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This Week on Xbox: August 2, 2019

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!

No Man’s Sky: Beyond to Launch August 14 on Xbox One
Hello Everyone, It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we welcomed the Xbox One fans to our community with the launch of No Man’s Sky with the Next update. It seems to have flown by, mainly because we’ve been hard at work ever since. At the end of 2018… Read more

Play with Fire in an Upcoming Skyforge Update on Xbox One
A brand-new Skyforge update is coming in September and we’ll be taking you further back into Aelion’s history than ever before. Prepare to delve deep into an ancient saga of powerful cults, evil warlords, and a magical catastrophe that set the planet ablaze thousands of years ago… Read more

The Bard’s Tale Trilogy

The Bard’s Tale Trilogy and Wasteland Remasters Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass
With The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut and Wasteland 3 on the horizon, it’s a fantastic time for Xbox Game Pass RPG fans to go back to where it all began with The Bard’s Tale Trilogy arriving August 13, and the original post-apocalyptic RPG — Wasteland 30th Anniversary Edition — later this year… Read more

Getting Up Close and Personal with Spiritfarer’s Gwen the Deer Spirit
Spiritfarer is a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way… Read more

Free Play Days – Dragon Ball FighterZ

Free Play Days – Dragon Ball FighterZ
Get ready, FighterZ! We’re excited to announce that Dragon Ball FighterZ will be available to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (with Xbox Live Gold included in your membership) members for free during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days! Experience the spectacular battles… Read more

The Guest Writers of The Church in the Darkness
I’m pleased to say that The Church in the Darkness is finally coming to Xbox One on Friday, August 2! Our game has a dark narrative told through infiltration gameplay, as you try to get inside an extremist cult in the 1970s, looking for your nephew Alex. We use dynamic narrative… Read more

Fortnite Seaosn X

Fortnite Season X – Out of Time Available Today on Xbox One
Time is twisted and the Zero Point has become volatile in Fortnite Season X. Whether you’re nostalgic for the past or excited for the future, there’s plenty for you to discover. Locations once thought to be lost have begun to appear on the island, but they aren’t the same as they once were…  Read more

Challenge the Syndicate in Warface Battle Pass: Season 2 on Xbox One
If you enjoyed the first season of the new Battle Pass system for Warface on Xbox One, get ready for a new round of challenges to put your shooting skills to the test, plus a new set of incredible rewards! Battle Pass: Season 2 is now available and it’s bigger and better than before… Read more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Premiere Reveal is Live on Mixer
See the ultimate multiplayer playground unveiled with the incredible Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer trailer. Tune in to the Call of Duty channel on Mixer and get all-new MP information straight from Infinity Ward. Learn about the upcoming beta dates and watch over 30… Read more

Tune-In Tomorrow to the ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood Finale
Tomorrow night, ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood concludes on TBS with the sixth and final episode of the docu series focused on the stories and players behind the world of Gears Esports. If you’d like to catch up with the entire series… Read more

The Outer Worlds Hero

The 7 Things We Learned While Playing The Outer Worlds
When it was announced late last year, Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds made an immediate splash. After all, what’s not to love about a role playing game made by one of the industry’s most beloved developers, particularly one that allows them to flex their narrative chops… Read more

Puzzles and Team Gotham’s Creative Vision in Solo: Islands of the Heart, Available Now on Xbox One
Solo: Islands of the Heart is a game all about taking a moment to sit, think, and reflect on the place love holds in your heart. The heart can be a tricky puzzle to solve in and of itself, and Solo aims to give the player a clearer understanding of life and love… Read more

Xbox Game Pass - August 2019

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Downwell, Slay the Spire, Pandemic, and More
Happy reprioritizing-your-backlog-of-games-because-we-just-added-more-to-Xbox Game Pass day! We seem to celebrate this totally made up not real holiday a lot around here. (Seriously, have you seen Major Nelson’s backlog of games? He must shuffle that list around all the time… Read more

Talking About the Challenge of Survival with Remnant: From the Ashes Development Team
Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures. Arriving on Xbox One later this month, challenge-seeking players looking for their game can look forward to 100+ unique enemies… Read more

Summer Spotlight

Summer Spotlight 2019: The Season for Great New Games
Summer Spotlight 2019 has officially kicked off and we have a ton of great games on the way. We are releasing over 60 new games on Xbox One from July 30 to September 9. Not only are we bringing great content we are also rewarding you for getting it. During Summer Spotlight 2019… Read more

Behind-the-Scenes of the RPG GreedFall, Available for Pre-order Today on Xbox One
As GreedFall approaches its September 10 release on Xbox One, we at Spiders are pulling back the curtain to look at our inspirations and goals for GreedFall in a two-part web series. With pre-orders becoming available today, it’s now possible to secure your copy of Greedfall… Read more

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New Games with Gold for August 2019
In August on Xbox One, fight the monstrous Swarm in Gears of War 4 and then experience the thrill of racing in Forza Motorsport 6. On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, explore treacherous dungeons in Torchlight, then prepare to do battle with fearsome… Read more

5 Reasons to Play Madden NFL 20 Starting Today with Early Access on Xbox One
It’s a brand-new season of Madden on Xbox One and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share some of the most exciting reasons to pick up the sticks and play Madden NFL 20. Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes graces this year’s cover, the soundtrack… Read more

Feel Like an NFL Superstar: Buy an Xbox One Console, Get a Free Copy of Madden NFL 20
Just in time for pre-season to kick off (pun intended), fans can get a full-download of Madden NFL 20 when they purchase a new Xbox One console for a limited time. Between August 2 and August 17, gamers who purchase an Xbox One X, an Xbox One S or an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition… Read more

Play as a Boar with Stoneskin, a Duck with Moth Wings, and a Moose with Fire Breath in Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil
We’re expanding our tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden with the all-new Seed of Evil DLC! Our game is based on the pen-and-paper roleplaying game Mutant Year Zero, where the Earth lies in ruins after nuclear war, deadly pandemics and global climate change have wiped… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 6 to 9
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to… Read more

Details on Vigor 0.9 Update: Aid
Names. Why does everything need to have names? When we were discussing the name for Update 0.9 internally, we came up with Aid. There are two main reasons for that and they’re both you: the Community and the Outlander. The community, especially those playing the Xbox Game Preview… Read more