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This Week on Xbox: November 2, 2018

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 past 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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

The Abyss Seasonal Update is Now Available for No Man’s Sky on Xbox One
Hello, everyone! We wanted to share with you our seasonal update, The Abyss, releasing free for all No Man’s Sky players. We wanted to focus on improving underwater, and also on some of the eerier elements of the game. Oceans are now a huge part of our gameplay, and a new story, The Dreams of the Deep, brings context to the depths… Read more

A Letter from Chris Charla: ID@Xbox Celebrates Release of 1,000 Titles Through the Program
Before we announced the ID@Xbox program, we did a listening tour in 2012 with more than 50 developers to help us shape a program that really worked for developers. At the time, it felt like a lot of people! It’s almost surreal that we’re now looking at thousands of talented people working at more than 3,000 studios… Read more

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New Games with Gold for November 2018
Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In November on Xbox One, engage your enemies in the critically acclaimed shooter Battlefield 1, then test your nerves and dexterity in Race the Sun. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, relive the game that started it all in Assassin’s Creed… Read more

Your Nightclub Bouncer Job Just Got Real in Out of the Box on Xbox One
Our club is finally open, so get in line and prepare to enjoy Out of The Box on Xbox One! So, what is Out of The Box? Well, it’s a quirky, cartoonish bouncer simulator. Players not only get to do a bouncer’s job, meeting all sorts of strange characters and getting physical with some of them, they also get to experience a bloody… Read more

1,000 ID@Xbox Titles, Infinite Memories
We’ve made so many memories since the launch of the ID@Xbox program in 2013, and we’re still floored that we’ve seen over 1,000 titles release through the program. From the 1930s inspired, hand-drawn run-and-gun Cuphead to the brain-bending puzzle-platformer Inside, these uniquely crafted experiences… Read more

Scary Games to Play on Xbox One This Halloween
So, you drew the short straw and got placed on candy duty, leaving you at home waiting for trick-or-treaters to arrive looking for a sweet treat — what a perfect time for you to visit some of our favorite and scariest games to play on Xbox One! From survival horror to post-apocalyptic wastelands, there’s a little something… Read more

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Play Just Cause 3 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
Need more Just Cause in your life? Who doesn’t?! To celebrate the imminent launch of Just Cause 4 on December 4, we’re spoiling you this week with more Just Cause mayhem than ever before. It’s time to wingsuit back into Medici! Starting at 5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 30 and running until 9:00 a.m. PDT on Monday, November 5… Read more

Halloween Comes to Kingdom: New Lands
Things are about to get spookier in Kingdom: New Lands as Halloween descends upon us. In the spirit of trick or treat, you might notice an evil grin on the moon during night time and haunted mansions in the far distance across the islands of Kingdom. Even the greedy creatures are dressed up in pumpkin masks… Read more

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Welcome to Season 2
Today, our friends at Mixer announced Mixer Season 2, the next major evolution of Microsoft’s interactive livestreaming platform. At its core, Mixer is a place where community comes first so Season 2 covers new investments in innovation that ensure the community has a more active and engaging experience. Building upon… Read more

San Francisco 49ers’ Richard Sherman Takes on Forza Horizon 4 Live on Mixer, Nov. 5
Forza, football, and 49ers fans, get ready to grab your favorite cup of tea and headsets because NFL cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman, will take on Great Britain and the open world driving of Forza Horizon 4 in our next Xbox Live Sessions episode! Tune in for all the fun on the Mixer Xbox Channel… Read more

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Xbox and Fallout 76 Partnering with the Philadelphia 76ers
Xbox is pleased to announce a partnership with publisher Bethesda Softworks and the Philadelphia 76ers during the month of November to celebrate the upcoming launch of Fallout 76 on Xbox One. As part of the partnership, Xbox and Fallout 76 will be taking over an upcoming home game between the 76ers… Read more

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Forza Horizon 4
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a global holiday that originated in Mexico where friends and family gather to celebrate the lives of their loved ones and to support their spiritual journeys. To pay tribute to the holiday, the Forza Horizon 4 team partnered with three artists, Sam Rodriguez, Juan Puente, and Axis… Read more

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A Soldier’s Guide to the Maps of Battlefield V: Holland and North Africa
We’re starting our world tour of the eight maps available in Battlefield V at launch with a detailed look at the first four. From close-quarters urban warfare to expansive vehicle-focused combat, the maps set in Holland (Rotterdam and Devastation) and North Africa (Hamada and Aerodrome) offer players… Read more

Celebrate the Release of “Incredibles 2” in 4K Ultra HD on Xbox One
To celebrate the release of “Incredibles 2,” Disney/Pixar and Xbox are excited to announce the Xbox One X Incredibles 2 Custom Console Sweepstakes. In “Incredibles 2,” Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for November 6 – 9
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to… Read more

Team Xbox Looks Back on Their Favorite ID@Xbox and Indie Game Memories
All of us here on Team Xbox are tremendous fans of the talent involved in the creation of games, especially those that come into the ID@Xbox program. From cartoon platformers to adventure games to strategy simulators, there’s a robust catalog of titles that deliver countless memories from those gaming worlds… Read more