Xbox is Closing Out The Year in Style With Big Game Releases and Digital Stream

20th Anniversary of Xbox and Halo Digital Broadcast Coming Next Month

It’s been a fantastic year for Xbox so far. In addition to welcoming Bethesda to the family, Xbox announced a new slate of games back in June, and launched Psychonauts 2 and Microsoft Flight Simulator into Xbox Game Pass.

Not to mention, twenty-five million players are playing Sea of Thieves and there is a rad Xbox Mini Fridge on the way.


Now, just weeks before the Xbox 20th anniversary in November, Xbox is gearing up for three months of back-to-back game launches in Game Pass:

  • The Age of Empires franchise has been a part of Microsoft’s gaming legacy for 24 years and the Oct. 28 launch of Age of Empires IV will be Xbox’ biggest yet, bringing the evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation on Steam and Game Pass for PC on day one.
  • Minecraft will join Game Pass for PC on Nov. 2, followed by new Minecraft Dungeons Seasonal Adventures in December, and Caves & Cliffs: Part II later this year.
  • On Nov. 9, gaming’s premier racing franchise returns when Forza Horizon 5’s open-world adventure in Mexico speeds into Xbox Game Pass. It is the biggest Forza Horizon ever and will launch simultaneously on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC and Steam, and Game Pass including console, PC and Cloud Gaming (beta).

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition launches Nov. 18 as a free update for existing players, including Game Pass members, with five new aircraft, eight new airports, new Discovery Flights and tutorials, and highly requested community features like DX12 support. Microsoft Flight Simulator will also release the exciting Reno Air Races, which features the fastest motorsport on Earth.
  • Master Chief returns on Dec. 8 with Halo: Infinite. Halo: Infinite will be available in Game Pass when it launches across Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Game Pass Ultimate members will also receive monthly multiplayer bonuses as part of their Perks.

On November 15 Xbox will host a “20th Anniversary of Xbox and Halo” digital broadcast for fans around the globe. This anniversary broadcast will be a special look back at 20 years of Xbox. No new games will be announced.

Source: Press Release