Xbox Series X News

Fortnite's New Crew Subscription Aims to Turn Regular Players Into Regular Customers

With many still banking V-Bucks from one Battle Pass to buy the next, Epic’s adding a new subscription to entice players.

Mortal Kombat 11 Skin Pack Adds Voices and Likenesses From the '90s Movie

No, sadly, Goro is not one of them.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Thinks "Apathy" Is the Biggest Threat to Both Microsoft and Sony

Spencer still isn't into the console wars mindset. The real issue, as he sees it, is one the whole entertainment industry faces.

Hitman 3 Will Reveal a New Neon-Drenched Locale Tomorrow

Hot on the heels of IO's big 007 announcement, Hitman's looking to give Night City a run for its money.

When Will It Actually be Possible to Buy an Xbox Series X or PS5?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | For many, next-gen may not be accessible until early 2021.

Psyonix Explains Why 120 FPS Is a “Minor Patch” For Xbox Rocket League and Not PS5

It sounds like this is one big benefit of Smart Delivery for developers.

Hitman Studio IO Interactive Is Working on a New James Bond Game

The minds behind Agent 47 are concocting an origin for a different kind of secret agent.

The Last of Us Part 2 and Hades Lead 2020's Game Awards Nominees

Supergiant and Naughty Dog have racked up the nods at this year's Keighley-tastic show.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Getting B-wings, TIE Defenders, and a Whole Lot More for Free

Looks like Titan and Vanguard are getting more support from EA after all.

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones Studio Just Lost Its Managing Director, but He Hasn't Been Fired

Hugues Ricour, once the boss at Ubisoft Singapore, will remain employed in a different position after a leadership audit.

Divekick and Killer Instinct Makers Iron Galaxy Announce New Melee Multiplayer Project

The Chicago-based team is also welcoming some Bungie talent to the fold and creating a new Co-CEO position.

New Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Shows Xbox Series X and Xbox One X Performance

See how the two console generations handle Night City.

Destiny 2's Greediest Guardians Are Camping Out at a New Loot Cave

Bungie brought back the Cosmodrome and, inadvertently, the act of shooting lazily into a room for shiny engrams.

EA Makes Billions From Its Prevent Defense on Loot Boxes

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Don't worry, there's PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S stuff in here too

Steam's Getting Support for the DualSense and the New Xbox Wireless Controller

There's beta support out right now, but some features are absent on the Sony side.

Xbox Head Says Series X and S Have Broken Previous Microsoft Launch Record

Sales-wise, the new Xbox consoles are off to a good start, at least vaguely so.

Microsoft Would Like You to Please Stop Vaping Into Your Brand New Xbox

It seems like a pretty bad idea.

Twitch's Advice For Streamers Hit With DMCA Notices Over Recorded Music: "Stop Doing That"

The streaming giant's new response to a rash of copyright-related removals is seen by many as long-overdue and insufficient.

Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress Jen Taylor

Taylor will be the first (and so far only) person from the games to reprise their role on TV.

Former WWE 2K Developers Yuke's Are Now Working on an AEW Game

WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki Iwashita is also working on the project.

Xbox Head Says Report on Japanese Studio Acquisition Talks Is "Not Accurate"

Phil Spencer says Microsoft isn't "out there with [its] business card" courting teams in Japan.

Sony Reportedly Discussed Raising Game Prices Above $70

It's not a new standard just yet, but that $70 Demon's Souls could've cost more.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Is Getting 30 Free Days of Disney+

More than enough time to binge The Mandalorian or to watch 1986's Mr. Boogedy several dozen times.

Microsoft Reportedly Approached Several Japanese Studios For Acquisition Talks

A new report says studios big and small were recently approached.

Halo 4 Will Debut on the PC Master Chief Collection Next Week

The Master Chief Collection will be complete on Windows in just a matter of days.

Take-Two Is in Talks to Acquire Codemasters

The publisher could be picking up a new racer.

Bloober Team's The Medium Is Being Pushed Into Next Year

Horror fans will have to wait for next-gen terror.

Next-Gen Upgrades for Control Delayed to Early 2021

Remedy needs a bit more time getting Control ready for PS5 and the new Xboxes.

NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Is Basically a Whole New Game

In addition to getting a WNBA career mode, there's a bunch of other new additions coming.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Comes to Xbox Game Pass Via EA Play Next Week

Game Pass subscribers get EA Play on the same day it receives Respawn's Star Wars title.

EA Reveals Next-Gen Enhancements for Apex Legends, Star Wars: Squadrons, and More

They may not all have their own next-gen version, but they'll still get a boost on next-gen.

Xbox Series S Will Only Have 364 GB of Storage Free For Games

A large chunk of the digital-only console's drive is dedicated to the operating system.

Yakuza Localization Head Says Next Step For Franchise Is Simultaneous Global Release

As Yakuza's Western fanbase grows, a global launch seems like the right call.

Fortnite Will Get Several Improvements on Next-Gen, Including DualSense Feedback

Feel the Fortnite in your controller.

Ruined King, a League of Legends RPG, Is Coming in Early 2021

It's a single-player adventure from the makers of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Ubisoft Says Several of Its PS4 Games Won't Be Compatible With PS5

These titles, including Assassin's Creed Syndicate, didn't appear on Sony's official exemption list.

Crunch is a Flat Circle at CD Projekt Red

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Cyberpunk 2077 developer stays true to form.

Everwild's Creative Director Has Left Rare

Another upcoming next-gen Xbox project loses its director.

Ubisoft Pushes Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine Into Next Fiscal Year

Two more games are getting pushed back due to COVID complications.

CD Projekt Red Joint CEO Apologizes For Describing Crunch as "Not That Bad"

One CD Projekt Red head has reportedly apologized to its employees for comments made on crunch.

NBA 2K21 Is Bringing MyPlayer to the WNBA

The new mode is a next-gen exclusive, however.

Todd Howard Says He "Grossly Underestimated" the Wider Impact of Bethesda's Acquisition

To Howard, going to Xbox was a natural next step, not a seismic shift in the games industry.

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Has Left the Project

Chris Lee is the second director to leave Halo Infinite's development over the last two years.

Romantic RPG Haven Will Launch This December

Set a date for this couple's journey into the unknown.

No Man's Sky Is Getting a Free, Hefty Upgrade for Next-Gen Consoles

Better visuals, higher resolutions, and bigger multiplayer sessions are coming at launch.

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Delayed Again to December

CD Projekt Red is pushing the date on Cyberpunk back yet again.

Both Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 Hit Next-Gen This December

Next-gen sports will arrive a little after launch.

Obsidian's Grounded Will Be "Next-Gen Ready" For Xbox Series X and S

The tiny odyssey will be ready for the big new consoles.

Grounded's Next Update Adds an Intimidating Koi Fish to the Pond

Also, underwater spiders. Spiders that can swim. Water spiders.

Here's What the Xbox Series X and S User Experience Looks Like

A new video shows what it'll look like when you boot up a next-gen Xbox.

Publishers Are Embracing Games as a Disservice

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Take-Two offered an ugly peek at the future with NBA 2K21.

Gears 5's Next-Gen Update Will Let You Swap John DiMaggio's Marcus For Dave Bautista

This is cool for Bautista but… maybe a bit weird for long-time Gears actor DiMaggio?

Xbox Game Pass Streaming Sticks Are a Possibility, Phil Spencer Says

Spencer says he thinks we're "going to see lower priced hardware" in the Xbox ecosystem in the future.

Xbox Denies That Fan Harassment Factored Into the Firing of a Brazilian Host

Former video host Isadora Basile says she thinks the abuse made her "too much of a problem" for Microsoft to handle.

Ubisoft Merges Uplay and Ubisoft Club Into One Cross-Progression Platform

Connect will bridge the gap between consoles and generations.

NBA 2K21's Unskippable Pre-Game Ads Were a Mistake, 2K Says

It doesn't sound like ads are necessarily going away, but 2K promises the issue "will be fixed in future episodes."

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's DLC Roadmap Includes Trips to Ireland and France

Valhalla's Vikings set their sights on two new lands for future expansions.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Getting a Bunch of Xbox Series X Enhancements

120 FPS modes and 4K on Series X are coming soon.

Bloodlines 2 Senior Narrative Designer Has Left the Project, Paradox Confirms

Cara Ellison has left the project and the studio behind it.

Rainbow Six Siege Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for Consoles and Streaming

Ubisoft's popular multiplayer shooter could potentially be a big get for streaming.

NBA 2K21 Draws Ire For Unskippable Loading Screen Ads

A month after release, some ads find their way into NBA 2K.

Double Fine's LucasArts Remasters Are All Coming to Game Pass Soon

The Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle remasters will all arrive on Xbox in a few weeks.

Microsoft Wants to Keep GameStop Around a Little Longer

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A new deal raises big questions about the present console generation and the future of gaming retail.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Says Microsoft's Current Nintendo Switch Approach "Doesn't Feel Sustainable"

Microsoft would want the whole ecosystem to move over, not just games on a case-by-case basis.

Marvel's Avengers' Next-Gen Version Delayed Into 2021

You can still play on your new console with backward compatibility, though.

Borderlands 3 Adds a New Skill Tree For Every Vault Hunter With Upcoming Designer's Cut

The new season pass will also add a Director's Cut next year.

Destiny 2 Is Getting 4K 60 FPS Support on Xbox Series X and PS5 in December

Bungie will introduce Destiny 2's next-gen improvements about a month after Beyond Light.

NBA 2K21 Promises Fancy Next-Gen Footwork and Neat Haptics on PS5

On the new consoles, it may actually be quite easy to notice the tweaks coming to 2K21.

Time-Warping RPG Cris Tales Delayed Into 2021

The classically-inspired RPG shifts into another year.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Features Multiple Performance Modes on Xbox Series X

You can either do 4K at 30 FPS or notch down the resolution for 60 FPS gameplay.

Borderlands 3 Will Get a Launch Day Upgrade on Next-Gen Consoles

Loot and shoot in 4K/60.

Rock Band 4 Will Have a Pretty Smooth Transition to Next-Gen

If you're still all-in for those plastic instruments, backward compatibility is coming day one.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Is Finally Letting PC Players Uninstall Specific Modes

It's a long-overdue workaround for Modern Warfare's gigantic file size.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Have a Subtle Design Feature for Accessibility's Sake

We used to do this on electronics more, and we should start doing it again.

Crackdown 2 Makers Ruffian Games Are Now Rockstar's Newest Studio

The Rockstar posse adds another team to its ranks.

Will Anyone Take the Fall at Twitch?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Accusations of sexual assault and racism at the streaming platform leave us wondering who's going to take responsibility.

Crystal Dynamics Is “Confident” Avengers Players Will Return Once New Content Arrives

Studio head Scot Amos wants to focus on the future, not today's low player counts.

Report: Xbox Game Pass Streaming Planned for PC and iOS Via Browser in 2021

By Apple's own rules, using xCloud streaming tech by way of a browser would be just fine.

Bloober Team's The Medium Launches This December For Xbox Series X, S and PC

Celebrate Christmas with some creepy scares.

For Honor Will Get a Free 60 FPS Update on PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S

Beyond that, players can expect the same features already on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

EA Explains Why Some FIFA 21 Progress Won't Carry Over With Next-Gen Upgrades

There were "ultimately some trade-offs" made for next-gen console versions.

AMD's Ryzen 5000 Processors Will Give PC Gamers Another Upgrade to Chase in November

Just ahead of the next-gen console launch, AMD is introducing its new Zen 3 CPUs for PCs.

Xbox Marketing Manager Clarifies Xbox Series X's Heat Output Amid Claims That It's "Toasty"

A box with a big fan and that much power likely won't run cold, but it shouldn't be blazing hot either.

Square Enix's Co-Op Shooter Outriders Pushed to Next February

Squad up in the new year.

Cyberpunk 2077's Next Night City Wire Will Spotlight Its Futuristic Cars

We'll get an in-depth look at what V will go vroom-vroom in.

Mortal Kombat 11 Is Headed to Next-Gen Consoles, With Rambo in Tow

Two oft requested returning fighters and John Rambo join the lineup.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Brings Back an Old Weapon With a New, Absurd Ability

Europa's got the goods, apparently.

NBA 2K21 Looks Pretty Good on a PlayStation 5

A good glimpse of the future for sports games on next-gen.

The Resident Evil Movie Series Has a Reboot in the Works

Meet Claire, Chris, Leon, Jill, and Wesker all over again.

Watch Dogs: Legion's Post-Launch Plans Include Online Co-Op and a New Assassin

The Order extends into the world of Watch Dogs.

The Newest Yakuza: Like a Dragon Trailer Shows Off Its Minigames and the Return of Bakamitai

If you're partial to the English dub, you'll be treated to a new version of the "Dame da ne" song.

Dishonored, Prey, and Wolfenstein Collections Rated For Xbox Series X and S

Bethesda could already be bolstering Xbox's lineup.

The Witcher Season 2 Gives Geralt a New Look and More Shoulderpads

Geralt is firmly on the big titty committee.

Cyberpunk 2077 Goes Gold As Developers Crunch in Final Weeks

The game is ready to be put on discs, but CD Projekt's work is likely far from over.

Crunchtime for Cyberpunk 2077

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Game set in a dystopian world where corporations are stomping on people is being made by a corporation stomping on people.

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