This Week on Xbox - 2020

This Week on Xbox: May 8, 2020

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!

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Inside Xbox May 2020 Episode Recap
Everyone here at Xbox is excited to share more about the games and experiences coming in the next generation. Earlier this week, we shared our plans for Xbox 20/20, our new… Read more

Family Time Sale: Great Discounts on a Variety of Games for the Whole Family
The Family Time Sale has started, with games that promise fun for family members of all ages. From now through May 11 you can save up to 75% on over 100 great games such… Read more

Forza Street Now Available on iOS and Android!
Forza Street is now available globally to download on your iOS and Android devices! This all-new Forza experience lets you jump into the game for quick, under-a-minute races… Read more

A Closer Look at Skater XL’s Unique Controls, Available July 7 on Xbox One
What’s up Xbox fans! My name’s Dain and I’m one of the creators of Skater XL, a new skateboarding game which we are excited to announce will be coming to Xbox One on July 7, 2020… Read more

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta): Final Fantasy IX, Halo MCC: Halo 2, and More
It’s our favorite time of the month: The day when we get to share new games coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC! Coincidentally our next favorite time is when we get to say… Read more

Rainbow Six Siege Brings the ‘20s Roaring Back in The Grand Larceny Event
Rainbow Six Siege is getting dapper with The Grand Larceny, a special in-game event available to Xbox Live Gold members from now until May 19. Inspired by Jazz Age British mobsters… Read more

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NetherRealm Studios Announces Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, Available May 26 on Xbox One
Hello! I’m Tyler Lansdown, Community Manager at NetherRealm Studios, and I’m writing to tell you about Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, the next chapter in the story of Mortal Kombat 11… Read more

Black Desert’s Last Dragon, The Return of Garmoth
Black Desert
 has seen the return of an ancient foe for adventurers to conquer – the Crimson Dragon, Garmoth. Adventurers are called to help protect Drieghan from the vengeful… Read more

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Free Play Days – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
Another explosive edition of Free Play Days is coming your way this weekend. Crush aliens like a Playa, go Super Saiyan, or win chicken dinners. Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsRead more

May the 4th (and Fortnite) Be with You – Star Wars Themed Content Available for a Limited Time
Happy Star Wars Day! As fans celebrate May the 4th around the world, Xbox One players can once again find their favorite Resistance and First Order outfits in the Fortnite Item Shop beginning May 3… Read more

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Bringing Bright Memory: Infinite to Xbox Series X
I am so excited to have the chance to announce to the world that my indie game Bright Memory: Infinite will officially be released on the Xbox Series X once development is complete… Read more

Breaking Down Dirt 5: The Next Generation of Off-Road Racing
Fresh out of the box from the latest Inside Xbox, myself and the whole Codemasters team are delighted to reveal Dirt 5 to the world (but especially you), launching this year… Read more


Scorn is Bringing First-Person Horror Adventure to Xbox Series X
It’s been a long time since Ebb Software was founded, and an even longer time since the idea for Scorn first popped into Lead Designer Ljubomir Peklar’s mind… Read more

Chorus, a New Space Combat Shooter, is Coming to Xbox Series X in 2021
Today, on Inside Xbox, Deep Silver Fishlabs exclusively revealed our brand-new title, Chorus, releasing in 2021 on Xbox Series X and Xbox One with Smart Delivery for all players… Read more

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is Coming to Xbox Series X
Our teams at Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs are thrilled to announce that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is coming to Xbox Series X. We’re also supporting… Read more

An Otherworldly Adventure Awaits You in Call of the Sea
Our upcoming game Call of the Sea was announced today on Inside Xbox and we are so incredibly happy to finally reveal it to you. Honestly, it feels as if our deep hidden secret has… Read more

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Bandai Namco Announces Scarlet Nexus for Xbox Series X and Xbox One
On today’s episode of Inside Xbox, Bandai Namco announced a new RPG franchise that’s coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One. Called Scarlet Nexus, the game will be developed… Read more

Action RPG The Ascent Coming Soon to Xbox Series X
Welcome to The Ascent Group, a self-contained metropolis stretching high into the sky and filled to the brim with weird and wonderful creatures from across the galaxy… Read more

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Launches Day One on Xbox Series X
Yakuza: Like a Dragon, an explosive new entry point in the acclaimed Yakuza series, will be releasing as a launch title on the next-gen Xbox Series X, with simultaneous releases… Read more

Reclaim Earth from Evil Mutant Dinosaurs in Second Extinction
It is awesome to finally be able to write about Second Extinction and share with you details of what we at Systemic Reaction have been making with our little team in Malmö, located in southern Sweden… Read more

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First Look at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gameplay Reveals Raids, Combat, and More
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s First Look Gameplay Trailer has arrived, with fighting, feasting, and peeks at the world you’ll be able to explore when the game arrives this Holiday season on… Read more

Bloober Team Announces Psychological Horror Game, The Medium, Coming to Xbox Series X in 2020
There’s never one simple truth to what a person will perceive. This is the inspiration behind The Medium – a psychological horror game built around a central motif: how your perspective… Read more

Join the Fortnite: Party Royale Premiere Party This Friday on Xbox One
This Friday, we’re celebrating the arrival of Fortnite: Party Royale with an epic Premiere Party featuring three of the world’s greatest DJs: Dillion Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5… Read more

Madden NFL 21 Will Make Players Feel Next Level on Xbox Series X
During a jampacked episode of Inside Xbox, Super Bowl MVP and Madden NFL 20 cover athlete Patrick Mahomes crashed the show to share some exciting news for football fans… Read more

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Seven Arguably Interesting Facts About Arcade Spirits, Out Today on Xbox One
Greetings! I’m Stefan Gagne, writer and project director at Fiction Factory Games. We’re thrilled to be releasing our visual novel, Arcade Spirits, now available for download on Xbox One… Read more

Dark-Fantasy RPG Sin Slayers Available Now on Xbox One
On May 8 our game Sin Slayers, a RPG in dark fantasy setting will be released on Xbox One. In it we decided to ironically play out all clichés of the genre. We are big fans of DiabloRead more

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Maid of Sker Trailer Reveals Terrifying Welsh Folklore
It’s hard to think that with our recent string of FMVs and interactive movies like The ComplexLate Shift, and The Bunker, that Wales Interactive have sneakily been hard at work… Read more

Fury Unleashed, the Combo-Driven Run ‘n’ Gun, Now Available for Xbox One
Fury Unleashed, the roguelite run and gun taking place inside comic books, is now available for Xbox One. On that occasion, I wanted introduce the game’s unique combo system to you… Read more


Disintegration: Now Available for Pre-Order on Xbox One
 is a sci-fi, first-person shooter blended with real-time tactical strategy created by a small independent studio of 30+ industry veterans and new talent founded by… Read more

Retro Block Adventure Pushy and Pully in Blockland Available Now on Xbox One
Resistance Studio is proud to announce that Pushy and Pully in Blockland, the challenging retro block adventure title, is now available on Xbox One. It’s time to embrace your… Read more

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Red Dead Redemption 2, Day Z, Final Fantasy IX, and More
Howdy! Okay, I don’t really say howdy that often, but you might be adding it to your lexicon shortly after playing one of these games. We have a great refresh to your gaming priority list… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: May 12 to 15
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming… Read more