The time has come. EA Sports FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One!

In the latest version of FIFA, all your favorite modes are back, with some brand-new additions to get excited about. Express yourself with your mates and win as one on the street and in the stadiums.

Dual Entitlement

To start, we’re excited to offer you a Dual Entitlement when you buy FIFA 21 – meaning you won’t need to buy the game twice to upgrade your copy from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S once FIFA 21 launches on the new consoles. Taking advantage of the blazing fast load times of Xbox Series X|S, deferred lighting and rendering, enhanced animation technology and more will take the world’s game from visual to visceral and enable you to feel next level every time you jump onto the pitch! Learn more about Dual Entitlement here.

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals available from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 19 October 2020 (actual end date varies by sale).

These deals will expire at 10:00 am UTC on Tuesday October 20th 2020

Xbox One Deals

   

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
NBA 2K21 Xbox One X Enhanced 30% DWG*
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 60% DWG*
Far Cry 5 + Far Cry New Dawn Deluxe Edition Bundle Xbox One X Enhanced 70% DWG*
Wolfenstein: Alt History Collection Xbox One Game 60% DWG*
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Xbox One Game 75% DWG*
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Deluxe Xbox One Game 25% DWG*
Mafia III: Definitive Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 50% DWG*
Overcooked! 2 – Gourment Edition Xbox One Game 40% DWG*
Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition & Great White Shark Card Bundle
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The videogames industry has always sought to define artistic worth in terms of new technology. Every next gen console year brings with it the same old talk of bursting through constraints on developer imaginations, of “infinite” potential finally unlocked care of another few hundred pounds’ worth of swishly tailored plastic and silicon. Existing platforms are suddenly recast as obsolete, spent, even things to be ashamed of: as Don Mattrick infamously quipped of playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, “if you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards.”

This cycle of innovation and obsolescence is regrettable not just because it is terrible for the environment and dependent on supply chains that facilitate human rights abuses. It brings about the neglect or even active destruction of approaches to game-making that have flourished around specific pieces of hardware – this, in a creative sector that already has a brain drain problem thanks to … Read the rest

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.4981.201009-0000
  • Available: 6 p.m. PT – October 9, 2020
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 10, 2020

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

Accessories App

  • Fixed an issue where users could not navigate the app.

Party Chat

  • Party chat audio should now correctly be included when broadcasting gameplay.

System

  • Fixed
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Xbox Live

Outriders – Standard Edition

Square Enix Ltd

$59.99
Pre-order OUTRIDERS now to receive the Hell's Rangers Content Pack, which includes:

• The Hell’s Rangers Male and Female Gear Sets.
• The Hell’s Rangers Arsenal of 11 unique Guns.
• The Hell’s Rangers Truck Mods and Decals.

OUTRIDERS is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe.

As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you’ll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet.

With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you’ll leave behind the slums and shanty towns of the First City and traverse forests, mountains and desert in the pursuit of a mysterious signal.

Combining intense gunplay with violent powers and an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets, OUTRIDERS offers countless hours of gameplay

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Some might say it was a game that was simply too ambitious for its intended platform. In 2014, Ubisoft’s spectacular Assassin’s Creed Unity pushed back technological boundaries in a range of directions. Its depiction of Revolutionary Paris was dense in detail, packed with hundreds of residents on-screen at any given point, in a city that didn’t just increase detail outdoors – but introduced highly detailed interiors too. Combined with big advances in character rendering and an astonishing global illumination system that still looks incredible today, Unity had all the makings of a masterpiece. The problem was, it didn’t run very well at all.

Ubisoft itself admitted that the focus on technology was just too strong, to the detriment of the final product, which ran poorly on both PS4 and Xbox One. Even on PC, it took years for CPUs and GPUs to run this game well. Curiously, with the … Read the rest

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.4981.201009-0000
  • Available: 7 p.m. PT – October 9, 2020
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 10, 2020

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

Accessories App

  • Fixed an issue where users could not navigate the app.

Party Chat

  • Party chat audio should now correctly be included when broadcasting gameplay.

System

  • Fixed
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Xbox Live

FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S

Electronic Arts

FIFA 21 Dual Entitlement includes Xbox One X and Xbox Series X|S games.

PRE-ORDER* FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition and Receive:

– 3 Days Early Access
– Up to 24 Rare Gold Packs, 2 per week for 12 weeks
– Kylian Mbappé Loan Item, for 5 FUT matches
– Career Mode Homegrown Talent, local youth prospect with world-class potential
– FUT Ambassador Player Pick, choose 1 of 3 player items for 3 FUT matches
– Special Edition FUT Kits and Stadium Items

Win as one in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 with new ways to team up and express yourself on the street and in the stadium. Powered by Frostbite™, FIFA 21 raises the game with fresh features:

• Enjoy even bigger victories together in VOLTA FOOTBALL

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Xbox Series X backwards compatibility is shaping up to be an absolute home run based on our testing so far – yes, every title we’ve looked at so far seems to hit their performance target when 30fps or 60fps caps are in place, games using dynamic resolution scaling can show clear improvements, while we’re looking at anything up to a 2x multiplier in GPU performance in games with unlocked frame-rates. On top of that, there’s an image quality bonus too: texture filtering is improved via enforced 16x anisotropic filtering. Loading time improvements are also significantly improved – and that’s the focus for this follow-up coverage.

You see, there’s one disadvantage to the next-gen dream. Storage space on the internal solid state drive is at a premium – Xbox Series X ships with 802 useable gigs on the 1TB drive. On the one hand, that’s actually an improvement over the 781GB … Read the rest

Summary

  • Xbox FanFest is going digital.
  • Beginning October 12 at 6 p.m. PT, we’ll open a year-round registration to join as an Xbox FanFest fan.
  • Once registered, fans can opt-in to participate in exclusive experiences offered throughout the year.

Xbox FanFest was created with a passion to give back to our fans. It has been an amazing 6 years of in-person FanFest events. We dearly miss connecting with the Xbox community and sharing these experiences with you. While our in-person events are on hold, we decided what better time than now to expand FanFest in a way that allows more fans the opportunity to come together throughout the year.

I am excited to share that we are expanding Xbox FanFest, adding digital exclusive experiences for fans to jump in and participate virtually in some really fun ways. By opening an ongoing registration site, fans can sign up to be an … Read the rest