But in an unusual move, the company decided to save the rest of its Xbox One and PC lineup for this year’s Gamescom, promising “as much new content” as at E3. The update will enable gamers to play more than 100 Xbox 360 games on their new console at launch, with hundreds more on the way.
“It’s going to be an wonderful year for Xbox One and for gamers”, said Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries, the games studio responsible for titles including Halo 4 and its upcoming sequel. Best of all, Microsoft attached a release date to this long-awaited title: April 5, 2016, across the world on Xbox One.
Microsoft is taking another step toward making the Xbox One videogame console more like a set-top box, with plans to add digital video recording features for broadcast TV programming – a la TiVo or a cable DVR, but without the monthly subscription fees.
Windows 10 may already be available for desktop and notebook computers.
You’ll see ‘Stream’ which will enable you to live stream immediately to Xbox One.
That number is going to double once again, as Ybarra told the attendees in Cologne that all future Xbox 360 titles will be backward compatible on the Xbox One at launch.
Well, PC brethren, you finally got your wish: Halo is coming to the PC again in 2016. Microsoft is also expected to make some announcements regarding Halo.
What’s great is that the TV DVR feature can record shows even while you’re in the middle of playing a game. Do expect new details and footage from a few multiplatform games, though.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently opened up about what the main inspiration was for the Xbox Elite Wireless.
Platinum Games was on hand to introduce gameplay for Scalebound, a third-person slasher that sees Bayonetta-style, higher-speed combat enter a more Monster Hunter-like fantasy landscape.
Remedy creative director Sam Lake also revealed the game’s cast, which counts Lost actor Dominic Monaghan and The Wire’s Lance Reddick among its star-studded ranks.