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This Week on Xbox: October 11, 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!

Surviving the Aftermath is Coming to Xbox Game Preview Plus New Surviving Mars Update
Hello, Survivors! I’m thrilled to reveal the next game in our Surviving brand, Surviving the Aftermath! Launching on Xbox One late 2020, players who want to get in on the ground floor of the game’s development will be able to purchase the game on Xbox Game Preview… Read more

Introducing App and Game Limits for Family Settings
The new school year is well under way, and as families continue to balance homework and after school activities with screen time, Xbox is here to help. We’re continuously studying ways to improve children’s safety online and to give you, their parents or guardians… Read more

October 2019 Xbox Update Delivers New Family Settings Features, Wish List Notifications, and More
October is here and we know many gamers are already spending quality time with their favorite horror games (we won’t judge if you turn the brightness up). But never fear, we’re here to share lots of new features and improvements with the October 2019 Xbox One Update… Read more

Top 5 Ways to Stay Alive in Worse Than Death
Hey there, Xbox fans! We are a mom-and-pop indie studio from Toronto, Canada, and we’ve been making spooky, story-rich and thoughtful games for a decade now. Our newest title, Worse Than Death, launches today and is our first foray into the Xbox family. Worse Than Death… Read more


We Visit Afterparty’s Hell One More Time Before Its October 29 Release with Xbox Game Pass
We don’t want to surprise anyone, but the Hell of Afterparty can be a little messed up. At a recent preview event in San Francisco, developer Night School Studio gave us the opportunity to sit down with the game largely as players will get to experience it in just a few short weeks… Read more

Play Moons of Madness with the Lights On
There is nothing quite like closing the curtains, turning off the lights and powering up your Xbox with a brand-new horror game installed. Usually the ominous music, the screeches, or worse; whistling, that accompanies the dark and gloomy intro screen are enough to make… Read more

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The Outer Worlds, Stellaris, and More Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC
“Are you feeling anything that could be construed as explosive cell death? No? Wonderful! Let’s get started.” –  Dr. Phineas Wells from The Outer Worlds We think this quote from The Outer Worlds is applicable in most situations. No explosive cell death? Awesome! Speaking… Read more

The Challenging Hand-Drawn Adventure of Indivisible is Available Today on Xbox One
Indivisible is the latest game from Lab Zero Games, best known as the studio that created Skullgirls. Their latest production is an RPG/platformer featuring Lab Zero’s signature hand-drawn and hand-animated art style that gives the game a unique look and feel… Read more

Pets Lift Pirates’ Spirits Ahead of October’s Spooky Sea of Thieves Update
October has just arrived, and inevitably brings with it Halloween and the anticipation of gaming events given a certain graveyard twist. Sea of Thieves is set to continue this tradition with its next Monthly Content Update – Fort of the Damned, a challenging event arriving… Read more

World of Warships: Legends Gears up for Halloween
World of Warships: Legends celebrates Halloween early with a new Campaign! Players can get started on the way to earning a free Halloween-themed premium ship and tons of rewards throughout October! The Wicked Waves Campaign features the Jackal, a steampunk war machine… Read more


The Future of Atlas on Xbox Game Preview, Available Today on Xbox One
When I talk to players about Atlas, there’s one phrase I often hear: “Atlas could be my perfect game.” As a developer, it’s very exciting to hear so many people express that opinion. You can’t help but think “Wow, people really love what our game has to offer.” But when you work… Read more

Conquer the Red Planet in New Warface Update on Xbox One
looked to the stars for a new start, free from conflict and war. But there is no running from war. Blackwood Games and My.Games are proud to introduce the Mars update, a new chapter in the Warface saga on Xbox One which takes the action from Earth… Read more

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 Free Trial Weekend Coming to Xbox One October 11 to 14
Fellow fighters! We’re excited to report that the Mortal Kombat 11 Free Trial Weekend on Xbox One is coming up starting October 11 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and running through to October 14 at 12:59 p.m. PDT. With new DLC fighters and various content updates available… Read more

Free Play Days – Warhammer: Chaosbane
We are glad to announce that Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Warhammer: Chaosbane for free on Xbox One during this weekend’s Free Play Days! The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, October 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through… Read more

Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s open world of Auroa is huge, diverse, and bursting with rich natural detail. Whether they opt to see Auroa in 4K or 1080p, higher resolution or increased graphical fidelity, Xbox One X ensures that console players get the best experience possible… Read more

Details on Vigor 1.1 Update: Bridges
Hei, Outlanders. Post-war Norway was quite a ride over the last months. As Vigor went free-to-play during the gamescom announcement, new Outlanders started to flow in. We are humbled by the number of players who decided to give Vigor a try. There were already… Read more


The Meaningful Design of Frostpunk’s Society System
Society is everything in Frosptunk, the Victorian-era city-builder and a society simulator from 11 bit studios that is making its way to Xbox One today, October 11. As you reign in the last city on a severely frozen Earth, your success heavily depends on how you steer society… Read more

The Gorgeous Co-Op World of Trine 4, Out Now on Xbox One
If you’ve been looking for an amazing puzzle-platforming experience to play solo or co-op with friends, then you’re in luck! We’ve just released Trine 4 and Trine: Ultimate Collection to give you the chance to experience the lush environments and physics-based puzzles of the iconic… Read more

Next Week on Xbox

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 15 to 18
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… Read more

Narrative Adventure Game The Bradwell Conspiracy is Available Today on Xbox One
Hi Xbox Fans, The Bradwell Conspiracy is a narrative adventure game about photography, 3D printing and some worrying corporate underhandedness. We’re launching on Xbox One today and we wanted to share with you some behind-the-scenes insights that’ll make your experience… Read more