UPDATED: Microsoft Gamescom roundup: Tomb Raider Xbox One exclusive and more

News Aaron Birch
14 Aug 2014 - 06:00

Microsoft came out guns blazing at Gamescom, determined to fight the good fight against its rival...

UPDATE: It has now been revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider will also be coming to Xbox 360 as well as Xbox One. Microsoft's exclusivity would also appear to be timed, although the exact length of this deal is currently unknown.

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It was the news of a previously multi-platform title, and a big one at that, going exclusive to the Xbox One that got many people's attention at this year's Gamescom. With quite an impact, Microsoft announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be exclusive to Xbox One. That's quite a coup for Microsoft, and as many have already said, it'll be interesting to see how Lara and Nathan Drake now face-off in the battle of the action adventure blockbuster.

With Lara Croft leading Microsoft's charge, other announcements further bolstered the Xbox One's ever continuing fight to rise from its woeful beginnings. In particular, the intriguing Quantum Break got a new demonstration, this time actual gameplay, and we got some information from 343 about Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer, as well as a look at the Halo Channel and reworked retro maps in The Master Chief Collection.

As well as big-hitting triple-A releases, it was also revealed that the indie hit, Goat Simulator would make its console debut on the Xbox One, as well as new exclusive IP, ScreamRide.

As for the hardware, Microsoft unveiled a new, 1TB Call of Duty-branded Xbox One, and announced that soon players will be able to pre-load games onto the system. A special white edition of the console was also shown, tied in with upcoming third person shooter, Sunset Overdrive.

It was another big step in the right direction, following on from its success at E3, and although Sony has big victories like DayZ and exclusive content for the likes of Destiny and Far Cry 4, Tomb Raider will surely offset any envy Xbox Owners might find themselves experiencing.

Here are some of the best trailers from the show.

Quantum Break

Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta

Halo Channel

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Sunset Overdrive



Forza Horizon 2

Fable Legends


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