This Week on Xbox: May 7, 2021

This Week on Xbox: May 7, 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!

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Red Dead Online, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FIFA 21, and More

I’m back for some more “coming soon” goodness and this round, we’re bringing a wide range of games for you to look forward to. We’ve got games to build in, score goals in, shred down the Alps in, explore the American Frontier with your friends in, and even games to…

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Save up to 50% During the 505 Games Publisher Sale

It’s time to grab your katana and service weapon, head to start line and dive into the

505 Games Publisher Sale, now live on the Xbox Store


The 505 Games Publisher Sale offers some amazing deals on a wide range of our titles, including…

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Resident Evil Village Available Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

It’s time to return to a world full of survival horror with

Resident Evil Village

on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Taking place after the chilling events at Baker’s plantation from

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

, Ethan Winters returns to visit a remote snow-capped village that may have…

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Join the War Effort in Second Extinction

Welcome to

Second Extinction

. We’re excited to bring you our dinosaur co-op shooter to Xbox Game Preview and Xbox Game Pass! During our time in Preview, we’re going to be listening to what you, the community, expect and desire out of a game like ours. Please add your…

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Xbox Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

We started the Asians at Xbox community two years ago, hoping to provide a space for our community to connect and support each other. We also wanted to contribute to the important mission of creating a safe place where everyone on the planet can experience…

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Super Animal Royale Is Clawing Its Way to Xbox Game Preview on June 1

Super Animal Royale

is making its console debut on June 1 via the Xbox Game Preview program on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! Xbox Game Pass members can also get the Founder’s Edition for free during its Game Preview release through the Xbox Game Pass Perks program…

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Xbox Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness Month

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Xbox is amplifying voices of empathy, honesty, and mental health awareness. Now more than ever, people are experiencing new challenges which impact their mental health. With the ongoing pandemic, physical isolation…

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Adventure Game The Wardrobe Arrives on Xbox One

Our passion for adventure games precedes everything. When we decided to develop

The Wardrobe

, we had the goal of making a video game that could draw inspiration from the masterpieces of the genre, such as

Monkey Island


Day of the Tentacle


Sam & Max: Hit the Road

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FIFA 21 is Headed to The Play List on May 6

Starting May 6, EA Play members can hit the pitch and get great rewards when


is added to The Play List. Join EA Play, or access EA Play membership via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC, and you’ll unlock a fresh EA Play Volta Squad Boost and…

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Designing the Felony System and Stealth Mechanics in Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

is a third-person, cooperative multiplayer heist game, set against a medieval-inspired backdrop; think Payday meets “Game of Thrones!” The game pits two teams against each other, whose goal is to be the team that steals the riches from the…

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Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl Pre-Orders Are Now Live on the Xbox Games Store

A few weeks ago, our team at Interabang Entertainment revealed that we’re bringing our 8-bit-inspired

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl

to Xbox with the latest version, Arcade Edition.

Mall Brawl

is a prequel to our upcoming game

Chronic Blunt Punch

and a reward for fans…

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The NASCAR Fan Pack Speeds into Rocket League

Drivers, take your starting positions. The green flag waves for the

NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack


Rocket League

! Get your garage ready for this new bundle that’s packed with gear from the top teams in the sport. Now, you’ll be able to outfit your car just in time for…

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Turning TV Episodes into Dark Nights with Poe and Munro

Hello Xbox fans! We’re D’Avekki Studios, a game studio run by myself, Lynda Cowles, and my husband Tim Cowles. We’re huge fans of Full Motion Video (FMV) games and television shows, so we’re delighted to be able to merge them both together in…

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Free Play Days – Peaky Blinders: Mastermind and Hunting Simulator 2

Become the Mastermind or explore the wilderness in this weekend’s Free Play Days!

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind


Hunting Simulator 2

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

Thursday, May 6 at 12:01 a.m. PDT



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Creating the First-Person Puzzle Game Summertime Madness

Summertime Madness

is a first-person puzzle game that’s coming soon to Xbox One. The player, in the role of a painter who has made a pact with the devil, must find his way back to the real world after being deceived and trapped in one of his paintings. A journey…

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7 Tips for Building Your Dream Settlement in The Colonists

The Colonists

is a relaxing city-building game that combines charming robots and automated production. Get ready to harvest resources and set up manufacturing lines by constructing road, boat, and train transport systems. Most important of all? Increase the…

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The One-Off Audi AI:RACE Comes First to Project CARS 3

When we began planning content for the final DLC for

Project CARS 3

, we asked our automotive partners what they had in their Electric Vehicle (EV) pipeline. That’s one of the more rewarding parts of my job because the EV space right now is where the action is, and the…

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Watch Dogs: Legion New DLC and Title Update 4.0 Now Available

Watch Dogs: Legion

players can grab a new DLC character and single-player mission starting today on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as a slew of free additions to the campaign and Online mode with Title Update 4.0.

Available via the

Season Pass

or as a separate…

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Join Left 4 Dead’s Bill Overbeck in Tome VII of the Dead by Daylight Archives

Hello, People of the Fog. Mark your calendars – a new Tome is opening within the

Dead by Daylight

Archives. Get set for compelling new lore, a challenging new Rift, and more exclusive outfits and charms than you can shake an assault rifle at as a Left 4 Dead icon takes…

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Next Week on Xbox: May 10 to 14

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…

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