This Week on Xbox - 2020

This Week on Xbox: August 7, 2020

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!

Big Gaming Weekend

Big Gaming Weekend is Here
We’re still deep in Summer Mode, and with that we want to offer a Big Gaming Weekend to all gaming fans. For the next four days, everyone plays. Free. Multiplayer will be unlocked on all Xbox One consoles for everybody, so you can play with all your friends… Read more

A New Microsoft Store Experience is Coming to Xbox Insiders
Hello Xbox fans! We’re excited to share something we’ve been working on for a long time: the all-new Microsoft Store on Xbox. Far more than a typical app update, we’ve rebuilt the experience from the ground up to be faster, safer and easier to use than ever… Read more

It’s a Rare 35 Year Anniversary Event! Exclusive Soundtracks, Battletoads Competition and More to Celebrate
They say time flies when you’re having fun. Well, we’ve been so focused on building upon the success of Sea of Thieves, not to mention unveiling our next project Everwild, it’s hard to believe that we’re already reached another significant Rare… Read more

Jump Behind the Wheel with the Fortnite Joy Ride Update on Xbox One
The Fortnite Joy Ride update is live, issuing your license and the keys to the Island’s cars. Snag a ride with your squad and see the sights or survive the Storm. Before you jump in the driver’s seat, here’s the run-down of the new drivable vehicles on the Island… Read more

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cloud Gaming

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Delivers 100+ Games Directly to Your Mobile Device Beginning September 15
Our vision for Project xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming technology, is to give you the opportunity to play the games you want, with the people you want, anywhere you want. Since launching the public preview across North America, Europe and in South Korea… Read more

Samsung and Xbox Join Forces to Bring Xbox Game Pass to Even More Players
We recently shared our plans to ensure that players are always at the center of everything we do, building a future where you and your friends can play the deepest, most immersive and interactive games ever created across your Xbox console, PC, and mobile devices… Read more

Xbox Accessories

Introducing the Latest Designed for Xbox Mobile Gaming Accessories
Since announcing the expansion to mobile gaming accessories in the Designed for Xbox ecosystem last October, we have been working continuously to ensure our hardware enables the mobile gaming vision, to empower gamers to play… Read more

UnderMine Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
After five years in development and a year of early access, UnderMine is ready for full release! We’re proud to say it will make its console debut on Xbox One and will be available on Xbox Game Pass today. UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike… Read more

Xbox Game Pass - Coming Soon - August 2020

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC: The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, Final Fantasy VII HD, Darksiders: Genesis, and More
We’re still in Summer Mode here (though I’m jealous of those of you experiencing it without the heat), which means we have more games, more Perks, and more Quests for you today. Let’s jump in… Read more

Clan N: A Brawler From the Past for the Future, Available Now as Xbox Play Anywhere Title
Nowadays we are living on the edge of technology, especially if you look at gaming with ray tracing, high resolutions, detailed textures, and more. In addition, game mechanics are full of more and more features, requiring much more investment to learn… Read more

Xbox Wire Officially Launches in Brazil
Xbox Wire, the official news site for all things Xbox, has arrived in Brazil! Now, Xbox fans, journalists and content creators in Brazil will be able to receive first-hand news and articles about consoles and services – including Xbox Series X, Xbox Game Pass… Read more

Linn Will Find Its Path to Xbox One on August 14
We are thrilled to announce that Linn: Path of Orchards pre-orders have started! In Linn, you will embark with Aban, an exotic guardian of nature, on her heavenly journey through a lost sky temple. You will help Aban accomplish her mission and rejuvenate… Read more

Hood: Outlaws and Legends

Hood: Outlaws and Legends Reveal, Coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One in 2021
It’s always an exciting moment when you finally get to reveal the game you’ve been working on behind closed doors for so long. Hood: Outlaws and Legends is a multiplayer PvPvE heist game, coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One in 2021… Read more

Tap into the Void with Levelhead’s Free Mega Update
To properly celebrate the 75,000th level created by the Levelhead community, The Bureau of Shipping is bringing home the space-bacon this next quarter by finding a new void in the market. We’ve had teams of expert unpaid interns working… Read more

Rock Band 4 - Coldplay

Celebrate Coldplay’s 20th Anniversary with a Rock Band Challenge
British supergroup Coldplay is in the spotlight for the next two weeks of Rock Band 4 DLC, celebrating 20 years of Coldplay from their debut album, Parachutes, to 2019’s, Everyday Life! We want to highlight this important 20-year milestone in Coldplay… Read more

Relicta: Unraveling the Mysteries of Chandra Base
Hey, fellow puzzle lovers! I am Santi from Mighty Polygon and I am really glad to announce that after three years of development Relicta is available on Xbox One starting today. From Mighty Polygon, a small Spanish studio with a core team of five people… Read more

The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare

Join the Fight: The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare is Available Today on Xbox One
Hey there, I’m Jamie the Art Lead and Community Manager from Virtual Basement. I’m excited to announce that The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare is now available on Xbox One! I’m so proud of the teams at Virtual Basement and Code Headquarters… Read more

The Story of Fast and Furious Crossroads, Available Today on Xbox One
Fast & Furious Crossroads is a brand-new extension of the Fast & Furious saga that begins its story right after the events of the “Fate of the Furious” and also features a multiplayer mode called Online Ops that features three-faction team-based, vehicular… Read more

Metro Franchise 10th Anniversary Sale

Celebrate the Metro 10th Anniversary with the Metro Franchise Sale
We’re celebrating a decade of Metro games with the Metro Franchise 10th Anniversary Sale on Xbox One. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the release of Metro 2033 – the astonishing debut from 4A Games that introduced players to the… Read more

Futuristic Sci-fi Robots Invade Rainbow Six Siege
The Operators of Rainbow Six Siege have been transformed into advanced combat robots for the futuristic sci-fi world of M.U.T.E Protocol, a special limited-time event that you can play on Xbox One from August 4 through August 17. The event… Read more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for Xbox One

Shadow Company Rises in Season Five, Changing the Landscape of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Including Warzone
The Shadow Company emerges to break the conflict in Verdansk wide open on explosive terms. Season Five in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, including Warzone, will begin August 5 with a new update set to drop on Xbox One, bringing in four new… Read more

Black Desert: A Cursed Desert and a Devil’s Tooth
Adventurer! Nimue needs your help! Mysteriously transported to the mystical world of Black DesertNimue is being hunted by the Red Paladins. Only you can fight the Red Paladins and help her return to her own world. No ordinary Adventurer can just take… Read more

Warframe - TennoCon 2020

Digital Extremes Debuts Heart of Deimos at TennoCon 2020, Announces Cross-Platform Availability on Xbox One August 25
At Digital Extremes’ fifth annual TennoCon Saturday, the Warframe development team debuted a live, 30-minute demo of its brand new open world, Heart of Deimos. Densely packed with a grotesque yet beautiful geography and seething… Read more

Dauntless Clear Skies Update: 5 Things You Need To Know
Clear Skies, Slayer! Today we’re launching the Clear Skies update for Dauntless on Xbox One, which includes a fully reimagined city of Ramsgate, along with plenty of other new additions. We put together a list of five things you should check out when the patch… Read more


A Closer Look at the Upcoming FIFA 21, Available for Pre-order Today on the Microsoft Store
Footballers often become scholars in later life, coining memorable phrases that make us smile, reminisce, and even shape our own impact on the game. Women’s US footballing legend, Briana Scurry is credited with saying that “Champions… are always… Read more

Test Your Reasoning Skills with Seasons of the Samurai, Available Now as Xbox Play Anywhere Title
No guns. No bad guys. No blood. It’s just you against the machine. Seasons of the Samurai is a series of puzzles set in medieval Japan that challenges you to use your brain in new and unexpected ways. Don’t worry, you are a samurai with special powers… Read more

Next Week on Xbox

Next Week on Xbox: August 10 – 14
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox… Read more