It’s been about 2 months since Microsoft’s solid E3 press conference where they played to their strength the advantage they have over Sony this holiday season: 1st party games. Before the end of the year, Xbox One owners will be knee-deep in TDM & Warzone in Halo 5:Guardians, making sweet U-turns in Forza 6 ,and breaking into ancient structures with Lara Croft in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Today’s presentation though focused more on what’s to come in 2016. Trailers were shown for games we knew were coming, and a surprise announcement of a sequel to a fan favorite. Pop those peepers below for visuals. We also get a peek of something Microsoft originally promised when the Xbox One was an always-on console; Cloud computing. With Cloud computing games could theoretically offload processing power to create effects that the Xbox One could not do on its own. You’ll see what I mean when you get to the Crackdown 3 trailer.
Halo Wars 2 coming Fall 2016 for Xbox One AND PC (Windows 10 required)
Crackdown 3 -Beta in summer 2016, HOLY DESTRUCTIBLE ENVIRONMENTS!
Quantum Break April 5, 2016
Homefront The Revolution No gameplay just a new prerendered trailer
Halo 5 Special Edition Xbox One console -$500, with 1TB of storage, out Oct 20th (1 week before the game)
Chatpad announced -$35
More games for ID@Xbox -Cities Skylines, We Happy Few, Train Simulator 2015, Thimbleweed Park
If you’d like to watch the media briefing in its entirety, look no further!