New Games Tuesday: ‘Forza 6’ & ‘The Taken King’
With the busy video game season finally here, we’re busting out some special coverage to keep you abreast of the latest games each week. We’re calling it New Games Tuesday and it is a compliment to the Xbox One 2015 Timeline. This week there are both big-name launches on the Xbox One and major content updates. We’re talking Forza Motorsport 6, Destiny: The Taken King and more.
As the first of Microsoft’s exclusive line-up, Forza Motorsport 6 is getting the most attention from serious racing fans. Featuring new rain and night driving modes, the game goes much farther than its predecessor did in giving users a ton of content. Microsoft sells enhanced versions of the game complete with a six-month long Car Pass pack in the Xbox Store, but the basic version of the game is available at retailers today too for $60. Forza Motorsport 6 is only for the Xbox One. Haven’t upgraded to an Xbox One yet? buy the Forza Motorsport 6 Xbox One bundle for $399 at your local retailer
Joining Forza is Destiny: The Taken King, a huge update with new story content for the online first-person shooter that launched a year ago this month. Destiny The Taken King has a $60 store bundle available for new comers and a $40 digital expansion upgrade for users who already have the game. Destiny: The Taken King is for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Sorry PC users, you’re still sitting this one out.
Also available this week is the Freemode Update for Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto Online. The Freemode Update turns the sessions in GTA Online into massive lobbies in themselves, with dynamic events happening at random times for users to participate. Rockstar says the update means users can quickly earn cash and extras without fiddling with loading screens and complicated menus. The Freemode Update is only for users with Grand Theft Auto Online for PC and Xbox One, sorry Xbox 360 users.