Xbox news recap: New Tomb Raider confirmed, Sea of Thieves release date announced and more

Michael Cottuli

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox One X, Foot Locker

Welcome to our weekly Xbox news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Xbox. Let’s get started.

Square Enix confirms new Tomb Raider

In a tweet this week, Square Enix confirmed that they’ll be making a new Tomb Raider game. They said that the official reveal would be taking place in 2018, and promised that they were taking a “new approach” this time around. Additionally, some clever fans noticed that the first letter of every sentence of this announcement spells out “Shadow” – which is in line with last year’s leak claiming that this game will be called “Shadow of the Tomb Raider.”

Sea of Thieves release date announced

Sea of Thieves is one of those games that has been in Microsoft’s pocket recently, waiting to be unleashed on the Xbox audience to bolster the lineup. A launch trailer was recently dropped which revealed the game’s full release date – March 20th, 2018. People who pre-order the game will get the “Black dog pack,” an exclusive in-game pack of cosmetic items that comes with the chance to partake in an early closed beta for the game.

PUBG is getting the first-party treatment

PUBG is coming to Xbox One in just a couple of days, and we’re finding out a lot about its development process. Apparently, PUBG has been receiving a ton of help from Micosoft-owned studios, including The Coalition (of Gears of War 4 fame.) A spokesman from Microsoft mentioned that PUBG was getting the first-party treatment, with tons of resources being made available to them to improve the port.

All Mega Man X games come to Xbox One, Mega Man 11 announced

As a franchise, Mega Man has been quiet for a few years. The series has seemed all but abandoned by Capcom for quite some time, causing fans to put their faith in “spiritual successors” like Mighty Number 9, which ended up being a flop. Capcom has decided to return to the game for its 30th anniversary though, announcing plans to launch the whole Mega Man X series on Xbox One, and release a brand new Mega Man game with a new, 3D look.

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