Xbox One at Gamescom showed off Halo 5, Quantum Break and more

Microsoft went all out at their Gamescom press event today in Germany, announcing a bunch of new titles, game bundles and more new features coming to their Xbox One game console.

Microsoft offered more information on the upcoming multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians, which will be available for people who buy Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox One. The beta will last from December 29 to January 18 and will concentrate on arena multiplayer modes. Microsoft says:

"Featuring intense 4 vs. 4 showdowns, arena combat in Halo 5: Guardians will start players with the same loadout, ensuring matches are perfectly balanced and competitive. The Multiplayer Beta includes seven maps and three game types, as well as a variety of different armor sets to customize your Spartan with."

It will also support dedicated servers and run at 60 frames per second. Microsoft also announced that Sanctuary will be one of the remastered multiplayer maps found in Halo 2: Anniversary, the graphical remake of the game made for the original Xbox that will be included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Microsoft finally showed off gameplay from Quantum Break today, the time bending third person action game from developer Remedy, the team behind Max Payne and Alan Wake. The over eight minute clip showed the game's hero using his time powers to not only stop time around him but to stop time around just one enemy. There's still no release date for the game, however.

Microsoft showed off new gameplay footage during the press event of titles like Evolve (with an Xbox One beta to start in January), Fable Legends (with a multiplayer beta coming in October), Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive and many more. What do you think of today's announcements from Gamescom?

Source: Xbox Wire (opens in new tab)

  • Why so many Xbox today?
  • Gamescom is happening right now. A gaming convention in Germany like E3-lite
  • Actually Gamescom is bigger than E3...
  • It depends on what you mean by bigger. If you mean 'of importance to the video game industry', then E3 is bigger. Always the biggest gaming news and console reveals happen at E3. If you mean by the number of people who attend, then yes, Gamescom is bigger but only because E3 isn't open to outsiders. In the sense that matters, E3 is much bigger.
  • How many times do the team have to answer questions like this, they don't just cover Windows Phone anymore but all Microsoft platforms. Please keep up!
  • For a second I thought I was on the wrong sight..
  • Should have gone to specsavers
  • They have nothing better to post..
  • It's an intentionally slow week for WP... Although, I don't think WP can really afford to have a slow week...
  • Well that's not fair. iPhone gets away with 51 slow weeks a year.
  • xD
  • It is COMPLETELY fair❗
    Apple does a good job of marketing that one device, while MS completely sucks at marketing WP... Give Apple credit, and understand why they are so successful... Apple works smart, not hard.. Blame Microsoft❗
  • So true. People keep bashing Apple and Samsung (I despise Samsung a lot), but they can't accept that they are selling better for many reasons. Not just because it's "popular"...
  • Or you know, Gamescom is this week and they're reporting the newly revealed stuff.
  • Yup, nothing better to post than one of the biggest gaming events this year, including E3. Who cares about Gamescom and all the news there, right?
  • Nice to see the Halo 5 Beta! Looks like a promising year for Xbox One next year. Hopefully it will be the same for Windows and Windows Phone.
  • This is why MS spaces out specific events, and reveals.. They can't dedicate every day for WP.. They wouldn't one one product stealing thunder from another...
  • 60 FPS, but 1080p? Or no?
  • 1080p, 60 frames per second, AND dedicacted servers for Master Chief Collection.
  • ... or 60 FPS at 480p :p, just j/k
  • The Quantum Break Gameplay footage at GamesCom today was awesome.
    I can't wait till 2015.
  • Quantum Break is very Alan Wake-ish. (Which is easily one of the most underrated games of all time!) Hope to see more soon.
  • I love Alan Wake so much. It's definitely one of my top 5 favorite games ever. Quantum Break looks really awesome too ugh
  • Totally agree on Alan Wake; that was a great game with an excellent horror story (loved its Twin Peaks and Twilight Zone homages) that just didn't get the hype / love it deserved!  Right up there with Spec Ops: The Line on the underrated games list. Fingers crossed that Quantum Break is AW-ish and not another Watch_Dogs (generic, mediocre sandbox game built around a gimmick...)
  • Alan Wake had the hairs on back of my neck standing on end, not many games have done that! Awesome Game!
  • yeah Alan Wake was awesome. But Quantum Break is looking so generic. I mean gameplay is just ok. They used too much special effects in slow motion. you can hardly see wads happening around you wen u r in slow mo. and in that boss fight.. wtf was tht.. horrible use of glitch stuff. Hope it wud hav good story and character. 
  • I am loving how Microsoft is changing their approach towards its consumers... Feedback on almost everything and delivering on most requested feature. Love you Microsoft, more and more each day... 
  • Msft can **** my *** for not giving any priority whatsoever or throwing pc gamers a bone.
  • What they should do is launch "Xbox PC", lock all the specs to match the Xbox One and therefore make it incredibly easy to release Xbox games on both Xbox One and PC, all under Microsoft's control. They'd destroy Steam and PS4 in the process because all games would come to Xbox as a result.
  • Microsoft makes more money selling consoles than they do selling PCs. If you were them, what would you do?
  • Haha MS make ZERO money on console sales. In fact, they lose money. Its a purposeful loss-leader in order to make bank on software/game licensing, apps, music and movie downloads, etc.
  • Actually, you're wrong. I think you're confusing it with Sony. At launch, they were losing like $18 or something per console sold.
  • You are kidding right? because sales of pc are definitely much more than that of the Xbox consoles.
  • No I'm not kidding. Didn't we see an article here recently talking about how Surface tablets are sold at a loss. And by "PCs" I meant desktop operating systems seeing as Microsoft doesn't really sell PCs themselves other than the Surface. Which is relatively new for them, in the life span of the company, and only one of thousands of options when it comes to buying a computer. Oh and opusthecat, by "consoles" I meant software, licensing, accessories advertising etc. I didn't feel like writing a long post, but I guess I was wrong for thinking it wasn't necessary. My bad.
  • 7 maps for a public beta? That sounds pretty nice and a good way to keep people around for a month. I'm also glad that everyone will start with the same loadout.
    Quantum Break almost sounds like TimeShift.
  • That's funny because it does sound like TimeShift. But its actually far from it.
  • Hnng, I want an Xbox 1 now...
  • Still waiting for the white Xbox one.
  • they showed a white xbox one with sunset overdrive $399
  • Would love a Master Chief Collection Bundle.. Please!
  • I want this game!
  • Wished I didn't have to sell my Xbone for bills:'(
  • Can i stream the event on demand somewhere?
  • Woo, quantum break!
    Ken on halo 5 as well and I am looking forward to evolve, anyone know how to get into the beta for that? Oh and that crazy sunset overdrive game, looks like the perfect replacement for borderlands.
  • For those wondering why WP Central is covering XBOX stuff... I am no official spokesperson but I will say this.. technology is converging and what once was played on a console and big screen TV is slowly migrating toward smaller and more portable platforms. On the flipside, phones once served a singular purpose. While Halo 1 was playable on a desktop computer with a decent (for the time) video card, you can now play on any Windows tablet. We are slowly seeing the merging of platforms and someday, XBOX gaming will be portable. Our Windows Phones will also see gaming synergy with the XBOX.... could the original Halo end up on your Windows Phone? Why not? The hardware can handle it, battery life is stellar and the resolution and graphic capabilities are far better than the entire original xbox console. On a side note, and I mentioned this in a post, yesterday, but the game design engine, Unity, ports to XBOX, Windows Desktop and Windows Phone with relative ease... even other platforms with restrictions. Convergence to a portable product is coming... soon. -shawn
  • Hope that this still show on XBox Live Events... :)
  • Annoys me how W10 is all about inter-platform connectivity, yet games like Halo 5 are going to be Xbone exclusive.  Pathetic.  I'm not buying a hardware weaker than my pc by far just to play it.