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This Week on Xbox: March 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!

GDC 2019: The Women in Gaming Rally 2019 Recap
Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) is always an exciting time of year for game developers and the week is already picking up steam. On Tuesday afternoon team Xbox hosted the 19th Annual Women in Gaming Rally in partnership with Activision, Facebook Gaming, Ubisoft, Unity, Women in Gaming International, and YouTube… Read more

GDC 2019: The Blacks in Gaming Green Room
As the Game Developers Conference (GDC) has continued we come to one of our last – but certainly not least! – community events of the week. Xbox was proud to host the 14th annual Blacks in Gaming Green Room. With over 260 gaming industry professionals in attendance, it was a night of connection, uplift and networking… Read more

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GDC 2019: We Go Dungeon Crawling with Operencia: The Stolen Sun
After playing through many excellent open world fantasy adventures, I found it refreshing to be kept to a grid while exploring the dungeons of Operencia: The Stolen Sun. Earlier this week at GDC 2019, I finally got my first hands-on time with this dungeon-crawling Xbox One exclusive and it was great to see that it’s shaping up nicely to carry that mantle of classic dungeon crawlers… Read more

GDC 2019: LGBTQIA in Gaming Reception 2019 Recap
As Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) continues, so does our honor of being able to host incredible communities of gaming industry professionals. This year marked the 3rd annual LGTBQIA in Gaming reception with over 300 people in attendance, connecting and reconnecting gaming industry community members with each other… Read more

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GDC 2019: Gaming & Disability Community Reception 2019 Recap
It’s March in the gaming industry and that means we have come to another Game Developer’s Conference (GDC). We have already kicked off the week with the 2nd annual Gaming & Disability Community Reception! Hosted in partnership with Games Accessibility Conference, a one day series of talks on accessible game design… Read more

GDC 2019: Evolving the ID@Xbox Program for Developers with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live
The Game Developers Conference is here again and I’m hecka stoked to join the ID@Xbox team in our annual trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. GDC is an amazing time to highlight new games, catch-up with other developers and friends in the industry and listen to their feedback to continue driving innovation forward for Xbox. 2018 was a fantastic year for developers in the ID@Xbox program… Read more

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Turn-Based Survival Strategy Game Overland Coming Soon to Xbox One
Over the years, we here at Finji have helped bring radically different games to the Xbox family, including the ominous puzzle-platformer Feist and the award-winning narrative adventure Night in the Woods. We’ve always focused on bringing you beautiful games with wildly different play-styles, and with Overland, we’re changing things up once again… Read more

Free Play Days: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor
During this weekend’s Free Play Days event, you can ball out in arcade style street ball, go off-roading in bikes and ATVs, and scavenge your way across a post-war Norway. There’s no shortage of fun and action that Xbox Live Gold members can immerse themselves in with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor. The Free Play Days event begins… Read more

Vigor Xbox One Free Weekend Begins March 21 for Xbox Live Gold Members
Xbox Live Gold members can play Vigor for free on Xbox One starting today until March 24, which makes this the perfect time to explore the beautiful landscapes of post-war Norway, scavenge for loot amongst other Outlanders in tense map-based encounters and start rebuilding your safe haven amidst a fallen civilization. This free weekend hits shortly… Read more

Enter for Your Chance to Win a Custom Bumblebee Xbox One X Console
To celebrate the release of “Bumblebee” on the Microsoft Store, Paramount Pictures and Xbox are excited to announce the Bumblebee Custom Console Sweepstakes. In “Bumblebee,” Hailee Steinfeld stars as Charlie, a teenager who finds and befriends the iconic robot, disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. The two must team up and protect Earth… Read more

Announcing ID@Xbox Game Pass, a Showcase of Indie Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass
We are excited to announce ID@Xbox Game Pass, a stream highlighting great indie games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, premiering March 26 at 9:00 AM PDT. In this show, you can expect to learn more about some of the hottest ID@Xbox titles coming to Xbox Game Pass with new reveals, gameplay highlights, and conversations with the developers… Read more

Capcom Shares the Secrets to Success in Devil May Cry 5
Dante and Nero are back for more demon-battling action, bringing with them a new character named V in Devil May Cry 5, available now on Xbox One. All three characters are playable in the story, and to make sure Nero has both hands available for hunting demons, Nico – his plucky engineer – has built him a wide range of prosthetic arms called Devil Breakers… Read more

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A Guide to the Javelins of Anthem
Whether you like to rush headlong into battle or unleash destruction from a discreet distance, Anthem has the perfect javelin for your preferred playstyle. In this article, we’ll give you an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each suit, their weapons and abilities, and how to get the most out of them. What Are Javelins? Let’s start with the basics… Read more

Enter the Nightmarish World of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Today on Xbox One
Xbox fans! It’s time to sharpen your blade, practice your counter-attacks, and prepare to die… a lot (where have we heard that one before?) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the latest epic from the team at FromSoftware, creators of the Dark Souls series, is out today on Xbox One and enhanced for Xbox One X — get it here on the Microsoft Store… Read more

Gears of War Exclusive Funko Pop! Revealed at ECCC 2019
This past weekend, Gears of War and Funko premiered an exclusive General RAAM Funko Pop! at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. As spotted on Instagram last month, the General RAAM Funko Pop! is real and will make your enemies fearful, your friends jealous and make your other Funko Pop! figures envious for how an evil leader… Read more

A Refined Cuphead Experience is Coming Soon as Free Content Update
As we’ve been hard at work on Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, we’ve received so much love from all of our fans that we thought we’d drop one last free content update as just a little thank you. This free patch is coming April 18 and it features a bevy of new features, art, and back end changes readying Cuphead for the adventures ahead… Read more

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Celebrates the Start of Year Two on April 30
Today, we are celebrating a year of adventures in Sea of Thieves! It’s been both humbling and awe-inspiring to see millions of players from all over the world set sail and create their own stories on the Sea of Thieves. On behalf of everyone at Rare, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s played and made Sea of Thieves what it is today… Read more

GDC 2019: Evolving the ID@Xbox Program for Developers with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live
The Game Developers Conference is here again and I’m hecka stoked to join the ID@Xbox team in our annual trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. GDC is an amazing time to highlight new games, catch-up with other developers and friends in the industry and listen to their feedback to continue driving innovation forward for Xbox. 2018 was a fantastic year for developers in the ID@Xbox program… Read more

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Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn Takes You on a First Class Journey
We’re very happy to announce the latest expansion Main Spessart Bahn for Train Sim World is now available on Xbox One, featuring a 52km run through the forests and hillsides of central Germany. This has been a real labour of love for our team as we’re introducing a new type of operation, long-awaited new features, and of course… Read more

Big Boi of Outkast to Compete in Xbox Game Pass Challenge on Next Xbox Sessions on March 21
Seven-time Grammy® Award-winning artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor and philanthropist, Big Boi, will be joining us for the next Xbox Sessions on March 21! In this episode, Big Boi will take part in the Xbox Game Pass challenge, playing two great games from the Xbox Game Pass library. Tune in on Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. PT… Read more

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass – Operencia: The Stolen Sun, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Vampyr, and More
Hello fellow Xbox Game Pass fans! It’s only been a hot minute since we last dropped games into your ever-expanding library, but we’re ready to roll with even more (sorry not sorry to the titles waiting in your backlog). Since this is a blog post and not an infomercial, please use your best narrator voice and say, “but wait, there’s more!” right now… Read more

Play Overwatch’s Newest Hero Today on Xbox One
Suit up as Overwatch’s 30th hero, Baptiste, a versatile combat medic who’s not afraid to dole out a few bullets between bandages—available to play starting today. Jean-Baptiste Augustin was one of millions of children orphaned by the Omnic Crisis, the rebellion of robots against their human creators that plunged the planet into a catastrophic war… Read more

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Apex Legends Season 1 – Wild Frontier, Live Today on Xbox One
Welcome to the Wild Frontier. The first season of Apex Legends starts today, and new Legends, loot, and mysterious surprises are dropping into the arena. Check out what’s in store if you play for free, and learn what you get when you grab the Season 1 Battle Pass. Seasons The Apex Games are just getting started, and expect plenty more good stuff coming through seasons…. Read more

New Details Revealed in Our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Interview with Producer Robert Conkey
After its debut on our stage during the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice quickly became one of our most anticipated games of 2019. After all, what’s not to love about a game that combines dynamic movement, challenging-yet-satisfying combat, just a dab of mythology, and a feudal Japanese setting that’s been underutilized… Read more

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Sharpen Your Cues and Get Ready for Snooker 19, Launching This Spring on Xbox One
Can you believe it’s been almost a decade since there was an official World Snooker game? Games have advanced a lot in that time and we’ve been itching to bring snooker back for this generation, harnessing the full power of Xbox One and enhanced for Xbox One X to make it bigger and better than ever! We’re really proud to be bringing snooker back to the fans… Read more

Supercharge Your Hockey Ultimate Team with the Team of the Year in NHL 19
The best players in the NHL are ready to join your Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT), arriving in four rosters with the Team of the Year (TOTY). Celebrating hockey’s superstars playing at the top of their game this season, the most powerful players of the year are being introduced weekly from March 13 to April 10, giving you the best chance yet to give your dream team a boost… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 26 – 29
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