[email protected] director Chris Charla confirmed during Gamescom that there's over 1000 studios creating games for [email protected], as well as detailing a few of the titles that are heading to both Microsoft's console and Windows 10.
During the conference Charla also confirmed that in the next twelve months there'll have been more than 150 games launched via [email protected], which he says will be more titles than the two years combined since the initiative was first announced at Gamescom 2013.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night project lead Koji Igarashi came on stage to announce cross-play functionality between the Xbox One and the Windows 10 versions of the game. Cities: Skylines (which we mentioned here) was among the games discussed, as was Train Simulator 2015 from Dovetail Games; both are coming first to console via Xbox One.
Three Daedalic titles were mentioned (The Devil Men, State of Mind, Silence) as coming to the console, and Team 17 also got some love with Beyond Eyes, The Escapists: The Walking Dead, and Yooka-Laylee all appearing during the show (they also played the new Worms WMD trailer - we had the world exclusive first look at that game and you can read about it here). Team 17's Sheltered was also on stage, confirmed as the next title to appear as part of Microsoft's Game Preview Program; it'll be available to download later today.
Adventure game legend Ron Gilbert then took to the stage to show off the latest trailer for Thimbleweed Park, and dino survival sandbox ARK: Survival Evolved was also given some stage time; a new trailer was shown and it was confirmed that the game would be part of the Preview Program and thus be heading first to console on Xbox One.
Other games heading to the preview program include Rivals of Aether, and Chucklefish's Starbound will also be making its console debut on the platform. The [email protected] section ended with a new trailer for Compulsion's We Happy Few. All in all, a good show for indie devs and their games.