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New Xbox One Update Makes Game Starts Faster While Downloading

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A brand new update has hit the Xbox One has arrived as Microsoft continues to improve the console after theu ES announcement regarding the new Xbox One FastStart program.

The new update launched the new Xbox One FastStart program and it is broken down in a new Xbox Wire post.

Microsoft has had a “ready to start” feature for a long time, and it allowed players to play games while they were downloading, but the new feature is significantly faster and different because it hinges on involvement from the publisher.

Here are the games that utilize the new feature:

Xbox One games

  • Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection
  • Don Bradman Cricket 17
  • Don’t Starve Together: Console Edition
  • Game of Thrones – Episode 1: Iron from Ice
  • Magic Duels
  • Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two – Episode 1
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
  • Neverwinter
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
  • Rivals of Aether
  • ScreamRide
  • Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 1: Zer0 Sum
  • The Flame in the Flood
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
  • Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition
  • Ys Origin

Xbox 360 games

  • Dead Space 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Viva Piñata

Original Xbox games

  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Some of these games are offered as a part of the Game Pass subscription.

Additionally, Microsoft has promised that more games will feature the new FastStart in the future.

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne Expansion Revealed

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Capcom just unveiled the first big expansion for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, which is expected to drop in Fall 2019.

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Conan Unconquered Reveal Trailer Arrives

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Petroglyph, the developer behind the remaster of Command & Conquer, is working on a new game for the Conan franchise, set in the Conan universe, and a has dropped a new trailer to give everyone a glimpse into their new title.

Conan Unconquered, which will be available for both single-player and two-player co-op sometime in 2019, will be a strategy game, and you can see the cinematic trailer below:

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Aims To Have Xbox Game Pass On All Devices

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Microsoft has some lofty goals for Xbox Game Pass, and Phil Spencer is aiming for the moon when it comes to delivering Xbox Game Pass to more people.

Spencer said that Microsoft wants to bring Xbox Game Pass to “every device”, while speaking during the San Francisco’s Barclays conference last week.

Certainly, Microsoft’s Project xCloud will lay the foundation for doing just that, as it will go to public testing in 2019 and would be the logical bridge to Xbox Game Pass on mobile.

“We need to make sure that we’re world-class at free-to-play content, but we also look at subscription as a much lower barrier way for a customer to build a library of content,” Spencer elaborated (h/t VG247). “So we built Xbox Game Pass. It started on console, it will come to PC, and eventually it will come to every device.

“We use the flywheel that we have with customers on an Xbox to start the growth in Xbox Game Pass. But as somebody sitting back and taking a longer-term view of where our business is going, you should look at that as a business model that we think scales to billions of people not hundreds of millions of people like retail does.”

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