Time-Twisting, Abstract Platformer Tyd wag vir Niemand Available Now on Xbox One and Windows 10

Hi everyone! My friend Alexander Ehlers and I made a little time-manipulating, first-person, platform game called Tyd wag vir Niemand and we are proud to announce that it is now available on both Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere support.

We wanted to give you all an abstract adventure that will take you to another dimension, and that we hope gives you a fresh take on first-person platform games. We just really like trippy environments; they always feel so satisfying to explore and we’re pretty sure you’ll agree.

Tyd wag vir Niemand

Tyd wag vir Niemand

Tyd wag vir Niemand is set in a future where a major catastrophe has damaged Earth to the extent that it’s almost completely uninhabitable. You take on the role of a military engineer sent on a mission to a mysterious pyramid located in the Antarctic. There you must confirm the whereabouts of the first research team that has gone silent.

The pyramid houses a strange device that might hold the key to restoring the planet, however things get complicated when you get sucked into another dimension where the laws of time and space are completely distorted. Luckily, you pick up a mysterious device that allows you to slow down time and navigate this strange and dangerous dimension that’s ominously connected to memories and the psyche.

Tyd wag vir Niemand

Tyd wag vir Niemand

We know that saving the world and exploring alternate dimensions aren’t enough to make a fun game though, so when creating the different challenges, we wanted to incorporate different kinds of time-based tests. From lining up platforms creating pathways and dodging crazy traps, to protecting a moving object from hazards and working out a time-sensitive sequence to solve problems. We strived to introduce all these elements and angles one at a time before combining and developing them, to ensure that you always feel that the challenges are interesting and fun.

What inspired us throughout development was the desire to evoke that sense of wonder in having control over the environment and using that ability to overcome obstacles. We feel that this sense of control in a crazy environment adds an interesting dynamic, in having you feel empowered but keep you on your toes. This is when we discovered how much fun can be had with slowing down and normalizing time at will in out-of-control, abstract environments and we set out to create platforming challenges around this concept.

Tyd wag vir Niemand

Tyd wag vir Niemand

As our third commercial game release, with Tyd wag vir Niemand, we wanted to take everything that we learned from our previous games and refine our abstract, minimalist style to something that not only gives you interesting dream-like environments to traverse but to also craft gameplay mechanics from the ground up that go hand in hand with the environments, narratives and themes of the game.

I’d just like to close with a big thank you for showing interest in Tyd wag vir Niemand and taking the time to read this article. I hope that I’ve been able to intrigue you enough to consider picking it up and giving it a try. We can’t wait to hear what you think, and we hope you enjoy Tyd wag vir Niemand.

This Week on Xbox: March 22, 2019

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 past 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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

GDC 2019: The Women in Gaming Rally 2019 Recap
Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) is always an exciting time of year for game developers and the week is already picking up steam. On Tuesday afternoon team Xbox hosted the 19th Annual Women in Gaming Rally in partnership with Activision, Facebook Gaming, Ubisoft, Unity, Women in Gaming International, and YouTube… Read more

GDC 2019: The Blacks in Gaming Green Room
As the Game Developers Conference (GDC) has continued we come to one of our last – but certainly not least! – community events of the week. Xbox was proud to host the 14th annual Blacks in Gaming Green Room. With over 260 gaming industry professionals in attendance, it was a night of connection, uplift and networking… Read more

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun Hero Image

GDC 2019: We Go Dungeon Crawling with Operencia: The Stolen Sun
After playing through many excellent open world fantasy adventures, I found it refreshing to be kept to a grid while exploring the dungeons of Operencia: The Stolen Sun. Earlier this week at GDC 2019, I finally got my first hands-on time with this dungeon-crawling Xbox One exclusive and it was great to see that it’s shaping up nicely to carry that mantle of classic dungeon crawlers… Read more

GDC 2019: LGBTQIA in Gaming Reception 2019 Recap
As Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) continues, so does our honor of being able to host incredible communities of gaming industry professionals. This year marked the 3rd annual LGTBQIA in Gaming reception with over 300 people in attendance, connecting and reconnecting gaming industry community members with each other… Read more

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GDC 2019: Gaming & Disability Community Reception 2019 Recap
It’s March in the gaming industry and that means we have come to another Game Developer’s Conference (GDC). We have already kicked off the week with the 2nd annual Gaming & Disability Community Reception! Hosted in partnership with Games Accessibility Conference, a one day series of talks on accessible game design… Read more

GDC 2019: Evolving the ID@Xbox Program for Developers with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live
The Game Developers Conference is here again and I’m hecka stoked to join the ID@Xbox team in our annual trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. GDC is an amazing time to highlight new games, catch-up with other developers and friends in the industry and listen to their feedback to continue driving innovation forward for Xbox. 2018 was a fantastic year for developers in the ID@Xbox program… Read more

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Overland Hero Image

Turn-Based Survival Strategy Game Overland Coming Soon to Xbox One
Over the years, we here at Finji have helped bring radically different games to the Xbox family, including the ominous puzzle-platformer Feist and the award-winning narrative adventure Night in the Woods. We’ve always focused on bringing you beautiful games with wildly different play-styles, and with Overland, we’re changing things up once again… Read more

Free Play Days: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor
During this weekend’s Free Play Days event, you can ball out in arcade style street ball, go off-roading in bikes and ATVs, and scavenge your way across a post-war Norway. There’s no shortage of fun and action that Xbox Live Gold members can immerse themselves in with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor. The Free Play Days event begins… Read more

Vigor Xbox One Free Weekend Begins March 21 for Xbox Live Gold Members
Xbox Live Gold members can play Vigor for free on Xbox One starting today until March 24, which makes this the perfect time to explore the beautiful landscapes of post-war Norway, scavenge for loot amongst other Outlanders in tense map-based encounters and start rebuilding your safe haven amidst a fallen civilization. This free weekend hits shortly… Read more

Enter for Your Chance to Win a Custom Bumblebee Xbox One X Console
To celebrate the release of “Bumblebee” on the Microsoft Store, Paramount Pictures and Xbox are excited to announce the Bumblebee Custom Console Sweepstakes. In “Bumblebee,” Hailee Steinfeld stars as Charlie, a teenager who finds and befriends the iconic robot, disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. The two must team up and protect Earth… Read more

Announcing ID@Xbox Game Pass, a Showcase of Indie Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass
We are excited to announce ID@Xbox Game Pass, a stream highlighting great indie games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, premiering March 26 at 9:00 AM PDT. In this show, you can expect to learn more about some of the hottest ID@Xbox titles coming to Xbox Game Pass with new reveals, gameplay highlights, and conversations with the developers… Read more

Capcom Shares the Secrets to Success in Devil May Cry 5
Dante and Nero are back for more demon-battling action, bringing with them a new character named V in Devil May Cry 5, available now on Xbox One. All three characters are playable in the story, and to make sure Nero has both hands available for hunting demons, Nico – his plucky engineer – has built him a wide range of prosthetic arms called Devil Breakers… Read more

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Anthem Hero Image

A Guide to the Javelins of Anthem
Whether you like to rush headlong into battle or unleash destruction from a discreet distance, Anthem has the perfect javelin for your preferred playstyle. In this article, we’ll give you an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each suit, their weapons and abilities, and how to get the most out of them. What Are Javelins? Let’s start with the basics… Read more

Enter the Nightmarish World of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Today on Xbox One
Xbox fans! It’s time to sharpen your blade, practice your counter-attacks, and prepare to die… a lot (where have we heard that one before?) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the latest epic from the team at FromSoftware, creators of the Dark Souls series, is out today on Xbox One and enhanced for Xbox One X — get it here on the Microsoft Store… Read more

Gears of War Exclusive Funko Pop! Revealed at ECCC 2019
This past weekend, Gears of War and Funko premiered an exclusive General RAAM Funko Pop! at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. As spotted on Instagram last month, the General RAAM Funko Pop! is real and will make your enemies fearful, your friends jealous and make your other Funko Pop! figures envious for how an evil leader… Read more

A Refined Cuphead Experience is Coming Soon as Free Content Update
As we’ve been hard at work on Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, we’ve received so much love from all of our fans that we thought we’d drop one last free content update as just a little thank you. This free patch is coming April 18 and it features a bevy of new features, art, and back end changes readying Cuphead for the adventures ahead… Read more

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Celebrates the Start of Year Two on April 30
Today, we are celebrating a year of adventures in Sea of Thieves! It’s been both humbling and awe-inspiring to see millions of players from all over the world set sail and create their own stories on the Sea of Thieves. On behalf of everyone at Rare, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s played and made Sea of Thieves what it is today… Read more

GDC 2019: Evolving the ID@Xbox Program for Developers with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live
The Game Developers Conference is here again and I’m hecka stoked to join the ID@Xbox team in our annual trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. GDC is an amazing time to highlight new games, catch-up with other developers and friends in the industry and listen to their feedback to continue driving innovation forward for Xbox. 2018 was a fantastic year for developers in the ID@Xbox program… Read more

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Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn Hero Image

Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn Takes You on a First Class Journey
We’re very happy to announce the latest expansion Main Spessart Bahn for Train Sim World is now available on Xbox One, featuring a 52km run through the forests and hillsides of central Germany. This has been a real labour of love for our team as we’re introducing a new type of operation, long-awaited new features, and of course… Read more

Big Boi of Outkast to Compete in Xbox Game Pass Challenge on Next Xbox Sessions on March 21
Seven-time Grammy® Award-winning artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor and philanthropist, Big Boi, will be joining us for the next Xbox Sessions on March 21! In this episode, Big Boi will take part in the Xbox Game Pass challenge, playing two great games from the Xbox Game Pass library. Tune in on Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. PT… Read more

Xbox Game Pass - March Wave 2 Key Art

Xbox Game Pass - March Wave 2 Key Art

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass – Operencia: The Stolen Sun, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Vampyr, and More
Hello fellow Xbox Game Pass fans! It’s only been a hot minute since we last dropped games into your ever-expanding library, but we’re ready to roll with even more (sorry not sorry to the titles waiting in your backlog). Since this is a blog post and not an infomercial, please use your best narrator voice and say, “but wait, there’s more!” right now… Read more

Play Overwatch’s Newest Hero Today on Xbox One
Suit up as Overwatch’s 30th hero, Baptiste, a versatile combat medic who’s not afraid to dole out a few bullets between bandages—available to play starting today. Jean-Baptiste Augustin was one of millions of children orphaned by the Omnic Crisis, the rebellion of robots against their human creators that plunged the planet into a catastrophic war… Read more

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Apex Legends Season 1 – Wild Frontier, Live Today on Xbox One
Welcome to the Wild Frontier. The first season of Apex Legends starts today, and new Legends, loot, and mysterious surprises are dropping into the arena. Check out what’s in store if you play for free, and learn what you get when you grab the Season 1 Battle Pass. Seasons The Apex Games are just getting started, and expect plenty more good stuff coming through seasons…. Read more

New Details Revealed in Our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Interview with Producer Robert Conkey
After its debut on our stage during the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice quickly became one of our most anticipated games of 2019. After all, what’s not to love about a game that combines dynamic movement, challenging-yet-satisfying combat, just a dab of mythology, and a feudal Japanese setting that’s been underutilized… Read more

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Sharpen Your Cues and Get Ready for Snooker 19, Launching This Spring on Xbox One
Can you believe it’s been almost a decade since there was an official World Snooker game? Games have advanced a lot in that time and we’ve been itching to bring snooker back for this generation, harnessing the full power of Xbox One and enhanced for Xbox One X to make it bigger and better than ever! We’re really proud to be bringing snooker back to the fans… Read more

Supercharge Your Hockey Ultimate Team with the Team of the Year in NHL 19
The best players in the NHL are ready to join your Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT), arriving in four rosters with the Team of the Year (TOTY). Celebrating hockey’s superstars playing at the top of their game this season, the most powerful players of the year are being introduced weekly from March 13 to April 10, giving you the best chance yet to give your dream team a boost… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox Hero Image

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 26 – 29
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to… Read more

Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn Takes You on a First Class Journey

We’re very happy to announce the latest expansion Main Spessart Bahn for Train Sim World is now available on Xbox One, featuring a 52km run through the forests and hillsides of central Germany. This has been a real labour of love for our team as we’re introducing a new type of operation, long-awaited new features, and of course the route and locomotives themselves are re-created in incredibly high detail.

Whether you’re an experienced rail fan or you’ve never tried a sim in your life, this route is definitely the choice for you if you’re interested in a new challenge. Here are just a few of the things we’re most proud of:

The route captures a particularly beautiful part of the German countryside, running from Aschaffenburg to Gemünden. Though the line has been partially replaced with flat tunnels in recent years to make things easier, for our sim we went back a few years to capture the challenges and sights of the original route. Banking operations, where one train joins another to help push it up a steep gradient, have been a huge part of the line for decades and are recreated here. And the historic station at Heigenbrücken was closed in 2017, but is now preserved forever in Train Sim World.

Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn

Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn

Two locomotives and one control car provide the excitement on the route. The DB BR 185.2 is a powerful freight-hauling engine that also waits on standby to assist in Banking operations. the DB BR 146.2 is a modern, speedy, passenger-oriented example of motive power featuring player-controlled destination boards and interior door controls. And if you driving the 146.2 and can’t turn around, never fear! At the other end of your train you’ll find the 766.2 DBpbzfa – a control car with separate controls for your double-decker passenger journey.

As Train Sim World grows, one of the things we’re most excited about is the ability to mix and match the locomotives from different routes. As in real life, the following swaps are available for owners of both Ruhr-Sieg Nord and Main Spessart Bahn expansions.

The DB BR 143 from Ruhr Sieg Nord can replace both of Main Spessart Bahn’s locomotives for passenger or light freight operations, and the DB BR 185.2 is featured in Ruhr Sieg Nord, but has a different livery in Main Spessart Bahn. Both liveries can now be used in either route!

Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn

Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn

So give the Main Spessart Bahn a try and let us know what you think of the latest installment in the ever-growing Train Sim World… world!

The Main Spessart Bahn add-on for Train Sim World is now available on the Microsoft Store. Click here to learn more.

Gaming & Disability Community Reception 2019 Recap 

It’s March in the gaming industry and that means we have come to another Game Developer’s Conference (GDC). We have already kicked off the week with the 2nd annual Gaming & Disability Community Reception! Hosted in partnership with Games Accessibility Conference, a one day series of talks on accessible game design from the IGDA Gaming Accessibility Special Interest Group, the crowd was bigger than ever with over 250 attendees and the conversations about how to bring gaming to more players through inclusive design were inspiring.

GDC 2019 Gaming for Everyone

GDC 2019 Gaming for Everyone

Held this year at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, an innovative art and technology experience for children ages 2-12 and their families, is located just steps away from the Moscone Convention Center and GDC 2019. A few of the guests and topics that were shared at this year’s event were “Making Forza More Accessible” from Turn 10 Design Director Jon Knowles, “More Inclusive Communication With PlayFab Party” from PlayFab Program Manager Chris Palmer, and “The Xbox Adaptive Controller Story – GAconf Edition” from Microsoft Devices Inclusive Lead Bryce Johnson.

GDC 2019 Gaming for Everyone

GDC 2019 Gaming for Everyone

One of the missions of IGDA is to raise awareness that disability is a mismatch between a person and their environment, resulting in barriers performing day-to-day tasks, including gaming. Accessibility is a means to avoiding those unnecessary barriers, that often means to reinforce how information is communicated, and offering players some flexibility, both of which often translate into a better experience for all players.

GDC 2019 Gaming for Everyone

GDC 2019 Gaming for Everyone

Understanding and implementation of these principles has been growing at an exponential rate, with every year seeing many more developers making their first forays into the field and may more consolidating and building upon past experiences — this has made GDC 2019 a perfect opportunity to take stock and exchange experiences and expertise.

GDC 2019 Gaming for Everyone

GDC 2019 Gaming for Everyone

At Xbox, we believe that when everybody plays, we all win and we were proud to continue this new tradition of bringing together the community of people who work to make that a reality for players everywhere, and we look forward to the next time we’re able to share ideas to make gaming a better place for everyone.

Play Overwatch’s Newest Hero Today on Xbox One

Suit up as Overwatch’s 30th hero, Baptiste, a versatile combat medic who’s not afraid to dole out a few bullets between bandages—available to play starting today.

Jean-Baptiste Augustin was one of millions of children orphaned by the Omnic Crisis, the rebellion of robots against their human creators that plunged the planet into a catastrophic war. The devastation he witnessed compelled Baptiste to enlist as a special operative and combat medic in the Caribbean Coalition. He joined for one purpose: to help. But when his service was complete, the demand for his unique skill set dwindled. So, when the Talon mercenary group made him an offer, he accepted.

At first, working for Talon suited him; the money was good, and the missions went smoothly. But over time, the assignments became more brutal, and soon his actions were harming the civilian population. Realizing that his behavior no longer matched his beliefs, Baptiste left Talon behind, vowing to work toward making the world a better place—healing where he could, and fighting when he must.

Talon was not willing to simply let Baptiste make a clean break. Baptiste was now a liability, and the organization took radical measures to silence him. Talon operatives—including some former comrades who fought alongside Baptiste—attempted to apprehend or eliminate him to no success. Baptiste knows he cannot undo his past, so he focuses on a new purpose: making a difference.

In battle, Baptiste splits his time between healing his allies and dealing damage. His primary weapon, the Biotic Launcher, fires a three-round burst, eliminating threats and giving teammates room to maneuver. The Biotic Launcher also lobs a healing projectile, which heals allies near the point of impact, allowing them to dive back into the fray.

Baptiste’s Exo Boots allow him to take the high ground. This fancy footwear charges while he’s crouched and launches him into the air when activated, giving Baptiste the ability to escape an intense battle, find a vantage point to support his allies, or get a better shot at his enemies.

Assaulting the objective can sometimes be perilous. When teammates are pinned down or taking damage, activating Baptiste’s Regenerative Burst ability triggers a healing surge, restoring health to allies within the affected area.

Keeping teammates in the fight is Baptiste’s primary objective, and Immorality Field lets him do just that. Tossing the field generator into a battle will prevent allied health from dropping below a certain threshold as long as they remain within the protected area—even while enemies continue to try to deal damage.

Light them up! When Baptiste’s ultimate ability is charged, he can deploy the Amplification Matrix, a field that Baptiste and his allies can shoot through to amplify any damage and healing effects that passes through it.

Combined, all of these experimental devices and weaponry give this battle-hardened soldier a unique support role on the battlefield, spending time as both a healer and damage dealer. We’re calling all prospective agents from across the Xbox community to leap in-game and give Baptiste a go.

You can learn more about Overwatch and Baptiste—and check out his animated origin story—at PlayOverwatch.com, or you can just head into the game right now to join the battle on Xbox One. The world could always use more heroes.

Sharpen Your Cues and Get Ready for Snooker 19, Launching April 19 on Xbox One

Can you believe it’s been almost a decade since there was an official World Snooker game? Games have advanced a lot in that time and we’ve been itching to bring snooker back for this generation, harnessing the full power of Xbox One and enhanced for Xbox One X to make it bigger and better than ever!

We’re really proud to be bringing snooker back to the fans this year with Snooker 19 and today I have the honour of sharing the the very first gameplay trailer with you, which shows a taste of what you can expect from the sport we absolutely love when the game launches later this Spring.

Snooker 19

Snooker 19

We’ve been working on Snooker 19 in close partnership and collaboration with the sport’s officiating body; World Snooker. All the official tournaments, venues and sponsors feature, and best of all the development team at Lab42 have 3D scanned and recreated all 128 professional players to compete as or against. That’s never been achieved before! Take to the table as your favourite pro player including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, and world number one Mark Selby, or take your shot as a hall of fame legend such as Jimmy White or Peter Ebdon.

The attention to detail in Snooker 19 is breathtaking, and Lab42 have worked painstakingly to create a true-to-life simulation of the sport. To create the Star Xingpai tournament tables that you will play on at every official World Snooker event, we deconstructed a real life table and re-modeled it using Unreal engine to ensure the level of incredible detail that we are striving for. Even the baize was modelled using real cloth provided by World Snooker and all arenas were mapped using official floorplans and reference images.

Snooker 19

Snooker 19

At the core of the game is the true-to-life ball physics engine we’ve built from the ground up to play, swerve, top and back-spin and canons to an astonishing degree or real-world accuracy, resulting in relentlessly satisfying cue ball control for potting and positional play. There are four different aiming aid settings for this, meaning that this simulation is accessible to everyone from total novice to intense expert, and of course that’s just the core.

Wrapped around the core simulation are three variants of snooker: Traditional, Six Red (punchier, less tactical), and Shoot Out (fast, intense games against the clock). We also have two different career modes: Pro Season, where you start a career as any established pro including the superstars, and Rising Star where you take the role of a up and coming player to rise up the rankings. Both follow the real World Snooker calendar, and so do online tournaments. You can also play quick VS matches, online and offline, matchmaking with players based on your skill or creating your own events with your friends. All modes also reward you with personalisation and customisation options for your pro, including outfits and cues.

Snooker 19

Snooker 19

We’ve been playing a lot of Snooker 19 in the studio and I’m really proud of how it’s coming together as we get ready to release it to the world. I can’t wait for you to get to play it yourself when it launches this Spring on Xbox One. In the meantime, keep up to speed with all the latest news and developments as they happen at snooker19.com and over on Twitter.

Help Us Rename “Feature Friday” via the Xbox Idea Hub

Here in the Xbox Insider section of the Wire, we make a point of calling out Xbox Insider participation as an important part of successfully launching features, updates, and games on Xbox and PC.  Xbox Ideas is a part of this success, enabling our community to make contributions that improve all aspects of the Xbox experience by sharing their ideas.  In the spirit of building a better Xbox experience together, we’re inviting you to help test an additional space for Xbox Idea Drives.

We’ve recently created a space within the r/XboxInsiders subreddit called the Xbox Idea Hub.  The Xbox Idea Hub is a standalone page housed within the Xbox Insider Subreddit where we can offer Idea Drives similar to what you may have seen previously on Xbox Ideas. Many users of the existing Xbox Ideas platform have shared feedback that they’d like to see some aspects of our Idea Drives changed, and we believe the Xbox Insider Subreddit can offer those desired changes, including:

  • No-wait moderation: When you post your idea, it shows up immediately
  • In-thread discussion: Within a comment thread, you can help develop any idea to its fullest potential
  • Better voting and sorting options: More control over how topics show up for you

As a member of the Xbox Insider Program, we’d like you to lead the way by testing this site before we expand it to the broader Xbox community.  To get started, check out the new Xbox Idea Hub.  Then, contribute to our first Idea Drive in this space – it’s focused on renaming “Feature Friday,” like we said in the title. (Note: If you’re a regular reader of the subreddit, you probably already know about “Feature Friday.” If not, you can read about it in the Idea Drive post and then give us your ideas.)

Once you’ve provided your ideas and upvoted the ones you like, please be sure to read the latest subreddit update post and leave your comments and feedback about the Xbox Idea Hub in the thread.

Thanks in advance, Xbox Insiders!  Your feedback here will help us as we prepare to share the Xbox Idea Hub with the world. Keep watching the blog here, or @XboxInsider on Twitter, for future announcements when we fully open the doors.

New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Build 3/15/19

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_1910\18356.7001.190312-1920). This build has the same features and fixes as 1904 however we need valuable core recovery coverage and feedback as we skip ahead.

DETAILS:

  • OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_1910\18356.7001.190312-1920
  • Available: 2:00PM PST 3/15/19
  • Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PST 3/16/19

Fixes:

 

Audio

  • We have fixed the issues of No Audio heard or stuttering audio from the system and games/apps.
  • We have resolved the issue in which users with Dolby Atmos setups may have no sound or low sound (with snap, crackle and pop!) when coming out of Instant On.

Disney Adventures

  • We have fixed the issue that was crashing this title on launch.

EA Access App

  • We have resolved the following two issues with the EA Access app and the 1904 recovery:
  1. Users are now able to purchase an EA Access subscription from inside the EA Access app.
  2. Users are able to get a game trial from inside the EA Access App.

Plex App

  • Users will no longer encounter an issue when playing/streaming 4K content with the Plex App.

System

  • We have fixed the issue that some users encountered a console restart when using Youtube or similar media apps.
  • Gamepass Twist UI and localization fixes.
  • Various narrator and localization fixes.

Known Issues:

 

Audio

  • We are aware of issues of No Audio heard from Non-Spatial Audio games when using Dolby Atmos for Home Theater with the LG SJ9 soundbar.

Game Pass Mobile App

  • Issue/Impact – After pushing a remote installation of a game from the Game Pass mobile app, customers will not see progress of the installation on in the mobile app and may not receive install notifications.  The game will still successfully install if there is sufficient available space on the console.
  • Affected audience – must be in 1904 preview, must be a GP subscriber, must be using the GP mobile app, must be pushing game installations from the app.
  • Workarounds – None.  A fix is coming in the next version of the mobile app in March.  Customers interested in getting early access to the fix can download the Game Pass Beta app.

Home

  • We are aware that the clock/time is missing from home and the dashboard.

Messaging

  • We are aware that users in Alpha with the new messaging framework are not seeing all messages from before mid-January and we are working on a mitigation’s and fixes.  Workaround : You are able to access all your messages on the PC Xbox App or on www.xbox.com

 My Games and Apps

  • We are aware that the game such as “One Leaves” causes guide to crash on game exit.  We are tracking a fix to the system.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

System

  • We are tracking that Home is failing to load/crashing with latest update.

Virtual Keyboard

  • On Screen Keyboard in Hebrew  – We are aware that the onscreen keyboard in Hebrew the period or semi-colon no longer works. Workaround: A physical usb keyboard works.
  • On Screen Keyboard covers group chat window  – We are aware that the onscreen keyboard in group chat covers that text entry window. Workaround: Touch typing is a skill.

New Preview Alpha and Beta Ring 1904 Build 3/15/19

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha and Preview Beta Rings will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1904\18357.2000.190312-1920). Read on for more about the new features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.

DETAILS:

  • OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1904\18357.2000.190312-1920
  • Available: 2:00PM PDT 3/15/19
  • Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 3/16/19

New Features:

A complete feature list for 1904 is published here https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/02/21/new-features-rolling-out-to-xbox-insiders-this-spring/

Fixes:

My Games and Apps

  • We have resolved an issue in which users had multiple games and apps failing to launch with no error message.

System

  • Game save data fixes to address the issue that Save data did not refresh after deletion.
  • Various narrator fixes (Don’t read out the work “button”).
  • Localization fixes.

Known Issues:

Audio

  • We are aware of issues of No Audio heard from Non-Spatial Audio games when using Dolby Atmos for Home Theater with the LG SJ9 soundbar.

Game Pass Mobile App

  • Issue/Impact – After pushing a remote installation of a game from the Game Pass mobile app, customers will not see progress of the installation on in the mobile app and may not receive install notifications.  The game will still successfully install if there is sufficient available space on the console.
  • Affected audience – must be in 1904 preview, must be a GP subscriber, must be using the GP mobile app, must be pushing game installations from the app.
  • Workarounds – None.  A fix is coming in the next version of the mobile app in March.  Customers interested in getting early access to the fix can download the Game Pass Beta app.

Home

  • We are aware that the clock/time is missing from home and the dashboard.

Messaging

  • We are aware that users in Alpha with the new messaging framework are not seeing all messages from before mid-January and we are working on a mitigation’s and fixes.  Workaround : You are able to access all your messages on the PC Xbox App or on www.xbox.com

My Games and Apps

  • We are aware that the game such as “One Leaves” causes guide to crash on game exit.  We are tracking a fix to the system.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

System

  • We are tracking that Home is failing to load/crashing with latest update.

Virtual Keyboard

  • On Screen Keyboard in Hebrew  – We are aware that the onscreen keyboard in Hebrew the period or semi-colon no longer works. Workaround: A physical usb keyboard works.
  • On Screen Keyboard covers group chat window  – We are aware that the onscreen keyboard in group chat covers that text entry window. Workaround: Touch typing is a skill.

New Preview Delta Ring 1904 Build 3/14/19

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Delta Ring will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1904\18356.2000.190311-1920). Read on for more about the new features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.

DETAILS:

  • OS version released:19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1904\18356.2000.190311-1920
  • Available: 2:00PM PDT 3/14/19
  • Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 3/15/19

New Features:

A complete feature list for 1904 is published here https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/02/21/new-features-rolling-out-to-xbox-insiders-this-spring/

Known Issues:

Audio

  • We are aware of issues of No Audio heard from Non-Spatial Audio games when using Dolby Atmos for Home Theater with the LG SJ9 soundbar.

Game Pass Mobile App

  • Issue/Impact – After pushing a remote installation of a game from the Game Pass mobile app, customers will not see progress of the installation on in the mobile app and may not receive install notifications.  The game will still successfully install if there is sufficient available space on the console.
  • Affected audience – must be in 1904 preview, must be a GP subscriber, must be using the GP mobile app, must be pushing game installations from the app.
  • Workarounds – None.  A fix is coming in the next version of the mobile app in March.  Customers interested in getting early access to the fix can download the Game Pass Beta app.

Home

  • We are aware that the clock/time is missing from home and the dashboard.

My Games and Apps

  • We are aware that the game such as “One Leaves” causes guide to crash on game exit.  We are tracking a fix to the system.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

System

  • We are tracking that Home is failing to load/crashing with latest update.

Virtual Keyboard

  • On Screen Keyboard in Hebrew  – We are aware that the onscreen keyboard in Hebrew the period or semi-colon no longer works. Workaround: A physical usb keyboard works.
  • On Screen Keyboard covers group chat window  – We are aware that the onscreen keyboard in group chat covers that text entry window. Workaround: Touch typing is a skill.