Rakki Reports Microsoft E3 Conference 2016

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That time of the year when all the video game news comes from LA, E3. How did the conferences fair this year? Let’s take a look.

 

Microsoft opened their show with the reveal of Xbox One S for $299 this October.

Phil Spencer introduced the show with Rod Ferguson and his Gears of War 4.

 

Gears of War 4 is one of the first games available for both Xbox One and Windows 10 for Xbox Play Anywhere.

 

Laura Bailey, voice of Kait in the game, played cooperatively with Ferguson in a live gameplay demo.

 

Gears of War 4 hits Xbox One this October.

Killer Instinct is getting a new character, General Raam from Gears of War 4 in Killer Instinct Season 3.

 

The next Forza title, Forza Horizon 3, was revealed in a new trailer and a live gameplay demo, also compatible with Xbox Play Anywhere.

 

Forza Horizon 3 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 this September.

ReCore was also shown off in a new gameplay trailer.

 

Final Fantasy XV was up next with a new gameplay demo on Xbox One, showing of a boss battle with a colossal Titan.

Ubisoft’s The Division’s new DLC, Underground hits Xbox on June 28.

 

Battlefield 1 showed the same trailer that was revealed at the EA conference the day before.

 

Mike Ybara took center stage next, revealing Background Music, Language Independence and Cortana available for Xbox Live.

 

Clubs, Looking for Group and Arena were also revealed on Xbox Live, coming this fall.

 

Mojang took the stage, revealing that Minecraft would be getting a new update called The Friendly Update in Realms, regardless of platform.

 

Xbox Design Lab was revealed, allowing people to create custom controllers for their Xbox One.

Inside, from the creators of Limbo, is available June 29.

 

A sizzle reel for indie games coming to Xbox showed several new titles coming to the platform.

 

We Happy Few was shown off in a creepy fashion coming July 26.

CD Project Red revealed Gwent, the official Witcher Card game, coming in September.

 

Tekken 7 was shown off in a live gameplay demo with the game’s developers at Bandai Namco.

Dead Rising 4 was revealed in a CG trailer with the return Frank West.

 

Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya showed off a live gameplay demo of Scalebound.

 

Sea of Thieves got a new trailer from Rare, along with a new gameplay demo.

A gameplay trailer for State of Decay 2 was revealed.

 

A CG trailer for Halo Wars 2 was shown off, along with a release date of February 21, 2017.

 

Spencer closed the show with a quick recap and a look into the next step in Xbox, Project Scorpio, coming Holiday 2017.

Overall, the show was pretty nice, things kept along with a steady pace, outside of the Minecraft spot that is, and the reveal of Scorpio being officially in the works has got me looking forward to what Microsoft has in the works going forward.

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