It did not happen without earthquake. Microsoft has not announced any new game that comes to Xbox One or Windows 10. The company showed that it cares about its community, constantly improving services and has already issued exclusive titles. And most importantly – Obsidian and eXile officially became part of Microsoft.
Microsoft brought Xbox's most important faces to the X018 party, including Phil Spencer and Larry Hryb. Unfortunately, along with important personalities, important notifications about new games did not go hand in hand. X018 was closer to the advertising directory before Christmas than the groundbreaking conference. It's too bad, because in the past, it was under X0 Microsoft that he announced games like Fable or Halo 2. I had an appetite for more.
Microsoft has completed the acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment and InXile Entertainment.
The purchase of Obsidian by Microsoft is a wonderful story. A few years ago, both of these devices jumped to their throats. It was the creators of the Xbox that greatly contributed to the development studio responsible for Fallout New Vegas on the verge of bankruptcy. Now, manufacturers of such hits as KOTOR 2, South Park: Kijek Prawdy or Neverwinter Nights 2 will create for Spencer. I wonder if Obsidian will produce an exclusive game for the Xbox One, or maybe he will focus on the starting title of next-generation equipment.
Microsoft's second acquisition is InXile Entertainment. This studio is also specialized in cRPG games, which has such productions as Torment: Tides of Numenera, The Bard's Tale or Wasteland 2. InXile was founded by Brian Fargo, producer of the first Fallout. I wonder what role this company should play. Get your own title for implementation, or will it support Obsidian with a really big, really ambitious project?
After the latest purchases include Microsoft Studios: 343 Industries (Halo), The Coalition (Gears of War), Turn 10 (Forza Motorsport), Rare (Sea of Thieves), Mojang (Minecraft), Initiative (New Studio), Undead Labs (Decay State), Playground Games (Forza Horizon), Ninja Theory, Violence (Vi Happy), InXile Entertainment, and Obsidian Entertainment (KOTOR2).
GamePass for one month for PLN 1, 16 new games will go to the directory.
Watching the X018 conference was difficult to get the impression that Game Pass is the star star in the show. The subscription service provides the subscriber with temporary access to the game directory, including the latest Microsoft hits such as Forza Horizon 4 or State of Decay 2. Now new game customers' game passes only PLN 1 for the first month. It's a good opportunity to test this service and learn about its possibilities.
Game Pass will be expanded with new titles. The rent shop has just been enriched by the pirate ship. On November 12, PUBG will land there. In December, Game Pass will be extended to include very successful Hellblade: Senua's victim, Kingdom: Two Crowns and Ori and Blind Forest. Interestingly, the upcoming games Crackdown 3 and Ori and Will of the Wisps will expand the Xbox Pass offer as early as on their premiere.
Finally good news for Xbox fans with iPhones in the pocket. The official Xbox Game Pass app has appeared on the App Store. The program was previously available exclusively on Android. Through this you can order a home console to download games at a distance. The application also informs you about new titles in the Game Pass directory.
DLC and updates to Microsoft games already released.
Microsoft showed what games in the near future dedicated to the Xbox are waiting for. The capital Forza Horizon 4 will have ten new wagons with Gymkhany branding, as well as an island with extreme weather conditions. A new PvP mode called Arena will be added to Sea of Thieves. Minecraft's fauna will enrich with pandas and cats, while new weapons, gadgets and abilities will come to state from maturity 2. The most interesting is the elbow, which will not attract the enemies attention.
In the case of brand new games, Microsoft introduced the multiplayer game in Crackdown 3. This will be enhanced by the power of Azure cloud computing. Thanks to this, the destructive multiplayer looks exactly the same on PC, Xbox One and Xbox One X. In Crackdown 3 we play January 15, 2018. You can buy the game in box and digital form and rent it in the Game Pass subscription.
Mouse and keyboard on Fortnite on Xbox One
Microsoft has announced which games will be the first to let the mouse and keyboard connect to the console. The most important title from this collection is undoubtedly Fortnite. Interestingly, players on Xbox come with mouse and keyboard to connect to rivals on PC, not on consoles. A good decision. The list of the first games with the mouse and keyboard on the Xbox is as follows:
- Bomber Crew
- Children of Morta
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Minion Master
- Strange brigade
- Vermintide 2
- war Moment
- X-Morph Defense
It is up to individual developers to decide whether to support the mouse and keyboard to play on Xbox One. Microsoft does not offer universal, system-wide mouse and keyboard support for use in any game running on Xbox.
Do you have Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360? You also have it on the Xbox One
Finally, it's worth mentioning a bow to jRPG fans. Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Games were found in the Backward Compatibility Catalog. If you purchased any of these titles on Xbox 360, you can now run it on the latest Microsoft console. Of course, provided you still have a puck with the game in the box version.