Dark Alliance is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass on Day One, June 22. But we’re not stopping there! We’ll have more monsters to slay, dungeons to loot, and challenges to overcome throughout the year.

First, let’s cover what’s coming with the June 22 launch. We have three planned post-launch content drops in 2021 that will give players more of what they love.

Free DLC 1: Wraiths

Dark Alliance

Our first planned DLC arrives this Summer (Winter for our southern hemisphere friends) and is free for everyone. This includes a new story mission over three levels, where you will battle a faction of Wraiths that are attempting to corrupt a forest spirit for their own gains.

That’s not all. We expect to add two-player split-screen play options to PC and Xbox Series X|S with this update. … Read the rest

Huzzah! It’s Chivalry 2 launch day everybody! We’re so excited for players to hop into the full release of our game for the first time. The teams at Torn Banner and Tripwire Presents have been hard at work making one of the best melee combat games ever, and now it’s time to show it to the world!

One of the true labors of love while making this game has been our sandbox approach to map design. Each map is packed with environmental features that make them feel lively. Lurking around every corner is something hilarious, insightful, or downright grotesque.

Since we can barely contain our excitement about this release, we took the time to ask a few members of our team to talk a bit about their favorite map and why. Read on to see the dev team’s picks!

The Fall of Lionspire

“The Fall of Lionspire has some awesome, … Read the rest

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are subject to change). Let’s jump in!

Chivalry 2 – June 8 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Return to the ultimate medieval battlefield. Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer, first-person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era, from clashing swords to storms of flaming arrows, to sprawling castle sieges and more.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure – June 9 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure – June 9 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

From the BAFTA-Award winning studio behind Monument Valley and Assemble with Care comes … Read the rest

The annual festival of all things Warhammer video games is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Our showcase this year was full of world premieres, game announcements, and new content for your favourite Warhammer video games – oh, and a few deals too with up to 75% off savings over on Xbox Store and Windows PC Store.

Also, we have Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members featuring Inquisitor Martyr, Chaosbane, and Mechanicus all available to try for free this weekend. Meanwhile, over on the Windows 10 Store, there are no less than three brand-new and recently added games as well as more offers to be had on many more Warhammer titles.

Let’s deep dive into the news, reveals, and updates for the Warhammer Skulls Festival to find out more:

Warhammer Skulls Showcase Recap

World premieres, announcements, and reveals for … Read the rest

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

Celebrate Pride and LGBTQIA+ Players and Creators with Xbox
This Pride, LGBTQIA+ communities at Microsoft invite everyone to join us in our call for justice and equity. By working together, we can make an impact and bring about change for all. Gaming is a big part of the lives of many LGBTQIA+ players and it’s important that we celebrate everyone who plays. At Xbox, we are committed to… Read more

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  • Prepare for immediate mission deployment with new modern warfare shooter, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2.
  • This eagerly awaited sequel promises to take the series to new heights (and lengths!) with a host of new features.
  • Sniper Ghost Warriors Contracts 2 is available today for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Incoming message from Control: Raven, please prepare for immediate mission deployment. Yes, it’s finally time to take aim with new modern warfare shooter, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, launching today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The latest entry in the best-selling first-person sniping franchise, this eagerly awaited sequel promises to take the series to new heights (and lengths!) with a host of new features, not least of all, the further-than-ever extreme-range sniping. With many targets now over 1000m away, the dramatic single-player campaign promises to challenge even the most proficient FPS … Read the rest

The Tools Up! Garden Party DLC is back with its next installment, Episode 2: Tunnel Vision. We’re moving on up through the tree house from the flowery levels of spring to 15 new sizzling summer levels where you’ll face a new extremely messy underground opponent – The Hole Mole.

In addition, Episode 2 brings new tools and mechanics to the game. One of the new tools you’ll get to work with is a pickaxe. With it you’ll be able to create winding paths in your garden and artsy sculptures.

Another new tool, the rake will become your second best friend because it really speeds up the process of preparing soil for planting flowers and cacti! That’s right, this is no humdrum summer vacation!

With all that summer heat you’ll definitely be looking for a way to cool down. With the new water pipe mechanic, a cool dip is … Read the rest

It has been a joy to watch Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Game Pass members jump into the new adventures offered up in our recent Expeditions update to No Man’s Sky, starting afresh on the same planet as everyone else and embarking on a new journey to claim limited-time rewards like the Golden Vector Ship and the SSV Normandy SR1 from Mass Effect. We have more expeditions and surprises coming shortly.

Today, we’re excited to be able to release our latest update, No Man’s Sky: Prisms, free to all owners.

Virtually every aspect of the game has had a visual overhaul. Planets, skies, stars, creatures, the weather, space stations, and more. New technology and new art mean they look the best they’ve ever been. We can’t wait for players to discover the changes.

While exploring planets you’ll notice new weather effects, such as rain which … Read the rest


  • The iconic MechWarrior series returns to Xbox with cross play support!
  • Become a weapon of war with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC and snag a special Kobold Hero Mech exclusive for Microsoft PC and Xbox platforms!
  • Play MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries today with Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC.

MechWarrior has returned to the Xbox platform better than ever and we’re so excited that fans and new players can check out the latest adventure in the BattleTech universe!

Why better than ever? Well, we spent nearly one year of development time to implement over 30 major updates to the base game based directly on feedback from our passionate MechWarrior community. This huge (and free) update covers a bit of everything with quality-of-life improvements that make managing and customizing your mechs a breeze, adjustments to UI and game systems, and … Read the rest

From the days of Resident Evil and Silent Hill right through to the present, survival horror has long had a sizeable fanbase on console, which is why we’re so excited to bring Song of Horror to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. A lot of the series that inspired this Lovecraftian, third person adventure launched on Xbox consoles of old, and part of Song of Horror’s DNA is to pay homage to these classic masterpieces of the survival-horror genre.

As studio co-founder Carlos G.F. Grupeli says, that’s exactly why bringing Song of Horror to console felt like the next logical step after making a splash on PC in 2019. “The survival-horror genre has such a long and  rich history on Xbox that it feels like absolutely the right home for our little ode to all that has gone before,” says Carlos. “We want to bring it to an audience that … Read the rest