Microsoft throws a big fan bash in Mexico City, and it made many news about new games, services and acquisitions at its XO18 fan event. We have summarized what happened at the event here:
At the latest Electronic Entertainment Expo event, Microsoft acquired four development studios and opened a new one. And today announced that it had included InXile Entertainment, the manufacturer of Wasteland and The Bard’s Tale series. InXile’s head is the game star Brian Fargo.
The deal is part of Microsoft’s strategy, led by Matt Booty, to get more exclusive products to the Xbox platform. As part of Microsoft Studios, InXile will have the support and freedom to fully realize its creative ambitions for existing franchises as well as new projects, “said Microsoft.
The studio continues to function autonomously with focus on role playing.
“We are happy to have made the people, the craft,” Booty said on stage. In a video, Fargo said, “I will not go any sooner,” even though he previously announced that he should.
Microsoft also said that it acquires Obsidian Entertainment.
Irvine, California-based Obsidian Entertainment was founded in 2003 by industry veterans from Black Isle Studios (similar to InXile). It quickly made a name for itself with the Xbox Exclusive Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. Over the past fifteen years, the studio has delivered genre-defining RPG games to players on both console and PC through titles, including Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: Sanity Punk and Eternity Pillars.
Microsoft said it would allow studio to preserve its unique culture and build on its talent and vision in order to fully realize its creative ambitions. Both Obsidian and InXile will continue to operate independently.
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Crackdown 3 will finally be shipped February 15, 2019. Microsoft also revealed Crackdown 3’s Wrecking Zone multiplayer mode.
In the Wrecking Zone, environmental degradation is a weapon that you can use to take down your enemies. Crackdown 3, developed by Microsoft Studios in collaboration with Sumo Digital and Elbow Rocket, will provide super-driven agents to New Providence, an action-packed open world.
Your job is to remove a criminal company with an explosive set of weapons and abilities. You can play the promotion in single mode or in collaboration with a friend.
Crackdown 3 is available on launch with Xbox Game Pass and globally on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Microsoft will provide the original Crackdown, enhanced for Xbox One, to all fans free from November 30th. Microsoft also showed new content from Just Cause 4, Sea of Thieves, Decay 2, and many more. Microsoft now has a total of 327 titles amplified for the Xbox One X console.
Microsoft said that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) will come to their Xbox Game Pass, a monthly subscription service that costs $ 10 per month.
Microsoft adds 16 new games at different dates to the Xbox Game Pass, giving a total of more than 100 titles. If you sign up today until January 3rd, you can get the first month for just $ 1.
Thief of Thieves, is available today. Other titles on the list beginning in December include Ori and Blind Blind Forest, Kingdom Two Crowns and Hellblade: Senua’s Offer. On November 22, Microsoft adds agents of Mayhem, MXGP3, and Thomas was alone. And new indie games coming to vacation include Aftercharge, Supermarket Shriek, Mutant Year Zero, Patologic 2, The Good Life, Void Bastards and Secret Neighbor. Next year, Ori and Will of Wisps will be added.
Black Friday Deals
Microsoft said it offers discounts of up to $ 100 of select Xbox One console deals. The lowest price Xbox One X will be available for $ 400. You can save $ 10 on Xbox Wireless controllers, and there are a lot of game discounts, like 35 percent of PUBG. Former Horizon 4 Fortune Island Expansion
Ben Thaker-Fell, Chief Designer of Forza Horizon Series Announced First Forza Expansion
Horizon 4, Fortune Iceland, which will be released on December 13 on Xbox and Windows 10 computers.
It takes players on the Far East northern stretches of the British Isles, where they will encounter extreme conditions, including hard lightning rays, dangerous dirt roads and difficult asphalted mountain swifts under the glow of Aurora Borealis. (19659005) Forza Horizon 4 players will also be able to drive all five of Ken Block’s powerful, proprietary Ford
vehicles from the upcoming GymkhanaTEN, the 10th part of the Gymkhana viral video franchise.
These rides started rolling out in Forza Horizon 4 earlier this month for Car Pass members with the 1977 Ford GymkhanaTEN, F-150 Hoonitruck and 1993 Escort Cosworth Group A. Since November of all players, 1965 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang V2 and the 2017 Ford Fiesta RS and arriving in December is the 2016 Ford GymkhanaTEN Focus RS RX.
Forza Horizon 4 Fortune Island will be available as part of the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle
which gives players two game extensions at a reduced cost of $ 35. Owner of Forza Horizon
4 Ultimate Edition and Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle will get Fortune Island without
Minecraft Marketplace expansion
Helen Chiang, chief of Minecraft, said the game has now exceeded 91 million monthly players.
She showed contributions from a partner PixelHeads to Minecraft Marketplace. There are now a total of 77 partners that have driven more than 13 million purchases for their creations since the marketplace was launched in June in June.
Seer also looks at the story of Cats and Pandas in Minecraft, which will be released next month. There is a new game coming, dubbed Minecraft Dungeons.
Battle of rival crews in The Arena of Thieves
Sea of Thieves will see its fifth free content update since its launch. The stadium will release in early 2019, with a new competitive game mode that will allow players to test their pirate skills in fast matches against rival crews.
Each match is a competition to find a treasure that collects all the most exciting elements of the thief lake. The arena also includes a new tavern area along with a new trading company – Sea
Dogs – which will offer new goals, rewards and opportunities to evolve into the Pirate Legend.
State of Decay 2’s Free Zedhunter Pack  Above: Zedhunter is the New Expansion for State of Decay 2.
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