Xbox and Bethesda celebrate the anniversaries of 5 iconic games for 6 weeks

Xbox and Bethesda celebrate the anniversaries of 5 iconic games for 6 weeks

No fewer than five iconic franchises from Xbox and Bethesda studios will celebrate their 10th, 25th and 40th birthdays in the coming days. For the occasion, the two publishers have just announced six weeks of content to celebrate the games that have made them famous. On the show, anniversary editions, dedicated streams, new in-game content, and even community events.

Iconic Microsoft and Bethesda franchises mark their anniversaries with six weeks of celebrations

Forza Horizon and Dishonored came out ten years ago, Fallout and Age of Empires debuted twenty-five years ago. As for Microsoft Flight Simulator, forty years have passed since flight simulation first took off on PC. So these five licenses are being honored by Xbox and Bethesda in a six-week anniversary marathon called the Anniversary Collection starting today.

It’s Fallout that opens the ball from October 4 to 11, the action RPG will celebrate its 25th anniversary on October 10, and while the event lasts, Fallout 76 will be free to play. To the program:

  • Discounts on the entire franchise
  • The Factions Quiz
  • A special 25-year retrospective
  • A Spotify Fallout playlist
  • Quests, dwellers and more in Fallout Shelter
  • A special controller created with Xbox Design Lab
  • The Spooky Scorched event returns to Appalachia through November 8

Then there is Forza Horizon, which itself will benefit from a week of celebrations from October 6 to 13 with different events again:

  • Stream Forza on October 6 at 18:00 CET, during which the teams will testify about the history and evolution of the franchise. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about what’s coming to Forza Horizon 5.
  • Forza Horizon 5 10th Anniversary Update on October 10 with Midnight Battles mode and music tracks from previous installments.
  • Microsoft Store and Steam discounts for Forza Horizon games
  • The festival playlist will feature four weeks of anniversary events featuring challenges and vehicles from Forza Horizon 1-4.

From October 7 to 21, Dishonored, the famous Arkane game, will be entitled to its content and events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the game released on October 9, 2012.

  • On October 7, during the Major Neslon podcast, you can find Harvey Smith and Dinga Bakaba who will give new details about Dishonored but also about Deathloop.
  • A new special wallpaper
  • A Microsoft Rewards card to earn points with the Dishonored story
  • Game-inspired controller made with Xbox Design Lab to be revealed
  • A broadcast on October 20 with gameplay, contests and memories of the game.
  • Arkane Studios Sales Starting October 21

October 25 is one of the pillars of the strategy game that will come to celebrate its 25th anniversary as it should be. Age of Empires, the first of the name, entered the PC on October 15, 1997 and the fourth title in the franchise will be entitled to an anniversary edition with two new civilizations, the Ottomans and the Malians. But also eight new maps, two original biomes, taunts, cheat codes, and a new ranked season.

In parallel, on the same date, starting at 7:00 p.m. (French time), a broadcast dedicated to special announcements, interviews, and surprises will be organized on the Twitch Xbox channel, the official site, and the Age of Empires YouTube channel. and that of Red. Game of bulls.

Finally, November 11 will mark the release of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator. It comes to celebrate forty years of flight simulations and successes of the Microsoft title that made its first appearance in 1982. This special edition had already been announced by Microsoft and will include helicopters among the devices that you can control in the game New airports and planes will also be arriving, among them the Airbus A310, a real commercial aircraft with almost all available controls.

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