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Microsoft San Francisco Press Event 2011 – Round Up


At the Xbox press event today in San Francisco as promised an announcement was made about Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta, as well as additional news for Xbox 360, Kinect, Windows Phone 7 and PC gamers via Major Nelson.

Here is the run down to all the news:

  • Gears of War 3 beta kicks off mid-April, will feature three new versus multiplayer modes on four new maps.
  • Halo: reach Defiant Map Pack will be available on Xbox Live on March 15 for traditional 800 Microsoft Points. Defiant Map Pack comes with three new multiplayer maps – Condemned, Highlands and Unearthed.
  • Halo Waypoint on Windows Phone 7 released today will give you access to new stat-tracking features allowing you to share in-game stats on web and compare with your friends.
  • Fable III Traitor’s Keep game add-on will be released on March 1 and will cost you 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live marketplace.
  • Crysis 2 3D to launch on Xbox 360.
  • Child of Eden of have a Kinect version.
  • Once Upon a Monster a puzzle adventure game announced for Xbox Live.
  • The Gunstringer will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and is Kinect exclusive title.
  • The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile announced – another Xbox Live Arcade game.
  • Fable III for Windows will makes it way to PC on May 17.
  • Age of Empires Online announcement – will feature Free to Play and Premium content business model.
  • Fable Coin Golf – Launching March exclusively on Windows Phone 7.
  • Plants vs Zombies, Hydro Thunder Go, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I,  geoDefense, Doodle Jumpand will make their way to Windows Phone 7 along with many more.

So, who is not excited ?