GAMERS will get a good look at the 'power' of the X Box One X ahead of its Australian release at PAX Australia 2017, Melbourne's pop-culture expo.

Whether you're into high-octane racing, battle royale first person shooters, or family gaming, there really is something for everyone at the Xbox booth this year.

Fan favourites including Forza Motorsport 7, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Super Lucky's Tale will be available to play on the booth, in addition to new releases from local developers including Brisbane-based Defiant Development's Hand of Fate 2, and Auckland's Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile.

Meanwhile, set aboard the Belfast-built, three-masted Polly Woodside tall ship just outside of the convention centre, would-be pirates can take to the high seas with the highly-anticipated Sea of Thieves - the first time the game has been on show here in Australia. 

Many of the titles will showcase the 4K, high-dynamic range (HDR) and 60 frames per second capabilities of the new Xbox One X.

This year, attendees can also join members of the Xbox international team in the convention centre's Wombat Theatre on Saturday 28th October to discuss key industry topics.

At 11am, Shannon Loftis (General Manager of Xbox Publishing) will be live on stage with local industry experts to discuss Women in Games in Australia, whilst Chris Charla (global head of ID@Xbox) will sit alongside Australian developers to discuss how indie games are taking the world by story in The Power of the Modern Indie at 3pm.

Forza Motorsport 7 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Left
Forza Motorsport 7 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Left

Some of the Xbox games on show this year include:

• Sea of Thieves
• PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
• Super Lucky's Tale
• Forza Motorsport 7
• Assassin's Creed: Origins (at the Ubisoft booth)
• Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (at the 18point2 booth)
• Minecraft
• Cuphead
• Hello Neighbour
• Hand of Fate 2
• Path of Exile
• Ooblets
• Strange Brigade
• Robocraft Infinity
• Black Desert
• Rise of the Tomb Raider
• Halo Wars 2
• Killer Instinct

Xbox Australia will also be broadcasting all weekend from the Mixer chill zone, located at the Xbox booth.

News Corp Australia


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