The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 71! Sean might be done with Red Dead Redemption 2! Luke finished up Steamworld Dig, enjoyed more Realm Royale, and tackled the bugs in Hive Jump. Buckle up and drive safe.
Luke: Realm Royale, Hive Jump, Steamworld Dig (on sale), RE2
Sean: Resident Evil 2 1-Shot Demo
Bungie leaves Activision
Pre-order The Division 2 through January 31 and get a month of Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass teases more January titles.
We Happy Few, Shadow of Mordor, Saints Row: The Third - Bonus cool points if you noticed their twitter feed said “We” “Happy” “Few” in the first word of three tweets in a row. https://majornelson.com/2019/01/16/xbox-game-pass-we-happy-few-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-the-lego-movie-videogame-and-more/
Rocket League now supports Xbox-PS4 Cross-Play
Xbox Game Pass: Play The Games You Love And Get Microsoft Rewards Points
Celebrating the Best of the Xbox Community with the New Xbox MVP Site
Nominate The Xbox Drive at https://mvp.xbox.com/nominate
Celeste is getting Free DLC sometime after January 25
EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game in lieu of smaller-scale Star Wars project that’s now aimed for late 2020
Forza Horizon 4 drops Update 5.
Mitsubishi is back. Free Seven-Car Pack.
New ‘Free-For-All’ Adventure Playlist (Solo variant of Online Adventure)
New Horizon Story “Isha’s Taxis”
Epic Tease: https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground/status/1084897732337299456
Forza Removes Carlton and Floss Dance
Pit Stop Topics
Hive Jump impressions
“Controid” 16-bit graphics Contra-style gameplay with a mix of Metroidvania in a roguelike that doesn’t feel cruel. Rocking soundtrack. Available on Wii U, Switch, X1
Stop Light Reviews from our community
Currently awaiting Absolver. We have Aftercharge to give away
Cruise Control - Topic of the Show
“Does Xbox need VR in the next gen?” Our Twitter poll accumulated 44 votes.
52% Yes, 48% No
From @MrBadBit: YES, PSVR is an amazing piece of tech. Some of my favorite games from last year, Beat Saber, Moss, Astro-Bot are AWESOME experiences you can’t get anywhere else. It’s not a huge market yet, but the more players like Microsoft that come into VR the better it is for VR as a whole
From @NeoLego: "Need".....absolutely not. It is a novelty at best. I don't ever see Xbox making a VR headset, but I do anticipate that there will be headsets compatible with the Next Xbox. I'll be fine just streaming my games to the Quest later this year.
From @SecretFriendsU: I think it's a no brainier to have occulus and Vive be supported on Xbox next. It'll have the hardware strength and be a boon to those headsets.
From @HylianTelligent: I don't think they NEED it. But if they do, they need to make the hardware worth it. Least amount of cables possible, comfortable headset. They really should just partner with Oculus.
From @BlazeKnight: I'm playing through RE7 right now and I can say that the game is stressful enough without the action being right in my face.
I also feel like VR is pretty niche in general as it only caters to certain types of games.
Can you imagine the cost of a 4k VR headset?
Games with Gold
WRC 6 (X1)
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (X360)
Far Cry 2 (X360)
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (1.18.18)
Resident Evil 2 (1.25.18)
Kingdom Hearts 3 (1.25.18)