Lo-fi platformer Shovel Knight and post-apocalyptic role-playing game Wasteland 2 are coming to Xbox One, along with over 50 other games announced by Microsoft as in development for the ID@Xbox program.
Shovel Knight arrived in 2014 on 3DS, Wii U, and Windows, following shortly on Linux and Mac. It’s also coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita on April 21. It’s a pixel-perfect tribute to the 8-bit gaming era, embracing classic platforming tropes while imbuing them with modern polish and design touches. Its first free expansion, Plague of Shadows is set to debut at PAX East 2015.
Wasteland 2 also debuted in 2014, following a successful Kickstarter campaign to revive the classic, ’80s role-playing game that served as direct inspiration for the Fallout series. Xbox One is the first and only announced console release for the game, after first coming to Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Magic Duels: Origins is a free-to-play adaptation of Richard Garfield’s seminal, collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering. Collect cards, build decks, and battle to the death against other wizards in this classic strategy game’s console debut.
ID@Xbox launched in 2013 to help facilitate independent developers bringing their games to popular audiences on the Xbox One. The first wave of games arrived in early 2014 and the program has grown steadily since. According to Microsoft, more than 1,000 studios around the world are currently creating games using the ID@Xbox development kits, with more going out every week.
To see the full rundown of games being added to the program, head over to the Xbox Wire post.
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