A new post of Xbox Wire kicks off a celebration of a big few months of releases and provided some new updates on what Xbox players have coming their way.
The first of the new announcements is that Minecraft will land on Game Pass for PC on November 2. After this, the Minecraft Dungeons Seasonal Adventures update will launch in December. Xbox also announced that Part 2 of the Cliffs & Caves update for Minecraft will launch later this year, although no exact date was announced.
The other big announcement of the day is Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition, a free update launching on November 18. This update will bring five new aircraft, eight new airports, new Discovery Flights and tutorials, and DX12 support. The Game of the Year update will also be free for all Xbox Game Pass users.
Xbox also highlighted some of the other big games coming the rest of the year, as you can see below via the Xbox Wire post.
- The Age of Empires franchise has been a major part of Microsoft’s gaming legacy for 24 years and the Oct. 28 launch of Age of Empires IV will be our biggest yet, bringing the evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation on Steam and Game Pass for PC on day one.
- On Nov. 9, gaming’s premier racing franchise returns when Forza Horizon 5’s open-world adventure in Mexico speeds into Xbox Game Pass. Our biggest Forza Horizon ever and winner of the Best of E3 award, Forza Horizon 5 will launch simultaneously on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC and Steam, and Game Pass including console, PC and Cloud Gaming (beta)
- Master Chief returns on Dec. 8 with Halo: Infinite. This is the Halo we imagined 20 years ago, finally come to life in the largest Halo game we have ever made. 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.
As a final announcement, Xbox will host a 20th-anniversary stream on November 15, looking back at the history of both Xbox and Halo. Don’t expect any new games to get announced, however.