This Week on Xbox: February 24

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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 below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Halo Wars 2 Launches Worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC
“28 years, professor…” Though it may not have really been 28 years since Halo Wars, eight years is certainly a long time to wait and it feels surreal to say this: Halo Wars 2 is launching worldwide today on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! On behalf of the Strategy Games team inside 343 Industries, we’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work on Halo Wars 2… Read more

Spring Into March’s Games with Gold Lineup
Welcome to another month of Games with Gold! We have four exciting new games for you to add to your library in March: two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be played through Backward Compatibility. Starting off in March on Xbox One is the first-person psychedelic horror game Layers of Fear, followed by E3 2014 “Game of Show” Evolve Ultimate Edition… Read more

Announcing Mothergunship, Coming Soon to Xbox One
Hello Xbox gamers! I’m excited to share with you a little about Mothergunship, a frantic hybrid first-person shooter. It’s the product of a close collaboration between Terrible Posture Games and Grip Digital, and it pits you against hordes of sinister robots as you fight through randomly generated ships, working your way towards the ultimate challenge… Read more

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Full Metal Furies Announced for Xbox One and Windows 10
Hello everyone! After three long years of sweat and toil, we’re finally throwing the veil off our new game Full Metal Furies. Our follow-up to Rogue Legacy is a brand-new action-packed brawler that we’ve been itching to show the world, and we’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with Microsoft to launch it on Xbox One and Windows 10… Read more

Zombie Vikings Are Invading Xbox One
You know those nights hanging out in your living room, eating pizza and going crazy about some game with your friends? That’s the image we had in mind when we created Zombie Vikings. During the development, we called it a pizza-and-beer game. That should be an official genre, right? But remember, you can also drink soda! Totally fine. Zombie Vikings is… Read more

Lightfield’s “No Limits” Racing is Coming Soon to Xbox One
After more than three years in development, from the first weekend prototype to this fully featured game, it’s my great pleasure to finally announce Lightfield for Xbox One. I admit, the “no limits” headline might seem a bit bold, but let me explain how this idea of no limits or no boundaries permeated the whole project from its start until now. Our story begins… Read more

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Learn About Ooblets, an Upcoming Farming RPG for Xbox One and Windows 10
Hello! Most of you probably haven’t heard of us or our game yet, so I thought I’d tell you a bit about what Ooblets is, our upcoming game with full Xbox Play Anywhere and Cross Play support, and a little bit about ourselves too! My name is Rebecca and I’m the lead (and only) programmer on Ooblets. I’m also the lead artist. I don’t sleep much… Read more

Windows 10 Mobile Version of Minecraft Available Now!
Good news for Pocket Edition players wielding Windows Phones: if you can update your phone’s operating system to Windows 10 Mobile, you’ll automatically receive an upgrade to the Windows 10 Mobile version of Minecraft for free! What does that mean? It means Achievements! It means Realms! It means a torrent of awesome new features… Read more

Announcing the Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open Presented by Caesars Entertainment
Xbox and The Coalition are proud to announce the first-ever Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open presented by Caesars Entertainment, in association with Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC). The $200,000 Gears of War 4 Open LAN event will be the first of its kind in Atlantic City and will be hosted at one of the East Coast leading casino-hotel destinations… Read more

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Ruiner Brings Brutal Cyberpunk Combat to Xbox One and Windows 10
I’m happy to announce that Ruiner is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere support! This is great news for us to share because most of the comments and messages we’ve received about Ruiner were about a console release. Now you know. We just hope you won’t lose interest in the game now that the word is out… Ruiner has come a long way… Read more

Gigantic’s Eternal Dawn Update is Now Available
Calling all heroes! Gigantic’s Open Beta gets a gigantic update this week with new ways for you to approach the battlefield. The Eternal Dawn update continues to expand and polish the game with new fixes, new features, and a brand-new hero joining the lineup: the melee-support goddess, Zandora. The best part is that both the game and all the latest updates are… Read more

Hack Your Fears in >observer_ for Xbox One
Mind hacking, abuse of power, fear of technology, devaluation of humanity — these are only a handful of ideas for a horror game in a cyberpunk universe, and they all found their way into our new game, >observer_. When we decided to create a cyberpunk horror game, we knew we needed to create something unique, yet familiar. We began with the concept of… Read more

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Five Secrets for Success in the Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
The Santa Blanca drug cartel may have seized control of Bolivia, but you and an elite team of soldiers will soon have a preview of what it takes to break the cartel’s grip over the country when the Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta begins today, February 23, on Xbox One. In addition to the content featured in the closed beta, the Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta includes… Read more

Announcing Graveyard Keeper, Lazy Bear Games Follow-up to Punch Club
I’d like to introduce you to Graveyard Keeper, the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management simulator you’ll play this year. In our game, you can build and manage your own graveyard, find ways to cut costs, expand into witch-burning festival entertainment, and scare villagers into attending church to name just a few of your ventures. You must do whatever it takes… Read more

Riptide GP: Renegade is Available Now on Xbox One and Windows 10
We here at Vector Unit are proud to announce that our latest game, Riptide GP: Renegade, is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. We’re especially excited to bring this game to Xbox One. Back in 2010 we released our studio’s very first game, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, as an Xbox 360 Summer of Arcade exclusive, and in many ways… Read more

Tower 57 Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 With XPA Support
Hello! I’d like to tell you a bit about Tower 57, a new Xbox One and Windows 10 co-op twin-stick shooter that supports Xbox Play Anywhere. Like many of you, we were raised on Amiga games; the ones that challenged your imagination and tested your gaming skills. ​Tower 57​ aims to capture those elements that made those games great, but also take them to another level… Read more

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Tower 57 Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 With XPA Support
Riptide GP: Renegade is Available Now on Xbox One and Windows 10
Announcing Graveyard Keeper, Lazy Bear Games Follow-up to Punch Club