A few weeks ago, on our broadcast of Inside Xbox from gamescom, we announced that we’d be bringing five games from our Microsoft Studios teams to Steam and retail outlets on PC disc. Today, we’re happy to announce that these games are now available, offering new and existing fans alike an opportunity to enjoy these five titles on a new platform. PC players can enjoy ReCore: Definitive Edition, Super Lucky’s Tale, Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection, Disneyland Adventures and Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure for just $19.99 each.

ReCore: Definitive Edition, from creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime, is an action-adventure crafted for a new generation. As one of the last humans, join up with corebot companions and lead them on an epic adventure through a dynamic world.

Super Lucky’s Tale is a delightful playground platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero, on his quest to find his inner strength and help his sister rescue the Book of Ages from Jinx. Jinx is the scheming and mysterious villain trying to reshape the world, but for what reason?

The wildly popular Zoo Tycoon series gets set to crank up the excitement, challenge, and fun of building the ultimate zoo. Let your imagination run wild with Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection. Build, manage, and maintain your dream zoo alone or with up to four players.

Disneyland Adventures allows fans of all ages to explore Disneyland park, enjoy adventures based on 18 popular attractions, engage in 100 challenging quests, and interact with 35 beloved characters. Disneyland Adventures is your ticket to the magical world of Disneyland right in your living room.

Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure invites families and fans of all ages to experience the worlds of six beloved Disney-Pixar films like never before. Team up with characters from “The Incredibles”, “Ratatouille”, “Up”, “Cars”, “Toy Story”, and “Finding Dory” to solve puzzles and uncover hidden secrets.

Check out these fun-filled games on Steam or at your favorite PC games retailer.

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:

Purchase Xbox Adaptive Controller from GameStop

Purchase Xbox Adaptive Controller from Microsoft Store

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!

There’s nothing like a new color option for your favorite Xbox hardware. Today we’re announcing three new products in white:

*Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle. The first-ever white Xbox One X includes Bethesda Game Studios’ highly-anticipated new addition to the Fallout universe.

*Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – White Special Edition. The world’s most advanced controller now comes in white and offers pro-level precision.

*Turtle Beach’s new Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp Pro Performance Gaming Audio System for Xbox One.

Check out the details below.

Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle

Our future begins on the world’s most powerful console. Play Fallout 76 in 4K resolution and HDR, and immerse yourself in the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe with the Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle, which includes a full-game download of Fallout 76, the Xbox One X special edition console, and matching controller. Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4 welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. 25 years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest and build your way to triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats. The Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle will ship to retailers worldwide starting November 14, 2018 and is available for preorder today for $499.99 USD exclusively at Microsoft Store and GameStop in the U.S. and globally at participating retailers.  Pre-order the Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle and be the first to join the Break-It Early Test Application (B.E.T.A.), where players will be able to explore post-nuclear Appalachia before the game’s official release.

Pre-order Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle from GameStop

Pre-order Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle from Microsoft

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – White Special Edition

Give your gaming a boost fit for the pros with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – White Special Edition, the world’s most advanced controller.  This white redesign of the original, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller is designed to meet the demands of competitive gamers, and helps you customize for your unique style of play. Swap between a variety of metal thumbsticks and D-pads for personalized control that can improve accuracy and speed. Fire faster and save precious time with the flip of the Hair Trigger Locks – ideal for rapid fire gameplay environments where victory is milliseconds away. Additionally, it’s easy to attach and remove additional paddles on the back of the controller. Set up the controller the way you prefer by mapping the buttons or paddles to the exact configuration you like through the Xbox Accessories app, like adjusting the trigger minimum and maximum values or changing the thumbstick sensitivities. And, with the Xbox premium Diamond Rubberized Grips, you’ll stay locked on the competition. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – White Special Edition is compatible with the Xbox One family of devices as well as Windows 10 PCs and tablets. The controller will ship to retailers worldwide starting October 16, 2018 and is available for preorder today for $149.99 USD exclusively at Microsoft Store and GameStop in the U.S. and globally at participating retailers.

Pre-order Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – White Special Edition from GameStop

Pre-order Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – White Special Edition from Microsoft

Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp Pro Performance Gaming Audio System for Xbox One

Based on feedback from numerous esports world championships and the world’s top gamers, Turtle Beach has refined the best features of the Elite Pro into its successor, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp Pro Performance Gaming Audio System for Xbox One. The result is a perfect balance of audio quality, control and unmatched comfort that drives championship level performance. For pro players and hardcore gamers alike, the elegantly simple Elite SuperAmp, a one-dial gaming audio controller and its connected mobile app, provides fully customizable, powerful amplified audio and is ideal for Xbox One Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound. The Elite Pro 2 headset is built to win with a durable yet sleek metal headband with a suspended pad, ProSpecs glasses friendly design, and upgraded AeroFit memory foam ear cushions with athletic fabric and synthetic leather. These quality features work together to deliver unmatched comfort while blocking out external noise to keep players dialed-in to their game. Audio performance is professional-grade and centers around Turtle Beach’s signature esports tuned 50mm Nanoclear speakers and a removable high-sensitivity mic with TruSpeak technology for flawless communication with teammates. The Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp is available for $249 USD in North America starting September 16, 2018 and in Europe starting October 8, 2018.

Pre-order Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp Pro Performance Gaming Audio System for Xbox One from Microsoft

Games play best on Xbox One, and Xbox One is the only console system that plays the best games of the past, present and future with more than 1,300 games available today with over 200 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.

For more information on Xbox One, visit xbox.com or Microsoft Store, near you or online.

 

Today, there are two new Xbox controller options to choose from: the Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Black Special Edition and the Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue. The Phantom Black Special Edition will ship to retailers worldwide on September 11 for $69.99 USD; the Grey/Blue controller will ship to retailers in the U.S. and Canada on September 25 and to retailers worldwide on October 9 for $64.99 USD. Both controllers are available for pre-order today at Microsoft Store locations, Microsoft Store online and select retailers worldwide.

Pre-order Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Black Special Edition

Pre-order Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Black Special Edition will be the envy of your friends. It was inspired by the idea of catching a glimpse inside. This controller is about mystery meeting luxury to reveal the technology within the controller. From top to bottom, this controller fades from a high-tech translucent matte black to a stunning metallic champagne gold. Black buttons, triggers, thumbsticks and bumpers are accented with a champagne gold D-pad.  On the back, textured grips will help you stay on-target when games get intense.

Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Black Special Edition

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue features a sleek, dark grey design. Grey monochrome ABXY, menu, and navigation buttons reinforce the modern minimalist design. For a pop of color, there are eye-catching blue accents at the base of the thumbsticks and on the back of the controller.

Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue

All Xbox Wireless Controllers are compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and include 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, these controllers come with 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

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

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Today we are excited to announce that the Microsoft Movies & TV app for Xbox and Windows 10 devices now supports Movies Anywhere, which brings your favorite film libraries together in one place.

When you connect your Microsoft account with your Movies Anywhere account, all of your eligible movies from Microsoft can be enjoyed across your favorite screens at no extra cost. This includes Xbox and Windows, iOS and Android, smart TVs, and streaming devices.

In addition, eligible movies you previously purchased from other participating digital retailers will now be viewable through the Movies & TV app on Xbox and Windows 10.

As part of our launch, we have a limited time offer for anyone who connects their Microsoft account to Movies Anywhere for the first time. Once you connect, you will receive X-Men Days of Future Past in your digital collection on us. This offer begins today and only runs for a limited time, so head here to connect your accounts today.

Microsoft Movies & TV allows you to watch the newest movies and TV shows across your favorite devices, before streaming services or disc, and without subscription or membership fees. You can download for offline viewing and take it on the go, or watch the latest episode of a show the day after it airs on TV. There are weekly deals in Sales & Specials to grow your collection, and all of your purchases earn you credits through Microsoft Rewards.

We have been working to bring you the best viewing experience on Xbox and Windows 10 for your favorite movies. Thank you for sharing your feedback and happy movie watching!

For a list of system requirements and available markets, please visit the official website.

It’s a great time to be an Xbox gamer! Hot on the heels of our record breaking E3 briefing, and the amazing reaction we’ve had from our fans, we’re excited to let you know that Xbox will be coming to gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August. We’ll be bringing a great line up of games from developers around the world that we can’t wait for gamers in Europe to get their hands on.

Here’s a quick overview of what we’ll be getting up to at the show this year:

Inside Xbox

This year at gamescom, we will be hosting a special episode of Inside Xbox, broadcast live from our Xbox booth in the Koelnmesse. Tune in on Tuesday, August 21, at 4:30 p.m. CEST (7:30 a.m. PDT) for lots of news, new Xbox One bundles and accessories, and features on upcoming titles that we can’t wait to tell you more about and perhaps even a few surprises!

You can catch the show on xbox.comMixerTwitchYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.

Xbox FanFest: gamescom 2018

Xbox FanFest will return to gamescom once again this year, this year on the Rhein River! FanFest will happen for one incredible night on Thursday, August 23.  More information on tickets and all the special activities happening on this day will be revealed very soon.   Be sure to track #XboxFanFest for all updates.

Xbox Booth

The Xbox booth will feature a fantastic line up of 25 games across a diverse range of genres – we’ll be making sure everyone has a way to play and have fun! If you’re coming to the show, do make sure you pay us a visit – we’re in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse (North entrance).

This is the first time that European gamers will have the chance to jump in and try out many of our newest gameplay experiences including the open world freedom of driving through stunning beautiful historic Britain in Forza Horizon 4 or embarking on a journey to unravel Ori’s true destiny in this emotionally engaging, hand-crafted, story-driven adventure in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Gamers will also have the opportunity to get the first ever hands-on with State of Decay 2’s Daybreak Pack, an all-new mode set to release in September.

And you won’t want to miss the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds experience, featuring a new mode for Xbox One, playable for the first time at gamescom – and only in the Xbox booth.

Mixer Booth

Microsoft’s livestreaming service Mixer will also be at gamescom, located right next to the Xbox booth in Hall 8, where they will be bringing back the always popular HypeZone LIVE experience! Attendees will have the chance to earn victory in battle royale matches and even walk away with big prizes, while everyone at home can watch the turmoil unfold.  Get a head start on the competition by watching some HypeZone action on Mixer.com now.

Visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop

Making our European debut and in partnership with Game Legends, come and visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop in the Gamescom fanshop arena. Fly your gaming colors and show off your fandom for Xbox and award-winning franchises like Halo, PUBG, and Gears of War with all new apparel and collectibles. We will have more information on this exciting new initiative over the coming weeks.

Show opening times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 21 – 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. CEST (press/trade only day)
  • Wednesday, August 22 – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEST
  • Thursday, August 23 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST
  • Friday, August 24 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST
  • Saturday, August 25 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST

Remember to keep your eyes on Xbox social channels all gamescom week for the latest – Mixer, Facebook, Twitter – we’ll keep you updated with all the great activity happening from the show. Can’t wait to see you there!

 

Edit: This post has been edited to clarify the hardware news.

Back by popular demand, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces II Special Edition is the second iteration of the original Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces Special Edition. This version takes on the fan-favorite modern military green camouflage pattern and has a new hint of orange on the Bind button. Plus, with this version, you’ll get the latest and greatest features available for Xbox Wireless controllers. Available for pre-order today for $64.99 USD, this controller will start shipping to all Xbox One markets worldwide on August 14. Specific to the U.S., the controller will be available exclusively at Walmart and Microsoft Stores. In select markets, 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass are included.

Pre-order the Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces II Special Edition

This controller comes fully loaded with the Xbox Wireless Controller features you know and love. Plug in your favorite headset with a 3.5 mm jack, stay on target with textured grip and use 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, available for download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.

Visit Xbox.comMicrosoft Store or your local retailer for pricing and product details.

Keep your Xbox controller collection fresh with the new Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport White Special Edition, available for $69.99 at your local Microsoft Store and participating retailers in the United States and Canada starting July 31; shipping worldwide starting August 7. Whether you’re catching up on your gaming with a new subscription to Xbox Game Pass or streaming an intense round of Fortnite on Mixer, this controller will score you extra style points.

Inspired by trends in athletics and sports lifestyle, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport White Special Edition is the first controller in the new Sport series. It features an energetic color palette with a fresh white base color (the same white offered through Xbox Design Lab), mint accents, and grey and silver patterns. The grey rubberized diamond grip on the back of the controller is designed for comfort and will help you stay on target throughout your gaming session. In select markets, this controller comes with 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. Check with your local Microsoft Store for details.

To add to your gaming endurance, you can keep your controller fully charged with Controller Gear’s officially-licensed Xbox Pro Charging Stand. The Sport White Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand is a premium charger offering a sleek design and a seamless charging experience. Built with the same high-quality material as the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport White Special Edition, it’s always an exact match and perfect fit. Each Xbox Pro Charging Stand comes with a premium charging stand, battery cover, rechargeable battery, and 6-foot power cord. The Controller Gear Sport White Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand will be available in North America starting August 7 for $49.99 at your local Microsoft Store and select online retailers.

All Xbox Wireless Controllers are compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and the Sport series controllers include 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.

Visit Xbox.comMicrosoft Store or your local retailer for more information.