This Week on Xbox: December 20, 2019

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!

The Telltale Batman Shadows Edition is Available Now on Xbox One
The Telltale Batman Shadows Edition is a darker take on the original two seasons of Batman: The Telltale Series. Rare dashes of color accentuate a universe that has been plunged into black and white creating a grimmer version of Gotham, ready to be experienced…

Xbox Sessions: Actor John Boyega Tests His Jedi Skills in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Making his way across the galaxy to our studio, we sat down with talented actor John Boyega to catch up on one of the world’s most iconic franchises and play the brand-new, action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in the latest episode of Xbox Sessions…

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Coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Untitled Goose Game, Pillars of Eternity, and More
I’m going to start with this deal, because your friends will thank you when you tell them: If they haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass Ultimate yet, they can get 3 months membership for just $1. Tell them to sign up before this expires, so you can talk about, make memes…

World War Z Introduces Explosive New Special Zombie: The Bomber
World War Z released in April this year and it’s been a pleasure to produce regular updates ever since, adding new maps, game modes, weapons, skills, cosmetics, and more. Our next update is set to release in December and features the long-awaited Horde Mode Z and…

Class is in Session with The Sims 4 Discover University
Welcome to The Sims 4 Discover University Expansion Pack, now available on Xbox One! Now that you’ve signed up for classes in the city of Britechester, it’s time to learn about all the opportunities of university life. After all, college is about more than…

Overcooked! 2 – Winter Wonderland Update Available Today on Xbox One
Feliz Navidad cooking fans! It’s time for the final Overcooked! 2 update of 2019, and it’s a very Christmassy one! We’ve had a jam-packed year of exciting content, which has been great to work on. I want to thank the fantastic team who’ve worked hard to create…

Xbox Shares the Must-Know Holiday Gaming Tips for Parents
With the holidays right around the corner, we know that many kids and teens have a specific game, gaming console or controller on their wish lists. As parents, we know some of you may be very familiar with gaming while others may feel out of the loop…

Vigor Introduces Battle Pass with Update 1.2: Preppers
Update 1.1: Bridges was an interesting ride for everyone. The Buried Caches became a focal point of encounters for many Outlanders, a brand-new map challenged inexperienced and veteran players alike, and the introduction of weight influence was…

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New Games with Gold for January 2020
In January on Xbox One, sneak and plunder as a goblin thief in the fantasy stealth game Styx: Shards of Darkness and then don the cape and cowl to become the Dark Knight in Batman: The Telltale Series. On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility…

Free Play Days – Valkyria Chronicles 4, Puyo Puyo Champions, and Goat Simulator
Jump in and brace for all the fun that awaits you in this weekend’s Free Play Day event!Free Play Days is back this weekend with more fun games for you to play! Engage in a strategic, turn-based RPG with a beautiful hand-drawn visual style…

Xbox Sessions: Ninja Teaches the Legend, Mark Hamill, the Ways of a Fortnite Master
To cap off 2019, we teamed together a legendary entertainment icon with one of the most recognizable faces of today’s gaming generation as they spread holiday cheer around the island in Fortnite. For the first time ever, Mark Hamill met Ninja in the latest…

The Countdown to the Holidays is On: Get Amazing Last-Minute Deals from Xbox
It’s hard to believe but 2019 is coming to end and the holidays are almost here – have you finished your holiday shopping yet? If the answer is no, fear not! Xbox is offering incredible deals on Xbox One consoles, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate memberships, Xbox Game Studios…

Borderlands 3’s First Campaign Add-on Out Now, See the New Launch Trailer Here
Handsome Jack may be dead, but his legacy (and his army of deadly Loader Bots) lives on aboard his glitzy/deadly space station casino, The Handsome Jackpot. So, for all you Vault Hunters who’ve missed Hyperion’s egomaniacal CEO, we have some…

Holidays are Here in World of Warships: Legends
World of Warships: Legends
is celebrating the holidays with a bang! Players can build and sail the mighty Yamato, participate in the Last Battleship campaign to earn the Jean Bart, and experience better battles through a second wave of player-driven content…

Update 1.4 Available Now for Stardew Valley on Xbox One
With the free Stardew Valley 1.4 update now available on Xbox One, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little about its unique development history. I started working on what would become Stardew Valley in the Fall of 2011. I had never released a game before…

Trove Snowfest: Flamotrons, Horned Rumpfus, and Troval Warming
Trovians, Qubesly is desperate for your help to preserve the glittering, glistening world of ice necessary to make Trove’s Snowfest the beautiful event it is. Come help him fight Troval Warming through a seven-quest two-week adventure chain…

Bleeding Edge Tears into 2020 with Closed Beta Beginning on February 14
What a year it’s been for Bleeding Edge. Before our reveal during the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing, no one outside our studio knew our fast and frenetic 4v4 team brawler even existed! It’s been an absolute…

Defiance 2050: Survive the Winter
Snow has come to the New Frontier, and it has brought some fearsome enemies with it… You grab your gear and hop in your Duni Shetarru AWD for a normal day of hunting Arkfalls for some new tech to sell. As you drive along, you start to notice a new terraforming…

How to Master Every Battlefield V Soldier Class on Wake Island
These are exciting times here at Dice! We’ve just released our reimagining of one of the most (oh, all right, the most) classic map in Battlefield history: Wake Island. Battlefield veterans will remember…

Building the World of Conan Chop Chop, Coming to Xbox One February 25, 2020
88 years after Robert E. Howard introduced Conan the Barbarian to the world, the ferocious hero is due to take on his most remarkable challenge yet. We are proud to announce February 25, 2020 as…

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Available Today with Xbox Game Pass
In 2016 we took a break from working on our physics-based platformer Clustertruck and went to a game-jam in a Swedish castle for seven days. A game-jam is a friendly game-developer competition where you are typically given a theme to make a game…

Celebrate the Best of 2019 with It’s Quiz Time’s End of the Year Update
What an eventful year 2019 has been! We’ve had black holes, a royal baby, recording-breaking superhero movies, and even more politics than we thought we could handle. At Snap Finger Click, we’re excited to celebrate the end of the decade with a brand…

Happy Fortnite Winterfest
Greetings, Xbox community! Before we drop into a new year of Fortnite, there’s still plenty of holiday cheer spreading across the Island. The fun begins with Winterfest. Between now and January 7, every time you fire up Fortnite on your Xbox One…

Skyforge: Rock and Metal Expansion Now Available on Xbox One
Something of great value to the Draconids is buried in the rocky crust of Terra, and these cold-blooded fiends will stop at nothing to get it out. An army of lizards, giant laser drills, and an extinction-level planetary threat… the odds sound about even, wouldn’t you say…

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 24 to 27
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…

A Heavy Dose of the ’90s in Cardpocalypse, Now on Xbox One
Talk to any kid in the early ’90s and the ’90s absolutely sucked! There was a hole in the ozone layer, war was popping up all over the globe, they had lost the voice of our generation in Kurt Cobain, and parents were just the worst…

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