Multiple Xbox One Titles Skipping Gamescom

Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, confirmed earlier this morning that two very well-anticipated titles, Sea of Thieves and ReCore, will not be shown at...
By Inkd · Jul 22, 2015 · Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, confirmed earlier this morning that two very well-anticipated titles, Sea of Thieves and ReCore, will not be shown at this year's Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany. Both titles were announced in June at this year's E3 conference, and received nothing but positive reactions from the audience. Spencer proclaimed that both of these titles will be missing the conference as "another demo so close to E3 is just tough on production."

    For those who missed out on Microsoft's E3 conference, Rare's Sea of Thieves is an upcoming first-person, online pirate adventure game that will be coming to both the Xbox One and PC sometime in late 2016. Between the graphics, the story, and the ability to play with friends, I think this title is going to be quite riveting. The second action-adventure title, ReCore, comes from developer Keiji Inafune, and the makers of Metroid Prime and Mega Man. This game focuses on a woman named Jewel, and her survival through what appears to be the apocalypse. ReCore is another title that looks absolutely engrossing.

    It's also rumored that two other games, Phantom Dust and Gears of War, will not be making an appearance at Gamescom. Microsoft did state that they are not giving up on Phantom Dust, even though they have run into several issues with the game since its announcement in 2014. Aaron Greenberg, the Xbox marketing head, said in June that the game does not have an active development team working on the project, however Microsoft has yet to cancel the project. In addition to this, Gears of War will not be appearing due to Germany's refusal to rate games in the franchise.

    Gamescom 2015 will be held in Germany on Tuesday, August 4 at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm GMT. Scalebound, Quantum Break and Crackdown will be featured at the event, so that's something to look forward to. I have personally been excited for Sea of Thieves since it was first announced, so it's a bit of a bummer to hear this news. However, I have faith in Microsoft. What games were you looking forward to see at this year's Gamescom?

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  1. Wavy
    Not sure what the popularity of these specific titles are aside from Gears, but have not heard of or even played most the games anyway. Excited for Halo though, no doubt. Hopefully it's does not launch like MCC did.
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    2. Wavy
      Halo will be seen at Gamescom though. That's why I brought it up.
    3. Spyro
      Plus Gears is technically a remastered of Gears 1 not every Gears put in 1 game. The beta was in better shape than MCC was release.
    4. Wavy
      Most definitely lol. MCC launch was... no words.
  2. televisedfool
    Thats xbox and MS for you. missed opportunity after missed opportunity. Doesn't really matter at this stage anyways, they are already doomed.
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    2. Razor sean
      Okay, so that's a link to Xbox 360 and Xbox One sales combined, right? Well if you were to combine PS3 and PS4 sales from 3 months ago to now, they would still have more sales. But what ever, we'll see at the end of this year.
    3. Wavy
      The whole point of this is to say sales are increasing for Xbox/Microsoft, not to say that Xbox/Microsoft is doing better than Sony. Obviously they are not doing better, but they are slowly and surely making a comeback.
    4. Razor sean
      Alright man, like I said we'll see how much of a comeback they would of made by the end of the year. Btw the main focus of both of their sales are mostly on PS4 and XB1 tbh.
  3. Spyro
    They banned Gears because you can chainsaw people lmao
    1. Inkd
      That's one of the greatest features of the game though.
    2. Spyro
      Exactly lol Germany is funny. People there have to spend like the equivalent of $200 to get a standard version of the game imported from a different country
    3. Spyro
      But Gears usually still supports them like has a version in German, I guess I should say The Coalition.
  4. Skype
    I guess they don't want to show off their unfinished work, so people won't buy lol.
  5. Arxhive
    Any Halo stuff coming in Gamescom?
    1. Inkd
      We can expect to see Halo coming to Gamescom, so yes.
    2. Arxhive
      I am pleased
    3. Wavy
      My body is ready