Fresh off closing out a “monumental year” for its Xbox division, Microsoft has shifted gears to draw attention to its software lineup for 2016 and, specifically, the roster of exclusives hitting Xbox One over the next 12 months.
Though Platinum Games’ RPG Scalebound won’t be a part of it, the Redmond-based platform holder trumpeted the arrival of heavy-hitters such as Remedy’s Quantum Break, the intriguing ReCore – which appears to be heading to PC as well – and blockbuster sequel Gears of War 4.
Courtesy of Xbox Wire, here’s a play-by-play breakdown of the catalog in question, along with their expected release windows.
Gears of War 4 – Multiplayer Beta in Spring 2016/Launch in Fall 2016
Quantum Break – April 5, 2016
Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Fall 2016
Crackdown 3 – Multiplayer in Summer 2016
Fable Legends Open Beta (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Spring 2016
ReCore (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
Sea of Thieves (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
Gigantic (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
Killer Instinct: Season 3 (Xbox One & Windows 10) – March 2016
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Windows 10) – Spring 2016
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Spring 2016
Cobalt (Xbox One, Xbox 360 & Steam) – Feb. 2, 2016
Bear in mind that this is only the preliminary software list, and though the inclusion of rereleases such as Ori and the Blind Forest and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition‘s PC launch is somewhat underwhelming, Microsoft has teased plans to reveal additional games as the months wear on. But will it be enough to maintain the momentum of the hardware’s stellar late-2015 lineup? Time will tell.
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Source: Xbox Wire