Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

Halo Wars 2 livestream launch event announced for February 17

Microsoft has sent word about a recent announcement regarding an upcoming livestream launch event for Halo Wars 2. The game is scheduled to launch on February 21, but as Ultimate Edition owners will be able to play it on February 17, the event is set to kick off on February 16 at 6 p.m. (CST). Players can watch it on Facebook Live, Twitch, Xbox One, or Youtube. There will also be interviews with some of the development team and a few giveaways. The full notice can be found below.

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown announced for PC and Xbox One

PC and Xbox One players will be able to take to the skies alongside PS4 owners in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. The game was originally announced last year for PS4. The upcoming entry will feature support for PS VR, futuristic weapons, and a story by Sunao Katabuchi, the author behind Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.

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Bethesda to launch Arkane’s Prey on May 5 for console, PC

The upcoming re-imagined version of Prey is set to be released on May 5 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Gamers who pre-order will receive several digital extras at launch in the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack. The set will include the family heirloom Margrave shotgun along with several tools: three neuromods to acquire new abilities, two medkits, a Fabrication plan to create the shotgun and ammo, a starter kit for building tools and weapons, and a upgrade to help preserve resources. Developed by Dishonored creator Arkane Studios, the new version finds players waking up in 2032 on the space station Talos I. Not only have aliens invaded the facilities, but players have been the subject of strange experiments and have no memory of recent events.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard now available for console and PC

After freaking out PSVR owners with its unsettling demo, Resident Evil 7 biohazard has launched for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Described as “an incredibly realistic horror experience,” the first-person survival-horror title puts players in the role of distraught husband Ethan Winters. Ethan is searching for his missing wife in Dulvey, Louisiana, when he comes upon a seemingly abandoned plantation. During his investigation, he comes across the strange Baker family, who attempts to stop him by being murderous freaks. After uncovering the mystery, players will be able to continue with post-release support that will include several downloadable packs. Up first, and set to launch “shortly,” is Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2, which will add two scenarios as well as a bonus mode. An additional story episode, Not a Hero, is also set to launch later this year, and will be free when it goes live this spring.

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Tekken 7 launching June 2, Digital Deluxe, Collector’s Edition detailed

Bandai Namco has announced that Tekken 7 will launch for console and PC on June 2. The home port will expand on the arcade version with additional characters, online tournament modes, and a story mode. A new trailer has been released to highlight the story mode, along some new screens showing off some of the cinematics as well as the bundled extras. In regards to extras, the game will be released in several versions, with a Collector’s Edition and a Deluxe Edition, and are detailed below along with the various pre-order bonuses. Lastly, PS4 players will receive some freebies, including a Jukebox Mode and legacy costumes from Tekken 2 and 4 for King, Jin, and Xiaoyu.

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Dishonored 2 update adds custom difficulty settings, mission select

Arkane Studios has released the second free update for Dishonored 2. The latest download adds two new features: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select. The former adds over 20 sliders for players to customize their game, adjusting everything from the number of enemies who will attack simultaneously to the speed of sleep darts. It will also add Iron Mode, which features permadeath and no manual saves. Mission Select allows for any mission to be unlocked once played, with the player’s status retained from the playthrough. The patch is available for all versions.

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Dark Souls III downloadable finale revealed, The Ringed City

The final downloadable pack has been announced for Dark Souls III. In The Ringed City, players will be seeking out the Slave Knight Gael in search of the Dark Soul of Humanity. Their quest will take them to the Ringed City, where “they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.” Check below to find the announcement trailer.

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Halo Wars 2 begins Blitz Multiplayer Beta for PC and Xbox One

Halo Wars 2’s Blitz multiplayer has gone live for PC and Xbox One. Any Windows 10 PC player and Xbox One owner with Live Gold can download it now, and play it until January 30. The beta features all of the units, with the mode’s twist that the player has their leader powers and army ready to go at the beginning of each match due to picking them out beforehand as a deck of a dozen cards. Everything has an associated energy cost, so players must balance the units they choose with the energy pool available to them. The beta is only for player versus player, but the final version will also allow for player versus environment while in Blitz. To get the nitty gritty on Blitz, head to Halo Waypoint’s 101 page, and to download it, PC owners can head here and Xbox One owners here.

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Rogue Factor adapting Necromunda: Underhive Wars to console, PC

Focus Home and Rogue Factor are following up the recently released Mordheim: City of the Damned with a new console and PC release, Necromunda: Underhive Wars. The Games Workshop tabletop game is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and will feature a turn-based combat system with role-playing-style leveling mechanics. Players take charge of a faction of soldiers who are engaged in a long-running war for the Underhive, “a gigantic warren of derelict factories, rusted metal husks, and forgotten technologies.” More info will be sent out on February 1 and 2 during Focus Home’s What’s Next event in Paris.

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Halo War 2 Blitz multiplayer kicking off Jan. 20, dev letter released

Halo War 2’s ‘Blitz’ multiplayer beta has been officially dated for January 20. To get players up to speed, the developers have released a letter on what they can expect during the period. Blitz is a card-based mode, and both PC and Xbox One players will get a chance to try it early. Player’s decks are described as one of their greatest resources, as they build them with cards based on air, ground, and ground units. None of the cards earned will carry over to the final game, but reward cards will be given to participants as a thank-you for their time. Head down for the letter to get all of the details.

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