Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Microsoft Game Studios

Sunset Overdrive Season Pass to add missions, weapons, and more

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Microsoft has detailed the Season Pass for Insomniac Games upcoming action title Sunset Overdrive. The $19.99 pass, which is now available for purchase, will include the first two campaign add-ons, a weapon pack add-on, and a bonus pack with an assortment of extras. When tallied up, the four downloads will add four Amps, four traps, eight weapons, and 10 outfits. On top of that, the campaign packs will also add new bosses, challenges, locations, and missions.


DLC, Xbox One News

The final rides of Forza Horizon 2’s 210-car roster revealed

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The remaining rides of Forza Horizon 2’s launch roster have been revealed. The full list can be found here, and the latest additions below, which include the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, 1997 Land Rover Defender 90, 1987 Ferrari F40, 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven, and 2004 Maserati MC12. Gamers looking forward to the Horizon series’ next-gen debut will be able to take a few laps early when the demo launches next week, September 16, on Live.


Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Xbox One to get Forza Horizon 2 demo on September 16

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Forza fans will get their chance to try the upcoming Forza Horizon 2 in a few weeks. Microsoft has announced that a demo for the open-word racer will launch on Live for Xbox One on September 16. The Playground Games-developed entry has been making the rounds recently, at E3, Gamescom, and soon at PAX, but this will be the first time gamers will get the chance to whip around southern Europe in the comfort of their homes. The full Achievement list has also been released, and can be found here.


Xbox One News

Microsoft to launch Madden NFL 15 Xbox One bundle on August 26

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Microsoft has announced a new Madden-themed bundle for Xbox One. The set will launch in retail on August 26 for $399 and include a download code for a free copy of Madden NFL 15. In addition to the voucher, the bundle will also include the system itself, a headset, a wireless controller, and a token for three Madden NFL Ultimate Team Pro Packs.


Xbox One News

Mondo creates Sunset Overdrive poster for SD Comic-Con 2014

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A new limited release poster for Insomniac Games’ upcoming action title Sunset Overdrive will be available at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Designed by the Austin, TX-based studio Mondo, who makes some rather nice art for vinyl film soundtracks and VHS re-releases, in addition to newer formats, the print marks the gallery’s gaming debut and was created by UK artist Matt Taylor. The poster will be available at Mondo’s booth (#835).


Convention, Xbox One News

Dead Rising 3 announced for PC, to launch on Steam this summer

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Dead Rising 3, formerly an Xbox One exclusive, will be making its way to PC later this summer. Capcom has announced that it will be a download-only release available through Steam. This version will feature “high PC resolutions with fully optimized visuals for the wide screen, upgraded textures on characters, backgrounds and in-game objects.” As a Steam title, the game will support Steam Achievements, Clouds, and Trading Cards as well as support for global leaderboards and controllers.


PC News

Ryse: Son of Rome – Morituri Pack launches, contest announced

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Ryse: Son of Rome’s multiplayer received a new add-on today, the Morituri Pack. The $7.99 download includes three new arenas for Gladiator mode (Beacon, False Gods, and Revolution), two arenas for Survival mode (Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest), five arenas for Solo mode (the new Gladiator arenas plus Garden and Market), and the armor of Oswald, King of the Britons. Beacon tasks players with invading a barbarian camp, while False Gods has an Ancient Egypt theme and Revolution a post-collapse Western Roman Empire theme. Both Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest are filled with traps that spring during combat. A contest to discover the final Easter Egg was also announced, details are available below.


Contests, DLC, Xbox One News

Quantum Break coming in 2015, new trailer and screens released

Alan Wake and Max Payne creator Remedy Entertainment has provided a glimpse at the new Quantum Break details, including a gameplay demonstration, they are prepping for this year’s gamescom in August. To kick things off, a new video has gone live featuring creative director Sam Lake detailing the storyline. Three new action-centric screenshots were also released.


Xbox One News

Forza Motorsport 5 getting two more DLC packs in June and July

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A new letter from Turn 10 Studios’ community manager, Brian Ekberg, has revealed that the developer plans on adding two more monthly car packs to the Car Pass. The additions will bring the total packs for the pass up to eight and are scheduled for release in June and July. The June pack will go live next Friday, May 30. Just what will be included in the download isn’t known and will only be detailed at launch. The full letter can be found below.


Xbox One News

Halo 5: Guardians slated to hit Xbox One in 2015

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343 Industries has announced that they are currently developing the fifth entry in the main Halo line, Guardians. Currently scheduled to ship in fall 2015, 343 explained that the extended development cycle is because a “game that runs at 60 frames per second, on dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade, is non-trivial.” The studio also noted that Guardians will be larger than Halo 4, in terms of “content and scope” and tech, namely “a brand new and more powerful engine.”


Xbox One News