Amnesia: Collection – In the Mind of a Horror Game Developer

Under what circumstances could you think of torture and execution as entertainment? Now imagine watching this is the highlight of your week. That sounds crazy, right? In Amnesia, these questions were at the core of production, helping us as developers to set the right mood for the players. Similar questions are common in horror, and I would even go so far as to say that they make for the best horror. “What if a serial killer kidnapped you and held you captive in their basement?” “What if your house was haunted?” Good horror thrives on these scenarios and forces us…

How Bless Unleashed is Different from Bless Online

We recently debuted Bless Unleashed at PAX West, where we showed off the game for the first time to the public. It was so exciting to see first impressions of our upcoming free-to-play MMORPG! While we were at PAX, we noticed some confusion between Bless Unleashed and an existing game Bless Online. We’re here to explain what’s different! To learn more, check out this video from PAX West of Jason Park, Head of Development at Round 8 Studio. Round 8’s goal was to make a fantastic console MMO built in the same universe as Bless Online. To do this, they…

Exploring Elena Elkhorn

By Kyle Holmquist   Elena Elkhorn, the young protagonist of Whispering Willows, is 13 years old and is one of the last remaining members of the Kwantako tribe, a fictitious Native American tribe we created for the game. She’s smart, playful, angsty, stubborn, and free-spirited. Elena’s a lot like other girls her age, but the […]

This Week on Xbox: September 28, 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! Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Free Update Available Now At gamescom 2018, we gave a first glimpse at Forsaken…

This Week On Xbox: September 28, 2018

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox. Remember, you can watch 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 let me know what […]

Pre-order Farming Simulator 19 Today, Coming to Xbox One November 20

Hi everyone! I’m here to today to give you more information about the return of Farming Simulator for Xbox One. Farming Simulator 19 invites you to become a modern farmer and develop your very own farm on two huge American and European environments. Both are filled with exciting new farming activities, crops to harvest, and animals to tend to, including ridable horses! Farming Simulator 19 promises to be the most complete farming experience ever as the game brings over 300 authentic vehicles and machines from all the leading brands, now including John Deere as well as Case IH, New Holland,…

Get Started in FUT Today – FIFA 19 Now Available on Xbox One

FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch on Xbox One. Led by the prestigious UEFA Champions League, FIFA 19 offers enhanced gameplay features that allow you to control the pitch in every moment, and provides new and unrivaled ways to play, including a dramatic finale to the story of Alex Hunter in The Journey: Champions, a new mode in the ever-popular FIFA Ultimate Team, and more EA Sports FIFA 19 introduces a host of innovative gameplay changes so that every tactical decision and technical touch has a huge impact on matches. The main gameplay features coming…

New Preview Alpha Ring 1810 Update – 9/28/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1810 Xbox One system update (180925-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1810 system update. Fixes:   Audio – Blu-Ray Playback Fixes to resolve BluRay playback errors out in pass-through mode when playing discs with trailers that have different audio formats.  The user is no longer forced to restart the application and try again.  Matchmaking Fixes to the stability of matchmaking when a user attempts to join a session from a console.  System Fixes…