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This Week on Xbox: July 7, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 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. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Halo Summer Celebration: 4K, Backward Compatibility, Epic Events & More
Summer is officially upon us! As the temperature rises outside, there’s plenty of activity on the way to turn up the heat across the Halo franchise. In the weeks and months ahead, there’s a little something for everyone depending on your tastes… Read more

Parkour-Platformer Super Cloudbuilt Coming to Xbox One July 28
Us cool, hip sensible human beings here at Double Eleven are delighted to bring Coilworks’ frenetic parkour-platformer Super Cloudbuilt to Xbox One and we’re even more excited to announce its release date of July 28 with pre-orders available now… Read more

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Destiny 2 Open Beta Early Access Begins July 19 on Xbox One
Guardians! The time is nigh to join the fight in Destiny 2. Today, Bungie announced that Open Beta Early Access for Destiny 2 on Xbox One will begin Wednesday, July 19, giving players admittance to the opening moments of the new cinematic story campaign… Read more

The Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 Trailer Has Arrived!
Story Mode Season 2 launches on July 11! If you’re not familiar with Story Mode, it’s a sort of Choose Your Own Adventure set in the Minecraft universe, full of high drama, plucky underdogs, legendary heroes, dastardly villains, incredible peril and perky pigs… Read more

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Play Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Free with Xbox Live Gold and Prepare for War
You’ve fought them, killed them, and dominated them. The Orcs in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor definitely leave an impression. Now the experience is even more personal — the Nemesis Forge update for Shadow of Mordor will allow both new and existing… Read more

Pre-order 1970s Stealth Game Serial Cleaner Today on Xbox One
We’ve been blown away by the positive support you’ve given us so far and are happy to announce that Serial Cleaner will be launching July 14 on Xbox One. We also have a special offer just for Xbox One players: pre-order Serial Cleaner and receive a free copy of The Swindle… Read more

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Gears of War 4 July Update brings Superstar Cole and Windflares to Multiplayer
We’ve had a ton of fun watching Gears fans getting hands on with the Rise of the Horde update over the past month. It’s been fascinating to see our fans discover new ways to conquer 50 waves using New Skills, while taking on the added challenge of… Read more

Creating a Community of Heroes in Next Up Hero, Coming to Xbox One in 2018
When I was growing up, arcade games were everywhere. Pizzerias, bowling alleys…  even convenience stores usually had a cabinet or two. Street Fighter II, TMNT, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and on and on. Every try mattered, and even if you died or lost… Read more