Summer Spotlight is back and it’s time to celebrate! Keep cool with six weeks of hot, new Xbox One games from July 31 to September 10. Microsoft Store on Xbox will have over 60 new games coming to Xbox One, including the most anticipated titles of the Summer like No Man’s Sky, Vigor, Overcooked 2, Realm Royale, and many more.

But that’s not all! It’s the season of endless free time, so why not fill it with an endless stream of new releases? Now through September 10, you can earn 4,000 Rewards Points for diving into some of the best games of the season. Earn 100 points per dollar spent on games featured in the Summer Spotlight. Click here for more information on the Microsoft Rewards program.

To celebrate Summer Spotlight, I will be giving away an Xbox One X, Sport White Special Edition Xbox wireless controllers, and copies of every Summer Spotlight title. Details below!

There will be new games added every week so be sure to check this post out as I will update it each week with the new titles featured in Summer Spotlight.

Here are the confirmed titles featured in Summer Spotlight:

19 July
Nidhogg 2

24 July
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Bundle
No Man’s Sky

25 July
Candle: The Power of the Flame

26 July
Banner Saga 3

30 July
Vigor (Game Preview)

31 July
Gene Rain
Forsaken Remastered
Castaway Paradise
The Z Axis: Continuum

01 August
State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem
One More Dungeon
Road to Ballhalla

02 August
Armored Warfare (Free)

03 August
Zazmo Arcade Pack
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Super Dungeon Tactics
Jump Gunners

07 August
Hyper Universe (Free)
Overcooked 2
Dead Cells
Flipping Death
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots  (Pre-Order)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Digital (Pre-Order)

10 August
We Happy Few
Override: Mech City Brawl (Pre-Order)

14 August
Airheart – Tales of Broken Wings
Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Shining Resonance Refrain

15 August
Wailing Heights
Airport Simulator 2019
Fernz Gate
Hero Defense
State of Mind
Coffee Crisis
Graveyard Keeper

17 August
Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters
Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders
Keep Talking and No One Explodes


Look for the full list of titles soon. Be sure to follow me on Twitter to get daily and weekly updates, find out about special giveaways, and much more. Enjoy the kick off of our Summer Spotlight this week, and be sure to visit Xbox Wire over the next few weeks for in-depth looks at some of the biggest titles to play this summer!

Summer Spotlight Giveaway

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is watch the Summer Spotlight trailer below and register using the below form:

Summer Spotlight
  • What are the rules?

Register to enter using the guidance above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT on Tuesday, 11 September. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. Winners will be notified on or about 12 September. I will update this post with the winners after they have redeemed their prize.

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

Have fun and good luck!

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox.

Remember, you can watch This Week on Xbox from the Community section of the Xbox One dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or watch it on the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist).

Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think of the show.

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Website: Persian Nights: Sands Of Wonders
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Website: Globetrotter Bundle
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Team Xbox is always working to bring you great games, enhanced capabilities, and new ways to play and connect with your friends. As a support team we want to provide fast and effective help whenever you need it and in the form that works best for you. We’re bringing you new features and new ways to connect with your choice of support channel – whether that’s through Xbox Assist on your Xbox One, online at, or through support forums.

Today we’re excited to give you a heads up on some recent changes as well as the next wave of new capabilities you’ll see in Xbox Support.

*Xbox Assist improvements. Last fall we launched Xbox Assist on Xbox One to help you with questions and learn about new ways to get the most out of your Xbox. We’re always adding new features and ways to find what you need with Xbox Assist on your Xbox One. Later this summer, we’ll be adding new troubleshooters for common problems, better Xbox Live service status information, and more details on Xbox Live Enforcement actions.

*Virtual agent improvements. Last year we introduced a virtual agent on Over the course of the summer we are adding new capabilities and improving existing ones to better help you troubleshoot and solve problems and give you even more ways to quickly get help. If you have a question that isn’t right for the virtual agent it will even help you find the best place to get an answer, including getting in touch with a support advocate.

*Support callback. Your time is precious. Waiting on hold to talk to a support advocate isn’t the best way to spend your time. We believe we can do better. Later this summer, we’ll upgrade the Xbox support phone service to a “callback” system. This means no more waiting on hold. Simply sign in to and tell us the problem and we’ll call you. It’s a more convenient, more secure, faster way to get help.

*Xbox Forums improvements. Xbox Forums is joining Microsoft Community Forums at, creating one place to chat about Xbox gaming—whether you play on an Xbox console, PC, or mobile. Forums for individual games like Forza Motorsport and Halo Waypoint remain unchanged.

*Device repair and tracking improvements. We’ve added the ability to start a device repair and track progress online. Just visit and click Devices.

This evolution in customer support means fast and effective help wherever and whenever you need it. The best part is that you don’t need to do anything new to take advantage of these improvements. Use Xbox Assist on your console or our support website as you normally do and we will make sure you have our fastest, most effective and personalized support there for you.

Hopefully you won’t need us very often, but if you do, we’ll have new and improved options in place for us to help you, on your terms.