It did not happen without earthquake. Microsoft has not announced any new game that goes to Xbox One or Windows 10. The company has shown that it is concerned about its community, constantly improving the services and already issued exclusive titles. And most importantly – Obsidian and eXile were officially part of Microsoft.
Microsoft brought the most important Xbox faces to X018, including Phil Spencer and Larry Hryb. Unfortunately, along with important personalities, the important announcements of new games did not go hand in hand. X018 was closer to the pre-Christmas advertising catalog than to the revolutionary conference. It's a shame, because in the past it was during X0 Microsoft that announced games like Fable or Halo 2. I had an appetite for more.
Microsoft finalized the purchase of Obsidian Entertainment and InXile Entertainment.
Obsidian's purchase of Microsoft is a surprising story. A few years ago, both entities jumped to the throat. It was the creators of the Xbox that greatly contributed to the fact that Fallout New Vegas's responsible development studio was on the brink of bankruptcy. Now producers of hits like KOTOR 2, South Park: Kijek Prawdy or Neverwinter Nights 2 will create for Spencer. I wonder if Obsidian will produce an exclusive Xbox One game, or focus on the initial title of the next generation of equipment.
The second acquisition of Microsoft is InXile Entertainment. This study is also specialized in cRPG games, taking into account such productions as Torment: Numenera Tides, The Bard's Tale or Wasteland 2. InXile was founded by Brian Fargo, the first Fallout producer. I wonder what role this company will play. Do you get your own title for your implementation or support for Obsidian with a really big and ambitious project?
After the latest purchases, Microsoft Studios includes: 343 Industries (Halo), The Coalition (Gears of War), Turn 10 (Forza Motorsport), Rare (Sea of Thieves), Mojang (Minecraft), The Initiative (new study) , Undead Labs, Recreation Games (Forza Horizon), Ninja Theory (Hellblade), Compulsive Games (We Happy Few), InXile Entertainment (Bard's Tale) and Obsidian Entertainment (KOTOR2).
GamePass for one month for PLN 1, 16 new games will go to the catalog.
Seeing the X018 conference it was difficult not to have the impression that Game Pass is the main protagonist of the program. The subscription service gives the subscriber a temporary access to the gaming catalog, including the latest versions of Microsoft such as Forza Horizon 4 or Decline Status 2. Now the Game Pass for new customers costs only PLN 1 during the first month. It is a good opportunity to try this service and know its capabilities.
The game pass will be extended with new titles. The rental store has just been enriched by the Pirate Sea of Thieves. On November 12, PUBG will land there. In December, Game Pass will include Hellblade very successful: Senua's Sacrifice, Kingdom: Two Crowns and Ori and Blind Forest. Curiously, the next games Crackdown 3 and Ori and Will of the Wisps will expand the offer of Xbox Pass so early in its releases.
Finally, good news for Xbox fans with iPhones in your pocket. The official Xbox Game Pass app has appeared on the App Store. The program was only available exclusively on Android. Through it, you can request a startup console to download remote games. The application also informs about new titles in the Game Pass directory.
DLC and Microsoft game updates have already been released.
Microsoft has shown that games in the years ahead of Xbox are waiting. The capital Forza Horizon 4 will receive ten new Gymkhany brand cars, as well as an island with extreme weather conditions. A new PvP mode called Arena will be added to Sea of Thieves. The wildlife of Minecraft will be enriched with pandas and cats, while new weapons, gadgets and abilities will reach the state from Decay 2. The most interesting is the crossbow, which will not attract the attention of the enemies.
When it comes to new games, Microsoft introduced the multiplayer game on Crackdown 3. This will be enhanced by the power of Azure cloud computing. Because of this, the destructive multiplayer should look exactly the same on PC, Xbox One and Xbox One X. On Crackdown 3 we will play on January 15, 2018. You can buy the game in the digital box and in addition to renting it on the subscription Game Pass.
Mouse and keyboard at Fortnite on Xbox One
Microsoft announced that games will be the first to allow the mouse and keyboard connected to the console. The most important title of this collection is undoubtedly Fortnite. Curiously, Xbox players with a mouse and keyboard will be connected to rivals on PC, and not on consoles. A great decision. The list of the first games using the mouse and the keyboard on the Xbox is as follows:
- Bomber Crew
- Children of Death
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Minion Master
- person with several jobs
- Strange brigade
- Vermintide 2
- War Thunder
- Defense X-Morph
It is up to the individual developers to decide whether to support the mouse and the keyboard to play on the Xbox One. Microsoft does not offer support for universal mouse and keyboard for all use in any game that runs on the Xbox.
Did you have Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360? You also have it on Xbox One
Finally, it's worth mentioning a bow for jRPG supporters. Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: the Final Fantasy XIII games have been added to the compatibility catalog backwards. If you bought one of these titles on Xbox 360, you can now run it on the latest Microsoft console. Of course, as long as you still have a disc with the game in the box version.