Microsoft is giving it’s fans a sneak peak on what new technology to expect in 2019 with a new blog post. The post highlights their “banner year” in 2018 and what is expected for this year.

Looking back to 2018

Before we get to what’s new, lets focus on 2018. Xbox Game Pass saw massive growth, with 116 titles added to the subscription over the year. The current catalog has 49 titles, with ratings that allow a wide range of ages to enjoy them. Microsoft also added over 100 titles to Backward Compatibility, bringing the total up to over 550 games. The streaming service Mixer also saw growth, almost doubling over the course of 2018.

What comes next?

In what Microsoft called a “hot tease”, they listed what there is to look forward to in 2019. We can expect Microsoft Studio games like Crackdown 3, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gears 5, Gears Pop! and Minecraft: Dungeons launching this year. There is also a content update for Sea of Thieves, allowing a new competitive mode. And it’s not just Microsoft studio titles having a big year, you can also expect other favorites to be released.

“In addition to Microsoft Studios titles, our partners are bringing some of the biggest and best games to Xbox — many enhanced for Xbox One X —  including: 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.”

Microsoft development teams are also working on new technology. They are enhancing existing services, like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive content to draw players in. They are putting an emphasis on creating content for every type of gamer, including mobile players.

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Katie K
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Katie has been playing video games since she was about ten, starting out destroying her older brother at Jet Moto on the original PlayStation. Now she evolved to to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Katie is a student at Boise State University and a digital news producer for a local company. In her free time, you can find Katie inhaling coffee by the pot and playing Overwatch.