Xbox One releases for the week of July 4, 2016

The month of July is finally upon us, following a hectic few weeks packed with triple-A releases, indie gems, and E3 announcements. While the later half of the July marks the release of some highly anticipated titles, this month commences with a relatively dry line-up. Starting off this week is the physical re-release of automotive-soccer title, Rocket League, which comes bundled with exclusive goodies and in-game bonuses. Continuing the trend of car misuse, Carmageddon: Max Damage also races onto the Xbox One this Friday, promising intense vehicular battles across a range of arenas.

Tuesday, July 5

Rocket League: Collector's Edition

Price: $29.99 // Genre: Sports & Recreation

Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based sequel to the beloved arena classic, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars! A futuristic Sports-Action game, Rocket League, equips players with booster-rigged vehicles that can be crashed into balls for incredible goals or epic saves across multiple, highly-detailed arenas. (Bonuses with Collector's Edition include: Chaos Run DLC Pack, Supersonic DLC Pack, Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack, Limited Art Print, Plus 4 All-New Vehicles)

Friday, July 8

Carmageddon: Max Damage

Price: $39.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure, Racing & Flying

Carmageddon: Max Damage is the driving sensation where your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of mad cars. Select from over 30 metal mangling vehicles designed for the job in hand; wrecking opponents, chasing down pedestrians and causing maximum chaos!


Price: $19.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure, Platformer, Role Playing

Discover the truth behind an enigmatic AI striving to reach the Singularity, a theoretical "event horizon" in which artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and all bets about the future will be off. How will you play your part in the story? Explore the futuristic city of Harbor Prime and meet its many inhabitants, answer the challenges the city has to offer, roam the neon-lit streets, and augment your character with skills and implants.

Looking forward

Next week's line-up largely consists of smaller indie titles, including Insomniac Games' highly-anticipated Metroidvania title, Song of the Deep. The official Ghostbusters game also hits store shelves next Tuesday, coinciding with the release of the latest movie in the United States.

What games are you looking forward to playing? Make sure to let us know in the comments!

This list has been complied from Xbox Store listings ahead of the week, alongside any other notable releases.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.