Watch How Real Sky Added into Forza Horizon 3; ReCore Now On Xbox One

‘ReCore': First Xbox Play Anywhere game is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10. How ‘Forza Horizon 3' makers put real sky in the game (Hint: deadly spiders were involved).

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"ReCore" – the first Xbox Play Anywhere game giving fans access to both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions is available to purchase starting Sep 09/13.

Described as the "original action-adventure game", it comes from acclaimed creator Keiji Inafune's Comcept Inc., Armature Studio and Microsoft Studios.

Now, fans can explore the planet of Far Eden through the game's heroine, Joule Adams, and her Corebot companions.

The game is available at Microsoft Stores, online and at other retailers around the world. It launches in Japan on Sep. 15, and fans in Europe and other global regions will be able to join the fun on Sep. 16, noted Xbox team.

"ReCore builds on our shared passion for classic games like MegaMan and Metroid with features such as a deep crafting system and a large world to explore. The bond between the game's heroine, Joule Adams, and her charming "Corebot" companions, Mack, Seth and Duncan, are the heart-and-soul of ReCore's gameplay as well as its story. We hope you enjoy these characters' many adventures on the planet "Far Eden", where dangers, mysteries and challenges await in its windswept dunes and hidden dungeons," described Joseph Staten, Senior Creative Director for ReCore.

ReCore for Xbox One and Windows 10

In other gaming news, developers of "Forza Horizon 3," released a video showcasing how they put real sky in the game.

The team built a revolutionary new camera, and shipped it across the world and slept in the wilderness with deadly spiders to film one thing – "the sky," said Ralph Fulton. And because it is real sky, it also produces real light that "refracts, bounces and reflects in a physically correct way off every surface" in the game, Fulton added.

Adding, "they camped in Australian Outback for the summer. Every hour they had to change the camera lenses, but that also meant 'de-spidering' camera because there are little crevices which are perfect for spiders to hide in," Fulton said.

Also, a new firmware update for Xbox One Preview Program memebers released and bring some fixes to Looking for Groups and Clubs, fixes to background audio as well as HDR support for the Xbox One S.

The new OS version rs1_xbox_rel_1610.160909-1900 is available as on 09/12. You can manually get the update by going into Settings -> System -> Console Info & Updates.

Please find the full changelog below:

FIXES

Looking For Groups

Resolved an issue which caused LFG details to fail to load when there were unconfirmed participants.
Clubs

You can now add descriptions to Clubs. Resolved an issue where some users couldn't create clubs although their settings were set to allow it.
TV

Resolved an issue which caused the Xbox One to not detect some users HDR10 TVs as HDR10 capable.
Background Audio

Resolved an issue which sometimes interrupted background audio when returning to the dashboard.
KNOWN ISSUES

Xbox Universal Store

When using Cortana to search the store for genres (ie. "Hey Cortana, search the Store for Horror", search results fail to populate. Workaround: Search for genres via text.
Notifications

Xbox team also began rolling out Clubs and Looking for Group (LFG) on Xbox Live to Xbox One Preview members.

The Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices will be getting Clubs and LFG soon. Microsoft had last week annnounced the feature.

While you can start enjoying Clubs and LFG today, the team would release more news about "Arena," online tournaments platform for gamers of all skill-levels, in the coming weeks.

If you've already started using the two new social destinations, and looking forward to delete Clubs—fret no more, Xbox One's preview members could now delete clubs.

This is particularly useful if you've created too many of them to try out the feature.

Comedy Central's "South Park" begins its 20th season Wednesday, and you can watch live stream on the Comedy Central app or on the Comedy Central channel within the Sling TV app.

Or watch the current season, and past favorites, on Microsoft Movies & TV or via Hulu.

20th season debut of 'South Park' on Windows apps

Microsoft has blocked StoreParser from listing Xbox Store deals, Major Nelson took to Reddit to explain the reason stating: "I can say there is not a Store API that the site was approved to use and to my knowledge the site was scraping data off of the store. In other words, it was using unofficial/unsanctioned methods to collect the information. Not something that server and database admins like," Nelson explained.

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