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Welcome to Xbox Empire, similar to PS Community and NintenDomination this thread will serve as a hub for Xbox news and a community for users to come in and discuss Xbox news. This thread is also a successor to the original Xbox Empire by Jaywood2010

Thanks to Shikamaru317, the original creator of this thread and getting it to 9,970 posts before handing it over to me.


Thread Contents

Post 1 - News, Hardware and Console Exclusive Games.

Post 2 - Complete Release Schedule.

Post 3 - Community P1; Gamertags, Xbox Clubs and Partner Threads.

Post 4 - Community P2; User Reviews.


Xbox E3 briefing will air Sunday, June 11 at 2 PM PT.

The Beam App Arrives on Xbox One for Xbox Insiders Starting Today

City in Cities: Skylines on Xbox One This Spring

The Forza Franchise Has Exceeded $1 Billion in Retail Sales

Gears of War 4 February Update

Xbox Live Games With Gold For February 2017

Halo Wars 2 And Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One S Bundles Kick Off 2017

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Developer: 343 Industries

Release Date: Now (Early Access) & TBA 2017 (Full Release)

About: Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the original Halo Wars featuring improved graphics, additional Achievements and all of the DLC created for the original game – all running natively on Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Trailers: Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Trailer

Developer: 343 Industries and Creative Assembly

Release Date: February 21st, 2017

About: After decades adrift and declared “lost with all hands,” the brave crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire are mysteriously awoken above an ancient Forerunner haven known as the Ark. In Halo Wars 2, Captain Cutter and his crew will face one of humanity’s most formidable threats yet: The Banished – a fierce and powerful Brute faction led by a cunning and lethal warrior known as Atriox.

Trailers: Launch TrailerBlitz Multiplayer Beta TrailerAtriox Trailer | Multiplayer Vidoc | Story Vidoc | Official E3 Trailer | Multiplayer Beta Trailer Announcement Teaser

Developer: Code Mystics

Release Date: Spring 2017

About: Phantom Dust HD a re-release of the original classic, brought to life for the modern generation with Xbox Live features like cloud-save support, cross-device play, cross-buy, In addition, it features new gameplay enhancements including multiplayer starter decks that let you jump straight into multiplayer, improved frame rate, and adjustments to overall game balance.

Trailers: E3 2016 Reveal Trailer


Developer: Beep Games

Release Date: Spring 2017

About: The remastered version of the 2003 game, which starred a voodoo doll puzzle-platforming his way through the magical underbelly of New Orleans, will come with enhanced visuals: 1080p resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 60 fps refresh rate. Expect "select soundtrack updates" and remixes from the game’s original composer.

Trailers: Announce Teaser

Developer: Studio MDHR

Release Date: Mid 2017

About: Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked!), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets.

Trailers: E3 2015 | E3 2014

Developer: Aurora44

Release Date: TBA 2017

About: Ashen is an open world survival, combat and exploration based videogame set in a fantasy environment about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. There is no sun and the natural light that exists comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash. This is a world where nothing lasts, no matter how tightly you cling to it. Players can choose to guide those they trust to their camp, encouraging them to rest at the fire and perhaps remain. People you meet out in the world will have unique skills and crafting abilities to bolster your chances of survival.

Trailers: Announce Trailer


Developers: Cloudgine, Reagent, Sumo Digital and Ruffian Games

Release Date: TBA 2017

About: Stop crime as a super-powered Agent of justice in Crackdown 3's hyper-powered sandbox of mayhem and destruction. Explore the heights of a futuristic city, race through the streets in a transforming vehicle, and use your powerful abilities to stop a ruthless criminal empire. Developed by original creator Dave Jones, Crackdown 3 delivers cooperative mayhem and an all-new multiplayer mode where destruction is your ultimate weapon.

Trailers: First Look | E3 2014


Developer: Undead Labs

Release Date: TBA 2017

About: The next installment in the critically acclaimed “State of Decay” franchise immerses you in an all-new, multiplayer zombie survival fantasy. Players work together to build lasting communities and tell their own unique story within an interconnected world that remembers the choices you’ve made throughout. 

Trailers: Announcement Trailer


Developer: Rare

Release Date: TBA 2017

About: Sea of Thieves is an upcoming Open World, Action Adventure Multiplayer game, form a crew and set sail on memorable voyages, as you plot your course and set sail for hidden riches, you’ll need to navigate the perils of a fantastical world and the danger of rival crews.

Trailers: E3 2016 Gameplay Trailer | E3 2016 Cinematic Trailer | Announce Trailer


Timed Console Exclusives

Developers: The Behemoth

Release Date: Now (Early Access) & TBA 2017 (Full Release)

About: In this fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure you'll quest and explore, find awesome loot, customize your fighters, and recruit strange species! Come master your destiny in this strategic game of positioning.

Trailers: Early Access Launch Trailer | Trailer 2 | Trailer 1 | Debut Teaser 

Developer: Motiga

Release Date: Now (Early Access) & TBA 2017 (Full Release)

About: A MOBA, third-person shooter, five-on-five PvP game where heroes battle alongside a massive guardian in a fight for supremacy. Test your teamwork, tactics, and timing as you confront a five-story foe and conquer a fantasy battlefield.

Trailers: Open Beta Launch Trailer | E3 2015 | Pax East 2015 | Announce Trailer


Developer: Capybara Games

Release Date: TBA 2017

About: Below is a rogue like adventure game. The game is about exploration and survival in these random generated environments. The player can experience permanent death and lose all their equipment, but they can go back and retrieve it. The game is experienced from a top down perspective with an added tilt shift filter adding emphasis on the players size compared to the world around them.

Trailers: Death's Door | Descent | Come In From The Storm | E3 2013

Developer: Compulsion Games

Release Date: Now (Early Access) & TBA 2017 (Full Release)

About: We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

Trailers: E3 2016 Gameplay Trailer | Gamescom 2015 | Announcement Trailer

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Games Will Be Replaced With "This Week on Xbox" Posts When Available; All US Dates; Exact Release Dates Only

January February March
09 – 15 01 – 05 Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - 7th
16 – 22 06 – 12 Ghost Recon Wildlands - 7th
23 – 29 13 – 19 Verdun - 8th
30 – 31 20 – 26 Lego Worlds - 10th
  27 – 28 Table Top Racing: World Tour - 10th
    Death Squared - 14th
    Kona - 17th
    2Dark - 17th

  Troll and I - 21st

  Mass Effect Andromeda - 21st
    This Is The Police - 22nd
    Has Been Heroes - 28th
    Vikings Wolves of Midgard - 28th
    Snake Pass - 29th
    The Inner World - 31st

April May June
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 - 4th Dreamfall Chapters - 2nd Tekken 7 - 2nd
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition - 7th Prey - 5th  
Lego City Undercover - 7th Injustice 2 - 16th  
Yooka Laylee - 11th Get Even - 26th  
The Sexy Brutale - 12th    
Micro Machines World Series - 21st    
Syberia 3 - 25th    
Little Nightmares - 28th    
Portal Knights - 28th    

July August September
  Middle-earth: Shadow of War - 22nd  

October November December

Full Release Schedule (All Games)

The name of our club is "Xbox Empire"

As a Club member you’ll be able to set up parties, play games, share content, and easily communicate using voice and text chat with the Club across Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices.

If you want to set up play sessions for any game, I'd suggest joining the Xbox Empire club and using the "Looking for Group" feature.

Looking for Group (LFG) helps you quickly find other players that you want to game with. It’s like posting a gaming “want-ad” to the Xbox community. You can use LFG to help complete daily quests, Achievement hunt, Multiplayer Groups I.E Horde in Gears 4, pretty much anything.

You’ll be able to add certain requirements to make sure that you’re finding the right gamers. You can specify the game, the game mode, the language the party will be speaking, how many people you need, rules like no trash talking or casual friendly, and any other in-game requirements like level, gear or character type.

If you'd prefer to use a text channel: VGChartz Official Chatroom - Microsoft Discussion

For more information about Clubs/LFG.


This is mostly a fun experience for users to be able to post their reviews, whether you are already an experienced reviewer or just want to try out reviewing for the first time, this post will serve as a hub for all Xbe Reviews.


- In order to get a review put into this section it must be a minimum of 300 words.

- Highly Recommending that you try to stay below 1,200 words however this is not a rule that will be forced.

- There's no timeframe of when a review for a game can be posted, whether it's a week old game or 5 year old game.

Most Recent Review - Final Fantasy XV By Shikamaru317

Disclaimer: I will start this review off by saying that my knowledge of previous Final Fantasy games is limited, so don't expect in depth comparisons between the various games. Most of my FF knowledge came from the appearance of FF characters in the Kingdom Hearts series, and from watching Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. I played less than half of FF13 and just a few hours of FF12, that's it. This review also includes some spoilers, so if you don't want to be spoiled skip straight to the score section below. 

When Final Fantasy XV was first announced in 2006 under the title Versus XIII, I was blown away by it. It was the first Final Fabtasy game that ever interested me. Over the years I watched as the slow updates trickled in, and as they did the game continually rose on my most anticipated games list. By the time Versus 13 was reannounced as 15 at E3 2013, it had become my most anticipated game, so the announcement of 15 was huge for me. Unfortunately, it wasn't too long afterwards that disaster struck, we learned that Tetsuya Nomura had been removed from his own project, his dream game that he had always wanted to make. 

From that point on, it was all downhill for Final Fantasy XV's hype. Each time they showed more of the game, it looked less and less good. While it was clear that Hajime Tabata had managed to put the game's development on the fast track, it was also clear that he was taking far too many creative liberties with a game that originally belonged to someone else. By the time Final Fantasy XV actually released, it wasn't even on my top 10 most anticipated games list anymore, but I decided to play it anyway, hoping that I would still enjoy it.

Full Review Here

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Titanfall 2 (Mini Review)      
Battlefield 1 (Mini Review)  
Mafia 3 (Mini Review)      
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided      

Yay new thread!


Nintendo is selling their IPs to Microsoft and this is true because:

i like the new name, Republic of Xbox sounds really good!

also reserved!

Love the name. Great start to the thread!

Hey guys, good luck with the new thread and that we have a great time together

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