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This Week on Xbox: July 27, 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!

New Games with Gold for August 2018
Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In August on Xbox One, celebrate speed and style in Forza Horizon 2, then defeat your enemies in glorious battle in For Honor. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, prepare to once again fight the nightmarish Necromorph plague in Dead Space 3… Read more

No Man’s Sky Available Now on Xbox One
Hello! I’m so excited we’re launching No Man’s Sky on Xbox One today! Last week we shared our trailer for No Man’s Sky Next, and your feedback and response has been so lovely to hear; we just couldn’t wait to let everyone play. We’re excited to see what people do with multiplayer, unlimited base building, and the ability to command freighters… Read more

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Accessible Unboxing of the Xbox Adaptive Controller
In May, we announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller – a first-of-its-kind controller for gamers with limited mobility, and we appreciate the overwhelmingly positive fan feedback received to date. On our journey of inclusive design at Microsoft, we are looking at extending this methodology and its principles… Read more

Realm Royale is Coming Soon to Xbox One, Register for Closed Beta Today
It’s my pleasure to announce that Realm Royale is coming to Xbox One, and closed beta testing starts next week! Click here to sign up for the closed beta test on Xbox One, and we’ll send you a free key when the servers open. The Xbox One community has been posting, emailing, and messaging us asking for Realm Royale on their favorite console… Read more

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Meet Arthur Hastings, We Happy Few’s First Playable Character
In We Happy Few, you’ll play the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. In this alternative 1960s England, conformity is key. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide… Read more

Welcome to the End: Banner Saga 3 is Now Available on Xbox One
From humble indie Kickstarter beginnings to becoming an award-winning tactical RPG, we are proud and excited to bring you the third and final chapter in our story-driven Viking trilogy, Banner Saga 3.  What started out as a passion project for us here at Stoic has become a reality, and we were only able to do it with the support of our fans… Read more

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For Honor Season VII: Storm and Fury Brings New Map, Updates, and a New Event
For Honor continues to hone its edge with Season VII: Storm and Fury, arriving on Xbox One as a free update on August 2. Featuring a new map, major reworks of two heroes, and updates to the ranking system, Season VII will also include a special event that will be announced at a later date. And if you haven’t yet started playing… Read more

How to Build Your World of Chel Character in the NHL 19 Beta
Hey, Xbox gamers, the NHL 19 beta is live from July 26 to August 2! It features the World of Chel, where you’ll start by creating your own character to use across multiple game modes. The World of Chel introduces player classes, traits, and specialties that boost your character’s ratings, as well as over 900 new pieces of gear… Read more

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Our Five Favorite Features in No Man’s Sky on Xbox One
Space jockeys and planetary pioneers alike are rejoicing with this week’s release of Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky for Xbox One. No Man’s Sky is a sci-fi adventure set in an absolutely massive universe, in which every star is orbited by planets filled with life, each of which you can visit if you’d like. Every player’s experience is unique thanks to… Read more

7 Development Facts About Candle: The Power of the Flame, Available Now on Xbox One
I’d like to tell you more about our first game, Candle: The Power of the Flame. It’s a beautiful 2D adventure created entirely from hand-drawn watercolor paintings. In our adventure, you assume the role of little Teku, who after an attack on his village is forced to undertake a dangerous journey to rescue his tribe’s shaman… Read more

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5 Reasons Why Train Sim World is Your Next Big Challenge
As a gamer, I pride myself on being able to master games from all kinds of genres. I’ve been strategizing since the original Command & Conquer, had my share of action adventures, worked out puzzlers and explored many MMOs and first-person RPGs to name just a few. New titles bring new challenges, but each genre is largely built on the same basic premise… Read more

Armored Warfare is Coming Soon to Xbox One
Ever since the launch of this free-to-play modern day tank shooter, wanted to bring the experience to the Xbox One players – and it finally succeeded! In Armored Warfare, you become a tank commander of the future – a grizzled veteran in a broken world with allegiance belonging only to the highest bidder… Read more

The Underground Dance Club Scene in Los Santos Gets a Major Upgrade with Grand Theft Auto Online: After Hours
Jump into Grand Theft Auto Online to partner up with legendary club king Tony Prince to open your very own Nightclub. Own and operate the club from setup, design, staffing, and promotion. Book real-world superstar DJ’s to start the party and pull a crowd. The more popular the club, the faster your secure wall safe will fill up with cold hard cash… Read more

Play as the Jem’Hadar and Return to Deep Space Nine in New Star Trek Online Expansion
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of “Deep Space Nine,” and the team behind Star Trek Online couldn’t wait to mark the occasion with our fourth full expansion: Victory is Life. The only way we could see to top our previous expansions was to not only introduce a new player faction in the Jem’Hadar, but also introduce a level cap increase from 60 to 65… Read more

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Horror Lurks Beneath the Western Front in Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics on Xbox One
I’m excited to be here to share news of our upcoming turn-based strategy game, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics. In partnership with publisher Ripstone, we are bringing tactical WWII combat to Xbox One later this year and you can get a sneak preview of what to expect in the brand-new announcement trailer above… Read more

Discover the Truth in The Occupation on Xbox One October 9
The year is 1987, and you’re an investigative journalist living in the wake of a terrorist attack that killed 23 people in England. You’re tasked with investigating an impending government act, as well as the events that led up to the incident. This is the world of The Occupation, coming to the Microsoft Store on Xbox One October 9 from us at Humble Bundle… Read more