The Microsoft event at Gamescom this was quite casual to be honest. Microsoft unveiled some new designs for its consoles, talked about the Xbox One X pre-orders and also managed to show of the trailers for a bunch of games. Here is a quick recap for all those that missed the event.
Xbox One X Pre-Orders and Xbox One S Bundles
Microsoft announced that pre-orders for the Xbox One X are now open and that there was a limited-edition Project Scorpio edition as well which is up for order. Both the editions (normal and Scorpio edition) are available starting at 499 USD / 449 GBP / 499 EUR, while supplies last.
Along side the announcement of the Xbox One X 2 new bundels for the Xbox One S were also announced. One that was for all the Minecraft fans or “people who just love dirt” as they mentioned. The second was a bundle that comes with a copy of Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
Assassins Creed Trailer
A new Assassins Creed trailer was released which showed the game setting in ancient Egypt. The trailer is purely CGI but definitely gets us hyped for the new game.
Jurassic Park Evolution trailer
Microsoft announced that the creators of Elite Dangerous will be working on the new Jurassic Park game which is expected to release in summer 2018 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The players will work to create their own Jurassic Park as they bio-engineer new dinosaur species and build various aspects of the park like research and containment facilities.
World of tanks Update
World of Tanks will be getting an update for Xbox One X which will allow it to be played in true 4K resolution. it was also announced that the game would feature Xbox Arena Tournament play as well.
Middle Earth Shadow of War
The trailer shows of a large number of characters and also introduces Shelob who is the spider from the Lord of the Rings movie that nearly kills Frodo and Sam. Middle Earth Shadow of War is set for release on 10th of Oct, and will be available on PS4, PC and Xbox One. It will also support the Ps4 Pro and Xbox One X and also be able to run on native 4K on Microsoft’s upcoming console.
Microsoft is supporting indie games heavily as discussed during their E3 conference earlier this year. They have put together a showcase reel of a lot of the games that they are working on and some games that are already released.
It was announced that Microsoft would be the publisher for the game on Xbox, however the developer Bluehole would still retain all creative control. It would appear that Microsoft is helping Bluehole to port the game to the console faster. There at the moment no news as to weather this mean that the game will be an Xbox only exclusive in any way or not.
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