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505 Games Turns 15 – Xbox Wire


505 Games is celebrating a huge milestone today, as it’s our 15th birthday! We want to take this opportunity to celebrate this achievement with the Xbox community and say a huge thank you to our amazing partners at Microsoft for their support over the years.

Sometimes it’s great to stop and take a moment to reflect on the good times, of which there have been many. It’s surreal to think that 505 Games started as a team of 3 back in 2006 and has now evolved into a team of 250 in 2021, publishing over 200 titles in the process! Many of which have made their way onto an Xbox console over the years.

Xbox has played such a significant part of our journey getting to 15 years. Since 2006, we’ve been publishing titles on Xbox 360, then on Xbox One, and now on Xbox Series X|S.

To mark this major milestone, we’re celebrating in several ways. Let us give you the rundown…

Xbox Store Discounts

We all love discounts, right? From today until September 8, our Xbox community can enjoy huge savings across our titles as part of our 505 Games 15th Anniversary Sale. Enjoy huge savings on titles such as Control Ultimate Edition, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Ghostrunner, and many more. If you’re thinking of treating yourself, let us give you some recommendations from the team, if you’re unsure what to pick up.

505 Games Recommends

We recently asked our team here at 505 Games if they had a favorite title from the last 15 years. Here are some of their responses.

“Being that single player-narrative driven-action adventure’ gamer, Control really stands out. It satisfies a lot of cravings I’ve wanted from a game in a while; The moment-to-moment story and action is glorious and when combined with the world that Remedy has built, it’s unbelievable. If you’ve yet to play this game, you are missing out.” – James Cartlidge, Brand Community Manager

Abzu for sure. I love games that can catch the attention of anyone – being able to peacefully sit underwater and watch the fishies is something my 2.5 year-old niece loves!” – Kyle Beams, Business Development Manager

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is the game that originally attracted me to 505 Games. Since then, I’ve enjoyed many of our games, including but not limited to: Terraria, Control, Ghostrunner, Portal Knights, and Abzu.” – Mike Motoda, Sr. Manager, Production Services

“If I was to single out 1 title, it would be Portal Knights as this was the first title I worked on at 505 Games and the one I have invested the most time into, not just as part of the job but also as a player.” – Thomas Simpson, Global Brand Manager

“It is hard to pick one, but if I were to choose one, it would have to be Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition.” – Kota Sugawara, General Manager of 505 Games Japan.

15 Years of 505 Games

For a full list of events and activities, head over to our 505 Games official website and join the conversation over on our official social media channels with #15YearsOf505! Looking back, it’s no exaggeration to say that without the support of the Microsoft and the Xbox community, we just couldn’t have got to this point, as highlighted by our President Neil Ralley. “We are very grateful for the fantastic relationship we have enjoyed with Microsoft for the last 15 years and are really excited to continue that partnership in the future.”

On behalf of the whole community team here, we want to personally express our gratitude towards the Xbox community. We’re immensely grateful for your support. Keep engaging with us and keep playing our games, it means so much to everyone at 505 Games.

Take care, stay safe and thank you once again for helping us get to 15 years!





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