We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!



Beam Streaming, Game Mode, and More Begin Rolling Out Today with the Windows 10 Creators Update
Last year, we set out to make Windows 10 the best version of Windows for gaming. Today, PC gaming gets even better for Windows 10 gamers everywhere. With the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, we’re delivering built-in game streaming and interactivity with Beam, game performance improvements with Windows Game Mode… Read more

Gamesutra – Inside the next Xbox: Project Scorpio and its Brand-new Dev Kit
Microsoft’s Xbox One turns four this year. Before the year is out, the company plans to provide its aging console with a beefier, more capable sibling: Project Scorpio. It’s been about a year since news of the company’s plans to breathe new life into the brand leaked, but Xbox chief Phil Spencer traces Scorpio’s roots back to 2014, shortly after he stepped up from head of Microsoft Studios to become head of Xbox… Read more

Project Scorpio: The Most Powerful Place to Create and Play
At Team Xbox we put gamers at the center of everything we do and we are driven to build the best platform on which to create and play games. We know that you can’t have one without the other, which is why we’ve invested so much in new development tools, publishing opportunities, hardware and services for developers and gamers alike… Read more



Call of Duty: Black Ops II Now Available via Xbox One Backward Compatibility
The Xbox 360 hits keep coming thanks to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, and today we’ve got one of the biggest hits of all: Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. This blockbuster joins more than 350 Xbox 360 classics available on Xbox One. We’re thrilled with the continued excitement for the program… Read more

Spend a Week in Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online Free Play Days Starting April 11
Great news Xbox fans! We had such a fantastic time welcoming so many Xbox One players to The Elder Scrolls Online’s Free Play Days last November, we’re doing it again! For seven full days starting Tuesday, April 11 at 10am EST and running through to Tuesday, April 18 at 10am EST, Xbox Live Gold Members can adventure through Tamriel… Read more

Learn About the Journey of Yooka-Laylee, Available April 11 on Xbox One
Hello! We’re Playtonic Games, a small team of veterans who’ve rustled up the colorful adventure Yooka-Laylee, an open-world platformer inspired by the genre classics many of our developers helped create! Almost two years since our crowdfunding campaign, it’s an amazing feeling to finally deliver our game to fans on Xbox One… Read more



Great Deals During the Spring Sale, April 11 – 17
Starting tomorrow, April 11, fans can take advantage of the Spring Sale on Xbox with deals on more than 350 games, Xbox accessories, movies & TV shows, music and apps. For the gamer, the Spring Sale includes deals for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows 10. Xbox games are up to 67% off and an additional 10% off for Xbox Live Gold members… Read more

Aaero Launches April 11 on Xbox One
While working together at Codemasters and then later at FreeStyleGames, Dan and I had regularly joked that big studios were getting too complicated and we should probably ‘go indie’ and make a game between the two of us. I didn’t think we’d ever actually do it, though. As it happens, it turned out that’s exactly what we did… Read more

Minecraft Chinese Mythology Mash-up Pack Now on Pocket and Windows 10
Auspicious news! A world of ancient wonder arrives on Pocket and Windows 10 Edition today. The Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack will become available as part of the 1.0.6 update, bringing a sprawling land of Eastern mystery, steeped in history, danger and cherry blossom. Explore ancient cities! Behold giant pandas! Marvel at dragons… Read more



Porsche and Microsoft Announce Multi-Project Partnership for Industry-Leading Forza Franchise
We’re thrilled to share that today at the New York International Auto Show, Porsche and Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios announced a six-year partnership to collaborate on a suite of co-branded initiatives for Porsche and the Forza franchise. The partnership kicks off today with open registration for Porsche’s esports sponsorship debut in Forza Racing Championship… Read more

An Inside Look at NBA Playgrounds, Coming Soon to Xbox One
With a roster of over 200 players that includes Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Steph Curry and other NBA Legends, we couldn’t be more excited to announce NBA Playgrounds, a brand-new arcade basketball game built on the Unreal 4 engine, coming soon to Xbox One. Basketball has become an international sport and it shouldn’t be surprising that our game… Read more

Tips for Adventuring in Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy
Adventurers! It’s time to return home as the battle continues in Neverwinter’s latest expansion, The Cloaked Ascendancy. Lord Neverember has reclaimed the River District, a new zone once home to the rich and noble, but new perils in the form of mad wizards threaten his rule. The city needs its heroes more than ever! In addition to a completely new storyline… Read more



Murder Mystery Game The Sexy Brutale Available Now on Xbox One
If you’re reading this, somehow The Sexy Brutale has shown up on your radar. So, we want to take this opportunity to provide a little background on what the game is about, how it came to be made, and what we hope players will (we hope!) enjoy about it. The Sexy Brutale is a murder mystery with a large cast of characters who live (and die, horribly)… Read more

Halo Wars 2 Colony ViDoc – Hunt or be Hunted
Join 343 Industries for a special introduction to a brand-new addition to the Halo universe – the enigmatic Lekgolo leader known as Colony. Get first details on backstory and gameplay from Halo Wars 2’s newest DLC leader with this behind the scenes look… See more

That’s a Wrap! Here’s a Recap of the Beam Theme Week Xbox Wire Posts
Last week, your very own Xbox Wire temporarily transformed through a Beam takeover to provide you with a series of daily posts, celebrating Beam Theme Week and sharing more about what makes the Beam community so special, the ins-and-outs of interactivity, how to become a streamer, and more. Thanks to everyone who participated in Beam Theme Week… Read more


Source: This Week on Xbox: April 14 - Xbox Wire