This Week on Xbox: Feb. 22 2019

This Week on Xbox: February 22, 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!

One Piece World Seeker Arrives on Xbox One March 15, Pre-order Today
Hello everyone, my name is Florian, I’m the Europe Product Manager for the One Piece brand and I’m truly excited to give you more information on One Piece World Seeker today! Please join me as we follow Luffy and his crew for this 20th anniversary extravaganza and discover the latest of their video game adventure… Read more

Xbox & 2K Foundations Celebrate Community in North Carolina During All-Star Weekend
This past Saturday as part of All-Star Weekend, the Xbox team partnered with 2K, the publisher of NBA 2K19, and Project Backboard to celebrate all-things basketball and the recent renovations to the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, North Carolina. McCrorey YMCA has been an icon in the Charlotte community for over 83 years… Read more

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Xbox Game Pass Announces New Games – Alien: Isolation, The Walking Dead: Season 2, and More
It’s true, constantly bringing more games to you is kind of our schtick at Xbox Game Pass, so let’s talk about the journey these latest additions took to get from us to you! We started with the customary good luck ceremony, during which we wrote heartfelt haikus in tribute to each game, and the social media team sang their rehearsal solos… Read more

Riot: Civil Unrest is Available Now on Xbox One
Riot’s story began with Leonard Menchiari who experienced the rioting first-hand in Italy during the NoTav protests, (the NoTav protests opposed the building of a high-speed railway from Turin in Italy, to Lyon in France). Protestors were opposed to the destruction of the landscape, the potential pollution… Read more

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Paradox Interactive and Xbox Join Forces to Launch Paradox Mods
We are absolutely thrilled that Paradox Interactive has teamed up with Microsoft to release Paradox Mods on Xbox One! Now, for the first time, PC mod creators have a direct line to showcase and publish their work for Xbox One gamers to enjoy — making this a momentous day for gamers and modders everywhere… Read more

Treasure Stack Coming Soon to Xbox One and Cross-Playable on March 1
Hey everyone! Some games are developed with the intent of being online multiplayer experiences from day one. Others reveal themselves as the perfect candidates more gradually. When we began working on Treasure Stack (our first commercial release) 3+ years ago, we intended for it to be a local multiplayer experience… Read more

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Free Play Days: Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2
Take command of this weekend’s Free Play Days and put on your real-time strategy hat! Xbox Live Gold members can experience the Halo universe from a unique angle with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, February 21 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, February 24… Read more

Old Man’s Journey: Making a Game about Life, Loss, and Hope
Our latest game Old Man’s Journey was born out of two main ideas. We wanted to make a game about wanderlust and we wanted to include the whole spectrum of human emotions into this game. Not only the positive ones like happiness and love -which are very common in games- but also the ones that are seen more negatively… Read more

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Welcome (Back) Aboard – 5 Ways Sea of Thieves has Evolved Since Launch
When’s the last time you’ve teamed up with a few privateering pals and set sail in Sea of Thieves? If you’ve taken a break from the breakers, you may be surprised at how much more you’ll find floating around the game these days. Rare has continually updated Sea of Thieves (over 30 times in less than a year!), including 4 major, game-altering expansions… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for February 26 to March 1
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


Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Anthem
Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console… Read more

Anthem is Available Today on Xbox One – Here’s What You Need to Know
Get ready to suit up and start an incredible adventure! Anthem has just launched on Xbox One, and we’ve got the details you need to get a successful head start in this dangerous and beautiful new world. Javelins Javelins are at the center of both combat and mobility in Anthem. They’re built to protect you from almost anything the world… Read more

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How Unexplored: Unlocked Edition Generates a Startling Amount of Surprising Dungeons
When I came across an area in Unexplored that consisted entirely of nicely decorated floating rooms all connected by teleporters, I knew we had achieved our goal – we had created a game that could surprise even us, the developer, with the imaginative and interesting levels that our dungeon generation tech could produce… Read more