Last week’s Inside Xbox episode felt more like an experiment than anything else with the team working via video call interviews and showcasing their games from the comfort of their own homes or yards. This experiment must have paid off as they have recently announced all of their upcoming events for the rest of the year will be digital conferences.
Judging by how sudden this episode of Inside Xbox came I can’t help but wonder if this was a prelude to what would have been shown at their E3 conference? Anyway, here are some of the highlights from their show.
Sea of Thieves
We are finally getting cats in Sea of Thieves! They look so cute in their little pirate clothes and I can finally have a cat named ‘Captain Furbeard’ and have him run around on the ship while I fight off giant sharks.
Everything I plunder will be for that cat. The update also brings an expansion on the factions within the game, which should add some new things to do. There will also be some more streamlined changes made to the PVP focused arena mode.
The Last Campfire
I don’t really have the words to describe this game by No Man’s Sky developer, Hello Games but I will say the narration, art style and puzzle-solving in this game as captured my interest. It will be nice to see how it develops over time.
Basically ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ in video game form, Grounded got a lot of spotlight in this conference. The game looks like a lot of fun with an interesting world and insects that will hunt players. The game is releasing on Xbox Game Pass in the coming months, so I will be jumping into it as soon as it launches. Who said the survival genre was dead?
This conference consisted of things we already knew about. This further fuels my suspicions that it was more of a test to see how the Xbox team will approach their E3 Conference that is no doubt already planned. Either way, these are exciting times for gamers.