Grand Theft Auto 5, the 2013 title from Rockstar Games, has been added to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. Players with a Game Pass subscription can now access the game for free on Xbox One.
There has never been a better time to dive into the Xbox ecosystem with the Xbox One or Xbox One X, especially now, six years after the console’s debut. It may not be leading the pack in sales, but Microsoft has been doing a lot of interesting, innovative things with the platform.
Last week Microsoft made available the last two titles in 2019’s Games with Gold lineup, closing out the year with another 46 offered to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Were any of these any good? What would they otherwise cost? In short, what do the data say about the value of this Xbox Live Gold benefit, which has been a part of the service since 2013?
By no means would I argue for FIA European Truck Racing Championship as the sports video game of the year for 2019. But as an example, if not a symbol, of the year’s hits, misses, and trends, it’s nearly perfect.
Xbox Live Gold subscribers and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get access to four free games in January as part of those subscriptions, thanks to Xbox Games With Gold, including Batman: The Telltale Series and Xbox 360 games Tekken 6 and Lego Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy.
Microsoft has long invested in hardware beyond its base Xbox consoles. The Xbox One generation in particular has seen some exceptionally good first-party peripherals, especially when it comes to controllers. The next wave of accessories indicates that Microsoft is continuing to make those investments — our colleagues at The Verge called the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, “simply the best Xbox controller you can spend your money on.”
Fortnite’s Winterfestival has begun, and this year Epic is celebrating with 14 days of festivities. The event will include some old fan-favorite weapons and limited-time modes making a return, new challenges and, of course, presents for everyone.
During The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Xbox: the Xbox Series X. Or that’s what we and everyone else thought it was called. However, Business Insider recently spoke to a Microsoft representative who confirmed the next generation’s name is simple. Xbox — Series X is the name of the model coming next year.
Rainbow Six Siege, in which teams highly skilled killing machines use high-tech weapons, super cool abilities and hand-signals to kill the other side, has paid a … rather interesting? tribute to another studio with an in-game weapon skin. It’s for Gris, which won the Games for Impact Award at The Game Awards 2019 on Thursday night.
A verified streamer on Mixer lost his partnership with Microsoft after he tweeted a joke about being a sex offender playing Fortnite with kids.