Stealth Game Aragami: Shadow Edition Coming Soon to Xbox One

Hi everyone! After a bit of secret tinkering, we’re super excited to finally announce a special edition of our game is coming to Xbox One: Aragami: Shadow Edition. Aragami is a stealth game in which you play a hero that can manipulate the shadows. The darkness is your ally, and you can control it and use it to your advantage. You can use shadows as a means of jumping between two distant points, create new paths which will hide you from your enemies, conjure physical weapons and traps, and even summon shadow beasts that will silently and swiftly dispose of your…

Choose Your Own Rewards in World of Tanks Throughout May

Back in 1969, legendary rock star and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger sang the words “you can’t always get what you want.” In hindsight, Mick Jagger had no possible way of anticipating World of Tanks’ newest prize giveaway event, and if he had, the song probably would have been a totally different animal. Brace yourselves for Soviet Dream Machines, an all-out prize giveaway running all throughout the month of May. Through this event, players can try their hand at earning everything from XP boosting Ops to new Premium tanks, and even the almighty, coveted Soviet Hero, the Motherland! If you’re curious…

The Xbox Insider community is moving–join us at r/xboxinsiders!

Hey Insiders, we’ve got some exciting news to share! Over the last several years, many of you have been active in the Xbox Preview forums, sharing your ideas, asking questions, and helping Insiders from around the globe.  The Xbox Insider Teams wants to thank you for your years of participation and discussion. Soon, the Preview Forums will be changing, but that doesn’t mean we’re stopping the discussion. Starting today, we’re moving the conversation over to Reddit.  Please join us at https://reddit.com/r/xboxinsiders, where we will continue our Insiders-helping-Insiders approach to community-building and listening.  If you have questions, feedback or are curious about…

Integrating Mixer into Action-Adventure Game City of Brass

Hello, Xbox fans. I wanted to share with you a little bit about how we’ve integrated Mixer into our latest game, City of Brass. City of Brass on Xbox One features a Mixer Interactive Mode, which can be enabled at any time by a player in-game. This mode allows the viewers of the player’s Mixer stream to have a real impact on the game, by either helping or hindering the player’s progress. Using Mixer, the viewer interactions are easily accessible via buttons on the stream page, and the interactions occur in real time! What this means is that viewers can…

The Humble Software Bundle: Python Dev Kit! Improve your Python…

The Humble Software Bundle: Python Dev Kit! Improve your Python development skills with a new software bundle. Get egghead.io, Postman PRO, PyCharm Professional Edition, and more great resources (including books and videos, too). Go ahead, pick up this…

A Record-Setting Road To E3

Mike Nichols, CMO for Gaming at Microsoft, shares some details about Xbox and the road to E3. The passionate community of gamers on Xbox are our inspiration. As we get ready to share a fantastic lineup of new games for Xbox players at E3 2018, we want to take a moment to thank them for […]

A Record-Setting Road to E3

The passionate community of gamers on Xbox are our inspiration. As we get ready to share a fantastic lineup of new games for Xbox players at E3 2018, we want to take a moment to thank them for a record-setting start to the year.

Today, we’re witnessing a record-setting number of players, playing at record levels, and engaging in new ways. Xbox Live players are up 13 percent and Xbox One sales are up 15 percent over the same period last year, but that’s not all. We’ve seen more than 600,000 friendships forged with the Looking For Group feature and there are now more than 1.2 million Clubs on Xbox Live.

We’re seeing tremendous engagement of mega-hits like Fortnite and Far Cry 5, both of which play best in 4K Ultra HD on Xbox One X, joining the more than 200 games that now feature Xbox One X enhancements. But we’re also seeing fantastic engagement with Xbox One console exclusives like Sea of Thieves, the fastest-selling Microsoft Studios new IP of this console generation, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, whose new desert-themed map is now available to play on a dedicated test server ahead of its launch in Xbox Game Preview later in May. We also reached a couple milestones recently with players having enjoyed over 4 billion hours on games released through our ID@Xbox program and nearly 1 billion hours on games in our Xbox One Backward Compatibility library.