This Week on Xbox: June 2, 2017

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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!

Face the Rise of the Horde with New Skills, Achievements, Inconceivable Difficulty and a Free Trial of Gears 4
Prepare for the biggest ever update in the history of Gears of War 4 – and all for free – with the Rise of the Horde arriving on June 6th! And, if you haven’t dived into the next chapter in the epic saga of Gears of War 4, you can try it for free later this month with our Game Trial… Read more

Explore the Frozen Mystery of Kholat, Coming to Xbox One on June 9
Inspired by the true events of the Dyatlov Pass incident, which took the lives of nine Russian students on an expedition in the northern Ural Mountains, Kholat puts you in the position of uncovering the mystery of what “really” happened, gradually sinking into the hostile environment… Read more

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The Culling Available Now Exclusively on Xbox One
Your wait for the world’s deadliest game about an even deadlier game show is officially over! The Culling is available now for Xbox One. With a potent mix of danger and adrenaline, the burgeoning Battle Royale genre has taken the world by storm and we are absolutely thrilled… Read more

Dead by Daylight Coming Soon to Xbox One
Behaviour Interactive is a company that has been successfully making games for 25 years, a company filled with passionate gamers and enthusiastic developers. A lot of us have been eager to tell our own stories, make our own games and over the years we developed a few… Read more

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Play FIFA 17 for Free with Xbox Live Gold
Now’s the time to make your mark in FIFA 17! All Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can enjoy FIFA 17 for free thanks to Free Play Days. Starting from Thursday, June 1 at 12:01 AM PDT and running through to Monday, June 5 at 11:59 PM PDT, all Xbox Live Gold members can… Read more

Fly, Swing, and Smash to Save the Day in the Roblox Heroes Event
Breaking news! Citizens across Robloxia are on high alert after the nefarious Darkmatter and his league of supervillains started carving a path of utter destruction across the city’s once-peaceful streets. We need you, the Heroes of Robloxia, to put an end to Darkmatter’s diabolical schemes… Read more

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SoundCloud Comes to Xbox One Today
Your music listening options on Xbox One just got better with the addition of the SoundCloud app, which debuts today on Xbox One. With access to the world’s largest, constantly expanding mix of music from emerging talent and the world’s biggest artists, SoundCloud on Xbox One… Read more

Gears Pro Circuit Las Vegas Open Welcomes High Rollers with $300,000 Prize Pool
It’s all on the line this weekend as Gears Esports makes its way to the City of Sin for the Gears Pro Circuit Las Vegas Open! Presented by Caesars Entertainment, in association with world-class tournament operator Major League Gaming (MLG), the sold-out open event promises to… Read more

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In Competitive Team-Based Shooter Aftercharge, Both Teams Are Overpowered
We’re excited to announce today that we’ll be bringing our next game Aftercharge to the Xbox One in Spring of 2018. Here at Chainsawesome Games, a lot of competitive games are being played. So, when we set out to create our very own, we obviously looked to our favorite games… Read more

Minecraft Marketplace: A Quick Guide
The Discovery update for Pocket and Windows 10 is out today, bringing all kinds of new things to explore, from the contents of shulker boxes to the secrets of the Illagers’ woodland lair. But even the most loot-packed mansion pales in comparison to the riches created by you, the awesome Minecraft community. Now, for the first time on Pocket and Windows 10, players can browse, buy, download and play cool community creations from within the game itself… Read more

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New Features Coming to Rock Band Rivals on Xbox One
The Xbox community has always been a great supporter Rock Band, representing our biggest, most active group of players. So, we wanted to fill you in on a major update coming to the Rock Band 4 platform that brings new features and a big change to Rivals mode… Read more

Tom Clancy Games Spotlight Sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Starting now until June 5, you can enjoy some great discounts on many games in the Tom Clancy catalog on Xbox One and Xbox 360, including the recently released Ghost Recon Wildlands and tactical, competitive shooter Rainbow Six Siege. There are also some fantastic deals… Read more

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Everspace 1.0 Now Available via Xbox Play Anywhere
It has been a very long road to release since we started development on Everspace more than two years ago, and it’s hard to believe the day is finally upon us. Truly an exciting time for everyone here at Rockfish Games and for space game enthusiasts. The greatest addition… Read more

Adventure Time Comes to Minecraft
Yes! Finn, Jake, Ice King, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and tons more of your favourite characters from the excellent animated series have arrived in Minecraft! But this isn’t just another skin pack – goodness no – as the entire land of Ooo takes over your Minecraft world… Read more

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Craft Your Ride in the Post-Apocalyptic World of Crossout, Now on Xbox One
Crossout is the post-apocalyptic MMO action game in which you can craft unique battle machines from dozens of interchangeable parts, ride them directly into combat and destroy your enemies in epic PvP battles — today the game is available as free-to-play title on the Xbox Store… Read more