This year's media briefings from Gamescom were packed with news items, perhaps more than any Gamescom in the past. The media briefings were also held during some less-than-friendly hours for North American consumers, so Shacknews is here to help recap what you might have missed from the big event in Cologne.
Easily the most controversial news item of the show, so far. Crystal Dynamics took the stage to announce that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be exclusive to Xbox One, essentially leaving PC and PlayStation users out in the cold.
It was absent from E3, but Remedy Entertainment looked to make amends for that in front of a captive Gamescom audience. This marks the first instance of actual gameplay footage from the upcoming spiritual successor to Alan Wake.
With Xbox One getting more games, Microsoft logically brought forward bundles. While Sunset Overdrive offers a pristine white finish, the CoD bundle is notable for having a hefty 1TB hard drive, compared to the standard 500GB ones currently available.
It's no secret that Sony is taking every advantage it can with its timed-exclusive Destiny content. That's also going to apply to Destiny's expansions, the first of which was announced today. Titled 'The Dark Below,' the expansion will hit in December.
The Sony presentation ended with a bang with Wild, a new IP from Rayman creator Michel Ancel. Players will be able to explore an expansive universe from the perspective of any character (human or otherwise) in this open-world adventure.