Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 11-12)

Another weekend begins after a crazy few days in the world of Xbox! If you're stuck for things to do, don't forget we've got a few new Xbox Game Pass titles, multiple Free Play Days offerings and plenty of great sales on the Xbox Store.

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

I think my first task this weekend is to check out the Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden free trial on the Xbox Store. I've had my eye on this game ever since our Pure Xbox review landed earlier in 2024, and everyone says the story is really good, so it's about time I gave it a try for myself. After all, you can't go wrong with free!

I'm also very slowly getting back into Baldur's Gate 3 now that I've activated the cross-save feature that will hopefully avoid any saving issues on Xbox. The problem is, I've forgotten everything I did back in December now...

Have a good weekend, folks.

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

This weekend I need a big old relax, so aside from wheeling out the BBQ for the first time this year, I'll probably jump into some comfort gaming to be quite honest. Maybe a bit of Dead Island 2 for those summer vibes would be a nice one - I still need to check out the game's latest DLC expansion!

Over on PlayStation I'll probably be playing some of my PS5 comfort game in the form of Gran Turismo 7, and if I fancy anything else over the weekend I might go back even further and boot up some old OG Xbox / Xbox 360 games. The world is my oyster with backwards compatibility!

Have a splendid weekend, all.

What will you be playing on Xbox this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.