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YesterdaySun, 23rd Jun 2024

  • Feature Every Xbox Game We Played At Summer Game Fest 2024

    Hands on previews with a bunch of Xbox games

    Summer Game Fest has wrapped up, and what a spectacle it was this year! There’s still a lot of exciting stuff to discuss from the event over the next few weeks, but what exactly did Pure Xbox get up to while we were living it large in the LA sun? Well, "living it large" might be a bit of an...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Summer Game Fest 2024
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Former Redfall Studio Head Already Looking Forward To What's Next

    And he's glad to see people enjoying the "cleaned up" release

    Before Arkane Austin closed its doors, the studio rolled out one final game update for Redfall adding an offline mode, single-player pausing, a new weapon, new systems, DLSS3, and much more. The now-former studio head Harvey Smith has now acknowledged this, mentioning how he's received a...

    • Xbox
    • Redfall
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass

Saturday22nd Jun 2024

  • News Lots Of Games Are Reduced By 90% On Xbox This Weekend (June 18-25)

    Bag yourself a bargain

    Looking for some cheap Xbox games in this week's Xbox sales (June 18-25)? As usual, there are lots of games in the 90% (and even 95%) range at the moment, including some big titles such as Mortal Kombat 11, Injustice 2, LEGO DC Super-Villains and multiple Sherlock Holmes adventures! You'll find all the 90% discounts from...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Discounts
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (June 24-28)

    Including four Game Pass titles!

    Welcome to your Xbox games roundup for June 24-28! We've got some interesting titles on the way next week including a return for Beyond Good & Evil along with four Xbox

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Pick One Which Game From This Year's Xbox Showcase Are You Most Excited For?

    If you had to pick one, which would it be?

    It's been a while since we've brought out the "Pick One" features here at Pure Xbox, but this opportunity seemed too good to pass up! Looking back at the 2024 Xbox Showcase, we're asking for the one game you're most excited for. And yes, we know that's a nightmare to vote on! This year's event was filled...

    • Xbox
    • Pick One
    • Polls
    • Features
    • Xbox Showcase
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 22-23)

    How about Shadow of the Erdtree?

    It's time for the weekend! We've got plenty to play on Xbox over the next two days including a few new Xbox Game Pass additions along with three more Free Play Days titles, and there are also hundreds of new deals on the Xbox Store! Here's what we're playing this weekend:

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing

Friday21st Jun 2024

  • News Microsoft Makes Statement On The Xbox Delay For Black Myth: Wukong

    "We’re excited for the launch"

    Update: Windows Central Reporter Jez Corden has now provided some extra context about the Microsoft statement on Black Myth: Wukong. Corden says that Xbox is "aware of the rumours" about an exclusivity deal, but he didn't mention them in his question to Microsoft. Here's a tweet from Corden with this extra...

    • Xbox
    • Black Myth: Wukong
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
  • News Capcom Promotes Xbox 360 Sale Ahead Of Next Month's Store Closure

    "Now is your last chance"

    Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed the second big batch of Xbox 360 marketplace discounts ahead of the old store's closure on July 29th, and Capcom is now highlighting the great titles that have been heavily reduced along the way. As part of the sale, various Resident Evil, Bionic Commando and Devil May Cry games for...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Deals
    • Capcom
  • Feature 10 Exciting New Indie Games To Play On Xbox In June 2024

    Including Game Pass titles!

    It's been a busy old month with the Xbox Showcase and all the other Summer Game Fest goodness that's come our way, so we've neglected to provide our usual indie games roundup... until now! We've seen some great indie releases on Xbox in June 2024 already, and we've got a whole bunch more on the way over the next couple of...

    • Xbox
    • Indie Games
    • June 2024
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Exec Talks Multiplatform Strategy, Team 'Really Pleased' With Sea Of Thieves On PS5

    "We have been really pleased"

    In a new interview with Variety, Xbox exec Matt Booty has been discussing lots of Microsoft's recent gaming business, including the team's big summer showcase earlier this month. Naturally, the conversation also moved towards

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Sea Of Thieves
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Is Getting An Officially Licensed Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree Controller

    Coming this summer

    Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is out on Xbox today, but if you're willing to hold your Elden Ring horses, you could be playing through this new FromSoftware expansion with an officially licensed Shadow of the Erdtree controller. Yep, Thrustmaster has announced a new version of its 'ESWAP' pro controller to coincide with the...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Thrustmaster
  • News Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 Looks Suitably Gears-Like In New Gameplay Overview

    E-Day will have to wait

    Hyped for Gears of War: E-Day? Looking to play something similar before its rumoured 2025 release window? Well, it might be worth checking out Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2, which comes to Xbox Series X|S later this year. Following a few chunky delays, Space Marine 2 looks like it's shaping up nicely, and a fresh ga

    • Xbox
    • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Already Planning For 'Great Showcase' Next Year As Team 'Hits Stride' In 2024

    "We are beginning to hit the rhythm we’ve always aspired for"

    Xbox's 2024 showcase may have only wrapped up mere days ago, but thoughts are already wandering towards what could appear during next year's event. We've already heard rumours that Xbox could have shown off way more games this year, and now a comment from Matt Booty suggests that quite...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Games Showcase
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Bethesda
  • Guide How To Access Elden Ring's Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC On Xbox

    Having trouble? Here's how to start it

    The time has finally arrived for Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC on Xbox! This incredible new expansion is officially available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but some players are struggling to access it. If you're one of them, we're here to help you out! Here's exactly how to start the...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Shadow Of The Erdtree
    • DLC
    • Guides
  • News The Witcher 3 Dev Concedes 'Best-Rated RPG DLC', Congratulates FromSoftware In The Process

    "Elden Ring gets to wear that crown now"

    Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is currently the highest-rated Xbox release of 2024 according to Metacritic, and in the process, it's become the best-reviewed expansion of all time. Prior to this new DLC champion, The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine was the frontrunner for RPGs, and CD Projekt Red has now...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • The Witcher 3
    • Blood And Wine
    • Shadow Of The Erdtree
  • News Flight Simulator Updates Continue With Free Las Vegas Expansion On Xbox & PC

    Jackpot!

    We're very much looking forward to the arrival of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (along with PC) this November, but until then, the current version is still getting some great new updates. Case in point, this Las Vegas expansion! This marks the eighth free city update for the game, adding much more...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Hits 20 Million Sales Globally

    Xbox now owns the Crash IP

    The Activision, and now Microsoft-owned IP, Crash Bandicoot has just had another sales milestone - announcing his collection Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has now hit 20 million sales globally after releasing on multiple platforms including Xbox One in 2018. In case you missed it, the N. Sane trilogy is a remaster...

    • Xbox
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Elden Ring's DLC Takes #1 Spot In Highest-Rated Xbox Games Of 2024

    We have a new champion

    We're just about at the halfway point of 2024, and we've got a strong new contender for Game of the Year on Xbox... or at the very least, expansion of the year. Of course, we're talking about Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree. As things stand, Metacritic places the Elden Ring DLC in first place when it comes to the best Xbox...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Shadow Of The Erdtree
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X

Thursday20th Jun 2024

  • News Multiple Games Announced For Xbox At Limited Run 2024 Showcase

    Rolling back the years

    Limited Run Games held its 2024 Summer Games Showcase earlier today, and it included a bunch of upcoming Xbox titles! Just like last year, some of these announcements were for physical versions of games that have already been announced / released, while others were for games that had never been revealed before. Firstly,...

    • Xbox
    • Limited Run
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Poll What Do You Think Of Still Wakes The Deep On Xbox Game Pass?

    Give us your rating so far

    We spent some time earlier this month playing through Still Wakes The Deep, and we really enjoyed our time with The Chinese Room's spooky Scottish adventure on Xbox. It wasn't perfect, but the Game Pass title provided a couple of intense gaming nights on the sofa for us - and we'll certainly remember its immersive setting...

    • Xbox
    • Still Wakes The Deep
    • Features
    • Poll
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox 360 Users Warn Of Issues With Certain Content On The Old Store

    Worth keeping in mind

    As we highlighted earlier this week, another batch of Xbox 360 deals went live recently ahead of the old store's closure next month, and as a result we're seeing a lot of 360 owners picking up as many bargains as possible before July 29th. That's all well and good, but what about buying DLC? That's sadly not quite as simple,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • DLC
  • News Digital Foundry Breaks Down Xbox's Impressive Perfect Dark Showcase

    Joanna Dark is back!

    The Xbox Games Showcase this year was full of neat surprises, and one of them was the reappearance of Xbox's Perfect Dark Reboot. Coming out of The Initiative and Crystal Dynamics, Joanna Dark's return is looking rather splendid, and the team at

    • Xbox
    • Perfect Dark
    • Xbox Games Showcase
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (June 20-23)

    Included with Game Pass Core and Game Pass Ultimate

    Xbox Free Play Days is now live for this week, and we have three Xbox titles playable for free from now through the end of the weekend, including the ever-popular first-person shooter Hell Let Loose. Here's your full Xbox Free Play Days lineup this week: Crusader Kings 3 Hell Let Loose Plants...

    • Xbox
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Beyond Good & Evil - 20th Anniversary Edition Arrives On Xbox Next Week

    The classic OG Xbox game returns!

    We've been hearing about a 20th Anniversary Edition of the original Xbox game Beyond Good & Evil for a while, and now it's got a date! This remastered version launches for Xbox One, Series X and Series S on June 25, 2024. For those who haven't heard of it, Beyond Good & Evil is an action-adventure title...

    • Xbox
    • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Feature VALORANT Beta Review (Xbox) - Riot Makes Its Console Debut With A Well-Crafted Shooter

    Valiant effort

    We can still remember the hype when Riot Games launched its Counter-Strike-like shooter VALORANT on PC a few years ago now - there was a lot of excitement around such an esteemed developer taking on Valve's mammoth FPS series head-on. Four years later, the team is bringing the game to console, and its initial beta has gotten off to a...

    • Xbox
    • Valorant
    • Riot Games
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Begins Refunding Redfall DLC Owners Following Arkane Austin Closure

    The DLC was officially cancelled last month

    Following the news last month that Arkane Austin and three other teams under the Xbox banner would be closing down, it was revealed that the DLC for Redfall would be cancelled, with players who purchased the 'Hero Pass' as part of the 'Bite Back' upgrade informed they would receive the value back in...

    • Xbox
    • Redfall
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News Xbox Is Hosting Its 'Biggest Booth Yet' At Gamescom This August

    With loads of playable games!

    Hot on the heels of the Xbox Games Showcase earlier this month, Microsoft has announced that it will be bringing its "biggest booth yet" to Gamescom 2024 in Germany this August. The team hasn't broken down everything that will be playable on the show floor, but it has provided us with a chunky list of games that will...

    • Xbox
    • Gamescom 2024
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Exec Thanks Team For 'Highest-Rated' Showcase On Record

    "Huge thanks to you all"

    Another Xbox Games Showcase is in the books, and in the wake of the two-hour show wrapping up on June 9, it seems that Team Xbox has been gathering all the facts and figures surrounding the event. From our point of view it seemed like a pretty great show, and that feeling seems to have been reflected by Microsoft's internal...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Games Showcase
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Asphalt Legends Unite Launches For Free On Xbox Consoles This July

    Malcolm, is that you?

    Asphalt 9: Legends has been a great addition to the free-to-play lineup on Xbox over the past few years, and we're pleased to say it's getting a major expansion in less than a month's time - in the form of Asphalt Legends Unite. In this expansion (which will permanently replace Asphalt 9: Legends on the Xbox Store), players...

    • Xbox
    • Asphalt Legends Unite
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Elden Ring Update 1.12 Now Live On Xbox, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    It's the big Erdtree update!

    It's finally almost time for Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree! The highly-rated expansion launches in a few short hours on Xbox One, Series X and Series S, and to mark the occasion, we've also got a big new patch for Elden Ring itself. This is Elden Ring update 1.12, which includes a few new features along with a whole...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Patch
    • Update
  • News Xbox Game Pass RPG Lords Of The Fallen Is Getting A Sequel In 2026

    Free fallen

    The development team behind last year's Lords Of The Fallen reboot has announced that another mainline entry in the series is coming - and that it already has its eyes on a 2026 release for this follow-up. Taking to social media, developer Hexworks revealed that "the next major instalment in the Lords of the Fallen franchise" is...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Lords of the Fallen
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Wednesday19th Jun 2024

  • Guide Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (June 2024)

    The latest freebies for XGPU subscribers

    It's time for another batch of Xbox Game Pass Perks for June 2024! The middle of the month has brought us more free Perks including a Deluxe Upgrade for EA Sports PGA Tour and a Summer Sizzle Pack for SMITE! Here's the latest list of available Xbox Game Pass Perks for June 2024 EA Sports PGA Tour - Deluxe...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Perks
    • Guides
    • Xbox One
  • News Capcom's Old Game Engine Seemingly To Blame For Certain Releases Skipping Xbox

    "Our sources indicate that this is correct"

    Yesterday's Nintendo Direct livestream gave us some great third-party announcements for Xbox, but we did also stumble across a few more titles that are strangely skipping Microsoft's platform. One of those is the

    • Xbox
    • Capcom
    • Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Feature Police Simulator: Highway Patrol Review (Xbox) - The Game's First Major Expansion

    Life on the road

    When Police Simulator: Patrol Officers first arrived on Xbox consoles a couple of years ago, we knew it'd be popular enough to attract a decent fanbase, but we never quite anticipated just how successful it'd prove. Over the past two years, the game has regularly appeared in the "Top Paid" list on the Microsoft Store in various...

    • Xbox
    • Police Simulator
    • Highway Patrol
    • Expansion
    • Features
  • News Cancelled OG Xbox Game 'Captain Blood' Makes Its Comeback This Fall

    Almost a quarter of a century later

    Fancying a bit of an early 2000s throwback on your Xbox Series X|S console later this year? Well, publisher SNEG has pulled Captain Blood from the jaws of death for a Fall 2024 release - a game that was first in development for the original Xbox. This is an old school hack-and-slash game with a distinct pirate...

    • Xbox
    • Captain Blood
    • Original Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Console Exclusive 'Creatures Of Ava' Gets Game Pass Release Date

    Palworld but... without guns?

    Xbox Game Pass just keeps on expanding in 2024, and those who caught Palworld fever earlier this year might want to keep an eye on Creatues of Ava. Now confirmed for the service this August, Inverge Studios' take on the 'Pokémon-like' is all about saving creat

    • Xbox
    • Creatures Of Ava
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Palworld
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Crime Boss: Rockay City Adds Free Xbox DLC Following 'Very Positive' Recent Reviews

    "There’s a cracking game here now"

    Remember Crime Boss: Rockay City? Remember how it got a pretty poor Metacritic average at launch that encouraged plenty of Xbox fans to stay away? Well, it might be time to reevaluate what it brings to the table in 2024. The game just recently launched on Steam at a bargain price of £15.99 / $15.99, where it...

    • Xbox
    • Crime Boss Rockay City
    • DLC
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Preview The Plucky Squire Hands On Preview - A Storybook Adventure Worth Checking Out

    It's pluckin' great

    Pure Xbox's Craig Reid recently attended Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles, where he had a chance to preview a series of upcoming Xbox releases. Today, we're sharing his thoughts on a hands-on demo of The Plucky Squire, where he sat down with All Possible Futures' co-founder James Turner to play a portion of the game's sixth...

    • Xbox
    • The Plucky Squire
    • Hands On
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Another Rare Classic Is Now Available On Nintendo's Switch Online Service

    Following the successful release of Sea of Thieves on PS5

    Rare, the developer behind modern hits such as Sea Of Thieves, is today celebrating the release of another one of its classics on Nintendo's Switch Online subscription service. In case you missed it, this time it's the first-person shooter Perfect Dark. This kind of times into the first...

    • Xbox
    • Rare
    • Perfect Dark
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
  • News Fantastic FPS 'Insurgency: Sandstorm' Is Getting A Huge Free Update On Xbox Game Pass

    Operation Crisis begins

    Insurgency: Sandstorm is getting another major update on all platforms, just under a year on from when the FPS title first arrived on Xbox Game Pass. This particular update is dubbed 'Operation: Crisis', and it brings a new map, new weapons, a new limited-time game mode and more to the fantastic Game Pass shooter. We

    • Xbox
    • Insurgency Sandstorm
    • Operation Crisis
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Ubisoft Leads The Way In This Week's Selection Of Xbox Deals (June 18-25)

    AC, Skull & Bones, Avatar and more!

    As usual, we've got another fresh selection of Xbox deals available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on the official Xbox Store right now, primarily made up of "Publisher Spotlight" and "School's Out" sales. We've noted in the headline here that Ubisoft leads the way with the likes of Assassin's...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point What's Your Favourite Xbox Expansion Of All Time?

    There have been some amazing candidates over the years!

    Even though it's not actually out yet, news is doing the rounds that Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is now the highest-rated DLC of all time according to Metacritic (thanks, VGC), and that's got us thinking about some of the amazing expansions that have come to Xbox over the years. Our...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Xbox Expansion
    • DLC
  • News My Time At Sandrock Is Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (June 19)

    Welcome to your next life sim!

    We have a new Game Pass addition today, June 19th, and this one could be a title worth sinking some time into! My Time at Sandrock delivers a huge life simulation game onto Xbox Game Pass - as the follow-up to 2019's My Time at Portia, which is already in the library. Here's about more information on My Time at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Two Xbox Properties Cross Over As Fallout Meets Call Of Duty Later This Week

    The vault has been opened

    Sometimes it's hard to believe yourself when you type a sentence like 'Xbox owns Call of Duty and Fallout' but its darn true, and later this week the two massive Microsoft franchises will be crossing over in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone. Yep, the COD x Fallout bundle brings a bunch of Fallout-themed gear to Call of Duty...

    • Xbox
    • Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3
    • Fallout
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Tuesday18th Jun 2024

  • News These Seven Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (June 18-27)

    The second batch of the month

    Microsoft has today announced the second batch of Xbox Game Pass titles for June 2024, which includes today's arrival of Still Wakes The Deep, along with the likes of EA Sports FC 24 and My Time At Sandrock! Here's the list of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass from June 18-27: Date Gam

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox 360 Sales Continue As Microsoft Discounts Another Batch Of Games

    Just over a month until the store closes down

    Update: This latest batch of Xbox 360 deals is now live, but Microsoft says it's still investigating why certain games either aren't showing up at all, or aren't showing the correct price. The titles that have been mentioned are: Burnout 3: Takedown Fight Night Round 3 Frogger: Hyper Arcade...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Sales
    • Deals
  • News 'Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders' Is A Newly-Announced Action RPG For Xbox Game Pass

    And it arrives this month!

    Well, we just got our brand-new Xbox Game Pass roundup for the back half of June, and there's one big surprise included in the form of Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders. This is a PC Action RPG that was previously unannounced for consoles, and now it's confirmed for an Xbox Series X|S release this month - on

    • Xbox
    • Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Gallery Here's A First Look At The Thing: Remastered For Xbox One & Series X|S

    A remaster of the 2002 OG Xbox game!

    Nightdive Studios has been absolutely killing it lately with these remaster efforts, and their next project is tackling 2002's The Thing for a modern remaster in 2024. This upcoming title has been confirmed for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, and now the team has sent over a selection of in-game screenshots our...

    • Xbox
    • The Thing Remastered
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Multiple Games Announced For Xbox Following June 2024's Nintendo Direct

    Including some big Dragon Quest reveals!

    Today marked the arrival of yet another Nintendo Direct showcase, with the June 2024 edition featuring some exciting first-party reveals, but also plenty of third-party games that are making their way to Xbox consoles! Perhaps the biggest announcement here is not only that we received an Xbox release date...

    • Xbox
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Set To Miss Out On Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection

    Along with a few other newly-announced titles

    We thought the June 2024 edition of the Nintendo Direct was an awesome event, and it included plenty of exciting Xbox announcements after the fact, but we were also left a tad disappointed by some of the games skipping our brand. The big one is the Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection, which was...

    • Xbox
    • Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection
  • Reaction Xbox & Nintendo Continue To Deliver With Major Summer Showcases

    What a fantastic pair of events!

    With E3 officially going away for good this year, we were afraid that the big summer showcase season would fall a little flat in 2024 - but Xbox and Nintendo had other ideas. With two fantastic livestreams in June, the two platform holders have reminded us that we can still have an exciting showcase season in a...

    • Xbox
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Xbox Games Showcase
  • News Forza Horizon 5 'Universal Icons' Car Pack Brings Star-Studded Lineup To Xbox

    And it's out today!

    Playground Games has unveiled a new premium car pack for Forza Horizon 5, and this one brings five movie star cars to the open world racer. Available today for $10, Horizon's finest drivers can go hands-on with five new rides inspired by the likes of Jurassic Park, Back to the Future and Knight Rider. Up above you can take a...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon 5
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Todd Howard Talks About Leading Multiple Bethesda Projects At Once

    "By no means is it just me"

    Bethesda and video game legend Todd Howard is an incredibly busy guy right now working on projects like the first Starfield expansion, the Fallout television series, the long-awaited Elder Scrolls 6, and the upcoming Indiana Jones video game. So how does he manage to balance it all when he's spread across so many...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Todd Howard
    • Bethesda
  • Roundup Here's What The Reviews Are Saying About Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree

    The huge Elden Ring expansion is almost here

    Elden Ring was a bit of a phenomenon when it arrived on Xbox back in early 2022, so it's safe to say we're extremely excited about the game's Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. This huge Elden Ring add-on lands this week, and ahead of launch, the review embargo has now lifted. Here at Pure Xbox we'll be a...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • FromSoftware
  • Rumour State Of Decay 3 Another Xbox Game Aiming To Launch In 2025

    Surely something will get delayed

    Since the Xbox Games Showcase went down earlier this month, we've got a fairly decent idea of how 2025 will look for Microsoft's games lineup. Multiple titles, including DOOM: The Dark Ages, Fable and South of Midnight were confirmed for 2025 during the show, and a new rumour suggests that State of Decay 3

    • Xbox
    • State Of Decay 3
    • Undead Labs
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox's Chief Marketing Officer Is Leaving Microsoft To Join Roblox

    He's held the CMO role for almost five years

    There's another shake-up taking place inside Xbox HQ this month, as it's been revealed that Chief Marketing Officer Jerret West will be leaving the company to join the ROBLOX team at the end of June. This was mentioned in a report by The Verge's Tom Warren yesterday, which also included an internal memo...

    • Xbox
    • CMO
    • Jerret West
    • Industry News

Monday17th Jun 2024

  • News Five Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass In Late June 2024

    June's second batch of leavers revealed

    Update: These five games have now been formally announced by Microsoft, and we also know that Cricket 22 will leave Xbox Game Pass on July 5th. The table below has been updated with the latest platform details for each June title. We also have more details on what's coming to Xbox Game Pass between June 18th...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Review Still Wakes The Deep (Xbox) - Nautical Narrative Adventure Perfect For Xbox Game Pass

    Swearing like a sailor

    If you've played any of The Chinese Room's past games you'll have an idea of what to expect from Still Wakes The Deep; something short, sweet, dripping in atmosphere and with a laser focus on the overall narrative. Well, we're here to report that despite some behind-the-scenes changes at the British developer, Still Wakes the...

    • Xbox
    • Reviews
    • Still Wakes The Deep
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Former Xbox Exec 'Major Nelson' Announces Next Move In Gaming

    He's back!

    Larry Hryb, AKA 'Major Nelson', was the face of Xbox for years before announcing his departure from Microsoft last summer - and now the Xbox legend has revealed his next move in gaming. He's heading over to the Community team at Unity, which develops one of the industry's leading game engines amongst other bits and pieces in the world of...

    • Xbox
    • Major Nelson
    • Microsoft
    • Unity
  • News Xbox Dev The Coalition Comments On Multiplayer Modes In Gears Of War: E-Day

    "Gears has a pretty clear DNA for gameplay modes"

    Developer The Coalition has been quite shy on dropping any nitty gritty details for Gears of War: E-Day just yet, which is perhaps understandable given that the game won't be out until 2025 at the very earliest. However, the studio was pressed about multiplayer modes over the weekend, and while it...

    • Xbox
    • Gears of War: E-Day
    • The Coalition
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Still Wakes The Deep

    An upcoming Game Pass launch!

    Another day one Xbox Game Pass release is right around the corner in Still Wakes The Deep, and early reviews of this spooky Xbox game are now cropping up online - including our own opinion on the title here at Pure Xbox. <related ids="167069"> However, it's always good to get a broader gauge on video game...

    • Xbox
    • Still Wakes The Deep
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Hi-Fi RUSH Developer Tango Gameworks Has Now Officially Closed Its Doors

    One of the employees highlighted the studio's "last day"

    Last month, Xbox shared the news it would be shutting down four studios including the developers behind the critically-acclaimed title Hi-Fi RUSH. While things have been looking more positive on the Xbox front over the past week, a now-former Tango Gameworks employee has shared an update on...

    • Xbox
    • Hi-Fi Rush
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Industry
  • News New Indiana Jones Clip Continues To Build Hype Ahead Of 2024 Xbox Release

    Short but sweet

    You like Indiana Jones? Excited for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Great Circle Xbox game? Want to watch 20 seconds of new gameplay from it? Bethesda has you covered - although technically it's 19 seconds. Yeah, this isn't much, but we'll take what we can get. The video below shows a brief snippet of stealth gameplay from the...

    • Xbox
    • Indiana Jones
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Alone In The Dark Studio 'Pieces Interactive' Has Been Closed By Embracer Group

    The company continues to cut developers

    Today, Swedish developer Pieces Interactive has announced its closure following this year's Alone in the Dark reboot. The team was acquired by gaming titan Embracer Group back in 2017, having first been established 10 years prior in 2007, but it will unfortunately close its doors in 2024. In a statement on...

    • Xbox
    • Alone in the Dark
    • Embracer Group
    • Pieces Interactive
    • Industry News
  • News Clockwork Revolution Dev Pokes Fun As It Still 'Figures Out' Xbox Release Date

    Already checking the clock

    Next year is already looking pretty stacked in terms of big Xbox releases, and we also have a number of titles that haven't even been dated yet. One of those is inXile's Clockwork Revolution, which seemed to get a leaked release window the other day before the team shut the rumour down - making light of the situation in...

    • Xbox
    • Clockwork Revolution
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Bethesda's Todd Howard Says The Team Doesn't 'Need To Rush' Future Fallout Games

    "I don't think it's bad for people to miss things"

    Fallout hype is at fever pitch right now, with Amazon's fantastic TV series and the recent Fallout 4 next-gen update helping fuel interest in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic series. Despite some synergy with the show and existing games in the franchise, fans are wondering why this didn't happen...

    • Xbox
    • Bethesda
    • Fallout 5
    • Todd Howard
    • Microsoft
  • News 'A Quiet Place' Video Game Adaptation Coming To Xbox In 2024

    The road ahead

    Up for another horror adventure on Xbox Series X|S in 2024? Well, Saber Interactive and Stormind Games have partnered up to adapt movie series 'A Quiet Place' into video game format - with the "narrative-driven horror game" A Quiet Place: The Road Ahead coming to Xbox later this year. We don't have a date yet, but looking at early...

    • Xbox
    • A Quiet Place: The Road Ahead
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Shovel Knight's Original Outing Is Getting A Deluxe Enhanced Edition

    As part of the series' 10th anniversary celebrations

    The retro-inspired hero Shovel Knight is currently celebrating his 10th anniversary, and as part of this, developer and publisher Yacht Club Games held a special broadcast announcing a bunch of new projects. Perhaps the highlight of the lot (apart from the announcement of a new game which will...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Shovel Knight
    • Xbox One