For many, next-gen gaming hasn’t been exactly what everyone has wanted it to be, with many people looking forward to 2014 for many big name title releases. With the rumors coming out of NeoGAF, it seems like we have MUCH more to look forward to on the Xbox side of things.
A well-known NeoGAF user started posting late last night some very interesting things regarding all things Microsoft and the Xbox One. Where he got these tips, we can’t say for sure, but here’s a list of the (incredible) information he was able to dig up:
- Forza Horizon: “Fall 2014, probably September. Super sexy weather system and… lots of co-op/social stuff. 1080P and open-world, so you can road trip with your bros.”
- White Xbone incoming.
- Why all the leaks? Scared you might get caught? “I am incapable of fear. Plus, this is such exciting stuff, and me talking about it ahead of time isn’t going to hurt anything, truthfully. We’re all chomping at the bit for it to come out. This is not bad. “
- Halo Anniversary 2 will be 1080p, iffy on the 60fps, maybe not.
- Quantum Break is Holiday 2014
- Multiplayer confirmed for HA2, same devs as Halo Anniversary.
- Sunset Overdrive is Fall 2014
- Black Tusk cancelled project was called “Shangheist.” May have involved stealing stuff from the Chinese (though I think that may have been a reference to the name and maybe not the gameplay? Not sure…)
- Fable Legends is Summer 2015
- Halo 2 Anniversary includes beta for Halo 5
- Gears of War will probably need a 2.5 year dev time.
- First Titanfall DLC is 45 days from release, then another one 120 days from release.
- No Crackdown 3 news this year most likely, since it’s a 2016 title.
- $399 XB1 this year? “Maybe one without an Optical Disc Drive.”
- 1TB XB1 in November (Limited Edition)
Some of the biggest rumors coming out of this is obviously the news of a Halo 2 Anniversary Edition launching this year, as well as the fact that there will be a Halo 5 beta on disc. When asked further about Halo, the user clarified:
“Let me reiterate some of the Halo stuff, as there is some confusion and I didn’t lay all the cards down. Two versions of H2A. Collectors Edition with the Beta access, the Halo series (not the Blomkamp one). War Collection with the above, as well as ports of Halo 3 & 4 for XB1.”
If all of this is to be believed, that means we will be seeing FOUR different versions of Halo releasing to the Xbox One in 2014 (the user also claims Halo 5 will launch in 2014). Console wise, we have some more big news; a Titanfall themed Xbox One (the user posted pictures after his original post, which we’ve included below), a 1TB limited version, a cheaper console, albeit without the optical disc drive, and a white version of the system. A 1TB edition would be interesting, although I highly doubt it could cost the same amount as the console does now. A white version would also be surprising, due to the fact that Microsoft gave away white versions of the console to members of the Development team when the Xbox One launched.
The forum post itself is closed now, but you can read the posts and reactions by clicking here. There is a lot to take in, for sure, and we won’t know if any of this is true until the coming months, but should all of this come to pass, it’s looking like the Xbox One is finally becoming the system that so many want it to be.