Microsoft introduces new Xbox game markets, get a discounted Xbox Live Game Pass, and more. The weekend is here and it’s a summary of stories making the news in the Microsoft ecosystem globally.
Xbox Showcase, Tokyo Game Show 2021
First off, we’re heading to Japan where the Japan Times reports Microsoft is finally making its weight. It’s in terms of games and Xbox in Japan. He says Microsoft has fallen behind Sony and Nintendo over the years. On the sidelines of the Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft revealed its renewed commitment to the region. By launching the Xbox Cloud game service in Japan and locating over 100 game titles on Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft is also working with more than 200 independent Japanese developers in the ID @ Xbox program. Click for the basics here and find a summary of Microsoft Tokyo Game Show 2021 here.
Xbox Live at a discount
PCWorld says Newegg is selling 12 months of Xbox Live Gold for $ 50, which is $ 10 off the regular price. But unfortunately the offer is for today only. So if this is something you are looking for, don’t talk for long. Only click and head to PCWorld for more details and take this.
New Xbox Markets
Microsoft is taking action to reach three billion players worldwide. The company announces the launch of Xbox Cloud Gaming in Australia, Brazil, Mexico and Japan. It’s part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which allows gamers to play their games on their smartphones, PCs, and tablets. The addition of new markets means that Microsoft Xbox gaming is now officially present in twenty-six countries on five continents. South Africa being the only supported market in Africa. And Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia being the other markets in the Middle East Africa region. Xbox All Access and Xbox Game Pass Cloud games are still not available in these supported markets.
Xbox Live games expected
Microsoft says Sherlock Holmes Chapter One and Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version… will arrive on Xbox Series X and S on November 16 and October 1, respectively. The company is also expected to release a new list of free games for the Xbox Live Gold family. Charles of istockanalyst put together a list of Xbox games to watch. This includes InnerSpace, Shovel Knight, Alan Wake, and Metal Gear, Solid HD Edition. Check Out the Full List and Why You Might Like Them Here.
Have a great weekend and let me know what news have you most excited about from the Microsoft ecosystem this week. Share your opinion in the comments.
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