/This Week on Xbox: December 7, 2018

This Week on Xbox: December 7, 2018

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Xbox Game Pass: Mortal Kombat X, Ashen, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and More This December
Hello, Xbox Game Pass members! It’s been, what… a whole 24 hours since we announced new games coming to Xbox Game Pass? Time to drop a few more for December. We’re here to share the factual facts about factual games coming… Read more

Prepare for the Team-Oriented Gameplay of Aftercharge on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass
Hello Xbox players! At Chainsawesome Games, we’re all big on multiplayer games and our favorites are the ones you need to coordinate as a team to outsmart your opponents. As gamers ourselves, what we’ve seen way too many times are… Read more

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Help Xbox and 2K Design the Next Project Backboard Basketball Court
As part of a partnership between our friends at 2K (publisher of NBA 2K19), Project Backboard, and us at Xbox, we’re proud to announce today that the basketball court at the Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth & Community Center in Los Angeles… Read more

Thronebreaker: A New Witcher Tale Arrives on Xbox One
Today I’m thrilled to tell you a bit more about Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, our new game set in The Witcher universe! First — what is Thronebreaker? The easiest answer is that it’s a single-player role-playing game which combines narrative-driven exploration… Read more

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Available Now at Retail Stores
Over a million fans worldwide have experienced an epic journey with Senua, a Celtic warrior who embarks on a haunting vision quest to save the soul of her dead lover from Viking hell, and today we’re excited to announce that Ninja Theory’s critically acclaimed… Read more

Free Content Available Now on Battlefield V
Battlefield V launched November 20 on Xbox One with eight unique maps, eight intense modes, a variety of weapons, vehicles, and munitions. But there’s so much more coming in the Tides of War, the game’s ongoing live service available free to all players… Read more

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Tips and Tricks for Playing Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is now available on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass! It is a tactical adventure game, with turn-based combat and real-time exploration of a post-apocalyptic world. You control a team of mutants, exploring a world destroyed by nuclear war… Read more

Subnautica’s Journey from Idea to Version 1.0 on Xbox One
When I had the first inkling of an idea for Subnautica, I was sitting in my garden in here in San Francisco. We had just finished a grueling journey making our previous game, Natural Selection 2. To make that game, we had to start a company, get funding, write an engine… Read more

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Let Loose with the ID@Xbox Party Time Sale
December, the month that brings the family together for gift giving, delicious dinners, and… intense gaming! From bomb diffusion to cooking, trivia to goofy world building, we have something for everyone. From now through December 10… Read more

Take Your Sims on a Vacation in Outdoor Retreat and Jungle Adventure Expansions
Your Sims – they’re just like us. They pay bills, work long hours, take care of their families, and take out the trash. And, especially at this time of year, they could really use a vacation. Luckily, The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat and The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure… Read more

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Introducing Spotify’s New and Improved Experience on Xbox One
With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment, whether you’re working out, partying, or gaming. Gamers know the importance of having the perfect soundtrack to match what they’re playing – everything from the most elusive psychedelic… Read more

Play The Elder Scrolls Online Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
Xbox Live Gold members can play The Elder Scrolls Online and experience Tamriel like never before during our Free Play Event! Get ready to experience an ever-expanding story in a persistent Elder Scrolls world. The Elder Scrolls Online Free Play Event… Read more

Family Settings on Xbox Provide Fun, Positive Gaming; New Tools for Cross-Play Now Available
Here at Xbox, we see technology as an advantage for families today. It can be a positive force in the home and classroom, in personal growth, and in helping families and friends spend quality time together. We also know that it’s important that children… Read more

Embrace the Power of the Posterior in Brief Battles
Get ready to fight your friends in underwear-fueled battles on Xbox One in our upcoming butt-em-up party game, Brief Battles! If you’ve heard of Brief Battles before, that might be because it was announced for Xbox One just over a year ago… Read more

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Take to the Skies in Fortnite Season 7 on Xbox One
Season 7 has arrived with the smash of a mysterious iceberg! Winter has brought many changes to the Fortnite map for you to explore. Ziplines are a new way to help you travel to and from high terrain. For you chill and thrill seekers, the new Frosty Flights location… Read more

Author Meagan Marie on Her New Book Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play
This week, a new book profiling some of the most high-profile women in gaming was released. Written by Crystal Dynamics’ Senior Community and Social Media Manager Meagan Marie, “Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play” looks at the major accomplishments… Read more

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Fortune Island Arrives in Forza Horizon 4 on December 13
Treasure, adventure, and epic driving action awaits you on Fortune Island, the first expansion for the critically acclaimed open world racing game Forza Horizon 4, developed by Playground Games. Fortune Island launches on December 13 for $19.99 on Xbox One… Read more

Darksiders Returns to Xbox with Fury, Death, and War Like Never Before
The Darksiders franchise made its debut on Xbox 360 back in 2010. At the time, the first horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, quickly became a favorite among hack-n-slash, action-adventure fans for his larger-than-life design, weaponry and in-game battles… Read more

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The World of Ashen Comes to Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass December 7
The wait is over! The dark world of Ashen will finally see the light and launch on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass on December 7… and what a journey it’s been to get here! To celebrate the upcoming launch of Ashen, the ID@Xbox team recently visited our studios… Read more

Kicking off ID@Xbox’s Winter of Arcade with Ashen, Below, and More!
More than a decade ago, the Xbox team introduced Xbox Live Summer of Arcade to showcase a series of incredibly independent games on Xbox 360 like Braid, Castle Crashers, LIMBO, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and more throughout the entire season… Read more

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It’s Time to Eradicate Demons in Devil May Cry 5, Demo Out Now Exclusively on Xbox One
We aren’t exaggerating when we say Devil May Cry 5 is one of the most over-the-top action experiences of this generation. You don’t have to take our word for it, you can play the demo right now only on Xbox One! The Devil May Cry series is the undisputed pioneer… Read more

Experience the Wild Open World of Rage 2 with a New Trailer
It’s not enough for us to just tell you how crazy the world of Rage 2 is. That’s something you need to see to believe – and we’ve got something new for you that’ll surely turn you into a believer, ahead of the game’s launch on Xbox One on May 14, 2019… Read more

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Far Cry: New Dawn Transforms A Familiar Far Cry World
Those who played Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 to completion know it concluded with a Hope County-consuming mushroom cloud and a vindicated cult leader. While Project at Eden’s Gate’s Joseph Seed was right about the End of Days, the prophesying “Father” couldn’t… Read more

Behind the Doors of Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Available Now on Xbox One
In Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek we wanted to explore the story of events that lead up directly to the original game. I know all of you had questions on what exactly happened, and why the Neighbor is the way he is. This is a very dramatic prequel, and some of you may need… Read more

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Details on Vigor 0.7 Update: Breach
In the previous update to the post-war shoot ‘n’ loot game Vigor, the team focused on technical improvements, significant looting and crafting reworks, and the addition of the possibility to play with a friend. Building upon the fundamentals, the new update…. Read more

Next Week on Xbox: New games for December 11 to 14
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One… Read more