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It’s Mayhem Monday Agents !
Today, the first three agents recruited into MAYHEM are here to showcase why they make the perfect team – Franchise Force.
As the “Face of MAYHEM”, Hollywood thinks of the agency as a franchise which needs to be marketed. With Fortune and Hardtack making up some of the first recruited agents, it only seemed natural the three of them should be the driving “force” behind that “franchise”. Thus Franchise Force was born! Of course, it also helps their combat capabilities complement each other well since Fortune is swift and damaging, Hardtack is tough and deadly at close range, and Hollywood is a good mix of the other two.
With the teleport technology capability of MAYHEM, agents in your squad are able to instantly teleport into and out of combat. This allows on-the-fly swapping of agents in the field, allowing one to heal while another takes their place, or allowing the best agent for a particular fight or task in your squad of three to replace the currently active one.
Agents of MAYHEM is a single-player, open-world, third-person action game for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC gaming systems releasing on August 15th in USA / August 18th in all other territories. For more information and to get the latest updates on the game, follow us on Twitter at @aomthegame or on Facebook at Facebook.com/aomthegameuk, or visit aomthegame.com.
Prepare for The Surge May 16
Hardcore Action-RPG The Surge comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 16, 2017. Go behind the scenes in today’s trailer, as the Deck13 team discuss how they created the game’s brutal combat and unique sci-fi setting.
Delve into The Surge’s industrial, near-future Earth setting, which tackles issues of environmental destruction, corporatism and misuse of technology relevant to our own world. Taking control of the exo-suited Warren, players will explore rich, secret-filled environments and venture deep into the heart of tech company CREO’s devastated facility – all while battling crazed employees with fried cranial implants and robots gone haywire.
Using the limb-based targeting system, players can exploit enemies’ weaknesses – though as Deck13’s Thorsten Lange states, “the same rules apply for the enemies.” Positioning is of the utmost importance, and even the smallest misstep can end in death. Warren isn’t an “overpowered superhero”, and combat animations were given credibility through extensive motion capture sessions with a stuntman, resulting in combat that feels weighty and satisfying.
Overwatch’s Lunar New Year celebrations have begun and we hope this seasonal event brings you happiness, prosperity, and (most importantly) lots of fun. For the next three weeks, players will have the chance to collect over 100 themed cosmetic items, enjoy a firefight beneath some fireworks on Lijiang Tower, and work together to capture the flag in Overwatch’s newest brawl mode.
Good Luck and Great Fortune Await
Starting today, all in-game Loot Boxes have been replaced with our special Lunar Loot Boxes—and they’re packed with one heck of a (primal) punch, including new skins like Palanquin D.Va and Wukong Winston!
As with previous events, Lunar Loot Boxes can be earned or purchased, and each will contain at least one item from our Year of the Rooster collection—including profile icons, sprays, victory poses, emotes, highlight intros, skins, and more. While the contents of each seasonal Loot Box are random, you can unlock a variety of these customisation options in the Hero Gallery throughout the event’s duration.
Once you’ve unlocked an item, it will be yours forever, which means you can celebrate the Year of the Rooster all year-round. The collection will return to the vault on February 13, however, so be sure to fire up your favourite gaming machine and see what good fortune might await before it’s too late!
Capture the Rooster
No event would be complete without a first-class brawl, and for the Year of the Rooster we took a cue from tradition and are introducing an Overwatch take on a true competitive gaming staple: Capture the Flag.
In Capture the Rooster, teams will face off on Lijiang Tower, attempting to secure the enemy flag while the opposing team does the same. In this fast-paced brawl, players will need to get creative with their team compositions as they attempt construct a lineup that’s built for offensive speed and defensive stability.
Let the Celebration Begin
We’ll also be ringing in the Lunar New Year over on our social media channels, so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for some extra luck—and don’t forget to keep an eye on playoverwatch.com to stay up to date with the latest game news!
Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster is live RIGHT NOW on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. We wish you every success this season and can’t wait to see you in-game!
– Watch the smoking hot Official Cinematic Trailer and prepare your inner barbarian to drink, slay, and be content on January 31st –
Oslo, Norway – January 25th, 2017 – Less than one week to go! Funcom’s epic open-world survival sandbox launches into Early Access on PC next week on January 31st. The company revealed today that the game is launching at 6am in the morning European time, which means US West Coast players will get to jump into the Exiled Lands at 9pm on January 30th. To kick off the countdown for the final week, Funcom is today premiering the Official Cinematic Trailer for the game produced by the talented artists at Bläck Studios. The trailer sets the tone for the savage and barbaric open world that players have to survive, build, and dominate in.
Funcom is also excited to announce Conan Exiles – Barbarian Edition! This special edition is the ultimate introduction to the world of Conan the Barbarian and include items such as:
Custom Conan Exiles digital comic book
Exclusive Conan Exiles t-shirt
Six digital Conan the Avenger comic books from Dark Horse Comics
368 page, full-color, digital Conan Pen & Paper RPG Core Book from the hugely successful Kickstarter by Modiphius
“The Coming of Conan” eBook, 496 pages with illustrations and original Conan stories
The award-winning soundtracks from Age of Conan and Rise of the Godslayer, plus the brand new Conan Exiles soundtracks
In-game items for the Age of Conan MMO including a Savage Rhino mount
“The Art of Conan Exiles” digital artbook
For more detailed information on the Barbarian Edition, please visit the Steam store page. Funcom also announced the pricing for Conan Exiles PC Early Access today. The standard edition is priced at 29.99$ while the Barbarian Edition is priced at 59.99$.
“One of the really great things about working with Conan the Barbarian is that there is this huge pop cultural universe surrounding him,” says Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Being able to team up with Dark Horse Comics, Modiphius, and other Conan creators has allowed us to build a special edition that speaks to both fans and those discovering Conan for the first time.”
Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian, the world’s greatest fantasy hero. The game can be played on private and public servers, either in multiplayer or local single-player. In the world of Conan Exiles, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations, uncovering its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands. Conan Exiles will be released into Early Access on the PC on 31 January 2017 and will hit the Xbox One Game Preview Program in Spring 2017. The game will also make its way to PlayStation 4 at a later date.
You can learn more about Conan Exiles on http://www.conanexiles.com . You can also visit blog.conanexiles.com for the latest news and developer updates. For more information about Funcom, please visit http://www.funcom.com.
January 25, 2017 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced Prey will release worldwide on Friday, May 5, 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC. Prey is the highly-anticipated first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane® Studios – creators of the award-winning Dishonored series which includes the 2012 ‘Game of the Year’ and the critically-acclaimed follow-up, Dishonored 2.
When you awaken aboard Talos I, an immense space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032, you find yourself as the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities to defeat the Typhon alien.
Fans who pre-order Prey will receive the exclusive Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack. The pre-order bonus consists of Morgan Yu’s family heirloom Margrave shotgun and tools to fight threats aboard Talos I including: three Neuromods players can spend to acquire new abilities, two Medkits, a Fabrication plan to create the Shotgun and Ammo, a starter kit for building tools and weapons, and a unique upgrade to help players preserve their limited resources.
For more information about the game please visit www.prey.com .
London, UK — January 27th, 2017 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Steep, the adrenaline-fueled action sports game featuring skiing, snowboarding, wing-suiting and paragliding, set in the stunning open-world of the Alps, is releasing Steep Update 1.04. This new update brings a new level of online competitiveness to the game by introducing Steep World Tour Tournament, two new types of Challenges, and reveals that the new free Alaska map will be released on February 10th, 2017.
Players from around the globe, who are looking to outdo themselves and other riders, can now sign-up for Steep World Tour Tournament, a brand new monthly tournament series available for the whole community. The first competition, “Backcountry”, will start today with the qualification phase: a challenge in the cursed mountain for skiers and snowboarders, who will have to reach 5000 points to make it to the 2nd phase, the Tournament. The 32 best players on each platform during the Tournament phase will make it to the finals, where they will confront each other to win Steep credits.
The wildest and the most creative challenges made by the community will be available to all players through the Community Challenges feature. Steep players will be able to compete in order to achieve the highest score, to gain reputation points, and to be on the top leaderboards for each community challenge. The development team will also be creating challenges, so the players can go up against the Steep team themselves and try to beat their scores.
The eagerly awaited, free Alaska open-world will be globally released on February 10th, 2017, and will include the first Branded Challenges. These unique challenges will reward the fiercest players with Steep credits and reputation points. They will also be available in the Alps in a planned second phase.
With development led by Ubisoft Annecy, players to drop in to the Alps and ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide through the game’s massive open world playground, filled with exhilarating challenges and breathtaking views. Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, Steep is designed for a culture that’s all about sharing experiences with the world. Steep features seamless multiplayer, populating the world with players as they naturally explore the Alps. Players and friends across the globe can take on challenges together or compete with each other to snag the top spot on the leaderboards.
Learn more at http://www.steepgame.com
Tripwire Interactive Releases Their First Free Content Pack of 2017 on PC, PS4TM Pro, and PS4TM with New Map, New Zed, and More
ROSWELL, GA (January 19, 2017) – Tripwire Interactive today officially released the first, post-launch free content pack dubbed Tropical Bash, to their popular sci-fi horror FPS game, KILLING FLOOR 2, which is currently available for PC via Steam as well as the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment systems. Following the successful launch of KILLING FLOOR 2 in November, Tripwire is excited to launch their first free update of the New Year. Known for their commitment to supporting their titles post-launch with continued content, Tripwire gives players a first taste of what’s to come with today’s Tropical Bash release.
The Tropical Bash Content Pack introduces an all-new island getaway where players will encounter a brand-new type of monstrous Zed, while avoiding the perils of the deadly jungle. The brand-new Gorefiend Zed, an even more dangerous brother to the Gorefast Zed, brings additional challenges for new and veteran players with its dual blades and powerful attacks. Players will have to dodge and weave the Gorefiend’s attacks through a brand-new map, Zed Landing, which will take them to a tropical lush island. This island is also home to an active volcano, which may pose a greater danger than the Zeds that lurks in its dark jungles. The last major addition comes in the form of the Bone Crusher, a devastating makeshift mace and shield for the Berserker perk.
Available now with the release of the Tropical Bash Content Pack, players will be able to further explore the horrific world of KILLING FLOOR 2 with brand new features including those listed below. A full detailed list of all content additions, bug fixes and tuning can be found on the Official KILLING FLOOR 2 Game Group on Steam.
The brand-new Tropical Bash Content Pack for KILLING FLOOR 2 includes the following:
New Map – Zed Landing, a lush tropical island with an active volcano and dynamic volcano effects
New Weapon – Hammer the point home to Zeds using the Bone Crusher, a devastating makeshift mace and shield for the Berserker perk
New Zed – The deadly, dual-bladed Gorefiend adds yet another threat for players to overcome
Dual Perk Weapons – Weapons can now belong to more than one perk, greatly increasing the weapon choices available for each perk
New Emotes – New emote animations that can be triggered during gameplay. All players receive one for free, with additional emotes gained from unlocking Emote Crates
To celebrate today’s update, KILLING FLOOR 2 will be on sale on the following sites:
Steam – 33% off starting Thursday, January 19th at 10:00AM PST through Monday, January 23rd at 10:00AM PST
PlayStation Store (North America) – 33% off starting Thursday, January 19th at 8:00AM PST through Monday, January 23rd at 8:00AM PST
Tripwire Interactive is committed to listening and engaging with their fans for feedback and encourages players to post their feedback in the Official KILLING FLOOR 2 Forums and be sure to join the Official KILLING FLOOR 2 Game Group on Steam.
In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.
Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.
KILLING FLOOR 2 is developed by Tripwire Interactive and is published by Deep Silver and Iceberg Interactive for the PlayStation®4 Pro, PlayStation®4, and PC. This title has been rated M by the ESRB, PEGI 18, USK 18.
New PC footage showcases advanced gameplay from the latest build of upcoming action RPG
Bracknell, UK, 13th January, 2017 – Kalypso Media are excited to reveal a brand-new, action-packed gameplay trailer for upcoming action RPG Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. Taken from the very latest build of the game, the new trailer offers the best look yet at the environments gamers will be able to explore with their fully-customizable Viking warrior, as well as a sneak peek at the formidable bosses, spectacular magical abilities and deep progression systems that will keep them slaying Norse nasties for hours on end in the extensive campaign.
- About Vikings – Wolves of Midgard:
Launching on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac and Linux in early 2017, Vikings – Wolves of Midgard will transport you to the Shores of Midgard, a world based upon the mythology and history of the Vikings. Battle the fearsome Jotan, hordes of terrifying undead monstrosities and other myriad beasts of Ragnarok, either on your own or by teaming up with a friend via the online co-op multiplayer mode. Master mighty weapons, including sword and shield, two-handed hammers, dual-wielded axes and swift bows. Earn blood in battle to offer in tribute to the Gods in order to acquire and enhance devastating Spell Powers and other special unlockables. As well as the regular story mode (and New Game+), players can also test their mettle in the ‘Trials of the Gods’ – a special challenge mode that rewards the best warriors with special equipment and runes.
Features of Vikings – Wolves of Midgard:
- Fantasy Meets Nordic Mythology: Travel the realms of earthly Midgard, freezing Niflheim and boiling Balheim, either as a fierce Viking warrior or merciless shieldmaiden.
- The Deadly Fimbulwinter: Withstand the deathly colds and protect yourself from exposure to nature’s wrath in order to survive.
- Tribute to the Gods: Collect blood from fallen enemies and sacrifice it at the altar to gain gifts from the Gods to enhance your powers.
- Berserker Rage: Let your anger take hold by activating Rage Mode to overwhelm your enemies in bloodthirsty combat.
- The art of combat: Perfect your skills with each weapon to unlock their true potential, including swords, bows and spell-powered canes.
- The Power of the Gods: Make the abilities of the Gods your own by equipping power-infused amulets, like the Talismans of Thor or Loki. Put your new skills to the test by competing in the Trials of the Gods to earn further rewards.
- Teamwork: Team up with a friend and journey to the Shores of Midgard together in an epic two player online co-op mode. Choose between four difficulty levels to suit your skills and talents. Do you dare attempt the unrelenting hardcore mode?
- The Clan of Wolves: Restore and rebuild your village and lead your clan to glory. Upgrade buildings such as weaponsmith, armourer, runesmith, and mead hall to unlock more content and better equipment.
- Legendary Weapons: Gather the scattered fragments of mythical weapons and armors to take on the most fearsome creatures of the realms.
- A Class of its Own: Become even more powerful in the next life by attempting New Game+, and push your Viking warrior or shieldmaiden to their limit.
- Destructible Environments: Utilize your surroundings by burying your foes under falling rocks or pushing them off high cliffs.
Vikings – Wolves of Midgard will be available in early 2017 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac and Linux. Steam users can pre-purchase Vikings – Wolves of Midgard now at a 15% discount, while also securing an exclusive pack containing an additional outfit for both male and female warriors, consisting of an additional tattoo, hairstyle and clan symbol, as well as a new beard style for male characters and tribal jewellery for female characters. Also included is a digital artbook showcasing a range of stunning illustrations and paintings, and a digital soundtrack featuring the game’s sweeping, atmospheric musical score. For more information, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com .
Seize Control Of A Monster-Infested Spaceship!
San Francisco, CA, January 12th 2017: Indie game developer and publisher BadFly Interactive is proud to announce January 13th and January 17th / 18th as the official launch dates for their award-winning Dead Effect 2 on XBOX® One and PS4®, respectively. Dead Effect 2 is a critically acclaimed sci-fi horror first-person shooter, set aboard a colonizer spaceship. Your task as an elite soldier is to seize control of the monster-infested ship while uncovering its dark secrets.
Dead Effect 2 takes you right back to the ESS Meridian where the original plot ended in the first installment of the game. Something is brewing deep within the recesses of the spaceship. Something a lot more dangerous than a horde of undead … and whatever it is, it is threatening to enslave your mind and bend it to its will. To survive you must train, develop your character, collect and upgrade countless weapons, gear and body implants and regain control of the ship before resources and strength runs out. Are you soldier enough for the task?
3 Playable Characters
100+ Types Of Upgradable Weapons
100s Of Items To Upgrade
Monstrous Boss Fights
Character Body Implants!
Dead Effect 2 aims to push the boundaries of the FPS genre with its phenomenal gameplay, compelling story, slick graphics, RPG elements and rich narrative. A must-have download in your game collection today. Dead Effect 2 is also available on PC, Mac, iOS® and Android™
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Welcome to One Tamriel, where you can adventure without limits, now available in Update 12. One Tamriel allows you to play anywhere, with anyone, at any time by scaling your character to the level of the content in every almost zone of the game. That means you can play with your friends regardless of their level or alliance. And best of all, this update is completely free to all ESO players!
The latest update for The Elder Scrolls Online, One Tamriel, is now available at no cost for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 players! Dive into our launch article to learn about the new features, watch our latest trailer, and read a message from Game Director Matt Firor.
We’re thrilled to welcome Xbox One and PlayStation ®4 players to One Tamriel, now available in Update 12. One Tamriel allows you to play anywhere, with anyone, at any time by scaling your character to the level of the content in every almost zone of the game. That means you can take your max-level character and help a friend that’s new to ESO without having to create a new character; you can play with anyone regardless of their level or alliance. And best of all, this update is completely free to all ESO players!
To commemorate the launch of Update 12 on consoles, enjoy this special message from our Game Director Matt Firor, then get a preview of what’s in store in our latest video, the One Tamriel Launch Trailer.
Today marks another milestone in the history of The Elder Scrolls Online with the launch of Update 12, featuring One Tamriel, now on consoles. One Tamriel takes a great game and makes it even better by increasing the number of other players that you can group, guild, and play with by an enormous amount. By dropping Alliance and level-grouping barriers, you will now be able to adventure with many new friends starting today. And, of course, you will be able to go wherever you want as the game no longer restricts your location based on level, so enjoy your newfound exploration!
We are committed to making sure ESO is constantly evolving and getting better, and we will continue to add new systems and make changes where necessary. Of course, we will continue to bring new DLC and other content to you regularly as well. We love working on this game, and nothing gives us more pleasure than seeing you, the community, enjoy it. Thanks, everyone!
In addition to One Tamriel, Update 12 features numerous new and updated features that you can enjoy at no cost, including:
A re-design of Craglorn to allow for solo or grouped play
Dueling against other players in any PvE zone–be sure to check out Hammerdeath Arena!
New Weapon Ultimates for all weapon skill lines
Normal and Veteran difficulties for all dungeons
More rewards more often, at a predictable rate for Undaunted Pledges
30 new Item Sets, 110 dungeon achievements, 3 crafting Motifs, and 16 Monster Masks
For a full list of all the latest updates and changes, including the details of these new features, we encourage you to check out the patch notes for Xbox One and PlayStation®4.
With the launch of One Tamriel and Update 12, you’ll find several new Crown Store offerings to further personalize your characters and show off your alliance pride:
Alliance War Horse & Alliance War Dog
Alliance Rider Outfit & Alliance Rider Hood
Be sure to share your Update 12 and One Tamriel screenshots, videos, gifs, and livestreams with us using the #OneTamriel hashtag, and don’t forget to enter the #ESO #OneTamriel Trip of a Lifetime Giveaway! Entering will give you a chance to win one of five exciting amazing trips of a lifetime to destinations that inspired some of your favorite locations in The Elder Scrolls Online. You can read the full sweepstakes and entry details here.
We’re so excited to welcome everyone to One Tamriel, where you can now adventure without limits!
Today, Activision released a brand new trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Get ready to suit up once again as Sergeant John “Soap” MacTavish in one of the most critically-acclaimed campaigns of all time with Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered, included in special editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Relive some of the most beloved missions in Call of Duty history – including Crew Expendable, Shock and Awe, All Ghillied Up, and Mile High Club – all remastered in incredible high definition for a new generation.
Additionally, anyone who pre-purchases or who has pre-purchased a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy or Digital Deluxe Edition on PS4 will be able to play the Modern Warfare Remastered campaign 30 days early, beginning 5th October.
One highly complex location, two objectives. How will you make your way through the Clockwork Mansion when Dishonored 2 launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 11?
Playing as Emily Kaldwin in this developer playthrough, take a Shadow Walk on the quieter side with a stealthy, Low Chaos journey through the marvel of mad science that is the Clockwork Mansion. Watch as Emily uses her new tools and supernatural abilities to deftly evade the monstrous Clockwork Soldiers (or in one case, completely rewire it to make it complacent) and non-lethally take out the guards as she works to free Anton Sokolov and secure his passage out of the building, and thereby Delilah’s clutches. For a High Chaos playthrough, watch our developer preview here:
CO-OP Multiplayer I can’t wait to play it!
STATE OF DECAY 2 E3 ANNOUNCE TRAILER.
The next installment in the critically acclaimed “State of Decay” franchise immerses you in an all-new, multiplayer zombie survival fantasy. Build a lasting community, working with other players or solo to overcome challenges while exploring your own unique story in a world that remembers the choices you make. NO ONE SURVIVES ALONE. XBOX ONE & WINDOWS 10 EXCLUSIVE | COMING IN 2017.
In DLC Expansion I: Underground, dive into the underbelly of New York with up to three friends to save what remains. Explore the randomly generated mazes of subways, tunnels, and sewers to fight deadly enemies and recover powerful loot. Experience an all-new incursion and find the latest weapons, gear and more.
Last November, we transformed Xbox One to make it faster and more social with the New Xbox One Experience, and since then we’ve been delivering regular fan requested features and updates. Expected this week, we’re releasing into Preview a summer update that will start to rollout to our Xbox Preview audience for Xbox One, and in the coming weeks we’ll release it to the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10. New features will rollout to the Preview audience in waves, not all at once. We’re really excited about this update as it lays the foundation to bring together more people and more games across devices through Xbox Live.
Starting this summer, Xbox One and the Xbox app will receive the first of two updates that will help you stay connected with friends on Xbox Live and enjoy even more games across your favorite devices. Cortana will come to Xbox One; the Xbox and Windows Stores will start to become unified; we will begin to introduce your top PC games with Game Hubs to Xbox Live, and more. These updates are crucial to giving our fans around the world a great gaming experience wherever and whatever they play.
Here are some of the features that are expected to start to rollout to Xbox One Preview this week, and the Xbox app (beta) in the coming weeks:
Cortana on Xbox One: Cortana is coming to Preview in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Spain first, and gamers can expect the familiar Cortana experience found on other Windows 10 devices. Cortana voice commands on Xbox One will work with both headsets and Kinect. You’ll be able to use Cortana to find great new games, see what your friends are up to, start a party, accomplish common tasks, turn on your Xbox One if you’re using Kinect, and more. We’ll continue to build Cortana features over time and our vision is to use Cortana to help elevate your experience as your personal digital assistant for gaming. Just say “Hey Cortana” or launch the app to get started!
New Game Collection: We’re updating the Game Collection interface to make it faster and easier to find and launch the games you’re looking for. Now you’ll be able to see more of your Game Collection, quickly access your own ‘Ready to Install’ tab, and get more information about titles in your queue.
Facebook Friend Finder on Xbox One: Facebook Friend Finder is expanding from the Xbox app to Xbox One and is a great way to find and add your Facebook friends on Xbox. As more gamers link their Facebook and Xbox Live accounts, you’ll start seeing more suggestions for Facebook friends to add and game with on Xbox Live.
Improved sharing on Xbox One: We’ve made it easier to share your screenshots, GameDVR clips, and achievements on Xbox One. Gamers can now share their most epic clips and captures with the community in fewer steps.
Xbox app and Windows 10 gaming
Edit and share GameDVR clips on any video editor: Create that perfect gaming montage with your favorite video editor with clips you recorded on either Xbox One or your PC. Once you’re finished editing, you’ll be able to upload the clip back to Xbox Live through the Xbox app.
Updated GameDVR management: You can now manage your captures straight from your profile. This new destination allows you to share, start your own uploads, and see progress in the queue.
60 fps game clip recording with the Game bar: Using the new “Very High” video quality setting in the Xbox app, you will be able to record your game clips in up to 60 frames per second (in addition to 30 frames per second) easily, all from the Game bar (Windows + G).
Share to Twitter from Xbox app: In the Xbox app, you’ll be able to share game clips and screenshots from Xbox Live to Twitter through the sharing options on each capture.
Windows Game bar improved full-screen support: One of the most common requests we see for the Windows 10 GameDVR feature is the ability to use the Windows Game bar with more games running in full-screen. We’ve added support for six additional games in full-screen mode with Windows game bar: League of Legends, World of Warcraft, DOTA 2, Battlefield 4, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Diablo III. With those games, you can now use Windows + G to bring up the Windows Game bar when the game is running full-screen.
Xbox One and Xbox app
Top PC games show up on Xbox Live: We’re bringing the top PC games like League of Legends and XCOM 2 together with the Xbox Live community. Meaning, your favorite PC games will have their own Game Hubs on Xbox Live. Whether you’re on your PC, Xbox, or mobile phone, you’ll be able to see what PC games your friends are playing, share your own PC gaming clips and screenshots with the community, and message your friends on Xbox Live. On both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, you‘ll also be able to party chat with your friends no matter what they’re doing.
Xbox and Windows Store convergence: We’re starting to combine the best of the Xbox Store and Windows Store to give gamers a single cohesive experience across their devices. On Xbox One, we’ve streamlined the shopping experience to help you find the games you love faster and at the best prices. You’ll be able to filter, browse and search results by genre, read reviews written by fellow gamers – including those voted “most helpful” by the Xbox Live community, easily recognize what titles are on sale with strikethrough pricing in lists, and more. We’ve also added several new channels to help you discover the content you love even faster. On the Windows Store, we’re adding support so gamers can browse and purchase bundles, episodic games, season passes, virtual currency and other game add-ons and DLC.
More personal Activity Feed: Being able to choose what’s posted to your Activity Feed across Xbox One and the Xbox app is a big fan-requested feature. With the new settings, you can now decide what will get automatically shared to your feed. You can now also craft the perfect Activity Feed posts. At the top of your Activity Feed, easily access and choose from recently unlocked achievements and captures, preview what your post would look like, and then share your greatest gaming moments.
For the update coming this summer, we’re taking the same approach we used for the New Xbox One Experience with an opt-in program to let fans choose how they want to participate. We’ll begin testing a set of features expected this week with an opt-in audience in Xbox Preview. Like all Preview releases, the features are a work-in-progress as we refine them before they launch to the broader community, and some features can stay in Preview for extended periods of time. Additionally, we’re merging the Windows Insider program with the Xbox One Preview program to streamline feedback and updates.
As we continue to evolve the Xbox experience, we appreciate each and every suggestion provided on Xbox Feedback. In just this past year, we’ve released more than 200 new features inspired by fan feedback on Xbox One through our regular updates and the New Xbox One Experience. In the upcoming months, the team will be focusing all of our efforts on the next two updates and won’t be releasing an update every month.
We’re very excited for the Xbox update coming this summer. Keep the feedback coming and thanks for helping make Xbox great! I’ll see you on Xbox Live.