Sony has decided to skip Gamescom 2015 this year so Microsoft will have all the press. Below are some of the goodies that are coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 10 owners.
Microsoft got us started with the standard we are “we are happy to be here” and “look at all our exclusives.” This is standard fare. What games look for is the new hotness. What have we not seen or heard before in earlier shows. ie. E3 just a few months ago. We were not disappointed. Microsoft was in rare form debuting new games for the very first time that made us take notice.
We saw new footage of Crackdown and Quantum Break. We actually got a release date for Quantum Break. Here I thought it was going to continue to be vaporware. Both of these games are Xbox One exclusives and neither one of them made it to E3. To call the Crackdown series fun is like calling the sun hot. By that I mean this game is crazy over the top exciting. The new edition for Xbox One brings 100% destructible environments. That means every single thing you see can be blown to bits. This takes the game to a new level when you consider what you can do with multiplayer. Speaking of, if you are a Xbox Preview Program you will be able to play the multiplayer beta before anyone else. Sony has decided to skip Gamescom 2015 this year so Microsoft will have all the press. Below are some of the goodies that are coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 10 owners.
Finally a new chatpad compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The chatpad includes volume controls and a headset adapter, and allows users to send messages and search using a small keyboard. PRE-ORDER
From this November, over 100 Xbox 360 and XBLA games will become available to all Xbox One owners, for free. Microsoft also announced that Xbox Games with Gold games will be made with backwards compatibility in mind.
HALO WARS 2
Halo Wars 2 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in Fall 2016. This Microsoft announcement came out of nowhere but it is a welcome surprise. The first game was fun enough. The folks at Creative Assembly are leading the development.
SUBSCRIPTION-FREE DVR COMING TO XBOX ONE
The functionality will allow users to record shows in the background, even when you aren’t home. All shows recorded on Xbox One can be streamed to any Windows 10 device, or downloaded to it directly. You’ll also be able to schedule recordings remotely. DVR functionality will be subscription-free and is coming in 2016.
The FULL Briefing