Xbox Gamescom 2015: Microsoft Announcements, Games & Recap

Xbox Gamescom 2015 Announcements

Microsoft kicks off Gamescom 2015 in Cologne with the conference’s first big briefing. You’re welcome to watch the live stream by clicking the link below, but we’ll also be updating this post as a live blog–bringing you all the news on Halo 5: Guardians, The Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6.

The Microsoft Briefing at Gamescom 2015 will begin at 10 AM EST, or 16:00 CEST. The duration is now 90 minutes (instead of 60) because they have too many games. This is a good problem if you like gaming.

In addition to the live blog below, we’ve also embedded all the great trailers into one post for you. Click the link to see it.

We’ll be updating this post as the conference begins.

Was that the same intro used at E3? People seem to think so.

Phil Spencer announced there are nearly 400,000 people at Gamescom 2015.

Rare Replay launched today.

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Remedy Games’ Quantum Break will release in 2016. Phil says this is their biggest game ever.

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There are a lot of famous actors in Quantum Break. Most notably, Littlefinger.

Quantum Break

Quantum Break has two elements: the video gameplay and the live action show that will launch alongside the game.

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The Quantum Break live action show will launch April 5, 2016 exclusively on Xbox One.

Crackdown 3 is now onstage.

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The game will feature 100% destructible environments. This game is going to be sick. “Its not just what you can do with a gun, its the opportunities you can create with destruction.”

Now up, Scalebound, which pits you as a beast tamer who’s got control of a dragon… who is wearing Beats headphones.

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You control your dragon by targeting, while also running around in 3rd-person.

You can now DVR anything on your Xbox One.

The service is subscription free and comes out in 2016.

In November, Windows 10 will come out for the Xbox One. It will also come with backwards compatibility for everyone.

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Killer Instinct Season 3 is coming. Rash from Battletoads is playable as of today.

Ark Survival Evolved is now onstage. It’s not just a hunting game. Humans & dinosaurs vs. Humans & dinosaurs.

We Happy Few is a FPS-type game that looks creepy as hell. Sort of like the dystopia of Bioshock.

Cross-buy and cross-play is announced for Xbox and Windows 10.

Dark Souls 3 announced! It’s coming in 2016.

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Homefront 3 announced! There’s a playable demo at Gamescom also.

There will be a free Beta available this Fall.

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Halo 5: Guardians now onstage!

Warstage vs Arena–two separate game modes.

They’re making a big push to announce that it’s primed for pro players.

They’re announcing a new map “Coliseum.”

Now we’re onto Just Cause 3.

Forza multiplayer will separate itself from the competition with ranked divisions.

It also has dedicated multiplayer servers.

This game looks gorgeous.

Wet conditions are built into the tracks. Unreal.

Rainbow Six Siege is now onstage.

They’re showing off an assault on an industrial harbor.

The Rise of the Tomb Raider will allow you to customize Lara Croft into the kind of character you’d like her to be. Sneaky? Loud? These are your choices.

The game will release November 13th.

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Phil Spencer announcing that this is the greatest games lineup ever.

Hard to argue against that.


Coming in Fall 2016 to Xbox One and Windows 10

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