Love it or loath it, the Xbox Games Preview will certainly appeal to many and after its announcement yesterday, the first two games have dropped onto its virtual shelves.
Elite Dangerous and The Long Dark are now both available for purchase on Xbox One. Bear in mind, these aren’t the full finished products and may just over time…but if you like that thing, then check them out. The free trials may just tempt you in!
Elite Dangerous – £24.99
Elite: Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure to the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions. Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s story influences the unique connected gaming experience and handcrafted evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions. 400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail. A Galaxy of Wonders The 400 billion star systems of the Milky Way are the stage for Elite: Dangerous’ open-ended gameplay. The real stars, planets, moons, asteroid fields and black holes of our own galaxy are built to their true epic proportions in the largest designed playspace in videogame history. The Original Open World Adventure Elite: Dangerous is the third sequel to 1984’s genre-defining Elite, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entire Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions. Blaze Your Own Trail Upgrade your ship and customize every component as you hunt, explore, fight, mine, smuggle, trade and survive in the cutthroat galaxy of the year 3301. Do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite. Massively Multiplayer Experience unpredictable encounters with players from around the world in Elite: Dangerous’ vast massively multiplayer space. Fly alone or with friends in a connected galaxy where every pilot you face could become a trusted ally or your deadliest enemy. A Unique Connected Gaming Experience Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s personal story influences the connected galaxy and handcrafted evolving narrative. A Living Game Ongoing content updates have already brought massive-scale shared objectives and game-changing cooperative play to PC in February and March. Elite: Dangerous is always in development, growing and expanding with new features and content. Take to the Stars With real-world physics and credible futuristic engineering, Elite: Dangerous’ ships are built to feel real. Pick a spacecraft and customize it with hundreds of modular components to complement your play style in a game where your ship and your skills are all that stands between you and the cutthroat galaxy. You will need to register a free Elite: Dangerous account with Frontier to play the game
The Long Dark – £15.99
The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. Monitor your Condition, search for life-saving supplies, and master survival skills like fire-building, maintaining your gear, hunting, fishing, and landmark-based navigation. There are no zombies — only you, the cold, and everything Mother Nature can throw at you. The hit Steam Early Access sandbox becomes the first survival game available on Xbox One!
Hit the links above or visit the Xbox One Games Store in order to purchase your previews!