This Week on Xbox: May 10, 2019

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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!

ID@Xbox Game Fest Brings A Month of Games for Everyone
We’re excited to kick off the fourth annual ID@Xbox Game Fest this week, where we celebrate the diverse range of games and experiences offered by independent developers on Xbox One. From May 7-27, we’ll be unearthing some of the ID@Xbox… Read more

Puyo Puyo Champions Lets You Drop Blobs on Your Friends or Against the World on Xbox One
It’s been 15 years since Puyo Puyo Fever was brought to the West, so there are many of you out there who may not be familiar with the series. For example, you may not know Puyo Puyo is considered one of the most popular gaming franchises in all of Japan… Read more

Compete for the Best Prize in the Seven Kingdoms: A Custom Game of Thrones Console
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die,” Cersei Lannister uttered these words in season one of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and they couldn’t be more accurate in season eight. Many characters have lost their fight to become the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms… Read more

Descenders Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
Hey all! Last Summer, we launched downhill biking game Descenders on Xbox Game Preview that allowed us to take feedback from our players, and build Descenders into the best game it could possibly be. Can you guess what the number one thing you all kept asking for was… Read more

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Take a Journey Through Gaming History with SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on Xbox One
At Digital Eclipse, we have always felt that the preservation of video games goes far beyond just the experience that you play on your TV. It is also the story and history behind the games, so when we were first approached by SNK to develop a collection of games… Read more

Choose Your Class for Bless Unleashed, Coming Soon to Xbox One
Bless Unleashed is a free-to-play action MMORPG, coming to Xbox One this Summer. Your adventure begins with one very important question- “What class do you want to play?” Bless Unleashed will launch with five classic fantasy classes. Here’s the 411 on each class… Read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Rage 2
We’re just a week away from running and driving around the crazy apocalypse of id Software and Bethesda’s Rage 2. There has been a steady drip of information since the game’s announcement last year, and in the recent weeks leading up to the game’s launch… Read more

The Future is Yours in Fortnite Season 9 on Xbox One
The volcano has erupted and forever changed some familiar locations in Fortnite, and from the ashes, Neo Tilted rises. Grab your squad to explore new attractions like Peely’s Banana Stand and Nugget Hut or take a glide over to the new Mega Mall to do some shopping… Read more

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Uncover Ancient Secrets in Valencia, Black Desert’s New Desert Region Update
The new desert kingdom of Valencia is now available for Adventurers to explore within Black Desert for Xbox One. Gear-up and prepare for harsh temperatures, devastating sandstorms and toughened, hostile desert inhabitants. Valencia is the biggest region update since… Read more

Operation Spectre Rising: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s New Season is Live on Xbox One
Operation Spectre Rising focuses on stealth assassinations, clandestine gameplay and game modes, and being the very best trash receptacle you can be (with the return of the classic Prop Hunt game mode) to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Meet the Assassination and Infiltration Specialist… Read more

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Save up to 80% in the Capcom Publisher Sale on Xbox One
The time has come, Xbox fans! Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2, Monster Hunter: World, and many more Capcom games are on sale as part of the Capcom Publisher Sale on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One for a limited time! Save up to 80% on a variety of titles… Read more

Surviving Mars is Now Available with Xbox Game Pass – Get Started with These Survival Tips
Xbox One players have been braving the harsh environments of Mars and building colonies on the Red Planet’s surface since Surviving Mars landed on Xbox One in March last year. With the upcoming launch of Surviving Mars: Green Planet expansion on May 16… Read more

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Darkwood, Coming to Xbox One May 17
Hey there! My name is Gustaw and I am the co-founder of Acid Wizard Studio, the developers behind Darkwood. Darkwood is not a standard game – it is not really bound to one specific genre. It is a survival horror with RPG mechanics, but without jump scares… Read more

Defiance 2050: There’s No Escaping the Event Horizon
Welcome to Paradise, Arkhunters! Since the Votan arrival and terraforming of Earth, life on the New Frontier can be short and bloody… or extremely lucrative. Join the futuristic online open-world shooter where thousands of players scour a transformed Earth… Read more

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6 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Playing For The King, Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
Hello, Xbox fans! We’re happy to announce that For The King is out now on Xbox One! Whether you’ve picked it up on Xbox Game Pass or as a direct purchase on Xbox One, we’re following up on our previous Xbox Wire article to offer you six comprehensive things… Read more

Black Paradox Brings Neon-Tinged, Space-Bending Shoot ‘em up Action to Xbox One
What is a ‘black paradox’? That’s a great question. I’m glad I asked. Developed by the talented folks at Italian developer Fantastico Studio, Black Paradox is first and foremost a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up with authentic neon-infused pixel art, a sublime synthwave soundtrack… Read more

Gears of War: Hivebusters First Issue Available Now
In “Gears of War: Hivebusters,” writer Kurtis Wiebe (“Rise of RAAM”) teams up with artists Alan Quah (“Dark Souls”, “Quake Champions”) and Pierre Droal (for a cover variant) to explore a new side of the Gears universe in this five-part comic book series from IDW Publishing… Read more

Tips and Tactics for a Battle of the Butts in Brief Battles, Available Now on Xbox One
It’s time to grab your luckiest pair of undies and embrace the power of the butt, because Brief Battles is now available on Xbox One! For those unfamiliar, in Brief Battles, you use superpowered underpants to fight your friends! It’s a fast-paced, underwear-fueled… Read more

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s World is Brutal, But the Bivouac’s Got Your Back
Today, Ubisoft unveiled Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the next game in the Ghost Recon saga. The game looks like no other Tom Clancy game before it, so we were excited to go hands-on with it at an event in New York City last week. We’re happy to report… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: News Games for May 14 to 17
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 more