Microsoft just made a bunch of announcements
The annual Gamescom 2015 conference in Cologne feels like the other shoe dropping after the barrage of E3 revelations in June. Microsoft led off Europe’s five-day video gaming trade fair (the show officially launches Wednesday and runs through Sunday) with a 90-minute Xbox-centric presser that included world premiere first looks at Quantum Break, Crackdown 3 and Scalebound, three keystone Xbox One exclusives due next year.
Here’s a recap of the press conference’s top revelations.
The whole “best looking game you’ve ever seen!” thing may be one of gaming’s most tiresome cliches, but our first look at Remedy Entertainment’s temporally unhinged third-person tactical shooter Quantum Break suggests it’s a visual powerhouse. It stars Shawn Ashmore (from Marvel’s X-Men movies) both voicing and lending his exquisitely captured digital likeness to protagonist Jack Joyce, a guy who’s come unstuck in time. Think Max Payne (...