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!

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Now Available Worldwide on Windows 10 PCs
Welcome back to history! Today is an exciting day for us at Microsoft, as we celebrate the legacy of Age of Empires with today’s release of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition worldwide on Windows 10 PCs. We created Age of Empires: Definitive Edition as a homage to all Real Time Strategy (RTS) fans and to PC gamers everywhere… Read more

New Games with Gold for March 2018
Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In March on Xbox One, take control of Sergeant Rex Power Colt’s cyber commando kids as they drive and shoot their way through a variety of environments in Trials of the Blood Dragon, then experience one of the most innovative and award-winning shooters in Superhot… Read more



Save on Awesome Games During the EA Publisher Sale
Xbox and EA fans! The Microsoft Store’s EA Publisher Sale is one of the most anticipated sales of the year, and it’s starting soon. Running for one week only, from February 20 to February 26, the sale offers the best prices on EA titles including Star Wars Battlefront II, FIFA 18, Madden 18, Battlefield 1 Revolution, Need for Speed Payback, Mass Effect Andromeda and more… Read more

Getting Started in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
If you’re like us, you’re excited about booting up Age of Empires: Definitive Edition available now on Windows 10. Perhaps, like some of us, your Age skills have gotten a bit rusty. Or maybe you’ve never played the classic real-time strategy game at all! Not to worry: the Age of Empires: DE team put together a quick primer to help you come out on top in this celebration of gaming history… Read more



Xbox One Storytellers: MachineGames Talks Wolfenstein
It’s hard to match the narrative scope and immersive experience that a compelling story-driven game has over other storytelling mediums, allowing players not only to fall into the world of a well-crafted story but to experience it firsthand. These types of games can empower someone with a new perspective, or let us live a double-life as a superhero… Read more

Return to Albion for Free and Make Your Fable Fortune
After seven months working closely with the feedback of our dedicated Xbox Game Preview users, we’re excited to not only announce Fable Fortune is graduating with version 1.0 from Game Preview to a full release — and the game will be free starting today, February 22 for Xbox One and Windows 10… Read more



Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Available Now on Xbox One
Calling all Gun Gale Online Players! It’s been a long time coming, but Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is finally available on Xbox One. In the newest video game of Reki Kawahara’s fan-favorite franchise, you will venture into the futuristic world of Gun Gale Online, a dangerous landscape fraught with peril like supersonic flying bullets, quick photon swords, and powerful rocket launchers… Read more

Fortnite Battle Royale – Battle Pass Season 3 is Live on Xbox One
Season 3 of Fortnite Battle Royale has launched an all-new space-themed Battle Pass! We also released our massive v.3.0.0 update which includes a whole slew of new features and improvement that every Victory Royale seeker will appreciate. With v.3.0.0, all Xbox One and Xbox One X players will now be able to experience Fortnite at 60 fps… Read more



Mods Coming to Your Town in Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition
Hello once again, mayors! We hope you’ve been having fun building new cities and infusing them with your own mixture of sensibility and style. Our favorite thing about working with Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition is getting to see the creative ways that our players bring their towns together, and we’ve enjoyed seeing what you’ve shared… Read more

Retro-Future Survival Management Game Symmetry Now Available on Xbox One
The first time we thought about creating Symmetry was during one evening when we played a board game called “K2,” in which the main goal was to ascend the mountain summit and bring the whole team back to the base safely. Once we mixed the concept with our love to sci-fi themes, we could begin our work… Read more



The Ys Series is Coming Soon to Xbox One with Ys Origin
We’re really happy that Japanese RPG lovers will soon be able to play this amazing game series on Xbox. Created more than 30 years ago by Nihon Falcom, Ys is one of the greatest game series ever — the first episode was originally released on the NEC PC-8801 — and as you can see by looking on the internet, this is some old-school hardware… Read more

Punishing Platformer Roguelike Xenon Valkyrie+ Available Now on Xbox One
A few months ago, I was contacted by a Spanish game developer, Daniel Fernandez Chavez (Diabolical Mind), who had created an interesting game for the PC. Considering we use the same middleware (GameMaker Studio), he figured I could port and publish his game on consoles. I accepted! Xenon Valkyrie+ is a platformer roguelike in the same vein as Spelunky… Read more



Creators Corner: Dreaming Sarah
Xbox Live Creators Program empowers passionate developers everywhere to share their games with the world. In the Creator’s Corner series, Xbox Live Creators Program developers will share what inspires and motivates them to design and create their games, what challenges and creative solutions they pursue to bring their games to fruition… Read more

Xbox CosPups Join Gaming Heroes to Celebrate the Year of the Dog
February 16 marks the start of Chinese New Year; a 15-day season of festivities across Greater China and within Asian communities worldwide, seeing people celebrate with family, feasting, fireworks, and good fortune rituals shared. This Lunar New Year we celebrate the Year of the Dog… Read more



Turning Jurassic World and Jurassic Park into Prehistoric Pinball Perfection
Greetings from Zen Studios! As you may know, we launched Pinball FX3 last fall alongside three great new tables in the Universal Classics Pinball collection. Half the fun of creating new experiences based on “Back to the Future,” “E.T.,” and “Jaws” came from conceptualizing how we would represent your favorite scenes from those movies in pinball form… Read more

Unleash Your Inner Ninja with an Exclusive New Avatar on Roblox
It’s a well-established fact that ninjas are the coolest warriors in the entire universe. They’re stealthy, mysterious, and versatile in battle! Naturally, it only seemed fitting to introduce one of our own renegade ninjas on Roblox as a unique playable avatar! Sharpen those kunai and get ready to hone your fighting techniques, Robloxians… Read more



Five Tips to Mastering Single-Player in Metal Gear Survive
With the launch of Meal Gear Survive, you can now experience the full depth of the game’s features, mechanics, and modes. Even if you already played co-op during Metal Gear Survive’s beta, the single-player experience brings new elements of exploration and survival accompanied by Metal Gear’s signature stealth-action gameplay… Read more

Xbox Live Sessions: Chandler Riggs and Brendan Greene to Play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One X
Xbox and “The Walking Dead” fans, get ready for another epic Xbox Live Sessions featuring Chandler Riggs! Chandler will join the interactive livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel on Thursday, February 22 at 2 p.m. PT to take on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One X… Read more



Sci-fi Mystery The Station Available Now on Xbox One
I can’t express how excited I am for you to jump into the mystery adventure of The Station and solve what happened onboard a futuristic space station, sent to research a newly discovered sentient alien civilization. After losing contact with the crew, you’re sent to investigate and will discover a mystery that will decide the fate of two civilizations… Read more


Source: This Week on Xbox: February 23, 2018 - Xbox Wire