This Week on Xbox: May 3, 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!

Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend Begins With New Story Content
There are new mysteries to uncover in the massive open world of Ghost Recon Wildlands, and this weekend, Xbox Live Gold members can investigate them for free. Starting 10:01 a.m. PDT on May 2 through 10:00 a.m. PDT on May 6… Read more

A Love Letter to Classic Action Games, American Fugitive Coming to Xbox One May 24
After spending far too long in a single darkened room without A/C, we’re delighted to reveal that our first Xbox One game American Fugitive will be available on May 24! A modern take on classic sandbox action games, American Fugitive… Read more

Games with Gold May 2019 Hero Image

New Games with Gold for May 2019
Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In May on Xbox One, mix up the fun and party with friends in Marooners, then pick up your driver and hit the links in The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour… Read more

Battlefield V: Introducing Battlefield Currency and Elites
Battlefield V on Xbox One continues to evolve, with each new chapter bringing players maps, modes, and more. Chapter 3: Trial by Fire is heating things up with the recently-unveiled Firestorm mode – battle royale, reimagined for Battlefield… Read more

Xbox Game Pass - May 2019 Hero Image

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Wargroove, and More
*Alarm blares* *Yawns* Whoa, you would not believe the dream I just had! I was driving along the countryside when I took a wrong turn, hit a random turbo boost, flew into the sky, and ended up on Mars! That seemed normal… Read more

Horus and Set Arrive in Smite: The Battleground of the Gods
Horus and Set — the legendary Egyptian rivals — are now playable characters in Smite on Xbox One and we’re excited to share a few details about what makes these new gods unique and fun to play. Our design for Horus and Set started with their mythology… Read more

Xbox Adaptive Controller Feature Hero Image

Microsoft and VA bring Xbox Adaptive Controller to Veterans with Limited Mobility
Today, on Microsoft Stories, we shared some exciting news: Microsoft is partnering with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide Xbox Adaptive Controller units to 22 initial VA rehab centers across the U.S. For active duty military members… Read more

Enjoy Great Deals During the Focus Home Interactive Publisher Sale
Starting today and for one week only, from April 30 to May 6, Focus Home Interactive has a fantastic sale on its diverse collection of Xbox One games on the Microsoft Store. From hardcore RPGs and driving simulators to narrative horror and detective games… Read more

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Available Now for Free with Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC
Sea of Thieves marked one year on March 20, and as part of our first birthday celebrations we put the cake aside long enough to lay out details of our largest update so far – the Anniversary Update, which introduces new game modes… Read more

Explaining Group Dynamics and Crafting in Fade to Silence, Available Now on Xbox One
A world covered in a white blanket. Giant ice pillars rise from frozen lakes and rivers, turning the landscape into a surreal eternal winter nightmare. At any time, the weather can change into a deadly blizzard in which the chances of survival are slim… Read more

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Arrives Today on Xbox One
We’re proud to bring the world of Ivalice to Xbox One players for the first time ever, with today’s release of highly acclaimed RPG classic Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age! Since Final Fantasy XII’s debut in 2006, the game has been lauded for its gorgeous… Read more

Godzilla Giveaway: The King of the Monsters Unleashed Upon the King of the Consoles
Inspired by the power of pure Titan DNA, the world of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” will come to life with four new exclusive custom console designs. We’re joining forces with one of the most iconic monsters ever for one epic sweepstakes… Read more

Win Solitaire Hero

Microsoft Solitaire Inducted into The World Video Game Hall of Fame
Today, The Strong Museum of Play announced the 2019 class of World Video Game Hall of Fame, and we’re excited to share that Microsoft Solitaire is one of the inductees. For many people, Solitaire was their introduction to computer games… Read more

Borderlands 3: Hands-on with the Most Borderlands Game Yet
The skyline is decorated with massive buildings and neon lights. Vehicles that look like giant rings roll through darkened city streets. One thing’s for sure: We’re not on Pandora anymore. This is Meridian, on the planet Promethea, and it is one of many new locations… Read more

Next Week on Xbox - Hero Image

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for May 7 to 10
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