This month’s installment of Inside Xbox is sure to excite fans. The episode features new information on Xbox exclusives such as Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves, as well as upcoming Xbox bundles, the February Xbox Game Pass and more. Read on to stay up to date with the latest in all things Xbox.
Crackdown 3 Gets an Official Release Date
The long-awaited sequel to 2010’s Crackdown 2 has received an official release date! Crackdown 3 is an action-adventure game developed by Sumo Digital and takes place 10 years after the events of the series’ previous entry. The game features Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews playing a prominent role. In an interview with Pedestrian.tv, Crews jokingly called the game “the Terry Crews simulator.” All aboard the hype train!
The Xbox and Windows exclusive is going to be available on February 15th.
Sea of Thieves “Friends Play Free” Program Starts on February 6th
Rare’s Sea of Thieves had a bit of a rocky release back in March. The community felt that while the game’s core adventuring mechanics were fun (especially with friends), the game just didn’t have enough content to justify the $60 price tag. Since then, the game has received a handful of free updates, and is now decidedly more fun. The updates have included the addition of megalodons, more extensive customization, a volcano-themed region, and more.
For anyone that hasn’t picked the game up yet, I have good news. Between February 6th and the 13th, anyone that already owns the Sea of Thieves can invite up to three of their friends to try out the game. All you have to do is head over to the Sea of Thieves website to grab your friend codes.
If players like what they see, they can pick the game up at a 35% discount until the 27th on the Xbox and Windows stores.
Xbox Game Pass February Titles Announced
The games include Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season, Crackdown 3, Batman: Return to Arkham, Pumped BMX Pro, and de Blob.
All it takes is a monthly subscription price of $9.99 to access this month’s games as well as the rest of the library’s over 100 titles.
There Are Two New Xbox Bundles Available for Pre-Order
The bundles come with a copy of Massive Entertainment’s upcoming The Division 2 and your pick of either the Xbox One S or Xbox One X. The bundles are priced at $299 and $499 respectively. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is being released on March 15th and is being published by Ubisoft.
There’s a New Special Edition Xbox Controller Being Released
The controller is being called the “Sport Red Special Edition” and is the second release in Microsoft’s “Sport” series. It sports (see what I did there?) rubberized grips, metallic red and silver accents and an eye-popping cherry red finish that is sure to turn heads. The controller will be available for purchase from participating retailers on March 5th worldwide.