Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Microsoft Game Studios

Turn 10 Studios addresses player complaints regarding Forza 5

Forza 5 (Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 4

Forza developer Turn 10 Studios has responded to some of the complaints regarding the price of cars and tokens, including the inability of Limited Edition owners to purchase any vehicle in the game, which was supposed to be part of the package, and the low credit payouts. Community manager Brian Ekberg has announced the studio’s plans to address the issues, such as offering a 50 percent credit and token discount, free cars, and additional compensation for those affected. His full statement is available below.

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Dead Rising 3 splatters zombie mess onto store shelves for Xbox One

Launching today alongside the Xbox One is Capcom’s latest zombie slasher (and basher and drive-over-er) Dead Rising 3. The One exclusive features an open world filled with the undead that players must navigate as Nick Ramos, who must battle enemies amongst the living and the dead as he navigates Los Perdidos alongside fellow survivors. Players will once again be able to use anything not nailed down as a weapon, craft new gear and more powerful arsenals, and hop into abandoned vehicles to get about the packed streets.

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Shield bashing, gore, and more in Ryse: Son of Rome launch trailer

Marius Titus sets out on his quest for revenge against the barbarian hordes and a corrupt command this Friday with the launch of Ryse: Son of Rome. To kick off the impending release, Crytek and Microsoft have released a new launch trailer that shows off the kinds of bloody battles that gamers can expect. The Cryengine-powered tale features a campaign that is said to bring “the violence, chaos and depravity of ancient Rome to life with unprecedented cinematic realism.”

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Beware the living and the dead: Dead Rising 3 story trailer released

As the release date for Dead Rising 3 quickly approaches, Capcom and Microsoft have released a new trailer detailing more of the game’s story. At a little over a minute and a half long, the footage gives a glimpse at the dangers players will have to face from the living and non-living alike. There’s always got to be some face-paint- and anarchy-loving psychos who ruin it for everyone.

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Forza Motorsport 5 to get six DLC packs, LaFerrari Car Pack detailed

Forza 5 (Xbox One) LaFerrari - Announcement - Art

Microsoft has announced the post-launch support Turn 10 has in store for Forza Motorsport 5. A total of six 10-car packs are scheduled for release, with the first pack launching on November 22, and the rest following on a monthly basic from January through May. The first out the gate, the LaFerrari Car Pack, will launch alongside the Xbox One and include the rare titular hypercar. More info on the remaining cars in the inaugural pack will be revealed on November 18.

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Ryse: Son of Rome gets Season Pass, four DLC packs scheduled

Ryse Son of Rome (Xbox One) Combat Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Microsoft has detailed the Season Pass for Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome. The pass will include four downloadable packs for $19.99, which represents a savings of 25 percent over individual purchases. In total, the drops will add 14 multiplayer maps, six player skins, access to a new tier of weapons and armor, new level events, and a new mode. The pass also comes with an extra attribute-boosting weapon set that includes a sword and shield.

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Dead Rising 3 weapon, outfit trailer released, Season Pass detailed

Just in time for Halloween, Capcom has released a new trailer for Dead Rising 3. The upcoming open-world zombie-slayer will be released on November 22, and to make sure gamers are prepared to take down the hordes—in style, at that—the trailer showcases some of the many equippable weapons and costumes. Details about the Season Pass were also released, which will go live on November 22 for $29.99 and include access to all four $9.99 game packs: Operation Broken Eagle, Fallen Angel, Chaos Rising, and The Last Agent.

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New Ryse: Son of Rome story trailers, screenshots released

Microsoft Game Studios has two new trailers for Crytek’s upcoming action title Ryse: Son of Rome. One of the videos gives a two-minute overview of the main character, Roman legionnaire Marius Titus, who is on a quest of revenge against the barbarians who killed his family. The other details the story behind a special weapon gifted to Titus by his father, the Damocles dagger, which is said to come from a centurion who returned from Hades to take vengeance on the corrupt generals that left him to die. Damocles’ tale is especially eye-catching.

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Death to the Titans! Ascend: Hand of Kul launches for 360

Ascend Hand of Kul (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has released a new free-to-play action-RPG for 360, Signal Studios’ Ascend: Hand of Kul. As creations and servants of the gods, players control the massive mighty warriors known as Caos to do battle against the immortal Titans. Not a good spot to find oneself in. But in addition to battling the Titans, players must also defend against attacks from other players to establish themselves in the wider battle that takes place on multiple planes. Caos troops can interfere in the worlds of their rivals with Crusade Spells, and even sacrifice themselves to create a new, stronger character.

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Ryse: Son of Rome combat detailed in new video documentary entry

Crytek has released a new video in their documentary series covering the development of their upcoming Xbox One action title Ryse: Son of Rome. The latest entry focuses on combat, including a look at the Roman combat expert that was consulted and the motion-capture technology used to bring Marius to life. The six-minute entry also features interviews with several team members, including gameplay director Patrick Esteves, senior producer Brian Chambers, and animator Joseph Garrahan.

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