Start your engines, prepare your Rocket Boosts, and don’t forget to bring your friends. Rocket League, the hit sports/action hybrid and recipient of more than 150 Game of the Year nominations, will be available for free this weekend to Xbox Live Gold members who will have access to the full game during the Free Play Days period.

The Free Play Days event begins Wednesday, July 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Monday, July 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install the game here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One! The game is also currently available for purchase at a discount so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.

  • Rocket League ($19.99 MSRP) at 50% off: $10.00

Hit the Rocket League pitch by yourself in 1v1 Duels, or invite friends and play 2v2, 3v3, or the chaotic 4v4 mode. There’s also Hoops Mode for basketball fans, Snow Day that combines Rocket League and hockey, and the zany Drop Shot and Rumble modes. All playlists can be played against online opponents or locally for couch co-op fun.

Also live right now is the totally tubular ’80s-themed in-game event, Radical Summer. Earn Cassettes from playing Online Matches, which can be redeemed for unique in-game items inspired by ’80s pop culture. Jump into Casual, Competitive, or Extra modes to earn Cassettes, or try out the new limited-time mode, Spike Rush.

Players will also earn items from Rocket Pass 3, Rocket League‘s timed progression system. Earn XP from Online Matches and by completing Weekly Challenges to earn in-game items that can only be found in this Rocket Pass. Progress through Rocket Pass for free or upgrade to Rocket Pass Premium to expand your item collection even further.

Any items that are earned during the Free Play Days event will carry over to the full game if you decide to purchase Rocket League during or following the event. Rocket League is also included with Xbox Game Pass. If you’re picking the game up for the first time, you’ll be on your way to unlocking the hundreds of in-game items. Make your Battle-Car your own with trillions of customization combinations.

Earlier today Inside Xbox Episode 5 aired, continuing to pull back the curtain on Team Xbox to celebrate our games, features, and fans. This episode was full of closer looks at some big upcoming games, including No Man’s Sky, We Happy Few, and Earthfall, as well as the announcement of a huge addition to Xbox Game Pass. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at some of the biggest news coming out of this month’s episode of Inside Xbox.

Rocket League and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 are Coming to Xbox Game Pass

The Xbox Game Pass catalog continues to grow this week, thanks to the addition of a couple of awesome titles. First up, the much-loved Rocket League, which blends elements of soccer, racing, and demolition derbies together to create a wonderful whole, hits Xbox Game Pass today. Then, tomorrow, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 brings its mix of over-the-top gore and first-person hacking and slashing to the service.

The Sport White Special Edition Xbox One Controller

Featuring beautiful, clean lines and a snazzy design, the latest addition to the Xbox One controller family is a looker. Inspired by sports and sneakers, the Sport White’s got mint green accents and grey and silver patterns to go along with its fresh white design. If you’re a sneaker head, you’ll definitely want one of these. You can snag this sporty beauty at the Microsoft Store and other retailers beginning July 31st in the U.S. and Canada, and then worldwide on August 7th.

A Closer Look at No Man’s Sky

The highly-anticipated space exploration game No Man’s Sky is hitting Xbox One on July 24, so we had Hello Games founder Sean Murray on to share a bit about how excited the team is to be bringing the game to our consoles. He also showed a new video created by the team that breaks down 11 new features, from freighters to alien sidekicks, added to the game since its initial launch, all of which will be available when the game launches on Xbox One.

We Happy Few Adds a Story Mode

The Inside Xbox team was joined by Guillaume Provost from Compulsion Games, the latest studio to join the Microsoft Studios family. Guillaume showed off We Happy Few’s new story mode for the first time, sharing that you’ll be able to see events in the game from multiple perspectives as you play. This is going to be one wild ride, and we can’t wait to see more when the game releases in August.

Surviving an Alien Invasion in Earthfall

Coming to join us from their studio just up the road in Bellevue, the team from developer Holospark gave us a closer look at the upcoming game Earthfall, which releases this coming Friday, July 13. Earthfall is a four-player co-op shooter that tasks players with surviving an alien invasion, and it looks like a blast. Even better, the guys announced that all maps and additions to the game will be absolutely free to anyone who purchases it. There will also be Mixer integration, so save up that Spark to help your friends!

Seasons Change in Forza Horizon 4

To close out the show, the team was joined by some familiar faces from Playground Games, who came on to give fans a closer at this highly-anticipated (and absolutely gorgeous) Xbox One racing game. This segment lead into a special live-stream on mixer.com/forzamotorsport , where the team at Playground Games highlighted the summer season, including interviews with the team and community Q&A.

Thanks to everyone who tuned in! We hope you enjoyed the show and we can’t wait to tell you all about next month’s episode in a few weeks.

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Scott Rudi, Game Director on Rocket League, discusses Rocket League coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Greetings, Xbox fans! It’s my pleasure to announce Rocket League is joining Xbox Game Pass today!

For those of you who haven’t seen Rocket League in action yet, imagine combining soccer with driving and then add some rocket boosters. You choose from a variety of customizable vehicles and then compete in the highest tiers of ranked play online, or just goof around with your friends — however you want to play. And when we say customizable vehicles, we mean it! There is an incredible amount of ways you can customize your car using a variety of toppers, flags, decals, boosts, and more!

Rocket League Screenshot

For the players out there who are already a part of our dedicated and passionate community, thank you for continuing to make Rocket League a great multiplayer experience on Xbox One. As part of Xbox Game Pass, our current players can purchase our DLC for a discounted price, so now’s the best time to get the Rocket League DLC cars you’ve been waiting on.

I’ve been making games for over 20 years on many platforms and across many genres, and I can tell you that Rocket League is something special. The game captures the magic that got me playing video games in the first place when I was a kid — Rocket League is all about the fun! It’s fantastic to work with an incredible team of developers here at Psyonix, who love the game and pour their hearts into it every day.

Rocket League Screenshot

We’re very excited to welcome all new players joining through their Xbox Game Pass membership and would love to hear from all of you as you play! Let us know what you think about the game on our official Twitter channel.

Xbox is inviting all Xbox Live members without a Gold membership to play online with friends for free during our Multiplayer All-Access event from February 16-19 on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

This is a great opportunity for players across both consoles to experience one of the most-important benefits of Xbox Live Gold membership: network reliability. When it comes to multiplayer gaming, performance is everything. Log in now to play your favorite games on a network that delivers as well as you do.

Play Rocket League and NBA 2K17 Free for Limited Time

Speaking of delivering, how about two free Xbox One games to play with your friends during this event? Not a problem. All Xbox Live members will have free access to play Rocket League and NBA 2K17 for a limited time, from now through February 19. Log in now to join the fun!

Get these games on your Xbox One console (via Home or Gold Members Area).

Plus, to continue playing these epic games, you can save up to 45% on NBA 2K17 until February 20th, and Gold members can save 20% on Rocket League through February 19th.

Game with Stallion83, Owner of the Highest Gamerscore in the World.

To further celebrate this event, we’ll throw in two events where you can Game with Stallion83, who holds the highest Gamerscore in the world. First up is Rocket League on Thursday, February 16 with high-flying cars and amazing stunts. Next, you can warm up for the NBA All-Star Game by joining Stallion83 in NBA 2K17 on Friday February 17.

This is a display of skill you do not want to miss:

Rocket League, Hosted by Stallion83 and the Xbox Team

  • Thursday, February 16 at 1PM PST

NBA 2K17, Hosted by Stallion83 and the Xbox Team

  • Friday, February 17 at 2PM PST

Stallion83 and the Xbox team will be taking your questions live on Beam and Twitch during the event.

These offers* are only available from February 16-19, so log on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 now to get in on the action. More info at www.xbox.com/live/multiplayer-all-access.

*Rocket League and NBA 2K17 limited time unlock is only available on Xbox One.

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For the first time ever all Xbox Live members without a Gold membership can play online with friends for FREE during Free Multiplayer Weekend on BOTH Xbox One and Xbox 360.

This is one of the major benefits of Xbox Live Gold, so log onto your Xbox and play your favorite games online with friends and other players around the world for free.

If you need a new game to kick off the party, you can try Rocket League for free from June 9-12.

For more information about the Free Multiplayer Weekend, check out the Xbox website.

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Game Description: Soccer meets driving once again in the award-winning, physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars! Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score amazing aerial goals and pull off incredible, game-changing saves! The Xbox One version of Rocket League includes all “Game of the Year Edition” content plus 2 Xbox One Exclusives – The Halo “HogSticker,” an alternate version of the Warthog, and the Gears of War “Armadillo”.

Purchase Rocket League for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Also available is the Rocket League – Back to the Future Car Pack, featuring the DeLorean Time Machine.

Product Info:
Developer: Psyonix
Publisher: Psyonix
Website: Rocket League
Twitter: @PsyonixStudios / @RocketLeague

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Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 2/17/2016. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM PST / 3:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

Soccer meets driving once again in the award-winning, physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars! Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score amazing aerial goals and pull off incredible, game-changing saves!

The Xbox One version of Rocket League includes: All “Game of the Year Edition” content, which packs every item from the previously-released DLC Packs, “Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars,” and “Chaos Run” into a single package + 2 Xbox One Exclusives (The Halo “HogSticker,” an alternate version of the Warthog, and the Gears of War “Armadillo”).

Rocket League, the award winning soccer-meets-driving sensation from Psyonix is coming to Xbox One this February!

Announced earlier this evening at The Game Awards 2015, Rocket League is currently one of the hottest titles on the PC and soon Xbox One gamers will be able to enjoy all of the same features, upgrades, and content found in the PC version, plus several significant additions including two Xbox One-exclusive Battle-Cars.

HogSticker – an alternate version of the Warthog from the Halo universe.

Armadillo – based on the the Armadillo from the Gears of War series.

For more information about Rocket League, check out the official website.