Every year, Microsoft hosts a celebration of gaming for fans in various regions. This year, X019 brought plenty of surprises like the Yakuza series coming to Xbox One and much more. The show from London was packed with a number of stellar reveals like new games from Rare and Obsidian Entertainment. You can read about all the major announcements below.
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is now available on Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Age of Empires IV gameplay was finally revealed at the event. Fans of the legendary franchise have been waiting years to play the sequel and it looks like the wait won’t be too long.
The Artful Escape
The Artful Escape got a new trailer at X019.
Microsoft previewed some Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that begin next week and end in December. You can get an Xbox One X for $350 and other discounts on controllers and games.
Bleeding Edge, the new multiplayer game from Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice creators, is coming to Xbox One and PC in March 2020. The closed beta begins in February 2020 so you can test it out before you decide to buy it.
CrossfireX is an incredibly popular PC shooter and a few months ago, it was announced that the game is coming to Xbox One. Today, we got the long-awaited gameplay trailer. Did you know that Remedy Entertainment is writing the story for the game?
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A game called Drake Hollow is coming to Xbox One which looks like a cartoonish four-player co-op game.
Today, Rare — the team behind Sea of Thieves — revealed Everwild. While we don’t know much about the title, it appears to be a role-playing game focused on magic. The short trailer is definitely intriguing.
Flight Simulator got an amazing trailer which showcases its gorgeous visuals.
Today, Obsidian Entertainment revealed its latest game called Grounded. The new franchise, slated for 2020, melds first-person co-op survival with a narrative-driven edge. It’s being created by a small team at the company and has been in development since before the acquisition by Microsoft. It’s coming to Xbox Game Preview in Spring 2020.
At X019, 343 Industries’ Brian Jarrard shared the news that Halo: Reach is coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on December 3 for both Xbox One and PC. All six Halo games in the collection can be purchased for $40 on the Microsoft Store and Steam. However, it seems like if you just want Halo: Reach, you can buy it for $10.
There were a number of ID@Xbox game showcased at the event.
Launched in 2004 on PC, KartRider is a massively popular multiplayer racing franchise that boasts more than 380 million players. KartRider: Drift is the Xbox One and PC version for the West, and will feature cross-play and other features.
Past Kingdom Hearts games are coming to Xbox One.
Last Stop is the next game from the makers of Virginia.
Minecraft Dungeons is coming to Xbox One and PC in April 2020.
At X019, the company revealed the Mobs at the Park event. If you’re in New York City, London, or Sydney, you’ll be excited to know that life-sized statues of interactive mobs will be popping up starting November 16.
In a surprise move, Microsoft said that Planet Coaster, the incredibly popular PC game is coming to Xbox One.
With Google Stadia around the corner, Microsoft had to make a splash with Project xCloud game streaming at X019. The company did exactly that at the event. It was announced that more than 50 new games from 25 partners are being added to the service. You can now play Devil May Cry 5, Madden NFL 20, and even Tekken 7 on the go.
Since Project xCloud launched in October, Microsoft’s focus has been on Android phones. However, that’s going to change in 2020. The company said, “Next year, we’ll bring Project xCloud to Windows 10… and are collaborating with a broad set of partners to make game streaming available on other devices as well.” This may include iOS.
Given the fact that there are a lot of controllers on the market now, Microsoft plans to support more Bluetooth devices like Sony’s DualShock 4 and accessories from Razer. While Stadia is launching with 12 titles, Microsoft says that “over 3,500 games on Xbox One today and 1,900 games currently in development are already working” on Project xCloud.
Project xCloud will expand to more countries in 2020 like India and Japan. The team will also add game streaming from the cloud to Xbox Game Pass. Lastly, existing games in your Xbox One library will show up on Project xCloud next year.
Rust is coming to Xbox One in 2020.
Sea of Thieves’ next update will arrive on November 20 and include a short Tall Tale campaign called The Seabound Soul. Firebombs will also be added to the game for even deadlier combat.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order got an emotional trailer at X019. The game launches on November 15 on Xbox One and other platforms.
Dontnod Entertainment has crafted many amazing games like the Life Is Strange and Vampyr, but now the stellar team is partnering with Xbox Game Studios to make a game called Tell Me Why. Tell Me Why is a true-to-life narrative adventure for Xbox One and Windows 10. It’s coming Summer 2020 and focuses on a transgender character.
Wasteland is coming out in May 2020.
West of Dead
West of Dead is a new game coming to Xbox One that looks incredibly unique.
An X019 Flash Sale is going on right now with substantial discounts on games like Borderlands 3 and more.
More than 50 new games coming to Xbox Game Pass were announced at X019. Titles like Remnant: From the Ashes and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are the most prominent, but later on in 2020, select games from the Yakuza franchise will be joining the service on Xbox One and PC. Aside from numerous Final Fantasy games coming to Xbox Game Pass, the Yakuza drop will probably be the most memorable.
If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass Ultimate yet, you can get your first three months for $1. For a limited time, all eligible Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get a month of EA Access, three months of Discord Nitro, and six months of Spotify Premium included with their subscription.
There were all of the major announcements from X019. What stood out for you the most? Let us know. Since we’re massive fans of the Yakuza franchise, the fact that three games from the series are coming to Xbox Game Pass is phenomenal news.
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