E3 @ SCG: Xbox (Microsoft) (Update)
Here’s everything Microsoft announced all in one convenient place
UPDATE: It’s over!
Microsoft is first up on the official first day of E3 2016.
The company had several leaks come out yesterday, possibly showing some of the games they’ll announce today as well as showing what seem to be the first images of the rumored Xbox One Slim.
Microsoft has been known to list off a lot of upcoming games and throw in a few big surprises in the past, so it’ll be interesting if they take the same approach this year. The conference starts at 9:30 a.m. PT and we’ll have a liveblog of the announcements below.
Stay tuned and let us know in the comments section what you think about Microsoft’s announcements.
Gears of War 4 – Supports Xbox Play Anywhere (see below), campaign demonstration. Out October 11, 2016. Killer Instinct – General Raam from Gears of War coming. Season 3 is Play Anywhere. Forza Horizon 3 – Announced with cinematic trailer. Now in Australia, features 4-player campaign coop and largest car roster ever. Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 with Play Anywhere. Gameplay demonstration. Out September 27, 2016. Recore – New trailer shown, introducing characters. Xbox Anywhere. Final Fantasy XV – Gameplay demonstration. Out September 30, 2016. The Division – Underground expansion, first on Xbox starting June 28. Battlefield 1 – EA Access on October 13, everywhere else October 21. Minecraft – iOS, Android, Windows 10 all cross-platform now. Friendly Update: dedicated servers (Realms) announced. Texture packs coming to Windows 10 and pocket editions. Add-ons (in-game mods) coming this fall. Inside – Available June 29 from Limbo creator. (ID @ Xbox). Limbo free on Xbox One ID @ Xbox – Video showing tons of upcoming games shown, including Yooka-Laylee, Cuphead and much more. Ark – Coming to Play Anywhere. Xbox Game Preview – more games coming soon, including We Happy Few. We Happy Few – gameplay demonstration. First to console on Xbox. Coming July 26 to Game Preview. Gwent – The Witcher card game coming from CD Projekt Red to console and mobile. Beta coming first to Xbox One and Windows PC in September. *Also coming to PC and PS4. Tekken 7 – Coming in 2017. Features story mode with cinematic-to-gameplay style. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 available free all week for Xbox Live Gold members. Dead Rising 4 – Holiday 2016. Trailer shown. Scalebound – Gameplay footage shown. Sea of Thieves – Exclusive game from Rare for Windows 10 and Xbox One. New trailer shown. World premiere gameplay shown. State of Decay 2 – Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Cinematic trailer shown. Halo Wars 2 – Cinematic trailer shown. February 21, 2017 on Windows 10 and Xbox One Play Anywhere. Week-long beta on Xbox One starts today. Beta footage shown.
Xbox One Slim officially announced – HDR gaming, 4K video output, updated controller, 40% smaller, more. Coming in August. Will cost $299.99. Project Scorpio – “The most powerful console ever.” New console coming. Will support everything from Xbox One and new games. Coming holiday 2017.
Xbox Play Anywhere – Buy a game digitally and play it across Xbox and Windows 10 with cross saves at no extra cost. Gears of War 4 will be first game to support this new service. Gears of War 4 Elite Controller Xbox Live – More servers being added. Background music, Cortana and language regions coming in new update. Clubs coming to Xbox Live (communities for games), Looking for Group (“like a want ad for multiplayer”), Arena (new tournament platform). Xbox Design Lab – Design your own Xbox controller.