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This Week on Xbox: September 6, 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!

Torchlight II Available Now on Xbox One
Deep beneath Torchlight, a darkness gathers. The Clockwork Core that has protected the world from the Netherim is now stalked by a corrupted Alchemist. Empowered by the essence of felled guardians, he seeks to destroy the core and release the Netherim from their ethereal prison once more… Read more

Batista Coming to Gears 5! “It’s About Time,” the Superstar Declares
Today, WWE Superstar Batista confirmed the long-standing hopes of many, including his own. As revealed on his personal Twitter account, Batista will officially enter the Gears of War Universe later this month, donning the armor of Marcus Fenix as a Gears 5 multiplayer character. It’s about damn time… Read more

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Gears 5, Dead Cells, and More
We’ve been doing this for a while now, so let’s pretend we’re new and we don’t know each other. Spice it up a little. Hi! We’re Xbox Game Pass, and we bring you console games, PC games, and spicy memes. We like long walks on the beach (if we have to walk along a beach to get to where we play games)… Read more

Free Play Days: Madden NFL 20
Get ready for the start of the NFL season with this premier Free Play Days event on Xbox One! Through this weekend, September 5 to September 8, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Madden NFL 20 for free. Start your own journey and craft your story on becoming the next NFL superstar… Read more

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC: Creature in the Well, Gears 5, Enter the Gungeon, and More
Happy post-gamescom everybody! Thanks to everyone who’s been with us on our journey since we introduced Xbox Game Pass for PC in beta a few months ago. We’ve launched a lot of games, made a lot of new friends, and learned a lot along the way. Based on your feedback, we’re making some… Read more

Welcome to Vigor – Here’s Some Tips to Help You Survive
Hello Outlanders, welcome to Vigor – the free-to-play shoot ‘n’ loot game where you build shelter in post-war Norway. We started our journey in the one-year period of Xbox Game Preview that took a new step with the gamescom free-to-play release on Xbox One. More than 1.8 million on Xbox One have played Vigor… Read more

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Play the New and Improved Code Vein Demo Today on Xbox One
Since the network test on Xbox One in May, the Code Vein team has been working hard to improve the game experience before releasing the demo on September 3. First, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the network test and provided survey feedback. This was extremely helpful in getting additional…. Read more

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Closed Beta Details and Post-Launch Plans Revealed
The October 4 launch of Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Xbox One is drawing closer, and eager players can start exploring the Auroa archipelago ahead of schedule in the closed beta. Running from September 5 through September 8, the Ghost Recon Breakpoint closed beta is a chance to venture into several regions of Auroa… Read more

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A Creature in the Well Presentation: Snippets from the Cutting Room Floor
Hey, guess who? It’s me, Adam Volker. Do you know who I am? Nope? Didn’t think so. I am a Creative Director at an indie development studio called Flight School Studio. We’re headquartered in beautiful, hot, Dallas, Texas, but I work out of our smaller branch in beautiful, French Montreal, Canada. Together with some of our friends… Read more

To Valhalla! A Look at the Norse-Themed Niffelheim, Coming Soon to Xbox One
Every Viking’s goal was to fight in glorious battles, and earn their place in Valhalla upon their death, and our game, Niffelheim, asks, “What if you died in battle, but were denied your place in the mighty hall of Odin? What would you do to force your way in?” And so that’s the backstory that’s driving you in our game… Read more

Xbox Sessions: The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan Plays Gears 5 and puts on a Trebuchet Chess Clinic
Gears 5 is absolutely my most anticipated game of the year! Today’s release of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, and available for purchase on the Microsoft Store, coincides with the launch of my most anticipated television show of the year on Hulu: “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” Today’s Xbox Sessions… Read more

New “Gears Forever” Trailer Shows The Biggest Gears Yet
We’re just a short time away from the biggest Gears yet with Early Access for either Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or with Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, and today while fans eagerly await its release, we’ve got a brand new trailer showing off Gears 5’s five modes. In Gears 5, there are five thrilling ways to play: the all-new aggressive… Read more

Gears 5 Early Access Begins Tonight; “The Chain” debuts in NFL Season Opener
Tonight, the wait is finally over. Gears 5 will be available tonight, immediately following the television debut of the launch ad, “The Chain,” during the NFL Season opener, the Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears on NBC. This begins the four-day early access period for Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for September 9 to 13
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… Read more