Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 9-10)

Ready for another weekend? If you're wondering what to play over the next few days, we've obviously got the new Xbox Game Pass releases of Starfield and Gris, there are three more Free Play Days titles, a couple of games are hosting free betas on the Xbox Insider Hub, and you'll find over 1000 deals available on the Xbox Store!

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

It's obviously going to be more Starfield for me this weekend, which I haven't really had much chance to dive into yet. When you don't have much time to play games like you used to, it's definitely overwhelming to get stuck into a massive Bethesda RPG! What I've experienced of it so far though has been really impressive.

I also want to play the Payday 3 and Party Animals betas on Xbox over the next few days, and Sea of Stars is still calling to me after its arrival on Xbox Game Pass a few weeks ago. That game seems so good, and it's just come out at the wrong time for me... everything's too busy right now!

Have a good weekend, folks.

PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer

Well, I'm sick to my back teeth of Starfield already to be quite honest with you. Only kidding! I've reached the New Game Plus stage of proceedings in Bethesda's latest, and incredibly it just keeps on getting better, so I'll be continuing to bang my way through that.

Elsewhere, as a little change of pace, I'm also playing an upcoming Soulslike, or should that be Bloodborneslike, so I'm looking forward to digging into that properly and seeing whether it's up to scratch or not.

Busy weekend ahead, have a good one!

Craig Reid, Video Producer

Let’s be honest, is there really anything else we Xbox folk are playing other than Starfield right now? This is our first real weekend with the game so I don’t blame us! I’ve put 11 hours into the game so far, mainly to cap footage for our Starfield review (which you should check out if you’re still on the fence) so I’m keen to play for a bit of funsies.

It would be nice to add some flavour and variety to my weekly gamescapades but If I’m being honest, It’s just Starfield for me. However, I have watched a fair bit of the live-action One Piece show on Netflix (which is surprisingly enjoyable albeit utter cheese) so I was thinking of taking One Piece Odyssey for a spin… probs not, but maybe.

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