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TodayWed, 28th Feb 2024

  • News Another Dev Is Laying Off Employees, Cites 'Worsening Market Conditions'

    Deck Nine co-developed last year's release 'The Expanse'

    It's been an incredibly tough year for the industry so far with mass layoffs across multiple studios. Sony yesterday added to this - announcing it was axing 900 jobs, and now on top of this another developer has had to make a "difficult decision". Deck Nine Games (The Expanse: A Telltale...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Industry
  • News Cowabunga! We're Getting Another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game On Xbox

    The 2017 arcade release returns this April

    TMNT fans can look forward to even more beat 'em up action in the future with Cradle Games and Raw Thrills announcing a console version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants. This title originally started life as an arcade game in 2017 and is based on the 2012 Nickelodeon animated...

    • Xbox
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Xbox And Microsoft Reveal Full GDC 2024 Schedule

    "Microsoft and Xbox are here to help power your games "

    The 2024 Game Developer Conference will take place next month in March and as part of this, both Microsoft and the Xbox team will be there to "engage and empower" developers, publishers as well as technology partners across the globe. "Our message is simple: Microsoft and Xbox are here to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Zenimax

YesterdayTue, 27th Feb 2024

  • News Three Games Are Available This Week On Xbox Game Pass (February 27-29)

    And a bonus fourth title!

    As we near the end of February we're coming up on our final Xbox Game Pass additions for the month, and Feb 2024's closers include the likes of returning 'SharkPG' Maneater, sandbox survival game Space Engineers and more. So, ahead of March's Game Pass lineup — which kicks off with

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Palworld Update 0.1.5.0 Hits Xbox Very Soon, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Future update to address "auto-save fails" on Xbox

    Palworld has exploded in popularity on Xbox and PC with more than 25 million players now joining in on the fun. As players continue to show their support, so do the developers with regular updates. The latest one bumps the game up to Version 0.1.5.0. It's loaded with a bunch of fixes, Pal...

    • Xbox
    • Palworld
    • Update
    • Patch Notes
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Immortals Of Aveum Dev Defiant After Launching Rare 'Independent AAA' Title

    "The story of Immortals isn't written yet"

    In a wide-ranging interview with outlet GamesIndustry.biz, Ascendant Studios founder Bret Robbins has defended the team's debut title Immortals of Aveum - claiming that the "story" of its development "isn't written yet". In this fascinating chat, Robbins highlights lots of the trials and tribulations of...

    • Xbox
    • Immortals Of Aveum
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • EA
  • News Forza Horizon 5 New Content Update Revealed, Here's What's Included

    New European cars, dinosaurs props and more

    Forza Horizon 5 is still cruising along with Playground Games regularly adding new content updates to the game. The next one arriving this week gives racers access to 12 new European cars, unlocks all classes in the Rally Adventure DLC, adds six dinosaur props in Eventlab, and much more. Here's the full...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Update
  • News PlayStation Follows Xbox In Announcing Significant Layoffs For 2024

    "Difficult news about our workforce"

    Sony has announced major layoffs involving its PlayStation business - the next chapter in a rough start to 2024 for the gaming industry. Following Xbox's huge round of layoffs last month, PlayStation will shed around 900 jobs imminently. Those 900 jobs amount to roughly 8% of PlayStation's current workforce;...

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    • Microsoft
    • Sony
    • PlayStation
  • News Xbox 'Bundles' Sale Now Live, Over 500+ Games Discounted This Week

    There's also an ID@Xbox Super Saver Sale!

    It's time for a new week of Xbox Store deals, with around 500 games on sale at the time of writing, including new promotions for an ID@Xbox Super Saver Sale, a "Bundles" sale, and the usual Xbox Game Pass exclusive discounts. Some of the deals are also carrying over from last week, such as the EA Publisher...

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    • Deals
    • Discounts
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Poll Will You Be Buying The Star Wars: Battlefront 'Classic Collection'?

    Tis demanded by the Gods, it is!

    Back at the Nintendo Direct last week, we were treated to the unlikely announcement of the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, which will be combining the original two Battlefront games and adding 64-player online support. Naturally, the Collection has been getting a lot of hype from Xbox fans ever since -...

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    • Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Deals All 15+ Backwards Compatible Games In This Week's Xbox Sales (February 27 - March 5)

    Up to 80% off!

    Our latest set of Xbox deals is now live - with over 500 titles discounted this week as part of a big 'Bundles' sale. The backwards compatibility list is significantly shorter than that this week - but there are still some great deals to be had! <related ids="162761"> So, here are all of the OG Xbox / Xbox 360 backwards...

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    • Microsoft
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Free Demos Now Live For Two Big March 2024 Releases On Xbox

    Get a taste of the action early!

    Believe it or not, the month of March is almost here, and with it come some big new releases across all platforms - including Xbox of course. It's always nice to get a chance to test out some of these new titles ahead of time, and a couple of free demos have just gone live on Xbox that you may want to check out!...

    • Xbox
    • Contra: Operation Galuga
    • Unicorn Overlord
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Insiders On PC Can Now Try Out A Brand-New 'Special Feature'

    "Introducing game hubs"

    If you happen to be an Xbox Insider on PC, Xbox has recently launched a brand-new feature called game hubs. This is also accessible to a subset of Xbox App users. This is a new way to connect with your Xbox game library on the computer - allowing you to track progress, discover the latest content and add-ons, connect and...

    • Xbox
    • PC
    • Updates
    • Microsoft
  • News F1 24 Joins The Starting Grid This May Across Xbox One & Series X|S

    "Get ready to ignite your passion for racing"

    Codemasters and EA have announced the latest entry in their popular Formula 1 series today, with F1 24 set to release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (along with other platforms) on May 31st, 2024. Details are pretty limited at the moment, with a full reveal not taking place until April,...

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    • F1 24
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News WWE 2K24 Unveils Stacked Roster Of DLC, Including Two Former AEW Stars

    Available as part of the Season Pass

    It's only a week until WWE 2K24 lands on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and with the game's main roster being fully unveiled recently, 2K has now shed more light on the game's DLC plans for the Season Pass. This is a pretty stacked Season Pass as well! All in all, the game is getting five packs of...

    • Xbox
    • WWE 2K24
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox's Phil Spencer Praises 'Unique, Emotional' Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

    "If you haven't played I highly recommend it"

    Every now and then, Phil Spencer drops his opinion on some of the latest and greatest games coming to Xbox, and today the boss has chimed in on Josef Fares' debut title ahead of its upcoming remake. Yep, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake launches for Xbox Series X|S tomorrow, and Phil has showered...

    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • Microsoft
    • Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Remake

Monday26th Feb 2024

  • Feature 10 Years Ago, One Of The Best Shooters In Xbox History Made Its Debut

    An Xbox exclusive, no less

    The early part of 2014 was a turbulent time for Xbox to say the least. The Xbox One had just released to a disappointing reception (mainly due to everything that happened pre-launch), which led to Don Mattrick leaving his role as Head of Xbox and current boss Phil Spencer taking his place. The original lineup of Xbox One...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Titanfall
    • Xbox One
  • Guide Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (February 2024)

    Update: PUBG, Stumble Guys & Puzzle Quest 3 join the lineup!

    It's time for another batch of Xbox Game Pass Perks for February 2024! As we reach the end of the month, there are a lot of great Perks to claim - including free trials for Paramount Plus and Calm Premium, a Drakkar Edition Pack for Assassin's Creed Valhalla on Xbox Game Pass, some Stumble...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Perks
    • Guides
    • Xbox One
  • News New WW2 Shooter 'Easy Red 2' Is Off To A Fantastic Start On Xbox

    It's cheap, it's good and it's selling well!

    We've seen a few games come out of nowhere to achieve big success on Xbox this year, and World War 2 shooter Easy Red 2 is the latest example, having already raced into the "Top Paid" Xbox charts since its release 10 days ago. The good news is that it's getting a great reception as well, with an average...

    • Xbox
    • Easy Red 2
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Fable Reboot Gets New Co-Developer To Work Alongside Playground Games

    A fabled assist

    Things have been dark on Fable since last summer's big showcase, but news of a fresh co-developer is getting us all excited to see more of Playground Games' upcoming RPG reboot. Third Kind Games has revealed that it is working on the new Fable game, as mentioned on the company's website. The announcement doesn't bring any sort of...

    • Xbox
    • Fable
    • Playground Games
    • Third Kind Games
    • Xbox Series X
  • News If Your Xbox Wishlist Has Suddenly Disappeared, You're Not Alone

    Update: "Your items should be coming back"

    Update: Xbox Engineering Lead Eden Marie has advised that Wishlists should now be returning to normal: Original story: Over the weekend, you may have noticed that your Xbox Wishlist went from displaying tens if not hundreds of games, to suddenly displaying nothing like in the image up above. If that's...

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    • Wishlist
    • Xbox Store
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox First-Party Title 'Pentiment' Seems To Run Much Better On PlayStation 5

    Update: Director confirms it's "just a bug"

    Update: Well, we've got an official answer about this! Pentiment Director Josh Sawyer has confirmed the omission of 120FPS on Xbox is "just a bug", and the feature will added to the Xbox version in the next patch. Original story: Obsidian Entertainment's Pentiment is the first of

    • Xbox
    • Pentiment
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PlayStation 5
  • News High On Life Is Getting A Physical 'GOTY' Edition For Xbox Series X

    Pre-orders begin this week

    If you enjoyed High On Life and want to grab a physical version for your Xbox Series X, you're in luck! Limited Run Games and the IGN Store will be selling pre-orders for "GOTY" and "Collector's" Editions beginning this week. The standard version includes the recent High on Knife DLC, while the Collector's Edition adds a...

    • Xbox
    • High On Life
    • Xbox Series X
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Xbox Hires Squanch Games Co-Founder For First-Party Leadership Team

    "I look forward to the journey ahead"

    Xbox has added some new talent to its first-party roster! Squanch Games (High On Life, Trover Saves The Universe) co-founder Tanya Watson has announced she's joined Microsoft as "part of the Xbox Game Studios leadership team". Here's what Tanya had to say in a message on LinkedIn last week: "I am thrilled...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Studios
    • First Party
    • Squanch Games
    • High On Life
  • Random 'Hello Kitty' Xbox Sells For $10,000 On eBay, Despite Being Broken

    An ultra rare variant of the OG Xbox

    How much would you pay for an ultra rare Xbox console? Earlier today, a special variant of the original Xbox sold for a whopping $10,050 US dollars in an eBay auction - and the console itself doesn't even work! The reason this is so expensive is because it's part of the "Hello Kitty Collector's Edition", which...

    • Xbox
    • Original Xbox
    • Random
    • Hello Kitty
    • Rare
  • News Halo Co-Creator Who Founded New Battlefield Studio Has Left EA

    An abrupt departure, it seems

    Since the rocky launch and mixed fan reception for Battlefield 2042, EA has been re-shaping the future of the franchise through various different internal projects. One of those projects, a new single-player installment in the series, has seemingly just lost one of its directors. Marcus Lehto, who co-created Halo in...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Battlefield
    • Marcus Lehto
    • EA
  • News 'Taxi Life' Simulator Shows Off Its Management Mechanics In New Gameplay

    "Taxi Life isn't just about driving customers to their destination"

    We're just days away from swapping out our everyday lives to become taxi drivers, as Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator hits Xbox Series X|S on March 7th. Ahead of launch, the team at Nacon has just dropped a new gameplay trailer - this time looking at the management side of life...

    • Xbox
    • Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Saturday24th Feb 2024

  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: All Games Coming Soon In March 2024

    The full list of confirmed games so far

    Looking for a complete list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in March 2024? 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 as...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • March 2024
    • Guides
  • News Age Of Mythology: Retold Coming To Xbox, PC And Game Pass In 2024

    "From the creators of the award-winning Age of Empires"

    Back in 2022, the Age of Empires team World's Edge revealed it would be releasing Age of Mythology: Retold - a "definitive edition" of the 2002 PC title with "upgraded graphics, features and more". Now, in a "sneak peek" announcement, it's been confirmed this new version of the game will be...

    • Xbox
    • Age of Empires
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (February 26 - March 1)

    Including this big Star Wars remaster!

    Welcome to your Xbox games roundup for February 26 - March 1! We've got a few exciting releases coming up over the next few days, including the Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake and Star Wars Dark Forces: Remaster, along with three

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Poll What Do You Think Of Dead Island 2 On Xbox Game Pass?

    This week's surprise XGP release

    It's been a good week for Xbox Game Pass with five games added to the service, and one of them was a total surprise in the form of Dead Island 2! The game wasn't announced ahead of time, but landed on XGP this past Thursday. So, we know it's early days, but we're interested to hear how you've been getting on with...

    • Xbox
    • Dead Island 2
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Poll
    • Features
  • News Here's Everything Revealed During The Age Of Empires 'New Year, New Age' Livestream

    Everything coming in 2024

    The Age of Empires team has wrapped up its "New Year, New Age" special presentation outlining everything arriving in 2024. Starting with the main announcement, Age of Mythology: Retold has now been officially confirmed for Xbox Series X|S, and will be a "day one" Game Pass release. Below are all the other announcements and...

    • Xbox
    • Age of Empires
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 24-25)

    Any Bluey: The Videogame on Game Pass?!

    It's time for the weekend! If you're looking for ways to keep busy on Xbox, we've got lots of new Xbox Game Pass titles including Dead Island 2, the arrival of the FFXIV Open Beta, three

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

Friday23rd Feb 2024

  • News Final Fantasy XIV Online Is Going Down A Treat On Xbox Series X|S So Far

    "It plays so incredibly well on Series X"

    This week has marked the release of the Final Fantasy XIV Online Beta on Xbox, and although it's still early days and the full launch hasn't taken place yet, Xbox Series X and S players seem to be getting on well with it so far. We've seen a bunch of feedback from new FFXIV players who have been having a...

    • Xbox
    • Final Fantasy 14 Online
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Rumour Xbox To Release White, All-Digital Series X This Summer

    "Microsoft is planning to release a digital Xbox Series X"

    Microsoft is reportedly planning a digital Xbox Series X console launch very, very soon. According to outlet eXputer, we're set to get a white digital Xbox Series X this summer, with a June or July release date currently outed. The rumour originates from insider eXtas1s (Twitter), who...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
    • Rumours
  • Poll Are You Enjoying Season 2 Of The Halo TV Show?

    We've reached the halfway mark, Chief

    We're now halfway through the second season of Paramount's Halo series with Episode 4 of Season 2 airing yesterday. Leading into this episode, there was a lot of excitement about the Covenant's invasion of Reach finally getting underway. So we're curious to know at this point what everyone here on Pure Xbox...

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    • Halo
    • Halo TV Show
    • Paramount
    • Microsoft
  • News Obsidian Blasted By Xbox Fans For 'Prioritising' PS5 & Switch Versions Of Pentiment

    "YOU'RE A FIRST PARTY STUDIO"

    Earlier this week, it was announced that Obsidian's superb Pentiment was crossing over from being an Xbox exclusive to joining the PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles, and so far that decision seems to have gone down pretty well. However, what's not going down well is how Obsidian is marketing the new physical versions in...

    • Xbox
    • Obsidian
    • Pentiment
    • PS5
  • Talking Point Will Certain PlayStation & Nintendo Games Eventually Come To Xbox?

    Returning the favour

    It's been a busy few weeks for Xbox, starting out with a whirlwind of rumours about certain games launching on other platforms - before that exact plan was put into action this week. Four games are in the process of coming to PlayStation and Nintendo consoles, but what do you think about either of the two platforms ever...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • PlayStation
    • Sony
    • Nintendo
  • Review Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden - Emotional Spooks & Solid Scraps In 17th Century New England

    Life to the living

    How much of what you believe in are you willing to sacrifice for the person you love? It's a question we very foolishly weren't expecting to be slapped in the face with during our time with the latest action RPG from DON'T NOD, but it's one that Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden presents as a constant throughout it's captivating and...

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    • Xbox
    • Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Influencer Klobrille Shares Impressive Player Numbers For First-Party Lineup

    Two games now have over 35 million players!

    If Xbox Game Pass helps drive one thing it's huge player numbers - especially for some of the bigger AAA games out there. Naturally, Xbox's own first-party releases get lots of attention on Game Pass — and indeed the platform in general — and influencer Klobrille has gathered some of the team's recent...

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    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Leads To Disappointing Results For Warner Bros.

    It's another game that's "fallen short of expectations"

    We hate talking about all these games that are "falling short of expectations" (SteamWorld Build was another one today), but it feels like they're coming thick and fast and the moment - and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is the latest to suffer this fate. As part of a recent financial...

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    • Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Warner Bros
  • News Xbox Series S Custom Console & Controllers Unveiled For Mega-Hit Palworld

    "Imagine playing Palworld on THIS"

    Fancy throwing your name in the hat for a custom Palworld Xbox Series S console bundle? Well, here's your chance! Xbox has just announced its latest sweepstakes competition - featuring a one-of-a-kind Palworld console alongside four unique Xbox controllers and a three-month Game Pass Ultimate code. This looks like...

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    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series S
    • Palworld
    • Pocketpair
  • Random Halo TV Show's Latest Episode Pays Respect To OG Xbox

    Here's a look

    In case you missed it, Halo's fourth episode of Season 2 aired this week, and in one segment in the episode, fans have spotted a neat little Easter egg paying respects to the series' video game history. Early on in this episode at the beginning of the Covenant invasion of Reach, Master Chief and Corporal Perez stumble across an...

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    • Halo
    • Halo TV Show
    • Paramount
    • Microsoft
  • News Xbox Game Pass's SteamWorld Build 'Fell Short Of Expectations' For Publisher Thunderful

    "Sales during December fell slightly short"

    SteamWorld Build landed on Xbox Game Pass last December, and it seemed to go down quite well with critics around launch - including us here at Pure Xbox. However, the commercial side of things hasn't quite matched up to the game's critical reception according to publisher Thunderful. As revealed in the...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • SteamWorld Build
    • Thunderful
  • News Baldur's Gate 3 Dev Working On 'Cross-Platform' Mod Support For Later In 2024

    "We’ve been working on a robust, cross-platform plan"

    Hot on the heels of a major new patch for Baldur's Gate 3, developer Larian Studios has announced that it's working on mod support across all platforms, which seemingly includes console. Taking to Twitter as the team deployed "Hotfix 19", Larian Studios' Director of Publishing teased some of...

    • Xbox
    • Baldur's Gate 3
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Larian Studios
  • News Riot Fans Don't Seem To Like The Name Of Its New Fighting Game

    "2XKO" is coming to Xbox next year

    Riot Games has finally announced the name of its new 2v2 tag-based fighting game formerly known as Project L. From here on out, it will be officially known as "2XKO" and well, admittedly it's not gone down so well with the community. It's coming to all major platforms including Xbox Series X|S in 2025. Right now...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Riot Games
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday22nd Feb 2024

  • News Three Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (February 22)

    Featuring a massive AAA surprise!

    Another Xbox Game Pass update day is upon us, and this one is delivering a lovely surprise! Deep Silver's Dead Island 2 has been shadow dropped into the Game Pass library, having not been announced prior to its arrival. This zombie-slaying adventure lands today alongside two other titles. Here's an introduction to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (February 22-25)

    Included with Game Pass Core and Game Pass Ultimate

    Free Play Days is gearing up for another big weekend on Xbox! We've got three games as part of the program this week, with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint's Ultimate Edition undoubtedly being the pick of the bunch. Here's all three Free Play Days titles this weekend: Catan - Console...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Fans Share Their Disappointment As Two New Games Skip The Platform

    From Capcom and Bandai Namco

    Yesterday's Nintendo Direct event brought us a whole bunch of games that have since been announced for Xbox, but two of the games that weren't confirmed for Microsoft's platform have been getting just as much attention as the rest. Those two games are Capcom's Monster Hunter Stories and Bandai Namco's Gundam Evolution...

    • Xbox
    • Capcom
    • Bandai Namco
    • Monster Hunter Stories
    • Gundam Breaker
  • Review Dead Island 2 - Long-In-Development Sequel Embraces The Absurd

    Infected on set

    Update (Thu 22nd Feb, 2024): Dead Island 2 is now available on Xbox Game Pass, so we thought we'd republish this review to give you an idea of what it's all about. We've also covered the XGP news separately on Pure Xbox: <related ids="162559"> Original review (Tue 18th Apr, 2023): Emerging from the flames of development hell...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Reviews
  • News 'Pacific Drive' On Xbox Is A Possibility, But Probably Not Anytime Soon

    There's been a lot of call for it

    Similar to Palworld and Kingmakers in recent weeks, Pacific Drive is another game that's seemingly come out of nowhere to receive large attention in a short space of time - but unfortunately it's not coming to Xbox at launch. That's because it's seemingly a timed Pla

    • Xbox
    • Pacific Drive
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Report Ubisoft's Skull & Bones Gets Off To Slow Start Despite Free Trial On Xbox

    Player uptake is sluggish, apparently

    After almost a decade in development, Skull & Bones is now out in the wild following a generous beta period in the run up to launch. However, it appears that this open beta — and the full game's free trial — haven't convinced too many players to go ahead and buy the game. A new report from

    • Xbox
    • Skull & Bones
    • Ubisoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Poll Will You Be Playing Any Of Xbox's New Multiplatform Games On Other Consoles?

    The big green wave is coming

    So, it has begun. This week, Microsoft has made announcements for games heading to both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation platforms - with Pentiment and Grounded heading to both ecosystems while Hi-Fi RUSH and Sea Of Thieves have been confirmed for PS5 so far. As Xbox fans, and users of Microsoft's consoles, this isn't...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Poll
    • Microsoft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dying Light 2 Receives 'Biggest' Update Ever, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Marking the game's second anniversary

    It's a big day for Dying Light 2! To mark the game's second anniversary, it's just received its biggest update ever in the form of the "Firearms Update", and there's even a new "Reloaded Edition" of the game now on the Xbox Store. That "Reloaded Edition" bundles the base game along with the "Bloody Ties" DLC,...

    • Xbox
    • Dying Light 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Forge Creators Plan To 'Bring The Helldivers 2 Experience' To Halo Infinite

    "Prepare to step feet first into hell"

    Helldivers 2 is taking the gaming world by storm at the moment, but unfortunately it's not out on Xbox - despite Phil Spencer's wish to see it on the platform. The co-op shooter is proving very popular, and so, a group of Forge creators seem to be taking it upon themselves to build something similar in

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Helldivers 2
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Limited Run Announces Physical Releases For Two Xbox Games

    Pre-orders for one of them open today

    It's been another wild week in the world of Xbox with four major first-party titles now confirmed for other platforms. As part of this, the physical distributor has announced it will be responsible for physical releases of Pentiment and Hi-Fi RUSH. The hard copy of Pentiment will be released on Xbox,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Five More Of Xbox's Rare Classics Are Now Available For Switch Online

    But some titles still aren't available on Xbox

    Nintendo's latest broadcast revealed both Pentiment and Grounded would be coming to the Switch, but that actually wasn't the only Xbox-related news shared during the Partner Showcase. Five games in Rare's retro library have also made the journey across to the Switch Online service. This includes Snake...

    • Xbox
    • Nintendo
    • Rare
    • Microsoft
  • News Palworld Hits Ridiculous Player Milestone In Just One Month On Xbox & PC

    "Thank you for your continued support!"

    Palworld has been a huge hit for developer Pocketpair since its big Xbox and PC launch last month, and the team has revealed some updated figures on how the game has been doing in the month-or-so since release. Across Xbox and PC platforms, Palworld has managed to attract a whopping 25 million players in...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Palworld
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Accounts For At Least 10% Of Overall Xbox Playtime

    "Now accounts for a double-digit percentage"

    Phil Spencer recently talked to outlet Game File about a wide range of different topics to do with Microsoft's gaming business, and the Xbox boss slipped in some chatter about Xbox Cloud Gaming and how much it's grown in recent times. Cloud gaming on Microsoft's platform "now accounts for a double-digit...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Series X Reduced To As Low As £359.99 In Latest UK Deals

    Discounts of up to 25% on a brand-new XSX

    Interested in picking up an Xbox Series X? We've just spotted a bunch of deals going live in the UK for Microsoft's most powerful console to date, with the potential of getting a 25% discount - bringing it down to just £359.99. This specific deal is over at Amazon UK, where the console is actually priced...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Deals
    • Discounts
  • News Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Locks In Xbox Series X|S And Xbox One Release

    Coming this June

    In case you missed it, Atlus has announced it will be releasing a "definitive version" of the 2021 RPG, Shin Megami Tensei V. It's officially titled Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance and will be released on all platforms including Xbox on June 21st, 2024. You'll have to venture back to a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, which is now filled...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Atlus

Wednesday21st Feb 2024

  • News Xbox Reiterates It's Bringing Activision Blizzard's 'Full Portfolio' To Game Pass

    Yes, including Call of Duty

    Following the announcement last week that Diablo 4 would be added to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has now shared a brief update about what this means for the rest of Activision Blizzard's library. In an interview with Game File, Spencer reiterated how the plan was to eventually deliver the "full...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Square Enix Warns 'Existing' Players Not To Download Final Fantasy XIV Xbox Beta

    It's free, and it's out now on the Xbox Store

    Today's the day for Final Fantasy XIV Online on Xbox! The game has finally arrived in "Open Beta" form on the Xbox Store, and you can download it now by searching for "Final Fantasy XIV Free Trial" on Series X and Series S. There's one caveat to this, and it's that if you've played Final Fantasy XIV in...

    • Xbox
    • Final Fantasy XIV
    • Beta
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Multiple Games Announced For Xbox Following February 2024's Nintendo Direct

    Including another Game Pass confirmation!

    As you may have seen earlier today, Nintendo held a special "Partner Direct" featuring two Xbox exclusives that are making the jump to the Switch, but we also saw announcements for various Nintendo games that are coming to Xbox! This includes an upcoming Xbox Game Pass title in the form of Another Crab's...

    • Xbox
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Star Wars Battlefront Returns To Xbox With 64-Player Online Battles This March

    Two OG Xbox games in a new "Classic Collection"

    We saw a few surprise announcements for Xbox following the Nintendo Direct earlier today, including Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance which is heading to the platform this June, and a new Star Wars collection arriving on March 14th. Seeing as it's just a few weeks away, let's take a look at the Star...

    • Xbox
    • Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Kingmakers Is 'Definitely' Coming To Xbox Series X|S, And It Looks Unbelievable

    "Build, lead, fight, and change the course of history"

    Yesterday, you may have seen a game called Kingmakers absolutely blowing up on YouTube and social media, and the good news is that it'll be coming to Xbox in the future - at least according to one of the game's developers. This was confirmed in a tweet which mentioned Kingmakers "definitely"...

    • Xbox
    • Kingmakers
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Microsoft Adds Amazing 'Just For You' Deals To This Week's Xbox Sales

    As much as 95% off recent releases!

    Xbox's recent sales roundup is quite a slim one - although a new discovery on the Microsoft Store may explain why. Yep, once again the team has unleashed another set of 'Just For You' deals on the Xbox digital store, and if you're lucky (they won't show up for everyone) you'll be treated to some massive discounts...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News New Platformer From Sonic Mania Team Gets Surprise Launch On Xbox

    "A kinetic 3D-platformer bursting with innovative gameplay"

    One of the most interesting announcements from today's Nintendo Direct event was that Penny's Big Breakaway was getting a surprise release immediately across all platforms, and that includes Xbox Series X and S. If you haven't heard of this, it's the first game from the new studio "Evening...

    • Xbox
    • Sonic Mania
    • Penny's Big Breakaway
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Two Xbox Exclusives Are Launching On Nintendo Switch In The Next Few Months

    Update: Also confirmed for PS5

    Update: In addition to Nintendo Switch, both of these games have also now been confirmed for PS5. The two extra titles that Sony will be getting are Hi-Fi RUSH and Sea Of Thieves, neither of which appear to be getting a Switch version. <related ids="162524,162528"> Original story: As part of today's Nintendo

    • Xbox
    • Grounded
    • Pentiment
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Obsidian Entertainment
  • News Hi-Fi RUSH Is Making Its Way To PlayStation 5 Next Month

    "Charge your DualSense controller and crank up the volume"

    Update: This has now been confirmed by Microsoft, and you can watch the official trailer for Hi-Fi RUSH on PS5 up above. It's also been announced today that Sea of Thieves, Grounded and Pentiment will be

    • Xbox
    • Hi-Fi RUSH
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PlayStation 5
  • News Sea Of Thieves Sets Sail On PS5 This April With Xbox & PC Crossplay

    "You can stop asking now."

    Today, we've had announcements of Grounded and Pentiment going to Nintendo Switch and PS5, as well as Hi-Fi RUSH heading to PlayStation 5, and now we also know that Sea Of Thieves will be hitting Sony's console on April 30th, 2024.

    • Xbox
    • Sea Of Thieves
    • PS5
    • Cross-Play
  • News Xbox Insists It's Not Ditching Physical Games: 'That's Not A Strategic Thing For Us'

    However, right now "a majority" of its players are buying digitally

    There have been reports in recent months about Xbox potentially scaling back its physical software departments, so what can be expected going forward? Speaking to Game File recently, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer reiterated how Xbox is still "supportive of physical media" and...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
  • News Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree Launches This June On Xbox

    Finally, the big expansion is coming!

    Elden Ring developer FromSoftware has finally lifted the lid on its Shadow of the Erdtree expansion - now confirmed to be launching on Xbox in June 2024. You can check out the team's gameplay reveal trailer up above, which has just landed on YouTube! The three-minute clip shows us exactly what to expect from...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • FromSoftware
  • Review Balatro - LocalThunk's Deck-Building Roguelike Is A P-P-P-Poker Ace

    Love that Joker

    The only experience this particular writer has ever had with poker is reluctantly standing beside a nicotine-addled schoolfriend in a smoky 90s arcade while they mindlessly pumped all their pennies into what was surely the most boring game ever invented on planet earth. The end. It stands to reason, then, that we fully expected to...

    • Xbox
    • Reviews
    • Balatro
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Halo Infinite's Firefight Mode Brings Five Additional Maps Into Rotation

    Loads of new firefights to be had!

    Halo Infinite recently added a new variation of Firefight into its multiplayer mix — dubbed Firefight: King of the Hill — and the new mode has just received five new maps as part of a playlist refresh. Existing Halo Infinite maps Breaker, Cliffhanger, Fragmentation, Highpower and Scarr are now live and...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • 343 Industries
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S