Xbox Showcase: Sea of Thieves, Yakuza, Psychonauts, Atomic Heart and Plague Tale, All Get New Updates

Published 06/13/2021, 3:16 PM EDT


The second day of E3 2021 had a jam-packed lineup of publishers. Amidst the likes of Square Enix, WB, and PC Gaming Show, Xbox and Bethesda also took the stage. While the highlights of this showcase were definitely titles like Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite, many smaller titles also received new update announcements.

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On one hand, Xbox Exclusive Sea of Thieves gets a massive update as a popular Disney crossover arrives at the game. On the other hand, many popular titles are also making their way to the Xbox Game Pass over the course of this year. Therefore, the E3 2021 announcements definitely come as a treat for all the fans.

Xbox exclusive Sea of Thieves welcomes Captain Jack Sparrow

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For the uninitiated, Sea of Thieves is a first-person action-adventure game that takes players around the life of a pirate. The multiplayer game lets players roam around an open world in a ship as they try their best to rule the seas. However, the developers decided to add a unique twist to the game as they announced an interesting crossover at the Xbox E3 2021 showcase.

Captain Jack Sparrow, from the popular Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, makes his way to the Sea of Thieves. According to the trailer, a new adventure awaits Sea of Thieves players. Not only Jack but the Captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davvy Jones, is also arriving at the game.

Players will have to find and rescue Cpt. Jack Sparrow, so he can help players overcome the perils that await. The Sea of Thieves is facing troubles like never before, and players are going to get the free content update on June 22.

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New and updated titles coming to the Game Pass

One of the most exciting announcements at the Xbox E3 2021 showcase was the arrival of Psychonauts 2. Since its introduction at The Game Awards 2015, fans have been eagerly waiting for more news about the game. Fortunately, they no longer have to wait as not only did they get a gameplay trailer but also a release date.

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Psychonauts 2 is going to release on August 25, 2021. Moreover, the game will be available on the Xbox Game Pass right from day one. Therefore, players won’t have to wait long to play the all-new platformer adventure game.

Apart from this, the Xbox Game Pass will also get the whole Yakuza experience. This also includes Yakuza: Like a Dragon that has already arrived at the pass as you read this. Similarly, Atomic Heart and Plague Tale will also arrive at the subscription service with new updates. Truly, the E3 2021 showcase was a treat for Xbox Game Pass owners.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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