Team Xbox is hard at work preparing to launch Project Scorpio later this year, but just last month we started shipping a different kind of console – the Project Scorpio Xbox Developer Kit. We announced Project Scorpio early so we could get it into the hands of game creators and we can’t wait to see what kind of immersive, true 4K gaming experiences we see starting at E3.

The Project Scorpio Xbox Developer Kit is a first-of-its-kind design, and I sat down with our own Kevin Gammill from the Xbox Engineering team to talk more about what the power and functionality of the kit, why developers are loving it and what it will mean for your games. Check out the video above.

Matt Salsamendi, Co-founder and Mixer Engineering Lead, discusses Mixer – the next generation live game streaming service.

Hello! I’m Matt, one of the co-founders of Mixer and engineering lead on the platform at Microsoft.  Huge welcome to all of you new visitors who are checking out Mixer today for the very first time.  We think we have something pretty special here, and are excited to share it with you.

Those of you who are already a part of our community….you’ve probably noticed a lot of changes today, starting with the name.  Today marks a big evolution of our interactive live-streaming platform and a new name for the service: Mixer.  But, more than just the name, we’re launching several of the features that you all have been asking for.  Features that will unlock a whole new world of possibilities for social streaming, and help viewers find the content they’re looking for across the service.

Why the name change? This was a tough decision, and not one that we made lightly.  But, it was something that we decided on as a team.  We believe so much in the power of the platform and want to grow it in every major market around the world.  Unfortunately, that wasn’t something we could do with the Beam name.  We chose Mixer as our new name because it represents what we love most about the service….how it brings people together.

It brings people together through the core experience and “special sauce” that our fans already know and love: the ability to not just watch streams, but to also interact with streamers and play together in near real-time. In other words, Mixer is livestreaming that’s actually LIVE, compared to the 10 – 20 second latency you typically get on other platforms. What’s more, viewers can actively participate in what’s happening on screen instead of just watching from the sidelines. With Mixer, you can influence everything from quest selection to tools to movement, mixing it up with your favorite streamers to create a new kind of gaming experience. The Minecraft team is experimenting with the interactivity that Mixer offers as a possibility for official game integration. And, some Minecraft community members have already created interactive experiences using this technology that allow viewers to do things like spawn in zombies or change the weather.

This gets to the heart of what Mixer means for us. We want to empower gamers and everyone who wants to share their passion – whatever it may be – to create and share more easily than ever before across PC, console and mobile. Mixer represents our vision for the next generation of multiplayer – watching and participating alongside your friends in gameplay streaming from anywhere in the world.

Crowd Play from Telltale Games

One fantastic example of interactivity in action is from our friends at Telltale Games.

Ever wondered what it’d be like to play a game with a dynamic interactive story where hundreds or thousands of other people are voting on a player’s choices? Well, Telltale Games has designed something truly unique. Their “Crowd Play” feature in “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series,” “The Walking Dead: A New Frontier” and “BATMAN: The Telltale Series” allows an audience to choose what happens at story moments and determine the trajectory and outcome of the adventure.

They’ve already debuted games on the big screen in theaters and at gaming conventions where hundreds of fans have lined up to help vote on decisions from their mobile devices. In the online space, this type of “live audience” interaction is only possible on a service without latency issues since it’s important that the dialogue and gameplay feel smooth and natural. What’s especially exciting is that Telltale plans to bring this unique type of massive online player participation to streamers and players around the world in all their future projects.

We’re thrilled to see developers and community members using Mixer’s interactive tools in such creative ways and can’t wait to see what other imaginative ideas creators will bring to life building on our Interactive 2.0 development kit.

 New Innovations for the Next Generation of Streaming

The Mixer service is built directly into the Guide on Xbox One and Game bar on Windows 10 to make it super easy for anyone to start streaming their gameplay.  Anyone can share their gameplay with friends, or start building out an audience, in just a couple of clicks, and with no extra software required.

Today, we’re excited to start rolling out several new features that will unleash a whole new world of possibilities for streamers to interact and engage more deeply with their audiences, and for viewers to find the content most relevant to them:

*Co-Streaming Launches Today

. Starting today, we’re launching the first built-in cooperative streaming experience on a streaming platform where up to 4 streamers can combine their streams into a single viewer experience. Co-streaming enables multiple channel streams to be displayed on a single Mixer page. You and up to three other friends can deliver a stream that combines separate stream sources into one shared “split-screen” view, including a centralized chat experience. Co-streaming is available now for everyone. And in the coming weeks, Xbox One users will be able to invite friends to join a co-stream directly from the Guide. Co-streaming doesn’t require streamers to play the same game or even do the same activity, and you can join a co-stream with friends who are streaming from different types of devices. Four friends can broadcast a co-op session of “League of Legends” or “PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds,” and then just as easily stream a remote live-band jam session or play a multiplayer board game with their viewers. Viewers don’t need to flip back and forth across different streams to view the same group of streamers – they can watch all the action in one place, while enjoying all the innovative interactivity that Mixer offers.

*Mixer Create Beta Launches on Mobile Devices (iOS and Android). Mixer Create is a new mobile app that enables self-broadcasting, and we’re kicking off the beta today (available publicly on Android, and through Apple’s TestFlight service by invite only). Soon thereafter, we’ll add the ability to stream live gameplay from your mobile device as well. The ability to broadcast gameplay on-the-go opens up entirely new social gaming possibilities. In the future, you could imagine streaming Pokémon Go on your mobile device, through Mixer, and hunting with viewers! Once mobile gameplay streaming launches, you’ll be able to join a co-stream with friends who are broadcasting on PC, console or other mobile devices.

*Channel One. Channel One is an always-on, moderated channel of content that lets you see what’s happening across Mixer. We’ll highlight a wide variety of content, including big title releases, livestream events, tips and tricks, esports updates, and more. There’s always something new on Channel One, and it’s a great “first stop” for new visitors to see what’s out there and get acquainted with our service.

*Mixer Page on the Xbox One Dashboard. Launching today to Xbox Insiders, the new Mixer page on the Xbox One dashboard will feature some of the most unique, popular and engaging streams that are broadcast on Mixer, curated by our dedicated team. We’ll showcase the huge variety of diverse, creative content from our streaming community and allow viewers to easily find content relevant to them. And it’s a great way to see what many of our awesome Mixer partners are up to.

We’re also committed to making Mixer the premier place to watch Xbox at E3 June 11-15.  Today, we’re excited to announce that Xbox will be broadcasting the E3 briefing in 4K Ultra HD, with a special edition Mixer 4K broadcast for those with a 4K A/V setup ready to go.   And, there will be some special digital bonuses for those watching and signed in on Mixer.  Be sure to create your account in advance so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

We hope you enjoy these new features. Be sure to let us know what you think on our feedback forums!

Mixer NYC Studio

Another exciting announcement today is the introduction of the Mixer NYC Studio. Located at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York, the Mixer NYC Studio is a digital production studio designed for live audience, competitive and community gaming events. The state of the art facility includes broadcast capabilities to bring gaming and esports events held on the store’s 5th floor to fans globally through Mixer, as well as serve as a destination for gaming fans to experience next-gen interactivity as players, creators and viewers, in an array of events at the center of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The studio is outfitted with professional-grade gaming stations, a control room that supports 2D and 3D graphic effects, a digital audio system bringing arena, concert sound quality, full interactive lighting control, an LED video wall, shoutcaster desks and player lounges, along with stage, audience and commentary setups.

Check out Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore for the latest Mixer NYC Studio events, streams and how to join.

A Mixer Celebration

Finally, we invite you to join us in celebrating Mixer’s launch with a full day of livestreaming fun at mixer.com/mixer! We will be kicking off the festivities at 11 a.m. Pacific Time today with a livestream from the Microsoft campus where we’ll share more details and demo all the great new features that are launching. Immediately afterwards, the Mixer NYC Studio will host a gaming marathon that continues throughout the day, featuring a variety of streamers competing for bragging rights in a multi-genre esports gauntlet including Forza Motorsport 6, For Honor, Rocket League, Gang Beasts and Overcooked. Plus, Microsoft Store locations will be celebrating today’s launch with Forza Motorsport 6 tournaments, giveaways and more.  At 6 p.m. PT, co-founder James Boehm will be hosting a Co-streaming Partner Spotlight where he’ll be playing, co-streaming, chatting, and answering questions alongside many of our amazing Mixer partners.  The celebration concludes with Mixerworks, an interactive fireworks show that begins at 9 p.m. PT and showcases how Mixer’s interactivity truly works by allowing you to create the display.

Thank you to all our fans for your support in making Mixer such an engaging and welcoming community. And for all the new visitors today, please let us know what you think.  You can reach us at @WatchMixer or at http://www.mixer.com.

See you on the streams!

-Matt

We are pleased to introduce Arena on Xbox Live to the broader community for Killer Instinct! Also arriving with this month’s update are overlays for Party Chat, Wi-Fi Captive Portal, and Looking for Group improvements; and be on the lookout for an app from Dolby Atmos in the coming weeks! These features were all previously available for Xbox Insiders for testing and feedback, and are now ready for the broader community. Keep the feedback coming!

Here’s more about the new features beginning to roll out today:

Arena on Xbox Live Tournaments for Killer Instinct  

Launching today on your Xbox One, you’ll find a new tab labeled ‘Tournaments’ in the Game Hub. Within this tab, you’ll be able to see upcoming tournaments you can register for directly on your Xbox One dashboard for Killer Instinct.

When it’s time to check in for your tournament, you’ll receive a notification directly on your console, or through the Xbox app on your Windows 10, iOS or Android device. You can then easily join your tournament, launching directly into your game from your Xbox One or Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs – and be ready to fight for glory, honor, and prizes.

Gamer-Created Tournaments come to Arena on Xbox Live

Also launching to your Xbox One, are the first ever gamer-created tournaments through Arena for Killer Instinct. You will be able to create tournaments for your Xbox Live Club in the Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs. Simply go to a Club page for a Club in which you are an owner or admin (or create a Club just for your tournaments!) and navigate to the ‘Tournaments’ tab. There you’ll see an option to create a tournament – set the date and time, tweak settings, and enter a description – and a few clicks later you have your very own tournament scheduled! Be sure to advertise your tournament to your Club’s Activity Feed to recruit players and hope you can stay friends even after you take first place.

Looking for Group Posting Notification

We’ve made posting in Looking for Group (LFG) to game with others even easier. With LFG notifications, you can be notified when anyone you follow creates an LFG post. Since the feature was first released last fall, gamers have created over 15 million posts! Want to let more people know about an LFG post? Now you also can share it to an Activity Feed or in a message.

Clubs on Xbox Live and Beam Integration

Clubs on Xbox Live now helps streamers and their followers find each other. The new ’Beam’ tab added to Clubs shows all Beam broadcasts from Club members, and new controls let Club owners filter broadcasts based on games and stream maturity rating.

Party Overlay Updates

It is now more simple to stay connected with your Party, which is why you now have the option to overlay the speaking Party members’ names – even when the Guide isn’t showing.  Controls let you change the overlay’s position and transparency.

Dolby Atmos App

Following its April debut for Windows 10 PCs, the Dolby Access app will be available soon on your Xbox One and Xbox One S. This app enables Dolby Atmos audio, creating sound that flows around you, even overhead, through Dolby Atmos enabled AVRs and sound bars. With an additional store purchase, Dolby Atmos for Headphone enables this same immersive experience on almost any set of headphones.

The experience delivers breakthrough audio that takes you deeper inside your favorite games, movies, and TV shows. For gamers, a robust slate of native Dolby Atmos titles are coming to Xbox One later this year. Additionally, the upmixing capabilities of Dolby Atmos will create a more immersive audio experience for your existing multichannel games.

Thanks to your invaluable feedback, we continue to make improvements and updates. There will be more updates over the coming months; we plan to build and expand Arena on Xbox Live in both the Arena experience and participating titles. Please keep your feedback coming and stay tuned for more.

Congratulations to Chris Charla and the rest of the ID@Xbox team and developers on reaching this milestone achievement. Chris shares some thoughts on the state of the ID@Xbox program below:


A little more than three years ago, we took to the stage at Gamescom to unveil a brand-new program for Xbox One. Our goal was to make sure Xbox players have access to the best, most diverse collection of games by making sure  we enabled developers of all shapes and sizes to self-publish their creations on Xbox One.

Today, thanks to the efforts of independent developers from around the world and the fans who support them, we’re proud to reveal that after an amazing month of releases that included console exclusive Beep Games’ Voodoo Vince: Remastered, console launch exclusives Thimbleweed Park from Terrible Toybox and Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition from Paradox Interactive, and dozens of others, we’ve surpassed 500 games released through the ID@Xbox program.

Today’s news is a cool milestone not just for us at ID@Xbox and the independent game developer community; it’s a milestone for everyone who loves great games. In 2016 alone, tens of millions of people played an ID@Xbox title on Xbox One or Windows 10 – what’s more, those players spent more than a billion hours playing ID@Xbox games.  We’ve seen some incredibly rad titles recently, from the critically acclaimed Firewatch from Campo Santo, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime by Asteroid Base, and of course Inside by Playdead (a big winner from the recent British Academy Game Awards). And let’s not forget other fan favorites like Superhot team’s Superhot, Night School Studio’s Oxenfree, Hi-Rez Studios’ Smite, Pit People from The Behemoth, Studio Wildcard’s Ark: Survival Evolved, Wizards of the Coast’s Magic Duels: Origins, Roblox Corporation’s Roblox, The Molasses Flood’s Flame in the Flood, Spotlightor Interactive’s Candleman, ToyLogic’s Happy Wars, Other Ocean’s #IDARB, and so so many more cool titles.

We’re also incredibly proud that ID@Xbox has helped developers bring games to Xbox and Windows 10 that are as diverse and interesting as the world of players that enjoy them. With games like E-Line Media’s Never Alone, Team17’s Beyond Eyes, Sassybot’s Fragments of Him, Bracket Games’ three fourths home, and many others tackling meaningful – and sometimes previously unattempted – subject matter, these developers are not only broadening the landscape of games players can enjoy, but offering inclusive experiences and perspectives that represent our worldwide community of gamers. With forthcoming titles like Culture Shock Gamers’ We Are Chicago and Arconyx’s I, Hope, this is meaningful, groundbreaking content we can’t wait to see more of.

With more than 2000 studios having dev kits in hand, more than 1000 games currently in development, and Project Scorpio coming later this year, the future is bright for both the gaming community and ID@Xbox program.  We’ve got an incredible slate of hotly anticipated ID@Xbox games – that you know about! – on the horizon including the hotly-anticipated Xbox One exclusive Cuphead from StudioMDHR, and console launch exclusives like Capybara’s Below, AURORA44’s Ashen, and Fullbright’s Tacoma. We can’t wait to share more ID@Xbox goodness with you soon.

A sincere thanks to all the developers and fans who have helped ID@Xbox reach this milestone. Every time I look at the games that have shipped, and the forthcoming titles coming through the program, I’m reminded that we’re really in a golden age for independent games — and the art form of games in general — and it feels great to be a part of helping those games come to Windows 10 and the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio later this year.


For more news about upcoming ID@Xbox titles, check out Xbox Wire – and be sure to follow Chris Charla (@iocat) and ID@Xbox on Twitter.

Here is a list of the ID@Xbox titles released on Xbox One and Windows 10 to date, with plenty more coming in the future:

#IDARB
#KILLALLZOMBIES
10 Second Ninja X
1001 Spikes
101 Ways To Die
140
2020: My Country
6180 the moon
88 Heroes
8DAYS
A Pixel Story
Aaero
Aaru’s Awakening
Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution
Action Henk
Action News Heroes
Active Soccer 2 DX
Adventures of Pip
AIPD
Air Guitar Warrior
Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space
Alto’s Adventure
Amazing Princess Sarah
Among the Sleep
Anarcute
Animated Puzzles
Anode
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
Anoxemia
AQUA KITTY UDX: Xbox One Ultra Edition
Aritana and the Harpy’s Feather
ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview)
Armello
Armikrog
Astroneer (Game Preview)
Awesomenauts Assemble!
Axiom Verge
Azkend 2: The World Beneath
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition
Baila Latino
Bard’s Gold
Baseball Riot
Battle High 2 A+
Beach Buggy Racing
Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians
Beatsplosion for Kinect
Bedlam – The Game By Christopher Brookmyre
Ben-Hur
Beyond Eyes
Bike Mayhem 2
Binaries
Blackwood Crossing
Blast Brawl 2
Blast ‘Em Bunnies
Bloons TD 5
Blue Estate
Blue Rider
Blue-Collar Astronaut
Blues and Bullets Episode 1
Bokosuka Wars II
Bombing Busters
Boom Ball 2 for Kinect
Boom Ball for Kinect
Breach & Clear: Deadline
Bridge Constructor
Bridge Constructor Stunts
Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse
Candleman
Cannon Brawl
Carmageddon: Max Damage
Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
Cast of the Seven Godsends – Redux
Castle Crashers Remastered
Castle Invasion: Throne Out
Castles
CastleStorm – Definitive Edition
Cel Damage HD
Chariot
Chime Sharp
Claire: Extended Cut
Clash
Clicker Heroes
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
Clouds & Sheep 2
ClusterPuck 99
ClusterTruck
Coffin Dodgers
Color Symphony 2
Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey
Contrast
Cosmo Run
Crawl
Crimsonland
Crypt of the NecroDancer
Crypt of the Serpent King
Cubikolor
Cubot – The Complexity of Simplicity
D/Generation HD
Dad Beat Dads
Dangerous Golf
Dark Arcana: The Carnival
Dead Effect 2
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
Death Squared
Dex
Death God University
Divekick
Dogos
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition
Doodle God: Ultimate Edition
Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
Draw a Stickman: EPIC
Drawful 2
Dreamals: Dream Quest
Dungeon of the Endless
Dungeon Punks
Dynamite Fishing – World Games
Earthlock: Festival of Magic
EARTH’S DAWN
Eekeemoo Splinters of the Dark Shard
Electronic Super Joy
Emily Wants To Play
Energy Cycle
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
Enter The Gungeon
Ethan: Meteor Hunter
Eventide: Slavic Fable
EVERSPACE (Xbox Game Preview)
Exile’s End
Extreme Exorcism 
Factotum 90
Fat City
Feist
Fenix Furia
Fermi’s Path
Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game
Fire: Ungh’s Quest
Firewatch
Flockers
Forced
forma.8
Fortified
Four Sided Fantasy
Fragments Of Him
FreezeME
Friday Night Bullet Arena
Frizzy
FRU
Fruit Ninja Kinect 2
Full Mojo Rampage
Funk of Titans
Furi
G Prime Into The Rain
Gas Guzzlers Extreme
Anima: Gate of Memories
Gear Gauntlet
Gemini: Heroes Reborn
Ghost Blade HD
Giana Sisters: Dream Runners
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut
Gimme Five
Ginger: Beyond the crystal
Goat Simulator
Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition
Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride
Gryphon Knight Epic
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Guns, Gore and Cannoli
Gunscape
Super GunWorld 2
GunWorld: Xbox One Edition
Hack, Slash & Backstab
Hand of Fate
Happy Dungeons
Happy Wars
Hard Reset Redux
Has-Been Heroes
Headlander
Heart&Slash
HeartZ: Co-Hope Puzzles
Her Majesty’s SPIFFING
Hitchhiker
HoPiKo
Horse Racing 2016
Hue
Hunter’s Legacy
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Void
Hyperdrive Massacre
I Am Bread
I, Zombie
In Between
In Space We Brawl: Full Arsenal Edition
Infinity Runner
Inside
Inside My Radio
Into the Belly of the Beast
iO
Ironcast
Ittle Dew 2
Jet Car Stunts
Jotun: Valhalla Edition
JumpJet Rex
Kaiju Panic
Kerbal Space Program
Kick & Fennick
KickBeat Special Edition
Kill The Bad Guy
King Oddball
Kingdom: New Lands
Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker
Knee Deep
Knight Squad
Kung-Fu for Kinect
KYUB
KYURINAGA’S REVENGE
LA Cops
Land It!
Laserlife
LASTFIGHT
Layers of Fear
Leo’s Fortune
Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered
Level 22
Lies Of Astaroth
Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition
LIMBO
Line of Defense Tactics
Lost Sea
Lovely Planet
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Lumo
Magic Duels
Magnetic: Caged Closed
MagNets: Fully Charged
Maldita Castilla EX – Cursed Castile
Mantis Burn Racing
Manual Samuel
Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom
Massive Chalice
McDROID
Mega Coin Squad
Mekazoo
Metrico+
Mimic Arena
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Momentum
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Momonga Pinball Adventures
Monkey King Saga
Monkey Pirates
Monochroma
Mount & Blade: Warband
MX Nitro
Mystery Castle
Nebulous
Neon Chrome
N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure
NeuroVoider
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
Nevermind
Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call
Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
Ninja Pizza Girl
No Time To Explain
NOT A HERO: SUPER SNAZZY EDITION
Nova-111
Nutjitsu
Obliteracers
Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
OlliOlli
OlliOlli2: XL Edition
One Hundred Ways
Orbit
Organic Panic
Outlast
Overcooked
Overruled!
Oxenfree
Paladins
Pang Adventures
Paranautical Activity
Party Hard
Penarium
Perfect Woman
Pharaonic
Pier Solar and the Great Architects
Pinball Arcade
Pinball FX2
Pix the Cat
Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic
Pixel Piracy
Plague Inc: Evolved
Pneuma: Breath of Life
Poi
Polychromatic
Pool Nation FX
Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition
Project Root
Pumped BMX +
Punch Club
Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition
Pure Hold’em
Pure Pool
Q
Q*bert REBOOTED: The XBOX One @!#?@! Edition
Quantum Rush: Champions
Quatros Origins
Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut
Quest of Dungeons
Quiplash
R.B.I. Baseball 16
R.B.I. Baseball 17
R.B.I. Baseball 14
R.B.I. Baseball 15
Reagan Gorbachev
Rebel Galaxy
Replay: VHS is not dead
RevErsi Quest
Riptide GP: Renegade
Riptide GP2
Rise & Shine
Rivals of Aether (Game Preview)
ROBLOX
Rock ‘N Racing Off Road DX
Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing
Rock Zombie
Rocket League
Rocket Riot
Rogue Legacy
Rogue Stormers
Roundabout
RWBY: Grimm Eclipse
Saturday Morning RPG
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
Screencheat
Shadow Complex Remastered
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Sheltered
Shift Happens
Shovel Knight
Shred It!
Siegecraft Commander
Silence – The Whispered World 2
Sixty Second Shooter Prime
Sky Force Anniversary
SkyKeepers
Skyling: Garden Defense
Slain: Back from Hell
SlashDash
Slender: The Arrival
Slice Zombies for Kinect
Slime Rancher (Game Preview)
SMITE
Snake Pass
Sniper Elite 4
Snooker Nation Championship (Game Preview)
So Many Me
Soda Drinker Pro
Solar Shifter EX
Song of the Deep
Soul Axiom
Spareware
Sparkle 2
Sparkle Unleashed
Spectra
Speedboat Challenge
Spheroids
Spy Chameleon
Squid Hero for Kinect
Standpoint
Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy
Stardew Valley
Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax
Starpoint Gemini 2
Starwhal
Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones
SteamWorld Dig
Steel Rain X
Steredenn
Stern Pinball Arcade
Stick it To The Man
Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
Stories of Bethem: Full Moon
Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut
Sublevel Zero Redux
Submerged
Subnautica (Game Preview)
Subterrain 
Super Dungeon Bros
Super Mega Baseball Extra Innings
Super Mutant Alien Assault
Super Night Riders
Super Party Sports: Football
Super Time Force
Super Toy Cars
SUPERHOT
Sword Coast Legends
Sylvio
Table Top Racing: World Tour
Tachyon Project
Talent Not Included
Tennis in the Face
Teslagrad
Teslapunk
Tetrobot and Co.
The Assembly
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga 2
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 
The Bridge
The Bug Butcher
The Bunker
The Deer God
The Escapists
The Escapists: The Walking Dead
The Fall
The Final Station
The Flame in the Flood
The Golf Club
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
The Inner World
The Jackbox Party Pack
The Jackbox Party Pack 2
The Jackbox Party Pack 3
The Jackbox Party Trilogy
The Little Acre
The Living Dungeon
The Long Dark (Game Preview)
The Magic Circle: Gold Edition
The Park
The Sexy Brutale
The Solus Project
The Sun and Moon 
The Swapper
The Swindle
The Turing Test
The Witness
The World 2: Hunting BOSS
Thimbleweed Park
Thomas Was Alone
Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition
Threes!
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops
Toby: The Secret Mine
Toro
Toto Temple Deluxe 
Tower of Guns
TowerFall Ascension
Toy Odyssey
Trulon: The Shadow Engine
Tumblestone
TurnOn
Typoman
Ultratron
Uncanny Valley
Unepic
Unmechanical
Unnamed Fiasco
Use Your Words
Vaccine
Valley
Verdun
Vertical Drop Heroes HD
VIDEOBALL
Volgarr the Viking
Wand Wars
Warframe
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
Warhammer Quest
Wasteland 2 
We Are Doomed
We Are The Dwarves
We Happy Few (Game Preview)
Wells
Westerado: Double Barreled
Wheels of Aurelia
Whispering Willows
Wick
Wondershot
World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest
Worms Battlegrounds
Worms W.M.D
Xenoraid
Yasai Ninja
Yooka-Laylee
Zenith
ZHEROS
Ziggurat
Zombie Army Trilogy
Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition
Zombie Vikings

💬 Larry Hryb @majornelson

More @majornelson on Twitter

Today, we’re starting to roll out several feature updates inspired by your feedback to the broader community. These features launched to Xbox Insiders last month, and we’re excited for the broader community to start using them today. Over the past few months, we’ve released brand new features including Beam broadcasting through the Guide on Xbox One and the Game bar on Windows 10, the Beam viewing app to watch streams on Xbox One, Game Mode on Windows 10, and a preview of Xbox Game Pass. In addition to adding exciting new features, the team has been hard at work continuing to update existing features based on what we hear from you at Xbox Feedback.

Before jumping into a summary of what’s starting to roll out today, we wanted to share that we’re still preparing to release World of Tanks tournaments on Xbox One, created by ESL and powered by Arena on Xbox Live to select Xbox Insiders soon. The team is continuing to refine and evolve the feature so we can gather the feedback we need while it’s in preview to make sure it’s a great experience when it rolls out broadly.

The team is also still working hard to ship several other features to the broader community, including the ability to select the audio input and output sources for Party chat on the Xbox app for Windows 10, Kinect auto-zoom for Beam and Twitch broadcasts, and Captive Portal support for wireless internet on your Xbox One. We’ll have more news to share soon, so stay tuned!

Now, here’s what’s starting to roll out today on Xbox One:

Profile and Activity Feed

  • New ‘Join broadcast’ button in your profile, one of the many ways to access the game stream of someone broadcasting their gameplay.

  • In your Activity Feed, we’re adding the ability to hide individual posts, pin posts to the top of your feed, and filter posts by friends, games or Clubs.

Clubs and Looking for Group (LFG) 

  • When you create an LFG post, as the owner you will be able to see new vetting cards that include hero stats from gamers interested in joining your party. Hero stats are contextual to the game you’re playing, showing you relevant stats like kill/death ratio, rank, or score.
  • Achievement hunters, this one is for you! You will be able to search LFG posts from the Achievements tab, related to the Achievement you’re trying to finish.
  • We’re adding the number of open LFG posts to the Game Hub and Club Hub headers.
  • Have you made a successful LFG post that you want to create again? Now you can see previous LFG posts that you have created, participated or shown interest in, and can copy them to create new posts.
  • When creating an LFG post, see all the recent tags you’ve used and easily select them.
  • Club owners and admins will be identified and labeled in their text posts to better help them stand out and manage their community.
  • Club owners and admins can pin a post at the top of their Club feed.

My Games and Apps, and Settings

  • In ‘My Games and Apps,’ we’re adding the ability to filter your game library by platform – Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The team is really excited for you to try out all of the updated and new features, and please let us know what you think at Xbox Feedback. Thank you!

 shares some thoughts on Project Scorpio.


At Team Xbox we put gamers at the center of everything we do and we are driven to build the best platform on which to create and play games. We know that you can’t have one without the other, which is why we’ve invested so much in new development tools, publishing opportunities, hardware and services for developers and gamers alike. With Project Scorpio, we created a console with the goal of being the ultimate place for developers to realize their visions and the best place to play any Xbox game.

The creativity and innovation in our industry is driven by developers of all sizes. A single person can launch a game that becomes a global phenomenon or teams of hundreds can create the industry’s biggest blockbuster. At GDC in March, we announced the Xbox Live Creators program, opening up access for anyone to create and publish a game to Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs. When you combine that program with dev mode, which enables any retail Xbox One to be a developer kit, you have the easiest path in the industry for game creators to publish their games broadly to console and PC, reaching millions of gamers around the world.

With Project Scorpio, we set a design goal of building the first true 4K console for gamers with an emphasis on compatibility so no one gets left behind. Once we locked that plan, we set our sights on building the world’s most powerful console development platform, which includes the new Xbox One Development Kit and a full suite of software to get every ounce of performance from the platform. Like the retail console, we built this special dev kit by evaluating every piece, from hardware to software and tools, with developers and compatibility in mind. We paid attention to logistical details, like dramatically speeding up how quickly a developer can move their work between PC and dev kit, and made it easy to program and test changes at the literal press of a button on the front of the box. The goal is to let creators focus their time and energy on bringing their game to life, and less of it on getting up and running on new hardware.

We’ve created the most powerful console with you in mind. We’ve created the most powerful development platform with our industry’s creators in mind. And, we’re unifying players across PC and console with Xbox Live, the fastest, most reliable multiplayer network and Beam, the next generation streaming service. Ultimately, we know you care most about great games, whether they be exclusive, multiplatform, independent or AAA. We are proud of the diverse lineup of games coming this year that will only be playable on Xbox One and will play better on Project Scorpio. We designed Project Scorpio to be the best console to play the blockbuster multiplatform games from our publishing partners, made it easy for recently released titles to upgrade to true 4K and for beloved, backward compatible titles to play better than ever before.

I’m proud of the progress made with Project Scorpio and what it will mean for the creators who fuel the passion of gamers around the world. On behalf of everyone at Team Xbox, thank you for your continued passion and support. We’re excited to unveil Project Scorpio and the amazing game experiences it powers at E3 this June.

Phil Spencer
Twitter: @XboxP3
GT: P3

Mike Ybarra, Head of Platform Engineering discusses new features coming to the broader Xbox One community starting today. Read the details below:


We’re excited to announce that we are shipping new features to the broader Xbox One community today. This is a big release, and includes Beam streaming, an updated Xbox experience with the new Guide, home improvements, and much more. One major goal for this release is to make streaming your Xbox gameplay even easier. And by updating the navigation of the Xbox console through the new Guide, we’re aiming to put the features and experiences you love the most right at your fingertips. For our PC gamers, or anybody who loves to create and play, check out this post on the Windows Blog to learn about the gaming updates coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11.

Here’s a detailed look at some of the top new Xbox Live features rolling out to Xbox One today, which we announced and released to Xbox Insider earlier this year:

*An updated look at Home: One of the first things you’ll notice with this update is a new look for Home on Xbox One. We made these changes to simplify the UI and increase overall system performance. To do that, we’ve optimized for speed and are prioritizing the most valuable content for your games. Now, you’ll see a smaller icon for the game with options to dive deeper into the community surrounding the game, as well as the ability to interact with your Club or find Looking for Group posts, view your Achievements and more. If you do not have a custom background set, you’ll see that the updated Home also spotlights the game you’re currently playing by featuring hero art as your Xbox background.

*Faster and more intuitive Guide: The next thing you’re likely to notice is that the Guide has been updated. With one press of the Xbox button on your controller, you can now pull up the newly enhanced Guide as an overlay on the left side of your screen. No matter what you’re doing, the new Guide experience puts the features and functionality that you use the most right at your fingertips. The first page of the Guide is designed to get you to the content you care about most, including your Games and Apps, Home, Store, your recently launched applications, the latest Games and Deals with Gold for Xbox Live Gold members, and your top Pins. If you have music playing in the background from any number of apps, you can access the controls directly from the Guide, enabling you to control play, pause, rewind, fast forward, and manage volume controls. Finally, you’ll be able to capture screenshots and record video with a simple press of a button. And in the GameDVR menu, you now have easier access to capture gameplay and to modify your options – when recording, you’ll see in the menu overlay that it lasts up to 5 minutes and within the Guide, you can also ‘Record this’ for up to 10 minutes.

*New way to multitask: In addition to adding a new start page to Guide, we’re also evolving the way gamers multitask on Xbox One. To simplify discoverability and to make it easier to get to the things you care about most, our multitasking features were designed with the new Guide in mind. We’ve added a new achievement tracker that is active based on the game you’re playing, and allows you to select and follow multiple achievements in an overlay, all while you’re playing. Cortana will also appear as an overlay on your screen, allowing you to set reminders and alarms, access Party controls, and play music with simple voice controls.

*Watch, chat and interact with Beam on Xbox One: now stream your Xbox gameplay directly from the Guide on your Xbox One, with the ability to manage your Beam broadcasts and interact with fellow gamers on chat overlays that appear on your screen. If you’ve never tried to broadcast your gameplay before, this is the easiest way to get started as you don’t have to download any extra software – Beam broadcasting is built right into your Xbox One. Once you start streaming, Beam makes it easy to connect and engage with your viewers no matter where they are. You’ll also find the new Beam viewing app in My Games and Apps, which lets you watch, chat, and interact with your favorite game streamers in near real-time. To learn more, check out our Beam article.

*Enabling Xbox One to be more accessible for everyone: We felt it was important to enable Xbox One to make gaming experiences more accessible. Take for instance our new Copilot feature, which allows two controllers to act as if they were one. This will help make Xbox One more inviting to gamers who can benefit from playing along with another person, more fun for families by adding cooperative controls for any game, and easier for players who need unique configurations to play. We are also adding new enhancements to Magnifier and Narrator, as well as giving more options over audio output and custom rumble settings on a controller, which was previously reserved for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. You can find these accessibility options, and more, in Settings > Ease of Access.

*Screen time limits (Xbox One):As we strive to offer the most comprehensive and customizable family features possible, we want gamers of all ages to feel safe and secure when using our platforms. That’s why we’re bringing the family timer feature to Xbox One as screen time limits, updated for today’s digital family. Parents familiar with screen time limits for Windows 10 will find a similar set of controls for Xbox One. Set daily time allowance and limits for each child—your Xbox One will pick those limits up and enforce them whenever the child is signed in. To set up screen time limits, head over to microsoft.com/family, sign in with your parent account, and select “Screen time” for your child’s account. You’ll be able to turn on and set Xbox One and PC screen time limits separately for each child.

*Blu-ray player bitstream passthrough: The Blu-ray disc player on Xbox One now supports bitstream passthrough, which allows your receiver to decode audio natively. All bitstream formats are supported, including newer ones like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. This feature will light up later next week.

Over the past few months, we have been targeting hundreds of improvements across the board. Many thanks to the feedback from the members of our Xbox Insider Program. Be sure to keep letting us know what you think at Xbox feedback. As we’ve said, this is just the beginning – be on the lookout for more great features. The team has worked hard and we hope you enjoy the updates to your Xbox One experience! And don’t forget that there are also great PC gaming updates coming as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11 (for more information on the Windows 10 Creators Update, check out this post from Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group).