At Xbox, we’re inspired by gamers – they’re at the center of everything we do. We’re constantly listening to your feedback and looking for new ways to provide the best value and choice in gaming. Today, we’re excited to announce a new choice we’re bringing to gamers – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.

Consumer appetite for digital content and experiences are stronger today than ever before. Gaming and technology have changed quite a bit since the first Xbox debuted in 2001. During this time, we’ve seen a digital transformation across gaming, music, TV and movies. And closer to home, the success of Xbox Game Pass, which gives members access to over 100 great games, is just another example of how consumers today have grown to expect great digital content.  The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with three of our most compelling and popular games – Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves. These critically acclaimed titles are sure to offer something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Those new players joining us can get a head start on their digital collections and discover their next favorite game through Xbox Game Pass. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes with a special offer to get started with access to over 100 great games, and with new games being added all the time there will always be something new to queue in your digital library. Cord cutters will enjoy watching 4K HDR entertainment with Netflix, Amazon and more, and thousands of Xbox One games are available from the Microsoft Store digitally.

We realize price plays an important role in providing the opportunity to make console gaming more accessible to more gamers around the world. Available for pre-order today at $249.99 USD, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 USD less than Xbox One S, and we expect to maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward.

You can pick up the disc-free Xbox One S All-Digital Edition at your local Microsoft Store or online, as well as select retailers worldwide including Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon.com beginning May 7.

In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. We also wanted to use Xbox Game Pass as a platform for developers to introduce their amazing games to millions of new people. From the beginning, the service was built based on input from gamers and we’re always listening to fan feedbackXbox Game Pass offers a curated library of over 100 great games, available to download and play at full fidelity, for one lowmonthly price. Since launch, we’ve continued to add more diverse titles to the library, including new games from Xbox Game Studios and ID@Xbox partners the same day they release.  

Your feedback directly contributes to the evolution of Xbox Game Pass thank you for taking the time to help us continually improve the service. A top request you have shared from day one is to provide an option to get Xbox Game Pass and the most advanced multiplayer network, Xbox Live Gold, in a single membership. 

We heard you. Today, we’re excited to announce Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include all of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass. That means the full Xbox Game Pass library of over 100 high quality games, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer, in one convenient membership for $14.99 a month. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers will be able to play together on the most-advanced multiplayer network and discover their next favorite game. 

Starting today, we’re inviting a limited number of our Xbox Insider community members to join and test Xbox Game Pass Ultimate before it launches later this year in current Xbox Game Pass markets 

We look forward to your feedback and to bringing our members even more choice with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate this year and beyond.

At Xbox we’ve been hard at work and are excited to share more of our plans for one of the gaming industry’s biggest annual events. That’s right: E3 is just under two months away and we’ve got a great show lined up for gaming fans around the world. From our briefing to our fan events, the Xbox Experience to the Xbox Official Gear Shop, this will be our biggest E3 presence ever and we can’t wait to share more about what we’ve got up our sleeves for the future. Whether you play your games on Xbox One or on a PC, are fans of RPGs, first-person shooters and everything in between, or just like watching others play games, there will be something for everyone at E3.

We start planning for E3 just days after the big show every year and we couldn’t be more excited for what we have in store for you this June. We’ll be kicking things off with our annual Xbox E3 2019 Briefing, which you can watch live beginning on Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. PDT. During the briefing, you’ll have a chance to check out everything from trailers for unannounced titles coming in 2019 and beyond to in-depth looks at previously announced games. You can watch the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing live beginning at 1 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 9 on the official Xbox Mixer Channel or on the Mixer app for Xbox One and Windows 10.

Once again, we will plan to have a MixPot (the Mixer feature that drops free content for logged-in viewers on certain streams) for our briefing, so be sure to log in to Mixer to get your free MixPot content! The Xbox E3 2019 Briefing will be offered in six languages on Mixer: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish (LATAM), Portuguese (LATAM), and includes support for English Closed Captions. To select an alternate language, click the “cog” button within Mixer to view the available list. We’re excited for more fans all around the world to join in on the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing festivities.

You’ll also be able to catch a live stream of the briefing on other streaming services, which we’ll be announcing soon, as well as on the big screen at select Microsoft Stores.

We’re also happy to share that Inside Xbox, our showcase sharing everything great in the world of Xbox, will be airing a special episode during E3. Inside Xbox: Live @ E3 will air Monday, June 10 at 3 p.m. PDT and will feature a livestream full of exclusive announcements, game demos, interviews, and more.

For those fans attending E3, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to check out what we’ve got going on during the show. The Microsoft Theater and the Xbox Plaza at LA Live will be our home for all of our activities throughout the week. We’re happy to share that not only will the Xbox Experience will be returning this year to the Microsoft Theater, we’ll have it open from Tuesday through Thursday, just like the E3 Expo itself. The Xbox Experience gets bigger this year with over 100 gameplay stations on the main stage and a massive, dedicated Xbox merchandise shop.

This year, the Mixer team is bringing a ton of streaming activities to LA Live with the launch of the Mixer Dome, a dedicated space in the Xbox Plaza where gamers can play, stream, and interact with games like never before. The Mixer Dome will be bringing plenty of excitement to E3, featuring a variety of unique experiences you won’t want to miss, including our popular HypeZone LIVE, Mixer merchandise, a live DJ, and more you’ll have to see to believe.

In addition, every visitor will walk away with some awesome swag, and even a chance at winning a brand-new game console! We’ll also have the Mixer @ E3 LIVE show happening live from both the Microsoft Theater and the Mixer Dome at LA Live throughout the whole week of E3. We’ll be sharing more details on the Mixer @ E3 LIVE show and the rest of our E3 content as we get closer to the week of E3, so keep an eye out for our full schedule.

Finally, if you’re in LA during E3 week, we’ve got something even bigger for you: Xbox FanFest: E3 2019! As we announced during March’s episode of Inside Xbox, FanFest will indeed be returning this year. We’ll be sharing tons of details on Xbox FanFest: E3 2019 later today during Inside Xbox, so be sure to tune in at 2 p.m. PDT to find out more!

Head on over to the Xbox E3 Online Experience for more information, as well as full rules and regulations, on Xbox FanFest: E3 2019.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks, as these are just a few of the activities Xbox has planned for E3 2019!

Keep your controller collection fresh with the ultramodern Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition. You can grab the Phantom White Special Edition at retailers worldwide beginning April 2 for $69.99 USD, or pre-order yours today at select retailers, including your local Microsoft Store or online.

Pre-order Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition is the second controller in our Phantom Series following the Phantom Black Special Edition.  The design is the optimal blend of luxury and Sci-Fi, embodying a new slant on technical beauty. This controller reflects a sense of mystery with rich, neutral colors that fade away to reveal the technology inside. From top to bottom, this controller transitions from a high-tech translucent white with gold mechanical components underneath to an opaque matte white. The buttons, triggers, thumbsticks and bumpers are a sleek, glossy white with light grey accents. On the back, textured grips will help you stay on-target.

Like all Xbox Wireless Controllers, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom White Special Edition is compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and includes fan-favorite features you know and love such as a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories app. In select markets, this controller comes with 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

Visit Xbox.com or your local retailer, including Microsoft Store, for more information.

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More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in March. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below:

Just Cause 4 (March 6)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Rico Rodriguez gliding to Xbox Game Pass on March 7! Xbox One players will be able to play as the rugged rogue agent and venture to the Island of Solis where you can unleash chaos in a number of explosive & creative ways. With Rico’s newly customizable grappling hook, you’ll be able to stride, glide and ride through exotic landscapes besieged by extreme weather, pushing you and enemy Black Hand militia to their limits as you lead an army of chaos. Lightning-ridden rain forests, roaring deserts, howling snowstorms…Oh and did we mention tornadoes!? Take in the sights and stay a while. Just Cause 4 is an open world sandbox designed for exploratory, experimental, over-the-top fun, ready for you on Xbox Game Pass.

LEGO Batman 2 (March 6)

Calling all crime fighters! Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more playable DC Comics characters than you can shake a shark repellent covered stick at, are back to save Gotham City. Play as different members of the Justice League in this open world single or multiplayer game, while stopping Lex Luthor, Joker, and more notorious villains in their tracks.

F1 2018 (March 14)

The official video game of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, F1 2018 challenges you to make headlines as you become immersed in the world of F1 more than ever before. You will have to build your reputation both on and off the track, with time-pressured media interviews that influence your career in the sport. Do you exhibit sportsmanship or showmanship? Will you develop your team to the top or send your agent to target a rival team and driver? F1 2018 puts you in control of your destiny. Featuring all of the official teams, the drivers and all 21 circuits of the thrilling 2018 season. 2018 sees the return of the French and German Grand Prix to the calendar meaning that you can now race at Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time ever in the series while the Hockenheimring makes a return.

Fallout 4 (March 14)

Returning to your Xbox Game Pass library in a shiny set of Power Armor, Fallout 4 drops you back into the Commonwealth as you set out to search for your missing son. Explore the wasteland, fight vicious Deathclaws and gain new abilities to help shape the fate of a post-apocalyptic Boston. The more you explore, the more you discover, so be sure to scour every inch of the game’s huge map. After all, there will always be another settlement that needs your help.

So many games, so little time. Hopefully that’ll be enough to satisfy your gaming palate… for now! If you want to stay up-to date on all the gaming goodness coming at you every week, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and download the mobile app. And no worries if you get lost between now and our next drop, ‘cause we’ll keep the LEGO Bat-Signal on for ya!

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More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in February. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below:

Batman: Return to Arkham (February 21)

Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two games in the iconic Batman Arkham series, are coming to Xbox Game Pass in this comprehensive compilation that includes the definitive edition of each game, complete with all post-launch downloadable content. In Batman: Arkham Asylum, journey into the depths of Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital and battle supervillain inmates who have taken over the Asylum. Then go soaring into Arkham City, a super-prison built to contain Gotham’s worst criminals in Batman: Arkham City, one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time.

Headlander (February 21)

Have you ever looked at the glass head in a jar on those retro-futuristic TV shows and thought, “What would that be like?” Look no further my friends. In this 2.5D metroidvania-style game, you are the last known human (well, human head) in the universe. You’re suffering from amnesia like anyone might do if their head was stuck in a jar I suppose, but you do have lasers and beams to attack and yoink the noggins off of robots and put your own there to take over the body. Explore rooms, solve puzzles, defeat hostile machines, and discover what has happened since humanity uploaded their minds into the cloud…

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (February 21)

Unleash the power of the brush in this co-op adventure with Mickey Mouse and Oswald in Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two! With paint brush and remote control, Mickey and Oswald visit the alternate magical world filled with music, forgotten Disney characters, and attractions. Forever change the Wasteland in this heroic adventure where your “PlayStyle Matters”, and you can conduct your own unique soundtrack to this magical world, and truly save the Wasteland.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (February 28)
A horror-themed adventure game where your every choice could determine the fate of young survivor Clementine. Following the harrowing events of The Walking Dead: Season 1 (available now with Xbox Game Pass), Clementine is now alone in a world ruled by the undead. Experience the unique perspective of playing as a child in the apocalypse, where you’ll have to outsmart what you can’t fight. Explore gorgeous comic book style environments, survive harrowing action scenes, crack puzzles, and decide who is friend or foe. Every choice is on the clock, every call is yours, and the consequences will follow you to the very end. With control over her story, what horrors will you let Clementine witness, and what kind of person will she be in the end? In anticipation of the The Walking Dead series finale, download and play with Xbox Game Pass the second season of Clementine’s journey in the undead apocalypse.

Alien: Isolation (February 28)

Experience the modern horror classic that captured the core of the Alien movies and won over 50 Game of The Year awards. Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, is trapped aboard Sevastopol space station while an unseen threat lurks, stalking and killing the remaining survivors from deep in the shadows. Hunted by this terrifying creature, Ripley must find some way to escape the station where every breath and movement could be her last. Developed by Creative Assembly in partnership with 20th Century Fox, Alien: Isolation is the perfect distillation of gut-wrenching fear and survival horror.


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With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, plus more games added all the time, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, Xbox Game Pass is the new way for you to discover and play your next favorite game. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first 2 months for $2.

There are a number of deals and opportunities available to the Xbox Live community this weekend announced throughout the week, so I thought it would be a good idea to provide a recap. If you’re looking for something new to play, you might want to check them out – some of them are even free (but most require you to have an Xbox Live Gold account).

Free Things To Do This Weekend

Apex Legends (FREE) – A new free to play battle royale shooter from the team that brought you Titanfall. The game is free, but there are packs you can purchase to buy in-game cosmetic items. (And if single player is more your style, you can pick up Titanfall 2 for 85% off in this week’s Deals with Gold. This is an amazing game for an unbelievable price.)

Crackdown (FREE) – To celebrate the launch of Crackdown 3, we are giving away the original Crackdown for free! Play it on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

Free Play Days (FREE) – Xbox Live Gold members can play The Sims 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Fishing Sim World for free as part of the Free Play Days event, going on now until February 10th.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Private Beta (FREE, if you have access) – The Division 2 Private Beta will include both early game and endgame missions, and will run from February 7 at 1AM PT through February 11 at 1AM PT.

Sea of Thieves (FREE, if you have friends or contacts who can give you access) – Starting February 6 through February 13, everyone who owns Sea of Thieves or who has played it through a current Xbox Game Pass subscription will be able to invite up to three friends to try the game for free with the “Friends Play Free” event.

Devil May Cry 5 Demo (FREE) – CAPCOM released a new demo for Devil May Cry 5 that expands the previously released Xbox Exclusive Demo with the addition of a Punchline Devil Breaker and a customize option.

Play For Honor’s Wu Lin Faction (FREE, if you already own For Honor) – For Honor players who’ve held off on unlocking the four Heroes of the Wu Lin faction can play as the Tiandi, the Nuxia, the Shaolin, and the Jiang Jun for free until February 12.

Watch (or re-watch) Inside Xbox (FREE) – On February 6th, we livestreamed our first episode of Inside Xbox from 2019. The show is just over an hour long and includes special guests, a look at upcoming releases, a new Xbox One console bundle and controller announcement and a whole lot more.

Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale

There are a number of sales going on this week in addition to our normal weekly Deals With Gold sales, including a sale to support Anime Month, the ID@Xbox Sports Spectacular Sale, and the Wolfenstein Franchise Sale. Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. I update this post as needed to reflect current active sales, so keep checking back as new items may be added.

See the full list of Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale offers

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.

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

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*Source: Metacritic