Xbox One’s Quantum Break, Scalebound And Crackdown Will Not Be At E3

The list of Xbox One games that won’t be shown at E3 continues to grow, as it has now been revealed that, along with Quantum Break, Scalebound and Crackdown will not be shown.

This was revealed via Xbox Wire, where they said that the games will instead be shown at Gamescom with reveals for both Xbox One and Windows 10. While we knew that Xbox was planning for a Gamescom that would be just as big as E3, it makes you wonder what will be shown to fill those gaps.

Check out last year’s Gamescom announcement teaser for Quantum Break below.

Microsoft Partners With Oculus To Bring Xbox Games To The Rift

The big news of today was the fact that Oculus held a live event where they unleashed many knew details about the device. However, nobody expected to see Xbox’s Phil Spencer walk out on the stage to reveal that Microsoft has partnered with the company.

It was revealed that Oculus Rift devices will come with an Xbox One controller and adapter to be used with Windows 10 that will allow you to stream Xbox One games to the Oculus Rift.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the “Rift will natively work with Windows 10,” and that people will be able to “stream their Xbox One games like Halo, Forza, and Sunset Overdrive to the Oculus Rift using the controller that they know and love.”

Check out the Step Into The Rift trailer below.

Microsoft More Committed To PC Gaming Than Ever Before

Microsoft has revealed that they will be focusing much more on PC gaming than they ever have before, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

Spencer admitted that the attention that they gave to their Windows platform as a gaming platform was very minimal, though he claims that that is all about to change. Spencer said the following on the topic to PC Gamer:

“We weren’t fully committed as a company, and I’ve said that before. We made commitments to developers and consumers that I don’t feel we lived up to. The key difference now is that the Xbox team is driving the Windows and console gaming efforts as one connected ecosystem.”

He goes on to discuss making Windows better for everyone:

“I can tell you definitively that our team has never committed more resources to making Windows better for game developers and gamers, and that means any gamer on Windows 10, regardless of storefront or device.”

This makes a lot of sense and is honestly something I’m surprised that Microsoft hasn’t done sooner. Xbox’s sole gaming reach has been with console gamers, whereas Nintendo and Sony reach console and handheld gamers. For whatever reason they never really made a major connection between Windows and Xbox, but doing that now will certainly give them a greater reach much like their competitors have. They really don’t need to break into the handheld space, as they have an industry that neither of their major competitors have: PC.

Don’t Worry, Rise Of The Tomb Raider Still A Timed Exclusive On Xbox

Contrary to a message posted previously, the original timed-exclusive deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider is still on.

Xbox Boss Phil Phil Spencer is clearing the air over recent confusion regarding the upcoming release of Rise of the Tomb Raider. The confusion began when the Xbox Australia Facebook account claimed that the game was no longer a timed exclusive but a full exclusive.

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That just isn’t the case, however, as Phil Spencer replied to a fan regarding this message to which he said the following:

Even though this confirms that the original deal is still on, it still surprises me that the deal even happened in the first place. Considering that the Tomb Raider series is more known as a PlayStation series and considering how many more PlayStation 4s are in households compared to Xbox Ones you’d think it would be multiplatform from the get-go. I guess Microsoft forked up some big bucks for this one.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is developed by Crystal Dynamics and will release this Christmas season on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Releases on other platforms will be detailed at some unspecified point afterwards.

New Master Chief Collection Update Finally Adds Team Objective

The Master Chief Collection finally has some highly-requested content.

343 Industries has released a new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that will bring some highly-requested playlists to the game.

First up is Team Objective, which will bring objective-based matches utilizing maps from all of the collection’s games. I can’t tell you how important it is to have this playlist in the mix, as just about everyone votes for slayer and that means there often isn’t enough game type variety.

Team SWAT has also been made a permanent playlist, so for those of you who like your Halo without shields (AKA Call of Duty) then you’re now all set.

The devs have also added some new maps to different playlists, including Burial Mounds to Halo 2, Longest to Team Slayer, Exile CTF to Halo 4 and more.

Rogue Legacy Headed For Xbox One On May 27th

Rogue Legacy will be gracing the Xbox one with its presence very soon.

The beloved rogue-lite called Rogue Legacy is making its way to Xbox One via ID@Xbox on May 27th, developer Cellar Door Games’ has revealed.

“So Rogue Legacy is finally making its way to the Xbox One, and we’re super excited to be bringing it to you guys! It’s been a long time coming, but we did our best to ensure the experience was as faithful to the original as possible.  We worked closely with Abstraction Games and now we’re finally able to extend our legacy to fans on the Xbox One.”

Rogue Legacy takes place in a magical castle that is always changing, and when the character dies its child takes over with its own genetic traits. The money that the character acquires before death will be passed down through generations.

Rare Expected To Announce New Game At E3

Almost as if a response to Yooka-Laylee’s Kickstarter success, Rare has let loose the news that an announcement is coming at E3.

Seeing as Playtonic Games (which consists of major members of Rare) have the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee on the way, it seems only fitting that their original company would also be gearing up to announce something big.

The news hasn’t been made official, but a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe claims an announcement from Rare is coming at E3. His account is privacy protected, but IGN claims that the tweet says that, “E3 will tell the world what Gregg Mayles new project is about.”

He was then questioned about whether the game was an original IP or an existing one, and he replied with, “All I can give here is a quote from the man himself, ‘This is more fun than anything we’ve ever done.’

It would be great to hear that Rare is working on a new big game rather than another Kinect sports title, which seems to be all that Microsoft has been letting them do for the past several years. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see at next month’s E3.