The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 57! Sean played Hollow Knight. Luke played more Hollow Knight, Forza Horizon 4 and State of Decay Daybreak. Buckle up and drive safe.[Press Record When It Is Safe To Do So]
Drive By ShoutOuts.
Hi Rachel Avery!
Congrats to Playstation on name changes. Welcome to almost 2006 because you can’t really change your name without sacrificing your firstborn.
Forza Horizon 4 reaches 2 million players
More than 4.6 million hours of Forza Horizon 4 gameplay have been watched across Mixer, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook as of Oct. 9***
Players have logged more than 822.7 million miles
Darwin Project also hit 2 million downloads
October 2018 update rolling out now
New Avatars, Alexa/Cortana integration, Dolby Vision, New Narrator https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/10/11/october-2018-xbox-update-available-now/
Project XCloud -
Uses the Azure cloud to stream console games to tablets, phone
Connect your controllers via Bluetooth or use on-screen touch
Consoles remain the flagship - already up and running, not for public use yet
Microsoft is close to acquiring Obsidian (KOTOR, Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity)
Deal is 90% done
MS cancelled a game that nearly killed the studio near X1’s launch (Stormlands) but that was pre Phil Spencer
The State of the Xbox Empire:
With obsidian rumors what plausible studios would you want Xbox to target next?
Microsoft’s currently contains 12 studios
343 Industries – Halo series
Microsoft Casual Games – Solitaire, Mahjong, Minesweeper, Treasure Hunt
Turn 10 Studios – Forza Motorsport
Undead Labs – State of Decay
Mojang – Minecraft
Ninja Theory – Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Playground Games – Forza Horizon series
The Coalition – Gears of War series
Compulsion Games – We Happy Few
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has the best launch in franchise history
Origins sold twice as fast as Syndicate. No definitive number son Odyssee yet.
Warface is now available on Xbox One with exclusive content. If you’re not up for Black Ops or you’re pinching pennies, it’s free. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/10/09/warface-now-available-for-free-on-xbox-one/
For Honor (Former Games With Gold) getting a graphical remaster
10.16 - new lighting, PvE elements, part of the “Marching Fire” update https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/10/12/for-honor-graphical-remaster-launching-with-marching-fire-on-october-16/
Cruise Control - Topic of the Show
What announcements would make XO18 worthwhile?
Why is Luke excited for Starlink?
Deals with Gold [definitely a skippable segment if running long]
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 25% off
Games with Gold
Xbox One: Overcooked
Xbox One: Livelock
Xbox 360: Stuntman Ignition
Xbox 360: Hitman Blood Money
Forza Horizon 4 (10.2)
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (10.5)
CoD: Black Ops 4 (10.12)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (10.26)
Hitman 2 (11.13)
Fallout 76 (11.15)
Battlefield V (11.20)
Under the Radar:
Mega Man 11 (10.2)
WWE 2K18 (10.9)
LEGO DC Villains (10.16)
Starlink: Battle for Atlas (10.16)
Soul Calibur VI (10.19)
Spyro Reignited (11.13)