Xbox One News

Xbox Game Pass adds Play Later feature

Your name will also go on the list.

What developers think of Xbox Game Pass

"Choose your development partner as carefully as you choose your love partner."

The big Xbox interview - Project Scarlett, cross-gen Halo Infinite and the lack of Fable

"We're not emptying the tank, getting everything we've got and just throwing it on stage."

Microsoft winds down adding new Xbox 360 back compatible games today

To focus on ensuring Project Scarlett plays 3000 Xbox One games, current back catalogue.

Xbox One keyboard and mouse support arrives next week

Fortnite, Warframe among first to include it.

PUBG joins Xbox Game Pass on Monday

Hellblade, Ori coming next month, and a dozen more.

Xbox One update adds ability to broadcast "everything"

Plus a shopping cart feature and new Avatar store.

"All-new Xbox hardware" to be shown at Gamescom

UPDATE: Microsoft clarifies announcement.

Microsoft officially unveils Xbox Adaptive Controller

Worked with charities to design accessible gaming pad.

Microsoft is reviving Inside Xbox

Change the Channell.

Xbox One update will offer Remote Play with PC

Plus: 1440p output, open tournaments and more.

Xbox chief Phil Spencer: "Microsoft needed a reboot"

On company inclusivity and recovering from the Xbox One launch.

Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

Removing all compatibility with S and X.

Xbox One Game DVR bumped up to 1080p capture

Save straight to external drive, too.

Microsoft discontinued the original Xbox One after the S launched

Two years and nine months after it came out.

"Fundamental changes" coming to Xbox achievements

For people who only play a lot of one game.

Xbox One users hit by bizarre My Little Pony message

Microsoft pledges to make it stable.

Xbox Game Pass launches 1st June

UPDATE: Free trial now available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

Xbox One has a handy new Party chat overlay

Here's how it works, and how you customise it.

Microsoft scrapped plans to launch beefier Xbox console last year

Now prepping console plans for after Scorpio, too.

Here's a first look at Xbox One Scorpio's superpowered dev kit

Even more powerful than Scorpio itself.

Huge Xbox spring sale now live

More than 350 games cut in price.

Xbox One's next update adds tournament feature, custom gamer pics

And ability to connect to Wi-Fi which needs browser log-in.

Microsoft announces EA Access-style Xbox Game Pass subscription

Download and play more than 100 titles for 8 a month.

Xbox Games with Gold for February detailed

Force Unleashed! Monkey Island! Lovers! Project Cars!

Microsoft announces inflatable Xbox One controller for your pool

From Xbox Onesie architects Xbox Australia.

Here's our first look at Xbox One's new Guide

Quick jump to recent apps, set video capture options.

Xbox One controllers now have two more colourful options

Gummi bear red or military green and orange.

Sounds like Xbox One is getting a new Guide menu

And possibly replace snapped apps with handy in-picture view.

Xbox 360 games are getting Xbox One boxes

If they're backwards compatible.

Microsoft makes Xbox Preview Program open to all

And renames it Xbox Insider Program.

N64 emulator pulled from Xbox One store

But those who bought it can still play.

The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

And gamers are in the firing line.

It looks like the white Xbox One S 2TB has sold out for good

UPDATE: 2TB size won't be back in white, but other special editions possible.

Microsoft opts out of Xbox Gamescom press conference

Will hold "more intimate" Xbox FanFest event instead.

Xbox avatars will get wheelchair option

Looks like they're getting a visual upgrade, too.

Xbox One S won't give games a performance boost, Microsoft insists

Extra CPU, GPU power "will have no impact at all".

Xbox One background music, clubs and tournaments coming

And an official Looking for Group service.

Xbox One update revamps store with Top Free, Top Paid categories

As Microsoft paves way for Windows 10 apps.

More powerful Xbox One planned for 2017 - report

Plus, cheaper, smaller Xbox One for 2016.

Someone got Windows 95 running on Xbox One

Now that's what I call backwards compatibility!

Why insiders think we'll see a new Xbox One at E3

And a new Xbox One controller, too.

Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

"We've had an amazing run."

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One UK sales pass 5m mark

PS3/Xbox 360 were just 3.5m at same point.

Xbox survey asks if you'd sell back your digital games

You'd get 10% of the purchase price.

So, will Sony actually allow PS4 and Xbox One owners to play together?

We put the question to Shuhei Yoshida at GDC.

16-person Party Chat and better Xbox 360 integration in next Xbox One update

Plus: more Avatar features, improved Achievements section, more.

It sounds like Xbox One will get hardware upgrades

Console to become "backward and forward compatible".

Here's everything in Xbox One's February system update

Offline pins! Avatar store! Gamerscore leaderboard returns!

Xbox One's new dashboard rolling out now

Download weighs in at 1.15GB.

Xbox One list of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility games revealed

104 titles confirmed - but no COD, Halo or Red Dead Redemption.

Xbox One to finally get a Sky TV app

UPDATE: Available today.

Xbox Games with Gold November titles named

Pneuma! Dirt 3! Dungeon Siege 3! Knight Squad.

Spencer: Xbox One team focused on regaining fan trust, not beating PS4

Sony "have a huge lead and they have a good product".

Xbox One controller remapping coming for all pads soon

Background music feature waiting for "prioritisation".

New Consumer Rights Act puts gamers in the driving seat

If a game is faulty, you're entitled to a full refund.

Xbox One gets 12-person party chat

Animated avatars coming.

New Xbox One bundle includes 1TB solid state hybrid drive

Boot up 20 per cent faster from energy saving mode.

129 Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller nearly half price at Amazon

UPDATE: Pricing was an "error", Amazon cancels orders.

How's Xbox doing?

Well. Well enough?

Lizard Squad hacker who helped bring down PSN and Xbox Live at Christmas avoids jail

UPDATE: Lizard Squad attacks Daybreak games in retaliation.

After a week, 1m votes cast for Xbox One backwards-compatible games

Red Dead Redemption still most-requested on Xbox Feedback site.

Xbox One back compatibility supports Xbox 360 DLC

Just needs the publisher to allow it.

Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

"PS3 is such a unique architecture…"

Xbox 360 saves carry over via Xbox One's back compatibility service

UPDATE: Xbox 360 multiplayer works seamlessly on Xbox One too.

Here's your first official look at the 1TB Xbox One and tweaked controller

UPDATE: New controller adapter only works with Windows 10 PCs, GAME has timed exclusivity in UK.

1TB Xbox One bundle spotted on Amazon.com

Includes beefier hard drive, new controller, Halo: MCC.

Windows 10 launches in July

Xbox app, Cortana and Candy Crush included.

Looks like Microsoft will launch a new Xbox One controller in June

UPDATE: Product photos leak with new 3.5mm headphone jack.

Microsoft's June Xbox update targets Windows app

New Xbox One features to be shown at E3.

Microsoft offers free 12-month EA Access subscriptions

If you're invited to refer a friend to Xbox One.

Microsoft E3 2015 press conference date, time confirmed

"See the greatest games line-up in Xbox history."

Funds from Microsoft Points switchover expire 1st June

Use them or lose them, Microsoft warns.

Microsoft demos Windows 10 hologram support

Hololens to support Unity, compatible with all universal apps.

Xbox One UK price now 299.99

Down from 329.99.

70 Star Wars movie bundle launches on Xbox this week

Comes with Star Wars Pinball and R2-D2 avatar toy.

Microsoft mulled idea of giving away original Xbox free

"They were going to be the casual gamers' machine."

Xbox One April system update includes voice messages

Works cross-platform with Xbox 360, too.

Microsoft details Xbox One April system update

UPDATE: Out now, voice messages due later this month.

EGXEGX 2015 tickets now on sale

80,000 expected at largest ever UK games event.

Social matchmaking service Overdog launches for Xbox One

Find multiplayer partners who share your interests.

Xbox Live and PS Plus subs now used to calculate UK inflation

Along with Spotify, e-cigarettes and craft beer.

Microsoft: any game can come to Xbox One, despite parity clause

Plus: ID@Xbox exec on missing No Man's Sky.

Xbox One universal apps will run in the background - report

Option to turn retail units into dev kits finally on the horizon.

Microsoft teases Xbox One screenshot feature

Double tap guide button, press Y.

Microsoft investigating PC to Xbox One streaming

Aiming for 1080p/60fps when streaming Xbox One to Windows 10.

Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

Features translucent lenses and its own processors.

Second UK man arrested following PlayStation and Xbox DDOS attacks

18-year-old also charged with swatting offences.

Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

But PlayStation 4 top of 2014 overall.

Xbox One gets tile transparency with new update

UPDATE: February update now available to all.

Microsoft reassures Xbox One owners over DRM rights

After error leaves Far Cry 4 digital owners unable to play.

Xbox avatars to get improved graphics, new features

Microsoft planning avatars' "biggest adventure yet".

BBC iPlayer finally arrives on Xbox One today

Plus: download shows for up to 30 days on PC, mobiles, tablets.

Xbox Japan boss resigns amid dismal Xbox One sales

Just 776 consoles shifted last week.

GAME selling Xbox One and four games for 299

UPDATE: PS4, DriveClub and The Last of Us Remastered for 300.

The Xbook Duo is an Xbox One and Xbox 360 in a laptop

Finally, an Xbox One with backwards compatibility. Sort of.

Microsoft announces Xbox One Christmas price cut in US

UPDATE: Nothing to announce "at this time" in the UK, Microsoft says.

Microsoft to end free Xbox Music streaming

Now requires 8.99 monthly pass.

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner available today in the UK

Snap live TV while playing games, or pause and rewind.

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One October system update

Brings new Snap, Friends features, adds .mkv support.

Microsoft's indie parity clause exists so Xbox One owners feel "first class"

And to discourage devs who think "I'll get to Xbox whenever I get to it", Spencer says.

Microsoft dissatisfied with Xbox One's slow Japan launch

"We hope to continue to do our best."

Xbox One price cut by 20 in the UK, now 329

UPDATE: "We are always looking at ways to offer the best value for our customers."

Xbox One gets revised China release date after last minute delay

Government approval granted for first 10 games.

The Xbook One is a $1500 Xbox One laptop

Self-taught engineer takes up the mantle.

US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

PS4 leads hardware chart for eighth consecutive month.

Xbox One October update detailed, Xbox 360 Guide functionality restored

Snap Centre improved, Friends and Messages updated.

PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

Xbox Live and Battle.net also targeted, SOE boss hit by plane bomb hoax.

Microsoft testing 24-hour free game unlocks for Xbox One

UPDATE: Listing described as an "error".

1TB Xbox One with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare exclusive to GAME in UK

Buy a limited edition controller for exclusive DLC.

PS4 leads US console sales for seventh month running

New console sales nearly 80% higher than last-gen at same point.

Xbox One snappable media player, Party updates roll out to preview members

UPDATE: September console update now available to all.

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner dated and priced

It's out in late October priced 24.99.

Xbox One to launch in China on 23rd September

Kinect-less bundle with Neverwinter Online and more for around 350.

Now TV now on Xbox One

Now on both next-gen consoles.

Microsoft shows interest in eye-tracking visor FOVE

Potentially for use with Xbox, report suggests.

PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-Ray support next week

UPDATE: Firmware released, other tweaks detailed.

Microsoft announces 18,000 jobs to be cut in the next year

Nokia bears the brunt. "Limited change" for Xbox.

Xbox One now supports trial and unlock game demos

Microsoft mulling better visibility for ID@Xbox titles.

What's going on with Microsoft's Xbox One dev kit and launch parity policies?

"If a developer has a question then they can just give us a call."

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella commits to Xbox

"Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox."

Microsoft has abandoned plans for Xbox One consoles to double as dev kits

UPDATE: "We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solution."

Microsoft's PR blunders caused Sony to re-write E3 PlayStation 4 script

Didn't want gamers to assume Sony was "going down the same path".

Microsoft offers select Xbox 360 users $75 rebates for buying Xbox Ones

UPDATE: Offer valid in the UK, US and Canada.

Kinect 2 for PC costs 159

Intended to help developers make apps.

Microsoft doubles OneDrive storage size

And increases it to 1TB for Office 365 users.

How the Xbox One GPU Kinect reserve unlock works

Microsoft expects "tangible" benefit for games out this Christmas.

Microsoft's confusing Xbox One cloud message shifts to dedicated servers

"Xbox Live is the service. Dedicated servers is the benefit."

Microsoft launches Xbox Feedback website, asks for your ideas

Vote on new Xbox One features, see them implemented.

New Xbox Achievements app due later this summer

Can snap, track awards, get help.

Now TV, Sky News, CrunchyRoll, GoPro apps coming to Xbox One

US gets Twitter. Still no sign of iPlayer.

Microsoft wants you to watch the World Cup on your Xbox One

Get goal notifications, unlock cards and take part in polls with Brazil Now app.

CEX selling Xbox One without Kinect from 315

You can trade your Xbox One Kinect in for a fiver.

Microsoft boss counters Xbox spin-off talk

"I have no intent to do anything different on Xbox than we are doing today."

Sony announces Chinese PlayStation 4 launch plans

After Microsoft's similar move for Xbox One.

Xbox One external storage support coming in June

But you'll need a device with at least 256GB of space.

Xbox One's Games with Gold offer requires you stay subscribed

UPDATE: June includes Dark Souls, followed by Charlie Murder & Street Fighter 4.

Xbox One without Kinect "levels the playing field" with PS4

Analyst predicts 10 per cent sales boost following latest U-turn.

Microsoft to sell Xbox One without Kinect for 349

UPDATE: Games with Gold dated for Xbox One, titles detailed.

Microsoft to remove Xbox Live Gold paywall for streaming apps

UPDATE: Confirmed. Netflix, Twitch broadcasting, Upload Studio all free.

Microsoft releases Xbox One party chat, system update tweaks

Second update for preview testers in as many weeks.

Microsoft downplays Bill Gates' pledge to support potential Xbox spin-off

"We remain committed to Xbox and the millions of Xbox fans around the world."

American McGee claims "Xbox One will fail in China"

But better placed for success than Sony, Nintendo, analyst argues.

Microsoft takes notice of Xbox One fan's vision for console UI

"Very nice," says Major Nelson. "I've shared this around."

Xbox One to launch in China in September

"It would be cool if I can buy a console and software through legitimate channels."

Microsoft's Xbox Originals programming to begin this June

Halo TV series and "digital feature" still on the cards.

Xbox One and FIFA 14 bundle spotted for 329

100 cheaper than last November's launch price.

Xbox One launches in Japan 4th September

Will it suffer the same fate as its predecessors?

The Xbox One updates keep on coming

Blu-ray! Controller update! Silent reboot!

Xbox and Channel 4 announce sci-fi TV series Humans

Will premiere next year on TV and consoles.

Five-year-old discovers Xbox password flaw

Microsoft rewards boy with free games.

OneGuide rolling out to select Xbox One users in the UK

TV and DVR control also headed to SmartGlass.

Phil Spencer named new boss of Xbox

"You will hear much more as we head into E3..."

Microsoft has a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor

And this is what it looks like.

Microsoft to begin warning naughty Xbox One players

Continued misbehaviour may see you banned from Twitch.

Microsoft announces 25 indie games coming to Xbox One

Including a couple that use Kinect.

Xbox One April update adds friends notifications, more

Console to launch in 26 new markets this September.

Microsoft reportedly working on VR devices for Xbox

But is it more augmented reality than virtual reality?

How to install an Xbox One controller on your PC

Homebrew workaround devised in place of official support.

Xbox Achievement hunter finally hits a million Gamerscore

"Eight years, three months, I don't know how many days."

Microsoft bosses still "extremely committed" to Xbox

Ready for "competitive battle" with PlayStation.

Microsoft: Xbox 360's Games with Gold programme will improve

Will be "more true" to gamer's expectations.

Major Xbox One update rolled out

5.1 Dolby Digital! 50Hz output! More!

Video shows off new Xbox One party and friends features

Update due in March ahead of Titanfall.

Microsoft: "no plans" to release an Xbox One without Kinect

"We believe Kinect is an absolutely integral part of the Xbox One experience."

And the new boss of Xbox is...

The former CEO of Nokia who is reportedly considering selling the games business.

Microsoft announces first Xbox One price cut - and throws in Titanfall for free

Thanks early adopters, but don't expect a retroactive refund.

Microsoft invites Xbox One owners to test next update

March update will roll out early to select few.

Microsoft announces Xbox One Media Remote

Motion-activated backlit buttons illuminate when you pick it up.

PS4 sold nearly double Xbox One in US last month

But Xbox One still selling over twice as fast as 360.

Xbox One Media Remote spotted, costs 20

UPDATE: Pops up on Amazon UK now too.

Xbox developing TV series based on rapper Nas

No word on Spielberg directing this one.

Microsoft shows off its 60 Xbox One Stereo Headset

UPDATE: But these headsets aren't supported by the adapter.

Xbox One's March update includes party chat, friends list fixes

But February system update pushed back.

Xbox One firmware update will let you manage storage

New multiplayer and party changes in place before Titanfall.

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer welcomes new CEO

"He's been a good supporter of Studios and Xbox."

Xbox One firmware update due in March - report

White-coloured Xbox One also on the horizon.

Microsoft launches viral Titanfall promotion

Xbox One advert hacked with clues to in-game extras.

Microsoft: competitive pricing for digital downloads "on the agenda"

"We are way aware of this," says Major Nelson.

Microsoft reports bumper profit after healthy Xbox One launch

But number of Xbox One consoles shipped still behind PS4 sales.

Microsoft paid YouTubers to say nice things about Xbox One - report

UPDATE: Microsoft asks Machinima to label videos as advertising.

Xbox One update will fix "hidden, harder to use" social features

"The feedback we've gotten is pretty valid."

China lifts ban on foreign console sales

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony rub hands in glee.

Xbox One and Xbox 360 to get original TV shows early 2014

"We aren't Netflix, we aren't Amazon, we're a different animal."

Xbox One sells 2 million in 18 days

Achievement unlocked.

Microsoft releases new Xbox One firmware update

Full of bug-fixes, but no new features.

Xbox One mod unlocks mouse and keyboard support

Also Wii Remote, DualShock 4.

NSA, GCHQ can listen to Xbox Live chat communications

UPDATE: Microsoft insists alleged spying "wasn't done with our consent".

Microsoft warns Xbox One owners about backwards compatibility prank

"There is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible."

Take-Two boss has high hopes for PS4 and Xbox One

But EA reckons Sony and MS face "stiff competition" from Apple and Google.

Xbox One owners unite to spur Microsoft to improve system

"Things will get better," Major Nelson promises.

Microsoft reveals loads of indies developing for Xbox One

UPDATE: Microsoft ditches exclusivity requirement.

Microsoft plots Windows updates codenamed "Threshold"

To bring PC, mobile and Xbox even closer together.

PlayStation 4 UK launch sales hit 250k

UPDATE: Xbox One now at 170k, Wii U still at 150k after a year.

PS4 looks set to break records at launch

But longer term, Sony faces a tough challenge.

Xbox One TV integration suffers noticeable judder in UK

UPDATE: Possible workaround discovered - but it's not ideal.

Xbox One outsells Xbox 360 two-to-one in UK launch

UPDATE: Sold around 150,000, report claims.

Xbox One off to a great start, too

Sells one million in biggest launch in Xbox history.

YouTuber KSI dumped by Microsoft after Xbox One launch appearance

KSI manager: "Sexism is not something he condones or wants to be associated with."

Sony congratulates Microsoft on Xbox One launch

Can you feel the love tonight?

How to update Xbox One without connecting it to the internet

UPDATE: Microsoft removes instructions.

Where can you still buy an Xbox One?

GAME, Tesco, John Lewis still options.

Xbox One Dolby Digital output via digital optical coming post launch

UPDATE: Astro have a workaround for their headsets.

Xbox One "designed to make storage management automatic"

Microsoft explains lack of hard drive space notification.

Xbox One Twitch streaming delayed to 2014

Earn media achievements for watching streams.

Xbox One: what you get for Xbox Live Gold

Our handy guide lets you know.

Xbox One controller prototypes included smell, projector devices

"Like, as you walked through a jungle, you'd smell the flora."

This is how long it takes Xbox One to switch on

And turn on your TV, identify you, load the home screen.

South Park takes on next-gen console war and wins

"...because that's how Xbox people are."

Now TV for Xbox One out summer 2014

Sky Go app for console not a priority.

This is how SkyDrive on Xbox One works

Videos and photos on your console.

Early Xbox One users detail launch game install sizes

How fast will you fill that 500GB hard drive?

BBC "working to bring" iPlayer to Xbox One

App will launch "in the future", but no date set yet.

Microsoft confirms Xbox One apps for launch

UPDATE: Xbox app Achievements shown, OneGuide UK launch in 2014.

Xbox One's Kinect code-scanning is lightning-fast

Microsoft shows off its time-saving Kinect feature.

Microsoft emailing select gamers with free Xbox One Killer Instinct offer

"You're a fan of ours and we're a fan of yours."

Xbox One has free, ad-supported Xbox Music streaming

UPDATE: Or not - Microsoft admits mistake.

Microsoft outlines Xbox privacy policy amid Kinect concerns

"No one could look at the numbers and know they represent you."

GAME offering PS4 and Xbox One launch night queue jumps

If you pre-pay from two days before.

EA bullish on PS4 and Xbox One launch sales

"Pricing can come down pretty aggressively over the next few years."

Blockbuster back in administration for second time this year

UPDATE: See how to receive PS4 and Xbox One pre-order refunds.

PS4 and Xbox One both support eight-player party chat at launch

But current-gen headsets will have problems.

Microsoft shows off Xbox One's exclusive Machinima features

Watch game walkthroughs in Wingman mode while you play.

Xbox One: not every Achievement will automatically be recorded

But developers can make it so they are.

Microsoft moves to calm fear over Xbox One advertising

UPDATE: "Will not target ads to you based on any data Kinect collects unless you choose to allow us to do so."

Xbox One headed to London, Dublin on 75-city world tour

Missed out at EGX? Microsoft dates more appearances.

Warning! Don't stand your Xbox One vertically

80 per cent position Xbox 360 horizontally. Do you?

Xbox One dashboard demoed in video leak

Instant game loading, switching shown off.

Microsoft still hopes for Xbox One digital game trading

Family Sharing will return when "time is right".

Xbox One Day One Edition stock now scarce in UK

615 COD bundle the only option left at GAME.

Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

UPDATE: PlayStation 4 only supports four.

UK to get fully-functioning Xbox One voice controls at launch

But other countries won't. Sorry Australia.

Both PS4 and Xbox One will wake to remote download new content

It'll be waiting for you when you get home.