Microsoft have kicked off Gamescom 2015 in style with the reveal of new footage from games that didn’t make an appearance at E3, and revealing more on some that did. Overall the focus was on strengthening Xbox One’s image as a console for gamers.
Quantum Break: A new demonstration was shown featuring plenty of time-bending abilities, and the news that the game will still be tied to a television show.
Crackdown 3: New gameplay footage was revealed, highlighting not only a return to what made the original fun, but also the use of “The Cloud” to create a completely destructible city on an epic scale.
Xbox One/Windows 10 Updates: Xbox One will now have fully-featured DVR functionality. Companies who have agreed to backwards compatibility were also revealed.
Scalebound: Gameplay footage was revealed featuring huge dragons and plenty of action. In a final reveal co-operative play was also announced.
We Happy Few: with a new trailer Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few was the @ID game to catch the interest for fans of independent games.
Homefront The Revolution: With a new trailer as well as gameplay on show it was also revealed Xbox One would get exclusive early access to the game.
FIFA 16: New Ultimate Team Legends were revealed, which are exclusive to Xbox.
Dark Souls 3: Microsoft were able to show a new trailer that revealed impressive gameplay footage.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: In an impressive gameplay demonstration we got to see Lara pitted against a number of opponents, with a focus on the player having a choice of how to take them on.
Halo Wars 2: As well as showing a multiplayer match for Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft also revealed Creative Assembly would be working on Halo Wars 2.
Overall Microsoft had an impressive presentation with a lot that will keep their fans happy. With plenty of new footage to look over, this has been a good start for this years Gamescom 2015.
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