KEY POINTS

  • Xbox Summer Spotlight 2021 runs from July 27 to Sept. 6
  • Fans can check out the full list of participating games on Xbox's website
  • Xbox offers weekly updates on its official Twitch channel

Xbox Summer Spotlight 2021 has officially started and it promises to offer a ton of new digital games every week in the next six weeks.

This year's Xbox Summer Spotlight, which kicked off on July 27 and will run until Sept. 6, is the biggest that Microsoft has ever had since the promo was first launched seven years ago. More than 75 games are joining Xbox's already expansive game catalog.

On top of that, fans get a chance to win exciting prizes when they participate in the gaming festivities for the duration of the promo period. In a blog post, Xbox said the Microsoft Rewards and Gift Card combo was so popular in 2020 that the company decided to bring back the offer for customers purchasing Summer Spotlight games and Microsoft Movies & TV selections. 

Summer Spotlight 2021 Play over 75 new games this summer and check out some great Movies & TV on Xbox! Photo: YouTube Screenshot/Xbox YouTube Channel

By spending $50 on games included in the promo, customers get 5,000 Microsoft Rewards points and a $5 gift card. Interestingly, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get a better deal. Instead of $5, they receive a $10 gift card when they meet the minimum purchase required.

According to Xbox, it streams the latest Summer Spotlight games on its Twitch Channel every Wednesday, between 2 p.m. ET and 3:30 p.m. ET. Those who tune in also get a chance to win a code of the games offered for that particular week.

Fans can also follow Major Nelson on Twitter to receive weekly updates and learn about special giveaways. They can get a chance to win a token for every Summer Spotlight game.

Xbox also shared some of the games currently included in the Summer Spotlight 2021, as well as those participating in the promo soon. Titles include "Hades," "Twelve Minutes," "The Forgotten City" and "Aliens: Fireteam Elite." Other games to look out for include "Death Door" and "The Ascent." 

To get the full list of participating games, fans can check them out on the gaming console maker's official site.

"This is just a small taste of all the great games releasing this summer. There will be new games every week so be sure to check the Microsoft Store every Tuesday to discover all the new games to play," Xbox said in its blog post.