It’s been a great year for the Xbox team and for you our fans. We welcomed Bethesda to the family, announced a new game roster together in June, and launched Psychonauts 2 and Microsoft flight simulator, The two highest-rated games of the year on Xbox Game Pass. Twenty-five million players have joined us. Sea of thieves and your passion for Serie X technology has made the Mini Fridge“The real thing. Our players are at the center of everything we do, and we really appreciate your incredible support.
Now, just weeks before the Xbox 20th anniversary in November, we’re excited to kick off three epic months in a row of blockbusters launching on Game Pass:
- The Age of Empires franchise has been a major part of Microsoft’s gaming legacy for 24 years, and the game launched on October 28th. Age of Empires IV will be our biggest game ever, bringing enhanced real-time strategy to a new generation on day one on Steam and Game Pass for PC.
- The main racing franchise returns on November 9 when Forza horizon 5with the open-world adventure in Mexico is accelerated with Xbox Game Pass. Our biggest Forza Horizon ever and E3 Most Anticipated Game winner, 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).
- The Master Chief returns on December 8th with Halo infinite… it Halo we imagined 20 years ago finally coming to life in the biggest Halo game we’ve ever made. Halo infinite will be available in Game Pass when launching on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC. Game Pass Ultimate members will also receive monthly multiplayer bonuses through the Perks program.
Our teams are also expanding your favorite games. These past few months you have been exploring Minecraft: caves and rocks, part 1, Sea of Thieves: Pirate Life, State of Decay 2: Homecoming, Grounded: Hot and Muddy, and last week Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 8… We are honored that millions of you continue to play together in these worlds.
Over the past two decades, the Xbox community has made gaming a place of joy, inspiration, education, and social connection. Games build bridges and strengthen bonds between friends and family, and give people new ways to connect.
We invite you to join us on November 15th to celebrate our 20th anniversary.th Anniversary Xbox and Halo with fun digital streaming for fans around the world. While we won’t be announcing any new games, this Anniversary Stream will be about Xbox 20th Anniversary. We’ll share more details soon, so stay tuned.
We’ve been working hard on releasing games in a row for three months. And while we hope you will join us in celebrating 20 years of Xbox history, know that we are working hard on what lies ahead and what awaits us in the next 20 years.