This Week on Xbox: May 1, 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!

How Xbox Game Pass is Helping Friends Stay Connected
For many of us, the current global health situation has made it more difficult to spend time with friends, family, and the people we care about most. We are heartened to see many people using games to be entertained, to find inspiration… Read more

Gears Tactics is “Excellent,” Now Available for PC
Today, a new chapter in the Gears saga begins with the launch of Gears Tactics, a fast-paced, turn-based strategy game developed from the ground up for PC, now available with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), Steam and Windows 10 PC… Read more

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Xbox Ambassadors Spread Positivity on Twitter
Over the last 30 days, Xbox Ambassadors spread positivity throughout the gaming community on Twitter. A challenge set by the Xbox Ambassadors program, which asked Ambassadors to share “what gaming for everyone… Read more

Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+ is Available Now on Xbox One
The sequel to Woodle Tree Adventures is here, with many new enhancements! In this post I would like to talk about the development and the ideas behind Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+, an open world platformer like no other… Read more

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New Games with Gold for May 2020
Start May the right way with the new Games with Gold lineup. On Xbox One, handle extreme and challenging courses around the world in V-Rally 4 and combat demons of the Chaos Gods in the action-RPG… Read more

Face Your Own Childhood Fears in The Inner Friend
As you dive into your subconscious mind through an Alice in Wonderland type world, you will be confronted by your deepest childhood fears. The player will have to deal with a heavy atmosphere, manage the tension… Read more


Retro Action Arcade Shooter Huntdown Coming to Xbox One May 12
Hello Xbox community! Our ’80s action movie turned co-op arcade shooter Huntdown is launching on the Microsoft Store on May 12, and I wanted to take some time to introduce you to our badass 16-bit baby…. Read more

Kemco JRPG Miden Tower is Now Available on Xbox One
Hi there! Today I am proud to announce that Miden Tower is out now on Xbox One. Let me introduce you the world of this new Kemco JRPG where the story takes place in a single tower… Read more

Destroy All Humans!

Destroy All Humans! – The Epic Return of a Cult Classic is Now Available for Pre-order on Xbox One
Seldom, if ever, does a producer get to be a part of completely rebuilding one of his favorite game experiences of all time…yet here we are… fifteen years later! The timeless themes and transcendent humor of Destroy All Humans! truly make… Read more

Violent Puzzles and a Party of Five in Desperados III
We knew that creating a new adventure for gun-slinging, knife-fighter John Cooper, nearly twenty years after his initial debut, meant we needed a completely fresh take on the Desperados franchise. The team at Mimimi Games… Read more 

Make the Most of Your Time at Home with Free eBook: The Rough Guide to Xbox
With many of us staying in and travel adventures something we can only dream of at present, our friends at Rough Guides are offering a free eBook edition of “The Rough Guide to Xbox”so… Read more

Kingdom Two Crowns: Dead Lands Brings Bloodstained Characters to the Game
Since the launch of micro-strategy game Kingdom Two Crowns, monarchs have been building their Kingdoms in the classic medieval and feudal Japan-inspired settings. Now things are about to get darker and creepier with Dead LandsRead more

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Build Your First Level in Levelhead with These Tips and Tricks
Well hellooo there! I’m Sam, co-founder of Butterscotch Shenanigans, and today I’m thrilled to share some tips and tricks to jump start your creativity in our platformer maker Levelhead. Be careful, though, or you… Read more

Even Paper Can be Dangerous in Book of Demons, Available Now on Xbox One
I still remember the first time I visited Thing Trunk studio in Warsaw. Their office was weirdly located close to an Italian language school, and for me, just landing from Milan, that was a pretty weird coincidence! The studio… Read more

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SnowRunner Available Today on Xbox One
Get behind the wheel, SnowRunners, there’s work to be done! The great wilderness of SnowRunner is home to all kinds of jobs, places to discover, and challenges to take on. With this article, we aim to give you a better understanding… Read more

Designing for Collaborative Play in Star Crossed, Available Now on Xbox One
Star Crossed​ is a two player cooperative action arcade game with a magical girl aesthetic, available now on Xbox One! If you’re a fan of multiplayer games, we hope you’ll check it out! Now more than ever, human connection… Read more

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Explores the Age of Vikings
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla brings players to the ninth century and the height of the Viking age, when armies of Norse warriors nearly conquered England. As Eivor, a fearsome Viking raider, you will lead your clan from desolation in Norway… Read more

Greymoor’s New Antiquities System Brings Lore and Treasure to TESO on Xbox One
Arriving as part of the upcoming Greymoor chapter, the Antiquities system gives you the opportunity to join the Antiquarian Circle, an archaeological society based in the city of Solitude. After you’ve joined this organization… Read more

Free Play Days - April 30

Free Play Days – Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Yakuza 0, and Sonic Mania
Great games are available for you to play this weekend with Free Play Days! Kingdom Come: DeliveranceYakuza 0, and Sonic Mania are available to play for both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members beginning… Read more

Doug Hates His Job Clocks in Today on Xbox One
Doug hates his job, but you’ll enjoy this game. We’ve been working on it for over a year now and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to share it with Xbox gamers. Doug is a mockumentary comedic game inspired by TV shows like… Read more

PUBG Season 7

Frosty Map Vikendi Returns to PUBG Today with Season 7
Back in Season 6, when we debuted our new map Karakin, we also announced that Vikendi was rotating out of normal matchmaking so that we could work on a full revamp of our frosty map. As we’re about to kick off Season 7, we’re thrilled… Read more

Xbox Giving NHL Fans a Reason to Cheer with Northern Arena EA Sports NHL 20 Cup
In April, hockey fans (such as myself) would typically be cheering on our favourite NHL team as they head into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Personally, I’ve been waiting 53 years for Toronto to sip from the Cup… However, with the suspended NHL season… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: May 5 to 8
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console… Read more

Dread Nautical Brings Unique Tactical RPG Action to Xbox One on April 29
This Wednesday, we at Zen Studios are very excited to bring you one of the most unique tactical RPGs out there. Dread Nautical is a little bit roguelike…a little bit survival game…a little bit Lovecraftian horror…and, well, little bit of lots of other… Read more

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