It did not happen without an earthquake. Microsoft has not announced any new games to be transferred to Xbox One or Windows 10. The company has shown interest in its community, continuously improving its services and already issuing exclusive titles. And most importantly – Obsidian and eXile became officially part of Microsoft.
Microsoft brought Xbox's most significant faces to the X018 party, including Phil Spencer and Larry Hryb. Unfortunately, along with important personalities, important announcements of new games did not go hand in hand. The X018 was closer to the Christmas list than the pioneering conference. It's a pity, because in the past it was during X0 Microsoft that it announced games like Fable or Halo 2. I had an appetite for more.
Microsoft has completed the Obsidian Entertainment and Inxile Entertainment entertainment market.
The Obsidian market by Microsoft is a stunning story. A few years ago, both of these entities jumped into their throats. They were the Xbox creators who contributed greatly to the fact that the development studio responsible for Fallout New Vegas was on the verge of bankruptcy. Now producers such 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 perhaps focus on the original title for the next generation of equipment.
Microsoft's second acquisition is Inxile Entertainment. This studio also specializes in cRPG games, including 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 will play. To get your own title for implementation or to support Obsidian with a really big, really ambitious project?
After the most recent purchases, Microsoft Studios include: 343 Industries (Halo), Gears of War, Forza Motorsport, Sea of Thieves, Mojang (Minecraft) Labs, Games for Games Forza Horizon), Ninja Theory (Hellblade), Happy Few, Inxile (Bard & Tale) and Obsidian Entertainment (KOTOR2).
GamePass for a month for PLN 1, 16 new games will go to the list.
Watching the X018 conference was hard to miss the impression that Game Pass is the main star of the show. The subscription service gives the subscriber temporary access to the game list, including the latest Microsoft visits such as Forza Horizon 4 or Decomposition 2. Now the Pass for new customers game only costs PLN 1 for the first month. It's a great opportunity to try out this service and learn about its potential.
The Pass game will be expanded with new titles. The rental shop has been enriched by the pirate sea of thieves. On November 12, PUBG will land there. In December, Game Pass will expand to include a very successful Hellblade: Senua Sense, Kingdom: Two Crowns and Ori and the Blind Forest. Interestingly, upcoming Crackdown 3 and Ori games and Will of the Wisps will extend Xbox Pass as early as their premiere.
Finally, good news for Xbox fans with iPhones in their pocket. The official Xbox Game Pass application has appeared in the App Store. The program was available exclusively on Android. Through this, you can order a console at home to download games remotely. Your application also updates new titles in the Game Pass list.
DLC and updates for Microsoft games that have already been released.
Microsoft has shown what games in the near future devoted to Xbox are waiting. The capital Forza Horizon 4 will receive ten new carts under the Gymkhany brand, as well as an island with extreme weather conditions. A new PvP mode called Arena will be added to the Thieves Sea. Minecraft's fauna will be enriched with pandas and cats, while new weapons, gadgets, and abilities will reach the state by Decay 2. The most interesting is the arrow, which will not attract the attention of the enemies.
When it comes to brand new games, Microsoft has introduced the multiplayer game to Crackdown 3. This will be enhanced by the power of Azure cloud computing. Thanks to this, the devastating multiplayer is supposed to look exactly like the computer, Xbox One and Xbox One X. In Crackdown 3 we will be playing on January 15, 2018. You can buy the game in a box and digital format 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 allow the mouse and the keyboard to connect to the console. The most important title of this collection is undoubtedly Fortnite. Interestingly, Xbox players with mice and keyboards will connect with their opponents to the PC, not the consoles. A great decision. The list of the first games that use the mouse and keyboard on Xbox is as follows:
- Bomber Form
- The children of Morta
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Master Mini
- Strange brigade
- Vermintide 2
- War of War
- X-Morph Defense
It is up to individual developers to decide whether they will support the mouse and keyboard to play on Xbox One. Microsoft does not offer universal mouse and keyboard support throughout the system for use in any game running on Xbox.
Do You Have Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360? You also have it on Xbox One
Finally, it is worth mentioning a bow to jRPG fans. Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: The Final Fantasy XIII games were added to the Backward Compatibility List. If you purchased one of these titles on Xbox 360, you can now run it on the latest Microsoft console. Of course, provided that you still have a pushdown with the game in the box version.