This Week on Xbox – December 16

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Celebrate the Holidays in 4K with $50 Off All Xbox One S Bundles

Start your holiday on the right foot with some savings from Xbox! From Sunday, Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 24, all Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles will be $50 off at participating retailers in the U.S. Starting at just $249, you can experience the dawn of all-out war with the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle, featuring… Read more

Pit People Coming to Xbox Game Preview in January

Earlier this year, we held a closed beta for Pit People on Xbox One and players had a chance to play our fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure to quest and explore, find awesome loot, customize fighters, and recruit strange species! After this very helpful run in September, we continued development on Pit People with tons of feedback from the community… Read more

Sniper Elite 4 “Target: Fuhrer” DLC Preview

With Sniper Elite 4, we are fully exploring the power of Xbox One to take things up a gear. Developed from the ground up, our aim has been to make the definitive World War 2 game for a generation. In short, Sniper Elite 4 is our most complete game yet. Whether you prefer sniping from the shadows or close-quarters combat, brutal stealth or all out action… Read more

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Forza Horizon 3’s Blizzard Mountain Expansion Is Here

Ready for a frozen adventure? Well, the wait is over, because the Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is here! Available today in the Microsoft Store as a standalone purchase or included as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, Blizzard Mountain invites players to the snowy elevations of a brand new playable area of Forza Horizon 3’s Australia… Read more

Pre-order Yooka-Laylee, a Spiritual Successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Starting Today

Yooka-Laylee is an open-world 3D platformer inspired by classic games of the genre that a lot of our team members were lucky enough to work on in the past. There are huge, beautiful worlds to explore, quirky characters to meet, and lots of collectibles to horde on the way! And we’re excited to announce that pre-orders start today… Read more

The BioShock Series is Here via Xbox One Backward Compatibility!

For those who already own a copy of the original BioShock games for the Xbox 360, welcome back to Rapture (and Columbia)! We’re pleased to announce that the original games are now playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. To relive the experience with the game you already own, would you kindly check the “Ready to Install” section of your Xbox One… Read more

The Little Acre is Now Available on Xbox One

Our first game The Little Acre is now on Xbox One! It’s a hand-drawn animated adventure game set in 1950s Ireland that follows the life of Aidan and his daughter Lily as they discover another world through their garden shed. While we aren’t the first point-and-click adventure game to show up on Xbox One, it’s a pretty rare thing to see… Read more

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Powerful Dolby Atmos Sound Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10

“Justice rains from above!” If you play Overwatch, that sentence may give you nightmares. It’s Pharah’s catch phrase as she hangs in the air and lets loose a barrage of rockets that destroy everything in their path. Pharah’s attack is so effective in part because you may not be able to tell where it’s coming from. But I have a secret weapon to defend against Pharah’s barrage: Dolby Atmos… Read more

Fallout Mash-Up Pack Coming Soon to Minecraft on Consoles!

In a flash of brilliance not unlike nuclear fusion itself, Minecraft will soon be melded with Fallout, Bethesda Softworks’ much-loved, post-apocalyptic RPG series. So strap on your thickest welding goggles and keep your eyes on the horizon for the mash-up pack’s radiant arrival on Console Edition in the coming days. Or lie under a table. Whatever makes you feel calmer. Read more

Download Lost Odyssey, the Japanese RPG Classic, Free for a Limited Time

In celebration of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog exceeding 300 games, we have a very special gift to all our Xbox fans. For a limited time, you can download the classic Xbox 360 role playing game Lost Odyssey for free. Yes, for free! Play it now on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. Relive the journey of Kaim, a mysterious immortal warrior… Read more

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Bully: Scholarship Edition Now Playable on Xbox One Through Backward Compatibility

The Rockstar Games tradition of groundbreaking, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling invades the schoolyard in Bully: Scholarship Edition, now playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility. As a mischievous schoolboy, you’ll stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks, win or lose the girl… Read more

Astroneer Launches to Game Preview on Dec. 16 for Xbox One and Windows 10

Greetings! We are excited, happy, nervous, and about a hundred other emotions as we launch Astroneer into Game Preview for the Xbox One and Windows Store! Delivering on these platforms in a very short time with our very small team has been a hugely ambitious feat for us. I often can scarcely believe we’ve reached this point… Read more

Celebrate “Gearsmas” With Unique Content, Special Events and Offers!

The days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer, which means it’s time for the seasonal signature event for Gears of War – Gearsmas! Beginning today, this year’s holiday spectacular marks the biggest event for Gears of War 4 yet with over 30 pieces of festive content to collect, a special playlist featuring the first ever custom weapon… Read more