ID@Xbox often throws out some pretty awesome games at gaming conferences. In the past they’ve shown us Superhot, Beyond Eyes, Cup Head and one of my personal favourites, The escapists. This year at Gamescom 2015, ID@xbox gave us a sneak peek at some PC titles that are coming to Xbox One.
Cities: Skylines will make its console debut on Xbox One. Cities is as the title suggests, a city building game in the style of Sim City (except much better) that won many compliments from both critics and gamers alike due to its size, charm and the sensible and accessible UI to name but a few positives.
Another popular PC title steaming its way onto the Xbox One platform is Train Simulator. Developed by Dovetail Games, thesSim is pretty much self-explanatory enabling the gamer to try their hand at driving trains around the railway network. We were chuffed to bits to see this. Seriously, we went off the rails…
Thimbleweed Park is the new point and click adventure from Ron Gilbert (creator of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island) and Gary Winnik. A short teaser was shown off at the Xbox press briefing featuring a Super Sharp pixel art style. Thimbleweed Park is about two detectives who are called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside the town of Tumble Weed. It features five playable characters and promises a brilliant adventure.
Coming to Xbox Preview programme is Ark: Survival Evolved and Sheltered, a survival sim by Team 17 which is set in a shelter. We instantly drew comparisons to Fallout Shelter. Team 17 also showed off the next instalment from their Worms series with a quick look at Worms WMD.
Mojang also appeared on stage to talk about something other than Minecraft. They’ve been collaborating on a game called Cobalt where you play as a cyborg and partake in 2D multiplayer battles involving extreme slow-Mo and combat rolls amongst other things. Its main focus in on couch multiplayer, something that gamers feel is a dying breed in this generation. Cobalt will be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Steam in October 2015.
Words by Rob Pearce
[Source: Xbox Wire]