This Week on Xbox: May 14, 2021

This Week on Xbox: May 14, 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!

Celebrating 20 Years of Xbox

Celebrating 20 Years of Xbox
Do you remember where you were when you played your first Xbox game? It may be hard to believe, but this year will mark the 20th anniversary of Xbox. I’m proud to have been a… Read more

Free Play Days: NBA 2K21 and TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2
Show off your handles on the hardwood or your reflexes on the road, all in this weekend’s Free Play Days. NBA 2K21 standard edition and TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 are available for Xbox Live Gold… Read more

Quick Resume - Pinned to Home

May Xbox Update Includes Quick Resume Improvements, Passthrough Audio, and More
Team Xbox is excited to continue bringing new ways to make Xbox better, including refining the experience and delivering brand new features, based on your feedback. This month’s release… Read more

Subnautica: Below Zero is Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
As the person responsible for the creative direction of Subnautica: Below Zero, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand what makes the highly esteemed original, Subnautica, tick. Below ZeroRead more

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Relive the cinematic sci-fi saga today with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! Experience the legend of Commander Shepard and the crew of the SS Normandy… Read more

Neverwinter Sharandar Episode 2: The Soul Keeper Now Live
The magic of the Annis Hag may have been weakened, but the renewed battle within the Feywild continues with Neverwinter‘s Sharandar Episode 2: The Soul Keeper. Following the defeat of… Read more

Psychonauts Game Pass Hero

Psychonauts Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
Earlier this month, we announced that the original Psychonauts would be coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, and today we’re excited to share that Psychonauts is available now with Xbox Game Pass… Read more

Boomerang Fu: Grilling Spree Update Out Now
Hello, everyone! I’m excited to announce that our first free content update for Boomerang Fu is available today for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Boomerang Fu is a frantic physics party game… Read more

Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One
I am thrilled to announce that Dark Alliance will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10 PC, and phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass on Day One… Read more

Cosmic Top Secret Available Now for Pre-Order
Making Cosmic Top Secret has been an amazing journey that all started with a pinch of curiosity. My dad was part of the Danish Intelligence during the Cold War and one day he accidentally told… Read more


Chernobylite: Preserving the Zone
Chernobylite is an upcoming sci-fi survival horror RPG set in the hyper-realistic, 3D scanned wasteland of Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone, originating from a deeply personal experience for… Read more

Rogue Company Season Two Starts Today
Rogue Company Season Two starts now! Featuring an all new Battle Pass, new rogue, and more, this season of Rogue Company is shaping up to be our biggest yet – read on for all the exciting… Read more

TESO - Blackwood Hero

Learn the History and Lore Behind TESO’s Gates of Oblivion with New Trailer
Discover the mortal ambitions and Daedric schemes that lead to the upcoming Blackwood chapter and larger Gates of Oblivion adventure with this new story trailer. In The Elder Scrolls Online… Read more

Behind the Scenes of Zombie Army 4’s Latest Season of Horror
If you like a bit of Nazi zombie slaying, Zombie Army 4: Dead War is available on Xbox Game Pass right now. We’re also working hard on Season Pass 3, and the first round of content has gone live… Read more

Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol

Zeke and Julia Return in Their 16-bit Glory in Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol
The cult classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors and its sequel make their long-awaited return in Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol! Play these classics from the golden age of 16-bit gaming… Read more

Heavy Metal Machines: New Metal Pass Season is Here with Sugoi Machines
Hey Xbox players! Hoplon Studio here, from Brazil, to announce that the new season of the Heavy Metal Machines Metal Pass is already available! A time of high adventure has come to the… Read more

Dungeon Defenders II Spring Cleaning Update Brings Big Changes to Etheria
Recently we rebooted work on our free-to-play game, Dungeon Defenders II (DD2). We’re now committed to giving it a quality-of-life boost, with regular updates and additions based on… Read more

Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer is Now Live
The Vex have attacked and, for the first time in humanity’s history, the Sun did not rise. Trapped in this endless night by an unknown Vex simulation, the Vanguard have focused their gaze on… Read more

Game Pass Key Art

Xbox Game Pass Helps European Gamers Stay Connected
At Xbox, we’ve conducted some new research with a third party which highlights the valuable role that Xbox Game Pass plays in helping players in Europe stay connected. The study itself is based… Read more

Creating the Atmospheric In Rays of the Light
In Rays of the Light is a remake and reimagining of the original 2012 indie game The Light. The initial project was a “test of the pen,” which marked the beginning of my journey in the world of game… Read more

Next Week on Xbox Hero Image

Next Week on Xbox: May 17 to 21
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… Read more