Xbox Ultimate Game Sale
Xbox Ultimate Game Sale expected to run from July 5 to July 11.Twitter/majornelson

Microsoft's Major Nelson aka Larry Hryb, the director of programming, confirmed and announced an upcoming event in its calendar, summer 2016's Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, following rumours, which have turned out to be true.

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is an annual sales event from Microsoft that offers Xbox owners with discounts ranging from 40 to 60 percent and featuring several big video games for players to buy, including the likes of "FIFA 16" and "GTA 5."

Hyrb, revealed in a teaser video that the Ultimate Game Sale would begin on July 5 and would run until July 11. It said that by July 3, all the deals would be announced.

The trailer said that there would be over 250 deals in the Xbox sale that it would offer. It further mentioned that players who were subscribers to Xbox Gold would end up saving 10 percent more than the rest who do not subscribe to it.

He further teased a list of likely games available for discounted sale:

  • "Tom Clancy's The Division"
  • "Dark Souls 3"
  • "FIFA 16"
  • "GTA 5"
  • "DOOM"
  • "Mirror's Edge Catalyst"
  • "Battleborn"
  • "Quantum Break"
  • "Ark: Survival Evolved"
  • "Halo 5"
  • "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3"

Apart from the ones above, it also included video games, like the ones below in its "Wild Worlds" section:

  • "Just Cause 3"
  • "Fallout 4"
  • "Star Wars Battlefront"
  • "Assassin's Creed Syndicate"
  • "Far Cry Primal"
  • "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt"

The 'Xbox Hits' section included the following games:

  • "The Witcher 2"
  • "Left 4 Dead 2"
  • "South Park: The Stick of Truth"
  • "Star Wars: The Force Unleashes"
  • "Deus Ex: Human Revolution"
  • "Saints Row IV"

Previously, trusted industry insider and Twitter user Ekim had revealed some information about the upcoming sale from Microsoft.

"Xbox Sale contains a lot of new AAA titles. Discounts are on the Steam Summer Sale level for most of them. Some even cheaper with Gold," he had previously said in a tweet.

He had posted a list of games that are likely to feature in Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Summer 2016:

  • "Dragon Ball Xenoverse"
  • "DmC 4" (Xbox One)
  • "Rise of the Tomb Raider" (around $30)
  • "Mirror's Edge Catalyst" $35.99 (with Gold)
  • "Metro: Redux Bundle" $7.50
  • "The Division"
  • "Dark Souls 3"
  • "DOOM" (over $35.99)
  • "GTA V" ($35.99)
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