Welcome to the weekend! It's been a busy week of new releases, so you might find yourself playing the likes of Far Cry 6 and Alan Wake Remastered this weekend, and we've also got a few more Xbox Game Pass additions to take advantage of. Don't forget that the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta is still live right now too!
Here's what we’re jumping into over the next few days:
Fraser Gilbert, News Editor
I can happily admit that I already have access to Back 4 Blood's early access period, so I'll be checking that out this weekend ahead of its Xbox Game Pass launch on Tuesday. I'll also be continuing to build my Ultimate Team in FIFA 22, but you better believe I'm not going to be spending a penny of real money on it!
Aside from those, the other game I'm eager to get some time with this weekend is NHL 22, which has a free 10-hour Xbox Game Pass and EA Play trial available right now. This year marks the first time the series has switched to EA's Frostbite engine, so it's definitely worth giving it a try at no extra cost.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Daniel Hollis, News Reporter
After reviewing Alan Wake Remastered, I'm having another run-through to pick up any collectables I've missed. To be honest, it's just been great to really soak in the game again as it doesn't seem to get old. I'm going to have to check out Control: Ultimate Edition at some point.
Outside of that, I've got Far Cry 6 which I'm immensely excited for. I know a lot of critics have made comments about how it's just more of the same, but it's something I find oddly therapeutic. I wrote about a similar experience I had with Assassin's Creed Valhalla earlier this year.
Finally, I've got a few indies to check out - the main one being Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan. It looks absolutely delightful! I'm going to try and squeeze some more Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl in ahead of reviewing it next week, too.
Have a good one, folks!
What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.