Xbox One: News and Announcements


Microsoft has finally shown us its hand with the Xbox One, the next generation of console designed to go head to head with Sony’s PlayStation 4. The stakes are high, and the winner could have a spot reserved in anywhere from 50 to 100 million households around the world over the next five to ten years. Whoever takes the lead in the looming eighth generation of consoles will do more than just have the top gaming system around though, it will also help to redefine how we consume entertainment.

Check back with us all day for news and analysis as we separate the facts from fiction, as Microsoft defines its next generation.

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Activision’s Deadpool game is getting remastered for PS4, Xbox One

Activision's superhero action game Deadpool is returning for an encore performance later this year in an upgraded re-release for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, retailer GameStop announced this week.


Upcoming Xbox One Elite Bundle features redesigned controller, 1TB hard drive

Microsoft today announced a new Xbox One Elite Bundle that includes an improved controller and a redesigned hard drive that's both larger and faster than storage media packaged with earlier models of the Xbox One.


GTA V’s Rockstar Editor coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One in September

Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online players on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will soon receive a comprehensive set of in-game filmmaking tools as part of a forthcoming title update, publisher Rockstar announced this week.


Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in September

The revamped Xbox One version of Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider will be available as a free download in September for Xbox Live Gold subscribers as part of the ongoing Games With Gold program.


Smite for Xbox One is out of beta, and it’s still completely free to play

Popular third-person MOBA Smite has been available for Xbox One gamers to play since July, but it was technically an open beta. Now developer HiRez Studios has officially taken the game out of beta.


Xbox One streaming offers very high quality on Windows 10

Even though Microsoft previously disabled the "very high" quality setting for Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming, it's seen the error of its ways and has now enabled it by default, giving everyone access to higher quality streams.


Halo on the PC? Here's how to do it, with Game Streaming in Windows 10

Want to play Xbox One games while someone else is hogging the TV? Now you can, if you have a Windows 10 PC. Here's how to set up and optimize Game Streaming.


Crackdown 3’s cloud computing features topple cities in real time

Microsoft has revealed that cloud computing will power Crackdown 3's multiplayer component, allowing for fully destructible cityscapes.