Great news coming from Xbox today as the green team announced a bunch of new games coming to their subscription service Xbox Game Pass this month, starting with the obvious headliner The Outer Worlds, Obsidian's highly anticipated RPG.
According to Microsoft, all the games are arriving later this month, and with Obsidian being part of Xbox Game Studios family, subscribers get to play it out of the proverbial box, on 25 October 2019.
The Outer Worlds, Obsidian Entertainment
"Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony", Microsoft wrote. Players will navigate a vast world ruled by corporate interests and create their own stories.
Narrative aside, The Outer Worlds is an attempt to recreate the magic they delivered with Fallout: New Vegas, arguably the best Fallout of them all. Obviously, the goal is a rich world, just as rich narrative and ample game mechanics to back it all up.
Stellaris is a 4X strategy from the team that created Cities: Skylines, although more seasoned strategists are more likely to know them from Europa Universalis or Hearts of Iron franchises. Obviously, if there's one thing Paradox excel in, it's strategies.
"Forge a galactic empire by sending out science ships to survey and explore, while construction ships build stations around newly discovered planets. Discover buried treasures and galactic wonders as you spin a direction for your society, creating limitations and evolutions for your explorers across enormous procedural galaxies", Microsoft wrote in the description.
Screenshot from Stellaris: Apocalypse showing an incoming space battle between two fleets with massive ships in them.
Microsoft will be adding a special edition of Volition's over-the-top action game in October, and as you could've guessed yourself - it comes with all the DLC. As we've come to expect from Saints Row games, the story is about the president and Saints fighting to save the galaxy. But mostly themselves, of course.
Also arriving on Xbox Game Pass in October are Codemasters excellent simulation of Formula 1 - F1 2018, quirky but excellent adventure Minit, whimsical bicycle driving game Lonely Mountains Downhill and a Sci-Fi thriller State of Mind.