In case you didn't know, Xbox allows certain games to 'test' the water on Xbox One. Utilising the Game preview section, devs are able to have their game in the store in a type of pre-release format. This allows them to optimise the game and iron out any major bugs before the final release, it also means that for you - the consumer - you have access to an 'as yet' unfinished game at a reduced cost. It's a gamble, to say the least, as purchasing a preview game will ultimately have one of 2 outcomes. Either you will get the game at a ... Read More »
Indie games have been celebrated in style this month, with the ID@Xbox Game Fest. Some of the most famous indie games – and some of the awesome, but less well-known ones – have been on sale, including the dreamy Beyond Eyes, Oxenfree and Superhot. Today sees the start of a new collection of games, themed around Xbox’s early access Game Preview program. That means from now, until May 23rd, you can pick yourself up, and support, a few of the indie titles that are currently still (or were once) in the early access beta form. Those games include survival simulator ... Read More »
The Long Dark from Hinterland Studios (currently in Game Preview on Xbox One) is an unforgiving venture into the wilds of Canada, and things just got better... or possibly worse. Hinterland has just recently released a new patch to the Sandbox Alpha mode that adds a veritable ton of new features and content, which I will disclose to you fine folks now. The game has until now been limited to a pure survival experience, though a story mode will be coming to the full version when it officially releases. To bridge the gap and add some new content to the game, Hinterland ... Read More »
Elite: Dangerous & The Long Dark Now Available in Xbox Game Preview At the #XboxE3 briefing Xbox announced an exciting new pilot program called Xbox Game Preview – a feature that allows players the opportunity to download and evaluate a selection of games under active development. Every game in the program has a free trial, allowing the community to get involved and provide feedback during the development process. The first two titles in the Xbox Game Preview program are now available in the Xbox store. Content: Elite: Dangerous (Game Preview) Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: Note – This game is a work ... Read More »
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