This Week on Xbox: July 6, 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!

July Xbox Update Rolling Out Today
E3 may be in our rear view like a fall leaf in Forza Horizon 4, but we’ve been busy updating the Xbox experience and adding features that you’ve requested.  The July Xbox Update adds features that make finding content even easier and offers a host of improvements to Mixer. Here’s what’s new: FastStart Enabled for Select Titles Announced back at E3 2018, FastStart is a new innovation from our Xbox Platform team that allows you to jump into your games twice as fast and play after downloading just a fraction of it. FastStart works by identifying which files are needed to begin playing and prioritizes the download of those files first, enabling you to quickly jump into… Read more

Introducing Xbox Game Pass Quests: Summer Edition
Hello, fellow gamers! Your summer of fun is about to begin. Starting today, we’re kicking off the Xbox Game Pass Quests: Summer Edition with new quests every other week exclusively available to Xbox Game Pass members. Whether it rains or shines, you will get rewards to play the games you love all summer long. What is Xbox Game Pass Quests: Summer Edition? Xbox Game Pass Quests is a fun way for Xbox Game Pass members to get rewarded and win prizes playing games in Xbox Game Pass. Every two weeks throughout the Summer, we will announce a new Quest so there’s never a dull moment. How does it work? Head to the Xbox Game Pass Membership area on your Xbox One console to check… Read more

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Inside Xbox Returns July 10
Inside Xbox returns to the spotlight live on Tuesday, July 10 at 3 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter with interviews for Forza Horizon 4, We Happy Few, Earthfall, the latest news on Xbox Game Pass and a special story born from the Xbox Live Creators Program you won’t want to miss. Of course, we’ll also have a couple of secrets under wraps, and ready to reveal during the show as well. Forza Horizon 4: Ralph Fulton from Playground Games will be on-hand to reveal more about Seasons in Forza Horizon 4, but better yet, Inside Xbox will transition to a special hour-plus long broadcast from Playground Games in the UK, where the team will reveal… Read more

Jump In With Two New Xbox One Bundles
Games play best on Xbox One, but for those of you that haven’t already made the jump, we have two new bundles joining the Xbox One family today: the Xbox One X PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle and the Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle. More details below: Xbox One X PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle With over 8 million players on Xbox One, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been one of the most popular games on the platform since its release as a console launch exclusive in the Xbox Game Preview program. Today, you can join the Battle Royale phenomenon with the Xbox One X PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle, which comes with the following: Xbox One X with a 1TB hard… Read more

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Join the Hunt for the Savage New Warframe in The Sacrifice on Xbox One
We didn’t think it was possible. Building, testing, and launching The Sacrifice on Xbox One in three weeks? All while in an intense crunch mode for TennoCon, our third-ever Warframe convention in two days? We must believe in miracles, ‘cause the incredible Warframe console team made our dream a reality, and The Sacrifice is now live on Xbox One! The third in Warframe’s Cinematic Quest storyline, The Sacrifice follows the Apostasy Prologue (revealed last December), with a foreboding vision that will take you on the hunt for this seemingly savage new Warframe. When progress on Umbra was finally revealed at TennoCon 2017, players were crying with overwhelming joy (okay maybe not… Read more

Town Building Game Castaway Paradise Now Available on Xbox One
It’s no secret that we’re inspired by Animal Crossing while making our town building game, Castaway Paradise. Now we’re happy to be providing a way to get your Animal Crossing fix without leaving the comfort of your Xbox One! Everyone is welcome in the friendly, cheerful world of Castaway Paradise – our game is for all ages. Kids will love the cartoony art and relaxed gameplay, while adults will enjoy the sheer range of things to do and ways to decorate the island and yourself! As time passes you’ll experience the different seasons and special celebrations like Easter and Christmas. Wrap up warm for winter and pick out a nice bathing suit for the summer sun! We wanted players to… Read more

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Heroic Fighters Arrive in UFC 3 Icon Edition on Xbox One
Hello, fight fans! A fantastic summer of UFC action is upon us with some awesome matchups featuring some of the biggest names in the sport. To celebrate the upcoming schedule, EA Sports UFC 3 is introducing a star-studded digital Icon Edition and complimentary Icon Update, featuring legendary competitors, simplified controls, and multiple additions to gameplay. Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is featured on the cover of this limited-time edition, a true champ who defended the belt 11 times on his way to being considered one of the greatest of all time. The UFC 3 Icon Edition is available digitally July 3 to July 17 for Xbox One. For those who already own UFC 3, the Icon Update… Read more

Great ID@Xbox Games the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Summer is here which means sunglasses, sun lotion, and summer vacations. It’s a wonderful time to bring the whole family together so the ID@Xbox team have collected 50 of our favorite family friendly games and discounted them for our Indie Family Sale. From Tuesday, July 3 through Monday, July 9 you can save up to 70% on great games with lovable characters. Yoku’s Island Express (25% off) Meet Yoku, the pint-sized postman protagonist of Yoku’s Island Express! Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming, and open-world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, unlock new abilities, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing new tropical… Read more

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Darwin Project is Free to Play on Xbox One Starting July 4
Hey, Xbox players! Scavengers Studio here to tell you about some big news. Starting tomorrow, anyone can play Darwin Project, our highly interactive and survival-injected battle royale, for free! No time limit or excluded modes. Just hit the download button and you’re all set to explore everything that Darwin Project has to offer — which, we like to add, will only keep getting better and better. If you’ve already purchased Darwin Project, don’t worry. Check your in-game inventory and you’ll see a lovely Founder’s Pack chock-full of cosmetic items: two legendary sets each containing shirt, pants, armor, helmet, and boots, three legendary axes, three legendary bows, a full… Read more