The 5 Biggest Changes to the Dark Zone in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

The launch of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is nearly upon us, and everything we’ve seen to date says its going to be bigger and better than its predecessor in every way. Set seven months after the first game’s Black Friday event, the seasonal change looks to be one of the most visible differences, as the snowy winter setting has been replaced by a hot, humid, and stormy summer. The locale has changed too, as agents from The Division receive a distress call from Washington DC and move on from New York City. According to the game’s developers at…

Hot New Portable Gaming Notebooks Highlight CES 2019

For gamers who want to see a preview of the best hardware and software advances in PC gaming to watch out for in 2019, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a great place to kick off the new year. Microsoft’s device partners were on hand this week showing off innovative notebooks, eye-popping visual styling, and slick in-game features that will provide powerful platforms for our full line of PC games. As CES comes to a close, you can’t help but be in awe of all that was unveiled this week. Three major trends emerged promising a stellar…

Embark on a Journey into the Unknown with the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle

The post-apocalyptic saga that began with Metro 2033 and continued into Metro: Last Light returns to Xbox One this February in Metro Exodus. Debuting today, the story trailer for Metro Exodus teases what’s ahead as you flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey to shoot, sneak, and survive in a hostile world. To equip players for an immersive experience as they trek across the ravaged Russian landscape, we’re announcing the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle, which includes full-game downloads of Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux and Metro Exodus, so you…

Looking Back on a Banner Year for Xbox and a Glimpse at What’s Ahead

Happy New Year to the Xbox community! We have so much good stuff on deck for 2019 and can’t wait to jump in and share more. But first: Let’s take a quick look in the rear view. Some of the most visionary developers unfurled some of their best and most enduring worlds yet, and players came together from around the world in new ways. Some of our favorite highlights: Xbox Game Pass is the Best Way for Gamers to Discover Their Next Favorite Game In 2018, we added 116 additional high-quality titles to the Xbox Game Pass catalog across genres….

A Look Ahead: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

With 2018 behind us, we here at Xbox Wire decided that now would be the perfect time to start looking ahead to some of the big games coming out in 2019. There are already a lot of them on the books, many of which will be coming out during the first few months of the year. While there’s already a decent amount of info on these titles, we’ve found that it can be tough to figure out details with all of the information spread out across the web. So, with that in mind, we’ll be spending the rest of the…

Countdown Sale: Huge Savings on Xbox Games, Consoles, Xbox Game Pass, and More

The Countdown sale officially starts today and now is the perfect opportunity to give thrills with great deals on all things Xbox. Microsoft Store online and Xbox have hundreds of deals for Xbox fans, including savings of up to 65% on select Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games, discounts on select Xbox consoles and accessories, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold each for $1 the first month, as well as deals on select Movies and TV shows, apps for Xbox, and PC games. There is still time to give thrills with last minute deals on great gifts that…

State of Decay 2 Soundtrack Available on Vinyl Today

As 4 million players have been writing their own survival story in State of Decay 2, they’ve been enjoying BAFTA award-winning and Billboard / MTV VMA nominated Danish composer’s Jesper Kyd soundtrack, which is available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. Starting today, for fans who want to experience Jesper’s soundtrack full of hope for survival and a better tomorrow in full, they can purchase the State of Decay 2 Special Edition – Double Vinyl for $39.99. In addition to the atmospheric guitar and analog synth score as heard in the game, the double vinyl also includes ten previously unreleased tracks. To celebrate today’s release,…

343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross to be Inducted Into the AIAS Hall of Fame

Today, we are happy to share that the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced its 23rd Hall of Fame recipient: Bonnie Ross, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of 343 Industries. Ross has been integral in the vision and expansion of the Halo franchise that has continued to excite generations of fans, generating nearly $6 billion in worldwide sales to date and has transcended video games to grow into a global entertainment phenomenon. Ross is also a key voice in promoting STEM and diversity efforts across the gaming industry amongst women, under-represented minorities and children. “It is…

Xbox Celebrates Your Year in Gaming

This is our favorite time of year when we can all come together and celebrate community shenanigans. We marvel at how one million of you managed to reach the top 10 in a battle royale without panning anyone, just as much as we relish the 3 million of you that forgot that stealth means survival when you’re battling zombies. A few years ago, we first got the idea that we wanted to do something really special for the community, something only we could provide: a look back at your year of gaming. Ever since then, Xbox Year in Review has…

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Now Available with Xbox Game Pass

As if you needed any more reason to pick up Xbox Game Pass – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is now available for Xbox Game Pass members! With its release into the catalog today, Xbox Game Pass members will have the chance to join Senua in her haunting journey to save the soul of her dead lover. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an incredible game made by the uniquely talented creators at Ninja Theory, one of the creative development teams added to the Microsoft Studios Family earlier this year, who received five 2018 BAFTA Games Awards including Best British Game, Best Artistic Achievement,…