An insider on the NeoGAF forums named ‘ntkrnl’ has allegedly leaked Microsoft’s future plans for content on the Xbox One.
So what did this alleged insider claim? Most interesting is that Saber Interactive and Certain Affinity, the company behind the “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition,” are apparently giving the same anniversary edition treatment to “Halo 2” with a November 11th release being targeted. The full fifth “Halo” game meanwhile won’t hit until 2015.
“Halo 2 Anniversary Edition” will apparently come in two versions. The first is a Collector’s Edition featuring a possible alternate ending and access to the “Halo 5” beta. There will also be a “Forward Unto Dawn” style “Halo” live-action “real time show”, one that’s a separate development to the TV series being developed for Xbox Live.
The ‘War Edition’ will have that, plus Xbox One ports of the previous first “Halo” anniversary edition game along with both “Halo 3” and “Halo 4”. The “Halo 2” game will run at 1080p, though frame rates are unknown at this point.
Outside of that franchise, the Black Tusk-developed next game in the “Gears of Wars” franchise is thought to be at least two-and-a-half years away. They also say “Titanfall ” DLC will hit 45 and 120 days after release.
Two alternate Xbox One’s are targeting a holiday release. The first is a white Xbox One in October to coincide with the release of “Sunset Overdrive”. The other is a disc-less version of the console which will sell for $399 later this year.
There’s also some release window reveals – “Forza Horizon 2” is due early this Fall, “Quantum Break” will hit towards year’s end holidays, “Fable Legends” is aiming for Summer 2015 and “Crackdown 3” is targeting 2016.
Of “Crackdown 3,” Scottish company Cloudgine is allegedly involved in the game’s development. That company’s website indicates their manifesto is “building the next generation multi-player Cloud Gaming experience.”
This is all just some random poster’s speculation right? Well there’s more to it than that. Both Kotaku and The Verge have confirmed that the source is connected to Microsoft and at least some of the claims checked so far are true and confirmed.
Kotaku also says Microsoft is currently trying to track down and identify ‘ntkrnl’ as “executives are looking to take legal action” against him.
Source: The Escapist