Germany received a new virtual edition of Gamescom 2021, the great European conference where announce the main news about the world of videogames. The event, which this year was called Opening Night Live, had its opening day with the company on Tuesday Xbox (Microsoft) as the main protagonist.
The European video game fair, which repeated the virtual format for the second year in a row due to restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will run until August 27 with various virtual conferences, cosplayers and talks with players from the gaming industry.
However, the most prominent ad was targeted at the service’s cloud games xCloud, included in your subscription Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and that allows you to play more than 100 games without facilities. The cloud game will arrive on the Xbox Series X and S and Xbox One consoles in late 2020.
The company’s video game subscription service, Xbox Games Pass, It will also add ten new video games from the Humble Games studio, which will be available from launch.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
The flight simulation video game prepares for its arrival on the consoles of new generation Xbox Series X and S, and was another of the protagonists of the conference.
The game will have a update (DLC) set in the Top Gun movie at the end of the year and advanced a new competitive multiplayer mode which will arrive in the first months of 2022, set in the danger zone, with low-flying racing planes.
Microsoft also took advantage of the event to show the update World Update VI with new European destinations, such as the city of Frankfurt (Germany). In addition to the incorporation of airplanes local legendsknown in each region, in collaboration with 40 museums of the world, like the Junkers JU-52 or the VoloCity Air Taxi.
Age of Empires IV
Age of Empires IV, the new chapter of Microsoft’s strategy classic.
The strategy video game was another of the protagonists. Xbox showed a segment with a new weapon, the trabuquete, a medieval siege weapon used to break down castle walls.
The event also cleared up doubts about the release date of Age of Empires IV that will take place on October 28.
Forza Horizon 5
Heading into the launch of Forza Horizon 5 on November 9, Xbox shared eight minutes of gameplay from the game, revealing the cover cars (the Mercedes-AMG ONE and the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands).
They also announced a limited edition of a wireless joystick for Xbox consoles inspired by the game.
The team of Double Fine Productions announced the release of Psychonauts 2 and its availability for free download starting Tuesday on the Xbox GamePass service.
During the Xbox Stream at gamescom 2021, a new trailer was released that previewed new features of this sequel to the great 2005 title.
State of Decay 2
The sequel to Undead Labs’ post-apocalyptic zombie survival game State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is coming soon to receive the original Trumble Valley map from the first game, as part of the Homecoming update.
The new characters and stories of this video game that mixes action with zombies, along with bases and weapons, will be available from Wednesday, September 1.
Sea of Thieves
The title of the British study Rare, which is part of the Xbox Game Studios conglomerate, announced new features for its pirate game: a set of a ship designed in collaboration with the Gearbox Software team, neither more nor less than the creator of the crazy shooter Borderlands.
Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 showcased news about combat mechanics at Gamescom 2021.
The Techland studio video game featured new material on the game’s parkour and combat system, such as the jump kick.
The title, with a post-apocalyptic zombie setting in which humans are also divided into opposing factions, will be released on December 7, not only on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S consoles.
Among the rest of the news, the arrival of the video game on consoles was also announced Crusader Kings III, which will be released for Xbox Series X and S later this year.