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TodayFri, 20th May 2022

  • News WRC Generations Announced For Xbox As Final Game Before Codemasters Takes Over

    Arriving at the finish line

    KT Racing has been at the helm of the official World Rally Championship series since WRC 5. The studio has grown into its role as the WRC developer, with the last couple being truly impressive rallying efforts. Now, the team's very last WRC game has been revealed. KT is ditching the numbers after last year's WRC 10, and...

    • Xbox
    • WRC Generations
    • KT Racing
    • Codemasters
  • News Gearbox Is Growing With '9 AAA Games' In Development

    That's a big box

    Gearbox, the company behind Borderlands and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands to name a few, is growing quite substantially, it seems. The developer currently has "nine AAA games" in the works across various teams, some of which are growing. The news comes from owner Embracer Group, who recently published its latest financial report. If you...

    • Xbox
    • Embracer Group
    • Gearbox
    • Borderlands
  • News Roguelite RPG 'The Hand Of Merlin' Arrives On Xbox This June

    Jumping over from PC

    We've got a roguelite RPG on the way to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series X next month in the form of The Hand of Merlin, which first launched on PC last year, and will now be coming to consoles on June 14th. The game is specifically described as "a turn-based rogue-lite RPG in which Arthurian legend meets with sci-fi...

    • Xbox
    • The Hand Of Merlin
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Expect Sequels, Remakes And More Says New Tomb Raider, Deus Ex Owners

    Embrace tradition

    Embracer Group's acquisition of Square Enix's western studios is the latest merger to be underway in gaming. But, what will come of the purchase for fans of Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and more? Quite a lot, if the plans outlined here come to fruition. In Embracer's latest earnings report, the company touched on its acquisition...

    • Xbox
    • Embracer Group
    • Square Enix
    • Tomb Raider
    • Deus Ex
  • News Ubisoft Reveals Launch Dates For Two Xbox Game Pass Titles

    An Egyptian adventure awaits

    Back in April, Ubisoft revealed that it was planning on bringing more of its back catalogue to Xbox Game Pass. The biggest game announced was Assassin's Creed Origins and well, we have a date for its Game Pass arrival folks! Mark it on your calendars, June 7th! Assassin's Creed Origins comes to the service in just a few...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Ubisoft
    • Assassins Creed Origins
    • For Honor
  • Guide Xbox Game Pass June 2022 List: Coming Soon & Leaving Soon

    The latest Game Pass reveals and updates for June

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games coming soon in June 2022? 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 this June,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News 343 Outlines Halo Infinite's Next Update, Coming ASAP

    Update: Targeting next week

    Update [Fri 20th May, 2022 06:55 BST]: Well, it seems this the next update for Halo Infinite - resolving weapon jamming, restoring skill jumps and more is now targeting next week. Here's the update once again from Halo senior community manager John Junyszek (via social media): "Update: We are targeting next week for...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

YesterdayThu, 19th May 2022

  • Random Forget Phil's Shelf, Xbox Boss Drops Hint In New Profile Picture

    We're heading to the Starfield

    Phil Spencer's shelf became a bit of a meme during his time conducting home office interviews. It often hinted at upcoming announcements, so much so that folks began scouring the shelf each time the Xbox boss appeared on camera. Well, now the hints are coming from profile picture changes. Phil has just swapped out his...

    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • Starfield
    • Bethesda
  • News Two Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (May 19)

    Vampire slaying or crop harvesting?

    It's yet another Game Pass drop day! Two more titles head to the library today, May 19th, including the incredibly popular Vampire Survivors on PC, and the latest entry in the long-running farming sim, Farming Simulator 22. Farming Simulator 22 V

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Vampire Survivors
    • Farming Simulator 22
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (May 19-22)

    You'll need XBL Gold or Game Pass Ultimate to play

    As another weekend comes by, another set of Free Play Days titles are up on Xbox Live. This week's selection is another solid one, even if two of these games do feature in Xbox Game Pass as well. Here's what you can download and play right now as part of Free Play Days: PGA Tour 2K21

    • Xbox
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • State of Decay 2
    • SnowRunner
  • News Xbox Activision Blizzard Deal Is 'Moving Fast' Says Microsoft President

    But it's not there yet

    Microsoft shattered the gaming landscape earlier this year by announcing its intentions to acquire Activision Blizzard. We're a good few months on from the announcement now, and Microsoft thinks things are going well, at this stage. Microsoft president Brad Smith recently discussed the deal with Belgian outlet L'

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Series S Just Outsold Both PS5 Models In Japan

    It's been a successful week for Xbox in Japan

    2022 has been a good year for Xbox hardware sales. Back in February, Series X|S outsold PS5 in both the US and Europe, having never done so before in the latter region. Now, Xbox Series S has outsold PS5 in Japan for the very first time, and it didn't even need the help of its big brother. This data...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • PS5
    • Sony
  • News The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade Heads To Xbox Series X|S In Q4 2022

    It's still on track for this year

    After a recent delay, CD Projekt Red has announced that the next-gen update for The Witcher 3 arrives later this year. It was initially scheduled to launch in Q2 2022, but the Polish developer has now confirmed it'll arrive in Q4. As for a more specific date? The team is holding that back for now. However, given...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • The Witcher 3
    • CD Projekt Red
  • News DICE Removes 128-Player Mode In Battlefield 2042

    Breakthrough will now be just 64 players

    Battlefield 2042 developer DICE has detailed its latest update, which arrives today, May 19th. The update is mainly focused on balance changes and bug fixes ahead of season one's launch, however, it also makes a pretty fundamental change to the game. DICE has decided to completely remove the 128-player...

    • Xbox
    • Battlefield 2042
    • DICE
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Video Here's 20 Minutes Of Official Hogwarts Legacy ASMR

    On a rainy spring night at the wizarding school

    For months and months it felt like we saw very little of WB's Hogwarts Legacy, before a recent PlayStation showcase finally detailed what the game is all about. But, forget that information-stuffed presentation about gameplay and story, here's 20 minutes of pure Hogwarts Legacy ASMR, because why not?...

    • Xbox
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • Feature Hands On Preview: MultiVersus - A Slick Co-Op Focused Platform Fighter With Lots Of Potential

    Super Smash (Warner) Bros

    Player First Games' MultiVersus has been doing the rounds for quite some time now, having first been rumoured as far back as 2019 and then, after a leak, officially announced in November of last year. The colourful free-to-play platform fighter, which is unmistakably and unapologetically a Super Smash Bros clone, takes...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Upcoming
    • MultiVersus
    • Hands On
    • Feature
  • News Check Out This New Minecraft 'Deep Dark' Themed Xbox Series S

    If you want it, you'll have to win one

    We've already seen lots of impressive-looking themed Xbox hardware this generation, but Microsoft just keeps on releasing more. The latest one is inspired by Minecraft's 'Deep Dark' update and appears to be based on The Warden enemy. It comes with a matching controller, too. Of course, like a lot of themed /...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Minecraft
    • Microsoft
    • Mojang

Wednesday18th May 2022

  • News It's 2022 And Microsoft Just Deployed An Xbox 360 Patch

    Going back in time

    Xbox Series X|S consoles are being updated constantly, you know, as expected for a pair of systems that launched in 2020. However, did you know that Xbox 360 is still getting updates? That's right, Microsoft just issued a 'service fix' to Xbox 360 consoles as players reported issues with 'Pins'. Well, when we say 'players',...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Microsoft
  • News Next-Gen RPG Steelrising Gets Story Trailer Ahead Of Xbox Series X|S Launch

    Vive la révolution

    Developer Spiders Games is a little busy today, huh? After revealing a sequel to GreedFall earlier on, the team has now dropped a new story trailer for Steelrising, and this one is looking pretty impressi

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Steelrising
    • GreedFall
  • News Red Dead Redemption Remake And RDR2 Next-Gen Reportedly In Development

    Lassos at the ready

    Rockstar has been focusing on GTA a lot lately, with the recently remastered GTA Trilogy and of course, the next-gen port of GTA 5. However, it's looking like the company may now be pivoting back to the Red Dead Redemption series, with another pair of ports. French journalist Chris Klippel, who happens to run the Rockstar Mag...

    • Xbox
    • Rockstar
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • RDR2
    • Xbox Series X
  • Review Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong - Big Bad Wolf's Vampire RPG Lacks Real Bite

    Lacking Bite

    While the wait continues for Vampire: The Masquerade fans to get their hands on the ever-so-slightly troubled Bloodlines 2, Big Bad Wolf steps into the breach with Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, a narrative-driven RPG that returns to the World of Darkness, specifically Boston this time around, where the ancient Camarilla sect is...

    • Reviews
  • Roundup Saints Row Reboot Impresses In Early Previews

    The game's wacky side remains intact

    Saints Row is heading to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S is just a few short months, and a bunch of outlets recently attended a developer-led preview event showing the game off. While none went hands on with the game, most came away impressed with what was shown, despite prior reservations. Here's a roundup of what...

    • Xbox
    • Saints Row
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Volition
  • News Halo Infinite's Last Spartan Standing Mode Now Playable On Every BTB Map

    Breaker was just the beginning

    Update [Wed 18th May, 2022 07:05 BST]: The Last Spartan Standing standalone playlist featuring all Big Team Battle maps is now available. Restart and update your game to see this playlist. Original article [Tue 17th May, 2022 12:00 BST]: A lot of Spartans have been having a lot of fun in the Halo Infinite...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown Now Next-Gen Only, Coming In 2023

    Flight to Hong Kong delayed

    One of our most anticipated racers, Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown, has unfortunately been delayed into 2023. The open world racing subseries kicked off in 2006 with Test Drive Unlimited, and its third and latest entry was due this September. That's no longer the case, as another game bites the delay bullet. Still,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown
    • KT Racing
  • News Take-Two CEO Talks Acquisition Rumours In New Interview

    "we like being an independent organization."

    Every week it feels like a gaming company is being acquired by another, larger gaming company. Take-Two has taken part in this cycle themselves recently, with the acquisition of mobile developer Zynga still being finalised. However, for now, it seems that Take-Two itself is keen to remain independent. In...

    • Xbox
    • Take-Two
    • 2K
    • GTA
    • Microsoft
  • News Xbox Announces Involvement With Upcoming Japanese Indie Showcase

    The event takes place this weekend

    Xbox Wire has revealed a little more info about the Indie Live Expo 2022, and the platform's involvement in the showcase. To mark the occasion, Xbox is hosting an Indie Live Expo sale, which is currently ongoing as part of this week's Xbox deals. The post also details what the showcase will deliver, and we're...

  • News New 'Warzone 2' Rumours Point Towards A More Traditional Battle Royale

    Suited and looted

    Back in February, Activision Blizzard and co. began to open up about upcoming Call of Duty plans. Since then, we've learnt a tiny bit more about 2022's premium release, Modern Warfare II, but not too much about the free-to-play sequel to Warzone. Some new rumours are now doing the rounds about a supposed 'Warzone 2', a

    • Xbox
    • Warzone 2
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
    • Activision
    • Infinity Ward
  • Rumour Mafia 4 Is Supposedly A Prequel Set In Sicily

    At the turn of the 20th century

    A couple of weeks ago we began hearing about Mafia 4, which is reportedly being built in Unreal Engine 5. That report detailed a new Mafia's place within the series — expected to be a prequel — and now, new details from XboxEra have added a bit more context. One of the podcast's hosts, Shpeshal_Nick, has gathered...

    • Xbox
    • Mafia 4
    • Hanger 13
    • 2K
    • Xbox Series X
  • News GreedFall 2 Announced For Consoles With 2024 Release Window

    "Our love of the GreedFall universe never faded"

    Despite developer Spiders Games being hard at work on next-gen RPG Steelrising, the team is returning to GreedFall in the near future. Publisher Nacon has revealed that GreedFall 2 is coming to console platforms in 2024. Nacon CEO Alain Falc had this to say on the upcoming fantasy RPG: We are very...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • GreedFall 2
    • Spiders

Tuesday17th May 2022

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2022

    May 17th 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 These 12 Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (May 17-27)

    The latest batch of titles

    The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has arrived, with Microsoft officially revealing what's coming to the service in late May. We've got a bunch of them dropping today, including Jurassic World Evolution 2! Here's the full list of games for the latter part of May: Date Game Platform May 17th Her Story

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Four Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (May 17)

    Including a surprise of Jurassic proportions

    Update: We've actually got a fifth if you count the cloud version of Skate, which we've added below. It's Game Pass day! Microsoft has yet to officially announce the next batch of games for May 2022 as of yet, but we've already been treated to three (update: now four!) separate announcements for May...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Another Seven Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (May 31)

    The latest list of departures

    Microsoft has revealed the next set of games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass in the latter part of May, including some major departures such as Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Superhot: Mind Control Delete. In regards to Knockout City, that game is going free-to-play soon, hence its removal. Update: An...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Arma Reforger Launches Today As Timed Xbox Exclusive

    Available as part of Xbox Game Preview

    Earlier this week, we reported on a rumour that Arma Reforger might be launching on Xbox as a timed exclusive alongside PC this Tuesday, and that's exactly what's just happened, with the game now live for Xbox Series X and S! The game is being launched in Early Access on Steam and Xbox Game Preview on Xbox...

    • Xbox
    • Arma Reforger
  • Deals Another 300+ Games Added To This Week's Xbox Sales (May 17-23)

    Deals with Gold, Spotlight & many other offers

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! This week, the selection is made up of Deals with Gold, Spotlight, Publisher Spotlight, Fighter and INDIE Live Expo sales, making up over 300 new offers across Xbox One, Series X and S. Plus, don't forget that the "Optimised for Next-Gen" sale is still...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • PSA Arma Reforger Has A Free Trial On Xbox Series X And Series S

    Try before you buy

    So, the rumour was true! Arma Reforger has launched for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S today in the form of an Xbox Game Preview title, but if you don't fancy paying for it, you can even access a free trial for the game right now! All you need to do is head over to Arma Reforger's official page on the Xbox store (either via...

    • Xbox
    • Arma Reforger
    • PSA
  • News Even Halo's Co-Creator Isn't Sure Where The Show's 'Inspiration' Is Coming From...

    "Not the Halo I made"

    Paramount's live-action Halo show has all sorts of ups and downs in the first season, but last week's episode pushed a lot of fans over the edge after featuring a raunchy scene between Master Chief and the character Makee. If you've been questioning the script, you're not alone. Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto has now also...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo TV Series
    • Paramount
  • News Tactical Shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm Gets Huge New Update On Xbox

    Welcome to Operation Glasshouse

    Insurgency: Sandstorm has just received a new update across all available platforms, and it's quite a big one! 'Operation Glasshouse' delivers the new map 'Prison', along with two new shotguns, a bunch of new cosmetics and more. Let's start with the new map, which is probably the meatiest portion of the Glasshouse...

    • Xbox
    • Insurgency Sandstorm
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Vampire Survivors Is Heading To PC Game Pass This Week

    "Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn!"

    Today's Xbox Game Pass update for May included a bit of a surprise in the form of Vampire Survivors. This PC-only action game is all about slaying as many creatures as possible before time runs out... and that's about it, in a good way! Here's a quick developer breakdown: Mow down...

    • Xbox
    • PC
    • Vampire Survivors
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News How To Pre-Install Sniper Elite 5 With Xbox Game Pass

    Ahead of its May 26 launch

    Update: Fortunately there is now an official way to pre-install Sniper Elite 5 through Xbox Game Pass on console! All you need to do is head to the Xbox Game Pass app, search for Sniper Elite 5 in the "Coming Soon" section (or manually with the 'Y' button), and then select the "pre-install" option to begin the download...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Sniper Elite 5
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Take-Two CEO Says FIFA Is A 'Great Brand' After EA Drops The Name

    High praise

    Just a week ago, EA officially decided to end its decades-long partnership with FIFA; a partnership that basically monopolized the football game market (or soccer if you prefer). EA will now use its 'EA Sports' branding for upcoming football games, and rival Take-Two (2K) has now chimed in on the huge name that EA is leaving behind...

    • Xbox
    • FIFA 23
    • EA
    • EA Sports FC
    • Take-Two
  • News Multiple Silent Hill Games Reportedly In Development At Various Studios

    Silent Hill, rumour mill

    [Update - May 17]: Speaking to IGN, Bloober Team has provided a statement on their involvement in the Silent Hill rumours. Here's what CEO Piotr Babieno said: "We can’t comment on anything we are doing because we appreciate our relationship with our partners, of course. So we can’t anything. We will make an...

    • Xbox
    • Silent Hill
    • Konami
    • Bloober Team
    • Supermassive Games
  • News 505 Games Reveals Two New Titles At Its Debut Showcase

    Including a follow-up to Mutant Year Zero!

    Publisher 505 Games debuted its first ever digital showcase today, May 17th, and the presentation included deep dives into some upcoming titles. The big one is the reveal of Miasma Chronicles, from the team that brought us Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, along with Among the Trolls, a wilderness survival...

    • Xbox
    • 505 Games
    • Miasma Chronicles
    • Among The Trolls
    • Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden
  • News Dying Light Developer Hires CD Projekt Staff For Upcoming Fantasy RPG

    Masters of the trade

    Dying Light 2 has been out for just a few short months, and it seems like its developer, Techland, is keen to move on to a new IP already. While Dying Light 2 will be supported for years to come, something else is brewing over in Poland, and the team is bringing plenty of talent on board as a result. In short, they're building...

    • Xbox
    • Techland
    • Dying Light 2
    • The Witcher 3
    • CD Projekt Red
  • News Microsoft Flight Simulator's Latest World Update Enhances Italy & Malta

    Another free download

    Microsoft Flight Simulator fans, we've got another free world update upon us! This latest update for the game enhances Italy and Malta, featuring four handcrafted airports, over 100 points of interest, and much more! Specifically, here's a list of what today's update includes: Four handcrafted airports: Palermo Airport...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
    • Xbox Game Pass

Monday16th May 2022

  • Guide Xbox Game Pass May 2022 List: Coming Soon & Leaving Soon

    The latest Game Pass reveals and updates for May

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games coming soon in May 2022? 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 this May, as...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (May 16-20)

    Take a bite out of this lineup

    Welcome to your weekly roundup of new releases on Xbox! This week is looking pretty interesting, with Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong arriving on May 19th, and games like Dolmen, Outward: Definitive Edition and Eternal Threads also on the way. In terms of Game Pass, we're still waiting on more information from...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Rumour Arma Reforger Could Launch This Week As Timed Xbox Exclusive

    Fingers crossed for Game Pass

    Hands up, who's interested in a new Arma game? It seems the rumoured Arma Reforger could be coming to Xbox (and PC) as a timed exclusive, and it's even been suggested that it might drop as soon as this Tuesday, May 17th. A couple of days ago, a marketing and brand guide for the game appeared to leak online, revealing a...

    • Xbox
    • Arma Reforger
    • Rumour
  • News Ubisoft+ Also Heading To PlayStation, Adding 50+ Games To PS Plus

    Including Assassin's Creed Valhalla

    It was announced earlier this year that Ubisoft Plus would be coming to Xbox at some point, but we've had a twist in the tale today, as it's also been announced for PlayStation, with part of it bundled as part of the new PS Plus service. The details on the subscription part of Ubi+ are still under wraps for now,...

    • Xbox
    • Ubisoft
    • PlayStation
  • News Early Look At PS Plus Premium Shows How It Compares To Xbox Game Pass

    Let the battle commence

    Right, Sony has finally revealed more information on its huge overhaul of PlayStation Plus, and it's starting to compare quite heavily to Xbox Game Pass. While Sony has confirmed that its first party games won't launch on any tier of PS Plus, its newly revealed game list shows a huge reliance on classic PlayStation first...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Sony
    • PlayStation Plus
    • Ubisoft+
  • News Furi 'Didn't Align With The Game Pass Strategy' Says Developer

    "This is why we took the decision not to bring the DLC to Xbox at launch"

    Last week, we reported on the news that Furi developer The Game Bakers had decided to drop DLC support on Xbox. At the time, the team said that low interest levels on Xbox had led to the decision, and a new interview with VICE now links those interest levels to Xbox Game Pass.

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Furi
    • Haven
    • The Game Bakers
  • News Signed Poster Of Scalebound, The Cancelled Xbox Exclusive, Shows Up At Yard Sale

    And Zion from Nintendo Life bought it!

    We've talked a lot about the cancelled Xbox exclusive Scalebound here at Pure Xbox in the past, but one of the stories we didn't expect to share was that of a signed poster from the development team randomly showing up at a yard sale. That's exactly what happened this past weekend, as our Nintendo Life friend...

    • Xbox
    • Scalebound
    • Random
  • News Fall Guys Xbox Technical Specs & Game Pass Perks Revealed

    Xbox Game Pass makes it even sweeter

    So, Fall Guys is finally coming to Xbox! The game has been given a release date of June 21st, 2022, at which time it'll be launching on a wide variety of platforms as a free-to-play title with full cross-play and cross-progression. There will be four versions of the game in all — Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox...

    • Xbox
    • Fall Guys
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Fall Guys Launches On Xbox And Goes Free-To-Play This June

    With cross-play fully supported across all platforms

    The time has finally come! Epic Games has announced today that Fall Guys is coming to Xbox on June 21st, 2022, and better yet, it'll also be transitioning to a free-to-play title on the same day. Fall Guys' launch on Xbox coincides with a new approach for the game, in which it'll be getting major...

    • Xbox
    • Fall Guys
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Hands On Evil Dead: The Game - Murderous Multiplayer Mayhem

    Within the woods

    Saber Interactive's Evil Dead: The Game is now out in the wild, and we've spent a little bit of time digging in over the weekend. This is a fairly deep multiplayer-focused experience, much like the ever-popular Dead by Daylight, and we haven't had enough time with it for a full review. However, our initial impressions are positive,...

    • Feature
    • Xbox
    • Evil Dead: The Game
    • Hands On
  • Rumour Tennis Fans, 2K Might Be Making A New Top Spin Game

    And EA could be working on one too

    In this writer's humble opinion, the best Xbox tennis game of all time is 2K's Top Spin 4 on the Xbox 360 (sorry Virtua Tennis fans, it's just how I feel!). Now, over a decade later, a rumour is suggesting 2K might bring the series back. This comes courtesy of journalist Shepshal_Nick on the XboxEra podcast (who...

    • Xbox
    • Top Spin
    • 2K
    • Rumour
  • News 'The Chant' Is Next-Gen Horror Set On A Remote Island Retreat

    Isolation

    Developer Brass Token has dropped another trailer for its upcoming horror game The Chant, which is a next-gen only title. The game was revealed last year, and it's set on a remote island where things turn south pretty quickly. Full details of the project haven't really been laid out, and as you can see, the new trailer is quite brief...

    • Xbox
    • The Chant
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Fall Guys Is Getting A Custom Map Creator, And Here's An Early Look

    It's under construction

    We've been treated to the news today that Fall Guys is launching as a free-to-play game on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this June, and it'll be including a whole bunch of great features at launch. However, one feature that went under the radar as part of today's Big Announcement video was that custom maps are...

    • Xbox
    • Fall Guys
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Sunday15th May 2022

  • News These Six Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass Today (May 15)

    Last chance to try this survival action shooter

    In case you'd forgotten, today marks the removal of six more games from the Xbox Game Pass library, including some notable departures such as Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and Ubisoft's extreme sports title, Steep. Here are the six games confirmed to leave today on Xbox Game Pass:...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Rumour Gears Of War 'Collection' Could Be Coming To Xbox This Year

    And announced as soon as next month

    Back in January, the folks over at XboxEra mentioned that another Xbox franchise could be getting the Master Chief Collection treatment in 2022 or 2023, and their latest podcast appears to suggest it's for the Gears of War series. Speaking on the podcast this week, journalist Shpeshal_Nick stated that he was "of...

    • Xbox
    • Gears Of War
    • Rumour
  • News Two More Of May 2022's Xbox Games With Gold Are Now Available

    Including Viva Piñata Party Animals!

    You can now begin downloading the second batch of May 2022's Xbox Live Games With Gold titles (one day early!), which are the Xbox One game The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk and Xbox 360 game Viva Piñata Party Animals. Both titles are available right now from the Microsoft Store and Xbox 360 Marketplace...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Appears To Be Working On A 'Dynamic Backgrounds Editor'

    Do-it-yourself

    If you've ever wanted to make your own custom backgrounds, you might want to read on. It looks like Microsoft could be working on an 'Xbox Dynamic Backgrounds Editor' for the Xbox Series X|S. Here's a tweet by known Microsoft Store scanner and Twitter user 'Aggiornamenti Lumia' demonstrating an early build, as also highlighted by The...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft

Saturday14th May 2022

  • Guide Best Xbox Exclusives To Play In 2022

    Xbox console exclusive games you can enjoy right now

    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 available via Xbox and PC Game Pass, making it easier than ever for you to...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Guides
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 14-15)

    Did you pick up Evil Dead: The Game?

    Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty of stuff to check out on Xbox over the next few days, including the new release of Evil Dead: The Game, more Xbox Game Pass titles, three Free Play Days titles, and the mas

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing
  • Poll What Are Your Release Date Predictions For Starfield & Redfall?

    When are we looking at in 2023?

    Alright, so we've had a couple of days to process the news, and it's now beginning to sink in. We're not going to be playing Bethesda's Starfield or Redfall this year. It's a shame, but it is what it is. Now, all we know is that both of them are scheduled to launch at some point in the first half of 2023. Fingers...

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    • Starfield
    • Redfall
    • Polls
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Friday13th May 2022

  • News God Of War Creator Slams Xbox Boss's Response To Bethesda Delays

    "Go get some therapy, Phil Spencer"

    As you can imagine, the announcement that Starfield and Redfall are being delayed to 2023 has led to a lot of people sharing their thoughts on social media, and one of them is the God of War director, David Jaffe. Jaffe, who worked on the first couple of God of War games along with the Twisted Metal franchise,...

    • Xbox
    • Bethesda
    • Starfield
    • Phil Spencer
    • God Of War
  • News Flintlock: The Siege Of Dawn Dev Details RPG's 'Rich World' Ahead Of Xbox Game Pass Launch

    Pulling back the curtain

    A couple of months ago Ashen developer A44 Games revealed its next RPG, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn. Flintlock looks like a natural evolution from the team's last game, and they've now sat down to discuss how their new game world is being built. The team emphasises how it has tried to cram more details into its settlements...

    • Xbox
    • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn
    • Ashen
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News New Report Details Six Upcoming Racing Games In Development At EA

    Codemasters more than pulling its weight

    Once EA managed to successfully acquire developer Codemasters last year, we knew we'd be in for a bit of a racing game bonanza. Codemasters is known for its consistent work in the genre, and now the studio is a part of EA, the publisher has a pretty robust lineup of racing games in the pipeline. Some of...

    • Xbox
    • Ea
    • Codemasters
    • Need For Speed
    • F1
  • News Halo's Raunchy Eighth Episode Has Left Everyone In Total Shock

    "What did I just watch?!"

    We're almost at the end of the first season of the Halo TV show on Paramount Plus, and this week we were treated to episode eight ("Allegiance"), which contains a rather raunchy scene that everyone seems to be talking about. Simply put, the scene involves Master Chief having sexual relations with Makee while Cortana...

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    • Halo
    • Halo TV Series
  • News Xbox Creates Top Gun Console Celebrating Microsoft Flight Sim DLC

    Maverick

    Microsoft Flight Simulator's Top Gun: Maverick DLC is coming later this month, after a delay to match up with the movie's release. To celebrate both the movie and the DLC pack, Xbox has created another custom Series S bundle. While this is another custom console you can't go out and buy, there are at least multiple prize packs up for grabs...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Top Gun: Maverick
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • News Fall Guys Expected To Share Xbox Update On May 16th

    Get ready for a "big announcement"

    One game that we're still waiting to see show up on Xbox is Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. So, when is it coming? In an update via social media, developer Mediatonic has revealed it has a "big announcement" to make next week on 16th May. An in-game notification (as highlighted on the Fall Guys subreddit) sheds some...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Fall Guys
  • News Atlus Survey Asks If You Want Persona And Other JRPGs On Xbox

    If you want it, fill in the survey!

    Want to see JRPGs like Persona and Shin Megami Tensei on Xbox? Atlus, the developer behind these IPs, wants to hear from you if so, as the company has just published its annual survey questioning fans about all sorts of things. The bits we're most interested in arrive quite late into the survey, where Atlus asks...

    • Xbox
    • Atlus
    • Persona
  • News Digital Foundry Highlights Improvements To GTA Trilogy On Xbox

    Are you no longer a liability, CJ?

    Three classic GTA games re-released late last year, in the form of GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. While a modernisation effort was much appreciated, it's safe to say the execution was less than ideal. Well, six months later it's looking like these games are in a better state. The folks over at Digital...

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    • GTA Trilogy
    • Rockstar
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News 'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor' Is Supposedly The Sequel To Fallen Order

    From Respawn Entertainment

    We've known for a good while that developer Respawn is creating a sequel to 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Until this point though, we've not really had any inclination as to what it might be called. Everyone's favourite leaker Jeff Grubb has supposedly revealed the sequel's name, almost by accident. Towards the end...

    • Xbox
    • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
    • Fallen Order
    • EA
    • Respawn Entertainment
  • News Elden Ring Has Outsold Call Of Duty: Vanguard In The US

    A new duty calls

    The Elden Ring success stories just keep on coming. Earlier this week, we learnt that by the end of March 2022 the game had shipped 13 million copies. As it turns out, by the end of April 2022 it had managed to outsell the biggest name in gaming. That's right, in just two months on the market, Elden Ring has outsold Call of Duty:...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Call of Duty: Vanguard
    • FromSoftware
    • Activision Blizzard
  • News Sega 'Planning Multiple' Remakes And New Releases In The Next Year

    A "significant increase in titles" is due

    Sega's parent company, Sega Sammy, has detailed its results for the latest financial year, and the company presentation has dropped some interesting bits of info. In short, Sega is expecting higher sales figures for fiscal year 2023, driven by 'multiple' new games from the company. Those new games will...

    • Xbox
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Sega Sammy