Microsoft Xbox X019: Age of Empires IV, new Rare and Obsidian games, xCloud on PC, and more

    Last 12 months Microsoft resurrected its X0 fan gathering in triumphant vogue, asserting that it had acquired veteran builders InXile and Obsidian. This 12 months, at Xbox X019, we noticed the primary payoff as Obsidian introduced a brand new sport and InXile pinned a launch date on Wasteland 3


    That information, plus the primary correct trailer for Age of Empires IV, particulars on Project xCloud’s forthcoming PC launch, a launch date for Halo on PC, a brand new sport from Rare, and extra as we recap all of the bulletins at Xbox X019. Microsoft’s occasion has turn into very related for PC players.


    A survival sport, eh? I didn’t anticipate that to be Obsidian’s first challenge underneath Microsoft’s tutelage. Actually, I assumed the Obsidian buy wouldn’t bear fruit for one more few years, and would culminate in an Outer Worlds-style RPG.

    But no, early in 2020 we’ll get Grounded. It’s going to be the following “Xbox Game Preview” title at launch, a.okay.a. in Early Access, and is headed up by Pillars of Eternity’s Josh Sawyer which is all the time thrilling information. Obsidian’s acknowledged purpose is to create a story-driven survival sport, which isn’t precisely uncharted territory—The Long Dark simply added its third chapter final month, and Subnautica had gentle story components as effectively.

    Still, Grounded has a reasonably rattling distinctive hook. It’s principally Honey I Shrunk the Kids, however playable. You’re tasked with surviving in a standard, on a regular basis suburban yard—besides you’re the dimensions of a bug. Don’t get stepped on. Or do? No kink-shaming right here.

    Wasteland 3

    Let’s pivot straight from one acquisition to the following. It’s been greater than three years since Wasteland 3’s crowdfunding marketing campaign, nevertheless it’s aaaaalmost prepared. InXile’s Brian Fargo introduced a brand new trailer to X019, and in addition an official launch date: May 19, 2020. That’s almost six months to the day from now, which is nearly sufficient time to complete our 2014 Game of the Year Wasteland 2 for those who haven’t already.

    Halo: Reach

    Another long-awaited launch date, 343 initially stated all the Halo: Master Chief Collection can be out on PC by the top of 2019. That uh…effectively, that’s in all probability not occurring. We will get the primary half earlier than the 12 months is out although! Testing is lastly wrapping up, and we’ll see Halo: Reach hit each Steam and the Windows 10 Store on December 3. Hopefully the remainder isn’t far behind.

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