Microsoft had a simple but effective press conference. They knew what they wanted to show, and they showed it. As soon as the conference started, they didn't waste any time with their announcements.
Xbox One S
The very first announcement of the day. Microsoft will be releasing a new slimmer version of their current generation console. The new console will be called the Xbox One S and will retail for $299. The new console will also come with a new "fully customizable" controller which means players will be able to decide on the exact colour combinations and pick from the various button designs as well as being able to print their name or gamer tag on the controller in order to make it a fully personalized item.
Microsoft will also be releasing a few updates for their current gen console to add new features including background music, language and region independence, Clubs and a competitive tournament platform, Arena.
Xbox - Project Scor
Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, revealed that the rumoured project Scorpio is in development. Project Scorpio will reportedly be a new, more powerful version of the Xbox One console which will have improved hardware specifications and will be able to support 4K gaming and VR. Owners of the current version of the Xbox One needn't worry about lacking games when the new console is released because every game which will be released for the Scorpio will also be supported on the Xbox One and Xbox One S. The new console will be released during the holiday season, 2017.
Xbox Play Anywhere
Throughout the entire press conference, Microsoft emphasized the cross-play between Xbox and Windows 10 PC. Essentially every game you purchase for one system, it will be playable on the other and players on the different platforms will be able to play the games together online. Moving forward, titles which have previously been Xbox exclusives will now be Xbox One & Windows 10 PC exclusives, meaning you would be able to experience them on either platform.
GamesMicrosoft had a slew of games to show this year, some with confirmed release dates, most with cross-play and cross-save functions for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. This is going to be quite a long list!
Gears Of War 4
Gears of War E3 2016 Co-op Gmaeplay Demo (by.Xbox)
Gears of War 4 will be released as an Xbox One & Windows 10 PC exclusive on October 11th 2016
Killer Instinct General RAAM Announce
Genral Raam has been added in as a playable character in Killer Instict.
Forza Horizon 3
Forza Horizon 3 E3 Trailer World Debut and Onstage Demo (by.Xbox)
Forza Horizon 3 will be released as an Xbox One & Windows 10 PC exclusive on September 27th 2016.
ReCore E3 Gameplay Trailer
ReCore will be released as an Xbox One & Windows 10 PC exclusive on September 13th 2016.
Mafia III - E3 2016 Trailer (by.Xbox)
Mafia III will be released on October 7th 2016.
Minecraft E3 2016 (by.Xbox)
Minecraft Realms will feature cross-platform interaction between Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Android, iOS and VR.
From the creators of Limbo, Inside will be released as an Xbox One and Windows 10 PC exclusive on June 29th 2016.
We Happy Few
We Happy Few (by.Xbox)
We Happy Few will be coming to Xbox Game Preview on July 26th 2016.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game E3 2016 Xbox Briefing
Closed Beta coming September 2016.
TEKKEN 7 E3 2016 TRAILER (by.Xbox)
Although there is no confirmed released date for Tekken 7, it is said to be coming early 2017.
Dead Rising 4
Dead Rising 4 E3 Announce Trailer (by.Xbox)
Dead Rising 4 is said to be released during the holiday season, 2016.
Scalebound Xbox E3 Briefing 2016 (by.Xbox)
Scalebound is an Xbox One & Windows 10 PC exclusive coming in 2017.
Sea Of Thieves
Sea of Thieves Trailer & Gameplay - Xbox E3 2016 (by.Xbox)
No release date has been announced for this title.
State Of Decay
Announcing State of Decay 2 -Xbox E3 2016 (by.Xbox)
State of decay has no set release date but is said to be coming in 2017.
Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars 2 Official E3 Trailer (by.Xbox)
This game gets a Beta this week!
Halo Wars 2 will be released as an Xbox One & Windows 10 PC exclusive on February 21st 2017.
- Danial Aziz
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