August 20th 2013 4:36 am PT

Xbox Gamescom news

I tweeted out many of the details, but here is a nice round up of the news we announced today at Gamescom

(via Xbox Wire)

 

Events, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Andy Wilding

    Fifa? must try harder MS. I could buy a ps4 + the game of my choice and it would still be cheaper. fifa does not add value to the console as I dont like football games. those kind of games you wait till a few months after release anyway as they always drop to about £5 used lol.

    How about offering a choice of games?

    • DrToker

      Will you get a headset with the PS4? Nope, you will get 99 cent earphones. Will you get a Kinect, or even a camera? Voice control at least? Nope! But I’m sure you will get a free game with the PS4, right? Nope!

      • Andy Wilding

        But I don’t want kinect or any sort of camera or voice control, no matter how it is implemented in games I just will not use it… I could still buy a decent set of turtle beaches + game + console and I bet it would be cheaper or equal to the cost of the one.

        I agree that the included earphones look garbage but the included headset with the one would not be used by me either, i use either proper gaming headset or nothing.

        Then I pay for ps+ to get online and when the ps+ games start coming out on ps4 I get lots of free games, not just one.

        • Dave

          What makes you think the free games WILL come? Sony said drive club would be free…and instead you get to pay for the bits they cut out. And since you have to keep paying them or you can’t play online, they don’t need to give you anything.

          • Dylan

            They’ve already said that “Don’t Starve” will be in the second month, and they will continue the ps+ system.

            Or just don’t pay at all and you get everything on the system except multiplayer.

            Don’t have to pay for Netflix, F2P games, party chat, anything.

          • usrev

            don’t starve, outlast, secret ponchos, drive club PS edition are what I remember being announced so far, but they said during gamescon another game but forget the name and not sure if only EU or for NA as well.

          • usrev

            they already announced like, 6 free games for psn+ or ps4 for 2013.

            they also have planetside 2, dc universe online, blacklight retribution, warthunder, and warframe are free to play, and you DON’T need PSN+ to play them online.

            by my count at launch there will be 4 free games for everyone, and an additional 1-2 titles for PSN+ members when ps4 launches.

          • roozbeh, again

            will they be striped down versions or full games?
            honestly i think the free games on both sides will be very underwhelming until they build a large enough library

          • Dylan

            Free to play is free to play, regardless of a PS+ membership.

            I figure it’ll be PSN games for a while, maybe even ps3 classic games until the library fills up.

          • roozbeh, again

            im not talking about the f2p games. im talking about IGC.

      • Not_A_PC_Gamer

        Wrong You do get a headset with PS4 and it’s a headset nonetheless. It’s ok Sparky, PS3 gamers don’t care about these gimmicks.

        • roozbeh, again

          cough, touch pad on ps4 controller, cough

          • Dylan

            You forgot the share button. Just sayin…

          • roozbeh, again

            suffering from temporary memory loss it seems.

          • Bush O Connor

            hopefully that touchpad brings RTS games back to consoles. i miss the days of red alert link ups.

          • roozbeh, again

            and the kinect will innovate gaming like we have never seen before.
            i can make a gimmick sound cool too. until they show something they are gimmicks

          • Bush O Connor

            thats why i said hopefully.if its half as good as a mouse it will be good enough.

          • Death Dealer

            And a terribly small one at that.

          • Not_A_PC_Gamer

            Cough cough.. Milo, cough, cough, Dynamic Achievements.. cough, cough, backtracking on all DRM and making themselves look weak and unorganized.. cough, cough, HDMI Passthrough.. Cough, cough, when will it end? MS knows no bounds..

          • roozbeh, again

            Dude come on, I thought you hated the drm. Its one thing to hold a grudge, it’s another to called them weak for changing a hated restriction.
            Plus how is a hdmi pass through gimmicky? It can have some fun consequences

          • Not_A_PC_Gamer

            I don’t know how to explain myself any further. For me bro, it’s the fact that they tried to do it. I call MS weak because that’s exactly how they looked when they backtracked on their vision of the future. I think any logical person would think they look weak.

            HDMI pass through and the whole connecting our cable box to it is a gimmicky add on. Even though I would use it, It was unnecessary and that alone along with TV, TV, Sports, Sports, Halo TV series, Halo Tv series are the reasons why they looked so out of touch with gamers during the initial reveal.

            Btw, is that really you roozbeh? Or is this some imposter? I can’t fathom you ever being banned from here since you are the furthest person here from a troll.

          • roozbeh, again

            this is really me actually, some troll got me banned somehow.

            now back on topic, you know you can use the pass through for gaming purposes as well, like connecting a xbox 360 or ps4 to it.
            they did look out of touch back then, heck till june 19th they remained so. but that is history now,don mattrick’s vision of xbox failed terribly. it was one of the more bigger hiccups of gaming. and necessarily in the policies. more like bad marketing was the cause of this chaos.

            but now they have new management. and a are changing for the better and making amends(180,backtracking, listening to consumer whatever you want to call it). they tried some bad things but in the end both of these companies are trying to please us. and in all honesty i really think they thought the benefits were worth it. same as kinect. they think people will like it. but one thing i agree on is that bad marketing and a sense that they were rushing it cause this chaos.
            but people will forgive them in the end. same as the ps3

      • Bush O Connor

        planetside

        • roozbeh, again

          None f2p games I think was what he meant

      • Nick Peck

        Actually they do get 1 free game with the ps4, but it won’t work until you plug a camera in :)

        • DrToker

          Haha…Really? Any NSA jokes on that reveal? NSA 14 – It’s in the game.

    • roozbeh, again

      ‘How about offering a choice of games?’
      Dont you think you are asking a wee bit too much there?

      • Dylan

        Well Sony did that after that colossal screw up with the credit card info

        • roozbeh, again

          risking 70 million back accounts was worth it you think?
          plus microsoft honestly owes nothing. fifa is a preorder incentive. a damn fine one i will add

          • Dylan

            No way.

            Thankfully I had just gotten my PS3 and it didn’t have a credit card info.

            I had made sure never to do that, as I knew that Microsoft had nearly impossible to remove credit card information.
            I stick to the pre-paid cards.

            Actually Microsoft did owe something, they promised those countries to arrive on the promised launch day. Pre-orders came on that promise.
            Fifa was to make up for breaking it.

          • roozbeh, again

            Fifa was not for those countries. Its for all of supported Europe.
            Plus those guys could have had another game if they had kept their preorders. Fifa is another thing entirely.

          • Dylan

            Then if it wasn’t because of that, they did this because of the pre-order numbers.

          • roozbeh, again

            And thats a bad thing? I like it personally because they are offering something good to you

          • Nick Peck

            You need to take a business class as you have no clue how things work in the real world. Companies like to give incentives to help sell their products, this practice has been going on since FOREVER.

            Hey, I hope you enjoy that game that comes preloaded on every ps4, but wont work until you buy the camera! Such a great deal there lol. But guess what, that’s how they will get people to buy the camera? Right?

            Every company does it. If you made a product and wanted to push it you would do the same thing. They aren’t scared, they have a ton of pre orders already and this is only helping to drive those #’s up.

          • beardyman3218

            No they did it because they want to promote the console even more, you dont know the pre order numbers so stop pretending like you do, both consoles will do well and i believe the xbox will be the best way to play games online just as the 360 is now.

          • Nick Peck

            Fifa is huge in Europe, which is why they are giving it away in that region that is also getting the XBO on it’s original launch day. Read and learn a bit more before talking because you aren’t doing yourself any favors (other than looking, not so smart).

  • Raheel Khurshid

    This is a great news but major this full game code for Fifa 14 would definitely be region locked and that would create a lot of problems for other users, wish it ‘s region free

    • mightywombat

      Do you have proof of that? Considering their push for region free and the fact certain MS point cards are region free right now, it doesn’t seem like a “definite”

    • Michael Burden

      Microsoft already announced that the One would be region free over a month ago, please try to keep up.

      • Dylan

        Not if the free game is limited to Europe. It’s a good question.

      • Raheel Khurshid

        that doesn’t necessarily means that it’s region free

      • slasaru

        Things are different with digital content. Though content not region locked, they block download for IP addresses from other regions

  • Steve

    Do us North American gamers get a free game?

    • baconcheeswhiz89

      wondering the same, hope its madden :) lame me beaches

    • liam

      lol i live in the NL
      so i get 2 free AAA games :)
      (also 1 for the delayed launch)

      • roozbeh, again

        so you were one of the smart ones and kept you’re preorder huh?

    • Death Dealer

      I’m sure they’ll announce something at PAX.

  • Costas

    Titanfall , Halo , Dead Rising 3 , Killer Instict, Crimson Dragon and Ryse for me.

    • Kade

      Swap Killing Instinct for Sunset Overdrive and our lists would be the same.

      • Costas

        I haven’t seen gameplay footage for sunset overdrive yet , that’s why it wasn’t on my list. But it sounds promising

  • Volitar Prime

    I’m surprised that any free game isn’t a Kinect game. I figured they would want to give us a reason to hook it up.

  • gawdland1

    Hey, Major Nelson Can Xbox 360 get A GTA5 digital download too Credit Card and Microsoft Points will be good points equal up to $60……

    • Timothy Shilleto

      there will be no microsoft points when gta 5 comes out

      • gawdland1

        September 17 is release date and PS3 getting digital download *R said not possible to do it for Xbox 360 because way Xbox Live is set up Microsoft is lacking…. Microsoft points go away around October….. There should be option do it with points by purchasing $60 dollars worth of it

        • Nick Peck

          MS points are going away at the end of this month.

          • Death Dealer

            Tomorrow even.
            I think the dashboard update should also be pushed out tomorrow as well as a massive update for Xbox dot com that allows the currency transactions.

          • Nick Peck

            That sounds fine with me, I knew it would be this week, early next week. It will be weird not seeing MS points anymore lol.

        • beardyman3218

          Im glad MS are changing they way they conduct the games on demand and arcade and indie stores, xbox one will make it easier as they dont have to get the game certified or pay for patches, hopefully we then see great studios such as rockstar releasing digitally on xbox. Plus there will be no ms points with the next dashboard update.

  • gawdland1

    For those asking about digital pre-orders on Xbox LIVE, the Xbox 360
    Games on Demand service does not offer the ability to pre-order games or
    make them available on launch day. That being said, we will be making
    GTAV available via Games on Demand as soon as it’s technically feasible
    and permitted by Microsoft.

    • Dylan

      Sony set up a system where if you buy digitally on the PS3, you can upgrade digitally on the PS4 for 10 bucks.

      Hopefully Microsoft does the same for people buying BF 4 on launch day, but want to get an Xbox One version down the road.

      • usrev

        that exists at gamestop atm. but with retail copies

        • Dylan

          Yep, but I think Gamestop’s is 5 dollars and ends in December.

          • mightywombat

            Amazon and Gamestop are doing it for $10.

      • dibils

        Sony have not revealed how much you would need to pay for the next gen version. the odds are its gonna be 50% off

        either way its a bad program cause PSN charges £50 digitally here (which is more then the normal £40) so it would be stupid to buy from the PSN store

        • Dylan

          Thank you for correcting me, I misread the article.

          I’ll edit the comment.

  • Sledg

    Nice, Oddworld just sent this tweet out “For those asking we’ve just registered for ID@XBox”

    • roozbeh, again

      Lorne got convinced huh?

  • Volitar Prime

    So far they haven’t shown us anything really good to use it with.

    • dibils

      Kinect Sports Rivals looks pretty cool actually, graphics are nice too :P

      • roozbeh, again

        Go look up what project spark does with it. You will thank me later

    • Nick Peck

      Walks in my house, says “Xbox On”, it turns on and then turns my tv on. Voice commands are great not to mention the stuff they are using it for in Dread Rising 3 alone.

      Not a bit motion controls guy, but I love all of the other stuff kinect does.

  • usrev

    titanfall and project spark are all I like so far from xbox, both will be on 360 and pc though, though I hate pc gaming I might get a new pc, im due for an upgrade anyway. if not i’d just get the 360 versions.

  • beardyman3218

    Im thinking MS are going to release before Sony, i think november 4th in the us and november 8th in europe is plausible.

    • BlessTheKid

      That would be awesome. It’ll be cool to see X1 released along side COD Ghost. Nov 5. But the 4th is just as good. LOL

      • Robtroy

        Won’t be unless they bring forward watched dog release date as that’s a launch title

  • Timothy Hames

    If you were waiting to play Deus Ex Human Rev the Gamescom trailer for the Directors Cut makes it look Outstanding.

    This verison will be worth the money on Xbox or any system.

  • Nick Peck

    Just going by first party titles? I’m pretty much interested in everyone they have, and already have 8 games paid off for launch (well, I’m getting 4-5 digital games but I have my MS points stash ready for spending on day one).

  • Death Dealer

    In about 10 minutes, there will be another MS press conference by Phil Spencer.

    • roozbeh, again

      anything new happened?

      • Death Dealer

        No, not really. It was a talk about how they envisioned the future of gaming with all their devices in the ecosystem and the use of the cloud.

        • roozbeh, again

          crackdown?

          • Sledg

            I’m seriously hooked on the original crackdown. I’m so thankful for the free game because I think I would have missed playing this.

        • Nick Peck

          At this point I don’t really care about any more games as I will have enough to play for months. I just want the darn date already :)

  • John Conor

    Just read an article on Pocket-Lint stating that the IR blaster in the Kinect can control your entire home theatre (provided it uses IR commands) not just the TV & has a library of IR codes like the Harmony remotes. I’m actually excited about that because I’m always digging for my harmony remote to adjust my A/V receiver volume after I’ve told Kinect to play something on Netflix. (I previously thought the new Xbox Kinect could only command the TV controls).

    • Death Dealer

      Yes, it can control almost anything, it’s awesome.

  • Not_A_PC_Gamer

    Playroom? Sorry pal but I never heard of it. It appears you keep up with mindless gimicks more than I do! :)

  • Robtroy

    Don’t like to sound dour faced after a little bit of good news, was checking out the GAME online store in the UK and was looking at bundle prices has there been a change that I’ve missed somewhere. The XBOX ONE day 1 bundle with the free copy and FIfa 14 and COD ghost is £484.99 which sounds about right, but when you look at last bundle which is just a standard XBOX ONE with COD Ghost price £459.99 which to me should be same deal, as FIfa 14 comes free with Day 1 edition not my fault I preordered before this deal came out so why is this telling me I need to pay £25 more than those who pre-ordered a little late and missed out so my question is have I missed something and is the day 1 addition now costing more than a standard copy or is all consoles £429.99 if so why are they getting their COD £25.00 cheaper.
    Don’t like to ramble on why is Europe still paying ridiculous prices compared to the American dollar TAX in this country is bad but not $150+ Difference get a grip Microsoft these British companies are either pricing us out the game or you’s are with your GREED.

    • roozbeh, again

      And more expensive games is Microsoft’s fault too. Oh god.

    • evilfangs .

      I was wondering the exact same thing and have asked GAME why this is. If they reply back to me that it’s because we get Fifa 14 in the first bundle then I will get a hold of Microsoft and trading standards.

    • Nick Peck

      Talk to whatever type of government you have, they are the reasons you pay what you pay for things. Try fixing the inflation rate and the worth of your currency vs. the rest of the world. There are a million reasons why stuff costs more.

      As for the free game deal, I’ll bet any money someone typoed the prices or something to that effect. They wouldn’t tell you that you are getting a free game then raise the price of the system lol. Just ask and I’m sure someone will fix it.

 

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