Xbox Gamescom 2015 Round-Up

It might not be as important as E3, but Xbox put on a true tour de force for their nearly hour and a half Gamescom presentation.

In case you missed the briefing or just need a refresher on what made it so great, here’s a full re-cap of everything awesome at Xbox’s Gamescom conference:

Scalebound

At long last, Scalebound has had a full gameplay reveal! While it suffered a bit from framerate drop, it’s great to see such a unique experience coming to Xbox One in late 2016.

Crackdown 3

Easily one of my favorite trailers of the conference, Crackdown 3 boasted some amazing visuals thanks to cloud-based destruction! The game is slated for release sometime in the fall of 2016.

Quantum Break

Despite showing more of the same as far as combat goes, this year’s Quantum Break trailer seems to be offering quite a bit more depth in the story department. We also got a solid release date: April 5th, 2016!

Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved is coming to the recently announced Xbox Game Preview program this holiday and is expected to fully launch sometime in 2016. This game has had my attention since it was announced, and I’m glad Xbox gamers can get their hands on it this year.

We Happy Few

Finally a horror game that doesn’t push to frighten with cheap jump scares. We Happy Few looks to combine the unique visual style from Bioshock to create a twisted and haunting atmosphere. Color me intrigued!

Homefront: The Revolution

This trailer gave me chills! Despite being incredibly moving, the gameplay they showed off after was a little lackluster to say the least. The game launches sometime in 2016.

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo needs no introduction. With 85 days until launch, Guardians is shaping up nice. 343i has also fixed the announcer’s voice, check it out!

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 boasts a compelling story full of emotion and sacrifice. Just kidding! This is Just Cause – it’s all explosions, explosions, explosions! The game launches this December.

Forza Motorsport 6

Finally adding full weather effects, the Motorsport series is looking to be the best circuit racer on next-gen consoles. It launches September 15th.

Dark Souls III

Despite showing mostly more of the same, Dark Soul III is a game that doesn’t really need to show vast improvement from iteration to iteration. From Software knows the right formula, and this next installment is sure to be great. Dark Souls III launches in 2016.

Halo Wars 2

Lastly, the big surprise of the show was a trailer for Halo Wars 2. 343i is partnering with Creative Assembly to revamp the franchise for a sequel in fall of 2016.

And that does it for the Xbox Gamescom recap! What did you think of the show? Which games look the most promising to you? Feel free to let me know in the comments or on Twitter!

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