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Podcast Unlocked

By IGN  

Love video games? IGN's Podcast Unlocked is your source for everything Xbox One. If you live and breathe Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and more, Podcast Unlocked has you covered. Tune in every week for the latest video game news for Xbox One and Xbox Live junkies around the globe.

Love video games? IGN's Podcast Unlocked is your source for everything Xbox One. If you live and breathe Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and more, Podcast Unlocked has you covered. Tune in every week for the latest video game news for Xbox One and Xbox Live junkies around the globe.

 

#490

Halo Infinite Is Delayed. Now What?

Major Xbox news this week! Halo Infinite gets delayed, so what does it mean for the franchise and for the Xbox Series X launch? Plus: Apple blocks Microsoft on Project xCloud, the Xbox Series S gets confirmed via the strangest of leaks, Rocksteady finally announces their next game, and more! ... Read more

12 Aug 2020

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:07

12 Aug 2020


#489

xCloud Might Be Xbox's Secret Weapon

Project xCloud takes the next big step towards becoming a major part of the Xbox ecosystem, and we discuss how it's kind of like the "Xboy" handheld Xbox that we never got. Plus: the ramifications of Halo Infinite's multiplayer being free-to-play, how Xbox fans feel about PlayStation's exclusive Spider-Man deal in Marvel's Avengers, and more! ... Read more

06 Aug 2020

50 MINS

50:12

06 Aug 2020


#488

More Thoughts on the Xbox Games Showcase

Now that we've had time to sit with big Xbox Games Showcase, we reflect back on the big event and discuss how we thought Microsoft did and whether or not Microsoft has a "Halo problem" after how the Halo Infinite campaign demo was received. Plus: a mysterious white Xbox Series X controller appears, Call of Duty 2020's title seemingly leaks via Doritos (yes, seriously), and more! ... Read more

29 Jul 2020

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:11

29 Jul 2020


#487

What We Thought of the Xbox Games Showcase

IGN's Xbox crew (with special guest Parris Lilly) recaps and analyzes Microsoft's long-awaited Xbox Games Showcase. We talk Halo Infinite, Fable, and much, much more! ... Read more

23 Jul 2020

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:42

23 Jul 2020


#486

More Series X Talk With Xbox's Jason Ronald

Our Xbox crew reacts to the Ubisoft Forward event, including the Far Cry 6 reveal, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin's Creed Valhalla contributing to an open-world bonanza this Fall, and what Valhalla's release date might say about the Xbox Series X launch date. Plus: Phil Spencer rejects your "holding Series X games back" meme, small updates on a lot of the new Xbox studios, and more! ... Read more

15 Jul 2020

52 MINS

52:28

15 Jul 2020


#485

Xbox Series X Games Showcase Predictions

Microsoft finally sets a date for their long-awaited Xbox Games Showcase, and we've got predictions for what we think we'll see. Plus: Microsoft is reportedly one of the companies interested in buying Warner Bros.'s game studios, and we discuss the potentially industry-shifting ramifications the move could have. And with NBA 2K21 set to increase its price to $70 for Xbox Series X, we debate the merits of paying more for video games. ... Read more

08 Jul 2020

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:26

08 Jul 2020


#484

Xbox Series S, Fable, and Perfect Dark Rumors Heat Up

Lots to discuss in the world of Xbox this week, from the rumored timing of the Xbox Series S/Lockhart announcement (plus what else we think will happen when that does), Halo Infinite returns a familiar but long-dormant foe, Fable and Perfect Dark Twitter accounts registered to Microsoft email addresses raise suspicions, and much more! ... Read more

30 Jun 2020

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:57

30 Jun 2020


#483

EA's Disappointing Next-Gen Showing

Special guest panelist and known Kinect superfan <a href= "https://twitter.com/StubbyStan" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Cicero Holmes</a> joins the show this week to discuss a busy stretch of Xbox news. We react to EA's not-very-next-gen-y EA Play press conference last week, what the Cyberpunk 2077 delay means for Xbox Series X's launch, Rocksteady's rumored Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League game, and more! Check out Cicero's Star Trek podcast at <a href= "https://twitter.com/dscdebrief" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">@DSCDebrief</a>. ... Read more

23 Jun 2020

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:10

23 Jun 2020


#482

Talking Xbox Series X Smart Delivery With Microsoft's Jason Ronald

Xbox Series X Director of Program Management Jason Ronald from Microsoft stops by halfway through the show to talk about the Series X's Smart Delivery feature. Plus: Xbox gamer and D&D podcaster Shareef Jackson joins us as a guest panelist to discuss the week's Xbox news, including the newly announced Star Wars: Squadrons, the rumor that Warner Bros. might be selling off its video game studios (including Rocksteady and NetherRealm), and more! Check out Shareef's D&D podcast at <a href= "http://rivalsofwaterdeep.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">RivalsOfWaterDeep.com</a>. ... Read more

16 Jun 2020

59 MINS

59:03

16 Jun 2020


#481

Xbox Lockhart Seems Real, but Is It Out This Year?

Parris Lilly from Gamertag Radio joins Ryan to discuss a busy week of Xbox news! Evidence of the Xbox Lockhart (aka Xbox Series S) surfaces, Bungie lays out the future of Destiny while job postings hint at its next game, Cyberpunk 2077's special-edition Xbox One X console has an extra surprise...if you can find one, Activision and EA get serious about cleaning up their online communities, Parris dreams of a Mass Effect Trilogy remake in Unreal Engine 5, and much more! ... Read more

10 Jun 2020

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:30

10 Jun 2020


#480

Xbox Doubles Down on Compatibility, Sony Backs Off

Spawn on Me host Kahlief Adams guest-hosts this week with Ryan, Miranda, and Destin as the Xbox crew discusses Xbox's and Sony's differing approaches to compatibility, EA's newly renewed exclusivity agreement with the NFL for Madden, the future of the now-canceled BlizzCon, and more! ... Read more

03 Jun 2020

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:13

03 Jun 2020


#479

Xbox Goes Unreal Engine 5 with inXile

First-party Xbox studio inXile confirms they'll be using Unreal Engine 5 for their next-gen RPG. We dissect what this means for that game and other Xbox Series X games from other newly acquired Xbox game studios. Plus: Take-Two has a lot of next-gen games in the pipeline, this year's Call of Duty will revisit a familiar timeline, this month's Xbox Games With Gold, and more! ... Read more

27 May 2020

50 MINS

50:04

27 May 2020


#478

Xbox Series X's Second Wave of Games and COVID-19

IGN's Xbox team discusses Phil Spencer's recent comments about how COVID-19 might affect early 2021 games, the dates and details for Gamescom's all-digital event later this summer, the three classic games that Double Fine is bringing to Xbox this year, and more! ... Read more

19 May 2020

50 MINS

50:33

19 May 2020


#477

Is 30fps OK on Xbox Series X?

Our Xbox crew debates whether or not 30fps is disappointing for Xbox Series X games in light of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla framerate revelation. Plus: more reactions to last week's Xbox event, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater returns, another publisher announces a summer livestream, and more! ... Read more

13 May 2020

50 MINS

50:31

13 May 2020


#476

Xbox Series X Gameplay Showcase Analysis

Xbox's first big salvo of next-gen games has been fired, and we've got reactions and analysis to all of the big third-party game reveals and showcases – from the good to the bad to the stomach-churning. ... Read more

07 May 2020

51 MINS

51:12

07 May 2020


#475

Don't Sleep on Gears Tactics

Our Xbox crew opens the show by talking about Gears Tactics, the new XCOM-style tactical strategy game from Xbox Game Studios that Xbox fans shouldn't sleep on. Plus: we discuss Xbox's impressive first-party efforts so far in 2020, what the rest of the year looks like, drama around the WWE 2K franchise, and more! ... Read more

29 Apr 2020

50 MINS

50:01

29 Apr 2020


#474

A Smaller GTA 6 That Arrives Sooner?

On this week's Xbox podcast, the next Grand Theft Auto is in development, and we discuss the report that it may be a more "moderately sized" offering that's updated continuously. Plus: Microsoft may have an opportunity to gain some market share at the start of the generation after a Bloomberg report reveals Sony's scaled-back PS5 production plans, Crysis is the latest member of the remaster club, and more! ... Read more

23 Apr 2020

49 MINS

49:57

23 Apr 2020


#473

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Around for a Long Time

Our Xbox team deep-dives on CD Projekt Red's big post-release DLC expansion plans for Cyberpunk 2077, the value of the ESRB's new loot box descriptor, a rumor about Mafia 2 and 3 remasters and the cyclical nature of remasters, and more! ... Read more

14 Apr 2020

49 MINS

49:54

14 Apr 2020


#472

Phil Spencer Interview Analysis

Our Xbox crew analyzes what Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said during our interview with him on last week's episode. We think he said a lot in his clever, indirect way... Plus: an Inside Xbox news recap, rumors about what Resident Evil 8 will be like, and at the very end you'll hear our live as-it-happened reactions to the PS5's DualSense controller reveal. ... Read more

07 Apr 2020

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:55

07 Apr 2020


#471

Interview: Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, Talking Xbox Series X

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer makes his long-awaited return to Unlocked for an exclusive one-hour interview. We talk about Xbox Series X price, whether coronavirus could delay the console, the first-party launch lineup, why there's no optical out port on Series X, xCloud, cross-play, the fates of Sunset Overdrive, Ryse and Scalebound, which Microsoft IP Phil would like to see brought back, and more! ... Read more

01 Apr 2020

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:42

01 Apr 2020


#470

Clarifying Xbox Series X’s Power

Our Xbox crew discusses the recently revealed Xbox Series X tech specs in more detail after some added context arrives in our inbox from a software developer. Plus: Bleeding Edge is another new first-party release this week, we try to decode Konami's denial of the Silent Hill reboot rumor, and more! ... Read more

25 Mar 2020

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:36

25 Mar 2020


#469

Xbox Series X’s Full Specs Have Us HYPED

Microsoft has revealed the full tech specs for Xbox Series X and we are pumped. We discuss the ingredients of the next-gen Xbox that have us the most hyped for the new console, from Xbox Velocity Architecture to raytracing. P.S. Please bear with us on our first-ever remote-location episode! ... Read more

17 Mar 2020

52 MINS

52:51

17 Mar 2020


#468

Developers Talk About Xbox Series X

Our Xbox crew celebrates the release of the fantastic Ori and the Will of the Wisps by discussing our final review impressions. Plus: developers talk to IGN about exactly what the Xbox Series X will mean for games, Call of Duty finally gets a standalone, free-to-play battle royale game, and more! ... Read more

10 Mar 2020

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:43

10 Mar 2020


#467

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Is Fantastic So Far

Two of our crew have played the first couple hours of Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and they have nothing but good news to report. Plus: GDC's cancellation, Xbox Series X's Quick Resume feature is even better than we thought, and more! ... Read more

04 Mar 2020

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:27

04 Mar 2020


#466

Microsoft Isn’t Messing Around With Series X’s Power

We are EXCITED about the new Xbox Series X technical details, including the whopping 12 teraflops of computing power that the next-gen Xbox is packing. Plus: EA canceled another Star Wars project, March's Games With Gold have been announced, and more! ... Read more

26 Feb 2020

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:21

26 Feb 2020


#465

This is How Xbox Could Win E3 2020 - Unlocked 431

This week Parris joins us to discuss the latest interview with Phil Spencer about E3 2020, his plans for the Xbox Series X, and where he sees Microsoft in the competition against Sony. In addition to talking about Xbox strategy for 2020 and Beyond, we discuss the GamerTag radio interview and our perception of Xbox's placement in the upcoming console face-off. ... Read more

20 Feb 2020

46 MINS

46:56

20 Feb 2020


#464

Big Changes for GTA, Gears, and Anthem

Grand Theft Auto, Anthem, and Gears of War will be changing moving forward thanks to key staffing changes at the top for two of those and a major gameplay overhaul for the other. Plus: Activision is looking to its past for its 2020 product lineup, Cliff Bleszinski had an intriguing Aliens game that almost got made, and more! ... Read more

11 Feb 2020

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:11

11 Feb 2020


#463

Perfect Dark Reboot Rumors Heating Up

It may still be winter but Xbox Series X talk is heating up! We discuss the "old thing" Microsoft's new studio, The Initiative, might be working on. Plus: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a hit, EA talks up the Xbox Series X, the mystery port on the back of the Series X might not be for diagnostics, and more! ... Read more

05 Feb 2020

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:57

05 Feb 2020


#462

If the KOTOR Rumors Are True, Who’s Making It?

We finally get a look at the back of the Xbox Series X - for real, this time - and discuss why someone might be in biiiiiiig trouble. Plus: a new rumor about a sort-of remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has us hyped - but also wondering who would be given the assignment. ... Read more

28 Jan 2020

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:37

28 Jan 2020


#461

DOOM Eternal is F*****g Awesome

Ryan played three hours of Doom Eternal and gushes about it. Plus: a Splinter Cell veteran returns to Ubisoft - so what does it mean for the future of the franchise? Also, Dying Light 2 joins Delay-apalooza 2020, and more! ... Read more

21 Jan 2020

55 MINS

55:28

21 Jan 2020