Microsoft X018: Everything that was announced
November 11, 2018

Game Pass subscribers will get even more games in the next few months.

Microsoft’s X018 showcase kicked off yesterday with a plethora of announcements, celebrations and all things Xbox. The first highlight is Xbox Game Pass, where games a like Hellblade and PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds will be joining more than 100 titles available for the service. The Netflix-like subscription where you pay and get access to the games, will also get a discount: you only need to pay $1 for the first month (as opposed to the $10 monthly fee) or pay less than $30 for 6 months – which is a pretty good deal in our opinion.

Microsoft also revealed that it will be acquiring game developers inXile and Obsidian, makers of some of the most popular RPGs in the early 90s. It will be joining 343 Industries as part of the Microsoft Studios umbrella.

Crackdown 3 was also one of the highlighted games at X018. The game will release on February 15th next year. If you feel like playing the first installment, you’re in luck: the first Crackdown is available for free on the Microsoft Store.

Other games highlighted included Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 that will come to Xbox Game Pass, along with Sea of Thieves that’s getting a brand new competitive mode. A peek at Just Cause 3, Devil May Cry 5, and Battlefield V were also showcased.

Also announced is the mouse and keyboard support that will roll out to all Xbox One users after weeks of beta testing. The support will come as part of a software update that will roll out to all users this week.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays campaigns on his Xbox.
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