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  1. Microsoft says the latest Windows 11 preview build has improved the Accounts Settings page to provide Xbox subscription management capabilities. The new 'Your Microsoft account' settings page within Windows 11's Settings was rolled out by the Windows Insider team starting in October 2021. The end goal behind this effort is to provide users with all the info they need on their Microsoft accounts (including but not limited to Microsoft 365 subscriptions) from within the OS, thus eliminating the need to sign in on the web. "With this build, we are introducing a new Xbox subscription management experience within Windows 11 Settings app," Microsoft's Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc said today. "If you are a member of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, PC Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Live Gold, you will now be able to see your subscription details via Settings > Accounts." Windows 11 users can check the payment method, billing recurrence, and any games and benefits linked to their Xbox subscription. Xbox subscription management in Windows 11 Settings (Microsoft) "In addition, you will also be able to manage and upgrade your subscription, redeem gift card tokens and be up to date on any actions required to continue your subscriptions without any disruptions," Langowski and LeBlanc added. You can now access this info (previously only available in your console's guide menu or via the Services & subscriptions page on the Microsoft account management page) in Windows by going into Settings > Accounts. This new feature is rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel, who have installed Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25193. Microsoft added information about Office subscriptions linked to the user's Microsoft 365 account to the Windows 11 account settings page in May for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. In today's Windows 11 dev build, Microsoft also introduced support for new Braille displays and new Braille input and output languages in Windows Narrator. New braille displays supported starting with this release include the APH Chameleon, the APH Mantis Q40, the NLS eReader, and many others. Windows 11 Settings now lets you manage Xbox subscriptions
  2. PG Game Pass Save Converter can help you move your Game Pass save files to a different platform like Steam. Games available through PC Game Pass or purchased via the Xbox app keep their save files in an arbitrary file structure. This means if you purchase a game on another storefront moving your save files to or from the Xbox version is extremely difficult. This software aims to make that process easy. Finds games by listing any Microsoft Store package with a wgs folder (believed to stand for "Windows Game Save"). This means some non-game applications may be shown There is an extremely small (as of now at least) game library that contains the locations of non-Xbox save files. Some other game storefronts/save systems support multiple profiles, if this is the case with your game profiles will be shown by the file name identifying them. If your game is not found in this library you will be prompted to select the location manually when a package is selected. It is strongly recommended you back up both save file folders before using this application. Homepage: https://github.com/Fr33dan/GPSaveConverter Download: 1.38 MB https://github.com/Fr33dan/GPSaveConverter/releases/download/v.0.4.5.3/GPSaveConverter.exe
  3. Microsoft seems keenly interested in developing and deploying an in-game advertising marketplace within the Xbox universe. Although ads would be visible inside a few games, they would be subtle, non-intrusive, and most importantly, not be visually distracting. Microsoft is reportedly building an in-game system for Xbox games that would allow brands and companies to serve ads. The ads, however, will be “placed”, and not played. Simply put, gamers need not worry about ads that hinder gameplay, just to play a promotional message, indicated a report from BusinessInsider. The Windows OS maker seems to be considering multiple AdTech companies as potential partners. The AdTech company that Microsoft ends up partnering with for serving ads within its Xbox universe would not be able to just set up a standard marketplace. In other words, businesses interested in advertising their products and services wouldn't be able to simply pay money and ensure gamers are served ads. Microsoft seems interested in offering more “ad space”. For the Xbox gaming ecosystem, this translates to adding more games that brands can advertise in, and allowing more game developers or publishers to sell ad space within their own creations. Coming to the actual advertisements, and how they would be actually served, the report indicates digitally and dynamically rendered billboards within a game. In other words, these ads wouldn’t impede gameplay. It is not immediately clear, but Microsoft might offer other promotional tactics such as avatar skins or video ads that play in gaming lobbies. Needless to mention, Microsoft hasn’t confirmed or denied it is actively exploring options to include more ads within the Xbox gaming ecosystem. The company currently allows limited forms of advertising within Xbox. Advertisers can purchase ads that appear on the Xbox dashboard. Additionally, agencies can buy in-game ads that appear within certain games. Microsoft also works with third parties such as Yahoo and Anzu to boost ad revenue. Ads, within game titles that gamers play on dedicated gaming consoles, aren't as common as those within mobile games. Microsoft must be acutely aware that pushing any visually intrusive ads within console games would cause a huge backlash. Hence, it is quite likely the company would begin inserting subtle advertisements within some free-to-play titles. However, it is amply clear that Microsoft wants to build a large ad network that it owns and controls. Source: BusinessInsider Microsoft Xbox console games to contain ads but they could be subtle in-game ‘promotions'
  4. The Future of Xbox Isn't Just a Console With the Xbox Series X on the horizon, Microsoft’s head of videogame hardware sees a future where consoles may no longer be front and center. Xbox boss Phil Spencer says the idea that “the hardware you bought keeps us from being able to play together seems totally foreign in today’s world.”Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Microsoft and Sony will launch the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 later this year. While their hardware improvements are hard to argue with, they’re arriving in an unprecedented era of media consumption: Netflix on iPhones, Kindle on tablets, Spotify on PC, all three interchangeable on each piece of hardware. As videogames follow that same path, the primacy of the specced out console itself seems increasingly in doubt. After all, tweens who play Fortnite already know that everything can be a console. It’s a vision Xbox itself is championing. Yet at the dawn of a new era of consoles, it’s hard not to wonder whether these mega-powerful boxes we plant in our living rooms will even exist in 10 years. Despite its massive push for the Xbox Series X, Microsoft is hedging its bets that a decade from now more and more gamers will be taking a “no gods, no masters” approach to where and how they play. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, thinks whether consoles will exist in 10 years is the wrong question to ask. “In the long run, to me, it’s a question about the viability of the television,” said Spencer last week in an interview with WIRED. “There’s this calculus, this chess match we’re playing,” says Spencer. “It’s no longer checkers.” Spencer’s chess match isn’t against Sony or Nintendo; it’s against the ever-changing trends in how two billion gamers worldwide consume media. When the Xbox Series X arrives in stores later this year, it will become a part of Xbox’s chimera approach—alongside its cloud gaming service, Project xCloud, and Xbox Play Anywhere—to capture gamers wherever they are. With xCloud, you’ll pay a currently undefined subscription to stream AAA games onto your mobile phone and tablet. With Xbox Play Anywhere, you can buy, say, Forza Horizon 4 and play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 on PC. “We're going to be focusing on the player and the devices that they have that fit in their lifestyle,” says Spencer. When the Xbox Series X launches, it will be the console maker’s most powerful game machine yet. For the specs fetishists, it’s got a custom processor that’s four times more powerful than the Xbox One’s. It will support up to 120 frames per second and its GPU can handle an enormous 12 teraflops of GPU performance. For those uninterested in teraflops, some exciting features: “quick resume,” which lets players suspend and return to games almost instantly, and an exhaustive library of backwards-compatible games. There’s no price tag attached to it yet, though. (The Xbox 360 launched at $400 and The Xbox One was $500.) Customers will be paying for an oblong black box that smoothly runs high-end games with an easy-to-use user interface and satisfying quality of life features—all of which may get outdated in a couple of years should Xbox launch, say, a Series Y. For years, Xbox has been chipping away at the historical borders delineating how we play games. It was an early champion of cross-play—when gamers can play online games together across consoles—for games like Minecraft and Rocket League when Sony in many cases was not. (Once, in 2017, when Sony accidentally turned on Fortnite cross-play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Spencer tweeted, “I would have liked to see them leave it on.”) You were a PlayStation person, and you meandered around their walled garden, where you played the games exclusive to the PlayStation console. Or you were an Xbox person, and you lived in the walled garden next door. “This world where the hardware you bought keeps us from being able to play together seems totally foreign in today’s world,” says Spencer, describing “walled gardens” as “such a 1990s construct.” (There’s arguably more in it for Xbox to want to tear down those boundaries; for a lot of gamers, Sony’s plot of land has more appealing exclusive games.) Spencer recalls some backlash from “traditional console purists” when Xbox decided to start simultaneously shipping first-party games on PC and console a couple years ago. For them, he explained, “A console comes out every five years: I take my old hardware and I put it and all of the games in a cardboard box and go put that in a closet. And I buy all new games for this new piece of hardware. And that's the way a console should be.” Today, consoles aren’t the most popular way to play games; phones are. The image of the mobile gamer is changing a lot as the years ago on, too, from an idle mom poking away at Candy Crush to a dedicated teenager headshotting opponents in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. As Xbox moves further into markets like Africa and India, Spencer theorizes that populations who typically enjoy entertainment on mobile devices and tablets aren’t going to buy a television and a gaming console to plug into the wall. They’re going to want to play Sea of Thieves on hardware they already own. Sure, it may not be a perfect experience. (Until 5G rolls out, cloud gaming will suffer from issues around bandwidth and latency.) But movies, television, and music are all becoming more and more device-agnostic. Why not games? “You and I might watch Netflix. I don’t know where you watch it, where I watch it, but we can have conversations about the shows we watch,” says Spencer. “I want gaming to evolve to that same level.” Then, of course, there’s the PC, a piece of hardware that Microsoft already looms large over with Windows. A cheap gaming PC can cost just a little more money than an Xbox. It can run a huge range of videogames, including those never released on Xbox, and if you’re really in love with the Xbox controller, it takes a couple of seconds to plug one into your USB port. In any case, Xbox’s famous Game Pass—a great deal on dozens of games for $5 a month—is available on PC, too. A cheap PC probably won’t run games nearly as well as an Xbox Series X, and definitely doesn’t have the same brand charisma. So why isn’t an Xbox just a PC in your living room? “To some people, it is,” says Spencer. “Other than people whipping out a keyboard and mouse and composing an email, a lot of what happens on our console is similar to what happens on a PC.” Relative to a PC, though, Spencer says that what Xbox needs to do is “have a UI that works on a television, an input mechanism that works on a television.” Spencer paints the Xbox Series X and the “game anywhere on stuff you have” pitches as complementary rather than cannibalistic. “I don’t think it’s ‘hardware agnostic’ as much as it’s ‘where you want to play,” he says. Which makes sense: The more ways to play, and the more services Microsoft provides, the more repeatable revenue flowing into Microsoft’s coffers. After the hype around the Xbox Series X cools down and the hardware-content singularity approaches, it’s possible that many of the people opting to play Xbox games will do so on everything except the Xbox. It seems fair to ask whether this generation of dedicated consoles will be the last. “I like watching TV. I like playing games on TV. It's where I play most of the time,” says Spencer. “I think there will be—for a long time—a world where people want to play on a television, and we're committed to that and we will deliver great console experiences. I don't think Xbox series X is our last console. I think we will do more consoles to make that great television play experience work and be delightful.” And if not, well, the company still has options. “The nice thing about being in a company the scale of Microsoft is we're able to make bets across a lot of those fronts and we're not really dependent upon any one of those individual kinds of businesses or relationships to succeed,” says Spencer. The Future of Xbox Isn't Just a Console
  5. MICROSOFT XBOX SERIES S CONSOLE PRICE LEAKS – IT’S QUITE CHEAP It is common knowledge that the Xbox Series X just like the Sony PS5 will have two versions. The console makers are having a hard time keeping the cost low. A recent speculation claims that these consoles would cost between $600 – $800. Of course, the popular opinion believes that the $800 price speculation is “too high”. To this end, the lower version of these consoles may be a consolation for those who can’t afford the high version. Microsoft already revealed that it is the “Microsoft Xbox Series S”. The internal codename of this device is “Lockhart”. There are reports that Microsoft will soon introduce “Lockhart” for the first time. According to speculations, “Lockhart” uses Zen + Navi architecture, GPU floating-point performance 4TFLOPS. Although this number is lower than the Xbox One X, thanks to the RDNA architecture, the actual game performance is above the X1X. MICROSOFT XBOX SERIES S MAY COST JUST $300 In addition, there are reports that the entry price of the “Lockhart” (digital version without an optical drive?) is $ 300. This might be quite interesting for some gamers considering that the Xbox One X costs $499. In addition, some reports believe that the 4GHz Ryzen APU exposed last year may be used on the Xbox Series S. It will use 16GB of RAM, 12GB of which is allocated to the graphics card and 4GB to the OS layer. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that AMD Financial Analyst Conference will take place soon in China. At this event, Microsoft will demonstrate for the first time the Xbox Serie X hardware-accelerated ray tracing game based on the RDNA2 architecture. While we await the official arrival of these consoles, the price speculation is quite complex. However, it is important to note that all major gaming consoles will not arrive until the end of this year. Source
  6. Xbox Lockhart rumors intensify as references to console are found in Windows 10 code More fuel on the fire – perhaps we’ll hear something official from Microsoft soon? (Image credit: Microsoft) Project Lockhart is referred to in some Windows 10 code libraries, it has emerged, pouring more fuel onto the fire of the rumor that Microsoft has a second digital-only next-gen console in the works. The theory is that this second Project Lockhart console would sit under the top-end Xbox Series X as a more affordable alternative (Xbox Series S?) for those happy to have a lesser spec machine, but it’s still unclear as to whether this is Microsoft’s plan, or indeed what Lockhart might actually be. What we know now is that it’s something to do with the Xbox, given that references to ‘Xbox-Lockhart’ have been discovered by a security researcher and posted on Twitter. TitleOS found the references – with there being five in total – in System32 library files for Windows, and they were present alongside mentions of ‘Xbox-Anaconda’ which is the codename for the Xbox Series X, as IGN (which spotted the tweet) reports. Of course, this hardly proves that Microsoft has a lower-priced spin on its next-gen Xbox in the pipeline, but it is at least another indication that such a project might really exist. Sooner – or later? As we’ve heard before from Windows Central, the disc-less console is apparently already in the home testing phase, meaning those who work on the Xbox team are playing around with it outside of the office. Again though, we have to be somewhat careful around these rumors, and even if Lockhart is coming, we still don’t know if the time frame might be later, rather than sooner. After all, Microsoft released the Xbox One S some three years after the original Xbox One emerged, and while it’s unlikely that there would be such a gap this time around, the point is that both next-gen consoles might not launch that close to each other. As we’ve speculated in the past, there could be a year or so gap between them (assuming that Lockhart comes to pass at all, of course). Previously the rumor mongers were hoping to hear something about Project Lockhart in May, but that didn’t happen – however, presumably if the alternative console is in the picture for the near future, we’ll hear something official about it soon enough. Until then, all we can do is wait, and keep our budget-conscious fingers crossed. Xbox Lockhart rumors intensify as references to console are found in Windows 10 code
  7. Microsoft’s second next-gen Xbox reportedly set for August reveal Might be named the Xbox Series S ‘Xbox Series S’ concept. jiveduder on Reddit A leaked Microsoft document recently hinted at the company’s second next-gen Xbox, and now rumors suggest it will be fully revealed in August. Eurogamer reports that Microsoft had originally planned to unveil the console, codenamed “Lockhart,” in June. Microsoft has now reportedly moved these plans to August, and Eurogamer claims the console will be named the Xbox Series S. Microsoft has been working on this second cheaper next-gen Xbox console for months. A Microsoft document, leaked last week, shed some further light on the company’s plans. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X devkit, codenamed “Dante,” allows game developers to enable a special Lockhart mode that has a profile of the performance that Microsoft wants to hit with this second console. While we’ve been reporting this performance includes a slightly underclocked CPU, The Verge has seen additional documents that suggest Lockhart will actually have the same speed CPU as the Xbox Series X. The Lockhart console will also include 7.5GB of usable RAM, and around 4 teraflops of GPU performance. The Xbox Series X includes 13.5GB of usable RAM and targets 12 teraflops of GPU performance for comparison. If the reports are accurate, Microsoft could choose August to unveil this second next-gen Xbox alongside pricing for the Xbox Series X. This second console is designed as a more affordable option, with 1080p and 1440p monitors in mind. Microsoft would have to detail some type of pricing alongside its Lockhart reveal, and it’s reasonable to assume it will be heavily tied to the Xbox All Access subscription. Xbox All Access is currently priced at $19.99 for an Xbox One S All Digital Edition subscription that includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass). Microsoft is also bundling its Project xCloud game streaming technology into Xbox Game Pass later this year, so a subscription next-gen Xbox console could be appealing to those who don’t need the more powerful Xbox Series X option. Microsoft’s second next-gen Xbox reportedly set for August reveal
  8. Windows NT 3.5 and original Xbox source code leaks The source code for Microsoft's original Xbox gaming console and Windows NT 3.5 has leaked, as spotted by The Verge today. The report also confirms that the Xbox leak is authentic, including the Xbox Development Kit, emulators, internal documents, and the kernel. The kernel on the original Xbox console is based on Windows 2000, and the source code for that was leaked way back in 2004, something that Neowin exclusively reported on. Apparently though, this new leak was already being distributed among the enthusiast community for some time, which means that the source code leak isn't going to help in getting the kernel and Xbox OS up and running on emulators. According to the report, out of over 900 Xbox games, only about 40 of them have been able to run on emulators. And while Microsoft has its own emulation on Xbox One consoles, there are just over a dozen games supported for that. Sadly, it seems that at least for now, this leak doesn't mean that you can fire up your old Xbox games on newer hardware. Apparently, the Windows NT 3.5 source code is for a near-final build, and Microsoft wouldn't comment on it. You can go and look through the source code, although it's probably not as exciting as the original Xbox, since we've already seen source code leaks for both newer and older versions of Windows. Source: Windows NT 3.5 and original Xbox source code leaks (Neowin)
  9. Leaked Microsoft document hints at second next-gen Xbox The document mentions multiple Project Scarlett consoles Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has been planning a second, cheaper and less power next-gen Xbox console. Codenamed Lockhart, it’s designed to take most of the key next-gen improvements found in the Xbox Series X and provide them at a lower price point for gaming at 1080p or 1440p. A newly leaked Microsoft document, posted on Twitter, includes references to this Lockhart console and multiple “Project Scarlett consoles.” Project Scarlett was the name Microsoft originally used to reveal its Xbox Series X console before it was officially named. Rumors had suggested two next-gen consoles under the broader Project Scarlett plans: Anaconda and Lockhart. Microsoft has etched an anaconda snake into the Xbox Series X mainboard, but the company has never publicly discussed its Lockhart plans. The leaked document also mentions a Lockhart profiling mode. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Xbox plans tell The Verge that this special Lockhart mode is part of the Xbox Series X developer kit. The devkit, codenamed Dante, allows game developers to enable a special Lockhart mode that has a profile of the performance that Microsoft wants to hit with this second console. We understand that includes 7.5GB of usable RAM, a slightly underclocked CPU speed, and around 4 teraflops of GPU performance. The Xbox Series X includes 13.5GB of usable RAM, and targets 12 teraflops of GPU performance. Developers will be able to use this Lockhart mode to test their games against this performance profile and do validation checks. Microsoft is expected to position its Lockhart console for 1080p or 1440p gaming, two of the most popular resolutions used by PC gaming monitors currently. The leaked Microsoft document mentions multiple Project Scarlett consoles. While Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged Lockhart, the codename can also be found in the company’s Xbox One operating system, alongside references to Anaconda and Dante. We understand this second next-gen Xbox console will launch alongside the Xbox Series X providing Microsoft doesn’t cancel it at the last minute. Lockhart will likely be named “Xbox Series S,” which explains why Microsoft trademarked the “Xbox Series” branding. This second Xbox console will be key to Microsoft’s pricing strategy for the next generation of consoles. The company has already committed to introducing its Xbox All Access subscription for the Xbox Series X, a bundle that includes a console, Xbox Live, and Xbox Game Pass for a monthly fee. “Xbox All Access is going to be critical to both our launch for Xbox Series X as well as just the overall generation,” said Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Xbox chief, in a Game Lab Live keynote earlier this week. Microsoft currently offers an Xbox One S All Digital Edition subscription for $19.99 a month that includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It’s reasonable to imagine that this Lockhart console will be offered in a similar way to entice people into Microsoft’s subscription offerings. Microsoft is also bundling its Project xCloud game streaming technology into Xbox Game Pass later this year, in yet another effort to bolster its subscription service. Leaked Microsoft document hints at second next-gen Xbox
  10. Microsoft releases the Xbox June 2020 Update Microsoft is releasing its monthly update for the Xbox One family of gaming consoles today. The features in the Xbox June 2020 Update center around the idea that more and more people download games via services like Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold, and EA Access. Microsoft is adding new overlays and badges for those three subscriptions. As you can see from the image above, the gamertag has an 'ULTIMATE' badge next to it, indicating that that user is an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber. The games shown have an overlay that reflect that they're part of Xbox Game Pass. This is all meant to make it easier to manage the digital content that you subscribe to. The other big new feature is verification of official Clubs. Since the feature was first introduced in mid-2016, a lot of official Clubs have started up, but there have also been a lot of fan-made Clubs. Now, you'll see a verified checkmark, just like the ones on Twitter, for official Clubs. Microsoft only told Xbox Insiders what they were testing in version 2006 six days ago. Now, most rings will move onto version 2007, and it will presumably be another few weeks before Insiders get to know what new features to look for. Microsoft releases the Xbox June 2020 Update
  11. Bethesda officially joins Xbox family, some exclusives planned for the future Only a day after news arrived of regulatory approvals, the combining of ZeniMax Media with Xbox has been made official by Microsoft. The Xbox ecosystem now has eight more first-party game development studios, them being Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios. While the heads of the two gaming giants did not make any new game-related announcements today, they did share separate blog posts regarding the journey so far and teasers about what's to come. "With the addition of the Bethesda creative teams, gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games, including some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players" said Xbox Head Phil Spencer. This is probably hinting towards upcoming experiences like Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI being Microsoft-platform exclusives. Bethesda's Pete Hines had this to share regarding the merger: "As we’ve all shared, the expectation is that Bethesda Softworks and our studios will continue as we have in the past, just with more support and resources than we’ve ever had before. Obviously, Game Pass has been an important initiative for Xbox, and we’ll be working on putting even more of our games into Game Pass than ever before. Beyond that? Stay tuned, we’re just getting started together." Finishing the announcements off, Phil Spencer added that the Xbox Game Pass subscriptions are expanding later this week with another round of Bethesda games, with more details coming soon. Source: Bethesda officially joins Xbox family, some exclusives planned for the future
  12. Undertale finally launches on Xbox this week Toby Fox’s 2015 RPG joins the Xbox Game Pass library on Tuesday Nearly six years after it originally launched, Undertale makes its debut on Xbox One and Xbox Series X via Xbox Game Pass on March 16. The indie role-playing game from Toby Fox will have “a few Xbox-specific enhancements,” publisher 8-4 Ltd. announced on Monday. “We know it’s been a long time coming, but we’re extremely excited to finally be bringing Undertale to Xbox players the world over,” 8-4’s John Ricciardi said in a post on Xbox Wire. Undertale debuted on Windows PC and Mac in September 2015, and two years later was joined by a console port to PlayStation 4. A Nintendo Switch version followed in 2018. Ricciardi said Xbox version of Undertale will largely resemble the one available to PC players through the Microsoft Store. “There are a few Xbox-specific enhancements designed to make for a more comfortable time for those playing on a home console,” Ricciardi said. “Because of these, progress and save data between the two versions are unfortunately not compatible.” Undertale, a 2D RPG well known for its soundtrack and numerous classic gaming motifs, was widely hailed during its original launch, and later earned several nominations from the British Academy Games Awards, the DICE Awards, The Game Awards, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. A scene from Undertale. Image: Toby Fox/8-4, Ltd. Source: Undertale finally launches on Xbox this week
  13. New Microsoft Edge hits Xbox One, Series X/S with latest Insider update The new and improved Microsoft Edge hits Xbox consoles for select testers. What you need to know Microsoft has debuted the latest iteration of its Microsoft Edge web browser on Xbox consoles. The new Chromium variant of Microsoft Edge supersedes the legacy EdgeHTML version of the browser, with end-of-support status for the desktop client slated for later this month. The new Microsoft Edge is now available to Alpha Skip Ahead Xbox Insiders, with a broader public rollout expected over the weeks ahead. Microsoft has debuted its all-new Microsoft Edge browser on Xbox consoles, providing a long-awaited refresh to the web experience on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S devices. The new and improved Edge saw its PC overhaul last year, stemming from plans unveiled in 2018 to rebrand and rebuild the app. It's currently available to a subset of Xbox Insiders and on track to replace the aging legacy Microsoft Edge widely available today. The new Microsoft Edge delivers a new look and feel, switching the inbuilt browser from EdgeHTML to one based on the open-source Chromium Project. The engine changes hugely improve compatibility and usability in most instances while also adding new features previously unavailable with the now-abandoned legacy Edge browser. Its Xbox arrival marks the latest expansion of the app, available for testing through the bleeding-edge Alpha Skip Ahead ring, which provides the earliest access to future updates. Source: Windows Central Source: Windows Central Microsoft Edge returns with all the core benefits and features seen with previous platforms, albeit fine-tuned for Xbox and living room usage. The user interface comes tuned around controller input, with mouse and keyboard support currently absent. Skip Ahead testers who install the latest Xbox system update will automatically find the new Edge in their apps library. The new Microsoft Edge hits Xbox with an important end-of-support date fast approaching the legacy Microsoft Edge desktop app. The company hopes to transition users to the latest app by March 9, 2021, at which point legacy Edge security updates will be discontinued. While infrequent among countless games and apps, web browsing remains crucial to Xbox consoles. The new update looks poised to keep its current Xbox family updated with the latest available version of the browser, headed into the latest Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S generation. Source: New Microsoft Edge hits Xbox One, Series X/S with latest Insider update
  14. A first look at playing Steam PC games on Xbox with mouse and keyboard You can stream PC games from Steam in the Edge browser Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser is coming to Xbox soon, and the company has now added all-important mouse and keyboard support that will pave the way to stream PC games to Xbox consoles. Xbox testers in the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring are now able to access this new version of Edge and try out a mouse in the console version of the browser for the first time. I’ve been testing this new support over the weekend, and I’ve even managed to play some Steam PC games on my Xbox. Despite a few obvious bugs here and there — as this is very much an early beta browser — it works as expected. I’ve been able to write documents using Word online, type messages into Discord chats, and even play some Krunker or Quake JS through the browser with a mouse and keyboard. Basic mouse navigation, scrolling, and right-click all work here just fine. Krunker on an Xbox with mouse and keyboard. Where things really get interesting is when you consider what this will mean for the future of streaming games to an Xbox through a browser. I’ve been able to successfully stream PC games from Steam to an Xbox through the browser and use a keyboard and mouse attached to the Xbox to play them. I’ve played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Death Stranding, DOTA 2, and a bunch of other PC games that simply aren’t available on Xbox right now. I’ve been able to do this using Parsec, which is essentially a remote desktop app that lets you stream what’s on your PC to a browser. It’s not the most ideal experience on the Xbox right now, as the virtual keyboard appears when you click, and latency / connectivity isn’t always the best, but it’s a good example of what’s possible with this new mouse and keyboard support. Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has already recently committed to bringing full PC games to the Xbox through the company’s Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service. You can remote-control a PC using Microsoft Edge on Xbox. We don’t know exactly when those PC games will arrive on xCloud, as right now, Microsoft is only currently publicly testing Xbox games via the browser using either a controller or touch controls. This new Edge browser with full mouse and keyboard support simply opens up a lot of opportunities for the Xbox to access games that aren’t typically available on the console. That even includes accessing Sony’s PC ports like Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone, and more if you stream them to the browser. For now, we’re waiting on Microsoft to finalize this Edge browser and make it available to all Xbox owners, and for services like Nvidia’s GeForce Now to stop blocking Edge so the dream of playing PC games on Xbox consoles is a step closer to reality. Source: A first look at playing Steam PC games on Xbox with mouse and keyboard
  15. IO Interactive may be working with Xbox on an exclusive fantasy RPG, codenamed 'Project Dragon' More games for the Xbox. What you need to know IO Interactive recently started building a new team for a new IP. We've received evidence that this game could be in partnership with Xbox. The codename right now is "Project Dragon," and is in the early stages of development. Source: @Klobrille on Twitter Recently, IO Interactive of Hitman fame spoke to GameIndustry.biz about spinning up a third team to support a new IP that was something "different" for the studio. And we may know a bit more about what it is. A few months ago, I received information that Microsoft and IO Interactive were in talks for a new fantasy RPG, dubbed Project Dragon. While it's too early to share any sort of gameplay details — the final product may look wildly different than the initial pitch — what's on paper thus far sounds incredibly ambitious, and represents a completely new direction for IO. Source: Windows Central via IO Interactive On IO Interactive's website, various job listings are live for multiplayer positions in IO's Swedish studio. And indeed, we've heard that this Dragon project is a connected-world RPG, set in an entirely new universe. One of the job listing PDFs on IO's website specifically refers to the team being "Dragon," adding credence to the information we've recieved. Previously we discussed how Microsoft is working with several third-party partners as part of its Xbox Global Publishing effort, with the aim of bringing more exclusive high-quality games to Xbox consoles, and indeed, Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft's Q3 2021 quarterly earnings report detailed record revenue for their gaming efforts, specifically citing hardware sales and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions as key growth drivers. If Microsoft is indeed the publisher of IO Interactive's upcoming game, it joins a growing number of reasons to be excited about future games heading to Xbox. IO Interactive recently released Hitman 3 to widespread praise, and is also working on a video game based on the James Bond universe, dubbed 007. As with all rumors, take it with a pinch of salt until we get official word from either IO Interactive or Microsoft. And of course, anything can happen between now and launch. This game in particular sounds like it could be years away, as it's still in the very early stages of development. One thing is for sure, though — if IO is able to hit anywhere near what I believe has been pitched, I for one am very excited indeed. Source: IO Interactive may be working with Xbox on an exclusive fantasy RPG, codenamed 'Project Dragon'
  16. New Xbox update brings Game Pass recommendations and Suspend games feature A new Xbox update is available today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles, bringing improvements for Xbox Game Pass and game downloads. After installing this update, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will notice new game recommendations and collections in the Xbox Game Pass hub on the console. The “Because you played” section will offer a curated collection of games based on your gameplay history, and there’s also a a new “Play with friends” section showcasing Xbox Game Pass games your friends are currently playing. Subscription services like Netflix have done a great job at recommending new content to watch to subscribers, and maybe Microsoft can do more here in the future by introducing a like/dislike system for Xbox Game Pass games. The second new feature coming with this update is the ability to suspend active games to improve download speeds for your games installing in the background. On Xbox Series X|S consoles, suspending a game won’t prevent Quick Resume to work, meaning that you can still jump right back into your game after suspending it. Last but not least, Microsoft has recently brought back achievements to the Xbox app for iOS and Android, but more improvements are coming later this month. "Starting today, select gamers can check out monthly leaderboards to see how you rank against your friends. We’ll also be adding the ability to view achievements on game detail pages to help track your progress," the Xbox team said today. Source: New Xbox update brings Game Pass recommendations and Suspend games feature
  17. Take the fight to the seas in Naval Strike! The South China Sea sets the stage for intense aquatic action across four new maps: Lost Islands: Amidst the fishing villages of these tropical isles, a downed passenger plane makes a strategic staging area for conquest. Nansha Strike: The largest ocean map in Battlefield history is the proving ground for your squad, as you battle both the enemy and choppy, stormy seas. Wave Breaker: Shipping docks give scant cover as you rush between rocky islands, but you can lure your opponents into the hazard-filled naval base. Operation Mortar: Utilize your siege-breaking skills as you storm an abandoned cliff-side resort, and enjoy the vistas of your newly-captured HQ. Five new weapons await your loadout, along with the new 3-grenade launcher attachment for the Assault class and Anti-Heli mine for the Engineers. Battle over both land and sea with the new amphibious hovercraft vehicle, and relive the martial glory of yesteryear with the Carrier Assault Mode, a re-imagining of the classic Battlefield 2142 Titan Mode. GET THE EXPANSION ON ORIGIN: https://www.origin.com/irl/en-us/store/battlefield/battlefield-4/expansion/battlefield-4-naval-strike GET THE EXPANSION FOR XBOX: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/battlefield-4-naval-strike/bq0mgpw5d420?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
  18. Storm the beaches of Gallipoli with the Allied forces or defend the Ottoman Empire’s fortifications at Cape Helles. Continue the battle at the Achi Baba hilltop in an intense infantry-focused push. Engage in epic naval clashes between the British Empire Royal Marines and German Navy in Heligoland Bight. Take part in the daring British raid at Zeebrugge with rough waves and a vast German mole. Battlefield 1 Turning Tides extends your arsenal by introducing the new L-Class Destroyer (ready to rule the waves in naval combat) and the new C-Class Airship (to deliver death from above). Key Features: Four new multiplayer maps. Get ready for beach landings, raids, and naval combat in: Cape Helles (Gallipoli), Achi Baba (Gallipoli), Zeebrugge (North Sea), Heligoland Bight (North Sea) The British Empire Royal Marines. Don the characteristic blue uniform of the British Empire’s elite naval troops and charge into battle with the new Royal Marines. An epic new Operation. Take part in the British amphibious assault on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915. Defend or attack sectors on the Cape Helles and Achi Baba maps. New Conquest Assault game mode. Hold your ground or relentlessly press the offensive. Attackers and defenders fight over key areas, exclusively controlled by the defending team as the match starts. Six new unlockable weapons. Find your new favorite weapon among the M1917 Trench Carbine, Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16, Farquhar-Hill, M1917 MG, Carcano M91 Carbine, and Type 38 Arisaka. When the fight gets close and personal, unleash your fury with two new melee weapons: Naval Cutlass and Grappling Hook. A new destroyer and airship. Rule the waves with the all-new L-Class Destroyer. Jump into one of four seats and deliver mayhem to sea, air and ground units using cannons, torpedoes, AA guns and mines. To dominate the air, spawn in the new, nimble C-Class Airship and deliver death from above. The new Infiltrator Elite Class. Hide in plain sight and move faster across the battlefield. Take advantage of a permanent sprint boost while calling in artillery strikes and deploying a mobile spawn for friendly troops. Continue your Battlefield 1 career. Unlock new Dog Tags, Service Stars, Codex Entries and more. GET THE DLC ON ORIGIN: https://www.origin.com/irl/en-us/store/battlefield/battlefield-1/expansion/battlefield-1-turning-tides GET THE DLC FOR XBOX: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/battlefield-1-turning-tides/bzl738xp757r?SilentAuth=1&activetab=pivot:overviewtab
  19. This Xbox night mode allows for a lot of customization Microsoft is working on a new night mode for Xbox consoles. The software giant has started testing this night mode with Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring today, and it allows Xbox owners to dim their screens, controller LED brightness, and even the Xbox power button. The night mode has a lot of customization, including different dimming levels and an optional blue light filter. Microsoft is also allowing Xbox owners to dim the LED brightness on their controllers in this night mode and dim the Xbox power button light or turn it off. You can also set an Xbox to switch to the system dark mode and disable HDR when the night mode is enabled. The Xbox night mode lets you dim a controller LED brightness. This Xbox night mode can also be set to a schedule, either a manual one or an automatic one that will enable it at sunset and disable it at sunrise. Microsoft is currently testing this with Xbox Insiders, so expect to see it filter through the various testing channels in the coming weeks before arriving on all Xbox consoles soon. Microsoft’s new Xbox night mode dims your screen, controller, and power button
  20. Newly disclosed Xbox Easter egg has remained hidden for nearly 20 years How many more secrets are lurking on the OG Xbox? In brief: Microsoft’s first home game console, the Xbox, launched way back in November of 2001. More than 24 million units were sold worldwide before Microsoft officially discontinued the system in 2006 to focus on its successor, the Xbox 360. Nearly 20 years later, the console is still hiding secrets that gamers somehow never managed to stumble across. Kotaku was recently contacted by an anonymous source that worked on the original Xbox. The person shared an Easter egg that, to the best of their knowledge, has remained undiscovered for almost 20 years. It’s nothing groundbreaking, mind you, and the leaker even said they didn’t expect it to be found unless the source code leaked or someone reverse-engineered the Dashboard, but it’s still pretty remarkable that none of that has happened yet. To activate the egg, fire up an original Xbox follow these steps: Go into “Music” and insert an audio CD. (A short album will take less time.) From the Audio CD screen choose “Copy,” “Copy” again, then “New Soundtrack.” Delete the default soundtrack title and replace it with (no quotes) “Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!” (That’s the letter “y” 26 times. No need to count; just fill the entire field and replace the last one with a “!”.) Sit a spell. Enjoy the sounds of the hard drive stealing the disc’s essence. When ripping completes, back out to the main menu. Choose “Settings” and then “System Info.” You should now see a new screen listing members of the “Xbox Dashboard Team.” The trick replaces the standard contents of the “System Info” screen with a new listing that shows the names of the Xbox Dashboard team. Like I said, it’s not groundbreaking, but neat nevertheless. Kotaku further confirmed that this “is not the final secret hidden within the original Xbox” that Seamus Blackley referenced in 2017. Yes. An there's an Easter egg than nobody has noticed as far as I can tell. — Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) September 26, 2017 The publication reached out to Blackley for clarification, who said the egg he has in mind involves the Xbox’s boot animation. When asked if controller inputs were needed to trigger it, he said “Nope, it doesn’t. But I’m tempted to say it does. But no it doesn’t really. At all. For sure. I’m pretty sure at least.” Source: Newly disclosed Xbox Easter egg has remained hidden for nearly 20 years
  21. Microsoft has some exciting Xbox and Surface hardware coming in 2020 Microsoft had a big year this year in terms of new hardware. It introduced the Surface Pro 7 with Ice Lake processors and a USB Type-C port, the Surface Laptop 3 with a new 15-inch flavor, and the Surface Pro X, its first Windows 10 on ARM PC. While this year's devices are certainly exciting and meaningful improvements over their predecessors, next year's will be even better. Microsoft has pre-announced more hardware for 2020 than it probably ever has in years past. And those are just the things that we know about. Let's have a look. Confirmed for 2020 Xbox Series X Yes, the next generation of the Xbox is coming in 2020. It will support 4K 60fps gaming, or up to 120fps, with support for Variable Refresh Rate. Moreover, it will support four generations of Xbox games, going all the way back to the original Xbox. And then, of course, we have games like Halo Infinite to look forward to. Surface Neo (and Windows 10X) At its October hardware event this year, Microsoft announced the Surface Neo, its dual-screen foldable PC. It runs a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, an OS that's made for foldable and dual-screen PCs. The Surface Neo has two nine-inch displays, and an attachable keyboard, making it easy to use as a laptop. Surface Duo It's the long-awaited Surface phone, except it's running Android. Basically a smaller version of the Surface Neo but with a different OS, Microsoft has yet to tell us why we need a dual-screen foldable smartphone with Microsoft apps that anyone can get from the Google Play Store. But that's a story that the company will tell in 2020. Surface Hub 2X Microsoft first announced the Surface Hub 2 in May 2018, but it didn't tell the whole story. Later that year, it said that the product will be split into two, the Surface Hub 2S and Surface Hub 2X. The Surface Hub 2S shipped this year, with a similar feature set to the original Surface Hub. The 2X is coming in 2020 with the features that were originally promised for the Surface Hub 2. It includes features like Dynamic Rotation, and as seen in the picture above, you can tile them next to each other. The Surface Hub 2 itself has a modular design, so you'll be able to take out the 2S compute unit and replace it with the 2X compute unit. Unconfirmed for 2020 Surface Book 3 (Very likely) Surface Book 2 The Surface Book 2 is over two years old now, and we're expecting the Book 3 at a spring hardware event. It's unclear why it didn't show up at this year's hardware event, especially if it's just a spec bump. Perhaps there will be more meaningful changes. After all, gen three is usually when a Surface product hits maturity. Surface Studio 3 (Very likely) Surface Studio 2 The Surface Studio 2 is just over a year old, but this one actually shipped with out-of-date hardware. It's got a seventh-generation mobile CPU, while eighth-gen was out at the time. Like the Surface Book 2, it includes Nvidia GeForce 10xx GPUs, so that's another thing that could be refreshed. Surface Go 2 (Probably) Surface Go Microsoft's Surface Go is almost a year and a half old, so if the company does plan to refresh it, it's time. It's a $399 device with a Pentium Gold processor, making it the only Surface that's not aimed at the premium market. Perhaps an ARM-based model might make sense for the next iteration, using Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 7c or 8c. Surface Pro 8 (Possibly) Surface Pro 7 Microsoft has introduced a new Surface Pro in each of the last three years. The only problem with a Surface Pro 8 is that Intel doesn't have an 11th-generation U-series processor lined up, at least for the first half of the year. Microsoft did jump on top of Ice Lake early, so anything is possible. What's also possible is that the Surface Pro 8 could be a redesign, similar to what happened with the Surface Pro 3. The Pro 3 had similar internals to the Pro 2, but it was bigger, thinner, and lighter. The existing Pro series is getting a bit long in the tooth, with large bezels and a design that's starting to feel dated, especially when sitting next to the new Surface Pro X. Surface Laptop 4 (Unlikely) Surface Laptop 3 Again, this is something that really depends on what Intel has planned. Intel is still going to be announcing additions to its 10th-generation lineup well into next summer, so I'm not sure what Microsoft could really do with the Surface Laptop in 2020. It's not going to be a redesign, since Microsoft put so much work into reengineering the product with the Laptop 3. The only real possibility is if Intel does put out an 11th-generation CPU next fall. Surface Pro X 2 (Unlikely) Surface Pro X At Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit this year, the company announced the Snapdragon 7c and Snapdragon 8c, two new ARM chipsets that are aimed at entry-level and mainstream PCs. What was notably missing was a new Snapdragon 8cx. This year's Surface Pro X included a slightly modified version of the Snapdragon 8cx, called the Microsoft SQ1, so in other words, there's no new chipset to build the next iteration of the device on. Naturally, that could change, as I don't expect Qualcomm to wait until next year's Tech Summit to introduce the Snapdragon 8cx vNext. But historically, we've had to wait at least six months from when a new chipset is announced to when devices show up. Right now, there have been three PCs announced with the Snapdragon 8cx, and the Surface Pro X is the only one you can buy. Samsung's Galaxy Book S is delayed, and Lenovo's Project Limitless is coming next year. Source: Microsoft has some exciting Xbox and Surface hardware coming in 2020 (Neowin)
  22. The next Xbox has a name and a new design: Behold, 2020’s Xbox Series X Revealed at The Game Awards alongside new game series, slightly new controller. First image of article image gallery. Please visit the source link to see all images. The next Xbox console, slated to launch in holiday 2020, finally has a name: Xbox Series X. The system that was formerly dubbed Project Scarlett also has a bold, vertical design and a slightly modified controller, as seen in the above gallery. Xbox chief Phil Spencer took the stage at Thursday night's The Game Awards to reveal the new monolith-shaped console, which Gamespot reports is roughly as wide as an Xbox One controller and roughly three times as tall. Its appearance came at the end of a trailer full of apparent Xbox Series X "real-time" rendering, which included Halo's Master Chief, a red sports car (potentially from the Xbox-exclusive racing series Forza), and a soccer match. Important details were confirmed by a few angles of the new Xbox console: an apparent disc drive; a vent-covered top with either painted or backlit green coloring; and a slightly modified update to the Xbox One gamepad. This new controller looks largely like the current generation's default controller, but it has a new circle base to its d-pad and a new button in the controller's middle that resembles an "upload" icon from Windows. Spencer has confirmed that this will function as a "share" button (much like a similar button on PlayStation 4's DualShock 4) and that the new Series X controller will be compatible with existing Xbox One systems, not just the new Xbox Series X. In a press release issued shortly after the Game Awards reveal, Microsoft confirmed good news for anybody with tightly organized shelves near their gaming TV of choice: the Xbox Series X "supports both vertical and horizontal orientation." Spencer spoke at The Game Awards to offer a few sales pitches about the console, and he told players to expect to be "instantly absorbed in your games," presumably hinting to the console's reliance on SSD architecture for faster game loads. He emphasized three bullet points: "performance, speed, and compatibility." And he announced that "our 15 Xbox game studios" are all working on games for the new console before revealing the first game built with Xbox Series X in mind: Hellblade II: Senua's Saga, made by Ninja Theory (a studio Microsoft formally acquired in 2018). Xbox Series X reveal Listing image by Xbox Source: The next Xbox has a name and a new design: Behold, 2020’s Xbox Series X (Ars Technica) (To view the article's image gallery, please visit the above link)
  23. Looks like Microsoft is going to cover the DirectX 12 implementation on Xbox One at GDC. That my friends, is huge. If you thought the Xbox One games were going to look good before, it looks like we aint seen nothing yet. This sort of addition to Xbox One is a game changer. http://blogs.msdn.co...x?wa=wsignin1.0 Hell yeah!!!!
  24. Xbox Live goes down on day of Titanfall release? Error 0x8004804E prevents users from logging in. Multiple Xbox One users have reported problems while attempting to sign in to their Xbox Live profile, just hours after the North American launch of the console's most anticipated title Titanfall. Attempting to log in causes some users to see error code 0x8004804E and an error message that reads: "There was a problem. We could not sign you in. Try again in a few minutes, or check your account by signing in to account.live.com." The error prevents those affected from signing in to their Xbox Live gamertag, stopping them from heading online, playing multiplayer games and accessing their save files. The problem first seemed to appear at around 7:30pm this evening and is not believed to affect Xbox 360. Microsoft's Xbox Live support page states that there is currently a problem with players "joining other Xbox Live members in online games", but doesn't specifically acknowledge the sign-in error. "Hi Xbox members, are you running into issues matchmaking in Titanfall or Forza 5?" reads the update. "We'll take it from here. Our team is currently working to get to the bottom of this. We appreciate your patience while we investigate. We'll update you again in 30 minutes." It isn't clear how many people have been affected by the issue or when it will be resolved. UPDATE - 21:01: Microsoft has formally acknowledged the problem, stating that it is "hard at work investigating this issue right now. Thanks for being patient while we work." UPDATE 2 - 22:32: Xbox Support says that it can't provide an estimate for when normal service will resume, but that it is trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Apparently the problem "doesn't have anything to do with Titanfall", either. Source: twitter.com, reddit.com, xbox.com, Xbox One source Bloody annoying!!!!!!!! its been down for around 2 hour's!
  25. Microsoft announces the August 2020 Xbox Update with more UI changes Today, Microsoft is announcing the August 2020 Xbox Update, and it's available now to Insiders. A lot of what's new includes part of the UI that we're going to see on the Xbox Series X. Indeed, both the Xbox One series and the upcoming generation both run the same Windows 10-based software, so a new UI for the Series X means a new UI for the Xbox One. First up is improvements to the Guide, which you can see in the image above. Like previous updates to the Guide that we've seen, it's meant to be cleaner and easier to read. At the top, you'll see Home, My Games & Apps, and the things you were recently doing, and of course, you can customize what you see. There are also buttons at the bottom now for things that you might not be accessing all the time, but are still important. There's a new notifications inbox, which can be opened by clicking the button on the bottom of the Guide. It combines messages, alerts, and more into a notifications feed, and it's coming to all of the Xbox apps soon. There are some minor improvements to Parties and Chats with text previews, and there are individual volume controls for each Party member. Microsoft is also adding tips and tricks in the guide, which are meant to make it easier to use for those using an Xbox console for the first time. There's a new activity feed look. Everything should show up as the same size now, so you don't have to guess how your content is going to show up in the feed. Microsoft also said it made a bunch of other improvements in other areas. The August 2020 Xbox Update is coming to the general public soon, but there are a few other features that are exclusive to Xbox Insiders for now. This mostly includes the rest of the Xbox Series X UI. The whole look and feel for the Xbox Series X should roll out to Insiders this month, and that includes all Xbox apps as well. Profile themes are on the way, and you'll be able to sign into multiple Xbox devices at once. Microsoft announces the August 2020 Xbox Update with more UI changes
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