Last week, we delivered an upgraded console experience to Xbox One owners that focused on personalization and speed improvements.  It was a massive update, but we aren’t done just yet.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be addressing customer feedback and adding even more great new features that gamers have been asking for.  Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect:

*For Xbox Insiders in the Alpha ring, the Microsoft Store now enables gifting of most digital Xbox One games, “durable” downloadable content (DLC) (map packs, weapon skins, etc.), Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass—right from your console! Just choose a game within the Store, select “Buy as Gift,” and send it to your friends or family members by picking their Gamertag or entering their email address.

*In addition to games and friends, you will soon be able to add club blocks to Home. We’re also making it easier to explore additional types of blocks at the bottom of Home by adding a new section under “Add More.”

*We’re improving the setup experience to make it better for both new users and upgraders. The settings from your home console will now be saved to the cloud, just like your game saves.  Whenever you set up a new console, you will have the option of applying these settings during the sign-in process.

*Additionally, your console will now back up even more settings, including your TV & OneGuide settings. This expansion will provide a simple experience when you transition from one console to another using the settings backup to your external games and apps storage device.

*The Xbox app for iOS and Android will now enable you to finish setting up your new Xbox One X console while it’s downloading the day one update. Additionally, we’ve also improved the process for enabling 4K output right out of the box.

*Xbox’s new notifications provide an at-a-glance status of what activities you can immediately step into after you’ve had to step out for a moment. We’re adding additional notifications types when your system goes idle, including LFG posts, broadcasts, and Achievements.

*We’re adding miniature Game Hubs for your most recently used games in the Guide. That way, you can access the great content on a game hub without having to leave the action.

*Adults who have enabled the “Buy & download” online safety setting will now have an easier time purchasing games thanks to a passkey/password challenge directly in the Xbox dashboard.

*We’ve heard your feedback! Games with no unlocked achievements can now be hidden from the personal and public view of your profile.

These features will roll out to Xbox Insiders over the next few weeks. Insiders can check the release notes within the Xbox Insider Hub for more details, or navigate to the Xbox Insider forums at forums.xbox.com.

Xbox One X launches in less than two weeks and we’re gearing up for the biggest global launch in Xbox history on November 7. We’re thrilled to get Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, into the hands of our fans, so we wanted to share some early details about how you can participate in the Xbox One X launch no matter your location. Whether you’re planning to join one of the many celebrations happening the night before launch or tuning into the live broadcast to watch it unfold on Mixer, we hope you’ll join us.

 

Pre-Order Xbox One X Online
There’s limited time remaining to pre-order Xbox One X to guarantee you can get yours on day one. Be sure to head to Xbox.com to find your nearest Microsoft Store location along with a list of other local retailers for you to order the hottest console of the season. Don’t wait to be part of the excitement. Time is running out!

 

 

Tune-in to “Xbox One X Launch: Live” from the Comfort of Your Home
Broadcasting live from our New York launch celebration, join us at mixer.com/xbox from your PC, console or Mixer app on iOS and Android for “Xbox One X Launch: Live,” our one-hour live stream giving you an inside look at launch activities happening around the globe. View the show directly from Mixer NYC Studio starting November 6 at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET until 9:00 p.m. PT/midnight ET when we launch Xbox One X in the U.S. You can also watch on the Xbox channel on Twitch and Xbox channel on YouTube and Facebook Live.

 

 

Epic Fan Celebration at the Flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue in New York

 We’re inviting Xbox fans in the New York area to join us at the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue on November 6 to be one of the first in the country to get your hands on Xbox One X. Whether you’re picking up your pre-order, placing a new order or stopping in to experience true 4K gameplay, we’ll be handing out exclusive Xbox swag and giving you a chance to win a new Samsung QLED 4K TV.* Visit the flagship Microsoft Store Facebook page for details.

 

Head to Microsoft Store or Your Local Retailer
All Xbox fans are invited to visit Microsoft Store locations across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Sydney to celebrate the launch with giveaways, gameplay and more. If you pre-order at your local Microsoft Store in North America, you can pick up your Xbox One X right at 9:00 p.m. PT/midnight ET on November 6, from the store where you pre-ordered.

 

The Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square Mall in Bellevue, Washington will host a meet and greet with Seahawks Cliff Avril on November 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PT. Avril will play Madden NFL 18 on Xbox One X.

 

More than 600 Best Buy locations will be opening at 9:00 p.m. PT/midnight ET. Participating locations will support launch with giveaways, launch offers and savings, while quantities last.

GameStop stores will also be open at midnight ET to support the Xbox One X launch and you can visit here for more information.

EB Games stores will be open at midnight local time at select destinations across Australia and New Zealand to support the Xbox One X launch. Visit EB Games Australia or EB Games New Zealand for more details.

Celebrating Launch Around the World

 Fans all over the globe will be getting in on the action for launch, with multiple countries around the world hosting local celebrations. A few highlights include:

  • Germany: On November 6, fans in Germany will be able to attend a gaming event hosted by PietSmiet, LefLoid, Gronkh and Ninotaku on Berlin’s largest 4K theater screen for 700 fans. The event will be also streamed on mixer.com/xbox.
  • France: On November 6, fans are invited to tune into a seven-hour non-stop livestream on mixer.com/xbox hosted by one of France’s top YouTubers in central Paris. More than 200 French fans and celebrities will gather to play new titles and celebrate the launch of Xbox One X, culminating in a midnight launch event at France’s flagship store at the Champs Elysees.
  • United Kingdom: Broadcasting live from the Xbox One X Loft in London, Chelsea on November 6, join us on mixer.com/xboxuk and all UK Channels for our extended livestream as we countdown to launch with some of our favorite games.

Whether at your local Microsoft Store, online or across the globe, we hope you can join us. Be sure to check back in the coming days to learn even more about Xbox One X launch. See you in a few weeks!

 

*No Purchase Necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. + DC 18+ who visit the NY Flagship Store on November 6. Game ends 11/6/17. See store for Official Rules.

 

Via Xbox Wire

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Content: RUGBY 18 Day One Edition
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Game Description: Preorder RUGBY 18 now and get the 2017 British & Irish Lions team as a bonus!
Live the intensity of the greatest matches with RUGBY 18, the most complete rugby game to date.
Jump into the roles of the official players from the most prestigious teams and championships of the 2017-2018 season: Aviva Premiership Rugby, PRO14, All Blacks, England, Springboks, Wallabies… Master all the game phases using intuitive controls and innovative gameplay that faithfully reproduces each situation of a rugby game. On attack or defence, teammates take their positions and move to develop the game depending on your decisions. 

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Content: The Mummy Demastered
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Game Description: A powerful ancient evil has arisen, and the war to save humanity has begun! The Mummy Demastered throws you into a 16-bit-inspired battle against the undead in a 2D, nonlinear, action-packed adventure. As an elite agent in the monster-hunting Prodigium organization, you must use a variety of weapons, upgrades, and magical artifacts to defend mankind against the supernatural hordes of Princess Ahmanet. Your Prodigium teammates are already on the scene, but HQ lost contact with them hours ago; only by exploring tombs, forests, abandoned tunnels, and the cursed streets of London will you discover the fate of your allies. But beware – Ahmanet commands legions of zombies, insects, plague-ridden vermin, and worse… and if you’re not careful, you’ll be the next soul in Ahmanet’s thrall. 

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Game Description: Just Dance 2018 

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Product Info: No matter where you come from, how old you are, if you are a panda or a carrot: turn up the volume and get ready to unleash your inner dancer!

Just Dance 2018 is coming back on October 24th 2017 with over 40 tracks at launch, and more than 300 songs available with Just Dance Unlimited and the 3-month trial included!

From the hottest hits to family favorites, dance to 40 new tracks, including:
• Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
• Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
• 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
• John Wayne – Lady Gaga
• Waka Waka – Shakira
• Naughty Girl – Beyoncé
• Rockabye – Clean Bandit Ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
…and many more!

Content: The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk
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Game Description: Solve mind-bending puzzles in a world full of mystery and save the family of the flute-noses! Their dynasty has been watching over Asposia for centuries on end. In secret, they fill the roly-poly world with light and life. But when their existence is discovered, they become hunted. Emil, a trader for odds and ends, made all the Asposians believe that the dynasty is in cahoots with dark forces.

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Content: Rapala Fishing: Pro Series
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Game Description: Real Fish! Real Lures! Real Tournaments! Real Fishing!
Welcome to Rapala Fishing Pro Series! Rapala is looking to sponsor the next great angler to be part of their Pro Series team, do you have what it takes? Compete in world-class tournaments and daily challenges all to improve your skills by earning bonus money to climb the ranks and become a professional angler for the #1 fishing brand in the world. Build your reputation, gain sponsors, battle for awards and trophies as you try to catch the top 17-species of fish from Large Mouth Bass to Northern Pike in some of the most iconic fishing locations in North America. Unlock and choose from 100s of authentic lures and equipment combinations as you try to outsmart your competition. Navigate the waters in official Ranger® boats equipped with Mercury motors to locate your secret hots spots. Unique above and below water catch-cams will allow you to fight fish with great visual representation and true-to-life battle action! New tournaments will appear daily, encounter real world weather conditions, character creator, monster and legendary fish are just some of the great features waiting for you in Rapala Fishing Pro Series, so start your angling career and “get fishin’ TODAY!”! 

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Content: Deer Hunter: Reloaded

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Game Description: Deer Hunter is Back!
Deer Hunter: Reloaded is a 1st person hunting simulation game based off of the #1 hunting franchise in the World. Deer Hunter will provide an authentic hunting experience for players as they venture to some of the top-rated hunting regions in North America from the plains of West Texas to the rugged terrain of Alaska.  

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