Today, there are two new Xbox controller options to choose from: the Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Black Special Edition and the Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue. The Phantom Black Special Edition will ship to retailers worldwide on September 11 for $69.99 USD; the Grey/Blue controller will ship to retailers in the U.S. and Canada on September 25 and to retailers worldwide on October 9 for $64.99 USD. Both controllers are available for pre-order today at Microsoft Store locations, Microsoft Store online and select retailers worldwide.

Pre-order Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Black Special Edition

Pre-order Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Black Special Edition will be the envy of your friends. It was inspired by the idea of catching a glimpse inside. This controller is about mystery meeting luxury to reveal the technology within the controller. From top to bottom, this controller fades from a high-tech translucent matte black to a stunning metallic champagne gold. Black buttons, triggers, thumbsticks and bumpers are accented with a champagne gold D-pad.  On the back, textured grips will help you stay on-target when games get intense.

Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Black Special Edition

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue features a sleek, dark grey design. Grey monochrome ABXY, menu, and navigation buttons reinforce the modern minimalist design. For a pop of color, there are eye-catching blue accents at the base of the thumbsticks and on the back of the controller.

Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue

All Xbox Wireless Controllers are compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and include fan-favorite features you know and love, such as a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories app. In select markets, these controllers come with 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

Visit Xbox.com, a Microsoft Store location or your local retailer for more information.

Inside Xbox kicks off one of the world’s largest video game shows with a live broadcast direct from Cologne, Germany on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30 a.m. PDT/10:30 a.m. EDT on MixerTwitchYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.

Our gamescom content will include the latest on Forza Horizon 4Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2, plus breaking news, exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content for many other games.

Stay tuned @Xbox on Twitter and here on Xbox Wire for the latest Inside Xbox: Live @ gamescom news, and mark August 21 on your calendar so you don’t miss out!

 

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.

Xbox Game Pass members! It’s time to wake from hibernation and save the future with two incredible sci-fi shooters making their way to Xbox Game Pass today. Emerge from your underground shelter and enter a post-apocalyptic future in Rage, and wake from a centuries-old possessed sleep as the Doom Slayer to get a dose of demon-hunting action in the critically-acclaimed, fan-heralded first-person shooter Doom.

These two modern shooter classics join the more than 100 great games already included in your Xbox Game Pass membership. If you’ve yet to sign up for Xbox Game Pass, start a 14-day free trial today by clicking here. Now, let’s learn more about these games…

Rage

After a cataclysmic event nearly destroys the planet, you’ll emerge from cryosleep to a world long lost to law and order, to one that welcomes chaos and despair in id Software’s Rage. In this open-world shooter, you’ll venture out into this “new” world taking on quests, upgrading and driving your vehicle across desolate and foreboding landscapes, and engage in some epic gunplay that the celebrated game studio is so well known for. And with the pre-E3 announcement that Rage 2 is coming in the Spring of 2019, now’s the best time to return to its roots.

Today’s news is also a very special time for id Software as well, as the original Rage was always considered a passion project for the team; especially for Tim Willits, studio head of id Software. They’re incredibly excited that a new generation of gamers will have a chance to experience one of their favorite creations, available now on Xbox Game Pass for members to enjoy – and for those who’ve played it before, a little refresher of Rage wouldn’t hurt.

DOOM

The granddaddy of shooters returns with guns blazing and demon killing on its mind. In 2016, id Software re-defined the word “reboot” with Doom, putting us back in the boots of one of gaming’s most iconic heroes: The Doom Slayer.

After being unearthed from a mysterious crypt on the planet Mars, you’ll quickly get back to work slaying hellish demons, wielding incredibly destructive weapons, and executing brutal melee attacks as you work to keep the invasion from Hell at bay – and uncover what sinister secrets the Union Aerospace Corporation (UAV) has locked away.

And once you’re done demon slaying, hop online to engage in some classic multiplayer matches, or build your own competitive maps to share with the larger Doom community thanks to the innovative SnapMap tool.

Get Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 great games available for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, you can start your 14-day free trial today by clicking here.

Also, be sure to follow @XboxGamePass on Twitter and Instagram for upcoming news and titles joining Xbox Game Pass. Until next time — game on!

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For the fifth year in a row, ID@Xbox is hosting a Pre-PAX Open House on the Microsoft campus! Register here (the event is free) to start your PAX party a day early!

This event has become a favorite tradition for our team. We love inviting everyone to spend time on our home turf and enjoy some of the most exciting new ID@Xbox games. We hope you’ll join us on August 30 (the Thursday before PAX) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to play games, meet the wonderful developers who made ‘em, and maybe even win a prize in our raffle!

Not only will you have the chance to check out more than 50 games releasing on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, you can also meet and chat with other teams at Microsoft. Say hello to the Xbox Ambassadors and spin their prize wheel to win some swag! Head to the Mixer area to try out the latest MixPlay experiences and get a glimpse at the future of interactive gaming. Chat with the Microsoft User Research team to share your personal feedback and help them make better products for you and everyone.

But what about the games?

The following eight games haven’t previously been announced for Xbox One. We’re thrilled to reveal for the first time that they’re coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program and you can try them out at this event:

  • Bot Rods (Holy Cow Productions)
  • La-Mulana2 (Active Gaming Media)
  • Museum of Simulation Technology (Pillow Castle)
  • Orphan (2Dimensions)
  • Revenant Dogma (KEMCO)
  • Super Retro Maker (Digital Dominion)
  • Thunder Rally (Typical Entertainment)
  • Where the Bees Make Honey (Whitethorn Digital)

In addition to those, we’ve pulled together a great variety of ID@Xbox titles for fans to try out:

  • Aftercharge (Chainsawesome Games)
  • Ashen (Annapurna Interactive)
  • Bad North (Raw Fury)
  • Below (Capybara)
  • Bendy and the Ink Machine (Rooster Teeth Games)
  • Black Desert (Pearl Abyss)
  • Children of Morta (11 bit studios)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Deathgarden (Behaviour)
  • Desert Child (Akupara Games)
  • Epitasis (Epitasis Games)
  • Eternity: The Last Unicorn (1C Publishing)
  • Exception (Traxmaster Software)
  • FAR: Lone Sails (Mixtvision)
  • For the King (Curve Digital)
  • Generation Zero (Avalanche Studios)
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Steel Crate Games)
  • Kingdom Two Crowns (Raw Fury)
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Klei)
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Funcom)
  • My Time at Portia (Team17)
  • Nippon Marathon (PQube)
  • Outer Wilds (Annapurna Interactive)
  • Projection : First Light (Blowfish Studios)
  • RAZED (PQube)
  • RemiLore (Nicalis)
  • Revenant Dogma (KEMCO)
  • Rival Megagun (Degica)
  • SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption (Another Indie)
  • Starbound (Chucklefish)
  • Strange Brigade (Rebellion)
  • Super Meat Boy Forever (Team Meat)
  • Supermarket Shriek (Billy Goat Entertainment)
  • Superweights (Pompaduo)
  • Swimsanity (Decoy Games)
  • The Blackout Club (Question)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5 (Jackbox Games)
  • The Occupation (Humble Bundle)
  • The Videokid (Chorus Worldwide Games Limites)
  • Tunic (Finji)
  • Vigor (Bohemia Interactive)
  • Wargroove (Chucklefish)
  • Yuppie Psycho (Another Indie)

And as if that weren’t enough, you’ll also get a chance to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Forza Horizon 4, from Microsoft Studios, and The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, from Arc System Works.

Open to Everyone

Not only is this a free event, you don’t even need a PAX ticket! Though if you’re under 18, please come with a parent or guardian.

ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House

Microsoft Conference Center

16070 NE 36th Way, Bldg 33 – McKinley

Redmond, WA 98052

If you’re driving in, there’s free parking available. There will also be buses taking attendees directly to and from the event from the Washington State Convention Center. These buses pick up at the motor coach and shuttle bus loading area every 15-30 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m., running every 15-30 minutes through 9:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to RSVP!

We’ve got something special for all you basketball lovers out there: a brand-new trailer featuring all-new gameplay from the upcoming NBA 2K19 basketball video game that you can watch above. And what better way to celebrate a new gameplay clip than to tell you about new Xbox One bundles designed for basketball fans: the upcoming 1TB Xbox One S ($299.99) and 1TB Xbox One X ($499.99) NBA 2K19 bundles.

Each bundle comes packed with an Xbox Wireless Controller, a digital download of NBA 2K19, 1-month trial of Xbox Game Pass, and 14 days of Xbox Live Gold.
Enjoy instant access to over 100 games out of the box with the included 1-month trial of Xbox Game Pass. And celebrate 20 years of redefining sports gaming with the No. 1-rated NBA video game simulation series. Explore your open-world Neighborhood and immerse yourself in real-life basketball excitement and culture in NBA 2K19.

Dunk with the legends when these bundles arrive on September 11, 2018. Contact your favorite local retailer starting tomorrow for pre-order availability.

Pre-order NBA 2K19 (standard and 20th Anniversary editions available)

Today we are excited to announce that the Microsoft Movies & TV app for Xbox and Windows 10 devices now supports Movies Anywhere, which brings your favorite film libraries together in one place.

When you connect your Microsoft account with your Movies Anywhere account, all of your eligible movies from Microsoft can be enjoyed across your favorite screens at no extra cost. This includes Xbox and Windows, iOS and Android, smart TVs, and streaming devices.

In addition, eligible movies you previously purchased from other participating digital retailers will now be viewable through the Movies & TV app on Xbox and Windows 10.

As part of our launch, we have a limited time offer for anyone who connects their Microsoft account to Movies Anywhere for the first time. Once you connect, you will receive X-Men Days of Future Past in your digital collection on us. This offer begins today and only runs for a limited time, so head here to connect your accounts today.

Microsoft Movies & TV allows you to watch the newest movies and TV shows across your favorite devices, before streaming services or disc, and without subscription or membership fees. You can download for offline viewing and take it on the go, or watch the latest episode of a show the day after it airs on TV. There are weekly deals in Sales & Specials to grow your collection, and all of your purchases earn you credits through Microsoft Rewards.

We have been working to bring you the best viewing experience on Xbox and Windows 10 for your favorite movies. Thank you for sharing your feedback and happy movie watching!

For a list of system requirements and available markets, please visit the official website.

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 13 August 2018.

These deals expired at 10:00 am UTC on Tuesday August 14th 2018

    

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Digital Deluxe Edition* Xbox One Game 80% DWG
Fe* Xbox One X Enhanced 60% DWG
Mirrors Edge Catalyst* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided* Xbox One Game 80% DWG
Just Cause 3* Xbox One Game 80% DWG
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Complete Season* Xbox One X Enhanced 60% DWG
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration* Xbox One X Enhanced 75% DWG
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition* Xbox One X Enhanced 50% DWG
Bard’s Gold* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Beholder Complete Edition* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Boom Ball 2 for Kinect* Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Boss 101* Xbox One Game 25% DWG
Digerati Family Friendly Bundle* Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Forgotton Anne* Xbox One Game 25% DWG
Guns, Gore and Cannoli* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Poi* Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Reus* Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Stick It To The Man* Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Tour de France 2017* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
TT Isle of Man* Xbox One X Enhanced 40% DWG
WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship* Xbox One Game 80% DWG
WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship* Xbox One X Enhanced 60% DWG
WRC Collection FIA World Rally Championship* Xbox One X Enhanced 60% DWG
Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass Add-On 80% Spotlight
Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island Add-On 75% Spotlight
Rememoried Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Descenders (Game Preview) Xbox One Game 10% Spotlight
Cuphead Xbox Play Anywhere 20% Spotlight
ONRUSH Xbox One X Enhanced 40% Spotlight
ONRUSH Digital Deluxe Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Your Toy Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Xbox One Game 10% Spotlight
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Collector’s Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 25% Publisher Sale
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Digital Deluxe Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Publisher Sale
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Deluxe Bundle Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Publisher Sale
The Evil Within 2 Xbox One X Enhanced 60% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition Xbox One Game 50% Publisher Sale
Skyrim Special Edition + Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y Bundle Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Publisher Sale
Prey + Dishonored 2 Bundle Xbox One X Enhanced 60% Publisher Sale
DOOM + Wolfenstein II Bundle Xbox One X Enhanced 67% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4 Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4: Automatron Add-On 40% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4: Far Harbor Add-On 40% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4 Season Pass Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4: Nuka-World Add-On 40% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4: Contraptions Workshop Add-On 40% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop Add-On 40% Publisher Sale
Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop Add-On 40% Publisher Sale
The Evil Within Digital Bundle Xbox One Game 60% Publisher Sale
The Evil Within Season Pass Add-On 40% Publisher Sale
The Evil Within Xbox One Game 50% Publisher Sale
DOOM Xbox One X Enhanced 25% Publisher Sale
Prey Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Publisher Sale
Prey: Digital Deluxe Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 25% Publisher Sale
Dishonored 2 Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Publisher Sale
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Xbox One X Enhanced 33% Publisher Sale
Dishonored Definitive Edition Xbox One Game 50% Publisher Sale
Dishonored: The Complete Collection Xbox One Game 60% Publisher Sale
Wolfenstein: The Two-Pack Xbox One Game 50% Publisher Sale
Wolfenstein: The New Order Xbox One Game 50% Publisher Sale
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Xbox One X Enhanced 60% Publisher Sale
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Xbox One Game 50% Publisher Sale
Wolfenstein II: The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass Add-On 40% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online Games On Demand 50% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Xbox One X Enhanced 25% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Upgrade Xbox One Game 25% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Collector’s Edition Upgrade Xbox One X Enhanced 10% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: Collection Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: 1500 Crowns Add-On 20% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: 3000 Crowns Add-On 20% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: 5500 Crowns Add-On 20% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: 14000 Crowns Add-On 25% Publisher Sale
The Elder Scrolls Online: 21000 Crowns Add-On 30% Publisher Sale

*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
Rise of the Tomb Raider* Games On Demand 70% DWG
Faery: Legends of Avalon* Backward Compatible 75% DWG
Contrast* Arcade 75% DWG
Mars: War Logs* Backward Compatible 75% DWG
MX vs. ATV Untamed* Games On Demand 80% DWG
MX vs. ATV Supercross * Games On Demand 80% DWG
MX vs. ATV Alive* Games On Demand 80% DWG
Fallout 3 Backward Compatible 50% Spotlight
Fallout: New Vegas Backward Compatible 50% Spotlight
Oblivion – Knights of the Nine Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 3: Broken Steel Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 3: Point Lookout Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout 3: The Pitt Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout New Vegas: Honest Hearts Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road Add-On 40% Spotlight
Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues Add-On 40% Spotlight
Oblivion – Shivering Isles Add-On 40% 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.