Most of the time, we’re talking gadgets, but this week our eyes are fixed on screens, watching trailers and demos that showcase why late 2015 and early 2016 will rock for games on Xbox One.
So let’s talk some of these games that will be appearing, because there are quite a few, especially if you’re an Xbox One owner.
For instance, the action adventure blockbuster “Halo” continues the story this year with an October release date set for “Halo 5: Guardians”, set to bring in a big single-player game, and yet provide plenty of gameplay in multiplayer spanning cooperative missions and 24-player person-versus-person gaming. Halo 5 is set to arrive in October of this year.
The Cliffy Bleszinski-designed “Gears of War” games are also getting a look in on the Xbox One this year, and not just in one game, but technically two. The first of these is a sequel, or a sequel upon sequel upon sequel, with “Gears of War 4” announced and set to arrive in 2016.
Before that happens, however, you’ll get to reload your machine gun and chainsaw combo for a look at a remastered and remade edition of the original title, coming in “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition”, which has been remastered and made modern for the Xbox One instead of the Xbox 360 the game originally came out on, with new content and extra campaigns, not to mention graphics that have been tightened up and made to look clearer for the XB1 console. The remastered Gears of War is scheduled for a late August release in 2015.
And if saving a planet from weird aliens hell bent on killing you isn’t quite your cup of chainsaw-filled tea, perhaps something a little closer to home with “Fallout 4”, the latest iteration of the post-apocalyptic action adventure series that has been running since the late 90s. This one lands closer to the end of the year, with the 2015 holiday season being suggested for release.
If that doesn’t suit, perhaps a new take on Tomb Raider will (above), with “Rise of the Tomb Raider” set to provide Indiana Jones-like antics in what is being described as a “cinematic survival action adventure”. November will see more tombs being raided on the Xbox One console.
There are, truth be told, a whole ton of games we’re not even mentioning, because there is just too much to list, but we’re excited for the console release of the massively multiplayer space action game “Elite: Dangerous”, the next Disney Infinity title (yes, we’re kids at heart), a game based on the Mad Max title, lots of car racing in “Forza Motorsport 6”, and the next “Star Wars: Battlefront” title that will let you be either the good guys (Rebels) or the bad guys (the Empire) and play out scenes like that opening attack on the Rebel Base on Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back”.
New games aren’t the only thing being talked up at E3, with Microsoft also mentioning something about backwards compatibility.