Xbox One: all numbers of 2018 and a look at what the new year will bring
One of the protagonists of this year was definitely the Xbox Game Pass : the Netflix of videogames increased filling of the securities in the catalogue reaching a full-bodied total of 116 new titles added in course of 2018, including 53 from the program ID @ Xbox . 17 are the titles included the day of their release in Xbox Game Pass, including exclusive games like Sea of Thieves , State of Decay 2 , and Forza Horizon 4, but also multiplatform titles like Mutant: Year Zero and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 . Especially the last two months of the year have received 24 new games including 7 arrived in service on the day of their release. Microsoft has also already announced some of the headlines that will be added in January, with some pearls gaming as Life is Strange 2.
In terms of acquisitions , however, Microsoft has led to development studies counts 12 first party, including Playground Games , Ninja Theory, Undead Labs, Compulsion Games, InXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment , along with The Initiative , created from scratch by Microsoft to work on new titles extremely ambitious. On future games in development at these studies, we have extensively discussed previously, summarizing what we know at the moment and adding some possible predictions about future titles. According to some rumor also, Microsoft did not finish with the acquisitions and should increase the circle of studios in 2019.
As for backwards compatibility , we've added over 100 games allowing to reach far previous generation 550 titles playable on Xbox One. 57 of these have also received improvements to Xbox One X , allowing you to enjoy a better graphic rendering on the current console generation.
The 2018 also saw the return of the event X , renamed X018 in accordance with the current year, an annual event that Microsoft has abandoned several years ago and then "rispolverarlo" last November. The X018 took place in Mexico City and brought together about 10,000 fans getting excellent results with 20 million viewers who watched the event.
On the occasion of X018, Microsoft announced the Xbox One mouse and keyboard support, accompanying the ad with the revealing of the 14 titles that have taken advantage of the new feature at launch. As mentioned yesterday , the new function will be enriched with new games that will be added during the current year.
Significant growth was also recorded on the Mixer , the now popular integrated streaming service on Xbox One , that only in January 2018 counted about 10 million active users, which have doubled six months later.
These are the most important numbers of the past year, and what lies ahead in 2019 will certainly not outdone with the year that opens with the release of Crackdown 3 scheduled for next month, followed by gold and Will of the Wisps and you end with 5 Gears , not to mention the titles not yet announced who will later this year.
To this we add the new update Arena by Sea of Thieves , which will introduce a new competitive mode, and all cross-platform titles coming out this year like Anthem, Devil May Cry 5, Jump Force, Kingdom Hearts 3, Metro Exodus, Mortal Kombat XI, Resident Evil 2, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 and more that are graphically and better output on Xbox One X.
There awaits a rosy year with Xbox One, in which development teams are engaged both on Microsoft technologies and innovative services, that on the construction of new exclusive titles that are landing on our console. We can't wait to see what's new!