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E3 2018: Six Lenovo gaming PCs powered by Windows 10 announced this week – Windows Experience Blog

This week at E3, Lenovo announced six new gaming devices powered by Windows 10 that arrive with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, plus the latest in gaming technology from Intel and NVIDIA. With Xbox Play Anywhere, you can buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and any of these Windows 10 PCs.Let’s take a closer look at these devices:
Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop
Between 24.2mm to 25.2mm thin and 2.3 kg light, up to the latest generation Intel processors, NVIDIA GPUs, DDR4 memory and more, the Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop is thermally optimized to run cooler and quieter while being perfectly balanced between performance and portability.
The 15″ FHD display with optional 144 Hz and 300 nits of brightness as well as a full-sized white backlit keyboard offering under 1ms input response time make the Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop primed for gaming virtually anywhere life takes you.

Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop
Weighing 2.9kg and between 21.95mm to 24.05mm thin, the larger 17-inch Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop features the latest in gaming technology from Intel and NVIDIA wrapped in expertly crafted all-aluminum materials, plus more than 16 million color combinations and lighting effects visible from its CORSAIR iCUE RGB backlit keyboard for the ultimate customizable gaming experience.

It arrives in both a 17″ FHD display as well as a 15” FHD display option, with optional 144 Hz and 300 nits of brightness.
Lenovo Legion T530
Meet the Lenovo Legion T530, a 28-liter gaming tower redesigned from the ground up to deliver a bold new look that houses up to the latest Intel gaming processors, discrete graphics, DDR4 memory, PCIe SSD storage and dual-channel cooling, all with an external red system lighting.

In addition to up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs, up to 32GB DDR4 memory and up to PCIe SSD storage, the Lenovo Legion T530 was engineered to eliminate heat via its innovative dual-channel thermal system and features a tool-free upgrade system with an integrated top carry handle for convenient portability.
Lenovo Legion T730
This 28-liter desktop tower gives you both style and power thanks to a customizable internal and external RGB system lighting, a transparent side panel, optional Asetek liquid cooling, up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR4 memory, and more to completely immerse you in your favorite titles and overclock for the win.

Lenovo Legion C730
This 19-liter gaming PC has all the hardware you need for a breathtakingly immersive gaming experience. Up to the latest Intel processing, NVIDIA GPUs, and overclocked CORSAIR DDR4 memory, all housed in a chassis featuring a dual-channel thermal system with optional RGB system lighting and transparent top panel, come together to deliver a truly evolved design that looks amazing in virtually any room.

The Lenovo Legion C730 was engineered to eliminate heat via its dual-channel thermal system and the full internal RGB system lighting delivers more than 16.8 million color combinations and effects.
Lenovo Legion C530
The 19-liter Lenovo Legion C530 offers you tower-level gaming in a more portable design. It arrives with up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, DDR4 memory, up to PCIe SSD storage, and more. The C530 was designed for effortless upgrading of your system’s hardware via a one-press upgrade system and integrated top carry handle – all engineered to eliminate heat via its dual-channel thermal system.

Visit the Lenovo Newsroom to learn more about all the devices announced this week at E3!

E3 2018: Six Lenovo gaming PCs powered by Windows 10 announced this week
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Updated June 13, 2018 8:00 am

Four things you can do with Dell’s new Inspiron Gaming Desktop – Windows Experience Blog

Today, ahead of E3, Dell announced they are updating their Inspiron Gaming Desktop, powered by Windows 10, with latest 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors (up to 8 core, 16-thread), providing gamers with strong performance at an accessible price.
Here’s four things you can do with the Inspiron Gaming Desktop:
Enjoy split-second responsiveness from the latest 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors (up to 8 core, 16-thread)
Buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Play Anywhere.
Optimize power consumption, task routing and clock speeds with Sense MiX FR technology.
Engage with other gamers using simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers.

Other features include:
A USB Type-C 3.1 port, up to six USB 3.0 ports, optional dual-drive, high-capacity hard drive, responsive SSD and up to five bays for future storage upgrades.
Polar Blue LED lighting and a striking chassis design; intelligent thermal design for optimal airflow to cool the system
Xbox Adaptive Controller compatibility, supporting accessible gaming towards connecting more gamers than ever before.
Pricing and availability: Available initially in US, Australia, New Zealand, China and South Korea mid-June starting at $849 USD.
In addition to the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop, Dell announced the Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound, wider frequency response (15Hz-25kHz) and acoustic signature, a second-generation, fast and responsive Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse and more. Head over to Dell.com to learn more!

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Updated June 6, 2018 7:07 am

HP announces the most powerful OMEN 15 Laptop yet – Windows Experience Blog

Today, HP unveiled the new OMEN 15 laptop, engineered for gaming performance and designed to be even sleeker than ever to deliver top-notch experiences, whether you’re on-the-go or at home.

The OMEN 15 laptop arrives with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, 8th Generation Intel Core i+ H-series quad or six-core CPUs and stunning visuals on a 15.6-inch diagonal 144hz or 4k display. With Windows 10, this laptop also has simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. It’s also Xbox Adaptive Controller compatible, supporting accessible gaming towards connecting more gamers than ever before.

Top features include:
Astonishing graphics with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with MAX-Q Design
8th Generation Intel Core i+ H-series quad or six-core CPUs and up to 32GB DDR4-2666 RAM will power the latest titles and manage multi-tasking and memory intensive programs with ease.
A flexible variety of storage options up to HDD + Intel Optane memory for storage acceleration.
Engineered for the heat gaming generates with larger fans, a 3-phase motor and fluid dynamic bearings to create less friction and more consistent fan speed control in all configurations.
Stunning visuals on the 15.6-inch diagonal 144hz 1080p, 60Hz 4k, or 60Hz 1080p display, with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology on select configurations.
Vibrant sound blasts through stereo speakers powered with audio by Bang & Olufsen along and a discrete audio amplifier.
Do-it-yourself additions are made easy through Phillips-head screws on the base of the laptop along with single panel access for storage and memory.
OMEN 15 Laptop is expected to be available in July 29, 2018, via HP.com and other retailers for a starting price of $979.99.
In addition to the new OMEN 15 Laptop, HP also announced a range of professional-grade gaming accessories today, including the OMEN by HP Mindframe Headset, OMEN by HP Sequencer Keyboard, OMEN by HP Reactor Mouse, OMEN X by HP Transceptor Backpack, and more. Head over to HP.com learn more!
Updated May 30, 2018 5:05 am

State of Decay 2 now available worldwide on Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One

State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, where it’s up to you to decide how to survive in an open, post-apocalyptic world. State of Decay 2 takes everything you loved about the first game and greatly expands on it – giving you more unique survivor characters, more backstories and skills for each member, more community and base management options, and bigger maps to survive in.
State of Decay 2 also adds one of the most requested features from the community: cross-platform co-op. You and up to three of your friends can survive together on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC and help develop one player’s community, and then everyone returns to their games with extra supplies and loot after playing co-op. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, you’ll get both versions with one digital purchase and be able to switch seamlessly between them, as all game progress, Gamerscore and Achievements are saved on and accessible through Xbox Live.
The Standard Edition of State of Decay 2 is available to Xbox Game Pass members ($9.99 monthly subscription) starting today. In addition, the State of Decay 2’s Standard Edition ($29.99) and State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition ($49.99) can be purchased via the Microsoft Store or your favorite retailer.
Read more over at Xbox Wire!

State of Decay 2 now available worldwide on Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One
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Microsoft Store announces PC digital game gifting

Last Fall, the Microsoft Store enabled gifting of select Xbox One digital games, Xbox One downloadable game content (durables only), and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions. This feature has been a huge hit with our fans and has made buying presents for friends and family even easier, especially around the holidays.
Today, the Microsoft Store team announced over at Xbox Wire that they’ve expanded digital gifting to include PC games and PC downloadable game content (e.g. map packs, skins). Further, all Xbox One games are now eligible for digital gifting. Head over here to learn how to get started!

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A closer look at MSI’s new gaming laptops powered by Windows 10

These devices, powered by Windows 10, come with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
 The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

The GS65 Stealth Thin features a 144 Hz display with 4.9mm thin bezel design, achieving a stunning 82% screen-to-body ratio. Packing advanced features in to the smallest dimension possible, with outstanding golden diamond-cutting design, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin brings gaming laptops into a new, stylish gaming era. It arrives equipped with the 8th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor, GEFORCE GTX 10 series graphics and MSI Cooler Boost Trinity cooling design to provide uncompromised gameplay for all gaming perfectionists.
144Hz thin bezel gaming laptop with minimized dimension: Maximizing the vision with 4.9mm ultra-thin bezel and an 82% screen-to-body ratio, it provides a magnificent visual gaming experience. The 15.6-inch display features a 144Hz refresh rate and only 7ms response time to elevate the gaming and entertaining experience with clear and vibrant visuals.
Premium Aesthetics: Weighing a mere 1.8 kg and just 17.7mm in height, the GS65 Stealth Thin packs 8+ hours battery life into the incredibly slim chassis.
Gaming experience optimized Per-Key RGB Keyboard by SteelSeries and Dragon Center 2.0: You can customize each key and receive real-time game status through keyboard lighting. The various animated effects come in 16.8 million colors, offering not only personized gaming aesthetics but also practical benefits like lighting only the frequently used keys.
The flagship GT series gaming laptops featuring intel core i9 processors
MSI’s latest generation of its flagship GT lineup powered by Windows 10 arrive with latest 8th Gen Intel processors and up to Core i9 overclocked processors. Together with NVIDIA SLI graphics cards and rapid mechanical RGB keyboards, the new GT series pushes performance beyond the limit and offers uncompromising desktop gaming experience for the pro gamers.
MSI GT series now also uses SAMUNG DDR4-2666 ultra-speed memory module, offering even higher gaming performance. With the latest SAMSUNG M.2 NVMe PCI-E Gen.3 SSD at up to 5x faster speed of SATA SSD, the new GT series brings ultimate data access performance.
Let’s take a look at the lineup:
GT75 Titan

The GT75 Titan features Intel Core i9 processors with fully unlocked hexa-core performance. With the MSI exclusive Cooler Boost Titan cooling design, the fully unlocked 6-core 12-thread configuration releases its full potential with extreme overclock performance.
In addition to the 10Gbps Killer Ethernet, the GT75 also features an upgraded wireless connection to the latest Killer Wireless-AC 1550. With up to double the speed of the standard 802.11ac Wi-Fi, gamers can enjoy smooth and lag-free gaming experience with or without plugging into Ethernet.
GT83 Titan
The GT83 Titan is been designed to pack full desktop gaming experience in a mobile powerhouse and integrates a full Cherry MX Speed Silver switch keyboard. The new 8th gen Intel processor comes with 6 cores under the hood, along with GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics and exceptional cooling.
GT63 Titan
Built upon the popular GT62 series, the new GT63 has evolved in both aesthetic and performance and now features the latest 8th gen Intel processor and up to GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.
The GT63 now also features per-key RGB SteelSeries gaming keyboard. It comes with everything gamers know and love, but takes lighting to a new level by granting gamers the ability to customize every single key to their own liking. From built-in lighting presets to personalization in 16.8 million colors, every GT63 can be unique and like no other.
Head over here to learn more about everything MSI announced!

All the new laptops, All-in-Ones, and game-ready PCs Dell announced this week

Powered by Windows 10, these devices arrive built-in with your digital personal assistant Cortana* and optional cameras and fingerprint readers that light up Windows Hello for fast and secure login. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can also save files in OneDrive, and access them like any other file on your PC without filling up disk space; download files on-demand; or select files to always be available offline – or, tell your story easily in the reimagined Photos app with a soundtrack, transitions, 3D effects, and more.
Your gaming device with Windows 10 comes with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
Let’s take a closer look at these devices.
Dell is making the XPS 15 even more powerful with the latest 6-core 8th Generation Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics.

Wrapped in a refreshed platinum silver exterior with premium materials and finishes, Dell’s most powerful XPS laptop also includes a stunning UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display with 100% Adobe RGB color for lifelike images for creation or entertainment. The 15.6-inch performance laptop is also only 4lbs, and includes Windows Hello log in with an optional fingerprint reader in the power button, and the ultimate connectivity with Thunderbolt 3 with four lanes of PCI Express and HDMI 2.0.
Everything you need, all in one device: Inspiron New AIO Series

With the Inspiron 22 and 24 3000 series, Dell delivers an affordable AIO available in both glossy black and white with all the right features for basic computing and entertainment.
Includes a 5” or 23.8” FHD IPS wide-viewing angle monitor, built-in stereo speakers and pop-up webcam all in one slim panel
Up to 7th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of storage, DDR4 memory and optional NVIDA GeForce MX110 discrete graphics, combined with a stylish design. It includes a keyboard and mouse.
 

The new Inspiron 24 5000 AIO delivers powerful performance, rich feature options and superior connectivity optimized for multi-media entertainment, perfect for families who want solid performance and storage at a reasonable price.
Features include:
Up to Intel 8th Gen Core processors, optional NVIDIA GTX 1050 gaming quality graphics, and Intel Optane Memory to help reduce buffering time and enables a more fluid and enjoyable video streaming experience.
8-inch InfinityEdge IPS display with antiglare and FHD resolution, and up to 32GB DDR4 memory
Conveniently log in with one look with Windows Hello and the optional IR-camera

Lastly, the new Inspiron 27 7000 AIO introduces enhanced Inspiron AIO experience and powerful performance.
Features include:
Up to Intel 8th Gen Core processors and optional NVIDIA GTX 1050 Graphics Card
Beautiful, sweeping, nearly borderless 27-inch InfinityEdge display with up to 4K UHD resolution
Next-generation technologies such as HDR and virtual reality to provide immersive eye-popping visuals for entertainment enthusiasts and gadget lovers
Multi-taskers will love the speed DDR4 memory offers
Get the best of both worlds of capacity and speed with a dual hard drive option, with up to 1TB HDD and 256GB PCle NVMe SSD
 
Dell is also announcing a new version of the Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 with an Abyss Black finish and top of the line features including Intel Core i7 processors, premium 4k UHD touch screen, higher capacity SSDs, 16GB of DDR4 memory, NVIDIA MX130 discrete graphics and included Dell Active Pen.
Dell and Alienware debut new portfolio of gaming laptops
Alienware and Dell are launching six new high-performance gaming laptops based on the new Intel 8th Gen H-Series processors, as well as the Dell G-series, a suite of PCs designed and engineered for the gamer who prioritizes performance and excellent gameplay, starting at $749. Native Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers–no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.
Alienware 15 and 17 boost performance with Intel 8th Gen H-Series CPUs

Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops will offer:
New Intel 8th Gen i5, i7, and i9 H-Series CPUs with up to 6-cores, enabling overclocking up to 5.0GHZ
Alienware’s mechanically engineered improved cooling technology, Alienware Cryo-Tech v2.0, with 50% thinner fan blades and a vapor chamber on the CPU to cool down the higher number of cores more efficiently.
The next generation of Alienware Command Center, which introduces a simple yet elegant new interface to help novice and experienced gamers optimize, overclock, and tune Alienware PCs and peripherals to their unique gaming needs.
Joining the Alienware 15 and 17’s iconic space grey aesthetic, Alienware welcomes a sleek new Epic Black color option in both sizes.**
Introducing Dell G-series, a robust new portfolio of four new affordable game-ready PCs starting at $749

The new game-ready laptops include powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics, 8th Gen Intel H-Series CPUs, thermal management solutions, intelligent content prioritization software, anti-glare IPS panels, and other complimentary game-ready features.
Dell G3 15 and 17
Coming in 15 and 17-inch sizes, Dell G3 15 and 17 laptops are powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 up to 1060 Max-Q discrete graphics, 8th Gen Intel quad-core H-Series CPUs up to i7, dual fans and dual drives with SSD options
The laptops 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritizes gaming and video content to keep games and videos smooth, even during large file downloads
All encased in a refined performance inspired design and a silky matte exterior finish, the laptops boast a sleek 22.7mm (15) / 25mm (17) profile encouraging gaming-on-the-go
Dell G3 15 will offer three color options (Black, Recon Blue, Alpine White) and Dell G3 17 will offer two color options (Black, Recon Blue).**
Dell G5 and G7 15
For those seeking a step-up in performance from the G3 systems, the Dell G5 and G7 15 come in a sleek 25mm thin 15-inch chassis, with powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics
The systems feature 6GB GDDR5 dedicated memory, 8th Gen Intel 4- and 6-core H-Series CPUs (up to i7 in G5 and i9 in G7), dual fans and dual drives with SSD options
G7 15 will offer optional i9 CPU and UHD display (3840×2160) configurations, available in late April
Killer 1×1(supporting up to 2×2) Networking optimization and SmartByte software responsively prioritize content downloads for liquid smooth gaming and streaming
Designed to push heat and noise away from the user, Dell equipped a front air intake and rear exhaust vent to the laptops’ frames to keep players cool, and able to game longer
Immersing players deeper into the game, Dell G5 and G7 15 will also offer an optional IPS UHD 4k panel to summon a premium on-screen experience
Dell G5 15 is available in either Standard Black or Beijing Red flavors, and Dell G7 15 is available in either Standard Black or Alpine White.**
Pricing and availability
Available now in US, China and Europe and shipping later in April:
Alienware 15 and 17 available on Dell.com starting today at $2,399.99 and $3,699.99 with additional configurations starting at $1,449.99 and $1,599.99 coming April 10.
Dell G7 15 is available on Dell.com starting today at $1,099.99 with additional configurations starting at $849.99 on April 10.
Available April 16:
Dell G3 15 and 17 will be available April 16 globally on Dell.com starting today at $749.99 and $1,099.99 with additional configurations starting at $799.99 (Dell G3 17) soon.
Dell G5 15 will be available April 16 globally today on Dell.com starting at $949.99 with additional configurations starting at $849.99 soon.
Head over here to read more about everything Dell announced this week!
*Cortana available in select markets. **Colors and sizes will vary by region.

Sea of Thieves now available worldwide on Windows 10 and Xbox One

The week of launch is basically one long celebration of Sea of Thieves, with an array of cool activities across the world. We have our launch events across all Microsoft Store locations in the U.S., with special events at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York and Sydney. The Quest for the Golden Bananas offers crafty crews riddles to solve for a chance to win four 18-carat gold bananas, while which The Voyage live stream in the UK presents an opportunity for the community to engage with their favorite content creators.
The game is available to buy now for $59.99/£49.99/€69.99, and you have the ability to purchase it for your personal library or become a member of Xbox Game Pass and play for $9.99 a month. As a reminder, Sea of Thieves is also an Xbox Play Anywhere title so if you purchase digitally on either Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, or acquire via Xbox Game Pass, you can play on either platform. We are also completely embracing the magic of cross-play, with players seamlessly playing together regardless of platform of choice.
Get Sea of Thieves here!

We’ve also got a variety of bundles and accessories to support the Sea of Thieves launch. If you’re in the market for a console, the Xbox One S Sea of Thieves bundle features a digital copy of Sea of Thieves and 1 month of both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass, while the purchase of a new Xbox One X now until March 24 also comes with a digital copy of the game. If you’re looking to further embrace the pirate life, check out the amazing Xbox Wireless Controller – Sea of Thieves Limited Edition, the “Tales from the Sea of Thieves” lore book, our beautiful “Art of Sea of Thieves” book, the Comic range, or the Seagate Special Edition 2TB Game Drive.
Read more about today’s launch from Joe Neate, Executive Producer at Rare, over at Xbox Wire!

State of Decay 2 releasing May 22 on Windows 10 and Xbox One — Pre-orders start today

State of Decay 2’s Standard Edition will be available for $29.99 and fans can also purchase State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition for $49.99. State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition includes 4 days early access beginning May 18, along with two add-on packs: “Independence Pack” and “Daybreak Pack” (available at a later release date) on both Xbox One and Windows 10. Gamers who pre-order between now and May 21 will also receive some exclusive in game pre-order items.
State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, where it’s up to you to decide how to survive in an open, post-apocalyptic world. Featuring unique survivor characters with their own backstories and motivations, expanded options to manage your community and develop your base. In addition, State of Decay 2 features one of the most requested features from the community: cross-platform co-op, where you and up to three of your friends can survive together on Xbox One or Windows 10.
Pre-order the Standard Edition for $29.99 and Ultimate Edition for $49.99 today!

State of Decay 2 can be pre-ordered starting today at your favorite retailer’s site or at the Microsoft Store through the following links: Standard Edition and Ultimate Edition. Starting this week, fans can check out exclusive first reveals of State of Decay 2 on IGN throughout the month of March here, and stay tuned to Xbox Wire and Major Nelson for all the latest State of Decay 2 news!

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION available now

Graphics-wise, the Windows Edition includes many of the latest cutting-edge technologies, allowing for gameplay with an even more beautiful picture quality than Xbox One. With HDR support, the image quality can be output at 4K resolution and a maximum framerate of up to 120 FPS (Frames Per Second).
Download FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION here!
Windows Edition includes integrated Nvidia Gameworks technology, adding incredibly high-quality graphic expressions to various parts of the game, as well as support for Windows Sonic so you can experience more immersive audio with the flip of a switch.
The other striking thing about the Windows Edition is that the game features have been expanded to meet the needs of PC gamers, including first-person view, mouse and keyboard controls and customization support for PC gamers, as well as support for 21:9 wide-screen display support, cloud-sharing and more.
To read more about the magic of FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION , as well as the challenges the team overcame in its development, head over to Xbox Wire!