This week X019 will be held, the most important Xbox-centric event of 2019. For this celebration there will be a new Inside Xbox broadcast, which they promise will be the biggest of the year.
It was in a blog post by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Xbox LIVE programming director, where this news was shared. There he revealed that it will be the biggest Inside Xbox of the year since it will have news from 12 Xbox Game Studios games. It is worth mentioning that among these revelations new projects will be shown, so you should expect maybe a few surprises.
Do you want more? As previously reported, this event will also feature news about services such as Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud. Also, studios such as Respawn Entertainment, Annapurna Interactive, Devolver Digital and other companies will be present. Along with this information, Microsoft shared a promotional video of the upcoming Inside Xbox.
I remind you that the X019 Inside Xbox will take place on Thursday, November 14. You can watch it from Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
In other news, one of the successes of Xbox was its inclusion strategy that allows players with different abilities to integrate into the gaming experience. Precisely, the brand was recognized for the development and launch of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which has been very well received and is already part of various activities carried out in rehabilitation centers.
According to a report by The Washington Post, the plan with which Xbox joined forces with the US Department of Veterans Affairs is already underway in a project that seeks to demonstrate the benefits of the gaming experience offered by the Xbox Adaptive Controller for rehabilitation therapies.
In that sense, the information refers that Xbox has already sent controls to 22 rehabilitation centers for war veterans, which will be used for physical rehabilitation and study and improvement of social integration capabilities.
The report also indicates that the rehabilitation centers will carry out different tests that seek to study the physical and mental reaction of the patients while using the Xbox One control in a game session. Finally, it was reported that one of the objectives of this program is to reduce suicide rates among US war veterans.
Matthew Wade, who served in the Navy, made the following statement.
I primarily use it as a distraction from chronic pain because I have neuropathic pain in the lower part of my body and it feels like my limbs are on fire. The more that I’m totally distracted or immersed in a game, the more that pain tends to go away. It’s just a good getaway.
Colleen Virzi, a recreational therapist, made the following statement.
Whether it’s veterans gaming or service members using video games while they’re on deployment, during their leisure time, back home with their families or to keep in touch with their fellow comrades, it’s something that we really want to be on board with.