E3 2017: Microsoft Press Conference News

After EA’s debacle last night Microsoft was a breath of fresh air. There were some pacing issues, but a lot of great games too. I go more into my opinions in the accompanying video, but if you want just the facts then read on below.

Microsoft News

  • Project Scorpio was revealed as Xbox One X and it will launch worldwide on November 7 for $499
  • Forza 7 was the first game to be shown off on the Xbox One X, which is due to launch on October 3
  • Metro Exodus was unveiled, the third game in the Metro series, and is due out in 2018
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins was officially revealed onstage with a trailer and a gameplay demo and it is set to launch on October 27
  • Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds is getting a port to Xbox One later this year
  • Deep Rock Galactic was revealed with a gameplay trailer
  • State of Decay 2 was shown off with a gameplay trailer and will launch in 2018
  • The Darwin Project was shown off onstage as a mock multiplayer test with a Shoutcaster going over the gameplay
  • Minecraft is going to unify servers across all platforms
  • Dragonball FighterZ was unveiled with a quick trailer aimed to release in 2018
  • Black Desert is getting an Xbox One port
  • The Last Night, The Artful Escape, and Code Vein all got new trailers
  • A gameplay demo of Sea of Thieves went over various mechanics in the game and it will launch in early 2018
  • Tacoma will launch first on Xbox One and PCs on August 2
  • The VR game, Lucy’s Tale, is getting a port for Xbox One called Super Lucky’s Tale on November 7
  • Cuphead will debut on September 29
  • Crackdown 3 is set to release on November 7
  • An indie showcase quickly showed off indie games such as Osiris, Raiders, Unruly Heroes, Path of Exile, Battlerite, Surviving Mars, Fable Fortune, Observer, Rotorcraft, Dunk Lords, Minion Masters, Brawlout, Ooblets, Dark Light, Strange Brigade, Riverbond, Hello Neighbor, Shift, and Conan Exiles
  • Ashen got a new gameplay trailer
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm was announced as a prequel starring Chloe and Rachel which will premiere in August
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War was demoed onstage
  • Ori and the Will of Wisps was announced
  • Original Xbox games will be joining Xbox One’s backwards compatibility program later this year
  • BioWare’s new IP, Anthem, closed out the show with a gameplay demo and will release in 2018

 

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