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This Week on Xbox: August 25, 2017

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 below above featuring the one and only Major Nelson. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Big Stories from gamescom 2017 gamescom 2017: World’s Most Powerful Console Makes European Debut and Kickstarts Global Pre-orders Today, during Xbox @ gamescom Live, we announced global pre-orders... Read more: This Week on Xbox: August 25, 2017

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gamescom 2017: Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Launches on September 26

Halo nation, a collective embrace please. On stage at gamescom 2017, we announced Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is launching on September 26 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! In case you missed the news from E3, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a completely new expansion for Halo Wars 2, bringing a new Banished campaign, crisp Blur cinematics, new maps, new leaders and a new game mode called Terminus Firefight together in one exciting package. The expansion takes place just a few months after the end of the events in Halo Wars 2, where the war for control of the Ark continues to rage on. The Banished, in their efforts to do anything to regain the upper hand against Captain... Read more: gamescom 2017: Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Launches on September 26

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gamescom 2017: ReCore Definitive Edition Brings Players HDR, New Adventures and T8-NK Corebot!

Hello Far Eden Explorers! We are excited to announce the ReCore Definitive Edition which lets players experience the game’s mysterious and dynamic world with enhanced visuals (increased resolution and HDR), a brand-new adventure, “Eye of Obsidian”, and the long-awaited T8-NK Corebot (“Tank”) who joins Joule, Mack, Seth, Duncan, and Violet as they explore new environments and dungeons while battling the deadly “Obsidian Cult”. In addition to driving the T8-NK over quicksand and traveling across Far Eden with new power and speed, players will enjoy new weapon modes for Joule, new gear for all Corebots, more enemy types and many other gameplay and performance enhancements.... Read more: gamescom 2017: ReCore Definitive Edition Brings Players HDR, New Adventures and T8-NK Corebot!

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Thanks to our Fans, Xbox One X is Fastest-Selling Xbox Pre-Order Ever

Sunday night in Germany we unveiled the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, a special edition console designed for our biggest fans. That night we launched pre-orders worldwide and we have been overwhelmed by your response. Within just a few days, we saw record-setting sell-out times and are currently sold out in many countries around the world. You, our biggest fans, have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever. “Microsoft has done it again! The innovation and power behind the new Xbox One X console is driving excitement and demand among our customers worldwide,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of Merchandising... Read more: Thanks to our Fans, Xbox One X is Fastest-Selling Xbox Pre-Order Ever

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gamescom 2017: World’s Most Powerful Console Makes European Debut and Kickstarts Global Pre-orders

Today, during Xbox @ gamescom Live, we announced global pre-orders for Xbox One X starting today, with a limited edition, fan-inspired design of the world’s most powerful console that features a custom color and vertical stand and the words “Project Scorpio” printed on the console and Xbox Wireless Controller. Pre-orders are now open and available here. November 7 can’t come soon enough! We also revealed more details about the most diverse line-up of games coming to the Xbox family of devices, highlighted by the news that over 100 new and existing Xbox One titles will be enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of the world’s most powerful console including Halo 5, NBA 2K18,... Read more: gamescom 2017: World’s Most Powerful Console Makes European Debut and Kickstarts Global Pre-orders

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gamescom 2017: Xbox Game Pass Launches in 8 New Countries and Adds More Great Games this September

On June 1, we launched Xbox Game Pass, a new digital gaming membership giving you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games for just $9.99 USD per month, to 31 markets around the world. Since launch, we have been excited by the amazing fan reaction and engagement with Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass is part of our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games and to discover new experiences. We believe more is better, and each month with Xbox Game Pass, we add a new set of games to the catalog so you’ve always got something new to play. Now, it’s time to say Hola, Olá, שלום, Marhaba, Ahoj and Howzit to our... Read more: gamescom 2017: Xbox Game Pass Launches in 8 New Countries and Adds More Great Games this September

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Here at Xbox, we’re still buzzing from our fans’ reaction to our news at E3 – from the unveiling of the Xbox One X to the 42 games shown on our stage. But we’re only just getting started. Today, we’re happy to announce that in August we’re coming to Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2017. This will be the first time Xbox One X will be on the ground in Europe and we’ll have a huge line up of 27 playable games for the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PC from developers around the world, including Forza Motorsport 7, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and Sea of Thieves. Here’s a rundown of what we’ll be up to throughout the week: Xbox @ gamescom Live Tune in on... Read more: Xbox at gamescom 2017

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Introducing New Packaging Icons for Xbox

This is an incredibly exciting time for us on Team Xbox. With great games coming to the Xbox family of devices and Windows 10 this Fall, in addition to the launch of Xbox One X, we can't think of a better time to be an Xbox gamer. And as we grow our catalog of new and exciting games, we want to ensure we're being as clear as possible explaining to you how our family of Xbox consoles play with games and your equipment. Starting this Fall, we'll be introducing new packaging that specifically calls out what your soon-to-be favorite games support and how they support it. Displayed clearly in the upper right corner will be icons that call out what a game supports on Xbox One, Xbox One S,... Read more: Introducing New Packaging Icons for Xbox

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