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This Week on Xbox: August 16, 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!

The ID@Xbox Open House Returns on August 29
We’re calibrating our TVs and charging our controllers as we get ready to host you at our home in Redmond, Washington for an afternoon of games (lots), fun (also lots) and much, much more for our sixth annual ID@Xbox Open House on August 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT… Read more

World of Warships: Legends Enters a New Chapter Featuring the Battleship Tirpitz
World of Warships: Legends continues to make waves with a new update that marks its full release and graduation from Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One. With a massive storm of new content in the form of German cruisers and destroyers, while the battleships of Germany… Read more

PC Building Simulator

5 Developer Tips for Playing PC Building Simulator Like a Pro
Here at The Irregular Corporation we’re super excited to be launching PC Building Simulator on Xbox One today. After two years of community supported development we’re pretty handy with the thermal paste, and today we’re going to pass along five of our top tips to help our new players… Read more

The Buskers Behind Genesis Noir
Genesis Noir is an adventure game that takes place before, during, and after the Big Bang. A cosmic gunshot expands towards the heart of a god and you must explore the universe, seeking clues on how creation might be undone. The Big Bang has been getting ever larger… Read more


Overwatch Introduces New Ways to Group Up and Fight for the Future on Xbox One
Exciting updates are coming to the world of Overwatch, giving players new ways to jump into the epic team-based shooter. This month the thirty-first hero, Sigma, joins the lineup and a new Role Queue system goes in to effect, evolving the way players group up to claim victory… Read more

Stellaris: Console Edition Gets First Major Expansion, Utopia, Today!
Earlier this year, we published Stellaris: Console Edition on Xbox One, making it the first grand strategy game meant to be played on controllers! The celebrated sci-fi game has a dedicated following on PC and we wanted to share the same opportunity to explore a galaxy full of wonders… Read more

Inside Xbox gamescom 2019

gamescom 2019 Kicks off with an All-New Inside Xbox
Live from the world’s largest gaming convention in Cologne, Germany, Inside Xbox returns on Monday, August 19, at 5 p.m. CEST / 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT. With the release of Gears 5 less than a month away, Inside Xbox will unveil the game’s Horde Mode! We’ll also premiere nearly a dozen… Read more

Go Beyond with the Biggest Free Update Yet to No Man’s Sky on Xbox One
Hello! Today, we’re pleased to reveal what we’ve been working on for the past 12 months. The latest update for No Man’s Sky, Beyond, is out now for all No Man’s Sky Xbox One owners to download for free. This is the biggest update yet, bringing together a whole host of new features… Read more

Xbox and 2K Build One-of-a-Kind Basketball Court at I Promise School in Akron
In partnership with our friends at 2K (publisher of NBA 2K19 and NBA 2K20) and the LeBron James Family Foundation, we unveiled yesterday a one-of-a-kind basketball court at the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio that will inspire a legacy for generations to come… Read more

Meet Microsoft Game Stack Developers at devcom 2019 for Panels, Ideas, and More
Next week is one of the biggest gaming shows of the year: gamescom! And for game developers, that also means devcom. This year, team Microsoft will be representing at both conferences: devcom from August 18 to 19 and gamescom from August 20 to 22. If you’re a game developer… Read more

Free Play Days: Black Desert & Puyo Puyo

Free Play Days: Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions
Puzzled on what to play this weekend? Don’t worry, we got you covered! Through this weekend, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions for free. Immerse yourself in an open-world, fast-paced MMORPG or challenge friends… Read more

Demon Pit is a Savage Arena Shooter and Homage to Classic FPS Games of the 90s
Demon Pit is a fast-paced FPS arena shooter, inspired by the genre classics of the 1990s. The gameplay design work and graphics were done by Paul Conway, and I (Sam Redfern) did all the programming. Although we’ve been friends for several years, due to the vibrant local developer… Read more

Xbox Game Pass Sweepstakes

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Gears Fan Sweepstakes
Ahead of the September 6 launch of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Game Pass and The Coalition have teamed up to give you the chance to win the Ultimate Gears Fan giveaway. We are sending one lucky winner to visit The Coalition in Vancouver, BC to meet… Read more

Train Sim World 2020 Arrives Today on Xbox One
Winning is a slippery concept, something seen everywhere in today’s gaming culture. Gone are the days when everything was about getting the fastest time or the highest accuracy; to any one of us winning could mean something different – collecting all the achievements, perfecting a flawless… Read more

Next Week on Xbox Hero

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 19 to 23
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… Read more