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'Call of Duty' leads packed Xbox online game lineup

Microsoft’s Xbox crew on Sunday showcased action-packed coming video video games and a brand new digital-only model of its console to launch by the top of this 12 months.

Hundreds of hundreds of followers who tuned into the streamed occasion obtained a have a look at titles, together with an eagerly-awaited “Call of Duty: Black Ops 6” set for launch on October 25.

The newest installment to the blockbuster first-person army shooter online game franchise is about within the Nineties after the autumn of the Soviet Union the place “the truth isn’t what it seems,” Xbox gaming boss Phil Spencer mentioned after giving the primary glimpse of a marketing campaign within the title.

Spencer highlighted that the brand new “Call of Duty” and lots of different video games might be accessible from launch day on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

He famous that greater than 100 million folks play Call of Duty month-to-month, and added that Xbox is trying to increase these ranks with Game Pass cloud play availability of “Black Ops 6” out of the gate.

Xbox additionally confirmed off a “Gears of War: E-Day” addition to that stalwart army shooter title and a “Indiana Jones and the Great Circle” recreation coming later this 12 months that pits a Harrison Ford-style character towards Nazi enemies.

Xbox additionally confirmed new installments of “Doom”, “Dragon Age”, and a “Life is Strange” sequel promising a supernatural homicide thriller to unravel.

The online game titan additionally teased enlargement packs for in style video games together with “World of Warcraft” in addition to recent “Fallout” content material that can embrace a playable ghoul character in a nod to the hit Amazon Prime tv collection based mostly on the franchise from Bethesda Studio, now owned by Xbox.

“It’s our mission to make Xbox the best place for you to play by including the titles from our own studios and Game Pass at launch,” Xbox president Sarah Bond mentioned as she unveiled new Xbox consoles together with a digital-only mannequin to be launched later this 12 months.

She contended that Xbox is engaged on future {hardware} with a objective of “empowering you to play your games anywhere you want on Xbox consoles, personal computers, and cloud.”

Pricing for the brand new Xbox consoles was not disclosed.

The streamed showcase is a part of every week of shows from recreation makers taking the place of E3, a long-running videogame commerce present that ended a 20-year run in 2023.

Microsoft early this 12 months shook up the online game world with phrase it’s making some once-exclusive Xbox video video games accessible for play on rival consoles.

“Over the next five or 10 years, games that are exclusive to one piece of hardware are going to be a smaller and smaller part of the game industry,” Spencer mentioned in a podcast on the time.

But Xbox will not be altering its “fundamental exclusive strategy,” with “no promise” of extra video games to comply with, he mentioned.

Microsoft is eager to spice up Xbox gross sales which have lagged these of Sony PlayStation consoles, and to ramp up income from subscriptions to its cloud gaming service.

By placing its weight behind software program and subscriptions, Xbox might be attempting to match the success of TV streaming big Netflix.

Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo have lengthy competed to be the console of selection, with unique blockbuster titles from their very own studios or in offers with different recreation makers.

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