We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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 below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!



Join 343 Industries For The Halo Wars 2 Livestream Launch Celebration February 16

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few weeks away from the launch of Halo Wars 2! The sequel to the best-selling console RTS of all time launches on Feb. 21 (or Feb. 17 for Ultimate Edition owners) and to celebrate, Xbox and 343 Industries invite you to tune-in to a livestreamed launch event hosted at the studio. The livestream will go live on Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. PST, and will broadcast out on Xbox One, Beam, Twitch, Facebook Live and YouTube… Read more

Silence is Now Available for Xbox One and Windows 10

We’re very excited that, after almost four years of development, Silence is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10. The digital version supports Xbox Play Anywhere, allowing you to enjoy the game on both systems and only having to buy it once. It’s the sequel to The Whispered World that tells the story of Noah and Renie, siblings who find a gate to Silence, a world between life and death, while looking for shelter during a bomb raid… Read more

Minecraft Villains Skin Pack Out Now for Console Editions

The Villains Skin pack arrives on console today! Pocket Edition and Windows 10 players – you already have access to this pack so don’t be sad. Each of these skins is inspired by one of the most evil things in Minecraft – cakes, silverfish, trapdoors to name just a few. Pure nastiness incarnate. The pack features 17 skins and costs $1.99 or equivalent… Read more



Aven Colony, a Sci-Fi City-Builder, Coming Soon for Xbox One

Astronomers are finding a bewildering variety of new planets every day, some of them very Earth-like, and a few of those surprisingly are close to home. Someday, a human is going to set foot on one of those worlds. And that moment, when human settlers first set foot on a wild new alien world and try to live there, is going to be the biggest event in human history; we’ll have evolved into a galactic civilization and Aven Colony tells that story… Read more

Expand Your Arsenal With New Xbox Wireless Controllers

Team Xbox knows choice is important, and we’re excited to announce two new Xbox One controller designs coming to retailers worldwide February 7. Both the Xbox Wireless Controller – Ocean Shadow Special Edition and Xbox Wireless Controller – Winter Forces Special Edition will pair seamlessly with any Xbox One including Xbox One S, the ultimate gaming and 4K entertainment system with 4K UHD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and High Dynamic Range… Read more

Play Rainbow Six Siege Free This Weekend on Xbox One

It’s been more than a year since Rainbow Six Siege’s release, and the tense tactical shooter shows no signs of slowing down. With an ever-expanding player base and a second year of new DLC expansions and tournaments on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to jump in. And we’ve got some good news for Xbox Live Gold members looking to do just that: Rainbow Six Siege will be free to play from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, February 2… Read more



Return to the Legendary Island of Vvardenfell in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

Ever since Bethesda Game Studios released The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Xbox fans have been clamoring to return to the amazing island of Vvardenfell. And not just because this was the first Elder Scrolls game released for consoles — exclusively on Xbox — but also because it immediately set the standard for what open-world RPGs could deliver on home systems. 15 years later, the wait is finally over. Starting on June 6, you can return to the mushroom-festooned volcanic island… Read more

Candleman Lights Up Xbox One Today

In Candleman, players control a lone candle as he travels through nine chapters of mythical adventures, with levels that become increasingly difficult to explore and navigate. While Candleman drips precious candlewax on the floor from his illuminating wick, he gains one major advantage — the decreased weight allows him greater maneuverability and jumping height to leap over obstacles. So, you’ve got to be aware of dangers in the dark beyond… Read more

Microsoft Rallies for the Big Game with NFL and Xbox Fan Experiences

Microsoft and the NFL have come together this year to bring the best experiences to loyal fans in celebration of the Big Game. From high-stakes Madden NFL 17 tournaments to special appearances by NFL football legends at local Microsoft Stores to exclusive hands-on activations at the NFL Experience in Houston – there’s something for every NFL fan looking to score big this week. Here’s a rundown of plays happening off the field… Read more



Halo Wars 2 Releases Original Art Collection Featuring Gabz, Craig Drake and Kevin Tong

In celebration of the launch of Halo Wars 2, Xbox and 343 Industries have partnered with three famed artists for a limited edition poster series. Each artist uses their unique style to capture the memorable characters of Halo Wars 2. Grzegorz “Gabz” Domaradzki, Craig Drake and Kevin Tong each take on two opposing characters, portraying the conflict between the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire and the new enemy faction, the Banished… Read more

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta Stats and More in Halo’s Community Update

Wow, it’s hard to believe that ten full days of the Blitz Beta have come and gone so quick! Many, many players jumped at the chance to take Blitz for a test drive on Xbox One and Windows 10 and we’ve gathered a ton of great feedback, bug reports and game data to help the development team. As the beta fades into the distance Dan Ayoub, 343’s Studio Head of Strategy Games Development, passed along the following note for our community… Read more

Knee Deep Available Now on Xbox One
Knee Deep, our swamp-noir adventure game that’s presented as a grand theatrical stage play, is now available for Xbox One. Experience a magical reality where characters are transported among scenes, set pieces moved into place, and music wafts from the orchestra pit. In Knee Deep, you’re in control of a choice-driven murder mystery with a story that unfolds based on your decisions. As the curtains rise in Act 1, the suspicious suicide of a has-been actor… Read more



Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 Next Week

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition, have announced that Fallout Shelter is expanding once more to a new audience, putting Overseers in control of their own Vault and an army of Dwellers on Xbox One and Windows 10. Fallout Shelter will be available on February 7 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title via a free download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store. Fallout Shelter thrusts players into the role of Overseer to build their own Vault… Read more


Source: http://news.xbox.com/2017/02/03/week-xbox-february-3/