This Week on Xbox: June 25, 2021

This Week on Xbox: June 25, 2021

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. Come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Windows 11: The Best Windows Ever for Gaming Hero

Windows 11: The Best Windows Ever for Gaming
Gaming has always been fundamental to Windows. We build Windows to be a magical place, where everyone can play, connect, and create. That’s why we’re delighted to bring you Windows 11with superior graphics, amazing speed, and an incredible selection of games… Read more

Borderlands 3 Cross Play Update Now Available
Brace yourselves, Vault Hunters, because Borderlands 3 cross play is here! Thanks to today’s free update, cross play is now available for Borderlands 3 across Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Mac, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. There has never been a better time… Read more

Scarlet Nexus

8 Tips to Become a Powerful Scarlet Guardian in Scarlet Nexus
Recruits, report for duty! We hope you’re ready to go out into the field soon, because Scarlet Nexus releases today, June 25 for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. In futuristic New Himuka, the world has entered a new era where psionic hormones in the human brain have granted a select number… Read more

Alchemic Cutie Launches for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on July 27
Since the ID@Xbox and Twitch Indie Showcase back in March where we showed off a little gameplay of Alchemic Cutie, the team behind the game has gotten bombarded with questions asking about the content that will be playable at launch. Thanks to Xbox, I’m here to fill you in on… Read more

Xbox Design Lab Hero

Xbox Design Lab is Back! Personalize Your Next-Gen Controller and Make It Yours
At Xbox, we believe that providing our fans with choice and opportunities to express themselves is a core part of our mission, empowering players to more closely connect with their gaming experience, express their personalities and individualism, and put their own… Read more

The Persistence Enhanced Available Now for Xbox Series X|S
We’re so excited to announce that The Persistence Enhanced is available now for Xbox Series X|S! If you’re not already familiar with our sci-fi survival horror rogue-lite, let me give you an overview. The Persistence challenges you to venture into a doomed deep space colony… Read more

Free Play Days - June 24

Free Play Days – Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, Overwatch Origins Edition, and Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Play like a Boss, as extraordinary heroes, or as fellow rat-smashers. Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, Overwatch Origins Edition and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 are all available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, June 24 at 12:01 a.m. PDTRead more

Left 4 Dead Characters Join Zombie Army 4: Dead War in Free New Season Pass 3 Content Drop
We hope that you’re enjoying Zombie Army 4. We continue to work hard on Season 3, so while that is still fresh in our minds, it seemed like a good time to give you another “behind the scenes” look at the next round of DLC. Each season features a mix of free and paid content. This time… Read more

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Gang Beasts, Limbo, Prodeus, and More
June has been quite a month for Xbox Game Pass, but we’re not done yet! At the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase last week, we revealed a ton of new games coming day one, and in case you missed we’ve got a new Play Day One page to keep track of them all! Let’s get to even more… Read more

Infinitrap: Rehamstered Now Available
Calling all explorers! In the dark tunnels below the Earth’s crust, dark forces have been imprisoned for what seems like an eternity. Ohio Jack, the second best explorer in the world, must dance with death in order to attain the eternal life he craves. In a hostile subterranean world, full of traps… Read more

Introducing Space Jam: A New Legacy - The Game and Three Exclusive Xbox Wireless Controllers

Introducing Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game and Three Exclusive Xbox Wireless Controllers
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” is releasing in theaters and on HBO Max in the U.S. on July 16, and I’m really excited to share what Xbox and Warner Bros. Pictures have in store to celebrate the movie, as well as the video game inspired by the film. We are so exhilarated by the film that… Read more

Breed, Survive, and Evolve with Niche
It’s honestly very exciting for me, releasing a game on consoles for the first time. Niche – a genetics survival game started off as a university project which I kept working on after graduation as a hobby. With Niche, my goal has always been to try and see if biological principles… Read more

Fortnite Cosmic Summer: Pack for the Beach with New Rewards and More
There may be a giant mothership in the sky, but don’t let that stop you from having fun in the sun. The Fortnite Cosmic Summer event starts now! From now until July 5, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET, the Alien enthusiasts’ excitement is escalating to a full-on welcome party. In this extraterrestrial… Read more

Graveyard Keeper: Game of Crone DLC Available Now
Greetings graveyard keepers! For any new hallowed ground handlers in our midst, Graveyard Keeper is the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of all time. Your main objectives are to build and manage your own graveyard, but once you have done that why not… Read more

Blood Plague Takes Over State of Decay 2
Blood plague has tightened its grip on State of Decay 2, creating new challenges for players to tackle, and introducing tempting new rewards in Update 25. Plague hearts are now surrounded by an area of malevolent influence, known as plague territory. Bases and outposts… Read more

Final DLC for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is Available Now
It’s finally here: Trunks – The Warrior of Hope, the last DLC for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, is available now for Xbox One! We spoke with Lead Producer Ryosuke Hara to discuss what players can expect from this latest drop… Read more

Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition
One of the biggest benefits of all that power in the hardware is giving developers the ability to make games that are Xbox Series X|S Optimized. This means that they’ve taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of Xbox Series X|S, both for new titles built natively using… Read more

Get Packed: Fully Loaded – Dispatching Explosive Removals Chaos on July 29
Get Packed: Fully Loaded is the expanded edition of the couch co-op removals game that’s full of calamity and physics-based carnage for 1-4 players and is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on July 29! So what makes Get Packed: Fully Loaded a must have game for 2021… Read more

Sea of Thieves

As Season Three Launches, Join Captain Jack Sparrow in Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life
Today is a monumental day for Sea of Thieves. We’re not only celebrating the arrival of Season Three with its raft of new Events, improvements and rewards, but also the epic collaboration that is Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life – an incredible new story campaign that brings… Read more

Restore the Missing Colors in the Surreal Puzzle Adventure Game Discolored
In Discolored you explore a strange and desolate roadside diner at the end of an abandoned highway trying to restore the colors that have gone missing. The inspiration for this game comes from science fiction shows like “The Twilight Zone” and books by Ray Bradbury. I love how… Read more

Designed for Xbox Monitors

Introducing New Designed for Xbox Monitors Unlocking the True Power of HDMI 2.1 on Xbox Series X|S
At Xbox, we’ve long believed providing choice to our players is a critical part of the gaming experience. Whether it’s controllers, headsets or storage, products available in the Designed for Xbox program enhance the user experience on Xbox. Few devices in gaming are as important… Read more

Wingspan Along with 10 Additional Swifts and Starts Lands on Xbox Today
In Wingspan, you and up to 4 other players compete to build up their nature preserves in a limited number of turns. It is a relaxing experience, where your goal is to discover and attract beautiful birds with unique abilities. Every single bird that you add to your preserve makes you… Read more

Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition – June 28 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Next Week on Xbox: June 28 to July 2
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order… Read more

Go for Gold in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game
We’re a mere month out from the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – but for aspiring Olympians eager to experience the triumph and heartbreak of the world’s greatest sporting event, the journey starts today with the Xbox One release of… Read more