Xbox's Summer Spotlight event kicks off with focus on new digital games

Microsoft has officially kicked off its annual Summer Spotlight event, which will highlight more than 30 new games in all. Set to run through September 4, the event will bring attention to new releases on a weekly basis for the next 6 weeks.

For this inaugural week, Microsoft is calling out (opens in new tab) the likes of Gigantic, Fortnite, and What Remains of Edith Finch. Here's a look at what's new:

Other games set to arrive in the coming weeks include The Long Dark, Aven Colony, Sonic Mania, and many more. Microsoft is also using the Summer Spotlight event to dish out 4,000 reward credits for anyone who spends $40 on spotlighted content over the course of the 6 weeks.

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  • Thought this was a sale at first. The green BG on the video thumbnail is the same one they use for sales
  • Got me too. thought i might spend some money to get the 4k rewards points along with some new games. I kind of want the long dark just for starters.
  • Haha, I live in Australia and it says "Winter Spotlight" on my Xbox.