Xbox Australia to Share Gaming for Everyone at PAX 2018

Today, Xbox ANZ has announced its lineup for PAX 2018 being held in Melbourne this weekend. Xbox will be presenting a huge lineup of games with over 80 Xbox One X consoles on the show floor ready for players to try out Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the indie delight Tunic, Battlefield V and more. Also found on the booth will be McLaren supercars from Forza Horizon 4 and special multiplayer sections dedicated to both EA’s Battlefield V, and the new War Mode on Sanhok for PLAYERUKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. See more in the press release below!

From a festival of high-fidelity racing, fresh experiences in battle royale and first person shooters, the fantastic creativity of indie adventures or family gaming, there really is something for everyone at the Xbox booth at PAX 2018, while Chris Charla, the Head of the ID@Xbox program, will discuss his expert views on the indie scene at various panels during the show.

Drop into battle in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS War Mode, exclusively on the Sanhok map: the first time this mode will be playable on the new map on Xbox. Get your crew together as the heart pumping FPS action won’t stop there – Battlefield V will have 32-player multiplayer featuring the Rotterdam map on Conquest mode, courtesy of EA. The fantasy action adventure Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be playable in all its beauty before release, while you can get up close to the McLaren 720S supercar and play fan favourite Forza Horizon 4 in person on the floor.

Plus, exciting new ID@Xbox games will be playable in Australia for the first time: Discover the foxy RPG action adventure Tunic, alongside Rooster Teeth’s Bendy and the Ink Machine, hit party game Supermarket Shriek, and the highly anticipated Ashen from New Zealand’s Aurora 44.

Fans can hear about the latest news from the team with Xbox Presents: Gaming For Everyone at the EB Live Stage on Friday at 1pm as well as hearing Chris Charla from ID@Xbox when he joins top indie developers from Devolver Digital and Dodge Roll to discuss how the industry can support indies at Indie Dev Support: The CSR of the Industry

As part of its commitment to accessibility, Xbox is supporting the NEXT Exhibit at PAX Aus, which will showcase diverse titles. The revolutionary Xbox Adaptive Controller will be showcased both here and in the returning PAX Aus Diversity Lounge, with a special demonstration at the latter by streamer Hand Solo.

Many of the titles on-booth will showcase the 4K, high-dynamic range (HDR) and 60 frames per second capabilities of the Xbox One X on Samsung QLED TVs. It’s an unbeatable combination that brings together the world’s most powerful gaming console and the colour and brightness only Samsung’s QLED TV can deliver for the most advanced 4K gaming experience.

Some of the great Xbox games on show this year include:

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Battlefield V
  • Forza Horizon 4


  • Tunic
  • Supermarket Shriek
  • Ashen
  • Bendy and the Ink Machine

Xbox Game Pass titles featured in the Xbox Lounge

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Rocket League
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Halo 5
  • The Division
  • Quantum Break

For all the latest PAX news and information specifically for Xbox, stay tuned to the Xbox Australia Facebook or Twitter account, or simply visit the PAX Australia website.

Lots of good things there coming from Xbox, and our very own Pete Curulli will be in attendance at PAX 2018 – lucky bastard! There’s bound to be loads of gaming goodness coming from the weekend and we cannot wait to see it.


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