Microsoft summarises biggest 2016 'exclusives,' including Below and Cuphead


Cuphead and Below still to come

As part of yesterday’s update, which confirmed “every title in [Microsoft’s] exclusive 2015 holiday games line-up —Halo 5: Guardians,Rise of the Tomb Raider,Forza Motorsport 6andGears of War: Ultimate Edition— sold over 1 million units,” Microsoft has summarised what’s coming next in 2016.

In an interview withGamertag Radio, marketing executive Aaron Greenberg confirmed thatdevelopment remains on track for some of its most anticipated ID games, too.

“Those are three huge ID titles,” Greenberg said. “If you played Limbo you’re definitely excited to see what Playdead’s bringing next with Inside. We know the guys at Capy make incredible games and Below has been a title that’s been anticipated for a very long time. And then Cuphead is a console-exclusive for us. Lifetime exclusive. And so that’s a big title that we’ve bet on.”

“None of these titlesdowe want to rush but [Cuphead] is one of the big exclusives we’re looking forward to for 2016 and the game is fantastic, and we’ll want to make sure it’s released when it’s ready. But it’s absolutely planning to come out in 2016 and as we get closer to timing we’ll share more details.”

To finishup,here’s a snapshot of the “exclusive titles” Microsoft has announced (“so far”). It also promises “even more updates to all versions ofMinecraftin 2016”:

  • Gears of War 4(Xbox One) – Multiplayer Beta in Spring 2016/Launch in Fall 2016
  • Quantum Break(Xbox One) – April 5, 2016
  • Halo Wars 2(Xbox One & Windows 10) – Fall 2016
  • Crackdown 3(Xbox One) – Multiplayer in Summer 2016
  • Fable LegendsOpen 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

If you’ve yet to pick up an Xbox One, does anything on that list tempt you?

Cuphead, Inside & Below still on track for 2016 [VideoGamer]