We got the idea of Boris the Rocket from a dream our programmer had. He dreamed of a Soviet instrument panel. So, we met up, put our heads together and came up with a general concept after everyone pitched their ideas. We saw the importance of design documents after our work on Black Baron when we’d parted ways with our game designer and had to go back to square one. I should probably mention how we built our team.

In 2009, I met the guys when I started playing World of Warcraft. The next year, they invited me to play Project Reality, a Battlefield 2 mod, and by 2013 we started a clan. There were around five of us, then more people joined in, then some switched to ARMA 2, created a squad made up of those team members who left the mod and called it TORRead the rest

Battle it out in a gigantic robot brawler or get behind the wheel of colossal trucks, all in this weekend’s supersized Free Play Days lineup. Override 2: Super Mech League and Monster Truck Championship are available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, April 29 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, May 2 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

How to Start Playing

Find and install the games here on Xbox.com. Clicking through will send you to the Microsoft Store, where you must be signed in to see the option to install with your Xbox Live Gold membership. To download on console, click on the Subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and enter the Gold member area to locate the Free Play Days collection on your Xbox One.

Keep the Fun Going

Purchase the game and other editions at a limited time discount and continue … Read the rest


  • Fast-paced top-down shooter Cymatically Muffed is available for Xbox One today.
  • Take down a headphone-stealing scientist in the Co-Op Campaign.
  • Or fight everyone you know in the best 2-8 player PvP games around.

Don’t you hate it when you wake up and some scientist has experimented on you and stolen your headphones? It’s time for a fast-paced top-down shooter where you and your friends can find that guy and make him pay. Or fight everyone you know in the best 2-8 local multiplayer PvP games around, your call. Get your revenge — or just send someone home crying — today with Cymatically Muffed on Xbox One.

Games are better when nobody has to watch and everyone can play. Get back to the glory days of local multiplayer with 8-player splitscreen. Fight your friends in free-for-all deathmatches, or play as a team in deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Puc, or Cops … Read the rest


  • Bring cinematic spectacle to Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Charge your Proton Packs! The Ghostbusters are coming to Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Be the director! Inspire movie magic with the Studios Pack

We’re delighted to be sharing exciting news on the Planet Coaster: Console Edition‘s upcoming DLC. We’re bringing not one, but two incredible packs to Planet Coaster, both fit to burst with amazing new rides, stunning new scenery, blueprints, props, sound effects, and so much more.

Ghostbusters is our love letter to the 1984 hit movie, and the Studios Pack is a spectacular tribute to the silver screen. Ahead of their launch later this week across Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, we’re here to give you all the must know details.

First, let’s talk Ghostbusters. We’ve put all of our love, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the franchise into this pack, and we really think it shows. … Read the rest

There’s just one month to go before Knockout City slams onto the gaming scene. And judging by the one million downloads during the recent cross play beta, this dodgebrawling game is sure to make an impact. The best part? It will be available to play at launch on May 21 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play members!

What is EA Play? It’s a great way to get more from the games you love. Members can access exclusive in-game challenges and rewards, unlock special member-only content, play early trials of brand-new titles, and get instant access to a collection of our best-loved series and top titles. Plus, members also save on EA digital purchases, with a 10% member discount. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get EA Play at no additional cost!   

What’s Included?

There are a few special events planned in the first few weeks of the game, so … Read the rest


  • There are hundreds of beautiful illustrations in the game.
  • The game seems like an old-school cartoon, but you can easily recognize all the plants and animals.
  • After playing Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia, visits to the forest will no longer be the same.

Today Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia debuts on Xbox consoles. The kids of our team members had a great time playing it. That’s obvious. However, I was strongly surprised by how much this game helped me to appreciate a trip to a real forest.

First Contact

When I was around 5-10 years old, I enjoyed trips to the forest, but if I couldn’t see much depth there.

The appearance of some animal was certainly an exciting event, but I used to just divide trees into deciduous and coniferous, and other plants – into those with which you can get stabbed and those that are relatively safe.

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 past 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 above. Come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Team Xbox Celebrates Earth Day: Here’s How You Can Get Involved
Sustainability is a pivotal point of focus for Microsoft and Xbox. We’re exploring new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and to raise awareness with our community. Reaching our sustainability commitments will take time and… Read more

Marvel’s Avengers Tachyon Anomaly Event Begins April 22
We first revealed the Tachyon Anomaly event one month ago at Square Enix Presents, and we’re … Read the rest

Sharpen your blades and get ready to cut your teeth in the Chivalry 2 cross-platform play closed beta on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S!

Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer, first-person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Starting today in the cross-platform play closed beta, you can enter this dangerous medieval world in sprawling 64-player games and prove your worth as a warrior!

Running Friday, April 23 through Monday, April 26, the cross-platform play closed beta brings a meaty chunk of the full game to sample before you enter the real battlefield at launch on June 8, 2021. 

Watch the all-new combat guide to become a melee combat master and rise to the top of the scoreboard:

How to Access the Chivalry 2 Cross-Platform Play Closed Beta on Xbox

Pre-order a digital copy of Chivalry 2 on the Xbox Store today for guaranteed access to the cross play closed … Read the rest

We’re excited to announce our first installment in the new Warfare series! Warfare 1 focuses on the engineer by both expanding the engineer’s arsenal, as well as bringing a series of new quality-of-life features to Space Engineers combat. Warfare 1 expands your creative possibilities, providing a series of new blocks aimed at pushing the limits of battlefield innovation.

As with our previous updates, this DLC and update will be released on all supported platforms simultaneously. We want you to enjoy Space Engineers on your platform of choice! Ensuring proper support for all platforms means proper support for all features and functionality, including dedicated servers. Warfare 1: Field Engineer is multiplayer-focused and the content of the Field Engineer DLC is designed to be enjoyed with friends.

As part of our continued efforts to ensure the best possible Space Engineers experience, Xbox and PC players can now play in the same space, … Read the rest

We’re humbled and delighted to be sharing our 8-year Anniversary Event with you and more than 40 million other Tenno playing around the globe. We’re even more excited to be doing so now Optimized for Xbox Series X|S! Despite disruptions of the pandemic, Digital Extremes has been able to work from home, supporting Warframe and developing a new next-gen gameplay experience.

All in one month, a new update, a new Warframe and the start of a new chapter have arrived.  So, bullet jump your way into Warframe to redeem your Dex Rhino skin and log in each week from April 19 to May 10 for additional items and bonus booster weekends.

New Call of the Tempestarii Game Update

For those of you who haven’t tried Warframe yet — or maybe you left a while ago and you’re considering returning — now is a great time to check out the new … Read the rest