Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Microsoft Game Studios

Four-hour Gears of War 4 livestream archived, gameplay and reveals

Gears of War fans who missed the recent livestream for Gears of War 4 can check out a recently uploaded archive. In addition to plenty of gameplay, the four-hour-long event also features the reveal of an upcoming film with Universal Studios and Bluegrass Films, the debut of Killer Mike and EI-P as in-game characters, a behind-the-scenes look at an art exhibit, and some fans in cosplay.

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Two tracks by Gordy Haab, Finishing Move released from Halo Wars 2

343 Industries has revealed that Gordy Haab and Finishing Move will be contributing new tracks to Halo Wars 2. Haab has worked on several titles, including Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: The Old Republic, while Finishing Move’s work has appeared in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Two of tunes, “Run, Little Demons” and “Isabel’s Awakening,” have been released on Soundcloud. Check below to give them a listen, and when you’re finished, head over to Xbox.com to read an extensive interview with all three composers.

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ReCore demo goes live, offers up the game’s first 30 minutes

A trial has been released for Armature and comcept’s action title ReCore. The demo is available for Windows PC and Xbox One, allowing players to try the first 30 minutes of the game. Players get to meet Joule and her Corebot, Mack, as well as explore a portion of Far Eden. Any progress made in the demo, including Achievements, carries over to the full version.

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Forza Horizon 3 gets seven new rides with The Smoking Tire Car Pack

Forza Horizon 3’s first monthly downloadable pack is now on Live, The Smoking Tire Car Pack. The $7 drop includes seven rides ranging from high-end exotics to rugged off-roaders: the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan, 2000 Lotus 340R, 2016 Pagani Huayra BC, 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, 2016 GTA Spano, 2016 BMW M2 Coupé, and the 1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade. Details for each can be found further down. A patch has also been released for both versions addressing a variety of tweaks, including added steering wheel sensitivity, bug fixes, controller hot swapping, and improved stability.

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Twenty minutes of gameplay released from Gears of War 4

Gamers looking forward to Gears of War 4 are getting the chance to check out the prologue today. Microsoft has released the first 20 minutes, with gameplay that details the 30 years of events that set the game’s main campaign in motion, from the Pendulum Wars to Emergence Day. They also sent word about Gears of War 4: Live, a livestream that will be broadcast at 5 p.m. (CST) on October 5 on Beam, Xbox.com (along on the 360 and One), Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook. Paul Scheer will host a panel including Larry Hryb and several Internet personalities, and feature interviews with studio head Rod Fergusson.

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Australia calls! Forza Horizon 3 released for PC, Xbox One

Forza Horizon 3 is bringing open-world racing back to Xbox One today, and introducing the Horizon line to PC. Players take on the role of the boss behind the Horizon Festival, and their job of drawing in crowds by earning fans, adding events, and expanding showcases. Hundreds of vehicles are available to purchase as players take to city streets, scenic forested routes, and off-road paths. Up to four drivers can join together in co-op, tackling the campaign together, while up to 12 can participate in free-roaming or structures online play. As an Xbox Play Anywhere, both versions feature support for cross-save and cross-buy.

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(Xbox One Review) Forza Horizon 3

“… continues the spin-off’s trend of delivering fantastic open-world arcade-style racers.”

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Forza Horizon 3 now available for Ultimate Edition owners

Owners of Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition can now access the game for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. The included Car Pass is also live, giving owners access to VIP membership and the 10-ride the Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack. Microsoft also noted that it’s the first Xbox One S game to feature High Dynamic Range, which is said to add “vibrant light and sunbeams from an authentic Australian sky, precision highlighting on carbon fiber, glistening sand, detailed dirt and vegetation, and more.” Xbox One S owners can check out this post to ensure they have a proper setup.

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Gears of War 4 goes goooooooold for Windows PC, Xbox One

After yesterday’s reveal of Gears of War 4’s launch trailer, Microsoft sent word that the game has officially gone gold. Now that the gold master disc has been sent off to the various replication facilities, players have only to count down the remaining days until its release on October 11. The sequel supports cross-play, cross-save, and cross-buy between Windows 10 PC and Xbox One, and will feature the return of Horde mode. The launch trailer has been re-posted below, for good measure.

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Gears of War 4 dives for cover, pops up to toss over a launch trailer

Gears of War 4’s release date nears, and to ensure that everyone’s properly motivated to grab their guns and find some cover, The Coalition has released its launch trailer. The video features some new footage, highlighting the latest generation of heroes as well as the new threat, the Swarm. A batch of new screenshots was also released and has been posted beneath the trailer.

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