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Bryce Baer, Global Communications, Striking Distance Studios

5 Things You May Have Missed in The Callisto Protocol Launch Trailer

Discover the dark secrets of Black Iron Prison today in The Callisto Protocol on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

The day has finally arrived! It’s the launch of The Callisto Protocol on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! We can’t wait for you to discover the dark secrets of Black Iron Prison in this all-new sci-fi survival horror game from Dead Space creator Glen Schofield and the team at Striking Distance Studios.

We can’t wait for you to discover the dark secrets of Black...

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Thomas Oskam, Head of Development and Filippo Leonardi, Lead Programmer, Urban Games

Transport Fever 2: Console Edition is Bringing the Full Transport Tycoon Experience to Xbox

Today, we proudly share a sneak peek into the development of Transport Fever 2: Console Edition, and how we managed to bring the full transport tycoon experience to Xbox.

Transport Fever is a very popular and highly rated transportation tycoon franchise on PC. Its latest entry, Transport Fever 2, delivers a level of size and detail never before seen in the genre. The goal of the game is to build a successful transportation company by constructing railroads, streets, water and...

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Jessica Ronnell, ID@Xbox Sr. PM – Events, Community & Partner Onboarding Lead

ID@Xbox Winter Game Demo Event Heading Your Way

Winter is a great time to keep warm indoors and catch up on that backlog, either by gathering with friends and family or taking some time to yourself. Speaking of backlog, we’ve got another super cool line-up of game demos ready for you! Partnering with Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, we’re excited to share even more chill games that you can add to your Xbox Store wish list. Starting December 6 and running through December 12, you’ll be able to play over 20 demos of...

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This Week on Xbox: Exciting New Releases, Updates, and More

This Week on Xbox: Black Friday Deals, New Games, and Game Pass Additions
This Week on Xbox: Tons of Updates, New Games, and Events
This Week on Xbox: Fresh Updates, Games Coming Soon, and More

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 5 to 9

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!

Swordship – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A futuristic lightning-fast dodge ’em up which flips the script on the traditional arcade shooter. Turn both the...

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Denis Baquedano, Gundam Community Manager

Gundam Evolution Launches Today on Xbox

Gundam Evolution Gameplay Director Ryota Hogaki shares some behind-the-scenes insights for this exciting new free-to-play hero shooter.

Gundam Evolution is a free-to-play, 6v6 hero shooter that focuses on fast-paced, objective-based action – and it’s available to play today for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S!

You will pilot a variety of mecha or “Mobile Suits” from all over the Mobile Suit Gundam universe and shoot it out to become the winning team. Taking place in...

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Joseph Bustos, Social Media & Community Manager, Capcom

Monster Hunter Rise Ascends to New Heights on Xbox

SummaryComing to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and with Game Pass on January 20, 2023.In Monster Hunter Rise, you’ll combine the series’ signature hunting action with exciting new acrobatic combat.Enjoy enhanced visual options on Xbox Series X, plus content from the previously released title updates (up to version 10), and more to come with Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak in Spring 2023.

Welcome, new hunters! We’re excited to share that Monster Hunter Rise is coming to Xbox...

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Dan Hickey, Marketing Program Manager, Xbox

Free Play Days – Battlefield 2042, Batora: Lost Haven, and Rainbow Six Siege

Fight all the good fights this weekend during Free Play Days. Battlefield 2042 and Batora: Lost Haven are available this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, December 1 at 12:01 a.m. PT until Sunday, December 4 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Rainbow Six Siege is available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members until Thursday, December 8 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

How to Start Playing

Find and install the games on each of the...

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Saevar Leadon - Producer at Marmalade Game Studio

Think You’ve Played The Game of Life? Think Again

SummaryPlay the modern adaptation of the classic board game, The Game of LifeGet to know what’s changed and whyDiscover new choices, crossroads and more ways to winTake a look at the choices other players have been making

The Game of Life 2 is a life simulator board game, based on the Hasbro classic, The Game of Life, and it’s available now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! It’s a bright, fun, new interpretation of the original that brings the gameplay and life choices...

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Alex Nichiporchik, CEO, tinyBuild

Hello Neighbor 2 Early Access Starts Today for Deluxe Edition Pre-orders

SummaryHello Neighbor 2 early access begins on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S for those who pre-order the Deluxe Edition.Hello Neighbor 2 Standard Edition launches December 6 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.Uncover the dark secrets of Raven Brooks in this sequel to the family-friendly stealth horror hit.The Deluxe Edition includes three pieces of DLC: Hello-Copter, Late Fees, and Back To School.

Hello, Neighbors, and welcome back to town! We’ve missed you.


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Mariah Leavitt, Specialist, Integrated Communications, Warner Bros. Games

Jump into LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Game Pass Starting December 6

Ready to explore the Star Wars galaxy like never before? Gather with your family and friends, because LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be available on Game Pass just in time for the holidays. If you’ve ever dreamed of teaming up with your siblings for lightsaber battles or experiencing space combat with your next-door neighbor, now is your chance with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga via two-player local co-op gameplay! Whether you are new to the franchise or a longtime fan, this...

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Megan Spurr, Community Lead, Xbox Game Pass

Coming to Xbox Game Pass: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, High on Life, Hello Neighbor 2, and More

We have games available for you to play today, games “coming soon” (fake but should be real trademark here), and even something you can play now that maybe you didn’t know we slipped in last week! Let’s get to the games.

Available Today

Eastward (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Welcome to the charming world of Eastward – population declining! Journey through a society on the brink of collapse, discovering delightful towns, strange creatures, and even stranger people! Wield John’s...

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Pip Hoskins, Marketing Lead, No More Robots

Save Soccer!

Hey everyone! It’s Pip here, marketing lead at publisher No More Robots, and if the World Cup has got you excited for some soccer (or football), I’m here to announce that you can pick up your ball, put on your shinpads and save soccer in our brand-new RPG Soccer Story! Get ready to take on the terrible Soccer, Inc. and restore the beautiful game to its rightful place at the top of the table Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox Game Pass starting today!

A year ago,...

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Brenda Saucedo, Communications Coordinator, Xbox

Game Developers Find Their “Superpower” with Xbox Game Studios Game Camp

Xbox Game Studios Game Camp was founded in 2020 on the belief that extraordinary talent resides everywhere. The goal of the program is to enable people from traditionally marginalized communities and non-traditional backgrounds to realize their potential in the gaming industry and grow thriving games communities and industries in places all over the world.

In this Q&A series, we aim to highlight the stories of Game Camp Alumni with unique game creation journeys. Today, we...

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Larry Hryb, Xbox's Major Nelson

This Week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals available from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through December 05, 2022 (actual end date varies by sale).

The Xbox Black Friday Sale starts November 17 and runs until November 30. Save up to 67% on over 900 Xbox games and add-ons.


Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Deals EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Xbox OneXbox One, Xbox Series X|S40%Black Friday SaleGotham KnightsXbox Series X|S (Optimized)40%Black Friday...

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Dan Hickey, Marketing Program Manager, Xbox

New Games with Gold for December 2022

Get ready to unwrap your December Games with Gold lineup! On Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, it’s a double helping of 2D side-scrolling fun with Colt Canyon and Bladed Fury.
Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. So will Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who receive all the fantastic benefits of Gold plus access to hundreds of high-quality games with Xbox Game Pass.

Colt Canyon ($14.99 ERP): Available...

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Chastity Vicencio, Editorial Communications Manager, Ubisoft

Just Dance 2023 Edition Out Now for Xbox Series X|S

“If You Wanna Party,” put on your dancing shoes and call your friends because Just Dance 2023 Edition is now available for Xbox Series X|S. The all-new dance-on-demand platform comes with 40 new songs from popular artists including BTS, Harry Styles, and Dua Lipa, plus artist collaborations with Ava Max and Billie Eilish.

Just Dance 2023 Edition introduces many new features to the franchise. It has a fresh art direction and redesigned UI, crafted to provide more intuitive...

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This Week on Xbox: Black Friday Deals, New Games, and Game Pass Additions

This Week on Xbox: Tons of Updates, New Games, and Events
This Week on Xbox: Fresh Updates, Games Coming Soon, and More
This Week on Xbox: New Releases, Upcoming Games, and More 

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Pedro Silva, Community Manager at Double Eleven

Dark Camo Pack Available November 24 for Rust Console Edition

The new Dark Camo pack launches November 24 for Rust Console Edition and you don’t want to miss out on this one! This new exclusive pack grants you one of the most requested skin designs by our players, and it’s bundled up with 500 Rust Coins and public test branch access for Rust Console Edition, where you will be able to test upcoming content before it’s released on the main branch of the game.

The militaristic style of this pack is amongst the favorites in Rust...

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Robert Malinowski, Global Communications Director, CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Update Hits Xbox Series X|S on December 14

SummaryNext-gen update is free for all current owners of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One.Includes Performance and Quality modes, the latter implements Ray Tracing features.Community-made mods and CD Projekt Red gameplay/content additions are baked into the game.Features free Netflix “The Witcher” series-inspired DLC, including a new quest.Cross progression lets you bring saves from and to other platforms.

Get ready to explore the dark fantasy realm of the Continent...

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