Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 12-13)

It's time for another weekend! Xbox is stacked with things to do over the next couple of days, including some new Game Pass releases, multiple Free Play Days titles and a special free Assassin's Creed weekend from Ubisoft!

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

I don't even know where to start this weekend! I guess I'll kick things off with Assassin's Creed - of the five games that are free to try on Xbox right now, I've only played a couple. Valhalla seems the obvious choice, but I might actually check out Assassin's Creed 2 to see what all the fuss was about... I've always been interested in the Ezio Collection!

Another game I might dip into is the new release of Legend Bowl from Super Pixel Games. If you like (American) football games, it's definitely worth a look-- the gameplay is fun (albeit difficult!) and it seems pretty in-depth so far.

And of course, I'll be playing plenty of Quake 2 on Xbox (and PC) Game Pass!

Have a good weekend, folks.

Craig Reid, Video Producer

When Stray launched as a PS5 exclusive last year, I, like many others, was absolutely smitten with the idea of a furry four-legged romp through a neon dystopia. I wanted to play immediately, forever, now… but a part of me always thought, “What if Stray launched on Xbox?”, so I held off.

It was a long and scary year not knowing if I’d ever knock a can of paint off a roof and down into the streets, or paw at a paper bag until it somehow ended up on my head and I could no longer see... scary times indeed. So, of course the launch of Stray on Xbox this week has pretty much firmed up my weekend plans.

Outside of the walled city, I’ll be continuing with Baldur’s Gate 3 because, well, It’s freaking brilliant! And, If I’ve still somehow got an hour or two to spare, I’ll continue with the pixelated flappy flaps of A Short Hike - what a charmer it is.

Happy gaming!

What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.