The latest episode of Inside Xbox was packed full of gaming discussions revolving around Microsoft’s platforms. The big games that were shown off were No Man’s Sky (X1) version, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, and a few others. No Man’s Sky is coming to the Xbox One, and it’s also getting a massive multiplayer update, you can find more information on this after the break. The Hungering Deep addition to Sea of Thieves was also talked about and shown off, so you can watch that clip below. In fact, just head on down below to watch all of the important clips from the latest episode of Inside Xbox, or you can just watch the full episode above.
State of Decay 2 Community Q&A
Richard Foge, Jeff Strain, and Wonder Russell from Undead Labs stopped by take community questions about the soon-to-be-released zombie apocalypse survival game State of Decay 2, covering such topics as four-player co-op, including the benefits for players joining another friend’s game, how the world simulation builds dynamic, emergent gameplay, and what opportunities and challenges fan can expect to face in the world.
No Man’s Sky Details
Hello Games, an indie team based in the United Kingdom, announced live to fans via Inside Xbox that No Man’s Sky will launch on Xbox One on Tuesday, July 24 in North America, and Friday, July 27 in Europe. This launch will bring a full multiplayer experience for the first time to the limitless procedural universe. As part of No Man’s Sky NEXT, this will be a free update launching simultaneously for new players on Xbox One and existing players on PC and PS4.
“Multiplayer completely changes the No Man’s Sky experience; it’s emergent, fun and intense in ways we always wanted it to be. I’m so happy this is finally happening,” said Sean Murray, founder, Hello Games. “It is genuinely exciting to be able to fully realize the potential so many people could see in No Man’s Sky. This will be our biggest update yet and we’re pumped to be bringing Xbox players along on the journey with us now too.”
With this launch, players across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam on PC will be able to explore, fight and survive with friends as they voyage across the vast, procedurally-generated sandbox universe in multiplayer mode, with features including:
- Explore the infinite universe with your friends, or bump into random travellers
- As you voyage together, friends will help you stay alive, or prey on others to survive
- Build bases from tiny shelters to complex colonies that you create as a team and can be seen by the community
- Be a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and foes
- Race exocraft across weird alien terrains and create tracks to share online
The Xbox One launch of No Man’s Sky will include Next and three other major updates (Foundation, Pathfinder, Atlas Rises) as well as dozens of smaller patches.
Forza Motorsport 7 Update
Brian Ekberg from Turn 10 Studios joined us to talk about quite a few exciting updates and features coming soon to the award-winning racing game Forza Motorsport 7. The team outlined a brand-new series of features for multiplayer, including the new Forza Race Regulations, which not only create a more fair, skillful online experience but also teach players how to improve in online competition. This includes new track limits, which highlight when you’re about to go off-track.
First Look at Sea of Thieves: The Hungering Deep
Sea of Thieves hit the open water just two short months ago, starting us off on a grand pirate adventure. Since then we’ve traversed storms, explored sunken ships, and (if we were lucky) faced off with a kraken. Now it’s time to prepare for even greater dangers and adventure in The Hungering Deep later this month in Sea of Thieves. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire and the official Sea of Thieves site for more details on The Hungering Deep as we get closer to launch.
Revealing the Xbox Adaptive Controller
One of our biggest features of today’s episode of Inside Xbox was an in-depth look at our newest piece of hardware which we believe will enable and empower even more Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers across the globe: The Xbox Adaptive Controller.
In this segment, we learned how the team at Microsoft took an inclusive design approach, and considerations of gamers who might not be able to reach all the bumpers and triggers or hold a controller for an extended period, designed a controller that provides a way for more fans to enjoy gaming.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller has been years in the making and has been a passion project for people around the world, both inside Microsoft and beyond. The team was thrilled to introduce it to the world today, tell the story behind it, and take what they have learned to inform future initiatives in inclusive design.
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