ID@Xbox Goes to Gamescom 2015

By Rebecca Smith,
As we've come to expect with any major game conference, Microsoft took a plethora of ID@Xbox games to the most recent event, the ongoing Gamescom. During Microsoft's media briefing, they took to the stage to make a few announcements regarding new titles, titles that would be heading to Game Preview, and titles that would also be available on the newly released Windows 10. We'll start with the new announcements:

Cities: Skylines

Already available for PC, Colossal Order's city builder is heading to Xbox One in 2016. Players must lay down roads, zone districts and services to build the city of their dreams and become Mayor.

Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul

Also available for PC already, Dovetail Games' train simulator allows players to drive high speed trains along real world routes that have been rendered in "incredible detail". As you qualify to become a train driver, you'll learn to master all kinds of trains, locations and situations. If you get bored with the routes that are already in the game, you can use the creator tools to build your own.

The Devil's Men

Developer and publisher Daedalic Entertainment will be bringing a number of their adventure titles to the Xbox One, including Silence – The Whispered World 2 and State of Mind. The Devil's Men, places players in a steampunk Victorian England setting where a small seaside town is plagued by a series of murders. After witnessing the death of her father's friend, 20-year-old Adelaide Spektor must team up with Emily, a notorious colonist and double murderer, to find her father, the famous detective Karol Spektor.

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Thimbleweed Park

A classic point-and-click adventure title by the creators of Maniac Mansion, players assume the role of two washed up detectives who must investigate a dead body that was found in the river on the outskirts of town. Once the location of an opulent hotel, vibrant business district and the largest pillow factory in the state, the world of Thimbleweed Park is dark and bizarre as it exists in the shadow of its former fortunes.


Fl337 is a side-scrolling beat 'em up where a noble warrior has to test his abilities on a mission that has been shaped by fate and circumstance. Each ship that is encountered unleashes another fleet of terrible foes from other dimensions. Once those foes have been defeated, you must then defeat the ship's captain — the boss fights in the game. Each battle allows the warrior to grow stronger, improve his skills and make new discoveries.

Starbound (Windows)

Chucklefish's extraterrestrial sandbox title puts players in the shoes of a character that has fled from their home planet. The problem is that they've just crash-landed on another planet. Your character must survive in a procedurally generated universe as they discover, explore and fight their way across this mysterious world. The game will be entering Game Preview before the end of the year.

Starbound is not the only title that will be entering the Game Preview program; Rivals of Aether would be joining it by the end of the year. ARK: Survival Evolved will be released for Game Preview some time early next year, while We Happy Few will also be available for early purchase at some point in the future.

To round off the announcements, Microsoft announced that all of the titles that have been mentioned above will be coming to Windows 10. The following titles, which had already been announced for Xbox One, will also be arriving on Windows 10 sometime in the future:

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Windows)
Beyond Eyes (Windows)
Happy Wars (Windows) - cross-platform play confirmed
Sheltered (Windows)
Worms W.M.D. (Windows)
Yooka-Laylee (Windows)

We'll finish the roundup with a couple of trailers and new screenshots. First there was a new trailer for Worms W.M.D..

Then we had one of Microsoft's typical montage trailers. See how many upcoming ID@Xbox titles you can spot within.

Here are the aforementioned screenshots from a variety of titles.

ScreenshotCommander Cherry's Puzzled Journey

Screenshot 1Fl337

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ScreenshotLovers in a Dangerous Spacetime


As usual, we'll be sure to bring you more on any of the above titles as we get it.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.