Xbox at Gamescom: Microsoft announces latest updates to Forza, PUBG and State of Decay as well as new console bundles | Gaming News

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Microsoft has announced a whole host of updates, including new accessories and games.

During the Gamescom event during which the future of the console was revealed, there were updates on just about every upcoming big game: details about Forza Horizon 4 were revealed, for instance, in the form of the Team Adventure mode that lets players compete together while taking on the world in races, games and other modes.

And there was important information about existing ones, too. Xbox announced that PUBG will finally leave the Xbox Game Preview, for instance, meaning that it is at last considered a full game after developers struggled to make it work properly.

Xbox also revealed plenty of major new content for existing games. Those include a new, free content update for Sea Of Thieves called The Forsaken Shores, arriving on 19 September, and add-on content for STate of Decay 2.

There was some new hardware. But it mostly arrived in the form of colour updates for controllers and bundle updates for consoles.

Microsoft revealed its first ever Xbox One X Special Edition bundle – called Gold Rush, featuring a golden gradient floating over the top and commemorating the release of Battlefield V – as well as new Xbox One S and X for the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, Fallout 76 and Battlefield V.

And it showed off new camo and shadow options for the Xbox Design Lab, where players can create their own controllers and have them made up by Microsoft.

Most of the updates will be available over the next few weeks – all of them apart from the Fallout 76 bundle will be available before the end of October. And some are available already, such as the new controllers in the Xbox Design Lab, which can be seen simply by heading to the special page.

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