Armored Core 6 coming to Game Pass
FromSoftware sat on its Armored Core Series for 10 years. They waited to release a new game that would use modern mechanics, and incorporate lessons learned from the Soulsborne series. The developer is returning to the niche series on August 25th, 2023 with Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon. Will it also be available through Game Pass?
Fires of Rubicon, which will be available on every modern console except for the Nintendo Switch combines the famous robotic firefights of this series with the Souls design philosophy.
Xbox gamers should be excited about the return of Armored Core, as it is a fan favorite. But how much? Are Xbox players going to get the benefit of an early Game Pass release? What can players expect and how Armored Core is launching more than 10 years after its last, moderately received title?
Armored Core 6, Game Pass
Armored Core 6 Fires of Rubicon is not coming to Game Pass at all, not even at launch.
FromSoftware has a poor history when it comes to bringing its titles to Game Pass. While Mortal Shell, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, and other soulsborne games are included, FromSoftware’s past is not good. It’s safe to say that Fire of Rubicon will not be included as a FromSoftware game has never been in Game Pass.
Armored Core 6
After a half-century of being consumed by an inferno brought on by a brand new source of energy, Rubicon 3 has been rediscovered. Mega-corporations, resistance groups, and the human race are once again trying to use Coral as a source to enhance technological capability. Raven, is an augmented Armored Core pilot who is also a codenamed mercenary and independent fighter in the Coral tug of war.
The game is based on a missions-based system, where players upgrade their mechs and learn to use a wide range of weapons in order to defeat enemies from both sides. Armored Core 6, which is a version of Armored Core 6, has elements that are similar to Souls.
Fans of the Armored Core series will recognize the gameplay loop, but new features like the hard lock-on feature, which keeps enemies in focus, the Estus Flask, which works like health kits, and the massive boss fights are reminiscent of Soulsborne. It may alter some aspects of the Armored Core series, but FromSoftware will remain true to the core elements that made the game so successful.