Xbox One Exclusives Crackdown, Scalebound Won't Be at E3 2015

Microsoft states that it's holding onto big exclusives for Gamescom later in the summer.

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Microsoft's E3 lineup has just gotten a little smaller.

According to a post on the Xbox website, Scalebound, Crackdown, and Quantum Break will not show up at the conference next week. Instead, Microsoft will hold off on showing these Xbox One exclusives until Gamescom, which takes place in Germany in early August.

Image from E3 2014's Scalebound Reveal Trailer
Image from E3 2014's Scalebound Reveal Trailer

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer explained, "Having a jam-packed lineup of games to show at E3 means that there simply isn't enough time to give each of our upcoming titles its well-deserved time in the spotlight. We've decided to save some of our most eagerly-awaited future titles for Gamescom in August."

Additionally, he stated that the company will have more Windows and Xbox games to reveal at Gamescom alongside news about announced games.

Microsoft still has a lot of games to show off at E3. Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5: Guardians, and Forza Motorsport 6 are among the upcoming Xbox One exclusives that the company will bring to the conference.

E3 takes place next week, and Microsoft's big press conference is on Monday. GameSpot editors recently discussed what they hope to see from Microsoft during the conference. You can find out all you need to know about E3 here.

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In my opinion, if Microsoft is serious about putting more time, money, and effort into PC gaming, then the days of XBOX One exclusives should be at an end, and the days of Windows exclusives should become the new norm.

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Microsoft's E3 is going to be a disappointment again if they don't come up with some surprises.

Without these games i have a bad feeling the conference is going to be Windows 10, AR, Halo and Forza. Ugh

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don't care about crackdown but no scalebound?

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Everyone wants to see Scalebound. Not sure why they are holding that game back. Crackdown and QB is fine since both probably won't be out until 2016 anyways. There better show the new Gears then.

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@blackace: can you send me the link to that gif on your profile ;)?

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Crackdown as a franchise? There's your problem MS.

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I'm surprised by this, considering we haven't seen any gameplay for Scalebound or Crackdown. We already know QB has been pushed back due to development issues. Sounds like Scalebound and Crackdown are suffering the same fate.

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@Lacerz: they've already said they are holding Gamescon as if it is a second E3...that's how much stuff they have to show. So they're putting these two at Gamescom later this summer instead, which might provide the devs a little more time to put something compelling together.

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If MS are willing to put these games aside for E3 i dont see how this is bad news. This gives me confidence that they have lot to show this year.

And besides, MS are still attending gamescom. If youre going to bring the pain to the opposition, E3 is the place to do it. Especially if you know your main competitor isnt showing up for gamescom.

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this news has made a few people i know not want to watch MS's E3.

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@neowarrior793: sucks to be them

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@iammcgruber: not really, i know of 3 people selling their xbox one's as they have nobody to play with, 2 people who aren't willing to wait for the games to come out. also know many people who aren't even paying for live. in all honesty i agree with them other then MCC there nothing worth buying.

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@neowarrior793: Surely they wont be going to ps4 then? I guess they're finally wising up to the world of pc gaming, because there isn't anything to play on the ps4 that you cant also get on the xbone or preferable the pc (where if you are graphics whoring, that's the place to be). The only promising ps4 titles are still slated for 2016 and that's if we're lucky.

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Just do not do Halo, gears, forza and fable. Tbh honest, i would be happier seeing none of those at e3. New and interesting games is what is needed. Risks are what ms should be taking with games to attract gamers.

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@Myron117: If you don't wanna see them then don't pay attention to them.

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As long as the new IP are good I'm ok with is. Now I'm sure gears will show up.

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Why did I buy my Xbox One again? The multiplatform games look better on PS4 while my Xbox One gathers dust. Come on MS get your act together.

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@edwardnygma: If they're multiplatform then you can play them on Xbox. If graphics are all that matter to you, then that's pretty sad.

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@edwardnygma: you can sell it if you want, no one is forcing you to keep it. Everyone I know is extremely happy with it and use it all the time

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@edwardnygma: your logic leads straight past the ps4 to the PC. The ps4 is BARELY slightly better than the Xbone as far as performance, sometimes not even better. Even a low - mid PC absolutely destroys the ps4 so your same arguments lead right to the PC. Anyone that would brag about either console is a douche

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@BuyaPC: This, jeebus this. Everyone going around yelling my console is better than yours need to wake up. They're both old turds. When my 5 year old computer at work can run the witcher 3 at higher fidelity than these supposedly uber consoles that's just sad. So yeah next time someone says to you "I'm getting a ps4 instead of my xbox because the graphics are so much better" slap the crap out of them for me. The differences as it stands are negligible at best.

If a developer would take the time to develop a game for pc first and then downgrade it for consoles the rift between the console and the pc versions would be so wide they would lose console sales. That it likely one of the reasons they are pushing parity so much this generation because the consoles hardware is so far behind current computer tech.

I mean we have 6-8 core processors running 12-16 threads of data and developers are still only using one or two efficiently? Not to mention all the other advancements that have been made in the last ohhh 10 years that still aren't being utilized or optimized for gaming.

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If anything its Forza and Tomb Raider that they shouldve pushed back to Gamescom.

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@Kr3isen: I want to see Forza though :( I might actually purchase an Xbox One later during the year, instead of working with my computer, if Forza looks good enough.

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@Kr3isen: exactly. Now is not the time to play it safe. Gamers know all about Halo, Tomb Raider and Forza. Give us the new stuff.

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So... you guys can't wait two months to see these games? For someone who has waited 8 years and counting for a game, Sony fans should know better.

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I'm fine with this as long as there are 'aw' moments at E3 and it's jam packed I will be fine with that.

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The "exclusives" Xbox will get is another Halo and another Forza.

Can't see Gears releasing this year.

Congrats Xbox owners for Halo yet again!!

Soo jealous!! (Lol, No)

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@crusadernights: big deal destiny will crush halo 5. not because it favors the ps4 heavily. but because its made by halo's true creators bungie. and now you got a halo game made by substitute developers using bungie's left over code and ideas. i wouldn't be to excited for it. actually reaffirms i made a good choice getting a ps4 instead of another microsoft console.

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@hobinm: Destiny is a giant steaming over hyped turd and at this point there is no rescuing it in its current state. Destiny 2 re-imagined and completely retooled is their only hope to deliver on their initial vision and promise. As of now bungie is just a dead puppet strung along by the Activision corporate machine.

So keep trying to make yourself feel better by buying a console that has no good exclusives till at the earliest 2016.

Meanwhile if you aren't a fan of halo, gears, forza, or tomb raider, you can also avoid buying a xbox. While you're at it why don't you just stop playing games altogether.

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@AncientDozer: I can see the Bungie we know and love making a comeback. Hopefully they won't pull a Molyneux and actually learn that running their mouths with expectations they can't deliver is never good press.

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@Xmus942: I'm just having some fun dude.

I don't have anything better to do right now. :p

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@crusadernights: There is a steam sale, I just spent 29 dollars tonight. (way more to come when bigger games get discounts)

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So more TV crap?

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@mariokart64fan: no, no, no... win 10 and hololens.... erm, crap... also a controller refresh.

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want to see more on scale bound but if it never gets a PC realease I guess it wont matter much as I have no plans on buying a Xbox

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@CallMeDuraSouka: This is not the worst comment section ever. I am actually enjoying it.

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@CallMeDuraSouka: This is not the worst comment section ever. I am actually enjoying it.

There are a lot of people leaving because of how horrible this is. I am waiting to see if they change it soon or I will be gone too.

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@CallMeDuraSouka: Scalebound might be (wait for gameplay though), but quantum break looks like the weakest game on xbox one. I watched the 26 minute video when it came out of gameplay + more and it looks like a cover based shooter with bad shooting mechanics and some freeze time gimmicks and a tv program with it. Scalebound at least has a chance of being good, too bad they got rid of d4 that is now on pc, that was the only quality game they had exclusively.

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@7tizz: Hololens, Hololens, Stream, Stream, Hololens, Windows 10.

Some halo gameplay.

A Gears CGI trailer.

Conference over.

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@7tizz: Why should I care to prepare a defence of Microsoft wins or Sony wins?

I don't feel the need to justify any of these corporations dude.

They are their just for your money contrary to what you believe that Microsoft cares about your feelings.

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@crusadernights: MS does care about my feelings...right?

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