This Week on Xbox: December 18, 2020

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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! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!


Xbox: Beyond Generations

Xbox Launches “Xbox: Beyond Generations” Filmed Experiment
Perhaps one of the greatest struggles older people face today is a lack of human connection; whether it’s due to living far apart from family members, or even a lack of close family and friends at all, loneliness among our older generation is a growing problem… Read more

Free Play Days – Black Desert, Unturned, and Resident Evil Resistance
Experience an epic medieval MMORPG or get your zombie survival-horror fix, all in this weekend’s Free Play Days. Black Desert, Unturned, and Resident Evil Resistance are available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play… Read more

Secret Neighbor Winter Holidays Update

Secret Neighbor Winter Holidays Update is Here
For any new home invaders in our midst, Secret Neighbor is an online multiplayer social horror game where the goal is to work together with other players to get into your suspicious neighbor’s basement. This isn’t just any senseless breaking and entering though… Read more

The Undertaker is Now Available in WWE 2K Battlegrounds
Celebration of the Deadman’s 30th anniversary continues as wrestling fans can now get their hands on the Undertaker. While we may have seen the last of this version of Undertaker laying out AJ Styles at WrestleMania, fans can continue to lay waste… Read more

Fortnite - Operation Snowdown

Unlock Free Outfits and Take Flight: Fortnite – Operation Snowdown Starts Today!
‘Tis the first day of Snowdown, when all through the tundra were Snowmando Outposts full of loot and decor. Remember Crackshot’s Winterfest last year in Fortnite? This year, Crackshot’s right-hand snowman, Snowmando, has arrived to the island… Read more

Skater XL Mod Maps and Gear Available Now on Xbox
We are extremely stoked to announce the release of update 1.1, which integrates mod content into the core experience of Skater XL. We have always thought of Skater XL as a community driven game, and making user generated content as accessible as possible… Read more

Torchlight III Hero Image

Torchlight III’s Snow and Steam Update Brings a Storm of Sought-After Updates
Torchlight III
 has just released a smoldering new update full of winter-related content, a rework for the Forged class, and a large list of bug fixes. In this blog, we’ll dive into what you can expect to find in the latest Snow & Steam update… Read more

Online Sensation Neoverse is Now Available with Xbox Game Pass
We’re thrilled to announce the fantastic and breathtaking challenge of Neoverse is now available for players on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass members. The world of Neoverse is a deck-building, action, rogue-lite game where… Read more

The Mandalorian Custom Controllers

Xbox Unveils Two Custom Controllers Inspired by Hit Disney+ Series, The Mandalorian
To celebrate the finale of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 on Disney+, Xbox teamed up with Lucasfilm Games to create two new epic Mandalorian-themed Xbox Wireless Controllers, giving Star Wars fans and gamers alike the chance to win a set of the exclusive… Read more

Drive High-Speed in LGV Méditerranée with Train Sim World 2
Today we are launching the first French route for Train Sim World 2, with the sun-soaked LGV Méditerranée: Marseille – Avignon. This high-speed line runs across the South of France with the TGV Duplex carrying passengers at speeds of up to 320 km/h… Read more

PUBG Season 10

Hide, Seek, and Survive: PUBG Season 10 is Available Now
In PUBG Season 10, we’re bringing the new map called Haven, an industrial island in the rust belt of America. There is a carbon steel works, coal yards, industrial and residential zones, an overpass, and docks where you can hide, seek, and survive… Read more

Get Ready for Destruction in Colossus Down for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Have you ever wanted to change the world? Remove everything you don’t like so you can do things your way? If so, you may have one thing or two in common with Nika. She is a smart seven-year-old girl who doesn’t like the world she lives in, so she… Read more

Microsoft Flight Simulator is Fastest Growing Entry in the Series with Over 2 Million Players to Date
Microsoft Flight Simulator is Microsoft’s longest running franchise with a history of 38 years, and we are proud to announce that the latest entry is the fastest to grow to over 2 million pilots. This was possible thanks to the incredible community of fans, real-world pilots… Read more

Spellbreak Chapter 1: The Spellstorm
Spellbreak 
is a competitive, free-to-play, third-person spellcasting game where you unleash powerful magic as you battle other players for supremacy. With the launch of Spellbreak’s first chapter today, I’m excited to dive into some of the many new… Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season One

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season One Bring New Maps, Weapons, and More
Following its epic launch for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is fast approaching the start of the first content drop in Season One, featuring free-to-acquire weapons and seven free maps. And there’s new content for… Read more

Smite’s Newest Hunter Brings Mischief in the Latest Update
Danzaburou, the Legendary Tanuki, is the newest god to join Smite’s Japanese Pantheon – now available on Xbox One! This trickster is ready to bring godly shenanigans to the Battleground. With a sly grin and big belly, Danazburou is a cheerful bake-danuki… Read more

Rocket League - Frosty Fest

Rocket League’s Frosty Fest is Now Live
Get ready to chill in Rocket League‘s coolest in-game event, Frosty Fest! If you’re new to Rocket League since the free to play launch, Frosty Fest is the annual festive in-game event that brings good tidings, themed items, and now limited time modes… Read more

Synthetik: Ultimate – Classic Top-Down Shooter Meets Roguelike
Who misses the good old days of classic top down shooters? We certainly did, and that’s why we made Synthetik: Ultimate – a fresh shooter roguelite that captures the intensity and richness of a late ’90s title while not missing out on the comforts… Read more

Destiny 2 - The Dawning

Spread Cheer, Get Gear: The Dawning Returns to Destiny 2
Destiny 2
 players have been spending lots of time recently braving the chilly bite of winter while exploring Europa’s harsh frozen landscapes. Starting today they can find a warm respite with the return of the Dawning, our annual free holiday event where… Read more

Big ‘80s Action with a Huge World of Tanks Update
As members of the team behind World of Tanks Console, we don’t believe there is such a thing as “too big.” Heck, World of Tanks features 40-ton steel beasts decimating each other in explosive battlefield matches. So, when we say that our December… Read more 

Destiny 2 Guinness World Record

Xbox and Bungie Broke the Guinness World Records Title for Largest Projected Video Game Display
As players continue to work with the Exo Stranger in harnessing the dark power of Stasis in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, we powered the dreams of one gamer and broke a Guinness World Records title for “Largest Projected Video Game Display” to celebrate… Read more

Ghostrunner Winter Pack DLC and Hardcore Mode Details
The time has come for you to climb Dharma Tower once again with an exciting new game mode launching December 17, and a new set of skins in the Ghostrunner Winter Pack DLC coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S today for only $1.99… Read more

Necromunda: Underhive Wars

The Van Saar Gang Brings Advanced Tech to Necromunda: Underhive Wars
The agents of House Van Saar are the latest to join the fray in the violent depths of the underhive! Flaunting high-tech weaponry and unprecedented discipline, Van Saar fighters are also clad in signature protective suits that increase their regenerative… Read more

Spread the Joyous Spirit in Trove’s Snowfest Event
Trove’s merriest event is upon us and brings new mysteries, rewards, and beautifully decorated world. Feast your eyes on the Hub that is now a winter wonderland and share the joy with us in Snowfest until December 29. Deep within Delves, our… Read more 

Ark II Logo Key Art

Ark II is Coming to Xbox Series X|S as a Console Launch Exclusive
Last week at The Game Awards, Studio Wildcard took their next dinosaur-sized step with the Ark franchise and thrilled the world by announcing Ark II. The reveal trailer (above) was fully captured in-engine and showcases some of the features… Read more

Update on EA Play: Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC in 2021
When we originally set out to write this blog post, which would announce the availability of EA Play on PC with Xbox Game Pass, it looked a little bit different. Unfortunately, what had been a celebratory post is now one asking for a little more patience… Read more

Space Jam Hero Image

LeBron James, Bugs Bunny, and Xbox Invite Fans to Create a Space Jam: A New Legacy Video Game
Microsoft and Space Jam: A New Legacy are coming together for an epic partnership in the leadup to the film’s release in 2021. In celebration of the new movie, Xbox, Bugs Bunny and LeBron James are teaming up to help YOU create an original… Read more

Creating My Hidden Things, Now Available for Xbox One
Our small team had produced about 10 prototypes before we finally came up with the current version of the project. First, I dug up my old Doodle-style works, which the team thought were cool, so I had an idea how to integrate them into gameplay… Read more

1000 Days of Play! Sea of Thieves Celebrates with Free Gifts, New Audio Book and More
Millions of treasures taken. Scores of skeletons smashed. More bunches of bananas cronched than we can possibly count – it’s been a wild ride across the waves in the 1000 days since Sea of Thieves hit shelves and storefronts for players around the world to enjoy… Read more

Embark Together on a Wild, Genre-Bending Co-Op Journey in It Takes Two
Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two, coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on March 26, 2021. With Friend’s Pass, invite someone who you’d like to share this genre-bending, mind-blowing, co-op only platform adventure with… Read more

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