Xbox Hooded Union Suit and Xbox Hooded Union Suit – Fallout 76 Edition both will be available on 03/15/2019 – ships 03/22/2019.

The sentimental staple gets a cool-kid makeover, plus some serious-gamer cred with the official Xbox Hooded Union Suit. Designed for the loud-and-proud gamers, it boasts three separate pockets for an Xbox One controller, TV remote, and phone. And the big sewn Xbox sphere applique on the back ensures the world knows where you stand.

To see more Xbox Official Gear, check out the official website here.

On the latest episode of Inside Xbox, we announced two new bundles with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 joining the Xbox One family. Pre-order the 1TB Xbox One S ($299.99) or the 1TB Xbox One X ($499.99) Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Bundle, and experience the ultimate RPG open-world action shooter set in Washington D.C., where exploration and player progression are essential to survival. Jump in on Xbox One and see how the dynamic environment combines the series’ core authenticity with tactical decisions, trading and more.

Both bundles feature an Xbox One console, 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and 1-month trials for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Additionally, as part of the Xbox One family, you can enjoy features like a built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision, and premium audio with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. Plus, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is specifically enhanced for Xbox One X so you can experience immersive true 4K gaming with 4K Ultra HD with HDR and Dolby Atmos support. Pre-order now; arrives in stores starting March 15, 2019.

Release Date: 03/15/2019

Release Date: 03/15/2019

Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! Don’t want to freak you out, but we turned around today and suddenly there were even more games sitting on our desk. We’re going to need a bigger desk… and you’re going to need some free time, because there’s so many games on the way.

We’re dropping four awesome games in the next two weeks, and you can sign up to get your first month for just $1, so if your crew isn’t already on the Xbox Game Pass hype train, tell them to get on that ASAP.

Now let’s get to some details on our latest games:

We Happy Few (January 17) – Xbox One X Enhanced

A first-person action game set in a retro-futuristic alternate 1960s England. Conformity is key, and a drug called Joy makes everyone’s problems go away – unless, of course, you’re a rotten Downer. Play as a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (January 17)
The LEGO Movie Videogame puts players in the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Based on the humorous and action-packed events from the film, players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.  With unexpected moments and twists at every level, gamers will build their way through a uniquely LEGO adventure on their ultimate mission to bring creativity to their LEGO world.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (January 24)

Slain at the Black Gate along with your friends, family, and sworn brothers, the ancient Elven Wraith, Celebrimbor, offered you a chance for revenge. Now you must battle powerful Warchiefs who will gloat over past victories and bear grudges – and scars – from past defeats. Find unlikely allies, battle ferocious creatures, and experience a Middle-earth adventure like no other. Your story will grow and become uniquely your own after each battle, until you stand before the ultimate architect of your downfall – the Black Hand of Sauron himself.

Saints Row: The Third (January 24)

The open world, crazy mayhem, action adventure series returns as you now find yourself trying to protect the Third Street Saints brand name (and its turf). Enter the Syndicate, a global criminal empire who doesn’t take kindly to someone else grabbing all the headlines and attention. Now they expect the Saints to pay tribute and fall in line; that ain’t gonna happen. Take back Steelport – and the Saints’ reputation — by any means necessary.

And, don’t forget that we also dropped Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 last week.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (January 10)

Take the epic battle to all new heights in 3v3 matches featuring fan-favorite characters from the Marvel and Capcom Universes. This definitive version includes all DLC and modes that made the original a staple in the fighting game genre.

You better get your game on with these gems before we hit you with our next game drop!  Crackdown 3 hits Xbox Game Pass on the day and date of its worldwide release on February 15, plus a bunch more are coming atcha in February and beyond.

Aaaaannnddd finally, ICYMI, the Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (D.I.C.E) Awards nominations include two Xbox Game Pass games: Forza Horizon 4 was nominated for Best Racing Game, and Sea of Thieves was nominated for Online Game of the Year. Congratulations to all D.I.C.E Award nominees, and fire up that console stat to experience Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves, if you haven’t already.

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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, join today and get your first month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, download the Xbox Game Pass app for Android and iOS and keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

*Source: Metacritic

NOTE: You are preordering a new Razer Keyboard and Mouse for an Xbox console which is expected to be released on or about March 31, 2019. Features and requirements may change.

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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.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

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.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and stay tuned to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

For more news on Xbox Game Pass and the new titles coming in November, check out Xbox Wire.

*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.