Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the Xbox One and to celebrate, Microsoft is giving all Xbox Live Gold members access to Sunset Overdrive for the day.
Beginning at 5am on Saturday, Sunset Overdrive will be a free download for the whole game. Earn achievements, play online and take on the leaderboards as you survive the Awesomepocalypse. If you want to continue with the game after the trial expires, buying the game allows you to continue with your progress where you left off.
Source: Major Nelson
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) today announced the release of the free “Power of Defiance” DLC bundle for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
The Power of Defiance bundle contains the Test of Defiance Challenge Mode, the “Defiant to the End” Epic Rune (which gives players an additional Last Chance), and a skin to allow players to take on the appearance of Marwen’s daughter Lithariel.
According to the WBIE press release, the Power of Defiance DLC will be available from today via a free content update for Xbox One, PS4, and Steam.
Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming open-world action-driving game The Crew will have an open beta on Xbox One and PS4 from 25 November until 27 November.
Telltale Games has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming episodic game series based upon HBO’s Game of Thrones, along with the news that various cast members from the TV show will be reprising their roles in the game.
343 Industries has announced that the latest content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, originally expected yesterday before being delayed, is now live and is rolling out to all regions.
“on track” to be released “mid-late afternoon” Pacific Time (GMT-8) today, Thursday 20 November.
The update is intended to deal with the matchmaking issues that have plagued Halo: The Master Chief Collection since it launched for Xbox One last week, plus contains fixes for various UI, Campaign, and game-specific issues.
The full and detailed list of changes made by the update is available at Halo Waypoint, where there is also a regularly updated support FAQ covering the game’s issues and 343i’s work to fix it.
(post updated after the patch went live at midnight GMT on 21 November)
Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced on Xbox Wire that a range of gifts will be made available to Xbox One owners, to celebrate Saturday 22 November’s one year anniversary of the console’s release.
Hryb said that the gifts were being awarded to show Microsoft’s appreciation for the “loyal and continued support” of Xbox One fans over the past year.
The official Titanfall website has announced the Titanfall Deluxe Edition, a download-only version of Titanfall that will include all three DLC map packs: Expedition, Frontier’s Edge, and IMC Rising.
The Titanfall Deluxe Edition is available now via Origin for PC, with the Xbox One release starting on 25 November.
No UK price has been announced yet for Xbox One, but the US price will be $49.99.
Bungie has released a free trial/demo for Destiny, which it says offers “a sampling of character creation and progression, story mission content, along with cooperative and social activities”.
The current gen Destiny Trial for Xbox One and PS4 requires 20GB of space, while the last gen Destiny Demo for Xbox 360 and PS3 requires 6GB of space. The relevant versions are available to download from the Xbox Store / PlayStation Store as appropriate.
Major Nelson’s blog has revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which include 33-50% off Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for Xbox One.
Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 can get a variety of discounts, including 50% off Tomb Raider (2013), 75% off each of Tomb Raider: Underworld, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and Tomb Raider: Legend, and 67% off Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
Square Enix has released its second “Developer Diary” video for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming sequel to 2010’s Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.