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  • News GTA 6 Appears On Actor's Resume, And He Responds With A Statement

    Relates to work back in 2018

    It's pretty safe to assume Grand Theft Auto VI is coming at some point in the future. But when? That's the big question on GTA fans' minds. We might have received a hint in the form of a potential cast member, however, whose resume initially suggested they did CGI motion capture for GTA 6 back in 2018. This information...

    • GTA 6
    • Rockstar Games
    • Xbox
  • News The Original Design Of The Xbox One Was Rushed, Admits Xbox Boss

    "What we had was a team that didn't have enough time"

    Last week's IGN interview with Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was very revealing on all things Xbox and Xbox Series X, and the website later posted another interview with the Xbox boss on YouTube talking about the upcoming console in even more detail. As part of this, Spencer reflected on the original...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • News Here Are 20 Great Games For Under £5 In The Xbox Spring Sale 2020

    Bargains galore

    If you've had a chance to browse the Xbox Spring Sale 2020 over the past few days, you'll have run into quite the selection of bargains. There are a bunch of fantastic games available for as low as £2.99, including some of the best and most critically-acclaimed titles on Xbox. With that in mind, we've picked out 20 games in the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Spring Sale
  • News A Remastered Version Of Saints Row: The Third Has Been Rated By The ESRB

    Batter up

    Saints Row: The Third looks like it'll be receiving the remaster treatment in the near future. Following a leak last month (including a possible launch date of 5th May), a listing has now appeared on America's Entertainment Software Rating Board. The remaster is rated 'M' for Mature and will be released on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and...

    • Xbox One
    • Saints Row
    • Xbox 360
    • Koch Media

YesterdaySat, 4th Apr 2020

  • News These 11 Games Are Coming To Xbox One Next Week

    Starting Tuesday

    Next week is a bit of a quiet one in terms of major releases on Xbox One, but we've still got some great games to look forward to, including the likes of Construction Simulator 3, Block Quest Maker and Obduction, which was developed by the team behind PC classics Myst and Riven. Let's take a look at the full list of games below,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • News More Perks Have Been Added For Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members

    Great for NBA 2K fans

    If you're a member of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft has begun handing out additional perks for being a subscriber to the service in recent weeks, including DLC and other add-ons. As of yesterday, a new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate perk is showing in the form of free VC for NBA 2K20. The offer is for the MyCareer and MyTeam...

    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox
    • NBA 2K20
  • Rumour Resident Evil 8 Coming Next Year, Was Originally Revelations 3

    Internal testing said to be "super positive"

    If you were here at Pure Xbox back on Tuesday, you'll have seen a rumour by Twitter user AestheticGamer (aka Dusk Golem) suggesting a new Resident Evil was coming out in 2021. Now, the alleged leaker has shed more light on the game, confirming it will be Resident Evil 8, but that wasn't always the case...

    • Resident Evil
    • Xbox
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 4th)

    Fable, anyone?

    We're spoilt for choice when it comes to Xbox games this weekend. There are multiple games available as part of Microsoft's Free Play Days program, two new Xbox Games With Gold titles to enjoy, and hundreds of discounted classics via the Xbox Spring Sale. Here's what we're playing over the next couple of days:

    • Features
    • Talking Point
  • News Inspiring Gamer Uses Xbox Adaptive Controller To Play Animal Crossing On Nintendo Switch

    Phil Spencer comments

    Here's a really cool story we spotted overnight — a disabled gamer by the name of EyeGazeGirl on Twitter has been using the Xbox Adaptive Controller to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch (courtesy of UK games charity Special Effect), moving the joystick with her chin and switches with her head and hand...

    • Xbox
    • Nintendo
  • News DOOM 3 Was Released On The Original Xbox 15 Years Ago, Do You Remember Playing It?

    We've got some horrific memories

    Just a few weeks after the launch of DOOM Eternal on Xbox One and multiple other platforms, the third entry in id Software's hellish series is now celebrating 15 years since its release on the original Xbox hardware. To be more precise, this game first graced Microsoft's home console on 3rd April 2005. Whether you...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Doom
    • id Software

Friday3rd Apr 2020

  • News The Xbox Spring Sale 2020 Is Now Live, Hundreds Of Titles Discounted

    Break out the gift cards

    Update (Fri 3rd Apr, 2020 06:30 BST): We've got an update from Major Nelson, who has now updated the weekly Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale post. Here is the full round-up along with his Twitter announcement: Original Story (Fri 3rd Apr, 2020 00:05 BST): It's finally here! The Xbox Spring Sale 2020 has begun, with

    • Xbox
    • Spring Sale
    • Xbox One
  • News You Can Get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate For Half Price Right Now

    Update: More retailers added

    Update: (Fri 3rd Apr, 2020 20:15 BST): More retailers have been added to the list! Currys PC World is now offering the same deal along with six free months of Spotify Premium. In the US, both Amazon and Newegg are doing similar deals as well. These appear to have slightly

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Boss Explains Why There Was Never A Sunset Overdrive 2

    Talks Ryse as well

    In another tidbit from IGN's interview with Phil Spencer, the Xbox Head commented on why cult-classic Sunset Overdrive never received a sequel prior to developer Insomniac Games being acquired by Sony. His answer revolved around the difficulty of launching in the early days of Xbox One: "I think there are some really good games...

    • Xbox
    • Sunset Overdrive
  • News Another Game Might Be Coming To Xbox Games With Gold In April

    Has Toybox Turbos been replaced?

    We highlighted the four games coming to Xbox Games With Gold in April earlier this week, but now some Xbox fans are receiving a message hinting there's another on the way. The game is original Xbox title BLiNX: The Time Sweeper, and there's a suggestion it might be a replacement for Xbox 360 racer Toybox Turbos...

    • Xbox Games With Gold
    • Xbox
  • Talking Point What Are You Buying In The Xbox Spring Sale 2020?

    Anything take your fancy?

    The Xbox Spring Sale 2020 has officially arrived, with hundreds of games on sale over the next couple of weeks. This is the time to use those Microsoft Rewards Points, redeem those gift cards, and generally treat yourself to some big discounts on some of the best games on the Xbox One (and Xbox 360). Let's start with some...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Talking Point
  • News The Co-Creator Of Xbox Has Sued Atari Over The Upcoming VCS Console

    Rob Wyatt has filed a lawsuit

    The co-creator of the original Xbox, Rob Wyatt, has sued Atari for a lack of payment relating to work on the upcoming Atari VCS console, VentureBeat has reported. Wyatt is said to have filed a lawsuit via his company, Tin Giant, and the company has suggested it's owed over $250,000. The Atari VCS has been slated to be...

    • Xbox
    • Atari
  • Poll What Is Your Favourite Resident Evil Game On Xbox?

    In honour of Resident Evil 3's release

    The highly-anticipated Resident Evil 3 remake released earlier today (check out our review!), making it the twelfth title in the franchise to appear on an Xbox console so far. The vast majority of those games are available on Microsoft's current-gen system too, with many having been re-released over the years,...

    • Resident Evil
    • Xbox
  • News Phil Spencer Talks Xbox Series X Launch Games And Pre-Release Plans

    "We're definitely going to be leaning into the games talk now"

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed more details yesterday on what to expect from the Xbox Series X in regards to launch games and the system's roadmap in an interview with IGN. Responding to a question about how the company will approach its launch lineup, Spencer noted the...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox
  • News Over 25 Xbox Game Studios Titles Are Discounted On Steam This Weekend

    More sales!

    As if enough sales weren't being thrown our way with the Xbox Spring Sale 2020, the Steam platform on PC is also offering discounts on a range of Xbox Game Studios titles this weekend. Among the included games are Ori and the Blind Forest, Gears 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. You'll find the entire list over at the

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Steam
  • News The Batista Bomb Is Now In Gears 5

    Just in time for WrestleMania

    So this is a thing! After first being added to Gears 5 back in September 2019, WWE legend and Hollywood movie star Dave Bautista has returned to the franchise with a new execution. It's based on the Batista Bomb, which was the former WWE's star's finishing move back in the day. You can see footage of the move below,...

    • Gears 5
    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • Video See Footage Of Over 35 Upcoming [email protected] Games

    Part of a new Spotlight series

    The [email protected] program has revealed footage of 36 upcoming indie Xbox games as part of a new Spotlight YouTube series, complete with comments from the developers themselves. The move comes as a result of GDC being cancelled back in February, with Sr. Director of [email protected] Chris Charla commenting that "given the global...

  • News Be Prepared To Buy Sea Of Thieves Again, If You Prefer To Play On Steam

    Rocking the boat

    Yesterday, as you might have heard, the official Sea of Thieves Twitter account revealed Rare's multiplayer pirate game would be released on Steam. It's not all that surprising considering how games like Gears 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection are already on there, and it should be a nice boost for the playe

    • Sea of Thieves
    • Xbox
    • PC
    • Windows
    • Steam
  • News You Can Play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Multiplayer For Free This Weekend

    Nice freebie

    Activision is making Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's multiplayer free for all players this weekend via the free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone. Players will be able to compete in a 'Stocked Up/Locked Down' 24/7 playlist, featuring two original Modern Warfare maps. The larger of the two, Atlas Superstore, features 10v10 gameplay, while...

    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    • Xbox One

Thursday2nd Apr 2020

  • News Xbox Head Phil Spencer Reveals How He Felt After Watching PS5 Deep Dive

    Part of an hour-long interview

    In a revealing hour-long podcast interview with IGN last night, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer weighed in on an array of topics relating to Xbox Series X. At the 15-minute mark of the interview, host Ryan McCaffrey questioned how Spencer reacted to the infamous PS5 deep dive last month. "I felt really good about how...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • PS5
  • Guide All Xbox Game Pass Games

    The Complete List For Xbox One & PC

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games for console and PC? You'll find every included title in the subscription-based service below, including backwards compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 games. It's worth noting that the console and PC versions of Game Pass are separate - if you want them both, you'll need...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Guides
  • News Xbox Boss Talks The Failures Of Xbox One Launch, How It Impacted Xbox Series X

    Discusses game libraries and relationships

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer appeared on an hour-long IGN podcast last night, and made various comments in regards to Xbox and Xbox Series X. Talking about the Xbox One's launch back in 2013, Spencer admitted there were some business models that certainly didn't go down well at the time. "There were other...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • News Phil Spencer "Feels Good" About Xbox Series X Price, Will "Stay Agile"

    "We have a plan and we feel very solid about our plan"

    As part of Xbox Head Phil Spencer's interview with IGN on the company's podcast yesterday, he talked about the potential price of the Xbox Series X. While Spencer refrained from giving a specific figure for now, he noted he "feels good" about the price target in mind. "You have to set a price...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
  • News Phil Spencer Explains The Lack Of Optical Audio Port On Xbox Series X

    "Price does play a role, there's no doubt"

    Something else that Phil Spencer discussed during his lengthy (and fantastic) hour-long interview with IGN was the lack of an optical audio port on the Xbox Series X. We'd already heard it would be missing on the new system, but until now, we hadn't received a specific reason as to why: “The marginal...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox
  • Review Bleeding Edge - Lacking Content, But Packed With Potential

    A good idea in Theory

    Given that Ninja Theory has established itself as a studio with a pedigree for fantastic single-player games, it’s interesting that its latest title is a strictly online multiplayer affair. With the outstanding Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice still lingering in the minds of many gamers and its sequel on the way, Bleeding Edge...

    • Reviews
    • Xbox One
    • Bleeding Edge
  • News More Games Added To Xbox Game Pass And Project xCloud Preview

    Keep 'em comin!

    We reported earlier this morning that NieR: Automata was now available to play via Xbox Game Pass for console, and as of an hour ago, Xbox Game Pass for PC has added Overcooked! 2 to its library as well. This means the co-op cooking game is now available on all forms of Xbox Game Pass. Additionally, if you're part of the Xbox...

    • Xbox Game Pass
    • xCloud
    • PC
    • Bleeding Edge
    • Overcooked
  • News Free Play Days: It's WrestleMania Weekend, Folks!

    Update: Official announcement

    Update: (Thu 2nd Apr, 2020 16:22 BST): Microsoft has now announced these officially, however Starlink: Battle for Atlas hasn't been included. It's currently showing as free until April 22nd on the Microsoft Store, however, so we think it's still part of the program. There are also various discounts you can take...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Free Play Days
    • WWE 2K20
  • News NieR: Automata Is Now Available On Xbox Game Pass

    BECOME AS GODS Edition

    We shared back on Monday that Square Enix's critically-acclaimed NieR: Automata was coming to Xbox Game Pass on April 2nd, and as of this morning, it's now showing as live on Xbox One. The Xbox Game Pass version is the 2018 BECOME AS GODS Edition, which features additional sub-quests, costumes and more. The BECOME AS GODS...

    • NieR Automata
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Rumour Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Multiplayer Is Still In Development

    "My source is insisting right now..."

    Here's something we weren't expecting to hear today - notable leaker TheGamingRevolution, who has revealed various rumours about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered in recent weeks, has suggested the multiplayer portion of the game is still in development. The rumour comes just days after...

    • Call of Duty
    • Xbox
  • News Sea of Thieves Unexpectedly Shows Up On Steam

    It's "coming soon"

    Update: (Thu 2nd Apr, 2020 15:20 BST): The official Sea of Thieves Twitter account has just released an official post about this, but no release date has been revealed yet. Original Story: (Thu 2nd Apr, 2020 15:15 BST): It looks like Microsoft is adding another Xbox Game Studios title to the Steam PC platform. Steam has...

    • Sea of Thieves
    • Xbox
    • PC
    • Steam
  • News Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer Would Love To See MechAssault Revived

    Mech my day

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has witnessed many of Microsoft's video game releases over the years and was recently asked on the IGN podcast what Xbox IP he'd most like to see revived. While there's plenty to choose from, for Phil it's gotta be MechAssault: “Mech. That’s easy. Mech, from a rights standpoint, is a little bit messy since...

    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • MechAssault
  • News Sinister Action-RPG Mortal Shell Is Coming To Xbox One Later This Year

    Very soulslike

    An action-RPG developed by the newly-announced indie studio Cold Symmetry is coming later this year, produced by a core team of just 15 people. Mortal Shell describes itself as "built upon the ruthless traditions of the soulslike genre", featuring "exquisitely crafted worlds, fearsome combat, and menacing foes." The developer behind...

    • Mortal Shell
    • Xbox
    • Xbox One

Wednesday1st Apr 2020

  • Guide When Will The Xbox Spring Sale 2020 Be Revealed?

    Update: It's now live!

    Update: (Fri 3rd Apr, 2020 10:25 BST): The Xbox Spring Sale 2020 is now live! Head to our Spring Sale roundup for a look at some of the best deals. Original Story: (Wed 1st Apr, 2020 12:00 BST): The Microsoft Store Spring Sale is almost upon us, during which a significant number of Xbox digital titles are expected to be...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Guides
  • Review Assassin's Creed Odyssey - The Best Assassin's Creed Has Ever Been

    By The Beard Of Zeus!

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey continues down the exciting new path forged by its predecessor Origins, refining the reworked combat introduced in the ancient Egyptian epic and bolstering the RPG elements which saw that title heralded as something of a grand rebirth for the franchise. This is a huge adventure set in a stunning...

    • Reviews
    • Xbox One
    • Assassins Creed
  • News These Are The Titles Leaving Xbox Game Pass This Month

    Play 'em while you still can

    Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service offers some amazing value. As long as you're signed up, you can play a huge library of games for a single fee. About the only downside is that games eventually leave the service after a certain period of time. With that in mind, the console games being removed this month on 15th April...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Microsoft "Extraordinarily Well-Positioned" For The Future Of Gaming, Suggests Analyst

    Talks cloud streaming

    Another analyst has weighed in on the future of Xbox, this time via a fantastic in-depth Xbox Series X feature over at Polygon. As part of the feature, Wedbrush Securities gaming analyst Michael Pachter suggested that Microsoft and Sony's days as "gaming juggernauts are numbered," but also indicated that Microsoft is...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
  • News Get A Video Message From Master Chief And Help Fight COVID-19

    Throughout April

    Big Halo/Master Chief fan? Then this one's for you. The legendary voice of Master Chief, Steve Downes, is currently offering personalised video messages via Cameo, and throughout the month of April, he'll be donating all proceeds an organisation working to fight the coronavirus. The US-based organisation is called Project...

    • Halo
    • Xbox
  • News Microsoft Is Giving Away A Stunning Sonic The Hedgehog Xbox One X

    Gotta retweet fast

    Microsoft has been very generous with its Xbox One X giveaways in recent weeks. We've seen custom consoles based on Dragon Ball Z and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and now following the release of the Sonic The Hedgehog movie on the Microsoft Store, it's giving away a stunning Sonic-branded Xbox One X. Instead of being limite

    • Sonic
    • Xbox One X
    • Xbox
  • News Here Are The Best Xbox-Related April Fools' Jokes We've Seen Today

    No foolin' us

    We've been trying to tip-toe around the news here at Pure Xbox today given the sheer number of April Fools' jokes doing the rounds, but there have been some great gags dropping all day. Many of them relate to some of our favourite Xbox games, too, so we've rounded up some of the best below. DiRT Rollers: The Official Marble Racing...

    • Xbox
    • April Fools
  • News Here's Why Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Doesn't Have Multiplayer

    Activision explains all

    In case you haven't heard the news yet, the much-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered won't be releasing on Xbox One until April 30th due to a timed exclusive agreement with PlayStation. It won't have multiplayer either when it launches, and Activision has explained why. In a blog post, the company...

    • Call of Duty
    • Modern Warfare 2
    • Xbox
  • Guide Best Xbox One Accessories For 2020

    Play and charge

    So, you've taken the plunge and purchased an Xbox One console. Maybe you've even splashed out and acquired yourself an Xbox One X to take advantage of the latest in 4K gaming. After your bank balance has recovered and you've bought a few games, you'll no doubt want to pick up some accessories to enhance your experience. So what's...

    • Guides
    • Xbox One
    • Accessories
  • News Bethesda Has Cancelled Its June Digital Showcase

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Pete Hines, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications at Bethesda, has taken to Twitter to announce that the company will no longer be holding a Digital Showcase this June. The reason concerns "the many challenges" the company is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a replacement for the Digital...

    • Bethesda
    • Xbox
  • News Totally Reliable Delivery Service Added To Xbox Game Pass

    It's out now

    Wacky delivery game Totally Reliable Delivery Service is now available on Xbox One, and in a welcome move, it's also been added free for Xbox Game Pass (for console) subscribers. The game was developed by We're Five Games, who previously gave us open-world FPS Morphite in 2017. We haven't had a chance to try Totally Reliable Delivery...

    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
    • Xbox One
    • TinyBuild Games
  • News Gears 5 Multiplayer Designer Departs The Coalition Due To "Personal Issues"

    "It's time to pass the torch"

    Following the release of the free Operation 3: Gridiron update for Gears 5 yesterday, the game's Multiplayer Design Director Ryan Cleven has announced he's leaving developer The Coalition due to "personal issues", indicating that the past six years have "taken a toll". Cleven announced this via Twitter, where he also...

    • Gears 5
    • Xbox
    • PC
  • News Rockstar Games Donating 5% Of In-Game Revenue To COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    "We want to help where we can"

    Rockstar Games is one of the latest games companies to reveal it's supporting COVID-19 relief efforts, announcing that 5% of all in-game revenue in GTA Online and Red Dead Online will be donated through April and May. The company released a statement via its website indicating the following: "Starting April 1st and...

    • Rockstar Games
    • GTA V
    • Red Dead
    • Xbox
  • News Remember Pool Nation FX? It Came Out 5 Years Ago Today

    Hit 1 million downloads in four days

    If you were an Xbox One owner back in April of 2015, you're bound to remember Pool Nation FX. The game, which followed the original Pool Nation on Xbox 360 from 2012, was released as a free Xbox Games with Gold title at launch, and racked up millions of downloads in just a few months. It's safe to say it got off...

    • Pool Nation FX
    • Xbox

Tuesday31st Mar 2020

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2020

    31st March quests now live

    Have you started Xbox Game Pass Quests yet? If not, why not?! For Xbox Game Pass members, they're a great way of earning some extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass Quests, and most importantly, various tips and tricks to help you...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • Guide All Free Xbox Games With Gold In 2020

    A complete list of every 2020 GwG title (as they're announced)

    Looking for the latest Xbox Games with Gold titles? Struggling to remember which games you downloaded (or missed!) earlier in the year? This page lists every Games with Gold title currently announced in 2020 for Xbox One and Xbox 360 (including original Xbox games). We'll be adding to...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox 360
    • Games With Gold
    • Guides
  • News The First Two Of April's Xbox Games With Gold Have Leaked Early

    Update: It's now official

    Update: (Tue 31st Mar, 2020 15:35 BST): All of this month's titles have now been announced. You can see the full list over at our Xbox Games with Gold April 2020 roundup. Original Story: (Tue 31st Mar, 2020 09:30 BST): Microsoft has waited a very long time to announce April 2020's Xbox Games with Gold - we're now at the...

    • Xbox Games With Gold
    • Xbox
  • Review Resident Evil 3 - A Disappointing Follow-Up To Last Year's Brilliant Resident Evil 2

    Raccoon City Rancour

    Perhaps it was somewhat foolish to expect that a Resident Evil 3 remake, no matter how radical, could manage to reach the heady heights of last year's sublime Resident Evil 2. With much weaker source material to work from – there ain't no Raccoon City Police Department here – this one was always likely to be an uphill...

    • Reviews
    • Xbox One
    • Resident Evil
  • News Dev Shares Gameplay Video Of Planned 4K, 120FPS Xbox Series X Exclusive

    Update: Footage and new details

    Update: (Tue 31st Mar, 2020 12:05 BST): Dynamic Voltage Games has now provided gameplay footage of Orphan of the Machine (1080p/60fps for now), which you can see above. It also describes the game's inspirations as the following: Original Story: (Mon 30th Mar, 2020 13:00 BST): If you were browsing Pure Xbox last...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox
    • Dynamic Voltage Games
  • News Xbox Games With Gold For April 2020 Announced

    Anyone for racing?

    Following the leak earlier this morning, Microsoft has officially announced all four Xbox Games with Gold for April 2020. As always, these games are available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold members (including subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). If you've yet to download Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete...

    • Xbox Games With Gold
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox
  • Deals Over 50 Xbox Games On Sale This Week, Including A Star Wars Classic

    The Force is strong with this one

    Welcome to Tuesday! We've got another week of new sales on Xbox Live to take advantage of, but with the Xbox Spring Sale likely on the horizon (it began last year in mid-April), it's a fairly small selection compared to what we've seen recently. There are still plenty of highlights though! As part of the Spotlight...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Deals With Gold
  • News The Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remaster Is A Timed PS4 Exclusive For A Month

    Coming to Xbox on April 30th

    We've heard a lot about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered in recent weeks, including leaked artwork and a trailer, and now it's finally arrived. The downside? It's only available for PS4 players for the next month, eventually launching on Xbox One and PC on April 30th. It's fair to say plenty of Xbox...

    • Call Of Duty
    • Call Of Duty Modern Warfare
    • Xbox
    • PS4
  • News Some Xbox Series X Games Could Feature No Loading Screens, Suggests Dev

    "Using SSDs greatly improves disc I/O"

    We've heard more comments on the Xbox Series X from the developer behind Gigantosaurus The Game, which was released just last week on Xbox One. In an interview with GamingBolt, Outright Games' Terry Malham Sr. suggested that in theory, some Xbox Series X games may not require loading screens at all. The CEO...

    • Xbox Series X
  • Rumour New Resident Evil Coming In 2021, Will Be "Biggest Departure" In Series History

    Reportedly in development since 2016

    The highly-anticipated remake of Resident Evil 3 drops this Friday, but ahead of its release, we've also heard rumours about where the franchise will be going next. According to prominent leaker Dusk Golem (thanks VG247), a new Resident Evil game will be released in 2021, and will be "the biggest departure the...

    • Resident Evil
    • Xbox
  • News Minecraft Dungeons Gets A Release Date, Coming To Xbox Game Pass

    Not in April though

    Minecraft fans, listen up! After originally being announced for April 2020, action-adventure game Minecraft Dungeons is now officially coming out on May 26. The game launches for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC (as well as PS4 and Nintendo Switch) and here's the best part - it's included for free with Xbox Game Pass subscriptions...

    • Minecraft Dungeons
    • Minecraft
    • Xbox One
    • PC
  • News New Kingdom Hearts Game Coming "Pretty Soon", Hints Series Director

    And another on the way

    A new interview with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura has shed light on two new unannounced Kingdom Hearts games in the works. In the interview with Dengeki PlayStation (and translated by KH Insider), Nomura stated the two projects were separate from upcoming mobile game Dark Road: "We talked about this in the 7...

    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Xbox
  • News An RPG Starring The Paddle From PONG Is Heading To Xbox One

    No, it's not an April Fools

    If you've had told Allan Alcorn, creator of PONG back in 1972 that his smash-hit arcade game would be turned into a role-playing game in 2020, he'd have probably laughed you out the door. But it's happened - PONG Quest is the real deal, and it's heading to Xbox One this Spring. In a statement released by Atari, the...

    • Pong Quest
    • Xbox One
  • News It Might Be A While Before Mount And Blade 2 Is Ported To Xbox

    Console releases happening "further down the road"

    The medieval combat simulator and role-playing game Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord just hit early access on Steam. It's got plenty of Xbox fans wondering when this prequel to the previous entry will arrive on their own system. The bad news is it likely won't be galloping onto Microsoft's current...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News New Pass Allows Friends To Play Ghost Recon Breakpoint For Free

    Available until June 16

    Ubisoft has added has added a couple of new ways to play Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint for free, including something called a Friend Pass. By downloading the new Xbox One trial of the game, up to three friends can join an existing owner's co-op session at no extra cost (until June 16). If you don't have any friends to...

    • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
    • Xbox One
  • News Wasteland 3 Delayed, Team Facing "Logistical Challenges" Due To Coronavirus

    Pushed back a few months

    Wasteland 3 has been delayed until August 28, 2020, developer InXile Entertainment has confirmed via Twitter. In a statement, the company indicated that the "new logistical challenges" brought about by home-working during the coronavirus pandemic has led to the decision. "As with most companies, we moved to a...

    • Wasteland 3
    • Xbox One
    • PC

Monday30th Mar 2020

  • Feature Peter Molyneux's Promises, Angry Swans And Crippling Crunch - The Epic Making Of Fable

    "Some of the best ideas came out of costly failures"

    When Microsoft launched the original Xbox back in 2001, it was keenly aware that the console would live or die by the quality of its exclusive games. It was going up against Sony and Nintendo – two companies with enviable reserves of internal development talent – and a strong slate of...

    • Features
    • Fable
    • Retro
    • Peter Molyneux
  • News Creator Of Fable Hopes Fable 4 Is More Than "The Witcher With Condoms"

    "Fable feels mythic and magical in a way that a lot of RPGs don’t"

    While Fable 4 hasn’t been officially confirmed as yet, we’ve heard from more than one source that it is indeed happening, making it one of Microsoft’s worst-kept secrets right now. With Forza Horizon developer Playground Games at the helm, this epic RPG could end up being one...

    • Fable
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Is Currently Offering Great Deals On Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    Take advantage while you can

    You hear us talk regularly at Pure Xbox about how great we think Xbox Game Pass is, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the best version of the lot. For your subscription, you not only get access to a vast library of games on console and PC, but you also get Xbox Live Gold included as standard. Whether you're a current...

    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox
  • News NieR Replicant Announced For Xbox One, NeiR: Automata Also Coming To Xbox Game Pass

    Update: Xbox Game Pass date announced

    Update: (Mon 30th Mar, 2020 17:40 BST): The Xbox Game Pass date for NeiR: Automata has been officially announced! It's coming to the service on Thursday, April 2nd. Original Story: (Sun 29th Mar, 2020 13:00 BST): It's been ten years since the release of the original NIER for Xbox 360, and to celebrate,...

    • Nier Replicant
    • Nier Automata
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News After 19 Years, Official Xbox Magazine Has Closed Down

    Staff were let go last week

    Media company Future is closing six of its magazines (one gaming-related) including the long-running Official Xbox Magazine, according to a new report from Eurogamer. The website says the magazine folded last week, during which the last few remaining staff were let go. In a statement, Future reportedly said that like...

    • Xbox
    • Official Xbox Magazine
    • Future PLC
  • Roundup Here's What Critics Are Saying About Resident Evil 3 So Far

    Available this Friday

    The first reviews for Resident Evil 3 have gone live, and for the most part, they're looking very positive. Some critics are suggesting they aren't as impressed as they were with the Resident Evil 2 remake, however, so let's take a look at what a few reviewers have been saying about the game so far. We'll start over at sister...

    • Resident Evil 3
    • Xbox
  • Video Watch The Leaked Trailer For Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered

    Surfaced earlier today

    There have been a lot of hints about the impending release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered recently, including artwork for the game discovered a few days ago, but here's the biggest yet - a leaked trailer. It's been shared by Twitter account MW2 Remastered, and you can view it below: The video ends...

    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    • Call of Duty
    • Xbox
  • UK Charts Call of Duty Hits #1, Forza Horizon Climbs Again

    Big week for Modern Warfare

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons no longer dominates the UK charts this week! The Nintendo Switch exclusive has been bumped off the top spot by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, while EA Sports' FIFA 20 also leaps into second place. Meanwhile, various games retain the same positions as last week including Grand Theft Auto V,...

    • UK Charts
    • Xbox
  • Random Xbox Fan Designs 'Killer Queen' Inspired Controller For Wife

    We speak to them

    An Xbox fan has taken to Reddit to show off a custom 'Killer Queen' inspired controller designed for their wife. It's a beautiful controller, decorated with the lyrics of Queen's hit song, and we spoke to the person behind it - Reddit user SamuelFrost4 - to find out how and why they put this together. According to SamuelFrost4,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Random
    • Queen
  • News Halo 5: Guardians Has Added DLC Supporting The Coronavirus Relief Fund

    All proceeds go to the fund

    You can now purchase DLC directly supporting the GlobalGiving organisation's Coronavirus Relief Fund in Halo 5: Guardians. It's called the "Relief and Recovery REQ Pack", and features various rare items for use in Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer for the price of $9.99. Microsoft says that from now through April 30, 2020,...

    • Halo 5
    • Halo
    • Xbox
  • News A Kojima Productions Employee Has Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus

    Statement released

    Kojima Productions - the developer of games such as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Death Stranding, has announced an employee working at the studio has tested positive for coronavirus. Here's what the company had to say in its statement: "The employee has been at home from March 20th and as such has not entered the...

    • Kojima Productions
    • Health
  • News Elder Scrolls Online Developer 'Exploring' Bringing The Game To Xbox Series X

    'We have definitely heard the fans, you know?'

    The developer behind The Elder Scrolls Online has commented on the potential of both an Xbox Series X and PS5 version of the game. Speaking to Trusted Reviews, Creative Director at Zenimax Online Studios Rich Lambert suggested the company just was beginning to look into the possibility: "We’re just...

    • Elder Scrolls Online
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox

Sunday29th Mar 2020

  • News Microsoft Comments On Its Decision To Support AA Batteries For The Xbox Series X Controller

    A controversial call?

    Microsoft's decision to ship the Xbox Series X controller with AA batteries has sparked plenty of debate. We've heard from many Pure Xbox commenters and voters on both sides of the argument, and now, in a conversation with Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, the company has addressed the decision directly. The comments come from...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
  • News The Xbox Series X Has Four Tiny Rubber Feet For Horizontal Orientation

    Get sideways

    Just because the Xbox Series X has been compared to fancy-looking fridges and stacked GameCube, doesn't necessarily mean it has to remain upright. As Head of Xbox Phil Spencer explained no

    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Xbox Is Restricting What You Can Upload During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Including gamerpics

    We've already heard how Xbox is "actively monitoring performance and usage trends" in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and apparently, this includes restrictions on upload content. According to the Xbox Support beta site, users can no longer upload content such as custom gamerpics for the time being. The site, which also...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Microsoft
  • Rumour A Remastered Version Of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Is Also On The Way

    These remasters are like buses

    Earlier this month, prominent YouTuber and Twitter leaker TheGamingRevolution claimed that various Activision games were in the works, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. Artwork leaked for the game earlier this week, suggesting it was to be unveiled in the near future. Following that leak,...

    • Call of Duty
    • Modern Warfare 3
    • Rumours