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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

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This Week on Xbox: Tons of Updates, New Games, and Events
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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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Tristan Ogilvie

The Callisto Protocol Review

A proper remake might be rising from the grave next year, but the festering corpse of Dead Space has come lurching back to life early in the form of The Callisto Protocol. This spiritual successor to the sci-fi survival horror series recreates the haunting blood-streaked hallways and space zombie-slaying hallmarks first established on the USG Ishimura back in 2008, and injects the gore with more awe than ever before thanks to some strikingly detailed splashes of blood and guts....

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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...

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Ryan Dinsdale

Xbox Game Pass in December 2022: High On Life, LEGO Star Wars, and More

December is another busy month for Xbox Game Pass with a ton of new titles arriving on console and PC. Xbox confirmed its final line-up of 2022 in a blog post, and headlining the new additions is High On Life, the ridiculously wacky shooter from Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland that arrives on December 13.

Also coming this month is a range of modern classics, however, including LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on December 6, The Walking Dead: The Final Season today, December 1, and the...

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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.

Today...

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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...

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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!...

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Ryan Dinsdale

Ubisoft Sets Up Next Assassin's Creed With Free DLC Mission in Valhalla

Ubisoft has released some surprise DLC for Assassin's Creed Valhalla that features a character from the next game, Assassin's Creed Mirage.

As reported by Polygon, Ubisoft announced on Twitter (below) that a new quest called Shared History can now be downloaded for free, introducing Roshan from the upcoming Mirage to Valhalla protagonist Eivor.

Roshan is the mentor of Basim, another character from Valhalla and protagonist of the next game. Given his status as a master assassin, it's only...

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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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Logan Plant

Elden Ring Developers Compare Working at FromSoftware to Playing Dark Souls

Elden Ring is one of the biggest video game success stories of 2022, but now its developer, FromSoftware, is making headlines due to rumors of crunch and low pay at its development studio.

FromSoftware's latest title earned widespread critical acclaim, and its quality has been reflected in the sales charts as well. The game broke into the mainstream in a big way, having one of the biggest game launches on YouTube ever.

Unfortunately, like so many wildly successful AAA video game titles, it...

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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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Ryan Dinsdale

Xbox Games With Gold for December 2022 Revealed

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Games with Gold line-up for December 2022 includes Colt Canyon and Bladed Fury.

Revealed on the Xbox Wire, the two Games with Gold offerings will be available to anyone with Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with Colt Canyon available first from December 1 to 31 and Bladed Fury available from December 16 to January 15.

Originally launching in 2020, Colt Canyon is a 2D pixel art shooter where players take on the role of a cowboy on a mission to save his...

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Anthony Wood

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is More Popular Than Ever on PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 has surpassed its previous record for the highest number of concurrent players on PC since its launch three years ago.

As reported by Eurogamer, SteamDB shows Red Dead Redemption 2 racked up 66,492 concurrent players on November 24. This was significantly higher than its previous record of 55,271 that was recorded on December 26 2019, soon after the title’s November 5 PC Release.

The recent upsurge in players was likely spurred on by Steam’s seasonal Autumn sale which...

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