Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Microsoft Game Studios

Rare Replay now up for digital pre-order on Xbox.com, Xbox One dash

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Microsoft has announced that retro gamers can now pre-order a copy of Rare Replay for Xbox One from Xbox.com or from the Xbox dashboard. The release also noted that those who have played some of the titles on their Xbox 360 can transfer their profile’s saved progress and achievements over to Xbox One. The previous progress will count towards unlocking their associated bonus rewards. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Minecraft Console Edition gets Greek Mythology Mashup Pack

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Minecraft players can add a touch of ancient Hellas to their worlds today. The Greek Mythology Mashup Pack for Minecraft Console Editions bestows the blessings of Ares, Artemis, Athena, Hades, Poseidon, Zeus and more, as well as adds custom textures, a new interface, 39 unique skills, and an orchestral score by Gareth Coker. Over three dozen gods are included in the pack, check below for the full list.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition goes gold, new intro, doc videos out

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Microsoft has sent word that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone gold and is now available for digital pre-download. The game is available in two flavors, the $39.99 Standard Edition and the $59.99 Deluxe Edition, each of which comes with pre-order bonuses for early buyers. The former includes multiplayer skins for Adam Fenix and Civilian Anya, as well as the Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin, while the latter adds 10 animated weapon skins, 36 standard weapon skins, and Civilian Marcus Fenix and Aaron Griffin in multiplayer. Coalition also released two new videos to offer a better look at the revamped visuals and design process. Both the new opening cinema and behind-the-scenes look are viewable below.

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Forza Horizon 2 – Porsche Bonus Pack adds 2 freebies via Forza Hub

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In celebration of the recently released Porsche Expansion for Forza Horizon 2, Turn 10 has released two free Porsche models via the Forza Hub app on Xbox One. The free app will feature a ‘Two Free Porsches!’ story tab from now until Friday, July 24, allowing users to download the Porsche Bonus Pack. A link inside the article will send readers straight to the Xbox One store to initiate the download, which will add the 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo to their garages. Check below for full details on the cars. Along with the rides, three new achievements will also be added: “Porsche Owners Club,” “Horse Power” and “This is My Porsche.”

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Thirty-nine more from Forza Motorsport 6 launch roster announced

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A new week, a new list of rides slated to be available at launch in Forza Motorsport 6. Turn 10 has revealed another 39 additions, along with details about this week’s highlights, a Can-Am, the 1969 McLaren #4 McLaren Cars M8B, and a Formula One racer, the 1966 McLaren M2B. The descriptions, as well as the list, can be found below. If you missed the previous lists, check out the first here and the second here.

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Halo 5: Guardians video documentary, Fall of Reach trailer released

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Microsoft has released the 12-minute Halo 5: Guardians video documentary they debuted at Comic-Con, A Hero Reborn. The behind-the-scenes look features 343 Industries discussing the development of Guardians, detailing their approach in designing the game from the ground up for Xbox One and Live integration. The doc can be viewed below or on the Halo Channel and downloaded on Android and iOS devices, as well as on Xbox One, Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 PCs, Windows 10 Mobile, and tablets. Another topic covered at the panel was how the studio is linking game’s story to other releases in the franchise, including the newly announced Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series, an adaptation of Eric Nylund’s origin novel, and the second story of Hunt the Truth.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle announced at Comic-Con

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Microsoft revealed a new Xbox One Gears of War bundle during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, currently up for pre-order, will be available on August 25 for $349. The set will include a 500GB console, a wireless controller with a 3.5mm headset jack, a download code for a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin, and early access to the 2016 Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.

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Turn 10 names 39 more vehicles from Forza Motorsport 6’s garage

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Turn 10 has followed up last week’s 40-car reveal with a new list of 39 additions for Forza Motorsport 6. The entire list is available below, but this batch’s two standouts are the 2014 Volvo #13 Volvo Polestar Racing S60 STCC and the 1999 BMW #15 BMW Motorsport V12 LMR. Both were accompanied with extra info, detailing the speedy Polestar’s history and specs as well as those of the Le Mans winner.

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Turn 10 reveals 40 of Forza Motorsport 6’s 450 rides

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Turn 10 has released a new list detailing some of Forza Motorsport 6’s 450-car line-up. The initial 40-vehicle list is posted below, 10 of which are FIA Formula E cars (fully electric) that are making their series debut. FM6 will also mark the first time that the entire 2014/2015 FIA Formula E season is represented in a console racer, which differs from the rest by requiring judicious use of power, drivers to swap entire cars, and drivers to gain fans in order to earn extra power via Fan Boosts. Additional info on the Formula E cars and their drivers, as well as latest announced rides, is available below. The full list, with all pre-order and retail-exclusive cars, can be found here. New info is set to be sent out each week until release.

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1 TB Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console coming this Sept.

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Microsoft has announced a limited edition Xbox One bundle for Forza Motorsport 6 to celebrate the franchise’s 10-year anniversary. The system will feature a design based around the series, with “iconic sports car styling and custom automotive sound effects,” along with a matching wireless controller, complete with rubberized diamond grips, a 1 TB hard drive, and a copy of Forza Motorsport 6. The bundle will hit store shelves and online outlets on September 15 for $399.99.

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