This Week on Xbox- May 7

This Week on Xbox: May 7, 2021

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. Come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Xbox Game Pass - May 2021

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Red Dead Online, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FIFA 21, and More
I’m back for some more “coming soon” goodness and this round, we’re bringing a wide range of games for you to look forward to. We’ve got games to build in, score goals in, shred down the Alps in, explore the American Frontier with your friends in, and even games to… Read more

Save up to 50% During the 505 Games Publisher Sale
It’s time to grab your katana and service weapon, head to start line and dive into the 505 Games Publisher Sale, now live on the Xbox Store.
The 505 Games Publisher Sale offers some amazing deals on a wide range of our titles, including… Read more

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village Available Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
It’s time to return to a world full of survival horror with Resident Evil Village on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Taking place after the chilling events at Baker’s plantation from Resident Evil 7: biohazard, Ethan Winters returns to visit a remote snow-capped village that may have… Read more

Join the War Effort in Second Extinction
Welcome to Second Extinction. We’re excited to bring you our dinosaur co-op shooter to Xbox Game Preview and Xbox Game Pass! During our time in Preview, we’re going to be listening to what you, the community, expect and desire out of a game like ours. Please add your… Read more

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Xbox Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
We started the Asians at Xbox community two years ago, hoping to provide a space for our community to connect and support each other. We also wanted to contribute to the important mission of creating a safe place where everyone on the planet can experience… Read more

Super Animal Royale Is Clawing Its Way to Xbox Game Preview on June 1
Super Animal Royale is making its console debut on June 1 via the Xbox Game Preview program on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! Xbox Game Pass members can also get the Founder’s Edition for free during its Game Preview release through the Xbox Game Pass Perks program… Read more

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Xbox Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness Month
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Xbox is amplifying voices of empathy, honesty, and mental health awareness. Now more than ever, people are experiencing new challenges which impact their mental health. With the ongoing pandemic, physical isolation… Read more

Adventure Game The Wardrobe Arrives on Xbox One
Our passion for adventure games precedes everything. When we decided to develop The Wardrobe, we had the goal of making a video game that could draw inspiration from the masterpieces of the genre, such as Monkey IslandDay of the TentacleSam & Max: Hit the RoadRead more

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FIFA 21 is Headed to The Play List on May 6
Starting May 6, EA Play members can hit the pitch and get great rewards when FIFA 21 is added to The Play List. Join EA Play, or access EA Play membership via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC, and you’ll unlock a fresh EA Play Volta Squad Boost and… Read more

Celebrate National Space Day with a Closer Look at Curved Space
Curved Space
 is a nod to classic twin-stick arcade shooters that amps up the blasting experience with an epic synthwave soundtrack by FiXT Neon that fuels your mission set in the farthest reaches of space. You’ll take on giant alien tripod spiders and humongous boss monsters… Read more  

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Designing the Felony System and Stealth Mechanics in Hood: Outlaws & Legends
Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a third-person, cooperative multiplayer heist game, set against a medieval-inspired backdrop; think Payday meets “Game of Thrones!” The game pits two teams against each other, whose goal is to be the team that steals the riches from the… Read more

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl Pre-Orders Are Now Live on the Xbox Games Store
A few weeks ago, our team at Interabang Entertainment revealed that we’re bringing our 8-bit-inspired Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl to Xbox with the latest version, Arcade Edition. Mall Brawl is a prequel to our upcoming game Chronic Blunt Punch and a reward for fans… Read more

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The NASCAR Fan Pack Speeds into Rocket League
Drivers, take your starting positions. The green flag waves for the NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack in Rocket League! Get your garage ready for this new bundle that’s packed with gear from the top teams in the sport. Now, you’ll be able to outfit your car just in time for… Read more

Turning TV Episodes into Dark Nights with Poe and Munro
Hello Xbox fans! We’re D’Avekki Studios, a game studio run by myself, Lynda Cowles, and my husband Tim Cowles. We’re huge fans of Full Motion Video (FMV) games and television shows, so we’re delighted to be able to merge them both together in… Read more

Free Play Days - May 6

Free Play Days – Peaky Blinders: Mastermind and Hunting Simulator 2
Become the Mastermind or explore the wilderness in this weekend’s Free Play Days! Peaky Blinders: Mastermind and Hunting Simulator 2 are available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, May 6 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until SundayRead more

Creating the First-Person Puzzle Game Summertime Madness
Summertime Madness is a first-person puzzle game that’s coming soon to Xbox One. The player, in the role of a painter who has made a pact with the devil, must find his way back to the real world after being deceived and trapped in one of his paintings. A journey… Read more

The Colonists

7 Tips for Building Your Dream Settlement in The Colonists
The Colonists is a relaxing city-building game that combines charming robots and automated production. Get ready to harvest resources and set up manufacturing lines by constructing road, boat, and train transport systems. Most important of all? Increase the… Read more

The One-Off Audi AI:RACE Comes First to Project CARS 3
When we began planning content for the final DLC for Project CARS 3, we asked our automotive partners what they had in their Electric Vehicle (EV) pipeline. That’s one of the more rewarding parts of my job because the EV space right now is where the action is, and the… Read more

Watch Dogs: Legion

Watch Dogs: Legion New DLC and Title Update 4.0 Now Available
Watch Dogs: Legion players can grab a new DLC character and single-player mission starting today on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as a slew of free additions to the campaign and Online mode with Title Update 4.0. Available via the Season Pass or as a separate… Read more

Join Left 4 Dead’s Bill Overbeck in Tome VII of the Dead by Daylight Archives 
Hello, People of the Fog. Mark your calendars – a new Tome is opening within the Dead by Daylight Archives. Get set for compelling new lore, a challenging new Rift, and more exclusive outfits and charms than you can shake an assault rifle at as a Left 4 Dead icon takes… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: May 10 to 14
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 ID@Xbox titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles… Read more