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Obsidian is now under Microsoft, and other important news

This weekend in Mexico, X018 is being held - an event for Xbox fans, during which Microsoft shared a number of important news and arranged several premieres.

The biggest event of the show - Microsoft acquired inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. They joined the Microsoft Studios family, which this summer was already supplemented by five new companies.

Both studios released appeals to fans, but there is no specifics in them: it’s too early to talk about which games will appear in collaboration with Microsoft. Obsidian and inXile only promise that they will continue to do exactly what they are interested in, but with large budgets. In addition, inXile ensured in its Twitter account that the obligations to the national contributors Wasteland 3 and The Bard’s Tale IV will not change.

Microsoft showed a funny video with Terry Crews, and also unveiled Crackdown 3 multiplayer. For several years, the developers didn’t give up on cloud computing: thanks to the connection to the Azure servers in multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone collapses if not all, very much. At the same time, the player’s device does not require any extreme power: all damage will be the same on a PC, on Xbox One X, and on a regular Xbox One.

Crackdown 3 will be released on February 15, will support the cross-platform through the Play Anywhere program and will be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers immediately during the release.


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Game Pass grows and develops. The subscription has a mobile application that allows you to browse the catalog and remotely put on the games that interest you.

At X018, several additions were announced for the Game Pass library:

Already available:

  • • Thief of Thieves.

From November 12:

  • • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

From November 22:

  • • Agents of Mayhem,
  • • MXGP3,
  • • Thomas was Alone.

December:

  • • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice,
  • • Ori and the Blind Forest,
  • • Kingdom Two Crowns.

Immediately during the release:

  • • Ori and the Will of the Wisps,
  • • Pathologic 2,
  • • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden,
  • • The Good Life,
  • • Secret Neighbor,
  • • Aftercharge,
  • • Supermarket Shriek,
  • • Void Bastards.

Until January 3, the first month of a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass can be issued for just one dollar (or for 30 rubles in Russia).


From November 13th, there will be games with improvements for Xbox One X in the backward compatibility program:

  • • Final Fantasy XIII,
  • • Final Fantasy XIII-2,
  • • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII,
  • • Civilization Revolution.

Xbox One is now friends with keyboards and mice that connect via USB. At X018, games were announced to which you can connect unusual control devices for the console:

Become or become available in November:

  • • Fortnite,
  • • Warframe,
  • • Bomber Crew,
  • • Deep Rock Galactic,
  • • Strange Brigade,
  • • Warhammer: Vermintide 2,
  • • War Thunder,
  • • X-Morph Defense.

Will become available in the future:

  • • Children of Morta,
  • • DayZ,
  • • Minion Master,
  • • Moonlighter,
  • • Vigor,
  • • Warface,
  • • Wargroove.

Microsoft reiterated that the developers themselves decide whether to enter keyboard and mouse support in their Xbox One game. Of course, most of all questions are caused by equality in the convenience of control: the mouse in competitive shooters is clearly superior to the gamepad. But, for example, the authors of Fortnite did the following: a player on the Xbox One with a keyboard and a mouse gets into the matches with other players with a keyboard and a mouse (be it an Xbox One or PC).

At CES in January, Razer will show keyboards and mice that are specifically designed for the Xbox One.

For Forza Horizon 4 announced the addition of Fortune Island. It will take players to the northern corners of the UK islands. The weather will become even more diverse: thunderstorms and auroras will appear. In general, Playground Games assures that Fortune Island is the largest DLC in the history of the studio.

Fortune Island will be released on December 13th. In addition, cars from GymkhanaTEN are added to Forza Horizon 4. Earlier in November, Car Pass owners received 1977 Ford GymkhanaTEN, F-150 Hoonitruck and 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A. In November and December, 1965 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang V2, 2017 Ford Fiesta RS and 2016 Ford GymkhanaTEN Focus RS RX will be offered to all game owners.

At the beginning of 2019 for Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves will be released free update The Arena. It will add a competitive multiplayer and tavern with the new trading company Sea Dogs, which will provide players with tasks and awards.


November 16 in the State of Decay 2 will introduce a free update Zedhunter with weapons, items and gameplay improvements.


Devil May Cry 5 developers showed The Void mode - a place for training where you can hone your gaming skills in different situations. In addition, Capcom demonstrated in action some types of Devil Breaker - the interchangeable hands of the protagonist, including those that rely on the owners of the extended edition of the game.

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