Why Avalanche's Contraband will debut on Game Pass (besides money)

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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One of the first big surprises of Xbox and Bethesda’s E3 2021 showcase was Contraband, a new co-op heist game from the team behind Just Cause and Mad Max.

The teaser gave little to no information about the game itself, beyond hinting at its 1970s setting and the general tone of Bayan, the fictional Southeast Asian “smuggler’s paradise” Avalanche is building at the title’s playground.

Of even more interest is that the game will be published by Xbox Game Studios, marking the first time Avalanche has worked directly with a platform holder. On top of that, it will be added

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