Pre-PAX ID@Xbox Open House Introduces Eight New Titles

By Rebecca Smith, 2 months ago
During Microsoft's Pre-PAX ID@Xbox Open House event, around two thousand players got to try out a variety of ID@Xbox titles and games from Microsoft's first-party development teams. Aside from the seven titles that showcased Windows Mixed Reality, there was also a selection of titles with which players could try out the upcoming Xbox One X console. Titles such as ARK: Survival Evolved, Astroneer, Forza Motorsport 7, Path of Exile, Raiders of the Broken Planet, Robocraft Infinity, Strange Brigade and Super Lucky's Tale were there to demonstrate the console's prowess. However, in the second room were the upcoming ID@Xbox titles.

In total, 37 games were available to play in this room and it would have been impossible to try them all. These titles included some that hadn't been announced yet; of those titles, 29 have already been introduced to you. Here's the list — you can find out more information on each title by clicking on the links:

The remaining eight titles are new games that have never been revealed for Xbox One previously. Here's a brief introduction to each of those games:

Coma

In Jason Oda's upcoming title, the player character will barely move a muscle. Why? Because you're in a coma. On the other hand, your subconscious dreams are trying to tempt you to succumb to your injuries and it's up to you to battle against them. You'll need the find the memories that you cherish the most and use them as weapons against the forces that are trying to lead you to your death. Not only must you defeat these forces and reconnect the synapses within your mind, you must solve the mystery of why you're in this state in the first place. The title will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 next year.


Death's Door

Rumours are circling that a mythical artifact, the Philosopher's Stone, has been discovered in the far corner of the world. Not only does it contain the powers of creation and immortality, it has also brought along a large number of monsters and demons. The artifact is guarded by the King in Gold and his vassals, but this isn't going to stop you... or your followers. Shiny Shoe's upcoming "gothic horror adventure" is played with a bit of a difference — you'll play collectively on a single live-streamed channel on Mixer or Twitch. Together the community must make the choices as they advance through the game and uncover its truths. The title will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in the future.


KLANG

Tinimations' upcoming title isn't just any old rhythm game where you press buttons to the beat; instead, players must explore, platform and battle enemies in time to the music of EDM composer bLiNd. The titular Klanf is a "tuneblade-wielding, elite rave warrior" who wants to set himself free from the capture of Soundlord Sonus. As he progresses, the levels will become more challenging, yet every action still needs to be timed to the audio visual clues. The title will be heading to Xbox One in the future.


Lifeless Moon

Stage 2 Studios, the developer behind Lifeless Planet, is back with the next game in the franchise. Described as a spiritual successor to that title, the events of Moon take place in the early 1970s, when man was first travelling to the moon. During one such expedition, two astronauts find themselves in a somewhat familiar looking town back on Earth. This town is just the start of their strange journey. The game will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 as a Play Anywhere title next year.


Pig Eat Ball

In Mommy's Best Games' upcoming title, King Cake wants to marry off his daughter to the winner of the Royal Games. His daughter doesn't quite agree with this, so she sets out to win the games herself and reclaim her destiny. Across hundreds of levels, players need to eat all of the balls in a level to win, but eating means that you'll grow bigger. If you're too fat to get through a gap, you'll need to make yourself barf to fit through. The title is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 as a Play Anywhere title in March 2018.


Pinstripe

Thomas Brush, the man otherwise known as developer Atmos Games, is releasing his debut creation on Xbox One this January. The game takes inspiration from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and Alice in Wonderland. Players assume the role of Teddy, an estranged ex-minister who is trying to find his 3-year-old daughter Bo. She's been kidnapped by the perverse Mr. Pinstripe and if he's to stand any chance of getting her back, he needs to travel through the frozen afterlife and confront the secrets of his past.


Streets of Rogue

Matt Dabrowski's upcoming rogue-lite has combined elements of popular titles to create his own title about "player choice, freedom, and anarchic fun". He's taken the fast-paced top-down elements of Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne and added the "free-form, experimentation-driven, emergent gameplay elements of RPGs like Deus Ex". However, this title won't have players roaming around a dungeon filled with many ways to die — you'll be wandering around a procedurally generated city where its citizens are just going about their daily lives. The game's four characters each have their own character traits and special items to help them overcome different challenges, plus the environment can help too. The title will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 as a Play Anywhere title in the future.


Treadnauts

Topstitch Games' upcoming arena fighter puts players in tanks where skillfully manouevring them is just as important as firing them at your opponents. Defy the laws of physics as you flip your way around the level, deftly avoiding the incoming fire from your opponents... or not. It's a fight to the death when the title arrives for Xbox One next spring.


Did you manage to get to Microsoft's event and which games did you try out? If not, which will be you purchasing upon thir release?
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.