Looking at the list of new Xbox Games for the week of April 26, I am reminded of a quote from Yusuf Mehdi, a VP at Microsoft who told OXM in 2013 that the Xbox 360 would not be abandoned in the wake of the Xbox One. Yusuf stated that Microsoft expected another 25 million consoles to be sold through 2018, and as a result, Microsoft will still continue to support the 360 audience.
In writing these columns of new Xbox games each week, it is difficult to believe. In 2015 alone, only one game has been released on the Xbox 360 that was published by Microsoft Studios, Screamride. In total, 20 games have been released for the 360 in 2015 with the last exclusive title being Fable Anniversary released over one year ago. In comparison, the PlayStation 3 has seen over 45 releases. In fairness, there are some very exciting games coming down the pipeline for the Xbox One. However, gamers who have not made the jump to the latest generation of consoles are feeling the age of their 10-year-old Xbox 360 this year, and this week of new releases is no help.
This week's new releases has one Xbox 360 game from Ubisoft with their table top adaptation of RISK. Already available on the Xbox One, this particular version of RISK showcases modern combat with the 2010 rules of the game. The game is part of the Hasbro Game Channel, which includes a plethora of Monopoly variations and Trivial Pursuit Live!
The highlight of the new Xbox games is State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. The third-person action zombie-survival game is set in a persistent open world that originally was unleashed upon gamers in 2013 for the Xbox 360. This Xbox One edition celebrates the games first year on the latest Microsoft consoles. State of Decay is a survival game at its core, with the undead serving as the primary antagonist. Players gather resources, build their bases, and are left to fend for themselves, or with a community of players, in a world of ever dwindling resources. How long the player survives is based on resource management, skill, and social alliances with both real players and AI characters.
Be sure to check back in next week for our updated list of new Xbox games. The Inquisitr has gamers covered if you are looking for the list of PlayStation or Nintendo releases as well.
New Xbox Games for the Week of April 26, 2015
State of Decay: Year One Survival EditionRetail | DigitalXbox One | Windows
The Golf Club: Collector's EditionRetailXbox One
Shovel KnightDigitalXbox One
[Image Source | Microsoft Studios]