This Week on Xbox – November 11

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox. Enjoy!

Xbox One Backward Compatibility Turns One; Skate 3 Available Today

This weekend marks one year since the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program launched, bringing your favorite Xbox 360 titles to our Xbox One catalog. It’s already been a big week with the additions of Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 to our library, as well as to the EA Access Vault, and the hits keep coming. We’re excited to announce the arrival of the highly-requested fan favorite, Skate 3, to our library of Backward Compatibility titles. Read more…

The Wait is Over – The Xbox Holiday Update is Here

Today, we’re thrilled to announce Clubs, Looking for Group, Achievement Rarity, Group Messaging and more will start to roll out to the broader community on Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices. With this holiday update, Xbox Live becomes even more social as we unite gamers across devices, giving you access to more people to play with that share your interests and more choice in how you play. Read more…

End 2016 with the 1.0 Ender Update for Minecraft: Windows 10 and Pocket Edition

We’re super excited to let you know that we’ve started work on our next update which will be coming before the end of the year – the 1.0 Ender Update. With this update, Minecraft on Windows 10 and Pocket Edition will have the majority of the features as our original PC version, and like we did with the original PC version, we’ll be taking off the beta label with the introduction of the End. Legit! Read more…

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Welcomes New Cars and the Legendary Nürburgring

Forza fans on Windows 10 PC can now experience new content in Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, with the launch of the Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Premium Edition. Released this week, the Premium Edition includes the base game of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, along with three newly-released content packs for the game, two car collections, and a new track pack, bringing the legendary Nürburgring track to the game. Read more…

The Xbox Insider Program is the Next Step in Providing Feedback on Xbox

Feedback from our fans is important to all of us here at Xbox, and one of the more popular places to give feedback is through the Xbox Preview Program. Since the program launched in February 2014, your feature requests, ideas, and millions of votes have helped shape and improve your Xbox experience for the whole community. We’re excited to share news about what’s next for the Xbox Preview Program. Read more…

Clubs, Looking for Group, and Some of the Engineers Behind Them

Clubs and Looking for Group (LFG) on Xbox Live will be launching to the broader community soon on Xbox One and the Xbox app, giving you access to more people to play with and more choice in how you play. To make sure you hit the ground running and make the most of Clubs and LFG, we sat down with two engineers on the Xbox team to share walkthrough tutorials on the features and chat about their experiences helping bring them to life. Read more…

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Xbox and Pizza Hut Team Up to Give Away an Xbox One S Every Hour This Holiday Season

This holiday season, Xbox and Pizza Hut have teamed up for a special promotion that offers the chance to win an Xbox One S, the ultimate games and 4K entertainment system, every hour, from November 7 through December 24. With each Triple Treat Box order, pizza lovers will receive an entry code for a chance to win an Xbox One S 500GB console and a custom Pizza Hut designed controller. Read more…

Circuit Breakers Blasts its Way to Xbox One in 2017

Circuit Breakers on Xbox One is a very exciting opportunity for us as developers and publishers, as well as you, the player. Designed like a classic arcade machine, Circuit Breakers tests how far you can go before succumbing to deadly robots — once you die, you’ll be reset to the beginning of the game. However, you won’t have to repeat the same levels over and over, as Circuit Breakers randomly selects levels from a huge pool of hand-crafted environments. Read more…

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