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Wasteland Remastered is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

The original Wasteland was released in 1988 to critical acclaim and stands as one of the most respected forebears of the RPG genre. Wasteland Remastered is available today with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and features cross-save support as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. The remastered edition features the iconic gameplay of the original turn-based RPG, with new graphics and overhauled audio as you look to survive a radiated Earth in a society that’s just trying to survive any way it can. If you’ve played the original Wasteland, you’ll notice that some of that sound design has been carried over, though it has been further enhanced with character voice overs and narration which punctuate the major beats in the game. In addition, the original’s paragraph book has been brought in-...

Descend into the Fiery Depths in Neverwinter: Infernal Descent

A doomed family lineage. Hundreds of innocent souls engulfed in the first layer of the Nine Hells. A demonic ape-like fiend. Chickens. The latest Neverwinter module, Infernal Descent, is in need of adventurers to deal with these tragedies and terrors. Enter the Hell Pit The Hell Pit event that kick-started this fiendish descent challenged the heroes of Neverwinter to survive waves of fiends. While facing groups of devils alone may not seem like a fair fight, power up spawns afford some aid against the increasingly difficult onslaught. Emerging victorious each round brings out a spirited cheer squad – though if they are cheering for your success or the upcoming round of pain is still in question. From a development standpoint, Hell Pit served as both a narrative start to the new storyline a...

Eclectic Adventure Game Sayonara Wild Hearts Available Now on Xbox One

You may or you may not have heard about our pop album video game Sayonara Wild Hearts. If not, I can tell you that it’s an action game with pop music about a heartbroken woman who finds a diamond butterfly in her dreams, which leads her to a parallell dimension where she transforms into a masked biker called The Fool. Sayonara Wild Hearts is inspired by the arcade games (OutRun, Space Harrier) we loved in our youth and the pop music (Sia, Chvrches) around us every day. It’s a game about making peace with yourself and escaping in pop culture (Café Racer motorcycles, ”Sailor Moon,” ”Akira”). And also about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords. Etcetera. This release is special, because it marks the end of a journey that has now spanned over almo...

February 2020 Xbox One Update Introduces New Home Interface and More

With the new year in full swing, the Xbox team has been hard at work conceptualizing and testing new features based on the valuable feedback of our worldwide community. Today, we’re excited to share with you a number of exciting new updates and improvements that begin rolling out this week to all Xbox One consoles. Here’s a rundown of everything you can expect in the February 2020 Xbox One Update: Simplified Home Screen We are officially unveiling the new, streamlined Home interface for all Xbox One users as part of the February Update! The community feedback since we began testing these Home improvements last year has proven invaluable to building an experience that feels more responsive, keeps your favorite content front and center, and gets you into your gaming experiences faster than e...

New Games with Gold for March 2020

Four great games are on the way for Xbox Live Gold members this month. Starting March 1 on Xbox One, combat a dangerous new threat as the Dark Knight in the adventure game Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete Season. Then on March 16, use Shantae’s trademark belly dancing powers to save the day in the acclaimed platformer Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, the ultimate battle between Dracula vs. Satan culminates in the classic gothic action game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. And then hot on the heels of the blockbuster film “Sonic the Hedgehog,” team-up with iconic characters across time in Sonic Generations. Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live ...

Win a Ticket to the “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” Launch Event in LA

With the global launch of Ori and the Will of the Wisps just around the corner on March 11, Moon Studios and Xbox are excited to invite you to a special launch event in Los Angeles on March 5 that brings Ori’s world to life! In celebration of Ori’s latest adventure, we are giving away 40 pairs of tickets to the event and offering you and a guest the opportunity to be invited. On March 5, you and your guest will be transported to an exotic world through a fully immersive digital art and music experience that brings the magic of Ori and the Will of the Wisps into reality in Los Angeles. You will be able to walk into a digital representation of Ori’s world, accompanied by the original game soundtrack played by a live pianist. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet Moon Studios co-fou...

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha Ring (2004.200221-2045)

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 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19041.1639.200221-2045). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19041.1639.200221-2045 Available: 2 p.m. PT – February 24, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – February 25, 2020 Fixes for Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2004 build: System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console. Known Issues for Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha...

Kingdom Hearts III Developers Discuss the Re Mind DLC, Available February 25 on Xbox One

February is an exciting time for Kingdom Hearts and Xbox. Not only is the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC launching tomorrow, but earlier this month Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue released digitally on Xbox for the first time ever. To commemorate these releases, Square Enix sat down with Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura and Co-director Tai Yasue, to discuss what fans can expect in the DLC. From new possibilities to customize your gameplay experience to heart-crushingly difficult boss fights, read on below for all the details. Square Enix: You’ve added the Premium Menu in the Re Mind DLC; can you tell us how to best use this feature? Additionally, EZ Codes aside, what was the intention behind preparing Pro Codes, which put yoursel...

What You Can Expect From the Next Generation of Gaming

The future of gaming has never been more inspiring. Creativity in games is flourishing. New services empower you to discover more games—and bring you closer to the games and creators and streamers you love. The cloud creates a massive opportunity to stream console-quality games and play with the people you want, wherever you want. And for many of us, nothing is more inspiring than the dawn of a new console generation. We know you expect the next generation of consoles to set new standards in graphical power and processing speed, converging together in games that look incredible and feel alive. This will be defined by worlds that are visually astounding and immediately immersive, with innovative leaps in CPU, GPU and storage technology to give you frictionless access to new stories and new ...

This Week on Xbox: February 21, 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 the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Bring the Fire and Fury with Sea of Thieves’ Free Crews of Rage UpdateWith recent events on the Sea of Thieves really heating things up, it seems the fiery temper of a certain Skeleton Lord glimpsed in the most recent Tall Tale is having an impact in unexpected ways. In the free Crews of Rage update, now live for all Sea of Thieves playe...

Take on the Wildest Landscapes in SnowRunner with Your Very Own Customized Vehicle

SnowRunner, the ultimate off-roading experience and bigger, better sequel to MudRunner, is available for pre-order on Xbox One today from the Microsoft Store. SnowRunner is about three things: big trucks, tough roads, and combining the two for the most fun possible. Today we want to introduce you to all the customization options available for your massive selection of heavy vehicles in which you’ll conquer the wilderness – and likely smash a few pieces off along the way. Gameplay customization comes in a few key areas – your engine, gearbox, suspension, tires, and which frame add-ons you have access to. Slamming a 30-tonner up a harsh incline in a blinding snowstorm? Cram the engine with horsepower and pray to whichever trucking god you believe can save you. If you need maneuve...

The Inspiration Behind Thief Simulator, Available Now on Xbox One

In contrast to reality, you can be whoever you want and do whatever you want in a video game — even in a case, when it’s not necessarily socially accepted or even legal to perform a given action. Keeping that thought deep in our minds, we wanted to make a game where player can get a feeling of doing precisely that. We strived to create an experience, that players could relate to. Not as a thief, of course, or even worse a victim of a theft. Our goal was to render the feeling of participation in an incredibly common, yet terrifying every-day situation. Players need to remember that in our game, like in reality, various houses possess their security systems like cameras, alarms, glass break sensors, etc., so they will need to gather some intel in order to know how to break through them. For ...