This Week on Xbox: May 17, 2019

This Week on Xbox: May 17, 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!

New Iron Throne Console Revealed for Xbox’s Game of Thrones Giveaway
Last week, we announced a new Game of Thrones sweepstakes featuring custom House Targaryen and Night King designed consoles, and you didn’t think we’d just stop there, did you? We’re thrilled to unveil this giveaway will also include a third… Read more

Enter the Hot Pink Apocalypse of Rage 2 on Xbox One
Rage 2 is what you get when you bring together two gaming studio powerhouses, one gigantic asteroid to wipe out 80% of the planet’s population, and a lot of turning things up to 11 (and in some cases, 12). One of our most hotly anticipated titles… Read more

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Red Dead Online: World Updates, New Missions, Poker, and The Road Ahead
Today’s update to Red Dead Online on Xbox One brings a host of new gameplay including new cooperative story missions, Free Roam activities, and the addition of poker alongside a range of updates and improvements that strengthen and… Read more

Stay on Target with These Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Tips and Tricks
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is out today on Xbox One, and we’re delighted to be bringing a classic back on Xbox. Its combination of stealth gameplay, sniping simulation, and advanced bullet ballistics is still a joy seven years on from its release on Xbox 360… Read more

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Beware the Rat Swarm – A Plague Tale: Innocence Available Now on Xbox One
It’s time to steel yourself for a harrowing journey into the dark medieval past of France, where you will have to contend with the constant skittering of rat’s feet, hidden under the ground and in the walls, in A Plague Tale: Innocence on Xbox One… Read more

Undead Horde Rises on Xbox One
After over 1.5 years in development, Undead Horde is finally ready. The game is a necromancer simulator or a combination of ARPG and RTS with a lot of necromancy. The project started in late 2017. At that point we had done several top-down… Read more

May 2019 Xbox Update Brings Improvements for Friends List, Messaging and Sorting
Team Xbox is hard at work preparing for E3 and beyond, but we have a few new features that are rolling out broadly beginning today! The May 2019 Xbox Update includes improvements to your friends list, messaging, and better sorting in My Games & Apps… Read more

Free Play Days: Build a Red Planet Colony This Weekend in Surviving Mars
Greetings fellow Earthlings! I hope you’re just as excited as we are about building a new home on Mars now that Surviving Mars is free for Xbox Live Gold members this weekend. If you were waiting to try it out, you can start building your first colony… Read more

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Samurai Shodown Returns This Summer on Xbox One
Samurai Shodown is considered one of the major fighting games that helped shaped the genre with its nail-biting weapon play. The newest installment coming June 25 in the US and June 26 in Europe will take players back to the battlefield where… Read more

Hidden Horror: The Essence of Layers of Fear 2, Coming Soon to Xbox One
All stories need to have a beginning and for Bloober Team, it was the creation of Layers of Fear. It was not the first game we developed, nor was it made during the first years of our existence. It did, however, become the hallmark for our company… Read more

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How Rocket Arena Created its Blend of Explosive FPS Fun
We’re happy to announce that Rocket Arena, our unique 3-on-3 first-person shooter, that invites you to choose a unique competitor and rep your region in a variety of modes, is coming to Xbox One later this year — we can’t wait for you to play it… Read more

Join the Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour in July on Xbox One
The challenge of man versus beast, the thrill of the hunt, the adrenaline of competition, Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour lets you feel it all. Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour introduces a brand-new career mode where you can take part in carp, bass… Read more

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Celebrating 10 Years of Minecraft
This is an incredibly exciting time for Minecraft. Ten years ago today, the game launched on PC. Now, Minecraft has sold more than 176 million copies to-date in virtually every country in the world. As a way to celebrate 10 years for the franchise… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for May 21 to 24
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… Read more