If you managed to miss the Xbox show at Gamescom 2017, don’t you worry, because we got you covered. You can start by watching the highlights in the video above, and then join us as we run through the list of announcements.
Microsoft is really warming up the scene, with a bombardment of new features for the Xbox gaming platform, Windows 10 PCs, new games, and many more, all in order to keep the Xbox game console relevant, mainly by syncing the Xbox with so many other Platforms.
First things first: The Xbox One X is now available for pre-order, and the system will be shipped on November 7. The guys at Microsoft showcased two limited editions: The Project Scorpio Edition (the original name of the Xbox One X), and a Minecraft Themed edition. On the inside the two edition will be similar to the regular version, and the main difference is cosmetic. You can see for yourselves in the next two videos:
Promoting the release of the Xbox One X, the guys Xbox told us all about how Microsoft is getting ready for the launch. All of the games published by Microsoft Game Studios will get a 4K+HDR update in the upcoming weeks, including games like Halo 5 and Quantum Break.
Also, Microsoft is trying to encourage other game studios to release as many as 4K+HDR updates for the games we have seen published in the last year, and some of them are including ReCore, Fallout 4 and many more. The full list can be found here.
Mike Ybarra, the corporate Vice President of Xbox & Windows gaming platform, showcased the new Xbox One Dashboard. He also talked about how easy the transition from a Xbox One to an Xbox One X will be, in order to free us from the hassle of Day 0 Upgrades.
It seems that besides supporting more games in the Xbox Play Anywhere program(and lowering the price for those versions), Microsoft is breaking down more Multiplayer barriers between different Platforms – not only the Xbox and the PC, but also between games played via the Steam app.
The Xbox Game-Pass program will receive 7 More games coming next month, one of them is the Definitive edition of ReCore. Also, the program will now be available in 8 new markets: Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey and UAE.
Now, lets move on to the games.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
As you may not remember, Ubisoft have previously declared that we will witness a new installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise every two years. This year, the team behind Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, will send you back to ancient Egypt. Assassin’s Creed Origins in the times of the last pharaohs, with the origin story behind the Assassin’s Brotherhood.
This tactical shooter, based on a last-man-standing, has become the current phenomena of the world gaming scene in the lost month. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now coming to Xbox One.
Microsoft has been working with developer Bluehole Studio in order to accelerate console development, while maintaining quality across platforms. The company is providing resources ranging from technical, sales and marketing. Sadly, no release date was announced yet.
Jurassic World Evolution
You can read more about Jurassic World Evolution, the dino park simulator, here.
State of Decay 2
The next installment in the zombie apocalypse series will allow players to play in cross-platform co-op. Up to 4 player will try and survive in a harsh world filled with the undead. Even though it seems like death is not the end of populace of State of Decay 2, the game does include perma-death, so you better not lose focus.
This short clip shows us some more new Indie games coming to the ID@XBOX program, supported by the Xbox Design Labs. One of the is the long awaited Cuphead.
The game will include a drop-in drop-out co-op, and the enemies will scale up or down as player two joins the game. We head a chance to play the game at Gamescom 2017, so stick around for the full coverage of that experience.
The first gameplay trailer for the upcoming management and survival game, Surviving Mars, by Haemimont Games and Paradox Interactive was released at the Xbox Showcase.
Surviving Mars, will let players experience the wonder and danger of the red planet – Mars. The game will let the player handle everything, from landing your first rocket to building up a bustling metropolis of domes that house your first colony. Like every other management game, it won’t be complete without the of meteor storms and other disasters the harsh environment will through at you.
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