X018 Roundup: Crackdown 3 Release Date, Xbox One X Discount, New Game Pass Titles, And More

Microsoft held a special event in Mexico City to promote all the happenings surrounding Xbox One, titled X018. The event showed off loads of new footage for upcoming games, announcements of release dates, DLC, and features, and even a few surprise Microsoft acquisitions. You can check out the full roundup of all the news from the show below.

Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3 is finally happening with a solid release date. You’ll be able to patrol the city and crack the skulls of some criminal overlords on February 15, 2019. [Full story]

The company also debuted a brand new multiplayer mode for Crackdown 3 called Wrecking Zone. It pits two teams of five against each other in a destructible arena.

Plus, for fans or newcomers alike, the original Crackdown is now free through November 30. Get in there and clean up the town, agents.

Forza Horizon 4 DLC

Forza Horizon 4 showed off its first big expansion, titled Fortune Island. The DLC will take you to the windy roads and treacherous weather of the northern British Isles, and introduce a host of new cars as well.

Xbox Game Pass Adding 16 More Games

Xbox One’s all-you-can-eat subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, announced 16 new games heading to the subscription in the coming months. Those include PUBG, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Ori and the Blind Forest, among others.

The company also mentioned that Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the sequel to the Blind Forest, will come to Game Pass on release day next year.

Finally, Game Pass now has its own dedicated app, which will help players discover new games and set them to download from wherever they are.

New Studio Acquisitions

Microsoft expanded its portfolio of studios as well, with two more announcements. The first was the InXile, the studio behind Wasteland and The Bard’s Tale.

The second studio acquisition was the developer behind Knights of the Old Republic and Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian Entertainment.

Xbox One Black Friday Deals

With Black Friday around the corner, Microsoft couldn’t resist teasing the deals it has in store for the retail holiday. Xbox One consoles and games will get some deep discounts.

State of Decay 2 Getting Free DLC, Very Soon

The zombie survival game State of Decay 2 is getting a free DLC pack, and just like that zombie you don’t realize is right behind you, it’s closer than you think. [Full Story]

Sea of Thieves Getting New PvP Arena

Sea of Thieves showed off its next big update, which will bring a new PvP competitive arena to the pirate game. [Full Story]

Devil May Cry 5 Void Mode

DMC5 showed off a lengthy look at the new Void mode, which will let demon hunters test their skills or just try out new moves in a simulated environment with lots of options. [Full Story]

Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy Now Xbox One Backwards Compatible

The Xbox One backwards compatibility list has gotten another expansion with the addition of all three Final Fantasy XIII games. Civilization Revolution, already backwards compatible, has also been updated with Xbox One X enhancements. [Full Story]

New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer

The latest trailer for the Disney and Square Enix epic Kingdom Hearts 3 debuted, giving us an extended view of Pooh bear. [Full Story]

Xbox One KBM Support

Several games will be getting keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One, including Fortnite. [Full Story]

Metro Exodus Gets A Big Collector’s Edition

We got a closer look at Metro Exodus, including its hulking $235 Spartan Collector’s Edition. [Full Story]

Jump Force Trailer Is Just Saiyan

An extended look at Jump Force gave us a better look at some fighters, including some notable names from the Dragon Ball franchise. [Full Story]

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Author: Steve Watts

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