Big Xbox One Game Sale Starts Soon [Update]
Microsoft's "Ultimate Game Sale" returns this week, apparently.
Update: The Ultimate Game Sale has begun, going live earlier than expected. That simply means you can begin picking up hundreds of games at a discount--they're even cheaper if you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. Xbox Live Gold itself is also on sale for a very nice price. The original story follows.
In the market for some new Xbox games? A big sale is coming up soon, it seems. A post on the Xbox website reveals that Microsoft is bringing back its "Ultimate Game Sale" this week. It'll run July 19 through July 30, according to the post. [Update: Major Nelson has shared additional details and formally announced the sale. It will bring discounts of up to 65% on more than 700 games--presumably across Xbox One and Xbox 360--with Xbox Live Gold members able to save an extra 10%. This all begins on July 19 at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET / 7:01 AM GMT. PC gamers may also benefit, thanks to Play Anywhere support in certain digital Xbox games.]
Microsoft hasn't actually announced the sale yet, as it was only referenced as part of a sweepstakes event called the "Ultimate Dopplegamer Sweepstakes." As part of this, you can dress up like an Xbox character for a chance to win a trip to PAX West in Seattle.
Last year's Ultimate Game Sale, which also ran during July, offered discounts on more than 300 titles, though there is no word on how this year's sale will compare. If it does indeed begin on July 19, we expect to learn a lot more about it very soon.
While you wait for that sale to begin, you can take advantage of this week's regular weekly deals. The Fortnite founder's pack, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Okami HD, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse are all on sale this week--here's a rundown of all the weekly deals.