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This Week on Xbox: June 26, 2020

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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!


Xbox Series X Optimized

Xbox Series X: Embrace the Full Power of the Console with Games Optimized for Xbox Series X
Here at Xbox, we’re building the future of gaming by putting players first, ensuring that you are at the center and in control of your gaming experience. Whether you’re exploring an expansive library of Xbox Game Pass titles… Read more

CrossfireX Open Beta Begins June 25, Play 3 Days Early Starting Today
Back at X019, we showed off the first gameplay for CrossfireX, coming exclusively to Xbox this year, and we’re excited to share the first details on how you and your friends can jump into the fight early with our closed beta… Read more

Call of the Sea Hero

Inside Xbox Series X Optimized: Call of the Sea
When it launches this holiday, Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console the world has ever seen. One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make games that are Xbox Series X Optimized… Read more

Path of Exile: Harvest Available Now on Xbox One
When you think of an action RPG, usually you think of dark gritty gameplay, demons, monsters, visceral skills and powerful items. With Path of Exile: Harvest, we’ve brought a slightly unexpected twist to Path of Exile‘s core… Read more

CrossfireX Open Beta Hero Image

The Secrets to Success in the CrossfireX Open Beta
At E3 2019 we announced that Crossfire, one of the most played FPS games in Asia for over a decade, would come exclusively to console for the first time in 2020 as CrossfireX, only on Xbox One. Since then fans have been… Read more

Welcome to Paris: Night Call is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
It’s time to join us on a journey through the underbelly of modern-day Paris. For those of you new to Night Call here’s the situation… You were working the night shift, as usual. A passenger has just left your taxi. That’s when it… Read More

Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection

Evil Comes Full Circle in Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection on Xbox One
And so, we come to the end of our three-part series. Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection is out now on Xbox One, and last time we promised to run you through the final four DLCs on offer in the ultimate edition of the… Read more

Take Your Imagination Out of This World with Tracks – The Train Set Game: Sci-Fi Pack DLC
Welcome to the latest add on for Tracks – The Train Set Game, available now on Xbox One, where your only limit is the stars. We have introduced a new level on the moon, featuring low gravity, over 30 new decorations… Read more

Borderlands 3: Bounty of Blood

Borderlands 3 DLC Bounty of Blood Available Now on Xbox One
Calling all Vault Hunters! A considerable bounty has been placed on the notorious Devil Riders gang, and now that Bounty of Blood — the third campaign add-on for Borderlands 3 — is available on Xbox One, it’s time… Read more

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s Newest Features: Boss Rush & Chroma Wheel
Hello, Bloodstained fans! Recently we shared with you our roadmap for 2020. The first installment of that plan is here! Boss Revenge Mode and Chroma Wheel are the two latest features added to the game for free. What will each of… Read more

Knight Squad 2

Chainsawesome Games Cranks up the Multiplayer Chaos in Knight Squad 2
Six years ago, in June 2014, we were proud to announce our humble little multiplayer game Knight Squad for Xbox One. We had a rudimentary gameplay trailer published on the official Xbox channel and it was a big deal for us… Read more

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated… The Battle is Officially Back On
Are you ready, kids? Based on all the feedback we’ve received since we announced Rehydrated, we know you are! That’s why the team at Purple Lamp Studios wanted to give you everything you know and love about… Read more

Marvel’s Avengers Coming to Xbox Series X
Ever since we got an up close and personal look at the game during E3 2019, we’ve been eagerly awaiting more news on Square Enix’s upcoming super-powered slugfest Marvel’s Avengers. After all, what’s not to love… Read more

Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley Fortnite Album Launch Party Featuring Young Thug and Noah Cyrus
Xbox players: join us tonight in Fortnite’s Party Royale for a special performance! Diplo returns as part of his Party Royale DJ residency to the Main Stage with the Live Fortnite premiere of his latest album. An all-new… Read more

New Games with Gold for July 2020

New Games with Gold for July 2020
Today, we’re excited to reveal Games with Gold for July! On Xbox One, command your rally car to victory in extreme conditions in WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship and rule the court with high-flying dunks and… Read more

A New Battlemode Map Arrives with Doom Eternal’s Update 2
Duke it out on fresh turf with the next major update to Doom Eternal, available now! On top of a host of improvements, bug fixes and new content for doom eternal’s in-game events, Update 2 brings a… Read more

Free Play Days – Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley

Free Play Days – Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley
Don’t miss out on two great games this weekend with Free Play Days. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley from… Read More

Dirt 5 Launches October 9 for Xbox One
Mark your calendars, race fans. The team here at Codemasters are delighted to announce that Dirt 5 launches October 9 on Xbox One! Since the reveal of Dirt 5 during May’s Inside Xbox show, it’s been amazing… Read more

Control: The Foundation

Regaining Control in the Foundation
The wait is over. The Foundation, our first expansion for Control, is out now on Xbox One. I’m here today to tell you more about Jesse Faden’s latest venture which takes place in the depths of The Oldest House… Read more

Introducing the DLC Expansions in Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection on Xbox One
Hey there, evil minions – hope you’ve been working hard on your plans for world domination since we were last here. If you read our blog last week then you’ll know the basic premise of Dungeons 3: build your dungeon… Read more

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Planet Coaster Comes to Xbox This Holiday Season
Hello, coaster fans! I’m Gary Richards, game director at Frontier, and I’m excited to announce Planet Coaster: Console Edition for Xbox One. This holiday season, we’re giving even more players the chance to experience… Read more

Missions and Monsters, the New Expansion for Turn-Based Tactical RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark, is Available Now on Xbox One
Hello everyone! We’re very excited to announce that our big expansion, Missions and Monsters, is now available on Xbox One! For those not familiar with the game, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is a turn-based tactical RPG with a big… Read more

State of Decay 2 Plunder Pack

New State of Decay 2 Plunder Pack and Green Zone Update Now Available
Last month, we celebrated the two year anniversary of State of Decay 2 with new weapons, clothes, gameplay improvements, and more. We’re happy to continue supporting our community of over eight million survivors… Read more

Expanding Prison Management Gameplay with Prison Architect: Island Bound
Hello Architects! I want to give players a little insight into the next expansion to Prison Architect on Xbox One – Island Bound! Island Bound evolves Prison Architect gameplay by introducing helicopters, boats… Read more

ID@Xbox Summer Spotlight

ID@Xbox Launches Summer Spotlight Series
Independent developers have fundamentally changed gaming this generation, with teams from more than 50 countries around the globe shipping more than 1600 games so far on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program… Read more

Eight New Skaters Added to Star-Studded Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Roster
You already know the legends of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 roster – from Elissa Steamer to the Birdman himself, these extreme athletes defined an era of skateboarding. With the upcoming launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 on Xbox One… Read more

Xbox Game Pass - Coming Soon - June 2020

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console: Observation, Night Call, Streets of Rogue, and More
My favorite part about Xbox Game Pass is discovering new games I might not have otherwise played, and often that’s indie games. We love working with ID@Xbox to bring you some great games you might not have heard about… Read more

Bringing More Players Into Our Gaming Vision
For us at Xbox, the player is at the center of the gaming experience, always. It’s our responsibility to make sure great games and related experiences go to meet players wherever they are. Our priority and focus is on… Read more

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time… Fur a New Crash Bandicoot Game
Get ready for a brand-new Crash Bandicoot platforming extravaganza! On October 2, developer Toys for Bob will deliver the next chapter in this iconic series to Xbox with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About TimeRead more

World of Warships: Legends Invaded by Warhammer 40K
Grim darkness invades World of Warships: Legends on Xbox One! There’s a lot of new events and exclusive content coming in the next update for players, including the Warhammer 40,000 collaboration, a new… Read more

Sea of Thieves Launches ‘The Greatest Tales Never Told’ Competition and New Online Store
As Sea of Thieves storms into its third year on the seas with the wind fully in its sails, now feels like the perfect moment to celebrate the many tales of bravery, boldness and… bananas that have come about since its launch… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: June 30 to July 3
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 on your favorite gaming console… Read more

Related:
Welcome to Paris: Night Call is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
Path of Exile: Harvest Available Now on Xbox One
Take Your Imagination Out of This World with Tracks – The Train Set Game: Sci-Fi Pack DLC

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