Xbox One goes playable at Comic-Con - Microsoft to showcase "entire new generation of AAA game titles"

Capcom, Crytek, Turn 10 and 343 confirm attendance

Killer Instinct and Ryse will publicly playable on Xbox One at Comic-Con in San Diego across 18th-20th July, Microsoft has revealed, and the likes of Forza 5 boss Dan Greenawalt, Capcom Vancouver's Josh Bridge, Microsoft Studio's Ken Lobb and Rare's Nick Burton will be on hand to explain "how they are engineering their games to take advantage of the unique attributes of the new platform".

Attendees will "learn how the cloud, the new Kinect sensor, and the powerful and flexible architecture will enable an entire new generation of AAA game titles," promises Major Nelson in a conference schedule.


343's Dan Ayoub and Frank O'Connor will also be present to explore the "past, present and future" of Halo in a panel discussion, and forthcoming smartphone and tablet spin-off Halo: Spartan Assault will be playable. I've sampled the latter and it's rather good, if unremarkable - more thoughts here.

Crytek's putting on a Ryse: Son of Rome presentation, during which fans "will learn key story details, hear about the technology making Ryse possible, and receive a limited edition printed comic book that will prepare them for the intense adventure they will embark on this holiday." Fellow launch title Dead Rising 3 also gets its own show, featuring insights from "world-renowned" zombie expert Max Brooks.

There's a bunch of other stuff, including an early screening of original Hulu series The Awesomes. The latter also gets an exclusive preview on Xbox Live, Thursday 25th July, a week ahead of its debut on other platforms.

It occurs to me that most of the people who might actually be in a position to visit Comic-Con are presently asleep. Anyone fancy making the flight?