Following an info-rich X018 event with a ton of announcements, we’re releasing some new Xbox One features that start rolling out today. The November 2018 Xbox Update adds new ways to play some of your favorite games with mouse and keyboard support, more console interaction with Xbox Skill updates, listen to your favorite songs with the new Amazon Music app, and the ability to find your games faster than ever via improved Search. Here’s a rundown of what’s new:

Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One

As revealed by Phil Spencer on the September episode of Inside Xbox, the November update brings mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One! With support for mouse and keyboard, developers can now choose to add mouse and keyboard support for their games on Xbox One. This enables both developers and players with more choice on how they want to play.

Announced at X018, Fortnite will be one of the first titles to support mouse and keyboard input, matchmaking players using the same input together with one another to ensure a fair and fun experience for everyone. Fortnite’s support for keyboard and mouse launches alongside previously announced Warframe via today’s update, with Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, War Thunder and X-Morph Defense adding support in November, and Children of Morta, DayZ, Minion Master, Moonlighter, Vigor, Warface, and Wargroove adding support in the future.

Additionally, we’re partnering with Razer to offer gamers a premiere mouse and keyboard experience through an all new Razer-created ‘Designed for Xbox’ mouse and keyboard. Built from the ground up for gaming on Xbox One and Windows 10, it will come equipped with a dedicated Xbox key, and support for the new Xbox Dynamic Lighting capability – enabling immersive game-controlled lighting effects.

Try out mouse and keyboard in some of your favorite games today and be sure to tune into CES in January to learn more about the ‘Designed for Xbox’ mouse and keyboard coming from Razer.

Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa Updates

Launched in the U.S. last month, the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa allows gamers to get more done using just their voice. This feature will continue to grow and improve over time, based on fan feedback. Coming this week, we have the first set of updates:

*Alexa Beta for the U.K. (EN-GB): The Xbox Skill for Alexa is now in Beta for all Xbox gamers in the U.K. with the addition of U.K. English voice recognition. To get started with Alexa, just say, “Alexa, open Xbox.”

*Cortana improvements: In the U.S, the Xbox Skill for Cortana becomes easier to use. Cortana will automatically discover and pair your Xbox, so there’s no need to login. Just say “Hey Cortana, pair my Xbox” to any Cortana device (mobile phone or Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker). Try your favorite commands, like “Hey Cortana, start Netflix” or “Hey Cortana, pause my Xbox.” Get started with the latest Cortana on Android or Cortana on iOS app this week.

*New Commands added: In response to fan feedback, we’re adding a few new commands to both the Cortana and Alexa skill. Now, you have the ability to fully close a game or app via “Quit [game or app name]” or use your assistant as a controller with our new navigation mode. This lets you use your voice to hit the “A” button or navigate around your console (e.g. up, down, left, right, A button, B button). Just say “Start navigation mode” or “Press [button name]” to try it out!

 Amazon Music app comes to Xbox One

Amazon Music is launching a brand-new app for Xbox One in the U.S. on Nov. 14th, with availability in more countries coming soon. The Amazon Music app for Xbox enables Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers to stream more than 50 million songs and thousands of playlists and stations through their Xbox One family of devices. Prime members can also use the app to stream more than two million songs and hundreds of playlists and stations at no additional cost to their membership with Prime Music. Download the new Amazon Music app from the Store today!

Search Expansion

We’re expanding search to include results from Xbox Assist and games you have “Ready to Install” or currently own as part of your memberships, including Xbox Game Pass, EA Access, and more! This makes it easier than ever to find the game you are looking for and start playing.

These updates are available because of the Xbox Insiders who have helped shape these features, so big thanks to all of you for your valuable input. If you’d like to help create the future of Xbox and get access to early features, download the Xbox Insider Hub app on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC today. You can also visit the Xbox Insider Blog here for the latest release notes and to learn more. Enjoy the November 2018 Xbox Update and happy gaming!

We’re adding five more great games to the Xbox Game Pass catalog in November, in addition to the growing list of over 100 games already included in your membership. Starting November 1, Xbox Game Pass members can jump into Sniper Elite 4, Olli Olli 2 XL, Rise and Shone, Sheltered, and then on November 6 the same day as its debut on Xbox, Grip: Combat Racing.

But, you want more? Tune into Inside Xbox at X018 on November 10, and brace yourself for even more great games coming to Xbox Game Pass, we think you’ll like them.

Let’s dive into the new games, coming to Xbox Game Pass:

Sniper Elite 4 (November 1)

Combining complex ballistics, stealth gameplay, and third-person action, Sniper Elite 4 is the latest entry of this World War 2 combat series. This time featuring some of the largest and most diverse environments to navigate than ever before as you’re tasked to liberate wartime Italy from the iron grip of fascism.

Olli Olli 2 XL Edition (November 1)

Achieve new levels of control and expression as you skate, trick, and grind through 100 different levels with a new expanded combo system including Manuals, Reverts, Revert-Manuals, and Grind-Switching. Take on friends in Combo-Rush, a local-multiplayer mode for 2-4 players or when it’s time to chill, Free-Skate mode offers extended levels to learn the ropes, nail those tricks, or simply cruise and flow..

Sheltered (November 1)

Times are hard after an apocalypse, and your family will need all the comfort they can get to help them survive what’s to come. Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic bunker simulator where you need to keep your family of four alive for as long as possible. You’ll face many obstacles, meet crazy individuals, fight off intruders, scavenge for materials, and explore a randomly generated map on every playthrough.

Rise and Shine (November 1)

Play as the young child Rise as he embarks on an epic action-packed shooting adventure with his sacred gun Shine by his side. Together they’ll fight to take down an invading army of aliens known as Space Grunts in the hopes of saving a world where classic video game characters live. Featuring massive explosions, awesome hand drawn set pieces, and gigantic bosses to do battle with, Rise and Shine has all the ingredients of the next great shooter for you to tackle.

Grip: Combat Racing (November 6)

The return of hardcore combat racing is here and the stakes are higher than ever before. Grip: Combat Racing is packed with content. On top of the single-player campaign and Carkour stunt mode, there’s 22 breathtaking tracks spanning four planets, 15 armored combat vehicles, multiple race formats, and PVP battle arenas all with split-screen for up to four players.

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With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, start your 14-day free trial now, and discover your next favorite game.

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*Source: Metacritic

This holiday season Xbox has something for everyone, including special edition Xbox One bundles that pair consoles with some of the hottest games available, new and customizable controllers and 4K entertainment experiences with the highly-anticipated blockbuster games of the season. No matter which console you choose, features like a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision, premium audio with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support and services unique to the Xbox platform like Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live and Xbox One Backward Compatibility are at your fingertips, making Xbox One the best place to play. In addition, as part of the Xbox family, you’ll have access to more than 3,000 games, including 220 exclusives and over 500 classics from the original Xbox and Xbox 360.

If it’s a family experience you’re looking for, know that your Xbox purchase comes with peace of mind: our industry-leading Xbox Family Settings include more than 15 customizable safeguards.

See below for an overview of all the Xbox offerings available this holiday, and make sure to check with participating retailers – including your local Microsoft Store, near you or online – for more information on availability and pricing.

Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold

For those of you set with Xbox One hardware, we offer digital gifting options that allow you to give the gift of games with Xbox Game Pass so the gamer in your life can extend their own gaming library and enjoy over 100 great games instantly. With Xbox Game Pass, fans can play new games across a variety of genres, including new titles from our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch. In fact, “Forza Horizon 4” is now available with Xbox Game Pass and is now the highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation,* so there’s never been a better time to give the gift of Xbox Game Pass. We also offer digital gifting options for Xbox Live Gold so you can play your favorite games with your friends on the most advanced gaming network.

Xbox One X Bundles

If you’re looking to purchase the most powerful console in the world that plays games in native 4K Ultra HD – and the smallest Xbox ever built – this holiday is a great time to do it. Choose from 8 Xbox One X bundles this holiday, including a Special Edition Gold Rush Battlefield V bundle and Special Edition Robot White Fallout 76 bundle. Each bundle also comes packed with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass, so you can try out the world’s most advanced gaming network and play over 100 great games right out of the box. Xbox One X bundles available this holiday include:

Xbox One X NBA 2K19 Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of NBA 2K19, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Forza Horizon 4 Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Forza Horizon 4, a copy of Forza Motorsport 7, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, a copy of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Xbox Wireless Controller, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Battlefield V Deluxe Edition, a copy of Battlefield 1943, a copy of Battlefield 1 Revolution,  1-month EA Access, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Battlefield V Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Battlefield V Deluxe Edition, a copy of Battlefield 1943, a copy of Battlefield 1 Revolution, 1-month EA Access, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Fallout 76, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Fallout 76, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Shadow of the Tomb Raider Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

 Xbox One S Bundles

If Xbox One S is more your cup of tea, we’ve got bundles with fan favorites like Fortnite and Minecraft to get you the best value in games and entertainment. Similar to Xbox One X, we’re offering 8 Xbox One S bundles and each bundle comes packed with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. Xbox One S bundles available this holiday include:

Xbox One S NBA 2K19 Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of NBA 2K19, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Forza Horizon 4 Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Forza Horizon 4, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Fortnite plus the Eon cosmetic set download and 2,000 V-bucks, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a standard Xbox One S console with a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Minecraft, Minecraft Starter Pack download, Minecraft Creators Pack download, 1,000 Minecoins, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Battlefield V Deluxe Edition, a copy of Battlefield 1943, a copy of Battlefield 1 Revolution, 1-month EA Access, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Shadow of the Tomb Raider Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Starter Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription and 3-month Xbox Game Pass membership.

Xbox Accessories

We added new controllers to our lineup this holiday, giving fans more options to customize how they play. From new Xbox Design Lab options, to new controller designs and the arrival of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, we’re offering more controller choices than ever before.

*Xbox Design Lab (Starting at $69.99 USD). With the addition of new camo and shadow customization options, Xbox fans have more than a billion design combinations to choose from, including metallic finishes for D-pads and triggers, and rubberized grips on the back. Or, fans in the U.S. can choose a design featuring their favorite National Football League team. Xbox Design Lab is available to residents in Canada, France, Germany, the U.K., the U.S. and more than 20 additional European countries.

*Xbox Elite Wireless Controller ($149.99 USD). For professional-level customization, look no further than the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. Built from the ground up to meet the rigorous demands of hardcore, competition-level gamers, it offers various options to adjust unique elements of the controller for better control, precision and comfort. The controller now comes in two color options: black and the new White Special Edition.

*Xbox Wireless Controller Options (Starting at $64.99 USD). Fans can expand their collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers with a bevy of special edition and limited edition designs, including Sport White Special EditionArmed Forces II Special EditionPhantom Black Special Edition, Grey/Blue and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Limited Edition. Every Xbox Wireless Controller is compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and features textured grip for enhanced comfort, as well as Bluetooth technology.

*Xbox Adaptive Controller ($99.99 USD). Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that helps make gaming more accessible. Connect external devices such as switches, buttons, mounts and joysticks to create a custom controller experience. The controller’s button, thumbstick and trigger inputs can be controlled with assistive devices (sold separately) connected through 3.5mm jacks and USB ports. Play on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs with familiar features such as Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth technology, USB connectivity, Copilot and a 3.5mm stereo headset jack.

We’re always committed to offering the best value and choice for our fans and excited to offer a variety of holiday options so you can create your perfect Xbox One experience.

*Source: Metacritic

The Backward Compatibility program has quickly become a hallmark feature of the Xbox family, and we love seeing people discover (or rediscover!) games they may have missed the first time around. Gamers have played over 1 billion hours of Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games on Xbox One – and we think our new release is only going to keep that momentum going.

Starting today, four new Xbox 360 titles will be available enhanced for Xbox One X: the historic collection of Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Portal: Still Alive, Left 4 Dead, and Left 4 Dead 2. Whether players are revisiting these iconic titles or experiencing them for the first time, they’ll see them with the stunning visuals only the Xbox One X can deliver.

SEE THE FULL LIST OF XBOX ONE BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY TITLES 

Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code. Today’s additions join the 17 previously released enhanced Xbox 360 titles like Red Dead Redemption and Skate 3 for a total of 21 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 games.

Read more about New Enhanced Xbox 360 Titles And Feature Come To Xbox One Backward Compatibility

New Xbox One X Enhanced titles announced today:

Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games, and our community. Preserving gaming classics is part of the Backward Compatibility DNA, which is why Xbox One is the only console designed to play the best games of the past, present and future. We’ll continue to deliver on our vision of compatibility and grow our current Backward Compatible library, which includes more than 500 Xbox 360 games, 21 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 titles, and 32 Original Xbox games, delivering quality, legacy gaming content to Xbox One gamers around the world.

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When combined, few things are better than tacos and Xbox. Calling all Taco Bell fans – here’s one you won’t want to miss. That’s right, in the United States, Taco Bell is partnering with Xbox again to give fans the chance to win limited-edition Xbox One X consoles each time they buy a $5 Double Chalupa Box starting October 18 through November 21, 2018.

The exclusive platinum-colored console comes packaged with Taco Bell’s famous “ring” when powered on (exclusive to these limited-edition consoles), a new White Special Edition, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and three months of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.

Think it’s too good to be true? It gets better! An Xbox One X will be rewarded every 10 minutes throughout the promotion and it will be delivered to fans 72 hours after being declared a winner*. Did we already mention it has Taco Bell’s iconic ring when powered on?

Games play best on Xbox One, and it’s the only console system that plays the best games of the past, present, and future with more than 3,000 games available today with over 220 exclusives and over 400 Xbox classics. If you’re on Xbox One S or Xbox One X, you can also enjoy the ultimate 4K entertainment experience with a built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray player, premium audio with Dolby Atmos support and the fastest, most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live.

*Learn more at Tacobell.com/xbox.

Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for the latest gaming news and promotions for your favorite console.

 

 

If we could pull your attention away from exploring the beautiful scenery and becoming a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain with Forza Horizon 4, we have some new Xbox One features to share. The October 2018 Xbox Update adds new ways to express yourself with Avatars, interact with your console with Voice Skills, and enjoy your favorite streaming content. Here’s a rundown of what’s new:

New Xbox Avatars

The new Xbox Avatars are expressive, creative and, most importantly, bring to life the community of fans they represent. The Avatar Editor features a wide range of body types, and the entire Avatar closet supports all of them, enabling you to uniquely tailor your Avatar however you see fit.

Avatars will appear across your Xbox One.  You will see your own Avatar on your profile, as well as the profile pages of anyone who has chosen to represent themselves as an Avatars. You’ll also find Avatars on activity feed posts, Friend blocks on the Home screen, Gamerscore leaderboards, club headers, profile comparisons, and more. In addition to all the items that are available at launch, we also have a new Avatar Store where you can obtain even more new Avatar items, including licensed designs from Halo, Gears of War, and more. With new content every month, the Avatar Store is a diverse marketplace of clothing, outfits, props, and accessories to make your Avatar even more unique.

Once you’ve created your new Avatar, you can use the Photobooth feature to capture a great photo of your Avatar to use as your Gamerpic.  In addition to the mood that you set for your Avatar, you can also use the Photobooth to pose your Avatar using a multitude of different emotes, each of which can be paused and advanced frame-by-frame with more control than ever before. Rotate and zoom controls help you capture the exact pose that you’re looking for, and a wide variety of background colors enable you to set the scene.

If you prefer your Xbox Original Avatar, that’s okay too! The new Xbox Avatar Editor also enables you to compare and choose which version of the Xbox Avatar best represents how you want to be seen on Xbox Live. If you choose to represent yourself as an Xbox Original Avatar, all the content from your Xbox Original avatar’s closet continues to be available via the Xbox Original Avatars app on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa

The Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa is available today in the U.S. This feature enables people to use their voice to navigate and interact with Xbox through Cortana and Alexa-enabled devices – expanding voice navigation beyond previous Kinect and headset capabilities. With the Xbox Skill, people can use voice commands to power on/off their console, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts on Mixer, capture screenshots, and more. For example, if you have the Xbox skill enabled on your Echo just say “Alexa, launch Forza Horizon 4” and this command will automatically turn on your console, sign you in, and launch Forza Horizon 4. Look for the Xbox Skill in the Alexa Skill Store or the Cortana Skill Store to get started. To set up Alexa, just say, “Alexa, open Xbox” and to set up Cortana, just say, “Hey Cortana, open Xbox”, or search for “Xbox” in the assistant skill store. To learn more about this new feature, see our previous post.

Additionally, in the coming days in the U.S., anyone who buys a qualified Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle at Amazon.com will also get a new Amazon Echo Dot, but don’t wait too long because this offer is only available while supplies last.

Dolby Vision video streaming on Xbox One

Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans. Today we are excited to launch our latest entertainment option, Dolby Vision™ HDR video streaming support across Xbox One S and Xbox One X! Dolby Vision enables select TVs to deliver enhanced HDR with dynamic scene-by-scene precision and accuracy versus standard HDR, which is static for the entire movie/show you are watching. If you have a TV that supports the latest version of Dolby Vision and a Premium Netflix subscription, jump in and experience incredible brightness, contrast, and color for yourself today! Dolby Vision on Netflix with a premium subscription will be supported at launch with more Dolby Vision apps adding support in the coming months.

To enable Dolby Vision on your console, navigate to Settings -> Display and sound -> Video output -> Video modes -> Allow Dolby Vision. If you need more assistance setting up the feature or want more information on supported TVs, check out this blog post.

New languages for Narrator

Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive. Today we are adding five additional languages to Narrator on Xbox One, including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch. We’re also adding an Australian version of English language for Narrator, so Australian users will no longer have to select U.S. or U.K. English to use Narrator.

These updates are available because of the Xbox Insiders who have helped shape these features, so big thanks to all of you for your valuable input. If you’d like to help create the future of Xbox and get access to early features, download the Xbox Insider Hub app on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC today. You can also visit the Xbox Insider Blog here for the latest release notes and to learn more. We’ll have more to share soon on additional features releasing to Xbox One this fall. Until then, enjoy the October Update and happy gaming!

Create your ultimate Minecraft adventure and be a part of the global phenomenon with the Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle, available soon at select retailers globally for $299 USD / £249 GBP.

The Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle includes:

*Xbox One S with 1TB hard drive, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and 4K video streaming

*Xbox Wireless Controller

*Full-game download of Minecraft

*1,000 Minecoins for use in the Minecraft Marketplace

*Starter Pack DLC: Greek Mythology Mash-up, Plastic Texture Pack, Skin Pack 1, and Villains Skin Pack.

*Creators Pack: Adventurer’s Dream Mash-up and Winter Mini-Games Festival by Noxcrew, Relics of the Privateers by Imagiverse, PureBDcraft Texture Pack by BDcraft, Pastel Skin Pack by Eneija, and Wildlife Savanna by PixelHeads

*1-month Xbox Game Pass trial so you can play 100 great games out of the box

Also included in the Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle is a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, so you can experience adventures in the community of 91 million Minecraft players each month across Windows 10 PC, mobile, VR, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch.

Whether you’re playing Minecraft, watching movies or streaming gameplay, Xbox One S delivers brilliant graphics with HDR technology, premium audio and the best community of gamers. Games play best on Xbox One and as part of the Xbox One family, you can enjoy more than 1,300 games, including exclusives like Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves.

Without a doubt, 2018 has been a hallmark year for inclusivity in gaming. From individual platforms and games introducing more features for gamers with accessibility needs to physical hardware like the Xbox Adaptive Controller, there has never before been such a high point for inclusivity in gaming. Available at Microsoft Stores and GameStop Online for $99.99, the first-of-its-kind Xbox Adaptive Controller will be available starting today, so even more gamers from around the world can engage with their friends and favorite gaming content on Xbox One and Windows 10.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be available starting today:

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The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a product that was ideated and pioneered with inclusivity at its heart. We iterated on and refined it through close partnership with gamers with limited mobility and fan feedback, as well as guidance and creativity from accessibility experts, advocates and partners such as The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy FoundationCraig Hospital, Special Effect and Warfighter Engaged. Even the accessible packaging the Xbox Adaptive Controller arrives in was an entirely new approach to redefining success in product packaging—directly informed and guided by gamers with limited mobility. It’s truly the collaboration and teamwork from these individuals and groups who helped bring the Xbox Adaptive Controller to gamers around the world. And gaming, everywhere, becomes greater because of that collaborative spirit.

Xbox Adaptive Controller

To the gamers and industry professionals around the world who shared their thoughts, feelings and feedback on either the Xbox Adaptive Controller itself or the accessible packaging it ships in—thank you. From gamers like Mike Luckett, a combat veteran based in the US who tested and shared feedback on the controller through the beta program, to gamers in the UK who kindly invited us into their homes and shared which iteration of the accessible packaging they liked most—this day of launch is a thanks to all your contributions. On behalf of gamers everywhere, we share our sincere thanks.

While the response from communities, gamers and press when we introduced the controller in May was remarkable, the true impact the Xbox Adaptive Controller has had with gamers becomes clearer when attending events like E3 in Los Angeles in June, wearing an “Xbox Adaptive Controller” t-shirt. Walking the show floor to run a simple errand, you become bombarded with smiles, greetings and high-fives—shared by gamers of all types—embracing and furthering the fondness of supporting inclusivity in gaming. It’s a powerful sentiment of appreciation for inclusivity, and we’re humbled by the reception.

Xbox Adaptive Controller

Beyond the humbling praise from the gaming industry, the Xbox Adaptive Controller has been equally recognized for its innovative approach to inclusive design in gaming. In fact, just today it was announced that the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, has acquired the controller as part of its Rapid Response Collecting program, which collects contemporary objects reflecting major moments in recent history that touch the world of design, technology and manufacturing. It’s an honor and achievement we did not set out to accomplish but are nonetheless moved by the recognition of the team’s passionate work invested in the Xbox Adaptive Controller, helping it stand out as a truly first of its kind product—in gaming and beyond.

Let today be a celebration of inclusivity in gaming—regardless of your platform, community or game of choice. Whether you’re a gamer using the Xbox Adaptive Controller for the first time or new to gaming, welcome to the Xbox family! Inclusivity starts with the notion of empowering everyone to have more fun.  That means making our products usable by everyone, to welcome everyone, and to create a safe environment for everyone.

If you’re looking for more information on the Xbox Adaptive Controller, peripherals available today to configure it just for your use, or tips on how to get setup, we’ve got you covered. Learn more about peripherals from our hardware partners such as Logitech, RAM and PDP, used to customize your Xbox Adaptive Controller configuration, hereVisit this page to learn more about using Copilot with the Xbox Adaptive Controller. And here is some general product information to help you learn more about the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Thanks again for joining us on this incredible journey of inclusivity; see you online!