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Microsoft has revealed all the new games it will be able to play in the coming year, with esports and mobile games added to its subscription service

via:新浪科技     time:2022/6/13 15:01:58     readed:108

Reporter/Peng Xin

At Microsoft's traditional summer games conference, its subscription service, Game Pass, once again took center stage.

On the morning of June 13, Microsoft's game division held its most important game lineup launch of the year, featuring a number of games, including Forza Motorsport 7, Starry Night, Diablo 4, Starry Night and Empty Knight: Song of Silk.

During the 95-minute event, Microsoft focused on meeting expectations for its gaming business by showing players what new games can be played over the next 12 months. This is also the first large-scale game release event held by Microsoft after the acquisition of Bethesda and Activision Blizzard. The content has also been strongly supported by the latter two companies, showing the phased results of the integration of Microsoft's internal game development capacity.

A number of internal Microsoft studios released new game content, including Minecraft developer Mojang, Forza Motorsport series developer Turn 10 Studio, and Obsidian Entertainment, which developed Fallout: New Vegas. Among them, minecraft IP derivative new Minecraft: Legend, the type of action strategy game. Forza Motorsport is Microsoft's most important racing IP, and the new series showcases physical systems such as ray tracking, physical feedback, and dynamic weather, which have greatly improved the visual effects. Obsidian Entertainment brings the medieval puzzle game "Pentiment," with a unique theme and graphic style.

Two titles from Microsoft's gaming division, Bethesda, were given the opening and closing treatment, including vampire shooter Redfall and open-world role-playing game Starry Night: Red Falls, developed by veteran studio Arkane, features a co-op survival shooter. Starry Night, led by veteran game producer Todd Howard, is one of the most anticipated games of all time. Based on his own "NASA-Punk" style, the game features free-form exploration, ship base building and narrative experiences with a sci-fi space theme. Bethesda also claims starry Night is massive, with more than 1,000 planets to explore.

Activision blizzard has released its two IP "watchman pioneer" and "diablo" the latest news: "the watchman pioneer" in the second half of this year to launch a new version of the "watchman pioneer: return will be converted to free game, and" diablo "new diablo 4 announced the open world model, and in 2023 officially launched.

As you can see, after years of acquisitions and business building, Microsoft's games division has grown enough capacity to support its subscription services. In addition to the above games, Microsoft is currently operating a number of service games are updated content, including Sea of Thieves, Microsoft SIMS Flight, The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, and so on, further strengthening the appeal of Microsoft's game business.

Notably, Microsoft also announced a partnership with League of Legends developer Fist Games to extend its Game Pass subscription service to five of Fist's free games, including League of Legends, Fearless Pact, Genting, Legends of Runes Land and League of Legends Mobile games. This means that Microsoft's subscription service now covers esports and mobile games.

Microsoft has also stepped up its partnerships with Asian Game developers, with two domestic games, Guns and The Dead, coming to Game Pass, and the Japanese Game series, Kagoshima, making its debut on Xbox. Hideo Kojima, a well-known game producer, announced at the event that he would be handing over his next game to Microsoft, saying that he had always wanted to create a game that players could experience "like never before," and that it was now possible thanks to Microsoft's cloud technology.

According to Microsoft, the vast majority of the event will be played by Game Pass subscribers, and the constant mention of the "Day one" pitch reinforces the perception of Game Pass subscriptions. The gaming services of rivals SONY and Nintendo are lackluster by comparison, and so far are no match for Microsoft.

Gaming subscriptions also drive sales of Microsoft's Xbox, making gaming one of the company's fastest-growing businesses. Markets expect, at present the Microsoft Xbox Series has more than 12 million X | S console sales. Microsoft's Game Pass service has more than 25 million subscriptions, according to its latest financial results. But Microsoft has also been hit by the supply of semiconductor components that have depressed demand for consoles.

In the game industry competition, in addition to large-scale mergers and acquisitions, major players are also adjusting their operations. Previously, & have spent SONY has told investors that half of all new games will be for mobile devices such as smartphones and PCS by 2025. While its PlayStation line of consoles is selling well, the company adjusts the proportion of developers to adapt to the environment in which games are used. SONY will also change its game content to focus more on service games. In addition to its traditional game business, Nintendo is also increasing investment in IP such as movies and amusement parks.

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