The annual San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) kicks off next week, and Xbox will be there in full force, with all kinds of amazing upcoming games for you to check out, as well as some exclusive opportunities and killer prizes for all of our fans. If you’re attending this year’s show, check out all the fun stuff that we’ve got in store for you!
Xbox Lounge @The Hyatt
San Diego Comic-Con is your chance to play the greatest games lineup in Xbox history! Come to the Xbox Lounge to play over 90 gaming stations, including upcoming titles like Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Forza Motorsport 6, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Join us for daily Xbox One tournaments, shoutcasting, celebrity appearances, signings, and more. The Halo 5: Guardians fans at the show should come by to check out a new Warzone map that will be revealed at the Xbox Lounge via a massive 6′ x 6′ map constructed by Mega Bloks.
It’s all going down at the Manchester Hyatt (Seaport Ballroom, 2nd Floor) at these times:
Thursday, July 9: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 10: 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 11: 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 12: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For the full list of programming at the Xbox Lounge, check out our official Xbox events schedule.
Halo 5: Guardians “Breakout” Comes to Life
Attention, Spartan recruits: Do you have what it takes to compete in real-life four-on-four Arena combat? Don’t miss the Halo 5: Guardians Breakout Arena at the Xbox Lounge, brought to you by BOOMco! Team up with your friends, suit up with armor, load out with the new iconic Halo Blasters from BOOMco, and test your skills in a real-life re-creation of the Halo 5: Guardians “Breakout” multiplayer mode.
Xbox Tournaments Powered by ESL
Ready to win some hard-earned prizes? Walk-up to the Xbox Lounge and play in Xbox Tournaments throughout the weekend, featuring tried-and-true titles like Forza, Killer Instinct, and Mortal Kombat X featuring everyone’s favorite hunter, the Predator! Win amazing prizes, including Xbox One consoles, controllers, and games.
Halo 5: Guardians at the Xbox Booth (#100 in SDCC)
Be one of the first to play Warzone, the brand new Halo 5: Guardians massive-scale multiplayer mode we unveiled at E3, as it makes its first public hands-on appearance. Dive into epic 24-player battles with both friendly and enemy AI to complete a variety of objectives, and try to keep your cool and as the action keeps getting more and more intense.
The Gathering of the Laras
Lara Croft cosplayers from around the world are being called upon to join Xbox and Crystal Dynamics for a full day of activities at SDCC (starting at 10AM on Saturday outside of the Xbox Lounge), culminating in a fun photo opportunity. Join us in celebrating everyone’s favorite tomb raider!
Panels at SDCC
Here are all the Xbox panels that we’ve got going on at the San Diego Convention Center. Check out the official Comic-Con schedule builder for more details!
A Rare Chit Chat: Past and Future (Room 24ABC: Thursday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Join developers from legendary game studio Rare as they celebrate 30 years of creating hits like Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, and Perfect Dark. Explore the origins of classic titles, see how the Rare magic continues to shape future projects and meet the team behind some of gaming’s best-loved icons as they prepare for upcoming release of Rare Replay.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition: The Art of Improving on an Xbox Classic (Room 6A: Thursday, July 9, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.)
Reigniting the passion and fervor of Gears of War fans, Xbox and The Coalition take fans behind the scenes of the fan favorite franchise – re-imagined and reloaded for Xbox One. The panel will feature Rod Fergusson (Studio Head, The Coalition), Peder Skude (Sr. Game Designer), Kyle Gaulin (Cinematics Director), Bonnie Jean Mah (Narrative Director), and Ben Huyghe (Former Pro Gamer/QA).
Hunt For the Truth: Following the Trail of the Halo 5: Guardians Story (Room 6BCF: Friday, July 10, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
Join 343 Industries and special guests as they examine the compelling and prolific storytelling in and around Halo 5: Guardians. This panel will bring new insight into the mysteries surrounding the Master Chief, and sneak peeks of the stories we have yet to tell. Q&A session following.
The World of Albion – The History and Future of the Groundbreaking Fable Series (Room 5AB: Friday, July 10, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Game Director David Eckelberry and Lead Designer Alex Skidmore talk through the evolution of the pioneering Fable series. Fable’s latest incarnation – Fable Legends – is no exception, bringing cross-platform play and 4v1 multiplayer, whilst maintaining the popular attributes of the franchise that players have come to love.
The Evolution of an Icon in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Room 25ABC: Saturday, July 11, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Join key leads from the award-winning Crystal Dynamics development team – including Camilla Luddington (actress and voice of Lara Croft), Rhianna Pratchett (lead script writer), and other surprise guests – to discuss the journey of one of the most iconic characters in entertainment history.
Building the Halo Universe with the Collectible Mega Bloks Series (Room 24ABC: Sunday, July 12, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
A worldwide fan-base of passionate players building an epic universe beyond gameplay. With over 65 million Halo game titles and over 35 million Mega Bloks Halo sets sold, some of the world’s most hyper-engaged fans are bringing the Halo universe to life through construction, helping to shape this legendary world in their own way. Fans can expect teasers of the new Mega Bloks Spring ’16 line and a look back at the history of Halo and Mega Bloks, info on how the games become builds with behind-the-scenes stories and making-of moments, why Halo chose Mega Bloks, and what’s next for both brands.
We can’t wait to show you this and much more at San Diego Comic-Con, beginning on Thursday, July 9. See you there!