The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 74! Sean played Apex Legends, WarGroove and the Anthem Demo! Luke finally played Wargroove, turned into a Boy Monster, and then became an Apex Legend. It was a big week. Buckle up and drive safe.
Luke: Wargroove, Anthem Demo, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
Sean: >Observer, WarGroove, Anthem Demo, Battlefield V, Everspace, Apex Legends
Microsoft wants to bring Xbox Live Cross-Platform Gaming to Android/iOS, Nintendo Switch and More.
Xbox App on Android and iOS now allows you to directly share and download clips
Apex Legends launches with 1 million players on day one, 2 million by day 2
EA/Respawn didn’t announce the game prior to launch because it was scared to (F2P economy, Titanfall mismanagement)
LEGO® Marvel Collection launches March 12. Includes LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.
Inside Xbox Announcements
Game Pass gets: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, de Blob, Return to Arkham, Walking Dead S1, Pumped BMX Pro, Crackdown 3
Microsoft Studios name change to Xbox Game Studios
Halo: Outpost Discovery - moving event includes VR/AR experiences of Halo lore, think amusement park meets VR. “Post Halo 3” comment
Mortal Kombat 11 character reveal. Neat.
Division 2 includes lots of endgame content, including new faction. Ubisoft openly stated Xbox One X was the best place to play Division 2. System bundle announced.
Sea of Thieves player base has doubled, streaming numbers up near launch levels. Approximately 35% of SoT players are PC. Players can invite 3 new players to the game for free. Mega Update to the game announced on 3.20.19
Jump Force is...a fighting game. I dunno.
Metro: Exodus looks insane. Weird and wild. Lots of biomes exist including snow, sand, forest. Native 4K, lots of HDR use and Dolby super awesome something
Pit Stop Topics
Luke and Sean played Battlefield V on http://Mixer.com/XboxCanada
Sean was a guest on East Coast Games. Thanks to Bobby Miller for the invite. We discussed Resident Evil 2. Follow at https://twitter.com/ECGamespod
EA releases Excel Spreadsheet for Anthem release. Sean fights with the Mega Dads. Boss sees it. Embarrassment ensues.
Why launch Apex Legends just prior to Anthem, one month before BFV’s own Battle Royale? Was the stealth launch wise? Does this impact our thoughts for Jedi: Fallen Order?
EA didn’t pre-announce Apex Legends because it was scared to.
From Vince Zampella’s Twitter: Tons of things planned for @PlayApex in the future. We are also committed to listening to player feedback. We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year (yes, I said the T word). We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!
Cruise Control - Topic of the Show: The Great February Preview
Wargroove - February 1, 2019 [Chucklefish, Chucklefish]
Jump Force - February 15, 2019 [SPIKE CHUNSOFT, Bandai Namco]
Metro Exodus - February 15, 2019 [4A Games, Deep Silver]
Anthem - February 22, 2019 [BioWare, EA]
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame - February 26, 2019 [Traveller’s Tales, Warner Brothers]
Games with Gold
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon [Xbox One]
Super Bomberman R [Xbox One]
Assassin’s Creed Rogue [Xbox 360]
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy [Xbox]