Xbox Newsbeat: July 3, 2015

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We’re back with another Xbox Newsbeat! This week brings more news from the Forza universe, Windows 10, gamescom 2015, and Minecraft.


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The Forza Garage is Now Open! New Car List Confirmations for Forza Motorsport 6

Every week until September 15th, Forza Motorsport will be releasing parts of the full car list. This week starts things off with all ten 2014/2015 FIA Formula E racing cars. Players can look forward to getting behind the wheel of:

  • 2015 Formula E #55 Amlin Aguri Spark SRT_01E
  • 2015 Formula E #11 ABT FE 01
  • 2015 Formula E #10 Trulli Spark SRT_01E
  • 2015 Formula E #99 NEXTEV TCR FE01
  • 2015 Formula E #27 Andretti Formula E Spark SRT_01E
  • 2015 Formula E #21 Mahindra M2Electro
  • 2015 Formula E #9 e.dams-Renault Spark SRT_01E
  • 2015 Formula E #6 Dragon Racing Spark SRT_01E
  • 2015 Formula E #2 Virgin Racing VIR 01E

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New Xbox Features in Preview on Windows 10 and Xbox One

The launch date for Windows 10 is drawing near, and Microsoft is putting in the final touches on the new OS. The latest Windows 10 preview build introduced a new Xbox app that implements many Xbox social features and creates local Game Hubs that can launch local Windows 10 games from the Xbox app.

Additionally, more work has gone into the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility and game streaming since it’s announcement at E3 last month. Microsoft is acknowledging that they are also working on the Wireless Display app and hope to get it working properly in the near future.


Xbox at gamescom 2015

Although not nearly as well known as E3, gamescom is still one of the most important events in the gaming industry. Microsoft will be bringing Xbox to the German convention this August. Their gamescom 2015 Xbox Briefing will kick off at Wednesday, 5 August 2015 at 12:00 a.m. AEST. The Xbox team will be showing off some new upcoming games to at the briefing such as Scalebound, Quantum Break, and Crackdown.

Microsoft will also be running an Xbox booth. If you’re in the area and want to visit, their schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, August 5 – 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. CEST (Note that this is for press/trade only)
Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 9 – 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. CEST
Sunday, August 10 – 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. CEST


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Watch the MINECON livestream this weekend on Xbox with Twitch

Sorry Halo, but Minecraft is without a doubt Microsoft’s biggest game IP now. It’s big enough for its own convention for crying out loud! If you aren’t able to head out to London this weekend to Minecon 2015, then you can keep up with all the festivities on Twitch. The stream will be accessible through the Xbox One and Xbox 360 Twitch apps and on Twitch.tv.

Three streams will be live at twitch.tv/minecon throughout the weekend:

The full viewing schedule is as follows, all times are in AEST:

Saturday, 4th July

  • 7:00pm Streams Live
  • 7:30pm- 8:30pm AEST – Opening Ceremony (Main Stream and Stage Stream)
  • 8:30pm Saturday4:00am Sunday – Day content from Studio, Main Stage and Panel rooms throughout the day (all streams)

Sunday, 5th July

  • 4:30am – 1:00pm – Re-stream of content from the day (all streams)
  • 7:00pm Streams Live
  • 7:45pm – 8:00pm – Welcome! (Main Stream)
  • 8:00pm Sunday2:00am Monday – Day content from Studio, Main Stage and Panel rooms throughout the day (all streams)

Monday, 6th July

  • 2:00am Monday3:00am Monday– Closing Ceremony
  • 3:30am Monday10:30am Monday – Re-stream of content from the day for global audience (all streams)

That’s all this week, happy Independence Day to our American friends!

 

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