Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Microsoft Game Studios

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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Frank West returns to Willamette Mall in Dead Rising 4 trailer

Following the re-releases of Dead Rising 1 and 2, a new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dead Rising 4. Return to the Mall brings players back to Willamette Mall. Fresh from his virtual vacation, Frank West is once again cutting (and bashing and riding and shooting) a path through zombie hordes in search of the shadowy government agency responsible for the outbreak.

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comcept and Armature’s action title ReCore out now for PC, Xbox One

Microsoft has released comcept and Armature Studio’s latest action title ReCore. Being the debut Xbox Play Anywhere release, players can share saves between PC and Xbox One as well as access both versions with a single purchase. A new trailer has also gone live, alongside a letter from senior creative director Joseph Staten. The video features corebot dog Mack enjoying a day off with actual dogs, while Staten’s letter touches on the characters, various editions on offer, and cast of voice actors. Both can be found below.

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Forza Horizon 3 demo goes live for Xbox One

Launching in a little over two weeks, you could say that Forza Horizon 3 is on the … horizon. (Heyo!) To get players back into their groove, Turn 10 has released a playable demo for Xbox One. The trial features a tour of the features along with a portion of the map, several events, online free-roaming sessions, and a handful of rides. In addition to the Lamborghini Centenario, the demo garage also includes the BMW M4 Coupe, Ford Shelby GT350R, and 2014 HSV Limited Edition GEN-F GTS Maloo. The studio is currently hosting a look at the demo on their Twitch channel.

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Forza Horizon 3 station and full track list revealed, pushing 150 songs

Turn 10 has detailed the soundtrack for Forza Horizon 3. As with the previous entries, FH3 will feature multiple radio stations that focus on a variety of genres. Eight stations will play almost 150 songs by artists from Epitaph, Hospital, Vagrant, and several other labels. There will also be several new stations playing classical, hip hop, indie rock, punk, and metal. The full station and track list has been posted below. Groove Music Pass functionality will also be supported for PC and Xbox One.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy out for Xbox One, Forge for PC

343 Industries has released Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy, the entry’s ninth free add-on, and Halo 5: Forge for Windows 10. Accompanying the launches are two overview trailers, one for each drop. Studio head Josh Holme also released a letter going into greater detail about how the two tie together, and what the release of Forge for PC means for the future of Halo 5. PC gamers can download Forge from here. Give the letter a read, and the trailers a look, below.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex now on Windows Store with wheel support

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, the first PC entry in the popular series, has left beta and is now available in full on the Windows Store. A new patch has been introduced in the process that adds support for 11 wheels, all from Logitech and Thrustmaster. The full list can be found below. Support for more is on the horizon, including the ClubSport V2 Xbox One Hub and the Fanatec CSR models, with support for the latter scheduled to be introduced later this month. Also, save for the G29, H-pattern shifters are supported for all Logitech wheels. Additional manufacturers will be added to the list in the future.

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PC versions of Xbox One games up for pre-order at Windows Store

Microsoft has announced that the Windows Store is now offering pre-orders for PC versions of Xbox One titles. Several are planned to launch this holiday season, including Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, and ReCore, all of which can be ordered today. All of the titles support Xbox Play Anywhere, allowing owners to play the PC and Xbox One versions with a single purchase. Games and their add-ons can be continued between both platforms as well, with shared saves. The first game of the bunch to come out the gate is Armature Studio’s ReCore, set to launch on September 13. Full details on all titles can be found below.

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Run the Jewels premiers new track in Gears of War 4 Horde 3.0 trailer

Run the Jewels is teaming up with The Coalition to debut their latest track Panther Like a Panther, from their upcoming album Run the Jewels 3, in a new trailer for Gears of War 4. The video spotlights Horde 3.0. The new version will once again have a team of players facing off against waves of increasingly difficult enemies, but now with the addition of abilities, fortifications via a deployable base, and five classes: Engineer, Heavy, Scout, Sniper, and Soldier. Horde 3.0 will be playable at Pax West this weekend, with special guests battling it out in the First to Fifty, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (PDT) in the Pax Arena. Run the Jewels will be on hand, along with series co-creator Rod Fergusson, at Bait on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., and will appear as characters in multiplayer.

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Forza Horizon 3 goes goooooold, Halo fans to get bonus Warthog

Turn 10 Studios has sent word that their open-world racer Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold for PC and Xbox One. Additionally, the studio also released the recommended PC specs, the game’s list of Achievements, and revealed the inclusion of Halo’s Warthog. The M12S Warthog CST will be added at release and sent as a free download to everyone who has played Halo 5 or Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Codes will be sent through Xbox Live Message beginning the week of September 5. Racer fans that aren’t into shooters can still get a code by taking part in this October’s #Forzathon event. The recommended specs and Achievement list can be found below, along with an extra shot of the green beast.

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