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This Week on Windows: Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft Photos, Gearsmas and more

Written By published December 16, 2016

This Week on Windows, we’re talking about how to stream your favorite Xbox and Windows 10 game titles to Oculus Rift, sales on movies and TV in the Windows Store and more!

In case you missed it:

We shared an update on the many wonderful things happening across the board for Surface

This Week on Windows: Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft Photos and more

We’re so proud of the momentum and progress we are making with our Surface line-up. We’re learning a ton from Surface and Surface Hub customers and have an amazing team of hardware and software engineers dedicated to continually improving our products. Read more in our blog post from Monday.

The Microsoft Photos app for Windows 10 got new features

New features arrive in Microsoft Photos on Windows 10


With an update to Microsoft Photos, we’re making it fun to view all your digital memories in photo or video form, with a refreshed user experience that makes it pleasant to browse your collection. We’ve updated the way you edit photos and apply filters to simplify the most common actions. To celebrate the new hardware and the creator in all of us, we’ve added the ability to draw on your photos and videos and even play back the ink with animation! Read more here.

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition launched on Windows 10

Killer Instinct


Previously available only on Xbox One, the Definitive Edition packs up ALL the content we’ve ever released – every character, stage, costume, color, trailers and tracks – and puts it all into one box of awesome goodness. As a bonus, it also comes with behind-the-scenes videos, never-before-seen concept art, and a full universe map so you can read the bios and backstories of all your favorite characters.

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Celebrate Gearsmas with unique content, special events and special offers!

The days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer, which means it’s time for the seasonal signature event for Gears of War – Gearsmas! Beginning today, this year’s holiday spectacular marks the biggest event for Gears of War 4 yet with over thirty pieces of festive content to collect, a special playlist featuring the first ever custom weapon for Gears 4 and a whole lot more. If you haven’t picked up Gears of War 4 yet, there’s never been a better time to join. In the spirit of Gearsmas, Gears of War 4 has extended a special offer – a 35% discount! Head over to Xbox Wire to read more.

Elf – Sale

This Week on Windows: Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft Photos and more

Until Dec. 18, buy Elf for just $4.99 HD on Microsoft Movies & TV and get $5 in store credit to spend on even more movies, games, apps, or music! Once you own Elf, you can watch across any Windows 10 device or Xbox console or download for offline viewing.

Pre-order Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This Week on Windows: Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft Photos and more

As the Empire continues to gain power, a group of rebel spies will risk everything to steal the plans to their enemy’s most terrifying new weapon: the Death Star. Preorder Rogue One: A Star Wars Story while the film is still in theaters in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store. Available in the US and Canada.

Astroneer (Game Preview)

Astroneer launches in the Windows Store for Game Preview Dec. 16

Today, Astroneer ($19.99) will launch into Game Preview for Xbox One and in the Windows Store. Astroneer is a game about independent space explorers prospecting the stars for fortune and glory. It is also about discovery and mystery, as you uncover rare artifacts and the resources you need to find them, on vast worlds where every cubic inch of space can be explored.

Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain

Ready for a frozen adventure? Well, the wait is over with the Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain! Available today as a standalone purchase or as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, Blizzard Mountain invites players to the snowy elevations of a brand-new playable area of Forza Horizon 3’s Australia.

Movies & TV Winter Sale

This Week on Windows: Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft Photos and more

Winter Sale has arrived! Enjoy hit movies for up to 38% off, get TV season passes for as low as $14.99, and score major savings on movie bundles like Marvel’s Captain America 3-Movie Collection. Don’t miss out on our Winter Sale, now through Dec.19 in the

Have a great weekend!