gamescom 2015: Forza Motorsport 6 Highlights Wet Weather Racing, Forza Race Leagues and New Tracks
Turn 10 Studios’ Forza Motorsport 6 is revving up for its Xbox One-exclusive debut on September 15, with more than 450 cars to drive and 26 world-famous tracks for virtual racing fanatics to tour. As part of the festivities here at gamescom 2015, we’ve got a few cool new Forza 6 features that we want to let you in on. So buckle up!
This year, wet weather racing makes its debut in Forza Motorsport 6. Developer Turn 10 Studios has gone to great lengths to ensure that wet-weather racing looks and feels like the real thing, from tires that hydroplane across physically based 3D puddles to the placement of puddles based on where they form in the real-world. This painstaking process included track visits, review of race film, and consultation with professionals like IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden who recently won Honda Indy Toronto in wet weather conditions.
gamescom 2015: Play FIFA 16 First on Xbox One with New FIFA 16 Xbox One Bundles
The greatest games lineup in Xbox history is coming this year and it’s going to be an all-new ball game when EA Sports’ FIFA 16 hits shelves on September 22 – and we’ve got a pair of all-new Xbox One bundles especially tailored to all you soccer enthusiasts out there. Available now for pre-order starting at a special price of €369 / £319 with pricing varying by region, the Xbox One EA Sports FIFA 16 Bundle comes in both 1TB or 500GB in select regions, and they can be yours beginning September 15.
Each bundle includes an Xbox One wireless controller and a downloadable copy of FIFA 16, along with three Xbox-exclusive FIFA Ultimate Team Loan Legends. The 500GB bundle gets you one free month of EA Access, while the 1TB bundle is decked out with a headset and a full year’s EA Access membership.
gamescom 2015: ID@Xbox is Prepared to Make a Splash on Windows 10
Xbox One continues to be the home for innovative games from independent developers of all shapes and sizes, thanks to our successful ID@Xbox program. We launched it in August 2013 – and it’s been completely freaking awesome seeing the breadth and quality of independent games. Since then, we’ve received amazing feedback and participation from the community. We’ve provided development kits to more than 1,000 development studios, and we’ve launched games such as Outlast, #IDARB, The Escapists, Magic Duels: Origins, and Goat Simulator. And fans have a lot more to look forward to: more than 150 new ID@Xbox titles are coming in the next 12 months. We also revealed more than 30 independent games coming to Windows 10 at gamescom this year, including Team17’s Worms WMD, Ron Gilbert’s Thimbleweed Park, Team17’s Sheltered, Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, and Inti Creates’ Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Other indie games coming soon to Windows 10
gamescom 2015: Xbox Unveils More of Its Greatest Games Lineup in History
Today, Xbox opened gamescom 2015, the world’s biggest interactive games and entertainment expo, with new game reveals for Xbox and Windows 10, extending the company’s greatest lineup in Xbox history into 2016.
The company debuted world-premiere gameplay of anticipated exclusives Crackdown 3, Scalebound and Killer Instinct Season 3, alongside a new gameplay demo of the heavily anticipated Quantum Break.
Xbox also announced Halo Wars 2 - an exciting new strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles and an all-new Halo story, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall 2016.
Shawn Ashmore, lead actor for Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break, surprised fans as he took the stage with Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake to discuss and showcase the game’s latest time-amplified gameplay features.
By popular fan request, Xbox announced DVR for Over-the-Air TV is coming to Xbox One as a subscription-free service1 in 2016. Once Xbox One is set up for over-the-air TV, Xbox One owners will be able to record their favorite TV shows, movies and sporting events and store them onto a hard drive, so the amount of recorded content is only limited by the size of the drive.
Rare Replay Launches Today
And now… for the moment fans have been waiting for – Rare Replay launches today exclusively on Xbox One, kicking off the greatest games lineup in Xbox history!
If you haven’t heard the news, Rare Replay includes 30 of Rare Ltd’s iconic games, spanning 30 years of Rare Ltd, in one epic collection for $29.99 US (€29.99 / £19.99 / $49.95 AU).
If you’re not familiar with classics like Jet Force, Battletoads, or Blast Corps, Rare Replay also includes Xbox 360 tiles Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Kameo, and others for you to sink your gaming thumbs into. Longtime fans can take their existing saved progress and achievements from these games and carry their profile onto Xbox One to earn more points and increase their gamerscore – or unlock exclusive features and interviews.
There’s something for everyone on Rare Replay! Check out the full list of games on Xbox.com.
It’s a lot of awesome-ness to decide on so if you’re not sure which game to play through first, check out our staff’s top six titles that they couldn’t wait to get their hands on.
10 Popular Games You Can Play Right Now on Windows 10
So you’ve got Windows 10 installed. What now? Sure, there are plenty of fun pre-installed Windows games, including Solitaire, Minesweeper, and the new-to-Windows Candy Crush Saga. But there’s way more to PC gaming to that... and we just so happen to have a few good pointers on what you should check out first. Here’s a list of some Windows 10-compatible gaming experiences, featuring a few huge franchises and a few uniquely PC-centric games that you’re sure to love. League of Legends: Riot Games’ competitive real-time strategy (RTS) game has taken the PC gaming world by storm since it debuted in 2009, and with it kicked off a whole strategy subgenre of its own: The multiplayer online battle arena (or MOBA, for short). It’s a tightly designed, laSo you’ve got Windows 10 installed. What now? Sure, there are plenty of fun pre-installed Windows games, including Solitaire, Minesweeper, and the new-to-Windows Candy Crush Saga. But there’s way more to PC gaming to that... and we just so happen to have a few good pointers on what you should check out first. Here’s a list of some Windows 10-compatible gaming experiences, featuring a few huge franchises and a few uniquely PC-centric games that you’re sure to love. Riot Games’ competitive real-time strategy (RTS) game has taken the PC gaming world by storm since it debuted in 2009, and with it kicked off a whole strategy subgenre of its own: The multiplayer online battle arena (or MOBA, for short). It’s a tightly designed, laser-focused distillation of team-based RTS gameplay, wherein two groups of five players choose from a diverse cast of champions, and work together to push through their opponents’ defenses and destroy their base. League of Legends is one of several excellent MOBA games are out right now, notably Heroes of the Storm and Dota 2.
Our Favorite Windows 10 Games to Play with an Xbox One Controller
Thinking of transitioning over to Windows 10 for a few games, but don’t want to pry your grubby mitts from the warmth of your Xbox One controller? Fear not! We’ve compiled a list of some cool titles playable on Windows 10 that are 100% natively compatible with the Xbox One controller, so you’ll never even have to touch that scary keyboard. Perish the thought! First things first: You’ll need your Xbox One controller’s USB cable. Plug the cable into any USB port on your PC, and Windows 10 will install it automatically. It’s that simple! Now check out these five bad boys, which are just a small sampling of the many Windows 10-compatible PC games that are best played with a controller.