Everything Announced For Xbox One And PC At X019

New game announcements from Obsidian, Rare, and Dontnod highlighted Microsoft’s Inside Xbox presentation at X019, the company’s annual fan festival taking place in London this weekend. It also showed several updates and new trailers for previously announced games, as well as new content coming to Project xCloud and Xbox Game Pass — including 10 Final Fantasy games.

Obsidian’s Grounded enters early access this summer.

The next game from Obsidian is all about sandbox survival — literally. You’re a group of kids who’ve been shrunk down to tiny size and have to survive in a suburban backyard and not get eaten by spiders or whatever else might destroy a tiny one-centimetre person in Anytown, USA. It’ll launch into early access via Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One and PC (including on Steam) this autumn, with a full launch in 2020.

Dontnod’s Tell Me Why will be available this winter.

The creators of Life Is Strange are back with another story-driven adventure game, created in partnership with Xbox Game Studios. Tell Me Why stars a pair of siblings, one of whom is a transgender man; the studio has worked alongside the advocacy organisation GLAAD to deliver what it calls an “authentic representation of the trans experience.” The three-episode game will be released in full this summer on Xbox One and PC (including Steam).

Rare’s Everwild will probably come out at some point.

The next game from the storied developer of Sea of Thieves and Anticipation is called Everwild, and that’s about all we know about it at this point. The trailer showed what seemed to be a group of player characters cooperatively exploring a colourful world full of wildlife. Rare said it is “focused on building an experience that allows for new ways to play in a natural and magical world.”

Final Fantasy games (and more) are coming to Game Pass.

Not today or anything, but at some point between now and the end of 2020, Final Fantasies 7, 8, 9, 10, 10-2, 12, all three of the 13s, and 15 will be on Game Pass. Also arriving at some point in that big wide window are Streets of Rage 4, My Friend Pedro, The Witcher 3, and… look, it’s a lot. A handful of other games, including the new Definitive Edition of Age of Empires II and Rage 2, are available today. Microsoft will also bring xCloud game streaming to Xbox Game Pass next year.

Remnant: From The Ashes, Witcher 3, Darksiders 3 Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft's X019 conference is basically like a mini E3, so it's no surprise that Xbox Game Pass would get a ton of new stuff to announce. From today, Xbox Game Pass will have RAGE 2, Remnant: From The Ashes, The Talos Principle and Hearts of Iron 4, and later this year it'll get The Witcher 3, Darksiders 3, the Final Fantasy series, and more.

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The Yakuza series is finally coming to Xbox One.

Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami 1, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are all coming to Xbox One, and will be available on Game Pass in “early 2020.”

The original Kingdom Hearts games are heading to Xbox One.

That’s Kingdom Hearts 1.5, 2.5, and 2.8, meaning pretty much everything. They’re also dropping a demo of Kingdom Hearts III on Xbox One today.

Halo Reach is being added to the Master Chief Collection, for console and PC, on December 3.

Very shortly, you’ll be able to jump back into Halo: Reach on your Xbox One if you own the Halo Master Chief Collection. It’ll also be the first game to launch in the new PC version of Master Chief Collection, which is coming to Microsoft Store and Steam. (Other Halo ports will be added to the PC version later.) On PC, you can either purchase the whole Master Chief Collection bundle for $US40 ($59), or just Halo: Reach for $US10 ($15).

Wasteland 3 will be available on May 19, 2020.

Even though its developer, inXile Entertainment, is now owned by Xbox Game Studios, it’ll still be out on PlayStation 4, Mac, and Linux. Don’t worry!

Sea of Thieves’ next update is coming on November 20.

“The Seabound Soul” has a new Tall Tale quest as well as a new ammo type: firebombs.

Nexon’s Kartrider game is coming to Xbox.

Called Kartrider: Drift, the console version of the long-running Nexon game (originally released on Windows in Korea back in 2004) will come “first to Xbox” in 2020.

West of Dead is a new twin-stick, top-down shooter from Raw Fury.

There’s currently an open beta running through November 25.

Bleeding Edge will be available on March 24, 2020.

A closed beta for pre-orderers of Ninja Theory’s upcoming multiplayer combat game will commence on February 14.

The next game from the developer of The Flame In The Flood is coming next year to Xbox and PC.

It’s called Drake Hollow, and it involves villages full of adorable vegetables.

Last Stop is coming to consoles and PC next year.

It’s a narrative adventure game from the developer of Virginia.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition is coming in winter 2020.

With a name like that, I assume it’s also coming to consoles that aren’t Xbox One.

Lots of new trailers and updates for previously-announced games.

Like Microsoft Flight Simulator, Age of Empires IV, Minecraft Dungeons (which got an updated release date of April 2020), CrossfireX, The Artful Escape, and Jedi Fallen Order.

More games and features are coming to Project xCloud.

Devil May Cry 5, Madden NFL 20, Tekken 7, and many more games are being added to Microsoft’s game streaming service, which is currently in “public preview” mode in certain territories. Next year, Microsoft said it will bring the service to Windows 10 PC, and support more controllers, like the DualShock 4.


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    I am always shocked how little inspirational content is pump out from Xbox. While I dont like that exclusive exists (in theory) Sony is constantly winning on this, because there is rarely a dud in their exclusives and they arent just 'good' games, but extremely high quality and extremely loved.

    Ive had an Xbox for a year now, I had to get one to play some pvp games with a young nephew, beyond those I cant recall a single game where I thought 'wow' I am glad I have an xbox.

      Xbox - the console you buy because your friends have one
      -Dunkey 2019

        Also, it's a 4K UHD player. My xBoneS gets fired up whenever we need to watch physical media instead of streaming everything. (So... Rarely.)

        Or because Game Pass is fantastic value...

      I definitely agree that there hasn't been any great exclusives out of Xbox (apart from Sunset Overdrive which I thought was super fun) but I still bought an Xbox One X earlier this year purely for Game Pass. And honestly, that value proposition is so good that I'd still consider picking the next gen Xbox over the PS5.

      Tbh between my PS4, Xbox One and Switch, I've definitely had the most fun on my Switch this past year or 2.

        I'd see more value in game pass if I didn't already own the majority of games on it, but if you persist with it long enough instead of buying new games, I could definitely see it increasing in value.

          Definitely Game Pass is amazing value. I didn't think much of it until I bought a 3 month subscription for $1 at the start of the year and aside from RDR2 and Borderlands 3, I haven't purchased ANY games this year and have still played a lot of 'current' games from it.

          Loved The Outer Worlds this month and just finishing off some Bloodstained which is better than I expected.

          With Microsoft buying so many first party studios, their portfolio is getting very impressive.

          I started this gen playing 90% of the time on PS4, but as there's just so much content on gamepass, I am also one of those eyeing the next gen with uncertainty as which way I will go day 1.

            Of course, if PS5 keeps getting unmissable exclusive shit like Spiderman, God of War, Death Stranding, Bloodborne, Nioh, Sekiro, every good PSVR title, Horizon, etc, then the PS5 will be a must-have regardless of how much turns up on game pass.

              What a shame PSVR itself is a blurry mess.

              The PS5 may be a must have for a handfull of those games, but if Microsoft keeps delivering excellent value with game pass and produces a console that is on par or surpasses the PS5 in performance for third parties the PS5 will have an upward battle. The PS4 Pro really has just become a bit of a paperweight now to the Xbox one X, except for booting it up for a few exclusives. Lets be honest, the majority of what most people play are third party titles.

              Regardless of which console is your daily driver, it is fantastic to see Microsoft dropping some great value for gamers and snatching up studios to make their library stronger. Competition is always good for gamers!

                Agree. I’ve owned a Pro for 3 years now and in that time I’ve played HZD, God of War and I started Spider-Man but lost interest.

                I think as soon as Xbox truly leverage it's games through the xCloud then Sony will be facing that uphill battle. If business is any judge; the raw performance of SaaS and the like and things like container orchestration will mean that Sony will have to hit home run after home run, because Sony is not in a position to match the raw output that Microsoft will be able to create through things like their Azure web services (which I'm sure xCloud will leverage in some way)

              Does PS5 have any games announced besides Marvel's response to the Arkham games with quicker loading times?

              Sekiro was multiplat?

                Oh, you're right! Strike that from the list, then. :)

                  It was definitely better on ps4. Xbox frame rate was pretty bad. Ended up getting it on pc. Sofar still goty for me

              So the impression I'm getting that both Sony and Microsoft are going to have offerings that are compelling, only in different ways. So we'll have some actual competition this coming console generation, which is a win for everyone that doesn't have any ego invested in one megacorporation beating the other.

      I'm glad I have an xbox x for every multi platform game, for its better online service, for its better controller....it's now a far superior console. Unfortunately the main reason we have consoles for is games and that's the one thing killing it at the moment.

        Yeah for me, I am biased I think PS4 pro beats Xbox on every level. Games. UI. Controller. Even workmanship. I am still using my original ps4 pro controller and never had an issue, while I am on my second xbox controller in a year, and my nephew is on his third.

        The game pass offers great value but for me the hugest turn off about xbox is advertising. When i turn on my PS4 all I see is my games, front and centre, and if I want someone else I go looking for it, but when I turnon the Xbox all I see is advertising and upselling everwhere.

        But each to their own, if it brings you joy, thats all that matters :)

          Well you're actually wrong, it doesn't beat it for performance. Any cross platform game is a much much smoother and better experience. I guess everything else is personal choice

            I dont know according to Digital Foundry so many games in the last year or so work way better on PS4 pro, even though its hardware is not the most powerful. I am often very surprised how that could be even possible, but those guys sure know what they are doing.

        I've got both and I think the PS4 controller is a lot better than the Xbox One. The Xbox One controller feels so cheap and 'clicky', its quite noise compared to the PS4 controller. Personally my favourite controller is the Switch Pro controller by far.

          Its more the size and the aligned thumb sticks. It's insane to me that anyone could think that's a more comfortable position for thumbs sticks. But your opinion does matter.

          If we are talking best controller it's the eilte. That thing is unbeatable

            Dark Horse entrant: the Switch Pro controller. That thing is weirdly satisfying to use.

    The work with Square is interesting. I've previously mentioned Square as a potential acquisition or working partnership with Microsoft to help pad out the japanese side of Xbox, and looks like thats the case.

    If Yakuza gets cross save with PC though RIP my life, lol.

      I hadn't even thought about cross save. That'd be crazy.

    Game Pass value just keeps getting better and better.

      Second that. I've basically stopped buying games both digitally and physically thanks to this subscription services. Microsoft has delivered the goods.

      I’ll give you an upvote and a comment to agree with you. Don’t listen to this other riff-raff. It’s the best gaming service to be introduced in the last decade and I’m yet to see something that makes me wince and think they’ve cocked something up.

    Rare make wanky indie games now?

      They haven't really done anything besides Sea of Thieves for a long time. They did a bunch of shovelware kinect games.

        This doesn’t even really have Rare’s signature charm to it either, just seems like a generic indie game.

        Stuff all those animals full of candy and let me do some gardening and it’s a day one but for me.

          Fuck I miss Viva Pinata.

          That was so underrated, dismissed as just being 'for kids'. Which... well yeah, it's GREAT for kids! But also for me.

    i’d say that yakuza coming to xbox is a bigger deal than most of this tbh. sega has had long-running ps4 exclusive with the yakuza series, and only gave in to introducing the series to pc a couple years ago - they’ve also continuously denied the possibility of bringing yakuza to xbox. something must be up between sega and sony for them to make such a big move

    Halo: Master Chief Collection is $50 atm on Steam, if you want go get it at that price before they no doubt put it up.

    So Rare is bringing us another empty world where SFA happens?

    I'm excited.

    /yawn

      Sea of Thieves became a genuinely good game a year after launch, it just took a year.

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