The Summer Spotlight is back and it’s time to celebrate! From July 25 to September 4 the Xbox Store will have over 30 new games coming to Xbox One, including the most anticipated titles of the Summer like Fortnite, Tacoma, and Sonic Mania. That means new games every week, so be sure to check my blog or the Xbox Store every Tuesday to discover all of the new games to play.

To celebrate the Summer Spotlight, I will be giving away an Xbox One S, accessories, copies of every Summer Spotlight title + more. Details below!

Here are the confirmed Summer Spotlight titles:

July 14
Serial Cleaner

July 19
What Remains of Edith Finch
Moonhunters
Gigantic Ultimate Bundle

July 21
Conga Master

July 25
Fable Fortune
Infinite Minigolf
Aven Colony
Fortnite

July 26
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure
Gridd: Retroenhanced
Pressure Overdrive

July 28
Super CloudBuilt
Cyber Complex

August 01
Resident Evil Revelations (pre-order)
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Dead Alliance (pre-order)
The Long Dark

August 02
Tacoma
Vostok Inc

August 03
Cuphead (pre-order)

August 04
The Way
Mr Shifty
Race Arcade

August 08
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete Season
Sine Mora EX
BLACKHOLE: Complete Edition

August 11
Jump, Step, Step

August 15
Sonic Mania
Ken Follett’s The Pillars Of The Earth
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Hello Neighbor (pre-order)

August 16
Circuit Breakers
Conan Exiles (Xbox Game Preview)

August 18
Thumper

NOTE: Actual release dates and availability may change or vary by region.

This post will be updated as new titles are added and/or released. Be sure to follow me on Twitter to get 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!

Also, Xbox Live Rewards members can earn 4,000 Rewards Credits for diving into these releases featured in Summer Spotlight. Click here for more information on the Xbox Live Rewards Summer Spotlight program.

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 Giveaway

Check out the prizes:

Note: I’m using a new method for contest entry – Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What are the rules?

Register to enter using the guidance above. Click here to see the full list of Microsoft Major Nelson Promotions Official Rules.

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, 05 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 06 September. I will update this post with the winners after they have redeemed their prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Content: Killing Floor 2
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (08/28/2017 – 9:00 PM).

In Killing Floor 2 players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the conclusion of the events in the original Killing Floor, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding. Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Content: Knock-Knock
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (08/22/2017 – 9:00 PM).

Three generations of Lodgers have occupied the cabin, but lately, the walls seem to undulate, skittering unknowns shift in the darkness, and an unruly growl seeps from the attic. Are they hallucinations pecking at the insomnia-afflicted Lodger, or the gnarled remnants of a darker secret? The last rays of dusk fade, and the dreadful things come out to play. Survive the night while maintaining the dilapidated cabin and preventing the threadbare sanity of the Lodger from unraveling completely. Hide from the grotesque intruders peering from the gloom and seek out the key to ending the Lodger’s ordeal.

Try it FREE

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Content: Battlefield 1 & Titanfall 2 Ultimate Bundle
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Game Description: Get the complete First Person Shooter experience with the Battlefield 1 Revolution & Titanfall 2 Ultimate bundle! The bundle includes: Battlefield 1 base game, – Battlefield 1 Premium Pass with 4 themed expansion packs, Red Baron Pack, Lawrence of Arabia Pack and Hellfighter Pack + Titanfall 2 base game and deluxe edition content.

Purchase Battlefield 1 Revolution for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Battlefield 1 & Titanfall 2 Ultimate Bundle for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: DICE / Respawn Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Website: Battlefield / Titanfall 2
Twitter: @EA / @EA_DICE / @Battlefield / @Titanfallgame

This week kicks off gamescom 2017,  the “leading European trade fair for digital gaming culture and the meeting point for global companies from the entertainment industry and the international gaming community”. And yesterday, Xbox held their briefing to showcase all of the new hardware and games on display at this year’s gamescom. I wanted to provide a recap of all the news posts at Xbox Wire and videos posted on the YouTube channel so you can watch or rewatch all of the news from this event.

You can watch the full Xbox @ gamescom LIVE show here.

Here is a list of gamescom related news stories posted at Xbox Wire:

Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft Announce Expanded Partnership for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Forza Motorsport 7 Delivers the Ultimate PC Racing Experience

Xbox Game Pass Launches in 8 New Countries and Adds More Great Games this September

New Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles Arriving October 10

Pre-Order the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Now

Exclusive Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War Featuring Foes Old and New

World’s Most Powerful Console Makes European Debut and Kickstarts Global Pre-orders

In Sea of Thieves, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Players Can Embark on Their Pirate Voyages Together

ReCore Definitive Edition Brings Players HDR, New Adventures and T8-NK Corebot!

Introducing the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Launches on September 26

Here are the gamescom related videos posted on the Xbox YouTube channel:

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s briefing and look forward to showing fans more this week when gamescom officially kicks off.

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Today we unveiled the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition designed for fans who want to be the first to experience the world’s most powerful console – and it’s available for pre-order now for $499 USD until supplies run out.

Pre-order Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition from Best Buy

Pre-order Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition from Amazon

When we announced Project Scorpio last year, we were overwhelmed by the excitement from our fans. And although we revealed Project Scorpio as Xbox One X at E3 earlier this year, the codename will live on in the Scorpio Engine that powers the console, as well as in this limited edition console. We designed the Project Scorpio Edition for fans to celebrate both our heritage and the power and precision that we are bringing into our future.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition features a custom design with the words “Project Scorpio” printed on the console and the controller and we’ve incorporated a sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior. Fans who have been with us since the very start of Xbox will notice the packaging is inspired by the original Xbox. The Project Scorpio Edition also comes with an exclusive vertical stand so you can choose how to display it in your home.

We’ll only have a limited number of Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles, and they will only be available as part of this pre-order. Get them now before they’re gone forever by pre-ordering from your local retailer, including Microsoft Store or Microsoft.com.

We are counting down to the launch of Xbox One X later this year and look forward to getting the world’s most powerful console into the hands of our fans. With 40 percent more power and 60 percent more memory for game developers than any other console, get ready to experience immersive true 4K gaming. Your games play better on Xbox One X and blockbuster titles look great, run smoothly, and load quickly even on a 1080p screen. And excitement and developer commitment for Xbox One X has grown since E3 and, to date, more than 100 new and existing games will be enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of its full power.

Xbox One X also works with all your existing Xbox One games and accessories and we’re thrilled to welcome it to the Xbox One family of devices joining Xbox One S. For fans looking for the best value in gaming and entertainment, Xbox One S continues to deliver and we just announced two new bundles joining the ranks – the Xbox One S Shadow of War bundles and the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition bundle. Both Xbox One X and Xbox One S are built to take advantage of 4K entertainment, too, and include an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K video streaming and HDR for videos and gaming.

Minecraft players! We salute your ingenuity. For years you’ve amazed us with intricate redstone contraptions, towering mega-builds and more – now it’s time to for us to celebrate your fathomless creativity with a carefully crafted console of our own.

The Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle includes:

  • Xbox One S Limited Edition 1TB Console
  • Limited Edition Creeper Xbox Wireless Controller
  • Minecraft digital code
  • Minecraft Redstone Pack bonus content digital code
  • Xbox One S Vertical Stand
  • 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

The Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle releases October 3, 2017.

Pre-order Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle from the Microsoft Store

There are also two new limited edition Minecraft themed Xbox Wireless controllers available for pre-order:

Xbox Wireless Controller – Minecraft Pig Limited Edition – Prepare to create, explore, and survive your own Minecraft adventure. This limited edition Xbox Controller features the iconic pink Pig design, textured grip, and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Releases September 05, 2017.

 

Xbox Wireless Controller – Minecraft Creeper Limited Edition – Prepare to create, explore, and survive your own Minecraft adventure. This limited edition Xbox Controller features the iconic green Creeper design, textured grip, and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Releases September 05, 2017.

Forge your army and defeat Sauron with the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles (1TB and 500GB) launching October 10. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and go behind enemy lines using strategy, cunning or brute force to conquer Sauron’s forces and turn them against him.

Pre-Order Xbox One S Shadow Of War Bundle

Xbox One S continues to be the best value in games and entertainment, and if you can’t wait to get your hands-on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles are the best way to do it this October. Both bundles include:

  • Xbox One S with either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War, including the bonus in-game items Legendary Champions War Party and the Epic Sword of Dominion
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • 1-month Xbox Game Pass subscription with unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial to experience the most advanced multiplayer gaming network

With Xbox One S, you’ll also enjoy a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K video streaming with partners, High Dynamic Range for video and gaming as well as premium audio. And with Xbox Play Anywhere, you have the freedom to play Middle-earth: Shadow of War on Xbox One or Windows 10 PCs.

The 1TB bundle will be available for $349 USD in all Xbox One markets excluding China and Japan, and the 500GB bundle will be available for $279 USD in all Xbox One markets excluding the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, China and Japan.

Both bundles are available for pre-order today from participating retailers, including Microsoft Store or Microsoft.com, and will launch October 10, the same day Middle-earth: Shadow of War for Xbox One S hits store shelves. An Xbox One X Enhanced version will also be available for Middle-earth: Shadow of War as a free update when Xbox One X launches later this year.

 

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

Remember, you can watch the interactive version of 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.