Massive Haul Of Retro Games Set To Arrive On Xbox.

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Classic titles and retro games are dying out! Gaming enthusiasts have now realized the importance of preserving these age old games that were once fan favorites. Luckily, it’s not just the gaming communities that have realized the importance of preserving classic games, a few companies have stepped up to aid the preservation process.

Antstream Arcade is a British company that was founded in 2013 and currently holds the title of being the largest retro gaming platform in the world. As of 2023, the gaming platform contains over 3000 retro games in preservation, with 1300 titles ready for players to enjoy. Microsoft will be teaming up Antstream Arcade to bring these retro games to the Xbox console.

Right now, anyone can play the retro games available on Antstream Arcade by creating an account on their website. But, this option was not available for console owners till now. The cloud based retro gaming platform will be launching on the Xbox X/S and Xbox One consoles. The date of the launch is set to be the 21st of July, with both Antstream Arcade and Xbox providing official announcements on it.

This is not the first time Antstream partnered up with a gaming platform to expand the reach of their retro collection. In 2021, Antstream partnered up with Epic Games by giving users an Antstream welcome pack. The welcome pack was filled with gems which is the default currency on Antstream, allowing users to unlock titles to play.

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The vision of Antstream Arcade is to provide retro lovers with the means to legally play their beloved games. To our knowledge, Antstream continues to expand their collection, with more games being added every week. Gamers who use the retro games platform are able to save their progress to the platform’s cloud servers and earn achievements. Gamers can even compete with their friends through tournaments and modifications, which adds a fun twist to these beloved classics.

What will be the cost of the retro games on Xbox?

Antstream will be available for Xbox users on the 21st of July as either an annual subscription or a one-time purchase. The annual subscription will be priced at $29.99 and the life-time access purchase at a generous $79.99. Since Antstream is dedicated towards expanding their game library, paying this sum is definitely worth it for retro game enthusiasts.

This is the largest game dump on Xbox and it’s also the first time that a third party cloud gaming provider made itself available on Xbox. If you are interested in knowing more about the upcoming launch, make sure to watch the live stream that was held on the 14th of July.

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I am Haizen, an avid gaming enthusiast who spends his time fiddling around with his retro consoles. Legend says that I was gifted a gaming console at 7 and the sun shone brighter than ever in a winter evening. If I am not buzzing around the gaming sub Reddits looking for the hottest news, I am sure to be mowing down some baddies in Halo!

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