This week we're looking at more pre-E3 rumors, from the Xbox One 'Slim' to Call of Duty Infinite Warfare!
We're also giving away a code for The Witcher 3's Expansion Pass to one lucky commenter! Just leave a reply and join the discussion for a chance to win.
Every week, I summarize some of the biggest rumors and talking points in one handy post every weekend. You can also rely on this weekly column to catch up with all the latest Xbox One game releases.
Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.
The pre-E3 rumors continue with some 'Slim' documentation
This week has, once again, been all about the pre-E3 rumor mill. Microsoft appears to have let slip the existence of the Xbox One "Generation 2", thanks to manufacturing documents leaked to NeoGAF.
The document seems to detail a project that has been in development since 2014, entering mass production this past February – producing 400,000 units per week. The object detailed in the document refers to an item weighing around 1.5 pounds, far below the Xbox One's current weight of 7 pounds. Either that information reveals the document as a fake, or it could be referring to a single part of the complete package. Combined with other recent rumors and claims, it's certainly starting to look like we could see brand new hardware unveiled in just over a month at this year's E3.
Call of Duty: to infinity and beyond!
Not to be outdone, Activision suffered a round of its own leaks this week, as the next instalment in the Call of Duty franchise seems to have broken cover. Dubbed Infinite Warfare, the next Call of Duty is widely expected to take the franchise to new heights, at least literally. Moving deeper into science fiction territory, Infinite Warfare is widely expected to take place in space, as suggested by the supposedly leaked store listing card pictured above (via VideoGamer).
The same leak depicts a re-mastered edition of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the title which arguably marked the franchise's ascension into full blockbuster territory. There's no word on yet on whether CoD4 will be sold separately, but a separate leak indicates that we could see Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare revealed as early as next week. If true, it would put it head to head with EA's Battlefield 5 reveal, slated for this Friday.
Are you ready for more Call of Duty? Let us know in the comments!
PAX East with Paul Acevedo!
This week, Windows Central's own Paul Acevedo traveled to Boston for PAX East 2016 to check out some of the latest Xbox One games from the bustling indie scene. Paul went hands on with and interviewed developers from the nightmarish Outlast 2, Capybara's punishing Below, and the retrotacular Axiom Verge – all confirmed to be hitting Xbox One in the near future.
Here's a list of some of Paul's coverage, with more coming in the next few days:
OneCast Episode 16 - Xbox One vs. PlayStation Neo, Xbox 360 memories and more!
On this week's OneCast we bid farewell to the Xbox 360, discussed the implications of Sony's rumored PlayStation 'Neo' and much more! Check it out using the embed above or in your favorite podcast app, by searching for "OneCast Xbox" or "OneCast Windows".
Giveaway – The Witcher 3 Xbox One Expansion Pass
To celebrate the upcoming expansion for The Witcher 3 we're giving away the season pass!
The pass not only grants access to last year's Heart of Stone expansion but also the upcoming Blood and Wine expansion – which adds a vast, new playable area to the game. The expansion pass adds 30-40 hours to the existing game, which by itself will quite easily eat 100+ hours for a completionist playthrough. For a chance to win, simply join the discussion in the comments.
The winner was MartinsLV! Congrats!
ICYMI - Some of Windows Central's biggest Xbox articles of the week
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare teaser could be invading Black Ops III's Nuk3town map
- DC Universe Online begins its super hero battles today on the Xbox One
- EA to livestream the premiere of its next Battlefield game on May 6
- Microsoft officially closes Lionhead Studios after ending consultation period
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare may include a remastered copy of Modern Warfare
- You'll soon be able to explore planets with Xbox One in Elite Dangerous: Horizons
- The DOOM reboot has a secret that should please fans of the classic shooter
- Quantum Break update addresses dozens of bugs on Xbox One
- Leak lends weight to potential Xbox One 'Slim' E3 announcement
- SUPERHOT makes its time-stopping move onto the Xbox One on May 3
New Xbox One game releases for the week ending May 1st, 2016
DC Universe Online - Action & Adventure, Role Playing, Social - Daybreak Game Company
"DC Universe™ Online is now on Xbox One! Join thousands of other players in this Free-to-Play, massive online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe."
Paranautical Activity - Role Playing, Shooter - Digerati
"Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky."
JumpJet Rex - Action & Adventure, Platformer - LOOT Interactive, LLC
"Take control of a T-Rex with extraterrestrial jump boots, tasked with saving dino-kind from extinction in this highly challenging, 2-D platformer."
Brick Breaker - Puzzle & Trivia - Sanuk Games
"Brick Breaker, the classic arcade game, is back with a breathtaking new version. Its explosive gameplay - unique and timeless - is filled with surprises. Sharpen your reflexes and precision to overcome the hundred different levels that await you."
Elite Dangerous: Arena Edition - Racing & Flying - Frontier Developments
"Fly agile fighters and go head-to-head against the galaxy's greatest pilots in PVP dogfights - easy to pick up controls reward your developing skills with more to master for that ultimate combat edge."
Battle Worlds: Kronos - Strategy - Nordic Games
"Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game that stays true to its hexagonal roots, inspired by classics like Battle Isle. The planet is once again torn by war, for the succession of a new emperor. Its destiny is in your hands!"
Assassin's Creed Triple Pack - Action & Adventure - Ubisoft
"Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Syndicate, in one handy bundle."
The Walking Dead: Michonne - Ep. 3 - Action & Adventure - Tell Tale Games
"Episode three of a three part episodic game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman's award-winning series."
King's Quest - Chapter 3 - Action & Adventure - Sierra
"King's Quest – Once Upon a Climb is the third chapter in the new, critically-acclaimed reimagining of the classic King's Quest game series. In his latest adventure, King Graham recounts his most personal tale yet."
Party Hard - Action & Adventure - tinyBuild GAMES
"In Party Hard, you play as someone who is really tired of the neighbors having loud parties. Instead of calling the police, you decide it's a better idea to kill everyone – using your faithful knife and the environment."
And that's a wrap!
This week I somehow managed to pre-order DOOM's collector's edition despite promising myself I wouldn't buy another CE after Bethesda convinced me Fallout 4's Pip-Boy Edition truly was 'limited', leading to me picking it up from a scalper on Ebay at around 100% mark-up. I have some kind of addiction.
I'm also about to hit The Division's first Incursion, Falcon Lost, ahead of our 'full experience' review, which should land early next week.
What have you lovely people been playing this week? Let us know in the comments!