the game today to return to adventure on launch day Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will be available on ...

Star-Studded Cast Announced for Xbox Console Launch Exclusive Twelve Minutes

A perennial powerhouse when it comes to releasing unique, innovative, and memorable games and stories, Annapurna Interactive never fails to impress when they make an announcement. As part of Gamescom: Opening Night Live, Annapurna Interactive ...

Little Nightmares 2 crawls onto screens next February

It’s back – and creepier than ever. Initially announced back at Gamescom last year, Little Nightmares 2 now has a release date of 11st February 2021, and a new gameplay trailer that will definitely keep ...

Wasteland 3 Achievement List Revealed

Wasteland 3‘s creators are on the record stating the game may take some players upwards of 80 hours to complete (!), so it’s no surprise that an epic RPG such as this boasts an equally ...

Netflix’s animated Dragon’s Dogma series gets first trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer for its animated adaptation of Capcom’s action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma, ahead of the series’ arrival on 17th September. According to Netflix’s official series listing, the Dragon’s Dogma TV adaptation charts ...

Free Play Days – Star Wars Battlefront II, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Outward

Battle it out in a land far, far away, join in on tense 5v5 action, or embark on a memorable adventure. Star Wars Battlefront II, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Outward are available this ...

Stay in the Light in AWE, the New Expansion for Control, Out Today

AWE, the final expansion for Control, comes out on Xbox One today. This is a new story in the world of Control which sheds light on a mystery that’s ten years old, and the first ...

Tell Me Why review – memory and identity converge in another taut young adult adventure

I don’t know how they do it. Dontnod have real form making these intense, socio-political narrative games, where you simply walk around interacting with other characters and objects. Tell Me Why is another success. This ...

Watch Gamescom’s Opening Night Live here

Watch Gamescom’s Opening Night Live show here tonight at 7pm UK time, as we stare once again into the abyss and at the face of host Geoff Keighley. The usual Cologne-based Gamescom is not happening ...

Fortnite’s Marvel season is live, with Iron Man and Dr. Doom included

Fortnite has launched Nexus War, its Marvel-themed Chapter 2 Season 4, which includes a battle pass full of comic book characters and accessories to unlock. I had thought maybe there’d be more of a mix ...

New Games with Gold for September 2020

September’s Games with Gold is here! On Xbox One, protect New York City in the online tactical shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division, and take part in the engaging point-and-click adventure The Book of Unwritten Rules ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will share battle pass progression

If you were fretting about having to abandon your Warzone progress for the next Call of Duty, then here’s a surprise for you: Black Ops Cold War will share progression with Warzone, including battle pass ...

Join Forces with Marvel Heroes and Villains in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4

In Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4, the Nexus War, a threat to Reality itself looms over the Island. Drop into the new Season today and join forces with the Lore and Legends of Marvel ...

Microsoft is hosting a big Xbox Gamescom sale

This week marks the start of Gamescom 2020. And while it may be a much quieter affair this year with a lot less stomping around the Koelnmesse, Microsoft has chosen to celebrate the occasion with ...

Netflix’s Resident Evil series will star the Wesker kids

Netflix has released new details of its upcoming live-action Resident Evil TV series, which will star a set of familiarly-named children. “When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might ...

The Last Campfire, from Developer Hello Games, is Available Now on Xbox One

Most Xbox fans know of Hello Games from our open-world sci-fi adventure game, No Man’s Sky. Millions of you have been enjoying the near-limitless wonders of that infinite and procedurally-generated universe, especially since we entered ...

Hotshot Racing gets a release date

Hotshot Racing finally has a release date and it’s only a few short days away, with the 90s-styled arcade racer from Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Digital hitting PC, Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ...

Looks like you’ll have to pay for a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War next-gen upgrade

Confirming a leak that emerged before the game’s reveal, official listings have now verified that Black Ops Cold War has a “cross-gen” bundle: meaning you’ll have to pay more for a next-gen upgrade. And boy ...

Frostpunk: On the Edge review – pressure from a different perspective

To me, Frostpunk is a game about pressure, it provides the context for everything you do. What you build depends on where you’re being stretched thinnest. Are you running out of coal? Research and improve ...

Epic Games snuck in one final iPhone Fortnite update

Fortnite’s Marvel-themed Chapter 2 Season 4 launches today on all platforms except iPhone, iPad and Mac – but developer Epic Games has still snuck in one final update for those devices. Tucked in last night ...

If you’re playing Flight Sim, you must read Skyfaring

When Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was first asked to fly the mail from Alicante to Casablanca, he asked another pilot, Guillaumet, to talk him through the terrain in advance. This was 1926 and aviation was a ...

Injection π23 Coming to Xbox One

If you like complex challenges and classic survival horror, get ready to check out Injection π23. It’s a dark story about secret societies, mind control, human trafficking, and the human condition. We’ve created a vast ...

Grounded’s first major update adds a big scary bird, water fleas, perks and more

Grounded, Obsidian Entertainment’s delightful (and occasionally terrifying) game about inch-high garden survival, has just received its first major early access update, adding a big scary bird, water fleas, a new perks system, new craftable items, ...

The Blackstar Awakens: Hashashin’s Awakening Comes to Black Desert on Consoles

The Valencian god inside has awoken! Hashashin’s Awakening has arrived in Black Desert for Xbox One. With this newfound power, Hashashin uses Awakening skills and a secondary weapon to take down anything and everything in ...

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Launches November 13

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the direct sequel to the original, legendary Call of Duty: Black Ops, launches worldwide on Friday, November 13, for Xbox One, and is also scheduled for release on ...

Here’s what happened in Warzone’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal event

If, like me, you foolishly forgot to update Modern Warfare in time for this evening’s Black Ops Cold War reveal event, then worry no more – this recap of events is for you. Players who ...

Grounded’s First Content Update Gives Players the Bird

The team responsible for Grounded at Obsidian Entertainment are excited to release the first monthly update for the game today! With this update we are introducing a new way to enhance your character, more options ...

Little Hope, the Next Game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, and its Branching Narrative

We have had a fantastic response to our new Dark Pictures game Little Hope.  I know everyone is excited to learn more about it and today I wanted to talk to you about Shared Story ...

Hello Games’ The Last Campfire releases tomorrow

We knew Hello Games’ latest title would be arriving at some point this summer, but were any of you expecting it to arrive… tomorrow? Well, that’s the official launch date announced today for The Last ...

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 coming to Nintendo Switch this year

The brilliant Puyo Puyo Tetris is getting a sequel for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will launch on 8th December (its PS5 version is officially ...

Wasteland 3 review: a devilish satire of post-apocalyptic America

Before Wasteland 3 begins, the developers at inXile Entertainment present the player with a message. “Wasteland 3 is a work of fiction,” we’re told. “Ideas, dialogue, and stories we created early in development have in ...

Fortnite boss reassures fans concerned game is becoming one giant advert

Fortnite is due to debut its next season tomorrow, themed around heroes from Marvel comics. It’s great news for Fortnite fans who want to dress up as Thor, Groot or Galactus. But, for others, it’s ...

Here’s an Xbox One X for just £200

Update: Many of these refurbished Xbox One consoles have now increased in price, though you can still get an Xbox One X with Gears 5 for just £199.99. If you’re on the fence and concerned ...

Someone should make a game about: wheelchair mobilisation

Games are great for allowing players to experience different perspectives. And I have some ideas about different perspectives in general. Wheelchairs need to be reinvented and celebrated as independence equipment rather than used as a ...

Warframe’s Heart of Deimos update is out today, adds hellish new open-world area

Warframe’s ceaseless expansion continues apace, this time with the arrival of a new – and decidedly hellish – open-world area as part of the game’s Heart of Deimos update, which launches today on Xbox One, ...

Borderlands 3’s fourth and final DLC campaign goes inside the head of Psycho Kreig

Gearbox has shared first details of Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck, Borderlands 3’s fourth and final paid DLC campaign, ahead of its release on 10th September. According to Gearbox’s latest blog post, Psycho Krieg ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta (2008.200824-1730)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Delta and Omega (2008.200824-1730)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Wasteland 3: How to Create Friends and Influence People

In Wasteland 3, a journey of (at least) 80 hours begins with a single character select screen. This isn’t an exaggeration; as soon as you start a new game and watch the opening cinematic, you’re ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2010.200824-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Netflix’s animated Dragon’s Dogma series gets its first trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer for its animated adaptation of Capcom’s action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma, ahead of the series’ arrival on 17th September. According to Netflix’s official series listing, the Dragon’s Dogma TV adaptation charts ...

Top 5 New and Improved Features in Madden NFL 21

Summary Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition and MVP Edition are available now for Xbox One. The Madden NFL 21 standard edition is available on the 28th. There are a number of new features in this ...

Take a Deeper Look at Tell Me Why with Three New Videos 

Hello, goblins! It’s nearly time for the release of Tell Me Why, the next narrative adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios. Tell Me Why is an intimate mystery about two twins, Alyson and Tyler Ronan, who reunite for the first time in ...

Activision removes Tiananmen Square footage in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer

It lasted less than a second, but a brief snippet of Tiananmen Square footage in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer has given Activision a considerable headache. After the teaser trailer was ...

Xbox Unveils Three Spectacular Consoles Inspired by Wonder Woman 1984

To celebrate the highly anticipated release of “Wonder Woman 1984“, Xbox is giving movie buffs and gamers alike the chance to own a piece of Wonder Woman lore. Inspired by the iconic armor and outfits ...

Xbox One and Xbox Series X UX Gets a Fresh Look and Streamlined Experience

Summary The August 2020 Xbox One Update is here with improvements to Guide. It’s even easier to connect with your friends (messages, parties, volume sliders). The new Xbox look and feel starts rolling out to ...

Cyberpunk 2077 pre-orders from Amazon UK will get a set of exclusive postcards

As we (finally) draw closer to the release of Cyberpunk 2077 in November, you could still be holding out for reviews before taking the plunge, or you might be starting to think about laying down ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak reveals it’s a direct sequel to Black Ops 1

We’re a day out from the official reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and the leaks are coming thick and fast, as yet another datamine has revealed the official description for the ...

Gamescom 2020 schedule guide: All gamescom conference dates and times explained

As with E3 2020, gamescom moves online with a virtual show this year. Alongside some daily programming is a headline stream once again hosted by Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards fame. Beyond that, the ...

No Straight Roads review – a quirky but overly simplistic action-adventure

When I met Wan Hazmer and Daim Dziauddin, founders of No Straight Roads developer Metronomik, at EGX Rezzed last year, I was immediately taken with the great story behind the game. Not only did the ...

Children of Morta adds adorable animals to pet in Paws and Claws charity DLC

Developer Dead Mage’s gorgeous story-driven action-RPG Children of Morta just got a whole lot more cuddly, thanks to its new Paws and Claws paid DLC – which adds a host of animals to pet, with ...

Yakuza: Like a Dragon gets November release date, shows off daft Job combat classes

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the latest entry in developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s acclaimed action series, finally has a proper release date in the west; it’ll be heading to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on ...

FIFA’s greatest obstacles? Thomas Müller, ugly football, and you

As of last Sunday the 2019/20 football season, pickled and zombified beyond its natural expiry, finally came to an end. Off the back of some alarmingly frantic games in the latter stages, the Champions League ...

Call of Duty streamer gets ridiculous Gulag win using drum kit

After someone managed to play their way through Minecraft and slay the Ender Dragon using a piano keyboard, I thought I’d seen it all, yet we have another entry in the instruments-as-controllers category – and ...

Project Cars 3 review – an effective new direction for the broadest racing series around

Project Cars 3 is an odd one. As it’s ever been with this series, really – Slightly Mad by name, totally bonkers by nature you might say of the developer – but this third outing ...

Yes, Cyberpunk 2077 will offer free DLC

The highly-anticipated RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, will offer free DLC when it finally releases in November. In a cheeky tweet, developer CD Projekt Red responded to a question asking if Cyberpunk 2077 will offer free downloadable ...

Preorder bonuses for Black Ops Cold War will reportedly include a playable beta and a Frank Woods pack

A new datamine purports a Black Ops Cold War preorder will unlock a Frank Woods character in Warzone. As reported by COD Tracker (thanks, VGC), a Woods Operator Pack will be available in Modern Warfare ...

Yes, your current-gen MyTEAM progress in NBA 2K21 can be transferred to next-gen

Any progress made in NBA 2K21’s MyTEAM mode on current-gen systems will be transferable to next-gen consoles, too, 2K has confirmed. Your “entire” balance of VC – which, predictably enough, stands for virtual currency – ...

Looking for the heart of Halo in Bungie’s finest moment

I’ve had an extremely good time revisiting Halo 3, but you can have almost as good a time just reading what the people of 2007 had to say about it. Halo 3 – and this ...

Ubisoft ditches physical game discs for its Xbox Collector’s Editions in the UK

Here’s an odd one: Ubisoft has ditched physical game discs for its Xbox Collector’s Editions in the UK. As detailed on Ubisoft’s website, the upcoming Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6 and ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2008.200821-1200)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2008.200821-1200)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Bungie details the very many things being vaulted in Destiny 2 this November

Back in June, Bungie announced it would be retiring older, less actively played content from Destiny 2’s live game into a new Destiny Content Vault (DCV) when its Beyond Light expansion launches this November, and ...

Rocksteady issues new statement following sexual harassment accusations

Rocksteady has issued a new statement following sexual harassment accusations. The UK developer of the Batman Arkham games and the upcoming Suicide Squad game took to Twitter to say it had brought in an independent ...

Warner Bros. announces Gotham Knights game for 2021

Warner Bros. has announced Gotham Knights for 2021. The Warner Bros. Games Montreal-developed title is a single-player and co-op action adventure game starring playable Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin. The setup is the quartet ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2008.200821-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2008.200821-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Lair Of The Clockwork God Comes to Xbox One on September 4

Hello! I’m Dan from BAFTA winning Size Five Games, and I’m here today to tell you about Lair of the Clockwork God, our latest release which is launching on Xbox One on September 4th! In ...

Xbox Game Pass for PC Presents the Battletoads Speedrun Challege

We have Battletoads, and so do you! Available today with Xbox Game Pass for PC, you can leap into outer-space for some precision platforming and brawling battle action with your favorite amphibians. The Battletoads are ...

Xbox and Stories: Xbox MVPs Weigh In

We’re counting down the days until Chapter 1 of Tell Me Why, a narrative adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios! Tell Me Why is the story of two twins, Alyson and Tyler ...

Grab Your Clubs and Hit the Dance Floor: PGA Tour 2K21 is Available Now

Summary PGA Tour 2K21 features 15 real-life courses and 12 PGA pros. For some added challenge, you can build your own course using the game’s Course Designer. Challenge your pals in a variety of modes, ...

Delayed Crysis Remastered gets revised September release date, tech trailer preview

Crysis Remastered will, following its original delay back in June, now come to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 18th September – and developer Crytek has released a fresh trailer, offering the sneakiest of peeks ...

Cut Down Hydra in the New Warface Update on Xbox One

Summary Warface launches the free Hydra update on Xbox One. It’s a back-to-basics mission pitting three players against 20 enemy waves. Exclusive Hydra rewards can be unlocked, including themed weapons. After the space-faring thrills of ...

Lair of the Clockwork God is coming to consoles really soon

Spiffing new age adventure game Lair of the Clockwork God is coming to consoles after a successful release on PC earlier this year. Specifically, it’s coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One 4th September, then ...

Here are some terrific offers on WD hard drives for PS4, Xbox One and PC

A huge selection of Western Digital hard drives and SSDs are reduced at Amazon UK right now – with some great offers up for grabs whether you’re looking for some additional storage for your console ...

Infinity Ward has another crack at nerfing Call of Duty: Warzone’s notorious Bruen

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again – that’s what Infinity Ward is doing with Call of Duty: Warzone’s notorious Bruen LMG, which has once again been slapped with a nerf just ...

Battletoads review – messy, madcap fun

Battletoads is short. Really short. Too short. I know it’s not expensive – not comparatively, anyway. I know many of us will be able to play for “free” courtesy of Xbox Game Pass. I’ll shortly ...

Nightmares Come to Minion Masters

A brand new Expansion for Minion Masters has arrived with our latest set of awesome new content, and yet another great gift with a 100% discount on the new Nightmares DLC for this weekend only! ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2008.200820-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Diving Deep into the Co-op of Wasteland 3

Summary Wasteland 3 launches August 28 with Xbox Game Pass, and on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. There are lots of online co-op options for both Xbox One and PC to ensure both players make progress ...

One Dog Story Available Now on Xbox One

Our new game, One Dog Story, was inspired by Cave Story and our game designer Evgeny Asanov’s childhood dream. Evgeny had a dog and he wanted him to be more like a human being so ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2008.200819-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2010.200819-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Epic snaps up Hitman 3 as another PC store exclusive

Epic has snapped up Hitman 3 as yet another PC exclusive. The PC version of IO’s assassination game launches on the Epic Games Store exclusively in January 2021. It’s also due out then on PlayStation ...

The Battletoads Are Back! An All-New Adventure Launches Worldwide Today

Summary Battletoads launches today with Xbox Game Pass and on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam. Celebrate with crossover goodies, new merchandise, free comics and more! Hear from the ’Toads themselves in an exclusive new ...

Control publisher refuses to budge despite next-gen upgrade backlash

505 Games has addressed the backlash to Control’s next-gen upgrade policy in a new statement that commits to its previous announcement. Control developer Remedy came under fire when it emerged you will not get a ...

Free Play Days – Overwatch: Origins Edition, F1 2020, and Wreckfest

Exhilarating 6v6 combat and motor vehicle mania. Overwatch: Origins Edition, Wreckfest, and F1 2020 are available this weekend in Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members from Thursday, August ...

Here’s an Xbox One X for just £180

The next-gen may be just around the corner but Amazon is sending off the Xbox One X in style by offering a refurbished console for just £180. The offer is live now as part of ...

Warzone puzzle ends with teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Activision has released a teaser for Black Ops Cold War, confirming a full reveal on 26th August for 2020’s new Call of Duty game. Warzone players had worked to solve a variety of puzzles on ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2008.200819-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 fires lead writer Brian Mitsoda and creative director

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’s lead narrative designer Brian Mitsoda and creative director Ka’ai Cluney have been fired from the action-RPG project, with the former saying the decision by developer Hardsuit Labs and publisher ...

Sea of Thieves pirates can unlock a fancy Battletoads ship set from tomorrow

Sea of Thieves’ August is slightly more low-key than usual thanks to a few coronavirus-related wrinkles, but there’re still a few notable opportunities incoming – including a season of summer events with handsome rewards and ...

Preview Deep Rock Galactic Xbox Play Anywhere and Crossplay!

Coffee Stain Studios and Ghost Ship Games invite all Xbox Insiders to preview Deep Rock Galactic Xbox Play Anywhere and crossplay for Xbox One and Windows 10! Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op ...

National Video Game Museum re-opens this week after coronavirus left future uncertain

Sheffield’s National Video Game Museum is set to re-open this weekend, after a successful crowdfunding drive helped raise enough money to see it through its prolonged closure during the coronavirus pandemic. The National Video Game ...

The Stanley Parable’s Ultra Deluxe Edition has been delayed until next year (again)

Way back in the olden days of 2018, developers Galactic Cafe and Crows Crows Crows announced they were bringing an enhanced version of beloved first-person narrative adventure The Stanley Parable to consoles and PC in ...

Pull Up a Deckchair! ‘Summer of Sea of Thieves’ Event Arrives Today

Summary Tackle the ultimate in-game bucket list with a summer holiday tour of the Sea of Thieves, running until September 30. Tick off goals to win a cornucopia of currency, courageous cosmetics and exclusive player ...

Here’s our first look at the Xbox Series X dashboard

Microsoft has revealed a look at the Xbox Series X dashboard – and it looks very familiar. This new dashboard launches with the Xbox Series X in November, and also applies to Xbox One as ...

The New Xbox Experience: Connecting You to Fun, Wherever You Want to Play

At team Xbox, we’re building a unique set of experiences for the next generation of gaming – an ecosystem of hardware and software working to meet gamers wherever they choose to engage. From Xbox Series ...

Resident Evil 7 hits Xbox Game Pass in September

Microsoft has announced a raft of new games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the near future, and the headline addition is Resident Evil 7. Capcom’s superb horror game launches on Xbox Game Pass for ...

Someone should make a game about: Orchestras

Do you remember the sound of the PlayStation 3 loading up, the “parrr” of the oboe and the warm rush of strings? It’s the sound of an orchestra tuning up, the sound of a performance ...

Spiritfarer is Out Now on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass

Today, it’s with great pride that we are launching Thunder Lotus’ third game, Spiritfarer, a cozy management game about dying. Death is a recurring theme in our games, from the Viking afterlife in Jotun to ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2008.200815-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC & Console: Spiritfarer, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Battletoads, Tell Me Why, Wasteland 3 and More

Friends, I hope you have some extra space on your hard drives because I have an absolute plethora of games for you coming soon (and some coming sooner than soon, in that they arrived today)! ...

Critically Acclaimed Manifold Garden Launches Today on Xbox One

Summary The Xbox One version of Manifold Garden includes all of the updates since launch on PC. Manifold Garden is a puzzle game set in an Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. The game will be ...

Minecraft Welcomes Jurassic World!

Summary Related:Join the UNTURNED Beta on Xbox One beginning August 4th!A New Microsoft Store Experience is Coming to Xbox InsidersCrossfireX Open Beta Begins June 25, Play 3 Days Early Starting Today Go to Source ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2010.200817-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Apex Legends Season 6 is Live Now, Here’s What’s New (A Lot)

Summary Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted, introduces new character Rampart, a heavy weapon expert Significant changes in store for all players with regards to Shields, Energy Weapons, and the introduction of crafting See Team Xbox ...

Spiritfarer review – a beautiful, unique blend of genres

The ferryman has come to collect Stella for her last journey, on a plane between the land of the living and the afterlife. As she sits in Charon’s boat, he gives her one final job ...

Beautiful “cosy game about dying” Spiritfarer gets a surprise release today

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting word on Spiritfarer, developer Thunder Lotus’ “cosy game about dying”, today brings a happy surprise; it’s out right now on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. Spiritfarer has quite an ...

Untitled Goose Game is getting co-op multiplayer

Honk honk – Untitled Goose Game is getting a co-operative multiplayer mode. The arsehole avian adventure will expand its aviary (and arsehole-ness) by adding a second playable goose on 23rd September, and both geese will ...

Remnant: From the Ashes – The Story so Far

Summary Remnant: From the Ashes is available now on Xbox One and in Xbox Game Pass. The Subject 2923 DLC releases on August 20. We’re excited to exclusively share the motion comic that will be ...

Elite: Dangerous shows off more of its long-awaited on-foot planetary traversal

Elite Dangerous’ long-teased atmospheric landings – that is, on-foot planetary traversal – will finally become a reality when the space sim’s major Odyssey update arrives next year, and developer Frontier has offered a closer look ...

Microsoft Flight Simulator Available Now

Today pilots, aviation enthusiasts, simmers, and explorers can take to the skies in Microsoft Flight Simulator, now available on Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), Windows 10 PC, and Steam. In celebration of the return of the beloved franchise, all ...

Marvel’s Avengers: our first look at the upcoming generational divide?

It’s been a long time since we’ve enjoyed a new game from Crystal Dynamics – Rise of the Tomb Raider shipped in 2015 – but the wait is almost over, and for the last couple ...

Hitman 3 will change the series’ one-shot Elusive Targets

We’ve got a little more detail on the modes coming to Hitman 3 – and there are a couple of changes afoot. The series’ popular but controversial Elusive Targets mode – where you get only ...

Batman Arkham developer Rocksteady accused of failing to act on sexual harassment

British developer Rocksteady Studios has been accused of inaction in response to claims of harassment and abuse. A November 2018 letter to company bosses highlighting various instances of inappropriate behaviour went largely ignored, The Guardian ...

Call of Duty: Warzone players are making the most of a completely broken gun right now

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone has had broken shotgun snipers before, but this is something else. The 12-Gauge Deputy underbarrel shotgun attachment for the FR 556 assault rifle is, well, there’s no nice ...

Hyper Scape review – a battle royale as smart as it is generic

Spotting the telltale golden glow I throw myself onto jump pad and launch up onto the rooftops. Bullets are flying past – miraculously, not a single one hits me – and I tear after my ...

Firewatch is taking another stab at a film adaptation

Firewatch, developer Campo Santo’s acclaimed 2014 first-person narrative mystery, is getting a second chance at getting the movie adaptation treatment. Word of a Firewatch film adaptation first broke in 2016, when it was reported that ...

Epic injunction says it’ll be “irreparably harmed” by Apple’s actions following Fortnite stunt

Epic has filed an injunction claiming it will be booted from Apple’s Developer Program – preventing it from developing and distributing software on Mac and iOS, potentially having dramatic implications for its Unreal Engine business ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2008.200815-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Battletoads Achievements Revealed

Summary Get your first look at the achievements available to unlock in the brand new Battletoads. Five secret achievements remain for players to discover for themselves. Look forward to the first new Battletoads game in ...

Looks like Jack Black is Officer Dick in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2

Marvel’s Avengers wasn’t the only beta being played at the weekend. No, the original Birdman was back for a pre-release trial of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2. Just as with Avengers, people have ...

Florida tourist attraction sues Fortnite, seeks removal of in-game castle

Coral Castle Museum, a tourist attraction near Miami, is suing Fortnite maker Epic Games for trademark infringement and unfair competition. The Florida hotspot filed its lawsuit after discovering Epic Games’ latest new Fortnite location shared ...

Marvel’s Avengers beta code references long list of planned characters

The Marvel’s Avengers beta hit PC this weekend, and brought with it the oppurtunity for fans to easily peer within its code. As with many betas, various references exist within it pointing to future features ...

Master Roshi confirmed for Dragon Ball FighterZ

The DLC characters continue for Dragon Ball FighterZ: the next one is Master Roshi. Master Roshi hits Arc System Works’ wonderful fighting game this September as the third DLC character for FighterZ Pass 3 (following ...

Here’s when you can sample the NBA 2K21 demo

2K has confirmed the NBA 2K21 demo will release on 24th August 2020. Heading to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the demo will give players a free slice of on-court action, although Comic ...

Another leak reveals Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit remaster will release in November

The Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit remaster looks set to release in November 2020. Rumours that EA was set to release a remaster of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit began to swirl in June, when ...

Resident Evil 7 is the highest-selling Resident Evil game of all time

Resident Evil 7 is now the highest-selling game in the franchise. According to new figures released by Capcom and spotted by PC Gamer, the delightful tales of Jack and Marguerite Baker are now the company’s ...

Getting off the Road: the apocalypse games of Cormac McCarthy

Games abound in the novels of Cormac McCarthy, though it might take you a while to notice them. Partly this is because they’re small: tossed coins and chess pawns in the shadow of landscapes that ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2008.200814-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Fortnite gets The Joker, Poison Ivy and Midas Rex skins this November

Fortnite is getting new DC-themed skins this November. The Last Laugh Bundle, out 17th November 2020, includes new The Joker, Poison Ivy, and Midas Rex outfits. Here’s what you get with the bundle: Read more ...

Grand Theft Auto 5 sold over 400,000 copies during lockdown in the UK alone

Lockdown saw remarkable sales of video games in the UK. The Entertainment Retailers Association published sales data for 23rd March to 13th June, and it shows video games sold bucketloads on these shores. The two ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Xbox One players forced to download 66GB patch to fix weapon graphics glitch

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Xbox One players are being forced to download a massive 66.3GB patch to fix the weapon graphics corruption bug that has been plaguing the game since the launch ...

EA talks Star Wars: Squadrons’ switchable ship components and customisation options

If you’re a space pilot (and I realise many of you are probably not) that likes to add your own personal touch, then Star Wars: Squadrons has you covered, bringing switchable components and customisation options ...

EA Sports UFC 4 Kicks off with a Bang Plus Virtual Fight Card

EA Sports UFC 4 arrives August 15 worldwide and to mark its release, EA Sports is inviting fight fans to watch some big names step into the virtual octagon. Just like the UFC 4 roster ...

Run, Gun, Eat: A Deep Look at Devouring Enemies in Bite the Bullet

Summary Bite the Bullet is a run and gun featuring a tasty twist: you eat your enemies. With a sophisticated eating mechanic, your diet directly influences your skill tree, weapon options, and character abilities. Lock ...

Meet the Battletoads! Creative Team Spill Story Secrets in a Narrative Deep Dive

Summary New developer diary video reveals how the story of Battletoads was crafted for a new era. Find out more about the game’s green-skinned heroes and the actors who bring them to life. Look forward ...

Technical issues preventing new players from accessing latest Marvel’s Avengers beta

UPDATE 5.38pm: After an afternoon of frustration for players eager to access the Marvel’s Avengers beta for the first time, Square Enix says it has finally remedied issues preventing confirmation emails from being received during ...

Ultimate Game Sale has a Game for Everyone

We`re pleased to announce that Ultimate Game Sale is back on Xbox by popular demand. Ultimate Game Sale kicks off today, meaning everyone can score big savings on a range of big-name titles, ID@Xbox games, ...

A Quick History of Indie Games on Xbox and a Look Forward with Over 2,000 Games Shipped via ID@Xbox

Summary More than 2,000 games from independent developers have released through the ID@Xbox program. ID@Xbox has paid out more than $1.5 billion in royalties to independent developers since the program’s inception. There are over 2,000 ...

EA Origin and Access rebrand to EA Play

EA has rebranded EA Access and Origin Access as EA Play. The subscription service gets the new name and new look from 18th August. EA Access and Origin Access Basic become EA Play, with Origin ...

How an indie developer went from rock bottom to making hit games

Summary Related:A Quick History of Indie Games on Xbox and a Look Forward with Over 2,000 Games Shipped via ID@XboxFaeria: A Strategy Card Game’s OdysseyFeed Your Creativity in Restaurant Tycoon 2 on Roblox Go to ...

Grand Theft Auto veteran DJ Lazlow Jones has left Rockstar

Throughout eight Grand Theft Auto games and across two decades, the voice of radio DJ Lazlow Jones has been a constant. This week, however, it’s been revealed the owner of that voice has now departed ...

Next Week on Xbox: August 18 – 21

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

There’s up to 50% off over 500 games in the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

Not to be outdone by PlayStation’s soon to end Summer Sale, Microsoft has just dropped its own Xbox Ultimate Game Sale with promises of up to 50 per cent on over 500 games. The extremely ...

Assassin’s Creed creative director Ashraf Ismail fired from Ubisoft

Ashraf Ismail, creative director of several Assassin’s Creed games, has been formally fired by Ubisoft following an investigation into allegations of misconduct. Ubisoft Montreal colleagues were told the news yesterday via an internal email obtained ...

Watch Alan Wake return in 15 minutes of Control’s new expansion

Remedy has shown a chunk of gameplay from Control’s upcoming AWE expansion, which sees the return of the studio’s fan-favourite character Alan Wake for the first time in almost a decade. AWE still stars Control’s ...

Infinity Ward “fast-tracking” fix for bug that turns Call of Duty: Warzone into a glitchy sci-fi nightmare

Infinity Ward has said it is “fast-tracking” a fix for a weird graphical corruption bug that turns Call of Duty: Warzone weapons into glitchy nightmares. This bug, which the Warzone community brought to light a ...

Faeria: A Strategy Card Game’s Odyssey

Faeria, the collectible card game meets living board game, is out today on Xbox One with full cross-play! Faeria has enjoyed a devoted PC gamer following, and we’re happy to launch on Xbox One where ...

Feed Your Creativity in Restaurant Tycoon 2 on Roblox

If you could build any kind of restaurant in the world, what would it be? A retro diner? A cozy café? An upscale brasserie, perhaps? What kind of cuisines would you serve? Welcome to Restaurant ...

Phil Spencer Joins Animal Talking to Talk Xbox Series X

Summary Related:Demonic Point-and-Click Adventure Darkestville Castle Unleashed on Xbox TodayFree Play Days – Injustice 2 and NASCAR Heat 5Bus Simulator 21 Coming to the Xbox Family in 2021 Go to Source ...

Dead by Daylight now supports cross-play between PC and consoles

Developer Behaviour Interactive has given a good old yank on its update deployment lever for asynchronous multiplayer horror hit Dead by Daylight, unleashing its previously promised cross-play support for PC and consoles. Cross-play is available ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2008.200811-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Demonic Point-and-Click Adventure Darkestville Castle Unleashed on Xbox Today

Hey! Hernan Lopez here, Epic Llama Warchief. Do you love old school point-and-click adventure games? Do you have a soft spot for evil? Well, I do. And If you answered “yes” to any of those ...

Free Play Days – Injustice 2 and NASCAR Heat 5

Battle it out as your favorite DC superhero or experience thunderous racing on the track. Injustice 2 and NASCAR Heat 5 are available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play ...

There’s more than a bit of Football Manager in FIFA 21’s Career Mode

EA has fully unveield FIFA 21’s Career Mode – and it looks like Football Manager has been a clear inspiration. After the disastrous launch of FIFA 20’s Career Mode, EA Sports has added a raft ...

TalkTalk’s latest 145Mb fibre broadband deal is only £30 per month

TalkTalk has dropped a new fibre broadband deal that will get you superfast download speeds, TalkTalk TV and 12 months of Amazon Prime all for just £30 per month. With the Faster 150 fibre broadband ...

Microsoft considered launching Halo Infinite in pieces to hit 2020 launch

Xbox top brass debated whether to release Halo Infinite in separate sections to make sure it had something to launch in 2020, it has been revealed. Speaking on Garry Whitta’s Animal Talking Twitch chat show, ...

Fortnite adds cheaper mobile payment option to circumvent Apple, Google fees

Epic Games has added a new “direct payment” option to Fortnite on iPhone and Android devices, aimed at cutting out the portion of proceeds Apple and Google take via their own official stores. Epic has ...

Virgin Media customers get Marvel’s Avengers beta access this weekend

Virgin Media has now confirmed its collaboration with superhero service game Marvel’s Avengers, a partnership that includes the previously-leaked skins – as well as earlier access to the game’s beta this weekend if you haven’t ...

Metro dev 4A Games bought by Deep Silver parent, mentions multiplayer

Embracer Group’s acquisition spree continues – it’s now picked up Metro developer 4A Games for $80m. Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, said it bought 4A Games, which is home to over 150 ...

UnderMine is just the thing for blasting away heatwave fatigue

There’s been a heatwave where I live and it’s drained the life out of everything. I can’t seem to muster any enthusiasm. I try to play a game and my attention span melts like an ...

Forza Horizon 3 reaching “end of life” status, being removed from sale in September

Forza Horizon 3 will reach “end of life” status in September, Microsoft has announced, at which point the acclaimed Xbox One and PC racer will no longer be available for sale. Forza Horizon 3 debuted ...

Bus Simulator 21 Coming to the Xbox Family in 2021

Hey everyone! Today I’m extremely thrilled to reveal the newest addition to the popular Bus Simulator franchise: Bus Simulator 21. Discover new officially licensed bus brands, fresh features as well as a brand-new open world ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2008.200811-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2010.200811-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Dead Cells gets new distillery biome in free Barrels of Fun update

Just when you think developer Motion Twin must surely be slowing down work on its wonderful action-platform rogue-like Dead Cells, along comes another massive free post-launch update – the 20th, for those counting – to ...

Grab Maneater’s Hot Rod Tiger Shark Skin for Free on the Xbox Store

Summary Maneater’s first piece of DLC is available for free to all current and future players. The Tiger Shark Evolution allows you to collect more nutrients from predators, prey, and nutrient caches. Maneater is a ...

The Tony Hawk’s remaster does justice to one of the greatest demos of all-time

Here’s a riddle for you. I’ve never properly played a Tony Hawk’s game, yet I put more hours into Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on the original PlayStation than anything else on the console. Okay, it’s ...

Paul Pogba just “signed” for Call of Duty: Warzone’s Verdansk FC – and Man U fans aren’t impressed

Manchester United fans who’ve never heard of a Call of Duty, a Modern Warfare or a Warzone before got a fright today after star midfielder Paul Pogba announced he had “signed” for Verdansk FC. It’s ...

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Warehouse Demo: Everything You Need to Know

Summary Begin skating as Tony Hawk this Friday with your digital pre-order. If you’ve pre-ordered, pre-download the Warehouse demo now. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 launches on September 4. On Friday, August 14 ...

Assassin’s Creed prequel picks female Eivor as canon main character

Ubisoft has said both male and female main character options in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be canon – but the game’s official prequel has picked to portray Eivor as a woman. Dark Horse graphic novel ...

Control won’t offer free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade unless you own new £30 “Ultimate Edition”

You will not get a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of Control even if you own the game and its expansions already. A new “Ultimate Edition” package version of ...

Meet the Resident Evil superfan who’s spent a decade putting together a 2700-page timeline of the entire series

There are Resident Evil fans, and then there’s TheBatMan. That’s the name perhaps the biggest Resident Evil fan in the world goes by online. I’ve spent the last few weeks lurking in a Discord called ...

Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher is an operator in Rainbow Six: Siege

Sam Fisher’s video game cameo tour continues, this time with an appearance in Rainbow Six: Siege. The trailer below shows the underused Splinter Cell star as a new operator in Ubisoft’s popular competitive multiplayer shooter. ...

Cancelled Star Wars Ragtag game details surface

A former producer on Amy Hennig’s cancelled Star Wars game has shed new light on the project, and how far it got at Dead Space studio Visceral Games before EA pulled the plug. Its main ...

Someone should make a game about: The Devil’s Causeway

Straight lines do not occur in nature. Beaches curve, roots twist. Ever put a spirit level on a cow? It’s a bad idea, take it from me. So when Germanic settlers arrived on the shores ...

Infinity Ward slaps Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s Bruen with a much-needed nerf

Infinity Ward has nerfed one of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s most powerful weapons: the Bruen MK9. The Bruen, which was added to the game during Season 3 back in April, has seen ...

Halo Infinite delayed to 2021

Key Xbox Series X launch title Halo Infinite has been delayed to 2021, Microsoft has announced. In a statement, 343 head Chris Lee said the studio faced a number of “development challenges”, including those relating ...

Xbox Series X Launches this November with Thousands of Games Spanning Four Generations

Today, we announced updates to Halo Infinite’s launch timing. Our vision at Xbox and 343 Industries has always been to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever for our fans, while also balancing the team’s ...

Rockstar working to fix Red Dead Online after fans call it “unplayable”

Rockstar is working to fix a raft of issues caused by the latest Red Dead Online patch. Issues caused by Red Dead Online’s 1.21 title update include connection problems and low animal spawns. “We are ...

PlanetSide 2 studio buys developer making Alien game

Daybreak Games has bought Cold Iron Studios. Daybreak Games, which makes MMO shooter PlanetSide 2, did not disclose the terms of the deal, but did say Cold Iron Studios will continue to make its mystery ...

New Japanese God Tsukuyomi Emerges From the Shadows in Smite’s New Update on Xbox One

The order of the world has broken down, throwing gods into panic, rage, and weakened states. As the Japanese gods, led by Amaterasu, gather to assess the situation, Tsukuyomi hides in the shadows and then ...

Minecraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC & Free Update Coming Sept. 8!

Summary Related:Join the UNTURNED Beta on Xbox One beginning August 4th!A New Microsoft Store Experience is Coming to Xbox InsidersCrossfireX Open Beta Begins June 25, Play 3 Days Early Starting Today Go to Source ...

As Konami hopes to avoid past console transition mistakes, PES 2022 is under pressure to deliver

I turned to the dark side. Not of the Force – of video game football. I’m sure I was not alone. I am of the generation raised on Pro Evolution Soccer, what was once the ...

Minecraft Dungeons is getting daily missions, more merchants

Minecraft Dungeons will get its second big update on 8th September, with the arrival of several free features alongside its next paid expansion. All players will receive a new Daily Trials mode, which will bring ...

Dirt 5 current-gen release delayed slightly

The current-gen and PC versions of Dirt 5 will now launch slightly later than planned, on 16th October. Pony up for the Amplified Edition and you’ll still be getting three days’ early access, but now ...

Hyper Scape Brings High-Flying Street Fights To Xbox One On August 11

Hyper Scape, the fast-paced, free-to-play multiplayer shooter, is coming to Xbox One today, bringing Neo Arcadia’s hack-filled, energetic battle royale to Xbox Live Gold players. Season 1, “The First Principle,” will add new game modes ...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can try Android xCloud streaming today

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can today start streaming games to their Android phones via xCloud – a month earlier than previously announced. This “limited beta test” will, according to Microsoft, allow a smoother transition ...

You can get 15% off at The Game Collection this week

Thanks to yet another voucher code, you can save 15 per cent off a whole host of new and upcoming releases at The Game Collection on eBay until 14th August. I’ve chosen to highlight The ...

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 delayed to 2021

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021. In a joint statement, Andy Kipling, boss of developer Hardsuit Labs, and Jakob Munthe, boss of role-playing games at publisher Paradox, said Vampire: The ...

Skully is a Unique Platforming Adventure That is Available Now on Xbox One

Welcome to the world of Skully – a lush island paradise virtually untouched by mankind. This beautiful and once quaint island destination is the stage of a turbulent family fued that threatens the island’s very existence, and ...

Hellpoint: A Peak at Irid Novo’s Deepest Secrets

The Irid Novo space colony and research center has become somewhat of a legend in the rest of the galaxy. Due to its proximity to black hole Sagittarius Prime, nobody can know what really happens ...

Cat Quest 2 gets free Challenge Mode and more to celebrate International Cat Day

Cat Quest 2, developer The Gentlebros’ delightful feline-themed RPG sequel (also includes dogs), has just received a free new update, adding a Challenge Mode, new enemies, and more. Released to celebrate International Cat Day – ...

Mystery Mine Now Available on Xbox One

The idea of Mystery Mine is easily recognizable by its title. It’s a mysterious story about a tribe that, as a classic protagonist, was on the verge of saving the world. In this idea we ...

Cyberpunk 2077 details weapons and origin story “life paths” in latest livestream

There’re still a few months to go until Cyberpunk 2077 is ready to burst forth from the cocoon of its extended development, but CD Projekt is already hard at work feverishly cranking the handle of ...

Arcade Platformer HardCube Now Available on Xbox One

Creating HardCube was our hobby for many years, and the game itself was not created traditionally: we were engaged in the development of 3D objects, simulating their interaction with other objects and surfaces. At work, ...

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team introduces a Division Rivals weekly match cap

EA has implemented a cap on the number of games that will contribute to the Weekly Score accumulation in FIFA 21’s Division Rivals. In FIFA 21, after completing your first 30 games of Rivals – ...

Microsoft has quietly abandoned its Xbox 20/20 announcement branding

Microsoft has ditched its Xbox 20/20 branding announced back in May, after only using it once. The term was coined as part of Microsoft’s plan for a monthly Xbox Series X marketing “moment”, which began ...

Marvel’s Avengers has a set of skins for Virgin Media customers

Marvel’s Avengers will reward you with a set of cosmetic hero skins if you’re a Virgin Media customer here in the UK. In the US, the items will also be available if you use mobile ...

EA has finally removed fitness items from Ultimate Team for FIFA 21

EA has finally removed fitness items from Ultimate Team for FIFA 21 – a change the community has called for ever since Ultimate Team began life back in 2008 with FIFA 09. In FUT, your ...

Xbox Series S name pops up on Microsoft’s next-gen controller packaging

Microsoft’s under-wraps Xbox Series S has been officially named for the first time – on the box for the company’s new controller. A white version of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X pad was obtained by Twitter ...

Fast & Furious Crossroads review – a car crash

First off, cards on the table. I’m firmly, enthusiastically and, as friends who have suffered through my various rants will tell you, vocally of the opinion that the Fast & Furious series is the best ...

The joy of melee

Watching the Halo Infinite reveal in the recent Xbox Showcase reminded me about the groundbreaking elements of the original Halo and how it transformed the console FPS genre. That moment of wonder when you escape ...

Mysterious Call of Duty: Warzone scrambled message is freaking players out

Call of Duty: Warzone players are encountering an odd in-game message that looks like another tease for the next mainline Call of Duty game. Players are reporting their screen glitching out to show a scrambled ...

As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone hits 200GB on PC, I have one question: why can’t I delete the stuff I don’t want like I can on console?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone has hit an unwelcome milestone on PC: it’s now over 200GB. The monstrous install size was reached on PC with the release of a mammoth 54GB update for ...

Doom Eternal’s first single-player expansion is The Ancient Gods, Part One

Id Software has revealed Doom Eternal’s first single-player expansion: The Ancient Gods, Part One. In this DLC, which is part of Doom Eternal’s Year One Pass, you travel to new realms in the Doom universe ...

Alan Wake and Control are part of the “Remedy Connected Universe”

Remedy has said it’s working on the next game in its connected universe. Alan Wake and Control are part of the Remedy Connected Universe, creative director Sam Lake said in a blog post. This week, ...

This Week on Xbox: August 7, 2020

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 ...

Next Week on Xbox: August 10 – 14

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Playtest Hotshot Racing on Xbox One Aug 7 – Aug 10!

Curve Digital invites you to jump into another Hotshot Racing playtest this weekend from Friday, August 7 @ 1 PM PT (8 PM GMT) to Monday, August 10 @ 10 AM PM PT (5 PM ...

Focus Interactive responds to “serious allegations” of crunch, harassment, abuse at Aeon Must Die studio

Publisher Focus Interactive has responded to “serious allegations” relating to the alleged mistreatment of staff at Estonian studio Limestone Games during the development of visually arresting beat-’em-up Aeon Must Die – highlighted during yesterday’s PlayStation ...

Watch JablinskiGames Play Psychonauts 2

Summary Related:Let Psychonauts 2 and Jack Black Rock Your Senses on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series XIntroducing the Largest, Most Creatively Diverse Games Lineup in Console History, Led by Halo InfiniteEverything We Announced at ...

Hood: Outlaws and Legends Reveal, Coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One in 2021

It’s always an exciting moment when you finally get to reveal the game you’ve been working on behind closed doors for so long. Hood: Outlaws and Legends is a multiplayer PvPvE heist game, coming to ...

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne revisiting its three big limited-time events this month

Monster Hunter World’s superb Iceborne expansion is poised to mark its first birthday in September, and Capcom is celebrating the occasion by offering a chance to revisit its three previous limited-time seasonal events – ideal ...

The Story of Fast and Furious Crossroads, Available Today on Xbox One

Fast & Furious Crossroads is a brand-new extension of the Fast & Furious saga that begins its story right after the events of the “Fate of the Furious” and also features a multiplayer mode called ...

It’s a Rare 35 Year Anniversary Event! Exclusive Soundtracks, Battletoads Competition and More to Celebrate

Summary Celebrate 35 years of Rare with new soundtracks – 35th Anniversary Collection and music from the new Battletoads! Go behind the scenes with Dlala Studios and meet the developers of the upcoming game. Your ...

Samsung is including a free Game Pass bundle with the new Galaxy Note 20

The new Galaxy Note 20 range launches later this month – and Samsung has buddied up with Microsoft to offer a free Xbox Game Pass bundle with the phone. The bundle itself includes a 3 ...

Apex Legends teases crafting system and new legend Rampart

The teaser trailer for Apex Legends Season 6 is here, and among the goodies arriving later this month is a brand new legend, new weapons – and a mysterious crafting system. Gun-slinging new legend Rampart ...

Dingodile is a playable character in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Dingodile is a playable character in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Activision has announced. The half dingo, half crocodile joins Crash and Coco as a new playable character in the upcoming Toys for Bob ...

Clan N: A Brawler From the Past for the Future, Available Now as Xbox Play Anywhere Title

Nowadays we are living on the edge of technology, especially if you look at gaming with ray tracing, high resolutions, detailed textures, and more. In addition, game mechanics are full of more and more features, requiring ...

Control’s Alan Wake DLC is out in a couple of weeks

Control’s second expansion AWE – the one which includes Alan Wake – will launch on 27th August. It’s been far too long since we last saw Alan, though Control was peppered with references to the ...

Braid is getting an Anniversary Edition with redrawn art and a developer commentary

Classic time-manipulating indie adventure Braid is getting an anniversary edition, with re-drawn art, a developer commentary and more, and it’s heading to PC and consoles early next year. Revealing the project on the official Braid ...

gamesindustry.biz: “Xbox Game Pass could be a boon for indie developers”

Summary Related:Join the UNTURNED Beta on Xbox One beginning August 4th!A New Microsoft Store Experience is Coming to Xbox InsidersCrossfireX Open Beta Begins June 25, Play 3 Days Early Starting Today Go to Source ...

Linn Will Find Its Path to Xbox One on August 14

We are thrilled to announce that Linn: Path of Orchards pre-orders have started! In Linn, you will embark with Aban, an exotic guardian of nature, on her heavenly journey through a lost sky temple. You ...

Tap into the Void with Levelhead’s Free Mega Update

Summary A new mega update for Levelhead celebrates 75,000 player-made levels Harness all new demonic powers Fend off talkative demons To properly celebrate the 75,000th level created by the Levelhead community, The Bureau of Shipping ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta (2008.200804-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta and Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Celebrate Coldplay’s 20th Anniversary with a Rock Band Challenge

British supergroup Coldplay is in the spotlight for the next two weeks of Rock Band 4 DLC, celebrating 20 years of Coldplay from their debut album, Parachutes, to 2019’s, Everyday Life! We want to highlight ...

Xbox Wire Officially Launches in Brazil

Xbox Wire, the official news site for all things Xbox, has arrived in Brazil! Now, Xbox fans, journalists and content creators in Brazil will be able to receive first-hand news and articles about consoles and ...

UnderMine Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

After five years in development and a year of early access, UnderMine is ready for full release! We’re proud to say it will make its console debut on Xbox One and will be available on ...

Big Gaming Weekend is Here

We’re still deep in Summer Mode, and with that we want to offer a Big Gaming Weekend to all gaming fans. For the next four days, everyone plays. Free. Multiplayer will be unlocked on all ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200804-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Gloomy Dark-Souls-inspired action-RPG Mortal Shell gets August release date

Developer Cold Symmetry’s unmistakably Dark-Souls-inspired action-RPG Mortal Shell will be making its way to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on 18th August, and there’s an appropriately moody new trailer to celebrate the news. Mortal ...

Relicta: Unraveling the Mysteries of Chandra Base

Hey, fellow puzzle lovers! I am Santi from Mighty Polygon and I am really glad to announce that after three years of development Relicta is available on Xbox One starting today. From Mighty Polygon, a ...

Join the Fight: The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare is Available Today on Xbox One

Summary The Mean Greens: Plastic Warfare is now available on Xbox One The Mean Greens is a colorful action-packed online third person shooter from the perspective of toy soldiers! Join matches of up to 10 ...

Black Desert: A Cursed Desert and a Devil’s Tooth

Adventurer! Nimue needs your help! Mysteriously transported to the mystical world of Black Desert, Nimue is being hunted by the Red Paladins. Only you can fight the Red Paladins and help her return to her ...

Jump Behind the Wheel with the Fortnite Joy Ride Update on Xbox One

The Fortnite Joy Ride update is live, issuing your license and the keys to the Island’s cars. Snag a ride with your squad and see the sights or survive the Storm. Before you jump in ...

Samsung and Xbox Join Forces to Bring Xbox Game Pass to Even More Players

We recently shared our plans to ensure that players are always at the center of everything we do, building a future where you and your friends can play the deepest, most immersive and interactive games ...

August’s Game Pass offerings include Final Fantasy 7 HD and Man of Medan

Another month means another selection of Game Pass additions for PC and Xbox One stampeding over the horizon, and August’s newly revealed offerings include Final Fantasy 7, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC: The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, Final Fantasy VII HD, Darksiders: Genesis, and More

We’re still in Summer Mode here (though I’m jealous of those of you experiencing it without the heat), which means we have more games, more Perks, and more Quests for you today. Let’s jump in! ...

The spiders in Grounded are gorgeous but they’re an absolute menace

Please be warned that there are images of spiders in this article. My dad had a spider in his shower for months and he named it Boris, and when one day the spider was no ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla narrative director responds to claim Eivor was originally intended to be “exclusively” a woman

Assassin’s Creed scribe Derby McDevitt has responded to a claim the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was originally intended to feature a woman as its sole choice of main character for the first time. The claim, ...

Fortnite adds vehicles, refuelling and radio stations

Fortnite’s vehicle update is now live, and it weighs in at around 2.3GB on PC. With it, the game’s first four proper road vehicles are unlocked. The flat bed Bear truck shown in the video ...

As Call of Duty: Warzone popularity explodes, Activision prepares to reveal Black Ops Cold War within its battle royale

Activision has announced Call of Duty: Warzone now has over 75 million players – and signalled its intent to reveal this year’s title in its battle royale. Overnight, to coincide with its financial results, Activision ...

Someone should make a game about: Muscle Men

Does anyone here remember Muscle Men? Not actual muscle men, they’re still a thing, but those little pink rubber figures from the 80s that were about two inches tall. Remember them? I can still smell ...

Crossy Road developer unveils top-down space Western shooter TombStar

Marcus Grambau and Andy Sum, the developer behind massive mobile hit Crossy Road, have unveiled TombStar – a rootin’, tootin’ top-down “space Western” shooter, which will be making its way to PC and consoles next ...

Test Your Reasoning Skills with Seasons of the Samurai, Available Now as Xbox Play Anywhere Title

Summary Put your brain to the test with fun brain teasers that grow in complexity and experience Japan in vivid colors Control the seasons and the time of day to reconfigure the world around you ...

Futuristic Sci-fi Robots Invade Rainbow Six Siege

The Operators of Rainbow Six Siege have been transformed into advanced combat robots for the futuristic sci-fi world of M.U.T.E Protocol, a special limited-time event that you can play on Xbox One from August 4 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta (2008.200801-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta and Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Shadow Company Rises in Season Five, Changing the Landscape of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Including Warzone

The Shadow Company emerges to break the conflict in Verdansk wide open on explosive terms. Season Five in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, including Warzone, will begin August 5 with a new update set to ...

Join the UNTURNED Beta on Xbox One beginning August 4th!

505 Games invites you to join the UNTURNED Beta on Xbox One! UNTURNED is an open-world survival sandbox where you assume the role of a survivor in the zombie-infested ruins of modern-day society and must ...

Celebrate the Metro 10th Anniversary with the Metro Franchise Sale

We’re celebrating a decade of Metro games with the Metro Franchise 10th Anniversary Sale on Xbox One. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the release of Metro 2033 – the astonishing debut from 4A ...

Call of Duty: Warzone gets mini royale mode as the stadium and train station are revamped

Call of Duty: Warzone gets a mini royale mode tomorrow with the launch of Season 5. Mini royale is described as short and sweet battle royale matches. The mode lowers the number of players sent ...

The Touryst arrives on Xbox One and PC – and it’s an excellent port

Back in December 2019, Shin’en Multimedia wowed us with a unique Switch exclusive: The Touryst. Defined by a stunning voxelised engine with a beautiful post-process pipeline, The Touryst looked like nothing we’d really seen before ...

A Closer Look at the Upcoming FIFA 21, Available for Pre-order Today on the Microsoft Store

Footballers often become scholars in later life, coining memorable phrases that make us smile, reminisce, and even shape our own impact on the game. Women’s US footballing legend, Briana Scurry is credited with saying that ...

FIFA 21 plays a better game of football that will keep fans on-side for now

FIFA 21 has a lot of welcome changes when it comes to the actual gameplay, but after playing the game for a weekend, it’s hard to call this year’s entry a game changer. Perhaps this ...

EA tackles FIFA 21 toxicity by pulling one of the most annoying celebrations in the game

EA has launched a fresh bid to tackle toxicity in its FIFA games – and in doing so has pulled one its most annoying celebrations for FIFA 21. EA Sports has confirmed it has pulled ...

FIFA 21 plays a better game of football that will keep the core on-side for now

FIFA 21 has a lot of welcome changes when it comes to the actual gameplay, but after playing the game for a weekend, it’s hard to call this year’s entry a game changer. Perhaps this ...

FIFA 21’s search for the most authentic football experience won’t extend to empty stadiums

EA Sports pushes its FIFA series as the most authentic football simulation available, but this year’s dramatic changes to the beautiful game won’t be reflected in FIFA 21. The coronavirus has forced football to change ...

Introducing the Latest Designed for Xbox Mobile Gaming Accessories

Since announcing the expansion to mobile gaming accessories in the Designed for Xbox ecosystem last October, we have been working continuously to ensure our hardware enables the mobile gaming vision, to empower gamers to play ...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Delivers 100+ Games Directly to Your Mobile Device Beginning September 15

Our vision for Project xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming technology, is to give you the opportunity to play the games you want, with the people you want, anywhere you want. Since launching the public preview across ...

xCloud is joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on 15th September

Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service will be made available as part of the company’s Game Pass Ultimate on 15th September. Game Pass Ultimate is Microsoft’s top-tier Game Pass offering, bundling together subscription access to a ...

QuakeCon sale live on GOG and Xbox stores

Just like everything else this year, QuakeCon has also become an online event, probably not what Bethesda would have wanted for its 25th anniversary. But the show goes on as QuakeCon at Home kicks off ...

Spiritfarer shows off new trailer, announces Epic Games Store and Stadia release

2020 has already been a hell of a year, so perhaps what we all need is a peaceful indie game to calm us down: and it looks like Spiritfarer could be just the ticket. The ...

NBA 2K21 next-gen price hike reflects “quality of the experience”

NBA 2K21 publisher Take-Two Interactive has defended its decision to charge $10/£10 more for the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick told GamesIndustry.biz that the rise was designed to ...

Fortnite’s delayed cars update finally fuels up tomorrow

This Fortnite season has been about two things: flood waters, and cars. Now, finally, with the map as dried out as it’ll get and its new Atlantis-esque area revealed, it’s time for those vehicles. Fortnite ...

You can pre-download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s massive 36GB Season 5 update – on PS4 only

Another Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone season, another massive update – but this time you can pre-download… on PlayStation 4 only. I grabbed the 36.182GB update last night, and this morning it was ...

Spider-Man is coming to Marvel’s Avengers, but as a PlayStation exclusive

There’s good news for Spider-Man fans hoping to see their favourite web-slinger in Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game – or rather, good news for some Spider-Man fans, at least. He’ll be joining the post-launch hero ...

Dauntless Clear Skies Update: 5 Things You Need To Know

Clear Skies, Slayer! Today we’re launching the Clear Skies update for Dauntless on Xbox One, which includes a fully reimagined city of Ramsgate, along with plenty of other new additions. We put together a list ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200801-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Microsoft details Xbox’s “faster, safer and easier” store redesign

Microsoft has offered a look at its revamped and redesigned digital store for Xbox, which will be made available to at least some of those users signed up to its Insiders testing programme starting this ...

Digital Extremes Debuts Heart of Deimos at TennoCon 2020, Announces Cross-Platform Availability on Xbox One August 25

At Digital Extremes’ fifth annual TennoCon Saturday, the Warframe development team debuted a live, 30-minute demo of its brand new open world, Heart of Deimos. Densely packed with a grotesque yet beautiful geography and seething ...

Microsoft reportedly binning ugly “optimised for Xbox Series X” sticker

Microsoft has heard your feedback on its hulking green “Optimised For Xbox Series X” stickers, which it has been slapping willy-nilly all over Xbox Series X game boxes. The bulky logo has been quietly removed ...

A new Microsoft Store experience is coming to Xbox Insiders!

Summary Introducing the new Microsoft Store on Xbox A completely rebuilt experience designed to be faster, safer and easier to use than ever before Available in beta beginning August 5 for some Xbox Insiders Hello ...

Microsoft rebrands Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft appears to have rebranded its Xbox Game Pass to just Game Pass. If the recent changes on its social media accounts are anything to go by, the service is continuing to use the Xbox ...

Over a million of us are fighting giant spiders in Grounded

Obsidian’s Honey I Shrunk The Kids-style survival game Grounded has clocked up over a million players in just two days. Announcing the achievement on Twitter, developer Obsidian also took time to celebrate the milestone with ...

The spiders in Grounded are gorgeous but they’re absolute menace

Please be warned that there are images of spiders in this article. My dad had a spider in his shower for months and he named it Boris, and when one day the spider was no ...

Warframe unveils Infested open-world expansion, ability transfer feature

This year’s TennoCon presentation was a little different to normal, having fully migrated online due to COVID-19, but there were still plenty of changes announced for the Warframe universe, including a big new open-world area, ...

Warframe dev on working from home, Necramechs and the wild new Helminth system

A world inhabited by infested creatures, an abundance of insects, and a daily power struggle between two opposing sides? No, it’s not the British summertime in 2020, it’s the new Warframe expansion Heart of Deimos, ...

BioWare outlines plan to fix Anthem’s terrible loot system

BioWare has outlined Anthem’s upcoming new and improved loot system – and it sounds much better than what’s currently in the game. It’s fair to say Anthem’s loot system is pretty bad. In fact it ...

Atlantis is finally in Fortnite – and it’s called Coral Castle

Atlantis is now in Fortnite. The battle royale’s lowering water level has decreased again and now reveals new areas once submerged. Chief among them is Coral Castle – Fortnite’s version of Atlantis. Fortnite players had ...

343 commits to crossplay, input-based matchmaking and custom game browser for Halo: The Master Chief Collection in 2020

343 has said crossplay, input-based matchmaking and custom game browser will all release for Halo: The Master Chief Collection in 2020. In a blog post on Halo Waypoint, the developer provided a snapshot of the ...

Here’s our first look at Setsuka in Soulcalibur 6

Setsuka is coming to Soulcalibur 6 as a new DLC character, Bandai Namco has announced. The super fast flower-loving Setsuka, who made her series debut in Soulcalibur 3, arrives in Soulcalibur 6 as DLC 11 ...

Tekken 7 Season 4 announced, new character teased

Tekken 7 is getting a fourth season. A video announcing Season 4 of Bandai Namco’s PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fighting game reveals plans for a complete balance sweep, with every character getting new ...

This Week on Xbox: July 31, 2020

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 ...

Grounded Takes Giant Steps: Join Community of Over 1 Million Players on Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access

Summary More than one million players have explored the world of Grounded in the first two days since release Monthly delivery of game updates will begin August 27 Explore the mysterious backyard today in Xbox ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200730-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Drop into PUBG Season 8 and Experience the Remastered Sanhok, Loot Truck, and Survivor Pass

Summer is in full swing here at PUBG and we’ve carried that spirit into Season 8 with our remastered jungle map, Sanhok! Sanhok made its debut back in 2018, and with fresh eyes, the island ...

Next Week on Xbox: August 4 to 7

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Battletoads Incoming! Anarchic Amphibians Arrive August 20 with Xbox Game Pass

Summary The Battletoads return this August, bringing the fight to Xbox One, Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass, and Steam Zitz, Rash and Pimple’s first new adventure in decades, developed by Dlala Studios and supported by ...

Battletoads is back on 20th August

26 years later, the Battletoads are back. Microsoft’s new Battletoads game has today been given a 20th August release date on Steam, Windows PC and Xbox One (and of course also through Xbox Games Pass). ...

Xbox Game Pass for PC Grounded Tiny Build Challenge

Welcome friends, we have a little update for you today! It’s a small challenge we put together, a teeny test if you will. You get it, it’s tiny. Welcome to the Xbox Game Pass for ...

Halo Infinite developer says it has “work to do” on game’s visuals

343 Industries has addressed the blowback to Halo Infinite’s campaign reveal in a frank blog post answering questions on the game’s art direction and visual fidelity. The studio said it had heard “far more positive ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reveals Shadow Company, Season 5 release date

I hope you’re ready for the latest instalment of Warzone lore, as the Season 5 trailer for Modern Warfare is here – and I’m as confused about the story as ever. The important thing to ...

Halo Infinite multiplayer is reportedly free-to-play

Leaks have suggested Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free to play. Details of the unannounced multiplayer were initially posted by retailer Smyths Toys, which described it as a “groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience” with “greatly reduced ...

CD Projekt warns players away from Cyberpunk beta email phishing scam

CD Projekt Red has moved to warn fans that a recent round of emails claiming to offer sign-ups for beta access to the developer’s highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 are a scam. Although, as CD Projekt ...

Enter the Wonderverse in DC Universe Online

Fragments of the Source Wall, a solid barrier surrounding the Multiverse, are raining down on the island nation of Themyscira. The Amazon’s magnificent home is now dimensionally-patchworked as the multiverse they once knew is collapsing ...

The Peaceful Experience of Merchant of the Skies is Available Today on Xbox One

I always admired peaceful games, but found it very challenging to make one. The combat and rivalry is something that makes the game experiences exciting and I could not find a way around it. This ...

Free Play Days – Two Point Hospital, Disintegration, and Rocket Arena

Design and build your own hospitals, play a sci-fi FPS from the co-creator of Halo, and discover the joy of rocket gameplay. Three fantastic games are available to play this weekend with Free Play Days. ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta (2008.200728-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Flying Home with Microsoft Flight Simulator

Summary In our latest hands-on with the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator, we hit the skies from the comfort of home With full release just a few weeks away, the simulator is poised to let virtual ...

Ubisoft’s sci-fi battle royale game Hyper Scape getting full launch in August

Hyper Scape, Ubisoft’s sci-fi-flavoured entry into the increasingly busy free-to-play battle royale market, will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 11th August. Hyper Scape, which pits players against each other across ...

Spiritfarer releases new trailer, announces Epic Games Store and Stadia release

2020 has already been a hell of a year, so perhaps what we all need is a peaceful indie game to calm us down: and it looks like Spiritfarer could be just the ticket. The ...

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Launches Today for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Xbox Game Pass

Last November at Microsoft’s X019 showcase event, we announced Sega / Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s Yakuza series would be heading to Xbox One with the future release of Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami¸ and Yakuza Kiwami ...

Project Cars 3 goes all out for the Forza Motorsport crowd

First off, the good news. Actually, make that great news – at the third attempt, Slightly Mad Studios has finally got pad handling in Project Cars feeling absolutely brilliant out of the box. It’s now ...

Journey to a Mysterious Asteroid in The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Expansion

It has been amazing seeing the wonderful response to The Outer Worlds from our community, and as with any great RPG, people have enjoyed going back and experiencing different paths and playstyles. Yesterday, we were ...

Microsoft Flight Simulator to Launch on Steam on August 18; TrackIR and VR Supported

In addition to availability on Windows 10 and Xbox Game Pass for PC (Xbox Game Pass for PC is currently in Beta), Microsoft Flight Simulator will also be coming to Steam on August 18. We ...

Blast Your Way to the Top in Rocket Arena Season 1

Ready your rockets — Rocket Arena: Season 1 is approaching fast! Prowl the arena with cat-loving super genius Flux, earn loads of new rewards, launch into ranked play and practice your rocket jumps because the ...

Radiant Stars will Rise in the Latest Paladins Update

The newest Paladins update features a Battle Pass powered by the energy of the cosmos itself! The age of Darkness comes to an end, banished to the horizon by the cleansing light of Radiant Stars! ...

Journey Through the Wastes of Hell in Neverwinter: Avernus

The fall of the Vallenhas family and the descent into the realm of fiends was just a taste of the infernal adventure that awaits you in Neverwinter: Avernus. The latest module for heroes of the ...

Take-Two’s Private Division publishing new games from Ori, Armello, and OlliOlli devs

Take-Two subsidiary Private Division has announced it’s signed agreements to publish new titles from three acclaimed indie developer: Ori and the Blind Forest’s Moon Studios, OlliOlli creators Roll 7, and Armello developer League of Geeks. ...

Play Disintegration Free This Weekend and Reboot Humanity

Have you ever wanted to pilot a heavily armed hovercraft while commanding a squad of ground units with special abilities? Well, we’ve got a game for you: Disintegration. And the best news? You can play ...

Crystal Dynamics details its sizeable Marvel’s Avengers beta, coming in August

Crystal Dynamics has shared details of its substantial Marvel’s Avengers beta – which will be playable across three weekends next month, starting on 7th August – and has offered a glimpse of the game’s first ...

Lost Wing: Speed, Action, and High Scores Come to Xbox One Today

Hooray! Our first major game is ready for release. I’m Tim Ash from BoxFrog Games and we have been working like crazy with our amazing partners at 2Awesome Studio to finish Lost Wing, and the ...

Ashen Lords Land on the Sea of Thieves in July’s Free Ashen Winds Update

Summary Ashen Winds is the latest Sea of Thieves monthly update, coming July 29 and free for all players across Xbox One, Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass and Steam. Powerful Ashen Lords arrive on the ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200728-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Nowhere Prophet Launches with Xbox Game Pass Today

Hey there everyone, Pip from No More Robots here! I’m so thrilled to let you know all about Nowhere Prophet, our dust-punk deckbuilder, which is out today on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass! ...

Sea of Thieves adds fiery new boss battles in today’s Ashen Winds update

Rare’s multiplayer pirate adventure Sea of Thieves has just received its latest monthly helping of nautical goodness on Xbox One and PC, this time in the form of flamethrower skulls and fiery new bosses as ...

Sekiro’s getting a free update with outfits, remnants and gauntlets

Well here’s something of a surprise – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is getting a free update, adding several new features and even some new clothes for Wolf. Probably about time he changed out of those ...

Grounded’s arachnophobia options turn creepy spiders into cute blobs

Warning: this article includes spiders. Lots of spiders. Obsidian’s Honey I Shrunk The Kids-style survival game Grounded is out now – and players uneasy at the sight of its enormous spider enemies have been quick ...

Get up to 10% off The Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake and more

The Game Collection’s eBay store has opted-in for yet another voucher deal, giving you the chance to save 10 per cent off a range of games including The Last of Us Part 2 and Final ...

Rewind to the turn of the century with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 track list

It’s been 21 years since the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and 20 years since its follow-up. I don’t remember every level or skater from those games – but I do remember their soundtracks. Those ...

Five years on, Metal Gear Solid 5’s secret nuclear disarmament cutscene has finally been unlocked

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s nuclear disarmament cutscene has finally been unlocked – legitimately this time, it seems – after five years. Half a decade on, fans seem to achieved a global tally ...

Someone should make a game about: the Chinese underworld

As a Chinese kid growing up in Singapore, visiting Haw Par Villa – a cultural theme park and national treasure – is a rite of passage, both anticipated and feared, because of its infamously graphic ...

Groove with New Music in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 on Xbox One

Summary The classic Tony Hawk Soundtrack just got an update that includes dozens of songs added to your old favorites. Listen to them now with the updated Spotify playlist. Plus, check out a recap of ...

Enter the Beautiful, Dark World of Othercide on Xbox One

Othercide’s production has come to an end, and I think it’s a good occasion for me to talk about the art direction of the project, what we went through and why. Our dark tactical RPG ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta (2008.200724-2030)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Grounded Now Available on Xbox Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass and Steam Early Access

Life just got a little more interesting. Grounded, the new survival adventure game from Obsidian Entertainment, is now available on Xbox Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass and Steam Early Access! We can’t wait for ...

Red Dead Online gets legendary animals and naturalist role

Looks like you can take your clown makeup off – for now – as Red Dead Online has finally released a significant update, one that introduces legendary animals, a new naturalist role, and a fresh ...

Red Faction 2, Portal Knights lead August’s Xbox Games With Gold

If you’re curious to know what free game-shaped things your Xbox Gold subscription will be bringing you in August, kindly set your knowledge hat to receive immediately: August’s Games With Gold are Red Faction 2, ...

Crypto-137 and Orthopox Return: Destroy All Humans! is Available Today on Xbox One

Attention inhabitants of Planet Earth! Destroy All Humans! launches this week as part of ID@Xbox Summer Spotlight Series! Before you hop into your flying saucer, I think it’s important to acknowledge the 15 years that ...

New Games with Gold for August 2020

Get ready for the Games with Gold August lineup! On Xbox One, shape your hero and your destiny in Portal Knights and level buildings with gigantic battling robots in Override: Mech City Brawl. On Xbox ...

Dirt 5: Codemasters Art Team Reveal Details on Stunning Racing Locations

Summary Dirt 5 is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One with a slate of incredible, brand new racing locations that put a bold twist on iconic environments Key members of the game’s art ...

Ex-Ubisoft creative boss canned Dragon Age dev’s King Arthur game

Ubisoft has been shaken by a wave of sexual abuse and harassment allegations in recent weeks, leading to the resignation of several high-profile executives and a pledge from boss Yves Guillemot to reform Ubisoft’s processes ...

Maid of Sker review – an effective if unadventurous slice of rural horror

There’s a banner hanging above the grand staircase. The light from the glass-topped domed ceiling pulls your eyes to it the moment you step into the stately entryway – “GRAND RE-OPENING – 30th October 1897” ...

COD: MW Remastered and many more console games are now as low as £5

A wild mix of PS4 and Xbox One games are available at some ridiculously low prices thanks to an impromptu clearance sale at Asda and Amazon UK. Looking at this morning’s flurry of activity over ...

Get Ready to Unleash Swimsanity! on August 7

We are beyond excited to announce to you the release date for our inaugural Xbox One title. Swimsanity! is a multiplayer underwater shooter with action-packed co-op and versus game modes, all supported by online and ...

Exploring Grounded’s Arachnophobia Mode

Grounded, the new survival game from Obsidian Entertainment is available tomorrow on Xbox Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass and Steam Early Access. In the game, players wake up in a suburban backyard after being ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200724-2030)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Witcher Netflix showrunner announces prequel series set 1200 years earlier

Be still my beating heart! Lauren Hissrich, showrunner for The Witcher Netflix series, has announced a new six-part series called The Witcher: Blood Origin. It will be a prequel story set 1200 years before Geralt ...

Is it OK to say I enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic yet?

I really enjoy not playing with anyone else in Star Wars: The Old Republic, which seems like a horrible thing to say given it’s a massively-multiplayer online game, but it’s what I’ve always done. It’s ...

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War has allegedly been leaked by a Doritos marketing campaign

Dataminers were already knocking on The Red Door, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s leaked internal alpha test, but now it seems there’s another leak in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ...

Don’t worry about PC crossplay, says Apex Legends dev – console players won’t get matched with PC lobbies

A Respawn dev has posted a brief message to assure Apex Legends fans who play on console they should not worry about upcoming crossplay plans detrimentally affecting matches. In a TikTok video, Respawn software engineer ...

Promising steampunk RTS Iron Harvest hits open beta next week

Promising real-time strategy game Iron Harvest goes into beta next week. King Art Games’ steampunk RTS is available to all to play from 30th July on Steam. It launches proper on 1st September 2020 on ...

Wycombe Wanderers legend Adebayo Akinfenwa gets FIFA 20 Ultimate Team hero card – with 99 physicality

Wycombe Wanderers legend Adebayo Akinfenwa is now a FIFA 20 Ultimate Team hero card – and it’s got an incredible 99 physicality. Akinfenwa is an English football cult hero, and is famous within the FIFA ...

Infinity Ward issues statement amid backlash over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheaters

Infinity Ward has issued a warning to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheaters, saying a fresh banwave is coming. The statement comes amid a growing backlash to cheating in the first-person shooter’s battle ...

What if we could shuffle plot twists each time we played?

I love a good plot twist. I will always remember the moment in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic when I found out who my character really was, and always remember the moment in ...

Getting to Know Guu Ma, Road to Guangdong’s Most Prominent Character

Summary Road to Guangdong, written by acclaimed author Yen Ooi, is now available to pre-order on the Microsoft Store Road to Guangdong is a narrative road trip game about family, especially Guu Ma, the player ...

Fortnite screening We The People x More Than A Vote anti-racism presentation next week

Epic will be hosting a second anti-racism screening in Fortnite’s Party Royale mode – this time featuring Opus United’s We The People x More Than A Vote – starting next Tuesday, 28th July. We The ...

People Can Fly Interview: Getting to Know the Dark and Desperate Sci-Fi Universe of Outriders

Once considered a paradise, the pristine planet of Enoch has been transformed within 30 years into a brutal world of darkness and despair due to a mysterious anomaly. What sounds like an apocalyptic prophecy, turns ...

Get Ready to Throw Down in the World of Tanks: SummerSlam Season

Summary World of Tanks, the free-to-play tank-based shooter, is launching an all-new season of in-game events and rewards in partnership with the WWE. Players can earn points and progress through a series of Levels to ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200723-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for July 28 to 31

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Learn About Cris Tales’ Colombian Heritage and Play the Demo Today on Xbox One

We first announced Cris Tales during E3 2019 as a title from a Colombian developer that was combining inspiration from some of their favorite JRPGs of all time with their own experiences living in Colombia ...

Meet the Big Voices for the Tiny Characters of Grounded

Today, Obsidian Entertainment announced the talent for their upcoming survival adventure game Grounded. With less than a week away from its Early Access launch, this adventure of minuscule proportions written by Michael Chu (Overwatch) will ...

Follow-up Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis video clarifies it’s a standalone game

Following yesterday’s Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis reveal, there was some confusion over what, exactly, the newly announced experience was. Sega’s muddled messaging managed to refer to it as a both “brand-new title” and ...

Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break is Rolling Out on Xbox One Today

Summary Meet the unexpected and formidable bosses of Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break This newest entry to the series features a unique cast of boss fights that pull from mythical figures Rock of ...

The new Superhot forces you to wait hours after the ending before you can play again

The new Superhot game does something a little different: it makes you wait hours after the ending before you can play the game again. THERE MAY BE SPOILERS AHEAD. I’ll keep the spoilers very light ...

Microsoft still hasn’t made the case for Xbox Series X

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Sega reveals Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis for PC and Xbox

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Microsoft has tossed another batch of titles onto its steadily expanding list of Xbox One games that’ll be receiving Xbox Series X enhancements come the console’s launch later this year, including Forza Horizon 4, Ori ...

Halo Infinite will have splitscreen and co-op

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Everything revealed in Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase

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Tetris Effect: Connected Brings Multiplayer to the Ultimate Puzzle Game on Xbox

Even as someone who’s been making games almost 30 years, I was completely blown away by the reaction to the original Tetris Effect. So many gamers, whether they were die-hard Tetris fans from way-back or ...

ExoMecha Comes to Xbox in 2021

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From the Creators of SteamWorld, The Gunk Will Be an Xbox Exclusive

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Ahoy, Goblins! Tell Me Why’s First Chapter, Out August 27, is Available Today for Pre-order

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is coming to Xbox Series X

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Deep Dive into The Medium’s Unique Feature: Dual-Reality Gameplay

When we revealed The Medium for the first-time during Microsoft’s Inside Xbox event back in May, we teased that there were many secrets still to reveal about our upcoming psychological horror game. Each of our ...

A First Look at the CrossfireX Campaign

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Introducing the Largest, Most Creatively Diverse Games Lineup in Console History, Led by Halo Infinite

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After the disastrous FIFA 20 career mode, EA outlines changes for FIFA 21

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Announcing Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, Coming in 2021

Online action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2, well known for its unparalleled character customization and battle action which captivated the world, announced its latest entry to the PSO2 universe called Phantasy Star Online 2: New ...

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team has co-op, cross-gen transfer markets

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Fatshark Announces Warhammer 40,000: Darktide for Xbox Series X

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Let Psychonauts 2 and Jack Black Rock Your Senses on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X

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SteamWorld dev Image & Form unveils lovely looking action-adventure The Gunk

Image & Form, the ever-reliable developer behind the acclaimed – and enormously varied – SteamWorld games, has announced The Gunk, a lovely looking third-person action-adventure that’s heading to Xbox One, Xbox One Series X, and ...

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide announced

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Tetris Effect is getting multiplayer as a timed Xbox-exclusive

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Here’s the very first trailer for Stalker 2

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Destiny 2 is Coming to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X

Like the changing of the seasons, there’s one thing you can count on every year: a major, game-changing Destiny 2 update from the team at Bungie. Following in the steps of expansions like Destiny 2: ...

Destiny 2 will join Xbox Game Pass in September

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The Power of Interactive Storytelling: Introducing As Dusk Falls

Why do we love stories? Because, when done well, they help us navigate a chaotic world that is sometimes hard to make sense of. They reveal universal truths about life. The fascinating thing about interactive ...

Obsidian Announces Two Titles and Preps Release of a Third at Xbox Games Showcase

The Xbox Games Showcase was a big show for Obsidian. Not only did we get the chance to announce our first of two expansions that are coming to The Outer Worlds alongside our friends at ...

Obsidian reveals Avowed, a first-person RPG set in the Pillars of Eternity world

Obsidian Entertainment has revealed Avowed, a brand new first-person RPG set in the studio’s Pillars of Eternity world. Avowed will be Obsidian’s first big game for Microsoft since the acquisition in autumn 2018. Grounded, the ...

Here’s the gorgeous new Everwild trailer

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The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC releases this September

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Life is Strange developer’s Tell Me Why has a release date

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Forza Motorsport is a next gen exclusive that will miss Series X’s launch

A new Xbox of course means a new Forza, though today’s Xbox Games Showcase revealed a couple of small surprises – namely that that new Forza Motorsport will be missing launch, and it looks like ...

Forza Franchise Heading to Xbox Series X

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Sonic creator Yuji Naka unveils whimsical action-platformer Balan Wonderworld

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Halo Infinite has a 60fps campaign – and a massive ring

Halo Infinite’s campaign runs at 60 frames per second, Microsoft has confirmed. 343’s upcoming shooter is set on a Halo ring “that is several times larger than the last two Halo games combined”, Microsoft added. ...

Become the Hero in Halo Infinite

At E3 2018, 343 Industries first introduced fans to a Halo ring filled with mystery, wonder, and a glimpse of the Master Chief. Last year the “Discover Hope” trailer introduced the Pilot, a new character ...

Yuji Naka Invites You to the Stage in Balan Wonderworld

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15 New Independent Games Coming First to Console on Xbox Through ID@Xbox

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Hello Neighbor 2 is Sneaking on to Xbox Series X

Hello Neighbor 2 is the sequel to the genre-defining stealth horror game about sneaking into your creepy Neighbor’s house. Taking place directly after events of the original, players will explore an open world while searching ...

Dragon Quest is headed to Xbox properly for the first time

Dragon Quest is landing properly on Xbox and PC with the launch of Dragon Quest XI S – Definitive Edition. This updated version of the series’ most recent entry will arrive for Xbox on 4th ...

Everything You Need to Know About Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition

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Xbox Games Showcase live report

Well Halo there! Microsoft shows its next-gen hand, live from 5pm BST Go to Source ...

Microsoft: “It was a breakthrough quarter for gaming”

Microsoft has seen remarkable financial results from gaming during its last quarter, fuelled by the global lockdown. “It was a breakthrough quarter for gaming,” Microsoft boss Satya Nadella said. “We saw record engagement and monetisation, ...

Carrion review – an unforgettable monster chews its way out of a solid Metroidvania

Discussing the creature design in his gruesome 1982 adaptation of The Thing – a movie which, incidentally, opens with Kurt Russell losing his shit over a computer game – John Carpenter once observed that “I ...

Meet the Heroes of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Available for Pre-order Today on Xbox One

To the heroes of tomorrow! Our new trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon has just debuted, bringing with it a dragon’s hoard of new information about the game. Check out the trailer for a glimpse ...

After weeks of devastating sexual harassment allegations, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot is asked how much he knew

Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot has been asked to explain how much he knew of the issues within his company, prior to the recent tidal wave of sexual misconduct allegations becoming public. In an ...

Free Play Days – Yakuza Kiwami, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, and For Honor Standard Edition

Battle it out between multiple crime syndicates, build the world’s greatest civilization, or enter the chaos of war. Yakuza Kiwami, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, and For Honor Standard Edition are all available for Xbox Live ...

Yakuza: Like a Dragon heading west in November, English dub stars George Takei

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the latest entry in developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s acclaimed action series, will be making its way to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in the west this November, and there’s ...

Gorgeous gothic action-platformer Blasphemous gets big free update in August

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200721-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Kylian Mbappé is the FIFA 21 cover star

Kylian Mbappé is the FIFA 21 cover star, EA has announced. Here’s how the 21-year-old French superstar appears on the FIFA 21 PlayStation 4 box: Mbappé, who’s won the World Cup as well as the ...

Star Wars Squadrons delivers on the promise of a modern-day X-Wing

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Here’s your first look at Mafia: Definitive Edition gameplay

2K has released the first gameplay footage of its lavish Mafia: Definitive Edition remake in action. Nearly 15 minutes of video lies below, narrated by Hangar 13 boss Haden Blackman. We get a good look ...

Halo fans are going full CSI on Halo: Infinite teasers

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Roblox now played by over half of US kids

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla shows how you switch between male and female characters at any time

A quick video of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla menu has revealed how you can swap between male and female versions of lead character Eivor. Posted on Twitter by AccessTheAnimus, this clip shows a new “DNA ...

Someone should make a game about: Vending Machines

This year, when the pandemic kept me away from Japan and by extension my beloved Japanese vending machines. I decided to torture myself instead by buying a coffee table book called “Vend – Notes On ...

Rocket League going free-to-play “later this summer”

Developer Psyonix’s four-wheeled footie phenomenon Rocket League will be transitioning from paid title to free-to-play game on all platforms “later this summer”, and, at the same time, it will become exclusive to the Epic Games ...

Rocket League Going Free to Play This Summer

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Destiny’s official cookbook launches in two weeks

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ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event Showcases 70+ Games

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Xbox Summer Spotlight promotion offers money back on select game purchases

Microsoft has launched a new Summer Spotlight promotion, which will give you money back and rewards for purchasing select Xbox One games. Each week, new Xbox One games and ID@Xbox releases will be put centre ...

Summer Spotlight 2020 – Great Games for the Season of Play

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Fresh report into Ubisoft culture highlights reluctance to let you play as a woman in Assassin’s Creed

A detailed report into the current wave of sexual misconduct allegations at Ubisoft has surfaced new details on the developer’s continued reluctance to let a woman be the sole star of a big budget Assassin’s ...

A train is coming to Call of Duty: Warzone

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Xbox Game Pass now sounds unlikely to launch on Switch, PlayStation

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200718-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Monument Valley developer’s next game is for consoles, PC and mobile

Monument Valley developer Ustwo Games has unveiled its next project, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure. Today’s teaser suggests the game will have an ecological theme, with its two young characters attempting to start various green schemes. ...

Sea of Thieves passes 15 million players since launch

Summary Sea of Thieves has been played by more than fifteen million players since launch in March 2018. June 2020 was the biggest month so far for Sea of Thieves, with over 3.3 million players ...

15m people have now played Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves has welcomed a further five million people aboard since this January, making for an all-time player count of 15 million. 2020 has been a big year for the game – bigger than ...

PUBG drops mysterious video on who is actually behind Battlegrounds

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Ghost of Tsushima physical sales beat last year’s Days Gone

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Creaks review – great puzzles in an eerie underworld of living objects

Amanita Design’s latest is a game of vast but delicate imagination, at once rambling and toy-like. Released alongside a crop of triple-A games that demand to be played for days, Creaks has the soothing conciseness ...

Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition book pops up for pre-order

An Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition book has popped up for pre-order, with a 23rd February 2021 release date. This new book includes hundreds of never-before-seen works of art, according to its ...

Nine years of playing Skyrim, and I had no idea you could shoot birds out of the sky

Skyrim is still teaching me things about how it works – nine years after it came out and after I’ve pumped hundreds of hours into it. This time, it’s the revelation you can shoot birds ...

Dataminers are knocking on The Red Door

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Minecraft fans find seed for famous title-screen background panorama

If you’ve ever played Minecraft Java Edition you’ll be familiar with its title screen – and the blurred, slowly rotating world in the background. This has been around for nearly a decade, first appearing in ...

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 unveils full charity speedrun schedule

Summer Games Done Quick organisers have unveiled the full speedrun schedule for this year’s online-only charity event, which gets underway in just over a month’s time. As announced back in June, Summer Games Done Quick ...

12-month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions have been quietly withdrawn by Microsoft

Microsoft has reportedly removed the option to purchase 12-month subscriptions of Xbox Live Gold across all territories in which the year-long subscription was sold. While the single month and three-month subscriptions remain, there is now ...

Ian investigates theory Far Cry 6 is a Far Cry 3 prequel

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Driving towards new memories in Forza

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This Week on Xbox: July 17, 2020

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Microsoft Store Fortnite Tournament in Support of NPH USA

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Forager update finally brings year’s worth of post-launch content to Switch and PS4

Forager, developer HopFrog’s adorable – if fearsomely compulsive – open-world scavenging oddity, has finally updated its PlayStation 4 and Switch releases to add all the post-launch content that’s made its way to PC over the ...

Forager Now Available with Xbox Game Pass on Console and PC

Summary Forager, the open-world, adventure and exploration game inspired by beloved games like Terraria, Stardew Valley, and Minecraft is now available with Xbox Game Pass on Console and PC Forager invites players to embark on ...

Xbox Insider Subreddit Reaches 100,000 Subscribers

We are proud to announce that we have reached a milestone of 100,000 subscribers to the Xbox Insider subreddit.  Since opening in 2018, the Xbox Insider subreddit has been the official community discussion hub for ...

From Plastic to Pixel: How the Adeptus Mechanicus and Necrons Landed for the First Time on Xbox One

When conceiving our plans for a Warhammer 40,000 video game, we thought long and hard about what factions would be at the centre of the conflict. Our goal was to have the factions define the ...

Designing Intimacy in We Should Talk, Available Now on Xbox One

We Should Talk is a short-form narrative game where players think carefully about the words they choose, available now on Xbox One. Our development team’s original goal was to design a game that explores romance ...

Marvel’s Avengers Next War Table Livestream and Beta Event Details Revealed

After last month’s reveal of Marvel’s Avengers central villain to be MODOK, a fresh look at Thor gameplay, and new information about War Zones, earlier this week Square Enix announced both the next War Table ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200716-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Next Week on Xbox: July 21 to July 24

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Aquaman Arrives on the Fortnite Horizon

Rising from the depths, Aquaman has arrived on the Island’s shores — and he brings with him his fifth weekly challenge. Complete Aquaman’s five Battle Pass challenges and unlock his outfit plus more maritime rewards! ...

Five of the Best: Jokes

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Bleeding Edge is getting a healer with wings

Ninja Theory has revealed a new character coming to Bleeding Edge, its team-based competitive multiplayer PC and Xbox game. Azrael is a 26-year-old melee support fighter from Beirut, Lebanon. The hook is he has wings, ...

Microsoft officially discontinues Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Microsoft has responded to reports claiming that Xbox One production has ceased, confirming that while its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition are indeed officially discontinued, the Xbox One S is still ...

Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion delayed to November

Bungie has delayed the launch of Destiny 2’s upcoming Beyond Light expansion from its previously announced September release date to November, citing a ‘challenging’ few months. Beyond Light forms the first instalment in a planned ...

Improved Combat, Deeper Space Exploration in Latest No Man’s Sky Desolation Update

Hello, Last month we welcomed over a million new players into No Man’s Sky by virtue of Xbox Game Pass and the Windows 10 release. This, together with our cross-play update, meant that we are ...

See the Future of Xbox on July 23 on the Xbox Games Showcase

The day you’ve been waiting for is nearly here: On Thursday, July 23 at 9 a.m. PT, we’ll be giving you a closer look at the future of gaming with the Xbox Games Showcase, including ...

PES 2021 season update out this September priced £25

The PES 2021 season update comes out 15th September priced £25, Konami has announced. As announced, Konami isn’t launching PES 2021 as a full game. Rather, it’s PES 2020 with a season update. It includes ...

You Are the Future of Gaming

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Streaming service xCloud joins Xbox Game Pass in September

Xbox game streaming service xCloud will be folded into Xbox Game Pass this September “at no additional cost to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members”. Microsoft previously announced xCloud would become part of Game Pass at ...

No Man’s Sky is going a bit Aliens, adds ominous abandoned ships to raid and explore

Hello Games’ ever-evolving space sim No Man’s Sky is expanding once more, this time setting its sights on the likes of Aliens to strike fear into the hearts of space explorers everywhere. Its latest free ...

13 years later, Halo 3 has a brand new skull

Halo 3 has a new skull – and it’s one of the best Halo skulls ever. The new skull, added to Halo 3 on PC and Xbox One this week with the launch of Halo ...

A morning with Ancestors Legacy was just what I needed

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The Red Door pops up on the Microsoft Store, points to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War internal alpha

What is The Red Door? It’s popped up on the Microsoft Store – that bastion of video game leaks – and current speculation is it refers to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. At ...

Ooblets is part farming sim, part Pokémon, all cute

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Free Play Days – Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ash of Gods Redemption, and Frostpunk: Console Edition

Three great games are available to play this weekend with Free Play Days. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ash of Gods Redemption, and Frostpunk: ...

Bless Unleashed: Salamander Solstice Summer Event Starts Today on Xbox One

Bless Unleashed’s Summer event Salamander Solstice is available now for a limited time on Xbox One! A rite of Summer in Lumios includes the yearly swarm of salamanders where their numbers swell and they can ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha (2008.200714-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Marvel’s Avengers hosting three beta weekends in August

Fans of superheroes going thwack! and apostrophes will no doubt be thrilled to learn that developer Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avenger’s beta season now has a start date, and will be getting underway from Friday, 7th ...

Skater XL: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

What’s up, everyone!  In April we announced that skateboard icons Tom Asta, Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, and Brandon Westgate would be playable pros at launch in Skater XL. We couldn’t be more excited to have ...

Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Grounded lead a busy few weeks for Xbox and PC Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass subscribers on console and PC have a busy few weeks to look forward to in the second half of July, with Microsoft now having set arrival dates for the likes of Yakuza ...

Launch into Rocket Arena with Tips and Tricks from the Devs

You didn’t enter the Rocket Arena Championship Tour to finish second. You’re here to lift the trophy! To help you rule the roost, we’ve compiled a few tricks and tips from the Final Strike Games ...

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Tips and Tricks

With the exciting announcement of Robert “RJ” James (Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger), Lauren Shiba (Red Samurai Ranger), plus a soon-to-be-officially-confirmed villain, let’s go over some of the game’s essential mechanics before you jump into the ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC: Yakuza Kiwami 2, Carrion, Grounded (Game Preview), and More

I’m here once again to tell you that we have more games coming to Xbox Game Pass (this part never gets old) for console and PC! Today we‘ve got a beefy list of games coming ...

Dom is now in Gears 5

Dom is now in Gears 5. The much-loved original Delta Squad member arrives in Gears 5 as part of the new Operation 4 update, dubbed Brothers in Arms. Dom’s arrival means you can now assemble ...

Dragon’s Dogma Netflix anime hits this September

The Dragon’s Dogma Netflix anime launches 17th September 2020. “Only the Arisen can face the Dragon and defeat the apocalypse,” said Netflix in a Twitter tease. The Dragon’s Dogma anime was announced back in March ...

Someone should make a game about: Dishwashing

Not to brag but I am probably one of the three best washer-uppers in the world. First proper job at a fancy creperie in my early teens. Just me and a WinterHalter 2000 keeping the ...

With New Campaigns Comes Great Rewards in Gems of War on Xbox One

Gems of War is a must-play for match 3 RPG fans who are keen to sink their teeth and minds into a thrilling battle system and rich sprawling fantasy world. Our 5.0 Update rapidly expands ...

The Sims 4’s knitting-themed DLC out later this month, gets new trailer

The Sims 4 is about to get a little woolier, courtesy of its latest paid DLC expansion, the Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack, which comes to PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PS4 on 28th July. The ...

Iconic Anime Legends Join the Battleground of the Gods in Latest Smite Update

The Smite mid-season update featuring the all-new Avatar: The Last Airbender Battle Pass is now available on Xbox One. This incredible crossover with Nickelodeon was a passion project for the Titan Forge Team. With the ...

Earn Epic Overwatch Rewards in Sigma’s Maestro Challenge, Now Live on Xbox One

“What is that melody?” Get ready to face the music in Sigma’s Maestro Challenge. Play games or watch streamers to earn limited-time rewards, including the Legendary Maestro Sigma skin and other exquisite cosmetics. But pick ...

Infinity Ward renames Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone “Border War” soldier skin

Infinity Ward has renamed a controversial soldier skin in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone after it was accused of glorifying the police. A patch issued today changes the name of soldier D-Day’s Border ...

Finish the Fight in Halo 3 Now Available for PC with The Master Chief Collection

Summary Halo 3 is available now, joining Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC with Xbox Game Pass and on the Microsoft Store and Steam. With up to 4K UHD support at 60 FPS and ...

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 unveils full charity speed-run schedule

Summer Games Done Quick organisers have unveiled the full speedrun schedule for this year’s online-only charity event, which gets underway in just over a month’s time. As announced back in June, Summer Games Done Quick ...

Gears 5 – Operation 4: Brothers in Arms Available Now

Summary Gears 5 – Operation 4 is available now with Xbox Game Pass and on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam Play as six new characters, including Dom Santiago, with the biggest character drop for ...

Xbox Velocity Architecture: A Closer Look at the Next-Gen Tech Driving Gaming Innovation Forward on Xbox Series X

When we set out to design the Xbox Series X, we aspired to build our most powerful console ever powered by next generation innovation and delivering consistent, sustained performance never before seen in a console ...

PUBG studio director talks bots, Sanhok remaster and staying competitive in the battle royale market

It’s been over three years since PUBG first popped up on Steam, and while that’s a relatively short time on paper, it somehow feels much longer. Perhaps it’s because the wider gaming landscape around PUBG ...

Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones is being reworked with live game elements

Long-lost Ubisoft pirate game Skull & Bones is being reworked to offer a live game service, according to a new report. Originally unveiled back at E3 2017 for release the following year, the repeatedly-delayed Skull ...

Hands-On with Watch Dogs: Legion’s London

If you’ve been to London, you’ve been on camera; England’s capital is the most surveilled city in Europe. Regardless of your viewpoint on public surveillance, there’s no debating that London provides a compelling digital playground ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2008.200711-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris Available Now on Xbox One

Hi, I am Yousuke Futami, the SAO Game Lead Producer of Bandai Namco Entertainment. I’d love to talk about Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, the newest Sword Art Online game which is available now for ...

Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters are using aimbots to headshot new player spawns out of the sky

It turns out Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters can headshot new player spawns out of the sky. Warzone cheating is one again a hot topic within the Call of Duty community after a recent unannounced ...

Microsoft Flight Simulator Set for Launch on August 18 for PC, also with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)

Start preparing for take-off. Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio are thrilled to announce that Microsoft Flight Simulator launches on August 18, and you can pre-order on Windows 10* or pre-install with Xbox Game Pass ...

Save Up to 80% on Select Games in the Ubisoft Forward Sale

With all of the big reveals and news coming out of Ubisoft Forward, there’s never been a better time to get caught up on classic Ubisoft franchises ahead of our upcoming releases, thanks to some ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Launches November 17

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is coming to Xbox One on November 17 letting you live the life of a Viking raider in 9th century England. Those who purchase the game on Xbox One can also upgrade ...

Watch Dogs: Legion Arrives October 29 on Xbox One, Coming Soon for Xbox Series X

Watch Dogs: Legion is coming to Xbox One on October 29, setting players loose in a dystopian vision of London where everyone in the open world is a potential playable character. Those who purchase the ...

Ubisoft finally shows Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay

Today’s the day we (officially) saw Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay for the first time – not counting those leaks last week. Ubisoft showed a decent look during its Ubisoft Forward presentation, and then even more ...

Ghost Recon Breakpoint AI Teammates, Live Event Coming in July Update

One of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s most-requested features is coming in a new update. Arriving July 15 for Xbox One, Title Update 2.0.1 will introduce AI teammates, giving solo Ghosts an opportunity to squad ...

Far Cry 6 Kicks off a Revolution on February 18, 2021

An island nation is in the grip of a brutal tyrant. Unrest simmers on the streets of the capital city, and escalating tensions will soon boil over into full-on revolution. This is Far Cry 6, ...

Far Cry 6 officially confirmed

Ubisoft has now officially announced Far Cry 6 for release on 18th February 2021, following an earlier leak last week. As we know already, the game stars Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito as ...

Exploring Watch Dogs: Legion’s stunningly accurate recreation of London

Ubisoft’s open-world games are rather famous for their accurate recreations of real-world locations. Exploring the many past and present places they’ve produced is always a pleasure, but probing a position you actually populate? Now that’s ...

Watch Dogs Legion launches this October

London-set Watch Dogs Legion has a new release date of 29th October 2020. That’s for the game’s PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, anyway. Editions for next-gen consoles are also coming, presumably when those ...

Another Ubisoft leak reveals Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s release date

An Instagram post has seemingly spilt the beans on when we’ll finally be able to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: 17th November, 2020. The news was initially posted to the official Assassin’s Creed Italian Instagram account, ...

Carrion: Become a Monster on July 23

Today, we’re super excited to announce that Carrion, our grisly reverse-horror experience will launch for Xbox One on July 23! Our little team of sci-fi fanatics has been working hard to create an experience we ...

Gruesome reverse horror game Carrion has a July release date

The promising-looking Carrion comes out 23rd July on PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The release date was announced during the Devolver Digital show – with a little help from Xbox boss Phil Spencer. Carrion ...

From the Ring to the Octagon, UFC 4 Brings on Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

EA Sports UFC 4 on Xbox One is the latest edition of the world’s most popular mixed martial arts video game and with each new iteration, the game gets bigger, deeper, and more detailed. The ...

EA Sports UFC 4 announced

EA Sports has announced UFC 4. It’s due out 14th August 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. UK heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are pre-order bonuses, EA confirmed. That is, if you ...

New report on Ubisoft reveals more shocking sexual harassment allegations

A new report on Ubisoft has revealed more shocking sexual harassment allegations against its male staff. French newspaper Libération (French language, paywall) published a report on Friday 10th July that digs further into Ubisoft’s toxic ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2007.200709-1200)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Feel the Heat: Deep Immersion in NASCAR Heat 5, Available Now on Xbox One

Summary Get a deep dive on all the new features in NASCAR Heat 5 This year’s entry features expanded modes and gameplay Game Designer Elliott Henderson details the new modes and features NASCAR Heat 5 ...

This Week on Xbox: July 10, 2020

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 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2007.200709-1200)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Let’s Race Together: F1 2020 is Out Now for Xbox One

Get yourself on the grid — F1 2020 is now on Xbox One, enhanced for Xbox One X, and I’m here to give you the lowdown on all the cool new features. Let’s get started! ...

Fallout 76 Available Today with Xbox Game Pass

Summary Fallout 76 has joined the Xbox Game Pass library! Starting now, if you’re an Xbox Game Pass member, you can play Fallout 76, including the new Wastelanders expansion that brings NPCs and a brand-new ...

Next Week on Xbox: July 13 to 17

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Dontnod’s Twin Mirror returns to the studio’s B-movie roots

It’s been several years since mystery thriller Twin Mirror was first announced – and since then it has remained something of a mystery itself. Originally pitched as an episodic thriller set in small town America, ...

Get the 65-inch LG B9 OLED for £1424, a historic low price

While the recently released LG BX and CX OLEDs are our top 4K TVs for gaming in HDR, we still highly rate the 2019 models, the B9 and C9. These TVs use the same OLED ...

F1 2020: can performance boosts deliver 60fps on all consoles?

The Formula 1 series has gone from strength to strength with each year. From the work developer Codemasters puts into its sublime HDR and volumetric lights in the most recent instalments to the new team-building ...

Far Cry 6 leak confirms Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito will star

Far Cry 6 has been revealed a little earlier than planned via a PlayStation Store leak, which has listed it for launch on 18th February 2021. Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito will ...

Henry Cavill rolled in puddles to get grubby for The Witcher

What does it take to transform into Geralt for The Witcher TV series? Aside from hitting the gym, it seems Henry Cavill took some unusual measures to get himself prepared for the role – including ...

Five of the Best: Cheat Codes

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the incidental details we don’t celebrate enough. We’ve talked about all kinds of things so far from Game Over screens to Scares and Villains – there’s ...

Superhot: Mind Control Delete free for those who own the first game

Superhot: Mind Control Delete is free for those who buy or have bought the first Superhot. Developer Superhot Team said Superhot: Mind Control Delete launches proper on 16th July. “We are immensely grateful for having ...

Sony invests $250m in Fortnite maker Epic

Sony has invested $250m in Epic. The “strategic” investment gives Sony a minority interest in the Fortnite maker. “The investment cements an already close relationship between the two companies and reinforces the shared mission to ...

The Double-A Team: Steamworld Heist is all about the hats

Double-A games are like a comfortable woolly beanie, simple and warm. When hats and gaming combine, the first game I generally think of is Mario Odyssey and Cappy! The greatest cap in the world. Such ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2007.200709-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Superhot: Mind Control Delete is Coming Soon to Xbox One

Summary The wait is finally over. After more than three years, Superhot: Mind Control Delete is almost here. More story. More power. More Superhot. Free for the loyal as part of the largest giveaway in ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2008.200708-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

FIFA loot boxes once again hit the mainstream headlines as teen blows £3000 on packs

FIFA and the thorny issue of loot boxes have once again hit the mainstream headlines after a UK teen revealed he had blown £3000 on Ultimate Team packs. The BBC 5 Live Investigations Unit today ...

Little Hope’s opening is a brilliant version of the series in microcosm

This article contains spoilers for Little Hope’s short prologue. For a more general overview of how the game begins, our Little Hope preview from April is spoiler-free. To date, Supermassive Games has shown only snippets ...

Western Digital’s 5TB external hard drive for PS4 or Xbox One is 20% off

More console and PC storage bargains are up for grabs in the Amazon Summer Sale right now, offering a couple of ways to upgrade your PS4 or Xbox One hard drive for less. The bigger ...

Free Play Days – The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire

Free Play Days is here again with two epic games to play this weekend. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire from Thursday, ...

Delve to Defeat Dastardly Fiends in Trove on Xbox One

Oh dear Trovians, while you have done your best to keep the Shadows from our beloved Trove, they have kept us busy and distracted to carry out a nefarious plan! They have burrowed into the core of ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2007.200706-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Make Room for the Couch Co-Op Sale on the Microsoft Store

While online multiplayer games help you grow your worldwide community of friends, there’s nothing like sharing the couch with friends and family for a classic round of “pass the controller” with your favorite games. For ...

Destiny 2 Moments of Triumph 2020 challenges and rewards explained

Destiny 2 Moments of Triumph is an annual series of challenges wrapping up the previous year’s activities of Bungie’s space shooter. Regular players will be familiar with how it works. By completing these challenges – ...

WWE 2K Battlegrounds enters the ring September 2020

WWE 2K Battlegrounds comes out 18th September 2020, 2K has announced. That’s for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a brawler by World War Z ...

BT is offering 25% off its 100Mb full fibre broadband package

Modern gaming definitely has its perks, but there are countless stories of sessions rudely stalled by yet another surprise bajillion gigabyte update to our favourite games. And while it looks like we won’t be free ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheating once again in the spotlight as fresh banwave hits hard

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheating is once again in the spotlight after a fresh banwave issued by Infinity Ward. While the developer has yet to comment on banning players this week, it’s ...

Someone should make a game about: Lifeguards

Lifeguards are hunky superheroes, there to keep you safe and rescue helpless children. You’ll be hard pressed to find a lifeguard in popular media without a bulging six pack and dashing shades, sprinting across the ...

World War I FPS Tannenberg Coming to Xbox One July 24

We’re excited to let all of you know that the sequel of Verdun, Tannenberg, is coming to Xbox One on July 24! Tannenberg is the second game in the WWI Game Series that we’re releasing. ...

Atlas – The Maelstrom Map Now Available on Xbox One

For over nine months now, Atlas has been thrilling players on Xbox One with a deep survival experience in a world of pirate fantasy. Players begin with nothing and struggle to survive against the elements, ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2007.200706-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2008.200706-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

PES loses AC Milan and Inter Milan licenses

PES has lost its licence for Italian football clubs AC Milan and Inter Milan, Konami has announced. Both clubs appear in PES 2020 officially licensed, and their representation in that game won’t change, Konami stressed. ...

Infinity Ward quietly removes OK gesture from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone

Infinity Ward has quietly removed the OK gesture from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. The developer has yet to comment (publisher Activision has so far failed to comment after Eurogamer got in touch ...

Mafia: Definitive Edition delayed by a month due to coronavirus pandemic

Mafia: Definitive Edition has been delayed by a month due to coronavirus. Publisher 2K and developer Hangar 13 said in a joint statement getting the game ready for release on its planned 28th August release ...

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning releases this September

The previously-leaked remaster of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has now been given an official release date – and that’s not all, as a brand new expansion has also been announced. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will ...

Watch Dogs Legion leak shows you playing as a cop, spy, football hooligan

Newly-leaked screenshots from Watch Dogs Legion have shown off some of the speciality characters you’ll be able to play as, such as a police officer, spy, and… a British football hooligan. Legion is the upcoming ...

Watch Ubisoft Forward, get Watch Dogs 2 free

Ubisoft will give away Watch Dogs 2 on PC for free during this this weekend’s Ubisoft Forward event. Simply log onto your Uplay account during the show itself (it starts on Sunday at 8pm UK ...

Microsoft eyes Warner Bros. Interactive acquisition – report

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – owner of studios such as Rocksteady and NetherRealm – has a new suitor in its possible sale: Microsoft. Last month, WBIE owner AT&T was reported to be seeking a sale ...

Mathematicians tried to prove how hard The Witness is – with surprising results

“Each clue type ended up offering a whole interesting problem to study.” The Witness is a curious, persnickety game. On one hand, it is heralded as a champion of pretentiousness. On the other, it is ...

Shadow Warrior 3 announced for 2021 release

Devolver Digital has announced Shadow Warrior 3, a sixth game in the long-running ninja shooter series. This is the third entry to be developed by Polish studio Flying Wild Hog, which rebooted the franchise after ...

Ubisoft battles to remove leaked Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay

Half an hour of gameplay from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has leaked online – and Ubisoft is trying to scrub it from the internet. The footage is from a work-in-progress build of the game, ...

F1 2020 review – Codemasters’ series goes from strength to strength

Through no real fault of Codemasters’ own, the authenticity that’s been a hallmark of its F1 series isn’t quite there this year. How could it be when the season it’s replicating remains a moving target? ...

Big changes set for Call of Duty: Warzone’s map with season five

Infinity Ward plans to make big changes to the Call of Duty: Warzone map with the launch of season five, according to a new report. VGC reports the battle royale’s currently closed-off stadium will open ...

Final Fantasy 9 and the picture book adventure of a PS1 Final Fantasy

There’s a small, almost incidental sequence that I’ve often thought about since I first played Final Fantasy 9. In it, Princess Garnet (or ‘Dagger’, at this point in the game) and her buffoonish knight Steiner ...

Overcooked 2’s next DLC, Sun’s Out Buns Out, is free and out later this month

Overcooked 2’s next serving of DLC, Sun’s Out Buns Out, is out on PC on 5th July, 2020, with a console release coming “later this month”. The update – which is free – boasts a ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players complain of “fake” double XP awards this weekend

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players have hit out at Activision for what they say are “fake” claims about this weekend’s double XP promotional event. “This is not some stupid ‘conspiracy theory’ that I have, ...

Star Wars: Squadrons’ HUD and customisation options are entirely optional, says EA

EA has confirmed that Star Wars: Squadrons will permit players to decide if they want to see other people’s customisation options in their games, as well as revealing that the flight mechanics and HUD elements ...

This Week on Xbox: July 3, 2020

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 ...

Epic screening We The People anti-racism presentation in Fortnite this weekend

Epic has announced it will be screening Opus United’s anti-racism presentation We The People in Fortnite’s Party Mode this weekend, starting tomorrow, 4th July. We The People is hosted by news commentator Van Jones, and ...

Welsh-folklore-inspired stealth horror Maid of Sker is out at the end of July

Wales Interactive’s folklore-inspired 19th century survival horror Maid of Sker will be making its way to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 28th July. Maid of Sker draws inspiration from an old Welsh ballad, ...

Next Week on Xbox: July 7 to 10

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

2K first to make next-gen game editions $10 more expensive

This week, 2K Games became the first publisher to announce a markup in pricing for the next-gen versions of a console game – taking the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X editions of NBA 2K21 ...

Five of the Best: Video game adverts on TV

Apologies for the brief absence but Five of the Best is back! It’s a weekly series about the incidental details we don’t celebrate enough. We’ve talked about all kinds of things so far from Game ...

Minecraft is getting an official breakfast cereal

Kellogg’s has announced a new Minecraft breakfast cereal. Minecraft Creeper Crunch is a cinnamon flavoured cereal which looks suspiciously similar to Lucky Charms. Tucked in amongst the brown bits no one likes are “Creeper Bit” ...

Ubisoft will reform top editorial department following allegations

Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has detailed a set of changes to its internal processes and top editorial board, following numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault concerning employees across the company over the past few ...

The Double-A Team: Test Drive Unlimited drew a new horizon for racing games

Did you know that they’re making a new Test Drive Unlimited? It’s true! Kylotonn, the French studio behind the well-regarded WRC and Isle of Man TT series, has acquired the Test Drive licence from Atari, ...

Celebrate Five Years of Rocket League with the Fifth Anniversary Event

It’s hard to believe we’re approaching Rocket League’s Fifth Anniversary! It feels like just yesterday that we were hitting the pitch for the first time, and learning the basics. Now we’re dishing assists and scoring ...

The Never-Ending Design Changes in Neversong, Coming to Xbox One July 16

In 2009 I made a web game called Coma. I was 18 years old, and had no idea what could happen after you release a game. The game blew up with over 8 million plays, ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2008.200701-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Rewind Time in the Remastered Warframe Update The Deadlock Protocol

Available today on Xbox One, The Deadlock Protocol is Warframe’s first traditional update of 2020. Unlike the space battle updates Empyrean and Operation Scarlet Spear, The Deadlock Protocol delves into Warframe’s earliest content. Working from ...

Hyper Scape is a battle royale with a few smart ideas of its own

It has been, as ever, a very Ubisoft reveal. You know the details well before the official embargo is up: Ubisoft Montreal, along with a flotilla of other Ubisoft studios, is working on a triple-A, ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2007.200630-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Amazon is making a Fallout TV series with the creators of Westworld

Amazon is teaming up with the creators of hit sci-fi show Westworld to adapt Bethesda’s long-running post-apocalyptic RPG series Fallout for television. A tease for the new series was posted on Amazon Studios’ Twitter feed ...

World of Tanks: Valor Salutes Independence Day with Epic Events

Summary • World of Tanks: Valor is celebrating Independence Day in the U.S. with numerous patriotic in-game events and rewards • Tankers around the globe will find “The Bold and the Free” Earn Op, which ...

Inside Xbox Series X Optimized: The Medium

When it launches this holiday, Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console the world has ever seen. One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make ...

Minecraft Dungeons’ latest update adds a cut secret level

There’s a new secret level to unlock in Minecraft Dungeons – one that was cut from the game pre-release. Lower Temple is a fresh procedurally-generated dungeon available for free via the game’s latest update. Fans ...

Halo fans are getting more Halo Infinite information from Mega Bloks than Microsoft right now

While we wait for Microsoft to show off its upcoming Xbox Series X games, Halo fans starved of information on Halo Infinite just got a dump of fresh details – from Mega Bloks. Overnight, Mega ...

Community Created Maps are Coming to Skater XL on Xbox One

What is up, Xbox fans! We are now less than a month away from launching Skater XL on Xbox One and we couldn’t be more excited! Today we are stoked to announce that community created ...

Samorost and Botanicula dev’s dark puzzle adventure Creaks finally out this month

Samorost and Botanicula developer Amanita Design’s long-awaited, and slightly sinister, puzzle adventure Creaks will be heading to PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch later this month. Creaks was initially announced at the tail-end of ...

Prepare to Hack into Xbox Series X with Recompile

Today, I’m super excited to announce that Recompile, our 3D metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure game will be coming to Xbox Series X! You can watch our brand-new trailer above, featuring the song “Jupiter” by the amazing ...

Summer Game Fest bringing over 60 pre-release demos to Xbox One later this month

Summer Game Fest, the months-long video games showcase helping to fill the void left by this year’s cancelled E3, continues to rumble on and will be turning its attention to Xbox One later this month, ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2007.200630-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2008.200629-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Fuser Takes the Stage on Xbox One This Fall

Summary Fuser makes you the headliner at a nonstop virtual music festival where you control the music. Blend vocals, melodies, beats, and riffs from hit songs to keep the crowd hyped! Pre-orders are live now ...

Summer Game Fest Demo Event Coming July 21 to an Xbox One Near You

If you’ve been lucky enough to attend E3, PAX, gamescom or another show in the past you know that above-and-beyond the spectacle of these shows, one of the great joys of attending a marquee gaming ...

Minecraft Dungeons Jungle Awakens DLC Out Now

Summary Related:Free Minecraft Nether Update is Here!Join Minecraft in Supporting the Black Community June 19Celebrate Who You Are Every Day with Minecraft Go to Source ...

A pair of SteelSeries Arctis headsets are on sale at Amazon UK

A pair of SteelSeries gaming headsets are currently on sale over at Amazon UK – with both the mid-range Arctis 5 and high-end Arctis Pro at some of their lowest prices in months. Let’s start ...

Fallout 76 is coming to Xbox Games Pass on console and PC in July

Fallout 76, Bethesda’s beleaguered – but gradually improving – online multiplayer take on the beloved post-apocalyptic RPG series, is making its way to Xbox One and PC Game Pass later this month, arriving alongside other ...

Student arrested over alleged Konami bomb threat

A student in Tokyo has been arrested for allegedly making threats to bomb Konami’s headquarters. As reported by Yomiuri and Mainichi (and translated by Kotaku), the second-year high school student is thought to have posted ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s new map has a rat problem

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare added a new map with this week’s mid-season update – and it’s got a rat problem. Exploding rats, that is. The Cheshire Park map, a classic three-lane map set in ...

The brilliant A Plague Tale: Innocence has now sold 1m copies

Guiding a couple of kids through a rat pandemic in Medieval France might be an odd elevator pitch for a game – but let me tell you, A Plague Tale: Innocence was one of my ...

Xbox Game Bar Update: New Widget Store, Features, and Widgets

PC gaming is all about choice and customization, over the past year we’ve rolled out Xbox Game Bar updates focused on that. We’re working to give PC gamers greater control of their gaming experience from ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC: Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI, and More

Welcome back friends, we have more games, more DLC, and now some tips for playing. No matter how you play, make sure your wireless gaming mouse is fully charged, controller 2 is at hand if ...

Crash Bandicoot 4 developer insists there’s no microtransactions

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will not include microtransactions, the game’s developer has insisted. Toys for Bob took to Twitter last night to reassure fans on the issue, following a Microsoft Store listing which ...

Fortnite dataminers find a hidden location underwater

Fortnite fans have found a new location hidden under the waters of its latest update. The Ruins will emerge later this season as water levels around the submerged map slowly recede. Today brought the first ...

Samsung 870 Qvo SSD announced in capacities up to 8TB

Samsung released its latest 2.5-inch SATA SSD today, the 870 Qvo, which comes in capacities up to 8TB – twice as big as the largest 860 Qvo model released in 2018 and substantially bigger than ...

Someone should make a game about: The Phantom Tollbooth

Who doesn’t love a book with a map in the front of it? And here’s one of the best. Look at that landscape – The Kingdom of Wisdom! Check it out, the Foothills of Confusion ...

Explore DC’s Wonder Woman Experience on Roblox

Wonder Woman, DC’s champion of truth and warrior for peace, has arrived in an all-new, immersive, comic book-inspired experience on Roblox for Xbox One! Journey to the mythical birthplace of one of DC’s most iconic ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega (2007.200626-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta, Delta and Omega rings. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements ...

Summer Splash: Dive in and Play Fortnite LTM Events Today on Xbox One

With Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3 in full swing, we’re bringing LTM game modes back to the Island’s summer season and Battle Royale rotation. We’re calling it Summer Splash! Starting with this week’s 13.20 ...

Fallout 76’s free season-pass-style progression system arrives today

Earlier this year, Bethesda announced it would be introducing a season-pass-style progression system to its online multiplayer nuke’-em-up Fallout 76, and those holding their breath in anticipation of its arrival can finally exhale: the inaugural ...

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s delayed Alatreon update out next week

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s previously delayed fourth major content update – which pits hunters against formidable elemental-shifting black dragon Alatreon – finally has a release date, and will be making its way to Xbox One, ...

200 Player Warzone and More Arrives in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season Four Reloaded on Xbox One

Captain Price needs you in Verdansk now for Season Four Reloaded. A new update in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, including Warzone, is now live on Xbox One. With the Armistice alliance all but broken ...

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s delayed Altreon update out next week

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s previously delayed fourth major content update – which pits hunters against formidable elemental-shifting black dragon Alatreon – finally has a release date, and will be making its way to Xbox One, ...

Crysis Remastered trailer and release date leaked

There’s still 26 hours to go until Crysis Remastered is officially revealed to the world via a YouTube gameplay premiere, but you can see how the game looks right now – and find out its ...

Harmonix’s Fuser is a music creation tool disguised as a game

Harmonix has developed many games about recreating and performing music. This time around, the Guitar Hero and Dance Central studio wants players to get creative. Fuser is all about creating mashup remixes out of popular ...

Microsoft pauses advertising on Facebook

Microsoft has joined a growing list of companies which have “paused” advertising on Facebook. That’s according to a Bloomberg report, which cites an announcement made internally by Microsoft marketing exec Chris Capossela. In the past ...

Infinity Ward just nerfed the hell out of the Grau, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s best gun

Infinity Ward has released a sweeping weapon balance update as part of today’s big Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone patch – and the Grau has finally been nerfed. The Grau was the undisputed ...

Final Fantasy 15 designer’s music adventure No Straight Roads delayed to August

No Straight Roads, the flamboyant music-based action-adventure from Final Fantasy 15 lead game designer Wan Hazmer, will now come to Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on 25th August. No Straight Roads is the work ...

Call of Duty’s next update adds 200-player Warzone mode, new Modern Warfare map

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s fourth season of content is getting a bit of a boost on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC tomorrow in the UK, thanks to the arrival of a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2008.200626-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2007.200626-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Ubisoft reportedly set to tease a battle royale called Hyper Scape

Ubisoft is reportedly set to tease a brand new free-to-play first-person shooter battle royale called Hyper Scape . Esports-focused reporter Rod “Slasher” Breslau took to Twitter to say Hyper Scape is in the works at ...

Here is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2’s release date

It was only announced a few days ago, but the sequel to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – predictably enough entitled Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 – will release on July 10, 2020. The ...

Xbox is “sorry to get your hopes up” about the new Perfect Dark and Fable Twitter accounts

Microsoft has dismissed claims that the recent registration of the Twitter accounts for the games Perfect Dark and Fable are indicative of potential new games. As reported by our pals at VGC, Xbox has been ...

Supermassive drops 8-minute gameplay trailer of Dark Pictures’ Little Hope

Until Dawn developer, Supermassive Games, has released a new trailer showcasing almost eight minutes of gameplay from the next instalment of its Dark Pictures Anthology, Little Hope. The new teaser kicks off at 11.49pm at ...

This is why it’s probably best not to teabag in Call of Duty: Warzone

It’s probably best not to teabag in Call of Duty: Warzone – as this wonderful couple of clips prove. Twitch streamer Webzy thought he had the game in the bag. He had downed the last ...

Ahead of the launch of Xbox Series X, Microsoft closes its physical stores across the world

Microsoft will close its physical stores across the world, it has announced. It said it will “reimagine” its flagships (London, New York City, Sydney, and its Redmond campus location), as Microsoft Experience Centers that do ...

Turn 10 bans the Confederate flag in Forza

Turn 10 has banned the Confederate flag in the Forza games. A tweet by the official Forza support page said the use of the Confederate flag on any car and under any circumstances will be ...

State of Decay 2’s Green Zone is a “relaxed, accessible apocalypse”

State of Decay 2 can be a stressful experience, a survival zombie game that keeps players on their toes. But an update adds a new difficulty level to Undead Labs’ undead-packed game, dubbed the Green ...

Dying Light gets DLC based on Techland’s unreleased Hellraid in July

Dying Light gets DLC based on Techland’s unreleased dark fantasy game Hellraid in July. Hellraid is Techland’s on-hold first-person fantasy game pitched as a mashup of The Elder Scrolls and Dying Light, and the spiritual ...

Pride Week: Seven important lessons toward greater LGBT+ inclusivity

Hello! All this week we’ve been celebrating Pride and the power of positive representations in games. Every day we’ve been bringing you stories and insights from different parts of the LGBT+ community, and if you’ve ...

This Week on Xbox: June 26, 2020

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 ...

Doom Eternal’s latest update adds new Battlemode map, Doom Classic filter, more

Doom Eternal’s latest update has arrived on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, introducing a range of new features including a brand-new Battlemode map and, for the aesthetes in the house, a selection of visual filters ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2007.200625-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2008.200625-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Welcome to Paris: Night Call is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

It’s time to join us on a journey through the underbelly of modern-day Paris. For those of you new to Night Call here’s the situation… You were working the night shift, as usual. A passenger ...

Path of Exile: Harvest Available Now on Xbox One

When you think of an action RPG, usually you think of dark gritty gameplay, demons, monsters, visceral skills and powerful items. With Path of Exile: Harvest, we’ve brought a slightly unexpected twist to Path of ...

Here’s your first glimpse of Netflix’s animated Cuphead series

It’s been almost a year since Netflix first announced it was turning developer xx’s acclaimed run-and-gunner Cuphead into an animated TV series, but finally the streaming service is ready to share more; and we’ve now ...

Take Your Imagination Out of This World with Tracks – The Train Set Game: Sci-Fi Pack DLC

Welcome to the latest add on for Tracks – The Train Set Game, available now on Xbox One, where your only limit is the stars. We have introduced a new level on the moon, featuring ...

Inside Xbox Series X Optimized: Call of the Sea

When it launches this holiday, Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console the world has ever seen. One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make ...

Playtest Hotshot Racing on Xbox One June 26 – June 29!

Curve Digital invites you to playtest Hotshot Racing this weekend from Friday, June 26 @ 10 AM PT (5 PM GMT) to Monday, June 29 at 10 AM PM PT (5 PM GMT). Hotshot Racing ...

Minecraft Dungeons’ first, jungle-themed DLC expansion is out next week

Developer Mojang’s Diablo-like Minecraft spin-off, Minecraft Dungeons, will be venturing into uncharted territory next week, courtesy of its first DLC expansion, Jungle Awakens. Mojang announced the DLC back in May, but has now pinned a ...

Evil Comes Full Circle in Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection on Xbox One

And so, we come to the end of our three-part series. Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection is out now on Xbox One, and last time we promised to run you through the final four DLCs ...

Sea of Thieves is getting custom servers in the “near future”

Piratical multiplayer adventure Sea of Thieves will finally be introducing much-requested custom servers in the “near future”, albeit initially only for a select number of creators and community groups while the feature remains in Alpha. ...

Next Week on Xbox: June 30 to July 3

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s Newest Features: Boss Rush & Chroma Wheel

Hello, Bloodstained fans! Recently we shared with you our roadmap for 2020. The first installment of that plan is here! Boss Revenge Mode and Chroma Wheel are the two latest features added to the game ...

Borderlands 3 for £10, Vampyr for £20 and the week’s best console game deals

PC folk may be having a great time spending hours looking for savings in the latest Steam Summer Sale, but that doesn’t mean anyone with a console should miss out of a bargain. With that ...

Pride Week: Down and out in Orgrimmar and London

Spend any amount of time on any popular gaming message board when the issue of LGBT+ representation raises its head, and you can guarantee there’ll be someone waiting in the wings to, at the very ...

Xbox July Games with Gold detailed

July’s four Xbox Games with Gold titles have been detailed by Microsoft. WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship will be available July 1st to 31st, while cartoony basketball game Dunk Lords will be available from ...

Assetto Corsa Competizione review – the full sim experience comes to console

When is a driving game a sim and when isn’t it? It’s a woolly point that nevertheless is often the subject of much debate – are Forza and Gran Turismo sims? You could make a ...

Ubisoft addresses allegations against multiple staff, investigating further

Ubisoft has issued a statement acknowledging the recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault concerning multiple employees at the company. No individuals are named, as Ubisoft says it is still investigating the various claims, but ...

Occult Slavic folklore adventure Black Book continues to look striking in latest showing

Dark deck-building adventure Black Book, which draws inspiration from Slavic mythology, has been given another intriguing airing by developer Morteshka. Black Book is Morteshka’s second game – following on from the similarly striking, Finno-Ugric-inspired The ...

Chainsawesome Games Cranks up the Multiplayer Chaos in Knight Squad 2

Six years ago, in June 2014, we were proud to announce our humble little multiplayer game Knight Squad for Xbox One. We had a rudimentary gameplay trailer published on the official Xbox channel and it ...

Borderlands 3 DLC Bounty of Blood Available Now on Xbox One

Calling all Vault Hunters! A considerable bounty has been placed on the notorious Devil Riders gang, and now that Bounty of Blood — the third campaign add-on for Borderlands 3 — is available on Xbox ...

Regaining Control in the Foundation

The wait is over. The Foundation, our first expansion for Control, is out now on Xbox One. I’m here today to tell you more about Jesse Faden’s latest venture which takes place in the depths ...

Marvel’s Avengers Coming to Xbox Series X

Ever since we got an up close and personal look at the game during E3 2019, we’ve been eagerly awaiting more news on Square Enix’s upcoming super-powered slugfest Marvel’s Avengers. After all, what’s not to ...

A New Battlemode Map Arrives with Doom Eternal’s Update 2

Duke it out on fresh turf with the next major update to Doom Eternal, available now! On top of a host of improvements, bug fixes and new content for doom eternal’s in-game events, Update 2 ...

Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley Fortnite Album Launch Party Featuring Young Thug and Noah Cyrus

Xbox players: join us tonight in Fortnite’s Party Royale for a special performance! Diplo returns as part of his Party Royale DJ residency to the Main Stage with the Live Fortnite premiere of his latest ...

We played Cyberpunk 2077 for four hours, here’s what we think

It’s frustrating that the first chance to play Cyberpunk 2077 is not in the flesh but remotely, streamed from somebody else’s PC. But there’s a pandemic so a press event can’t happen, and this is ...

Cyberpunk Edgerunners anime headed to Netflix

It’s not just The Witcher getting a Netflix glow-up. Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has just announced an anime series also headed to the streaming service. Named Cyberpunk Edgerunners, the series is being created ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta (2007.200623-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta and Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ...

Xbox Series X: Embrace the Full Power of the Console with Games Optimized for Xbox Series X

Here at Xbox, we’re building the future of gaming by putting players first, ensuring that you are at the center and in control of your gaming experience. Whether you’re exploring an expansive library of Xbox Game Pass titles with more than 10 million of your fellow gamers or ...

New Games with Gold for July 2020

Today, we’re excited to reveal Games with Gold for July! On Xbox One, command your rally car to victory in extreme conditions in WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship and rule the court with high-flying ...

Free Play Days – Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley

Don’t miss out on two great games this weekend with Free Play Days. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley from Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 ...

The Secrets to Success in the CrossfireX Open Beta

At E3 2019 we announced that Crossfire, one of the most played FPS games in Asia for over a decade, would come exclusively to console for the first time in 2020 as CrossfireX, only on ...

Sony’s highly-rated WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones are 10% off

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are considered to be one of the best pairs of noise-cancelling wireless headphones you can buy – and they’re now 10 per cent off at a number of retailers. The WH-1000XM3s usually ...

Pride Week: Witnessing the rise of LGBT+ representation.

Hello! All this week we’ll be celebrating Pride and the power of positive representations in games. Every day we’ll be bringing you stories and insights from different parts of the LGBT+ community. You can also ...

Pride Week: Towards more speculative sex

Hello! All this week we’ll be celebrating Pride and the power of positive representations in games. Every day we’ll be bringing you stories and insights from different parts of the LGBT+ community. You can also ...

Dirt 5 Launches October 9 for Xbox One

Mark your calendars, race fans. The team here at Codemasters are delighted to announce that Dirt 5 launches October 9 on Xbox One! Since the reveal of Dirt 5 during May’s Inside Xbox show, it’s ...

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated… The Battle is Officially Back On

Are you ready, kids? Based on all the feedback we’ve received since we announced Rehydrated, we know you are! That’s why the team at Purple Lamp Studios wanted to give you everything you know and ...

Introducing the DLC Expansions in Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection on Xbox One

Hey there, evil minions – hope you’ve been working hard on your plans for world domination since we were last here. If you read our blog last week then you’ll know the basic premise of ...

Planet Coaster Comes to Xbox This Holiday Season

Summary Planet Coaster: Console Edition releases on Xbox this holiday season Planet Coaster: Console Edition lets you build a flourishing park from the comfort of your sofa Unleash your imagination using simple yet powerful creation ...

Crystal Dynamics shows off fresh Marvel’s Avengers gameplay in latest livestream

Square Enix has offered up new details and a fresh helping of previously unseen gameplay for the Crystal-Dynamics-developed Marvel’s Avengers, which is scheduled to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and next-gen consoles later ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director steps down

Ashraf Ismail, creative director of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Origins and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, has stepped down from his position at Ubisoft following allegations about his personal life. Ismail took ...

Missions and Monsters, the New Expansion for Turn-Based Tactical RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark, is Available Now on Xbox One

Hello everyone! We’re very excited to announce that our big expansion, Missions and Monsters, is now available on Xbox One! For those not familiar with the game, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is a turn-based tactical ...

New State of Decay 2 Plunder Pack and Green Zone Update Now Available

Last month, we celebrated the two year anniversary of State of Decay 2 with new weapons, clothes, gameplay improvements, and more. We’re happy to continue supporting our community of over eight million survivors playing State ...

Join the Star99 Beta on Xbox One!

This week we invite Xbox Insiders to preview Star99 on Xbox One! Star99 is an arcade-style battle-royale shoot ’em up. Perform chain kills on enemies, and send special and boss attacks to wreak havoc on ...

Expanding Prison Management Gameplay with Prison Architect: Island Bound

Hello Architects! I want to give players a little insight into the next expansion to Prison Architect on Xbox One – Island Bound! Island Bound evolves Prison Architect gameplay by introducing helicopters, boats, additional emergency ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2007.200623-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2008.200623-0000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure ...

Eight New Skaters Added to Star-Studded Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Roster

You already know the legends of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 roster – from Elissa Steamer to the Birdman himself, these extreme athletes defined an era of skateboarding. With the upcoming launch ...

ID@Xbox Launches Summer Spotlight Series

Independent developers have fundamentally changed gaming this generation, with teams from more than 50 countries around the globe shipping more than 1600 games so far on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program (and thousands more ...

Project Cars 3 gets into gear this August

Project Cars 3 will park itself on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 28th August. This third entry in Slightly Mad Studios’ series adds several new tracks and a streamlined career mode letting you ...

Sci-fi thriller Observation and The Messenger lead latest Xbox Game Pass additions

Microsoft has unveiled its latest Xbox One and PC Game Pass additions, and while there’s not much in the way of blockbuster offerings, there are some enormously enjoyable indie treats, including The Messenger and sci-fi ...

Here’s a whole load of free Cyberpunk 2077 goodies from GOG

On the eve of the game’s first Night City Wire broadcast, GOG has launched the Cyberpunk 2077 Goodies Collection – a free-to-download pack of posters, wallpapers, artwork and more based on the hotly-anticipated sci-fi RPG. ...

Apex Legends weakens Wraith’s “get out of jail free card”

As a Pathfinder main, I’m still reeling from the last major change to the Apex Legends meta, which saw the poor robot get his wings clipped after his grapple ability was nerfed. And next to ...

Fortnite holds its first movie night this Friday

Cinemas may be set to re-open soon in England, but Fortnite is screening a Christopher Nolan classic in-game this weekend for you to enjoy at home. The battle royale game’s hangout Party Royale mode will ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console: Observation, Night Call, Streets of Rogue, and More

My favorite part about Xbox Game Pass is discovering new games I might not have otherwise played, and often that’s indie games. We love working with ID@Xbox to bring you some great games you might not ...

EA secures LaLiga in FIFA for another decade

EA has secured LaLiga in FIFA for another decade. The deal means FIFA fans will continue to see official LaLiga match branding throughout the game, as well as officially-licensed clubs. You’ll also see LaLiga players ...

Pride Week: Life is Queer

Hello! All this week we’ll be celebrating Pride and the power of positive representations in games. Every day we’ll be bringing you stories and insights from different parts of the LGBT+ community. You can also ...

Apex Legends soft launches on mobile later this year

Ever since launch, Respawn has been open about its plans to bring Apex Legends to Switch and mobile – and while we recently learned the game will appear on Switch this autumn, it seems like ...

Warden from For Honor is a Samurai Shodown DLC character

Here’s a crossover we weren’t expecting: Samurai Shodown x For Honor. The Warden from Ubisoft’s melee-focused game For Honor today launches in Japanese fighting game Samurai Shodown as a DLC character. If For Honor has ...

Someone should make a game about: the Lego Brick Separator

I had been out of the Lego scene for a while by the time my daughter started playing with the stuff. In the sets she opened there was often this odd thing that put me ...

Here’s a closer look at Annapurna’s surreal rock opera adventure The Artful Escape

Developer Beethoven & Dinosaur has offered a fresh look at its striking rock music platform adventure The Artful Escape, which is being published by the ever-reliable Annapurna Interactive and is heading to Xbox One, PC, ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (2007.200618-0000)

Hey Beta ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox One ...

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is getting a sequel

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, the 8-bit styled action game from Inti Creates that acted as a curtain raiser for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, is getting a sequel ‘soon’. The announcement was made at ...

Free Minecraft Nether Update is Here!

Summary Related:Join Minecraft in Supporting the Black Community June 19Celebrate Who You Are Every Day with MinecraftMinecraft Dungeons: On the Horizon with Jungle Awakens DLC Go to Source ...

Traveller’s Tales spent $1m making a demo for a non-Lego Hobbit game that never came out

Traveller’s Tales spent $1m making a demo for a non-Lego Hobbit game that never saw the light of day. In a video from Jon Burton, founder of Lego game developer Traveller’s Tales, footage of various ...

Minecraft’s Nether update finally makes its hell dimension more habitable

Minecraft now has a tradition of producing big annual updates, and the latest is no exception. Releasing today, The Nether Update is a massive overhaul of Minecraft’s hellish underbelly, seeking to convince players to stay ...

Why FIFA 20 players are deliberately relegating themselves

Throughout the course of this year’s FIFA game, Ultimate Team players have been doing something that on the face of it sounds counter-intuitive: deliberately relegating themselves. This is not a new phenomenon in the world ...

Dying Light, Vampire Bloodlines developers distance themselves from Chris Avellone

Studios working with Chris Avellone have issued statements addressing their relationship with the prominent games writer and designer, following allegations of sexual harassment posted on social media over the weekend. Avellone has individually responded to ...

Marvel’s Avengers has free next-gen console upgrade

Marvel’s Avengers has a free next-gen console upgrade, Square Enix has announced. It means you get a free upgrade from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X when the consoles ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2007.200618-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2008.200618-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2008 Xbox ...

Microsoft shutting down its Mixer live streaming platform in July

Microsoft will be shutting down its struggling video game live streaming platform Mixer on 22nd July and partnering with Facebook Gaming in its stead. Mixer initially launched under the name Beam in 2016 and was ...

Bringing More Players Into Our Gaming Vision

For us at Xbox, the player is at the center of the gaming experience, always. It’s our responsibility to make sure great games and related experiences go to meet players wherever they are. Our priority ...

World of Warships: Legends Invaded by Warhammer 40K

Grim darkness invades World of Warships: Legends on Xbox One! There’s a lot of new events and exclusive content coming in the next update for players, including the Warhammer 40,000 collaboration, a new brand of ...

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time officially announced with debut trailer

Activision has announced (officially this time) Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – the first brand new Crash game in a decade. Developer Toys for Bob said Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is set ...

Sea of Thieves Launches ‘The Greatest Tales Never Told’ Competition and New Online Store

As Sea of Thieves storms into its third year on the seas with the wind fully in its sails, now feels like the perfect moment to celebrate the many tales of bravery, boldness and… bananas ...

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time… Fur a New Crash Bandicoot Game

Get ready for a brand-new Crash Bandicoot platforming extravaganza! On October 2, developer Toys for Bob will deliver the next chapter in this iconic series to Xbox with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Crash ...

CrossfireX Open Beta Begins June 25, Play 3 Days Early Starting Today

Summary Closed beta available today for Xbox Insiders with Xbox Live Gold Open beta available on Thursday, June 25 Drop in during the open beta to earn the beta-exclusive “X-B.C. Axe” weapon skin when the ...

Fortnite has quietly removed police cars

Last week, Fortnite fans noticed police cars could no longer be found on the game’s map. The change, reported on at the time by Kotaku, appeared to have been made at the same time as ...

Yes, Batman Arkham developer Rocksteady is making a Suicide Squad game

A list of leaked domain names has set internet tongues wagging that Rocksteady, developer of Batman Arkham Asylum, is working on a game centred on DC’s Suicide Squad. The domain names popped up yesterday on ...

Dirt 5 feels more like a new MotorStorm than a new Dirt – and that’s okay

Over the years Dirt has been many things – all-encompassing off-road driving experience, a hardcore rally simulator, a knockabout arcade racer – but Dirt 5 could well be the biggest departure yet. Made beyond the ...

The Last of Us 2 is Sony’s biggest PlayStation 4 launch ever

The Last of Us 2 is Sony’s biggest launch this generation. Purely on boxed copies, it pipped previous record holder and fellow Naughty Dog game Uncharted 4, which sold fractionally less during its own launch ...

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst still offers an open-world city like no other

Years ago, EA’s building in the UK was a Foster and Partners number in Chertsey. And it had a handful of interesting features. There was a moat. There were ducks involved, or maybe swans. The ...

UFC 4 reveal set for July, reportedly stars Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

UFC 4 is set for a July reveal. EA Sports’ so far unannounced game will be showcased during UFC 251 on Saturday, 11th July, a promotional image for the event revealed on Twitter. EA Sports ...

Steam release breathes new life into the criminally-underplayed Titanfall 2

EA recently released a raft of games on Steam for the first time, and perhaps the game that is benefiting the most is Titanfall 2. Respawn’s wonderful first-person shooter was critically-acclaimed upon its October 2016 ...

Star Wars: Squadrons doesn’t have microtransactions, isn’t a live-service game

Star Wars: Squadrons does not have microtransactions and is not a live service game, EA has said. Speaking to Game Informer, Motive Studios’ creative director Ian Frazier confirmed the promising-looking Star Wars space battle game ...

EA’s decision to make FIFA 21 on PC the same as the PS4 and Xbox One version isn’t going down well

Buried within a FAQ on EA’s website is confirmation that the PC version of FIFA 21 is the same as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version – a revelation that has tempered excitement about ...

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time images and release date hit the internet

The Crash leaks continue: this time it’s images and a release date. After this week’s leak of the game title, platforms and game description via the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s ...

With any luck, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone mid-Season 4 weapon tuning will nerf the hell out of the Grau

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s long-awaited weapon tuning is set for the middle of Season 4, Infinity Ward has said. In a tweet, co-design director of multiplayer Joe Cecot said a batch of ...

Put a Conquest Mode in everything

Conquest Modes, I truly believe, are the best thing to almost happen to video games. There was a weird, brief time when it looked like they might happen around 2005, seemingly off the back of ...

It looks like retro platformer The Messenger is finally coming to Xbox One next week

Developer Sabotage’s wonderful Ninja-Gaiden-inspired retro platformer (with a twist!), The Messenger, is finally set to make its long-awaited debut on Xbox One next Thursday, 25th June, according to a new listing on the Microsoft Store. ...

CrossfireX beta launches later this month

You may not be familiar with it, but tactical shooter CrossFire is one of the most-played PC games in the world – having accrued over 650m registered players since it first launched in 2007. And ...

Sir Ian Holm passes away, aged 88

Sir Ian Holm has passed away, aged 88. The legendary British actor had been living with Parkinson’s disease for several years. Holm’s contribution to video games was small, though anyone playing Alien: Isolation would have ...

Rockstar stops hackers spawning KKK in Red Dead Online

Following in the footsteps of GTA Online, Red Dead Online has faced problems with hackers for a good while now – and more recently, things took a severe turn for the worse. Community members noticed ...

Disintegration review – a quirky but troubled sci-fi shooter

Back at last year’s E3 – an event that now feels like a lifetime ago – I had a chat with V1 founder Marcus Lehto to pin down what Disintegration was all about. Due to ...

EA-published Rocket Arena arrives next month

EA has scooped up Rocket Arena for launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next month. Originally announced a year ago, this mash-up of Overwatch-style heroes and Quake-style rocket gameplay is a three-versus-three shooter ...

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time leaked by Taiwan ratings board

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has been leaked by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee. As spotted by Gematsu, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is listed on the website for both PlayStation 4 ...

Seven Awesome Facts About Star Wars: Squadrons, Coming October 2 to Xbox One

It’s finally out for the entire galaxy to see – the first look at Star Wars: Squadrons! Don’t wait, watch it now before we get into seven awesome facts about this authentic Star Wars piloting ...

It Takes Two is the Next Groundbreaking Co-Op Adventure From Hazelight, Coming 2021

We’ve ventured through a mythical Nordic landscape. We’ve plotted our escape from prison. Now, it’s time to prepare for another groundbreaking EA Originals co-op adventure from Hazelight, in their next title It Takes Two set ...

Play the Odds in Lost in Random, an Upcoming EA Originals Title from Zoink

Get ready to roll in Lost in Random, a dark and slightly twisted fairy tale about a courageous girl named Even, her plucky sidekick Dicey, and their quest to break the curse of Random. Created ...

Launch into the Fray with Rocket Arena on Xbox One

Summary Rockets rule everything in Rocket Arena, an explosive all-rockets 3v3 shooter from Final Strike Games Learn about what’s hurtling your way when Rocket Arena launches on July 14 on Xbox One Get ready for ...

Pre-order FIFA 21 Today for Xbox One

Whether it’s on the streets or in the stadium, FIFA 21 is bringing you more ways to play than ever before — including the UEFA Champions League and CONMEBOL Libertadores. Pre-order FIFA 21 today to ...

Join our latest playtest to defend Drake Hollow!

Drake Hollow is the latest game playtest to come to the Xbox Insider Program. Defend the friendly vegetable folk from beasts and boredom this weekend on Xbox One. The beta is available starting tomorrow, June ...

FIFA 21 current-gen release date announced, PC version confirmed for Steam

FIFA 21 launches worldwide on 9th October 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But if you pre-order the FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition or Champions Edition you can play from 6th October. EA Access ...

10 years later, EA has finally announced a new Skate

After a decade of waiting, EA finally has a proper new Skate game in production. EA said very little about it during its not-E3 EA Access livestream, though it sounds the full experience – not ...

Star Wars Squadrons can be played completely in VR

Set in the years after Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Squadrons puts you in the boots of both New Republic and Empire pilots, as you dogfight in space battles from within the cockpit of ...

A Way Out dev’s next game is “emotional” co-op action adventure platformer It Takes Two

Hazelight, the developer behind co-op prison break adventure A Way Out, has revealed its latest game: co-op action-adventure platformer It Takes Two. Unveiled by its exuberant writer and director Josef Fares (who also directed the ...

Apex Legends finally gets Switch release and cross-play this autumn

At long last, Apex Legends players are finally getting the feature they’ve been asking for ever since launch: cross-platform play. Revealed during this evening’s EA Play Live event, the news means those on PlayStation 4, ...

Lost in Random is the next game from the developer of Fe

Looking like a Tim Burton animation with a helping of Little Nightmares, Lost in Random is the next game from Fe studio Zoink Games. It’s being published under the EA Originals label in 2021. The ...

Climb the Ranks in Season 1 of Warface: Breakout, Available Now

Summary The first major content update for Warface: Breakout is out today Ranked Matches invite you to test your combat skills against the world Complete Seasonal Challenges to unlock season-exclusive cosmetic rewards It’s been nearly ...

Welcome to Purgatory: Causing Mayhem in West of Dead, Available Today with Xbox Game Pass

Wow, a little over two years ago, three of us met at a pub to talk about this new game idea. Idea is actually an understatement. We had loads of ideas. Too many? For us, ...

NES arcade bundles Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 & 2 out today

Bandai Namco is back with yet more bundles of its golden oldies today, this time in the form of its 8-bit-themed Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 & 2, both of which are available now on ...

Inside Xbox Series X Optimized: The Ascent

When it launches this holiday, Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console the world has ever seen. One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make ...

Join Minecraft in Supporting the Black Community June 19

Summary Related:Celebrate Who You Are Every Day with MinecraftMinecraft Dungeons: On the Horizon with Jungle Awakens DLCAvailable Now: Minecraft Dungeons Limited Edition by Cloak Go to Source ...

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed again to November

Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again and will now come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 19th November. This marks the second delay for CD Projeckt’s highly anticipated open-world cyber-thriller. It was initially ...

Free Play Days – eFootball PES 2020, MotoGP 20, and Don’t Starve Together: Console Edition

Three great games are waiting for you to play this weekend with Free Play Days. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play eFootball PES 2020, MotoGP 20, and Don’t Starve Together: ...

Next Week on Xbox: June 23 to June 26

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

Dirt 5 current-gen out early October 2020, next-gen to follow

Dirt 5 launches on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 9th October 2020, Codemasters has announced. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions follow later, Codemasters said. Codemasters released a new ...

In Poland, This War of Mine will join school reading lists

The brilliant and haunting This War of Mine has become the first video game to be placed on the official school reading list in Poland. This War of Mine is renowned for its unflinching look ...

The Bard’s Tale ARPG Available Now

In every age comes a saga so meaningful, so heroic, that it gives the world pause, and causes intense introspective reflection in not only the gaming community, but throughout humanity as a whole. The Bard’s ...

Minecraft’s big Nether Update arrives next week

The Nether Update, Minecraft’s biggest addition in years, will finally arrive next Tuesday, 23rd June. That date applies to the game’s Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS and Android editions, as well ...

Torchlight 3’s a bit of a mess but I have faith

I hope they change the Torchlight 3 map. That seems like sort of a sulky, entitled thing to say, and it probably is, but I’m a massive fan of fantasy maps and maps in general, ...

The Multi-Biographical Welcome to Elk is Coming Soon to Xbox One

Sometimes someone tells you a story, a story so good, crazy or weird that it’s hard to believe it actually happened. We are making a game called Welcome to Elk about these exact stories, but ...

Embrace Your Inner Evil! Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection is Coming to Xbox One June 26

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Three spiritual values that have absolutely no place in the world of Dungeons 3. Forget everything you’ve ever seen and heard in the altruistic, goody two-shoes ...

Go Loud or Go Quiet: Player Choice Reaches New Limits in Desperados III

Go loud or go quiet? Set a trap or use your environment? Pick ‘em off or last stand? The power of player choice informed every design decision in the making of Desperados III. The team ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2007.200616-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2008.200616-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2008 Xbox ...

5 Tips to Help You Deal Even More Destruction in Project Warlock

Project Warlock is riddled with secret areas hidden throughout the game. Discovering them all can prove to be a crucial edge you gain over the enemies of mankind. These concealed rooms can provide you with ...

Clash with Warlords in Vigor: Season 4

Hei Outlanders. There’s been a lot going on in post-war Norway during the Rivals season in Vigor, and there’s even more on the horizon with the upcoming season. We made sure to listen to our ...

Ghost Ships Come to Sea of Thieves in June’s Free Haunted Shores Update

Summary Haunted Shores is the latest Sea of Thieves monthly update, coming June 17 free for all players across Xbox One, Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass and Steam. An all-new enemy type, Ghost Ships, now ...

Stylish turn-based horror RPG Othercide gets a July release date

Developer Lightbulb Crew’s stylish turn-based tactical horror RPG Othercide will be heading to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 28th July, with a Switch release due “soon”. Even without delving into the fundamentals, Othercide is ...

Taking a Deep Strum of The Bard’s Tale ARPG with the inXile Founders

In anticipation of tomorrow’s launch of The Bard’s Tale ARPG: Remastered and Resnarkled on Xbox and PC with Xbox Game Pass, and Nintendo Switch with Xbox network integration, we sat down with Brian Fargo (Fearless ...

CEX staff complain of “flimsy” protection as stores re-open

Video game and DVD trade-in specialist CEX was one of many high street chains to re-open in England this week – but as Eurogamer previously reported, some staff have been concerned for their safety at ...

Splash Down with Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3 on Xbox One

Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3 is here, and the Island will never be the same again. Following the cataclysmic climax of the previous Season’s grand finale, a massive flood has spread across the Island. ...

Hitman 3 Arrives on Xbox Series X and Xbox One in January 2021

Summary Hitman 3 arrives on Xbox Series X and Xbox One in January 2021 Agent 47 returns for the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes on the most important contracts of ...

Square Enix apologises for “insensitive” Marvel’s Avengers tweet

It’s not long now until Square Enix reveals more details of Marvel’s Avengers on 24th June, and while I imagine the company’s PR department wanted to attract more attention for the event, a tweet yesterday ...

Fortnite’s new season arrives today and brings a radically changed map

This week’s big live event changed Fortnite forever – and now the game’s new season has kicked off with a heavily waterlogged map. A large portion of Fortnite’s island is now submerged, many of last ...

The world of Grounded is completely magical

Everything old is new again. That’s Grounded, based on the short demo I just played as part of Steam’s Summer Games Festival. A bit of exploration, a bit of crafting, some clumsy first-person combat. A ...

Someone should make a game about: Stage management

A few years ago, my brother took me to see his job. It was an exciting prospect, seeing as I had no idea what it was my brother actually did. My brother is a freelance ...

Pre-Order Madden NFL 21 Today on Xbox One

Get ready to pick up the sticks and go all out in Madden NFL 21. Pre-order your copy today to ensure the game is in your hands as soon as it launches. Pre-order the MVP ...

The Great Dreamer Has Awoken: Cthulhu Brings Madness to Smite on Xbox One

A time of madness and chaos has descended upon the world of Smite. An immortal being of cosmic horror has emerged from his watery prison, spreading insanity and strife across the land. To some he ...

Play with Pride: Discover Inclusive Xbox and PC Games Selected by LGBTQI+ Communities

Microsoft is honoring Pride this year through conversations about inclusion hosted by our employees, contributing $250,000 to LGBTQI+ and racial equity nonprofits around the world, and by releasing products that bring visibility to groups that ...

Celebrate Who You Are Every Day with Minecraft

Summary Related:Join EA Access for Only 99 CentsYes, Your Grace Coming to Xbox One on June 26Xbox June 2020 Update Delivers Simplified Digital Library Management and More Go to Source ...

Join EA Access for Only 99 Cents

Get ready to jump in and play a massive collection of EA games from franchises like Battlefield, FIFA, Star Wars, and more at a fantastic price point. For a limited time, first-time and returning members ...

Yes, Your Grace Coming to Xbox One on June 26

Hey everyone, Pip from publishing label No More Robots here! I’m super excited to announce that Yes, Your Grace will be coming to Xbox One on June 26! From the wonderful Brave at Night, Yes, ...

Obsidian’s Grounded gets Steam demo

A demo for Grounded, Obsidian’s Honey-I-Shrunk-The-Kids-style bug-high survival adventure, launches today. The demo is available to those registered to be an Xbox Insider, but it’s also on Steam as part of the Steam Game Festival, ...

Grounded Flight Available Now

Summary Starting today and extending through June 22, Grounded flight will be available for accepted Xbox Insiders in the Xbox Insider Hub and Steam client as a part of the Steam Game Festival as a ...

EA’s Madden NFL 21 is the first game in the series on Steam

EA has announced Madden NFL 21 is the first game in the series on Steam – and surely FIFA 21 will follow. Madden NFL 21, which stars NFL MVP and Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson ...

Planet Coaster: Console Edition set for PS5 and Xbox Series X

Planet Coaster: Console Edition launches simultaneously as an enhanced version for both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Developer Frontier said all four versions of the rollercoaster ...

Fortnite’s The Device event analysed, as Epic delivers a game-changing story moment

Last night’s Fortnite live event, The Device, was a predictably explosive end to the game’s current season – whether you were in-game or watching online due to its server capacity issues. But, perhaps more importantly, ...

Xbox June 2020 Update Delivers Simplified Digital Library Management and More

Many Xbox gamers use a digital game library, downloading titles to their consoles through memberships like Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold or EA Access. This month we’re announcing updates that make it easier to ...

Dontnod Bringing Adventure Thriller Twin Mirror to Xbox One in 2020

Hi everyone, I’m Xavier Spinat, Head of Publishing at Dontnod. I joined Dontnod at an exciting time for the studio, as we are expanding our activities through the opening of a publishing department to support ...

Game Pass alternative EA Access is now just 79p for one month

EA Access – the Game Pass / PS Now equivalent from the mega-publisher – is now just 79p for a one-month membership. It’s usually £3.99. Available on both PS4 and Xbox One, the console version ...

Ark Celebrates Its 5th Birthday on Xbox One

Back when Ark: Survival Evolved was first revealed to the world in 2015, we couldn’t have predicted the grand adventure that lay in wait. Now here we are five years later, and Ark continues to ...

EA Announces Starship Dogfighter Star Wars: Squadrons, Coming to Xbox One October 2

Hop in and take the controls of X-Wings and TIE-Fighters this Fall with Star Wars: Squadrons, a new starship dogfighting game taking place in the Star Wars universe shortly after the events of “Star Wars: ...

Fortnite live event servers hit capacity 30 minutes early

Fortnite has just finished its latest live event – but many players were left unable to log-in and play. 30 minutes before Fortnite’s “The Device” story event was due to kick off, developer Epic Games ...

Join the Microsoft Bing App for Xbox Preview!

Discover trending content and search the web with the Microsoft Bing app, now optimized for Xbox. See the latest in TV, movies, and gaming, plus familiar Bing features like the daily image and original content. ...

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Reaches Milestone and Roadmap Reveal

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has sold over one million copies worldwide! We could not have reached this remarkable achievement without the support of fans who have supported the development of Bloodstained. This is especially ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200613-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox ...

Full Steam Ahead As Sea Of Thieves Community Continues To Grow

Just over a week ago, Sea of Thieves set sail on Steam, welcoming a whole new community of pirates onto the waves to seek adventure and the chance to become a Pirate Legend. It’s been ...

Rogue Lords looks like Slay The Spire spliced with a Tim Burton movie

What if Tim Burton made Slay The Spire? It might look like Rogue Lords. Rogue Lords is a new tactical roguelike game in which you play as the Devil, who alongside a party of evil ...

Xbox Series X: Buy A Game Once and Play the Best Version Across Generations with Smart Delivery

Here at Xbox, we’re building the future of gaming by putting players first and ensuring that you are at the center and in control of your gaming experience. Whether you’re exploring an expansive library of Xbox Game Pass titles with more than 10 million of your fellow gamers or taking your ...

Star Wars: Squadrons is a dogfighting experience landing this October

After popping up a little early on the Microsoft Store, today we’ve finally been given some details on Motive’s upcoming Star Wars title Star Wars: Squadrons, a 5v5 multiplayer that promises players an “immersive, first-person ...

There are loads of discounted games, TVs and more tech in the latest eBay sale

In an event that’s starting to feel more and more like groundhog day with each passing week, we’re back writing about yet another eBay sale. It’s another good one, though, as there are savings of ...

Mortal Shell is a Dark Souls-like and an Epic Games Store timed PC-exclusive

Dark Souls-like game Mortal Shell is an Epic Games Store timed PC-exclusive. Mortal Shell was shown off during The PC Gaming Show over the weekend with a new trailer and a close look at a ...

New gothic action RPG Morbid: The Seven Acolytes looks bloody brilliant

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a new gothic action RPG coming to PC and consoles later this year. The reveal at yesterday’s Future Games Show showed the gruesome “soulslike” RPG from developer Still Running in ...

Microsoft resumes custom Xbox Live gamerpics and avatars again

Microsoft has restored the ability for Xbox users to upload their own custom gamerpics and avatars. The feature was disabled in March as the firm struggled with an “all-time record engagement” following the global lockdowns ...

This is the latest hiding spot being abused in Apex Legends’ King Canyon

Found yourself being sniped on King’s Canyon near Slum Lakes and you can’t fight back? You’re not alone. Turns out Apex Legends players have found a special spot where they can sit and snipe without ...

Stealthy murder mop-’em-up Serial Cleaner is getting a sequel

Serial Cleaner, the 2017 indie hit where you surreptitiously tidied crime scenes, will get a sequel. It’s called Serial Cleaners, plural, and it’s coming in 2021 to PC, PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One. Announced ...

Bomber Crew gets sequel Space Crew later this year

Curve Digital and Runner Duck’s flight strategy game Bomber Crew is getting a sequel later this year. Space Crew swaps the World War II setting for outer space, seeing players engage in ship-to-ship combat and ...

Wield weaponised words in Dreamfall dev’s new game Dustborn

Red Thread Games, the Norwegian developer behind Dreamfall Chapters and Draugen, has revealed a brand new game called Dustborn. It’s a storied, single-player action adventure about a black lady called Pax who recruits and leads ...

Life is Strange developer’s Twin Mirror is no longer episodic

Life is Strange developer Dontnod has a couple of games on the horizon – Twin Mirror, a moody small-town mystery thriller, and Tell Me Why, a teenage twin drama which features the first transgender main ...

Mafia: Definitive Edition looks great

2K has released a new trailer showing off Mafia: Definitive Edition – and it looks like an impressive effort. Mafia: Definitive Edition is a complete ground-up remake of the 2002 open-world mobster game built with ...

Frostpunk getting a tabletop adaption from This War of Mine: The Board Game’s creators

Developer 11 Bit Studios’ acclaimed post-apocalyptic city builder Frostpunk is being turned into a board game by the team responsible for This War of Mine’s superb tabletop adaptation. Frostpunk: The Board Game is a collaboration ...

Up Close: multiplayer Halo’s playground genius

Up Close is a new, occasional and informal series here on Eurogamer, looking at the smaller points in games in greater amounts of depth. Covering anything from a single mechanic to a reoccurring theme, in ...

This Week on Xbox: June 12, 2020

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 ...

Sea of Thieves adding battles against wraith-spewing ghost ships in next week’s update

After a relatively quiet update last month, Sea of Thieves is back with a big ‘un next week, raining dread upon the ocean with the arrival of wraith-spewing ghost ships from beyond this earthly plane. ...

Killing Floor 2: Perilous Plunder Summer Event Out Now on Xbox One

Continuing the time-honored summer tradition for the third year in Killing Floor 2, we’ve returned with a vengeance to once again bring you the frights and delights of the Summer Sideshow with our Perilous Plunder ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200611-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox ...

Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio, a Great Challenge, Full of Nonsense Humor and Retro Goodness

Today is a great day for the indie games lovers. The little gem Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio is ready to land on Xbox One! Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio is a fixed ...

Task Force 141 Reunites in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season Four, Available now on Xbox One

Captain John Price and Gaz reunite with Ghost to form a new Task Force 141 and kick off Season Four, available now in Modern Warfare on Xbox One, as well as in the free-to-play Warzone ...

Upcoming Metal: Hellsinger is a Hardcore Rhythm FPS

Metal: Hellsinger is an upcoming rhythm FPS, in which you will assume the role of a demon obsessed with overturning the current ruler of The Hells. Sounds dark? Well, it lightens up my day. With ...

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for June 16 to 19

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for ...

World of Tanks: Valor Honors D-Day with In-Game Events and Rewards

Summary World of Tanks: Valor, the historical tank-based shooter, is paying tribute to the heroism of soldiers during D-Day with in-game events for all players Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran tanker, the Overlord ...

Star Wars Squadrons leaks on Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store has leaked the name and artwork for Star Wars Squadrons, a new game featuring X-Wings and TIE-Fighters. The artwork was spotted on the store this afternoon, and quickly popped up on Resetera. ...

Experience Le Tour de France From Inside the Peloton with Tour de France 2020

Tour de France 2020 is the official game of the world-famous race, allowing you to select your favourite teams among the 22 official ones and take the departure of the 21 official stages from Nice ...

Sagat mod for Resident Evil 3 remake makes Nemesis a Street Fighter

Modders have had their fun with Nemesis from the Resident Evil 3 remake – and Mr. X from the Resident Evil 2 remake before it – for quite some time. But as a Street Fighter ...

Five of the Best: E3 conferences

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the small details we rush past when we’re playing but which shape a game in our memory for years to come. Details like the way a ...

Stadia leaks playable build of Ubisoft’s Gods & Monsters

An early build of Gods & Monsters was available to play on Google Stadia last night, following a serious slip-up by the streaming platform. This unfinished demo version of Ubisoft’s fantasy RPG was briefly available ...

Capcom Announces Resident Evil Village and Pragmata for Xbox Series X

Capcom has been on quite a roll over the last few years, particularly with its critically acclaimed Resident Evil series. By updating classic titles like Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 for the modern ...

RPG Roguelike Demon’s Tier+ Now Available on Xbox One

Summary The new pillar in the Diabolical Mind trilogy Demon’s Tier+ is an old-school inspired dungeon RPG roguelike with couch co-op Will you be the hero to save this world? Play this ID@Xbox title today ...

Evan’s Remains: The Perks of Coming From a Small Gamedev Community

Hi there, Xbox Wire readers! I’m excited to announce my indie game Evan’s Remains is finally coming to Xbox One today. If you like puzzles, loads of story, and colorful pixel art, feel free to ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2006.200610-0000)

Hey Beta, Delta and Omega ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest ...

Disintegration: Building a New Type of Multiplayer Game

Summary Disintegration is a sci-fi first-person shooter combining FPS and real time strategy elements. V1 Interactive is a new 30-person independent development studio founded by Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo. Disintegration is available for ...

Free Play Days: Soulcalibur VI, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Dead by Daylight: Special Edition

Enjoy three exciting games this weekend with Free Play Days. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Soulcalibur VI, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Dead by Daylight: Special Edition from ...

Borderlands 3’s latest free update has some real Destiny vibes

Vault hunters and Vault of Glass Hunters take note – today brings another free update to Borderlands 3 with some, er, familiar sci-fi vibes. The game’s Takedown at the Guardian Breach update is an endgame ...

Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope delayed until autumn

Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has pushed back the launch of Little Hope, the second game in its Dark Pictures Anthology series. The horror adventure was set to launch this summer, but will now arrive ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 adds new maps, operators and a Ride of the Valkyries vehicle horn

Infinity Ward has outlined the various new maps and modes coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare during Season 4. Multiplayer fans will see three new maps during the season. These maps are free for ...

Call of Duty: Warzone declassified – the Digital Foundry tech deep dive

When we look back at a console generation for its greatest hits, it’s invariably the first-party titles that dominate – but sometimes multi-platform technologies emerge that are truly exceptional, and the fact they need to ...

Five Dates tells the struggle of dating during lockdown

One of the few benefits of lockdown – for me, at least – is it’s given me an easy excuse to bat away any unwanted family questions about dating. Not that they stopped asking. But ...

Xbox (Beta) App: Performance Updates and Mods

We have a great update to the Xbox (Beta) app on Windows 10, and I’m here to walk you through what’s happening! Some enhancements you won’t be able to see, but will totally notice, and ...

Metal: Hellsinger is an ingenious mix of Doom and Guitar Hero, but needs a little tuning

David Goldfarb, you might remember, actually wrote something here on Eurogamer once, about the big, wide-eyed “what if” questions that drive the creativity of developers. Metal: Hellsinger, the FPS veteran’s newly announced effort, is definitely ...

FIFA 20 gets Classic XI team, putting FUT-exclusive Icons in Kick Off and Career Mode

The Classic XI team has returned to FIFA after a two-game absence. EA Sports issued an update for FIFA 20 that added Classic XI under a new name: Soccer Aid World XI FC. This team, ...

Call of Duty: Warzone gets mid-game events with Season 4

Infinity Ward has announced some significant changes for Call of Duty: Warzone with the launch of Season 4. Season 4, whose enormous download is out now, adds Captain Price as an operator, as well as ...

XIII remake arrives this November

The remake of cel-shaded cult classic XIII will finally arrive for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One on 10th November. That’s according to promotional material for the game’s limited physical edition (thanks, Gematsu), which ...

Sega’s Alex Kidd is getting a remake

Unloved Sega mascot – no, not that one – Alex Kidd is making a return via a fresh version of 1986 classic Alex Kidd in Miracle World. An expanded remake, Alex Kidd in Miracle World ...

“84GB” trends on Twitter as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update is lot bigger than expected for some

Some Xbox One players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone were this morning faced with a mammoth 84GB download. Season 4 of Infinity Ward’s shooter kicked off at 7am this morning, and with ...

Ex-Battlefield, Payday dev David Goldfarb unveils rhythm FPS Metal: Hellsinger

Developer The Outsiders – the studio co-founded by former Battlefield 3 lead designer and Payday 2 director David Goldfarb – has unveiled Metal: Hellsinger, a rhythm FPS that’s coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4, and ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Alpha Ring (2006.200610-0000)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 6 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2006 Xbox One ...

Inside Xbox Series X Optimized: Dirt 5

When it launches this holiday, Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console the world has ever seen. One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make ...

Everything You Need to Know about Xbox Series X and The Future of Xbox… So Far

Summary As we launch into a new generation of gaming with Xbox Series X, we see a future where you’re instantly absorbed in your games and worlds are even more lifelike, immersive, responsive, and surprising. ...

From Fleet Carriers to Odyssey: A New Era Begins for Elite Dangerous on Xbox One

It is an exciting time to be an Elite Dangerous fan. Today we celebrate the launch of the Fleet Carriers – a free update for all players! This latest addition to the Elite Dangerous universe ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2006.200609-0000)

Hey Beta, Delta and Omega ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200609-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox ...

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night shares 2020 roadmap as sales surpass one million

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Koji Igarashi’s acclaimed spiritual successor to the Castlevania series, has now surpassed one million sales, and developer ArtPlay has shared its 2020 development roadmap to accompany the news. Prior to ...

New Modes of Survival in Remnant: From the Ashes

The Remnant: From the Ashes – Swamps of Corsus DLC introduces a brand-new way to play Remnant: From the Ashes – Survival Mode! The goal is simple; how long can you survive in one life? ...

June’s Game Pass additions include Kingdom Hearts HD on Xbox One, BattleTech on PC

June is here, and Microsoft is once again upending its big bag of video games over its buckets marked Xbox Game Pass on console and PC, with this month’s freshly tumbled treats including Kingdom Hearts ...

Infinity Ward warns Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 download “is going to be large”

Infinity Ward has warned tomorrow morning’s the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 update download “is going to be large”. In a series of tweets, Infinity Ward community manager Ashton Williams said the developer ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 4 launches Thursday morning

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 4 launches Thursday morning at 7am UK time, Infinity Ward has announced. Activision had postponed Call of Duty’s new season from its planned launch last week amid ...

Find Out What’s New in June for Xbox Insiders

This month, we’re excited to show our Xbox Insiders what we’ve been working on! As our latest June (2006) OS release expands to new rings, let’s look at what we’ve got planned. Feedback helps us ...

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Now Live on Xbox One

Discover Skyrim’s Dark Heart and put a stop to an ancient supernatural threat in The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, now live on Xbox One! In The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, you can finally explore the ...

CEX staff react in dismay as stores set to re-open for browsing

CEX staff concerned for the safety of both customers and employees have told Eurogamer they are worried about the high street trade-in giant’s plans to re-open shops in England next week. Workers at a number ...

Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals: Looking to the Sky

Fragments of the vanquished Almighty burn in the sky above the Tower. It should be a time for celebration by Guardians everywhere but the joy and relief is muted by the emergence of the Pyramid ...

The Greatest Xbox Deals of the Year

Xbox’s Deals Unlocked is ready to make your summer with Xbox the best yet! From epic exclusive games to the most powerful console available today, Deals Unlocked delivers the biggest entertainment franchises right to your ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC: No Man’s Sky, Bard’s Tale Remastered and Resnarkled, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix, and More

Welcome to June – we’ve got robots, we’ve got reMix, we’ve got Resnarkled (I didn’t make that word up, they did) and other things like DLC but I couldn’t find a way to make them ...

Disintegration’s campaign blends the silly with the smart

I’ll be honest: despite enthusiastically rampaging my way through several Call of Duty campaigns, I normally have absolutely no idea what’s going on. Aside from a vague sense of the main plot points and characters, ...

No Man’s Sky getting cross-platform multiplayer support this Thursday

Back in May, Hello Games announced its ever-expanding space sim No Man’s Sky would be making its way to Xbox One and PC Game Pass this June, and that window has now narrowed even further, ...

Someone should make a game about: Seagulls

As a Brighton boy, I grew up with seagulls. They didn’t raise me, that would be weird, but they lived in the chimneys all around me and their barking is part of a comforting cacophony ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Alpha Ring (2006.200609-0000)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 6 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2006 Xbox One ...

The Exo Stranger finally returns in Destiny 2 expansion Beyond Light

Bungie has revealed the next big expansion for Destiny 2 – and it marks the return of a character players haven’t seen since the Destiny 1 campaign. Destiny 2: Beyond Light, due out on 22nd ...

Bungie reveals 2020, 2021 and 2022 expansions for Destiny 2

Bungie has outlined the future of Destiny – and it does not involve a Destiny 3. In its stream revealing September 2020 expansion Beyond Light, Bungie’s Luke Smith and Mark Noseworthy announced 2021 expansion The ...

Bungie’s new IP is “lighthearted and whimsical”

Bungie has given few hints on its new, non-Destiny franchise currently early in development – though a series of new job postings have offered up a couple of snippets. The studio’s call for an Incubation ...

Get an Xbox controller and PC adapter for just £46

Amazon is currently offering a great price on an Xbox controller and the Wireless Adapter for PC bundle. You can get both for £46. With official Xbox controllers often floating between the £40-£50 mark and ...

Destiny 2’s new season name and September expansion date leak

Bungie will this evening lift the lid on Destiny 2’s future – so, of course, some of it has popped up on the internet a little early. A name for the game’s imminent new season, ...

FIFA 20 gets Black Lives Matter in-game message

EA has added a Black Lives matter in-game message to FIFA 20. The message, below, is shown on the initial startup of the game before arriving at the main menu. EA is also giving out ...

GAME will isolate all traded-in stock for three days

UK high street giant GAME will begin re-opening in England and Northern Ireland from 15th June, but with some changes. In line with local guidance, GAME shops in Wales will open from 18th June, while ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2006.200606-0000)

Hey Beta, Delta and Omega ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200605-0715)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox ...

Need for Speed Heat the first EA game to get crossplay

Need for Speed Heat is getting crossplay. Crossplay launches on Tuesday 9th June, making Need for Speed Heat the first EA title to offer the feature. Once you’ve installed the update, you can opt-in to ...

Rejoice, for Slay the Spire is finally coming to iOS and Android

Slay the Spire, probably the best game in the world ever, is finally coming to iOS and Android devices. It’s due this month on iOS and on Android at some point in the future. A ...

UK government calls for evidence on loot boxes over concern they train children to gamble

The UK government could classify loot boxes as gambling following an upcoming call for evidence, The Guardian reports. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is set to call for evidence over concern loot ...

The Riftbreaker mashes together StarCraft, They Are Billions and Diablo, and it’s a joy to play

Riftbreaker is a base-building survival game, but whereas in other games you build an army to defend you, here, you are the army. You’re a pilot inside a mech capable of level-shaking destruction and you ...

Here’s when you can try Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break for free

An open beta for Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break will go live on 9th June, 2020. Initially restricted to Steam on PC, the beta test will then be extended to include consoles on ...

Riot is “prototyping” Valorant on consoles but only if it’s certain the port “can deliver the experience”

It’s only been out on PC for a few days, but already Riot Games is exploring the possibilities of bringing its new shooter, Valorant, to consoles. In an interview with GameSpot, however, executive producer Anna ...

Here’s when we’ll finally be able to explore Apex Legends’ mysterious bunkers

A dataminer believes they know the dates, and order, that Apex Legends’ mysterious new bunkers will become accessible. Bunkers popped up in Kings Canyon with the arrival of season 5, and though some of us ...

There’s a secret message hidden on the Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted a secret message hidden in plain sight on the newly released Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X edition. After spotting the legend “Uniform Victor Michael Echo” on the back of the console ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Alpha Ring (2006.200606-0000)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 6 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2006 Xbox One ...

EA extends free Madden Xbox Series X upgrade window

EA has extended the availability of its free Xbox Series X upgrade for this year’s Madden game – and presumably FIFA 21. In early May, when Microsoft confirmed the first Xbox One games to support ...

Sky will broadcast crowd noises from FIFA when the Premier League returns

Sky Sports will use team-specific crowd noise from FIFA when the Premier League returns. The much-anticipated return of Premier League football kicks off on 17th June after a 100-day hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

People are playing a five-year-old build of Dead Island 2

People are downloading and playing a five-year-old build of Dead Island 2. The build, which reportedly emerged on the V board of 4Chan, is playable, although there are placeholder assets throughout. It is dated June ...

Destiny 2 gets its first Fortnite-style live event today

Bungie has signalled Destiny 2 will see its first Fortnite-style live event as powerful AI Rasputin takes aim at The Almighty, a massive Cabal superweapon that’s on a collision course with The Last City on ...

EA Play Live 2020 delayed a week

EA has delayed its EA Play Live 2020 event by a week amid ongoing protests across the globe against systemic racism and police brutality. In a statement, EA said: “With the important conversations taking place ...

This year’s Summer Games Done Quick charity speedrunning event will be online-only

This year’s Summer Games Done Quick charity speed-running event will be an online-only event, organisers have announced. Back in March, organisers made the decision to delay Summer Games Done Quick 2020 – which was originally ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Alpha Ring (2006.200604-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2006 Xbox One ...