Xbox One game news: Dead Rising 3 demo release and more

Because many of you have either bought or received a new Xbox One over the last few weeks, we thought it might be a good idea to cover some game-related news for Microsoft's console that was revealed over the past week or so:

Dead Rising 3 gets a demo; first DLC release coming Dec. 24

Dead Rising 3 is one of the best launch titles for the Xbox One, but just in case you haven't bought the zombie open world action game from Capcom yet, you can now download and play a timed 20 minute free demo. It's set in the Ingleton district of Los Perdidos and can be played twice per Gamertag. It gives a nice taste of the full game, including ways to create combo weapons and access to vehicles.

Owners of the full game will be able to download and play the first of four planned DLC packs for Dead Rising 3 on December 24th. That's when Operation Eagle is released. Capcom's blog says that the pack will let players control Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane as he tries to capture the missing President of the U.S. The new mission will add five new weapons and one new vehicle which will be unlocked in the main game as well. It will also add a new combo weapon blueprint to find a new article of clothing and of course new ways to unlock more achievements. Operation Eagle will be priced at $9.99 or you can get it when you purchase the Dead Rising 3 season pass for $29.99, which gives access to all four DLC packs for the price of three.

New modes and new economy changes for Forza Motorsport 5

While the latest game in the racing sim series from Turn 10 Interactive has gotten good reviews, many players have not been happy with the way Forza Motorsport 5 has handled purchasing new cars and upgrades. This week, the development team is making some changes to the economy based on player feedback.

In a post on the Xbox Wire website, Turn 10 and Microsoft state that the rate of earning in-game credits while playing Forza Motorsport 5 has been increased by quite a bit, which means it will take less time to accumulate the amount of currency needed to purchase new and more powerful cars. In addition, the amount of in-game money needed to buy the most expensive vehicles has been cut down. The changes should allow players to obtain the high end cars in about one-fifth the time it previously took in the game.

Turn 10 and Microsoft will also be adding new multiplayer game modes for Forza Motorsport 5 soon, including drag racing and Tag mode. Tag will label one car in a match as "It" and, depending on the variation that's picked, other players will either want to go after the driver with "It" or stay away from that player.

The Elder Scrolls Online to launch for Xbox One in June

One of the most highly anticipated game launches of 2014 is The Elder Scrolls Online, a massively multiplayer game set in the universe of the best selling Elder Scrolls fantasy RPG titles. This week, publisher Bethesda Softworks has announced that the game will launch for the PC and Mac platforms on April 11th, followed closely by the Xbox One and PS4 launches in June.

While PC and Mac players will be able to interact with each other, Bethesda has already announced that the console versions will not have cross platform support. In other words, Xbox One players will only be able to log into one server just for that console; PS4 players will have the same situation. It will be interesting to see if The Elder Scrolls Online will attract a console audience as big as the PC and Mac versions.

Source: Capcom, Xbox Wire and Bethesda Softworks | Images via Capcom and Microsoft

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why are the demos for any games not available worldwide? no demos on my game store for any games other than the sports rivals wake riding demo. oh, I'm in Canada eh

Why do you guys disable commenting on older articles?

I so totally hate that -- it's a bad move and discourages participation in conversations.

All I wanted to do is respond to some guy's comment because it was inaccurate and misinform the poor suckers who landed on that page when searching Google.

I downloaded and played the Dead Rising 3 demo over the weekend. Cool little demo but I don't think its good enough for my hard earned $65. I bought Forza 5 but have yet to open it. I'm reading mixed reviews on the game and may return it. However, I enjoyed the FIFA demo, while my daughter enjoyed the Zoo Tycoon demo.

JHBrown said,
I downloaded and played the Dead Rising 3 demo over the weekend. Cool little demo but I don't think its good enough for my hard earned $65. I bought Forza 5 but have yet to open it. I'm reading mixed reviews on the game and may return it. However, I enjoyed the FIFA demo, while my daughter enjoyed the Zoo Tycoon demo.

If you do like racing, Forza is definitely a good one. I am enjoying it. The feel of ABS on triggers... cool.

BigBoy said,

If you do like racing, Forza is definitely a good one. I am enjoying it. The feel of ABS on triggers... cool.

Absolutely! The feeling of wheel-lock with ABS off through the triggers is awesome. The only thing that gets me with having ABS switched off is I have to brake early in corners, so I end up with newbies who have ABS on slamming up my ass by braking at the last second!

-adrian- said,
sounds like demos is your thing
Not sure what the point of your post is. Your sarcasm fails as usual. Maybe you should research the point of a demo? Why would I buy a game without first trying out? Some Neowin members amaze me with their intelligence everyday!

Well you mentioned 4 different games in your article, where 3 of those are in form of a demo and one fullversion that is still unopened. don't know how you judge my intelligence by that already. maybe you have poor judgement.

... be played twice per Gamertag

That is just absurd.

It's a small piece of the game. Who cares how many times someone plays a small demo of a game? What if it takes me 3 plays to decide I want it?

Things seem to be going away from consumer friendly this generation, and I hope it stops...

M_Lyons10 said,
What if it takes me 3 plays to decide I want it?.

Just make another Gamertag but I do agree with you that it's a stupid rule simply because you can just make another Gamertag, so what's the point?

M_Lyons10 said,
What if it takes me 3 plays to decide I want it?

Things seem to be going away from consumer friendly this generation, and I hope it stops...

Jeez, the gen's only just started, give it chance! How many plays of a demo do people ACTUALLY need before buying the game? Two plays is usually enough for me I think they're limiting the plays to make tightwads get their wallets out. If you can afford a newly released console, you can afford the games

Getting credits in Forza was taking too long? Did the update already take place because I've got more credits than Bill Gates.

Jose_49 said,
Good news for Forza owners

Indeed . I enjoy drag racing, glad to see it making an appearance on the XBOne I wish they'd put more tracks and variation in though, getting sick of doing the Top Gear Bowling and London challenges over and over again! I'm sick of the Test Track already! I always wanted to see Sepang Raceway in Forza, but still they use the same old tracks. Abu Dhabi's good though We need more F1 and Japan Grand Touring Championship tracks in, like Sepang!