This Week on Xbox August 25 2017

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 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… Read more

gamescom 2017: Pre-Order the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Now
Today we unveiled the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition designed for fans who want to be the first to experience the world’s most powerful console – and it’s available for pre-order now for $499 USD until supplies run out.Read more.

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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… Read more.

gamescom 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 Delivers the Ultimate PC Racing Experience
Today, during Xbox @ gamescom Live, we talked to fans about our commitment to bring all PC players a world-class racing experience with Forza Motorsport 7 for Windows 10 PCs. We unveiled the game’s PC specifications with an approachable wide range of hardware configurations… Read more.

gamescom 2017: Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft Announce Expanded Partnership for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Hello Xbox fans! I’m CH Kim, Executive Producer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and VP at Bluehole.  It is my pleasure to announce some exciting news for the Xbox player community around the world. I have been working in the games industry developing online titles for 17 years now and have always wanted to develop a Battle Royale game. In 2016, after I was finishing up an MMORPG, I was given a chance to start a new project, so I decided to try something… Read more.

gamescom 2017: Top Moments from Age of Empires Livestream
At gamescom 2017, we celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Age of Empires franchise, shared some exciting news on Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and announced our plans for a brand-new title – Age of Empires IV. In case you missed it, the full broadcast is available to watch online… Read more

gamescom 2017: New Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles Arriving October 10
Forge your army and defeat Sauron with the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles (1TB and 500GB) launching October 10. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and go behind enemy lines….Read more.

gamescom 2017: Closed Beta, New Fighters, and Collector’s Edition Announced for Dragon Ball FighterZ
Hello, fellow FighterZ! It’s an exciting time to be a “Dragon Ball” and fighting game fan. With gamescom happening right now, we felt it was the right time to make some big announcements for Dragon Ball FighterZ so let’s get things started! Think of Dragon Ball FighterZ as playing the “Dragon Ball” anime through the lens of a fighting game… Read more

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gamescom 2017: A Look Ahead at Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare
Hello from gamescom 2017! It’s been a busy six months since the launch of Halo Wars 2 and we’re really excited to have even more fun to add to the game in the very near future. We wanted to share that news with everyone who couldn’t pop over to Germany… Read more

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… Read more

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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… Read more

gamescom 2017: In Sea of Thieves, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Players Can Embark on Their Pirate Voyages Together
Hello everyone! We’re super excited to be at gamescom, showing off the magic of cross-play for the first time in Sea of Thieves. On the show floor, you can play together on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One S, so if you’re at the show, be sure to swing by and experience it at the Xbox booth… Read more

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gamescom 2017: Exclusive Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War Featuring Foes Old and New
It’s nearly time to journey back to the world of Tolkien with Middle-earth: Shadow of War on Xbox One. With a vast new open world to explore, awesome foes to battle, and legions of orcs to fight with and against, we can’t wait to continue the adventures of Talion and Celebrimbor… Read more.

Big Stories From the Past Week on Xbox Wire

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… Read more

September’s Games with Gold Revealed
Summer may be ending but the great titles will keep on coming thanks to a solid collection featured in September’s Games with Gold. On Xbox One it’s the complete auto sport experience with Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition… Read more

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Path of Exile is Available Now on Xbox One
We’ve been working on the Xbox One version of Path of Exile for more than two years and have waited with great anticipation for its release. That day has finally come and we’re so glad to welcome new members to our growing community… Read more

Play Madden NFL 18 at Microsoft Store for a Chance to Win Super Bowl LII Tickets
Football and Madden fans rejoice! Madden NFL 18 is launching this week, and to celebrate, Microsoft Store is hosting a special event at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York, holding launch day tournaments and kicking off a national community tournament series… Read more

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Enter a Korean Shadow Realm in The Coma: Recut
As an independent team based in Seoul, South Korea, we were blessed with an abundance of material to use as creative inspiration for The Coma: Recut. In our discussions, we kept coming back to the same theme: success, but at what cost… Read more

Play Three Days Early with Madden NFL 18: G.O.A.T. Edition on Xbox One
The new Madden season is nearly here! Madden NFL 18 is powered by the Frostbite engine and will deliver an entirely new playing experience to the franchise. The good news is you don’t have to wait for release. You can play Madden NFL 18… Read more

Clash and Win Weekly in League of Legends with ASUS ROG Arena at Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store is teaming up with ASUS Republic of Gamers and HyperX to host weekly League of Legends events at Microsoft Store locations across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. We’re inviting gamers at every skill level to unite with others in their local community… Read more

Eye-Catching Designs in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage
Here we are at the penultimate week six of car announcements coming to Forza Motorsport 7 and we’re shining the spotlight on a truly unique batch of cars. The Forza world fell in love with the custom built special models that debuted in Forza Horizon 3… Read more

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World of Tanks Will Battle in the Xbox Live Arena
Big news, Tankers! Wargaming and Microsoft are ready to deploy Xbox Live Arena tournaments to World of Tanks! We’re excited to bring user-generated tournaments to World of Tanks on Xbox One starting on August 22,… Read more

Ruiner Comes to Xbox One and Windows 10 with XPA Support September 26
The dark world of Rengkok City wouldn’t allow for much hospitality. Especially to someone like you: an outlaw, hunted for the attempt on the life of the Boss of Heaven, the leading virtual reality entertainment corporation… Read more

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Watch McGregor Take on Mayweather on the UFC App on Xbox One
Are you ready for the most anticipated event in combat sports history? On Saturday, August 26, the current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor takes on undefeated 11-time five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr… Read more

Rivals of Aether Launches on Xbox One with Guest Character Ori and Sein
Greetings, Xbox Fans! We’re excited to announce that Rivals of Aether is launching today on Xbox One and leaving the Xbox Game Preview program. Rivals of Aether is an indie fighting game where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air and Earth… Read more

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Play Rainbow Six Siege for Free with Xbox Live Gold This Weekend
Rainbow Six Siege‘s tactical, squad-driven shooter matches are tense, merciless cat-and-mouse games, where communication and quick wits are key for survival. If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member who’s been looking for a good opportunity to jump into the thick of it, you’ll have a chance to play Rainbow Six Siege for free this weekend… Read more