What you need to know
- As part of the latest Xbox Podcast, the gaming legend Tim Schafer joined to discuss an important announcement with Major Nelson.
- Three new games are joining Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming later this month on October 29.
- The Classic LucasArts Remasters are three cult favorite games from the 90's, which were lovingly remastered by Double Fine.
- Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango are all heading to Xbox, and will be on Xbox Game Pass day one.
Today's Xbox Podcast show was a particularly exciting one, as Major Nelson sat down with the legendary Tim Schafer, the head of Double Fine, to discuss a very important announcement. No, it's not about Psychonauts 2, although we can't wait for that game to come out. Instead, Tim Schafer announced that the Classic LucasArts Remasters are heading to Xbox (opens in new tab), and that players won't have to wait long at all to get their hands on the lovingly remastered renditions of cult favorites from the 90's.
Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Full Throttle Remastered, and the epic Grim Fandago Remastered are all heading to Xbox, ages after their release on other platforms, but Tim Schafer had even more to say than that. Not only is the collection coming to Xbox, but all three games will be available on Xbox Game Pass day one, meaning subscribers will be able to download and play the games at no additional cost. All three games will also support Xbox Cloud Gaming, so those who are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and play these revisited classics on their mobile device.
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Whaaaaat, Full Throttle! Wow, thats going back. I think that was my first point and click.
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and both Knights of the Old Republic I and II, please. Speaking of that Indiana Jones game, what are the closest games these days to old-school puzzle-solving adventure games like that? I still think Return to Zork is the best adventure game (old meaning: game based purely on solving puzzles) ever made, with Zork II and Planetfall being the best of the pure text adventures. I miss those. Doesn't seem like there's any market interest in them any more (probably because now you can just go on the Internet and look up all the answers), so no one's making them. I would love to see a modern version of those kinds of games at about 10 times the size, with many more but slightly easier puzzles (a few still really tough), so you don't feel as compelled to cheat (now that every game has a walkthrough on the Internet) and you still get dozens of hours of non-repetitive play out of them.
Excited to replay these classics on my Note20Ultra, along with the Razer Kishsi.
I've already got Full Throttle on PC, but I'll play the other remasters.
Takes me back. Loom and Monkey Island were two other SCUMM based entries that were my first PC games. I wouldn't mind seeing "The Dig" added to this list.
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