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The Wait Is Over – Xbox Next Generation Launch

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Launch Nov. 10, Pre-Orders Begin Sept. 22

Get Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X plus Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, including EA Play, from just $24.99/month with Xbox All Access

Microsoft unveiled Xbox Series S, an all-digital next-generation console designed to deliver everything that is core to next-generation gaming – faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds – in its smallest Xbox ever. Joining Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful console ever, the next generation of Xbox consoles elevate the way all games look, play and feel.

Fans looking to upgrade their current hardware or those new to Xbox can upgrade or begin their journey with Xbox with two great options this holiday. Xbox Series S ($299 USD/$379 CAD/$8,499 MXP/£249 GBP) and Xbox Series X ($499 USD/$599 CAD/$13,999 MXP/£449 GBP) will launch Nov. 10, pre-orders begin Sept. 22.

Xbox also announced it is teaming up with Electronic Arts to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC members an EA Play membership at no additional cost. In addition to the 100+ high-quality games available with Xbox Game Pass already, Game Pass members will also be able to play more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games like “FIFA 20,” “Titanfall 2” and “Need for Speed Heat,” as well as titles from some of EA’s most popular franchises like Battlefield, Mass Effect, Skate, and Sims. Xbox Game Pass gets even better for the over 10 million members from 41 countries worldwide.

With Xbox All Access you can get everything you need to jump into the next-generation of gaming — an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with no upfront cost. Xbox Series S will be available starting from $24.99 USD a month for 24 months and Xbox Series X will be available starting from $34.99 USD a month for 24 months.

Xbox All Access will be available in the following countries this holiday: Australia at Telstra; Canada at EB Games; Denmark at Elgiganten; Finland at Gigantti; France at FNAC; New Zealand at Spark; Norway at Elkjøp; Poland at Media Expert; South Korea at SK Telecom; Sweden at Elgiganten; UK at GAME and Smyths Toys; United States at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart.

Check local market retailers for price and pre-order availability.

 

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Microsoft Unveils the Future of Console Gaming with Xbox Series X

Debuted at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday and Available Holiday 2020, Xbox Series X will set a new bar for power, performance, speed and compatibility. 

On Thursday, Dec. 12 at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, CA, an event to celebrate the latest achievements made across the gaming industry, Microsoft unveiled the future of gaming with Xbox Series X (previously codenamed Project Scarlett), coming Holiday 2020. 

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, spoke about the future of console gaming and how Xbox Series X will be Microsoft’s fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility. Additional details about the new Xbox console include:

– Xbox Series X will deliver a new level of fidelity and immersion unlike anything that’s been achieved in previous console generations    

– With Xbox Series X, you’ll be able to play thousands of your favorite games across four generations of gaming 

– You can also expect compatibility with your Xbox One gaming accessories and industry-leading services like Xbox Game Pass to be available when you power on your Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020

– Microsoft also gave a first look at the unique design of Xbox Series X, which packs four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way

  Xbox Series X supports both vertical and horizontal orientation 

The possibilities of what Xbox Series X enables developers to achieve was brought to life at The Game Awards with the unveil of “Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II,” a sequel to the award-winning “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” from world-renowned developers Ninja Theory, being built to fully leverage the power of Xbox Series X. The footage showed was captured in engine and reflects the possibilities of how developers will be able to use the power of Xbox Series X to deliver games in new ways to fans.  

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Minecraft Earth’s “Mobs in the Park!” Global Event

Minecraft Earth’s “Mobs in the Park” Gives Players Exclusive Access to New Jolly Llama Character

Minecraft’s First-Ever AR Mobile Game Comes to Life in New York City, London, and Sydney

Minecraft Earth, the new augmented reality mobile game, is celebrating its release rollout with a one-of-a-kind experience that brings the game to life. “Mobs in the Park” are hitting the streets of New York City, London and Sydney with pop-up events featuring a customized adventure with life-sized statues where players can get their hands on exclusive access to the all-new Jolly Llama mob, in-game, before it’s globally available in December.

Minecraft Earth is a free-to-play augmented reality game for mobile that brings the creative nature of Minecraft to the real world. The early access version is now available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, Philippines, Sweden, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Iceland.

The pop-up events will be at Hudson Yards, New York City, The Queen’s Walk, London, and Campbell’s Cove in Sydney for three consecutive weekends (November 16-December 1).

Nov, 21, 2019

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Xbox E3 Briefing: Breaking News and Announcements Official Xbox Briefing Footage from Microsoft

Xbox Showcases 60 Games for Xbox One and PC, Unveils What’s Next for Xbox Game Pass, and Offers a First Look at Project Scarlett, the Next Xbox Console

Plus, Keanu Reeves Surprises Fans with a Guest Appearance

LOS ANGELES, USA –  Highlights from the Xbox E3 Briefing held on June 9, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

From the thousands of Xbox games in development, Xbox showcased of the 60 most anticipated coming to Xbox One and PC.

Fans were treated to a preview of Gears 5, the biggest game of 2019.

Keanu Reeves surprised the crowd by showing up to promote his appearance in upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077.

Microsoft announced further expansion of Xbox Game Studios with the addition of Double Fine Productions, the maker of Brütal Legend and Broken Age. Double Fine Productions is currently working on the long-awaited Psychonauts 2.

Other games shown during the Briefing included:

Halo Infinite

Bleeding Edge

Forza Horizon 4: LEGO® Speed Champions Expansion

Minecraft Dungeons

The Outer Worlds

Battletoads

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Xbox revealed the future of gaming with Project Scarlett, a new console set to launch alongside Halo Infinite in 2020. Thousands of games across four console generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett.

Xbox Game Pass is the leading games subscription service. At the briefing, Xbox unveiled Xbox Game Pass for PC which will offer PC gamers a curated library of more than 100 PC titles. Xbox launched Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which combines Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Live Gold in an all-in-one plan for gamers wanting the best value.

The Xbox Briefing included Xbox’s plans to enable people to play games wherever they want, using the cloud: Project xCloud, which empowers people to stream games everywhere they want to play; and console streaming, which will empower people to stream their entire Xbox One game library from their console while on the go, for free. Both will be available in preview starting in October.

Xbox unveiled the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, the world’s most advanced controller, which features 30 new and improved features.

In less than 20 years, the number of gamers in the world has more than tripled. Over 2 billion people now play, and gaming is popular, in every region and on every continent.

Other: More details about Xbox One, Xbox One games and the latest Xbox news at the Xbox E3 Briefing can be found at https://news.xbox.com.

Press releases and media assets can be found at https://news.xbox.com/media

For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at https://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication but may have changed.

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Microsoft Xbox E3 2018 Briefing Footage

Microsoft Doubles its Game Development Studios and Showcases More Than 50 Games on E3 Stage Including 18 Console Launch Exclusives and 15 World Premieres

LOS ANGELES, USA – Xbox kicked off the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with the Xbox E3 Briefing on Sunday, June 10.

The 2018 Xbox E3 Briefing was the largest in Microsoft Corp.’s history with more than 6,000 people, including more than 1,000 fans, invited to attend in the Microsoft Theater. Microsoft announced it is doubling its game development studios and showcased a record 52 games on stage including 18 console launch exclusives and 15 world premieres. The diverse lineup included games for every type of player, from exclusives like “Forza Horizon 4,” “Halo Infinite” and “Gears 5,” and independent titles like “Session,” “Below,” “Ashen” and “Tunic” to some of the biggest blockbuster games coming in the next year like “Fallout 76,” “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2,” “Kingdom Hearts 3,” “Devil May Cry 5,” “Battlefield V,” “Metro Exodus” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” many enhanced to take advantage of the power of Xbox One X.

Microsoft announced it is adding five new creative teams to the Microsoft Studios family. New investments include the formation of a brand-new studio, The Initiative, the acquisition of Playground Games, and letters of intent to acquire Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games.

The addition of these creative teams reinforces Microsoft’s vision for gaming, which starts with a deep commitment to original content. The company is developing a portfolio of games on every device, including newly announced Microsoft Studios games. Revealed on stage were three new Gears of War titles — “Gears 5,” “Gears Tactics,” “Gears Pop!” — along with “Battletoads,” “Forza Horizon 4” and “Halo Infinite,” a Master Chief story and the next major release in the franchise built from the ground up on the new Slipspace engine.

Additional Broadcast-Quality Sound Bites on the Web: http://news.xbox.com/media

Shows:

Fans Get Ready for the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing

– Fans at the E3 Briefing  00:12

Xbox E3 Briefing

– Phil Spencer, Head of Gaming  00:38

– Rod Fergusson, Studio Head of The Coalition  02:04

– Ashley Speicher, Head of Engineering, Xbox Game Pass  02:58

Games and Experiences

– Forza Horizon 4  03:55

– Gears of War 5  04:17

– Ori and the Will of the Wisps  04:58

– Halo Infinite (Slipspace Engine Demonstration)  05:13

– Kingdom Hearts III  05:53

– Tunic  06:26

Other: None

Jun, 10, 2018

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The World’s Most Powerful Gaming and Entertainment Console, Xbox One X, Launches Worldwide

The official launch of the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X, brings a new era of immersive 4K gaming and 4K entertainment to gamers across the globe.

Microsoft saw incredibly strong preorder sales of Xbox One X, and expects the new console to be in high demand this holiday season.

Xbox One X is the world’s most powerful gaming console, and the most comprehensive 4K entertainment device this holiday.

Xbox One X is the world’s most powerful gaming console, and the most comprehensive 4K entertainment device this holiday. With a built-in 4K Blu-ray player, 4K video streaming from partners like Netflix and Hulu, premium and immersive audio through Dolby Atmos and more power than any other console delivering true 4K gaming experiences, Xbox One X is the ultimate 4K entertainment device.

Shows: B-Roll Content:

Welcome to Xbox One X

– Xbox One X Product B-Roll

– Xbox One X Manufacture and Assembly

Xbox One Global Launch Celebration

– Phil Spencer, Head of Gaming, Microsoft

– Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President, Xbox

– New York City, USA

– Paris, France

– Munich, Germany

– Sydney, Australia

– Taipei, Taiwan

– London, UK

– Mexico City, Mexico

– Auckland, New Zealand

– Roseville, Minnesota

– Celebrity Soundbites

Games Play Best on Xbox One X

– Forza Motorsport 7

– Minecraft

– Super Lucky’s Tale

Other: None

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