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Age of Empires IV – Announcement Trailer

Age of Empires IV

After twelve long years, Microsoft has finally officially announced the next entry in their real-time strategy series Age of Empires. Age of Empires IV was officially announced with a concept/artwork trailer during this year’s Gamescom. Relic Entertainment (Company of Heroes, Homeworld, & Dawn of War) will be handling development as Ensemble Studios was shut down back in 2009. As of right now, Age of Empires IV will be a Windows 10 exclusive. Here’s what Microsoft had to say about the game.

We are thrilled to continue growing the empire, and excited to share that we are working with Relic Entertainment on a brand-new title for the Age of Empires franchise – Age of Empires IV. Relic Entertainment has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games, making them the ideal partner to develop Age of Empires IV. We are thrilled to be working with them and can’t wait for fans to see their unique and exciting contribution to the Age of Empires franchise. For all of you who have remained faithful fans of the Age of Empires franchise for the last 20 years, we say thank you – we cannot wait to bring you the next chapter of history. We’ll have more to share in the future, so stay tuned to AgeofEmpires.com!

They also showed a new trailer of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, showing some of the new details & features.

Source: All Games Delta, Xbox Wire, lzuniy, & Windows

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Forza Motorsport 7 – Tons of New European Cars Announced

Forza Motorsport 7

Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have announced a whole slew of new European cars for Forza Motorsport 7 in this week’s Garage update. The racer is coming to Xbox One & PC on October 3rd. Some of this week’s cars include the featured car which is one that was once thought as being too fast to race, the 2013 Caterham Superlight R500.

Additional cars added this week to Forza Motorsport 7 include the 2013 Abarth Punto SuperSport, 2016 Abarth 695 Biposto, 1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal, 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6, 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde, 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Sprint Zagato, 1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4, 1992 Alfa Romeo Milano Quadrifoglio Verde, 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, & the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C. There’s tons more (including BMWs, Jaguars, Volkswagens, and more) and you check out the full list over on ForzaMotorsport.net.

Source: Xbox Wire & Forza Motorsport

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The Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace Is Closing

Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace

The Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace is closing. Microsoft has announced plans to shutter the developer area for smaller/newer developers and students. The Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace will close for good in September. The service started back in 2006 on Xbox 360 and had helped to publish over 2,000 games since. Microsoft started the process of closing down XBLIG in 2015 and looks to complete the closure next month.

Source: Xbox OneWCCF

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Next Major Xbox System Update Details & First Look

Xbox System Update

Microsoft has revealed details about the next major Xbox system update and has also provided a first look video with Larry Hryb (AKA Xbox Live’s Major Nelson) and Mike Ybarra from Platform Engineering. According to the Xbox channel’s description, this update is “designed to make the Xbox gaming experience more fun, personalized, and social than ever before.” If you’re a Xbox Insider in the Alpha Ring you can get a look at the update before anyone else. The update will be coming to Xbox One & Windows 10 PCs.

Microsoft will be giving fans the ability to customize the Home area in new ways. As of right now, there are updates already available for Home, Community, & Guide. Additional updates for Avatars, Profiles, Game Hubs, & more will be coming later this Fall. If you’re on a Windows 10 PC, you’ll be getting updates for the Gaming Settings Menu as well as the Game Bar.

Xbox One Home Console Can Now Be Changed Five Times A Year

Xbox One

If you’re needing to change which Xbox One is your Home Console, you can now change it up to five times per year. Designating your Xbox One as your home console lets you share your Xbox Live Gold subscription, games, & DLC with anyone else who signs in on the same system. Before this change, you were limited to only changing your home console three times per year. Sadly though you’re still restricted to only having one home console at a time, something a lot of Xbox One fans would like to see Microsoft change. Perhaps they will in time?

Can I change my home Xbox console to a different console?

You can change which console is your home Xbox up to five times during a one-year period. This period works on a rolling basis, starting the moment you change your home Xbox for the first time. If you reach your limit of home console changes for the year, you’ll get a message letting you know the next available date you can change it.

When you change home consoles, all device licenses for digital content will move to your new home Xbox. These device licenses will no longer be available on your old “home” Xbox.

Source: Xbox One Fans, Neowin, Reddit, & Xbox

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