Forza Horizon 4 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Forza Horizon 4 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network How to Get Dodge Demon in Forza Horizon 4 PC https://www.gameskinny.com/2nqsh/how-to-get-dodge-demon-in-forza-horizon-4-pc https://www.gameskinny.com/2nqsh/how-to-get-dodge-demon-in-forza-horizon-4-pc Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:43:44 -0400 Serhii Patskan

One of the best drag racing cars in Forza Horizon 4 is Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. This muscle car can be unlocked by completing all ten chapters of the Stunt Driver challenge. Each chapter can be completed within three tiers, but in order to get Dodge Demon you need to get the highest tier on all ten races.

This guide will provide you with tips on how to get all three stars on each of the Stunt Driver races and get Dodge Demon in Forza Horizon 4 PC. Once you complete this massive challenge, the car will become available absolutely for free.

How to Get Dodge Demon in Forza Horizon 4 PC

In the game's main story menu you will find four options:

  • World’s Fastest Rentals
  • Drift Racer
  • La Racer
  • Stunt Driver

Choose the Stunt Driver option to start the first chapter of the races.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 1
  • Vehicle: Bugatti Chiron
  • 3-star goal: 300 ft (92 m)

In the first chapter, you will be given a task to drive through the village and jump over the windmill. In order to complete the challenge you need to last 300 feet in the air and land safely.

There are no special tricks here. Start accelerating your car no later than 5 seconds before hitting the windmill ramp. You should manage to get 250 miles per hour this way and make the top tier goal.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 2
  • Vehicle: Auto Union Type D
  • 3-star goal: 2 minutes 5 seconds

Here you will be given a vintage sports car to ride along the coastline. This is another simple task that shouldn't take you longer than 2 minutes to complete.

The only caveat is that you should drive relatively carefully and not hit anything on your way. Auto Union Type D loses a ton of acceleration, if you hit anything on your way.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 3
  • Vehicle: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
  • 3-star goal: 475 ft (145 m)

This challenge is very similar to the first one, but this time you need to jump over a river.

As before, start accelerating about 5 seconds before you hit the ramp and if you get to about 200 mph, you should cover about 480 feet to complete this task.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 4
  • Vehicle: Hoonigan Gymkhana 9 Ford Focus RS RX
  • 3-star goal: 80,000 points

This time you have a limited time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds to do all sorts of jumps, turns, drifts, as well as hitting as many props as you can, such as trash cans, lamp posts, etc.

Each of these will add up points to your final estimate. The only way to win this challenge is not to stop. With the car you are given this is very much possible, as it handles brakes and turns extremely well.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 5
  • Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
  • 3-star goal: 50 s

The next challenge gives you an offroad Mercedes-Benz SUV. The point is to go down from the top of the mountain to its base as quickly as possible.

Since G 65 is an extremely heavy vehicle, you need to start accelerating it as soon as possible. In this way you will have a strong start, which will add more speed to your downward velocity.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 6
  • Vehicle: Renault Alpine A110 1600s
  • 3-star goal: 1 min 40 s

This is another vintage car challenge, where you have to race around Edinburgh.

You will be given the route of your race, but you have to ignore it if you want to earn all three stars. Win this challenge by making a shortcut right after the bridge, which is not shown on the map, but you will definitely see it once on the road.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 7
  • Vehicle: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
  • 3-star goal: 46 s

Here is a challenge that allows you to experience the speed of the Dodge Demon.

It's a simple race through a number of tunnels with ramps, but you must not use them or you will lose your high speed. You might be inclined to take onr or two, but you should just avoid each and every one of the ramps in order to win this race.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 8
  • Vehicle: MINI John Cooper Works
  • 3-star goal: 22 s

This challenge requires you to park the car on top of the shipping container. It's an easy challenge and requires almost no effort. All you need to do is drive up a series of containers and full stop on the very top one.

You may need a few tries before you get the right time for the three stars finish, so just keep replaying this chapter until you get it right.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 9
  • Vehicle: Peugeot 205 T16
  • 3-star goal: 65,000 points

On chapter 9 you will be required to combine a simple race with the point accumulation system from chapter 4.

The best way to earn points is to drift a lot, and the quickest way to finish the race is to shortcut through the frozen lake and the forest.

Stunt Driver: Chapter 10
  • Vehicle: Aston Martin DB11
  • 3-star goal: 1 min 15 s

The final race has penalties on leaving the highway, which means that you are not allowed to make shortcuts.

However, the penalty won't count if you spend less than 10 seconds away from the highway. Use the fields at the very start of the challenge as shortcuts. These can be easily crossed before you hit the 10 second penalty.

That's all you need to know on how to get Dodge Demon in Forza Horizon 4 PC. Be sure to come back soon for more Forza Horizon 4 tips and tricks articles.

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Forza Horizon 4 PC Doesn't Start Launch Fix Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/vzf87/forza-horizon-4-pc-doesnt-start-launch-fix-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/vzf87/forza-horizon-4-pc-doesnt-start-launch-fix-guide Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:40:30 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Forza Horizon 4 has been out on Steam, but many players who bought the game were unable to launch it on their PCs. This is quite a common problem, but there are many solutions depending on your individual situation. Let's go into some possible options for how to fix Forza Horizon 4 that doesn't launch on PC.

Before attempting to fix your game launch issues, please make sure that you're running the game on Windows 10. Any other OS won't be able to launch the Forza Horizon 4 on PC. Also, make sure that you have at least 8GB of RAM, Intel Core i3-4170 processor or higher, and Nvidia GTX 650Ti or AMD R7 250X graphics cards or higher.

Turn Off Incompatible Software

One of the biggest issues that PC players encounter is that they run other programs while trying to launch Forza Horizon 4. Here is a list of all incompatible software that should be turned off during the game's launch:

  • EVGA Precision XOC
  • MSI Afterburner
  • RTSS
  • Logitech G Hub
  • OBS
  • Xsplit
  • Discord
  • MacType
  • Warsaw Banking App
  • Wallpaper Engine
  • A-Volute Sound studio
  • Nahimic Audio
  • Sonic Audio
  • MSI DragonCenter
  • RyzenMaster
  • Gamefast from Dells Killer Control Center

Also, make sure that you don't use any of the following anti-virus programs:

  • Trend Micro Maximum Security
  • Comodo Antivirus
  • Sophos
  • Emisoft
  • Avira
  • Avast
  • Bitdefender Firewall

Lastly, deactivate Windows Defender by following these steps:

  1. Press the "Start" button.
  2. Go to "Settings" option
  3. Click on "Update & Security" tab
  4. Select "Windows Security" option
  5. Go to "Virus & threat protection"
  6. Choose "Settings"
  7. Disable Windows Defender's real-time scanning

Windows 10 Administration

If your game still doesn't launch, then following a few essential Windows 10 administration rules should fix the problem:

  • Restart your PC after each launch of the game
  • Log-in to your Windows 10 system as Administrator
  • Update your Windows 10 using the official update assistant
  • Update your graphics card drivers

Another important detail that you shouldn't overlook is to make sure that your time and date settings are correct:

  1. Right-click on the clock in the start menu
  2. Select "Adjust Date/Time" option
  3. Uncheck and check again the "Set time zone automatically" feature
  4. Restart your PC

Microsoft Visual C++ Fix

The problem may also appear due to the errors in the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable programs. Here's how you can fix it:

  1. Press Win+R key combination
  2. Type in "appwiz.cpl" in the search field
  3. Press Ok to open "Programs and Features" window
  4. Type in "Visual C++" in the search field
  5. Uninstall all versions found in the list (Execute and press "Uninstall")
  6. Download new Microsoft Visual C++ programs here.
  7. Unzip the downloaded archive
  8. Right-click on the "install_all.bat" file
  9. Choose "Run as Administrator" option
  10. Wait for the installation to complete
  11. Restart your PC

With a fresh set of Microsoft Visual C++ programs your game should launch without any issues.

All these solutions should fix the Forza Horizon 4 launch issues on Steam. Share this article with your firends, if it helped your problem.

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Forza Horizon 4 PC Guide: How to Transfer, Back Up Save Files https://www.gameskinny.com/10vwm/forza-horizon-4-pc-guide-how-to-transfer-back-up-save-files https://www.gameskinny.com/10vwm/forza-horizon-4-pc-guide-how-to-transfer-back-up-save-files Mon, 15 Mar 2021 11:51:47 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Forza Horizon 4 is now out on Steam. Since many of those PC players have already purchased the game for their Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles, many are wondering if there is a way to transfer save files from one platform to another.

Currently, it is only possible to transfer Forza Horizon 4 save files from an Xbox console to the Microsoft Store version of the game, but not to the Steam version or vice versa.

This guide will provide you with tips on how to transfer Forza Horizon 4 files where applicable, including save file locations for both Steam and Microsoft Store versions in case this transfer option becomes available in the future. It will also highlight a few ways you can play Forza Horizon 4 on PC without technically transferring files. 

Xbox Play Anywhere

The fastest way to transfer save files from Xbox to PC is to use the Xbox Play Anywhere service.

Follow these steps to access Xbox save files on your PC:

  1. Go to the Xbox Play Anywhere website
  2. Log in using your existing Xbox account
  3. Type "Forza Horizon 4" in the search bar
  4. Select the game from the list, and press "Install"
  5. Wait for the download and file syncing process to complete

You don't need to re-purchase the game if you already own it, but you need to download it to your PC, including the save files from the Xbox store. When that's done, you can play Forza Horizon 4 on your PC using your old console save files.

Stream Forza Horizon 4 on PC

If you don't want to re-download the game to your PC, you can stream it instead from your Xbox console to your PC using the following method:

  1. Make sure that your Xbox console and your PC are connected to the same WiFi network
  2. Type "Xbox" in your Microsoft 10 search window
  3. Select "Xbox Console Companion" from the list
  4. Click on the "Xbox Connected" tab in the left menu
  5. Select the "Add a device" option in the top right corner
  6. Choose your Xbox console from the list and press "Connect"
  7. Log in using your Xbox gamertag
  8. Select "Forza Horizon 4" from the list
  9. Click on the "Stream" option at the top

Now you can play Forza Horizon 4 on your PC without downloading the game or waiting for the save files to sync.

Back Up Save Files

If you don't want your save files to be lost because of network errors or other malfunctions, then you can use Xbox Live Cloud Storage to store your Forza Horizon 4 save files independent of your console or PC.

Follow these steps to back up your save files on an Xbox console:

  1. Select the "Settings" option in the Xbox menu
  2. Go to the "System" tab
  3. Select "Storage"
  4. Click on the "Cloud Saved Games" option
  5. Confirm by selecting "Enable Cloud Saved Games"

Now your save files will be saved to both your device and Xbox cloud storage. In case your original files get corrupted, you will always be able to retrieve them.

Forza Horizon 4 PC Save File Locations

Microsoft Store Save File Location

If you're looking for your Forza Horizon 4 save files on your PC so you can back them up manually, here's where you can find them:

  1. Press Win+R key combination
  2. Type the following line into the command window: %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.SunriseBaseGame_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData\wgs
  3. Press OK to confirm

A new window with the game's save folder will open up, and you can back it up.

Steam Save File Location

If you've purchased Forza Horizon 4 on Steam, then follow these steps to access the game's save folder:

  1. Press Win+R key combination
  2. Type in the following line: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\
  3. Press OK to confirm
  4. Sort the folder view by "Date Modifed"
  5. Open the most recent folder

There you should find the game's save folder, which is titled "1293830". This is the Forza Horizon 4 application identification number for Steam.

Although you can't transfer save files between the Microsoft Store and Steam versions of the game right now, this feature may become a possibility in the near future.

However, all players, regardless of platform, will still share the following game data:

  • Leaderboards are staying the same for all gamertags.
  • Clubs also stay the same for all.
  • Share codes can be used on all platforms as well.

That's everything you need to know on how to transfer and back up Forza Horizon 4 save files on PC. If this article was helpful to you, then consider giving it a share.

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Project xCloud Impressions: Microsoft Takes the Streaming Lead https://www.gameskinny.com/ha3rn/project-xcloud-impressions-microsoft-takes-the-streaming-lead https://www.gameskinny.com/ha3rn/project-xcloud-impressions-microsoft-takes-the-streaming-lead Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:23:01 -0500 Mark Delaney

Project xCloud is here. If you read our early Stadia impressions, you know that game streaming has arrived sort of. While Google's foray into the game industry has been up and down so far, that may partly be because they're rushing to beat Xbox to market.

Microsoft is currently running a Project xCloud streaming preview program for select players who sign up for the trial phase. I was lucky enough to be given the green light as a sort of beta tester. 

That makes me one of the very few people with a foot in both the Stadia and xCloud camps so far. So how does xCloud work? In brief, xCloud works very well on mobile, just like Stadia. For the long version of that, keep reading.

Project xCloud promotional still featuring games played on phones and tablets.

What is Project xCloud?

In case you've missed the news of xCloud from the beginning or maybe aren't sure of everything it offers, Project xCloud is Microsoft's game streaming initiative.

Much like Google Stadia's 2018 experiment called Project Stream, where select players were able to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey via the cloud, Project xCloud is Microsoft's big bet that game streaming will matter in the years to come.

Unlike Project Stream, and even unlike Google Stadia at launch, Project xCloud has a lot of games on offer  over 50 right now. What's more, in 2020 the service will become compatible with Xbox Game Pass, which currently has well over 200 games in its library.

This includes major first-party stuff like Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4 to indies and third-party titles like Oxenfree and Madden NFL 20.

Do I Need to Buy xCloud Games? 

The wildest part about xCloud right now is that you don't need to own any of the games to play them. Unlike Xbox Console Streaming  another invite-only initiative Microsoft is running where you stream games directly from your console  with xCloud, these 50+ games are available for free if you can get accepted into the program.

That's because it's all in preview right now, and the tech giant benefits from live player testing. 

Progress carries over, achievements pop, and if you've played before on console, the platform even recognizes that and picks up where you left off. It was awesome to see I didn't need to start my pirate's life over in Sea of Thieves.

What Devices Does xCloud Support? 

The program will roll out to more devices in 2020, but for now, you'll need select (see: modern) Android smartphones or tablets to access the app you'll need to play.

According to Microsoft, compatible devices should have specs of at least "Android version 6.0 or greater, as well as Bluetooth version 4.0." Useable Xbox controllers can double as xCloud controllers but require Bluetooth capability. 

Will xCloud come to iPhone or Apple devices? Presumably, yes. Microsoft has previously said the streaming service will come "to other platforms at a later date." Right now, that's all we know, though more news is sure to come.  

Project xCloud Games: What's Available?

Promotional xCloud still featuring a library of more than a dozen games.

As mentioned, there are over 50 games currently in the xCloud library. If you want the full games list, we've got you covered:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Absolver
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Black Desert Online
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Borderlands 2
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Conan Exiles
  • Crackdown 3: Campaign
  • Darksiders III
  • Dead Island: Definitive Edition
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • F1 2019
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Gears 5
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Hello Neighbor
  • HITMAN
  • Just Cause 4
  • Killer Instinct
  • Madden NFL 20
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Overcooked
  • Puyo Puyo Champions
  • RAD
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • SOULCALIBUR VI
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Sea of Thieves
  • State of Decay 2
  • Subnautica
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
  • Tekken 7
  • TERA
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild
  • Vampyr
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • West of Dead (BETA)
  • World of Final Fantasy Maxima
  • World of Tanks: Mercenaries
  • World of Warships: Legends
  • World War Z
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
  • WWE 2K20
  • Yoku's Island Express

Will Project xCloud have exclusives? As of now, Microsoft has said that the service will not have exclusive games or titles. The company told Gamasutra

We are investigating a variety of new capabilities made possible by the cloud. However, we remain committed to an approach with game streaming that is complementary to console and have no plans for cloud-exclusive content at this time.

Does Project xCloud Work?

Sea of Thieves shooting cannon at broadside of ship.

Does Project xCloud actually work? In a word, yes.

With several hours logged in Project xCloud so far, I can confidently say it is living up to the dream. My hands-on time with Stadia was a few weeks of mixed feelings, but other than some slight scan lines when Sea of Thieves or State of Decay 2 got very dark the latter gets deliberately, cripplingly dark for horror effect I can't report a single issue I had with xCloud.

To be fair to Stadia, it too always works perfectly on my smartphone, so there seems to be something about the smaller screen or their Wi-Fi catchers that just works astoundingly well.

Playing several consecutive hours of Sea of Thieves has been a dream come true. It's a tough game to play at home when you've got two kids, including an infant, but with xCloud, I finally feel like I can reach Pirate Legend status because now I can play it anywhere the Wi-Fi is half-decent.

As games like Sea of Thieves and Forza exist in permanently shared, often uber-competitive worlds, they rely on high performance, and I would be lying if I said I felt disadvantaged when racing other drivers and fighting off pirates. It just works.

My games almost always look great, if not better than they do at home, thanks to my new phone with a gorgeous screen. In fact, the xCloud stream is, for me, much more reliable than the Xbox Console Streaming preview, which is usually unplayable unless I'm on my home network with my Xbox.

xCloud loads games faster too. I first noticed that when my two favorite aforementioned Xbox exclusives, both known for long load times, threw me into their games much faster than they do at home. When you can give me faster loads, and hitch-free HD displays, I'm convinced.

Project xCloud doesn't have it all yet, though. Notably, I saw no way to join friends' games, nor could I take screenshots or videos. For what it's worth, I could join voice parties at least. These are functions that will surely come later, so I'm not too concerned yet, but as a frequent screenshotter, the feature is missed for the time being. 

Knowing how well Stadia works on mobile, I see a similar trajectory for Microsoft, only the latter has 15+ years of experience in the industry and a huge fanbase.

Stadia took a major hit with its launch lineup of 22 games, some of the titles years old. Xbox won't have that problem as one of the established Big Three in the market, and with Xbox Game Pass compatibility on the way, there will be no shortage of titles.

I'm curious how Microsoft will decide to approach pricing. The a la carte menu on Stadia has turned many gamers away right off the bat. Is it possible Microsoft sticks to offering just Game Pass titles someday, tying the services together?

More likely, they will run it how they do their current digital store, where XGP and single-purchase games coexist. That way, xCloud never feels like it's missing anything, but it also offers a ton of incentive for current and curious Xbox gamers to jump in and try it.

The dream of next year, playing stuff like Cyberpunk 2077 and Halo Infinite wherever I may be, is coming to fruition — and fast. I'm already starting to feel old when I tell my seven-year-old how good he has it, and how back in my day, handheld games would never look or play like they do now.

Game streaming is rapidly altering the landscape of mobile gaming. Switch did something similar when it arrived in 2017, but Nintendo still struggles to pull in the full scope of third-party games. This future Microsoft and others are carving is also making Switch feel almost obsolete, or at least awkward at times, like a dedicated gaming handheld suddenly feels old-school.

Smartphones have swallowed up nearly every other item that was once in our lives, from calculators to cameras to newspapers. Now they're coming for your Switches and Vitas. With xCloud performing so well so far, I feel like my favorite games are just an app away.

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E3 2019 Microsoft Press Conference Recap: Team Xbox Unveils Project Scarlett and a Whole Lot of Game Pass https://www.gameskinny.com/9eg1g/e3-2019-microsoft-press-conference-recap-team-xbox-unveils-project-scarlett-and-a-whole-lot-of-game-pass https://www.gameskinny.com/9eg1g/e3-2019-microsoft-press-conference-recap-team-xbox-unveils-project-scarlett-and-a-whole-lot-of-game-pass Sun, 09 Jun 2019 20:47:53 -0400 Mark Delaney

Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference just wrapped after nearly two hours of new trailers for games like Gears 5 and Halo Infinite, world premieres for games like Miyazaki and Martin's collaborative Elden Ring, and more than a little bit of info on the next Xbox, which is now officially being referred to as "Project Scarlett," after rumors have long suggested so.

If you missed the whole show or maybe just bits and pieces of it in your excitement we've recapped every moment, every reveal, and every trailer into this handy round-up. Of course, if you'd rather watch it all from start to finish yourself, that's fine too. Check that out below!

If you want to take it bit by bit with us, here's literally everything Microsoft announced at E3 2019.

The Outer Worlds

The Xbox presser kicked off with the next game from one of their new first-party studios, Obsidian Entertainment. While the space RPG The Outer Worlds isn't being published by Microsoft — it was already in development from 2K's Private Division label before the 2018 acquisition it will still be premiering in Xbox Game Pass at launch, the same as so many more games to come in this roundup, as you'll see.

The trailer avoids the game's cynical humor for the most part and depicts a more serious version of the capitalist hellhole the game was made famous for when it debuted last December. You can look forward to playing the game on October 25.

Bleeding Edge

Following quickly from The Outer Worlds, two of Ninja Theory's developers came to the stage to introduce their next game, Bleeding Edge. If you think of a melee-focused Overwatch, you're not far off. The game was in development before Microsoft came calling with big wads of cash, so the June 27 technical alpha may seem like a quick turnaround, but really this has been their project for a few years already.

Bleeding Edge pits two teams of four into maps that seem conducive to many playstyles, which should benefit players no matter which of the many teased heroes from the new trailer above. Like The Outer Worlds, it'll launch directly into Game Pass at an unannounced date.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Before we had even seen Phil Spencer hit the stage, a third Xbox Game Studios project came to the stage. The Ori sequel delivered a new trailer that showed off a ton of new environments and several enemy types that are hopefully bosses otherwise, Ori may be vastly unprepared if these behemoths are to be commonplace.

It launches on February 11, 2020 -- and yes, directly into Game Pass too.

Minecraft Dungeons

One of two new games in the Minecraft universe coming soon (though the only one shown on stage at the presser), Minecraft Dungeons' trailer highlighted brand new gameplay moments, including character loadouts, combat, and four-player co-op, which can be played either locally or online. It didn't get a firm release date but it did get a window of spring 2020.

I bet you can guess whether it's coming to Game Pass day and date with retail. If you're really stuck, here's a spoiler: it is.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

As promised, Jedi: Fallen Order made its second appearance in as many days on a pre-E3 stage. This time, new gameplay segments were shown off in the trailer on Xbox's stage, including more interaction with a familiar character from the film's universe. Remember, the game is officially canon now. Take that, Force Unleashed! 

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order arrives this year on November 15.

Blair Witch

After the power fantasy of Star Wars concluded, it was time to flip game mechanics on their head with a horror game that leaves you almost completely helpless.

What looked a bit like Outlast 3 at first was soon revealed to be Blair Witch, a first-person horror adventure from Bloober Team, the same studio behind recent horror games Observer and Layers of Fear.

Though it's not a first-party title, Blair Witch will be coming directly to Xbox Game Pass on August 30.

Cyberpunk 2077

After last year's exciting stinger, CD Projekt Red returned to the Xbox stage and they brought John Wick with them. Well, sort of. Revealed at the end of the trailer above, Keanu Reeves is portraying a character in the much-anticipated cyberpunk title.

He took to the stage to reveal the game's release date too. Despite what we heard about the game being too powerful for current generation consoles, Cyberpunk 2077 hits next spring, April 16, 2020, on all the platforms you'd expect.

Spiritfarer

Yet another Game Pass-at-launch title is this indie, Spiritfarer, which bills itself as a "cozy management game about dying." Well, okay then. Seems like a strange, almost contradictory setup, but I bet that's the point. get comfy with losing your loved ones, folks. This is going to be cathartic.

No release date was given yet, but the trailer does offer some cool gameplay detailing how you can customize your boathouse together with your everpresent cat companion.

Battletoads

"Do you have Battletoads?" Yes, and so will Game Pass at launch. The revived brawler from yesteryear only got a teaser last year and didn't show us any gameplay, so this cartoony melee combat is our very first look at what the hokey series can be in a contemporary setting. It feels like a game that knows it's absurd and that's exactly how you'd want it to be.

No release date was given just yet, so maybe keep calling your local game retailer for now.

The Legend of Wright

One of the cool things Microsoft has done a lot lately is make time on their massive stage for some tiny games. Hand-drawn indie The Legend of Wright is another example of that. The shifting aesthetics of the game are glorious and confusing at once. What's going on in this one?

We can't be sure yet, but we'll find out when it launches in 2020.

ID@Xbox Sizzle Reel

Speaking of indies, the annual ID@Xbox sizzle reel was up next and showed off over a dozen games, all of which will be you guessed it coming to Xbox Game Pass on their respective launch dates.

One of them, Riverbond, is even out today. I know because my wife and I spent all of our morning before the show playing it. It's fun! Check out the trailer for the rest of the games.

20+ Game Pass Titles Added Today

I don't know if you've heard by now, but Microsoft has this service called Game Pass...

Yeah, even more Xbox Game Pass titles were announced, all of which came to the service today. Big hitters like Batman: Arkham Knight and Metro Exodus were supplemented by indies like Hollow Knight and Old Man's Journey. Here's the full list of what's new to Game Pass today:

  • ASTRONEER
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Everspace
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Hollow Knight
  • Lightspeed: Double Speer Edition
  • Metal Slug X
  • Metro Exodus
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Moonlighter
  • Neon Chrome
  • Old Man’s Journey
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Riverbond 
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
  • Shenmue 1&2
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2
  • Smoke and Sacrifice
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Supermarket Shriek 
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • The Turing Test
  • Wizard of Legend

Xbox Game Pass Comes to PC Today, Included in Game Pass Ultimate

As the company revealed last week, Game Pass is coming to PC. In fact, you can join the open beta today. The PC version will feature its own list of "over 100 games by August" including all Xbox Game Studios titles on day one just like its console counterpart. 

Subscribers to Game Pass Ultimate (Game Pass and Games with Gold combined) now also get Game Pass PC included with their $14.99/month subscription. You can also sign up for your first month of Game Pass Ultimate right now for $1.

MS Flight Sim

Coming directly to Game Pass PC, and seemingly consoles for the first time, is the latest edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The ever-popular sim has been a PC staple for years, and the trailer implied it'll be coming to Xbox One as well.

In the time since the trailer was shown, some are saying that's inaccurate, though Microsoft has said no such thing themselves yet.

Age of Empires II Definitive Edition

More surely coming just to PC is Age of Empires II Definitive Edition. You can see the remastered classic in action in this brand new trailer.

I probably don't need to say it again, but lest we forget, it's coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one next year. Who would've guessed it?

Wasteland 3

Another title from a newly acquired studio, Wasteland 3 continues Inxile's tradition of keeping CRPGs alive. This time it's to the cold Rocky Mountains of Colorado, giving an aesthetic makeover to the series.

Tonally, it's probably right where fans want it to be, with a similar humorous cynicism as The Outer Worlds from Obsidian and the previous Wasteland games.

Microsoft Acquires Double Fine Productions

Matt Booty twerked to the stage to reveal yet another Microsoft studio buyout. This time it was Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.

The studio famous for games such as Psychonauts and Brutal Legend got to celebrate their new parent company with the first-ever gameplay trailer for the long-awaited Psychonauts 2.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

It was a bit weird when The Force Awakens got a LEGO game but The Last Jedi didn't. Well, now it has, along with every other mainline story in the Star Wars universe. 

The Skywalker Saga depicts all nine films, including the yet to be released Rise of Skywalker in brick and minifig form. It arrives next year, after the final movie in the Abrams run has made a billion dollars.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

Once known as Dragon Ball Project Z, the action RPG based on the hugely popular anime series is now Dragon Ball Z Kakarot. 

The combat of Kakarot resembled something closer to the past games in the series rather than last year's 2D fighter, though the label of "action RPG" should mean it's ultimately quite different from anything else in the franchise. It arrives in 2020.

12 Minutes

If I'm allowed to editorialize here (if you're reading this, I am!) 12 Minutes was one of the coolest reveals on stage during the Xbox show. Presented in top-down format, the entire game seems to take place in a small apartment where players control a man stuck in a Groundhog Day-like time loop, only it's one that tends to end much more tragically. 

I won't say anything else on it, as it's so stylish and well done, you should really see it for yourself.

Way to the Woods

Up next was Way to the Woods, an indie about a pair of deer, father and fawn, exploring a world, presumably to return to the woods. It has the air of a game that will be at different times uplifting and tragic, and it has me wondering which note it will end on.

*Gulp*

Stay safe, little deer!

Gears 5

The stage presence for Gears 5 was rumored to be heavy before the show, and it turns out that was correct. It got the longest time on screen of any game, featuring multiple trailers. The first, above, depicts the psychological tormet of new protagonist Kait Diaz. 

The game will be coming to Game Pass at launch on September 10, but you can access it four days early with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription or if you buy the game's Ultimate Edition.

The versus technical test will go live on July 19 during which time players can take part in a new arcade mode. Later this summer, beginning in August, players can regroup for an early look at the game's Horde mode. 

Rod Fergusson also hit the stage to unveil a brand new mode called Escape, which has players infiltrate an enemy encampment, plant a bomb, and escape amid the chaos.

Anyone who pre-orders the game or plays within the first week via purchase or Game Pass will also gain access to a character pack featuring a T-2000 robot from Terminator Dark Fate.

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

Rumors of a new controller were loud for weeks and they were proven right on stage. Microsoft unveiled the Elite Series 2 controller, featuring "over 30" new ways to customize your experience, including new trigger sensitivity settings, new wraparound rubberized grip, and game profile settings that you can set for up to three games so each plays how you like it.

You can see all that and more in the tech-heavy trailer above.

Dying Light 2

Following the news that it's going to be published by Square Enix, Dying Light 2 got a new trailer during Microsoft's show which included a release date and some more pondering on how player choice affects the world.

You can play nice, be the bad guy, or (a gaming favorite) exist somewhere in the gray area when it hits stores next spring.

Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions

Another one that was heavily rumored was the Forza DLC featuring LEGO. Right again! An all-brick McLaren Senna was this year's token on-stage vehicle and helped introduce players to Forza Horizon 4's second expansion: LEGO Speed Champions.

If you're a fan of both the game and the toys, it seems likely this partnership will extend to physical playsets in the near future just as it has when Forza teamed up with Hot Wheels.

Gears POP!

Returning to the stage after last year's reveal was Gears POP!, a mobile strategy game which brings together an unlikely pair of properties.

Pre-orders go live "soon" and players can pre-register (pre-pre-order?) the game starting today. 

State of Decay 2

We already knew State of Decay 2 was getting a Return to Trumbull Valley DLC. What we didn't know was it had been reworked or just expanded into the Heartland story DLC, which is out today for $9.99 and a 10% discount if you have Game Pass.

The DLC offers two parallel storylines featuring new characters in both cases. It seems likely their stories will converge, but thankfully we haven't been spoiled yet.

Phantasy Star Online 2

Japan's premiere online MMORPG is coming to Xbox as a free to play title next year. A new trailer highlighted a lot of the tropes we've come to expect from the genre like big hair and bigger swords, so even if you're new to the series, it may feel familiar.

Crossfire X

If you're going to go and get Japan's premiere MMO, why not snag China's premiere shooter too? That's what Team Xbox did with Crossfire X, a rebranding of China's most popular FPS. It's coming to Xbox next year and will launch directly into Game Pass.

They didn't reference it in the show, but this is also the game for which Remedy wrote the story content, so fans of their games may want to take a closer look when it arrives in 2020.

Tales of Arise

A new Tales game is coming, and that would've been a huge reveal if it wasn't for the fact that Bandai's site was scraped earlier this weekend and all their news were leaked.

Still, fans got the full trailer on all its glory. Watch it above if you're ready for another adventure.

Borderlands 3

A new stylish as ever trailer was shown for Gearbox's Borderlands 3 and it introduces the four primary character classes on offer in the third go-around.

What's even better is Gearbox confirmed the leaked Fight for Sanctuary DLC is real, out today, and free in Borderlands 2. The DLC is meant to bridge the gap between the last game and this September's so if you're one of the few in it for the story, this one is for you.

Elden Ring

Perhaps no game would've received bigger applause than this one if it weren't for the aforementioned Bandai Namco leak. The Miyazaki-George RR Martin collaboration, Elden Ring, is real.

No release date was mentioned, but the trailer definitely feels like something spun up from precisely these two creators, which makes for an extremely exciting prospect for fans of either and perhaps a literal dream come true for many who admire both men's work.

Project Scarlett Revealed

Phil Spencer then returned to the stage to discuss the future of Xbox. In the near term, your Xbox One will be updated this October to allow you to stream games completely for the first time ever. 

Speaking farther down the line, Spencer also introduced Project Scarlett, the next-gen Xbox project being built by the same team that created fan favorites such as the Xbox One X, the Elite controller, and more. He stressed it will be a games machine first and foremost, obviously still trying to clear away the smears left by Don Mattrick's failed vision. 

Together with AMD, his team has created a custom processor that is four times more powerful than the Xbox One X. Many of the project leaders are seen in the above trailer mentioning things like 8K resolution and near-total removal of loading screens.

The console will launch at the end of 2020. They chose to not yet confirm if there will really be two versions of the console as other rumors have stated, but we image a reveal event next spring may eventually tell us what's true or false in that regard.

Halo Infinite 

Though it's almost a year and a half away from launch, Project Scarlett has already been given its first launch title reveal, and what else would it be? 

Halo Infinite closed out the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference with an extended cinematic trailer featuring our hero, Master Chief, who awakens from near-death and immediately straps in for the fight. He doesn't waste any time, does he? 

That's everything from Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference. What was your favorite announcement?  

Be sure to check out our other E3 2019 coverage below: 

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Black Friday 2018 Video Game Deals Roundup https://www.gameskinny.com/ucaq8/black-friday-2018-video-game-deals-roundup https://www.gameskinny.com/ucaq8/black-friday-2018-video-game-deals-roundup Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:29:21 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Black Friday is just around the corner, and of course, that means it's time to start planning your shopping list. With so many retailers and so many games to choose from, it's difficult to know just where to start. Except when you have our handy Black Friday 2018 guide at your fingertips!

We've put together a list of the major retailers' upcoming Black Friday sales including console sales and price drops, and we've broken them down by price and platform, making your Black Friday shopping easier than ever before.

Walmart

Walmart's putting out a variety of deals this year, including the $199.99 PS4 Spider-Man bundle. But, there are plenty of other smaller deals the retail giant's offering, and here are some of the best ones. Not all items in the ad are available online, so in-store would be your best bet, and the sale is good for Thanksgiving night and Black Friday only.

Consoles
  • Xbox One X, 1TB: $399.00 ($70.00 off all other XB1X bundles)
  • Xbox One S, 1TB Minecraft Bundle: $299.00 (All other XB1S bundles priced at $229.00)
  • Nintendo Switch, Neon Joy-Con, Mario Kart 8 Bundle: $299.00
$35 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Soul Caliber VI
  • We Happy Few
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Nintendo Switch

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • ARMS
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  • FIFA 19

Xbox One

  • Sea of Thieves
  • For Honor: Marching Fire
  • Forza Horizon 4
$25 Each

PlayStation 4

  • God of War
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Detroit: Become Human

Nintendo Switch

  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  • Rocket League

Xbox One

  • Far Cry 5
$17 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Diablo III
  • Monster Hunter: World

Nintendo Switch

  • LEGO Worlds
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Nintendo 3DS/2DS

  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf--Welcome Amiibo

Target

Target's Black Friday ad is huge, but it's game selection isn't quite so impressive. Still, you can pick up some good deals on hot titles and older favorites.

Consoles
  • PlayStation 4, 1TB, Spiderman Bundle: $199.99
  • PlayStation VR Bundle (includes Creed: Rise to Glory and SuperHot VR): $249.99; save $100.00 on all other PSVR bundles
$35.00 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Soul Caliber VI
  • NHL 19

Xbox One

  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Forza Horizon 4
$25.00 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • God of War
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ

Nintendo Switch

  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers

Xbox One

  • Far Cry 5
  • LEGO The Incredibles
$15 Games

PlayStation 4

  • The Evil Within 2
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • DOOM
  • Overwatch

Xbox One

  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Miscellaneous
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas Nintendo Switch Starter Pack: $39.99

Best Buy

The tech king's putting on some pretty good sales this year, including console bundles. These sales start Thanksgiving night and continue into Black Friday.

Consoles
  • PlayStation 4, 1TB, Spiderman Bundle: $199.99
  • Xbox One S, 1TB, Minecraft Bundle: $199.99
  • Nintendo Switch, Neon Joy-Con, Mario Kart 8 Bundle: $299.99
  • Nintendo 2DS Super Mario Maker Edition: $79.99
$29.99 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • FIFA 19
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • LEGO DC Super Villains
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Nintendo Switch

  • LEGO DC Super Villains
  • Hello, Neighbor
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ

Nintendo 3DS

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

XBox One

  • FIFA 19
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • LEGO DC Super Villains
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
  • For Honor: Marching Fire
Save $20 on Select Switch Games
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4
  • Scribblenauts Mega Pack

GameStop

As usual, GameStop offers a wide variety of discounts and deals, including a buy 2 get 1 free on all preowned products from November 23-26.

Consoles
  • PlayStation 4 Pro, 1TB: $349.99
  • PlayStation 4, 1TB: $199.99
  • $100 off all PSVR headsets
  • Xbox One S, 1TB: $299.99
  • Xbox One S, 1TB, Middle Earth: Shadow of War Bundle: $299.99
  • Xbox One S, 500GB: $189.99
$30 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Persona 5
  • Yakuza 0
  • LEGO Ninjago Movie

XBox One

  • F1 2017: Special Edition
  • Project Cars 2
$25 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Dragon Quest Heroes II
  • NieR: Automata

Xbox One

  • The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
  • Tekken 7
  • Dirt 4
$20 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
  • World of Final Fantasy
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Knack II
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Edition
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Everybody's Golf

Xbox One

  • Dead Alliance
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Golf Club 2
  • LEGO City Undercover
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
$15 Games

PlayStation 4

  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • The Last of Us

Xbox One

  • Wolfenstein: The Two Pack
  • MS Vs ATV Supercross Encore 2017 Track Edition
Save $20

Xbox One

  • Cars 3: Driven to Win
  • NHL 18
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Forza Motorsport 7
Save $10

PlayStation 4

  • Batman: The Telltale Series--The Enemy Within
  • NBA 2K18

Xbox One

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • LEGO Worlds
  • Super Lucky's Tale
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Outlast Trinity

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That's it for now, but be sure to check back for more sales updates as they become available. And if you're looking for what to get for the young ones on your list this year, check out our family-friendly buying guides.

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Details on Thursday's Forza Horizon 4 Update Confirmed https://www.gameskinny.com/ifz9v/details-on-thursdays-forza-horizon-4-update-confirmed https://www.gameskinny.com/ifz9v/details-on-thursdays-forza-horizon-4-update-confirmed Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:26:27 -0400 William R. Parks

Playground Games has just posted full release notes for Forza Horizon 4's newest content update, scheduled for Thursday, October 25.

The highlight of the update is its Route Creator, a feature long-requested by fans of the franchise.

"Create custom routes of up to 40 miles from any Asphalt, Dirt, or Cross-Country Event starting location," the post states.

Additionally, a new Horizon Story, titled British Racing Green, is included in Thursday's update.

Players that have reached Level 50 can access British Racing Green from the Broadway Village Circuit, and it will unlock "a new quick chat phrase, a new unique clothing item, and the classic Bentley 8 Litre."

The post-launch plan elaborates further on what fans can expect:

Get behind the wheel of some of Britain's greatest cars, to produce 10 episodes of the Horizon Festival's motoring TV Series.

From Aston Martin & McLaren to the Talbot Sunbeam & Mini, British Racing Green will take you through a century of British automotive excellence.

Further, the update comes with a slew of bug fixes, including "general stability and performance improvements."

A list of fixes is available in the full release notes. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on Forza Horizon 4 as it breaks. 

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