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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Twisted Pixel separates from Microsoft, returns to indie development

Developer Twisted Pixel, creator of games like 'Splosion Man and Comic Jumper, has "returned to its indie roots" this week, announcing that it has split from Microsoft Studios following its 2011 acquisition.

Xbox One game-creation toolkit Project Spark goes fully free to play

Project Spark, a sandbox-styled game creation toolkit for the Xbox One and PCs, is giving up its microtransaction-based revenue model next month as Microsoft shifts its focus to providing "a free and open creation engine."

Xbox One holiday bundle includes Tomb Raider prequel series

Microsoft revealed that its timed exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be included with Xbox One hardware bundles sold this holiday season.

Does EA score with FIFA 16 this time around? 2:39

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Polk’s latest gaming headset connects to nearly any system, dishes up serious sound 1:47

At $150, the Polk Striker Pro Zx have plenty of competition, but few of their contemporaries can claim to offer such versatility paired with such impressive sound. Bundled with the cans are everything you need to game on nearly…

Xbox Games With Gold features The Walking Dead, Valiant Hearts in October

The first season of Telltale Games' episodic adventure game series The Walking Dead will be available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in October, Microsoft's Major Nelson announced.

Xbox One hardware bundle includes FIFA 16, EA Access membership

Microsoft has released a new FIFA 16-themed Xbox One hardware bundle. The package includes a year's subscription to Electronic Arts' gaming service EA Access, which offers free downloadable versions of many EA-published games.

Everything you need to know about Destiny: The Taken King in 3 minutes 2:41

Many have debated whether or not to add "Destiny: The Taken King" to their game collections this fall. In this quick "First Impressions" video find out what to expect, what's new, and more in just a few short minutes. Deciding…