Xbox gamers, get ready for some action-packed fun as Ghostwire Tokyo is making its way to the platform, complete with a massive update! According to The Verge, players can look forward to a brand new game mode focused on action.
In this mode, you can battle through a gauntlet of enemies across more than 120 different levels, collecting upgrades as you progress.
Enhanced Main Campaign
For those of you who love a good story, the primary campaign is also getting an upgrade. Expect added story elements, including a new middle school area and extended cutscenes for those replaying the game. Plus, be on the lookout for a couple of new enemy types: the invisible silent gaze and elusive retribution.
Xbox Game Pass: A Strong Line-up
Xbox Game Pass continues to impress with its offerings. For gamers currently trying to master Guilty Gear, don’t worry! In a month’s time, you can check out Ghostwire Tokyo, followed by Minecraft Legends and Redfall. And fingers crossed for an update on Forza Motorsport soon! This strong line-up is sure to keep you entertained all the way up to the summer game showcase in June.
Starfield: The Countdown Begins
Mark your calendars for September when Starfield finally makes its debut. We can expect even more details on this highly anticipated title with a dedicated Starfield Direct event in June.
Xbox Secures 10-year Cloud Gaming Deals
In a recent development, Xbox has signed a 10-year deal with cloud gaming service Ubitis (or Ubiteus), ensuring that Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard titles will be available on their platforms once the acquisition is complete. This follows a similar deal signed with Nintendo, guaranteeing that Call of Duty will continue to be available on their consoles.
Continued Support for Other Platforms
Xbox is committed to keeping Activision Blizzard titles on popular platforms like Steam and GeForce Now. They’ve even signed a 10-year contract with Boostroid, another cloud gaming service. The only company yet to sign a deal is Sony, but Xbox remains open to collaboration.
Acquisition Updates: Industry Responses
As the Activision Blizzard acquisition continues to make headlines, several industry participants have submitted responses to the CMA’s provisional findings. One anonymous small indie developer, referred to as Industry Participant E, has claimed that PlayStation buries smaller games, unlike Xbox.
PlayStation vs. Xbox: A Developer’s Perspective
Industry Participant E, who releases games on both PlayStation and Xbox, has observed that their PlayStation sales stagnate while Xbox sales improve. The developer cites the lack of visibility for smaller titles on the PlayStation storefront compared to the Microsoft Store.
Indie Game Support: A Strength of Xbox
Xbox has been praised for supporting smaller titles and indie games, which can be just as enjoyable as AAA games. Examples include Ori and the Blind Forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Psychonauts 2, and As Dusk Falls. By continuing to give a platform to these smaller titles, Xbox offers gamers a diverse and engaging gaming experience.
The future looks bright for Xbox gamers with an exciting line-up of games, strong Game Pass offerings, and continued support for smaller developers. As the Activision Blizzard acquisition progresses, we can expect even more developments and collaborations that benefit gamers across the industry. So, stay tuned for more updates and get ready for an action-packed gaming experience!