ICYMI E3: Microsoft [Xbox]
Microsoft’s [Xbox] press conference was on Monday, June 13th, and came with a lot of big news. They of course started with the introduction of the Xbox One S, which was described as slimmer, sleeker, and over all 40% smaller. It comes with a 2TB internal hard drive, and of course a new wireless controller. Along with the new controllers they chatted about the Design Lab where you can create custom controllers for yourself.
Also talked about were some of the new Xbox Live features. You will be able to create your own communities, similar to PlayStations community feature, and they now offer an LFG forum to make finding fire teams easier than ever.
‘Project Scorpio’ was broken down, which will be available holiday 2017. It will have one of the most powerful processors, 8cpu cores, and a true 4k resolution gaming experience.
Cross-play was a huge topic for Microsoft, together with their play anywhere feature. Not only is there a large list of games that, when bought digitally, will allow you to play on Xbox or PC for no additional cost, with play anywhere you can literally almost always bring some of your favorite games with you. Cross-play itself will allow you to play with PC players while you play on Xbox or vice versa.
On the list of available cross-play games was Gears of War 4. Not only is Hoard Mode returning exclusively to Xbone and Windows 10, but all co-op modes, as stated, will support cross-play. Gears of War 4 is set for release October 11th, 2016.
Killer Instinct announced they will have a new guest character for you, General Raam, shortly after that Playground Games stopped by to talk about Forza Horizon 3, and give us the world gameplay premier. This led up to Final Fantasy XV, where we got to see “Trial of the Titan,” a special E3 play mode. FFXV has a faster, more fluid battle style than ever before, and is set for release September 30Th, 2016.
The Division’s ‘Underground’ expansion will be available on June 30th, 2016, and Battlefield 1 is available for pre-order. If you pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition you get lots of extra in-game goodies, and access a full 3 days early on October 18th, otherwise release date is October 21st, 2016.
Minecraft announced their ‘Friendly Update’ which will make the game available on IOS, Android, and Windows 10 cross-play. They also mentioned new add-on’s, texture packs, and Oculus play.
We heard a little bit about the id@xbox program. Basically this will allow Xbox players to preview and play games, then give their feedback. First available for preview will be ‘We Happy Few’ from Compulsion Games.
We also got the announcement of ‘Gwent’ The Witcher Card Game releasing September 2016. Tekken 7, which is set to release early 2017, however Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is free this week only for Xbox Live Gold members. Dead Rising 4 is coming Holiday 2016 for Xbone and Windows 10. Part of play anywhere, ‘Scalebound’ was announced exclusively for Xbone and Windows 10, along with ‘Sea of Thieves’, and ‘State of Decay 2’. Last, but not least Halo Wars 2 is set for a February 21st 2017 release, however the beta is available now.
As you can see from this extensive recount, Microsoft came to play this year. We have a lot to look forward in the coming years. Stay tuned to radiopressgaming.com for all of your E3 news and reviews.http://radiopressgaming.com/2016/06/icymi-e3-microsoft/http://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/maxresdefault-960x540.jpghttp://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/maxresdefault-150x150.jpgE3GamingMicrosoftE3,E3 2016,Final Fantasy XV,microsoft,Project Scorpio,xbox,Xbox One SMicrosoft’s press conference was on Monday, June 13th, and came with a lot of big news. They of course started with the introduction of the Xbox One S, which was described as slimmer, sleeker, and over all 40% smaller. It comes with a 2TB internal hard drive, and of course...Krys EvansKrys Evanskrys@radiopressgaming.comAdministratorCoFounder and CCO of Radio Press Gaming, Part Time Streamer, RPG Podcast Host, Writer, Pit Bull Advocate, Mommy.Radio Press Gaming