This Week on Xbox - November 13, 2020

This Week on Xbox: November 13, 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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Power Your Dreams: Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Now Available Worldwide
The future of gaming starts today with the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, bringing the most performant, immersive and compatible next-generation console gaming experiences to players around the world. The launch of these next-generation consoles is the continuation of our vision of an entirely new future for players… Read more

The Biggest Launch in Xbox History, All Thanks to You
Thanks to you, the launch of Xbox Series X|S is now the most successful debut in our history. While we missed the emotional spark of being together with you in person, it was incredible to celebrate a new generation of gaming with the millions on our celebration livestream and everyone who participated in our global launch… Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Welcome to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
t’s time to blow up a Cold War conspiracy decades in the making with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the direct sequel to the original and epic Black Ops. Jump into the 3 explosive modes of play: a mind-bending single-player Campaign, a bold new chapter in the cooperative Zombies mode and an action-packed Multiplayer mode… Read more

Feel the Music – Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory is Available Now on Xbox One
With over ten games in the series, the Kingdom Hearts franchise has been going strong for nearly twenty years. Xbox players were only officially introduced to Sora and all the magic and splendor the series contains with Kingdom Hearts III’s release in 2019. More recently, the majority of the series with… Read more

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Available Now for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
History’s fiercest warriors have arrived in gaming’s most epic series, as fans can embark on a legendary Viking saga in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Available now for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla allows players to set sail on a quest for Viking glory in England’s Dark Ages… Read more

Try to Survive in the Open-World, Zombie-Infested Sandbox of Unturned
At sixteen years old in the Summer of 2013 I set out to make the dream game I wanted to play with my friends: Unturned. Seven years later it is still my passion project for Windows PC, and now 505 is bringing an edition to Xbox One! Over the years the game has expanded with dozens of maps, hundreds of new features, all with the help… Read more

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Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Fortnite
One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make games that are Xbox Series X|S Optimized. This means that they’ve taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of Xbox Series X|S, both for new titles built natively using the Xbox Series X|S development environment as well as previously released… Read more

Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: The Touryst
One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make games that are Xbox Series X|S Optimized. This means that they’ve taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of Xbox Series X|S, both for new titles built natively using the Xbox Series X|S development environment as well as previously… Read more

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Exploring the World of Yakuza for the First Time in Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Today, longtime fans can experience a new entry in the long-running Yakuza series with the release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which introduces a new protagonist and several new gameplay features alongside many of the series’ mainstays. But what if someone has never played a Yakuza game before? Would this entry point be too high… Read more

How Yazuka: Like a Dragon Breaks Away From Tradition, Available Today on Xbox Series X|S
The latest instalment in the Yakuza franchise has dropped today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s got a new over the top RPG format, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon has a few surprises hidden up its well-tailored sleeves. The new story will have you wanting to be a Japanese gangster-with-a-heart all over again… Read more

Tetris Effect: Connected

Tetris Effect: Connected is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
All of us at Enhance are extremely excited for the launch of Tetris Effect: Connected — available now with Xbox Game Pass and optimized for Xbox Series X|S. Whether you’re playing on either of the new Xbox consoles, an Xbox One, or a Windows 10 PC, we really hope you’ll check it out… Read more

Storm with the Junkers in Vigor: Season 6
Hei, Outlanders! Some time has passed since we last met. In the meantime we were able to release Vigor Perks with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate — feel free to claim the bundle until the end of this year. Additional time was well spent on our side, as we prepared a big update with the sixth season… Read more

Cloud Gaming Heads to Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico November 18
Just over a year ago we kicked off our Project xCloud Preview journey which has empowered the global gaming community to play Xbox console games in all new ways, directly from the cloud. It’s been incredible to see how Project xCloud has continued to evolve with the help and support of our community… Read more

Fights in Tight Spaces Packs a Punch Exclusively on Xbox Game Preview
Fights in Tight Spaces was first pitched to me as a unique spin on the deckbuilding genre, an attempt to combine the complex strategy of games like Slay the Spire with the positional tactics of Into the Breach. Obviously that’s quite an ambitious concept! Fights action movie-style theming really helped to tie those two aspects… Read more 

Grounded Koi Pond Update

Grounded Continues to Grow: Join Over 5 Million Players Diving into the All-New Koi Pond Update
Today the team at Obsidian Entertainment has released the biggest Grounded update yet, introducing players to a brand-new biome – the underwater world of the Koi Pond. This new area of the backyard brings new wildlife, new crafting recipes, and new mysteries, along with underwater gameplay mechanics that will allow… Read more

Prepare for the Ultimate Showdown in Deep Space with Ark Genesis Part 2
Everyone here at Studio Wildcard has been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to reveal the second part of the Ark: Survival Evolved Genesis saga, which is launching March 2021. And this weekend at the annual Extra Life charity event, where the Ark community raised over $180,000 for the kids, we finally did just that… Read more

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Planet Coaster: Console Edition, Out Now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
Hayo, coaster fans! Lloyd Morgan-Moore here, Producer at Frontier Developments, and this is a monumental moment. That’s because, right now, you can play Planet Coaster: Console Edition across next-gen and current-gen Xbox platforms. We could not be happier to bring the fun and thrills of coaster park management to Xbox Series X|S… Read more

Five Adorable Things to Find in Phogs! – Coming to Xbox One on December 3
It’s time to discover the most adorable things you can find in the world of Phogs! where you play as Red and Blue, an adorable two-headed doggo linked by a stretchy belly. You’ll need to bark, bite, and bounce your way through obstacles set across the themed worlds of Food, Sleep, and Play… Read more

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Going Beyond – Destiny 2: Beyond Light is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
Destiny 2: Beyond Light has arrived. With it, players unlock a new destination, new Exotic weapons, armor, and Stasis: The newest elemental power joining the original trio of Arc, Solar, and Void. The story continues and the world of Destiny 2 has evolved. So, before you start freezing your opponents with Stasis, let’s catch up… Read more

Get Ready for Explosive Arcade Racing in Speed 3: Grand Prix
Have you been waiting for a game that transforms the world’s most popular motorsport into an accessible racing experience? We’re happy to introduce Speed 3: Grand Prix – an all-new action-packed and adrenaline-fueled arcade racing game – available now for Xbox One… Read more

The Falconeer

Six Tips to Start Your Adventure in The Falconeer, Out Today on Xbox Series X|S
Hi, I’m Tomas Sala, creator of The Falconeer – an open-world aerial combat game where you pilot a giant warbird in the skies above a vast open world covered by an endless ocean. After five years in development, I’m proud to launch the game today for Xbox and PC. The Falconeer is a game about exploration, agile combat… Read more 

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Embraces the Power of Xbox Series X|S
Today is a big day for us at Moon since we are launching an upgraded version of Ori and the Will of the Wisps specifically for Xbox Series X|S. We are super excited to finally be able to share more about everything that we have been able to add in this very special update of the game! Over the last couple of months… Read more

Gears Tactics Available Now on Xbox Series X|S with Xbox Game Pass and Smart Delivery
Gears Tactics, the critically-acclaimed fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from the Gears of War franchise, is available now on Xbox Series X|S as well as Xbox One, complete with optimizations for Xbox Series X|S, Smart Delivery and gameplay in 4K Ultra HD and 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X. To celebrate the launch on consoles… Read more

Fuser is the Nonstop Festival Where You and Your Friends Control the Music
I’m excited to announce the launch of Fuser, the new music game from Harmonix that lets you live out your wildest DJ fantasies. You know you’ve had them – whether you’re an established headliner on the festival circuit or a subscriber hitting “shuffle” on that playlist you spent all night perfecting, chances are you’ve dreamed… Read more

Xbox Game Pass - Coming Soon - November 2020

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: EA Play, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Disney+, and More
There’s a ton in store on November 10 – next-gen is so close; I can almost taste it. We have EA Play coming to console for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, a slew of new games coming your way, and a Perk that will have you staring out into the distance thinking this is the way. Let’s get to it… Read more

Disney+ Comes to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks This Holiday
Since launching Xbox Game Pass in 2017, we’ve worked to make Xbox Game Pass the one membership for gamers and continue to provide the most value for members. In the spirit of this work we rolled out Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks earlier this year, and with the help of content partners and companies like 2K, SEGA, Spotify… Read more

Gamers Outreach Xbox Series X

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Xbox Surprise Children’s Hospitals Across the Country with Custom Xbox Series X Consoles
Two decades after our first partnership unveiling the original Xbox, global entertainment icon and entrepreneurial force, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Xbox are teaming up to once again to celebrate the launch of the next generation of Xbox. This time, we are partnering with Gamers Outreach to give twenty children’s hospitals across… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: November 17 to 20
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC titles and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox games! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when… Read more