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Inside Xbox Recap – February 5th

by on February 5, 2019

Today’s Inside Xbox was chock full of info.  You can watch the full broadcast here.  But if you don’t have time to watch, then we have a recap just for you!

Crackdown 3 Launch Trailer

Microsoft Studios Becomes Xbox Games Studios

We have all seen the recent studio acquisitions from Xbox.  So it was only a matter of time before we saw a name change!  Microsoft Studios is now known as Xbox Games Studios.  It is comprised of all 13 studios at Microsoft, including 343 Industries, The Coalition, Compulsion Games, The Initiative, inXile Entertainment, Minecraft, Ninja Theory, Obsidian Entertainment, Playground Games, Rare, Turn 10 Studios, Undead Labs and the Global Publishing group.  Currently, Xbox will have a few exclusive titles in 2019, including Crackdown 3, Gears of War 5, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.  It’s only a matter of time before we see more titles from these 1st party studios.

Introducing Halo: Outpost Discovery

A brand new Halo experience is coming soon to a city near you.  This is a live fan experience that lets you explore The Ring, visit a real-life Warthog, and gives you Halo experiences like a live laser tag arena and Halo simulations and VR experiences.  You can see the experience at the following dates and times:

  • July 5-7 – Orlando
  • July 19-21 – Philadelphia
  • August 2-4 – Chicago
  • August 16-18 – Houston
  • August 30-September 1 – Anaheim

For more information, read the article on Xbox News Wire here, or visit the website at

Game Pass Additions for February

There are lots of quality games coming to Game Pass in February, including Crackdown 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the 1st season of Walking Dead, Pumped BMX Pro, de Blob, and Batman: Return to Arkham.

Refer a Friend in Sea of Thieves

For a limited time (February 6th – 13th), everyone who owns Sea of Thieves or has played it through Game Pass can invite 3 friends to play for free  You simply need to go to, sign in to your Microsoft account, and get your codes.  There is a limited time Mercenary Voyage that gives you a solid look at what Sea of Thieves has to offer, so get your codes and play that mission with your friends that have never played Sea of Thieves.

What did you think of the show?  Let us know in the comments below!

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