More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in February. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below:

Batman: Return to Arkham (February 21)

Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two games in the iconic Batman Arkham series, are coming to Xbox Game Pass in this comprehensive compilation that includes the definitive edition of each game, complete with all post-launch downloadable content. In Batman: Arkham Asylum, journey into the depths of Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital and battle supervillain inmates who have taken over the Asylum. Then go soaring into Arkham City, a super-prison built to contain Gotham’s worst criminals in Batman: Arkham City, one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time.

Headlander (February 21)

Have you ever looked at the glass head in a jar on those retro-futuristic TV shows and thought, “What would that be like?” Look no further my friends. In this 2.5D metroidvania-style game, you are the last known human (well, human head) in the universe. You’re suffering from amnesia like anyone might do if their head was stuck in a jar I suppose, but you do have lasers and beams to attack and yoink the noggins off of robots and put your own there to take over the body. Explore rooms, solve puzzles, defeat hostile machines, and discover what has happened since humanity uploaded their minds into the cloud…

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (February 21)

Unleash the power of the brush in this co-op adventure with Mickey Mouse and Oswald in Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two! With paint brush and remote control, Mickey and Oswald visit the alternate magical world filled with music, forgotten Disney characters, and attractions. Forever change the Wasteland in this heroic adventure where your “PlayStyle Matters”, and you can conduct your own unique soundtrack to this magical world, and truly save the Wasteland.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (February 28)
A horror-themed adventure game where your every choice could determine the fate of young survivor Clementine. Following the harrowing events of The Walking Dead: Season 1 (available now with Xbox Game Pass), Clementine is now alone in a world ruled by the undead. Experience the unique perspective of playing as a child in the apocalypse, where you’ll have to outsmart what you can’t fight. Explore gorgeous comic book style environments, survive harrowing action scenes, crack puzzles, and decide who is friend or foe. Every choice is on the clock, every call is yours, and the consequences will follow you to the very end. With control over her story, what horrors will you let Clementine witness, and what kind of person will she be in the end? In anticipation of the The Walking Dead series finale, download and play with Xbox Game Pass the second season of Clementine’s journey in the undead apocalypse.

Alien: Isolation (February 28)

Experience the modern horror classic that captured the core of the Alien movies and won over 50 Game of The Year awards. Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, is trapped aboard Sevastopol space station while an unseen threat lurks, stalking and killing the remaining survivors from deep in the shadows. Hunted by this terrifying creature, Ripley must find some way to escape the station where every breath and movement could be her last. Developed by Creative Assembly in partnership with 20th Century Fox, Alien: Isolation is the perfect distillation of gut-wrenching fear and survival horror.


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Join Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, plus more games added all the time, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, Xbox Game Pass is the new way for you to discover and play your next favorite game. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first 2 months for $2.

Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! Don’t want to freak you out, but we turned around today and suddenly there were even more games sitting on our desk. We’re going to need a bigger desk… and you’re going to need some free time, because there’s so many games on the way.

We’re dropping four awesome games in the next two weeks, and you can sign up to get your first month for just $1, so if your crew isn’t already on the Xbox Game Pass hype train, tell them to get on that ASAP.

Now let’s get to some details on our latest games:

We Happy Few (January 17) – Xbox One X Enhanced

A first-person action game set in a retro-futuristic alternate 1960s England. Conformity is key, and a drug called Joy makes everyone’s problems go away – unless, of course, you’re a rotten Downer. Play as a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (January 17)
The LEGO Movie Videogame puts players in the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Based on the humorous and action-packed events from the film, players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.  With unexpected moments and twists at every level, gamers will build their way through a uniquely LEGO adventure on their ultimate mission to bring creativity to their LEGO world.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (January 24)

Slain at the Black Gate along with your friends, family, and sworn brothers, the ancient Elven Wraith, Celebrimbor, offered you a chance for revenge. Now you must battle powerful Warchiefs who will gloat over past victories and bear grudges – and scars – from past defeats. Find unlikely allies, battle ferocious creatures, and experience a Middle-earth adventure like no other. Your story will grow and become uniquely your own after each battle, until you stand before the ultimate architect of your downfall – the Black Hand of Sauron himself.

Saints Row: The Third (January 24)

The open world, crazy mayhem, action adventure series returns as you now find yourself trying to protect the Third Street Saints brand name (and its turf). Enter the Syndicate, a global criminal empire who doesn’t take kindly to someone else grabbing all the headlines and attention. Now they expect the Saints to pay tribute and fall in line; that ain’t gonna happen. Take back Steelport – and the Saints’ reputation — by any means necessary.

And, don’t forget that we also dropped Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 last week.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (January 10)

Take the epic battle to all new heights in 3v3 matches featuring fan-favorite characters from the Marvel and Capcom Universes. This definitive version includes all DLC and modes that made the original a staple in the fighting game genre.

You better get your game on with these gems before we hit you with our next game drop!  Crackdown 3 hits Xbox Game Pass on the day and date of its worldwide release on February 15, plus a bunch more are coming atcha in February and beyond.

Aaaaannnddd finally, ICYMI, the Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (D.I.C.E) Awards nominations include two Xbox Game Pass games: Forza Horizon 4 was nominated for Best Racing Game, and Sea of Thieves was nominated for Online Game of the Year. Congratulations to all D.I.C.E Award nominees, and fire up that console stat to experience Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves, if you haven’t already.

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With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, 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, join today and get your first month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, download the Xbox Game Pass app for Android and iOS and keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

*Source: Metacritic

Chris Charla, Senior Director of ID@Xbox, provides some details about the ID@Xbox Winter of Arcade.

More than a decade ago, the Xbox team introduced Xbox Live Summer of Arcade to showcase a series of incredibly independent games on Xbox 360 like Braid, Castle Crashers, LIMBO, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and more throughout the entire season. Summer of Arcade was an early precursor to the ID@Xbox program with a goal of introducing independent games and developers to Xbox players. ID@Xbox has been on an incredible ride ever since, as we’ve helped developers bring more than 1,000 independent titles to Xbox fans. Today, we’re excited to re-launch one of our favorite promos of the past with a new twist for ID@Xbox – Winter of Arcade!

To help celebrate the nine rad games we’re including in the program this year, fans will get a $5 gift card for each game they purchase through the Microsoft Store Online or Xbox, after the first one, up to a total of $40 if they buy all nine games! In addition to these great savings, we’re stoked to announce that ID@Xbox Winter of Arcade will also feature four super cool games that will or have launched day and date into Xbox Game Pass: Below, Ashen, Mutant Year Zero and Kingdom Two Crowns.

At Xbox, we strive to help our developers and players achieve more with services like Xbox Game Pass and programs like ID@Xbox Winter of Arcade. We’re excited to give fans the freedom to discover and play a rich and curated library of great games, while providing creators big and small another way to reach more players and expand their audiences.

Check out the featured titles below:

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – Available on Dec. 4, a legendary series returns with a grand new adventure! Enjoy a colorful action-adventure game made alongside Ryuichi Nishizawa, creator of the original Wonder Boy in Monster World series. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom borrows the best from the classic series to deliver a fresh, modern adventure with fun gameplay, memorable music and gorgeous hand drawn animations. 

Mutant Year Zero (Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One X Enhanced) – Available on Dec. 4, tactical adventure game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with story, exploration, stealth, and strategy. Take control of a team of Mutants navigating a post-human Earth. Created by a team including former HITMAN leads and the designer of PAYDAY.

Subnautica (Xbox One X Enhanced) – Available on Dec. 4, Subnautica is an underwater open world adventure game. Craft equipment, pilot submarines, and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes and cave systems.

Ashen (Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One X Enhanced) – Available starting Dec. 7, Ashen is an open world co-op action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. As you adventure through the realm of Ashen, you’ll occasionally encounter other players in a passive, co-operative multiplayer open world. It’s up to you to decide how to deal with them – fight together against evil, invite them into your party or simply ignore them.

Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek – Available on Dec. 7, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.

Kingdom Two Crowns (Xbox Game Pass) – Available on Dec. 11, in Kingdom Two Crowns, players must work in the brand-new solo or co-op campaign mode to build their kingdom and secure it from the threat of the Greed. Experience new technology, units, enemies, mounts, and secrets in the next evolution of the award-winning micro strategy franchise!

Desert Child – Available on Dec. 12, in Desert Child, you are a young and talented hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how you can scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one-way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix.

Below (Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One X Enhanced) – Available starting Dec. 14, Below is a procedural terrarium filled with life, mystery and death. Test your adventurer mettle against The Isle’s procedural subterranean labyrinths. Explore a large, interconnected underworld crawling with cunning wildlife, deadly traps and stalked by a shadowy presence. Survive the perils of The Depths and unearth what lies below… or die trying.

Donut County – Available on Dec. 18, Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole!

The ID@Xbox Winter of Arcade promo runs in in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Canada from Dec. 4 to Dec. 21 at Microsoft Store Online and Xbox One, so pick up these new titles through ID@Xbox before the end of the event. For more information on ID@Xbox Winter of Arcade including all offer details and eligibility check out Xbox.com.

Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more updates on awesome games coming from independent developers via ID@Xbox!

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!

Larry Hryb @majornelson

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 09 July 2018.

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

    

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Forza Motorsport 6 VIP* Add-On 75% DWG
Outbreak: The New Nightmare* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Song of the Deep* Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Monster Jam: Crush It* Xbox One Game 70% DWG
Has-Been Heroes* Xbox One Game 75% DWG
n Verlore Verstand* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Danger Zone* Xbox One X Enhanced 45% DWG
Future War: Reborn* Xbox One Game 40% DWG
The Council – Complete Season* Xbox One Game 25% DWG
The Council – Episode 1: The Mad Ones* Xbox One Game 25% DWG
The Council – Episode 2: Hide and Seek* Add-On 15% DWG
The Council – Season Pass* Add-On 30% DWG
Your Toy* Xbox One Game 40% DWG
DC Universe Online 1-Month Membership Add-On 25% Spotlight
DC Universe Online 3-Month Membership Add-On 25% Spotlight
DC Universe Online 12-Month Membership Add-On 33% Spotlight
500 Neverwinter Zen Add-On 15% Spotlight
1000 Neverwinter Zen Add-On 15% Spotlight
2000 Neverwinter Zen Add-On 20% Spotlight
5300 Neverwinter Zen Add-On 20% Spotlight
11000 Neverwinter Zen Add-On 25% Spotlight
23000 Neverwinter Zen Add-On 25% Spotlight
Star Trek Online: 500 Zen Add-On 15% Spotlight
Star Trek Online: 1000 Zen Add-On 15% Spotlight
Star Trek Online: 2000 Zen Add-On 20% Spotlight
Star Trek Online: 5300 Zen Add-On 20% Spotlight
Star Trek Online: 11000 Zen Add-On 25% Spotlight
Star Trek Online: 23000 Zen Add-On 25% Spotlight
Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Rocket League Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Esper Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Marauder Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Masamune Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Proteus Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Triton Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Vulcan Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Back to the Future Car Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Fast & Furious ’99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Hot Wheels Bone Shaker Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Hot Wheels Twin Mill III Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Fast & Furious ’70 Dodge Charger R/T Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Fast & Furious DLC Bundle Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – Aftershock Add-On 50% Spotlight
Rocket League – DC Super Heroes DLC Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
FIFA 18 Xbox One X Enhanced 67% Spotlight
FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Spotlight
FIFA 18 ICON Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Spotlight
Yoku’s Island Express Xbox One Game 25% Family Game Sale
A Hat in Time Xbox One Game 33% Family Game Sale
OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Xbox One Game 30% Family Game Sale
Slime Rancher Xbox One X Enhanced 40% Family Game Sale
Steven Universe: Save the Light Xbox One Game 30% Family Game Sale
Armello – Deluxe Bundle Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
MINIT Xbox One Game 25% Family Game Sale
I, Hope Xbox One Game 25% Family Game Sale
6180 the moon Xbox One Game 30% Family Game Sale
Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Bridge Constructor Xbox One Game 70% Family Game Sale
Claybook (Game Preview) Xbox One X Enhanced 33% Family Game Sale
Clouds & Sheep 2 Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Dynamite Fishing – World Games Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Embers of Mirrim Xbox One Game 60% Family Game Sale
Energy Cycle Xbox One Game 33% Family Game Sale
Guilt Battle Arena Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Family Game Sale
Ink Xbox One Game 70% Family Game Sale
Inside My Radio Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
KYURINAGA’S REVENGE Xbox One Game 60% Family Game Sale
Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered Xbox One Game 70% Family Game Sale
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Xbox One Game 60% Family Game Sale
Mages of Mystralia Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Momonga Pinball Adventures Xbox One Game 33% Family Game Sale
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Xbox One Game 75% Family Game Sale
One Eyed Kutkh Xbox One X Enhanced 33% Family Game Sale
Race The Sun Xbox One Game 70% Family Game Sale
Refunct Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Rento Fortune – Monolit Tycoon Xbox One Game 25% Family Game Sale
Samsara Xbox Play Anywhere 30% Family Game Sale
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Xbox One Game 70% Family Game Sale
Spheroids Xbox Play Anywhere 50% Family Game Sale
Spiral Splatter Xbox One X Enhanced 33% Family Game Sale
Star Balls Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Submerged Xbox One Game 80% Family Game Sale
Super Party Sports: Football Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Super Mega Baseball 2 Xbox One X Enhanced 25% Family Game Sale
Switch – Or Die Trying Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Tiles Xbox Play Anywhere 25% Family Game Sale
Toy Odyssey Xbox One Game 40% Family Game Sale
Tricky Towers Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Typoman Xbox One Game 67% Family Game Sale
Ultimate Chicken Horse Xbox One Game 30% Family Game Sale
Vertical Drop Heroes HD Xbox One Game 70% Family Game Sale
Vesta Xbox One Game 60% Family Game Sale
Where Are My Friends? Xbox One X Enhanced 40% Family Game Sale
Yasai Ninja Xbox One Game 50% Family Game Sale
Yooka-Laylee Xbox One Game 67% Family Game Sale
Naruto Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy Xbox One Game 30% Anime Sale
SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Deluxe Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Anime Sale
Attack on Titan Xbox One Game 40% Anime Sale
Mega Man Legacy Collection 1&2 Combo Pack Xbox One Game 50% Anime Sale
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Xbox One Game 75% Anime Sale
One Piece Burning Blood – Gold Edition Xbox One Game 75% Anime Sale
BLAZBLUE CHRONOPHANTASMA EXTEND Xbox One Game 50% Anime Sale
RWBY: Grimm Eclipse – Team JNPR Bundle Xbox One Game 50% Anime Sale
Mega Man Legacy Collection Xbox One Game 60% Anime Sale
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Xbox One Game 40% Anime Sale
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae Xbox One Game 60% Anime Sale
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Legacy Xbox One Game 50% Anime Sale
One Piece: Burning Blood Xbox One Game 75% Anime Sale
Raiden V Xbox One Game 60% Anime Sale
RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Xbox One Game 50% Anime Sale
SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Xbox One X Enhanced 30% Anime Sale
WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate Xbox One Game 50% Anime 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
Boom Boom Rocket* Backward Compatible 85% DWG
Monster Jam: Battlegrounds* Games On Demand 80% DWG
Dynasty Warriors 8 Games On Demand 50% Spotlight Sale
Mega Man 9 Backward Compatible 60% Spotlight Sale
Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires Games On Demand 80% Spotlight Sale
Dynasty Warriors 6 Games On Demand 75% Spotlight Sale
Dynasty Warriors 7 Games On Demand 75% Spotlight Sale
Mega Man 10 Backward Compatible 60% Spotlight Sale
Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Games On Demand 75% Spotlight Sale
Mega Man 10 Endless Attack Add-On 50% Spotlight Sale
Mega Man 9 Endless Attack Add-On 50% Spotlight 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.

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 22 January 2018.

These deals expired at 11:00 am UTC on Tuesday January 23rd 2018

    

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
NBA LIVE 18: The One Edition Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Grand Theft Auto V and Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack Bundle* Xbox One Game 40% DWG
L.A. Noire* Xbox One Game 25% DWG
Farming Simulator 15: Complete Edition* Xbox One Game 67% DWG
Slender: The Arrival* Xbox One Game 80% DWG
Spartan* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Defunct* Xbox Play Anywhere 30% DWG
Farming Simulator 15* Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Farming Simulator 15 – Official Expansion (Gold)* Add-On 33% DWG
Feral Fury * Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Grand Theft Auto V: Megalodon Shark Cash Card* Add-On 15% DWG
Grand Theft Auto V* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Grand Theft Auto V, Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack and Great White Shark Card Bundle* Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card* Xbox One Game 35% DWG
Grand Theft Auto V, Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack and Megalodon Shark Card Bundle* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Grand Theft Auto V, Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack and Whale Shark Card Bundle* Xbox One Game 45% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – Digital Deluxe Edition* Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – 10 Gold REQ Packs + 3 Free* Add-On 25% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – 15 Gold REQ Packs + 5 Free* Add-On 33% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – 34 Gold REQ Packs + 13 Free* Add-On 45% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – 7 Gold REQ Packs + 2 Free* Add-On 20% DWG
I, Zombie* Add-On 50% DWG
SwapQuest* Xbox One Game 30% DWG
Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest* Xbox One Game 30% DWG
What Remains of Edith Finch Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
INSIDE Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
The Long Dark Xbox Play Anywhere 40% Spotlight
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Tacoma Xbox Play Anywhere 50% Spotlight
AER – Memories of Old Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition Xbox One Game 80% Spotlight
Aritana and the Harpy’s Feather Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Azkend 2: The World Beneath Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Broken Age Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Chaos on Deponia Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
D/Generation HD Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Decay – The Mare Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
The Deer God Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Demetrios – The BIG Cynical Adventure Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Dex Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
DreamBreak Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
The Final Station Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Firewatch Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Her Majesty’s SPIFFING Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
Kholat Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Knee Deep Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
Knock-Knock Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
LIMBO Xbox One Game 80% Spotlight
Mages of Mystralia Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Metrico+ Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Monochroma Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Morphite Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Nevermind Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Planet of the Eyes Xbox One Game 35% Spotlight
Poi Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Rememoried Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
RiME Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
The Sexy Brutale Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Soda Drinker Pro Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Soul Axiom Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
Steven Universe: Save the Light Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
Stories of Bethem: Full Moon Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Submerged Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
SUPERHOT Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Teslagrad Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
The Fall Xbox One Game 80% Spotlight
The Little Acre Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Thimbleweed Park Xbox Play Anywhere 35% Spotlight
The Town of Light Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Trulon: The Shadow Engine Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
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Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief, shares some of the biggest moments in 2017 for Microsoft and the Xbox team.

During E3 this year, we showed the biggest and most diverse Xbox games lineup ever. Many of those games are coming in 2018, and as gamers we cannot wait to share them with fans. Among Microsoft Studios exclusives games are new IP like Sea of Thieves (launching March 20), deep gameplay in fan-favorite franchises like State of Decay 2, and the explosive return of a celebrated franchise to Xbox with Crackdown 3 – all releasing on Xbox One and PC. That’s in addition to all the great ID@Xbox and cross-platform games (more on that below), and as well as other unannounced surprises to come.

As we prepare to step into the new year, it’s a great time to reflect on our favorite gaming moments of 2017 on Xbox and PC. We released the world’s most powerful console Xbox One X with the largest games lineup in Xbox history, including more than 1,300 titles and over 220 exclusives. Among those were incredible 2017 releases from Microsoft Studios, third party publishers and innovative independent developers, with over 85 specifically enhanced to take advantage of the power of Xbox One X. We also offered new ways for gamers to access content, interact with spectators and participate in the game development process.

The excitement capped recently with The Game Awards, where Forza Motorsport 7 took home Best Sports/Racing Game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds won Best Multiplayer Game, and Cuphead snagged three awards, including Best Independent Game.

Join us as we look back at our top 10 games moments of 2017.

  1. The World’s Most Powerful Console Launches

Reception to Xbox One X has been incredible and we’re so grateful for our fans. One of the things we’ve enjoyed most is seeing how developers are taking advantage of the world’s most powerful console, with 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Dolby Atmos and other exciting features and improvements. Xbox One X truly is the best place to experience games with many enhanced games available and more adding support as we move into 2018.

  1. The Biggest PC Game of 2017 Comes Exclusively to Console on Xbox One

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds took the gaming world by storm in 2017. Over 25 million players experienced PUBG on PC and console fans got a shot at winning their own chicken dinners with its exclusive release on Xbox One as part of the Xbox Game Preview program last week. The reception from Xbox fans has been phenomenal with over one million copies sold in the first 48 hours alone. Through the Xbox Game Preview program, fans get to be a part of the development process, and PUBG on Xbox One will continually receive content updates including the new desert map, Miramar, optimizations, and more exciting stuff in the months ahead.

  1. Xbox Game Pass Opens up a New Way to Play

Launching Xbox Game Pass was a big moment for Xbox this year. Giving fans more options to diversify and expand their library of games, as well as discover new experiences has been important to us, which is what we set out to achieve with Xbox Game Pass. We have been excited by the amazing fan reaction and engagement with Xbox Game Pass, which gives unlimited access to over 100 great games on Xbox One.

  1. Xbox is the Best Place to Play Multi-Platform Games

This past year, we worked with fantastic publishers and developers across the industry to make Xbox the best place to play their games. Players responded by playing more than 1,870 third-party games for over 12 billion hours. The Xbox community demonstrated how Xbox Live is the fastest and most reliable gaming network by logging in more than 3.7 billion hours in multiplayer across games from our partners. This has inspired our partners to enhance over 80 Xbox One X games with any combination of benefits like faster loading times, higher resolution textures, HDR support or steadier framerates. We’re looking forward to a great 2018 full of new games and even more Enhanced games with our players and partners.

  1. Forza Motorsport 7 Sets a New Bar

Throughout the years, Turn 10 Studios has worked hard to push the award-winning Forza franchise to new heights, and the pinnacle (so far) was this year’s Forza Motorsport 7 – a game built from the ground up to showcase native 4K gaming at 60 frames per second on Xbox One X. It was an honor bringing the community the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing game ever made. In September alone, more than 7.9 million unique players raced in the Forza community. Next up is the Xbox One X Enhanced version of Forza Horizon 3 coming January 15, and we’ll have more exciting news in the months to come.

  1. Original Xbox Games Join Backward Compatibility Collection

One of the big highlights this year was bringing Original Xbox classics into the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games, and our community. In 2017, we added 136 Xbox 360, 13 Original Xbox and seven enhanced Xbox 360 titles, which helped contribute to the more than 400 titles available today and 740 million hours of Backward Compatible games played to-date.

  1. Independent Developers Drive Innovation

Every year, we look back at all the great games released by independent developers around the world, and 2017 was a banner year for great independent games. First off, we launched the Xbox Live Creators Program in August and it’s already flourishing with more than 100 games playable on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs today. And ID@Xbox continues to be the home for creativity, innovation, and just plain rad games. From console exclusive Cuphead to Thimbleweed ParkWhat Remains of Edith Finch to Aer, or Fortnite to Tacoma, and favorites like Ark, Smite, Warframe and Rocket League ID@Xbox has fast become a super relevant way for independent developers to bring their creations to the Xbox One and Windows 10 community. With Deep Rock Galactic, Battlerite, The Darwin Project, Black Desert, Full Metal Furies, Robocraft, Below and hundreds of others in the pipeline for 2018, 2017 may get a run for its money!

  1. Minecraft Becomes First Game Ever to Unify Players on PC, Mobile, and Console

2017 was a year focused on breaking down barriers for Minecraft. With the release of cross-device multiplayer in the Better Together Update, Mojang and the Minecraft team brought tens of millions of Minecraft players together on the game they love where they want, when they want and on the device they want. In 2018, Minecraft players can look forward to cross-device multiplayer on Nintendo Switch, a whole new world of under-the-sea adventures with the Update Aquatic, a spiffy new graphics engine powering the Super Duper Graphics Pack, and more.

  1. Mixer Unlocks New Interactive Streaming Experiences

For the Mixer team, 2017 was about community growth and innovation. We welcomed a ton of new streamers, expanded our existing communities and added new ones, and made huge investments in new features like 4-person Co-Streaming, Mixer HypeZone and our new mobile app for iOS and Android that make Mixer the best place to stream and watch for console, PC, and mobile gamers alike. Seeing communities, creators and game developers unite around new experiences on Mixer has been incredible – Telltale Games using “Crowd Play” enables the audience to control story decisions, for example, or developers using new means of interactivity in Minecraft, The Darwin Project, Death’s Door and more. 2018 will bring even more interactive games as well as new capabilities for streamers.

  1. Reinvesting in Age of Empires

Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the Age of Empires franchise with the community at gamescom this year was epic. We announced Age of Empires IV there, which has long been on many fan wish lists. Add that we are partnering with Relic Entertainment, one of the best RTS developers in the world, and there is a lot to look forward to with the storied PC franchise. It’s just the beginning, as Age of Empires: Definitive Edition launches early next year, and Definitive Editions of Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III are planned in the future.

  1. The SteamVR library comes to Windows Mixed Reality

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings mixed reality to your PC this holiday season, and along with it a catalog of over 2000 of the most popular VR games available with SteamVR. Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t require any external cameras or sensors, and set up in just minutes so you can enjoy the immersive action of the top VR games available today, along with all of the apps in the Microsoft Store.

On behalf of the entire Xbox team, thank you to all Xbox fans. You are what makes gaming on Xbox great and the motivation that drives our team. 2018 is going to be an amazing year, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out your own personal Xbox Year-in-Review to see how you gamed in 2017. Happy holidays!

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.