Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 23-24)

Welcome to the weekend! If you're wondering what to play on Xbox over the next few days, we've got some fantastic new Xbox Game Pass titles, more Free Play Days offerings and a huge Tokyo Game Show sale! Don't forget that the massive (and free) Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 also went live earlier this week.

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

Well, there's no doubt I'll be playing a bit of EA Sports FC 24 this weekend as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate free 10-hour trial, and I may even complement that with some eFootball 2024 too! Let's make it a full-on football weekend...

I'll definitely need to sneak in some time for Party Animals though, which is becoming my new Xbox Game Pass obsession. It's such a great game to just chill out with and enjoy a few laughs, and crucially I can dip in and out of it without needing to dedicate a significant amount of time - perfect for those "just one quick game" moments!

Have a good weekend, folks.

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

After reviewing The Crew Motorfest earlier this week, I'll likely be playing even more of that over the weekend. Ubisoft's new racer has officially pushed Forza Horizon 5 off my SSD at this point (in part due to it being about 100GB smaller in size!), so it's set to be my go-to open world racing game for the foreseeable future.

I've also promised myself that I won't let another Game Pass leaver walk by me, so I'm going to do my best to play through Beacon Pines before it leaves the library at the end of September. I've heard it's a pretty short one, so, it should be doable in the next week or so!

I hope you all have a great weekend.

PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer

There's so much good stuff to play at the moment that I'm actually feeling a little bewildered but, in between some review bits and bobs I've got going on, I'll mostly be making time for EA Sports FC 24 this weekend. I've jumped on the Ultimate version's early access and so far it plays a decent game, even if it's very similar to what we saw in FIFA 23. Oh, and the menus...why did they make the menus so confusing this time?

Elsewhere, I'll likely spend a bunch of time with Mortal Kombat 1, which I've been enjoying immensely.

Have a good one, whatever you're playing!

Craig Reid, Video Producer

I’ve been waiting for Party Animals for years so it’s a no-brainer - I’ll be spending the majority of my weekend clubbing adorable animals with my lethal paws of fury. I’ve genuinely had such a hoot trying to unlock the whopping 92 achievements that Party Animals has. Honestly, trying to get these cheevos makes for such a wonderful experience and I think many devs could learn from this. Keeps the game fresh and entertaining!

Besides this, I’ll probably dive into the new save I created for Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 - It’s sooo much better folks. So much better.

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