Microsoft opened up the press conference by showing a reel that intimately showcased the company’s newly engineered Xbox console officially revealed as Xbox One X by head-honcho Phil Spencer, with excited applause from eager attendees. Technical specifications were furnished, confirming Microsoft’s eager direction to bring the company’s most powerful console to your home with a multitude of games that will undoubtedly take advantage of it’s hulking hardware.
It may arguably be Microsoft’s best E3 conference of this generation as they not only introduced a sleeker and tenacious console, but games and release dates that fans were anticipating. Check out the recap of today’s announcements below.
Microsoft officially reveals the long-awaited console, named Xbox One X, which is slated to release worldwide November 7th, 2017. Packing impressive technical specifications, the console includes a CPU/GPU combo capable of delivering 6 teraflops of computing power, 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, and 1TB of storage, sticking true to the long-speculated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disk driver and true delivery of 4K gaming content.
One of Microsoft’s strongest franchises — the racing simulator Forza Motorsport — was given its seventh installment announcement, showing impressively alluring gameplay smoothly operating at an impressive 4K and 60 FPS on Xbox One X.
Metro: Exodus was announced during the conference, bringing light to a new entry in the series. The reveal exhibited notable graphics and gameplay, in what looked to be in-engine footage.
After a plethora of leaks and rumors that seemed to confirm its existence prior to its announcement, Assassin’s Creed Origins was officially revealed during Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Set in Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins will run at a stead FPS at a consistent 4K resolution.
Developer Bluehole announced that it’s hit MMO, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, will be available first on the Xbox One. Built in Unreal Engine 4, the game allows you to direct your anger at other players by setting them ablaze or by unloading round after round of bullets into your opponents.
Having previously resided on Steam, Coffee Stain Publishing and Ghost Ship Games’ Deep Rock Galactic is landing exclusively at console launch on the Xbox One, giving you the opportunity to co-operatively shoot your foes in FPS fashion.
Undead Labs’ open-world zombie survival, State of Decay, was met with a long-awaited sequel State of Decay 2. A gory gameplay trailer was retrofitted in the announcement, running in 4K in addition to a sprinkle of an additional element where players can expect to make decisions in order to secure the survival of their group.
If you’ve ever wanted to glaze over a truly beautifully crafted MMO, you can definitely do so with Perl Abyss and Kakao Games’ Black Desert Online, which is headed to consoles sometime early next year.
What do you get when you take the best bits of Marvel vs Capcom and Dragon Ball Z? Dragon Ball FighterZ — a new fighter that greets fans of the series with a silky, statuesque 2.5D experience.
It wasn’t too long ago that Bandai Namco announced Code Vein. However, with its announcement, details of which platform it would be coming to was unknown. Until today, at least. Code Vein has been announced for Xbox One, with an enhanced version coming to the Xbox One X.
Developer Odd Tales and publisher Raw Fury revealed their cinematic, open-world 2.5D adventure game, The Last Night, which is set in a “rich, post-cyberpunk world” and littered with outstandingly unique visuals, will be coming to Xbox One in 2018.
Continuing the back-to-back consignment of 4K games, Microsoft added Minecraft to its list. In addition to a ritzy resolution upgrade which will be exclusive to the Xbox One X, developer Mojang also announced that they would be bringing cross platform play to the gargantuan franchise.
Veteran developer Rare hit the stage revealing new gameplay — and the ability to effortlessly carry cannonballs underwater — of the upcoming shared adventure game Sea of Thieves, which is set to release in early 2018.
Cuphead was met with delay, and sadness at said delay, back in October 2016. During the press conference, however, Studio MDHR and Microsoft announced that the highly-anticipated platformer is finally making its way onto Xbox One and PC this September.
Crackdown 3 hit the stage with actor Terry Crews, dressed as an Agent, manically introducing new gameplay footage for the forthcoming Microsoft exclusive, which has confirmed release date of November 7th.
Futuristic first-person adventure game, Tacoma, which is developed by Fullbright Studios and follows the narrative of a player tasked with exploring a space station in order to find clues about the station’s crew, was announced to be arriving on Xbox One and PC August 2nd.
Ashen is an action role-playing game about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. To add to the aforementioned somberness, there’s no sun and the only natural light comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash. Ashen’s trailer showcased quite the creepy atmosphere, as the player laid waste to dark, creepy things.
Super Lucky’s Tale is an excruciatingly adorable platformer where players are put in the role of Lucky, a cuddly hero, in his quest to stop the villainous Jinx from reshaping the world for some unidentified reason. Like most of the aforementioned treats coming to Xbox One X, the game will be running at 4K resolution.
While most were already aware of a new Ori title making its way to the conference just hours before it was announced, Ori and the Will of the Wisp was officially revealed for the Xbox One and Windows PC. Developed by Moon Studios, the original Ori and the Blind Forest was considered to be on of the best games of 2015.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a prequel to the original five episode in the series developed by Deck Nine Games and not the franchise’s original developer Dontnod, was announced with a reveal trailer at the press conference with a release coming on August 31st.
Microsoft announced the official price of their Xbox One X console at $499. Outside of sharing beefy tech specs, which may have laid the foundation to being the most powerful console on the market, several first and third party games are also getting free Xbox One X updates when the console launches. The update will bump their resolution up to the boasted 4K that the console will be delivering.
Anthem, BioWare’s new IP, was revealed to an array of visual eyegasms and paralyzingly splendid gameplay. In addition, it showcased a welcoming conglomeration of RPG elements, multiplayer and the company’s epochal storytelling.
Microsoft announces that it will be expanding its Xbox One backward compatibility list to include original Xbox titles. A full list of games weren’t available at the time of the announcement. However, the company did announce that Crimson Sky will be part of the program.