This weekend at E3 showcase, Microsoft unveiled everything Xbox and it was filled with a number of surprises. A prequel a decade later for the fan favourite Devil May Cry, multiple releases of Gears of War, and partnerships which secured them five more studios. If you missed the show, here are 10 things Microsoft announced at the E3 showcase.
Kingdom Hearts III
With the game’s release date finally being indicated, the games trailer was unveiled yesterday portraying Disney-based lands, most notably the icy world of frozen. Unfortunately, however, the game will not meet its promised 2018 released date and will now be launched on January 29th, 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Microsoft gave a sneak peak into its new Halo. They demonstrated a short video at the beginning of the keynote and indicated that the new title will be centered on Master Chief continuing the current story-line after the events of Halo 5.
One of the most anticipated games was unveiled at the Microsoft’s E3 presser, and we were given our first look at Fallout 76. Initial viewing of the trailer indicates that Fallout 76 will be set on rebuilding the world after the bombs drop. It is also predicted that the game will be in the form of an online multiplayer survival game, which is likely to be true seeing that a complete version would not be released so sudden following Fallout 4, since open-world RPG takes a long time to develop.
Forza Horizon 4
Forza’s latest edition to series was officially announced for both the Xbox One and PC during Microsoft’s E3 presentation. New to Forza Horizon 4 are changing seasons, which will be witnessed during gameplay and alter the looks of the world and how the cars drive. It also features a shared open world, where other actual players will be able to race against you in real-time.
Microsoft unveiled not one but Three, yes 3, new Gears of War games at the Expo. In addition to the release of Gears 5, a mobile game and strategy-based game for PC were also announced. They are all earmarked for release in 2019.
Devil May Cry 5
Ten years later, the sequel to Devil May Cry 4 has finally gotten a release date. This sequel returns the original characters and storylines. Devil May Cry 5 is set to release for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in 2019.
From the makers of The Witcher 3, comes what has the potential to be one of the next big RPGs’. CD Projekt Red made an unexpected appearance at Microsoft’s E3 keynote to display its upcoming game. After a number of years after releasing a small teaser, we got better ideas of what we can expect from this game.
Expected to be released sometimes 2019, Jump Force features characters from Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Death Note and much more. The star-studded game was launched at Microsoft’s E3 showcase. It is not yet clear whether it will be released solely for Xbox.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit was revealed at the E3 press conference. Captain spirit will follow a young boy who dreams of adventure. It will give some insight into Life is Strange 2’s brand new story.
New Microsoft Studios
In addition to all the cool news and trailers of upcoming games, Microsoft also announced the acquisition of a number of large partnerships. As a result, five more studios are now in the possession of Microsoft. This is indicative of their push to ensure a steady release of games that customers will be able to enjoy on the Xbox One.