Microsoft showed off the latest offering from Mojang studios, the development studio that created Minecraft, and Oxeye Studios. This time, they are going retro with Cobalt, a 2-D run and gun-style platformer with a ton of features added.
Cobalt is considered a “couch multiplayer and action-platformer” where you play a cyborg who is searching for a lost colony of humans on an alien planet.
The game features several multiplayer modes, and judging from the trailer the variety is outside of the standard deathmatch modes we normally see in other games.
Cobalt also supports co-op play, so you and a friend can go through the main story together as you battle creatures like giant space hamsters and other alien creatures. Other features include a slo-mo mode, hacking, in-game challenges and “rampant consumerism,” likely meaning you have to buy new weapons with earned points.
Cobalt will be released on the Xbox One, and will be released this October. It is a console exclusive to the Xbox One