Today’s Inside Xbox episode will feature information on Microsoft’s plans for E3 2019. You can watch it here.

An hour-long episode of Inside Xbox will take place today and promises the “latest news on E3,” Xbox FanFest and more.

Microsoft announced a date for its Xbox E3 2019 briefing today. It’s possible the Inside Xbox team will discuss what to expect at the show.

Along with E3-related information, the episode will touch upon Xbox Game Pass news and the Anniversary Update for Sea of Thieves.

You can also expect information on Gears Pro Circuit, the Warhammer: Chaosbane beta, and backward compatibility News.

Microsoft will also have an announcement regarding Xbox FanFest. Last year’s X018 took place November 10 in Mexico City.

The Coalition’s Rod Fergusson will drop by, and “several surprises” are promised during the broadcast.

You can watch it through Facebook, Mixer, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube.

We’ll post the YouTube embed in here once its available so you can watch it with us at 2pm PDT, 5pm EDT, 10pm BST, 11pm CEST.

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Hello, fighters!

We’re happy to launch a free update today to Furi we’re calling the Freedom update. If you haven’t played Furi yet, it’s an all-boss fighter with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting. You face one guardian after another to regain your freedom and each of them has a unique combat style that requires focus and skill to defeat. Furi has been called “supremely stylish and intensely engaging” and “genre-bending” by the gaming press and garnered overwhelming positive reviews from players.

The Freedom update includes a new boss fight against Bernard, the Invincible mode, the opportunity to speedrun the game in Furier difficulty, a new control scheme, and many improvements.

Bernard

Creative Director Emeric Thoa and Combat Designer Benjamin Le Moullec carefully designed each of the boss fights. They chose the weapons and special attacks, patterns, variations, phases, etc. To test the fights they used a prototype arena and boss, that the team nicknamed Bernard. As they were looking for a way to create an extra boss fight for the community, they thought about Bernard. They took inspiration from the best of all the bosses and designed a mashup boss fight using the prototype arena and character. Bernard might not look good, but he certainly will give you a good fight!

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Invincible Mode

Furi‘s been called difficult, but it’s also been praised for its visual universe, meaningful story or high energy soundtrack. Some players told us that the game was too difficult to master for them, and that they regretted to miss out on the story and the universe. That’s why we designed the Invincible mode. The Invincible mode is a set of commands that can be used to become invincible, skip a fight, skip or lock a certain phase in a fight, or weaken a boss. It enables anyone to enjoy the audiovisual and narrative experience that is Furi. But the Invincible mode also proves handy for the most hardcore players who want to practice their fight, especially speedrunners looking to improve their record.

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Speedrun in Furier

After you speedrun the game in Furi on normal difficulty, you can now try to speedrun it in Furier (hard) difficulty — it takes less than 45 minutes for the best in the world to beat the game in Furier difficulty! Will you add your name to the top of the leaderboards?

We’ve also added a new control scheme that helps dodging or parrying while shooting/slashing and was designed based on discussions with the game community and the update includes several improvements and minor fixes.

Hope you enjoy those additions to Furi!

Furi is available now for purchase from the Microsoft Store on Xbox One. The Freedom update is live and is free for all owners of the game on Xbox One.

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Hello, Xbox Insiders!

Thanks again for all your help and feedback before Crackdown 3 released. We are calling on you once more to help us test the much-requested Squads feature for Wrecking Zone! That’s right, you can now officially team up with your friends to face off against other Agents and show off your skills! This playtest will be open to all Xbox Insiders regardless of whether you participated in the previous Technical Test. Keep reading for playtest details and how to participate.

There will be one playtest, on Thursday April 11th, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:30pm PST / 7:00pm – 8:30pm BST. To maximize the number of players matchmaking on our servers at the same time, we are keeping this playtest to a single 90-minute window, and focusing on Agent Hunter. This will maximize your experience, by guaranteeing as many of you and your friends can play together as possible, and will help test our servers to find any bugs that may be lurking.

How to participate:

If you participated in the Technical Test previously, simply be sure your “Wrecking Zone Technical Test” client is updated to the latest build before the playtest begins. If you’re not sure which client to launch or need to re-install:

Launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
Navigate to Insider content > Games > Wrecking Zone Technical Test.
Select “See in Store” and install or launch Wrecking Zone from the Store page.

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the Technical Test previously, here’s how to join:

On your Xbox One console or Windows 10 PC, sign in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app.
Navigate to Insider content > Games > Wrecking Zone Technical Test.
Select Join.
Wait for the registration to complete (Pending will switch to Manage), and you’ll be redirected to the Store where you can install Crackdown 3: Wrecking Zone Technical Test.

How to Squad Up:

We realize many of you might not have friends in this Tech Test pool and that’s A-OK. Invite them to participate in the Tech test, or  help test the new Squad features by adding some players you’ve recently been teamed up with as friends. Here’s how:

Launch ‘Wrecking Zone Technical Test.’
Play a session of Agent Hunter as a single user. This will add players to your Recent Players list.
Once you’re in a match, open the Gamercard of the other users in the lobby and add them as a friend.  This can also be done by opening the Guide >People >Recent Players option.
When you’ve completed the match, return to the main game menu, invite others to your squad or join someone else’s. A squad supports a maximum of 5 players
Queue up for Agent Hunter.
Play the Agent Hunter match through to completion and return to the main menu with your squad after the match ends.
Continue playing Agent Hunter with a squad until the playtest ends!

FEEDBACK OR ISSUES? LET US KNOW.

When reporting feedback, please make sure to include a general description of the issue. Any screenshots or video clips you can include would help. We also ask that you only use these channels for reporting issues to ensure our development team can ask questions or work with you on what specifically the issue may be.

On PC: Join the conversation on Discord and share your feedback with the team and the community: https://discord.gg/g3EHnug.
On Xbox One: Submit issues on Xbox One by holding down the Xbox button on the controller and selecting “Report a Problem” from the power menu.

Thanks for being an Xbox Insider!

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Microsoft might be try out bringing assistance for Xbox One video games to PC, approximately suspect cybersleuths poking around in current test variations of Windows 10. Microsoft have actually launched Windows 10 editions of all their own Xbone video games for a number of years now however if this ends up being what some suspect, Windows might in future straight support any and all Xbox One video games. Possibly. , if this is what some suspect.. What’s clear is that Microsoft are absolutely checking something to do with video games for future variations. Absolutely a thing. Of some sort.

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**UPDATE 1/25 3:00 PM PT** added note that this is only available in the US region.

We’ve released a new test app to validate the Xbox Live PC sign-in experience. As an Xbox Insider, you can help us by downloading the app from the Store and running it on your Windows 10 PC, which should only take a few minutes.

Your PC needs be enrolled in the Windows Insider Fast ring on build 18317 or better to access the Xbox sign in test app in the Xbox Insider Hub. The Xbox sign in test app is only available in the US region.

Follow the steps below and complete the “PC Sign-In” quest in the Xbox Insider Hub to earn double the XP!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

On your Windows 10 PC, sign in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app (or install it from the Store first if necessary).
Go to Insider content > Apps and select Xbox Sign-In.
Select Join.
Wait for the registration to complete to be redirected to the Store.
Install the Xbox sign-in test app, launch it, and follow the instructions in the app.
Return to the Xbox Insider Hub and complete the “PC Sign-In” quest to earn double XP (20).

Space is limited and the app will disappear from the Xbox Insider Hub once we reach our participation limit.

Thanks for being an Xbox Insider!

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4A Games has provided a list of minimum and recommended Metro Exodus PC specs along with a performance chart for quick reference.

Along with providing a list of minimum and recommended Metro Exodus PC specs, 4A Games also revealed what you’ll need to run the game in 4K, 60fps with Extreme settings.

You should give the performance chart below the once over too in case bullet lists do your head in. We like bullet list, but we’re also a bit weird like that.

Metro Exodus will also support ray-traced global illumination on Nvidia GeForce RTX series hardware.  RTX-specific performance profiles will released by 4A in the “coming days,” it said. Windows 10 RS5 (Build 1809) or newer and DirectX 12 is required for RTX features.

The game also features a Photo Mode which will work on all PCs, but it can also be used in combination with Nvidia’s Ansel.

Without further ado, let’s get to it.

Metro Exodus PC specs
Minimum

OS: Windows 7 (SP1 or newer) | 8 (9200 or newer) | 8.1 (9600 or newer) | 10
CPU: Intel Core I5-4440 or equivalent
RAM: 8GB
GPU: GeForce GTX 670 | GeForce GTX 1050 | AMD Radeon HD 7870
VRAM: 2 GB
Direct X: 11 |12

Recommended

OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core I7-4770K or equivalent
RAM: 8GB
GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 | GeForce RTX 2060 | AMD RX Vega 56
VRAM: 8 GB
Direct X: 12

High

OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core I7-8700K or equivalent
RAM: 16GB
GPU: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti | GeForce RTX 2070 | AMD RX Vega 64
VRAM: 8 GB
Direct X: 12

Extreme

OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core I9-9900K or equivalent
RAM: 16GB
GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
VRAM: 11 GB
Direct X: 12

Metro Exodus releases February 15 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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