Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 17-18)

Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for things to play on Xbox over the next two days, look no further than High on Life and The Witcher 3 Next-Gen, although we've also seen various other new releases throughout the week such as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - Reunion. Plus, we've got three fantastic Free Play Days titles to take advantage of, along with a massive selection of deals as part of the Xbox Countdown Sale 2022.

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

I've got a lot on my plate this weekend, although I'm not sure how much I'll get around to! High on Life is definitely something I want to make more progress in, The Witcher 3 Next-Gen is demanding my attention, and I'm also very interested in playing Assassin's Creed Valhalla with Free Play Days, as well as the excellent WWE 2K22.

And that's not all! I've also been using this week to try and make more progress in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ahead of the sequel's release next March, and a couple of simulators are dominating my time right now as well, with Police Simulator - Patrol Officers and Firefighting Simulator - The Squad both in my rotation for the time being.

Have a good weekend, folks!

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Reloaded has officially arrived, alongside a 2x XP free trial weekend, meaning whatever else I had planned this weekend will probably get tossed aside for more Call of Duty multiplayer action. Some things never change!

If I manage to pry myself away from MW2 this weekend I'll probably also play some more High on Life. I've only tried out the first hour or-so right now, so I'm intrigued to see where this crazy shooter goes next!

Have a great weekend!

Craig Reid, Video Producer

This is my first one of these since joining the team at the start of December so, HI! HELLO! I go through phases of being hyper-competitive and uber laid-back when it comes to gaming, and, I think this weekend balances it perfectly.

In-between turns on Marvel Midnight Suns, I'll be taking full advantage of Battlefield 2042's 2XP event from now until December 19th, so I’ll be levelling my operators and weapons like a mad man - the game keeps getting better with every new update. I did say I like to chill though, and I will! I’m going to take my BB for a walk in Death Stranding. What better way to spend a Sunday than listening to Low Roar while traversing the gorgeous landscapes in ‘Delivery Dad Simulator’.

Anyhoo, I've loved writing this! Managed to sneak my first entry into the pre-Christmas weekend! Happy gaming, folks!

PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer

Hello. This weekend I'll be continuing to play Marvel's Midnight Suns, which is an absolute banger imo, whilst also finally making a start on A Plague Tale: Requiem.

I'll also likely be playing a little bit of FIFA 23's online World Cup mode, something I've quite unexpectedly got massively addicted to over the course of the tournament in Qatar. I still haven't actually managed to win the cup so far, so fingers crossed I can nab it before the final on Sunday. Not that winning is important, of cou...ah, who am I kidding? Winning is the only thing that matters.

Have a good weekend!

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