Today at gamescom, Aaron Greenberg, Xbox Head of Marketing, kicked off the Xbox show by looking back at what a year it’s been so far for Xbox as well as giving everyone a glimpse into some of the exciting things to come.
A Quick Look Back
At E3 in June, Xbox talked about there commitment to let gamers play without boundaries giving more choice in how and where they can play. Xbox also showcased Xbox Play Anywhere, a program that lets you buy a digital game once and then play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and talked about some new Xbox Live features to make it even easier to find and play with other gamers – Clubs, Looking for Group and Arena – all available on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, iOS or Android device.
Demand for Xbox One S; Anticipation for Windows 10 Games
Xbox has seen unprecedented demand for Xbox One S across Europe and around the world, and today, also it was announced that two new bundles for FIFA fans in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S. With the Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundle available with a 500GB or 1TB hard drive with EA SPORTS delivers the next installment of the biggest-selling sporting franchise in the world with exclusive content in FIFA Ultimate Team for Xbox fans. EA Access members will also get to play FIFA 17 first exclusively on Xbox One beginning on 22nd September – five full days before it launches.
ID@Xbox Reaches New Milestone
Gamescom marks the third anniversary of the announcement of the ID@Xbox program. Since its inception, the ID@Xbox team has worked with developers to launch 300 titles, many of which have brought innovations helping advance the future of our industry. Today, Chris Charla shared that there are currently working with over 1,000 developers in over 60 countries, who are continuing to bring their visions to life on Xbox across both Xbox One and Windows 10.
Also Xbox has announced the expansion of Xbox Game Preview to Windows 10. This program gives gamers the chance to preview and purchase work-in-progress digital titles, participate in the development process and help developers make Windows 10 games the best they can be. Also one of the first titles available later this year will be Everspace by Rockfish Games, and there will be many more to come.