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This Week on Xbox: July 20, 2018

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!

Summer’s Heating up with Huge Savings During the Ultimate Game Sale
Microsoft Store’s Ultimate Game Sale is back with a vengeance, giving Xbox fans hundreds of great deals on Xbox games, consoles, accessories, and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions. While Ultimate Game Sale is our biggest ever, you need to jump all over these deals now because the sale runs for a limited time from July 19 to July 30. Save up to 65% on Xbox games The name says it all – Ultimate Game Sale means huge savings on Xbox games. Save on over 700 Xbox games and add-on packs including popular titles like State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5… Read more

Xbox is Coming to gamescom
It’s a great time to be an Xbox gamer! Hot on the heels of our record-breaking E3 briefing, and the amazing reaction we’ve had from our fans, we’re excited to let you know that Xbox will be coming to gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August. We’ll be bringing a great line up of games from developers around the world that we can’t wait for gamers in Europe to get their hands on. Here’s a quick overview of what we’ll be getting up to at the show this year: Inside Xbox This year at gamescom, we will be hosting a special episode of Inside Xbox, broadcast live from our Xbox booth in the Koelnmesse. Tune in on Tuesday, August 21, at 4:30 p.m. CEST (7:30 a.m. PDT) for lots… Read more

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Visit Xbox at San Diego Comic-Con 2018
San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s largest comic and pop-culture festival, is coming soon and Xbox is bringing the fun with exclusive gear, panels, celebrity guests, and more! See below for details on everything Xbox at SDCC and join the fun from California or from the comfort of your own couch. Xbox Booth (San Diego Comic-Con badge required) Hall A, Booth #100 For the first time ever, Xbox will have exclusive gear available at SDCC! Stop by to pick up exclusive clothing and items from Xbox and your favorite games and then get them customized on the spot with your Gamertag. See some of the items available here. Visit us on Thursday, July 19 and Saturday, July 21 for signing… Read more

Get Tactical with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces II Special Edition
Back by popular demand, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces II Special Edition is the second iteration of the original Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces Special Edition. This version takes on the fan-favorite modern military green camouflage pattern and has a new hint of orange on the Bind button. Plus, with this version, you’ll get the latest and greatest features available for Xbox Wireless controllers. Available for pre-order today for $64.99 USD, this controller will start shipping to all Xbox One markets worldwide on August 14. Specific to the U.S., the controller will be available exclusively at Walmart and Microsoft Stores. In select markets, 14-day trials for… Read more

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Welcome to the Xbox One Summer of PUBG
What happens when the Xbox One console exclusive, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), teams up with the world’s best vehicle customization shop, West Coast Customs? You get a one-of-a-kind, tricked out PUBG Bus that debuts at San Diego Comic-Con and cruises all summer-long to PAX West as part of our Xbox One Summer of PUBG program. The best part? The PUBG Bus will be given to one lucky fan at the end of the summer. West Coast Customs and the PUBG Bus Famous for their hit reality show showcasing unique customization work on celebrity vehicles, the crew at West Coast Customs (WCC) have been long-time Xbox fans and were eager to take on the challenge of creating the PUBG Bus…. Read more

See Multiplayer in Action in New No Man’s Sky Trailer
Hello! A week from today on July 24, No Man’s Sky, including the Next update, will launch on Xbox One for the very first time. We are focused on development, but we know people are hungry for details. It’s nearly two years ago our small team of friends, with a shared love sci-fi, opened the universe of No Man’s Sky for the first time. It was an innovative, weird, and at times, lonely game. I loved that. It reminded me of the science fiction books I grew up with. It was broad in a way that almost no other game is, but with four updates it has become broader and so much deeper too. That will be even more true with the launch of Next, bringing a full multiplayer experience to NMS…. Read more

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Sea of Thieves ‘Cursed Sails’ Free Update To Unleash Skeleton Ships On July 31
At last month’s E3 we gave players a tease of the upcoming Sea of Thieves content updates that we have planned for the summer. We’re thrilled to announce that the first of these summer updates – Cursed Sails – will be available for free to all Sea of Thieves players from July 31. New Content To Include Skeleton Ship AI Enemies and the Brigantine Ship Designed For Three-Player Crews As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver new Sea of Thieves content throughout the year, Cursed Sails will offer our biggest update yet at no charge for those who own the game or access it… Read more

How Developer Fatshark Created Their Passion Project in Vermintide 2
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a passion project developed by Fatshark, a studio which was formed ten years ago in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the years, Fatshark has built a solid foundation in the online multiplayer genre. Many of the core team members first met through tabletop gaming and it was during these late nights playing Warhammer Fantasy Battles and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay that the foundation of the Vermintide franchise was formed. Six years after Fatshark was founded – and six released titles later – the studio had the financial means, tech and developers to take on the rich and very visual Warhammer universe. It was a no-brainer; this was something we had always wanted to do…. Read more

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The Bullet Ballet Begins: Mothergunship is Available Now on Xbox One
Today I’m very happy to announce that Mothergunship is now available digitally on Xbox One! As the spiritual successor to Tower of Guns, Mothergunship blends bullet hell intensity with the FPS genre and promises one of the most unique gun crafting systems ever seen in a video game. In Mothergunship you play as a member of the last bastion of survivors after Earth has been conquered by a robotic alien race. Your mission is clear: destroy the Mothergunship and take back Earth! In order to achieve that, you must equip yourself with an over-the-top arsenal and fight your way through the alien fleet of randomly generated ships. Mothergunship features one of the most modular gun crafting… Read more

Become the Ultimate Ninja and Pre-Order Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker on Xbox One
Which village are you a part of? The Village Hidden in the Leaves? Or maybe the Village Hidden by the Sand? Well, whichever village you claim as home, get ready to prove your strength in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker! Create your own ninja in the Naruto universe from top to bottom, and fight alongside your team to become known as the ultimate ninja! Combine different character types with familiar jutsus like the Uchiha’s Fire Ball and Naruto’s Rasengan to conquer your opponents. Then, use your… Read more

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ WR Antonio Brown Graces the Madden NFL 19 Cover
The Madden cover has a long history of featuring some of the NFL’s premier talent. From young upstarts to Hall of Famers, landing on the cover is a symbol of greatness. This season, nobody personifies that greatness more than Antonio Brown, the Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown was once considered undersized for the NFL. After falling in the 2010 NFL Draft, 21 WRs were chosen before him. Since then though, AB has solidified himself among the NFL elite, breaking both league and team records as he continues to dominate the field. Not only is AB the cover athlete for Madden 19, he’s the game’s best WR with a 99 OVR. He’s not the fastest WR in the game,… Read more

A Game Where Words Destroy: The Path of Motus Is Now Available on Xbox One, Proceeds Going To Charity
Hey everyone! My name is Michael Hicks, and I’m one half of the development team for The Path of Motus! After three long years of development, I’m excited to announce that it’s finally available on Xbox One! The game explores the psychology behind bullying, and features a verbal combat system where your words have the power to destroy. I’m also excited to announce that we’ve partnered with The Cybersmile Foundation, a leading non-profit that helps thousands of bullying victims each year… Read more

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Soulcalibur VI 101
Hello, Xbox fans! I hope everyone is excited to return to the stage of history in Soulcalibur VI! Having worked on Tekken 7, I’m applying key lessons to the production and development of the newest Soulcalibur game and hope fans and newcomers alike will find its gameplay fresh, thrilling and true to the legendary franchise. The support from the community has been absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for all the support so far! I am very active on social media, especially Twitter, so I find great joy in reading comments and reactions from fans as we release new videos, characters and information. I know there’s been a lot of questions from the community on how certain… Read more

Invade Classic Films as a Cosmic Quartet of Aliens in Epic Loon, Out Now on Xbox One
Epic Loon is about a geek cinephile named Joe, whose prized VHS collection won’t play on his VCR. Little does he know that the VHS cleaner tape he purchased to remedy this problem is housing 4 evil (and questionably intelligent) aliens named CAP, TRI, GRO, and BOU. As revenge for being awoken from their slumber, the “Cosmic Quartet” makes its way through some of Joe’s favorite movies, ruining his favorite scenes and permanently altering the endings. It’s up to you and up to three other players to dodge Joe’s remote-controlled attacks as you make your way toward the portals in each film scene you invade! Ukuza and Macrales Studio are incredibly proud to finally launch… Read more