Xbox One releases for the week of June 27, 2016

This week is a big one for Xbox One releases, with a number of highly anticipated titles launching over the next seven days. Starting off the week we see the release of LEGO's latest Star Wars title, and Focus Home Interactive's action-RPG, The Technomancer. This Tuesday also marks the console launch of survival horror title, 7 Days to Die, which has gained a large following on the PC.

Playdead's INSIDE also launches exclusively on the Xbox One, marking the studio's first title since the critically acclaimed release of Limbo. For those on a tighter budget, Hawken makes its way to the Xbox One on Friday, promising to deliver fast-paced mech-on-mech action in a Free to Play package.

Tuesday, June 28

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Price: $59.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure

The Force is strong with this one… The No. 1 LEGO® videogame franchise triumphantly returns with a fun-filled, humorous journey through the new Star Wars adventure. Play as all of the characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma. In LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™, relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in way that only LEGO can offer.

The Technomancer

Price: $59.99 (10% off with pre-order) // Genre: Role Playing

The Technomancer takes you to Mars, where you live as a mage-warrior. You're capable of harnessing destructive electrical powers amplified by cybernetic implants. Feared and respected by all, you are on the verge of completing your initiation rite to become a fully-fledged Technomancer. This action-RPG offers four different combat skill trees focusing on three distinct fighting styles, as well as the potent electrical powers.

7 Days to Die

Price: $29.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure

Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide.

Resident Evil 5

Price: $19.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure

One of the most popular Resident Evil titles comes to Xbox One in full 1080p HD with an increased frame rate. Featuring single-player and co-op modes and a dramatic storyline, this fully-loaded release includes all previously released DLC (Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape story expansions, Versus mode, extra figures and 4 costumes), and the previously PC-exclusive No Mercy mode, as well as the new mode "The Mercenaries United" which combines the two fan-favorite modes, The Mercenaries and The Mercenaries Reunion for an even more intense experience.

Wednesday, June 29


Price: $19.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

Lost Sea

Price: $14.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure/Platformer

After a freak storm over the Atlantic, you find yourself stranded on the shores of a mysterious island. Do you have what it takes to escape the Lost Sea? Lost Sea is an action-adventure game set inside the Bermuda Triangle. Recruit a crew of survivors who can help you explore the hazardous islands as you hunt for the artifacts needed to navigate the Lost Sea.

Friday, July 1


Price: Free to Play // Genre: Shooter

War is a Machine. Pilot hulking death machines and use massive weaponry to destroy your foes in fast-paced FPS gameplay. HAWKEN is a multiplayer first-person shooter that places you inside a mechanized war machine on the battlefield of a dystopian world. With tactical, fast-paced gameplay in customizable and upgradable mechs across multiple competitive modes, HAWKEN is explosively fun.

Ethan: Meteor Hunter

Price: Unavailable // Genre: Platformer, Puzzle & Trivia

Freeze time and manipulate the world with endless possibilities: build the solution YOU want where nothing is scripted and levels can be solved in multiple ways. When Super Meat Boy meets Braid, you may die repeatedly and enjoy it! With its unique blend of precision platforming and time-stopping physics-based puzzles, feel like a hero when you succeed!

Looking forward

Following a packed week of Xbox One releases, next week's offering will give a majority of gamers a chance to work through their backlog of unplayed titles. For those who are yet to pick up automotive-soccer title Rocket League, a collector's edition of the game will be hitting retail chains next week. Carmageddon: Max Damage will also be releasing on Xbox One, promising adrenaline-fueled vehicular carnage. So if you love smashing stuff with cars, next week is the week for you.

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

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.