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This Week on Xbox: December 11, 2020

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 Cloud Gaming Infographic

Players Drive Record Engagement as Xbox Expands Cloud Gaming to More Devices in 2021
Thanks to you, we’ve kicked off a new generation of gaming and can now share more about what comes next in 2021. If the last year has taught us anything about the future, it’s that the joy of play and its power to connect us to family, friends… Read more

Powering the Dreams of Gamers with Xbox
This week marks a year since the world was introduced to the Xbox Series X and Power Your Dreams. Since then, we’ve explored the possibilities of the next generation of gaming and, in the past few weeks, experienced the world’s most powerful console firsthand. When we considered the full potential… Read more

Destiny 2 Next Gen

Destiny 2 Optimized: The Future is Closer Than You Think
Since the launch of Destiny 2: Beyond Light on November 10, Bungie began harnessing the next-generation capabilities of the Xbox Series X|S to deliver meaningful upgrades to players all over the world. With the launch of Beyond Light serving as the beginning of this next generation update, Bungie also announced… Read more

Talking Tunic with Its Creator Andrew Shouldice
Since its debut during the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, players have been patiently waiting for the launch of Tunic, an action-adventure gameabout a tiny fox in a big world. We look forward to the day we can explore the mysterious island and its secrets, but in the meantime, we caught up with the creator of Tunic, Andrew Shouldice… Read more

Gears 5: Hivebusters Expansion Arrives December 15 with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
In the past month, Gears 5 released the Xbox Series X|S update, which relaunched the game with next-gen technical optimizations for new consoles and new campaign features, and followed up with the largest multiplayer update ever, Operation 5: Hollow Storm. Today, to cap off this holiday’s re-release, we’re announcing… Read more

Forza Horizon 4 Players – Do You Have What It Takes to Beat Horizon Super7?
To showcase the amazing creativity of Forza Horizon 4 players, we bring you Super7, an all-new game mode that celebrates community-created challenges. This new mode is available now at no additional charge for everyone playing on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Xbox Game Pass and cloud gaming with… Read more

Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea Now Available with Xbox Game Pass
Today, our game Call of the Sea has launched for all the world to play and we’re tremendously excited. We can’t wait to hear from players as they delve into our story about Norah, our main character, and follow her journey to a remote island in search of her husband’s lost expedition… Read more

Kate Bishop Now Available in Marvel’s Avengers
Hello, Marvel fans! Kate Bishop is now playable in the Marvel’s Avengers Operation: Kate Bishop – Taking AIM, which continues the story from where we last left off with Kamala at the conclusion of the game. For those who don’t know Kate Bishop, she first appeared in “Young Avengers (2005) #1” before starring… Read more

Sea of Thieves Celebrates the Festival of Giving in December’s Free Update
Another year is almost over, both here and on the shores of the Sea of Thieves, where the Festival of Giving is about to get underway! Everyone’s invited to join the festivities in the latest free Sea of Thieves update, available today to all players with Xbox Game Pass and across… Read more

The Worlds of Puyo Puyo and Tetris Collide Once Again in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Starting Today
We are thrilled to announce that, starting today, Puyo Puyo and Tetris fans can come together, once again, to engage in the ultimate crossover event for the ages with the launch of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, now available for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One! Not only does this new title bring back all of the classic game modes… Read more

Master Chief in Fortnite Chapter 2

Join the Hunt as the Master Chief in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 5
Xbox fans, whether you’re an OG Xbox player, finished the fight on Xbox 360, or faced the Forerunner on Xbox One, there’s no hero more synonymous to the Xbox family as the Master Chief. Across the galaxy, in the Armor of the Chief, you’ve battled against the Covenant, Flood, and Prometheans. But with the tie between realities… Read more

Unto The End: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Beginning Your Adventure
After four years in the making, the debut game from 2 Ton Studios is ready – Unto The End has arrived on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Xbox Game Pass. We can’t wait for players to take their first steps as Unto The End’s hero – a father and husband who is really just a regular, red-haired dude. He just happens… Read more

New Features Available Today on the Xbox Family Settings App to Help Manage Children’s Gaming
Gaming has long been a significant source of joy, inspiration, and social connection for players around the world, and social distancing has made this truer now than ever before. With the holiday break on the horizon, many parents and caregivers may be looking for ways to help balance screen time and family time… Read more

Free Play Days – Gears 5, Metro 2033 Redux, and Book of Demons
Fight alongside Dave Batista, celebrate the 10th anniversary of a cult-classic series, and save the terror-stricken people from the ultimate evil, all in this weekend’s Free Play Days. Gears 5, Metro 2033 Redux, and Book of Demons are available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play… Read more

Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer

Celebrating the Launch of Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
It’s finally here! CD Projekt Red’s sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is now available to play on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One! Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour, and body modification. Take on the role of V, a mercenary outlaw going after a… Read more

Celebrating the Launch of Cyberpunk 2077 with a Limbitless Solutions Collaboration
With the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 earlier this week, it has been exciting seeing players enter the massive open world, taking on the role of V and begin creating their legend on the streets of Night City. To celebrate the launch, Xbox and CD Projekt Red partnered with the non-profit Limbitless SolutionsRead more

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
Microsoft Flight Simulator has a rich history on PC that spans nearly four decades, all the way back to 1982. For the first time, we wanted to give more aspiring pilots a chance to take flight by bringing this robust simulation to consoles. Today, we’re excited to share that Microsoft Flight Simulator will come to life on… Read more

Get Ready for The Game Awards with Discounts and Demos on the Xbox Store
The Game Awards is today, December 10, and we’re extremely excited to bring to you The Game Awards Sale on the Xbox Store, in which you`ll find up to 67% off on some of the nominees, playable demos of ID@Xbox games, and an Xbox Events page to help watch the big show… Read more

Among Us Hero image

Among Us Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC
One of the biggest gaming hits of 2020 is coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC, as we’re excited to announce that InnerSloth’s Among Us will be coming to the service soon. Need a primer on a game that’s been dominating the world with over half a billion players? We got you. Among Us is an online, 4-10 multiplayer… Read more

Hood: Outlaws & Legends – Execute the Perfect Heist on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on May 10, 2021
Hood: Outlaws & Legends
 releases on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on May 10, 2021. The PvPvE multiplayer game just revealed a gameplay trailer and opened pre-orders on the Xbox Store, so now is the perfect time to dive a little deeper in the core gameplay elements of a medieval heist… Read more

Perfect Dark Logo Key Art

Announcing Perfect Dark, the First Game From The Initiative
Two years ago, we announced the formation of a new Xbox Game studio in Santa Monica, The Initiative, and today at The Game Awards, we announced our first project, Perfect Dark. With Perfect Dark, we’re aiming to deliver a secret agent thriller set in a near-future world. We have built the Perfect Dark team… Read more

The Orb is Here: Discover Mørkredd Today with Xbox Game Pass
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in gaming: The day after The Game Awards. Studios get to celebrate wins big and small, while fans get to celebrate exciting reveals and surprise releases. Our favorite surprise release here at Aspyr? Mørkredd, of course! That’s right: as of last night, Mørkredd is now available… Read more

The Game Awards Recap

The Game Awards 2020: Exclusive Reveals, Major Announcements, and More During a Night of Gaming Celebration
Every year, The Game Awards recognizes the creative and technical excellence in the video game industry. Tonight’s show brought together a mix of players, developers, and gaming culture to the forefront. Hosted by Geoff Keighley and featuring guest presenters like… Read more

Planet Coaster: Console Edition Gets Spooktacularly Adventurous with Two New Packs
Just a month ago, we were delighted to be a part of Xbox’s global launch of the Xbox Series X|S on November 10 with the release of Planet Coaster: Console Edition. It was incredible to be a part of the next-generation of gaming from the very first day and we’ve loved seeing your reactions, enthusiasm, and… Read more

Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Star Wars: Squadrons
One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make games that are Xbox Series X|S Optimized. This means that they’ve taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of Xbox Series X|S, both for new titles built natively using the Xbox Series X|S development environment as well… Read more

Landflix Odyssey, an Adventure Within a TV Series, Available Now on Xbox One
Have you ever thought about how great it would be to experience the adventures of your favourite TV series? Maybe next to one of your favourite heroes? If the answer to these questions has been: “Hell, yes!” then let me introduce you to Landflix Odyssey! Landflix Odyssey is the latest game published by Fantastico Studio.. Read more

Xbox Game Pass - December 11, 2020

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: The Game Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Among Us, and More
I hope you had a good time watching The Game Awards – I was rooting for (redacted) and I was shocked when (redacted) won! Just kidding, I wrote this three days ago and I have no idea who is going to win yet. But I do know some amazing news we dropped during the show; check it out… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: December 15 to 18
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox games! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available… Read more

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Landflix Odyssey, an Adventure Within a TV Series, Available Now on Xbox One
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