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Sea of Thieves Season 1 Release Date

Rare Studio announces official release date for first Season of pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves, coming in a week. Sea of Thieves Season 1 Release Date After more than a year of monthly updates, developer Rare Studio in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios announced moving to a three-month seasonal model for open-world pirate simulator game Sea of Thieves in January. Rare has given a definitive release date of upcoming first season for Sea of Thieves through an official announcement on Twitter, which will go live on January 28, 2021, for Windows PC , Xbox Game Pass , Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S . RELATED: Hitman 3 on PC Won't Import Locations from Hitman 2 Each new Season will continue for three months and introduce an array of live events with new in-game items through regular updates. SoT players would engage in activities tied to Seasons whether or not they have a Premium Pass. Overall reaction from fan-community seems mostly positive but there has been so

Halo Infinite Devs Denies Rumors of Xbox One Version Cancellation

343 Industries has denied any and all rumor of cancelling Xbox One version of upcoming sci-fi shooter Halo Infinite. Halo Infinite Devs Denies Rumors of Xbox One Version Cancellation Though announced as a launch title for next-generation console, upcoming first-person military shooter game Halo Infinite from developer 343 Industries and publisher Xbox Game Studios had to delay until 2021 because of fan- backlash. Since they have moved from original release window, rumors start circulating that development has moved for PC and Xbox Series X / S only. 343 Industries denied these reports online and has confirmed its release for cross-gen platforms. RELATED: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone: Season 1 Story Trailer Recently, a user on Twitter pointed it out that UI art lead Chad Mirshak only added PC and Xbox Series X / S versions of Halo Infinite on his LinkedIn profile, leaving out Xbox One and it lead to a rumor of 343 cancelling current-gen version. They eventually included &qu

Book of Demons, Gears 5 and Metro 2033 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Book of Demons, Gears 5 and Metro 2033: Redux for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate this weekend. Book of Demons, Gears 5 and Metro 2033 on Xbox Free Play Days Already in mood for holiday season, Xbox Free Play Days weekly event adds a number of games in their lineup for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to play throughout this weekend on Xbox family of consoles. Sign into your account before heading over to Microsoft Store on December 10, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, to download Book of Demons , Gears 5 and Metro 2033: Redux for free until December 13, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT. RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add Control, Dragon Quest XI and More Although not directly a card game, isometric hack and slash title Book of Demons is more like a hybrid experience of both genres. You put magic cards in a row to thwart the terror of wicked Archdemon from a pop-up book Paperverse. A direct sequel to Gears of War 4 , third-person shooter title Gears 5

State of Decay 2 Free Next-Gen Upgrade Details Revealed

Undead Labs adds new difficulty mode and free next-gen upgrades for State of Decay 2 in latest update. State of Decay 2 Free Next-Gen Upgrade Details Revealed Although fans of original State of Decay loved playing open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Xbox Game Studios when it came out on PC and Xbox One , it soon becomes repetitive. Undead Labs is still supporting players with regular post-launch content and they recently rolled out a major update to test your ultimate survival skills and celebrate holiday season with added difficulty mode and free next-gen upgrades. RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add Control, Dragon Quest XI and More Courtesy of Xbox , an unlisted footage on official YouTube channel showcase next-gen features of SoD2. RELATED: GreedFall Getting New Content, Next-Gen Upgrade Announced Update 23 takes full advantage of next-gen consoles' lightning fast speed to improve its loading time and better world details.

Sea of Thieves: Fate of the Damned Update Live Now

Rare Studio adds spooky new Halloween-themed content for Sea of Thieves in free monthly update Fate of the Damned. Currently boasting over 15 million players worldwide, 2018 open-world pirate action-adventure game Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio and publisher Xbox Game Studios is ready to celebrate annual festival of Halloween. In anticipation of ongoing spooky season this year, Rare Studio releases free monthly content update Fate of the Damned today, adding activities, cosmetics, events menu, options, weekly challenges and more for all SoT players. Sea of Thieves: Fate of the Damned Update Live Now RELATED: Sea of Thieves Crosses 15 Million Players Sea of Thieves releases a brand-new trailer highlighting free Fate of the Damned contents and features. RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Had a Darker Opening Though inspired from previous Halloween events, Fate of the Damned update has a lot of new content to offer. Shadows of Fate enemies will return this month and pirates a

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks

Popular game franchises of Bethesda are joining Xbox family as Microsoft acquires parent company ZeniMax Media. Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks As players on all major gaming systems are hyping up for next-gen console launch in November 2020, industry giant  Microsoft  and  Sony  are frequently buying many game studios to roll out exclusives for new generation of home consoles. Microsoft  has been busy acquiring known studios under  Xbox Game Studios  publishing division and recently, they announced to have acquired  ZeniMax Media , parent company of  Bethesda Softworks  for an enormous $7.5 billion amount. RELATED: Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo Will Still Release for PlayStation 5 Head of Xbox , Phil Spencer welcomes creative teams of Bethesda to Xbox family in an official statement. He also recalls how they came to support Xbox Game Pass in early days of launch by bringing their popular games to Microsoft console. Xbox is likely to make available all existing Bethesda ga

Halo Infinite Delayed to 2021

343 Industries and Microsoft have officially moved Halo Infinite holiday 2020 release window to 2021. In mid-July, developer 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs , in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios has unveiled a much-anticipated gameplay for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite at Xbox Games Showcase digital event. Response from player community was largely negative and as a follow-up to fan-backlash, 343 Industries studio head Chris Lee recently came out announcing an inevitable delay of release until 2021 on social media citing multiple factors. Halo Infinite Delayed to 2021 RELATED: Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed Reaction from fans to first gameplay demo received a lot of criticisms online for its graphics that doesn't seem very "next-gen". Many even pointed out that its graphics looked outdated, much more in line with Halo: Combat Evolved . Xbox games marketing manager Aaron Greenberg came to defend their work sayi

State of Decay 3 Announced

Undead Labs announces State of Decay 3 today at Xbox Games Showcase, releasing on PC and Xbox Series X. Following two consecutive releases in last two console generation, developer Undead Labs hinted for a return to zombie survival franchise State of Decay for a third game a month after launching State of Decay 2 back in 2018. In a surprise revelation today, Undead Labs has officially announced State of Decay 3 , an inevitable third installment of SoD series at Xbox Games Showcase , which is currently under active development for PC and Xbox Series X . State of Decay 3 Announced RELATED: Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed Undead Labs offers a brief look into horrors that will unleash on upcoming title in a latest trailer. RELATED: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Only Had Kassandra as Protagonist A female survivor was sitting beside a nearby campfire inside the woods, sharpening a wooden shaft for her crossbow. She realizes something is stalking her from

Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

343 Industries offers a first-look at campaign gameplay of Halo Infinite during Xbox Games Showcase today. A year ago, a cinematic trailer titled " Discover Hope " offered first glimpse at story premise for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite by developer 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs , in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios . Since E3 2020 has now been cancelled due to a global pandemic of Coronavirus outbreak, 343 Industries and Microsoft announced in March to reveal long-anticipated gameplay footage in a demo trailer at Xbox Games Showcase digital event. Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed RELATED: Xbox Series X Games Will Be Cross-Gen With Xbox One Take a first look at Halo Infinite official gameplay video in real-time from early hours of story campaign. RELATED: Halo Infinite Creative Director Exits 343 Industries After a Pelican pilot finds Master Chief floating in space, he reaches out and revives him earlier. A

Sea of Thieves Crosses 15 Million Players

Rare Studio announces Sea of Thieves to have crossed 15 million players mark since launch back in March 2018. A few months ago, open-world online action-adventure game Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio and publisher Xbox Game Studios celebrated its two years anniversary of release on Windows PC , Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One . Amassing 5 million players within only six months from back in January 2020, Sea of Thieves has officially crossed 15 million players since two years of its original launch back in 2018 following its recent debut on PC gaming platform Steam. Sea of Thieves Crosses 15 Million Players RELATED: No Man's Sky: Desolation Update Live Now Over 3.3M active players have joined to sail the high seas in June 2020, making it one of the biggest month for SoT since launch. Rare Studio and Xbox Game Studios saw record number of player growth over the years following release. Sea of Thieves has been showing up on most played and top-selling g

Sea of Thieves: Lost Treasures Update Live Now

Lost Treasures free update goes live for Sea of Thieves with more limited time events, Pirate Emporium stock and more. Coming soon to popular PC gaming platform Steam , open-world pirate simulator title Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio and publisher Xbox Game Studios readying up to receive its latest monthly content update for free. Though a bit late, free monthly update for May titled Lost Treasures are live now on Windows PC , Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One . Players will be busy picking new challenges, taking part in events and enjoy more activities of Tall Tales. Sea of Thieves: Lost Treasures Update Live Now RELATED: Sea of Thieves Steam Release Date A brand-new trailer released by Rare Studio highlights on key-features of recent Lost Treasures update. RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add No Man's Sky Those who love some narrative-driven adventures can explore all nine Tales to complete entire series about legendary pirates in Shores of Gold story

Sea of Thieves Steam Release Date

Rare Studio announces Sea of Thieves pirate adventure to debut on Steam for PC players on June 3, 2020. Up until now, open-world online action-adventure game Sea of Thieves were only accessible to over 10 million players on Windows PC using Microsoft Play Anywhere feature and on Xbox One console, with support for cross-platform play. Back in April, developer Rare Studio and publisher Xbox Game Studios revealed to launch SoT on Steam very soon and an official release date is announced today to invite players across the platform to join together pirating on June 3, 2020. Sea of Thieves Steam Release Date RELATED: Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced In anticipation of upcoming debut on Steam , a brand-new Sea of Thieves trailer is released by Rare Studio . RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Gameplay Reveal For past two years since launch, player community has been sailing into adventurous journey on Microsoft systems. However, a large number of PC player

Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days to add Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden Storm 4 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend. In latest array of games for Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold  and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are going to have a blast with some great titles on Xbox One  consoles to beat the boredom they get from staying indoors. Starting off at April 23, 12:01 AM PDT, get your hands on to Bleeding Edge , Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4  throughout this weekend by heading straight over to Microsoft Store before April 26, 11:59 PM PDT. Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add Gears Tactics, The Long Dark and More Online team brawler game Bleeding Edge is a recent release from developer Ninja Theory and publisher Xbox Game Studios that pits a wide selection of enhanced cybernetic fighters into brutal 4v4 matches within a futuristic

Gears 5 on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Free Play Days event adds Gears 5 to its recent lineup for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members. After making a successful debut over Xbox One series of gaming systems and PC platform, post-launch content for third-person shooter title Gears 5 started rolling from developer The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios . Latest free update Operation 3: Gridiron is live now for all and it introduces a brand-new, titular game mode of 5v5 capture the flag style play. Plus, Augustus "Cole Train" Cole and Clayton Carmine joins across several multiplayer mode. Gears 5 on Xbox Free Play Days RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020 Aside from regular weekly trial events, Xbox Free Play Days is offering members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate a chance to download and play Gears 5 for a limited time from today, April 6 to April 12, 2020. Joining up right now will give you access to Operation 3: Gridiron and allows you to pl

Sea of Thieves Coming to Steam

Released exclusively for Windows PC and Xbox One back in March 2018, Sea of Thieves is finally coming to Steam. Debuted as one of the most-anticipated titles of 2018, popular open-world pirate adventure title Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios currently boasts a community of over 10 million players. In a recent official announcement, Microsoft has revealed that Sea of Thieves is heading over to Steam very soon, which would have support for cross-platform play with other Pirate Legends on Windows PC platform and Xbox One  console. Sea of Thieves Coming to Steam RELATED: Outer Wilds Coming to Steam Microsoft has been promoting Sea of Thieves as a flagship title for Xbox Game Pass  subscription service from very beginning. SoT is a quirky pirate simulator that initially garnered mixed reception but became better with a series of updates. During its two year-long run, pirates have fended off killer Kraken, fought Megalodons a

Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

Microsoft and The Coalition will be delivering free Xbox Series X upgrade for Gears 5 at launch this holiday. Last month, Microsoft has revealed specs for upcoming Xbox Series X and highlighted its Smart Delivery feature that would allow players to enjoy right version of any and all of Xbox Game Studios releases on Xbox One or Series X . Ahead of holiday 2020 launch, full specs of new Xbox hardware is revealed recently and it ends with an announcement from tech director of The Coalition developer studio, Mike Rayner of an optimized version of Gears 5 for Series X . Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade RELATED: Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One Version to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade Rayner and his team showcased in-game footage from latest installment of Gears of War series in ultra settings reserved for PC platform. They ran an improved version of Gears 5 opening cut-scene in 4K at 60 FPS, twice the rate of Xbox One X . Series X version to feature higher textur

Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire Update Live Now

Latest free monthly content update Heart of Fire for Sea of Thieves adds new Tall Tale, weapons and more. Due to last minute discovery of an issue, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios had to push back release of latest Heart of Fire monthly content update by a couple of days for 2018 action-adventure title Sea of Thieves . Heart of Fire free update is now rolled out on Windows PC , Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One for eager pirates to let them take on new voyages, experience story-driven Tall Tales, earn Pirate Legend status, rewards and much more. Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire Update Live Now RELATED: Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now Before going in-depth of major features added in Heart of Fire update, take a look at its official trailer below. RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add NBA 2K20, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and More This month, Duke is handing out special Athena's Run voyages only for Pirate Legends on behalf of Pirate Lord. It

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now

Platform-adventure game Ori and the Will of the Wisps from Moon Studios and Xbox Game Studios is now available on PC and Xbox One. A direct sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest , platform-adventure Metroidvania title Ori and the Will of the Wisps from developer Moon Studios and publisher Xbox Game Studios is out now on PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms. Little spirit guardian Ori returns for an all-new adventure with Kuro's owlet Ku on forest of Niwen that has lost the light of spirit tree. In a stormy night, they got separated and Ori begins a quest to discover secrets of the lost ones. Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add NBA 2K20, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and More Will of the Wisps improves its combat system with new spirit skills, weapons and a shard system that lets you customize Ori's powers in a distinctive way, which would allow players to experience a unique playthrough every time. You can choose from Easy, No