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  • Feature 50 Xbox Series X|S Games To Look Forward To In 2023

    Look to the future now...

    Update (Wed 1st Feb, 2023): Well, that was 2022 and it's been another cracking year in the world of video computer games. Yes, we may not have got all of the big exclusives we were hoping for over the past twelve months, with the likes of Redfall and Starfield still MIA, but on the flipside we've been spoiled with gems such...

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    • Features
    • Upcoming Games
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide New Xbox Games Release Dates In 2023

    2023's upcoming Xbox launch dates

    What new Xbox games release dates in 2023 are coming up? If you're looking for a list of 2023 Xbox release dates, including for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, you've come to the right place. 2023 is shaping up to be a massive year for the platform when it comes to new releases and Xbox Game Pass, with...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Release Dates
  • News These 18 Games Could Be Permanently Delisted On Xbox Next Week

    In other words, buy them while you can

    Microsoft caused a lot of fuss yesterday when it was announced that over 40 games were being removed from the Xbox 360 marketplace beginning on February 7th, 2023, and that's definitely bad news for a few titles in particular. Although many of the games in the list have since transitioned to the modern Xbox...

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    • Delisted Games
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News 'Undisputed' Boxing Game Launches To 'Very Positive' Reviews, Xbox Release On The Way

    It's already out in Early Access on Steam

    It's been ages since a great new boxing game arrived on Xbox, so we've been keeping a very close eye on the progress of Undisputed (formerly known as eSports Boxing Club) over the past few years. Well, good news! Undisputed officially launched in Early Access on Steam earlier this week, and so far the...

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    • Undisputed
    • Boxing
    • eSports Boxing Club
    • Xbox One
  • Guide Microsoft Rewards: How To Claim 2000 Bonus Points On Xbox In February 2023

    Your Monthly Bonus Round instructions

    It's that time again! We're big fans of the Microsoft Rewards program here at Pure Xbox, which allows you to complete tasks in order to earn redeemable points which can be spent on gift cards, donations and much more. February 2023's "Monthly Bonus Round" challenge has just begun, and by satisfying a few easy...

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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • News Redfall Requires 'Persistent' Online Connection Even In Single-Player

    Bethesda FAQ page confirms

    Following last month's Xbox Developer Direct showcase, we now know quite a bit more about Arkane's open world shooter Redfall, including a proper nailed-on release date for the game. In light of the latest gameplay deep dive, and the release date reveal, the team at Bethesda has updated Redfall's FAQ page, and it provides...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series S
    • Redfall
  • News Amnesia: The Bunker Will 'Reinvent The Rules Of Horror' On Xbox Game Pass In May 2023

    Update: Release date pushed back slightly

    Update (Wed 1st Feb, 2023): It's been confirmed today that Amnesia: The Bunker has been delayed slightly to May 16th, 2023. The game is still set to release for Xbox One, Series X and Series S as part of Xbox Game Pass. Original story (Thu 1st Dec, 2022): We've got a new Amnesia game on the way! Amnesia:...

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    • Amnesia The Bunker
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Monster Hunter Rise's First Xbox Game Pass Update Improves Performance

    Rising frame rates

    Monster Hunter Rise arrived on Xbox Game Pass last month, with Capcom finally bringing this Nintendo Switch launch exclusive over to Xbox consoles almost two years after release. Despite the leap in system power with this port, there have been a few minor problems on Xbox - problems that have now been addressed in a brand-new...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Guide Microsoft Rewards: How To Complete February 2023's 'Xbox Game Pass Dynamic Duos' Punch Card

    500 points for just a few minutes' work!

    It's Microsoft Rewards time! In addition to the new February 2023 Monthly Bonus Round punch card on Xbox, we've again got a second punch card this month in which you can acquire an extra 500 points in just a few minutes. The punch card is called "Xbox Game Pass Dynamic Duos" and requires you to obtain one...

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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Guides
  • Deals Xbox 'Anime Month' Sale Provides Deep Discounts On Japanese Titles

    Monster Hunter, Mega Man & more!

    Xbox is bringing the heat with some of these recent sales promotions, and another one has just gone live! Alongside this week's major Ubisoft sale — which has the potential to be even better thanks to a 'Just For You' bonus — the Microsoft Store has now set an 'Anime Month' sale live, featuring a selection of...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
    • Deals
  • News Shadow Warrior 3 Makes The Leap To Xbox Series X|S This Month With New Performance Modes

    Next-gen warrior

    Devolver Digital has announced that bonkers first-person shooter Shadow Warrior 3, which first launched last year on Xbox One, is getting a native next-gen version later this month. Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition, as the new version is called, will contain a bunch of new features aimed at taking advantage of current-gen...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Shadow Warrior 3
  • News Atomic Heart Overview Trailer Reveals Runtime & Lots Of New Gameplay Details

    Coming to Xbox Game Pass this month!

    It's almost Atomic Heart time for us Xbox Game Pass folk, and a couple of weeks out from the game's launch, Focus Entertainment has dropped a brand-new gameplay overview trailer that provides one of the most in-depth looks at the game yet. The above clip — which is almost 10-minutes in length — shows us more...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Atomic Heart
  • News Resident Evil 4 Remake Preview Details New Mechanics & Sidequest Content

    Overmauled

    We can officially say it - Resident Evil 4 Remake arrives on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S next month! Naturally, then, we're going to start to hear more about the game as its launch date draws ever closer, and a new Game Informer feature details a fair amount of fresh info on Capcom's upcoming adventure. The GI preview is restricted...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Resident Evil 4
    • Capcom
  • News Hogwarts Legacy's Official Launch Trailer Lands Ahead Of Xbox Series X|S Release

    A wonderful world awaits

    After what feels like years and years of anticipation, Portkey Games' sprawling Harry Potter RPG is almost here for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S players. Yep, Hogwarts Legacy launches first on current-gen platforms later this month, which means it's time for the big launch trailer. The above clip is crammed full of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Portkey Games
  • News WWE 2K23 Shows Off A First Look At The New 'WarGames' Match Type

    The first gameplay trailer

    Last week treated us to the announcement of WWE 2K23 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (coming on March 17th, 2023), and now we've got our first look at some actual gameplay from the upcoming release. The most notable part of this first gameplay trailer is the WarGames match type, which makes a brief...

    • Xbox
    • WWE 2K23
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Pure Xbox Game Club February 2023: Hi-Fi RUSH

    Come join the PX Game Club!

    Want to enhance your Xbox Game Pass experience? Come join the official Pure Xbox Game Club! We can't take any credit on staff for this — the PX Game Club is the work of ralphdibny and the rest of the contributors over at the Pure Xbox forums, who have established a community that meets up every month to play a game on

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    • Site News
    • Pure Xbox Game Club

Tuesday31st Jan 2023

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2023

    January 31st Quests now live!

    Have you heard of Xbox Game Pass Quests? For subscribers to the service, they're a great way of earning extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find guides for completing the game-specific Xbox Game Pass Quests every single week, helping you to maximise your Microsoft Rewards points in...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • News Xbox Is Offering Absolutely Crazy 'Just For You' Deals Right Now, Over 90% Off AAA Titles

    Some of the best discounts we've ever seen!

    We share plenty of Xbox deals with you lovely lot, including weekly roundups highlighting the biggest Xbox Store discounts at any given time. This week's Ubisoft sale seemed like your typical publisher promotion, until we started spotting 'Just For You' deals cropping up on our Xbox dashboards, offering up...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Deals
    • Ubisoft
    • Far Cry
  • News Microsoft Announces 40+ Games Being Removed From The Xbox 360 Marketplace

    The departures begin next week

    Microsoft has revealed today that over 40 games will be removed from the old Xbox 360 marketplace beginning on February 7th, 2023, including plenty of classics such as Mass Effect 2 and various Assassin's Creed games. Before you get too worried, many of these games are already available on the modern Xbox Store as...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Backwards Compatibility
  • News Forza Motorsport Specs Revealed, Including Xbox Series S Performance Targets

    We're impressed!

    As we get closer and closer to Forza Motorsport's proper next-gen arrival this year, all of the nitty gritty details about the game's technical makeup are starting to trickle out. While the game's Xbox showcase appearances so far have focused on the Xbox Series X version, we now know a little more info about how the new Forza will...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Forza Motorsport
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox's New 'Deep Pink' Official Wireless Controller Is Now Available

    Update: It's back again on the Xbox Store!

    Update (Tue 31st Jan, 2023): Remember this? The official Deep Pink Xbox Wireless Controller is back in stock on the Microsoft Store as of today, and it's also now available in the UK! You can check it out at the links below. As you can see, the price is £54.99 and $64.99 USD. <products id="22264">...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Controller
  • News Three Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (January 31)

    Closing out January

    February 2023 for Xbox Game Pass is already looking like it could be a stacked month, bringing a few biggies to the library in the form of Atomic Heart, Hot Wheels Unleashed and more. However, January ain't over just yet, and the first month of the year is going out with a bang in regards to Xbox Game Pass.

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Deals Huge Xbox Ubisoft Sale Now Live, 200+ Games Discounted

    Along with Deals with Gold and Spotlight offers

    Update: In addition to these offers, Xbox is also hosting a couple of Anime Sales throughout February. Original story: Another week, another batch of Xbox deals! This week, the focus is on a brand-new Ubisoft sale featuring over 200 discounts in all, but we've also got Deals with Gold and S

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Ubisoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Activision Blizzard Thinks Sony's 'The Last Of Us' Can Help Justify The Xbox Acquisition

    "Sony will be just fine without the FTC’s protection"

    The talk of the TV world right now is undoubtedly Sony and HBO's The Last Of Us series, which has drawn massive attention through its first few episodes — and even Xbox's Phil Spencer has been loving it! However,

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    • Activision Blizzard
    • The Last Of Us
    • Sony
    • PlayStation
  • Report Xbox Is 'All But Starting From Scratch' On Next Halo Project, Moving Over To Unreal Engine

    Following Infinite's troubled development

    Halo Infinite seems to be all over the gaming news right now, and sadly, not for the reasons you'd want it to be. Following Microsoft's recent round of company layoffs, we've been hearing a lot about restructuring at Halo dev 343 Industries, and a new report sheds even more light on what looks like a major...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo Infinite
    • 343 Industries
  • Feature New Xbox Releases: All Games Coming Out In February 2023

    Release dates for every February Xbox launch

    Welcome to our roundup of all new Xbox games coming out in February 2023! Below, we've listed every Xbox game with a February 2023 release date, including all confirmed Xbox Game Pass releases so far. We've also got a guide to all new Xbox games release dates in 2023 elsewhere on Pure Xbox: <related...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • February 2023
  • News The Lords Of The Fallen Looks Incredible In Breathtaking New Screenshots

    A vast world awaits

    It was back at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 that The Lords of the Fallen was unveiled for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with a stunning cinematic trailer, but we haven't really heard anything about it since then. Well, until now at least! Today, the team behind The Lords of the Fallen has revealed a bunch of new...

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    • The Lords Of The Fallen
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Gallery
  • News Phil Spencer Wants E3 2023 To Be 'Successful', But Apparently Xbox Won't Be Part Of It

    According to a new report

    As revealed last year, E3 is making its grand return in the form of E3 2023 in Los Angeles this summer, but it's been suggested that Xbox won't be taking part in the event, with no plans for a "formal presence" on the show floor. According to sources at IGN, all three of Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo won't be involved in...

    • Xbox
    • E3 2023
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Series X And Xbox Series S Consoles Are Going Up In Price In Japan

    Starting next month

    Well, here it is. A few months after Xbox boss Phil Spencer warned us all of potential price increases across the Xbox division, the company's current-gen consoles are officially going up in price in Japan. Revealed by Japanese outlet Famitsu, both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console prices are increasing by 5,000 yen in the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
  • News All 25+ Backwards Compatible Games Added To This Week's Xbox Sales (January 31 - February 7)

    A bunch of discounted classics!

    It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another set of Xbox deals for the week ahead! This week, Ubisoft is running a publisher sale, which happens to stretch across a bunch of Xbox backwards compatible titles as well. Keep in mind that quite a few of the Xbox 360 games in this week's sales have Xbox One ports or...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Xbox 360
    • Microsoft
  • News EA Delays Star Wars Jedi: Survivor For 'Crucial' Extra Polish Time

    Now arriving a bit later

    This one is a little unexpected! Seemingly out of nowhere, EA has delayed the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor out of its March release date, to allow for a bit of extra development time ahead of launch. Thankfully, the delay isn't a long one. Respawn Entertainment's upcoming action adventure now hits all platforms on...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • EA
    • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • News Halo TV Boss Kiki Wolfkill Has Reportedly Left 343 Industries

    It seems she's jumped over to the main Xbox team

    It's been a rough patch for the Halo team since Microsoft announced mass layoffs across multiple divisions including Xbox. Following the news of Joe Staten's exit at 343 Industries, it seems there's also been a significant departure from Halo's TV series. As spotted in various reports, Halo...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Microsoft
  • News 'The Crew: Motorfest' Races Through Hawaii On Xbox Later This Year

    The third entry in Ubisoft's series

    Good news, racing fans! We've got a third game in Ubisoft's The Crew franchise on the way, with The Crew: Motorfest set to arrive for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at some point later in 2023. All we've been treated to at the moment is a teaser trailer along with some limited information, but it...

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    • The Crew
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Monday30th Jan 2023

  • Guide Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (January 2023)

    Here's what you can claim for free this month

    The Xbox Game Pass Perks program is back once again for January 2023, and as the month has worn on we've been treated to a pretty sizable batch of Perks, including for the likes of Dead Space, Skate 3 and Fallout 76! Here are the Xbox Game Pass Perks you can claim in January 2023: Apex Legends - Arc...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Perks
    • Guides
  • News Xbox Exclusive Starfield Is Apparently 'Playable In Full From Start To Finish'

    Despite no release date

    We're eagerly anticipating any news on that next Developer Direct here at Pure Xbox - a show that's set to focus solely on Bethesda's Starfield. While the huge open

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Bethesda
    • Starfield
  • News Xbox Research Survey Asks Fans If They Are 'Done Playing Halo Infinite'

    343 guilty stark

    Plenty of discussion regarding the future of Halo Infinite, and the studio behind it at 343 Industries, has been ongoing recently in the wake of mass layoffs at Microsoft. While we don't know the full details of just how badly the team has been affected by Microsoft's internal changes (there were certainly some job losses), it seems...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • 343 Industries
    • Halo Infinite
  • News GoldenEye 007 Dev Responds To Lack Of 60FPS And Online Multiplayer In Xbox Version

    "We've strived to clarify some things..."

    Last week's arrival of GoldenEye 007 on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass was a fantastic surprise, and we've been having fun reliving some memories over the past few days with (slightly) enhanced visuals and a much improved control scheme. However, the elephant in the room is that GoldenEye 007 on Xbox is sa

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    • GoldenEye 007
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Games With Gold For February 2023 Announced

    The latest batch of titles

    Microsoft has officially announced the new Xbox Games With Gold titles for February 2023! These games are available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold members (including subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Keep in mind that as of this past October, Microsoft will no longer be including Xbox 360 games as part of...

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    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Age Of Empires 2 Release Date, Release Times & Preload Details On Xbox Game Pass

    Everything you need to know

    It's finally almost time for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition to launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as part of Xbox Game Pass for the very first time! The strategy masterpiece will be joined by Age of Empires 4 on Xbox consoles later this year, but for now, it's just the second gam

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    • Guides
    • Age Of Empires
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Sci-Fi Shooter 'Roboquest' Is Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (January 30)

    So many robots

    Before January 2023's Xbox Game Pass lineup comes to a close, Microsoft has a few more additions for subscribers to enjoy. Today, January 30th, RyseUp Studios' roguelite FPS Roboquest comes to the service in Game Preview form. Here's a taste of what to expect from Roboquest on Xbox Game Pass: Roboquest - Console (Already On PC):...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News First Reviews For Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition Impressed By Xbox Conversion

    "The basic gameplay is just as good on Xbox as it ever has been"

    Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition heads to console this week; also included in Xbox Game Pass on day one of its console launch. While we haven't had chance to play this title ahead of release (our impressions are coming soon), a few early reviews have hit the web and they're seeming...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition
  • Video Dead Space 'Performance Review' Looks At How Xbox Series X And S Versions Stack Up

    Multiple modes tested

    IGN has taken an early look at pretty much every version of EA's Dead Space remake, from the Xbox Series X and PS5 versions right through to how the game runs on Xbox Series S, and even Steam Deck. The Xbox Series S version misses out on ray tracing here - as is becoming pretty common for the system. However, that doesn't...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dead Space
    • EA Motive
  • Review Hi-Fi RUSH - Tango Gameworks Drops A Beat-Bopping Banger On Xbox Game Pass

    A shadow drop, no less!

    Well, it's been quite an unexpectedly exciting few days on Xbox Game Pass, thanks to Tango Gameworks, which went and stealth-dropped a bonafide banger in the form of Hi-Fi RUSH during last week's Xbox Developer Direct. Yes, it seems the entire internet has had a very positive reaction to this cel-shaded rhythm action game,

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    • Hi-Fi RUSH
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Review SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - Another Lazy Outing For Everyone's Favourite Sea Sponge

    A Little Dab'll Do Ya

    Ooooooh, who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! Whose videogame antics aren't really for me? SpongeBob SquarePants! Yes, SpongeBob SquarePants, the...eh...the square sea sponge who wears pants, is back for another bite at the video game cherry and, well, it's very much a case of us having seen it all...

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    • Reviews
    • SpongeBob
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Poll Are You Happy With February 2023's Xbox Games With Gold?

    Including a well-reviewed strategic RPG

    Microsoft has officially announced February 2023's Xbox Games with Gold, giving us a look at a couple more games we'll be able to play at no extra cost with our Xbox Live Gold memberships next month. <related ids="144143"> The highlight of the bunch is arguably strategic RPG For The King, which has a...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Games With Gold
  • News Xbox Studio Tango Gameworks Calls Hi-Fi RUSH 'The Best Thing We've Ever Made'

    Hi-Fi praise

    Hi-Fi RUSH has proved a bit of a departure for Xbox studio Tango Gameworks, a team which has been known for its horror-focused titles since The Evil Within burst onto the scene in 2014. Despite the dramatic shift in style, the game has been incredibly well-received so far, and the developers themselves seem pretty thrilled with how...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Hi-Fi Rush
  • News MLB The Show 23 Launches Day One On Xbox Game Pass This March

    For the third year running!

    It's nearly that time again! For the third year in a row, Sony's MLB The Show will arrive on Xbox Game Pass at launch, this time in the form of MLB The Show 23 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on March 28th, 2023. This year's version features Miami Marlins star Jazz Chisholm Jr on the cover, as revealed...

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    • MLB The Show 23
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Roundup Xbox Game Pass Romp 'Hi-Fi RUSH' Is Getting Fantastic Reviews So Far

    Giving everyone a rush

    It's safe to say we were all a little taken aback by Microsoft's surprise Xbox Game Pass drop last week, right? The completely unannounced Hi-Fi RUSH launched right after January's Xbox Developer Direct event, from the team over at Tango Gameworks. And, well, the reception has been absolutely fantastic so far. We loved our

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Hi-Fi Rush
    • Xbox Game Pass

Sunday29th Jan 2023

  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: All Games Coming Soon In January 2023

    The full list of confirmed games so far

    Looking for a complete list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in January 2023? It can be pretty difficult to keep track of all the comings and goings in the world of Xbox Game Pass every week, so we've put together this handy guide to provide an overview of what's coming to Xbox Game Pass in January, as well...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • January 2023
    • Guides
  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: All Games Coming Soon In February 2023

    The full list of confirmed games so far

    Looking for a complete list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in February 2023? It can be pretty difficult to keep track of all the comings and goings in the world of Xbox Game Pass every week, so we've put together this handy guide to provide an overview of what's coming to Xbox Game Pass in February, as well...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • February 2023
    • Guides
  • News Hi-Fi RUSH Has Xbox Boss Thinking About Jet Set Radio Future (Again)

    "I thought it would be fantastic to have that game back"

    Earlier this week, Xbox and Tango Gameworks shadow dropped Hi-Fi RUSH on Xbox Game Pass. As you've probably already noticed, it's got quite a unique-looking style, drawing comparisons to certain past releases such as SEGA's graffiti rollerblade game, Jet Set Radio Future. It seems Hi-Fi RUSH...

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    • Jet Set Radio Future
    • Sega

Saturday28th Jan 2023

  • Guide Best Xbox Exclusives

    Xbox console exclusive games you can enjoy in 2023

    What are the best Xbox exclusives you can play as of February 2023? The Xbox ecosystem has been home to some truly stellar Xbox exclusives over the years, top-notch titles that you'll only find on Microsoft's family of consoles and PC. What's more, the vast majority of these titles are now...

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    • Exclusives
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Feature These 15+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (January 30 - February 3)

    Including a big few days for Game Pass

    Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for January 30th to February 3rd! We've got a busy few days coming up, with the likes of Deliver Us Mars and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake on the way, along with whole bunch of Xbox Game Pass titles including Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

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    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
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  • News Xbox Adds A Brand-New Dynamic Background For Series X|S Owners

    Celebrate the release of the Dead Space Remake

    We're used to scoring some free dynamic backgrounds for our Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but this one is just a little bit different. Instead of a first-party wallpaper, this time around there's a special third-party one based on EA's latest release, Dead Space. To apply it, you'll need to head...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dynamic Background
  • News Become A TV Editor In 'Not For Broadcast', Launching On Xbox Consoles This March

    "The award-winning propaganda simulator"

    It's been announced this week that the well-reviewed PC game Not For Broadcast is officially coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on March 23rd, 2023, along with the new "Live & Spooky" DLC. This is described as an "award-winning propaganda simulator" in which your job is to edit the...

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    • Not For Broadcast
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Boss Still Thinks There's A 'High' Chance Of Activision Blizzard Deal Going Through

    "I'm more confident now than I was a year ago"

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was asked earlier today (as part of an IGN interview) about his thoughts on Microsoft's ongoing attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard, explaining that he remains confident the deal will go through. In fact, he's even more confident now than he was a year ago! That's due to...

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    • Phil Spencer
    • Activision Blizzard
  • News Xbox's Phil Spencer Reveals What He Thinks Of 'The Last Of Us' TV Show

    Yes, he's been watching it too

    Although The Last Of Us might not be on Xbox in video game form, you can at least watch the highly popular new TV adaptation as part of HBO Max, TV from Sky and even Microsoft Rewards on your Xbox console right now. In fact, that seems to be what Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been doing lately, as he admitted during an

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    • Phil Spencer
    • The Last Of Us
    • PlayStation
  • News Despite A Quiet 2022, Phil Spencer Says He's 'Incredibly Confident' In Xbox's Future

    "We're excited about getting to roll into 2023"

    A brand-new interview with Xbox boss Phil Spencer has dropped over at IGN, in which he was asked about Xbox's lack of first-party releases in 2022, with Spencer admitting it wasn't the best year for a "steady release of great games". In the discussion, Spencer put the blame on himself for Xbox's quiet...

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    • Phil Spencer
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Phil Spencer: 343 Remains 'Critically Important' To The Success Of Halo

    Master Chief's developer isn't going anywhere

    It's been a difficult period for Microsoft - with the company announcing 10,000 layoffs earlier this month. Unfortunately, the Xbox division has also been impacted by this, including the Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries. It's raised questions about the future of Master Chief, and now Xbox Head Phil...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 28-29)

    Bond, James Bond

    Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty to enjoy on Xbox over the next couple of days, including the brand-new Xbox Game Pass additions of Hi-Fi RUSH and GoldenEye 007 no less, along with another batch of Xbox Free Play Days titles, the new release of Dead Space and another batch of

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    • What Are You Playing
  • Poll What Was Your Favourite Xbox Moment Of This Week?

    Hi-Fi Rush? Redfall & Forza gameplay? GoldenEye? Tell us!

    For the first time in a long time, it feels like this week has been a truly jam-packed one for Team Xbox. Obviously the big focus of the past few days has been the Xbox Developer Direct, which gave us a look at five upcoming first-party games along with some release dates and even an

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Friday27th Jan 2023

  • Guide All Xbox Games With Mouse & Keyboard Support

    The latest keyboard & mouse list for Xbox One, Series X, Series S

    Update: Our latest update to this list has added the likes of Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, Solasta: Crown Of The Magister, Norco, Ghostrunner, Hello Neighbor 2, Commandos 2: HD Remaster, Deep Rock Galactic, Industria, Aery: Dreamscape, High on Life, Tunic, Praetorians - HD...

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  • Guide Best Xbox Game Pass Games

    The top 80 games on Game Pass as of February 2023

    If you're looking for a list of the best Xbox Game Pass games in February 2023, you've come to the right place! We've gone through the hundreds of titles available on the service, and handpicked the very best highlights. If there's one standout reason to pick up an Xbox console these days it's very...

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  • Hands On Our First Impressions Of GoldenEye 007 On Xbox Game Pass

    Rolling back the years

    Can you believe it's finally here? For the first time ever since its Nintendo 64 release back in 1997, GoldenEye 007 has officially arrived on Xbox consoles, and we're still pinching ourselves that it's the real deal. The question is, though, what's this version like? In a nutshell, we're looking at a slightly spruced up...

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  • News Hi-Fi RUSH Has A Special 'Upgrade' Offer For Xbox Game Pass Members

    Get your hands on the Deluxe content

    The more we play of Hi-Fi RUSH, the more we're starting to think it could be the 2023 Xbox Game of the Year. Seriously, it's that good! If you're feeling the same way, you might be interested in a special "upgrade" offer on the Xbox Store. Basically, there are two versions you can buy of Hi-Fi RUSH, which are...

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  • Feature Microsoft's Acquisition Of Bethesda Is Starting To Add Amazing Value To Xbox Game Pass

    With a stacked year to come

    2023 really is going to be the year of Bethesda on Xbox Game Pass isn't it? Hi-Fi RUSH has started the year off with a bang, delivering a huge Tango-flavoured surprise for Xbox fans, and the year of Bethesda & Xbox clicking into gear is only just getting started. Xbox's Developer Direct showcase also pla

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    • Features
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  • News Redfall's 'Bite Back Upgrade' Looks A Hard Sell Even For Xbox Game Pass Members

    Just a nibble

    We're very, very happy to see Arkane's Redfall finally dated; slotting into the upcoming Xbox Game Pass 2023 schedule on May 2nd. While the game's inclusion in Microsoft's subscription service provides incredible value (the game is $70 to buy separately), we're not quite sure the same can be said for its Deluxe upgrade. Yep, alongside...

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  • News GoldenEye 007 Xbox Vs. Switch Comparison Reveals Subtle Differences Between The Two

    Xbox Game Pass Vs. Nintendo Switch Online

    In addition to landing on Xbox Game Pass earlier today, GoldenEye 007 also arrived on Nintendo Switch for the very first time as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, and it's a little bit different to the Xbox version. For s

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  • News No Straight Roads Director Saddened By Hurtful Comparisons To Hi-Fi RUSH

    "It’s not just about feelings but business too"

    We've spoken at length about how the new Xbox first-party release from Tango Gameworks, Hi-Fi RUSH, has been getting an amazing reception so far, but unfortunately it's had its drawbacks for the director of 2020 Xbox game No Straight Roads, who's revealed he's been seeing some hurtful comparisons...

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    • Hi-Fi Rush
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    • Xbox Series X
  • News It's Time! GoldenEye 007 Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    TIme to relive some memories

    It's already been a great week for Xbox Game Pass with the arrival of Hi-Fi RUSH, and now we've got another fantastic addition in the form of GoldenEye 007, which is available right now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S! This is a port of the N64 version from 1997 with some modern features such as native...

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  • Video Xbox Series S Ray Tracing Capabilities Tested By Digital Foundry

    How does the system hold up?

    The folks over at Digital Foundry have once again taken a look at Xbox Series S, this time to see how our little digital-only box tackles ray tracing. This element of 'next-gen' has proved a bit of a stumbling block at times for Microsoft's budget-friendly console, which is perhaps expected given its incredible value...

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    • Microsoft
    • Ray Tracing
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Catan: Console Edition Brings The Board Game To Xbox This February

    "Trade, build, settle"

    Board game fans, this one's for you! We've finally got a proper date for Catan: Console Edition, which is officially coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on February 28th, 2023. This version of Catan, which "retains the essence of the board game in our digital iteration", includes a dynamic single-player AI...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox's Forza Motorsport 'Probably' Delayed Into Second Half Of 2023

    Update: Phil Spencer sheds some light

    Update: Head of Xbox Phil Spencer appears to have confirmed this in a new interview with IGN, telling the outlet that "we will come out with a date, no doubt when we're a little bit closer". "I know there were some questions on the date on Forza Motorsport... We will come out with a date, no doubt when we're a...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Forza Motorspot
    • Turn 10 Studios
  • News 'Far Cry 7' & Far Cry Multiplayer Project Reportedly Safe From Ubisoft Cancellations

    Two titles supposedly in development

    When talking Ubisoft, lately the discussion has mainly centred around two subjects: cancellations and Skull & Bones. While the latter does seem to be coming out at some stage this year, several other Ubisoft projects have reportedly been cancelled internally. The next Far Cry game appears to have escaped such...

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    • Ubisoft
    • Far Cry 7

Thursday26th Jan 2023

  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: Easy Achievements & Fastest Completions

    20+ games with easy Xbox achievements to boost your Gamerscore

    What are the best Xbox Game Pass Games for earning easy Xbox achievements? Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service is on fire these days with a steady stream of AAA big-hitters and excellent indie titles being released on an almost weekly basis. There are, quite literally, too many good...

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    • Achievements
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  • News Phil Spencer Reacts To This Week's Xbox Game Pass 'Shadow Drop'

    "It won't be right for all games..."

    We've had a couple of Xbox Game Pass surprises this week, and one of them was that the new Tango Gameworks title, Hi-Fi RUSH, arrived on the service on the same day as the Xbox Developer Direct. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has

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  • News Here's A Look At The Updated Xbox Game Studios Roadmap For 2023 & Beyond

    We've got some great stuff to look forward to!

    Yesterday's Xbox Developer Direct gave us release dates for a couple of upcoming Xbox first-party games, as well as the announcement of Hi-Fi RUSH, and therefore it's a good time to take a look at the upcoming slate of XGS titles. Fortunately, the supremely talented Xbox fan Klobrille over on Twitter...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News February Xbox Game Pass Shooter 'Atomic Heart' Has Officially Gone Gold

    Be gone, delays!

    Developer Mundfish has revealed that Atomic Heart, one of our most anticipated February arrivals here at PX, has officially gone gold! No more delays or major re-works, this Xbox Game Pass shooter is coming next month. The team acknowledges that it's been a long road for Atomic Heart and its development, with the game's first...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Atomic Heart
  • News Early Impressions Of Xbox's Hi-Fi RUSH Seem To Be Pretty Good

    Here's what the players think

    Xbox's first Developer Direct showcased five major games in the end, and the surprise of the lot was the new Tango Gameworks title Hi-Fi RUSH. Not only was it announced, but it's also been made immediately available on

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    • Xbox Series S
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  • Feature Hi-Fi RUSH Has Us Mega Excited For More Xbox Shadow Drops In Future

    Seriously, what else have they got up their sleeves?!

    Xbox's first ever Developer Direct is in the bag, and we've come away very happy about how the whole event went down. Xbox brought a couple of release dates to the party, along with some

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
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  • News Dead Space Remake Scores Big With The Critics As First Reviews Go Live

    Launching on Xbox this week!

    Ready for the Dead Space remake? The game launches as soon as tomorrow (January 27th) for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and the review embargo has just lifted, so we've got a bunch of impressions to bring your way. Unfortunately, our review won't be ready until after launch as we were unable to obtain a review code...

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    • Dead Space
    • EA
    • Remake
    • Roundup
  • News The Pathless Finally Leaps From PlayStation To Xbox This February

    From the team behind ABZU

    Former PlayStation exclusive The Pathless is finally taking flight on Xbox consoles next week! The game, which was developed by the team behind the excellent ABZU, released to pretty impressive reviews back in 2020, racking up a Metacritic high of 81% for the PC version. It's now coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox...

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  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (January 26-29)

    Three titles available this weekend!

    Xbox Free Play Days is back for the weekend, folks! Microsoft has opened up three titles for free this week, including a fantastic racing game in the form of Assetto Corsa Competizione! Here's the full lineup: Assetto Corsa Competizione Lawn Mowing Simulator

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  • Feature Hi-Fi RUSH Feels Like A Rhythm Game Version Of God Hand, And We're Absolutely Loving It

    The Music Within

    Wow. Stuff just happens doesn't it. You spend your whole week waiting and expecting a big game remake to drop that's gonna be the main topic of conversation for January 2023 (although the Dead Space Remake does look excellent) and then

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    • Hands On
    • Features
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Developer Direct: Aaron Greenberg Thanks Fans For Praising 'Perfect' Format Of The Show

    "A lot of care and thought went into this"

    The first ever Xbox Developer Direct is now officially in the books, and regardless of what you might have thought of the actual content of the event, it seems the majority of Xbox fans have been very pleased with the new show format. Social media was flooded with comments along these lines during the...

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  • News Fuga: Melodies Of Steel 2 Launches Day One For Xbox Game Pass This May

    The sequel to the "captivating tale of Fuga: Melodies of Steel"

    We have another confirmed Xbox Game Pass title for 2023! The team over at CyberConnect2 has indeed announced that Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 is heading to Xbox Game Pass day one - on May 11th, 2023. The first game — a turn-based RPG where children are thrown into lethal tanks to save...

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    • Fuga: Melodies Of Steel 2
    • Xbox One
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  • News The Fantastic 'Road 96' Is Getting A Prequel On Xbox This April

    Play the original game right now on Game Pass

    We've spoken at length about how much we enjoy the adventure game Road 96 on Xbox Game Pass, and if you're in the same boat as us, you'll be pleased to hear we're getting another title in the series this April! This one is called Road 96: Mile 0, and it acts as a prequel to the first game. You'll...

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    • Road 96
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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Roadmap Details 2023 Content Coming To Xbox Game Pass

    Free updates all year round!

    Disney Dreamlight Valley may still be in 'early access' form at the moment, but that isn't stopping the team at Gameloft from continuing to add content to the title. As we look to the year ahead, the game's brand-new roadmap showcases exactly what we can expect as Xbox Game Pass players in 2023. The roadmap is split up...

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    • Disney Dreamlight Valley
    • Gameloft
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    • Xbox Series S