News and Video Replay From Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Press Conference
The press conference is Xbox Done.
Microsoft held their Gamescom press conference at the unholy early hour of 8AM ET, but we’ll forgive them, since Gamescom is in Germany. If you missed it, you can catch the full replay with tons of gameplay footage and post-show coverage, or you can take a look at the highlights below.
In case you missed it, the Tomb Raider sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be an Xbox One exclusive, which is a big win for Microsoft.
And here’s a new trailer for Xbox One Exclusive Fable Legends:
And a behind-the-scenes look at Halo 5‘s multiplayer ahead of the beta beginning December 29th:
New features for the Xbox One will be rolling out in the near future, including the ability to play media from a USB drive, threaded messaging, the ability to preload digital copies of upcoming games, and some smaller features meant to mimic functions from the 360’s “Guide” button. Take a look at more details on new features here.
There are also three new Xbox One bundles coming this year, and they are (courtesy of Xbox.com):
Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle ($499/£429/€499)
What does the future of warfare look like? Activision and Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare imagines a high-tech, war-torn future for the acclaimed first-person shooter saga. This bundle launches at select retailers on November 3, and includes a digital Day Zero Edition copy of the game (featuring early access and double XP on November 3), a special Xbox One console and wireless controller featuring unique Advanced Warfare artwork, a chat headset, a 1TB hard drive, special in-game sound effects, and additional in-game content.
Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle ($399/€399)
You’d better believe that Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive will be one of the biggest Xbox One-exclusive blockbusters of the year – and this bundle features everything you need to fight back against the evil forces of the colorful-yet-dystopian Sunset City. The Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle includes a white console and wireless controller. A digital copy of Sunset Overdrive, and all of the Day One Edition bonus weapons and items. It launches alongside the game on October 28.
Xbox One FIFA 15 Bundle (£349.99/€399.99)
Last – but certainly not least – is the Xbox One FIFA 15 Bundle, which includes an Xbox One console, a wireless controller, a chat headset, a 14-day Xbox Live trial subscription, a digital copy of FIFA 15 and an Ultimate Team Legends Gold Pack. The Xbox One FIFA 15 Bundle launches on September 25 and is only available in Europe. This follows the recently announced Xbox One Madden 15 Bundle that will be released in the U.S. on August 26. No matter which side of the Atlantic you live on, you’ll get to enjoy the latest and greatest EA Sports title as part of an Xbox One bundle.
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