Welcome to the weekend! As always, there's lots of good stuff to check out on Xbox over the next couple of days, including a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles, three Free Play Days additions and the usual Xbox weekly sales.
Here's what we’re jumping into over the weekend:
Fraser Gilbert, News Editor
I know what most of my weekend is going to be taken up with, as I've got access to the first Back 4 Blood Early Access Beta (the next one will be accessible to everyone from August 12-15), and I'm very keen to see how faithful it is to the Left 4 Dead formula and what else it brings to the table ahead of its Xbox Game Pass launch in October.
Elsewhere, it's still all about the indie games for me at the moment, as I've been really enjoying some recent Game Pass additions such as Raji: An Ancient Epic and the superb Omno. I still haven't had a chance to even try Last Stop yet, which has been on Game Pass for a few weeks, and I'm keen to try out Dodgeball Academia as well.
That's about it for me, along with the usual smattering of sports games.
Have a good weekend, folks!
Daniel Hollis, News Reporter
After already checking out Back 4 Blood, I probably expect most of my time will be devoted to slaying down zombie hordes with some buddies. It's been fantastic scratching that Left 4 Dead itch, and this beta is getting me more and more excited for the full release.
Additionally, I'll also be finishing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on my Nintendo Switch. I've really been taking my time and absorbing the world, and this is just the beginning of my chronological playthrough of the entire franchise.
Finally, Xbox Game Pass has been too good to me recently, so a variety of indie games are getting played over the weekend. I just finished Last Stop, which is fantastic, so I'm now moving on over to The Ascent, Dodgeball Academia, and Cris Tales. We're truly in a golden era of Game Pass, and hopefully more players discover some of these excellent lesser known titles.
Have a great one, everyone!
What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.