Microsoft Announces Latest Gaming Deals On Xbox Store, Latest Xbox Deals Highlight 'Forza Horizon 3'

By , UniversityHerald Reporter

Xbox fans have some great news this week. Microsoft has just announced the latest round of Xbox game deals on the Microsoft Xbox Store, adding new titles and bringing up to 80 percent discounts on select Xbox One titles. Microsoft made the big announcement this week.

According to GameSpot, which got the full details of the story, the Redmond-based software company is adding more games to the Xbox One's lineup of backwards-compatible games, bringing two more new Xbox 360 titles on board. The two newly added titles are the "Army of Two," a third-person shooter game developed by Electronic Arts Montreal for Xbox 360 and PS3. The other one is the "Soltrio Solitaire," an Xbox Live Arcade title developed by Silver Creek Entertainment for Microsoft Xbox 360 game console.

Xbox players can purchase either game on the Microsoft Xbox Store, the 5.01 GB "Army of Two" is now selling for $15 only, while the 29.96 MB card game "Soltrio Solitaire" can be purchased at only $10. Check out the links below to get more about the two newly added titles.

Army of Two (5.01 GB)

Soltrio Solitaire (29.96 MB)

In addition to the newly added titles, Microsoft has also announced the latest round of deals on the Microsoft Xbox Store, offering discounts of up to 80 percent on some select titles. Xbox Live Gold member on Xbox One can now pick "Mafia 3" or "WWE 2K17" for just $13 each. They can also get "Zombie Army Trilogy" for just $10 a steep discount over the original price tag of $50.

Additionally, the "Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain" expansion, which includes eight new cars and trucks, has also dropped to $10. An expansion for PlayGround Games' open world racing video game "Forza Horizon 3," the Blizzard Mountain expansion features courses covered in ice, snow, high elevations and blizzards. The expansion also includes eight new cars and trucks. And then, there's also the "Forza Horizon 3" VIP Pass, which also dropped to $10, as does its Blizzard Mountain expansion, however, the game itself remain at full price- $19.99.

For a starter or new players, a VIP membership for the racing video game "Forza Horizon 3" comes with five exclusive VIP cars including the iconic 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV, the fast and furious 2016 Koenigsegg Regera, the legendary 2015 Ferrari F12tdf, the monstrous 2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020 and the Aussie-built 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351. Along with the luxury cars, the Forza 3 VIPs will also get double Wheelspin earnings, providing access to exclusive online events and more.

Unfortunately for those Xbox players that have no Xbox Live Gold membership, the choices are quite slim. Microsoft has only two titles left on the table, the "Dead or Alive 5", with its Last Round DLC discounted along with the Core Fighters 30 Character Set, which has just dropped to $36. Xbox 360 players also have a very limited choice, Xbox 360 Gold members can only pick "WWE 2K17" ($24) and the "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" Bundle ($20). For more information about the complete list of Xbox game deals, check out Major Nelson's blog.

In other gaming-related news, another Xbox One games go free for EA Access subscribers, the subscription-based gaming service has grown up today with the addition of "NHL 17." Developed by EA Canada and released on 2016, the professional hockey game will now join NHL 15 and NHL 16 in the EA freebies list.

Meanwhile, there still no version of EA Access available for Sony's PlayStation 4. The Japanese tech giant made a huge statement recently, saying that the EA gaming service does not offer the kind of value PlayStation fans have come to expect. The EA Access is a Netflix-style program that allows gamers to pay $5 per month for unlimited access to a vast library of game titles. Originally pitched for both Microsoft and Sony game consoles, the subscription-based gaming service launched only on Microsoft's Xbox consoles in August 2014. 

Sony believes that PS4 players are more interested in subscription plans that give them access to a wide range of gaming services, unlike the EA Access service, which only offers EA-published games. However, Sony made some statement recently that it still open to some talks with EA about bringing EA Access to PS4 players.

For more about Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, check out Xbox One page at Microsoft Store.

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