This Week on Xbox: February 19, 2021


We know you’re busy and you may be missing out on all of the exciting things we talk about every week on Xbox Wire. If you have a few minutes, we can help. We’ve rounded up last week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! If you’d rather watch than read, you can enjoy our weekly video show above. Come back every Friday to find out what’s happening on Xbox this week!

Immerse yourself in the future of gaming audio with the Xbox Wireless Headset
In the development of the Xbox Series X | We wanted to make sure games felt lifelike, loaded incredibly quickly, and sounded like you’re right in the middle of the action. We chose spatial sound processing by incorporating custom audio hardware to offload audio processing from the CPU and… Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two begin on February 25th
It’s going to be a great year for Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War introduces its content-rich second season, which contains four new maps, six freely available weapons, new Warzone POIs and, above all, the new zombies experience Outbreak. Here is some content… Read more

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Make backward compatible games even better with FPS Boost
When we introduced the Xbox Series X | S, we knew we wanted to continue our commitment to compatibility that we started back in 2015 so that gamers could play their favorite titles from previous generations on the new consoles. Almost all titles benefit from next-generation functions such as faster loading times and the ability to… Read more

Kill It With Fire Pre-order now
Do you hate spiders? Would you be willing to destroy your immediate surroundings in order to live in a world with one less spider? Do you know about nuclear weapons? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I have good news: Kill it with fire launches March 4th on Xbox One. Experienced exterminators can burn 20% of the price… Read more

Second extinction

Second extinction in Xbox game preview spring 2021
Hello everyone! A lot has happened since our main producer Brynley last spoke to you in May 2020 when we just unveiled our Dino Guts shooter. Second extinction, during the Xbox Series X First Look event. An event where all of us at Systemic Reaction were quasi crowding out of our home offices… Read more

Anodyne 2: Back to the Dust now available
Hi everyone, Melos Han-Tani from Analgesic Productions here with some exciting news for you Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Xbox Community – Anodyne 2 hits Xbox Series X | today S and Xbox One released in the Xbox Store! Anodyne 2 is a deeply personal 2D and 3D adventure full of whimsical secrets… Read more

Ghost runner

Ghostrunner demo now for Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One available
Try the first two levels of one of the best action games of 2020, but are you up for the challenge? The Ghost runner The demo contains over 30 minutes of intense cyber ninja action. Improve your killer instincts because this one-hit cyberpunk masterpiece is set to have some incredible updates in 2021… Read more

Free Game Days – Fuser Unit and War Hammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyrs
Control the mix in your own virtual music festival and discover the secrets of a fortress monastery on this weekend’s Free Play Days. Fuser and Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyrs are available to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members Thursday, February 18 at 12:01 a.m. PST… Continue reading

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout stumbles upon Xbox Series X | this summer S and Xbox One
So big news: I’m very excited to share this Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is officially coming to Xbox Series X | this summer S and Xbox One! Our entire team can’t wait to welcome Xbox gamers to the Blunderdome for all kinds of bean-based mayhem – it certainly took a while, but we’re here and couldn’t be happier… Read more

Welcome to Knockout City
Welcome to Knockout City, the dodgeball multiplayer game, coming to Xbox Series X on May 21st | S (through backward compatibility with improvements), Xbox One and PC. Knockout City is full of bright-eyed, bushy thugs like you, ready to hit opponents with balls in a friendly (well, mostly friendly) … Read more

Stubbs the zombie

Stubbs the Zombie makes a triumphant return to the Xbox this spring
Stubbs here. That’s right baby I’m back and better than ever. Well, I’m just like 2005. I’ve been pretty great though, so there it is. I’m here today to give you an exciting first floor opportunity: Stubbs the zombie in Rebel with no pulse, an Xbox classic, is coming soon

No Man’s Sky: Companions Update Now Available
Our little Hello Games team had a big year 2020, releasing six big, free updates for Nobody’s heaven. We’re even more looking forward to what’s in store for 2021! Today we are very excited to be able to release our first major update of 2021: Companions. Ever since travelers met their first creatures on their first planet in Nobody’s Heaven… Read more

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Coming soon for Xbox Game Pass: Dirt 5, Killer Queen Black, Wreckfest, and more
The team here at Xbox Game Pass is proud to… bring you video games! We have new perks, more games, and even more games for you to touch. A download or streaming queue near you soon! So choose your quests (turn in the quests you’ve already done) and get to the games… Read more

Save up to 60% on the EA sale in the Xbox Store
The time has come, Xbox fans! FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21, Apex Legends, The Sims 4 and many more electronic art games are offered as part of the Electronic Arts Sale in the Xbox Store for a limited time! Combine speed, dexterity and savings of up to 60% on the top games from EA! Here are a few highlights to look for … Read More

XAC updates and testing of Hero Asset

The future of game accessibility on Xbox
The passion for game accessibility has grown exponentially over the past decade among developers and gamers. According to the ESA Foundation, there are nearly 46 million players with disabilities in the US alone. We are therefore pleased to see that game developers are actively looking for resources that enable integrative game design. Read more

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3: Great Britain and Ireland now available for free
In September we shared our vision of continuous improvement Microsoft Flight Simulator by providing meaningful updates for the simulator every month. Today we’re releasing World Update 3 and we’re excited to bring the Simmers a dazzling flying experience across the UK and Ireland. Read more

The Blizzard Arcade Collection

Start the time machine: The Blizzard Arcade Collection arrives today
In celebration of Blizzard Entertainment’s 30th anniversary, we’ve charged three of the very first games we ever made – all of the history, hard work, and love they produced – and added a few extras. So start the time machine and dive into it Blizzard Arcade Collection, available now in the Xbox Store… Read more

Next week on Xbox: February 23-26
Welcome to next week on Xbox! Here we cover all of the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 are available, as well as the upcoming Xbox Game Pass and the soon-to-be-released ID @ Xbox titles! Get more details on the games listed below and click on their profiles for pre-order details, when available (release dates are… Read more


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