This Week on Xbox: February 9, 2018

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!

Explore Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
Welcome back Time Patrollers to Conton City! Feel free to explore, train, and converse with the locals this weekend in the world of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for free thanks to Xbox Live Gold. But be warned that we do get the occasional invasion from time to time. From Wednesday, February 7 at 11:01 p.m. PT to Sunday, February 11 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Xbox Live Gold members can play Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for free… Read more

How We Made Little Triangle Unique and Fun Among Other 2D Action Games
Earlier this year we introduced the development story of Little Triangle and how we made the first Xbox Play Anywhere game from China. In this article, we’d like to talk more about how we made sure Little Triangle is unique and fun. We looked to meet modern players needs with proper difficulty management. With so many good games available nowadays, and busier lifestyles, many players have less time to spend on difficult hardcore games… Read more

Join the Worldwide Phenomenon with the Xbox One S PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle
Since its release as a console launch exclusive on Xbox One in the Xbox Game Preview program, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has reached incredible milestones, most recently surpassing 4 million players across the Xbox One family of devices. We’ve been blown away by the response to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One and today, we’re excited to announce the Xbox One S PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle… Read more

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Tips and Tricks
Hey, Xbox gamers! The Mixer Tips & Tricks team is back with five tips for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter! What would you do if you were walking through the woods and suddenly stumbled upon, oh, let’s say, an astronaut? It’d be weird, right? Not for detective Paul Prospero. In The Vanishing of Ethan Carter you play as Prospero and it’s your job to figure out what happened to a missing boy named Ethan Carter… Read more

This Week on Xbox: February 9, 2018

The Sea of Thieves Controller Has Some New Pirate Accessory Companions
In December, we announced the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sea of Thieves Limited Edition, featuring a deep purple translucent design adorned with laser-etched barnacles, one treasured golden trigger and haunted by a mesmerizing glowing skull. Today, we are excited to announce the line-up of Designed for Xbox Sea of Thieves companion gaming accessories from our partners at Seagate and Controller Gear… Read more

Announcing the HypeZone Fortnite Battle Royale Channel on Mixer
In December we introduced HypeZone on Mixer: An all-new, one-of-a-kind viewing experience dedicated to the most intense moments from Mixer streamers of all sizes. The response has been incredible. Not only did HypeZone see more than one million views in less than two months, but we heard loud and clear that you want to see more of this type of action on Mixer. We’ve been hard at work, and today… Read more

This Week on Xbox: February 9, 2018

Chaotic Party Game Marooners Available Now on Xbox One
Me and my brother Matt have always shared a love of competitive multiplayer games… even though only one of us can win them. Our first games were multiplayer, and we just kept going. Marooners started life as a Global Game Jam entry, which won the National Jury and Audience Award in the Netherlands. Marooners has a classic formula: chase treasure and beat up your friends in a dangerous environment… Read more

Innovative Platformer Dandara Available Now on Xbox One
Hello Xbox gaming friends! We’re Long Hat House, the developers of the upcoming metroidvania and hopefully smash-hit success game Dandara. Our publisher Raw Fury and friends at Xbox offered us the chance to connect with you and write this post in celebration of the upcoming launch on Xbox One X and Xbox One, so we figured we’d do this interview-style and give you a little background on who we are… Read more

This Week on Xbox: February 9, 2018

World of Tanks 4-Year Anniversary on Xbox One
This is a very exciting time of year for Wargaming, as we are celebrating the 4-year Xbox Anniversary for World of Tanks! On February 12, 2014, World of Tanks launched exclusively to Xbox 360 bringing massive 15v15 tank battles to console for the first time. Over the years, the game has evolved to bring tank warfare to gamers across the Xbox One family of devices with hundreds of content and graphic enhancements over the years… Read more

Play Rainbow Six Siege Free Next Weekend on Xbox One
If you haven’t yet joined the growing throngs of Rainbow Six Siege players, you’ll be able to jump in for free on Xbox One next weekend. Starting 12:01 a.m. PST on Thursday, February 15, the free weekend is a chance to join high-stakes tactical team battles until Sunday, February 18 at 10:59 p.m. PST. During that time, you’ll get access to the full range of content and progression available in the Standard Edition… Read more

This Week on Xbox: February 9, 2018

Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Dragon Ball FighterZ
Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming… Read more

Puzzle Game Samsara Available Now on Xbox One
We’re in a unique position here in New Zealand because there are very few big players in the games business over here. As a result, the indie scene has grown dramatically over the last few years with the industry hitting $100M dollars in revenue in 2017. What makes New Zealand’s game development interesting is the focus on creativity, so a lot of the games are original IPs. Most studios self-publish, as we have with Samsara… Read more

This Week on Xbox: February 9, 2018

I Spent Six Years Making Pinstripe All Alone, Now I’m Sharing it With You
Hi there! My name is Thomas Brush, and I’m the developer, artist, game designer, and musician for Pinstripe. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to launch my game about a minister in Hell on Xbox One… to say it’s been a long road getting here is kind of an understatement, but what a journey it’s been. On the tin, Pinstripe is a game about Ted, an ex-minister whose daughter, Bo, is kidnapped by a shadowy figure… Read more

Bleed 2 Available Now on Xbox One
Hey there! My name’s Ian, and I’m here to announce my game Bleed 2, launching today thanks to indie publishing label Digerati and Nephilim Game Studios! Bleed 2 is the arcade action game I always wanted to play… so I made it! It’s all killer, no filler — just boss fight after boss fight and setpiece after setpiece, with almost zero repeated content or downtime. Thanks to a dazzling soundtrack and outrageous sound design… Read more

This Week on Xbox: February 9, 2018

Descenders Rides Into Xbox Game Preview This Summer
Hey everyone! This is Mike Rose from publishing label No More Robots, and I’m rather excited to announce today that Descenders, the downhill mountain biking game from Action Henk studio RageSquid, is coming exclusively to console on Xbox One in Xbox Game Preview! We’ve spent the last two years building Descenders… Read more

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