Gears 5 Hivebusters

Next Week on Xbox: December 15 to 18

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] games! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are subject to change). Jump in!


Gears 5: Hivebusters – December 15 – Xbox Play Anywhere / Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Gears 5: Hivebusters – December 15 – Xbox Play Anywhere

Return to Gears 5 with the new Hivebusters campaign expansion. Play as Lahni, Keegan, and Mac — the heroes of Gears 5’s Escape mode 00 on their first operation as part of the secretive Hivebuster program. Thrown together and dubbed “Scorpio Squad,” their suicide mission to destroy a Swarm hive may hold the key to saving Sera and their own redemption. Gears 5: Hivebusters is included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and all Xbox Game Pass members will be able to take advantage of their member discount if they choose to purchase the expansion as well.


Colossus Down – December 16

Colossus Down – December 16

Nika has just finished the first phase of her plan to destroy everything that isn’t cool: the construction of a combat mecha called MechaNika. There’s no time to lose, so join Nika, get your hands on MechaNika’s controls, and demolish the entire planet. You must put an end to history books, planned obsolescence, kitschy dresses, never-ending sagas of boring video games and pea soup.


Freddy Spaghetti – December 16

Freddy Spaghetti – December 16

Freddy uses rope physics to simulate a squishy, stretchy, ropey character. Walk, run, jump, slide, slap, smash, kick, dodge, and epic fail your way to the goal. Overcome the environment, master your spaghetti!


Synthetik: Ultimate – December 16

Synthetik: Ultimate – December 16

An unforgiving tactical shooter rogue-lite where freedom and experimentation is key. Fight in a world overrun by the Machine Legion and their Gods. Experience the next level in gunplay and dive into unparalleled build options and Android upgrades. Can you defeat the Heart of Armageddon?


Elemental War TD – December 17 – Xbox Play Anywhere / Xbox One X Enhanced

Elemental War TD – December 17 – Xbox Play Anywhere / Xbox One X Enhanced

Elemental War takes tower defenses to a new level with dozens of hours of single-player gameplay, including three innovative game modes, five difficulty levels, seven scenarios, countless maps, and enemy types


Monster Train – December 17 – Xbox Game Pass

Monster Train – December 17 – Xbox Game Pass

A strategic roguelike deckbuilding game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision-making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real-time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.


Neoverse – December 17 – Xbox Game Pass

Neoverse – December 17 – Xbox Game Pass

A beautiful, fantastic game consisting of adventures with thrilling challenges. It is a strategic, action, rogue-lite, deck building game that will test the player’s skill. Start an adventure with unique heroes to save the world along various timelines. 


Wilmot’s Warehouse – December 17 – Xbox Game Pass

Wilmot’s Warehouse – December 17 – Xbox Game Pass

A puzzle game about keeping a warehouse running in tip-top shape. Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you’ll need to find the things people want quickly, in order to earn the coveted Performance Stars. 


60 Parsecs! – December 18

60 Parsecs! – December 18

An atomic space age adventure of scavenge and survival. Keep your crew alive and ready for action. Make difficult choices, face soup shortages and other horrors of outer space. And maybe reach your destination. Or not.


60 Seconds Reatomized – December 18 – Xbox One X Enhanced

60 Seconds Reatmonized – December 18 – Xbox One X Enhanced

The post-apocalyptic dark comedy is back – remastered and even more radioactive than before! Scavenge supplies, rescue your family, and stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, hunt mutant roaches… and maybe survive. Or not.


Cattch – December 18

Cattch – December 18

Cattch is the cat with a classy jersey! He acts just like you, and when he gets to chill, he loves to spend his time watching TV. But he won’t stay out of trouble when things go south and his friends are attacked by villains.


Goetia – December 18

Goetia – December 18

The ruins of any village are the silent testament to its final moments. The ruins of Oakmarsh are no different. Their telling silence, the dust blanketing what was once a quiet village near Coventry.


Radio Commander – December 18

Radio Commander – December 18

In Radio Commander you are playing as an American military commander serving in US Army during the Vietnam War. You will be carrying a heavy burden as your mission is to coordinate military operations taking place between 1965 and 1968.