Welcome to the weekend! Well, we're pretty sure we know what the majority of us will be playing this weekend, what with Halo Infinite launching just a few days ago on December 8th. However, there are still plenty of other options, such as various new Game Pass titles, another Free Play Days batch and the Xbox Game Awards 2021 sale!
Here's what we're diving into this weekend:
Fraser Gilbert, News Editor
I'm in that situation again where I'm really not getting much time to play anything right now (bring on the Christmas break), but if I do find a few spare hours, I'm almost certainly going to be spending them with Halo Infinite. PJ did a tremendous job on our review here at Pure Xbox, and now I'm eager to finally check it out for myself.
Anything else? Well, maybe I'll jump back into Forza Horizon 5 for a bit — even if it's just to complete a few races and nothing more — and Serious Sam 4 is on the download list for sure, but it might have to wait a few weeks at least.
Have a good weekend, everyone!
PJ O'Reilly, Freelance Contributor
Well, honestly, I'm a bit Halo'd out right now after working on all our guides and so on for the past week, so I reckon this weekend any free time I get will most likely be spe...ah, who am I kidding, I've just started my second playthrough of Halo Infinite's campaign and between that and the multiplayer, I really don't see me having time for much else this weekend. I just can't stop playing it.
I have, however, also picked up Chorus recently and it's absolutely brilliant so far, so I may well take a little break from all things Master Chief to get stuck into polishing some more of that off. If you're a fan of space dogfights, and let's face it who isn't, then I highly recommend having a look at it.
Liam Doolan, News Reporter
This weekend I'm settling in with the Halo Infinite campaign. I've spent about five hours on it so far, and I'm really warming up to the whole "open-world" concept. It does get a bit lonely out there at times, but the marines keep me company. I do wish we had co-op for this mode at launch, but I can live without it.
Apart from Halo, I'll be jumping into the Matrix...not like The Matrix, but the UE5 experience - in Neo's words, it's "unreal". No, really - it's rather impressive at times - particularly during those on-the-rail sequences. I'm also in the mood for a bit of Sonic, you can probably guess why - so I might revisit some of his 3D games.
That's all for me this weekend, game on!
What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.