5. Sea of Thieves
Recently, we have seen microsoft make a push in making a larger presence in the gaming space on PC, and they have continued to make their way on the online xbox store by bringing Sea of Thieves to the PC, which is also fully functioning with the Xbox One and Xbox One X. Sea of thieves is an open world pirate game that mixes looting mechanics found in RPGS, with a wide open and social world where you can find treasure, collect bounties from skeleton pirates, and deliver goods between ports. You can interact with other pirates on your ship or at sea, by chosing to either team up and work together, or fighting to the death for treasure. This game is a lot of fun if you like player interaction as a main focus. Sure when the game first came out, there was a lot of PVP issues, but ever since Rare has started implementing new missions that involve teaming up with other crews instead, things have mellowed out just a bit. Even though fighting other crews is still epicly fun.
Ark Survival: This game kind of came out of nowhere, as an early access game that pitted players in a cruel world where they have to gather supplies to survive and theres dinosaurs which is pretty cool. While this game is kind of open ended, players all exist in a big server together, and must build bases to defend themselves from other players who might want to attack and steal the loot. This game is known for having a pretty lush and interesting environment which is nice, and its a big plus that both xbox and PC players can play together through windows. Unfortunately, Steam and PS4 players still don’t get access to the cross play just yet, but if you already own this game on the xbox one. If you are interested in surviving in this world with your friends on the console, considering getting Ark survival, and good luck with those dinosaurs.
Rocket League has really been an ever growing game for quite some time now, and with its cross compatible play that brings players from xbox PC and nintendo switch together, the community is getting bigger than ever. Being one of the few games that actually favor a controller for competitive play as opposed to a mouse and keyboard, most players are put on an even playing field as players race their car around the arena trying to knock a large soccerball into the oppnents net. Each play is equipped with a rocket on their car, hence the name and can fly through the air in the game and pull off some pretty epic maneuvers. The game also has some pretty cool vehicle customization,
Minecraft is possibly the biggest game of the earlier part of this decade, and for a long time players were seperated between PC, Xbox, Nintendo, and mobile phones, but earlier this year, Minecraft playtogether released, and now players can access their worlds on their xbox, their nintendo switch, their mobile phone, or their PC. Which is really nice for players who have been building on their worlds for years, even better yet, players can now play together no matter the console, and build really cool worlds, or even enter the online servers that have various minigames, like the really popular skywars game. Minecraft might have dipped in popularity recently, but now that its all cross play, we expect gameplay to pick up once again.
Fortnite is easily the biggest game out at the moment, and its really great, that this game is allowing for players to play together in some form or another. The objective is to stay alive to the end, and you can play solo or with a team, and now your team doesn’t even need to be on the same sort of system. Even Sony has gotten on board with allowing PS4 players to play with players on the PC, but xbox, nintendo switch, and mobile devices allow for players to play with PC players (and of course PS4 is excluded too). Either way, with a game as massively popular as fortnite its nice to see how accessible it has become for all types of players no matter what type of console they are on.