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This Week on Xbox: March 31

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!

Watch the Best Gears Pro Circuit Players Compete in Atlantic City this Weekend
This weekend sees the Gears Pro Circuit roadie run into Atlantic City for the first time, as Caesars Entertainment, in association with Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC), presents the Gears of War 4 Open LAN event at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. With over 64 teams converging on Atlantic City this weekend… Read more

The Road to the Madden Championship Continues With the Madden Challenge
With the 2017 Madden Bowl in the rear-view mirror, the next stop on the road to the 2017 Madden Championship is the 2017 Madden Challenge in Burbank, California, powered by Xbox. $150,000 Is on the Line For 16 Finalists The 2017 Madden Challenge is the third of four Majors in the Madden NFL 17 Championship Series… Read more

Destiny 2 Trailer Announcement

Destiny 2 Coming to Xbox One on September 8
Earlier this week, Bungie announced Destiny 2, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. Today, they revealed that the game will launch worldwide on September 8 and shared the first official Destiny 2 trailer… Read more

Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect Rocks Xbox One Today
It only took us 11 games and 11 years, but Virtual Air Guitar Company has finally made a game with air guitars in it! Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect is part music game and part scrolling shooter, and it’s coming exclusively to Xbox One today. Throughout the design process, our guideline has been “How to make awesome, more awesome?” Read more

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Return to the Golden Age of Adventure Games in Thimbleweed Park, Available Now on Xbox One
When we started building Thimbleweed Park one of the basic premises was to capture the charm of our Lucasfilm (later called LucasArts, but I never got used to that name) games like Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. It became more than just recreating those games, but recreating our memories of those games… Read more

Record-Breaking Halo World Championship 2017 Comes to a Finish
After three days of incredible, nail-biting competition between the 12 best teams from around the globe, the Halo World Championship 2017 Finals by ESL has come to a close, breaking viewership records along the way. Hundreds of teams and thousands of players competed to qualify, but ultimately only one team would be crowned Halo World Champion… Read more

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Snake Pass Available Now on Xbox One and Windows 10 via Xbox Play Anywhere
Hey everyone, James here once again to bring you some news from Sumo Digital. Today marks an incredibly special occasion for the Snake Pass team — today we release Snake Pass to the world on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere support. It’s going to sound crazy, but the concept of writing those words… Read more

The Minecraft Discovery Update – Coming Soon to Pocket and Win 10!
What could follow The End? The Epilogue Update? The Appendix Update? The Bit Where We Thank Our Cat Update? No! These things would imply that our work on Minecraft is coming to a close. It couldn’t be farther from the truth! (Although we are eternally thankful to our cat. You complete me, Mr. Mittens.) In fact… Read more

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Beam Streaming, Intuitive Guide and More Come to Xbox One Starting Today
We’re excited to announce that we are shipping new features to the broader Xbox One community today. This is a big release, and includes Beam streaming, an updated Xbox experience with the new Guide, home improvements, and much more. One major goal for this release is to make streaming your Xbox gameplay even easier… Read more

Come Ready to Play This Season with R.B.I. Baseball 17, Available Now on Xbox One
With Opening Day fast approaching, we’re super excited to announce that R.B.I. Baseball 17 returns to Xbox One for its fourth installment. Developed by, R.B.I. Baseball 17 stays true to its classic arcade pick up and play roots to deliver a fast-paced and fun baseball game. R.B.I. is packed with all your favorite MLB players… Read more

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Play WWE 2K17 Free This Weekend With Xbox Live Gold
Welcome to Suplex City! This weekend only, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy WWE 2K17 for free as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Beginning 9:00 AM PST Wednesday, March 29 and running to 11:59 PM PST Monday, April 3, all Gold members in Xbox One markets will get a special opportunity get into the ring… Read more

Watch the Destiny 2 Worldwide Reveal Trailer on March 30
Destiny 2 is the official title of the sequel to the hit first-person shooter Destiny, developer Bungie announced yesterday on the game’s official Twitter account. Now, they’ve shared that the Destiny 2 Worldwide Reveal Trailer will be released on March 30 at 10:15AM PT. You can watch the trailer on the Xbox YouTube channel… Read more

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Xbox Play Anywhere Title Enter the Gungeon Coming April 5
We’re thrilled to announce Enter the Gungeon, our bullet hell dungeon crawler, will finally release for Xbox One and Windows 10 on April 5 with Xbox Play Anywhere cross-save and cross-buy support. I want to take a moment to thank the passionate gamers in the Xbox community that continued to show enthusiasm… Read more

Roguelike Strategy Title Has-Been Heroes Available Now on Xbox One
A long time ago, video games used to be hard. They didn’t hold your hand and you would die repeatedly before succeeding, learning from your mistakes, and eventually making progress. Has-Been Heroes is that type of game, a return to old-school difficulty, and it’s available now on Xbox One in the US, with EU/Australia… Read more

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theHunter: Call of the Wild’s Open World Coming to Xbox One in 2017
Avalanche Studios may be known for explosive action games like Just Cause 3 and Mad Max, but open-world hunting has been very close to our hearts for a long time. In February we released theHunter: Call of the Wild on PC, the latest game in our series and received an amazing response from our players… Read more

Power Rangers Come to Minecraft on Console, Pocket and Windows 10!
Mighty Morphing Power Rangers? How about… Miney Morphing Power Rangers? Hmmm, maybe not. What’s got us so excited we’re throwing out puns this awful so early in the week? A new skin pack in Minecraft of course! The Power Rangers pack launches today on Console, Pocket and Windows 10 Edition… Read more

The Glide Mini Game Soars into Minecraft!
We’ve got a pretty swish update soaring onto consoles tomorrow, bringing with it a free, all new Mini Game. It’s called Glide and it’s designed to test your aeronautical skills to the very limit. Strap on a pair of elytra and hone your swooping skills on an exhilarating aerial track – the first in a series of free tracks to be released… Read more