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TodaySat, 29th Jan 2022

  • Roundup Here's What's Coming To Xbox In February 2022

    Strap in, it's a busy month

    It's time for February 2022 roundup! Things are looking very busy for Xbox this coming month, with some major releases on the way such as Dying Light 2, Elden Ring and CrossfireX, as well as a few previously confirmed Game Pass launches for the likes of Edge

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • February 2022
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 29-30)

    It's Hitman Trilogy for us

    Welcome to the weekend! We've got plenty of choice over the next couple of days with a new Game Pass title in Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master, three more Free Play Days offers, and the highlight of the week in the form of a massive Xbox Lunar New Year sale, which features discounts for well over 500 games. Hold on to...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing
  • News Stunning Hellblade 2 Concept Art Shows Moody Shoreline Settlement

    We can't wait for this one

    Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 looks like it's coming on nicely indeed. Late last year, we were treated to some fresh gameplay footage from The Game Awards, and developer Ninja Theory continues to show glimpses of its upcoming sequel. A week ago, a ridiculously detailed Senua model was showcased, sweaty skin pores and all...

    • Xbox
    • Hellblade II
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Evil Dead: The Game Has Been Delayed (Again)

    Will now release in May

    Saber Interactive - the team behind Evil Dead: The Game - really wants this title to be the best it can possibly be at launch. With this in mind, the upcoming release has been delayed again. Following on from a setback in August last year, which rescheduled the release for February 2022, it's now been pushed back to

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Evil Dead The Game
  • News 343 Hoping To Release Halo Infinite Big Team Battle Hotfix Next Week

    Cat ears will also return in Season 1

    343 Industries issued a hotfix for Halo Infinite multiplayer earlier this month - attempting to resolve the matchmaking issues associated with the Big Team Battle. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work and eventually led to the team temporarily removing Challenges in the game that required BTB. Now, in the latest...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One

YesterdayFri, 28th Jan 2022

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (February 1-4)

    Fight the infected in a post-apocalyptic open world

    We all know what the big release of next week is — after years of waiting, Dying Light 2 is finally getting a release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on February 4th. Don't forget that Life is Strange Remastered is also arriving on February 1st, and

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Guess What, Everyone's Criticising Xbox Games With Gold Again

    "What a horrible selection"

    Microsoft revealed the latest batch of Xbox Games With Gold for February 2022 earlier this week, and, you guessed it... people aren't very happy. The selection of games isn't bad (in our view), but it's not exactly a thrilling offering either. Immediately following the reveal, numerous Xbox fans took to social media to...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Ubisoft Thinks Players Just "Don't Get" NFTs

    Oh boy

    Some of you may remember that Ubisoft decided it was time to go public on its NFT intentions with 'Ubisoft Quartz' last month. It was some weird playable NFT thing being added to Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which just looked like an opportunity for expensive cosmetics to us. Well, apparently, that's because we "don't get it". In an interview...

    • Xbox
    • Ubisoft Quartz
    • NFTs
    • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • News Xbox Is Reportedly Working On A 'Monster Hunter' Style Exclusive

    Being developed by Certain Affinity

    We've got some exciting news coming out of Xbox Game Studios today, as it's being reported that Xbox has partnered with developer Certain Affinity on a Monster Hunter style exclusive, known internally as "Project Suerte". Both the Grubbsnax podcast and Windows Central are reporting this, with the latter s

    • Xbox
    • Monster Hunter
    • Certain Affinity
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point 10 Days Later, How Are You Feeling About The Activision Blizzard Acquisition?

    Has your opinion changed since January 18th?

    It might not seem like it, but it's already been 10 full days since Microsoft announced its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard for a little under $70 billion, and we've learned a fair few things about the deal in the days since. For example, we know that the acquisition is set to conclude somewhere...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Talking Point
  • Rumour Halo Infinite Battle Royale Mode Might Be In The Works

    Certain Affinity at the helm

    So, yesterday we learnt that developer Certain Affinity is reportedly working on a 'Monster Hunter style' Xbox exclusive. Frankly, that sounds awesome, but it's not all the team is seemingly developing for Xbox. Windows Central backed up that initial rumour via their "own separate sources", and then went on to reveal...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News FromSoftware's Miyazaki Thinks 'More Players' Will Finish Elden Ring

    In comparison to other FS games

    Can you believe we're less than a month away from Elden Ring? FromSoftware's latest effort releases February 25th, and it's safe to say it's one of the most anticipated games of the year. Well, it may also be a little more accessible this time out. In a new interview on the PlayStation blog, Hidetaka Miyazaki talks...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Miyazaki
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Remember Microsoft Zune? Hyperkin Jokes About Bringing It Back

    Retro beats

    Do you guys remember the Microsoft Zune? Yeah, there was the weird marketplace for accessing music, TV shows etc. on the Xbox 360, but we mean the actual iPod-like device? Well, accessory manufacturer Hyperkin does, and they've joked about bringing it back. Hyperkin has made a bit of a habit in recent years of remaking old Xbox stuff...

    • Random
    • Hyperkin
    • Microsoft Zune
    • Xbox
  • News Hogwarts Legacy & Gotham Knights Are On Track For 2022, Says WarnerMedia CEO

    Believe what you will

    Earlier this month, we heard that the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy was potentially set to be pushed into 2023. It seemed plausible, given the fact that we know very little about the game as of yet. However, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has reiterated the company's 2022 plans and there's some good news! Right, so, his...

    • Xbox
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Gotham Knights
    • Warner Bros
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Huge New Elder Scrolls Online Expansion 'High Isle' Is On The Way

    The Legacy of the Bretons kicks off in June

    Bethesda has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online (or ESO if you're down with the kids) is getting a brand new expansion later this year as part of its 2022 "Legacy of the Bretons" roadmap. The High Isle expansion will take place in an all-new region, a Breton Island Kingdom, and will apparently...

    • Xbox
    • The Elder Scrolls Online
    • Bethesda
  • News 343 Industries Seeking 'Sandbox Design Lead' To Help Build The Future Of Halo Infinite

    "This is a tremendous opportunity"

    343 has successfully shipped Halo Infinite on Xbox and PC, and while the fight may be finished for now — there's more to come in the future. The team at 343 is currently seeking someone to fill the shoes of the game's Sandbox Design Lead. Here's a bit about it, courtesy of the official job listing, along with a...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Sea Of Thieves Will Deliver Monthly Story-Driven Adventures In 2022

    As part of an "overarching story"

    A few days ago, Rare announced that it would be be laying out its 2022 plans via livestream. Well, that stream has come and gone, and this year sounds like a big one for Sea of Thieves. If you're after more story-based content from Rare's pirate adventure, you're in luck. Adventures are coming, new monthly story...

    • Xbox
    • Sea of Thieves
    • Rare
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Ubisoft's Hyper Scape Battle Royale Will Shut Down In April

    No more hype

    Battle royale can be a tough market. Competition is fierce, with the likes of Fortnite, Apex Legends and Warzone ruling the roost. Ubisoft has learnt this the hard way, as its own Hyper Scape BR will close down after less than two years. If you don't remember this one, we can't really blame you. Ubisoft brought Hyper Scape to market in

    • Xbox
    • Hyper Scape
    • Ubisoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Thursday27th Jan 2022

  • News Xbox Games With Gold For February 2022 Announced

    The latest batch of titles

    Microsoft has officially announced all four Xbox Games With Gold titles for February 2022! These games are available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold members (including subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Here's the complete list of titles you can look forward to in February: Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One:...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News UFL's First Gameplay Trailer Is Here, And It Actually Looks Brilliant

    It's even signed up Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cast your mind back to August of last year, and you might recall a new football (soccer) game that was announced at Gamescom called UFL. Today, it's received its first very gameplay trailer, and it's looking very promising so far. You can watch the new trailer above, which shows various snippets of raw gameplay...

    • Xbox
    • UFL
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Poll Are You Happy With February 2022's Xbox Games With Gold?

    What do you make of the selection?

    Microsoft has officially announced February 2022's Xbox Games with Gold, giving us a look at four more games we'll be able to play at no extra charge with our Gold memberships next month. In case you missed it, the games are Xbox One titles Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse and Aerial_Knight's Never Yield, along...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Polls
    • Features
    • Xbox One
  • News Call Of Duty Will Reportedly Ditch Xbox One Versions In 2023

    "COD 23 is current-gen only"

    As the Activision Blizzard deal continues to unfold, we keep getting nuggets of information on the future of Call of Duty. One significant bit of news is that the next few CoDs will still launch on PlayStation. We're now hearing reports that most of those releases will be current-gen only. Prominent leaker Tom Henderson...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Forza Fans Won't Give Up On Japan As The Next Horizon Location

    Is this the place?

    It's been a few short months since Forza Horizon 5 launched, and debate is already raging on various platforms as to where the next game should be set. Fans are bringing up all sorts of requests, including Chile, Germany and even somewhere in Africa. However, you guessed it, Japan is right up there as a top request. In a Reddit...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master - The Complete List Of Songs

    All the tracks included with Xbox Game Pass

    In case you missed the news, Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master is now available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, and it marks the first time the popular Japanese rhythm series has ever made an appearance on Xbox. But what about the list of songs for the Xbox version? Well, it's an eclectic list to...

    • Xbox
    • Taiko No Tatsujin
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News SEGA's Two Point Campus Launches With Xbox Game Pass This May

    From the creators of Two Point Hospital

    We've got more exciting Game Pass news to share today, as it's been confirmed that the follow-up to the excellent Two Point Hospital, this time titled "Two Point Campus", will launch with Xbox Game Pass for console and PC on May 17th. As you can probably tell from the title, this game is focused around...

    • Xbox
    • Two Point Campus
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (January 27-30)

    Included with Xbox Live Gold & Game Pass Ultimate

    It's time for another batch of Free Play Days titles! More games are available to play for free this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members, and they're ready to download right now. Update: Microsoft has confirmed there are only two games instead of three this week, and they are as follows: For...

    • Xbox
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    "Light your drumming spirit on fire!"

    Just the one Xbox Game Pass addition today, but it's an exciting one! Taiko no Tatsujin has finally made its debut on Xbox, with a new release now available on the service called "The Drum Master" for consoles and PC. If you've never heard of this series, think of it as a mix of Rock Band, Donkey Konga, Rhythm...

    • Xbox
    • Taiko No Tatsujin
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Unseen Star Wars: 1313 Footage Features Boba Fett, City Exploration

    Rest in peace

    When it was announced, Star Wars: 1313 had an incredible amount of hype behind it. Dubbed 'Uncharted in the Star Wars universe', 1313 looked a hell of a lot of fun, from preview footage anyway. Sadly, the game was canned many years ago. While we've had some similar Star Wars stuff since, namely Jedi: Fallen Order, a level of fan...

    • Xbox
    • Star Wars: 1313
    • LucasArts
    • Boba Fett
  • News Forget Crash Bandicoot For Now, Here's The Return Of Kao

    Remember this one?

    Kao the Kangaroo is back! We'll admit that not all of us here at Pure Xbox remember this fella, but Kao made his debut back in the Sega Dreamcast era, before getting 3 sequels across PC, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance. Kao the Kangaroo is your typical 3D mascot platformer. That means plenty of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Kao the Kangaroo
  • News This $375 Xbox Series X|S Carry Case Is Fit For Wilderness Survival

    Xbox vs. Wild

    Ever fancied taking your Xbox on an adventure but don't know how to protect it? Well, Nanuk has you covered. The manufacturer, which specialises in super sturdy case designs, has created a product for the well travelled Xbox player. The 'Nanuk 938 for Xbox Series X or S' is a gargantuan case that'll protect everything you need for a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Random
  • News Rainbow Six Extraction Surpasses Three Million Players In Its First Week

    A positive reaction

    Rainbow Six Extraction made its debut across multiple platforms last week. This included a release on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service, and it seems to be paying off. According to the game's official Twitter account, the title has already surpassed three million players within its first week. Ubisoft is set to expand on this -...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Ubisoft
  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Gets Free Demo For Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

    Tutorial and Edit modes featured

    If you've been eagerly awaiting Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires and its return to a smaller-stage format, there's now a free demo out for the upcoming release! The demo, which is live now across Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, features two of the game's modes. The tutorial is here, which contains a Castle Siege, along with...

    • Xbox
    • Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One

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