Microsoft X018 Conference: Devil May Cry 5, Kingdom Hearts 3, Forza Horizon 4, and More

Microsoft X018 Conference: Devil May Cry 5, Kingdom Hearts 3, Forza Horizon 4, and More

All the news and updates from Microsoft's X018 that wasn't fit to print alone.

Today, Microsoft held its own version of a Nintendo Direct or PlayStation Experience press event, the X018. The company put on its showcase of everything coming to the Xbox platform in 2018, 2019, and beyond. It was a place for Xbox fans to celebrate their favorite system and Microsoft to show them why they didn't choose wrong.

If you watched the showcase or kept up with all the news on our front page, you already know that Microsoft acquired Obsidian Entertainment and InXile Entertainment, the release date for Crackdown 3, PUBG's inclusion into Xbox Game Pass, Forza Horizon 4's first expansion, and the Xbox One getting official keyboard and mouse support. But what about all the other announcements from the livestream?

Here's the rest of the trailers and announcements at X018.

Void Bastards

This is a "strategy shooter" from the development director of Bioshock and System Shock 2. It looks like you're a bit of futuristic technology possessing the bodies of soldiers. You're supposed to board and capture ships across the galaxy, collecting resources and then shooting your way out. It sounds somewhat similar to Heat Signature, which came out on Steam last year. Void Bastards is coming from Blue Manchu with a release window in 2019.

Kingdom Hearts 3: Winnie the Pooh

Sora and crew head back to the Hundred Acre Woods to meet up with Winnie the Pooh and his friends. The trailer shows off scenes from the worlds of Tangled, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Big Hero 6. Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 29, 2019.

State of Decay 2: Zedhunter

The folks over at Undead Labs are ready to improve State of Decay 2 with a new update called Zedhunter. The update features new weapons like the Wraith and Mamba swords, new items like the Zedbait, and expanded options for building up your communities. The Zedhunter update will be free for all State of Decay 2 owners or Xbox Game Pass subscribers on November 16, 2018.

Just Cause 4

There's no real information in this trailer for Just Cause 4. Instead, it's a cinematic trailer showing all of the absolute nonsense that Rico Rodriguez is about to get into in his latest adventure. Just Cause 4 is coming to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on December 4, 2018.

Devil May Cry 5: Void Mode

This trailer shows a behind-the-scenes look at Devil May Cry 5's development team and the new Void Mode. Void Mode is a training space for Devil May Cry neophytes and veterans alike. Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno also highlights a few of the new Devil Breakers that players can equip. Devil May Cry 5 is coming to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on March 8, 2019.

Minecraft: Cats and Pandas

Microsoft announced this new update for Minecraft with a cute tale of cats and pandas all built out of felt. Cats and Pandas are coming to Minecraft. There was no release window given, nor any further details on what cats and pandas can do in the game. So, enjoy the story, I guess?

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Forge

The best part of Shadow of the Tomb Raider are complex tombs filled with traps and puzzles. The first major update to the game sends players to the ancient Forge, which hides a lost city. Lara will also pick up the new Grenadier skill, the Brocken outfit, and the Umbrage 3-80 assault rifle. The Forge is the first of seven updates coming to Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with a release date on November 13, 2018.

Forza Horizon 4: GymkhanaTEN

Over on Amazon Prime Video, racing fans will soon be able to catch The Gymkhana Files, a documentary series all about Ken Block. Block is the madness and the mind behind Gymkhana, well-shot videos of insane stunt driving usually focused around drifting. To celebrate the series, some of the vehicles in the upcoming GymkhanaTEN videos—the 2016 Ford Focus RS RX, the 1977 Ford F150 Hoonitruck, the 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A, the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 1965 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang—will be coming to Forza Horizon 4. The first two vehicles are available in-game now, while the last three will be coming in the rest of November and December. The Gymkhana Files is coming to Amazon Prime Video on November 16, 2018.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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