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This Week on Xbox: May 12

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!

Minecraft Has Launched on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch Edition comes with fun features of other console versions of Minecraft, including our marvelous multiplayer mini-games, Battle and Tumble. But of course, being for the versatile Switch, this version lets you play with your friends in all manner of ways… Read more

Announcing Surviving Mars, a Planetary City Builder, Coming Soon to Xbox One
It feels so good to finally talk about our upcoming game, Surviving Mars. Developed by Haemimont Games and published by Paradox Interactive, the game tries in earnest to answer the question: What would be required for humanity to establish a livable colony on Mars… Read more

Co-Op Brawler Bloody Zombies Coming to Xbox One in 2017
Bloody Zombies is a brand-new co-op brawler where all that remains of civilization are four misfit survivors — Teller, Rei, Eddie, and Mick ‘The Brick’ — who have been brought together to save a city overrun by hordes of mutated zombies. You’ll need to master… Read more

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Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheels Expansion Is Here!
It’s time to make your Hot Wheels fantasies come true! Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheels expansion is available now exclusively on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs (Xbox Play Anywhere). You can get the expansion as either as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass or as a standalone purchase for $19.99 in the Microsoft Store… Read more

The Road to The Madden 17 Championship
The 2017 Madden Championship Series (MCS) is a 9-month competitive journey with four major stops, offering a total prize pool of $1,000,000. It culminates with the 3-week Madden Championship, which crowns this year’s best Madden competitor. To kick it off, let’s look… Read more

Narcosis is Available Now for Xbox One
Quentin here, founding member of Honor Code, game director on Narcosis, and – above all – gamer. Narcosis released on PC and Mac about a month ago, but now that it’s hitting the Xbox marketplace Wednesday, we can finally say “Narcosis has shipped!” This has been… Read more

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NBA Playgrounds Available Now on Xbox One
Lace up your shoes, chalk up your controllers, and jump back onto the arcade basketball court today with NBA Playgrounds, a fast-paced 2-on-2 NBA game for Xbox One featuring a roster of legendary and current players. With support for both local and online play, gather your friends… Read more

Gears Pro Circuit Paris Open Recap
Teams from over 10 countries traveled to Paris last weekend to compete for $100,000. The action and emotions were high as Splyce defied expectations and their Cinderella story dominated the event. But it was OpTicGaming who came up the winner, taking the top spot again… Read more

Tom Brady Graces Cover of Greatest Looking Madden NFL of All Time
New England Patriots quarterback and reining Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady is the official cover star of Madden NFL 18. Considered by many to be the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) — five Super Bowl Championships, four-time Super Bowl MVP, 12 Pro Bowl appearances — it’s only fitting that Brady add this year’s cover of Madden NFL to his list of accomplishments… Read more