A few weeks ago, Gamescom and Microsoft came prepared with tons of announcements, demos and an excellent lineup for this fall.
Releasing on the Xbox One are Assassins Creed Unity, Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 15, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and many more.
However all of these games will also be releasing on Sony’s PlaySta- tion 4. On the other hand, Microsoft has a handful of great looking exclu- sives coming to the platform this fall, including Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
By far the biggest exclusive of the games listed above is the Master Chief Collection. It will include Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 3 and Halo 4 all up-resed to 1080p 60 frames per second and for the first time, it will include Halo 2 Anniversary, which is rebuilt from the ground up for the Xbox One. Halo: MCC will boast over 100 multiplayer maps and every map will be playable on their original in-game engine, which is a pretty big deal for die-hard Halo fans.
Releasing alongside Halo: MCC is the Halo Channel, which will al- low players to watch original content, live updates to Halo News and social media along with allowing players to watch their favorite professional halo players live stream.
But that’s not all.
Everyone that purchases Halo: MCC will get access to the Halo Nightfall live action TV series and access to the Halo 5: Guardians mul- tiplayer Beta test, which starts Dec. 27th.
“The Master Chief Collection is a nostalgic tribute to its past but also introduces new ways to play Halo on Xbox One,” said Bonnie Ross, studio head of 343 Industries.
Only two weeks before Halo: MCCC, the outrageously fun and action packed Sunset Overdrive comes out.
“Sunset Overdrive represents everything Insomniac has become known for over the past 20 years,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games, “Sunset Overdrive is the franchise we were meant to make.”
Sunset Overdrive is a humorous look at a post “awesomepocolyptise” world after a soda company turns the majority of the population into mutant zombies. Sunset Overdrive will also be bundled together with a very cool look- ing white Xbox One console.
“Rounding up this amazing roster of games this holiday are games from ID@Xbox” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, in the Microsoft Gamescom press briefing.
These ID@Xbox games include many games that are already out on PC like Smite or Goat Simulator to exclusives like Cuphead or Inside which is developed by Playdead, the creators of the Xbox Arcade original and fan favorite indie title Limbo, and many more. Also it was no surprise to learn that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will be releasing all of its downloadable content first on Xbox Plat- forms.
Microsoft will also be releasing a limited edition Call of Duty Ad- vanced Warfare Xbox One bundle that includes the game, a 1TB hard drive and a custom paint job.