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This Week’s Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals available from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through July 11, 2022 (actual end date varies by sale).

   

Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Deals Call Of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles EditionXbox One, Xbox Series X|S67%Publisher Spotlight SeriesVampire: The Masquerade – Swansong Xbox Series X|SXbox Series X|S (Optimized)50%Publisher Spotlight SeriesHello NeighborXbox Play...

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Age of Empires IV: Season Two Is Coming Soon

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Duncan Heaney, Content Communications Manager, Square Enix

PowerWash Simulator is Ready to Clean Up with Game Pass

SummaryBecome a grime-fighter in this super-satisfying FPS (first person soaker) in a story that’s full of surprises.Enjoy a relaxing, stress-free good time as you clean up the town of Muckingham.PowerWash Simulator will be available with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on July 14.

As gamers you’re probably used to taking on hordes of demon invaders, racing through exotic locales in crazy-expensive sports cars… generally indulging in all kinds of high-octane...

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Kaitlyn Jones, Accessibility Program Manager, Microsoft Gaming and Disability Community Member

Celebrate Disability Pride, Uplift Gaming and Disability Communities and Creators with Team Xbox

Team Xbox honors Disability Pride month for the first time, uplifting our extraordinary Gaming and Disability community. As a member of the disability community and an Xbox Accessibility Program Manager, I’d like to highlight the importance of celebrating people with disabilities.  Disability Pride is about acknowledging our own unique experiences with disability as a natural and beautiful aspect of human diversity. This includes all disabilities – both seen and unseen....

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Megan Spurr, Community Lead, Xbox Game Pass

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: PowerWash Simulator, Last Call BBS, Escape Academy, and More

We’re back and we’ve got more games to announce (act surprised)! Some are available on day one, some are returning fan favorites (looking at you Yakuza!), but most importantly they are all coming soon (yes, even “today soon”). Let’s jump in!

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Last Call BBS (PC) ID@Xbox
Available on day one with PC Game Pass: Boot up your Z5 Powerlance and dial into Last Call BBS, the last game from Zachtronics! The Barkeep’s loaded up his retro computer with a full set of...

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This Week on Xbox: Launches, Sales, and Updates

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Take on the Zodiac with the Updated Minecraft Minions DLC

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Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor, Ubisoft

Go Wild With Rabbids: Party of Legends Today

Rabbids: Party of Legends is out now on Xbox One (and Xbox Series X|S through backward compatibility), delivering a brand-new multiplayer Rabbid party-game adventure packed with wacky games and chaotic fun. After a trip in their washing machine goes awry, the Rabbids find themselves in a mythological world inspired by the classic Chinese novel, “Journey to the West,” and they need your help to retrace their steps and find their way home again.

Developed by Ubisoft...

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Next Week on Xbox: July 4 to 8

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!

Cursed Island – July 5

Cursed Island is a story of a one person’s attempt to leave an island that’s full of mysterious horrors and unimaginable monsters. To achieve this task, he...

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Duncan Heaney, Content Communications Manager, Square Enix

Star Ocean The Divine Force Launches October 27 on Xbox

Get ready for an adventure that’s out of this world… literally! Star Ocean The Divine Force launches October 27 on Xbox!

This latest entry in the Star Ocean series features a fascinating story that fuses science fiction and fantasy, astonishingly responsive real-time combat, and an almost unparalleled level of freedom.

Add the innovative Dual Protagonist system, which lets you pick between two main characters each with their own journeys and companions, and it’s...

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Patryk “Roumyan” Przyby?a - Head of Social Media at Frozen District

House Flipper – Renovating Old Fixer-Uppers is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass!

I feel like summer is always a busy season when it comes to the gaming industry – it’s no different in our company, so I wasn’t surprised when we decided to make House Flipper available through Xbox Game Pass. My job is to act as a bridge between our developers and players – I gather feedback from you, but that’s the easiest part of what I do; the real fun begins when I’m trying to convince the rest of our team that we should implement some really massive changes...

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Juliet Stafford, Community Assistant, Mediatonic

Master Chief Dives into Fall Guys with the Spartan Showdown Challenges

The time has come, we’re finally doing it, the big Bean-117… Our team here at Fall Guys HQ is so excited to be collaborating with the incredible 343 Industries to bring Master Chief and so much more to the Blunderdome!

We’re introducing our favorite Petty Officer to the Fall Guys world in the best way we know how, with an action packed in-game event! Spartan Showdown will be packed to the brim with new challenges, Bean-117 themed cosmetics, big blasts and the...

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Ashley McKissick, Corporate Vice President, Gaming Experiences & Platform

The Xbox App is Available Today on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs

Today, we’re excited to celebrate the launch of the Xbox App on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs, enabling you to play hundreds of cloud-enabled Xbox Game Pass games like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Microsoft Flight Simulator without a console.

Starting today in 27 countries, you can turn on your Samsung 2022 Smart TV, navigate to the Xbox App in the new Samsung Gaming Hub or Media Hub, connect your Bluetooth controller, and play. It’s as simple as using any other streaming...

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Cooking up a New Composition for Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course

SummaryWe chat with Composer Kris Maddigan and Studio MDHR Creative Director Chad Moldenhauer about the collection of brand-new songs for Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course.From navigating COVID to some outstanding performances from their musicians, the newest soundtrack rivals some of gaming’s best.Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course is available for purchase today on the Xbox Store for $7.99. It’s also available in the Cuphead & The Delicious Last Course bundle for...

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By Mike Chapman, Creative Director, Rare

Seek ‘The Forsaken Hunter’ in Sea of Thieves’ Fifth Adventure, Live Until July 14!

SummarySearch for the missing Merrick in ‘The Forsaken Hunter’, Sea of Thieves’ latest narrative-driven Adventure, from June 30 to July 14.Swap your pirate’s hat for a detective’s cap as you uncover clues, follow the trail and find out the fate of the vanished Hunter.Sea of Thieves is available free for all players with Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 and Steam.

First introduced alongside an aquatic nemesis way back in Sea of...

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Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor, Ubisoft

Roller Champions New Season: Disco Fever Out Now

Roller Champions’ new season: Disco Fever is here, ramping up the action with new arenas, game modes, and a new Roller Pass on Xbox One (and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility). The competition expands today to include to Brooklyn Court, a small streetside rink accessible to all players; Venice Beach Park is a larger stadium set to land later in June, with a beach atmosphere and a rollercoaster; and the Liberty Arena will come in July with a unique rink that’s only...

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This Week’s Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals available from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through July 04, 2022 (actual end date varies by sale).

   

Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Deals Assassin’s Creed ValhallaSmart Delivery60%Publisher Spotlight SaleMortal Kombat 11 UltimateSmart Delivery60%Publisher Spotlight SaleDolmenSmart Delivery30%Publisher Spotlight SaleSaints Row The Third RemasteredSmart Delivery75%Publisher Spotlight SaleAshen:...

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Dan Hickey, Marketing Program Manager

New Games with Gold for July 2022

It’s time to announce the July Games with Gold lineup! On the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, capture photos of the wondrous Beasts of Maravilla Island, and survive being stranded on a desolate moon base in Relicta. And for our classic lineup via Backward Compatibility, build and ride rollercoasters in Thrillville: Off the Rails, and roam dangerous dungeons in Torchlight.

Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with...

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Catrin Price, Associate Brand Manager, Codemasters/EA Sports

Take Your Seat in the New Era of Formula 1 with EA Sports F1 22

Today, the new era of Formula 1 has landed on Xbox consoles across the world with the arrival of EA Sports F1 22 on EA Play.

EA Play members can get on track early with the F1 22 10-hour trial starting today, June 28. Or if you’re an EA Play Pro member, you’ll be able to play the full Champions Edition.

About F1 22

The latest edition in the official F1 series of video games allows players to race the stunning new F1 cars, designed for greater competition, against...

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Meagan Marie, Director of Community & Social Media, Crystal Dynamics

Play Now: Marvel’s Avengers Introduces Jane Foster as The Mighty Thor

SummaryJane Foster joins the Marvel’s Avengers roster as the Mighty Thor in a free update.She possesses all the strength and power of a God of Thunder, but with human touches all her own.This update adds to a game already packed with content, including a sprawling single-player story campaign, ten playable heroes, and endless multiplayer action for up to four players.

We hope you’re amped up because Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor, is now playable in Marvel’s Avengers as a...

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