Microsoft Promises Announcements and Surprises for Gears of War 4, Sea of Thieves and Halo Wars 2 at SDCC

on July 8, 2016 2:45 PM

Microsoft will be present in full force at San Diego Comic Con, bringing three of its most anticipated games within three different panels: Gears of War 4, Sea of Thieves and Halo Wars 2.

Gears of War 4: Creators, Characters and Cast – Thursday, July 21 • 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Co-creator Rod Fergusson, the cast, and guest panelists present a behind-the-scenes look at Gears of War 4, exploring the characters, and storytelling for the new saga in the acclaimed Gears franchise. They will also have some special announcements and surprises. Moderated by Xbox’s Major Nelson.

Sea of Thieves: Art of Adventure – Thursday, July 21 • 10:30am – 11:30am

The Sea of Thieves team present an exclusive look at the artistry behind this shared-world pirate adventure. Core members of Rare, the acclaimed developer behind hit titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Piñata, and Battletoads, will discuss the studio’s life-long fascination with pirates, how they’re crafting a rich fantastical world and evolving a timeless genre. Attendees will be privy to key announcements, never-before-seen artwork, and exclusive insights into Rare’s most ambitious project yet.

Halo Wars 2: Know Your Enemy – Friday, July 22 • 10:15am – 11:15pm

343 Industries and special guests reveal the process, the pain, and the pleasure of bringing the long awaited sequel to life on PC and console, and the exciting future of the storied franchise. Exclusive video, discussion, and surprises await. Special guest stars include legendary voice actor John DiMaggio (Halo Wars 2, Futurama, Adventure Time, Gears of War) and Halo newcomer Erika Soto as pivotal new characters, discussing video games, acting, and verisimilitude in the Halo universe.

The panels promise announcements and surprises, so they will probably be quite interesting. San Diego Comic Con 2016 will be held in between July 21st and July 24th.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.