August 12th 2014 9:33 am PT

All of Today’s gamescom News in One Place

It’s been a busy day here at gamescom, as we’ve shared a lot of news and new trailers and gameplay demos with folks here in Cologne and around the world. For those of you perhaps just waking up in another part of the world, feel free to re-live the entire show at your leisure right here. If not, here’s an at-a-glance view of many of the day’s happenings:

consoles

Sunset Overdrive, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and FIFA 15 bundles coming this holiday.

First look at Quantum Break gameplay.

The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will run from Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 18, featuring 4 vs. 4 showdowns, seven maps and three game types.

Sanctuary revealed as the fourth of six fan-favorite Halo 2 multiplayer maps being reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Rise of the Tomb Raider, coming holiday 2015, exclusively on Xbox

ID@Xbox gamescom montage video:

ScreamRide coming exclusively to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this Spring.

Evolve beta hits Xbox One in January

Rolls Royce coming to Forza Motorsport 5

Before the show even started this morning, we announced a number of new features, including DLNA support, boot to TV, support for a whole host of media filetypes, and much more.

Sign up for the Fable Legends multiplayer beta at fablelegends.com. Go!

Events, gamescom, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • defgufman

    Very good news day for The One…

  • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

    The show was fantastic! You guys are doing a stella job, well done to all those involved.

    All the new bundles (which are awesome btw) are all Kinect-less…Interesting.

    • Digiadam

      It wasn’t that good. They only good parts were cod, Halo, and sunset. Other than that it was a huge snoozefest…..quite boring.

      Bonnie messing up her lines was hilarious though.

  • xPutNameHerex

    And an app for TrueAchievements announced for the Xbox One!

    • Chupon

      Best news ever!

    • http://summified.com/ Ry L

      i’m so so happy about that.

  • José Netto

    great gamescom guys!!… now what’s with the late Deals with Gold and other week discounts announcement?

    Keep up the great work!

    • Rudy Bienaime

      Yeah… Any Xbox one deals this week?

    • ImTheMetalLord

      Xbox One:
      Titanfall—50% off
      MGS V: Ground Zeroes—50% off
      EA Sports UFC—33% off

      At least that is what it is showing on xbox dot com

      • MURD3R HE WROTE

        does anyone recommend mgs for 15 bucks? im on the fence. thinking about getting contrast, super time force, or strider.

        • Jorge Garza

          I heard is like 1 hour long IF you play all the secondary missions. If not, maybe 40 minutes, but a speedrun would take 10 minutes.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            Yeah same here. I thought it might be worth 15 bucks…

        • Michael Burden

          I wouldn’t on principle. Haven’t actually played it but this is really nothing more than a paid demo in my opinion and sets a bad precedent.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            Yeah I heard it is a really short play through and I haven’t played one in a really long time.

        • Nick King

          I picked it up for £12.40, worth a punt for that price even if I only get a few hours out of it.

        • Gazmaster3D

          I liked it but that’s probably because I got 100% GS so had to play the missions multiple times. Got about 15 hours out of it and it was enjoyable but if you’re a one playthrough type of guy give it a miss.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            would you put it above strider or contrast or super time force? I think I saw one day that you played strider right?

          • Gazmaster3D

            I got Strider when it went on sale and I loved it. Its probably due to go on GwG before the years out so buy MGS. If that doesn’t worry you Strider is the better game unless you love MGS.

        • Guest

          For 15 bucks you can’t go wrong on this one. The main mission doesn’t last long but there’s enough to do for that price.

        • dday863

          gamestop has it for 7 bucks used last i checked

      • Lionheart

        That’s a better deal than it was on PoSN.

    • DoublyDoodads

      The people who did that got fired.

  • Professor Oak

    My bro wants the CoD Xbox One. I am still waiting for a Halo 5 Console

    • Nick King

      I’d like the console, especially as it’s 1TB (even though I’m using external storage), and I like the look of it. I’ll wait for the new smaller Xbox One next year before I look at swapping my Day One Edition or the one I bought for downstairs.

  • Brad

    10 million sold through to consumers is definitely > 5 million shipped to retailers… OUCH!

    • MURD3R HE WROTE

      lol you’re funny.

      • Guest

        $0N¥ paupers are hilarious.

        • Brian Ghattas

          I wish you would have the guts to identify yourself. All you do is make the same pauper joke over and over. Just a gutless coward who represents the Xbox fanboys.

  • http://dobfankris.wordpress.com dobfankris

    That’s… phenomenal. Stoked to see new Quantum Break footage, Halo awesomeness… With so many awesome games coming out, I’m almost relieved a few of them (evolve, hardline) were delayed a few months. Oh, and OMG ID @ XBOX – what a killer lineup! What a great time to be a gamer. Whew.. fantastic show at gamescon!

  • tabicat

    I’m looking forward to that white Xbox One.

  • Mando44646

    so how much did you pay Square to have TR exclusive? As many bags of cash as Titanfall and EA?

    • Zach Dolbeare

      Does it matter?

      • Mando44646

        not really. Im just legitimately curious. It wont affect me buying and enjoying the game :D

  • Gazmaster3D

    My biggest surprise was seeing Goat Simulator. Now if only The Amazing Frog would come to the One it would be a hat-trick of uniquely bizarre games coming out for XBO including Soda Drinker Pro.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      That and Plague Inc. Evolved I’m looking forward to.

  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    Xbox gamescom was pretty sweet I’m not gonna lie..

    but I can’t believe they locked down Tomb raider as an exclusive though.. to be honest it’s kind of a brutal thing to do… why does Microsoft insist on paying 3rd party publishers to keep games off of other consoles? Wouldn’t a better usage of the money to be to fund a FIRST party developer to make a NEW game… that way they’re actually contributing to the gaming industry instead of taking things away from it.. just my opinion.

    • https://blog.ung.edu/taalday/ Tom Alday

      You know Sony does the same thing, right?

      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Really? I haven’t seen much of that from them.. they’re really big on first party studios. Not only that, this is a sequel to a game that was multiplatform which makes it even worse.

        Either way I don’t really mind since I’ve owned both consoles from day one and will continue to buy exclusives on both sides. I hope they can top the first one as it was a pretty sweet game.

        • MURD3R HE WROTE

          They released a statement to all the fans saying it’ll eventually come to everyone but they really wanted to support microsoft because they’ve always been there for them.

          • evilfangs .

            WHAT? Tomb Raider was born on the Playstation…”always been there for them”, bull.

            It also sold less copies on the 360 and X1.

            Microsoft paid them and that’s it. Don’t try to sugar coat it lol.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            Nope, just read what they said. Microsoft always believed in them even when they went through changes. If that means support through money so be it. Sometimes that’s exactly what companies need to make it. U Mad?

          • evilfangs .

            I guess Sony buying shares and helping out Square Enix means nothing then, wait what did Microsoft do to help them in that low time?

            Why would I be mad exactly?

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            Yeah this is business. Pats on the back aren’t exactly enough. They need a company to believe in them, and open their wallet. We know who has the biggest wallet between MS and PS don’t we.

          • evilfangs .

            Buying shares in a company isn’t pats on the back is it? They did what you just said and opened their wallet to help them out. Microsoft didn’t.

            Microsoft have now just come in to buy timed exclusivity and that’s it.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            “Today’s announcement with Microsoft is one
            step to help us put Tomb Raider on top of action adventure gaming. Our
            friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and
            have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their
            stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any
            support we have had from them in the past – we believe this will be a
            step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in
            gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like
            Microsoft.”

          • Michael Burden

            Only to unload all those same stock shares earlier this year.

          • evilfangs .

            See my comment above.

          • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

            Didn’t Sony just recently sell off all their shares in square Enix?

          • evilfangs .

            Yes because Sqaure Enix are back on their feet, that was part of the agreement between them. Sony helps them out by buying shares and when Sqaure Enix gets back on their feet they help out Sony it someway.

          • Channing

            Square is NOT back on their feet. Where are you getting your facts? Square is hurting financially right now.

          • evilfangs .
          • Brad

            To the contrary, I would think that Sony dumping/selling their shares of Square may have had something to do with this. Either way this move will only hurt Square as more people are gaming on PC and PS4.

          • evilfangs .

            Did you or Channing read my other comment showing why Sony sold their shares and the agreement Sony and Sqaure Enix made before commenting to me?

          • Channing

            Then selling those shares when things got shaky a few months back?

          • Costas

            No man’s sky was announced from MS last year. This year Sony announced No man’s sky as a PS4 exclusive (and pc after some months).
            Sony had it coming. Good job Xbox.

          • ZenFranklin

            Where was this? The release by Crystal was very vague about it, and basically told PC and PS4 gamers that you have other ways to play Tomb Raider (implying not The Rise of Tomb Raider).

        • Michael Burden

          You must not remember all the games on PS1/2 that they paid for exclusivity, whether timed or otherwise. GTA, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, EA games (blocking them from the Dreamcast), and a few more. Then there were the Ubisoft HD collections on the PS3. SONY has very much played that game as they pretty much invented it.

          • Skode

            They also paid Eidos back in the day to make Tomb Raider exclusive ironically.

        • roozbeh, again

          Over the years there were lots of them.

          But with the PS4 less so, the only one I can tell is Gods among us.

    • Costas

      And how do you know they didn’t fund a FIRST party dev as well?

    • Guest

      This one move is perfect though. MS should just moneyhat every major third party title that they can and for at least a year making it nearly useless on the PoS4, even with a resolution advantage. Let the $0N¥ pauperfanboys bleed. They wanted a war, they got it. I’m sorry for the Sony fans (not fanboys), they don’t deserve it, but the rest of their online hate vomitting community deserve it in every way and worse.

      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Hahaha you’re yelling about Sony fan boys then calling it a pos4.. it’s obviously a great console. Relax dude lol.. u want the Sony fan boys to bleed? Haha.. I think you need to get out more bud.

      • Brian Ghattas

        More drivel from the 13 year-old coward representing Xbox fanboys.

      • Brad

        Even if MS could “moneyhat” every major third party title no one will buy it. What part of that do you not understand? They are not even competing with Sony right now as they are in 3rd place and losing ground to Nintendo each week.

  • Fsk2

    ROTTR is only for Xbox?

    • MURD3R HE WROTE

      yep. for the first year atleast.

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    I can’t believe Tomb Raider is an Xbox One exclusive. If timed, hopefully it only goes to PC.

    • Channing

      This is what is wrong with gamers. I love my X1 (also have a PS4 and am enjoying it). Why would you hope that other people wouldnt get to play a game? That is stupid. Personally, I dont mind exclusives as i own both, but i want as many people to buy and experience good games as possible. More sales = more money for devs = higher chance they make another game.

      • Some guy

        Yea, having 2 consoles with the exact same games and almost the game hardware and features make more sense then 2 different things to choose from.

        • ElektroDragon

          Not true… you buy an Xbox One in addition to PS4 for the exclusives, just like you’d buy a Wii U for the exclusives. I just wish MS would pay for new IP exclusives instead of stealing existing IP for themselves!

      • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

        I understand what you mean.
        It’s just Microsoft would get a bunch of sh*t from people if it eventually came to PS4. And understandably so. To make it worth it for MS, it has to not release on the PS4. Plain and simple.

    • Michal

      No.

    • Dylan

      Phil Spencer says it’s timed.

  • Dylan

    Square Enix complains about sales for the last Tomb Raider…then takes money to not sell to the market that has over 2x the console sales and a way higher software attach rate.

    Hope that was a hefty package that Microsoft sent over, because it would suck if the new Tomb Raider series went into dormancy for lack of sales.

    I’m guessing it’s a timed exclusive.

    • MURD3R HE WROTE

      It is a timed exclusive. It also doesn’t come out til late next year when xbox will have sold a lot more consoles.

      • Michal

        No it’s not timed.

    • Guest

      It’s funny watching some of you crying on here. It’s business. MS has the money, Sony doesn’t and rightfully so.

      • Dylan

        I’m not crying. That’s just reality. I’m questioning the business decision from the Square Enix side of things.

        • Residentsteve01

          They need a game to go up against uncharted 4 tomb raider is great choice.

          • ElektroDragon

            That’s a very good point.

        • Costas

          Then why are you here and not in a square enix forum?

      • Brian Ghattas

        This coming from the same guy who likes dancing naked in front of other men when he uses Kinect 2.0

    • Skode

      They bitched about the sales because of the massive costs they spent in marketing it. Its sold great, it was critically received by critics and consumers alike… it just didnt make enough to cover the ridiculous costing that comes with marketing AAA titles these days.

      I would assume Microsoft will be covering most of those costs this time round… as such less sales would still not detract it being easier for the game to make money. Just a case of covering the costs and increasing the series fanbase with the Xbox One owners and they are gravy. Square Enix like to do things on the cheap… hence they are re-releasing Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs on Xbone – this is EXACTLY the kind of deal they will love even if its a kick in the nuts to a lot of the series most loyal and long serving fans.

    • roozbeh, again

      Money bags. Lots of money bags.

    • rockstarleopard

      I love seeing Sony fanboys cry. Look how he had to drop in sales figures hahaha.
      Are you annoyed that we’re left with the original (Tomb Raider), while you’re stuck with a clone? (Uncharted)
      It’s so funny when the shoe is on the other foot.
      TLoU won’t save your beloved console forever.
      Xbox One games pissed over their PlayStation competitors at GamesCom. Forza Horizon 2 vs DelayClub wasn’t even close.

  • Mikael Soltaniha

    Rise of the Tomb Raider better be 1080p 60FPS because it’s not on PC. Don’t mess this up, M$..

    • Brad

      It absolutely should be… with nothing else to compare it to (XB1 exclusive), they can cut all the corners in the world to get that game @1080p 60fps.

      • ElektroDragon

        Spot on. Lower the fidelity as needed to reach target and no one will know what they’re missing.

    • baconcheeswhiz89

      what if the game were good but didnt have 1080p 60 frames, would you still be mad?

      • Mikael Soltaniha

        Absolutely not. But I care about experience. There’s a massive difference between 30- & 60FPS. There’s also a great difference between 1080p & 720p, but resolution is less important than a smooth, lag-free framerate count. Fallout 3 is such a game. I bought it on the 360 and the horrible 30FPS became too hacky, so I got it on PC and lo! 60FPS became standard for me after that. Same with Bioshock 2, I couldn’t handle it on the 360 so I got it for PC and never looked back.

    • evilfangs .

      Well seeing as the game doesn’t have a graphical competitor now, the developers can tune down the graphics to be able to get 1080p 60fps. If it was coming to PS4 it sure as hell wouldn’t get 1080p 60fps. Doubt the PS4 would either, but it would get far better performance then the X1.

  • Some guy

    It’s almost sad that the game I’m waiting the most is ScreamRide.

    Would be nice to know more of the game but that would have taken time from other games that needed explanation like Halo.

    • Skode

      Yeah that trailer caught my attention too… its the Theme Park/Thrill Ride fan in me which just got excited the more i saw of the trailer.

      • evilfangs .

        There is a new roller coaster game coming out on PC too.

  • deadbox102

    I was really hoping to see the Family Plan return with digital title sharing among members and got nothing. This is my most desired feature. MS, please stop ignoring households who have more than one console. This Gamscom was an extreme disappointment for me. Sure there were plenty of games, bundles and what not, but as a dad I was hoping to see the return of the Family Plan or something similar. Instead I see Share Play announced by Sony. For everything MS has done with monthly updates, it only takes Sony to announce one feature to make my console of choice to look second rate.

    • MURD3R HE WROTE

      It’s coming. They’ve already said.

      • deadbox102

        When and where was it announced? Obviously I’ve missed it.

        • MURD3R HE WROTE

          Obviously you have because it’s been everywhere. Phil spencer said himself that it was on the to-do list so to speak.

          • deadbox102

            It would be nice if it makes to the done list by the holiday season.

        • evilfangs .

          Normally when something has “been everywhere” you would think a simple “Xbox one family sharing” search would find this information. Sadly the only information was back from June 25th saying family sharing is still a possibility.

          http://uk.ign(dot)com/articles/2014/06/25/xbox-one-family-sharing-still-a-possibility-microsoft-says

          • deadbox102

            A possibility is not a sure fire thing.

          • evilfangs .

            Indeed.

          • Skode

            Now PS4 is having a share system where you mates can join in your game without even owning said game i would expect things to ramp up in that regard. Theyve long since admitted they still see it as a thing they want to bring to the table, now its more a case of when instead of if in my opinion.

          • deadbox102

            I’m wanting my family to be able to play my digital purchases on their consoles without my profile being logged in on their console, not just have a virtual couch.

          • rockstarleopard

            Are you talking about those FarCry4 keys to share with your friends? You do know they expire after 2 hours?

          • evilfangs .

            No he is talking about the share feature that Sony said was going to be on the PS4 at the start.

            You don’t need to own or download the game and you can play and watch your friend from your own house. ( I guess streaming it )
            If you remember the PS4 revel it showed the share feature with Knack and someone else completing a level for the owner of that game.

  • elsascho

    Ah I see… No Kinect Bundle… Thank your from a Day One believer… Also the day one “emblem” sucks…

    • deadbox102

      That was another dissapointment for me. Nothing on Kinect.

      • elsascho

        Also no Collectors/Limited Edition for the Masterchief collection…

        • deadbox102

          Their biggest exclusive franchise gets no love in that manner. It seems MS still isn’t as connected with gamers as Sony is.

          • Channing

            Why would they make a MCC xbox when they can do it with Halo5 next year? H5 will sell more units than MCC and push more consoles.
            Also, what awesome edition does Sony have? Just a white PS4. I dont see a custom themed controller/console from them yet either. I guess they must be just as un-connected as MS.

          • deadbox102

            True. Just Sony has sold a lot more of their systems.

      • Skode

        A new fruit ninja was announced haha. Still i feel your pain – they used to make a big song and dance about kinect games and have the biggest and brightest names attached to it from Disney to Bioware. Even Harmonix the kings of music games have reduced their Dance Central series to a download only, bare bones story free Xbox ID sized title. Doesnt look good my friend.

    • MURD3R HE WROTE

      why would they bring out more kinect bundles? They want to sell more consoles not do the same the started with. Also they already said kinects will be sold separately in november.

      • elsascho

        Because they are special painted Consoles and there is no suitable kinect for it. They didnt even try to keep this alive.

        • MURD3R HE WROTE

          the kinect has to be painted as well? oh boy.

          • elsascho

            The Controller and the Console are painted in the same way, why they shouldnt do this with kinect?
            Some people like a complete design…

          • Skode

            To be fair to the lad the OCD in me would freak if i had a completely custom Xbox, controller and headset only for the Kinect to be plain old black haha

    • llortretsam

      Kinect is dead, It’s time to move on.

      • Digiadam

        Wrong. Try again.

    • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

      The Kinectless Xbox One sale FAR greater than the Xbox Ones with Kinect.
      It’s a no brainer.

  • Guest

    The moment RTTR releases on PS4, MS needs to make it the free GwG game of the month. It would be hilarious and the $0N¥ pauperfanboys would be crying even more on N4G, NeoGAF and VGChartz.

    • Brian Ghattas

      Shouldn’t you be playing your video games, Xbot?

      • MURD3R HE WROTE

        This has to be a boring day for you to follow this guy around.

        • Brian Ghattas

          It’s raining here.

          This guy is a coward who refuses to admit who he is. He just further gives the Xbox fanboy a bad name.

    • Brad

      If the game scores below a 60 on metacritic (meaning it’s bad) that could happen and would be a perfect fit for Games with Gold.

  • Dylan

    The Silent Hill being developed by Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro, starring Norman Reedus takes the cake today.

    And the Japanese dev team is back!

    I’m pumped! What an awesome gamescom!

    • evilfangs .

      From my understand P.T was the code name for the new Slient Hill game? Anyway If it is, you’re about to fangasim as you can try the demo for P.T now on PS4 ( Now downloading it!!! )

      • Dylan

        Yep. It’s the best fake demo I’ve ever played.

        Tremendous game design.
        And it’s not even representative of the real game! It was freaking sweet. I liked all the hints to the story too.
        And that FREAKING FETUS BABY! Jesus CHRIST!

        • evilfangs .

          Forget the fetus baby, that face that jump scares you. Scary as hell and after that the phone telling you someone is behind you. I was like “I don’t want to turn around”.

      • MacPh1sto

        Yeah the P.T. stands for Playable Teaser.

  • ElektroDragon

    Please bring OTA TV Tuner to USA. Please add Media Center Extender to Xbox One so it can really be “all in one”. WMC is still supported on Windows 8 you know.

    • rockstarleopard

      The USB adaptor box for aerial TV connections in the Xbox One is releasing in the coming weeks :)

      • Michael Burden

        In select markets in Europe – we want it in the USA as well.

      • ElektroDragon

        To the USA? They said Europe only, and I don’t live in Europe anymore. Haven’t for 32 years now.

  • Skode

    Anyone notice how all the new console bundles are Kinect less? Anyway its been a more hype event today for me than i felt E3 was. Some great games coming and i for one cant wait to get my hands on most of them including surprisingly a few ID games as well.

    • Josh Carrero

      I know, right? For some reason I enjoyed Gamescom a lot more than E3, on both Microsoft and Sony’s end. And I think they’re Kinectless to keep them cheaper. If someone wants the Kinect they can still get the standard version. It adds more options this way. The only problem for me is that I want both the Sunset Overdrive Bundle and the Kinect, but I’m not willing to pay $160 for the Kinect by itself. I might have to go on Ebay and get one used, because that white console looks gorgeous.

  • Some guy

    Just how “exclusive” is that Tomb Raider game? Because so far the only reason third party exclusive games stay on a xbox console it’s because they don’t feel like porting it. (I’m pretty sure the xbox studios partnership say the studio keep the IP but must not release it on playstation or nintendo for at least a year)

    • bigboss

      It’s a timed exclusive..this is what spencer had to say to eurogamer regarding tomb raider:

      Is there a time limit on the exclusivity period?

      “Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn’t buy it. I don’t own the franchise.”

      timed exclusive nothing more nothing less,game will hit pc and ps4 sooner or later.

  • dday863

    Why isn’t the white system 1tb?

    • Josh Carrero

      To keep the cost at $400.

  • ElektroDragon

    I wish MS would pay for new IP exclusives instead of stealing existing IP for themselves (i.e Tomb Raider.) But they gotta do what they gotta do.

    • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

      I just wish they would have Rare work on Banjo, Perfect Dark, Kameo, Viva Pinata, Conker, etc.

      • Areen Khachadouri

        blinx, conker……

      • rockstarleopard

        Conker is a character in Project Spark to use in your own game creations. Unfortunately unless somebody makes some form of a Conker game in Spark, then we probably won’t see one at all.

        • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

          Yeah, I know, but it’s just not the same. They also completely screwed up the way he looks. He looks awful in Project Spark.

      • Nick Peck

        I have said this before, I have a pretty good feeling we will see new games in those universes. It’s probably way to early to say anything so just wait till next E3. I hate waiting myself as I would throw my money at them if a new Banjo game is announced.

        It will happen, just not yet.

    • ryder4life22187

      From what i’ve heard its a timed exclusive as ms has been dodging the details on it.

      • Michael Burden

        How are they dodging the details when Phil Spencer came right out and said it was a timed exclusive?

    • roozbeh, again

      Me too, but you have to agree, it was a real shocker to everyone.

      Best shock I had in years.

    • Some guy

      Yea, why use the dozens of IP they own when they can ignore them instead.
      At least they remembered Phantom Dust I guess.

      • Nick Peck

        I’m sure they have plenty of Rare games getting worked on or being evaluated, but it’s WAY too soon for them to announce anything. Afterall, you need more big surprises for next years shows :D

        I wouldn’t worry, they know they need to play catch up and they aren’t afraid to spend the money.

        • Some guy

          I hope so, I really hope so.

      • ElektroDragon

        Haha! Good point guy… Would love a new Blinx myself.

    • Nick Peck

      I loved the TR Reboot, I actually bought and played it twice (360/XBO). Fantastic game (but I hope they don’t waste the time and money on the MP mode for the next game, it’s a waste imo).

      I was surprised too, but since I ended up getting another PS4 (again… can’t beat free) I won’t worry about it. I ended up pre ordering Destiny (got a deal on psn $ cards so it didn’t cost me anywhere near full price) and Diablo 3.

      Both companies showed some solid games between now and through out next year so we don’t really have anything to worry about. It just sucks that so many big games are releasing so close to several others constantly.

  • Josh Carrero

    Not going to lie, I LOVE all the different options available for me now that I plan on getting an Xbox One. It’ll take a while for me to decide on the right bundle, and if I want the Kinect or not, but I’ll definitely decide by November!
    That Gamescom was a complete joy to watch on both yours and Sony’s end. You guys put out some great games that I think will make it to my “never sell” collection once I have them! You guys at Microsoft did an excellent job this past year with Xbox One, I really mean it. Here’s to hoping the holidays reward your efforts! :)

  • usrev

    the cod bundle is $100 more, so does it include kinect?

    • Josh Carrero

      No. It’s because it has a 1TB hard drive. That’s TWICE the storage of a normal Xbox One.

      • usrev

        you can buy a 1TB hard drive for like $10 more than a 500gb hard drive. that is a horrible deal. it would be cheaper to buy a 2TB drive and another bundle than the cod bundle.

        MS ripped people off last gen with hard drives and it seems to be happening again.

        • Josh Carrero

          On Amazon a Terabyte hardrive goes from $60-$100. For the sake of being practical, let’s assume that Microsoft is only charging you $60 for it. That plus the $60 game makes the total $520, so you’re still saving $20.
          The fact that the other two bundles are even more amazing (You’re basically getting a free game with those) doesn’t change the fact that the CoD bundle is still a decent bundle.

          • Some guy

            That doesn’t add up.
            You buy the 400$ console with sundet bundle + 100$ 2tb drive and you end with a console with 2.5tb and a game.
            You buy the COD console for 500$ and you get a 1tb console and a game.
            Also for MS, changing a 500gb drive for a 1tb one doesn’t cost 100$ but the difference from 500gb to 1tb so really it should cost 450$ max.

          • Nick Peck

            You are missing a few things. MS paid heavily for Sunset Overdrive (development) and made a deal to pay the dev’s “X” amount of $ for every copy that they “give” out with the LE systems. So that makes sense.

            CoD:AW on the other hand is up to Activision to give out for “free” with the new system, but since they know it will make billions, they obviously didn’t give MS the ok to give it away for free with the LE system.

            So, you are roughly paying $60 for the bigger HD and $60 for the game (if they are only giving you the standard edition). So really, $500 isn’t a bad deal. Obviously it would be cool if it was cheaper, but it is a pretty good looking system / controller.

            This just continues to show why MS can’t be touched in the LE system department for last gen and this gen. Sony’s LE systems consists of a solid color and a game packed in, MS actually changes up the colors, “paint jobs”, you name it. The 360 had some fantastic LE’s and I’m sure MS will continue that over the years with the XBO.

            The PS4 does look good in white though, no doubt.

    • CDMAss

      No. this bundle is such a rip off.

    • TheHackingSpartan

      Its because it has a special design, custom sounds for ejecting the disc and turning the console on/off and it has a 1TB hard drive

  • bigboss

    Eurogamer interviewing spencer on the exclusivity of tomb raider:

    Is there a time limit on the exclusivity period?

    “Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn’t buy it. I don’t own the franchise.”

    Game will hit pc and ps4 with a better resolution/framerate etc. as usual.
    MS 3rd party exclusive = kinda of exclusive/not really exclusive.

    • Some guy

      It’s still pretty vague.
      They seem to be talking about the franchise, as in they don’t own tomb raider.
      I still think it’s timed but really, why MS can’t stop having terrible PR.

      • CDMAss

        I think it’s quite obvious that this game isn’t fully exclusive.

        • Brad

          Yeah, the backlash from the gaming community as a whole was a bigger story then game being released solely for XB1/360. Terrible P.R on this one. Whatever MS spent for the timed exclusive was wasted as no one will be buying an XB1 for this game.

          Now is the time MS needs to invest in its own studios and talent and stop buying up developers and games in order to compete. Sony has the advantage as they have GREAT in house developers. MS has nothing even close to this. They will never win until they can control their own content.

  • WARLORD

    Well, I guess if you can’t beat Uncharted you can always buy the next best thing. Wonder how big that fat check was.

  • ImTheMetalLord

    I’ve been one of those people putting off buying the X1 so far. Knowing that sometime in the future I would be getting one and figuring it would be about 2-3 years after release since this is what I did with the 360. Still played on my Xbox V1 till then and was picking up games for like a buck each that I had never tried on there. So even more with all the digital games I have on the 360 thinking it might even be longer till I get the X1. But now they come out with a white one. I want it so bad I may just be upgrading this holiday season. I’m don’t care so much about Sunset Overdrive (although it does look like a cool game it’s just I’m not so much into MP games) but I still want the white console and controller. Just like my 360. Well played MS…well played.

    Oh BTW those that were asking about the multiple Hard Drives. I’m done moving around all my digital content and now have all my games stored on 2 250gb HD’s for my 360 and it works well. You have to have the system off and make sure it completely shut down (unplug the power cord is best bet) before swapping out the drives but then everything is working perfectly. If I buy much more digital games I’ll need a 3rd HD and that may just be what I do unless I end up getting the X1.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      okay Joey.

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Ummm are you hitting on me?

    • TheHackingSpartan

      Sunset Overdrive is a single-player game that also has multiplayer.

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Actually the way they are marketing it sounds like a MP game with SP elements. Those games don’t play out so well for the most part. I’m not interested in the game but I may still buy the console despite that lack of interest.

  • David Burns

    When will you be releasing a 1TB Kinect Xbox One? I’ve been waiting for this bundle for over a year, I’ll even pay more for it? Will there be more bundles this fall? I know a lot more people than just me would pay for them

    • Gazmaster3D

      TBH 1TB is still going to fill up fast. May as well invest in a bigger external HD and just get the smaller 500gb XBO.

      • evilfangs .

        Buy physical which is cheaper, and install and delete each game when needed.

        I lived on 60GB 360 for 7 years.

        • Gazmaster3D

          I know but I invested in 5TB external and I know that’s going to last me a few years, without having to delete older games even though I will probably never play the likes of FIFA when the new one comes out. For me its an investment that means I wont have to upgrade for quite some time.

        • David Burns

          The idea of an all digital future appeals to me, no more switching discs or getting up from my chair. I also don’t want to have to wait to install games before playing them like I had to with my 360.

        • ryder4life22187

          that might have worked for you but a 250gb wouldn’t work for me on the 360, as I had to use my PC as additional storage space.

        • Michael Burden

          Yeah, that’s not real convenient on the One (or PS4 for that matter) with the required installations, many of which are in the 40-50GB range. It can take more than 20 minutes for the game to install – longer if there are updates for the game. At least they are allowing any USB storage to be used so the small hard drive in the One isn’t as big a factor (not to mention the faster load times from USB when you use the right hard drive). They now just need to do something similar with the 360.

          I am starting to miss the days when you would just buy the game, put in the disc/cartridge and start playing – this required installation of all games is starting to be a real pain and my biggest complaint about this generation of consoles.

          • evilfangs .

            The one installs are so slow, Microsoft need to sort that problem out. PS4 game installs way way faster then Xbox one.

      • David Burns

        I know it will and I plan on getting a nice 2-4 TB external eventually. But its honestly a ripoff paying 400-500 dollars for twice the storage of my 360 when the games are 3-5 times bigger. It’s almost as bad as the 20GB 360 I had to wait out too.

        • Gazmaster3D

          LOL, those were the days and 7gb of the HD was reserved for the system. How times have changed.

    • Brad

      Kinect has been abandoned.

      “I’ll even pay more for it? ” – Never say that.

      • ImTheMetalLord

        You are incorrect. It has not been abandoned it has been not forced on anyone that don’t want it and going to be offered as an accessory for those that want it.

  • bigboss

    Just to put some things in perspective on how weak ms console 1st party actually is:

    343 Industries – Halo series
    Good Science Studio – Kinect Adventures, Kinect Fun Labs
    Kids and Lifestyle Entertainment – Xbox Fitness
    Leap Experience Pioneers – In-house Kinect development team
    Platform Next Studios – Pioneering experiences on Kinect
    Microsoft Studios – Mobile Gaming – ilomilo
    Team Dakota – Project Spark
    Turn 10 Studios – Forza Motorsport series
    Twisted Pixel Games – The Gunstringer, LocoCycle, ‘Splosion Man series
    Xbox Live Productions – South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!, South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, Avatar Kinect
    Lionhead Studios – Fable series, Black & White series
    Lift London – Cloud digital games for tablets, mobiles and TVs
    Rare Ltd. – Banjo-Kazooie series,perfect dark, Viva Piñata, Kameo: Elements of Power, Conker, Kinect Sports
    Soho Productions – Kinect Sesame Street TV, Upload Studios
    Press Play – Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Project Totem
    BigPark – Joy Ride series, Kinect Sports: Season Two, Multiple applications for Xbox One
    Black Tusk Studios – Gears of War series

    6 studios are dedicated to kinect (7 if you count Rare)
    5 studios are dedicated to arcade/mobile
    4 studios are dedicated to AAA games and they are the same tired old franchises we got on the 360 namely:
    halo,fable ,forza,gears
    1st party offerings are terrible…buy hey if thats your thing enjoy the same games over and over again.

    • WARLORD

      Um you for got a few like Titinfall, Sunset Overdrive, Ryes, Killer instinct….. But i can see how the PlayStation 4 has sold more than 10 million units worldwide –- and more than 30 million PS4 games.

      • bigboss

        titanfall = not first party ,funded by ms yes but if there is a sequel then ea can put it on any console they wish since they own the ip(unless ms opens their checkbook again)
        sunset overdrive not first party, insomniac owns the ip and are allowed to put the sequel on any console they like.
        Ryse not first party, crytek owns the ip and are allowed to put the sequel anywhere they like (the first 1 is coming to the pc)
        Killer instinct is the first party game i completly forgot so sorry on my part!

  • ElektroDragon

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned here today already, but just to pass along the news: It’s been confirmed Rise of the Tomb Raider is only a timed exclusive. Dtoid has an article.

    • evilfangs .

      His quotes are still PR talk. In no part of his quote does it mention or imply it will come to another console in the future, it sounds like a DR3 and Ryse situation.

      “if I’m a PlayStation person all of a sudden I feel like, the franchise
      has gone. I didn’t buy the IP. I didn’t buy the studio. It’s not mine.
      Where this thing will go over time, just like Dead Rising or Ryse, we’ll
      see what happens with the game”.

      • ElektroDragon

        To quote the news articles: According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, the deal “has a duration.”

        How do you not interpret “has a duration” as coded PR admittance of a timed exclusive, especially given no new that they actually bought the IP from Square?

    • WARLORD

      Which means MS gets the game first and you have to buy the DLC if you wont it and when it releases on the PC and ps4 it will come with all the DLC for the same price as the original

  • TheHackingSpartan

    Why are there so much complaints about the COD bundle. Just look, how beautiful the console looks

    • WARLORD

      It be even better without COD :)

  • WARLORD

    All i see is shooter’s and action adventure besides Witcher. Man where’s the RPGs. How about a new IP that isn’t about shooting every thing you see…… and dont say ScreamRide lol what a jock.

  • Guest

    No Halo Master Chief Collection bundle? Weird!

    • SABZILA

      Yeah with a 2TB or more hdd and 2 custom controllers not one.

  • https://twitter.com/JRhyan_DE J.Rhy@n

    I need a second Xbox One – Looks like the COD Bundle will suit me perfect!

    • SABZILA

      u must have 4 hands lol :P

      • https://twitter.com/JRhyan_DE J.Rhy@n

        Na, currently the Xbox One is hooked up to a 46″ TV – I’m playing Ghosts on the 360 hooked up to a 24″ BenQ – Rather play on the smaller screen :) but the family want the Xbox One on the bigger screen hence I need a second system!

        • SABZILA

          Sounds like a fun family gaming home.

  • WARLORD

    1Tb needs to be the standard this gen 500 gigs is not enough room considering the size of games now. Microsoft would do good to make it standard in all Xbox one’s at a 399.99 price point.

    • Tim Ritter

      I hooked up a 4TB USB 3.0 drive and since we can connect 2 of them 8,5TB is possible, by the time there full I guess there are some Games I can erase :)

  • IN_YO_FACE_86

    Ugh.November can not get her soon enough.

  • SABZILA

    Does this mean we can stick a 1tb in our 500gb versions?

  • Eddie

    Major Nelson, could you find out if Alien Isolation has a 3rd person or over the shoulder perspective option? Also will anybody be posting any game play for ScreamRide? Thanks

 
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