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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 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200604-0000)

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 ...

Finally, we know what Mortal Kombat supervillain Shao Kahn looks like under all that armour

Mortal Kombat fans know Shao Kahn as the big bad hammer-wielding brute behind all that is evil across the various realms. But what Mortal Kombat fans did not know up until quite recently was what ...

GAME has a gold Xbox One X for £259

Xbox Series X is still set to launch this holiday but if you’re after the most powerful console right now, the Xbox One X is going for £259. The edition on sale is the Gold ...

Activision Blizzard shareholders urged to vote against boss Bobby Kotick’s bonuses

Bobby Kotick, the boss of Activision Blizzard, is paid too much. That’s the advice the company’s own shareholders are being given ahead of a proposal to award the CEO another year of big bonuses. If ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone now have in-game Black Lives Matter message

Infinity Ward has inserted a Black Lives Matter message into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. The message, below, shown upon starting the game, is one of Modern Warfare’s “Message of the Day” screens, ...

What to do in Sea of Thieves: How Voyages work, Tall Tales explained, and other goals to get you started

Swashbuckling, open-world sandbox Sea of Thieves has changed considerably since its debut in 2018, and its release on Steam is the perfect excuse to pay it another visit. Adventures now come in all sorts of ...

The Double-A Team: Puyo Puyo Tetris takes puzzling beyond the infinite

The big question around any new handheld is always: what’s going to be the new Tetris? For the DS, I’m tempted to say Tetris was Zoo Keeper. For the PSP, Tetris was definitely Lumines, a ...

Infinity Ward pledges to crackdown on racism in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Developer Infinity Ward has pledged to “do a better job” at cracking down on racist content generated by players in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In a statement posted to Twitter, it wrote, “There is ...

Sea of Thieves is currently running a slightly mind-boggling array of limited-time events

Sea of Thieves has finally cast off the shackles of Windows Store exclusivity on PC and is now available on Steam, and to usher in this new wave of pirates onto the ocean, Rare is ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2006.200601-2000)

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 ...

Two-headed dog simulator Phogs delayed

Dual dog head puzzle game Phogs will no longer launch this month, publisher Coatsink has said. Delays resulting from the coronavirus pandemic mean Phogs’ release has been pushed back until “later this year”. “The team ...

BioShock: The Collection gets upgraded for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X – and the results disappoint

BioShock: The Collection returns! There’s a Switch port on sale now (we’ll have coverage on this soon) but meanwhile, the existing console releases have been updated to natively support PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One ...

Rejoice, for Slay the Spire is finally coming 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 ...

There’s a Kingdoms of Amalur remaster and it’s called “Re-Reckoning”

A remastered version of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has popped up on the Microsoft Store, despite not yet being officially announced. Its new title, regrettably, is indeed “Re-Reckoning”. If you missed it first time round, ...

Project Cars 3 takes the series in a new direction

One of the very best things to emerge from a world without full metal racing, alongside the deluge of virtual racing with all its drama and hijinx, has been a series of fantastical tweets from ...

Bohemia Interactive says it isn’t being acquired by Tencent, despite recent reports

DayZ and Arma 3 developer Bohemia Interactive has moved to quash recent reports claiming Chinese conglomerate Tencent had purchased a majority share of the studio. News of the acquisition first surfaced in a story by ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Alpha Ring (2006.200601-2000)

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 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200601-2000)

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 ...

Elite Dangerous getting on-foot traversal and atmospheric landings early next year

Frontier Developments has shared first details on Elite Dangerous’ major new expansion, Odyssey, which will bring the likes of atmospheric landings and on-foot traversal to the space sim when it launches early next year. The ...

Get the 55-inch LG B9 OLED for £924 – the lowest price we’ve ever seen

The best value OLED on the market is LG’s B9. It is built around the same great panel as this year’s BX and CX, and includes next-gen-friendly HDMI 2.1 support, but costs far less than ...

Destiny 2 trailer teases Europa for September expansion

Destiny 2 looks like it’s heading to Europa for its next expansion. Jupiter’s icy moon is the setting for a quickly-deleted teaser trailer, uploaded to Bungie’s Instagram account. The video shows fan-favourite character Eris Morn ...

Call of Duty’s new seasons postponed

Activision has postponed its new season in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, due to go live this week. In a statement posted to the official Call of Duty Twitter account, Activision said the launch of ...

Mortal Kombat 11 tier list: Our best character choices, including Sheeva, Fujin and Robocop, ranked

Mortal Kombat 11 has seen several significant updates since its release in April 2019, and since then its intricacies have been uncovered and each character has been picked apart and generally figured out by the ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes –Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2006.200529-2110)

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 Ring (2006.200529-2110)

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 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200529-0000)

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 ...

Fortnite fans reckon new season leak ties into Epic teaser from year ago

Artwork for Fortnite’s under-wraps new season has appeared online – released, it seems, earlier than planned. It comes from the new PlayStation background and icon for the game, which got updated today. (To be fair ...

Get up to £75 off games consoles, 4K TVs and more in today’s Ebay sale

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Ebay UK is offering 20 per cent off goods from a range of retailers, including TVs and appliances from Hughes and refurbished games and consoles from Music ...

Gang Beasts will be kept alive via new self-published updates

Colourful platform brawler Gang Beasts will continue to receive updates despite its developer parting ways with publisher Double Fine. The acquisition of Psychonauts studio Double Fine by Microsoft last year left the future of its ...

Codemasters has secured the official WRC licence

Codemasters, creators of the beloved Colin McRae Rally series and the critically acclaimed Dirt Rally games, has secured the official WRC licence from 2023 (as reported by GI.biz), with a deal that currently runs through ...

Atomicrops review – a zany farming shooter Roguelike that’s intense fun

Atomicrops is a farming game and a bullet-hell shooter and a Roguelike. There’s a lot going on, it is intense, and while it might silly and cartoony this is a tough nut to crack. It ...

These are Apex Legends’ most popular Legends

There have been some big changes in Apex Legends recently, from the arrival of new Legend Loba to nerfs and buffs to existing Legends like Mirage and Pathfinder. However, Respawn’s attempts to shake things up ...

Minecraft Dungeons’ first DLC comes out in July

Minecraft Dungeons’ first DLC comes out in July, Mojang has announced. Jungle Awakens is the name of this first DLC for the Diablo-like dungeon crawler. Here’s the official blurb from a Mojang blog post: “In ...

At least Wissam Ben Yedder knows he’s the most hated player in FIFA 20

Wissam Ben Yedder is infamous within the FIFA community for being pretty much the most hated player to face in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team – and it seems like real-life Ben Yedder is well aware ...

Bungie signals The Darkness is finally coming to Destiny 2

It has been a long time coming – nearly six years, in fact – but it finally looks like The Darkness is coming to the world of Destiny. Developer Bungie signalled the Destiny universe’s pantomime ...

Call of Duty: Warzone finally gets duos mode

Call of Duty: Warzone now has duos – perhaps the most-requested mode from players. Developer Infinity Ward issued a playlist update for the battle royale overnight across all platforms. It now means Warzone has solos, ...

Picture books and video games: a backdoor into childhood

It must be the sense of anonymity that compels people to share secrets with strangers. I was having a conversation with a woman in a bookshop when she decided to tell me something I could ...

This Week on Xbox: May 29, 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 ...

Adorable train set sandbox Tracks gets free suburban-themed expansion

Developer Whoop Group’s thoroughly delightful wooden train set builder Tracks is poised to get even more charming, thanks to an incoming duo of DLC offerings – one, themed around suburban expansion, of which is free ...

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling Available Today on Xbox One

Bug Fables’ debut on Xbox One is here! We’ve worked hard for many years to make this love letter to RPGs, and reaching this milestone is a childhood dream come true! The support that let ...

Georifters: Embark on Ground-Bending Adventures Today on Xbox One

Summary Georifters is a unique ground bending platformer that allows players to push, flip, twist, and turn the terrain. The game, set on five different bubble worlds, provides hundreds of stages in single-player, co-op, and multiplayer ...

Those Who Remain: Creating a Psychological Thriller From Concept to Launch

After more than three years of development the psychological thriller, Those Who Remain, releases digitally on Xbox One today. The game is a narrative lead experience, filled with tension and mystery, which, is in ways ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2006.200527-0000)

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 ...

May 2020 Xbox One Update Introduces Simpler Guide & More

Here at Xbox we believe that gaming is for everyone. To serve both new Xbox gamers and longtime fans, our team has been hard at work streamlining and refining the Xbox experience. Driven by feedback ...

Life is Strange developer opens North American studio

Life is Strange developer Dontnod has announced the opening of a new studio in Montreal. This second branch will “complete” the original team in Paris and work on a “brand new project”. In a statement ...

Minecraft Dungeons: On the Horizon with Jungle Awakens DLC

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for June 2 to 5

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 ...

Nier Automata for £13, 51 Worldwide Games for £28 and more console game deals

With another month in the bag and the weekend ahead of us, you might be looking for a new and exciting game to get stuck into. I’ve got a handful of awesome game bargains for ...

How to Survive and Thrive as a Space Empire in Stellaris: Console Edition

Hello everybody, Daniel Moregård here from Paradox Interactive to offer some tips for navigating the latest update for Stellaris: Console Edition – 2.2 “Le Guin”. Stellaris: Console Edition is the first grand strategy game on ...

Five of the Best: Game Over screens

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 ...

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is getting a sequel

Here’s something to lift you out of the lockdown blues: the Sonic the Hedgehog film, infamous for that initial trailer with human-like Sonic and Gangsta’s Paradise, is getting a sequel. Hopefully without needing to redesign ...

Cate Blanchett cast in Eli Roth’s Borderlands movie adaptation

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will take a leading role in Eli Roth’s upcoming movie adaptation of Gearbox’s Borderlands series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Blanchett – whose credits include the Lord of the Rings trilogy, ...

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Project Warlock, Coming to Xbox One June 12

Summary Project Warlock is a love letter to the golden age of classic shooters from the ’90s. Explore 60 vast levels in five settings, from frozen Antarctic base to the sands of Egypt to the ...

Charge into the Darkness with Minion Masters

Summary Darkness looms over the world of Minion Masters. Rally the Crystal Elves with powerful new cards, or undertake an adventure to find a powerful ally. Now even more Free to Play friendly than ever ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha Ring (2006.200527-0000)

Hey Alpha Skip- Ahead and 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 ...

How to Dominate the Fields of Atomicrops, Available Now on Xbox One

Hey there, stranger! Modern city-livin’ got you down in the dumps? Well you’re in luck. Atomicrops just launched on Xbox One and you’ve just inherited your late uncle’s farm, so it’s time to pack your ...

The Game Bakers: New Details on the Haven Soundtrack from Electronic Musician Danger

Summary For the launch of Haven original soundtrack’s first single, an exclusive conversation with Danger. The Game Bakers is unveiling today more details on the soundtrack for their upcoming game Haven and an exclusive interview ...

Here’s a proper look at Outriders, People Can Fly’s refreshingly old school shooter

When Outriders properly broke cover earlier this year with our first look at this looter shooter in action, there was a fair amount of talk of it looking like something pulled from 2008. The more ...

Free Play Days – Jump Force, Hunt: Showdown, and Stellaris: Console Edition

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can enjoy three sensational games this weekend in Jump Force, Hunt: Showdown, and Stellaris: Console Edition. All titles are available to play from Thursday, May 28 ...

Fortnite’s new season hit by another delay

Fortnite’s new season has been pushed back again, this time by a further week. Chapter 2 Season 3 will now arrive on Thursday, 11th June. That delay will also impact the game’s upcoming story event, ...

Xbox Series X: The Most Powerful and Compatible Next-Gen Console with Thousands of Games at Launch

Gaming leaves an indelible mark on all of us. From the epic stories and universes we experience playing as our favorite heroes, to the heat of intense competition, victory and defeat. Through the shared accomplishments ...

Microsoft open to your suggestions for more Xbox back-compat games

In a new blog post summing up the Xbox Series X’s backwards compatibility features, Microsoft has hinted it may not be done adding more games to its back compat program. While much of the blog ...

Those Who Remain review – a torturous exercise in mediocrity

I almost gave up on Those Who Remain halfway through. It was the lions, you see. A first-person blunderfest for horror obsessives only, the game’s setting is split between a menacing night-time reality and a ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season four trailer shows Price, new guns and story clues

I hope you’re ready to witness hundreds of Captain Price clones in your Modern Warfare lobbies, as the latest trailer all but confirms Price will be the next operator available on the battle pass for ...

Discover the Secrets of We Were Here Together on June 5

Our newest We Were Here game is coming to Xbox One on June 5! To everyone who isn’t familiar with our games, last year we released both We Were Here and We Were Here Too. ...

Sea of Thieves gets daily bounties, Tall Tales checkpoints and more in latest update

Another month means another batch of piratical activities on the Sea of Thieves, and today’s Lost Treasures update – a somewhat lower-key offering than usual – brings a number of quality-of-life improvements such as Tall ...

Available Now: Minecraft Dungeons Limited Edition by Cloak

Summary Related:Sea of Thieves’ Free Lost Treasures Update Available NowFive Great New Games Now Available on the Project xCloud PreviewWarface: Breakout Brings Tactical FPS Action to Xbox One Today Go to Source ...

Sea of Thieves’ Free Lost Treasures Update Available Now

Summary Lost Treasures is the latest Sea of Thieves monthly update, available now free for all players across Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Game Pass. Players are invited to revisit Tall Tales, Sea of ...

In Fast and Furious: Crossroads, you race a space rocket along the ground

Fast and Furious Crossroads is a video game about driving cars with guns on their roofs, while actors from the film franchise narrate what is going on. In one chase sequence, your car must shoot ...

Five Great New Games Now Available on the Project xCloud Preview

Since the beginning of the program, our vision for Project xCloud has been to empower gamers across the world to play the games they want, with the people they want, anywhere they want. With Project ...

Xbox Announces the Xbox Family Settings App (Preview) to Help Manage Children’s Gaming

Safety is a huge priority at Xbox, and we’ve worked for years to offer families tools to find the right balance of gaming in their lives and to fit their unique needs. Family settings on ...

10 years later, Toy Soldiers is getting a WW2 sequel

Toy Soldiers, a classic from the era of Xbox Live Arcade, is getting a full sequel more than a decade later. Moving its tower defense action forward to World War 2, Toy Soldiers 2 will ...

Fortnite will debut new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s next film Tenet

UPDATE 22/5/20: Fortnite’s Tenet trailer reveal included the additional tibdbit that the game will host a full length showing of a Nolan movie later in the summer. There was no word on which film, or ...

Mortal Kombat 11 Friendships list: How to perform all Friendships

Mortal Kombat 11 Friendships are comical finishers added to the game in a free update alongside May 2020’s Aftermath DLC. Originally a feature of Mortal Kombat 3 all the way back in 1995, NetherRealm has ...

Mafia 3 Definitive Edition currently lacks PS4 Pro, Xbox One X enhancements

The Definitive Edition of Mafia 3 has lost the game’s enhancements for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X – something 2K has now said is an error. The regular version of Mafia 3 ...

Someone should make a game about: Gormenghast

Somewhere along the way, my copy of Gormenghast got rained on. I wonder if a roof leaked in some previous house, or a chimney made a nearby wall a bit damp. Whatever. I went for ...

Frogwares’ Sherlock Holmes series returning next year with fresh-faced origin story

Developer Frogwares’ well-regarded investigation-based Sherlock Holmes series is making a comeback next year with an origin story titled Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One. Chapter One is Frogwares’ first new Sherlock Holmes game since 2016’s divisive The ...

Blizzard cancels this year’s BlizzCon, online event likely early next year

Blizzard has officially cancelled this year’s BlizzCon live event, citing “health and safety considerations” relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. BlizzCon executive producer Saralyn Smith had initially highlighted the uncertainties surrounding this year’s show in ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Omega Ring (2005.200522-1800)

Hey Omega 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 2005 Xbox One ...

Warface: Breakout Brings Tactical FPS Action to Xbox One Today

Summary Warface: Breakout is a new tactical shooter available now on Xbox One It’s a new take on classic Defuse the Bomb FPS gameplay Free seasonal updates planned for post-launch; no Battle Pass necessary Together ...

Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head is Dead by Daylight’s next killer

Konami might not be in any particular hurry to give the world a proper new Silent Hill (damn you Konami!), but it’s now teamed up with Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive to bring Silent ...

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Destroy All Humans lead June’s Xbox Games with Gold

As June prepares to fling open its door and usher in the steamy summer months, a fresh batch of Xbox Games with Gold titles are waiting in the wings for those with Live Gold subscriptions ...

Into the Void: Surviving Planetfall’s Newest Expansion, Invasions

Hello space conquerors! We’re excited to finally get our second Age of Wonders: Planetfall expansion, Invasions, into the hands of our fans. As everyone jumps in, we want to give players both old and new ...

New Games with Gold for June 2020

Get ready to enjoy some great Games with Gold in June! On Xbox One, rescue Sequin Land once more in the ridiculously fun platformer Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and fix your customers a drink ...

Minecraft Dungeons Available Now

Summary Minecraft Dungeons is available now on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Minecraft Dungeons is an action-adventure dungeon crawler set within the Minecraft universe that’s perfect to play ...

SanDisk memory cards discounted in Amazon sale

Update: It looks like the hard disk deals have been cancelled following only a few hours of availability – perhaps due to technical issues – but memory cards remain on sale. Original article follows: Storage ...

Fortnite begins doomsday clock for end of season live event

Fortnite has begun counting down to its next major story event, set to mark the end of its James Bond-inspired spy season. While the season itself wraps up next week on Thursday 4th June, Epic’s ...

No Man’s Sky Coming to Xbox Game Pass in June

Almost two years ago, our small team at Hello Games brought No Man’s Sky to Xbox One for the first time and introduced Xbox One players to our infinite, procedurally-generated universe. Given how avidly Xbox ...

F2P online shooter Warface gets premium spin-off

Warface, the free-to-play online shooter from Crytek, is getting a premium standalone spin-off. It’s called Warface Breakout, and it is being announced and launched today by developer Allods Team, part of the My.Games company which ...

SanDisk memory cards and WD drives discounted in Amazon sale

Storage deals always seem popular amongst our readers, so buckle up: a selection of Western Digital external hard drives and SanDisk memory cards have been discounted below their standard prices on Amazon UK today, making ...

No Man’s Sky lands on Xbox Game Pass in June

From its rocky reception in 2016 to renewed popularity after a series of significant updates, No Man’s Sky has had a pretty spectacular trajectory – one that’s set to reach new heights, as the game ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 “cancelled campaign footage” leaks online

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 famously broke series tradition by ditching its campaign to focus entirely on multiplayer, with Treyarch instead opting to tell its lore through a comic series, of all things. Most ...

Minecraft Dungeons review: a Diablo-like that’s just deep enough

Minecraft is famous for its Creative mode – the option which gives an endless supply of digital Lego for you to play around with. It’s the place people build replicas of their universities or the ...

Bad North is even better when bad luck enters the fray

I loved Bad North back when I reviewed it. It’s a doomy game about fighting off invading forces, set on a chilly archipelago strung across the edge of the world. It’s one of those games ...

Explore Wasteland 3’s Post-Apocalyptic World with New Dev Diary Series

Summary inXile entertainment released their first and second developer diary videos for Wasteland 3 through IGN. Wasteland 3 launches August 28 with Xbox Game Pass, and on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and PlayStation 4. ...

Sometimes the best thing in a game is a pause

Action games often have built-in moments for players to take breaks, be it in safe rooms, during animated story sequences, conversations, or the part of a map that acts like connective tissue between one open ...

Bunker campers are infuriating Call of Duty: Warzone players

It’s an exciting time for Call of Duty: Warzone. Infinity Ward’s battle royale recently opened its mysterious bunkers and kicked off an ongoing tease for the announcement of the next Call of Duty game, dubbed ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Viking rap battles sound like Monkey Island’s insult sword fighting

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has Viking rap battles – and they sound more than a bit like the insult sword fighting from The Secret of Monkey Island. In a Twitter video, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director ...

The wild story behind why the first Assassin’s Creed has side missions

The first Assassin’s Creed game only had side missions because “the CEO’s kid played it”. That’s the start of the wild story behind the addition of side missions to the 2007 game, as told by ...

Finally, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is crossing over with Black Ops Easter eggs – in Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone players have found Black Ops Easter eggs, a significant ramping up of Activision’s ongoing tease of the next mainline Call of Duty game, which Eurogamer this week reported is titled Call ...

This Week on Xbox: May 22, 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 ...

Risk of Rain 2 leaving early access in August

Developer Hopoo Games’ enormously well-received rogue-like co-op shooter sequel, Risk of Rain 2, will be leaving Steam early access and launching in its Version 1.0 guise this August. Risk of Rain 2 entered Steam early ...

Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack is Available Now on Xbox One

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, the Call of Duty Endowment is releasing a limited pack for your Operator in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack for ...

The Persistence Debuts Today on Xbox One

We’re excited to bring our survival horror, The Persistence to Xbox One fans and we wanted to give you guys the lowdown on the game and some hints and tips in advance of those who ...

Street Power Soccer is Bringing Over-the-Top Style and Arcade Action to Xbox One This Year

Street Power Soccer is a unique spin on the world’s most popular sport that emphasizes style, rhythm, precision, and extreme superpowers. Whether you are a lifelong soccer (or football) fan or never touched a ball ...

Introducing the Minecraft Pac-Man DLC!

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6 Creatures You’ll Meet, Then Eat, in Maneater

Summary Players will finally be able to get their hands (or fins) on Maneater today on Xbox One. The team at Tripwire have created a game filled with diverse ecosystems teeming with edible aquatic life. ...

Prepare for What’s Next with Fallout 76’s 2020 Roadmap

With Fallout 76: Wastelanders on Xbox One, players embark on a vital journey to reclaim Appalachia as two rising factions compete for control of West Virginia. Like any good journey, we come bearing a roadmap ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare teases Price as season four operator

It all seems to be happening in the world of Call of Duty, as after players managed to burst into Warzone’s bunkers for the first time (and found a nuke amongst other things), we’ve now ...

Next Week on Xbox: May 26 to 29

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 ...

Clash of Fans: Call of Duty Warzone and Fortnite

Hello and welcome to the fifth and final write-up in our Clash of Fans series. This week we have been getting together in pairs (virtually) and forcing each other to play a beloved game. Then ...

Five of the Best: Villains

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 ...

Clash of Fans was a lovely surprise for us

This week we’ve been running a series called Clash of Fans. The idea is that we’d pair up – virtually of course, please stay at home if you can – and we’d trade our favourite ...

Celebrating 30 Years of Microsoft Solitaire with Those Oh-So-Familiar Bouncing Cards

Today, on National Solitaire Day, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the beloved Microsoft Solitaire and saying ‘Thank You!’ to all the players over the past 30 years! With a worldwide appeal, Microsoft Solitaire ...

Fortnite is debuting a new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s next film Tenet tonight

Tenet is the next film from Inception, Dunkirk, and The Dark Knight Trilogy director Christopher Nolan, and so, there’s a healthy degree of anticipation around the whole thing. To date, though, only one fairly enigmatic ...

Super Striker League Charges into Roblox on Xbox One

Bombs. Asteroids. Mummies. These aren’t things you’d normally expect to find on a soccer pitch, but in Cinder Studio’s smash-hit Roblox game Super Striker League, nothing’s out of the question. Super Striker League takes everything ...

Smite Final Boss Update Features New Battle Pass

The latest Smite update brings new, challenging foes to the battleground of the gods – in the form of a Battle Pass. Available now on Xbox One, each skin is themed to represent a final ...

Borderlands 3’s next story DLC is the Western-themed Bounty of Blood

There’s some rootin’ toontin’ first-person shootin’ in-store for Borderlands 3 next month, when the game’s newly revealed third chunk of story DLC – the Wild-West-inspired Bounty of Blood: A Fistful of Redemption – heads to ...

Legendary Tier Added to World of Warships: Legends on Xbox One

Get ready for a packed update to World of Warships: Legends! Legendary Tier ships are here, with a new feature to unlock them, Russian Battleships are fully released including the Tier VII Vladivostok, and the ...

Designing Franchise Mode for Super Mega Baseball 3

Super Mega Baseball 3 has arrived and here at Metalhead Software we could not be more excited! We have packed a lot of new features and major improvements into the latest version of Super Mega ...

ID@Xbox Game Fest Highlights Unique Creators, Stories and Characters

From now until May 25, ID@Xbox is running our fifth annual Game Fest, bringing a spotlight on new creators, new stories, new characters and new ways to play. There’s so much to discover in these ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta Ring (2006.200518-0000)

Hey Beta and Delta 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 ...

Overwatch Anniversary: Earn Epic Rewards and Celebrate During the Limited-Time Event

It’s time to celebrate! We’re commemorating Overwatch’s fourth anniversary with a party of epic proportions. Join us to unlock new cosmetics, earn weekly rewards, and play your favorite seasonal brawls. Don’t miss out on the ...

Announcing 2020 Special Olympics Xbox Virtual Gaming Event

Back in 2018, Xbox hosted the first video gaming tournament at Special Olympics USA Games that were held in Seattle, Washington. Special Olympics athletes from four states competed head-to-head at the University of Washington and ...

Sea of Thieves Coming to Steam on June 3

We’re delighted to announce that our ever-evolving pirate adventure Sea of Thieves will be launching on Steam on June 3, 2020. For over two years the members of our community have been sailing freely into ...

Join the Grounded Flight Starting June 9

Summary Starting June 9 and extending through June 14, Grounded flight will be available for Xbox Insiders in the Xbox Insider Hub and Steam client as a part of the Steam Game Festival as a ...

Super Saver Sale: Great Deals on Your Favorite Games

If you like a good discount, you probably check the Microsoft Store Deals Page on your Xbox quite often. Now, if you love a good discount, you`ll want to check that page right now! The ...

GTA 5’s now sold a whopping 130m copies

If the recent crashing of the Epic Games Store wasn’t enough to convince you of the ridiculous popularity of this nearly seven year-old game, maybe the latest sales figures will, as Take-Two has announced GTA ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Alan Wake, Cities: Skylines, and Minecraft Dungeons

Lately, I’ve been spending more time chatting with friends about games I remember playing as a kid, or which ones that are coming soon I’m really excited about. On that note, I’m happy to say ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC: Minecraft Dungeons, Alan Wake, Cities: Skylines, and Plebby Quest

The hits keep on coming. No, really! We’ve got games that have stood the test of time, and new games we know you’re excited to play (I’ve seen your hype on Twitter)! There are always ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha Ring (2006.200518-0000)

Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead and 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 ...

Flame in the Flood dev’s fantasy village building adventure Drake Hollow out in July

Drake Hollow, the exploratory village building adventure from the studio behind The Flame in the Flood, is coming to Xbox One and PC on 17th July. Unveiled last November, Drake Hollow is quite a departure ...

Halo 2 on PC is the best Master Chief Collection port yet

A mere 13 years on from its initial release, Halo 2 has been re-released on PC as part of The Master Chief Collection – an ongoing enterprise that has attracted as much criticism as praise. ...

Sega, SNK and many others are putting together their own E3-esque conference next month

Some 14 publishers from Japan and North America have got together to host their own E3-esque conference next month, with New Game+ Expo (NGXP) promising announcements, showcases and demos from the likes of Sega and ...

Gears of War 3 on PlayStation 3 was a test, Epic says

There has never been a Gears of War game on a PlayStation console, so the recent appearance of Gears of War 3 footage running on PlayStation 3 has understandably been a surprise. Early footage of ...

This year’s Call of Duty is called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

This autumn’s Call of Duty game is called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, according to a leak backed up by Eurogamer’s own sources. Call of Duty leaker Okami posted a mocked-up box cover ...

Someone should make a game about: Casualtimetravel

Sinziana Velicescu, AKA @casualtimetravel on Instagram, is a very good photographer. She takes photos of architecture, but without a lot of the architecture in it. In her words, it’s about “abstracting architectural details” and putting ...

Overwatch celebrates fourth birthday with three-week anniversary event

Blizzard’s persistently popular hero shooter Overwatch is celebrating its fourth birthday this year, and to celebrate those celebrations, a new three-week anniversary event is currently underway on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC. The event, ...

Xbox Insiders are invited to join Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead today!

Have you always wanted to participate in the Alpha or Alpha Skip-Ahead rings? Well, now’s your chance! We use a carefully curated formula to decide when to open enrollment and to which users. But our ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (2006.200515-2000)

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 2006 Xbox One ...

2K formally unveils Mafia 1 remake, details Mafia: Trilogy bundle

By now, pretty much everything there is to know about 2K’s Mafia: Trilogy has been leaked upon the internet; however, today brings the formal unveiling of its exhaustive mobster bundle, so, for the sake of ...

Kong: Skull Island director shares concept art for MIA Metal Gear Solid movie

What would a Metal Gear Solid movie look like if worked on by the visual artists at ILM? As the years pass and the reality of a Metal Gear film feels less and less likely, ...

What The Witcher 3 got right

Recently – I say recently, it was before lockdown, so a lifetime and a half ago – I started a new game of The Witcher 3 from scratch. Not because of the Switch port; as ...

Call of Duty: Warzone’s bunkers are open – and fans think there’s a Black Ops tease

Ever since Warzone launched back in March, players have been trying to figure out various ways to get into the map’s hidden bunkers, and discover what sort of goodies could be waiting inside. Today, the ...

Clash of Fans: Old School RuneScape and Shenmue

Hello and welcome to the second of our Clash of Fans write-ups. This week we’ll be getting together in pairs (virtually) and forcing each other to play a beloved game. Then we’ll chat about what ...

Here’s the first 10 minutes of Mafia 2: Definitive Edition

Mafia 2’s Definitive Edition looks to be in the hands of some people already – footage of it running on PlayStation 4 Pro is out in the wild. As a reminder, a leak last week ...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is five – some of our favourite pieces

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt turns five years old today. Can you believe it? It’s become so famous I can’t recall a time before it. Heck there’s even a Witcher Netflix series that has made ...

Ubisoft details Rainbow Six Siege’s latest season, Operation Steel Wave

Rainbow Six Siege might now be in its fifth year, but the content updates keep a-coming, and next on the schedule is Operation Steel Wave, which Ubisoft has now revealed in more detail. Operation Steel ...

NetherRealm shows off more Mortal Kombat 11 Friendship finishers

Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to rip someone’s spine out of their eye socket, and for those moments when levity is preferred, developer NetherRealm has just the thing, showing off more of Mortal ...

Gamescom digital-only event kicks off with Geoff Keighley Opening Night show in August

Gamescom organisers have shared more details on this year’s digital-only event, which gets underway on 27th August with the return of Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night livestream. Gamescom’s digital-only event replaces this year’s physical show, which ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha Ring (2006.200515-2000)

Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead and 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 ...

Red Dead Redemption is 10 years old today

Red Dead Redemption is a decade old today. Rockstar’s cowboy classic was originally released on 18th May in North America, and a few days later here in Europe. Somewhat inexplicably, 10 years on, it is ...

FIFA esports at a crossroads as the global lockdown hits home

In times such as these, it seems frivolous to worry about something like competitive FIFA, but for hundreds of players around the world, the complete shutdown of FIFA’s esports scene has caused personal upheaval, a ...

University students graduate in official Minecraft ceremony

University students unable to attend their graduation ceremony have turned to Minecraft to host an official replacement. Students at UC Berkeley in California built a virtual version of their university campus – UC Blockley – ...

Minecraft: Connecting More Players Than Ever Before

In these extraordinary times, we’re reminded more than ever before of the important role games like Minecraft can play in providing an escape from the day-to-day and fostering social connections between friends and families. When ...

Introducing Clash of Fans week

Video games are so complex and rich and filled with promise that they can sometimes seem a bit daunting. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a few genres you stick with and a ...

Clash of Fans: Spintires and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Hello and welcome to the first of our Clash of Fans write-ups. This week we’ll be getting together in pairs (virtually) and forcing each other to play a beloved game. Then we’ll chat about what ...

Minecraft maker Mojang has a new name, kind of

Minecraft was 11-years old yesterday, and to celebrate, developer Mojang announced it was rebranding itself slightly. The move to new moniker Mojang Studios comes with a refreshed logo, and is meant to better reflect that ...

Respawn is looking to improve Apex Legends’ Lifeline with a “sidegrade”

Since the recent balance changes ushered in with season 5, Apex Legends developer Respawn is “working on” how its support character, Lifeline, can be improved without “straight-up add power to her”. “Lots of talk about ...

“Hundreds of thousands” of us are playing DayZ since it joined Xbox Game Pass

“Hundreds of thousands” of new players have jumped into DayZ since the survival game joined the Xbox Game Pass library last week. Citing “a huge influx of new players”, developer Bohemia Interactive says the “hardcore ...

The Resident Evil series has now sold 100 million units worldwide

The Resident Evil series has now collectively shipped over 100 million copies worldwide. As computed by our pals at VG24/7, it was back at the end of March that Capcom confirmed that its hugely successful ...

29 years on, has Final Fantasy broken the spell of Active Time Battle?

Final Fantasy was once a game in thrall to tradition; in the past 20 years, it has become an on-going revolution. Final Fantasy 9 was the last mainline instalment to make use of the Active ...

Overwatch fan unearths fun Diablo 3 Easter egg in two-year-old map

An Overwatch fan has unearthed a cool nod to Diablo 3 in a map that’s over two-years old. It turns out if you break the barrels in the final area of the Blizzard World map, ...

9 years after launch, Terraria is finally complete

Terraria has been declared complete after its developers released the game’s final major update. The Journey’s End update arrives today nine years after the hugely popular sandbox game came out on PC, and makes significant ...

Modders continue to do astonishing things with the 7-year-old Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5 modders are at it again, tinkering with Rockstar’s epic to make it look like something you’d need a next-generation console to run. The video, below, is a wonderfully-put together trailer showcasing ...

Cyberpunk 2077 reveals Mad Max-inspired Reaver car

CD Projekt has revealed a car featured in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 – and it looks a lot like the kind of car you’d see in Mad Max. To coincide with the fifth anniversary of ...

Call of Duty: Warzone anti-cheat appears to be making an impact – and cheaters hate it

Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Warzone anti-cheat effort seems to be making an impact in the free-to-download battle royale. This week, the developer enabled two-step SMS authentication for new Warzone PC users who log-in as ...

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster soundtrack revealed – and it’s missing a few classics

Activision has revealed the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster soundtrack, and some of the classics are missing. Talk of the game’s soundtrack emerged after Activision released an 18-track playlist on Spotify – ...

Thanks, Edge – you made me Feel Better

If you’ve ever been a fan of Edge magazine, you’ll probably know that Thursdays are special. One Thursday a month is Edge Thursday, which means a trip to the shops to pick up the latest ...

This Week on Xbox: May 15, 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 Skip-Ahead and Alpha Ring (2006.200514-0000)

Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 4 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest ...

Racers to Showcase Gaming Skills in Monster Energy Electronic Supercross Event on NBCSN

Mark your calendars! The first Monster Energy Supercross E SX event, presented by Toyota Racing, is coming to NBCSN this Saturday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET! Tune in and watch ...

BioWare resurfaces with first progress report on Anthem’s major overhaul

After confirming it would be giving its beleaguered online shooter Anthem a thorough retooling earlier this year, BioWare has finally resurfaced to reveal more of its plans. Announcing Anthem’s “substantial reinvention” in February, BioWare’s general ...

Doom Eternal’s First Major Update Brings Empowered Demons and More to Xbox One

Summary Doom Eternal’s first major update has arrived! Log in today to enjoy free, all-new content. Update 1 includes campaign enhancements, Empowered Demons, a host of optimizations, new event content, Battlemode updates, and more. The ...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Co-op Games to Enjoy on Xbox Game Pass

Whether you’re across the world or sitting together on the couch, cooperative gaming is a great way to connect with people, creating new relationships or rekindling existing ones. Xbox Game Pass offers dozens of games ...

Doom Eternal’s Update 1 out on all platforms, adds Empowered Demons and more

Doom Eternal, the latest entry in developer id Software’s legendary FPS series, has just received its first free content update on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, introducing the likes of Empowered Demon foes, a ...

E3 2020 schedule guide: All alternative E3 conference dates, times, and streams announced so far

As you might expect, E3 won’t be happening as usual this year. First its physical event was cancelled, then all online plans were scrapped, leaving it up to publishers (and the likes of Geoff Keighley) ...

Old-School FPS Ion Fury is Available Now on Xbox One

Greetings everyone! I am super excited to let you know that our award-winning old-school first-person shooter, Ion Fury, is now available on Xbox One! Ion Fury is a true successor to classic shooters such as ...

Next Week on Xbox: May 19 to 22

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 ...

Grab Your Clubs! PGA Tour 2K21 Drops on Xbox One August 21

Summary PGA Tour 2K21 hits shelves on August 21. Customize your MyPlayer and face off against real PGA Tour Pros on real PGA Tour courses. Take on your crew in local and online multiplayer in ...

Capcom changed Nemesis for the Resident Evil 3 remake to reference Resident Evil 4

Capcom has revealed it changed the way Nemesis works for the Resident Evil 3 remake in order for it to reference Resident Evil 4. THERE MAY BE RESIDENT EVIL 3 SPOILERS AHEAD. In a PlayStation ...

No new Titanfall games in the works, Respawn says

What happened to the Titanfall spin-off game that was supposed to come out last year? That’s the question on everyone’s lips, as yesterday Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella said no new Titanfall games are currently in ...

Five of the Best: Achievements or Trophies

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 ...

Sunday Times Rich List includes numerous gaming names

This Sunday will see the annual publication of the The Times’ Rich List, a ranking of the wealthiest individuals in the UK. As ever, it’s a list with numerous entries from the world of UK ...

FIFA esports at a crossroads as the global lockdown hits pros hard

In times such as these, it seems frivolous to worry about something like competitive FIFA, but for hundreds of players around the world, the complete shutdown of FIFA’s esports scene has caused personal upheaval, a ...

Prison Architect’s Alcatraz-inspired Island Bound expansion out in June

Incarceration-themed management sim Prison Architect is getting a new Alcatraz-inspired paid expansion, known as Island Bound, which comes to PC and consoles on 11th June. As its name suggests, Island Bound is all about creating ...

Crusader Kings III Rides to Glory on September 1

Today, we’re very happy to announce that we have set a release date for Crusader Kings III. The sequel to one of our most beloved grand strategy games will be available on September 1 with ...

Alan Wake is coming to Xbox One and PC Game Pass next week

Fans of gloomy woodland backdrops and relentlessly monologuing the things you’re doing while you’re doing them are in for a treat! Remedy Entertainment’s action-horror opus Alan Wake is heading to Xbox One and PC Game ...

Free Play Days – Fallout 76: Wastelanders, Terraria, and Castle Crashers Remastered

Three great games are now available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play through the weekend. Strap on your Pip-Boy and return to Appalachia in Fallout 76: Wastelanders. Or grab ...

Fallout 76 is getting a “season pass-style system”

Fallout 76 already has an in-game shop and premium subscription service, and to bring it even further into the realm of modern-day multiplayer games, it’s now getting a “season pass-style” progression system. Which is free ...

Grand Theft Auto 5 goes free on PC: Some pieces you ought to read

You can download the iconic Grand Theft Auto 5 for free right now on the Epic Games Store. Bolstered by GTA Online, it’s a game we’ve been playing for years and it shows no sign ...

First HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor for PC and next-gen consoles announced

“What’s the best HDMI 2.1 monitor?” It’s a question that I’ve received with increasing regularity over the past few weeks as next-generation consoles draw closer to release, and it’s one that I’ve had no answer ...

The “Start Your Engines” Sale is Off and Running on the Microsoft Store

Ladies and gentlemen… Start! Your! Engines! Get ready to explore the beautiful scenery of historic Britain with Forza Horizon 4, race against a city’s rogue police force in Need for Speed Heat, and dominate the ...

Sign up for the Kartrider: Drift Closed Beta on Xbox One

KartRider: Drift is the latest iteration in the KartRider franchise, a free to play racing game with a global audience of over 300 million players. With fierce competition and huge fans of the kart racing ...

Final Fantasy 15 designer’s No Straight Roads headed to Nintendo Switch

No Straight Roads, the rhythm action platformer from Final Fantasy 15 lead game designer Wan Hazmer, will come to Nintendo Switch. Today’s announcement confirms both Switch and Xbox One versions of the game will debut ...

Respawn to investigate top Apex Legends players caught teaming

After hours of grinding, sliding and perfecting your hip-firing, you’ve finally made it to the upper echelons of Apex Legends’ ranked mode… only to have six guns facing you instead of three. That’s what happened ...

PGA Tour 2K21 has a release date, cover star and a trailer

Golf simulation video game PGA Tour 2K21 comes out Friday, 21st August 2020, 2K has announced. That’s for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch and Stadia. The cover star is 2017 FedExCup ...

Evo fighting game tournament moves online – without Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Evo, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, has moved online with one notable omission: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Evo 2020 was set to take place in Las Vegas this July but was cancelled ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla details bird companion, hoods, hair colour changes

Another day, another set of new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla details – this time on hair dying, hoods and your loyal bird companion. For the first time in the Assassin’s Creed series, you’ll be able to ...

Torchlight 2 still has the best names in all of video games

I’ve been playing a lot of Torchlight 2 recently, which always has its dangers. For one thing, these ARPGs are so moreish that you can sort of chug through them forever while the rest of ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Delta and Omega Ring (2005.200512-1756)

Hey 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 6 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2005 ...

Fallout 76 is free to play this weekend on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Fallout 76, the online multiplayer Fallout game that nobody wanted but got any way, will be free to play this weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Despite Fallout 76’s disastrous launch – Eurogamer’s ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha and Beta Ring (2005.200512-1756)

Hey Alpha and 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 2005 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2006.200512-0000)

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 2006 Xbox ...

In Mortal Kombat 11, RoboCop enlists the help of ED-209

NetherRealm has offered us a good look at Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath gameplay, including new DLC character RoboCop. The video shows one of RoboCop’s fatalities, which calls in that good doggy robot ED-209 for some ...

The Mafia series is getting a trilogy re-release

2K’s trilogy of Mafia games are getting a re-release via a package called, fittingly, Mafia Trilogy. Today’s brief teaser doesn’t tell us much other than the trilogy’s new platforms – PC (via Steam and the ...

Finally, the Carmines are in Gears 5

The Carmines are finally in Gears 5. Anthony, Benjamin and Gary Carmine are playable characters in Gears 5’s Versus multiplayer only for now. This marks a significant change compared to the release of other characters ...

Pathfinder gets a big nerf in the Apex Legends season five patch

Depending on whether you’re a Mirage or Pathfinder main, this is either the best or worst day of your Apex Legends career, as the season five patch has brought a raft of changes to the ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sees return of social stealth, instakill blade

In a flurry of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announcements last night, Ubisoft confirmed a number of returning features for long-term fans of the series. In short, the one-hit Hidden Blade is back, as is social stealth. ...

Infinity Ward ramps up the fight against Call of Duty: Warzone PC cheaters with two-step authentication

Infinity Ward’s latest salvo in the battle against Call of Duty: Warzone PC cheaters is two-step authentication. Specifically, the developer has enabled two-step SMS authentication for new Warzone PC users who log-in as free-to-play. Infinity ...

F1 2020 will likely have us racing before the real thing

Time was we’d whine like a V6 hybrid that Codemasters’ official F1 game would come too late into the season that it simulated, so I guess we should be pleased that this year it’s going ...

Someone should make a game about: Bob Ross

Leaves crackle under foot, and beams of light stream down from the canopy above as we amble towards another one of his favourite spots. Mud squelches and sighs, birdsong ribbons with the breeze, (Titanium) white ...

Halo 2: Anniversary Available Now for PC with The Master Chief Collection

Summary Halo 2: Anniversary is Available Now on PC as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection with Xbox Game Pass and on the Microsoft Store and on Steam. Halo 2: Anniversary is the the ...

Have a Spring Fling with Trove on Xbox One

Dear Trovians, a patch of green is now showing on the horizon: Spring has finally sprung in Trove! But what is this? Our dear Qubesly is speaking in rhymes now. Maybe a little distraction will ...

The Culling rises from the dead a second time with new pay-per-play monetisation model

Beleaguered battle royale game The Culling has risen from the dead once more – despite apparently being canned for good last March – this time sporting a monetisation model that will require users to pay ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Delta and Omega Ring (2005.200508-1900)

Hey 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 2005 ...

Top Tips for Huntdown, the Action Comedy Arcade Shooter Launching Today on Xbox One

Hi everyone, Today is a huge day for us as it marks the launch of Huntdown, our 16-bit baby on the Microsoft Store. If you haven’t heard much about the game yet, it’s an action ...

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, Radically Remastered and Coming to Xbox One on September 4

Get ready to shred again. The original birdman, Tony Hawk, and Vicarious Visions, the studio behind the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, have come together to bring back Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, ...

Tony Hawk is texting people about a Pro Skater 1 & 2 remaster

UPDATE 4.55pm UK: With five minutes to go until the game’s intended official announcement, Tony Hawk has now tweeted the official artwork and release date for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. It launches ...

The Xbox Store’s latest sale discounts Control, Need for Speed Heat and more

A number of new sales have kicked off at the Xbox Store that’ll be worth a look if you like bizarre supernatural adventures, speedy racers or stomping around in giant mechs. Let’s start off with ...

Square Enix store offers free face mask if you spend over $100

Square Enix’s online store has offered customers a branded face mask as a “free” gift available with orders of more than $100. Fans in the US were alerted to the promotional offer last night by ...

Dig Deeper and Better with These Tips for Deep Rock Galactic

The caves of Hoxxes IV are full of riches and resources worth exploiting, truly a dwarf’s dream. However, some like to call it the most dangerous planet in the galaxy and they are probably not ...

Apex Legends details Loba’s abilities, including teleportation and long-distance looting

We’ve already seen plenty of teases for upcoming legend Loba, but now we know exactly what she’s capable of, as Respawn has detailed how her abilities will work. And with another snazzy trailer to boot. ...

Indivisible Launches Razmi’s Challenges DLC on Xbox One

Razmi’s been hard at work inside Ajna’s brain! She’s crafted a series of fiendishly clever challenges that will require Ajna’s unique skills to complete. It’s Indivisible‘s first official DLC and it’s available today! Razmi’s Challenges ...

Become a Vampire and Experience a Gothic Adventure in Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor on Xbox One

With The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor and Update 26, you can become a powerful Vampire and experience a tale that is both a compelling standalone story and part of the larger, Dark Heart of Skyrim ...

A Game That Makes Games: SuperMash is Available Now on Xbox One

Hey, Xbox gamers! A game that somehow “makes games.” Does that sound crazy? Unbelievable? Boring? Exciting? Unrealistic? Well, which is it? Yes. As developers, we love crafting things. Tuning, balancing, and playtesting over and over ...

Shred! 2 – ft Sam Pilgrim Lands on Xbox One

Today I’m stoked to announce that Shred! 2 – ft Sam Pilgrim is available for Xbox One! Shred! 2 puts you in the riding shoes of Sam Pilgrim, former World Champion and all round biking ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha and Beta Ring (2005.200508-1900)

Hey Alpha and 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 2005 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2006.200509-0000)

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 2006 Xbox ...

Ubisoft announces “E3-style” digital showcase event Ubisoft Forward for July

Ubisoft has unveiled Ubisoft Forward, a new “E3-style” digital showcase event that’s schedule to take place via the magic of the internet on 12th July. The publisher previously revealed it would be hosting its own ...

Doctor Who VR game studio announces console follow-up

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR developer Maze Theory has announced plans for a follow-up game, this time bound for non-virtual reality platforms. The untitled sequel will arrive in early 2021 for “PC, PlayStation, ...

Civilization 6 is getting a new season pass

Three-and-a-half years after it came out, Civilization 6 is getting a new season pass. The New Frontier season pass adds eight new civilisations, nine new leaders and six new game modes to Firaxis’ strategy game. ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla season pass unlocks Beowulf mission

We’re still yet to see proper Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay, but there’s already word on the game’s season pass via Ubisoft’s German store listing. Specifically, the season pass will unlock a mission surrounding the legendary ...

Loads of Assassin’s Creed games are currently on sale

Undoubtedly capitalising on the hype surrounding the newly-announced Assasin’s Creed Valhalla, a number of past entries in the Assassin’s Creed series are now on sale across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Let’s start off with ...

SanDisk Micro SD cards drop to their lowest prices since February

Good news, everyone! After several weeks of high prices and poor availability, some of the best micro SD cards and external hard drives are back in stock and on sale. The best deal we’ve spotted ...

Cyberpunk 2077 fan film has an eerily on point Keanu Reeves lookalike

A trailer for new Cyberpunk 2077 fan film Phoenix Program is dazzling the internet – and has impressed developer CD Projekt Red. The footage, shared by CD Projekt on Twitter, stars a group of talented ...

Doom Eternal’s next update invites you to take on “empowered demons”

Doom Eternal’s Update 1 will bring empowered demons to the game, as well as new content, bug fixes, and a “host of optimisations”. “It’s been an amazing turnout for Doom Eternal,” wrote Parker Wilhelm on ...

After two years of silence, the official Mafia Twitter account tweets one word

The official Mafia account has woken up after almost two years of silence and tweeted a single word: “Family”. Initially, I wondered if the tweet was merely recognising that today is Mother’s Day (don’t panic ...

It’s Year of the Klingon in Star Trek Online

It’s Year of the Klingon in Star Trek Online and to celebrate, developer Arc Games has revealed details of a “major, multipart, 2411-focused Klingon storyline”. “Over the rest of 2020, and part of 2021, we’re ...

Treasure hunting comes to Apex Legends’ season 5

To get us properly excited for the launch of Apex Legends’ fifth season, Respawn has shared more details about what’s coming up, including news of a season-long treasure hunt. The new season will see nine ...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s magic is its sense of pure fun

There are plenty of things wrong with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but I do find it ever so hard to care. I’ve spent the weekend falling in love, jumping off hundred-foot statues and galloping around the ...

Rockstar fuels GTA Online’s player-driven Alien War with free green and purple bodysuits

Last week, Rockstar gave all GTA Online players half a million virtual dollars. This week, it’s giving away free alien suits. Now, you may have wondered why Rockstar would make green and purple martian bodysuits, ...

What’s Kirby doing in Fortnite’s new trailer?

Blink and you’ll miss it, but Kirby is in Fortnite’s latest trailer. As spotted by GoNintendo, Kirby pops up in the first seconds of the official Fortnite trailer for its recently-released Party Royale mode. You ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brings back its April Fool’s 10v10 Shipment 24/7 playlist – and it is glorious chaos

Last night, Infinity Ward issued an update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that brought back an April Fool’s playlist – and I love it. Shipment is one of Modern Warfare’s best multiplayer maps, its ...

Microsoft admits “we set some wrong expectations” with Xbox Series X “gameplay” reveal

Microsoft has responded to criticism of this week’s Xbox Series X “gameplay” reveal, admitting it had set wrong expectations for fans. The company had teased Xbox Series X gameplay for the special Inside Xbox show, ...

This Week on Xbox: May 8, 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 ...

Retro Block Adventure Pushy and Pully in Blockland Available Now on Xbox One

Summary 50 handcrafted and challenging  levels awaits you in Pushy and Pully in Blockland. Embrace your inner retro gamer and discover the colorful planet of Blockland! Challenge your friends on Xbox Live and discover who ...

Fury Unleashed, the Combo-Driven Run ‘n’ Gun, Now Available for Xbox One

Hi everyone! Fury Unleashed, the roguelite run and gun taking place inside comic books, is now available for Xbox One. On that occasion, I wanted introduce the game’s unique combo system to you. Fury, the ...

Disintegration: Now Available for Pre-Order on Xbox One

Disintegration is a sci-fi, first-person shooter blended with real-time tactical strategy created by a small independent studio of 30+ industry veterans and new talent founded by Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo. Set in the ...

Maid of Sker Trailer Reveals Terrifying Welsh Folklore

It’s hard to think that with our recent string of FMVs and interactive movies like The Complex, Late Shift, and The Bunker, that Wales Interactive have sneakily been hard at work, creating a traditional first-person ...

Dark-Fantasy RPG Sin Slayers Available Now on Xbox One

On May 8 our game Sin Slayers, a RPG in dark fantasy setting will be released on Xbox One. In it we decided to ironically play out all clichés of the genre. We are big ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Delta and Omega Ring (2005.200507-0000)

Hey 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 2005 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2006.200507-0000)

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 2006 Xbox ...

Seven Arguably Interesting Facts About Arcade Spirits, Out Today on Xbox One

Summary What if the 1983 video game marketing crash never happened? Set in 20XX, Arcade Spirits is a romantic comedy visual novel with a different history, where arcades still reign supreme as the ultimate place ...

Next Week on Xbox: May 12 to 15

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 ...

Five of the Best: Scares

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 ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha and Beta Ring (2005.200507-0000)

Hey Alpha and Beta 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 2005 ...

Join the Fortnite: Party Royale Premiere Party This Friday on Xbox One

This Friday, we’re celebrating the arrival of Fortnite: Party Royale with an epic Premiere Party featuring three of the world’s greatest DJs: Dillion Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5. Dance through all three sets with your ...

May Just Got Better for Xbox Insiders

Our Xbox Insiders have been critical in providing the next update for Xbox One, set to release this month! Thanks to their feedback, and Xbox engineering, we’re excited to present you with a lightweight update ...

Here’s everything else shown during today’s Xbox Series X livestream

Just as it promised, Microsoft has shown off the first batch of Xbox Series X gameplay footage (although in some cases, you might prefer the term “gameplay” footage) from a broad array of third-party titles ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Delta and Omega Ring (2005.200506-0000)

Hey 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 2005 ...

Madden NFL 21 Will Make Players Feel Next Level on Xbox Series X

Summary Madden NFL 21 will be available on Xbox Series X Players can upgrade Madden NFL 21 on Xbox One to Madden NFL 21 on Xbox Series X at no additional cost.  EA Sports will ...

Bloober Team Announces Psychological Horror Game, The Medium, Coming to Xbox Series X in 2020

There’s never one simple truth to what a person will perceive. This is the inspiration behind The Medium – a psychological horror game built around a central motif: how your perspective changes your perception. Each ...

Inside Xbox May 2020 Episode Recap

Everyone here at Xbox is excited to share more about the games and experiences coming in the next generation. Earlier this week, we shared our plans for Xbox 20/20, our new reoccurring series that will ...

Bringing Bright Memory: Infinite to Xbox Series X

I am so excited to have the chance to announce to the world that my indie game Bright Memory: Infinite will officially be released on the Xbox Series X once development is complete, and it ...

Breaking Down Dirt 5: The Next Generation of Off-Road Racing

Fresh out of the box from the latest Inside Xbox, myself and the whole Codemasters team are delighted to reveal Dirt 5 to the world (but especially you), launching this year on both Xbox One ...

The big interview: Xbox Series X development chief Jason Ronald on power, price and that new boot screen

Jason Ronald’s job title is partner director of program management for the Xbox platform team, but what that somewhat robotic label boils down to is he’s leading development of the Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s next-generation ...

What it’s like to develop a game for Xbox Series X – according to the creator of Chorus

Microsoft has just announced a raft of third-party Xbox Series X games, and among them is Chorus, a new fast-paced space shooter aerial combat game from German studio FishLabs. FishLabs has been working on Chorus ...

Gorgeous 1930s tropical adventure Call of the Sea announced for Xbox Series X

One of the more unusual games during Microsoft’s Xbox Series X stream was Call of the Sea, a non-violent mystery adventure set on a tropical island in the South Pacific in the 1930s. In it, ...

Reclaim Earth from Evil Mutant Dinosaurs in Second Extinction

It is awesome to finally be able to write about Second Extinction and share with you details of what we at Systemic Reaction have been making with our little team in Malmö, located in southern ...

First Look at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gameplay Reveals Raids, Combat, and More

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s First Look Gameplay Trailer has arrived, with fighting, feasting, and peeks at the world you’ll be able to explore when the game arrives this Holiday season on Xbox Series X and Xbox ...

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Launches Day One on Xbox Series X

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, an explosive new entry point in the acclaimed Yakuza series, will be releasing as a launch title on the next-gen Xbox Series X, with simultaneous releases on Xbox One and Windows ...

Watch Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running on Xbox Series X

It’s been a week since Ubisoft revealed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, its upcoming Viking-set entry into its historical stabathon series. Back then, we were treated to a gorgeous CGI trailer showing Valhalla main character Eivor’s journey ...

Action RPG The Ascent Coming Soon to Xbox Series X

Welcome to The Ascent Group, a self-contained metropolis stretching high into the sky and filled to the brim with weird and wonderful creatures from across the galaxy. When the survival of your district is threatened, ...

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is an Xbox Series X launch title

Sega’s next entry in the Yakuza series will be available alongside Xbox Series X when the console launches. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will also release for Xbox One, and include Smart Delivery across Microsoft’s two ...

Bandai Namco Announces Scarlet Nexus for Xbox Series X and Xbox One

On today’s episode of Inside Xbox, Bandai Namco announced a new RPG franchise that’s coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One. Called Scarlet Nexus, the game will be developed by Bandai Namco Studios and ...

An Otherworldly Adventure Awaits You in Call of the Sea

Our upcoming game Call of the Sea was announced today on Inside Xbox and we are so incredibly happy to finally reveal it to you. Honestly, it feels as if our deep hidden secret has ...

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is Coming to Xbox Series X

Our teams at Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs are thrilled to announce that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is coming to Xbox Series X. We’re also supporting Smart Delivery, allowing players who purchase Bloodlines ...

Chorus, a New Space Combat Shooter, is Coming to Xbox Series X in 2021

Today, on Inside Xbox, Deep Silver Fishlabs exclusively revealed our brand-new title, Chorus, releasing in 2021 on Xbox Series X and Xbox One with Smart Delivery for all players. This means that you will only need to buy the game once to play on both Xbox ...

Dirt 5 announced, coming to Xbox Series X

Codemasters has just announced Dirt 5, which will launch for Xbox Series X (and, obviously, other consoles too). On Xbox it’ll feature Smart Delivery, so you get the game on Xbox One and Series X ...

Scorn is Bringing First-Person Horror Adventure to Xbox Series X

It’s been a long time since Ebb Software was founded, and an even longer time since the idea for Scorn first popped into Lead Designer Ljubomir Peklar’s mind. In 2013, Serbian studio Ebb Software was ...

Paris Games Week cancelled due to coronavirus

Another gaming event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, as this time Paris Games Week has announced it will not take place this year. Event organiser SELL (Union of Publishers of Leisure Software) ...

Halo-like shooter Disintegration launches this June

Disintegration’s story is about a future where overpopulation, famine and disease have all but wiped out humanity – forcing humans to swap their organic bodies for robot alternatives. Hard to imagine, I know: but soon ...

Elite Dangerous’ second Fleet Carriers beta starts next week

Frontier still has a few wrinkles to iron out before the anticipated June launch of Elite Dangerous’ long-promised Fleet Carriers, and to assist in the process, the developer’s second beta test – this time open ...

Ghostrunner is Mirror’s Edge meets Genji and it feels fantastic

Imagine Mirror’s Edge but you’re Genji from Overwatch and you’re escaping – or perhaps breaking into – a prison in a cyberpunk world, and voila! You’ve got Ghostrunner. You run, wall-run, slide, climb, jump, grapple ...

Fortnite books Deadmau5 and more for Party Royale mode premiere gig

Deadmau5, Steve Aoiki and Dillon Francis will headline the live premiere for Fortnite’s no-combat Party Royale mode. The gig kicks off at 9pm Eastern time tomorrow, Friday 8th May, (that’s 2am Saturday here in the ...

Free Play Days – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

Another explosive edition of Free Play Days is coming your way this weekend. Crush aliens like a Playa, go Super Saiyan, or win chicken dinners. Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ...

Family Time Sale: Great Discounts on a Variety of Games for the Whole Family

The Family Time Sale has started, with games that promise fun for family members of all ages. From now through May 11 you can save up to 75% on over 100 great games such as ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2005.200506-0000)

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 2005 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2006.200505-0000)

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 2006 Xbox ...

The Sims 4 is going green in new Eco Lifestyle expansion

The Sims 4 is going bigger and greener on 5th June when its environmentally focussed Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack arrives on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Eco Lifestyle is The Sims 4’s ninth expansion ...

Here’s three minutes of footage from a cancelled Prince of Persia project

10 years ago, Ubisoft Montreal was working on an unannounced Prince of Persia game subtitled Redemption. Eight years ago, footage of this game was quietly posted to YouTube. And there it lay buried, under the ...

NetherRealm Studios Announces Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, Available May 26 on Xbox One

Hello!  I’m Tyler Lansdown, Community Manager at NetherRealm Studios, and I’m writing to tell you about Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, the next chapter in the story of Mortal Kombat 11. Now, if you haven’t completed ...

DayZ joins Xbox Game Pass lineup in May

There’s plenty to keep Xbox Game Pass subscribers busy this month, as survival title DayZ is joining the console version of the pass along with several other big titles. Good thing we’ve all got a ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Red Dead Redemption 2, Day Z, Final Fantasy IX, and More

Howdy! Okay, I don’t really say howdy that often, but you might be adding it to your lexicon shortly after playing one of these games. We have a great refresh to your gaming priority list, ...

EA will launch 14 games this year, with “multiple” for Switch

In its latest round of financial results, EA has confirmed it will launch 14 games over the coming financial year – including “multiple” games for Nintendo Switch. The publisher’s Switch output on the schedule so ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta): Final Fantasy IX, Halo MCC: Halo 2, and More

It’s our favorite time of the month: The day when we get to share new games coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC! Coincidentally our next favorite time is when we get to say, “Available ...

Mortal Kombat 11 is getting story DLC and three new playable characters – including RoboCop

Big news in the world of Mortal Kombat 11: the gory fighting game is getting a story expansion – a first for a NetherRealm title – and three new playable characters, one of which is ...

Apex Legends season five trailer teases Loba’s abilities, blows up Skull Town

Having long been a favourite hot drop for Apex Legends players, it seems beloved landmark Skull Town has changed forever – as the trailer for season five shows the massive pile of bones sinking into ...

The video game apocalypses are already here – and they’re all around us

Early on in the zombie film 28 Days Later, Cillian Murphy wanders out of hospital after waking from a month-long coma and crosses a deserted Westminster Bridge. The roads and pavements are empty and strewn ...

Someone should make a game about: Machine with Concrete

Sometimes, there’s great delight to be found in the tedious. Arthur Ganson’s remarkable kinetic sculpture Machine with Concrete demonstrates that with playful aplomb. Like all kinetic sculptures, Ganson’s work moves. It’s powered by a motor ...

CD Projekt teases more Cyberpunk 2077 news coming in June

Cyberpunk 2077’s revised release date of 17th September is still four months away, but developer CD Projekt has something in the works for impatient fans, and it’s coming in June. The developer’s announcement, as far ...

Rainbow Six Siege Brings the ‘20s Roaring Back in The Grand Larceny Event

Rainbow Six Siege is getting dapper with The Grand Larceny, a special in-game event available to Xbox Live Gold members from now until May 19. Inspired by Jazz Age British mobsters, the event introduces a ...

Black Desert’s Last Dragon, The Return of Garmoth

Black Desert has seen the return of an ancient foe for adventurers to conquer – the Crimson Dragon, Garmoth. Adventurers are called to help protect Drieghan from the vengeful wrath of the last living dragon ...

Forza Street Now Available on iOS and Android!

Forza Street is now available globally to download on your iOS and Android devices! This all-new Forza experience lets you jump into the game for quick, under-a-minute races where you compete to unlock new cars ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2005.200501-0000)

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 ...

A Closer Look at Skater XL’s Unique Controls, Available July 7 on Xbox One

What’s up Xbox fans! My name’s Dain and I’m one of the creators of Skater XL, a new skateboarding game which we are excited to announce will be coming to Xbox One on July 7, ...

Xbox 20/20: Join Us as We Look into the Future of Xbox

What was already going to be a once-in-a-generation year for gaming – a new generation of consoles, a wave of new next-generation games, and the launch of new ways to play with game streaming – ...

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X reveal this week includes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X gameplay reveal livestream, due Thursday, will include our first proper glimpse at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in action. In a new blog post published this afternoon, Microsoft has laid out a detailed ...

The lure of a good spaceport

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of 2001: A Space Odyssey? Is it Moonwatcher throwing that bone in the air? HAL singing to Dave Bowman while he slowly gets unplugged? ...

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order update adds combat challenges, cosmetics and more

May the fourth is over for another year, but it didn’t end without one final surprise last night, as Respawn released a free update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which adds a bunch of ...

The neverending quest for Absolver’s ultimate martial art

You’ve heard of the Way of the Dragon, but have you come across the Way of the Magic Right Arm? As you’ve probably guessed, it’s a martial art were every move has to involve the ...

id confirms it’s parted ways with Doom Eternal composer after soundtrack controversy

After several weeks of silence, id Software has addressed the controversy surrounding the quality of its official Doom Eternal soundtrack and, in particular, the comments made by original composer Mick Gordon in light of fan ...

Venture into the Deepest Black with the Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Beta

Elite Dangerous has always been so much more than a galaxy-exploring title. Sure, the game offers a digitized 1:1 model of our galaxy extrapolated from actual scientific data with more than 400 billion stay systems ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2005.200501-0000)

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 2005 Xbox One ...

May the 4th (and Fortnite) Be with You – Star Wars Themed Content Available for a Limited Time

Happy Star Wars Day! As fans celebrate May the 4th around the world, Xbox One players can once again find their favorite Resistance and First Order outfits in the Fortnite Item Shop beginning May 3. ...

EA Play going ahead digitally this June

It’s hardly a surprise, but it seems this year’s EA Play event will be taking place digitally this year, following the cancellation of most physical events due to the coronavirus outbreak. The online event will ...

The first Lord of the Rings: Gollum screenshots are here

It’s been a little over a year since The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was announced, and today we’re finally seeing some early glimpses of what scurrying around as Gollum will look like. The screenshots, ...

The best gaming deals for Star Wars Day

Hang out here long enough and you’ve probably noticed that the Eurogamer lot are partial to a good pun under their headlines. I’m assuming, then, there’s some appreciation for the play on words that is ...

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered on Xbox is smooth, slick and polished

A month on from its release on PlayStation 4, Modern Warfare 2’s campaign remaster has arrived on Xbox One and PC. With developer Beenox taking point, the game features new texture work, lighting and post-process ...

Snowrunner’s another beautiful game about getting nowhere slowly

When it comes to Snowrunner, what I really want to tell you about is the back window of the starter truck. I appreciate this is not a normal sort of thing to come away from ...

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 community creates touching tribute for devs

It’s no secret that EA DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2 had something of a rocky start. After the game faced an enormous backlash for its microtransactions system, it was at the forefront of loot box ...

Fortnite’s no-combat mode is its next bold step towards creating a metaverse

After zipping through space, swimming under the ocean, and generally gazing up at the goliath-sized crotch of rapper Travis Scott during Fornite’s latest live event, everybody was dropped back into a normal match. Gone were ...

Watch the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer reveal here

UPDATE 30/4/20: Watch today’s live reveal of the first Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer at 4pm UK time, right here. Be sure to check back as soon as you’ve watched for our continuing coverage. UPDATE 29/4/20 ...

Unhappy Xbox player files lawsuit against Microsoft for “stick drift” claims

Microsoft has been hit with a class-action lawsuit that claims it’s Xbox One controllers – like Nintendo’s Joy-Cons – suffer from “stick drift”. As reported by VGC, the class-action complaint – which was filed on ...

Rockstar will give you $500K of in-game currency if you play GTA Online any time in May

If you’re still spending a lot of time in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online – or you’re a lapsed player looking for an excuse to jump back in, of course – I have good news. ...

Star Wars stuff returns to Fortnite in honour of Star Wars Day

Star Wars loot has returned to Fortnite. For a limited time only – in celebration of Star Wars Day, May the 4th – a selection of Star Wars-flavoured goodies have returned to the shop in ...

Destiny 2 players are glitching into the future of the Tower

Destiny 2 players have encountered a glitch that has offered a glimpse into the future of the Tower. Bungie’s shooter is currently in the middle of its 10th season, dubbed Season of the Worthy, and ...

Sergio Agüero is an unlikely FIFA 20 streamer hero during the lockdown

With real-world sport on hold and the lockdown keeping people indoors, footballers have more time for non-football things. For Sergio Agüero, that means streaming FIFA 20 – and fans of the game are loving it. ...

Random Call of Duty: Modern Warfare glitch makes the game third-person

A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare player encountered a glitch that let them play in third-person. The first-person shooter series never normally lets players change the player’s camera perspective. But redditor Tkade14 found themselves playing ...

Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier quietly announces Warhammer Age of Sigmar RTS

We all know about Creative Assembly’s wonderful Total War: Warhammer strategy games. Now, Frontier Developments has quietly announced it’s making a Warhammer Age of Sigmar real-time strategy game. Buried within the investor relations portion of ...

Up Close: Mountains, mindfulness, and metaphysics: the supreme realism of Lonely Mountains: Downhill and A Short Hike

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: May 1, 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 ...

Geoff Keighley unveils four-month all-digital Summer Game Fest, starting in May

Geoff Keighley, of Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards fame, has unveiled the Summer Game Fest, a four-month-long “all-digital consumer celebration” of video games featuring “breaking news, in-game events, and free playable content” from the likes of ...

Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+ is Available Now on Xbox One

The sequel to Woodle Tree Adventures is here, with many new enhancements! In this post I would like to talk about the development and the ideas behind Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+, an open world platformer ...

Face Your Own Childhood Fears in The Inner Friend

As you dive into your subconscious mind through an Alice in Wonderland type world, you will be confronted by your deepest childhood fears. The player will have to deal with a heavy atmosphere, manage the ...

Elite Dangerous’ major Next Era update has been delayed into 2021

Elite Dangerous’ still-mysterious Next Era update, which developer Frontier previously described as a “defining moment in the history of the game”, will no longer meet its anticipated December 2020 release date, and is now expected ...

Retro Action Arcade Shooter Huntdown Coming to Xbox One May 12

Hello Xbox community! Our ’80s action movie turned co-op arcade shooter Huntdown is launching on the Microsoft Store on May 12, and I wanted to take some time to introduce you to our badass 16-bit ...

Kemco JRPG Miden Tower is Now Available on Xbox One

Hi there! Today I am proud to announce that Miden Tower is out now on Xbox One. Let me introduce you the world of this new Kemco JRPG where the story takes place in a ...

Xbox Ambassadors Spread Positivity on Twitter

Over the last 30 days, Xbox Ambassadors spread positivity throughout the gaming community on Twitter. A challenge set by the Xbox Ambassadors program, which asked Ambassadors to share “what gaming for everyone means to them” ...

Violent Puzzles and a Party of Five in Desperados III

We knew that creating a new adventure for gun-slinging, knife-fighter John Cooper, nearly twenty years after his initial debut, meant we needed a completely fresh take on the Desperados franchise. The team at Mimimi Games ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2005.200430-0000)

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 2005 Xbox One ...

Destroy All Humans! – The Epic Return of a Cult Classic is Now Available for Pre-order on Xbox One

Seldom, if ever, does a producer get to be a part of completely rebuilding one of his favorite game experiences of all time…yet here we are… fifteen years later! The timeless themes and transcendent humor ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2006.200430-0000)

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 2006 Xbox ...

Next Week on Xbox: May 5 to 8

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 ...

Make the Most of Your Time at Home with Free eBook: The Rough Guide to Xbox

With many of us staying in and travel adventures something we can only dream of at present, our friends at Rough Guides are offering a free eBook edition of “The Rough Guide to Xbox” so ...

Bounties back in Call of Duty: Warzone just a day after Infinity Ward pulled them

Infinity Ward has reversed its controversial decision to pull bounties from Call of Duty: Warzone in favour of a new contract after a backlash from fans. On Wednesday, Warzone received the Most Wanted contract, a ...

Five of the Best: Bikes

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 ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s female hero revealed via collector’s edition statue

There was nothing to suggest it in yesterday’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla reveal trailer, but Ubisoft’s upcoming Norse epic will let you play as either male or female versions of lead character Eivor. It’s a Mass ...

Kingdom Two Crowns: Dead Lands Brings Bloodstained Characters to the Game

Since the launch of micro-strategy game Kingdom Two Crowns, monarchs have been building their Kingdoms in the classic medieval and feudal Japan-inspired settings. Now things are about to get darker and creepier with Dead Lands, a ...

Even Paper Can be Dangerous in Book of Demons, Available Now on Xbox One

Summary Book of Demons is a hack ‘n’ slash deck-building hybrid, releasing now on Xbox One! Tailored sessions that respect your time thanks to the Flexiscope. Classes, cards, and papercrafts all together in a content rich paper world. ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2005.200428-0000)

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 ...

Yes, Switch’s Streets of Rage 4 port is just as good as PlayStation 4

In yesterday’s Streets of Rage 4 coverage, Digital Foundry dissected the original Mega Drive trilogy, discerned the key aspects that made the original games so successful then applied the same criteria to the brand new ...

Apex Legends’ next hero is master thief Loba Andrade and she’s out for revenge

Respawn has rolled out its Apex Legends reveal box once more, this time flinging the doors open to unveil the game’s next playable hero: Loba Andrade, a thief who’s out for revenge. Those with relatively ...

Designing for Collaborative Play in Star Crossed, Available Now on Xbox One

Star Crossed​ is a two player cooperative action arcade game with a magical girl aesthetic, available now on Xbox One! If you’re a fan of multiplayer games, we hope you’ll check it out!  Now more ...

Build Your First Level in Levelhead with These Tips and Tricks

Summary Levelhead has arrived today on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass Keep your first Level builds simple Think of Levels as Stories to enhance your designs Well hellooo there! I’m Sam, co-founder of ...

Greymoor’s New Antiquities System Brings Lore and Treasure to TESO on Xbox One

Arriving as part of the upcoming Greymoor chapter, the Antiquities system gives you the opportunity to join the Antiquarian Circle, an archaeological society based in the city of Solitude. After you’ve joined this organization (and ...

Free Play Days – Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Yakuza 0, and Sonic Mania

Great games are available for you to play this weekend with Free Play Days! Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Yakuza 0, and Sonic Mania are available to play for both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Explores the Age of Vikings

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla brings players to the ninth century and the height of the Viking age, when armies of Norse warriors nearly conquered England. As Eivor, a fearsome Viking raider, you will lead your clan ...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla reshapes the series’ RPG storytelling by giving you a Viking settlement

Ubisoft knows what you think of Vikings: their reputation in history as bloodthirsty invaders, interested in Britain only to pillage its riches. And so, in today’s reveal trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, this version of ...

How Xbox Game Pass is Helping Friends Stay Connected

For many of us, the current global health situation has made it more difficult to spend time with friends, family, and the people we care about most. We are heartened to see many people using ...

Meet the Elite Dangerous players helping others beat the grind during lockdown

The current coronavirus pandemic, and the extended lockdowns faced by communities across the globe, have left a lot of people with a lot of time to play a lot of games. Some are using that ...

Call of Duty: Warzone players discover mysterious Access Cards, ditched bounties, and an anime truck

This week Infinity Ward dropped a mammoth patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone – one that involved a hefty download and then a 15GB download on top. The developer released patch notes ...

Streets of Rage 4: How a classic brawler was revitalised for modern hardware

For a brief period in the late 80s and early 90s, the side-scrolling brawler captured the imagination – and the coinage – of gamers everywhere. Standing shoulder to shoulder around an arcade cabinet taking down ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2005.200428-0000)

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 2005 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2006.200428-0000)

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 2006 Xbox ...

Dying Light to get Hellraid DLC this summer

Dying Light gets a Hellraid DLC this summer, Techland has announced. Hellraid is the on-hold first-person fantasy game pitched as a mashup of The Elder Scrolls and Dying Light, and the spiritual successor to Hexen ...

EA forced to put popular FIFA 20 Ultimate Team promo on hold

EA has been forced to postpone a popular FIFA 20 Ultimate Team promo as it looks increasingly unlikely real-world football will return any time soon. Team of the Week Moments, itself a lockdown replacement for ...

Streets of Rage 4 review – beloved beat ’em-up gets the Sonic Mania treatment

If you ask me what it is that made Sega’s games really sing when they were in their 90s pomp, I’d settle on just one thing. It’s the swagger, that cocky self-assuredness backed up with ...

Next Assassin’s Creed location revealed today

Ubisoft is unveiling the location of the next Assassin’s Creed game today via an ongoing livestream. The artist Bosslogic is creating a live piece of artwork designed to show off the game’s main character and ...

Looks like Fortnite is getting a new island map for a no combat mode

The latest Fortnite leaks have revealed a fresh island map, which looks like it will play host to a new mode featuring no combat. The map, codenamed Papaya, looks like a smaller version of the ...

Someone should make a game about: The Etienne Terrus Museum

Attribution is one of the most interesting subjects in art, if you ask me. A lot of paintings are old and sketchily documented. Their provenance is up for debate. Many great artists didn’t sign their ...

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s Alatreon update delayed due to coronavirus

Hunters eagerly anticipating the arrival of formidable black dragon Alatreon in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s fourth free update next month will, unfortunately, have a little longer to wait; Capcom has announced a delay for the ...

Doug Hates His Job Clocks in Today on Xbox One

Summary The mockumentary comedy game Doug Hates His Job is available now on Xbox One. Assume the role of Doug as he navigates coworkers and various dangerous situations. You will have to make your way ...

New Minecraft Earth Features Out Now

Summary Minecraft Earth introduces Player Journal and updated Challenges today Additional new features added recently include Adventure Crystals and Buildplate Link Sharing It’s been nearly six months since the first tappables were tapped and buildplates ...

SnowRunner Available Today on Xbox One

Get behind the wheel, SnowRunners, there’s work to be done! The great wilderness of SnowRunner is home to all kinds of jobs, places to discover, and challenges to take on. With this article, we aim ...

Frosty Map Vikendi Returns to PUBG Today with Season 7

Back in Season 6, when we debuted our new map Karakin, we also announced that Vikendi was rotating out of normal matchmaking so that we could work on a full revamp of our frosty map. ...

V-Rally 4, Sensible World of Soccer lead a low-key month for Xbox Games with Gold in May

Those hoping for a blockbuster bonanza of a May for Xbox Games with Gold should probably take a moment to adjust their expectations; Microsoft has revealed its latest Games with Gold line-up, and it’s a ...

Dread Nautical Brings Unique Tactical RPG Action to Xbox One on April 29

This Wednesday, we at Zen Studios are very excited to bring you one of the most unique tactical RPGs out there. Dread Nautical is a little bit roguelike…a little bit survival game…a little bit Lovecraftian ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta Ring (2005.200424-1809)

Hey Beta and Delta 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 2005 ...

New Games with Gold for May 2020

Start May the right way with the new Games with Gold lineup. On Xbox One, handle extreme and challenging courses around the world in V-Rally 4 and combat demons of the Chaos Gods in the ...

Gears Tactics is “Excellent,” Now Available for PC

Summary Gears Tactics is available now with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), Steam and Windows 10 PC New Xbox Game Pass members can get their first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with all ...

DICE shifts focus to next year’s Battlefield

DICE has just revealed that this month’s The Battle on Scarif update will be the last for Star Wars Battlefront 2 as attention turns towards an all-new Battlefield game scheduled for 2021. “The team at ...

Destroy All Humans revival lands in July

THQ Nordic’s new remake of Destroy All Humans will touch down on 28th July. This shinier version of the 2005 original has been put together by German studio Black Forest Games, for launch on PC, ...

Get 20 per cent off on monitors, Switch Lite and more tech at Ebay UK today

Ebay UK is running a 20 per cent off promotions right now, making it the best time to get up to £75 off tech from over 100 participating retailers. This is the best Ebay deal ...

Xbox Giving NHL Fans a Reason to Cheer with Northern Arena EA Sports NHL 20 Cup

Summary Through a partnership with EA and Northern Arena, Xbox Canada has created a unique way to determine a hockey champion: the NA EA NHL 20 Cup. The tournament will feature the top NHL 20 ...

Gearbox’s WW2 shooter Brothers in Arms is getting a TV adaptation

Gearbox’s much-loved World War 2 shooter series Brothers in Arms has joined the ever-growing line-up of video games to get the TV adaptation treatment. As revealed by the Hollywood Reporter, the new adaptation will be ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2005.200424-1809)

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 2005 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2006.200424-0000)

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 2006 Xbox ...

Save a third off this 3TB Western Digital external hard drive

Western Digital has taken a third off its 3TB My Book external hard drive, bringing it down to just £59.99 at the WD Store. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for some time ...

Bethesda, Zenimax pledge $1m to pandemic relief

Bethesda and its billionaire parent company Zenimax Media have pledged to donate $1m to frontline organisations in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. It’s an eye-opening amount, and one which will be split between Direct ...

2K announces arcade-style WWE 2K Battlegrounds, addresses sim series concern

2K has announced an arcade-style WWE game and addressed concern about the fate of the simulation series. WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a brawler by World War Z and NBA 2K Playgrounds developer Saber Interactive, and ...

Brace yourself for another big Call of Duty: Modern Warfare patch download

Infinity Ward has signalled another big patch download is coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare this week. Tuesday, 28th April’s update weighs in at 15GB on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as is required ...

Apex Legends’ next LTE Battle Armor drops you into the action with armour and a P2020 already equipped

A new time-limited mode, Battle Armor, is coming to Apex Legends. Running from the weekly reset on Tuesday, 28th April, until season 5’s arrival on 12th May, Battle Armor will offer only one type of ...

Fireteammates of Destiny 2 cheaters may be banned, says Bungie – even if they didn’t cheat themselves

Bungie has outlined plans to hit back at Destiny 2 cheaters, including bans and restrictions on “any player who has benefitted from cheating, even if they didn’t cheat themselves”. The studio also revealed that while ...

FIFA 20 nailed Sergio Agüero’s shock at missing a sitter

Say what you will about FIFA 20, but EA Sports nailed Sergio Agüero’s shock at missing a sitter. The Manchester City striker is spending a lot of time playing FIFA 20 during the coronavirus lockdown, ...

This stunning Minecraft city was created by a team of professional builders

The Minecraft community is known for its incredible creations – but this stunning city was built by the pros. City of Orario is an incredibly detailed 1500×1500 recreation of The Labyrinth City of Orario from ...

Video game cheating is back in the headlines

Video game cheating has been around for as long as video games. But the eternal issue has once again hit the headlines – and developers are struggling to cope. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Destiny ...

The curious case of Call of Duty: Warzone crossplay

Last week, Eurogamer revealed how Call of Duty players on console were disabling crossplay in order to escape cheaters on PC. But it turns out not all console players have this option. Much was made ...

PES 2020 Stay Home tournament includes some genuine football superstars

Konami is holding a PES 2020 tournament this weekend to encourage people to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The tournament includes 11 professional clubs and players, with some of the biggest names in ...

Games and dolls’ houses are an interesting mix

It must be Animal Crossing, but for some reason I’ve spent a lot of the last week thinking of video games in relation to dolls’ houses. Animal Crossing is very dolls’ housey, of course: to ...

This Week on Xbox: April 24, 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 ...

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition – Survival Tips for First-Time Zee-Captains

The ‘Unterzee’ is the name of the murky, underground ocean in developer Failbetter Games’ highly acclaimed Gothic RPG, Sunless Sea. It’s a vast, unforgiving realm and I wish I could say my maiden voyage on ...

New Smite Update: Baba Yaga Conjures Chaos in the Battleground of the Gods

The highly anticipated Slavic Goddess, Baba Yaga, joins the Smite roster in the Witch of the Woods Update – available now on Xbox One. Sometimes she is cruel and sometimes kind. But two things stay ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (2005.200423-0000)

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 2005 Xbox One ...

Quest Hunter is Available Now on Xbox One

Hi! My name’s Dmitry. I’m one of the Quest Hunter developers. My little daughter came up to me while I was testing a new chapter of the game and asked: “What kind of witch is ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha Ring (2005.200423-0000)

Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead and 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 ...

Minecraft Releases Blockdown Simulator Map for Free for Java Players

Summary Related:5 Things to Make You Feel Like an Astronaut in Deliver Us The MoonThe Most Relaxing Games on Xbox Game PassNext Week on Xbox: April 28 to May 1 Go to Source ...

5 Things to Make You Feel Like an Astronaut in Deliver Us The Moon

Deliver Us The Moon tells a sobering tale about a possible future – one in which resources on Earth have run out. Set in the middle of the 21st century, the game sees players embark ...

The Most Relaxing Games on Xbox Game Pass

There’s over 100 games to pick from with Xbox Game Pass on console and PC. While we love a competitive, white knuckle shooter as much as the next gamer (and we highly recommend Rage 2 ...

Borderlands 3 drops to £20 on console

Borderlands 3 has dropped to one of its lowest prices since launch over at Game. The console versions of the zany looter-shooter are both just £20. Next best prices for the game are currently sitting ...

Next Week on Xbox: April 28 to May 1

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 ...

PUBG adding bots to public matches on console

It’s almost inevitable: once a multiplayer game’s been out for some time, veteran players tend to pull ahead to a point where newer players just can’t keep up. The situation is the same for PUBG, ...

Fallout 76 to add pets

Pets are coming to Fallout 76, Bethesda has said. Project lead Jeff Gardiner and lead designer Ferret Baudoin held a Reddit AMA yesterday, and in it revealed some new features coming to the post-apocalyptic MMO. ...

Five of the Best: Jumps

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about potions, hubs, bags, mountains, anything really – but things we ignore at the time. Then, years later, ...

Win a custom Xbox One X with Deliver Us The Moon

Here’s a Friday fillip for you courtesy of Wired Productions – a chance to win a custom Xbox One X, celebrating the launch of Deliver Us The Moon on consoles. Deliver Us The Moon is ...

There’s a Tintin game in development for consoles and PC

The world of Tintin will be brought to life in a new console and PC game, French publisher Microids has announced. Exactly how it will look and play remains to be seen, though Microids’ announcement ...

WWE 2K21 canned after disastrous WWE 2K20

WWE 2K21 is canned, WWE has confirmed. During WWE’s financial call overnight, interim chief financial officer Frank Riddick said: “There’s not going to be a launch of the game this year.” The news comes after ...

Fortnite’s eye-popping live concert hits 12.3m all-time player record

12.3 million people played Fortnite last night to join in the game’s Travis Scott concert, as countless millions more watched streams of the event online. It’s an all-time player record for Fortnite, with around two ...

Starting Today, Borderlands 3 Goes ‘80s with Latest Free Event

Summary The Revenge of the Cartels free seasonal event starts today and runs through June 4. Revenge of the Cartels delivers fresh enemies and areas, as well as limited-time challenges and loot. End-game overhaul “Mayhem ...

DICE to move on from Battlefield 5 after summer update

DICE will move on from Battlefield 5 after a summer update, it’s said. The current Battlefield 5 chapter, Into the Jungle, wraps up on 29th April, and DICE will release one more standalone update – ...

Minimal Affect is a cel-shaded mix of Family Guy and BioWare

Minimal Affect does not attempt to hide its influences. A comic sci-fi action RPG, it stars a clone of Mass Effect’s Shepard (another one!), and an alien who looks like a cross between Wrex and ...

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Red Dead Redemption 2

You read that title correctly, we’ve got some big news for you coming from the wild, wild (Pacific North) West. Coming on May 7 to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Red Dead Redemption 2. Winner ...

Torchlight 3: The big interview

Torchlight 3 feels like it’s come out of nowhere because in many ways it has. For a long time it was known as Torchlight Frontiers. It wasn’t a codename but a name for something fundamentally ...

Red Dead Redemption 2 replacing GTA 5 on Xbox Game Pass

There’s some pretty wild news for Xbox Game Pass console subscribers today, as GTA 5 is due to be swapped out for a certain cowboy game very shortly. Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives on 7th ...

Moving Out review – removals get the Overcooked treatment

Bedford Falls, the darkest time-line. A classic movie moment. Clarence and George are in the bar and have finally pushed Nick, the proprietor, too far. “Dat does it,” says Nick. “Out you two pixies go. ...

Free Play Days – Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Settle in and enjoy another exciting Free Play Days lineup this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members. Enjoy a batch of hard-hitting games like Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm ...

Dead Cells’ latest free update adds six new enemies and a crowbar, is out now on PC

Dead Cells, developer Motion Twin’s wonderful action-platform rogue-like, continues its seemingly unstoppable expansion with another free update – this time in the form of the Bestiary Update – which is out now on PC, with ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (2005.200418-0000)

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 2005 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha Ring (2005.200421-0000)

Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead and 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 ...

Sea of Thieves Free April Update Ships of Fortune Available Now

Related:Free Play Days – Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4Donate to the United Nations Foundation and GlobalGiving by Playing XboxHit Survival Game Stranded Deep Available Now on Xbox One ...

Donate to the United Nations Foundation and GlobalGiving by Playing Xbox

Everyone is looking for ways to give back, to support charities and organizations that are making a difference in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. We are so encouraged by the part Xbox gamers have ...

Her Story dev’s investigative FMV thriller Telling Lies heading to consoles next week

Telling Lies, the acclaimed FMV-driven investigative thriller from Her Story developer Sam Barlow, will be heading to Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One next week, on 28th April. Released on PC and iOS devices last ...

Fallout 76 NPCs are looting player corpses, stealing their weapons and refusing to give them back

In the dog-eat-dog world of Fallout, murder and the looting of corpses is the name of the game. But NPCs are supposed to follow different rules. For some Fallout 76 players, friendly NPCs are taking ...

Rare on Sea of Thieves’ radical new Emissaries system and maintaining the PvE-PvP balance

Today sees the launch of Sea of Thieves’ latest update, Ships of Fortune, and it’s big ‘un, redefining and expanding one of the core tenets of the launch-day game: trading companies. It’s a fitting way ...

Call of Duty cheaters versus cheaters awaits suspected hackers in Warzone and Modern Warfare

Infinity Ward has finally addressed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s cheating problem after increased pressure from fans in recent weeks. In a tweet, Infinity Ward said starting this week, players in Warzone and ...

Someone should make a game about: marbled paper

I grew up in the 1980s in Kent, and I swear that there was still a bit of the Victorian era lurking in the streets at that time. The local library was filled with massive ...

Hit Survival Game Stranded Deep Available Now on Xbox One

Summary Stranded Deep from Beam Team Games is arriving today on Xbox One. Navigate the elements, build shelters and weapons to stave off threatening creatures, and survive in an unforgiving, open world adventure. Explore. Build. Survive. And for the first ...

Join the Most Rewarding Season Yet with World of Tanks: Valor on Xbox One

Back in 2016, World of Tanks launched its first-ever Earn Op with the “Fight for the Motherland” Operation, and it was a resounding success. The coveted, console-exclusive Motherland T-54 Prototype was up for grabs, and boy ...

Three Bright Adventure Stories in Braveland Trilogy’s Turn-based Strategy Game

Braveland Trilogy is a set of three Braveland turn-based strategy games inspired by classics such as Heroes of Might & Magic and King’s Bounty. The Xbox One contains a unique Survival game mode, where you ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2005.200418-0000)

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 2005 Xbox One ...

Behind the Design Process of Gato Roboto, Available Today with Xbox Game Pass

Hey, y’all!  It’s your second favorite Doink, Cullen, writing to you from the basement that Devolver Digital keeps me locked in. I wanted to tell you a bit about the design process of Gato Roboto ...

Wild West tactical stealth sequel Desperados 3 gets June release date

Wild West tactical stealth sequel Desperados 3 will, at long last, be donning poncho, cocking hat, and trotting nonchalantly onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 16th June. Desperados 3 (which is actually a ...

Minecraft Partners with United Nations on COVID-19 PSA Campaign

Summary Related:Free Play Days – Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4Sea of Thieves Free April Update Ships of Fortune Available NowDonate to the United Nations Foundation and GlobalGiving by ...

Doom Eternal composer distances himself from soundtrack album

Doom is practically synonymous with pounding metal soundtracks, and the latest title is no exception. Composed by Mick Gordon, who previously wrote the music for Doom (2016), the official soundtrack for Doom Eternal released yesterday: ...

Premier League kicks off star-studded FIFA 20 tournament to raise money for the NHS

As the Premier League struggles to work out how to finish the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus outbreak, footballers are set to star in a FIFA 20 tournament that kicks off today to raise money ...

Apple Arcade: Beyond Blue gives you the oceans and everything in them

Beyond Blue, which has just washed up on Apple Arcade, drops you right into the cool of the ocean with a diving suit and a couple of voices on the intercom. For the first few ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2005.200418-0000)

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 2005 Xbox ...

Fortnite and Travis Scott Present: Astronomical – Watch on Xbox One April 23 to 25

The newest member of the Icon Series, Travis Scott, blasts off in Fortnite: Astronomical, a must-see concert event that can be experienced by Xbox One players around the globe from April 23 to April 25. ...

Fortnite’s latest live concert will be held over a series of dates

Fortnite’s massive live events are typically well-choreographed affairs – if the game’s servers let you get on and watch. More than 10 million people tend to log in whenever Fortnite blows up a big location ...

The Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox controller is now available

After a leak and a glitchy teaser over the weekend, the Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox controller is now available. The Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox controller arrives shortly before a Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X Limited Edition console ...

Own a Rare Piece of Night City with New Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Bundle

Summary The new Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Bundle, the final Xbox One X limited edition console to ever be released, will be coming June 2020. The new Xbox Wireless Controller – Cyberpunk ...

Crysis Remastered: will the new game still melt PCs – and can consoles cope?

Few games can claim to possess the legendary status of Crysis – a title so far ahead of its time when it launched in 2007 that enjoying the fully maxed experience on even the most ...

Jill Valentine has some great lines in Resident Evil Resistance

Resident Evil Resistance, the multiplayer portion bundled with the Resident Evil 3 remake, added Jill Valentine to the game – and players are enjoying her new dialogue. Jill is a survivor character, which means she’s ...

With real-world football on-hold, EA reveals FIFA 20 FUT Team of the Season… So Far promo

EA is having to re-jig much of its planned FIFA Ultimate Team promotions with real-world football paused due to the coronavirus. Now, it’s had to change one of its most popular annual events. EA runs ...

Call of Duty: Warzone console players are turning off crossplay to escape PC cheaters

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare console players are turning off crossplay to try to escape PC cheaters. Cheating is an increasing issue for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare across both traditional multiplayer and Warzone, but ...

The Cyberpunk 2077 limited edition Xbox One X glows in the dark

Microsoft has unveiled the Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X Limited Edition console after a brief “are we hacked?” tease that was spoiled by a retailer earlier this week. The console, out June 2020, glows in ...

Paul Haddad, the voice of the original Resident Evil 2’s Leon S. Kennedy, has died

Paul Haddad, who portrayed Leon S. Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2, has died aged 56. The news was confirmed earlier today by developer Invader Studios, which had recently collaborated with Haddad on Daymare: ...

This Week on Xbox: April 17, 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 ...

For the first time, I’m having fun with Fallout 76

When I reviewed Fallout 76 at launch, I said it was in desperate need of a hub – a town or a city filled with NPCs. Now, with the release of free update Wastelanders, it’s ...

Streets of Rage 4 comes out at the end of April

Streets of Rage 4 comes out on 30th April on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. It’ll also head into Xbox Game Pass on that date. The retro beat-em-up sequel includes a battle ...

Looks like the first Apex Legends season 5 teaser is here

It’s about the time when we’d expect to see some teasers for Apex Legends season five, and after the explosive start to season four which saw one legend get killed before he’d even entered the ...

Best Game Pass games: the 20 best games you can download now

Game Pass is pretty incredible for the user. A monthly subscription grants you access to hundreds of games, many of which are genuinely great. Here, we’ve picked out the 20 best Game Pass games you ...

Five of the Best: Gardens

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about potions, hubs, bags, mountains, anything really – but things we ignore at the time. Then, years later, ...

The storm chaser of Red Dead Redemption 2

Despite their enormous size and terrifying presence, it’s fair to say most players don’t spend a great deal of time thinking about Red Dead Redemption 2’s storms. I’d always assumed the storms were simply random ...

Crysis Remastered revealed, coming to Nintendo Switch

Following Crysis Remastered’s sudden appearance on Crytek’s official website earlier today, the developer has now shared more in the way of specifics, alongside a “summer” launch window on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch. ...

It looks a lot like Gamescom’s physical show won’t go ahead

UPDATE 5pm: Following its brisk tweet earlier today, Gamescom’s organisational team has now formally confirmed the cancellation of this year’s live show. “It’s official,” organisers wrote in a statement posted to Twitter, “Gamescom will under ...

Eurogamer readership survey 2020

Hello! It’s that time of year again, when we ask if you would be kind enough to fill out a quick survey telling us about yourself. Here it is: the 2020 Gamer Network Readership Survey ...

Little Hope welcomes you to a darker historical chapter for The Dark Pictures Anthology

Whether you’re buying snacks for that big house party tonight, packing to go on a lovely hike through the wilderness, or just hanging out with friends in a picturesque remote cabin, you know you’ve got ...

Infinity Ward pulls trios from Call of Duty: Warzone again

UPDATE 16th April 2020: And, just like that, trios is coming back to Warzone. “We hear you loud and clear!” developer Infinity Ward said in a tweet. A playlist update is set for Warzone 7am ...

Konami postpones PES 2020 Euro 2020 update

Konami has delayed the Euro 2020 update for PES 2020. It was due to come out on 30th April. The real-life Euro 2020 tournament, which was due to take place this summer, was postponed due ...

The No Man’s Sky star system that offers normality to those who need it most

As I warp into the system known as The Heart of Unity, it doesn’t seem as if anything special is happening. Five planets and a handful of moons slowly orbit a sun that casts an ...

Elite Dangerous is lowering the astronomical running costs of its upcoming Fleet Carriers

Elite Dangerous’ long-awaited multi-ship Fleet Carriers are, after many delays, almost upon us – and better yet, their eye-watering running and upkeep costs, revealed last month, have now been dramatically reduced, following push-back from players ...

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s formidable new creature additions arrive next week

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s next big update, which introduces the previously announced Arch-tempered Namielle and Master Rank Kulve Taroth, will be heading to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC next Thursday, 23rd April. As you ...

The Long Dark, Gato Roboto lead latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles on console and PC

Microsoft has revealed the next shimmering cluster of offerings heading to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service on console and PC, which this month include the likes of sub-zero survival game The Long Dark and ...

Someone should make a game about: The Capgras delusion

The Capgras delusion is an extremely rare disorder that leads somebody to believe at least one person close to them has been replaced by an imposter. It is impossible to convince somebody with Capgras that ...

Windows Gaming: Now with the Xbox PC App (Preview)

We’re excited to announce the Xbox PC App (Preview) has been added to the Windows Gaming Flight. The Xbox PC App is currently available to the general public in a beta version. But the Xbox ...

Supermassive’s second Dark Pictures Anthology horror Little Hope out this summer

Supermassive Games has unleashed a brand-new trailer for Little Hope, its second Dark Pictures Anthology horror instalment, which is now confirmed to be launching this “summer”. Little Hope is the standalone follow-up to last year’s ...

Bus Simulator Expands Game World and Content with Official Map Extension DLC

As Bus Simulator is still driving on the winning street on Xbox One, we are thrilled to launch a major DLC today that will add a host of new content to the main game. We ...

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 delayed until June

Epic is extending Fortnite’s current season, which was initially due to wrap up at the end of this month, by around five weeks. Fortnite’s Chapter 2, Season 2 was originally planned to conclude on 30th ...

First Details on World of Tanks: Valor

Are you ready for a challenge? The next major milestone in World of Tanks on console is coming, with bigger rewards than ever! We’re ready to learn about all this and more as we sit ...

Fly Your Team to Victory as Overwatch’s Newest Hero, Echo, Now Available on Xbox One

Beginning today, Echo joins the Overwatch lineup as the 32nd playable hero. With the ability to fly and duplicate enemies’ skillsets, Echo brings innovative gameplay possibilities to the battlefield. Introducing Echo – An Evolutionary Robot ...

Fallout 76: Wastelanders Now Available on Xbox One

Explore Appalachia in Fallout 76 in a completely new way starting today with the worldwide launch of the Wastelanders expansion. All Xbox One players who own the base game can download Wastelanders for free right ...

UK games will now state if they let you buy random loot boxes and card packs

European video games rating board PEGI has announced it will now label video games that include “paid random items” – a term meant to cover loot boxes, card packs and the like. The rating will ...

Looks like Crytek is teasing a Crysis remaster

A new tease from Crytek has fans excited for an upcoming Crysis remaster. The Crysis Twitter account, last active in 2016, yesterday emerged from hibernation to announce it was “receiving data”. This could mean all ...

World of Warships: Legends is One Year Strong on Xbox One

World of Warships: Legends is celebrating its first mini-anniversary by bringing players rows of content for any kind of captain. First there are the celebration activities where players are bound to get a whole lot ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2004.200409-0000)

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 Ring (2004.200411-0000)

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 2004 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2005.200411-0000)

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 2005 Xbox ...

Gears Tactics Launch Trailer Debuts; Pre-Load Today on PC

Summary Gears Tactics Launch trailer – featuring all-new gameplay from the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game – debuted today. Gears Tactics is now available for pre-load for Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), Windows 10 PC, ...

Iron Danger is a cross between Lord of the Rings and Adobe Premiere

I flip-flop constantly on whether or not Iron Danger is a good name for a video game. I’m coming around to the idea that it is. It totally is. On one hand, it doesn’t really ...

New Resident Evil 3 Remake patch boosts Xbox One X performance

A story with a happy ending? You bet! When we first took a look at Resident Evil 3 Remake’s playable, we were impressed by another storming technological showcase for Capcom’s excellent RE Engine – but ...

I wish Call of Duty: Modern Warfare let me play the maps I want when I want

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it feels like the monetisation lever pullers at publisher Activision have finally found a system that is both good for business and players. But there’s one aspect of the ...

As Fallout 76’s big new Wastelanders update moves in, some player camps will have to move on

Fallout 76’s big new update, Wastelands, launches next week, and with it comes sweeping changes to the game. NPCs, story, new quests and new locations are all set to significantly change virtual Appalachia. In a ...

Infinity Ward adds trios back into Call of Duty: Warzone following backlash

Infinity Ward has added trios back into Call of Duty: Warzone after players complained about its removal alongside the arrival of quads this week. Warzone received a quads mode, which lets four players team up ...

Best Xbox One games: the 20 best games for Xbox One you can play right now

The Xbox One might not sit at the very top of the console market this generation, but it’s provided one of the most incredible comeback stories these past few years. After a famously shaky start, ...

This Week on Xbox: April 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 ...

Hotline Miami: Eight Years Later

Eight years! It’s safe to say that we never expected Hotline Miami to continue to find new fans so far into the future when we first released it back in 2012, but here we are, ...

The Inspiration Behind Glaive: Brick Breaker

Game industry changes, popular and trending games differ by era. The arcade games we knew in the 80s and 90s are a minority now. We wanted to rekindle that old-school flame once again with Glaive: ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2004.200409-0000)

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 2004 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2005.200409-0000)

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 2005 Xbox ...

Five of the Best: Destructible objects

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about potions, hubs, bags, mountains, anything really – but things we ignore at the time. Then, years later, ...

Let your mind wander with 40 of our best reads

We’ve been lucky enough to publish some wonderful work on Eurogamer over the years, written by some wonderful writers, and we thought pulling some of it together at a time like this would be a ...

The Double-A Team: A breezy summer fling with Civilization Revolution

I used to be so jealous of people who played Civilization. I’d hear them talk about spending whole days or weekends engrossed in it, and how they wanted cultural victories by building great wonders for ...

Bananas are coming to Stardew Valley

The masses have spoken and Stardew Valley will be adding bananas in its next big update. Bananas were but one option in a poll posted by Stardew Valley creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone earlier this week, ...

Infamous 80s exploitation movie Cannibal Holocaust is getting a video game sequel

Well, here’s something unexpected; infamous 80s exploitation movie Cannibal Holocaust will be getting a video game sequel, courtesy of its original director Ruggero Deodato. Cannibal Holocaust, which originally released in 1980, was a front-runner in ...

Sunless Sea’s nautical terrors seeping onto Switch and Xbox One later this month

Developer Failbetter Games’ acclaimed narrative-driven nautical rogue-like Sunless Sea will be heading to Switch and Xbox One in its Zubmariner Edition guise later this month, on Thursday 23rd April and Friday 24th April respectively. Originally ...

Cyberpunk 2077 on track for September release, CD Projekt says

Despite the ongoing disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, it seems Cyberpunk 2077 remains on course for its release date of 17th September. That’s according to the latest financial statement from CD Projekt, which addressed ...

Minecraft Dungeons is an unexpectedly wonderful genre hybrid

“Minecraft meets Diablo” sounds like a pitch from Kyle in marketing, but the more I see of this oddball spin-off, the more it earns the right to namecheck its parts. It’s an odd combination, sure ...

The Witcher books are just £5 each

All five of The Witcher books in Andrzej Sapkowski’s ‘The Witcher Saga’ are just £5 each at Amazon UK. To be clear, these are the five novels that tell the tale of Geralt and Ciri ...

Streets of Rage 4 gets soundtracks and 12 more playable fighters from previous games

Publisher DotEmu has revealed that upcoming arcade revival Streets of Rage 4 will – in addition to its five previously announced brawlers – feature 12 pixel art fighters from earlier serious outings, as well as ...

Cyberpunk 2077 has a gang that protects sex workers

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything significant about Cyberpunk 2077’s lore – but today the official Twitter account dropped a snippet of information about a new faction, and it certainly sounds interesting. According ...

Twitch updates its nudity and attire policy with some very specific new guidelines

Twitch wants to be more transparent in its rules for nudity and clothing, to make sure you do not wear transparent clothing on camera. The streaming service last night laid out a detailed update to ...

Apex Legends was “negatively impacted” by solos, Respawn says

From almost the first day Apex Legends burst onto the battle royale scene, fans started calling for a solos option to be included alongside the standard squads of three. Eventually, their prayers were answered in ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season three adds Warzone quads, vehicle skins and the dog from Ghosts

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s season three kicks off today, and with it comes a raft of new content. The highlight for Warzone fans is the addition of quads in both Battle Royale and Plunder. ...

Someone should make a game about: The Last Tycoon

My dad once told me that F. Scott Fitzgerald would write down all of the seemingly random sentences that came to him throughout the course of a day and then try to work them into ...

Obsidian’s bug-height survival adventure Grounded coming to early access in July

Grounded, Obsidian Entertainment’s upcoming Honey-I-Shrunk-The-Kids-style bug-high survival adventure, will be entering Steam early access and Xbox Game Preview on 28th July. Obsidian unveiled Grounded – to some surprise, given its considerable deviation from the studio’s ...

Sea of Thieves overhauling Trading Companies with new competitive Emissary system

Following a month of fiery betrayal and legendary hijinks in Sea of Thieves’ Heart of Fire update, Rare’s piratical multiplayer adventure is returning to its roots on 22nd April with a new content drop focussed ...

Borderlands 3 now lets you solve puzzles to sort poop and assist real-world science

If you’ve ever want to contribute to the betterment of mankind, but also sort of just wanted to play video games instead, Gearbox has the perfect compromise, courtesy of its new Borderlands Science initiative – ...

Microsoft clarifies report all its events will be digital until July 2021

Microsoft has clarified a statement which suggested all of its events – “external and internal” – would transition to a “digital-first experience” until July 2021. The decision suggested Microsoft was quietly pulling back from physical ...

No Man’s Sky is adding big stompy mechs for land and air traversal in today’s update

It’s been around seven months since No Man’s Sky launched its game-changing Beyond update, yet Hello Games’ ever-expanding space sim still shows no signs of slowing. Since then, it’s swelled with weird space landmarks and ...

Dirt Rally 2.0’s final DLC does the Colin McRae name justice

To players of a certain vintage, the Colin McRae name means one thing. It’s not necessarily the Scotsman’s 1995 world rally title, nor that X-Games moment or any of his other acts of remarkable tenacity ...

Microsoft to show Obsidian’s Grounded tonight via Inside Xbox livestream

Grounded, The Outer Worlds developer Obsidian’s take on Honey I Shrunk the Kids, will be showcased tonight in a new episode of Inside Xbox. The livestream will be held at 10pm UK tonight, 7th April, ...

Disco Elysium to rock out on Nintendo Switch

Just days after winning big at this year’s BAFTAs, Disco Elysium has been confirmed for Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made by art director Aleksander Rostov and narrative lead Helen Hindpere, speaking on the BBC’s ...

Now a modder is attempting Dark Souls 3 with a Ring Fit Adventure controller

In the grand tradition of people modding their favourite video games to be played with the most wildly inappropriate controller imaginable, one plucky gent is currently sprinting and squatting his way through Dark Souls 3 ...

Saints Row: The Third Remastered outed by rating board

UPDATE 6/4/20: Following this weekend’s ratings board leak, publisher Deep Silver has now officially announced Saints Row: The Third Remastered for launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 22nd May. Development work handled ...

In-game messages warn players: “Stay home, save lives”

UK video game developers are warning players to stay at home during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown – via in-game messages. Activision Blizzard, Codemasters and Rebellion are working with the government on the promotion, which will ...

Console crossplay is “important” to Apex Legends, says Respawn

Respawn’s chief operating officer and general manager for Apex Legend, Dusty Welch, has acknowledged that crossplay for players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is “important” for the battle royale game. Whilst stopping short of ...

Doom 64 – a classic N64 shooter gets a top-tier port for current-gen systems

Perhaps a little overlooked back in the day, Doom 64 stands as one of my favorite installments in the series. With its reworked art, atmospheric score, solid frame-rate and foreboding environments, it’s an N64 game ...

Inside gaming’s least safe safe rooms

Via Facebook group chat, I’m speaking with Suguru Murakoshi and Hiroko Usuda from the now-defunct Team Silent. We’re talking about their time working on Silent Hill 4: The Room as director and designer, respectively – ...

The Batista Bomb is Gears 5’s best execution yet

Forget the Curb Stomp and the Chainsaw Bayonet – the Batista Bomb is the best execution in Gears 5. Developer The Coalition just added the Batista Bomb to the arsenal of executions available to Batista, ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season three lets you play as a soldier with a prosthetic leg

Infinity Ward has teased the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season three – and revealed you can play as a soldier with a prosthetic leg. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE SPOILERS AHEAD. Modern ...

Rocksmith DLC comes to an end as dev moves on to new project

The developer of Rocksmith has moved into a new project. DLC for Ubisoft’s guitar-teaching game has now come to an end, Ubisoft San Francisco announced in a blog post. Rocksmith, which lets you plug in ...

The pleasures of a game world you look down upon

It’s a famous story, but a good one. When Robert Louis Stevenson was writing Treasure Island, he started out by drawing a map – a map of the island itself. One of his biographers – ...

Here’s a look at Elite Dangerous’ long-awaited Fleet Carriers

Elite Dangerous has been dangling the tantalising space carrot of 16-person Fleet Carriers for three years now, but finally, following a succession of lengthy delays, they’re almost here – and developer Frontier has offered a ...

Stardew-Valley-inspired magic school sim Witchbrook gets a gorgeous new look

Developer Chucklefish has shared a fresh batch of screenshots for its Stardew-Valley-inspired wizarding-school-meets-village-life sim Witchbrook, and it’s all change on the visual front since its last public outing – with its revamped art style looking ...

Monster Boy dev shows off the DuckTales game it pitched to Disney

Game Atelier, the developer behind 2018’s sublime platformer Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, has offered a glimpse of DuckTales QuackShots, a gorgeous hand-drawn take on Disney’s beloved cartoon caper which sadly – curse the ...

Five of the Best: Title screens

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about potions, hubs, bags, mountains, anything really – but things we ignore at the time. Then, years later, ...

Platinum Games plots fifth reveal after April Fool’s fourth falls flat

Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101 developer Platinum Games has reassured fans left disappointed by yesterday’s April Fools joke that it still has one announcement left in the bag. Back in early February, Platinum promised four ...

The Double-A Team: Sleeping Dogs lies on both sides of the law

Sleeping Dogs isn’t the most original game out there. It’s open-world, released at the height of Assassin’s Creed’s popularity and the year before GTA 5. You play as Wei Shen, a Chinese-American cop who must ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer free for the weekend

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer is free to play this weekend. You can get free access to multiplayer through the free-to-download battle royale, Warzone, all weekend long. Specifically, the promotion goes live at 6pm ...

Outer Wilds scoops BAFTA’s Best Game award

Outer Wilds and Disco Elysium were the big winners at last night’s BAFTA Games Awards, which was presented from home by host Dara O’Briain. The unusual format of this year’s ceremony also required all nominees ...

Acclaimed Castlevania-esque rogue-like platformer Rogue Legacy is getting a sequel

Following an April Fool’s Day tease that made its veracity uncertain, developer Cellar Door Games has confirmed that, yes, it really is working on a sequel to its superb Castlevania-esque rogue-like exploratory platformer Rogue Legacy. ...

Apex Legends gets permanent duos and a Bloodhound event

Good things may come in threes, but now they’ll come in twos, too – as Apex Legends is adding a permanent duos mode. Along with permanent rotation between maps and a new Bloodhound-themed town takeover. ...

Borderlands 3 devs say they won’t get promised bonuses

Given it’s one of gaming’s biggest franchises, the news Borderlands 3 was a major success came as little surprise. Within its first five days, it sold over five million copies – making it 2K’s fastest-selling ...

Sea of Thieves sets sail for Steam

Sea of Thieves will get a Steam release, which will include full crossplay with the game’s existing Windows 10 and Xbox One versions. You can wishlist it today, Microsoft said, with a launch date to ...

Microsoft eyes impact of Xbox Series X software developed from home

Microsoft remains confident its Xbox Series X console will be ready for launch at the end of this year, but is keeping a close eye on its software side – its games and system services ...

Super cool Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Easter egg fixes nine-year-old No Russian continuity error

The Call of Duty series is known for its Easter eggs – but this is perhaps the best one yet. THERE MAY BE SPOILERS AHEAD. This week, Activision released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ...

No, Scalebound isn’t back in production

Scalebound, the Xbox One console exclusive once in development at Platinum Games, was cancelled three years ago – but in the past year, rumours have persisted of a revival. One wild piece of speculation floating ...

Judge rules Call of Duty can depict Humvees without a licence

A judge has ruled Call of Duty can depict Humvees without a licence. In 2017, AM General LLC, the company behind the Humvee, sued Activision over the appearance of the famous military vehicle in Call ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered brings the series’ confounding pinnacle into brilliant focus

There are two games that live side-by-side in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. One is an all-time action classic, thrilling and tense and more than a little ridiculous in its recounting of the heroics ...

Pong Quest is a “hilarious” dungeon-crawling spin on the arcade classic

Ever spent an afternoon pondering the inherent deficiencies of arcade classic Pong? Ever said to yourself in a flash of inspiration, “What this seminal bat battler really needs is jokes! And dungeons! And a paddle ...

Bethesda will skip holding digital event in June

The usual announcements at this year’s now-cancelled E3 will be replaced by various publisher digital events – but don’t expect a showcase from Bethesda. The Fallout and Elder Scrolls publisher has today announced it will ...

Save up to £60 on PC hardware, gaming laptops and 4K TVs at Ebay today

Ebay’s semi-regular 15 per cent off deal has returned once again, offering an excellent chance to pick up a wide range of new and used tech from top retailers at some of the best prices ...

GAME furloughs staff on full pay until end of April

GAME has put staff across its business on furlough with full pay until the end of April. On 24th March, GAME was forced to close all of its 247 stores after the government shut all ...

There’s no No Russian in Russia as Sony Russia refuses Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

PlayStation Russia has decided not to release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. It means there will be no No Russian – or any other Modern Warfare 2 mission – for PlayStation 4 ...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is 50% off

Once again, Microsoft has slashed the price of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in half by offering a six-month membership for the price of three. Both Amazon and Game currently have the promotion live, where a ...

Someone should make a game about: avoiding quests

He’s on me before I realise I’ve been spotted. I curse myself for venturing this close to town but, with supplies running low, what other option was there? Not that keeping to the wilds was ...

InXile’s post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 3 delayed until August

Wasteland 3, the post-apocalypse-tinged squad-based RPG from developer InXile, will no longer release in May as originally announced, and is now due to arrive in August. InXile had originally set a 19th May release date ...

This year’s 25th anniversary QuakeCon is cancelled due to coronavirus

Bethesda and id Software have “made the difficult decision” to cancel this year’s QuakeCon, which would have marked the 25th anniversary of the event, as a result of the ongoing upheaval caused by the coronavirus ...

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remaster launches tomorrow

UPDATE 31/3/20: Activision has finally announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered – and it is available now on PlayStation 4. But it is currently only available on PS4, as a timed exclusive. PC ...

Minecraft Dungeons gets a May release date on consoles and PC

Minecraft Dungeons – developer Mojang’s exceedingly promising, if somewhat leftfield use of the Minecraft brand – will be making its way to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on 26th May. Dungeons, if you’ve not ...

Fable Anniversary leads Xbox Games with Gold for April

After feeling like the longest month in history, March is nearly over – and frankly we could all do with a pick-me-up. Thankfully Xbox Games with Gold is here to help. Next month Xbox Live ...

Gamescom isn’t cancelled, yet – but it will hold “significantly expanded” digital show

Gamescom will scale up its digital portion this year with a “significantly expanded” Opening Night Live announcement show. The event’s “Gamescom now” streaming schedule, which features demos and interviews with developers, will also be ramped ...

Fortnite adds bullet-blocking Kingsman umbrellas

Another update, another week without patch notes – but it seems v12.30 has a couple of surprises in store for players, as two new items have been introduced. Continuing this season’s spy theme, Kingsman umbrellas ...

The Outer Worlds lands on Nintendo Switch in June

Sci-fi role-player The Outer Worlds will arrive for Nintendo Switch as a physical release and digital download on 5th June. Boxed copies will include a physical cartridge – but also a sizeable download, as has ...

Granblue Fantasy: Versus review: a new step for fighting games with old failings.

There’s a widely held belief that fighting games are hard to get into. That their steep learning curve, niche appeal and high skill ceiling are just too much to swallow. Arc System Works, developer of ...

Best streaming accessories for gaming on Twitch 2020

Streaming games on Twitch, YouTube or another service is good fun – and for many, it’s become a full-time job. If you’ve dabbled with streaming and want to take things to the next level, this ...

Yes, Call of Duty’s most infamous level is still in Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

Activision has yet to officially announce its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remaster, and yet footage of the entire game is now readily available to watch online. It includes the mission No Russian – ...

Resident Evil 3 remake review – at times brilliant, but not a patch on its predecessor

The Resident Evil 3 remake comes out just over a year after the Resident Evil 2 remake, which is particularly satisfying timing when you consider the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis came out just a ...

As Riot bids to take on Blizzard and Valve, the studio faces challenges of its own making

For a good decade, Blizzard Entertainment has been the undisputed champion of developing and publishing prestige PC games. Warcraft, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and Hearthstone (we can maybe skip Heroes of the Storm, ...

Xbox One X bundles going for £299

If Digital Foundry’s full report on the Xbox Series X has got you excited for the next console generation, then you might also be excited to take advantage of price reductions on the current generation ...

Long-running Official Xbox Magazine shuts down

The Official Xbox Magazine has closed down, Eurogamer has learnt. OXM folded last week, with the magazine’s last few remaining staff let go. Eurogamer understands OXM is one of six magazines closed at Bath-based media ...

These latest Fortnite glitches almost guarantee a win

Two new glitches have popped up in Fortnite – one is making players invisible, and the other permits the players to break the sky boundary, escaping not only enemy fire but damage from the circle, ...

“Upgraded” Nier Replicant announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Square Enix has confirmed it is bringing an “upgraded” version of Nier Replicant to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The remake of the decade-old action RPG was announced earlier today on a livestream celebrating ...

Nemesis in beach trunks is the true Resident Evil 3 remake horror

Modders are having fun with the Resident Evil 3 remake demo – especially with Nemesis. The game’s teethy terror usually wears clothes – but in a new mod, he wears nothing but beach trunks. Umbrella-themed ...

Capcom pulls Resident Evil Resistance open beta on Steam and PS4

Capcom has pulled the Resident Evil Resistance open beta on Steam and PlayStation 4 over technical issues that prevented players from finding games, “We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as we can and ...

Massive Call of Duty datamine reveals Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered art and a whole lot more

A massive Call of Duty datamine has leaked a raft of details about Activision’s upcoming plans for Modern Warfare and Warzone, as well as the unannounced Modern Warfare 2 remaster. Notorious Call of Duty leaker ...

On Instagram a great illustrator is turning art into a game

I spent some of yesterday morning trying to draw a decent – or at least not entirely terrible – picture of a door handle. I’ve had this door handle for ages, completely unattached to any ...

This Week on Xbox: March 27,2020

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 ...

Summer Games Done Quick postponed, online Corona Relief event announced for April

This year’s Summer Games Done Quick charity speed-running event has, inevitably given current global events, been postponed, but its organisers have unveiled a new online-only money-raising event, Corona Relief Done Quick, due to take place ...

Microsoft Joins with Intel to Optimize Gears Tactics for PC

Summary Throughout the development of Gears Tactics, The Coalition worked with Intel and the Xe-LP architecture to optimize the game. Gears Tactics will look amazing on high-end PCs and runs perfectly on laptops and lower-spec ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2004.200325-0000)

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 ...

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is coming to PC and consoles in May

Shantae and the Seven Sirens, the newest entry in developer WayForward’s much-loved sometimes-Metroidvania-esque platform series, will be making its way to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC on 28th May. Shantae started life on ...

Rocket Pass 6 Has Gone Cybernetic on Xbox One

Rocket Pass 6 is speeding into the future. Check out the most wanted ride, Ronin, in the Rocket Pass 6 trailer and unlock it immediately with Rocket Pass Premium! Rocket Pass Premium grants access to ...

Xbox and PlayStation eye impact of coronavirus on game development

Microsoft and Sony have both issued statements on the possible impact coronavirus may have on their first-party Xbox and PlayStation games in development. Neither platform holder has announced game delays as yet while the crisis ...

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 31 to April 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 ...

Strategy at Speed: Hands-on with Gears Tactics

The hulking Brumak bellows as it launches a salvo of missiles into the sky, then bears down on my COG Scout, preparing to unload an arm-mounted chain gun in her direction. Nearby, an emergence hole ...

Gears Tactics is more Gears of War than you think

You can do the Gears of War slide into cover slam in Gears Tactics, and honestly that would probably have been enough for me to say ‘yes please’ to this spin-off. But the developers at ...

Five of the Best: Specials

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about potions, hubs, bags, mountains, anything really – but things we ignore at the time. Then, years later, ...

Call of Duty: Warzone makes loadout drops a little pricier

The first big update for Call of Duty: Warzone is here, and along with adding the new weapons announced earlier this week, the update has made some noteworthy balance changes. Namely, those loadout drops are ...

Elite Dangerous’ long-delayed Fleet Carriers finally due in June, PC beta starts next month

Elite Dangerous’ long-awaited 16-person Fleet Carriers, which have seen plentiful delays since their unveiling back in 2017, are finally almost ready to launch and will be entering a period of beta testing for PC players ...

Elite Dangerous’ long-delayed Fleet Carriers finally due in June, PC beta starts next month

Elite Dangerous’ long-awaited 16-person Fleet Carriers, which have seen plentiful delays since their unveiling back in 2017, are finally almost ready to launch and will be entering a period of beta testing for PC players ...

Adventures in “Minecraft Earth” now playable from home!

Summary Related:Bleeding Edge Available Now with Xbox Game PassNinja Theory Announces Project: MaraBleeding Edge Blasts into Retail Stores This March Go to Source ...

How Moons of Madness Creates Fear on Multiple Levels

A good psychological horror game should have scares that linger long after you’ve put down your controller. Eerie sounds, lighting, and well-placed jump scares all contribute to creating this kind of a memorable experience, but ...

World War Z gets cross-play on Xbox One and PC, is free on the Epic Store

Developer Saber Interactive’s enormously popular co-op zombie shooter World War Z now supports cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC, and, to celebrate the occasion, it’s free on the Epic Games Store and heavily discounted ...

World War Z gets cross-play on Xbox One and PC, is free on the Epic Store

Developer Saber Interactive’s enormously popular co-op zombie shooter World War Z now supports cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC, and, to celebrate the occasion, it’s free on the Epic Games Store and heavily discounted ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2004.200325-0000)

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 2004 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2005.200325-0000)

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 2004 Xbox ...

Borderlands 3 DLC Guns, Love, and Tentacles Available Now on Xbox One

An engagement party for the eons is happening in Borderlands 3, and you’re invited! Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock is the second campaign add-on for Borderlands 3, featuring the all-new ...

Epic Games announces publishing deals with Control, Inside and The Last Guardian devs

Having launched its own PC games store back in 2018, perhaps it was inevitable that Fortnite developer Epic Games would next move into full-on publishing – and it seems that time is now. Unveiled earlier ...

Epic Games announces publishing deals with Control, Inside and The Last Guardian devs

Having launched its own PC games store back in 2018, perhaps it was inevitable that Fortnite developer Epic Games would next move into full-on publishing – and it seems that time is now. Unveiled earlier ...

Free Play Days – Tekken 7, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and Risk of Rain 2

Raise your fists for the ultimate battle in Tekken 7, become an elite Special Ops soldier in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, or fight to survive a hostile alien world in Risk of Rain 2 ...

The Falconeer is absolutely majestic

We’re taking Rezzed online over the next few days, presenting sessions and bringing you highlights of what’s new and interesting in the world of independent games. You can find more details on exactly what’s going ...

The Falconeer is absolutely majestic

We’re taking Rezzed online over the next few days, presenting sessions and bringing you highlights of what’s new and interesting in the world of independent games. You can find more details on exactly what’s going ...

Watch Ian play the new Control DLC at 2pm

We’re taking Rezzed online over the next few days, presenting sessions, streaming games and bringing you highlights of what’s new and interesting in the world of independent games. You can find more details on exactly ...

Watch Ian play the new Control DLC at 2pm

We’re taking Rezzed online over the next few days, presenting sessions, streaming games and bringing you highlights of what’s new and interesting in the world of independent games. You can find more details on exactly ...

Resident Evil 3 Remake physical copies may be delayed, Capcom warns

Boxed copies of Resident Evil 3 Remake may take longer to arrive in Europe, Capcom has warned, as stock suffers from delays due to the global coronavirus lockdown. But the game’s global release date will ...

Resident Evil 3 Remake physical copies may be delayed, Capcom warns

Boxed copies of Resident Evil 3 Remake may take longer to arrive in Europe, Capcom has warned, as stock suffers from delays due to the global coronavirus lockdown. But the game’s global release date will ...

Control developer Remedy inks deal for two more games

Remedy Entertainment, the brains behind games such as Control and Alan Wake, has signed a two-game deal with an unannounced publisher Both projects will be ...

Control developer Remedy inks deal for two more games

Remedy Entertainment, the brains behind games such as Control and Alan Wake, has signed a two-game deal with an unannounced publisher Both projects will be ...

Bleeding Edge review: fun fighting let down by a bare-bones launch

Bleeding Edge poses a question I hadn’t considered before: what if the combat from Devil May Cry met Overwatch? A modestly-sized development team at Ninja Theory, spearheaded by DmC Devil May Cry combat designer Rahni ...

Bleeding Edge review: fun fighting let down by a bare-bones launch

Bleeding Edge poses a question I hadn’t considered before: what if the combat from Devil May Cry met Overwatch? A modestly-sized development team at Ninja Theory, spearheaded by DmC Devil May Cry combat designer Rahni ...

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is free to play this weekend on PC and consoles

Ubisoft’s much-maligned online tactical shooter Ghost Recon Breakpoint is free to try this weekend on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, giving curious players the chance to put the game’s significant “Immersive Mode” overhaul through ...

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is free to play this weekend on PC and consoles

Ubisoft’s much-maligned online tactical shooter Ghost Recon Breakpoint is free to try this weekend on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, giving curious players the chance to put the game’s significant “Immersive Mode” overhaul through ...

Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is Available Now on Xbox One

Greetings everyone! Today I am very excited to let you know that Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is now available on Xbox One! For those of you not familiar with the game, Deep Sky Derelicts ...

How HyperDot Made Waves in Accessibility Research

HyperDot is a minimal action arcade game with one rule: dodge everything. The game is fiendishly difficult — as players progress through the 100-level campaign, the simple task of “dodge everything” becomes more and more ...

Avalanche’s Generation Zero team teases mysterious new game

Avalanche Studios, the developer behind Just Cause and moody robo-shooter Generation Zero, has teased its mysterious new project by way of an atmospheric, if brisk, new video. The currently untitled game is more specifically the ...

Avalanche’s Generation Zero team teases mysterious new game

Avalanche Studios, the developer behind Just Cause and moody robo-shooter Generation Zero, has teased its mysterious new project by way of an atmospheric, if brisk, new video. The currently untitled game is more specifically the ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Omega Ring (2004.200323-0000)

Hey 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 2004 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta Ring (2004.200323-0000)

Hey Beta and Delta 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 2004 ...

Doom Eternal had the series’ best opening sales weekend

Bethesda has trumpeted the launch of Doom Eternal by announcing it earned the series’ best ever opening week sales. Here in the UK, shops began selling boxed copies of Doom Eternal early in a bid ...

Doom Eternal had the series’ best opening sales weekend

Bethesda has trumpeted the launch of Doom Eternal by announcing it earned the series’ best ever opening week sales. Here in the UK, shops began selling boxed copies of Doom Eternal early in a bid ...

38 Things Added to Sea of Thieves Since Launch You Have to Try

A lot has changed in Sea of Thieves since Rare’s shared world pirate fantasy first set sail in March 2018. Thanks to a series of major content updates in the first year – including the ...

In place of EGX Rezzed, we’ll be taking part in Rezzed Digital over the next three days

It’s a little sad to think we could all have been setting off for EGX Rezzed tomorrow. It’s the chillest gaming show in the calendar, and wouldn’t the airy venue at Tobacco Dock be perfect ...

In place of EGX Rezzed, we’ll be taking part in Rezzed Digital over the next three days

It’s a little sad to think we could all have been setting off for EGX Rezzed tomorrow. It’s the chillest gaming show in the calendar, and wouldn’t the airy venue at Tobacco Dock be perfect ...

Someone should make a game about: damn fine seamanship

Who let the sea-dogs out? From knockabout pirate sim Sea of Thieves to pretty much every Assassin’s Creed since 2012, life on the ocean wave has never been more accessible, even if voyaging across azure-blue ...

Someone should make a game about: damn fine seamanship

Who let the sea-dogs out? From knockabout pirate sim Sea of Thieves to pretty much every Assassin’s Creed since 2012, life on the ocean wave has never been more accessible, even if voyaging across azure-blue ...

The priceless work of Make-A-Wish, and the potential of games

“The one that’s most fresh in my mind is George’s wish.” I’m talking to Jason Suckley, CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the UK. “I met George and his mum a couple of years ago, ...

The priceless work of Make-A-Wish, and the potential of games

“The one that’s most fresh in my mind is George’s wish.” I’m talking to Jason Suckley, CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the UK. “I met George and his mum a couple of years ago, ...

Ubisoft details today’s big Splinter-Cell-themed Ghost Recon Breakpoint update

Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s previously teased Splinter Cell crossover, Deep State, is out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and Ubisoft has offered up new details (plus a first proper trailer) for the benefit ...

Ubisoft details today’s big Splinter-Cell-themed Ghost Recon Breakpoint update

Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s previously teased Splinter Cell crossover, Deep State, is out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and Ubisoft has offered up new details (plus a first proper trailer) for the benefit ...

It’s Time to Duel: Yu Gi Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Available Now on Xbox One

Duelists, prepare to Duel because Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is coming to Xbox One today! Fans of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist will be thrilled as this brand-new game features ...

Borderlands 3 getting another level cap increase this week

Borderlands 3’s new Guns, Love, and Tentacles paid story DLC arrives this Thursday, 26th March, and Gearbox has now confirmed it’ll be accompanied by another level cap increase for all players. And for those eager ...

Borderlands 3 getting another level cap increase this week

Borderlands 3’s new Guns, Love, and Tentacles paid story DLC arrives this Thursday, 26th March, and Gearbox has now confirmed it’ll be accompanied by another level cap increase for all players. And for those eager ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2004.200323-0000)

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 2004 Xbox One ...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2005.200323-0000)

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 2004 Xbox ...

Bleeding Edge Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

Summary Bleeding Edge is available now with Xbox Game Pass and on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam Play from now until March 31 to unlock exclusive Punk Pack items Mekko, everyone’s favorite trash-talking dolphin ...

Microsoft working to maintain Xbox Live amid “unprecedented demand”

In a message to the Xbox community, Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer has reassured fans the company is working hard to ensure its online gaming services remain rock solid during a period of “unprecedented demand”. ...

Microsoft working to maintain Xbox Live amid “unprecedented demand”

In a message to the Xbox community, Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer has reassured fans the company is working hard to ensure its online gaming services remain rock solid during a period of “unprecedented demand”. ...

Call of Duty: Warzone gets much needed new weapons

Call of Duty: Warzone gets four new weapons as part of a big update set for tonight. The four weapons are the 725 shotgun, the MK2 Carbine marksman rifle, the .50 GS handgun, and the ...

Call of Duty: Warzone gets much needed new weapons

Call of Duty: Warzone gets four new weapons as part of a big update set for tonight. The four weapons are the 725 shotgun, the MK2 Carbine marksman rifle, the .50 GS handgun, and the ...

Disney+ console apps finally available alongside UK release

Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic streaming service Disney+ finally arrives in the UK today, months after it debuted in the US. Bad news? It is still releasing Mandalorian episodes week by week ...

Disney+ console apps finally available alongside UK release

Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic streaming service Disney+ finally arrives in the UK today, months after it debuted in the US. Bad news? It is still releasing Mandalorian episodes week by week ...

UK government shuts down all “non-essential” shops as part of measures to halt coronavirus

The British government has announced all shops selling “non-essential” goods – a term that applies to all video game and electronics stores, including Game – are to close effective immediately as part of sweeping measures ...

UK government shuts down all “non-essential” shops as part of measures to halt coronavirus

The British government has announced all shops selling “non-essential” goods – a term that applies to all video game and electronics stores, including Game – are to close effective immediately as part of sweeping measures ...

Formidable black dragon Alatreon heading to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in May

As Monster Hunter World: Iceborne players on Xbox One and PS4 ready to take on the fearsome twosome of the Raging Brachydios and Furious Rajang today, Capcom has revealed the next batch of post-launch content ...

Formidable black dragon Alatreon heading to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in May

As Monster Hunter World: Iceborne players on Xbox One and PS4 ready to take on the fearsome twosome of the Raging Brachydios and Furious Rajang today, Capcom has revealed the next batch of post-launch content ...

Get Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy 7 and Resident Evil 3 for under £40

Looking to save a few quid on some new or upcoming console releases? Well, there’s a new voucher code at eBay that’ll get you some great discounts on games such as Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy ...

Get Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy 7 and Resident Evil 3 for under £40

Looking to save a few quid on some new or upcoming console releases? Well, there’s a new voucher code at eBay that’ll get you some great discounts on games such as Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy ...

Resident Evil 3 demo analysis: the game’s brilliant but something’s up with Xbox One X

Another superb remake is on the horizon from Capcom with the Resident Evil 3 demo hitting PS4 and Xbox One consoles – showing how its RE Engine has evolved since the Resi 2 remake. Fans ...

Resident Evil 3 demo analysis: the game’s brilliant but something’s up with Xbox One X

Another superb remake is on the horizon from Capcom with the Resident Evil 3 demo hitting PS4 and Xbox One consoles – showing how its RE Engine has evolved since the Resi 2 remake. Fans ...

GAME closes all its Belong arenas over Coronavirus – but stores remain open for business

GAME has closed all of its Belong arenas over the Coronavirus – but its stores remain open for business despite stricter guidance from the government. GAME’s Belong arenas are designed to bring people together to ...

GAME closes all its Belong arenas over Coronavirus – but stores remain open for business

GAME has closed all of its Belong arenas over the Coronavirus – but its stores remain open for business despite stricter guidance from the government. GAME’s Belong arenas are designed to bring people together to ...

Wow, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales are through the roof

Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an enormous sales success. It dominated the UK boxed game chart – and sold triple the amount of boxed copies of Bethesda’s multi-platform Doom Eternal, which had ...

Wow, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales are through the roof

Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an enormous sales success. It dominated the UK boxed game chart – and sold triple the amount of boxed copies of Bethesda’s multi-platform Doom Eternal, which had ...

Bandai Namco outlines what’s coming in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s new DLC, A New Power Awakens Part 1

Bandai Namco has given us our first peek at the additional content heading to Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Courtesy of a blog post (thanks, PCGN), the developer/publisher confirmed it was “bringing characters and transformations from ...

Bandai Namco outlines what’s coming in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s new DLC, A New Power Awakens Part 1

Bandai Namco has given us our first peek at the additional content heading to Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Courtesy of a blog post (thanks, PCGN), the developer/publisher confirmed it was “bringing characters and transformations from ...

Blizzard offers staff drive-through care package amid US Coronavirus lockdown

Blizzard has sent staff in its California and Texas offices to work from home amid the Coronavirus outbreak – and opened drive-through care packages that include essential supplies. 40 million Californians woke up this morning ...

Blizzard offers staff drive-through care package amid US Coronavirus lockdown

Blizzard has sent staff in its California and Texas offices to work from home amid the Coronavirus outbreak – and opened drive-through care packages that include essential supplies. 40 million Californians woke up this morning ...

Doom Eternal analysis: how id Tech 7 pushes current-gen consoles to the limit

Doom 2016 revitalised the fortunes of both id software and the classic Doom franchise, delivering a phenomenal, exhilarating focus on high-speed combat, extreme gore and sprawling stage design. It was a modern, refreshed take on ...

Doom Eternal analysis: how id Tech 7 pushes current-gen consoles to the limit

Doom 2016 revitalised the fortunes of both id software and the classic Doom franchise, delivering a phenomenal, exhilarating focus on high-speed combat, extreme gore and sprawling stage design. It was a modern, refreshed take on ...

With cinemas closed, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets an early digital release

The digital release of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been brought forward, Paramount Pictures has announced. The movie launches digitally on 31st March 2020 – just over a month after it first hit cinemas ...

With cinemas closed, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets an early digital release

The digital release of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been brought forward, Paramount Pictures has announced. The movie launches digitally on 31st March 2020 – just over a month after it first hit cinemas ...

Call of Duty: Warzone sees 30m players in 10 days

Call of Duty: Warzone has seen over 30 million players in 10 days, Activision has announced. The free-to-play battle royale came out on 10th March 2020, and hit six million players in 24 hours, then ...

Call of Duty: Warzone sees 30m players in 10 days

Call of Duty: Warzone has seen over 30 million players in 10 days, Activision has announced. The free-to-play battle royale came out on 10th March 2020, and hit six million players in 24 hours, then ...

Understanding world-building in games

I’ve watched Inception once a year ever since its, er, inception. While no film ages perfectly once you can quote it in real-time and have pored over every little flaw and inconsistency, I think Nolan’s ...

Understanding world-building in games

I’ve watched Inception once a year ever since its, er, inception. While no film ages perfectly once you can quote it in real-time and have pored over every little flaw and inconsistency, I think Nolan’s ...

Warframe’s Operation: Scarlet Spear gets new trailer, out next week on PC

Warframe’s latest adventure, Operation: Scarlet Spear, is heading to PC next week, and Digital Extremes has released a fresh clutch of details and a new trailer in preparation. Operation: Scarlet Spear is part of Warframe’s ...

Warframe’s Operation: Scarlet Spear gets new trailer, out next week on PC

Warframe’s latest adventure, Operation: Scarlet Spear, is heading to PC next week, and Digital Extremes has released a fresh clutch of details and a new trailer in preparation. Operation: Scarlet Spear is part of Warframe’s ...

Cops bust real-life gang stash house, find weapons, cash and… PayDay masks

Here’s an incredible case of life imitating art: the art in this case being video game PayDay. Last night, 19th Match 2020, a drug task force in West Tennessee raided a suspected gang stash house, ...

Cops bust real-life gang stash house, find weapons, cash and… PayDay masks

Here’s an incredible case of life imitating art: the art in this case being video game PayDay. Last night, 19th Match 2020, a drug task force in West Tennessee raided a suspected gang stash house, ...

Bungie raises $1m for Australian wildfire relief

Bungie’s campaign to raise funds for the wildfire-struck Australia has now raised over $1m. More than 75,000 Guardians for Australia T-shirts have been purchased by kindhearted Destiny players since 14th January, with proceeds split between ...

Bungie raises $1m for Australian wildfire relief

Bungie’s campaign to raise funds for the wildfire-struck Australia has now raised over $1m. More than 75,000 Guardians for Australia T-shirts have been purchased by kindhearted Destiny players since 14th January, with proceeds split between ...

Premier League players set to take part in FIFA 20 tournament to raise money for clubs hit by coronavirus

An English League Two team has organised a global FIFA 20 tournament to help raise money for clubs hit by the coronavirus outbreak – and it’s taken off. The tournament, which began life as a ...

Premier League players set to take part in FIFA 20 tournament to raise money for clubs hit by coronavirus

An English League Two team has organised a global FIFA 20 tournament to help raise money for clubs hit by the coronavirus outbreak – and it’s taken off. The tournament, which began life as a ...

Five of the Best: Friends

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about potions, hubs, bags, mountains, anything really – but things we ignore at the time. Then, years later, ...

GAME staff brace themselves for Animal Crossing: New Horizons stampede as stores stay open amid the coronavirus outbreak

GAME staff are bracing themselves for a busy weekend as Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons goes on sale amid the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this week Eurogamer reported on the concerns of GAME staff, ...

GAME staff brace themselves for Animal Crossing: New Horizons stampede as stores stay open amid the coronavirus outbreak

GAME staff are bracing themselves for a busy weekend as Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons goes on sale amid the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this week Eurogamer reported on the concerns of GAME staff, ...

Xbox One X bundles have fallen to their lowest price so far

Update: Sadly, over the weekend, many of these Xbox One X offers have now been expired. Some are still available, though, and you’ll find them highlighted below. Remember, do keep an eye out for that ...

Xbox One X bundles have fallen to their lowest price so far

Update: Sadly, over the weekend, many of these Xbox One X offers have now been expired. Some are still available, though, and you’ll find them highlighted below. Remember, do keep an eye out for that ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 campaign remaster spotted on Korean ratings board

This time last year, a PEGI rating for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign gave us our first proper hint that a remaster was on the way, and now the game has resurfaced on ...

Overwatch’s latest hero Echo can transform into any enemy hero on the battlefield

Yesterday, Blizzard waggled its fingers dramatically and ripped back the veil to reveal Overwatch’s 32nd hero, Echo, and today it’s giving the full run-down of her abilities. Echo, who was created by now-deceased Overwatch founding ...

Overwatch’s latest hero Echo can transform into any enemy hero on the battlefield

Yesterday, Blizzard waggled its fingers dramatically and ripped back the veil to reveal Overwatch’s 32nd hero, Echo, and today it’s giving the full run-down of her abilities. Echo, who was created by now-deceased Overwatch founding ...

Postponed Game Developers Conference returns for special three-day event this August

This year’s Game Developers Conference, which was initially due to take place this month but postponed following the coronavirus outbreak, has been reimagined as GDC Summer, a three-day “celebration of the art, craft and business ...

Postponed Game Developers Conference returns for special three-day event this August

This year’s Game Developers Conference, which was initially due to take place this month but postponed following the coronavirus outbreak, has been reimagined as GDC Summer, a three-day “celebration of the art, craft and business ...

The Messenger dev’s next game is striking retro-inspired RPG Sea of Stars

Sabotage Studio, the developer behind 2018’s superb era-hopping action-platformer The Messenger, has unveiled its next project, striking retro-inspired RPG Sea of Stars. Set in the same universe as The Messenger, albeit earlier in the timeline, ...

The Messenger dev’s next game is striking retro-inspired RPG Sea of Stars

Sabotage Studio, the developer behind 2018’s superb era-hopping action-platformer The Messenger, has unveiled its next project, striking retro-inspired RPG Sea of Stars. Set in the same universe as The Messenger, albeit earlier in the timeline, ...

Cities: Skylines’ fishing-themed Sunset Harbour expansion is out next week

Acclaimed city builder Cities: Skylines is poised to float purposefully into damp new era next Thursday, 26th March, with the arrival of its maritime and transportation focussed Sunset Harbour expansion, releasing simultaneously on consoles and ...

Cities: Skylines’ fishing-themed Sunset Harbour expansion is out next week

Acclaimed city builder Cities: Skylines is poised to float purposefully into damp new era next Thursday, 26th March, with the arrival of its maritime and transportation focussed Sunset Harbour expansion, releasing simultaneously on consoles and ...

Sam Fisher is heading to Ghost Recon Breakpoint next week

Fans of frustratingly dormant IP, people called Sam, and, I guess, fishing, potentially have reason to celebrate next week; Splinter Cell’s be-goggled protagonist Sam Fisher will be making his way to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as ...

Sam Fisher is heading to Ghost Recon Breakpoint next week

Fans of frustratingly dormant IP, people called Sam, and, I guess, fishing, potentially have reason to celebrate next week; Splinter Cell’s be-goggled protagonist Sam Fisher will be making his way to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as ...

From WRC 9 to the next Test Drive, a look inside KT Racing

I think it’s fair to say that no-one was expecting the developer behind slightly shonky games as Bet on Soldier and The Cursed Crusade to become the next big thing in the racing genre, but ...

From WRC 9 to the next Test Drive, a look inside KT Racing

I think it’s fair to say that no-one was expecting the developer behind slightly shonky games as Bet on Soldier and The Cursed Crusade to become the next big thing in the racing genre, but ...

EA Sports looks to FIFA’s past as it’s forced to change the way Ultimate Team works

EA is having to change the way FIFA Ultimate Team works because of the coronavirus outbreak – and it’s looking to the past for inspiration. Normally, EA runs Team of the Week promotions in which ...

EA Sports looks to FIFA’s past as it’s forced to change the way Ultimate Team works

EA is having to change the way FIFA Ultimate Team works because of the coronavirus outbreak – and it’s looking to the past for inspiration. Normally, EA runs Team of the Week promotions in which ...

Untitled Goose Game, A Short Hike winners in last night’s GDC and IGF virtual awards ceremony

The Independent Game Festival and Game Developers Conference awards were held last night via livestream – and the big winners were Untitled Goose Game and A Short Hike. The awards are normally doled out as ...

Untitled Goose Game, A Short Hike winners in last night’s GDC and IGF virtual awards ceremony

The Independent Game Festival and Game Developers Conference awards were held last night via livestream – and the big winners were Untitled Goose Game and A Short Hike. The awards are normally doled out as ...

GAME staff face a worrying week as stores stay open amid the coronavirus outbreak

UPDATE 19th March 2020: GAME has sent an email to customers warning stores may close amid the coronavirus – but for now the company is keeping them open. The email revolves around GAME’s in-store work ...

GAME staff face a worrying week as stores stay open amid the coronavirus outbreak

UPDATE 19th March 2020: GAME has sent an email to customers warning stores may close amid the coronavirus – but for now the company is keeping them open. The email revolves around GAME’s in-store work ...

Call of Duty: Warzone’s final circles are hell – and that’s a good thing

There were desperate scenes at the end of our Sunday Warzone session, in one of those games where nothing goes quite right. Having burned through their gulag opportunities, my squadmates had died for good, leaving ...

Call of Duty: Warzone’s final circles are hell – and that’s a good thing

There were desperate scenes at the end of our Sunday Warzone session, in one of those games where nothing goes quite right. Having burned through their gulag opportunities, my squadmates had died for good, leaving ...

Final Fantasy 7 Remake physical copies likely delayed in some countries, Square Enix warns

Final Fantasy 7 Remake maker Square Enix has warned that physical copies of the game will likely be delayed in some places by the current coronavirus crisis. In a message to fans posted last night ...

Final Fantasy 7 Remake physical copies likely delayed in some countries, Square Enix warns

Final Fantasy 7 Remake maker Square Enix has warned that physical copies of the game will likely be delayed in some places by the current coronavirus crisis. In a message to fans posted last night ...

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 review – probably the best motorbike game out there right now

A couple of years back, when Kylotonn had its first crack at the Isle of Man’s frankly absurd annual road race, the ambition of the whole enterprise made it easy to forgive any rough edges. ...

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 review – probably the best motorbike game out there right now

A couple of years back, when Kylotonn had its first crack at the Isle of Man’s frankly absurd annual road race, the ambition of the whole enterprise made it easy to forgive any rough edges. ...

Sea of Thieves’ PvP-focussed Arena mode getting major overhaul next month

Barely has the curtain closed on Sea of Thieves’ latest swashbuckling narrative escapade, Heart of Fire, than Rare is back with news of its multiplayer pirate adventure’s next big monthly update, which is set to ...

Sea of Thieves’ PvP-focussed Arena mode getting major overhaul next month

Barely has the curtain closed on Sea of Thieves’ latest swashbuckling narrative escapade, Heart of Fire, than Rare is back with news of its multiplayer pirate adventure’s next big monthly update, which is set to ...

Overwatch’s next hero is “evolutionary robot” Echo

Blizzard has unveiled Overwatch’s 32nd hero, and it’s a familiar face, arriving in the form of sleek “evolutionary robot”, Echo – a being said to have been “programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence” and ...

Overwatch’s next hero is “evolutionary robot” Echo

Blizzard has unveiled Overwatch’s 32nd hero, and it’s a familiar face, arriving in the form of sleek “evolutionary robot”, Echo – a being said to have been “programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence” and ...

Bleeding Edge, The Surge 2 and more coming to Xbox Game Pass this month

Microsoft has revealed the next batch of titles heading to Xbox Game Pass on PC and Xbox One over the next few weeks, including the likes of Ninja Theory’s Bleeding and sci-fi Souls-like The Surge ...

Bleeding Edge, The Surge 2 and more coming to Xbox Game Pass this month

Microsoft has revealed the next batch of titles heading to Xbox Game Pass on PC and Xbox One over the next few weeks, including the likes of Ninja Theory’s Bleeding and sci-fi Souls-like The Surge ...

Grab a top gaming headset or mouse at a discount in the SteelSeries March sale

SteelSeries has kicked off their March Member Sale today, offering up some surprisingly deep discounts on their most popular gaming headsets, mice and keyboards. If you’ve been considering a new gaming peripheral to while away ...

Grab a top gaming headset or mouse at a discount in the SteelSeries March sale

SteelSeries has kicked off their March Member Sale today, offering up some surprisingly deep discounts on their most popular gaming headsets, mice and keyboards. If you’ve been considering a new gaming peripheral to while away ...

Someone should make a game about: Shipping containers

Bleary eyed, I tore open my sachet of Quaker Oats, dumped it into a bowl, popped some milk in, and set the microwave to whirr for two minutes. This cost me. Usually it’s a bit ...

Someone should make a game about: Shipping containers

Bleary eyed, I tore open my sachet of Quaker Oats, dumped it into a bowl, popped some milk in, and set the microwave to whirr for two minutes. This cost me. Usually it’s a bit ...

Call of Duty: Warzone now has a Solos mode

Warzone, Call of Duty’s standalone free-to-play battle royale experience (also available as part of Modern Warfare), now has a Solos mode on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Up until today, Warzone’s two distinct modes ...

Call of Duty: Warzone now has a Solos mode

Warzone, Call of Duty’s standalone free-to-play battle royale experience (also available as part of Modern Warfare), now has a Solos mode on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Up until today, Warzone’s two distinct modes ...

Enjoyable 19th century expedition sim Curious Expedition gets console release dates

Developer Maschinen-Mensch’s rather splendid 19th-century-inspired rogue-like exploration adventure, Curious Expedition, has, at long last, received release dates for consoles, and will be coming to PS4 on 31st March, Switch on 2nd April, and Xbox One ...

Enjoyable 19th century expedition sim Curious Expedition gets console release dates

Developer Maschinen-Mensch’s rather splendid 19th-century-inspired rogue-like exploration adventure, Curious Expedition, has, at long last, received release dates for consoles, and will be coming to PS4 on 31st March, Switch on 2nd April, and Xbox One ...

No Man’s Sky now has dashboard bobbleheads for your ships

“Whilst we continue to work on more radical things longer term in the background,” said Hello Games following No Man’s Sky’s Living Ship update last month, “we are experimenting with releasing content we know the ...

No Man’s Sky now has dashboard bobbleheads for your ships

“Whilst we continue to work on more radical things longer term in the background,” said Hello Games following No Man’s Sky’s Living Ship update last month, “we are experimenting with releasing content we know the ...

Hello Games’ The Last Campfire re-emerges for summer launch

It’s been over a year since the announcement of The Last Campfire, Hello Games’ first new project since No Man’s Sky. But, happily, today brings news of a release window and launch platforms – along ...

Hello Games’ The Last Campfire re-emerges for summer launch

It’s been over a year since the announcement of The Last Campfire, Hello Games’ first new project since No Man’s Sky. But, happily, today brings news of a release window and launch platforms – along ...

You can play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free this weekend

The excellent Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be made free to play this weekend on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The entire, sprawling game will be yours to explore – and any progress you make ...

You can play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free this weekend

The excellent Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be made free to play this weekend on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The entire, sprawling game will be yours to explore – and any progress you make ...

Doom Eternal review – the same orgiastic thrills with a creeping weight of story

“Story in a game is like a story in a porn movie,” the original Doom’s programmer John Carmack once wrote. “It’s expected to be there, but it’s not that important.” A connoisseur of sleaze might ...

Fights in Tight Places has some stylish turn-based fisticuffs

Looking like a mash-up of Superhot, Streets of Rage and Advance Wars, the stylish Fights in Tight Places seems to do exactly what it says on the tin. You’re a suited assassin in a small ...

Amid coronavirus lockdown, 60,000 Spanish football fans turn up to watch virtual Seville derby on Twitch

Two Spanish football teams used FIFA 20 to replace their cancelled real-life derby – with a footballer from each side playing a match streamed on Twitch to tens of thousands of fans. Real-world football is ...

Fortnite adds helicopters as its spy season ramps up

For the first time in a year, Fortnite is adding a new aerial vehicle. This time around, it’s helicopters – which are squad sized and come without any weaponry attached – though passengers can hang ...

Watch 12 minutes of Borderlands 3’s Guns, Love, and Tentacles campaign DLC

Love is in the (decidedly chilly) air in Borderlands 3’s second paid DLC episode – titled Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright and Hammerlock – and in the run up to its Xbox ...

Warframe’s big quality-of-life-focussed Revised update out now on PS4 and Xbox One

Following its PC launch at the beginning of March, Warframe’s massive quality-of-life-focussed update is now available on Xbox One and PS4 – and it’ll be coming to Switch “soon”. Warframe Revised, as the update is ...

Control’s upcoming The Foundation expansion gets new gameplay details, trailer

Control’s first big story expansion, The Foundation, will be making its way to PS4 and PC next week, 26th March, and in the run-up to release, developer Remedy has shared a few more details – ...

Gamescom 2020 preparations “continuing as planned”

Rezzed, GDC and E3 may be canned, but Gamescom 2020 – due to take place later this summer – is still on the cards. Addressing speculation it too might be called off, Gamescom has now ...

Resident Evil 3 remake demo out this week

Capcom has announced a Resident Evil 3 remake demo for Thursday, 19th March. The demo is due out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Capcom didn’t go into detail on what it offers, but ...

Call of Duty: Warzone release and Red Dead Redemption 2 update spark record internet traffic in UK

A Red Dead Redemption 2 update and the release of Call of Duty: Warzone sparked record internet traffic in the UK, BT has said. BT, the operator of the UK’s largest telecoms network, told the ...

Motorsport’s big stars turned to esports for their action this past weekend

With the majority of real-life sport cancelled in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, virtual sports are admirably stepping up to the plate. We’ve already noted how football teams are looking to fill the void ...

Nearly 18 months later, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey just got a surprise 4GB update

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey had a full year of post-launch support, with extra story chapters, bosses and its historical Discovery Tour mode all coming free. There was also its mostly-great two expansions, offering at least another ...

Netflix pauses production of The Witcher season two over coronavirus outbreak

Netflix has paused the production of The Witcher’s second season because of the coronavirus outbreak. Production in the UK is on hold for at least two weeks, Deadline reported. The pause could be delayed further. ...

With football cancelled, teams are taking to video games to play postponed fixtures

The coronavirus outbreak has put a halt to real-world football across the globe – and in the UK teams are taking to video games to give their fans something to cheer on instead. After the ...

Xbox Live struggled to cope with demand last night

With the coronavirus situation worsening and increasing numbers of people opting to stay at home, online gaming is likely to experience a huge surge in popularity – and judging by Xbox Live’s problems yesterday, it’s ...

Ori and the Will of the Wisps review – masterful Metroidvania hampered by technical problems

Everything here glows. The luminescence smothers the thicket like a warm, snug blanket, dusting the world with a soft, preternatural radiance, piping the edges of the leaves and twigs that dance as you glide and ...

Monster Hunter World Iceborne sales top 5 million worldwide

Monster Hunter World Iceborne has sold over five million units worldwide. According to an update from developer/publisher Capcom (thanks, VGC), Iceborne – which is Monster Hunter World’s expansion that dropped in September for console and ...

Call of Duty Warzone players are having fun after they die

If you’ve dipped into Call of Duty Warzone you’ll be familiar with its unique take on respawning. The battle royale includes the Gulag – a small map players visit after their first death in a ...

Konami announces April release for PES’s Euro 2020 DLC as the real-life event hangs in the balance

Konami has announced a release date for the PES 2020 Euro 2020 DLC amid an increasing likelihood the real-life event will be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. This week, the Japanese company said the ...

19 Call of Duty: Warzone tips for learning to reliably Get Some

Call of Duty: Warzone is here, coming as a free update not just to Modern Warfare players but as a free mode in its entirety, available to anyone with a PS4, Xbox One or PC. ...

Five-year-old The Witcher 3 looks better than ever with impressive new texture mod

The Witcher 3 is approaching its fifth birthday – but modders are still doing impressive things with CD Projekt’s phenomenal fantasy adventure. The latest is The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project, which just released its ...

Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft board

Microsoft co-founder and Windows creator Bill Gates has announced he is stepping down from the company’s board to focus on philanthropic activities. Gates, one of the world’s richest people, said he wants to focus on ...

EA cancels all live events for its competitive games and asks staff to work from home because of coronavirus pandemic

EA has cancelled all its live events for its competitive games because of the coronavirus outbreak. All live events for the Apex Legends Global Series, FIFA 20 Global Series, FIFA Online 4 Live Events and ...

A Brit’s guide to Forza Horizon 4

When considering ideal locations for open world racers, I’m not sure Britain would top many lists. Need for Speed typically opted for fictional, neon-soaked cities, while the likes of Test Drive Unlimited and Forza Horizon ...

Call of Duty Warzone players use infinite revive exploit to win from within the gas

UPDATE 13/03/20: It’s good news for Warzone players, as it seems that game-breaking revive exploit has already been addressed by Infinity Ward. Thanks to a playlist update rolled out last night, players should no longer ...

Five of the Best: Cities

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about potions, hubs, bags, mountains, anything really – but things we ignore at the time. Then, years later, ...

Reporters Without Borders launches virtual anti-censorship library in Minecraft

Reporters Without Borders, the international non-profit organisation established to promote free access to information, has partnered with studio BlockWorks to create a virtual library in Minecraft that contains works censored by oppressive regimes around the ...

Prince of Persia heads to For Honor in seasonal event

Here’s something pretty much no-one was expecting: Prince of Persia is back, but as part of a cross-brand event in For Honor. Between today and 2nd April, players will be able to engage in a ...

Coronavirus: BAFTA Game Awards red carpet ceremony cancelled in favour of livestream

The red carpet BAFTA Game Awards ceremony will no longer take place due to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The awards will be livestreamed, with no live audience, instead. “Amid growing concerns over the ...

All-time classic Blade Runner is being remastered

In a year when everything’s turning a little cyberpunk, there really couldn’t be better timing for a restoration of point-and-click adventure Blade Runner. Well, guess what’s happening. Thanks to a partnership between Alcon Entertainment and ...

Witcher dev CD Projekt Red already working on a new single-player game to follow Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński has said the company is already working on a single-player game to follow Cyberpunk 2077, which will be released this September. It will not be The Witcher 4, he clarified, ...

EA finally adds a ping indicator to FIFA 20 Ultimate Team

EA has added a ping indicator to FIFA 20 Ultimate Team – the first time it’s been officially available in-game. The numerical ping indicator, which is measured in milliseconds, was added to FUT online match ...

Blizzard cancels all Overwatch League events for March and April over coronavirus

Blizzard has cancelled all Overwatch League events for March and April over coronavirus. This cancellation relates to events only. Matches will be played in March and April, Activision Blizzard insisted. Cancelled events include matches that ...

Call of Duty Warzone has over six million players 24 hours after launch

Call of Duty Warzone has over six million players just 24 hours after launch, Activision has announced. The free-to-play battle royale launched on Tuesday for those with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and as a ...

Call of Duty Warzone has a bunch of mysterious locked bunkers

As pointed out by a certain YouTuber in his slightly premature preview, Infinity Ward has stuffed a bunch of Easter eggs into the new Warzone map, and players are already scrambling to find clues and ...

Microsoft, Ubisoft announce plans for digital events after E3 2020 cancellation

Microsoft and Ubisoft have announced plans for digital events following the cancellation of E3 2020 due to concern about the coronavirus. Microsoft was set to hold a live press conference at the Microsoft Theater, next ...

It looks like E3 is cancelled

UPDATE: E3 has been officially cancelled. Here’s the statement in full from the ESA: “After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare now lets you choose between a round or a square mini-map

Infinity Ward has made a small but significant change to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s controversial mini-map: you can now choose between a round or a square one. This seemingly innocuous toggle was introduced into ...

Red Dead Online update tackles annoying camp glitches

One of Red Dead Online’s longest-standing issues has been Cripps’ over-enthusiasm for packing up camps – a problem that’s been particularly devastating for those with the trader role. Coming back to butcher some carcasses? Too ...

Someone should make a game about: Gourmet Makes

Cooking games are…fine. Give a player a few ingredients, season with a few action verbs (shake, toss, stir, etc.) and add a final pinch of urgency in the form of time pressure, unruly physics or ...

We’re giving away two copies of the Ori and the Will of the Wisps Collector’s Edition

This competition has now closed – thanks for entering! If you’re one of our lucky winners we’ll be in touch shortly. Ori and the Will of the Wisps launches this week and is already being ...

Hotshot Racing looks to capture the spirit of London’s Trocadero in the 90s

If you lived within a 20-mile radius of central London in the 90s and had any interest in interactive entertainment, there was only really one game in town. London’s Trocadero was a mecca not only ...

Warframe is 7, so here’s some free loot to celebrate

It’s Warframe’s seventh – seventh! – official anniversary, and to celebrate, developer Digital Extremes is releasing a celebratory Dex Raksaka armour set for players who get involved over the month of March. Just log in ...

Fortnite’s Legacy Look Controls options will be removed next week

Do you still use Fortnite’s Legacy Look Controls? Brace yourself – from next week, the option will be removed. In a couple of messages posted on the battle royale’s social media channels, Epic Games says ...

Cyberpunk 2077 marks International Women’s Day with a fresh peek at its default female protagonist

To mark International Women’s Day, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has revealed a new version of the default female protagonist. In a brief tweet that simply says “Miss V, a pleasure…” followed by the ...

PUBG needs your help shaping its new competitive mode

PUBG Corp. is looking to you to help shape the rules of its upcoming competitive mode. “Ranked Ruleset is now live in LABS for a limited time,” the company said via Twitter. “Bring out your ...

What stand-up comedy can teach games

People love to laugh. Laughing is fun, it brings people together, some even say it’s medicinal. People love laughing so much that I’m often paid to stand up in a dark room telling jokes to ...

This shotgun glitch is preventing players from reloading in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

A shotgun reloading glitch is causing issues for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players. As spotted by Dotesports, a new bug with the reloading animation is preventing players from replenishing their shotguns, leaving them vulnerable ...

Five of the Best: Save points

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about hands, maps, cats, startup screens – things we ignore at the time but can recall years later ...

Become a data hoarder with this 4TB external drive for £65

A massive 4TB WD Elements external hard drive has dropped to £65 on Amazon. That’s a historic low price for this well-reviewed hard drive, and it beats the next-cheapest 4TB drive on Amazon by a ...

Get Borderlands 3 and Red Dead 2 for £30 in the Game pre-owned sale

Both Borderlands 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2 can be yours for just £15 a pop thanks to Game’s latest 2-for-£30 promotion on pre-owned console games. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Gearbox’s barmy ...

Get the best wireless headset for Switch at 25 per cent off

🇺🇸 From the US? The Arctis 1 Wireless is also 10 per cent off today at Amazon.com. Original article continues: Our choice for the best gaming headset for Nintendo Switch – the SteelSeries Arctis 1 ...

Someone should make a game about: The Baron in the Trees

Hello, and welcome to our new series which picks out interesting things that we’d love someone to make a game about. This isn’t a chance for us to pretend we’re game designers, more an opportunity ...

Seven months after being delisted, DuckTales: Remastered has returned to digital stores

Seven months after it was delisted from digital storefronts, DuckTales: Remastered is back. DuckTales: Remastered, which was developed by WayForward and initially released for PC and consoles in 2013, bid a fond farewell to all ...

Microsoft unveils Phantom Magenta and Arctic Camo Xbox Controllers

Microsoft has announced two new special edition Xbox Controllers due for release later this year. First up is the rather threatening-sounding Phantom Magenta Special Edition Wireless Controller. This is (apparently) the third controller to be ...

Grab a cut-price memory card or external NVMe SSD at Amazon today

A selection of SanDisk memory cards and WD external NVMe SSDs are on sale at Amazon UK today. If you’re looking to upgrade the storage in your Switch, smartphone, action cam or mirrorless camera then ...

Coffee Talk is a visual novel about brews and burnout

In Coffee Talk, a visual novel from Toge Productions, you’re the proprietor of a Seattle cafe in an alternate universe where vampires, succubi, and all manner of fantasy races inhabit our world. They drop into ...

A year since its last trailer, here’s a peek at Soviet shooter Atomic Heart

Developer Mundfish last shared a snippet of its upcoming, wonderfully atmospheric Soviet-era shooter Atomic Heart over a year ago now, and that was a full year after the game – which is due to release ...

Here’s a new-old peek at the next Dark Pictures Anthology interactive horror, Little Hope

Bandai Namco has dropped a new teaser for the next instalment of its Dark Pictures Anthology, Little Hope. Well. I say teaser, but three-quarters of the trailer shows off predecessor Man of Medan’s spookier moments, ...

A look at some of the week’s best game deals

Another week survived – congrats all. How about we reward ourselves with a look at what’s on offer in the world of gaming right now? Sounds good to me. Let’s get into it! We’re already ...

Five of the Best: Storms

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook. I’m talking about hands, maps, cats, startup screens – things we ignore at the time but can recall years later ...

Infliction: Extended Cut review – PT-esque thrills fall flat

If Infliction was a colour, it would be beige. If it was a biscuit, it’d be the tasteless disc of a Rich Tea. If it was a band, it’d play nothing but Coldplay tracks. Sure, ...

Sumo’s latest arcade racer channels Scud Race and other 90s greats

The 90s are back – as if they ever really went away – with the delicious looking Hotshot Racing that’s coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch this spring. It’s from Lucky Mountain Games, ...

Get 20 per cent off on 4K TVs, monitors and PC hardware at Ebay UK today

Updated on Thursday with newly discovered deals! Article continues: Ebay UK is running one of its irregular 20 per cent off promotions right now, making it the best time to get up to £75 off ...

Fortnite’s superspy update is probably the closest I’ll get to a cancelled game I always wanted to play

Before I got properly into it, I was going to say that Fortnite’s new superspy update is the closest we’ll likely get to a Shadow Complex sequel. You know: you infiltrate an HQ or two, ...