Tried the week? Haven’t you received a weekly dose of video game news between kids and work? I understand you … Luckily it’s Sunday and you can finally take a break. Yes, because noon is your time. Xbox News is back for a new episode! In summary, we will come back to the presentation of the Game Awards, the success of the S series in Europe, the imminent introduction of xCloud on iOS and many new functions in the Game Pass. Cocooning mode ON, it starts immediately!
Xbox News # 33: Best Xbox News December 7-12
The Game Awards 2020: recapitulating the announcements!
The Game Awards ceremony took place on Thursday night. After a 2019 edition that caused a stir with the announcement of the Xbox Series X and the first pictures of Hellblade 2, it seemed difficult to reproduce the same effect. The least we can say is that the games did not fail: teasers of the next Mass Effect, a new horror game from Dead Space’s father, a new trailer for Dragon Age, etc. The centerpiece was undoubtedly the revelation of the initiative’s project: Perfect dark !
Microsoft Flight Simulator lands on Xbox Series X | in summer 2021 S.
Flight control tower FS2021, permission to land on the runway of the Xbox Series X | S granted! Yes, from next summer you can enjoy the great flight simulator on your nextgen console in 4K. Escape everyday life with a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner or a Cessna 152 right from your sofa.
Ark II revealed and exclusive to Xbox Series X | S.
The wildcard studio returned to the fore with its announcement during the ceremony. Indeed the second part of the license ark was revealed with a celebrity under his belt: Vin Diesel! Yes, the actor will have a role as Santiago in the title. In terms of the setting of the game, at first glance it seems close to the first game: people in a jungle, dinosaurs and orcs. It was also the opportunity to learn that the license is being refused in animated series with a sacred cast: Gerard Butler, Michelle Yeoh or Russell Crowe will be in the game.
Back 4 Blood, the spiritual sequel to Left 4 Dead, rich in hemoglobin
Summer 2021 will be bloody! At least that’s what Turtle Rock Studios suggests with their Back4Blood, a cooperative shooter for four players, the result of a collaboration with Warner Bros Interactive. Behind this title is a spiritual son with the famous license left 4 Dead. The studio presented a first trailer in synthetic image and then a second video showing the gameplay from the pre-alpha. We clearly find the atmosphere of the original license!
Xbox Game Pass: A new wave announced during the Game Awards
If you’ve enjoyed the latest additions to Xbox Game Pass from last week, you won’t be left behind with those that took place during the Game Awards. Indeed, we can tell the arrival of Skyrim from December 15 or Between us which joins the PC Game Pass, just like the EA Play. Another point for fans of the Japanese universe is the license Yakuza continues to land on service with episodes 3/4/5 in a remastered collection starting January 28th. As for the sixth episode, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will arrive on March 25th.
Gang Beast will join Xbox Game Pass in 2021, not before
The December 1st announcement seemed to have caused too much excitement among Xbox Game Pass teams. Announced next to it with great pomp control or Dragon Quest XI S, Gang Beast was due to enter service this month. Even so, there seems to have been a bit of confusion and rush in the announcement as the title won’t appear on Game Pass until next year. In the meantime, we will continue to beat and betray each other People fall flat already available in the service.
EA Play: A service that remains in Game Pass Ultimate
EA Play is new to the console on November 10th, offering Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members a wide variety of titles available at no additional cost. The success is confirmed with the arrival of the catalog on Tuesday in the PC formula of the service. It seems that some gamers are concerned about having to hurry to take full advantage of the catalog. Because of this, Aaron Greenberg shared a tweet recalling the strength of the partnership between Electronic Arts and Microsoft. Players should therefore be able to enjoy the catalog of titles for several months.
Forza, Sea of Thieves, and Grounded are slated to receive content in 2021
With many games announced for 2021, questions about Xbox flagship licenses are starting to bloom. No need to worry, the Seattle giant has no plans to ditch its already-released titles. Indeed, we can expect additional content in the coming months. Battle Pass for Sea of Thieves, news for Forza and regular updates on Grounded, there will be no shortage of content on the Xbox side next year.
Record sales for the Xbox Series S.
The latest Nextgen console has found its audience. This is evident from the manufacturer’s latest figures. Since the arrival of the next generation, Xbox gamers have spent two times more time online on their consoles in November than last year. For Xbox gamers, the latter accounts for 40% of console sales. For the same reason, Smart Delivery seems to have attracted a lot of gamers with no less than 1.6 million free updates. Here are reassuring figures on the manufacturer’s strategy.
xCloud on iOS and PC? It will become a reality in spring 2021
Xbox’s strategy is to bring games to as many devices as possible and for all gamers. With the introduction of xCloud, the cloud gaming service, on PC and iOS, this will become even more of a reality in 2021. In fact, Phil Spencer provided more precision to the roadmap this week by confirming access to the service for Apple and PC users for the next six months. Access is via a special application or directly via a website, as with the Apple brand.
Halo Infinite will be released in fall 2021
Halo Infinite is re-emerging with a number of new images and a release date. It’s now official with a fall 2021 launch that will offer 343 Industries almost another year. The catches caught are also representative of the game test currently in progress. Comforting news for Microsoft’s main license.
On the rest of the news: the new Xbox Series X commercial, a single player DLC for Gears 5, and the improved Quick Resume
Here’s a new episode of Xbox News that went well! We hope you enjoyed it and we’ll meet up next week for more Xbox news. Have a good week everyone!