New studios, a Crackdown release date, new expansions, lots of free games, and more.
Microsoft kicked off its two-day fan fest X018 today with a ton of new information on upcoming games and DLC, first-party studios, backward compatible games, and more.
Get caught up on all the big news Microsoft had to share about the future of Xbox.
Microsoft Acquires Two More Studios
Joining the list of already great acquisitions this year, Microsoft announced it will be acquiring Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment.
Both studios are storied RPG developers which should fill out the company’s games catalog moving into next generation.
Crackdown 3 Finally Gets a Release Date and New Mode Reveal
It’s been a long road for the next chapter in the Crackdown series, but we’ve finally got a Crackdown 3 release date our first look at a brand-new multiplayer mode focused on destruction.
Oh, and we got more Terry Crews. Everyone loves Terry Crews. Even Terry Crews. See for yourself.
Game Pass Gets More Free Games
There’s already over 100 games on Xbox Game Pass, but today Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass will get 16 more games over the coming months and into next year.
Among those being added are PUBG, Ori and the Blind Forest, and its upcoming sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
Keyboard and Mouse Support on Xbox One Headed to Fortnite
The first wave of keyboard-and-mouse support for Xbox One games has been revealed, including the biggest game in the world.
Final Fantasy 13 Games Hit Backwards Compatibility
Microsoft was joined by Square Enix to reveal that the trio of Final Fantasy 13 Games are coming to backwards compatibility starting next week.
In addition, some Final Fantasy favorites are coming next year, including everyone’s favorite spikey-haired, buster-sword-swinging hero.
Sea of Thieves: The Arena Update Focuses On PvP
Rare continues to expand its pirate adventure with a new Sea of Thieves player-versus-player update called The Arena where teams of pirates fight for loot.
Just Cause 4 Proves There’s a Storm Comin’
Avalanche’s insane open-world action series Just Cause is returning this December, and today we were treated to a big sexy new cinematic trailer showing the dangers of weaponized weather.
In addition we caught a few more minutes of new gameplay!
Forza Horizon 4 Expansion Brings the Thunder
Forza Horizon 4 is getting a new expansion called Fortune Island that will introduce new weather systems like thunderous lightning storms and the aurora borealis, in addition to brand-new tracks with some serious curves.
Devil May Cry 5 Reveals New Devil Breaker Weapons
We caught a glimpse of some new Devil May Cry 5 Devil Breaker weapons including a fork and Mega Man’s Blaster.
Jump Force Goes Super Saiyan
The anime brawler Jump Force showed off a first look at some new Super Saiyan characters and more footage of Golden Freiza.
Honey-Loving Bear Without Pants Sighted
Winnie the Pooh is joining the Kingdom Hearts 3 squad!