Microsoft E3 2019 Briefing Highlights
The conference was quite eventful: new Xbox, Keane Reaves and Cyberpunk 2077, release date of upcoming games, and much more
The conference in a nutshell
- The new Xbox is called Project Scarlett, and it is really powerful;
- Halo Infinite will be released along with the new console in late 2020;
- Keanu Reeves is in Cyberpunk 2077, pre-orders are live;
- Elden Ring game by FromSoftware and George Martin;
- Return of the Crossfire;
- New Elite controller;
- Xbox Game Pass on PC;
- A lot of new announcements and releases.
On June 9, the traditional Microsoft press conference took place at the E3 2019 event. In the absence of their main competitors from PlayStation, Xbox team have put together quite a show. Here is everything they presented today.
New generation of Xbox announced under the working title Project Scarlett
Phil Spencer says it’s the most powerful console at the moment. It’s four times more powerful than Xbox One X having GDDR6 memory, AMD Zen 2 processor, Vega 2 graphics, and a new generation SSD on board. The console will release at the end of 2020.
New Halo Infinite trailer, the game to be released on the next generation Xbox
Master Chief is coming back in 2020.
New Cyberpunk 2077 cinematic trailer, Keanu Reeves, and release date
The star of the show was, undoubtedly, the new demonstration of Cyberpunk 2077. Keany Reeves himself announced the release date with pre-orders already open. The game will release on April 16, 2020, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
New Gears 5 trailer, release date, and Terminator crossover
Gears 5 will release on September 10, for Xbox One and PC, and will be available through Xbox Game Pass. It’s not the only news that The Coalition has prepared. This way, Gears 5 will feature the Escape mode, see the trailer below:
In this mode, players will have to stay alive while fighting off hordes of enemies. It will support local and online 3-player co-op. Moreover, players can become ’horde architects’’ and create challenges for other players. The first multiplayer test will be held on June 17, with more details to follow. Besides, Gamescom visitors will have a chance to take on the horde’s role.
The Terminator Dark Fate character pack was revealed at the end of the demonstration.
Elden Ring announcement trailer
The rumors regarding the collaboration between fantasy writer George Martin and Japanese developer FromSoftware have been confirmed. No game etails have been revealed though.
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
The updated controller will have a built-in battery that can handle up to 40 hours of wireless game time, Bluetooth, and tons of configuration settings, from triggers to sticks.
New The Outer Worlds trailer, and release date
The upcoming game from Obsidian will release on October 25, 2019, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It will also be available with Xbox Game Pass.
New Borderlands 3 trailer
Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary announcement
The new DLC will connect the Borderlands 2 story to the trequel and is available for free until July 8.
New Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer
EA decided to leave the most interesting piece until the very end. The new demonstration of the upcoming game from Respawn turned out to be more interesting than the one shown at EA Play.
Xbox Game Pass PC Beta is already here
The subscription that gives access to dozens of titles and to all Microsoft games is already available on PC.
Bleeding Edge announcement trailer
It’s an online session game from the creators of Hellblade with 4-on-4 battles. No release date announced yet.
CrossfireX Preview Trailer
The sequel to online shooter Crossfire. Remedy is said to be working on its story part.
New Ori and the Will of the Wisps trailer, and release date
The game will release on February 11, 2020, for Xbox One and PC.
Minecraft Dungeons Gameplay
A new game from Mojang is an online dungeon crawler set in the Minecraft universe to be released in spring 2020.
Blair Witch preview trailer and release date
A story-based psychological horror game to be released on August 30, 2019, for Xbox One, and PC.
First Battletoads gameplay
The comeback of the legendary Battletoads turned out to be a bit different from fans’ expectations. It supports local co-op for three players, though. No release date yet.
A lot of indie titles under the ID@Xbox program
Microsoft continues to support indie developers all around the world.
New Microsoft Flight Simulator announced
The new entry in the aviasim series is set for release in 2020.
Wasteland 3 is shown for the first time
The trequel is set in Colorado, but no release date or other details have been revealed.
Microsoft bought the studio Double Fine and the first Psychonauts 2 gameplay reveal
The company has announced the acquisition of the creators of Grim Fandango and Psychonauts. Following the announcement, the first gameplay trailer of Psychonauts 2 was shown.
All nine Star Wars entries in one game — LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot gameplay trailer and release date
The game will release in Q1 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
12 Minutes preview trailer
A rather peculiar interactive thriller game.
New Dying Light 2 trailer and release date
The game developed by Polish studio Techland and Chris Avellone will release in spring 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
LEGO and Forza Horizon 4 crossover announced
The DLC will be available on June 13.
Gears POP! trailer
Do you guys have phones?
DLC Heartland for State of Decay 2
The DLC features two story campaigns and much more. It is already available for purchase and through Xbox Game Pass.
Phantasy Star Online 2 western release
The popular online JRPG will release in spring 2020.
Tales of Arise gameplay trailer
A new entry in the Tales of series is set for release in 2020.
Xbox E3 Briefing turned out to be quite a show — a lot is planned for 2020, including the release of their next-generation console.
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