This Week on Xbox: June 1, 2018

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Games with Gold for June 2018
Welcome to another edition of Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360! This month on June 1, infiltrate and dispatch your enemies in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, then on June 16, control the power of the pantheon with the Smite Gold Bundle with content exclusive to Gold members. On Xbox 360 – and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility – we’ll have the classic racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and the brick-building action title LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues! All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer, free games,… Read more

Xbox Game Pass Has a Remarkable First Year Creating New Opportunities for Gamers and Developers
It’s been one year since we launched Xbox Game Pass, a monthly membership built for gamers. From the very outset, our goal with Xbox Game Pass has been to provide you with more value and choice by delivering a diverse library of games reflective of the long history of Xbox, as well as create new opportunities for our industry partners that make a positive impact. Thanks to you, this last year has been remarkable – we’ve been humbled by your enthusiasm and support. Over the last year, we’ve achieved several… Read more

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Xbox at E3 2018: Everything You Need to Know
With E3 less than two weeks away, we’ve got some new details on what Xbox has got going on for the biggest gaming event of the year! We’ll be kicking things off with our annual Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, which you can watch live beginning on Sunday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. During the briefing, you’ll have a chance to check out everything from in-depth looks at previously-announced games to trailers for our unannounced titles coming in 2018 and beyond. You can watch the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing live beginning at 1 p.m. PDT on June 10 on the official Xbox Channel on Mixer, or on the Mixer app for Xbox One and mobile. Viewers logged into Mixer will be eligible for a special MixPot full… Read more

Robocraft Infinity Big Boom Content Update Launching Soon on Xbox One
Hello, Xbox fans! Over 200,000 of you have played Robocraft Infinity since launch and our robot building and battling game will receive its biggest content update to date in the coming weeks. The Big Boom update is the culmination of all the feedback the lovely Xbox community has given us since launch and includes optimizations to make load times faster, improved network connectivity, and we’ve squashed lots of annoying bugs which should mean that the whole experience feels much more polished overall. Fans have also told us that they want more options when it comes to capturing… Read more

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The Force is Strong with Xbox Game Pass
Whether you prefer your Star Wars in the Old Republic, on the dark side, or small and plastic with a satisfying click, Xbox Game Pass has you covered as four amazing Star Wars games join the catalog today on June 1. Please welcome Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. Where will you begin? Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic A classic Star Wars role-playing game, Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic puts the player in the midst of the battle to save the Republic. As the last hope for the Jedi Order, your every move — from dialog choices to big plot decisions — puts you… Read more

Open-world, Pinball, Platforming Adventure Yoku’s Island Express Available Now on Xbox One
I’m super excited to finally – after almost five years of development – bring you Yoku’s Island Express to the Xbox One! For those of you that don’t know, Yoku’s Island Express is an open-world pinball platformer. You play as Yoku, a dung beetle postman who’s just arrived on Mokumana Island as the new postman. Using flippers and bumpers over an expansive world you pinball your way across the island, delivering the mail, and hopefully unravel the mystery with the ailing island god. We’re a small indie studio located in Stockholm, Sweden, and this is our first game together. From the very beginning, we wanted to make something that felt innovative and radically… Read more

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Embark on an Adventure in Moonlighter, Available Now on Xbox One
Moonlighter is the story of Will, a humble shopkeeper that dreams of being a hero, just like the customer visiting his shops. For us this was always a story very close to our hearts since, as game developers, we started working for other people. We developed games that were not based on our own ideas but, secretly, we always dreamt of developing our own worlds, telling our own stories. Just like Will, we dreamt of being heroic indie developers, while we humbly developed the games of others, to make a living. It all started with this idea about playing as the (always ready!) shopkeeper of your typical JRPG and, from there, it evolved into something that got inspirations from… Read more

Xbox One Storytellers: Big Bad Wolf on The Council
It’s hard to match the narrative scope and immersive experience that a compelling story-driven game has over other storytelling mediums, allowing players not only to fall into the world of a well-crafted story but to experience it firsthand. These types of games can empower someone with a new perspective or let us live a double-life as a superhero. Narrative-driven games allow us to become someone we’re not, which is perhaps the biggest reason we enjoy these experiences. Now, with the power of Xbox One X, creators can bring us even closer to their vision. With our Xbox One Storytellers… Read more

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Now Available on Xbox One
Celebrate the last 30 years of Street Fighter with Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, now available on Xbox One! We’re honored to bring this collection to you, which contains three decades worth of history, music, and world-famous characters that changed the fighting game genre. The 12 titles included in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection are Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. All 12… Read more

Get State of Decay 2 or Red Dead Redemption with Your Purchase of Xbox One X for a Limited Time
Starting now, we’ve got two weeks of Xbox One X deals to kick off your 4K Ultra HD summer gaming with State of Decay 2 and Red Dead Redemption. From May 27 through June 2, you’ll get a copy of State of Decay 2 with your Xbox One X purchase. And from June 3 through June 9, you’ll get a copy of Red Dead Redemption with your Xbox One X purchase. State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, where it’s up to you to decide how to survive in an open, post-apocalyptic world. Play State of… Read more

Discover The Giant Megalodon Shark In Sea of Thieves – The Hungering Deep, Available Now
Last month, we shared our plans for how we intend to build on the core Sea of Thieves experience by regularly adding new content. We’re delighted to announce that the first of our three summer updates – The Hungering Deep – is now live and available to all Sea of Thieves players at no additional cost. While we’ve released patches for Sea of Thieves every week from launch to address the top community feedback points, this update is a little different. Not only does it feature a range of permanent new content including a fearsome new AI threat, new items and cosmetics, it also marks the first time we’ve run a time-limited campaign. Running for two weeks, The Hungering Deep… Read more

Birdcakes Available Now for Xbox One
Hello everyone! Greetings from Green Lava Studios. Located in lovely, sunny Costa Rica, we’ve been making games for about eight years now and with Birdcakes, we celebrate our second game on the Xbox One, along with Fenix Furia! It’s been a long, winding road for us, but hey! We made it! We started looking to create games for companies and dreamt to be able to create our own IP in the future. Now, we do whatever we want really, as long as it’s fun and entertaining for us and the end user. We’re proud to welcome Pancake and Cherry, the protagonists of Birdcakes, into our Green Lava Family, and for gamers to see! Birdcakes, like the name implies, is all about cupcakes that can… Read more


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