Showing posts with label Xbox Game Pass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xbox Game Pass. Show all posts

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate this weekend.

Three more new games have joined lately on Xbox Free Play Days lineup of free trail this week for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to have a spectacular time on Xbox One throughout entire weekend.

Get access to download Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital from Microsoft Store by heading over Live Gold section of your account, starting from July 30, 12:01 AM PDT and enjoy until August 2, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital on Xbox Free Play Days

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In first-person shooter title Disintegration from developer V1 Interactive and publisher Private Division, players assume role of a Gravcycle pilot in a sci-fi setting 150 years from now and take part in 5v5 multiplayer alongside squads.

Pick a unique hero to engage in high-octane action in 3v3 third-person online shooter Rocket Arena by Final Strike Games and Electronic Arts. Join with a squad of heroes and come up with new strategies for a challenging experience.

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A whacky business simulation, Two Point Hospital from developer Two Point Studios and publisher Sega puts you in charge of a bunch of infirmary by curing patients of their strange ailments and managing your healthcare stuffs.

Even when your trail weekend on Xbox Free Play Days finally comes to an end, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them using your exclusive member discount and carry over gamescores and in-game progress.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

Bungie will be adding Destiny 2 to Xbox Game Pass this September, with access to all current expansions.

Over the years, developer/publisher Bungie added a host of content to 2017 online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 since launch. Following recent legacy of Forsaken and Shadowkeep, a new expansion, Beyond Light will arrive on November 10.

A joint announcement from Bungie and Microsoft came in recently at Xbox Games Showcase, revealing Destiny 2 will become available for members of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X, with all its expansions including Beyond Light.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

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During Xbox digital event, Bungie released a new video for upcoming Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion.




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Destiny 2: Beyond Light plans to take players to icy moon of Jupiter, which is a new location called Europa. A new sub-class Stasis gets introduced to Guardians along with elemental power of Darkness and new raid Deep Stone Crypt.

Another playable location Cosmodrome will be back on Earth for players to take part in Vault of Glass raid from original Destiny. Soon as Beyond Light launches, Bungie will temporarily move several activities and location into a content vault.

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Game Pass members will get access to all current D2 expansions from September and Beyond Light will join at launch in November. An optimized version of Destiny 2 will run in 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X.

Bungie intends to support cross-generation play for D2 and ensure you playing the best version of the game using Smart Delivery. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can experience Destiny 2 remotely on their phone or tablet via Project xCloud.

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You may want to purchase Season of Arrivals or Season of the Worthy separately for all content as Game Pass only gives you access to standard editions of early D2 expansions like Curse of Osiris, Warmind, Forsaken and Shadowkeep DLC.

Even if you don't have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, a free-to-play version titled Destiny 2: New Light has been made available since 2019. Bungie chose to move with Microsoft lately after spending previous generation with PlayStation.

State of Decay 3 Announced

Undead Labs announces State of Decay 3 today at Xbox Games Showcase, releasing on PC and Xbox Series X.

Following two consecutive releases in last two console generation, developer Undead Labs hinted for a return to zombie survival franchise State of Decay for a third game a month after launching State of Decay 2 back in 2018.

In a surprise revelation today, Undead Labs has officially announced State of Decay 3, an inevitable third installment of SoD series at Xbox Games Showcase, which is currently under active development for PC and Xbox Series X.

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State of Decay 3 Announced

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Undead Labs offers a brief look into horrors that will unleash on upcoming title in a latest trailer.




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A female survivor was sitting beside a nearby campfire inside the woods, sharpening a wooden shaft for her crossbow. She realizes something is stalking her from afar and she then attempts to scare it away by screaming loudly at it.

Next morning, she goes out exploring deep into the uninhabited forest and notices a long blood trail. She picks up her scope to take a better look and aim, only to discover in horror that an infected deer is feeding off a wolf carcass.

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State of Decay lets you play as a survivor by base-building, scavenging and often fight zombies in a post-apocalyptic world. Infected people are usually referred as Zeds instead of zombies but introduction of plagued animal is a first.

State of Decay 3 will also arrive on Xbox Game Pass on launch day alongside Microsoft Store and Steam. Undead Labs revealed plans to make a sequel to SoD2 larger than first two games, with inclusion of online multiplayer mode.

Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

343 Industries offers a first-look at campaign gameplay of Halo Infinite during Xbox Games Showcase today.

A year ago, a cinematic trailer titled "Discover Hope" offered first glimpse at story premise for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite by developer 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs, in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios.

Since E3 2020 has now been cancelled due to a global pandemic of Coronavirus outbreak, 343 Industries and Microsoft announced in March to reveal long-anticipated gameplay footage in a demo trailer at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

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Take a first look at Halo Infinite official gameplay video in real-time from early hours of story campaign.




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After a Pelican pilot finds Master Chief floating in space, he reaches out and revives him earlier. As they are forced to crash land on the ring when they are shot at with anti-aircraft guns, Chief decides to go out and take care of business.

Halo Infinite delves into its classic gameplay mechanic from very beginning and players will be wielding a variety of weapons. To engage enemies in combat, Chief will be using MA40 assault rifle to VK78 Commando and even plasma grenade.

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Driving a Warthog into battle, he comes across several members of the alien race known as Banished and their War Chief Escharum. John-117 can traverse through locations using a world map or simply running and gunning towards levels.

Infinite is said to be several times larger than last two series releases, powered by Slipspace Engine. One of the most amazing feats of display was latest inclusion of grappling hook for traversal into map and return of shield technology.

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One missing aspect was exclusion of online multiplayer mode, which is an essential experience for any games of Halo series. Microsoft Studios hosting a major reveal event without giving a peek at multiplayer gameplay seems quite odd.

Xbox has announced recently that there will be another digital showcase in coming months to reveal Xbox Series X launch date and hopefully, they will treat fans with a much-awaited look at Halo Infinite multiplayer mode at a later date.

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A brief cinematic trailer teases an expansive Halo Infinite campaign with MJOLNIR armor assembling.




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Infinite is a launch title for Microsoft's next-gen console and a "spiritual reboot" to Halo military shooter franchise. However, gameplay demo didn't look much like next-gen compared to any of its very impressive looking cut-scenes so far.

Though a release date is yet to be revealed, Halo Infinite is set to arrive this holiday season for Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles via Microsoft Store and Steam, while also simultaneously launching on Xbox Game Pass.

Civilization VI, For Honor and Yakuza Kiwami on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days this weekend brings Civilization VI, For Honor and Yakuza Kiwami for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

To spice up your relaxing days each week, Xbox Free Play Days event brings out some hand-picked free game trials for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to enjoy over the weekend on their Xbox One consoles.

Starting from July 23, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, members can head over to Microsoft Store to get access free to download Civilization VI, For Honor and Yakuza Kiwami to keep playing until July 26, 11:59 PM PDT /2:59 AM EDT.

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Civilization VI, For Honor and Yakuza Kiwami on Xbox Free Play Days

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An ultimate empire building simulator, Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game from Firaxis Games and 2K Games. Extend your reign across the map throughout history and lead your nation to greatness as its supreme leader.

Become a brave Knight, honorable Samurai, vicious Viking or formidable Wu Lin in medieval fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft to pit players into epic battles against fearsome enemies to test your skills.

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A remake of critically-acclaimed original title, Yakuza Kiwami is ultimate Kazuma Kiryu saga featuring expanded cinematic, enhanced gameplay, uncapped framerates, ultra-widescreen support and fan-favorite battle styles of Yakuza 0.

Xbox Free Play Days eventually comes to a close by end of this week but you can keep up having fun by purchasing these titles for exclusive member discount to carry over all of your in-game achievements, gamescores and progress.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Sea of Thieves Crosses 15 Million Players

Rare Studio announces Sea of Thieves to have crossed 15 million players mark since launch back in March 2018.

A few months ago, open-world online action-adventure game Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio and publisher Xbox Game Studios celebrated its two years anniversary of release on Windows PC, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One.

Amassing 5 million players within only six months from back in January 2020, Sea of Thieves has officially crossed 15 million players since two years of its original launch back in 2018 following its recent debut on PC gaming platform Steam.

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Sea of Thieves Crosses 15 Million Players

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Over 3.3M active players have joined to sail the high seas in June 2020, making it one of the biggest month for SoT since launch. Rare Studio and Xbox Game Studios saw record number of player growth over the years following release.

Sea of Thieves has been showing up on most played and top-selling games list on Steam every now and then. Partial credit for this amazing success goes to player community of Steam for purchasing more than 1 million copies so far.

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During its launch week, Sea of Thieves faced major server issues and was heavily criticized for being repetitive. Rare Studio dev team frequently rolled out content and limited time events to keep everyone busy and turned things around.

New players on Sea of Thieves can begin their high-seas adventure with narrative-driven tutorial Maiden Voyage. Or try out your luck at Adventure and Arena modes while getting on broad each month for free content updates.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Ash of Gods: Redemption, Frostpunk and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Ash of Gods: Redemption, Frostpunk and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate this weekend.

An exciting lineup of free game trials are about to become available on soon on Xbox Free Play Days event for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to join in and enjoy throughout the weekend on Xbox One console.

Right after signing into your account, head over to Microsoft Store starting from June 16, 12:01 AM PDT to get access to download Ash of Gods: Redemption, Frostpunk and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for free until June 19, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Ash of Gods: Redemption, Frostpunk and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint on Xbox Free Play Days

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Prepare to face an ancient evil in Ash of Gods: Redemption, a dark fantasy turn-based role-playing game from developer/publisher Aurum Dust that blends tactical combat in its gameplay mechanics while adapting a hand-drawn style.

Set in an alternate reality 19th-century Frostpunk brings an experience of city-building survival game where you take on leadership of a group of surviving humans within a frozen wasteland, courtesy of developer/publisher 11 Bit Studios.

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Fight alongside your brothers in arms and become a Ghost in online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint by developer/publisher Ubisoft. Assemble your four-man fireteam to raid Auroa and take down rogue agent Cole D. Walker.

When your weekend of Xbox Free Play Days event is finally over, grab over these titles from above to purchase for an exclusive member discount to carry over all of your achievements, gamescores and in-game progress to main game.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members are getting The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Free Play Days this weekend.

Kicking off another weekend of free games Xbox Free Play Days have its new lineup ready for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to fire up right away on Xbox One consoles and simply enjoy their sweet time.

To start with your free game trial this week, simply head over to Microsoft Store from July 9, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and get access to download newly added titles to enjoy playing them until July 12, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Xbox Free Play Days

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Experience latest installment of ultimate life simulator game series The Sims 4 from developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts, which allows you create a custom character with matching personality along with many other things.

Enter a massive online sandbox with many fantasy and role-playing elements in Citadel: Forged with Fire by developer/publisher Blue Isle Publishing for an epic quest to forge alliance, explore, tame deadly beasts and fight for supremacy.

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When your limited trial period on Xbox Free Play Days is finally over, continue playing these titles with all in-game achievements, gamescores and progress carried over to full game once you buy them from currently ongoing sale.

Base game for The Sims 4 is currently available to purchase at a whopping 75% discount with bundles of add-ons for sale as well. You can also get a 60% off buying Citadel: Forged with Fire using your Live Gold or Game Pass membership.