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New Xbox One releases (August 24-28, 2020)

Madden NFL 21 and Wasteland 3 lead a busy week of new game releases on Xbox One.

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Madden NFL 21 and Wasteland 3 lead a busy week of new video game releases on Xbox One.

Madden NFL 21 comes to Xbox One with a shopping list of new features, including a new Skill Stick that links together skill move combos, and over 50 new Superstar and X-Factor abilities. (I’m sure all that makes sense to someone out there.)

To be honest, I’m more at home noodling around on the alternate 1990s internet featured in Hypnospace Outlaw. Tendershoot’s satire is probably a better fit for PC for obvious reasons, but if you don’t have that option, don’t pass up the opportunity to play one of the cleverest and funniest games released in recent years.

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I expect laughs will be in short supply in Wasteland 3, the long-awaited RPG sequel from Brian Fargo and inXile Entertainment. This time the action moves to post-apocalyptic Colorado, but its the addition of a new dialogue system and co-op multiplayer that has fans excited.

Other new Xbox One releases include No Straight Roads, Windbound, and the deluxe edition of Project Cars 3.

Each new game can be purchased from the Xbox One digital games store or the Microsoft web store. We’ll keep this post updated throughout the week with any late additions.

New Xbox One releases: August 24-28, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020

  • No games. Eat a pie!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • No Straight Roads
  • Street Power Soccer

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • The Suicide of Rachel Foster

Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • Giraffe and Annika
  • Hypnospace Outlaw
  • Skyhill: Black Mist
  • Tell Me Why

Friday, August 28, 2020

  • Double Kick Heroes
  • Hexagroove: Tactical DJ
  • Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars
  • Liege Dragon
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Nexomon: Extinction
  • Project Cars 3
  • Road to Guandong
  • Wasteland 3
  • Windbound

Read about this week’s new PlayStation 4 and PS VR releases.


Head over to the Thumbsticks new releases page for the latest games. You can also follow the team via Flipboard, Facebook, Google News, and Twitter.

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