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Pre-orders begin for Xbox One S and Xbox One X ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ bundles coming Nov. 15

May the Force be with you! As unveiled during Disney’s Star Wars Triple Force Friday Global Reveal Livestream, we’re excited to announce the Xbox One X Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order bundle ($499.99 USD) and the Xbox One S Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order bundle ($299.99 USD) coming on November 15, both available for pre-order today! Get ready to feel the Force in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a new third-person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment.

This narrative-driven, single-player game puts you in the role of a Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge of Order 66 following the events of “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” On a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, you must pick up the pieces of your shattered past to complete your training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the iconic lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.

Along with an Xbox One console, each bundle comes packed with an Xbox Wireless Controller, a digital download of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition, a 1-month trial of Xbox Game Pass and a 1-month trial of Xbox Live Gold. Additionally, both Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order bundles give you 1 month of EA Access, which lets you play EA games for a limited time before they’re released and get unlimited access to The Vault, a growing collection of EA’s best Xbox One games.

Xbox One is the only console system that plays the best games of the past, present and future with thousands of games available today – including over 200 exclusives and over 400 Xbox classics. If you’re playing on Xbox One X or Xbox One S, you can also enjoy the ultimate 4K entertainment experience with a built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray player, premium audio with Dolby Atmos support and the fastest, most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live.

Both the Xbox One X Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order bundle and Xbox One S Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order bundle are available for pre-order today. For more information on Xbox One or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, visit xbox.com or a Microsoft Store near you or online, and be sure to keep up with the latest Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order news right here on Xbox Wire.

The galaxy awaits, young Padawan!

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All the news from ID@Xbox Game Pass Fall 2019 Showcase

Our ID@Xbox Game Pass Fall 2019 showcase has concluded! If you didn’t have a chance to watch yet, you can find the video above. For those who are into the TLDR, we have you covered with the below recap!

Today, we announced more ID@Xbox games coming to Xbox Game Pass and shared some footage and gameplay of these great games from independent developers. We also sat down with some excited publishers that shared more about their games, which will be day one premieres.

13 ID@Xbox Games Announced for Xbox Game Pass Across Console and PC

We strive to bring a diverse, great set of games to Xbox Game Pass so that we can help you discover your next favorite game. Today, we’re excited to highlight these amazing independent developers and celebrate their creativity with even more players.

Xbox Game Pass for Console and Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)

  • Munchkin: In this digital adaptation of the popular board game, level up, kill monsters, and loot! Play with your friends (or enemies) in fun four-player action. Choose from four different races and classes, each with unique abilities.
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill: Race, jump, and slide down unspoiled mountain landscapes on your bike, through lush forests, narrow trails, and rivers. With the game’s custom physics, you’ll experience fun and responsive controls as you find your line down the mountain. Take the relaxing path or go cross country, it’s your choice!
  • Demon’s Tilt: In this gorgeous tribute to ‘90s video pinball games, Demon’s Tilt brings many features that are sure to please both gamers and pinball enthusiasts. With an art style and effects reminiscent of classic bullet hell games, expect turbo-charged pinball action with shoot ‘em up elements as you defeat enemies and bosses and score huge jackpots.
  • Genesis Noir: Set before, during, and after The Big Bang, Genesis Noir is an adventure game with a focus on exploration, simple interactions, and generative art. Stop the expansion of the universe and save your love. The game features beautiful, hand-drawn animations that blend visual storytelling and interaction.
  • Minit: An adventure game played 60 seconds at a time. On your journey, help unusual folks, uncover secrets, defeat dangerous foes to end an unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.
  • The Talos Principle: You are tasked by your creator to solve complex puzzles as you explore a story of humanity, technology, and civilization. Choose your path in a non-linear world. And remember: your choices have consequences.
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul: Immerse yourself in a story-driven, roguelike adventure. Journey with a memorable party of characters with unique powers to survive deadly encounters in a frozen landscape. Defeat the King of Shades, who has cursed the city of Icenaire and amassed an army of undead.

Xbox Game Pass for Console

  • Yooka Laylee: As buddy do Yooka and Laylee, embark in an open-world platforming adventure. Equipped with special moves, overcome puzzles, enemies, and challenges, you must defeat Capital B and thwart his scheme to absorb the world’s books and convert them to profit.
  • The Escapists 2: Escape from different prisons set in different environments, craft tools from everyday items, and train to fight in prison brawls. In this ultimate prison sandbox, you are in control of building your escape crew and how you organize your escape!

Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)

  • Cities: Skyline (Windows 10 Edition): Design, build, and manage the city of your dreams. In this award-winning and best-selling city management game, you’re in charge of everything from public services to civic policies.
  • Dead by Daylight: Death is not an escape. Dead by Daylight is a 4 vs 1 multiplayer horror game, where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players are Survivors, who must escape the Killer without getting caught.
  • The Red Strings Club: In this cyberpunk narrative experience, take on the role as a bartender and hacker to collect information and uncover secrets of a corporate program. Pull out all the stops and thwart a corporate conspiracy.
  • State of Mind: Play as Richard Nolan, a journalist, and five other characters as you explore a deep, thrilling sci-fi story where dystopian reality and digital utopia are intertwined. Research and collect information to piece back together your past.

Interviews with Independent Developers

And thanks again to the teams behind these games. We had a chance to sit down with a few people who were excited to share more about their game.

  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
    • Andrew Stevens, Thunderful Games
  • Demon’s Tilt
    • Ralph Barbagallo, FLARB
  • Genesis Noir
    • Ashley Nicollette, Fellow Traveler

And don’t fret! These announces are just some of the great games coming. We’re always adding to the Xbox Game Pass game library so expect many more to come. As you wait for these games to become available, there are great games to play today with Xbox Game Pass for Console and Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)! And if you haven’t yet joined, but are interested, find the right plan for you.

Thank you for tuning in today and we hoped you enjoyed the showcase! For all the latest and greatest ID@Xbox and Xbox Game Pass news, make sure to stay tuned to Xbox Wire and the below channels!

@XboxGamePass: Twitter / Instagram / Mobile App
@XboxGamePassPC: Twitter
@ID_Xbox: Twitter / YouTube

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Xbox expands voice capabilities with Google Assistant

On Team Xbox, we put customer choice at the forefront of our decision making and regularly use community feedback to help guide the experiences we deliver to gamers. One piece of feedback we’ve heard loud and clear is that you’ve wanted more options for using digital assistants to interact with your Xbox.

Based on your feedback, we expanded our voice command capabilities with the release of the Xbox Skill for Alexa and Cortana last fall. We are excited to announce we’re further expanding our digital assistant capabilities on Xbox One with the Xbox Action for the Google Assistant. The new Xbox Action for the Google Assistant releases to public beta on Xbox One today and is available to all customers in English during the beta period. Google and Xbox are working together to expand language support before launching more broadly to the Xbox community later this fall.

With the release of the Xbox Action for the Google Assistant, you can now interact with your Xbox One in even more ways using just your voice, including the ability to turn your console on and off, launch games and apps, play and pause videos, and more, from the Google Assistant and Home-enabled devices, as well as the Google Assistant apps on iOS and Android.

Here’s how to get started with the beta:

  1. Join our Google Group with the Google Account you intend to use
  2. Sign into your Xbox
  3. In the Google Home app for iOS or Android:
    1. Tap “+ Add”
    2. Tap “Set up device”
    3. Tap “Have something already set up?”
    4. Search for and select “[beta] Xbox”
  4. Sign in with the Microsoft account you use on Xbox
  5. Follow the instructions to link your Xbox and give it a device name
“Hey Google, play Gears 5 on Xbox.”

Once you’re all set up, here are a few actions you can try to get you started with controlling your Xbox One with Google Assistant:

  • “Hey Google, play Gears 5 on Xbox.”
  • “Hey Google, turn on Xbox.”
  • “Hey Google, turn off Xbox.”
  • “Hey Google, launch YouTube on Xbox.”
  • “Hey Google, pause on Xbox.”
  • “Hey Google, resume on Xbox.”
  • “Hey Google, volume up on Xbox.”
  • “Hey Google, take a screenshot on Xbox.”

You’ll notice the default device name for Xbox consoles is “Xbox”; however, you can change the device name for your smart home commands at any time in the Google Home and Assistant apps if you have more than one Xbox in your home. When triggering an action, just use the device name you set in your commands. For example, you would say, “Hey Google, turn on Basement Xbox.”

For a full list of commands, setup instructions, or for troubleshooting, please visit the Xbox Insider Subreddit.

“Hey Google, take a screenshot on Xbox.”

Over the coming weeks as you begin to check out this feature, we’d love to hear from you so you can help us test and refine this new capability. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us shape the experience for all gamers on Xbox. We will also continue to improve on this experience following release and will be listening to your feedback to help determine how we expand our capabilities in the future.

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‘Gears 5’ now available worldwide

Today, we welcome Gears 5 fans to Sera as Gears 5 officially releases around the world. Gears 5’s Early Access period began on Thursday at 9pm local time and has been has been a hit with critics, who have describe the game as “a spectacular return to form” and “the best Gears of War game yet.” In addition to buying the standard edition, you can also play it now with Xbox Game Pass. If you haven’t already joined Xbox Game Pass, you get your first two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2 (and if you are already an Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Live Gold member, you can also upgrade your existing pre-paid months and still get two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2).

Gears 5 is the culmination of an incredible journey after three years of passion and dedicated work by our studio team,” said Rod Fergusson, Studio Head at The Coalition. “We set out to challenge expectations for when fans play a new Gears of War game, and are proud to share Gears 5 with the world.”

 

That’s just the beginning – after today’s launch, we’ll continue to use Operations to evolve your Gears 5 Multiplayer Experience with free new modes, maps, characters, customization items and more. With all of this free content, plus a regular cadence of exclusive cosmetic items in the Gears 5 Store, we think this will be the most dynamic and exciting post-launch Gears has ever had. Speaking of bonus multiplayer items, remember to download and play by September 16 to unlock the Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack.

For more information on the Gears of War franchise, stay tuned to Xbox Wire or follow Gears on Twitter @gearsofwar.

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Introducing the new Xbox Wireless Controller – Midnight Forces II Special Edition

In 2014, we introduced the fan-favorite military-inspired Forces series for the Xbox Wireless Controller. Today, we’re introducing a new take on one of the most popular designs from the series – the new Xbox Wireless Controller – Midnight Forces II Special Edition. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Midnight Forces II Special Edition features the modern blue camouflage-pattern you love plus textured grip to help you stay on target in the heat of the battle and a 3.5mm stereo headset jack to plug in for a fully immersive gaming experience. Like all Xbox Wireless Controllers, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Midnight Forces II Special Edition comes with Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR and custom button mapping through the Xbox Accessories app to customize your controller just the way you like it.

Make your camo-inspired gaming set complete with the officially licensed Midnight Forces II Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand by Controller Gear. This charging stand is built with the same high-quality materials as Xbox Wireless Controllers so it’s always an exact match, while the magnetic contact system ensures a perfect fit and secure charge every time. Each Xbox Pro Charging Stand comes with a premium charging stand, battery cover, rechargeable battery and 6-foot power cord.

The Midnight Forces II Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand and the Xbox Wireless Controller – Midnight Forces II Special Edition are available today at Microsoft Store in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The controller is also available online through Wal-Mart in U.S. and Canada starting today and coming to their physical stores beginning mid-October.

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‘Gears 5’ early access begins tonight following debut of launch ad during NFL season opener

Tonight, the wait is finally over. Gears 5 will be available tonight, immediately following the television debut of the launch ad, “The Chain,” during the NFL Season opener, the Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears on NBC.

This begins the four-day early access period for Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members who may begin playing four days before the game’s worldwide release on September 10. For those eager to get started immediately the full game download is available now in advance of the game’s release. As part of a special offer, new subscribers can join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today and get their first two months for $2 now through September 30.

Described as “a spectacular return to form” by The Verge, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet.

Retail copies of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition will be available for pick-up from participating retailers beginning at 9 pm local time. The Gears 5 Limited Edition Console Bundle, which includes the Ultimate Edition version of the game, will also be available.

In “The Chain,” Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. The commercial was produced by 215 McCann, creators of the landmark TV ad “Mad World,” and features Grammy award-winning rock band Evanescence performing Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”

Launch Timing by Region
Here’s when Gears 5 will be available in key regions around the world. Where not stated, Gears 5 will launch in all Xbox regions on September 5, 9 pm local time, except where noted.

Launch Calendar

Region Gears 5 Ultimate Edition Gears 5 Standard Edition
Start Date/Time (PDT) Start Date/Time (UTC) Start Date/Time (PDT) Start Date/Time (UTC)
New Zealand 9/5/2019 2:00 9/5/2019 9:00 9/9/2019 2:00 9/9/2019 9:00
Australia 9/5/2019 4:00 9/5/2019 11:00 9/9/2019 4:00 9/9/2019 11:00
Japan, South Korea 9/5/2019 5:00 9/5/2019 12:00 9/9/2019 5:00 9/9/2019 12:00
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore 9/5/2019 6:00 9/5/2019 13:00 9/9/2019 6:00 9/9/2019 13:00
India 9/5/2019 8:30 9/5/2019 15:30 9/9/2019 8:30 9/9/2019 15:30
United Arab Emirates 9/5/2019 10:00 9/5/2019 17:00 9/9/2019 10:00 9/9/2019 17:00
Finland, Greece, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey 9/5/2019 11:00 9/5/2019 18:00 9/9/2019 11:00 9/9/2019 18:00
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland 9/5/2019 12:00 9/5/2019 19:00 9/9/2019 12:00 9/9/2019 19:00
Ireland, Portugal, UK 9/5/2019 13:00 9/5/2019 20:00 9/9/2019 13:00 9/9/2019 20:00
Argentina, Brazil 9/5/2019 17:00 9/6/2019 0:00 9/9/2019 17:00 9/10/2019 0:00
Chile (time zone changes this weekend) 9/5/2019 18:00 9/6/2019 1:00 9/9/2019 17:00 9/10/2019 0:00
Canada, United States 9/5/2019 18:00 9/6/2019 1:00 9/9/2019 18:00 9/10/2019 1:00
Colombia, Mexico 9/5/2019 19:00 9/6/2019 2:00 9/9/2019 19:00 9/10/2019 2:00

About Gears 5
Published by Xbox Game Studios and developed by The Coalition, a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals from around the world who are united in their passion for Gears of War, Gears 5 is the latest entry in the award-winning and billion-dollar that continues to redefine the third-person shooter genre.

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New ‘Gears Forever’ trailer now online

We’re just a short time away from the biggest Gears yet with Early Access for either Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or with Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, and today while fans eagerly await its release, we’ve got a brand new trailer showing off Gears 5’s five modes.

In Gears 5, there are five thrilling ways to play: the all-new aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode Escape; the competitive Versus mode, featuring nine modes including the all-new Arcade for players of all levels; the deepest Horde Mode ever;  the intuitive Map Builder and the biggest Campaign yet.

Yesterday, we shared news about latest blockbuster partnership in Gears 5 with WWE Superstar Batista making an appearance in Gears 5 as a multiplayer character, donning the armor of the legendary Marcus Fenix. Fans can also look forward to the inclusion of Sarah Connor and the T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator: Dark Fate and Spartans Emile-A239 and Kat-B320 from Halo: Reach with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition.

Gears 5 early access will begin at 9pm on September 5th in your local time zone. For countries with multiple time zones, the earliest time zone will determine when you can play. For example, North American early access will begin at simultaneously at 9pm ET, 8pm CT and 6pm PT.

Both Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners will be able to gear up and take the fight to the Swarm. On behalf of everyone at The Coalition, we’re excited to have fans jump into the world of Gears 5.

For more information on Gears 5 and the Gears franchise, stay tuned to Xbox Wire or follow Gears on Twitter @gearsofwar.

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WWE superstar Batista coming to ‘Gears 5’

Today, WWE Superstar Batista confirmed the long-standing hopes of many, including his own.

As revealed on his personal Twitter account, Batista will officially enter the Gears of War Universe later this month, donning the armor of Marcus Fenix as a Gears 5 multiplayer character.

Fans around the world have long expressed hope that Batista will be cast for the role of Marcus Fenix in the film version of Gears of War, an opportunity he’s described as a “dream role.”

While the movie remains in development, The Coalition didn’t want any more time to go by without giving Batista a chance to don the armor, which he wore for as part of an upcoming WWE Network promotion for Gears 5. According to those who were there, the armor which was created to match the specifications of the game, “fit him perfectly.”

Rod Fergusson, who has cast and directed every Gears title, directed Batista’s performance for Gears 5, including over seven hundred lines recorded for the game.

“Adding Batista to Gears 5, we started with the fantasy of ‘Batista as Marcus,’ putting Batista into Marcus’ armor, and starting with Marcus’ script. Then we added elements of “The Animal” Batista into his voice performance and onto his look by adding his signature Hollywood shades to his character.  Batista was great in the booth and I can’t wait for Gears and Batista fans alike to stomp some Swarm as The Animal.”

Gears 5 Batista

Gears 5 Batista

Xbox has partnered together with WWE to create a special countdown to Batista’s availability in the game, including behind-the-scenes with Gears 5 and Batista on WWE’s UpUpDownDown gaming channel. This all leads up to WWE Network’s “Clash of Champions” event on Sunday, September 15, available through a 30-day free subscription on the Xbox app (new subscribers only).

To unlock Batista, simply play any version of Gears 5 (including with your Xbox Game Pass membership) beginning September 15. The promotion ends October 28.

Gears 5 launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on September 6 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members; September 10 for Xbox Game Pass members. Gears 5 is also available for pre-order today from the Microsoft Store. Click here for purchase details.

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gamescom 2019: Find out what’s new with Xbox Game Pass

During our latest episode of Inside Xbox live from gamescom 2019, we detailed new titles joining Xbox Game Pass this month and updates to the new Xbox (Beta) app for PC to make it even easier to discover and play your next favorite game. At Xbox, we’re always listening to fan feedback, and our community has continued to tell us they want even more great games. So, we’re thrilled to share more details on these amazing new titles – many that are available with Xbox Game Pass starting today:

Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

August 19

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The iconic real-time strategy game returns with all-new 4K visuals, 8-person multiplayer battles and a host of other new features bringing together all the officially released content. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the complete RTS package

Devil May Cry 5 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The devil you know returns. From the creators of the best-selling action franchise comes the latest chapter in the Devil May Cry saga. Prepare to get downright demonic in the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this gaming generation!

Stellaris (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC)
Featuring deep strategic gameplay, with rich and diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris puts the complexity of the galaxy in your hands. Whether you’re exploring the unknown, discovering the mysteries of the universe, or conquering it for the glory of your empire, you now have more inter-galactic strategy awaiting you than ever before.

August 22

Ape Out (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
In this wild, colorfully stylized smash‘em up about primal escape and frenetic jazz, build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors to your advantage as you crush everyone on your path to freedom. Embrace bold colors, use the rhythm of jazz in the chaos to guide you and take on a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
A story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices. Explore majestic castles, deep forests, thriving villages and countless other realistic settings in medieval Bohemia.

August 27

Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.

August 30

Blair Witch (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…

And as a preview of what’s coming for September, we also announced that Dead Cells (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) is coming September 5!

Since launching Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) alongside the new Xbox (Beta) app at E3 2019, we’ve been listening closely to your ideas on how to make your PC gaming experience better and are excited to share some updates, driven by your feedback. In addition to delivering more great games, we’ve made some updates to the Xbox Game Pass for PC experience to make it easier for you to discover and manage the titles in your library, as well as connect with your gaming community. Some of these features are available today, and others will release in the coming weeks.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:

  • Find Your Friends Across Networks: We know staying connected to your friends while gaming is important, so we’ve made some updates to make it easier to find and start playing with your friends with new account linking options. In addition to adding friends via their Xbox gamertags, you’ll now be able to search for friends from Facebook or Steam that are also on Xbox. You’ll also be able to link your accounts for YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Discord, and Reddit on your player card so your friends can follow your gaming adventures no matter where you are.
  • New Ways to Find and Filter Games: We’ve also heard you wanted improvements to the way you can manage your games within the new Xbox (Beta) app. Soon, you’ll be able to take advantage of new filter options from the sidebar to make finding your favorite games and managing your DLC even easier.
  • More Control on Managing Downloads: We’re also making some updates to the drive selector that not only display the disk space required for each game, but also enable you to select the drive where you want your games installed.
  • PC Joins the Mobile App: To make it easier for you to manage your Xbox Game Pass for PC library while on the go, we’re excited to share the Xbox Game Pass mobile app now includes PC titles. With this update that we’re currently testing in Beta, you can also browse and discover games in the Xbox Game Pass for PC library and download them anytime and anywhere to your PC. To take advantage of these features, gamers can download the Xbox Game Pass mobile app (Beta) available on iOS and Android This feature is available in public beta on Android devices, and in a closed Beta on iOS devices, and we will have more to share soon.

We’re excited about the progress we’re making to deliver a great Xbox Game Pass for PC experience and we will continue to deliver more improvements over the coming months based on your input, so please keep the feedback coming.

And if you’re not a member yet, join now and get your first two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2. Already an Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Live Gold member? You can also upgrade your existing pre-paid months to get two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, plus over 100 high-quality console and PC games for one low-monthly price.

To stay up to date on the latest Xbox Game Pass news, including new titles joining the library and updates to the Xbox App, check out our Twitter and Instagram.

The Xbox Game Pass team is looking forward to continuing this journey with our fans.

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gamescom 2019: Introducing the newest Xbox Wireless Controllers

At Xbox, we know the controller you reach for can be a form of self-expression as personal as the kicks you choose to rock. They can be reflective of your style and personality or symbolic of a deeper connection to a game, friend or even a nostalgic memory. As we expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to provide our fans with new opportunities and more choices to make those kinds of meaningful connections – which is why we’re excited to announce not one, but two new special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers releasing this fall.

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Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition is the first in a brand-new series of controllers and our take on a pattern that is classic and iconic – camouflage. The dark palette of black, grey and warm metallic gold on a slightly textured body gives the Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition a rugged and urban street vibe. It features a metallic gold D-Pad and etched trigger grip that gives you extra control where you need it most. If gritty and cool are your style, you’ll want to scoop one up beginning October 8 for $69.99 USD or pre-order now at select retailers worldwide, including Microsoft Store, near you or online.

To celebrate this new camo series, we teamed up with Meta Threads for the new Xbox Night Ops Camo Label Tee, exclusive to the Xbox Official Gear Shop. Take your love for all things Xbox to the streets with this 100% combed cotton tee in medium weight, pre-shrunk and finished with silk screened detailing and a woven Xbox label. Available in Unisex and Women’s styles, you can get yours from Xbox Official Gear Shop online starting August 20 in the US and Canada for $24.99 USD/$32.99 CAD. If you’re at gamescom this week, swing by the Xbox Official Gear Shop in Hall 5.2 or the Xbox Open Doors location in Gloria Theater to pick up the Xbox Night Ops Camo Label Tee and other Xbox gear in person starting August 19.

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Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Blue Special Edition

Inspired by sports lifestyle, activewear and pop culture, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Blue Special Edition is the third installment in the Sport Series. Like its predecessors, the Sport White Special Edition and Sport Red Special Edition, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Blue Special Edition features a geometric design with eye-catching metallic accents and a metallic D-Pad. The vibrant blue rubberized grip gives it a pop of color while providing enhanced comfort that helps you stay on target. How’s that for form and function? You can pre-order yours now at select retailers worldwide including Microsoft Store, near you or online, or pick one up beginning September 17 for $69.99 USD.

Controller Gear Xbox Pro Charging Stands

To complete your ensemble, be sure to pick up the matching Night Ops Camo Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand or Sport Blue Special Edition Xbox Pro Gear Charging Stand by Controller Gear for a seamless charging setup. Controller Gear Xbox Pro Charging Stands are built with the same high-quality materials as Xbox Wireless Controllers, so it’s always an exact match and perfect fit. Each Xbox Pro Charging Stand comes with a premium charging stand, battery cover, rechargeable battery and 6-foot power cord. At $49.99 USD, you can pre-order now or pick up the Night Ops Camo Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand starting October 8 and the Sport Blue Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand starting September 17 at select online retailers in the US and CA, including Microsoft Store.

As with all Xbox Wireless Controllers, the Night Ops Camo Special Edition and Sport Blue Special Edition controllers are compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and include fan-favorite features you know and love such as a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, Bluetooth technology to play your favorite games on Windows 10 PCs and tablets or Samsung Gear VR. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories app to customize your gear just the way you like it. In select markets, these controllers come with 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass, so you can explore and discover your next favorite game.