Biker, travel agent and tentacle enter a bar … This is not the start of a bad joke, but another Microsoft argument to persuade you to sign up for the Xbox Game Pass. Starting October 29, re-releases of LucasArts classic adventure games – Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle – will be available on the game’s subscription service.
And owners of the most expensive subscription to Game Pass Ultimate will be able to play the aforementioned missions on Xbox, PC and Android with synchronized saves via the cloud. All three adventure games were developed and published by LucasArts in the 1990s and became iconic in their day.
When Disney closed the game development studio in 2013, after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Tim Schafer’s Double Fine bought the rights to the games and decided to relaunch them for a new generation of players (as well as old nostalgics) .
Microsoft acquired Double Fine last year, and what better way to further increase Xbox Game Pass subscribers than to add new games to the catalog. Finally, the wait is coming to an end – developers have kept their promise and will launch games on Xbox before the end of the year, despite the difficulties associated with the pandemic.
Until recently, these projects were launched anywhere, but not on Microsoft consoles – on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch and even on mobile devices with iOS and Android. As to which of the three missions must be played first, it is difficult to answer: each fan will give his own answer.