Writtin by Micole Patterson
To say Microsoft awed us with some crazy surprises would be an understatement. Announcing the Xbox One not even a full month ago, the company faced quite a bit of backlash from gamer’s all over the industry, regarding it’s questionable features, as well as it’s current take on used games, and online requirements. However, today, I personally feel that even with these strange changes, and features under their belt, Microsoft definitely made up for it, by presenting a great handful of games at this years E3. Here’s a list of all the games that were announced as well as shown off.
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V was a great way to kick off the Press Event! With stunning visuals, as well as a new open world format to the game, I feel this was an extremely solid title to show off at the beginning of the press event.
Gold Members getting 2 free games through July – Assassins Creed 2 & Halo
- Earlier in the conference, Microsoft decided to discuss a bit about the 360 future before discussing about the upcoming titles for the Xbox One. A brand new Xbox 360 model was announced, being a new sleeker, and slimmer 360 with more of an Xbox One type appearance. They also announced that current Gold Members will receive two free games throughout he month of July. Both of these titles being Assassins Creed 2 & Halo 3. It has been said that there will be more titles available for users to choose from as part of their “2 free games”, that will be announced at a later time.
- World of Tanks: Xbox Edition – Releasing Summer 2013
If you read our previous WarGaming article, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to you, in fact I feel the announcement of World of Tanks was quite lack luster, as they made it seem before hand that they were too announce a brand new title for consoles. However, with WoT already being big, and growing everyday, I feel it was still a great game to be added on the Xbox 360, especially as a Free to Play title.
- Max: Cure of the Brotherhood (2D Indie platformer)
- Dark Soul 2
- Ryse: Son of Rome – exclusive – Available at Launch
- Sunset: Over Drive
- Forza MotorsSport 5 – AI more intelligent
Froza 5 also had a very great showing. While most of the discussion was based around it newly update AI, the game looks really promising, and will definitely be a giant leap in the Forza franchise.
- Quantum Break
- Project Spark
- Upload Studio
Upload studio was one of the few newly announcements features of the XboxOne that I must say has definitely won me over. The ability to record footage from various games is a very rich idea, and may be very convenient for gamer’s that may be interested in uploading things to youtube, as well as just casually sharing them with their friends. While I’m sure their is going to be some sort of limitation to this feature as far as the quality of the recording, I still think this feature was a must for the system.
- Xbox Broadcast
Xbox Broadcast was the last of the features that blew my mind, the ability to live-stream games using just the console has been a feature many have wanted on the XboxOne, especially considering it “Television themed” reputation. With Microsoft announcing it’s partnership with Twitch.TV for the XboxOne, this is definitely going to be a great feature for all asipring live-streamers.
- Dead Rising 3
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Battlefield 4
- Halo 5
We all knew it was coming at some point, but I would have never thought that it would have been shown off this soon. What seems to be “Halo 5” was shown off, and was looking great! From the appearance of Master Chief in the trailer, the game seems to been giving a very mysterious look, it makes me extremely excited for how the story is going to turn out.
Titanfall was the last game to be shown off during Microsofts E3 Press Conference. Being developed by Respawn Entertainment, this game brought a very fresh unique look to the table. With discussion already going on about the game being a possible “eSports” worthy title, I feel this game has a ton of potential, and am looking forward to more information regarding it in the future.