This Week on Xbox: June 29, 2018

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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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Showtime, Amblin Television and 343 Industries Bring Halo to Television
It’s a big day for Halo – today, Showtime president and CEO David Nevins announced the network has ordered a 10-episode season based on the legendary video game franchise! In its adaptation for Showtime, Halo (working title) will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001… Read more

New Games with Gold for July 2018
Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In July on Xbox One, blast your way through robot hordes in Assault Android Cactus, then experience one of the most innovative and humorous co-op puzzlers in Death Squared. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility… Read more

State of Decay 2 Celebrates 3 Million Players with Today’s Release of the Independence Pack
In advance of the 4th of July holiday, we are celebrating that the State of Decay 2 community now exceeds three million players. This, along with the recent news that fans made State of Decay 2 the best-selling game of May, puts us in a festive mood. To celebrate, we are revealing our first post-launch content… Read more

Xbox Game Pass: Warhammer: Vermintide 2, DiRT 4, Zombie Army Trilogy and More Coming in July
Hello, gamers! Welcome to your July Xbox Game Pass update. Hungry for some more gaming news after E3? Not to worry as Xbox Game Pass is here with an action-packed July update to satisfy that gaming appetite! After announcing earlier this month that Fallout 4, The Division, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited… Read more

10 Tips for NieR:Automata Become as Gods Edition, Available Now on Xbox One
It’s time to bring glory to mankind as NieR:Automata Become as Gods Edition is out now exclusively on Microsoft Store! In the world of NieR:Automata, thousands of years have passed since humans were driven to the moon. Now with your help, we can break the deadlock in this war… Read more

NBA Live 19 Debuts Cover Athlete Joel Embiid and New Features
As NBA Live gears up for its next edition, so does new cover athlete Joel Embiid. Launching on September 7 on Xbox One, NBA Live 19 boasts several new features for fans to take advantage of and elevate their gaming experience to another level. Embiid, one of the NBA’s greatest big men, who has also taken the league by storm… Read more

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Crash Bandicoot and Future Tense Make the Leap to Xbox One
Vicarious Visions is so excited to bring the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to Xbox One today on June 29. Not only that, but we are fortunate enough to have been able to use this opportunity to give fans an entirely new level, which has been added to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped! The new level, Future Tense, comes straight out of the twisted minds of designers Ben Dorsey and Stephen…. Read more

Next Up Hero Available Now on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass
Hello, heroes! Our new game Next Up Hero launches today on Xbox One and Game Pass, and for those of you jumping in for the first time, we have words of wisdom to guide you on your journey. First thing’s first. You’re going to die. A lot. This game is meant to be hard, like old-school quarter-muncher hard… Read more

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E3 2018: Ori and the Will of the Wisps Hands-on Experience
The successor to Ori and the Blind Forest seamlessly follows the 2015 fairy tale platformer, a challenging and highly rousing Xbox One game under an enchanting cover that amazes us right from the start. It is a wonderful painting of orange and red that comes to life on a dozen screens on the stage of the Microsoft Theater… Read more

Online FPS Warface is Coming Soon to Xbox One
Dear friends! We’re thrilled to announce that the critically-acclaimed online free-to-play FPS Warface is well on its way to Xbox! Welcome to a massive community with millions of fans all over the world and get ready for a fight! How did we earn this recognition? There’s no universal answer, as each individual… Read more

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The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Arriving on Xbox One July 31
Get ready for some furballs, because something new is coming to Xbox One. It’s The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack and it will be available July 31, 2018! In this pack, you’ll get the Create-A-Pet tool, a new world, and the tools to make your Sims’ households complete with furry friends. And, if you want… Read more

Witness the Locust Ascension in the Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM Graphic Novel
Long before Kait, JD and Del united to take on The Swarm in Gears of War 4, Marcus Fenix and the COG Army faced the barbaric tyranny of General RAAM and the Locust uprising on Emergence Day. Now, for the first time, witness his swift and brutal ascent to general of the Locust army in the graphic novel collection of Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM… Read more

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Dungeon Defenders II: Protean Shift Expansion Available Now on Xbox One
Our free Protean Shift expansion for Dungeon Defenders II is now available to download on Xbox One. Protean Shift brings tons of new weapons for every hero, new systems that enable players to keep the items that they like throughout the games progression by using new materials to upgrade their strength, evolve them to higher tiers… Read more

Xbox One Storytellers: Cyanide on Call of Cthulhu
It’s hard to match the narrative scope and immersive experience that a compelling story-driven game has over other storytelling mediums, allowing players not only to fall into the world of a well-crafted story but to experience it firsthand. These types of games can empower someone with a new perspective or let us live a double-life as a superhero… Read more

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Explore an Entirely New Planet in Trove – Geode on Xbox One
We are incredibly excited to launch Trove – Geode on Xbox One today! We created Geode with the goal of introducing entirely new ways to play and interact with the Trove universe. This vision led us down two unique paths: cave exploration and problem solving beneath the surface of a besieged planet, and a fun, fast, and frenetic competitive multiplayer game… Read more

Slimetastic Platformer Slime-san: Superslime Edition Available Now on Xbox One
My name’s Fabian Rastorfer and I’m the founder and lead designer behind Slime-san, a platformer about a little slime that gets swallowed whole by a giant worm and whose goal is to escape the worm’s innards before getting digested. When we initially started the development of Slime-san we had one particular goal in mind: Make the gameplay easy to learn but hard to master… Read more

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Designing the Gunner Class in TERA, Available Now on Xbox One
TERA is the only MMORPG with true action combat and starting today that action combat gets taken up a few notches with the introduction of a new playable character class on Xbox One: the gunner. To celebrate the launch of the gunner on Xbox One, I asked our development team some questions about the concept and design challenges of the class… Read more

Play Unravel Two Free for a Limited Time on Xbox One
Great things come in pairs: two Unravel games, two magical creatures, two levels you can try for free. Starting today, June 26 for a limited time only, you get to sample the first two levels of Unravel Two without spending a cent! The Unravel Two trial gets you a full 10 hours to play these opening levels to the game… Read more

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Discover a New World in World of Tanks: Mercenaries
War has raged for far too long. As the dust begins to settle, soldiers and civilians alike forsake the loyalties to which they once held and decide to fight for themselves. In a world governed by lawlessness where history has been changed forever, it’s time to be your own hero. After months of secrecy, Wargaming is finally ready to launch World of Tanks: Mercenaries… Read more

The Crew 2 Out Now on Xbox One
Get ready to explore the entire US by land, air, and sea, because The Crew 2 is out now on Xbox One for Gold Edition owners. Standard Edition owners will have access to the full game on June 29. Setting players loose to build a motorsports career in a gigantic, open-world re-creation of the US, The Crew 2 takes a nonlinear approach to stardom… Read more