Today, Microsoft held its monthly Inside Xbox show. A variety of new content was demonstrated from popular games like The Division 2 and One Piece: World Seeker. However, the biggest surprises were all about Halo. You can read about everything the company announced during the livestream below.
Microsoft announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection was coming to PC through the Microsoft Store and Steam. Ruffian Games and Splash Damage worked on porting the experience to PC, because 343 Industries is busy with Halo Infinite.
Halo: Reach is coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will be available in 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X.
Minecraft will be joining Xbox Game Pass in April. There's also a major update coming which adds raids and other challenges to the game.
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One Piece: World Seeker
One Piece: World Seeker got an exclusive trailer during the Inside Xbox show. The game is Xbox One X Enhanced and looks incredibly crisp on the system.
Walden is an exploration-based game which is quite popular on PC. It's coming to Xbox One very soon.
Spacial sound is coming to Xbox One, which allows for more immersive audio and other deep features.
Microsoft unveiled a new Phantom White Xbox One controller. It's compatible with the console and PC because it features Bluetooth.
The Division 2 is now available on Xbox One if you purchased the Gold or Ultimate editions. The title features phenomenal Xbox One X support and is the "crispest" console port.
State of Decay 2
On March 26, State of Decay 2 will receive a new update which adds higher difficulty levels. In the Dread Zone, the zombies are tougher and you can die even if you make a slight mistake.
Project xCloud allows you to play games anywhere, even on a mobile device. It works over any good network connection. Presenter Julia Hardy even managed to test it out live and it worked flawlessly.
Numerous Final Fantasy games are coming to Xbox One very soon like Final Fantasy VII.
DayZ leaves Xbox Game Preview on March 27. Don't expect a polished product because development will continue to progress in the months to come.
Halo Infinite will be shown off at the event.
The Microsoft Plaza will be renamed to the Xbox Plaza.
Inside Xbox will return in April with even more exclusive announcements.
What was your favorite part of the show? Let us know.
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Will the Master Chief Collection be Xbox Play Anywhere? I'd hate to have to buy it again, haha.
I don’t think so. It wasn’t mentioned in the press release we got.
If it's on Steam it won't be Play Anywhere - they won't be able to track the purchase via the Live account
Recore is play anywhere and also on steam.
Also, what is Microsoft Plaza?
It’s like this town square in California.
What about Age Of Empires news?
I was surprised too, they promised and never delivered. Sea of Thieves was also supposed to happen, but I think the Inside Xbox show was moved up a week.
I wonder what a "good network connection" is. I sometimes get Netflix (and others) buffering on a wired 150Mbs connection, which should be plenty for video. I'm curious for games and how these are affected.
That's definitely because of Netflix not optimizing and buffering well in advance. It probably only does in segments and "realizes" that the current segment is over a little too late. Could also be disk save rate if you're streaming 1080p or UHD.
Microsoft has been working on this for years, so I'm hoping they've optimized it properly to handle such stuff. Wired connections should definitely not be an issue. Low ping and latency, good speed is all that's needed. It's not exactly ready for the average consumer though (their internet connection will likely be the bottleneck).
What a disappointment!!
MS promised age of empires news and exciting announcements. But once again it looks like they lies and misled people. I wasted my time watching this boring crap...
What's the difference between the announced implementation of spatial audio and the existing one (Windows Sonic for Headphones?)
Wow. To see Xcloud running live so smoothly is brilliant. Google and MS are really going for it next Gen. Google are MS main competitor. Moving forward.
Are you really that surprised? Did you really expected it to bug under a controlled environment?
Like a Bill Gates BSoD? =P
Yeah. Did you see the live demo of Kinect 1.0? The live demo of Move on PS3? The live demo of Hololens? We know MS employees have been using Xcloud in the real on their holidays etc for over 5 months. On real servers. It's just good to finally see it first hand. This will be hugely useful to me in just my household. So I'm really looking forward to it.
Here's the link (that was promised but not delivered in the article): https://mixer.com/Xbox?vod=90891294
You may want to skip to 01:30 and start from there.
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