This Week on Xbox: October 2, 2020

This Week on Xbox: October 2, 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!

Player at the Center

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members Get EA Play on November 10
Just six weeks from today, we continue our journey with the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Jumping into the next generation of gaming with you – the player – at the center… Read more

Yakuza Like a Major! An Extra Special Xbox Podcast Featuring Yakuza: Like a Dragon
When Yakuza 0 became available to Xbox Game Pass members last winter, I cautiously dipped a toe into the seedy underworld of Tokyo. Over 100 hours and 3 completed games later… Read more

The Falconeer

Inside Xbox Series X Optimized: The Falconeer
When it launches on November 10, Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console the world has ever seen. One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make… Read more

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Available Now on Xbox One
Everyone’s favorite jumping marsupial is back! Developed by Toys for Bob, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is now available on the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X… Read more

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

Improving History with Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
In celebration of its fifteenth anniversary, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will launch October 15 on Steam and with Xbox Game Pass for PC as the final chapter to the “original trilogy” of… Read more

EA Sports Goes Retro with NHL 94 Rewind
While hockey video game fans await the worldwide launch of EA Sports NHL 21 on October 15, EA Sports has announced another all-new NHL game. Well, not exactly all new. Players who… Read more

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Choose Your Wings in Star Wars: Squadrons, Available Now on Xbox One
It’s time for takeoff in Star Wars: Squadrons! Feel the adrenaline rush of first-person multiplayer dogfights and a thrilling Star Wars story – an immersive, authentic piloting experience that puts you… Read more

Space Engineers: Sparks of the Future DLC is Available Now on Xbox One
As lifelong fans of the science fiction genre, we are always seeking opportunities to give this, one of our most beloved themes, a much deserved tribute – all the while, enabling our players… Read more

Fortnite Wolverine

Wolverine Arrives to Slash Galactus in the Fortnite Nexus War
He’s been lurking in the shadows, giving you Challenges, but he’s only recently appeared in the flesh. Whether you’ve been completing Wolverine’s Battle Pass Challenges from the beginning… Read more

Rogue Company Announces Free-To-Play Open Beta, New Rogue
Suit up and grab your gear: Starting today, Rogue Company is free to play on Xbox One! When Rogue Company debuted two months ago, we were overwhelmed by the response from our… Read more

Xbox Game Pass Coming Soon October 2020

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Doom Eternal, Brütal Legend, Forza Motorsport 7, and More
We’ve got the news you want to hear – including exactly when you can enjoy EA Play as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Starting November 10, EA Play will be available… Read more

A New Beginning – Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies
Black Ops Cold War Zombies is set to take veterans and newcomers alike on a bold and terrifying journey that expands on an iconic part of the Call of Duty franchise. This four-person co-op… Read more

Yakuza - Free Play Days

Yakuza Takes Over Free Play Days
It is hard to believe that it has been less than a year since we announced that Yakuza was finally coming to Xbox. We here at Sega have been absolutely thrilled to see how receptive the Xbox… Read more

Take a Dive into the Deep Sea Discount Sale
Writing about this month’s ID@Xbox theme sale was tough. I would like the copy I wrote at first and then I didn’t and then I did again… it comes in waves. Sorry, I broke the seal and started fishing… Read more

Grounded October Update

Grounded Content Update: Ziplines, Hedges, and Pumpkins, Oh My!
The Grounded team is back with another update to the game, this time bringing not only some fixes to the backyard, but new content and localized text as well. On the new content front… Read more

Farah and Nikolai Return to the Fight in Season Six of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Including Warzone
In their hunt for Al-Qatala, Farah and Nikolai arrive in Verdansk and make a major discovery: the group has been using the abandoned subway tunnels to move around the city without… Read more

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Gaming for Everyone: Discover Xbox and PC Games Selected by Hispanic and Latinx Communities
Microsoft is honoring Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Hispanic and Latinx employee stories of unyielding strength, celebrating successful efforts to help drive change to… Read more

Xbox Wire in Russian Officially Launches
Xbox Wire, the official news site for all things Xbox, has arrived in Russia! Now, Xbox fans, journalists and content creators in Russia will be able to receive first-hand news and articles about consoles… Read more

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Tune in to Xbox Channels on October 3 for ‘Game Pink’ National Breast Cancer Foundation 4-Hour Live Stream Fundraiser
At Team Xbox we’re passionate about partnering with organization we truly believe in, that’s why we’re so energized about teaming up with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF)… Read more

World Update I: Japan for Microsoft Flight Simulator now available for free on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Windows 10 and Steam
As we’ve always said, the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator in August was just the beginning. Our goal is to provide you with a meaningful update to the sim every month. Today, we are proud… Read more

Games with Gold - October 2020

New Games with Gold for October 2020
Get ready for a Spooktacular October Games with Gold lineup! On Xbox One, play as an adorable villain in the throwback horror puzzle game Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut, and keep… Read more

Soccer Icons Messi and Ronaldo Make History in the 25th Year Anniversary of the PES Franchise
For the first time in video game history, two of soccer’s greatest legends, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will share cover star duties eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (PES 2021). The PES series… Read more

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Make History and Win an Xbox Series X with Xbox Hall of Fame
With the release of the Xbox Series X around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the current generation that is the Xbox One. The console was officially unveiled in May 2013 and released… Read more

Fly These 6 Exhilarating Drone Racing Worlds in The Drone Racing League Simulator
The Drone Racing League Simulator, the most immersive drone racing video game, is available today on Xbox One. It’s designed by a crew of adrenaline junkies and sports-fanatics… Read more

Next Week on Xbox

Next Week on Xbox: October 5 to 9
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 content for you… Read more