This Week on Xbox: February 19, 2021

This Week on Xbox: February 19, 2021


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. Come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!




Immerse Yourself in the Future of Gaming Audio with the Xbox Wireless Headset



When we were designing Xbox Series X|S, we wanted to ensure that games feel true-to-life, load incredibly fast, and sound as if you were dropped in the middle of the action. We embraced spatial sound processing by including custom audio hardware to offload audio processing from the CPU, dramatically improving…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Begin February 25



It’s shaping up 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 Season Two, featuring four new maps, six free-to-acquire weapons, new

Warzone

points of interest, and best of all, the new Zombies experience, Outbreak. Here’s some of the content…

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Making Backward Compatible Games Even Better with FPS Boost



When we were designing Xbox Series X|S, we knew we wanted to continue our commitment to compatibility we started back in 2015, enabling gamers to play their favorite titles from past generations on the new consoles. Nearly all titles benefit from next generation features like faster loading times and the ability to…

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Kill It With Fire Now Available for Pre-Order



Do you hate spiders? Would you be willing to destroy your immediate surroundings to live in a world with one less spider? Are you familiar with atomic weapons? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I have great news:



Kill It With Fire



launches March 4 on Xbox One. Savvy exterminators can burn 20% off the price…

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Second Extinction Coming to Xbox Game Preview Spring 2021



Hello all! A lot has happened since our lead producer, Brynley, last spoke to you back in May 2020, when we had just revealed our Dino-guts stuffed shooter,



Second Extinction



, during the Xbox Series X First Look event. An event that saw us all at Systemic Reaction virtually huddled around our home-bound workstations…

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Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Available Now



Hi everyone, Melos Han-Tani from Analgesic Productions here with some exciting news for the



Anodyne 2: Return to Dust



Xbox community —

Anodyne 2

launches today for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on the Xbox Store!

Anodyne 2

is a deeply personal 2D and 3D adventure filled with whimsical mystery…

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Ghostrunner Demo Available Now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One



Try the first two levels of one of the best action games of 2020, but are you ready for the challenge?

The


Ghostrunner


demo

comes packed with over 30 minutes of intense cyber ninja action. Hone your killer instincts because this one hit one death cyberpunk masterpiece will have some incredible updates coming in 2021…

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Free Play Days – Fuser and Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr



Control the mix in your own virtual music festival and uncover the secrets of a fortress-monastery all in this weekend’s Free Play Days.

Fuser

and

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr

are available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from

Thursday, February 18 at 12:01 a.m. PST



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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is Stumbling Onto Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One This Summer



So, big news: I’m super-delighted to share that


Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout


is officially coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One this Summer! Our whole team cannot wait to welcome Xbox players to the Blunderdome for all sorts of bean-based mayhem — it’s certainly been a while coming, but we’re here and couldn’t be happier…

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Welcome to Knockout City



Welcome to



Knockout City



, the dodgeballiest of multiplayer games, coming your way on May 21 to Xbox Series X|S (through backwards compatibility with enhancements), Xbox One, and PC.

Knockout City

is full of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed brawlers like yourself, ready to bean opponents with balls in a friendly (well, mostly friendly)…

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Stubbs the Zombie Makes His Triumphant Return to Xbox This Spring



Stubbs here. That’s right, baby. I’m back and better than ever. Well, I’m actually exactly the same as I was back in 2005. I was already pretty great though, so there’s that. I’m here today to get you in on the ground floor of an exciting opportunity:



Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse



, an Xbox classic, is coming soon…

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No Man’s Sky: Companions Update Available Now



Our little Hello Games team had a big year in 2020, releasing six huge, free updates for



No Man’s Sky



. We are even more excited for what 2021 has in store! Today, we’re very pleased to release our first major update of 2021: Companions. Ever since travelers encountered their first creatures on their first planet in

No Man’s Sky



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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Dirt 5, Killer Queen Black, Wreckfest, and More



The team here at Xbox game pass is proud to present… video games! We’ve got new Perks, more games, and even more games you can touch. Coming soon to a download or streaming queue near you! So pick your quests, (turn in the one’s you’ve already done), and let’s get to the games…

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Save up to 60% in the EA Sale on the Xbox Store



The time has come, Xbox fans!

FIFA 21

,

Madden NFL 21

,

Apex Legends

,

The Sims 4

, and many more Electronic Arts games are on sale as part of the


Electronic Arts Sale on the Xbox Store


for a limited time! Combine speed, skill, and savings up to 60% on EA’s top games! Here’s a couple of highlights to look for…

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The Future of Game Accessibility on Xbox



Passion for game accessibility has grown exponentially among developers and gamers alike in the past decade. According to the ESA Foundation, there are nearly 46 million gamers with disabilities in the U.S. alone, so we’re heartened to see that game developers are actively seeking out resources that guide inclusive game design…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3: UK & Ireland Now Available for Free




In September

, we shared our vision for continuously improving



Microsoft Flight Simulator



by bringing meaningful updates to the simulator on a monthly basis. Today, we are releasing World Update 3 and are thrilled to provide simmers a dazzling flight experience throughout the United Kingdom & Ireland…

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Fire up the Time Machine: The Blizzard Arcade Collection Arrives Today



In celebration of Blizzard Entertainment’s 30

th

anniversary, we’ve recharged three of the very first games we ever developed — bringing forward all the history, hard work, and love that went into making them — and added a few extras. So, fire up the time machine and dive into the



Blizzard Arcade Collection



, available today on the Xbox Store…

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Next Week on Xbox: February 23 to 26



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 titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are…

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