Here’s (Mostly) Everything Revealed at the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing
From Keanu Reeves to the future of console gaming, the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing brought some exciting announcements that will certainly shape the world of video games.
E3 2019 is officially underway and things are popping off right from the start. Which isn’t much of a surprise since Xbox is the one leading the charge. With Sony absent from this year’s E3, this was Microsoft’s chance to really go big a blow everyone away. This included 60 games — 34 of which will premiere in Xbox Game Pass — a studio acquisition, and the future of console gaming. If you missed anything, you can find the entire show here and experience it for yourself.
Beginning the show is Obsidian and Private Division’s The Outer Worlds which will be coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 25, 2019. A new trailer was also revealed flaunting in-game combat and its stylish world.
Well, that leak was real. The developers that brought you Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice are making a 4v4 melee combat game. Although gameplay details seem to be sparse, you’ll choose a character from Bleeding Edge’s diverse cast, each with their own set of moves. You’ll be able to check it out soon with the technical alpha coming June 27. When it does inevitably launch, it will be on Xbox Game Pass.
Looks like we won’t have to wait too much longer for the follow-up to Ori and the Blind Forest. Ori and the will of the Wisp is now slated to launch on Xbox and PC on February 11, 2020. Alongside the release date reveal was a trailer featuring Ori running away from a bunch giant bugs and animals that would make your skin crawl.
It looks like Microsoft will be doing more with the popular Mojang franchise. Minecraft Dungeons is a classically-styled dungeon crawler that can be played alone or up to four players cooperatively. It will release for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in spring 2020. It will be available on Xbox Game Pass the same day as release.
Yesterday, the first peek at gameplay for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was revealed at EA Play. At the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing, more gameplay was shown, including the AT-AT sequence we saw behind closed doors. Oh, it will also be releasing on November 15, 2019.
Yes, you are reading that correctly. Keanu Reeves, the star of the John Wick, Matrix, and Bill and Ted franchises, will star in CD Project Red’s highly anticipated RPG Cyberpunk 2077. More importantly, Keanu got on stage a revealed the game will be releasing on April 16, 2020.
A game that only DualShockers News Editor Tomas Franzese would jump out of his chair for. The return of Battletoads draws closer as gameplay has finally been revealed. Sporting a cartoonish art-style, Battletoads will surely be a challenge when it releases sometime in the future.
Brutal Legend 2, here we come! Not really, but I can dream. Microsoft announced that its newest acquisition is none other than Double Fine, the creators of Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and Psychonauts. Speaking of Psychonauts, Tim Schafer got up on stage and brought a new Psychonauts 2 trailer with him.
Get your lancers ready because Gears 5 is releasing on September 10, 2019. Alongside a new trailer prominently featuring Gears of War 4 protagonist Kait Diaz, we learned Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to play Gears 5 four days before its official release. Additionally, a character pack based on the upcoming film Terminator: Dark Fate was unveiled.
Probably the most surprising reveal of the entire conference, Phantasy Star Online 2 will finally be coming to the West. In spring 2020, Xbox One and PC players in North America will be able to get their hands on this beloved RPG.
Because you need to spend another paycheck to buy a controller. Kidding aside, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 was officially announced and it looks very sleek. With over 30 new features from its predecessor, including 40 hours of rechargeable battery life and new interchangeable components, this controller will allow you to customize every facet of the controller. You can pre-order the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 right now.
Microsoft has officially ushered in the next generation of gaming. Project Scarlett has formally been revealed and will bring 8K resolution, up to 120 frames per second, and real-time ray tracing to console gaming. Xbox’s push for backward compatibility also continues the next system will allow you to play from all four generations. Lastly, it was revealed that you’ll be able to pick up Project Scarlett Holiday 2020.
This wouldn’t be an Xbox press conference if Master Chief didn’t show up somewhere. This time around, a new Halo Infinite trailer was revealed showing what seems to be the beginning moments of the game. It was also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett Holiday 2020.