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
>observer_
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: >observer_
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Game Description: The year is 2084. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. When you receive a mysterious message from your estranged son, a high-level engineer for the almighty Chiron Corporation, you journey to the seedy Class C slums of Krakow to investigate. As you hack into the minds of criminals and their victims to find clues, you are forced to relive their darkest fears. How far will you go to discover the truth? Developed by Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear, >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game meant for mature audiences. What you see will disturb you.

Purchase >observer_ for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Bloober Team
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Website: >observer_
Twitter: @BlooberTeam / @AspyrMedia

Content: Ink
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (09/21/2017 – 5:00 PM).

INK is a fast-paced platformer about using colorful paint to uncover your surroundings. INK has a similar feel to hardcore platformers like Super Meat Boy. The object of each level is to defeat all of the enemies in the room (if any) and reach the goal. However, the terrain is invisible to the player. The player can discover terrain by physically bumping into it, or by performing a double jump. The double jump sprays paint bullets out of the player and increases the player’s awareness of their surroundings. If the player happens to bump into spikes or falls to their death, paint will also shoot out from the player’s last position. The room isn’t wiped clean after death so that the player has an easier time navigating after multiple attempts!

Pre-order now and save 25% – Limited Time Offer.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 21 August 2017.

These deals will expire at 10:00 am UTC on Tuesday August 22nd 2017

    

Xbox One Deals  

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Tom Clancy’s The Division Gold Edition Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Tom Clancy’s The Division Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION Underground Add-On 40% Spotlight
TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION Survival Add-On 40% Spotlight
Tom Clancy’s The Division Last Stand Add-On 40% Spotlight
Prey Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Ink Pre-Order 25% Spotlight
Silence – The Whispered World 2* Xbox Play Anywhere 50% DWG
Wales Interactive Publisher Bundle* Xbox One Game 35% DWG
Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass Add-On 50% Spotlight
EA SPORTS FIFA 17* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
FOR HONOR Gold Edition* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Batman – The Telltale Series – The Complete Season* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Mass Effect: Andromeda* Xbox One Game 30% DWG
Digerati Indie Darling Bundle* Xbox One Game 75% DWG
WWE 2K17* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Deadpool* Xbox One Game 67% DWG
Anima: Gate of Memories* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
EA Family Bundle* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
FOR HONOR Deluxe Edition* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
FOR HONOR Standard Edition* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Bundle* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition* Xbox One Game 35% DWG
‘n Verlore Verstand* Xbox One Game 30% DWG
Obliteracers* Xbox One Game 35% DWG
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark* Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Worms W.M.D* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
WWE 2K17 Digital Deluxe* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
WWE 2K17 Season Pass* Add-On 40% DWG
EA SPORTS UFC 2 Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
EA SPORTS UFC 2 Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Season Pass Add-On 20% Spotlight
Battlefield 1 Premium Pass Add-On 20% Spotlight
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Season Pass Add-On 30% Spotlight
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Pass Add-On 20% Spotlight
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard Season Pass Add-On 20% Spotlight
Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 4 Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
FOR HONOR Season Pass Add-On 25% Spotlight
STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass Add-On 75% Spotlight
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Season Pass Add-On 67% Spotlight
Assetto Corsa – Japanese Pack DLC Add-On 50% Spotlight
Assetto Corsa – Porsche Pack Vol. 3 DLC Add-On 50% Spotlight
Assetto Corsa – Red Pack DLC Add-On 50% Spotlight
Assetto Corsa – DLC Season Pass Add-On 60% Spotlight
Batman Arkham Knight: Season of Infamy: Most Wanted Expansion Add-On 50% Spotlight
Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Add-On 50% Spotlight
Battlefield 4 Premium Add-On 75% Spotlight
Battlefield Hardline Premium Add-On 75% Spotlight
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
13,000 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Points Add-On 10% Spotlight
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
13,000 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Points Add-On 10% Spotlight
13,000 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Points Add-On 10% Spotlight
Forza Horizon 2 Complete Add-Ons Collection Add-On 75% Spotlight
Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Add-On 60% Spotlight
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass Add-On 75% Spotlight
Dragon Ball Xenoverse – Season Pass Add-On 75% Spotlight
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Season Pass Add-On 30% Spotlight
Fallout 4: Automatron Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 4: Contraptions Workshop Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 4: Far Harbor Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 4: Nuka-World Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop Add-On 40% Spotlight
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 60% Spotlight
Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass Add-On 50% Spotlight
Forza Motorsport 6 – Porsche Expansion Add-On 60% Spotlight
HITMAN Requiem Pack Add-On 60% Spotlight
Just Cause 3: Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass Add-On 75% Spotlight
King’s Quest: Season Pass – Chapter 2-5 Add-On 40% Spotlight
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season Pass Pack Add-On 75% Spotlight
LEGO Batman 3 Season Pass Add-On 60% Spotlight
LEGO Marvel Avengers Season Pass Add-On 50% Spotlight
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) Add-On 70% Spotlight
3250 Mass Effect: Andromeda Points Add-On 33% Spotlight
Mortal Kombat – Kombat Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
Mortal Kombat – Kombat Pack 2 Add-On 50% Spotlight
Mortal Kombat – XL Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 ROAD TO BORUTO Add-On 30% Spotlight
NARUTO STORM 4 – Season Pass Add-On 50% Spotlight
PAYDAY 2 – CRIMEWAVE EDITION – THE BIG SCORE DLC Bundle! Add-On 50% Spotlight
PAYDAY 2 – CRIMEWAVE EDITION – THE BIG SCORE Game Bundle Add-On 67% Spotlight
PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION – The Most Wanted DLC Bundle Add-On 40% Spotlight
Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil 7 Banned Footage Vol. 1 Add-On 30% Spotlight
Resident Evil 7 Banned Footage Vol. 2 Add-On 30% Spotlight
Ryse: Son of Rome Season Pass Add-On 67% Spotlight
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Season Pass Add-On 60% Spotlight
STEEP Season Pass Add-On 50% Spotlight
Sunset Overdrive Season Pass Add-On 67% Spotlight
TEKKEN 7 – Season Pass Add-On 20% Spotlight
The Complete EA SPORTS UFC 2 Bundle Add-On 60% Spotlight
Tom Clancy’s The Division Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
The Evil Within Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
Titanfall 2: Monarch’s Reign Bundle Add-On 33% Spotlight
Watch_Dogs2 – Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
Gears of War 4 Season Pass Add-On 30% Spotlight

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
Mass Effect 3: Citadel (1 of 2) Add-On 67% Spotlight
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
Mass Effect 2 – Lair of the Shadow Broker Add-On 50% Spotlight
King’s Quest: Season Pass Add-On 40% Spotlight
CAPCOM ARCADE CABINET : ALL-IN-ONE PACK Add-On 75% Spotlight
Dead Rising Case West Games On Demand 50% Spotlight
Dead Rising Case Zero Games On Demand 50% Spotlight
Call of Duty: Black Ops* Games On Demand 50% DWG
Call of Duty: Black Ops II* Games On Demand 60% DWG
Deadpool* Games On Demand 67% DWG
Blood Bowl – Dark Elves* Add-On 33% DWG
WWE 2K17* Games On Demand 67% DWG
Darkstalkers Resurrection* Arcade 70% DWG
Bionic Commando* Games On Demand 80% DWG
Bionic Commando: Rearmed* Arcade 75% DWG
Batman – The Telltale Series* Games On Demand 60% DWG
Batman – The Telltale Series – Season Pass* Add-On 60% DWG
Killer is Dead* Games On Demand 70% DWG
Catherine* Games On Demand 70% DWG

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

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.

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Content: NBA LIVE 18: The One Edition 
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (09/14/2017 – 9:00 PM).

NBA LIVE 18 introduces THE ONE, an all-new, dynamic career experience centered on your player, your choices and your legacy. Create your unique player identity and select a role on the court along with signature abilities and traits, only you can pull off. Embark on your quest to be the greatest basketball player on the planet in The League and The Streets with, or against other players in solo, co-op and multiplayer challenges delivered through LIVE Event content. Dominate the court with innovative one-on-one gameplay arming you with an arsenal of all-new moves for each position with unprecedented control and responsiveness.

Download NBA LIVE 18 DEMO

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Content: Battle Of The Bulge
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (08/24/2017 – 9:00 PM).

Battle of the Bulge is a fast-paced WW2 game where precise movement and detailed planning make the difference between a vain attempt and a brave operation. Set during what the historian Antony Beevor called “Hitler’s Last Gamble”, Battle of the Bulge provides an immersive experience on a tactical/operational level, putting the player in command of the Allies or the German forces fighting each other in several scenarios in one of the most brutal and wild environments of Western Europe: the snow-covered forest of the Ardennes!

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Content: The Escapists 2
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (08/21/2017 – 9:00 PM).

Despite the towering walls, electric fences and the fact that you can’t leave, you should be thankful to be serving time here. The Glorious Leader sees and hears all. Every day you must attend roll call in the shadow of his almighty monument! Experience the thrill of escaping the hidden compound deep in the jungle. You’ll need determination and drive to avoid the unquestioningly devoted guards, constant surveillance, and the illustrious Leader himself, in your bid for freedom.

Pre-order The Escapists 2 now to get access to another pulse-pounding prison escape – quiver before The Glorious Regime!

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Content: Jump, Step, Step
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Game Description: Jump, Step, Step is a relaxing puzzle game where you help Bob (a short-circuited robot) finding his lost limbs, collecting missing parts to repair a broken spaceship and finally discover what really happened to him. However, you don’t control Bob directly, instead, you would setup a sequence of commands like Forward, Wait, Turn Left, Turn Right, Jump etc and then once you are confident that the sequence would guide Bob to the next checkpoint, you press “Play” and Bob will follow them faithfully. If you just like a normal old platforming gameplay, you can control Bob directly later in the game after you completed one run.

Purchase Jump, Step, Step for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Phung Games
Publisher: Thunder Cloud Studio
Website: Jump, Step, Step
Twitter: @PhungGames / @ThunderCloudStu