This Week on Xbox: February 23, 2018

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! Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Now Available Worldwide on Windows 10 PCs Welcome back to history! Today is an…

Punishing Platformer Roguelike Xenon Valkyrie+ Available Now on Xbox One

A few months ago, I was contacted by a Spanish game developer, Daniel Fernandez Chavez (Diabolical Mind), who had created an interesting game for the PC. Considering we use the same middleware (GameMaker Studio), he figured I could port and publish his game on consoles. I accepted! Xenon Valkyrie+ is a platformer roguelike in the same vein as Spelunky, with a sci-fi twist involving RPG elements such as experience levels, items, and equipment. Choose between three characters with special abilities to survive through the randomly-generated levels, talk with NPCs to progress through the story and be one of the few…

This Week On Xbox: February 23, 2018

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox. Remember, you can watch the interactive version of This Week on Xbox from the Community section of the Xbox One dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or watch it on the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist). Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter and […]

Developer Day Spotlight: Allegorithmic’s Alexis Khouri gets artists ready to grow their craft at GDC

At GDC 2018, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with an array of sponsors who help fuel the games industry, including our Developer Day sponsors, whose select line of talks help game developers better learn how to use their tools. Today, we’ve reached out to Allegorithmic’s Alexis Khouri, the company’s executive vice president, to […]

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Retro-Future Survival Management Game Symmetry Now Available on Xbox One

The first time we thought about creating Symmetry was during one evening when we played a board game called “K2,” in which the main goal was to ascend the mountain summit and bring the whole team back to the base safely. Once we mixed the concept with our love to sci-fi themes, we could begin our work. At first, we gave the game a working title Furnace, a while later it was changed to The Last Day. It was only in pre-alpha development stage that we came up with the name Symmetry, that really stuck with us and was a…

Sea of Thieves Scale Test Now Available!

Jump aboard this weekend and take part in a Sea of Thieves Scale Test ahead of the launch on March 20th. This weekend’s Sea of Thieves Scale Test is open to all Xbox Insiders on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! (in regions where Sea of Thieves is available) The Scale Test starts Friday, February 23rd 12pm GMT (4am PST) and ends Sunday, February 25th at 10am GMT (2am PST). To participate, just download the Xbox Insider Hub from the Store on Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC and follow these steps: Launch the Xbox Insider Hub. From the…