gamescom 2014: Xbox Welcomes Gamers to Cologne

It’s wonderful to be back in Cologne, Germany for gamescom, to celebrate the exciting news and games from Xbox with fans from around the world.

From ground-breaking exclusives like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break to blockbusters like FIFA 15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny and of course Rise of the Tomb Raider, coming holiday 2015, exclusively on Xbox; amazing new bundles for Call of Duty, Sunset Overdrive and FIFA available to pre-order from today, alongside a wonderful and diverse line-up of ID@Xbox titles from the most creative independent developers, we believe Xbox One is the best place to play games this holiday – and beyond. To find out more and for information on pre-orders please visit

Right now is a great time for Microsoft Studios in Europe with games like Forza Horizon 2, Fable Legends and Quantum Break in development. With Forza Horizon 2 (part of our holiday line-up for 2014), UK-based developer Playground Games invites both you and your Drivatar to experience the most social racing game ever as you sprint through scenic European landscapes and epic thunderstorms in any one of more than 200 cars. Plus be sure to keep an eye out over coming weeks for #FORZAFUEL – an exciting real life Forza Horizon race that will deliver epic real-life challenges and unlock in-game rewards.

Then looking further ahead into 2015… I’d like to call out Quantum Break, developed in partnership with Finland’s Remedy Entertainment. As many of you will have seen from Sam and Ozz’s stunning on-stage game demo at our briefing yesterday, Remedy has a bold new vision with this title to combine an amazing game experience with the fast-paced narrative of a TV show. The time-amplified gameplay of Quantum Break sets new standards for gameplay and in-game story telling. The ability to play inside a time stutter – the moment when the world is ripped apart by time breaking – is incredible and opens up some utterly thrilling gameplay moments. I can’t wait to share more on Quantum Break.

As we said on-stage yesterday, it’s never been a better time to be an Xbox One gamer. If you’re one of the 250,000 gaming fans we’ll be welcoming to our gamescom booth this week, we hope you’ll enjoy the 25+ titles we’re showcasing in Cologne. If you can’t make it to Germany, we’ll be giving you all of the news and sights and sounds of gamescom via Xbox Wire, and the Xbox One/Xbox 360 dash between now and Sunday; and if you are fan of Halo, be sure to tune into the all new Halo Channel.

Have a fun week!