This Week on Xbox - November 20, 2020

This Week on Xbox: November 20, 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!

Xbox Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hero Asset

Xbox Black Friday Deals Offer a Gift for Everyone on Your List This Holiday
It has been a big year for gaming fans. From the launch of a new generation of Xbox consoles, to a creatively diverse lineup of games that look and play best on Xbox, and a library of high-quality games available with Xbox Game Pass, there’s never been… Read more

How to Buy a Digital Game as a Gift This Holiday
If you want to gift a game to a friend or family member this holiday season, gifting a digital game is a great and convenient option. With the Microsoft Store on Xbox and the great Microsoft Store online experience, it’s never been easier to send… Read more

Gears 5 Teams up with WWE for Survivor Series Cross-Over Event Featuring WWE Superstars The New Day
Whether it be to millions of subscribers on WWE’s UpUpDownDown YouTube channel channel or bringing friends and family together on Xbox Live, WWE Superstars The New Day are well-known for spreading the power of positivity through video games… Read more

The 2020 GT World Challenge Pack DLC Races to Assetto Corsa Competizione This Winter
Assetto Corsa Competizione
 has been on quite the journey since launch earlier this year and rest assured, we’re far from done! The development team have been working behind the scenes to bring all new content to the sim racing world and I’m here today to tell you… Read more

Free Play Days

Free Play Days – Tekken 7, Ark: Survival Evolved, and Overwatch Origins Edition
Raise your fists for the ultimate battle, tame your own dinosaur in a survival epic, and join the ultimate team-based shooter, all in this weekend’s Free Play Days. Tekken 7, Ark: Survival Evolved, and Overwatch Origins Edition are available for… Read more

Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Ark: Survival Evolved
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… Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Get the Nuketown Weapon Bundle Free with Purchase of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
With a reimagined series favorite map primed for a return and Black Friday approaching, there’s no better time to jump into Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One, especially with today’s launch of the Nuketown Weapon BundleRead more

Borderlands 3 Unleashes Next-Level Mayhem on Xbox Series X|S
Borderlands 3
 has gone next-gen! Enjoy next-level mayhem on your new Xbox Series X|S and experience Borderlands 3 like never before, with fully optimized graphical and performance upgrades and couch co-op thanks to Smart Delivery… Read more

Halo Holiday Toys Hero Image

Bring on the Holiday Cheer with New Halo Toys
Attention Halo fans! The holidays are nearly upon us and it’s time to start shopping for friends, family, and maybe yourself while you’re at it. Well, you’re in luck, as we have a ton of brand-new Halo-themed products and toys in-store now, all of which will fill you… Read more

Fight Against Chaos on Xbox Series X|S with Warhammer: Chaosbane
We are very thrilled to take part in the Xbox Series X|S launch line-up with Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition, the definitive edition of Warhammer: Chaosbane. If you haven’t heard about Warhammer: Chaosbane, it is the first hack-and-slash set in the… Read more

Skater XL

Skater XL Brings Mod Maps and Gear to Xbox One
What is up Xbox fans?! We are very stoked to share our latest trailer and announce that Skater XL players around the world will be able to access a world of community created mod maps and gear on Xbox this December. Skater XL has always been driven by… Read more

Bless Unleashed’s Next Update The Spear of Salvation Update Launches Today
Bless Unleashed is launching its fourth major free update today with The Spear of Salvation! This update continues the main story, adding tons of new quests. In addition, lots of new features have just dropped, including new class experience levels, a brand new… Read more

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Exclusive Interview with Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s Masayoshi Yokoyama and Hiroyuki Sakamoto
Our Xbox Wire France team was fortunate to speak with Hiroyuki Sakamoto, the writer of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Masayoshi Yokoyama, producer, screenwriter and sound director of the game, who has been working on the series since its debut 15 years ago... Read more

Mashing up Bridge Constructor and AMC’s The Walking Dead
Quick intro: I am Matthias, the creative lead behind the brand-new Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead game, the latest release in the well-known Bridge Constructor series. Some of you may have noticed that we already went a bit crazy with our… Read more

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Anniversary Update Available Now, Featuring Battle Royale Mode
It’s time for an Anniversary! We’re celebrating a year of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition with the biggest update we’ve ever shipped, including a new Battle Royale game mode, new features to help welcome our growing community, balance changes… Read more

Lead Your Team to Glory in Football Manager 2021: Xbox Edition, Coming December 1
Football Manager 2021: Xbox Edition makes its debut next month and brings the depth, drama and detail of the world’s most popular football management simulation to Xbox. FM21 Xbox drops you into a living, breathing football world and gives you the opportunity… Read more

Mars Horizon

7 Tips to Help You Run Your Own Space Agency in Mars Horizon
Welcome to Mars Horizon and your mission to reach the Red Planet. Mars Horizon places you at the head of a space agency at the dawn of the space race. Your task is to guide your agency through time, and all its technological advances, until you successfully… Read more

Pack Your Bags for The Sims 4 Snowy Escape Expansion Pack
Strap on your snowboard and prepare to shred some powder in The Sims 4 Snowy Escape Expansion Pack, available now on Xbox One! Under all that mountain snow, there’s a new world of adventure waiting for you. As both a residential area and a mountainside… Read more

Serious Sam Collection

Serious Sam Collection Delivers Endless Fun and Explosions
Croteam has been around for almost three decades, and to be honest, we have dedicated much of that time to Serious Sam. What was once a childhood dream – developing video games for a living – became a reality because of a shooter game with an arguably… Read more

Human: Fall Flat – Free Levels Golf and City Available Today
Today, two new free levels are arriving to Human: Fall Flat – Golf and City – so get sporty with up to seven friends and take on golf, crossbows, bowling, and rooftop challenges for a laughter filled time! Designed by community creator… Read more

Halo The Master Chief Collection Key Art

Continue the Great Journey with Halo 4 Launching on PC and The Master Chief Collection Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Today marks a huge milestone for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. After years of hard work by the team here at 343 Industries, we’re proud to announce that the final addition to Halo: The Master Chief CollectionHalo 4, has officially arrived on PC… Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Joining the Xbox Game Pass Community
There are a lot of people experiencing Xbox Game Pass for the first time and finding tons to love about it. Whether you joined because you want access to all the new titles from Xbox Game Studios the same day they launch, or you love playing Electronic Arts games with EA… Read more

Gears 5: Multiplayer Relaunches Today with Operation 5: Hollow Storm, Twice the Content Since Launch
Last week, Gears 5 released the Xbox Series X|S update, which relaunched the game with Next-Gen technical optimizations for new consoles and new campaign features. This week, the team is relaunching the multiplayer suite with our largest post-launch update… Read more

Beat Me! is Now available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Hi everyone! I’m Franciszek Batko, a game developer of Red Limb Studio. I’m pleased to announce we’ve finally launched Beat Me! on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Beat Me! is a physics-based multiplayer game for up to six players. That’s a lovely party brawler… Read more

Exit the Gungeon

Exit the Gungeon Reloads on Xbox One
Today, we’re super excited to announce that Exit the Gungeon, the newest adventure in what we like to call the Dodge Roll Semi-Automatic Gungeonverse is now available for Xbox One! Our team has been working hard alongside the hardcore… Read more

Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Star Kings Introduces a Bright Future in a Bleak Universe
Earlier this month, Paradox launched Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Star Kings, the latest expansion for the turn-based/4X strategy game, Age of Wonders: PlanetfallStar Kings introduces a new faction of Paladins, the Oathbound. The Oathbound inspires hope in a… Read more

Xbox Community Game Club

Introducing the Xbox Community Game Club: Play, Share, and Discuss
In a year where connecting through games has proven to be more important than ever, we bring you the Xbox Community Game Club—a way  for the Xbox community around the world to come together around a shared loved of gaming… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: November 23 to 27
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… Read More