This Week on Xbox: January 11, 2019

This Week on Xbox: January 11, 2019

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!

Black Desert Arrives on Xbox One March 4, Pre-order Today
In Black Desert we want our players to make new homes in a world that we have created, and we’ve been working hard on ensuring that the world feels like a living, breathing experience that players can truly immerse themselves in. Today, we’re delighted to announce that Black Desert will arrive on Xbox One March 4… Read more

Absolver Now Available on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass
Since Absolver was first announced in 2016, the Xbox community has asked our small team at Sloclap to bring our melee combat adventure to their favored platform and we’re happy to do finally do so! The gang here are Sloclap are thrilled to be launching Absolver on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass and share our work and the world… Read more

Embark on a Journey into the Unknown with the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle
The post-apocalyptic saga that began with Metro 2033 and continued into Metro: Last Light returns to Xbox One this February in Metro Exodus. Debuting today, the story trailer for Metro Exodus teases what’s ahead as you flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey to…. Read more

A Look Ahead: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
With 2018 behind us, we here at Xbox Wire decided that now would be the perfect time to start looking ahead to some of the big games coming out in 2019. There are already a lot of them on the books, many of which will be coming out during the first few months of the year. While there’s already a decent amount of info on these titles… Read more

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Looking Back on a Banner Year for Xbox and a Glimpse at What’s Ahead
Happy New Year to the Xbox community! We have so much good stuff on deck for 2019 and can’t wait to jump in and share more. But first: Let’s take a quick look in the rear view. Some of the most visionary developers unfurled some of their best and most enduring worlds yet, and players came together from around the world… Read more

Arena Brawler Hyper Jam Coming Soon to Xbox One
It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited to finally announce that our neon-soaked arena brawler Hyper Jam will launch February 12 on Xbox One. The inspiration for Hyper Jam came from many different sources spanning music, film, art and other games, which have all come together to make the game… Read more

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Grab Your Gear: It’s Time for the Artistic Adventure Sale
We made it through the holidays, but our journey has just begun. From now through January 14 you can save up to 75% on 50 beautiful adventure games in the second annual ID@Xbox Artistic Adventure Sale. Dust off your traveling cloak and get ready to power up, score loot, or explore the skies with some of these favorites… Read more

The Valkyrie Class is Available Now in TERA on Xbox One
Calling all combatants! Starting today, TERA’s already intense action combat is ratcheting up a notch with the release of a new playable class: the valkyrie. The secret protectors of the castanic race, valkyries have emerged from seclusion to protect the Valkyon Federation at its time of greatest need… Read more

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Xbox Game Pass: Play the Games You Love and Get Microsoft Rewards Points
Happy New Year, fellow gamers! We’re excited to kick off 2019 with seven exclusive Xbox Game Pass quests! Members can earn up to 2100 Microsoft Rewards points by playing any game from the Xbox Game Pass catalog. It’s easy to rack up points that you can spend towards your membership or DLC for your favorite games… Read more

King Arthur Brings Mythical Combat to Smite: Battleground of the Gods
King Arthur is a symbol of destiny, royalty, and leadership. Although the story has been told differently, a few things always stay true. Destined to be king from a young age, he triumphs over any challenges along the way. Creating an era of peace in the Kingdom of Camelot by uniting a war-torn country, he fights alongside… Read more

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Hot New Portable Gaming Notebooks Highlight CES 2019
For gamers who want to see a preview of the best hardware and software advances in PC gaming to watch out for in 2019, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a great place to kick off the new year. Microsoft’s device partners were on hand this week showing off innovative notebooks, eye-popping visual styling… Read more

3 Tips to Make You a Better Robot in Aftercharge
Hey, Xbox fans! My name’s David, I’m one of the co-founder of Chainsawesome Games as well as the game designer / gameplay programmer on pretty much everything we do. The whole team here is psyched to be releasing Aftercharge to the Xbox community today. Building that game from prototype to full release… Read more

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Celebrating the Best of the Xbox Community with the New Xbox MVP Site
From the world’s most powerful console with Xbox One X, to the most advanced multiplayer network with Xbox Live, Xbox is one of the best places to play today’s hottest games with a fantastic gaming community. The Xbox MVPs play an important role within the Xbox community, and with the launch of the new website… Read more

Rock Band DLC Bundles Now Available on Xbox One
Rock Band 4 is a celebration of music and rock and roll culture. The game comes with a top-notch selection of songs you can play, and with the Rivals expansion, you get access to an additional 44 free songs. But for the true music gaming aficionados out there, the real magic of Rock Band comes from the unparalleled DLC catalog… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for January 15 to 18
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