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This Week on Xbox: August 3, 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!

Battle Skeleton Ships And Join Over 5M Players In Free Sea Of Thieves ‘Cursed Sails’ Update
Today marks the launch of Cursed Sails, our second major content update for Sea of Thieves, introducing fearsome enemy Skeleton Ships, the new Brigantine three-player ship, and a new Alliance system. With today’s launch of Cursed Sails, we’re excited to share with you that our community has reached a new milestone of five million pirates that have played Sea of Thieves thus far on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC… Read more

Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection Available for Pre-Order, Launches on Xbox One September 4
When things don’t go according to plan while attempting to restore law and order at the Prison of Elders, it’ll be up to you to track down some of the most-wanted criminals in the galaxy. This is the world of Destiny 2: Forsaken as you’re tasked with venturing alone to the Reef to take justice into your own hands — and to avenge your fallen mentor. With new regions, new powers, and a ton of new weapons… Read more

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Xbox Game Pass: Hitman Season 1, Ruiner, Ryse: Son of Rome, and More August 1
Xbox Game Pass members, get ready for action as a variety of new titles for gamers of all ages are on their way. In addition to the more than 100 great games already included in your membership, starting today journey to the ancient Roman Empire with Ryse: Son of Rome; stop a cyberpunk conspiracy in Ruiner; fight two distinct flavors of zombie from the gory hordes in Dead Rising 2 to the 8-bit walkers… Read more

Ready Your Fists to Play Tekken 7 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
Get into an epic fight and unveil the ending of the legendary family warfare between members of the Mishima clan. This weekend, Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Tekken 7 for free during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days! Starting Thursday, August 2 at 12:01 a.m. PT and running through to Sunday, August 5 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Xbox Live Gold members can play one of the most ambitious entries in the Tekken series… Read more

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Summer Spotlight: Six Weeks of New Xbox One Games, Earn Microsoft Rewards Points
Summer Spotlight is back and it’s time to celebrate! Keep cool with six weeks of hot, new Xbox One games from July 31 to September 10. Microsoft Store will have over 60 new games coming to Xbox One, including the most anticipated titles of the Summer like: No Man’s Sky (Available Now) -Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you… Read more

Four FIFA 19 Gameplay Changes You Won’t Want to Miss
EA Sports FIFA 19 introduces a host of innovative gameplay changes so that every tactical decision and technical touch has a huge impact on matches. The main gameplay features coming to FIFA 19 are the Active Touch System, Dynamic Tactics, Timed Finishing, and 50/50 Battles. Each affects the game in nuanced and unique ways that, when mastered, can make your FIFA experience richer and closer to the real sport… Read more

Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: X-Morph: Defense
Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming… Read more

Remothered: Tormented Fathers is Available Now on Xbox One
We’re excited for the release of our survival horror game Remothered: Tormented Fathers. For this occasion, I wanted to tell you more on the indie survival horror game that’s made its grand entrance on Xbox One. When I met Antonio Cannata, CEO and Co-Founder of Stormind Games, an Italian video game development studio that develops story-driven titles and handles marketing strategies for the game industry… Read more

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Play Madden NFL 19 Before Launch with EA Access on Xbox One
We’re all fiending for a football fix. As the NFL regular season edges closer, instead of focusing on your fantasy football team, why not just build your own team in Madden instead? This season, the football drought ends a bit earlier as Madden NFL 19 drops sooner than before, launching August 10. As an Xbox One gamer though, you can dive into H2H matchups and Franchise building even sooner with EA Access… Read more

Earn the Stone Hatchet in GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2
With no shortage of reprobates across Los Santos and Blaine County, Maude Eccles has put the dream of a white picket fence, a husband, and a dog named Skip on hold to reignite her burning passion for justice. Keep an eye out for a text message from Maude for bounties when playing GTA Online. Collect these new bounty targets dead or alive to complete this challenge and unlock the location of the Stone Hatchet in GTA Online… Read more

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Crafting a Compelling Gaming Experience from Real-World Events in 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama set against the turbulent backdrop of Middle Eastern politics, specifically the Iranian Revolution. And, yes, you’d be completely correct in thinking that this isn’t a typical premise for a video game. The time and place – Tehran in the 70s – and the formidable complexity of the subject matter contribute to making 1979 Revolution: Black Friday one of those real rarities… Read more

Local Multiplayer Battler Jump Gunners Blasts onto Xbox One
Jump Gunners was recently described “the beautiful child of Towerfall and Worms” by Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas was Alone, Volume, and Subsurface Circular. Why did he say that? It’s because Jump Gunners, whilst bringing a lot of new mechanics to the genre, feels familiar on one hand, but fresh and exciting to play on the other, especially those of us who grew up playing games with our friends… Read more

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How to Survive in Vigor, Now Available via Xbox Game Preview
Vigor is a brand-new title from us at Bohemia Interactive exclusively on Xbox One. We’re excited that we were able to bring this title to the platform. You can now play the game in Xbox Game Preview, and to make things easier for you, here are some tips on how to survive in Norway 1991. So why do we call the players Outlanders? Because after the nuclear strike in Central Europe people started to migrate and most of the population… Read more

Discover the world of Xbox Game Pass, now just a tab away!
Just over a year ago, we launched Xbox Game Pass, a new membership that gives gamers the ultimate value and freedom to play over 100 great games for one low monthly price. Over the last year, we’ve achieved several important milestones based on feedback from our fans. We expanded the service to support 40 markets across the globe. We also announced in January that going forward, we plan to release all new Xbox games… Read more

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Planet Alpha Launches September 4 on Xbox One
Planet Alpha is an adventure game that takes place in a living alien world where you can control the day and night. It combines fast platforming, challenging puzzles, and stealth elements with a unique art style to create an unforgettable experience. Alone and far away from home, you find yourself in the center of a conflict of epic proportions where second chances are rare. It’s with great excitement that I can now… Read more

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack Available Now on Xbox One
Pets can make our lives complete. They’re furry friends to call our own. Members of the family. And as some say, an extension of who we are. In The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack, a pet can be just like your Sims, in every way possible. A dream pet, of sorts. A personalized pooch or custom cat. But there are two sides to this story. What if you could make the pet of your Sims’ nightmares? As a prelude… Read more

Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds takes on the Xbox Game Pass Challenge to raise money for the LOVELOUD Foundation
Those who love “Imagine Dragons” know thafrontmanan Dan Reynolds is a force to be reckoned with on stage. But he’s also a fierce gamer with an important cause to support: LBGTQ+ youth and suicide awareness. This past Friday, Xbox hosted an Xbox Game Pass Challenge to support LOVELOUD, the foundation that Dan founded in 2017 to help ignite the relevant and vital conversation of what it means to unconditionally love… Read more

Meet Sally Boyle, We Happy Few’s Most Mysterious 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 by their not-so-normal rules. When discovering the retrofuturistic city’s dark history… Read more