February 17, 2017 8:10 am

2017 will be an epic year for Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers

By / Editor, Windows Blog

Over at Xbox Wire, Phil Spencer – Head of Xbox – is talking about today’s worldwide launch of early access for Halo Wars 2, and how 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years ever for Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers.

In this video, you have the chance to hear from the Xbox team about what we’re looking forward to this year.

Here are some of the highlights from Phil’s post:

 “Today is a big day for Team Xbox as we celebrate the worldwide launch of early access for Halo Wars 2. From the in-depth, story-driven single-player campaign to the innovative and accessible Blitz mode, to the more traditional Deathmatch, Halo Wars 2 is designed for players of all skill levels to have fun. And, with Xbox Play Anywhere, players get both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC versions of Halo Wars 2 with a single digital purchase, including shared progress and achievements across both platforms.

We are preparing to launch the most powerful console ever made this holiday – Project Scorpio – along with a diverse lineup of games.  In fact, we are committed to delivering even more exclusive games for both Xbox One and Windows 10 this year than we launched in 2016.

Our studio partners at Rare, Undead Labs and Sumo Digital/Reagent Games are working hard to develop exclusive Xbox One and Windows 10 games this year, from new IP like Sea of Thieves to all-new chapters of fan-favorite franchises like State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3. And of course, we’ll have more in store for you at E3 2017 in June.

I’m also excited about the return of two original Xbox classics coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 this spring – Phantom Dust and Voodoo Vince.

There’s a lot to look forward to this year from independent developers as well.  Between Cuphead – one of my personal favorites and an Xbox One console exclusive also coming to Windows 10 – and Below, Thimbleweed Park, Tacoma, Ark: Survival Evolved, We Happy Few and more, 2017 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the ID@Xbox program.”

To read the full post from Phil Spencer, head over to Xbox Wire!

Updated February 17, 2017 9:36 am