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gamescom – Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Anno 2205, more

Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One) gamescom Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft released a host of new media for several of their key upcoming titles. Below are new trailers and screenshots for Anno 2205, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, The Crew Wild Run, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate media highlights the game’s two assassins, twins Jacob and Evie Frye, as they attempt to liberate Industrial Revolution-era London. Wild Run is the new expansion for The Crew, which will add customizable dragsters, drift cars, monster trucks, and motorcycles. In addition, to the new rides, the updated graphics and new weather system is also on display. The Spectator Cam was also revealed for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, which will allow an extra player to watch the action; PC gamers will have it launch, while PS4 and Xbox One owners will need to wait until early 2016. It and more are highlighted in the screens and trailer, but to see it in action, gamers can check out Ubisoft’s Twitch channel on August 8 from 4-8 p.m. (CET) for a live 5 vs 5 match on PC.

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Forza Horizon 2 – Porsche Bonus Pack adds 2 freebies via Forza Hub

Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Porsche Expansion Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

In celebration of the recently released Porsche Expansion for Forza Horizon 2, Turn 10 has released two free Porsche models via the Forza Hub app on Xbox One. The free app will feature a ‘Two Free Porsches!’ story tab from now until Friday, July 24, allowing users to download the Porsche Bonus Pack. A link inside the article will send readers straight to the Xbox One store to initiate the download, which will add the 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo to their garages. Check below for full details on the cars. Along with the rides, three new achievements will also be added: “Porsche Owners Club,” “Horse Power” and “This is My Porsche.”

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Thirty-nine more from Forza Motorsport 6 launch roster announced

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A new week, a new list of rides slated to be available at launch in Forza Motorsport 6. Turn 10 has revealed another 39 additions, along with details about this week’s highlights, a Can-Am, the 1969 McLaren #4 McLaren Cars M8B, and a Formula One racer, the 1966 McLaren M2B. The descriptions, as well as the list, can be found below. If you missed the previous lists, check out the first here and the second here.

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Xbox One News

Turn 10 names 39 more vehicles from Forza Motorsport 6’s garage

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Turn 10 has followed up last week’s 40-car reveal with a new list of 39 additions for Forza Motorsport 6. The entire list is available below, but this batch’s two standouts are the 2014 Volvo #13 Volvo Polestar Racing S60 STCC and the 1999 BMW #15 BMW Motorsport V12 LMR. Both were accompanied with extra info, detailing the speedy Polestar’s history and specs as well as those of the Le Mans winner.

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Turn 10 reveals 40 of Forza Motorsport 6’s 450 rides

Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One) Car List 1 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Turn 10 has released a new list detailing some of Forza Motorsport 6’s 450-car line-up. The initial 40-vehicle list is posted below, 10 of which are FIA Formula E cars (fully electric) that are making their series debut. FM6 will also mark the first time that the entire 2014/2015 FIA Formula E season is represented in a console racer, which differs from the rest by requiring judicious use of power, drivers to swap entire cars, and drivers to gain fans in order to earn extra power via Fan Boosts. Additional info on the Formula E cars and their drivers, as well as latest announced rides, is available below. The full list, with all pre-order and retail-exclusive cars, can be found here. New info is set to be sent out each week until release.

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Xbox One News

1 TB Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console coming this Sept.

Forza Motorsport (Xbox One) Xbox One System - System

Microsoft has announced a limited edition Xbox One bundle for Forza Motorsport 6 to celebrate the franchise’s 10-year anniversary. The system will feature a design based around the series, with “iconic sports car styling and custom automotive sound effects,” along with a matching wireless controller, complete with rubberized diamond grips, a 1 TB hard drive, and a copy of Forza Motorsport 6. The bundle will hit store shelves and online outlets on September 15 for $399.99.

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Xbox One News

EA and Ghost Games rebooting Need for Speed for PC, PS4, and Xbox

Need for Speed (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announced - Screenshot 1

EA has tasked Ghost Games with rebooting Need for Speed for PC and the new console generation. Scheduled to launch this fall, Need for Speed will feature “deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative.” The game is said to pull from all eras with research and development provided by Speedhunters. A teaser has been released, and posted below, but series fans will have to wait until June 15 for the first official trailer.

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Forza Horizon 2 – Pre-Order Car Pack now on Live Marketplace

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Pre-Order Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has made Forza Horizon 2’s Pre-Order Car Pack available for all players. The four-car set includes the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera, the 2008 Ferrari California, the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe, and the 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant. The set can now be downloaded for $4. Additional details on each ride can be found below.

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Forza Horizon 2 gets Alpinestars Car Pack, free Bugatti

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Alpinestars Car Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new batch of cars has been added to Forza Horizon 2’s downloadable roster with the release of the Alpinestars Car Pack. The latest set adds six new vehicles, including the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette and the 1991 Jeep Wagoneer. Launching alongside the new pack is this month’s free car, the 1992 Bugatti EB110 SS. As always, full details on each of the new additions can be found below.

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Project Cars entire vehicle launch, on-disc and DLC, list released

Project Cars (PC, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Car List Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has released the full list of vehicles slated to be available at launch for Project Cars. The game will include a wide variety of rides across several different types, from Karts to US Trans-Am and Supercars. The full list of the 70-plus roster is available below.

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