During its E3 conference, Microsoft placed its emphasis on its numerous Xbox One games that are due to be released this year. They kicked off with a new and highly anticipated trailer of Halo 5: Guardians. This was followed by a load of other new and exciting game announcements, and also some unexpected (but good) Xbox One service announcements (including the announcement of a new and [very awesome] controller!). If you missed the conference because you were too busy – never fear because below is a summary of everything that was announced at the Microsoft E3 conference this year:
Microsoft revealed some more details about the Halo 5: Guardians campaign, including information about Spartan Locke’s mission to hunt down Master Chief. Warzone, Halo 5’s multiplayer mode that combines AI and real players, was also revealed.
ReCore, made by the creators of Metroid and Mega Man, features a woman and her robot dog fighting against enemies in what seemed to be a desert terrain. The trailer reveals that the game is due to be released in spring 2016.
Bethesda’s E3 conference saw the first details of Fallout 4 announced, but Bethesda saved some news for the Microsoft conference, including cross-mod support between PC and Xbox One versions of Fallout 4. Also, Fallout 3 will be included free with the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 (yay!).
Another Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is coming to the Xbox One, EA has revealed. The sequel is set to release in early 2016.
The next Forza game will feature over 450 cars, 26 locations, and will be out for Xbox One on September 15 this year.
Microsoft showed the first Dark Souls III trailer, which you can watch below. This game is expected to launch in 2016.
The Division will have an open beta this December on the Xbox One.
People who purchase Rainbow Six Siege will also receive Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for free, Ubisoft have revealed.
The Gigantic beta for Xbox One is due to launch this August.
Cuphead, Tacoma, Ashen, and Beyond Eyes will all be arriving on the Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program.
Ion, made by the creators of DayZ, is a game that people do not know a lot about. However, you can watch the E3 video of it below, and there are hints that you’ll be able to switch bodies with others in the game.
Microsoft announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on November 10 2015 (I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS GAME!). Below is the new gameplay demo that was also shown during the conference:
Rare is releasing a collection of 30 Rare games to mark its 30th anniversary. This collection includes games such as Battletoads, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Banjo-Kazooie, and more. It’ll be available for Xbox One on August 4.
Sea of Thieves, Rare’s newest IP, is a multiplayer pirate adventure that will be available for Xbox One and PC during the holiday season of 2016.
Microsoft revealed a new trailer and an expected launch of Holiday 2015 for Fable Legends.
A remake of the original Gears of War will be available on August 25. This Ultimate Edition runs 1080p at 60 frames per second.
Gears of War 4 was revealed along with a gameplay demo. The game is expected to launch sometime in Holiday 2016.
The Xbox One will soon be backwards compatible! (WOOOOO FINALLY!) So this winter, the Xbox One will support 100+ Xbox 360 games with the new backward compatibility feature. Preview members will be able to access the feature now.
Microsoft unveiled a new (and very awesome) customizable controller for the Xbox One. The Xbox Elite controller features reprogrammable buttons, a new D-pad, swappable components and more.
At its E3 press conference Microsoft demonstrated to the general public how its upcoming HoloLens (the first fully untethered, see-through holographic computer) will work with Minecraft, the game it acquired for $2.5 billion last year.
So that pretty much sums up all of what was announced or discussed during Microsoft’s E3 conference this year. If you have any comments about the conference, please feel free to write them below or alternatively, tweet them to us @RestartReplay
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