The lights are on
In official Xbox blogger Major Nelson's new podcast,
Microsoft Studios' head Phil Spencer said that the company has some big news
planned for its Gamescom presentation.
In Major Nelson's podcast, Spencer said, "We're going to have a
really short stage presentation with some news talking about some unique exclusive
coming to [Xbox One]."
He also said that the company would be talking about "Europe's biggest
franchise and maybe some interesting things there."
In addition, Microsoft will allow Gamescom attendees to play
Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Killer Instinct, and Zoo Tycoon on the floor.
Our Take:I'm not surprised that Microsoft saved some triple-A ammunition for Gamescom, a
show that's grown to rival E3 in importance in the industry. I have no idea
what this new exclusive could be; I hope it's new IP from a respected studio in
As for the second tease, the phrase "Europe's biggest
franchise" leads me to believe that he's talking about EA Sport's FIFA, so
maybe Microsoft has signed a deal for exclusive interactive content with FIFA
as it did with the NFL in the U.S.?