Tim Schafer announces that the Classic LucasArts Remasters are coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming

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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, 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.

All three games arrive on Xbox One on October 29, 2020, and should work flawlessly on the next-gen Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S whenever those consoles release on November 10, 2020.

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