Today’s Xbox Live free games news is headlined by the addition of a new free Xbox One download that players can get right now from the Microsoft Store. Xbox fans got an early Christmas bonus with Xbox Live members this week getting a new free Xbox One game to play. This month, Xbox Live subscribers have already seen titles from the December 2019 Games with Gold lineup become available to download.
These free Xbox games included Insane Robots, Jurassic World Evolution, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD.
But if you’ve squeezed all you can out of those free Xbox games, don’t worry, a brand new free Xbox One download has become available.
This week, a version of Team Ninja’s popular Dead or Alive fighting series became available for free download on Xbox Live.
Dead or Alive 6 Core Fighters is the free version of the latest installment in the DOA series.
And now, Xbox Live members can get DOA 6 Core Fighters as well as the additional paid character Ryu Hayabusa as a free download.
You’ll need to act fast if you want to take advantage of this offer, however, as it only lasts until January 7, 2020.
Here are all the details about the new DOA Pack 6: “Only available during: December 17, 2019 – January 7, 2020.
“This product includes the free game DEAD OR ALIVE 6 Core Fighters and a character license for Ryu Hayabusa in one bundle!
“The long-awaited new installment in Team Ninja’s DEAD OR ALIVE premium fighting game series!
“This is a free version that allows the use of many game modes, including online matches.
“However, only a limited number of playable characters are available and Story Mode will be locked.
“Remaining characters and Story Mode can be purchased separately as DLC.”
The Xbox Live free games news comes as Microsoft revealed more details about its next console – the Xbox Series X – following its TGA unveil.
Early images of the Xbox X showed the cuboid-shaped console standing like a PC tower, which may not suit everyone’s living room setup.
But now Microsoft has confirmed that the console can actually stand or lay on its side.
That’s according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who revealed the good news in a recent interview with Gamespot.
“The first thing I wanted to say is [Xbox Series X’s] the design works vertically or horizontally, just like Xbox One S and Xbox One X,” he said.
“We don’t think it’s up to us to dictate the orientation of our console in your home. It depends on you.”
It was recently revealed that the Xbox Series X will be powered by an AMD Ryzen Zen 2 processor and an AMD Navi-based GPU with 12 TFLOPs of power.
It will deliver “world-class” visuals with variable refresh rate support and 8K capabilities.
“We will also remove the technical barriers encountered in previous generations and allow developers to create larger and more immersive game worlds that invite more players to play,” confirms Microsoft.
“From a technical standpoint, this will manifest itself in world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS, with the ability to reach up to 120FPS, including support for variable refresh rate (VRR) and 8K capacity.
“Powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging the latest next-gen Zen 2 and RDNA architecture from our partners AMD, Xbox Series X will deliver hardware-accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never seen before in a console.
“In addition, our patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology will allow developers to get even more out of the Xbox Series X GPU and our next-generation SSD will virtually eliminate load times and bring gamers into their gaming world faster than never.”
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