This is a great upgrade from the original Gears of War. Xbox One version is smoking for gameplay and graphics! Must buy for Gear fans !
LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – This morning at the Xbox E3 briefing, Microsoft Corp. showcased an extraordinary lineup of Xbox One-exclusive titles and announced backward compatibility, fueling the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, this holiday and beyond. Microsoft also shared how it is making Xbox Live, the world’s premier gaming community, get even better, while giving fans an early look at how advanced technology can take their gaming further with the new Xbox Elite Controller and Microsoft HoloLens.
The Xbox E3 keynote packed numerous world gameplay debuts, premieres and trailers into an action-packed 90-minute spectacle for fans, including news from gaming’s biggest franchises.
The show opened with a bang as world premiere gameplay of “Halo 5: Guardians” included the reveal of the all-new massive scale multiplayer mode, Warzone, where up to 24 players battle with friendly and enemy AI characters joining in the fight.
The all-new Ford GT supercar, debuting exclusively in “Forza Motorsport 6,” made a dramatic entrance by descending from the rafters into the Galen arena with an appearance by Henry Ford III and the world gameplay premiere of the title.
Microsoft Studios, in partnership with legendary Japanese game designer Keiji Inafune, Mark Pacini and the teams at Comcept and Armature Studio (creators of the “Metroid Prime” franchise), debuted the all-new Xbox One exclusive “ReCore.”
Developer Mojang AB demonstrated a fully-featured version of “Minecraft” for Microsoft HoloLens that allows players see the “Minecraft” world in an entirely different way.
Electronic Arts’ Peter Moore took the stage to share his excitement for EA Access, which enables members to play first, play more and play for less only on Xbox One, and announced that the EA Access Vault now includes “Titanfall.” In addition, the EA Access Vault will be open to all Xbox Live Gold members to play the best of EA for free during the week of E3.
The company also announced Game Preview on Xbox One — a new way for our fans to purchase work-in-progress digital titles and participate in the development process by giving feedback to developers as they continue to update their games. Game Preview is coming to Xbox One as a pilot program starting this week.
For more details on Xbox news unveiled today, please see below. For additional news throughout E3 week, tune in live to Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and go to Xbox Wire.
Microsoft Showcases Greatest Games Lineup in Xbox History
This holiday, “Halo 5: Guardians” headlines the best games lineup in Xbox history, alongside blockbuster exclusives like “Forza Motorsport 6,” “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,” “Fable Legends” and “Rare Replay.”
On stage, Microsoft announced a variety of games launching in 2015 and beyond for Xbox One and Windows 10, including a mix of exclusives, blockbusters and independent games through the ID@Xbox program:
“Ashen” (XBOX CONSOLE EXCLUSIVE). This action RPG is about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. There is no sun, and the only natural light comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash. This is a world where nothing lasts, no matter how tightly you cling to it. At its core, “Ashen” is about forging relationships. Players can guide those they trust to their camp — together, you might just stand a chance.
“Beyond Eyes” (FIRST ON XBOX ONE & PC). In this modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship, step by step you’ll uncover an incredible world, carefully guiding Rae, a young blind girl, on a life-changing journey. Available 2015.
“Cuphead” (XBOX CONSOLE EXCLUSIVE). This single-player or co-op run-and-gun platformer is heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by 1930s cartoons, the visuals are hand drawn and inked and the music is all original jazz recordings. Cuphead and Mugman traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful supermoves and uncover hidden secrets.
“Dark Souls III.” Known for delivering a high level of unrelenting challenges to gamers, the next chapter of the “Dark Souls” saga returns with “Dark Souls III.” Developer FromSoftware returns to create a new blighted world for players to explore. The embers of a once proud kingdom set the stage for this new adventure. Players will battle against fearsome enemies and bosses with a variety of weapons and magic through a mysterious land riddled with secrets. Available 2016.
“Fable Legends” (EXCLUSIVE). Claim your legacy as a fearless Hero or a cunning Villain as you clash against one another in thrilling 4-versus-1 battles to determine the fate of Albion in this free-to-play action RPG from Lionhead Studios. Available holiday 2015.
“Fallout 4.” “Fallout 4” is under development at Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Game of the Year titles including “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion” (2006), “Fallout 3” (2008), and “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” (2011). “Fallout 4” is the next generation of open-world gaming where every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. All purchases of “Fallout 4” on Xbox One will include a token for “Fallout 3” through the first 90 days after “Fallout 4’s” release. “Fallout 4” is available Nov.10, 2015.
“FIFA 16.” “FIFA 16” innovates across the entire pitch to deliver a balanced, authentic, and exciting football experience that lets you play your way. With innovative gameplay features, “FIFA 16” brings confidence in defending, control in midfield, and gives you the tools to create more moments of magic than ever. Available Sept. 22, 2015.
“Forza Motorsport 6” (EXCLUSIVE). Race over 450 Forzavista cars in the most beautiful and comprehensive racing game of this generation. Available Sept. 15, 2015.
“Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” (EXCLUSIVE). Play the first at its best. Experience the title that launched one of the most celebrated sagas in entertainment. Painstakingly remastered in 1080p and modernized for Xbox One, “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” is packed full of new content, including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox, and will unlock early access to the “Gears of War 4” multiplayer beta in 2016. Available Aug. 25, 2015.
“Gears of War 4” (EXCLUSIVE). The award-winning franchise begins a new saga on Xbox One, coming in 2016.
“Gigantic” (EXCLUSIVE). Get ready for “Gigantic,” a new free-to-play shooter MOBA where heroes battle alongside a massive guardian. Free-to-play on Windows 10 and Xbox One1, “Gigantic” tests teamwork, tactics and timing as you confront a five-story foe and conquer a fantasy battlefield.
“Halo 5: Guardians” (EXCLUSIVE). A mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the galaxy, the Master Chief is missing and his loyalty is being questioned. Experience the most dramatic Halo story to date in a four-player cooperative epic that spans three worlds. Challenge friends and rivals in new multiplayer modes: Warzone, massive 24-player battles, and Arena, pure 4-versus-4 competitive combat. Available Oct. 27, 2015.
“Madden NFL 16.” Be the playmaker with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy. New QB mechanics including body-relative throws and touch passes provide unprecedented depth and control of the football while under center. Combined with a new risk-reward catch and pass-defend system, get ready for the biggest wow moments in franchise history. Available Aug. 25, 2015.
“Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2.” The battle for suburbia grows to crazy new heights in “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2”! For the first time in franchise history, zombies have taken over and plants are on the attack. With new characters, more ways to play and immersive new maps, the game taps into the heart of what fans loved about the original and goes above and beyond to deliver the biggest, craziest and most over-the-top shooter. Available 2016.
“Rare Replay” (EXCLUSIVE). To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Rare Ltd. brings together the adventures of its iconic characters in a collection of 30 games that span the decades. From its earliest 2-D classics to Xbox 360 triumphs, “Rare Replay” is lovingly presented for Xbox One and delivers a treasure trove for veteran players and newcomers alike at an amazing value of ERP $29.99. Available Aug. 4, 2015.
“ReCore” (EXCLUSIVE). From legendary creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of “Metroid Prime” comes “ReCore,” a classic action-adventure reimagined for a new generation. As one of the last remaining humans, forge friendships with an eclectic cast of robots and lead them on an epic adventure across a mysterious, ever-changing world. Available spring 2016.
“Rise of the Tomb Raider” (EXCLUSIVE | HOLIDAY 2015). Available beginning Nov. 10, 2015 and featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments, “Rise of the Tomb Raider” delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality.
“Sea of Thieves” (EXCLUSIVE). The freedom of the pirate life awaits in “Sea of Thieves,” Rare’s next adventurous voyage coming exclusively to Xbox One and Windows 10. Available holiday 2016.
“Tacoma” (FIRST ON XBOX ONE and PC). Discovery. Exploration. Isolation. What is life like 200,000 miles from Earth? Uncover the mysteries held by Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma and its crew, living at the edge of humanity’s reach. “Tacoma,” the next game from the creators of “Gone Home.”
“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.” Inspired by the reality of counterterrorist operatives across the world, “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” invites players to master the art of destruction. Intense close-quarter confrontations, high lethality, tactics, team play, and tension are at the center of the experience. Available Oct. 13, 2015.
“Tom Clancy’s The Division.” In “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” an immersive online open-world action role-playing game, players will team up with other Division agents to reclaim New York City from the chaos of a deadly pandemic. Play the beta first on Xbox One. Available 2016.
Backward Compatibility Comes to Xbox One, for Free
This holiday, Xbox One will be the only console to support backward compatibility natively for select Xbox 360 games, for free, and all with Xbox One features including screenshots, broadcasting and GameDVR. Backward compatibility is one of the most-requested fan features, and more than 100 classic Xbox 360 games will be available at launch, with more to come.
While not all Xbox 360 titles will be available at launch, fans can submit what titles they’d like to see added via Xbox Feedback, and Xbox will work with game publishers to continue to release new titles regularly.
The World’s Premier Gaming Community, Xbox Live, Is Getting Better
Xbox Live powers the most ambitious Halo game Xbox has ever made in “Halo 5: Guardians.” The game is designed from the ground up as a four-player cooperative experience, and introduces up to 24-person multiplayer with Warzone. This is a giant leap forward for Halo multiplayer, and it will be playable at E3.
Xbox Live will also give players access to more of their friends and a larger community of gamers through titles like “Fable Legends” and “Gigantic” that support cross-device multiplayer and that sync a player’s progress automatically as they move from one device to another.
Earlier this year Microsoft announced that the best of Xbox One is coming to Windows. The new Xbox app brings Xbox Live friends to Windows 10 PCs and tablets, and lets players stream their Xbox One games to any Windows 10 device for free.
Advanced Technology Takes Gaming Further on Xbox One, and Beyond
In close collaboration with professional gamers, Microsoft created the Xbox Elite Controller — a pro controller designed to take gaming to the next level.
Players can customize everything from trigger sensitivity to button mapping to game-specific setups, and use it with their Xbox One and Windows 10 devices with a custom app that offers gamers the opportunity to further modify the controller for any gaming scenario.
The controller features a premium design that guarantees long-lasting quality with stainless steel features that are built to withstand hours of intense gameplay.
also reiterated details from a new partnership with Oculus VR LLC to include an Xbox One Wireless controller with every Oculus Rift at launch, supporting virtual reality on Windows 10 and Xbox One. Xbox One fans will be able to experience even more immersive gaming by streaming their favorite titles to Oculus Rift via Windows 10.
Microsoft is proud to announce a new relationship with Valve VR. We will be working closely with Valve to make Windows 10 the best platform for VR gaming.
Microsoft HoloLens introduces all new ways to game with mixed reality, including “Minecraft” on HoloLens, a fully-featured version of “Minecraft” that allows players to explore the game world in full 3-D.
Microsoft’s ID@Xbox Showcases the Depth of Independent Gaming for Xbox
More than 1,000 independent developers have Xbox One development kits via ID@Xbox. With the recent expansion of ID@Xbox to Windows 10, independent game fans can look forward to even more exciting games coming soon.
With the announcement of the Xbox Game Preview pilot program, fans can start playing select games such as “DayZ,” “Sheltered,” and “The Long Dark” while they’re still in development, offering suggestions to the development team and becoming part of the creative process.
Fans Can Access and Explore these Exciting Features Today
Xbox One Preview Members will have access to backward compatibility starting today, and backward compatibility will be available to everyone this fall, for free.
In celebration of E3, all Xbox Live Gold members can try out the EA Access Vault, playing their favorite EA games for free2, only on Xbox One all week long.
Beginning today, you can play the beta of “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,” exclusively on Xbox One, for free2.
1Free on Windows 10 and free with an Xbox Live Gold subscription on Xbox One
2Free with an Xbox Live Gold subscription on Xbox One
Bungie needs to read this !
Game Informer’s new cover story on Halo 5, which is due out on October 27. The game will include more than 20 multiplayer maps right from the start, then 15 maps being released as DLC by June 2016. Microsoft will give each of these away for FREE to avoid dividing players into groups of those who do and do not own them,something that has increasingly become a problem for shooters over the years.
“When you have paid map packs and content, you divide the player base into two groups: the haves and have-nots,” studio head Josh Holmes explained. “The people that have the map pack can play together but the people who don’t cannot. That to us is a real problem. So we’re delivering all the maps to all players free so everybody will be able to play together. That, we feel, is really important to having a great multiplayer ecosystem.”
Xbox One at the PC Gaming Show ? hmmmmmmm
Microsoft Joins AMD as Sponsor and Participant for PC Gamer’s Live Event at the Belasco Theater
LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2015 – PC Gamer today announced that Microsoft has joined the upcoming “AMD Presents The PC Gaming Show Powered by PC Gamer” event as both a sponsor and participant. Taking place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Belasco Theater, the show will feature appearances and announcements from some of the biggest names in the PC gaming industry. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer and several game developers will share the latest details about gaming on Windows 10 as well as showcase several upcoming games.
“For us, the PC Gaming Show is the ideal place to speak directly to PC gamers, and it’s a great time to talk about Windows 10 – the best operating system we’ve ever created for gamers on PCs,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft. “With Windows 10, we’re bringing the best of Xbox with the best of Windows gaming, including Xbox Live and the new Xbox app, Game DVR for nearly every game, and DirectX 12 for better gaming graphics and performance.”
“Windows is a vital element of the PC gaming experience for so many of us, and I’m excited to see what Microsoft has in store,” said Tim Clark, Global Editor-in-Chief, PC Gamer. “The PC Gaming Show is a celebration of every aspect of the platform, so I’m delighted Xbox has decided to play such a key part in it.”
Presented by AMD, organized by PC Gamer, and streamed live in partnership with Twitch, the show will bring the PC gaming community together under one roof for announcements and presentations from both major companies and rising independent developers. Hosted by Sean ‘Day’ Plott, participants of the show include Dean Hall (DayZ), Blizzard, Bohemia Interactive, Tripwire Interactive, Fullbright, Cliff Bleszinski (Boss Key Productions), Devolver Digital, Nexon, Creative Assembly, Square Enix, CCP Games, Paradox Interactive, and many more.
For more information and to register for press access, please visit: http://www.PCGamingShow.com and follow #pcgamingshow.
Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson interviews Richard Irving from the Xbox Engineering team to discuss the February Xbox One update. New features include Game Hubs, transparent tiles for custom backgrounds and more.
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“State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition”
Title: “State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition”
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Undead Labs
Format: Xbox One and PC
Rating: Anticipated ESRB “M-Rating”; PEGI 18+
Price: $29.99; ₤19.99; €29.99
Availability: Spring 2015
The end is here. Life as you know has gone to hell. Now, you and a few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild. Choose where to make your stand, design and fortify your home base, perform daring raids for food and ammunition. The open-world constantly generates new content based on your actions and the ever-increasing zombie threat. No two players experience the game the same way. How will you survive the (next-gen) zombie apocalypse? “State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition” brings the hit zombie-survival-fantasy franchise to Xbox One and PC, delivered in beautifully premastered 1080p.
All ‘first-year’ content completely remastered: The original “State of Decay,” along with major add-ons “Breakdown” and “Lifeline” are fully-remastered in stunning 1080p. Improved lighting, textures, and shadows bring the faded beauty of Trumbull Valley and the city of Danforth to life like never before. Animations and combat mechanics are completely over-hauled to add a new level of intensity and action. Hundreds of a smaller improvements to core game systems make “State of Decay: Year-One Edition” a must-have for Xbox One and PC.
Xbox One additions
Community Challenges and Rewards
New content: More than you can pack into a single backpack, “State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition” has enough content to satiate new and old fans alike:
New Mission Type: Cleo Drop
Mysterious military-looking supply crates are dropping into remote areas across all maps, and their beacons seem to attract massive hordes of zombies. If you’ve got the firepower, you can pick up some of the rarest and most powerful equipment in the game.
New vehicles: SUV…and more
The new SUV sets a new standard for durability, and it doesn’t end there — brand-new vehicle skins are distributed across all maps.
Unlocking Heroes: Lifeline Roster
Your favorite characters from “Lifeline” can now be unlocked in “Breakdown” with a new set of Challenges. Hop into the familiar boots of Hawkes, Kilo, and Vince … or take control of the previously unplayable Kelly “Sasquatch” Eldridge.
New weapons: Under-barrel attachments and Incendiary Ammo
Now if you find the right weapons, you can switch to an under-barrel grenade launcher or a masterkey shotgun on your assault rifle … or load incendiary ammunition into any shotgun, and take out crowds of zombies without even switching weapons.
Featuring 30 minutes of intense new music from award winning composer Jesper Kyd.
The facility actions from ‘Lifeline’ now show up in every version of the game, including ammo-refilling and snack-making at your base. NPC Enclaves are also getting a makeover, making it easier to trade and build trust with them.
About the “State of Decay” Franchise
“State of Decay” is an ambitious zombie-survival fantasy franchise that offers a unique blend of open-world action, strategy and role-playing. Developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios. One week after its launch on Xbox 360 in June 2013, “State of Decay” became the fastest-selling original game ever on Xbox Live Arcade, selling over half a million paid downloads. The franchise has sold over 1 million paid downloads to date between Xbox 360 and Steam.
About Undead Labs
Undead Labs was founded in late 2009 by Jeff Strain around a crew of talented industry veterans. The Lab’s first game, State of Decay, launched in June 2013 and sold over a million copies in its first six weeks, making it the fastest selling original game ever to hit Xbox Live Arcade. In January 2014, Undead Labs and Microsoft announced a multi-year, multi-title partnership to continue development of the State of Decay franchise. Undead Labs announced a separate partnership with leading mobile publisher Kabam in August of 2014 for the new role-playing game Moonrise.
UPDATED: Acey Bongos and one of the lead engineers on Xbox, Ashley Speicher, demoed some the new Xbox One features announced earlier today. The full demo has been added.
Ahead of our Gamescom briefing live from Cologne, Germany at 2:00 p.m. CEST – that’s 8:00 a.m. ET and 5:00 a.m. PT – I’m excited to announce new and exciting features coming to Xbox One within the next few months. We’ve been bringing tons of new features to Xbox One fans worldwide throughout the year. Thanks to our recently launched Xbox Feedback, our fans have played a huge role in shaping these updates. In fact, we’ve received thousands of posts and more than 400,000 votes to date.
Starting in the early access program later this month, new social features making it easier for gamers to connect with their friends and new ways to access their TV and entertainment throughout their homes will be coming to Xbox One. The updates include:
New “Friends” section – The new Friends section has been available for a few early access Preview members and we’re expanding it to everyone enrolled in the Preview program. The new Friends section enables users to see at a glance what’s going on with their friends. They can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games their friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days.
Snap Center – Some of gamers’ favorite features in the Xbox 360 guide, are coming to Xbox One in a way that’s now truly be side-by-side with games. Messages, friends, parties, and achievements will all be available in the new Snap Center, providing a seamless way to switch back and forth without having to leave a game.
Threaded Messages – Keeping gamers in their games while they multitask has been a huge focus. The new Messages app features threaded messages with the full conversation history – including embedded links to Game DVR clips – that can be viewed without interrupting gameplay.
Media Player – A new app will be available soon that enables users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year. See below for additional file formKats.
Xbox One Digital TV Tuner – Announced last week, this new accessory will enter a limited preview program in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), in advance of its retail launch beginning in October.
Stream TV to SmartGlass – Launching first in markets receiving the Xbox Digital TV Tuner, Xbox One owners will be able to stream their TV across their home network to their smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. They can also pause, play and rewind as well as change channels, without interrupting gameplay on the Xbox One. This will work for SmartGlass apps on Windows, iOS, and Android.
Boot to TV – Now Xbox One owners will be able to set their console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
Live TV mini guide – For markets where OneGuide is available, a new mini guide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. Users can quickly change channels and see what’s on other channels, while still watching TV.
Country Expansion – We’re doing a lot of work on the backend to prepare for Xbox One to launch in 29 new markets in the coming weeks.
As with previous updates, these may be rolling out in general availability to Xbox One owners at different stages in the coming months. We continue to be amazed by our fans’ enthusiasm for our Xbox One system updates and their fantastic input. We’re working hard to make Xbox One more social and the best place for all your games and entertainment, and we can’t wait to roll out these new features, and more, in the coming months.
Later today, my Gamescom co-host Acey Bongos, and one of the lead engineers on Xbox, Ashley Speicher, are demoing the new features. Stay tuned and we’ll post that demo a little later.
Here’s to a great Gamescom 2014. Auf wiedersehen for now.
Xbox One compatible file types:
mpeg 1 ps
mpeg 2 hd
mpeg 2 ts
mpeg 4 h264 aac
mpeg 4 sp
I want “XBOX SCREENSHOT” for the love of gaming Gods !!! Come on ! Microsoft !
Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, chats with Richard Irving from the Xbox Engineering team to discuss the updates coming in August. New updates include the ability to Like, Share and Comment on your Activity Feed. Also coming in August is Mobile Purchase, where you can use Xbox One SmartGlass and the web to purchase Games and Add Ons with the option to have them download immediately to your Home console
Lionhead Working on New Ip Unrelated to Fable – Rare has New Games in Developement – Kami
RARE HAS MICROSOFT’S SUPPORT AND NEW GAMES IN DEVELOPMENT
“I’m very happy to go on record to alleviate any of those concerns you might have,” he said. “We are very fortunate in having Rare and Lionhead in the UK as crown jewels of Microsoft Studios.
“Rare is working on a couple of things at the moment, which we will announce at the right time. But I’m really excited by the things they’re doing and I believe you will be as well when you hear about them.
“Rare is an incredible talent and they have some very very ambitious plans for the future and we’re supporting them in every way we can.”
Last we heard, Rare was apparently re-evaluating what projects to pursue following the decision to stop bundling Kinect with new Xbox One consoles, seeing as most of the studio’s recent work was linked to the Kinect Sports franchise.
For now though, it seems if you’re looking for your Rare fix you’ll have to make do with Conker’s upcoming appearance in Project Spark.
Phil Spencer: Scalebound is alrready Playable, Still Interested in JRPGs
Japanese video game developer Platinum Games’ Scalebound was one of the Xbox One’s most exciting reveals during this year’s edition of the E3 gaming trade show.
Fans of the Xbox have long been clamoring for more love for Japanese games, and it appears that Xbox head Phil Spencer is making a lot of right moves in his efforts to catch up to Sony’s PlayStation 4.
The latest such initiative is getting Hideki Kamiya’s Scalebound as an Xbox One exclusive, a fantasy game that mainly deals in hunting down huge monsters.
The E3 2014 trailer showed a scene with some gargantuan beasts chasing down a carefree hunter wearing headphones through the forest, culminating with a pretty noisy fight, some rad armor, some fire-breathing dragon action and a sneak peek at Magic: The Gathering’s Progenitus. It could have been any other giant hydra though.
Phil Spencer took to Twitter to reveal more about the upcoming game, teasing fans that the game was already playable.
“Don’t have the next PR event set, working on the game, we are playing the game but I’m not sure when we’ll show playable or talk story,” Spencer said.
He also expressed his excitement of working with Platinum Games and having added their creation to the Xbox One’s portfolio.
“Getting to work with @platinumgames, for me, will be a highlight of XBOX One,” Spencer tweeted.
He also revealed that the games that will be shown for the Xbox One at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show would “almost certainly” also become available in the west, stating that he was still interested in bringing Japanese role-playing games to the Xbox platforms, even though they hadn’t been too successful on the Xbox 360.
He even admitted that part of the blame could lie with Microsoft not pushing them hard enough, which he probably intends to change in the near future.
He also mentioned that the Xbox team was already preparing for Gamescom, putting together the plan for the convention, but that the details weren’t set in stone yet.
Although it would be nice to see the first gameplay demo of Scalebound revealed at Gamescom in August, it’s more likely that a playable version of the game will be featured at the Tokyo Game Show in September.
Platinum Games’ resume includes the 2009 surprise hit Bayonetta and the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hack-and-slash video game. They are also currently working on Bayonetta 2, a Nintendo Wii U exclusive game that is expected to launch worldwide in October this year.
Joseph Staten Writing and Narrative Design for Sunset Overdrive, Scalebound, and Crackdown
Joeseph Staten (The Lead Writer for all Halos except Halo 3 (Partly made it with somebody else, lead cinematics for Halo games and writer of some Halo books, one of the biggest Halo people back in the day ;P)
Senior Creative Director
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry
January 2014 – Present (6 months)
IP development, writing and narrative design for XBOX first-party games including Sunset Overdrive, Scalebound and Crackdown.
Interview on Phantom Dust