Microsoft and the Xbox team are making a huge push this year to reclaim what the Xbox 360 so solidly in the lead for many years, the console market.
With E3 behind us, and Microsoft shocking everyone with backwards compatibility, they have continued their push at this years Gamescom to cement 2015 as the year they got the Xbox One right.
Here is a quick rundown of the games announced at Gamescom: Quantum Break, Crackdown 3, Scalebound, Kill Instinct Season 3, Bloodstained: Ritual in the Night, Worms: WMD, Timbleweed Park, ARK: Survival Evolved, We Happy Few, Cobalt, Dark Souls III, Home Front: The Revolution, FIFA 2016, Halo 5: Guardians, Just Cause 3, Froza 6, Rainbow Six Siege, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, and Halo Wars 2.
I mean come on… no one at Gamescom has ever announced or shown this many games.
Lets start with the basics, Quantum Break will release on April 6th, 2016. Great news for those who couldn’t wait until next holiday season. Crackdown 3 will featured a 100% destructible environment, which is hysterically wonderful. Scalebound will feature 4 play co-op! Yes, finally a game that realizes I want to play campaigns with my friends.
Moving on from those 3 big games brought to Gamescom, all Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles will now be backwards compatible. Can I get a hell yeah?
On the list of great games coming to the Xbox platform, Cobalt surprised us the most considering it is the next title developed my Mojang… You know, Mojang, that developer that made that tiny indie game Minecraft. Yeah them.
But really the coolest announcement was saved for the end… HALO WARS 2! Are you kidding me? More than one halo game is in the works right now? Cool. We just hope that they can get the same developers who worked on those cut scenes in the original Halo Wars, because those made the game.
All said and done, Microsoft has been pulling out the stops on the Xbox platform. With the new UI and backwards compatibility coming for everyone in November, the Xbox One will look completely different and feel completely different in time for the holiday season.