Microsoft's Xbox 360 big Event
Microsoft's Conference Highlights:
Barcelona, Spain—On the shores of one of the world's most artistic and progressive cities, Microsoft Corp. today thrilled attendees at its annual X06 event by inviting everyone to experience the next generation now on the Xbox 360™ system. The announcements and hands-on gameplay experiences highlight how the world's greatest game creators are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in high definition and online storytelling. Highlights of the announcements included the following:
A landmark partnership between Academy Award-winning writer, director, and producer Peter Jackson, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Fran Walsh, and Microsoft Game Studios will create two new interactive entertainment series exclusively for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live(r). The first will be a collaborative effort with Bungie Studios to co-create the next great chapter in the Halo(r) universe. The second will be an entirely original property targeted at bringing new audiences into the captivating world of interactive entertainment. In addition, Microsoft Game Studios will partner with Jackson and Walsh to establish Wingnut Interactive, a studio dedicated to the creation of world-class interactive entertainment.
• Halo(r) Wars is an all-new real-time strategy game based on the legendary Halo universe and designed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Ensemble Studios, creators of the Age of Empires(r) franchise.
Rockstar and Take-Two will provide Xbox 360 gamers with exclusiveaccess to two epic downloadable episodes of Grand Theft Auto IV via Xbox Live, each with hours of new gameplay content, and available only on Xbox 360 just months after the release of the title.
• Ubisoft confirmed that the next Splinter Cell title, the installment after Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell(r) Double Agent™, will be exclusive to Xbox 360, a testament to the ability of the powerful next-gen game console to deliver experiences no other console can match.
• 2K Games confirmed that BioShock, a first person shooter that will revolutionize the genre and forever change the expectations of gamers, will be released exclusively on Xbox 360 and Microsoft(r) Windows(r) next spring.
• Project Gotham Racing(r) 4, was unveiled, the latest addition to the best-selling franchise, made exclusively for Xbox 360 by Bizarre Creations. PGR4 promises to continue the series' pedigree of innovation by introducing exciting new experiences to racing fans worldwide.
• The beloved Banjo-Kazooie(r) franchise will breathe new, high-definition life exclusively on Xbox 360, from famed developer Rare Ltd. Beloved characters Banjo, Kazooie and Gruntilda—among other fan favorites—will new next-gen visuals and presentation as well as their sharp wit and hilarious sense of humor.
• Microsoft Game Studios will release its highly-anticipated new MMO game, Marvel Universe Online for both Xbox 360 and the Windows Vista™ operating system. MUO was developed by industry luminaries Cryptic Studios, creators of the smash hits City of Heroes and City of Villains.
• Expect two new additions to Xbox Live Arcade: The FPS that pioneered the network-gaming era, DOOM(r), from acclaimed developer id Software and Activision, is available now on Xbox Live Marketplace. The game includes the original four-episode single-player game, four-player split screen action, both co-op and deathmatch, and four player co-op and deathmatch via Xbox Live. Coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade is Sensible World of Soccer from Codemasters. Based on a classic Amiga title from 1994, Sensible World of Soccer will let gamers choose between the original graphics or an updated, high-resolution look and feel—while still capturing the original game's wide world of football.
• Arriving at retailers in North America, the U.K, France and Germany in mid-November 2006, the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player will retail for
$199.99 in North America (estimated retail price)* and €199.99/£129.99 (estimated retail price)* in the U.K., France and Germany. The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player comes with the Universal Pictures' blockbuster film Peter Jackson's "King Kong" on HD DVD (for a limited time) and the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote.
Microsoft announced that X06, the Xbox brand experience for the games and entertainment industry, will be held on 27th and 28th September this year. It was also revealed that the glamorous, cosmopolitan and cultural city of Barcelona will be playing host to this year’s exclusive event.
Europe’s top media, partners, publishers and developers will be invited to the Catalan capital to experience the incredible evolution of the Xbox 360 console and the exciting offerings it is bringing to Europe.
At X06 Microsoft will unveil more plans for the Xbox 360, showcase the breadth of the next-generation line-up of games, the next wave of accessories and new world-class Xbox Live entertainment experiences along with the latest Games For Windows announcements.
Half Life Episode 2 Screens:
New Mass Effect (Amazing) Screens:
Call of Duty 3 Screens:
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Screenshots (Xbox 360)
Frontlines : Fuel of War Screens
Import Tuner Challenge Screens:
Virtua Tennis 3 Screens:
Lost Planet Screens:
Dead or Alive Extreme 2 Screens:
Phantasy Star Universe Screens:
Alan Wake Screens:
Alone in the Dark Screens:
Viva Piñata Screens:
Heavy Weapon Screens (Arcade)
Contra Screens (Arcade)
Forza Motorsport Screens
WWE Smackdown Screens:
Winning Eleven: PES 6 Screens:
Gears of War Screens:
Half Life 2 Screens:
Guitar Hero 2 Screens:
Rainbow Six Las Vegas Screens:
Shadowrun Gameplay Demo:
:arrow: X06: Game demo (french) (281.64 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Splinter Cell Double Agent Gameplay Demo:
:arrow: File : X06: Game demo (french) (309.55 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Guitar Hero 2 Gameplay Demo:
:arrow: File : X06: Showfloor gameplay (80.92 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Need for Speed Carbon Gameplay Demo:
:arrow: File : X06: Showfloor gameplay (54.58 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Fifa 2007 Gameplay Demo:
:arrow: File : X06: Showfloor gameplay (52.64 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Tiger Woods 2007 Gameplay Demo:
:arrow: File : X06: Showfloor gameplay (25 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Gameplay Demo:
:arrow: File : X06: Showfloor gameplay (41.58 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Crackdown Gameplay Demo:
:arrow: File : X06: Showfloor gameplay (88.26 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
:arrow: File : X06: XBLM Trailer (34.99 MB) (1280x720) - Streaming version
:arrow: File : X06: XBLM Trailer (9.88 MB) (640x360) - Streaming version
NBA 2K7 Gameplay:
:arrow: File : X06: Showfloor gameplay (50.82 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Phantasy Star Universe Gameplay:
:arrow: File : X06: Game demo (french) (183.86 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Viva Piñata Gameplay:
:arrow: File : X06: Showfloor gameplay (93.52 MB) (960x540) - Streaming version
Army of Two X06 Trailer (Footage included)
:arrow: X06 trailer (11.14 MB) (640x360) - Streaming version
Gears of War X06 Demo Gameplay:
:arrow: Gears of War Off Screen X06 Demo Gameplay (640x360)
Lost Oddyssey Trailer:
Blue Dragon Trailer:
Project Gotham Racing 4 Trailer:
Banjo Kazooie Trailer:
Assassin's Creed Trailer:
Call of Duty 3 Trailer:
Halo Wars 720p Trailer!
:arrow: Halo Wars Trailer (54.38 MB) (1280x720) - Streaming version
Assassin's Creed Gameplay Footage:
:arrow: File : X06: Trailer (31.99 MB) (720x404) - Streaming version
Fifa 2007 Trailer
:arrow: File : X06 trailer (27.27 MB) (720x480) - Streaming version
:arrow: File : X06 trailer (25.16 MB) (1280x720) - Streaming version
Tiger Woords 2007 Trailer:
:arrow: File : X06 trailer (27.28 MB) (720x480) - Streaming version
Superman Gameplay Video:
:arrow: File : X06: Gameplay (18.01 MB) (720x480) - Streaming version
Just Cause X06 Trailer:
Kane & Lynch Trailer:
:arrow: X06: Trailer XBLM (7.02 MB) (640x360) - Streaming version
:arrow: X06: Trailer XBLM (18.83 MB) (1280x720) - Streaming version
Alan Wake First Footage!
:arrow: Intel conference footage]File Alan Wake Footage X06(14.12 MB) (320x240) - Streaming version
Rainbow Six Vegas Trailer:
:arrow: X06 trailer (8.4 MB) (720x576) - Streaming version