Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Microsoft Game Studios

Forza 6 gets seven new rides with release of Meguiar’s Car Pack

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Forza 6 has received seven new rides with the launch of its sixth DLC drop, the Meguiar’s Car Pack. The final pack in the Car Pass includes the 1934 Alfa Romeo P3, 1968 Opel GT, 1988 Jaguar #60 Castrol Jaguar Racing XJR-9, 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB, 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, 1969 Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe, and—deep breath—the 2015 Chevrolet #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype. Non-pass holders can download the set for $6.99.

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Remedy releases new cinematic trailer for Quantum Break

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Quantum Break’s release is quickly approaching, and is now less than four weeks away. To properly build up to launch day, Remedy has released a new cinematic trailer. The video offers a quick look at the battle between Jack Joyce and Paul Serene along with his group Monarch Solutions. The clip demonstrates Jack’s ability to manipulate time, which allows him to take down heavily armed soldiers, evade gunfire, and escape combat.

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Lamborghini gets new series in Forza 6, the cover of the next Forza

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Turn 10 has revealed at the 86th annual Geneva International Motor Show that they have chosen the Lamborghini Centenario as the cover ride of the next Forza. No other details were released about the next installment, other than that it will be the first game to feature a Centenario. Also, beginning today, players can access the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series in Forza 6. All players can compete in the series, starting with the first season’s Rivals time trial events and ranked multiplayer Leagues with the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo. Depending on leaderboard rank and performance within their division, players have the chance of being gifted a 2015 Huracán Super Trofeo and the opportunity to compete in the second season.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Hammer Storm update detailed, released

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The free February Content Update for Halo 5: Guardians, Hammer Storm, has launched on Live. The automatic download adds new game modes, weapons, REQ items, and a map. The new modes include Assault, Fiesta, and Grifball, with Fiesta having a roulette-style weapon system and Grifbal mixing hammers and swords for a sci-fi take on sports. The map, Torque, is described as a large symmetrical map that is designed for Assault and Capture the Flag. Expanding the arsenal is the Gravity Hammer as well as the return of the Halo: CE Pistol. Added REQs include weapon skins, emblems, assassinations, visors, and armors. The new ball mechanic in Grifball has also been added to Forge.

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MS announces top 16 teams heading to Halo World Championship

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Microsoft has released the names of the final 16 teams in the Halo 5: Guardians’ Halo World Championship (HaloWC). The 16 were able to make their way through the North American Regionals, and now they get the chance to take home the $1 million prize pool. The Grand Finals are set to take place from March 18 through March 20 in Hollywood, CA, with the venue set to be announced on March 4. Additional details will be revealed at Halo.gg. The full list of teams heading to the big show has been posted below.

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Quantum Break headed to PC, now a pre-order bonus with Alan Wake

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Remedy’s upcoming action-adventure title Quantum Break will be available for Windows 10 on April 5. As a bonus, every digital pre-order of the Xbox One version will come with a free download of the PC version. Doubling down on the bonuses, all purchases will come with a digital copy of the studio’s fantastic thriller Alan Wake and its two add-ons, The Signal and The Writer. To enhance the promotional synergy, pre-orders will also get the additional bonus of a download for American Nightmare. All of the Xbox 360 titles will be playable via backwards compatibility. A themed 500GB Cirrus White bundle will also be offered for $349. In the meantime, a new live-action trailer has gone live and is available to watch below.

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Forza Motorsport 6 getting Alpinestars Car Pack tomorrow

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Turn 10 will be releasing seven new rides for Forza Motorsport 6 tomorrow with the Alpinestars Car Pack. The $6.99 set will include the prototype 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona, which will be at this weekend’s race, as well as the 1990 Mercury #15 Whistler Radar Cougar XR-7, 2005 Pontiac Aztek, 1992 Alfa Romeo Milano Quadrifoglio Verde, 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, 1974 Toyota Corolla SR5, and 1996 Subaru SVX. A new contest is also beginning tomorrow, with special Rivals mode that features the Ford Daytona Prototype on the Daytona Sports Car Circuit. Winners will receive Alpinestars-branded apparel. Check here for the rules.

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Halo 5: Guardians free DLC, Infinity’s Armory, now available

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343 Industries has released their latest free content update for Halo 5: Guardians. Infinity’s Armory adds new maps (Riptide for Arena, Urban for Warzone Assault), assassinations, skins, weapons, including carbine variations and the Halo 2 Battle Rifle, and the Achilles armor set. The update also features numerous gameplay tweaks and fixes. A full change log can be found at Halo Waypoint.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Infinity’s Armory detailed, launching next week

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343 Industries is prepping to release their third content update for Halo 5: Guardians, Infinity’s Armory. The download will include a new Arena map, the debris-filled Riptide; a new Warzone Assault Map, Urban; and the Halo 2 Battle Rifle as a Mythic REQ in Warzone and in Forge. Those are in addition to several other REQs, including rare variants of the carbine, new assassinations, and the Achilles armor set. Infinity’s Armory will be free, as with Cartographer’s Gift and Battle of Shadow and Light, and download automatically next week.

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MS acquires MinecraftEdu, announces Minecraft: Education Edition

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Microsoft is expanding Minecraft’s presence in education with the acquisition of MinecraftEdu. The version, specifically built for classrooms, is being enhanced, renamed, and re-released as Minecraft: Education Edition. The announcement notes that an advisory board of educators is going to assist in the evolution of the product, and that a free trial will be available worldwide this summer. A new site is launching as well, which will feature lesson plans and other resources, including Minecraft Mentors, a program that will allow those who are about to introduce the title to their classroom the chance to reach out to experienced educators.

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