Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

Doom – Free Update 3 to add Deathmatch, Private Matches

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id Software’s upcoming patch for Doom will add Deathmatch and Private Matches. Free Update 3, scheduled to go live later this month, will allow players to go all-in versus everyone or just friends. The modes will also feature several customization options, including settings to change the time limit and score limit, remove power weapons, and turn off demons. A teaser was released offering a brief look at the upcoming patch. Those wanting to see it demonstrated live can check out a livestream next Tuesday at 1 p.m. (CST) on Twitch.

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

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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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Cinematic trailer released for supernatural adventure Virginia

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After a brief teaser, Variable State has released a cinematic trailer for their upcoming supernatural procedural Virginia. The footage is taken from gameplay, but spliced together to offer a wider look at the thriller’s characters and environments. Taking its cues from television, the developers utilize a variety of editing techniques, including dissolves, jump cuts, and montages, throughout the game.

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Hitman – Episode 5: Colorado to be released on September 27

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Io-Interactive is following their recent release-date reveal of Hitman: The Complete First Season with news that Episode 5 will be going live on September 27. The penultimate episode, titled Freedom Fighters, will be set in Colorado, and task players with sneaking into a farm that’s been turned into a makeshift militia training camp. Four people—Sean Rose, Maya Parvati, Ezra Berg, and Penelope Graves—have been targeted by Agent 47 in what’s being described as “one of the toughest episodes yet.” The mission will entail 70 challenges along with new gear, items, and weapons.

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Batman: Return to Arkham launching Oct. 18, Side-by-Side Trailer up

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Warner Bros. has announced that Batman: Return to Arkham will be released on October 18. The two-game bundle includes 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and 2011’s Batman: Arkham City, both from Rocksteady Studios, along with all of their associated downloadable content and Game of the Year edition extras. Both games will also sport updated character models, lighting, effects, and shaders. A new comparison video has been released to show side-by-side comparisons between the older and newer versions.

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

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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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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – System Rift DLC to go live September 23

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Eidos-Montreal has announced the first story add-on for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, System Rift. The expansion finds Adam once again teaming up with his old Sarif Industries colleague Frank Pritchard. The duo are on the hunt for more information on the Santeau Group, with their target being the Palisade Blade. Gamers heading to Pax West can learn more about the drop as well as will see Andreas Apergis, who plays Pritchard, along with Elias Toufexis and Sascha Dikiciyan on a panel this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. (PST) in the Hydra Theater.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer, more debuted at CoD XP

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Call of Duty XP, the celebration of all things Call of Duty, began earlier today. As part of the festivities, Activision released a multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as well as word that PS4 players who pre-order will gain to access a multiplayer beta on October 14. Also announced was that Modern Warfare Remastered will include all 16 original multiplayer maps, with the remaining six joining the initial 10 at no cost this December. Jackal Assault, the PSVR update for PS4, will go live later this year as well, also for free. A stream of the event showcasing Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer mode, Modern Warfare Remastered, new content from Black Ops III, and more can be viewed throughout the weekend on Twitch, Youtube, and CallofDuty.com.

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

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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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Hitman: The Complete First Season launching Jan. 31 for console, PC

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Io-Interactive will be releasing the first season of Hitman physically on January 31. In addition, Hitman: The Complete First Season will include all updates, bonus downloadable content, and a steelbook case. The extra DLC adds three missions (The Icon and A House Built on Sand missions, Landslide mission), Requiem Blood Money Pack (formerly a pre-order bonus, with six extra Sarajevo Six contracts for PS4), a making-of documentary, and a copy of the soundtrack.

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