Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets an All-star Composer
Epic adventure needs epic tunes, and November’s Xbox-exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider is getting quite the musical score. Xbox and developer Crystal Dynamics are pleased to announce that Lara Croft’s next grand adventure will be scored by world-renowned composer Bobby Tahouri, whose work on TV and movies has included big-name franchises like “Game of Thrones,” “Iron Man,” and “Despicable Me 2.” “It’s been an honor working on such a storied franchise,” Tahouri said. “Lara is someone who embodies an indomitable spirit, and crafting music to accompany her on her journey has been a fantastic experience.” We can’t think of a better fit than Tahouri for Rise of the Tomb Raider, which features a ton of action across some of the most beautiful – and hostile – regions ever seen in the series. You’ll guide series heroine Lara Croft on her first great tomb raiding expedition, as she searches for the secret of immortality, and takes on some very not-nice people who are dead-set on beating her to the prize. Rise of the Tomb Raider even features some procedurally generated music during stealth combat events, using a middleware system licensed by Intelligent Music Systems, LLC. This system analyzes Tahouri’s compositions and dynamically composes new music, making every play-through unique. “Music is incredibly important in video games to help create the right atmosphere, mood and tone, and this is especially true for Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is set to be Lara’s biggest and boldest adventure yet,” said Rich Briggs, brand director at Crystal Dynamics. “We love the sound Bobby brings to the game, and we’re excited for fans to join Lara in this adventure when the game launches on November 10.”
Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass and Game Mode details revealed
Unless you’ve been living in the mountains of Siberia for the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen the waves of gameplay footage and in-depth hands on preview coverage of Rise of the Tomb Raider, including our time with the game. This morning, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics announced that the game is now available for digital pre-order in the Xbox Store with two great offers one featuring Rise of the Tomb Raider with an exclusive bonus downloadable content pack called the Remnant Resistance Pack, the other featuring Rise of the Tomb Raider, plus the Remnant Resistance Pack and the game’s Season Pass. We recently had the chance to sit down with Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Creative Director Noah Hughes to follow up on what we know about the game thus far, and more importantly, talk about everything from the digital pre-order offers and new modes to their plans for post-launch content available with the Season Pass.
Speed through October with the Logitech G Car Pack, Now Available for Forza Motorsport 6
Since September, gamers have been conquering the pavement in Forza Motorsport 6, the most beautiful and comprehensive racing game of this generation. If you haven’t had a chance to play the game, now is a great time to jump in with race fans from all over the world. As we head into another great month of racing, we’re excited to announce that beginning today, the Logitech G Car Pack is available as the next great add-on pack for Forza Motorsport 6. With seven incredible cars that have each carved their own place in motorsport history, the pack offers a new way to enjoy the best racing experience on Xbox One.
Get the Ultimate Fallout Experience Coming Exclusively on Xbox One this November
Today marks day five in a week full of bundles, where we showed you how we’re delivering more Xbox One options and value this holiday.
And today, we’re thrilled to give fans the opportunity to “welcome home” the ultimate Fallout experience, with the Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle, featuring a 1TB hard drive, the critically-acclaimed Fallout 4, and a full-game download of Fallout 3. Experience the next generation of open-world gaming from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and Skyrim. Play and store more games than ever, including Fallout 3 and other Xbox 360 games, with the 1TB hard drive and Xbox One Backward Compatibility. And don’t forget, Fallout 4 players will be able to play PC mods free, first on Xbox One.
Step into the World of Emmet with the Xbox One The LEGO Movie Videogame Bundle
We’re continuing to build (pardon the pun) upon our holiday offerings for Xbox One with the addition of the Xbox One The LEGO Movie Videogame bundle.
Get the ultimate LEGO building experience featuring an Xbox One 500GB console and Xbox One The LEGO® Movie Videogame where you can play with a delightful and surprising mix of over 90 characters from the film, including Batman, Superman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf, and more.
The Xbox One The LEGO Movie Videogame bundle will be available in October for $349 USD. Check with your local retailer, including Microsoft stores, for details today. The bundle will be available in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the U.S.
With the greatest games lineup in Xbox history and an Xbox One bundle
Three Blockbuster Games When You Take Home the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle
It’s day two in our week full of bundles and to help gamers get into the holiday spirit, we’re packing a punch today with value like never before. We’re excited to unveil the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle featuring a few of our favorites from the greatest games lineup in our history: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay and a full-game download of Ori and the Blind Forest. With 1TB of storage, you can play and store more games than ever, including your Xbox 360 favorites thanks to Xbox One Backward Compatibility.
With the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle, fans can look forward to: Experiencing the original Gears of War rebuilt from the ground up in 1080p, including 60FPS competitive multiplayer with 19 maps and six game modes and five campaign chapters never released on console, accessing the entire Xbox 360 Gears or War collection to play on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility at no additional cost when you play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live by Dec. 31, 2015, playing a jaw-dropping collection of 30 iconic games with Rare Replay, from Battletoads and Banjo-Kazooie to Perfect Dark and more and immersing themselves in the critically acclaimed action-platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest.
This year we’ve also got an incredible roster of exclusives like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Motorsport 6. With new features added all the time, and the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever coming this November, there’s never been a better time to jump ahead with Xbox One.
The Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle will be available starting in October for $399 USD. Check with your local retailer, including Microsoft stores, for details today.
Know Your Genres: MMOs
Just what do we really mean when we talk about “game genres,” anyway? Sure, you’ve probably seen that “fans of the genre will enjoy this” phrase in umpteen game reviews, but the truth is that the most durable game genres have walked some long, ever-evolving, and very interesting roads over the past several decades. In this series, Xbox Wire’s editorial team will break down exactly what shaped your favorite genres, why they’re so timelessly awesome, and where they’re headed – while providing you with some expert advice on the past and modern classics that you should check out. This time, we’re heading into the dungeon... but we’re not going alone! Nope, we’ve got friends we haven’t actually ever met in person. But that’s perfectly fine, because we’re all after the same thing: glory, adoration, and epic loot in an MMO!