This Week on Xbox: July 23, 2021

This Week on Xbox: July 23, 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!

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Ascent, and More
I hope you have a cleared-out gaming schedule, as we’ve got many games to look forward to through the rest of July with Xbox Game Pass! On July 27, we’re taking to the skies with… Read more

Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Sniper Elite 4
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… Read more

Ultimate Game Sale

Ultimate Game Sale is Back on Microsoft Store
It’s that time of year again. From today through August 5, Ultimate Game Sale is back with hot deals on select Xbox and PC games and accessories. From sports to action and… Read more  

Season 2 Kicks Off Next Week in Knockout City
I’m here to give you the inside deets of the latest dodgeball to hit the streets with the start of Season 2 – Soda Ball! Alright, who’s thirsty? Dodgebrawlers all over the city have learned… Read more 

Psychonauts 2

Our Minds Are Playing Tricks on Us: Hands-on with Psychonauts 2
On August 25, we’ll set off on another cerebral adventure with Raz in Psychonauts 2the newest imaginative game from legendary game designer, Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions... Read more

Machines and Guardians of War Devastate Armies in Orcs Must Die! 3
In Orcs Must Die! 3, we’ve introduced a new type of level, which we call War Scenarios. To better understand what these are, we should start with how the idea of War Scenarios came… Read more

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Battlefield Portal Allows You to Build the Battlefield Experience of Your Dreams
The Battlefield series has a long history, both in reality and in-game. Over the course of the nearly 20 years the venerable shooter franchise has been around, players have experienced… Read more

Play the Odds with Lost in Random, Coming to Xbox September 10
Roll the dice to survive in Random, a twisted kingdom out of a gothic fairytale. In Random everything comes down to chance and only the brave succeed by learning how to tip the odds… Read more

GRID Legends

Grid Legends Launching 2022: Revealing New Story Mode and Features
Strap yourselves in, race fans. Hot off the presses and first revealed to the world today during EA Play Live, we’re incredibly thrilled to reveal Grid Legends, coming to Xbox Series X|S… Read more

Announcing the MLB The Show 21 Summer Circuit Tournament
Get ready to show off your Diamond Dynasty squad in MLB The Show 21‘s first competitive cross-platform tournament circuit. Everyone who plays all their matches on day one wins Stubs… Read more

Official Microsoft Flight Sim Accessories

Take to the Skies with These Official Microsoft Flight Sim Accessories
Last year, aspiring pilots experienced the joy of flying with the newest generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator.  On July 27, Microsoft Flight Simulator will be opening the skies to millions… Read more

Brand Family in Bus Simulator 21 Revealed
Today is the day I can finally unveil the entire brand family including all licensed bus models that you will be able to drive in Bus Simulator 21. Get ready for September 7, 2021 when the… Read more

Frostpunk: Console Edition

How The Last Autumn, On the Edge, and The Rifts Changed the Visual Identity of Frostpunk
Frostpunk, a city-building survival sim from 11 bit studios, will see the arrival of three expansions today, July 21, on the Xbox Store. When we thought about additional content, we set two… Read more

Free Play Days – Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues, Battlefield 1, and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game
Sweep the leg, fight in the Great War, or compete for glory. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga ContinuesBattlefield 1, and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game are… Read more

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Hive Hunting with Co-op Survival Shooter Aliens: Fireteam Elite
I grew up in a house that let me watch R-rated sci-fi and horror movies as a kid. The ‘80s, as you’re likely aware, had a handful of now-iconic films that were definitely not for kids… Read more

Gen:Lock, 50th Champion, and More Arrive in the Largest Paladins Update to Date
The newest Paladins update brings plenty of new content for players to enjoy, including our first ever crossover featuring the hit Rooster Teeth show “Gen:Lock!” For this patch, the Event Pass… Read more

Cris Tales

Cris Tales Available Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S with Xbox Game Pass
The long wait for the highly anticipated time-traveling RPG Cris Tales is finally over. After seven years of development, we reflected on how much work went into this overly ambitious… Read more

Path of Exile: Expedition Launches July 28
Slaying hordes of the undead? Check. Controlling your risk and reward? Check. New merchants to trade with? Check. New ways to build your character? Check. Path of Exile: ExpeditionRead more

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Meet the Weird and Wonderful Characters of Death’s Door
A few months back we unveiled Death’s Door — available today for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S — our dark and quirky action-adventure about a sword-wielding crow tasked… Read more

Let the Good Times Grow with Farming Simulator 22
Hello there, (soon-to-be) farmers! When Farming Simulator 22 releases November 22 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, you’ll build and shape the farm of your dreams. You might… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: July 26 to 30
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… Read more

TennoCon 2021: Warframe’s Story-Based Content Expansion The New War Launching This Year
To everyone who virtually attended TennoCon 2021: thank you for once again making it a fun Warframe player event full of live reveals and premium in-game item rewards. There were… Read more