This Week on Xbox: November 6, 2020

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


We’re just around the corner from the launch of Xbox Series X, our fastest, most powerful console ever, and Xbox Series S, featuring next-gen performance in our smallest console ever. With that in mind, we wanted to offer some tips to make sure you’re ready to play the latest and greatest games on the day you bring… Read more

Dirt 5 Launch Day – Revealing the Past, Present, and Future of the Off-Road Racer
It’s here! It is launch day for Dirt 5 on Xbox One – and oh my, what a journey it’s been… It seems like an eternity ago that the plans for Dirt 5 were put in place, and the incredible development team at Codemasters Cheshire went to work on bringing this game to life. You know the coolest thing about it? From that… Read more

Signature Rigs

Xbox Game Pass for PC Presents: Signature Rigs Episode 1
Welcome to Signature Rigs, the series brought to you by Xbox Game Pass for PC – where we build signature, one-of-a-kind gaming rigs for some of your favorite people to help them discover their next favorite game. Our host, Justine Ezarik (aka iJustine), interviews some amazing people interested in PC gaming… Read more

Reignite the Chase in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, Available Now on Xbox One
Race and chase solo or with your friends in this timeless experience remastered for today’s hardware with fresh graphics and gameplay. Bolt down the winding roads of the stunning Seacrest County in up to 4K/30 FPS or 1080p/60 FPS and with additional visual improvements making up a much crisper, more living world… Read more

Valhalla hands-on

Exclusive: Hands-on with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Xbox Series X
Following the successes of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey during the current console generation, Ubisoft will be kicking off the next generation on November 10 with a new Assassin’s Creed title (be sure to check out the deep dive trailer above). Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will bring some of history’s most… Read more

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Achievements Revealed
Next week, fans will be able to live the life of a Viking raider in 9th century England with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest entry in Ubisoft’s beloved action-adventure series. The game is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X and will be available as a launch title, optimized for both of the next-gen consoles… Read more

Xbox Series X|S TV Settings

You’re Ready to Power Your Dreams – Is Your TV?
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be releasing imminently, capable of game-changing visual upgrades including super high framerates, low latency, and stunning HDR enhancements. But is your TV ready to receive all that the new generation has to offer? With that in mind, we figured that now would be the perfect time… Read more

Grab The Birdman Pack in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 to Support the Skatepark Project
Here’s a sick combo: get 10 decks for your Create-a-Skater while helping The Skatepark Project, a charity that funds the creation of public skateparks, through The Birdman Pack, now available for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 on the Xbox Store. As part of the game’s November 6 title update, The Birdman Pack features old and new… Read more

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What to Expect During the Xbox Launch Celebration
Next week, gamers around the world will be able to jump into the next generation of gaming with the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. We’re very excited about the launch of our latest and greatest consoles, and used it as an excuse for celebrations, both live and virtual, around the globe… Read more

Switch ‘N’ Shoot Blasts onto Xbox One with Exclusive Content
Just one button. What could be simpler? Indie developer Matt Glanville, the lead designer of Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty, challenges players to answer that question with Switch ‘N’ Shoot, which is available now on Xbox One with exclusive content. I got to know Matt as a co-exhibitor in the indie zones of a series of events across the UK… Read more

Dragon Quest XIS Demo

Dragon Quest XI S Demo Now Available on the Xbox Store
Today, we warmly welcome you into the world of Erdrea, with a free downloadable demo now available on the Xbox Store. Following a stellar opening movie sequence, you’ll find yourself as the Luminary on a quest to uncover the mystery of your fate. You’ll meet a charismatic cast of supporting characters, and continually be surprised… Read more

Pre-order Poker Club Today for Xbox Series X
I’m back in the dealer’s chair again to talk about Poker Clubour next-generation poker game for Xbox One and Xbox Series X. I’m really excited to announce that Poker Club is available to pre-order right now for just £19.99/$24.99 on the Xbox Store, ahead of release on November 19. What’s more, with Smart Delivery, once you purchase… Read more

Gaming Watch Now

Apple TV and Your Favorite Streaming Apps Available on Xbox Series X|S at Launch
We know our players love to catch up on the latest shows or listen to their favorite artists on their Xbox consoles when they aren’t gaming. At Xbox, our goal is to make the transition from playing games and streaming media on Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S as seamless as possible, so that you’re not missing out on the… Read more

Twin Mirror is Now Available for Pre-order – Dive into the Music Behind the Game
Having now been working on Twin Mirror for over a year as cinematic director at Dontnod Entertainment, the game has raised various different challenges, both daunting and exciting. One of the most enticing ones to work on however was the game’s musical aspect. Twin Mirror being a narrative video game, my goal as cinematic director… Read more

DC Universe Online

New DC Universe Online Episode: Long Live The Legion
Ready for a 31st century experience in DC Universe Online? For the first time, players will join forces alongside the founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the new event and episode, Long Live the Legion. Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad’s lives are in danger. Even with magnetic, mind, and electrical manipulation… Read more

New Class Guardian Update & The Prestige Edition Release
Omua’s dark blood runs cold through the snow-capped mountains, and trickles with the melted snow across the land where the dragon’s tooth lay. Plagued by the dragon’s curse, she sought respite in the form of revenge – to return the Holy Flame. From her anguish, a new class descends… Read more

Smite x TMNT Update

Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles join the Battleground of the Gods in Latest Smite Update.
The Smite x TMNT Update, featuring the all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Pass, is now available on Xbox One. The TMNT crossover marks Smite’s second project with Nickelodeon, following the successful Avatar: The Last Airbender Battle Pass from earlier this year. All four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can be earned… Read more

This is Jeopardy! PlayShow, Let’s Meet Today’s Contestants… You!
Hello, Xbox Wire readers. With “Jeopardy!” celebrating its wildly successful 36th season, and our game just winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Media, we’re excited to bring Jeopardy! PlayShow to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. It’s a brand-new way to play America’s favorite… Read more

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Next Week on Xbox: November 10 to 13
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC titles and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox games! You can get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details… Read more

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