We have become used to seeing extended editions of films and even director’s versions games, but Microsoft announces an expanded version of your own E3 digital conference it’s something that left us so unsettled how intrigued. And we are not going to lie to you, with the battery of ads that he released and the weight of them, we could not miss it.
343 Industries, Playground Games, Rare and the bulk of Xbox Game Studios have returned to speak, show and show off the games that will shape the immediate future of the Xbox brand. And, in the process, they offered the advances and news of what is to come to the Game Pass to increasingly pampered subscribers.
In an E3 in which the Xbox project has come out remarkably strengthened, the companies that make up Xbox Game Studios still had something to say about what has already been shown. And, as expected of us, in iGamesNews We have brought it all together in one place.
Then everything announced in the Xbox Games Showcase: Extended.
A Plague Tale: Innocence will look like a new generation
Asobo Studio no showed again A Plague Tale: Requiem, otherwise A Plague Tale: Innocence. And he had good reason for it: one of the best survival adventures released in recent will receive next-generation updates, including 4K UHD resolution, 60 FPS and 3D audio. And not only that: the brothers Amicia and Hugo will also arrive on Nintendo Switch through cloud play.
Age of Empires IV
The return of Age of Empires it supposes the return of the historical strategy with capital letters. E3 2021 served to set the release date for the highly anticipated fourth numbered installment of the cult saga, but there were still things to be done. Among them, two new civilizations: the Russians and the Roman Empire.
After relaunching the three previous installments dressed in full dress, Age of Empires IV it will extend Microsoft’s legacy in the real strategy genre and, in the process, add value to the Game Pass. Its release: next October 28.
The return of the saga Battlefield It will bet everything on online multiplayer, but it does not need a campaign to blow our minds: EA has taken advantage of the two Xbox events to show its 128-player battles in motion and they are a spectacle of chaos and destruction in which the climatic phenomena they will make a difference.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Taking advantage of that the aviation simulator from Xbox Game Studios will land on desktops very soon, Microsoft and Asobo Studio once again leave us fascinated with their views, landscapes and the level of detail of their planes and, in the process, they have explained the improvements and adjustments made for console players to enjoy the experience that has amazed PC gamers.
By the way, Xbox Game Studios has again gained muscle with the announced collaboration with Top Gun, and although it has shown the new planes, not much has been said about the content that will arrive. We will have to wait for the premiere of the film. A winning combination for which he will be the maximum reference of aviation simulation on consoles.
Forza Horizon 5
Driving without limits on Xbox has its own name: Forza Horizon 5. PlayGround Games’ upcoming open world takes us to exotic Mexico to put some of the most amazing cars ever assembled to the test.
The keys: the longest road in the entire saga, 11 exquisitely crafted biomes, the four-season system shown in Forza Horizon 4 and a date: Forza Horizon 5 Will play next November 9 and it will be out in the Game Pass.
Considering Obsidian’s trajectory, Grounded It might seem like a minor title. However, the Xbox Game Studios version of Darling, I Shrunk the Kids has become quite an experience.
The contents of its announced expansion The Shroom and Doom they are the perfect excuse to reduce to the size of an ant and return to that endless garden.
After sweeping PC and Nintendo Switch, Hades sets course for the Xbox and PlayStation desktops that will extend their well-deserved success. Throughout the extended event, Supergigant Games offered a very light Greek mythology lesson as a pretext to show off the game’s superb isometric action. By the way, Game Pass subscribers have an additional advantage: they will be able to play Hades from day one and without having to pay a penny more.
Multiplayer is the quintessence of the saga Halo, and Microsoft knows it well. Precisely for this reason, he dedicated practically all of the minutes of E3 destined to return to the Master Chief to the call to be the star section of Halo Infinite. The Xbox Games Showcase: Extended has served to review the modes, content and launch plans, and what was promised aims very high.
Halo Infinite It will go on sale at the end of the year, around Christmas 2021, on Xbox One, next-generation Xbox and PC. It can be played at launch in the Game Pass and, in addition, its multiplayer will be completely free.
Enjoy over 100 high-quality games, Xbox Live Gold, and an EA Play subscription for one low monthly price. For a limited time, get your first 3 months of Ultimate for 1 euro.
The delirious 3D platformer of Psychonauts returns with a long-awaited sequel. Raz’s mental powers and his ability to get inside the heads of other characters, in the literal sense of the term, reignite the imagination of the most inspired Tim Schafer. Psychonauts 2.
While the original Psychonauts has been tied to the Xbox brand since its development phase, the sequel will arrive. August 25 to virtually all systems (Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, PS5, and PC). With the added advantage that Game Pass subscribers will be able to play it from launch day. What less.
The role, the action and the manganime go hand in hand in Scarlet Nexus Bandai Namco’s next big release. In fact, its departure is just around the corner: on June 25, 2021 it will be playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, PS5 and PC. And nothing like a generous preview of everything it will offer with developer feedback to warm up the atmosphere.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Microsoft left us with no news about Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 in its Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase of E3 2021, but that does not mean that the new Team Ninja is still one of the great attractions of Xbox Game Studios. Luckily, the sequel to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice It has been one of the great attractions of this extended edition of Microsoft’s E3.
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves It hasn’t stopped growing since its launch, and we love that. Rare’s cooperative offshore adventure receives a rare guest: Captain Jack Sparrow himself, the brilliant and wacky character from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Snowsports and snowboarding have always worked wonders on consoles, and Shredders will continue that legacy. Epic descents, movements and falls, in freezing temperatures and with dreamlike views.
The long awaited S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl settles the brutal offer of console and PC survival FPS and, although it is a temporary exclusivity, its reappearance with a commented gameplay is good news for Xbox fans.
The sequel to STALKER It will be playable from April 28, 2022 on Xbox and PC, and will be added to the Xbox Game Pass catalog at launch.
The Anacrusis is not a playable revolution, but if science fiction inspired by the classic television series has everything it takes to have us dishing out shots like crazy.
Shown during the Summer Game Fest, The Anacrusis takes up the playable premise of Left 4 Dead y brings the essence of cooperative FPS to that idealized version of space from Star Trek (the classic series) or Lost in Space.
Xbox Design Lab Comes to Next-Gen Controllers
The program Xbox Design Lab takes the generational leap, and that means that from today we can give the colors we want to our Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controllers from the Microsoft website. From the front to the buttons.
It is worth remembering that the new models of controls include Bluetooth connection and improvements in touch and ergonomics, as well as a button for captures. To which we must add that Microsoft controls are still the favorites when playing on PC.
Microsoft builds muscle with ID @ Xbox
The Xbox indies program continues to grow and the Game Pass is scandalous. Xbox Games Showcase: Extended has served as a context to show in motion a wide flurry of great little gems developed with the purpose of becoming our next playable surprise. That discovery that we will be happy to share.