Microsoft took the stage of E3, and blew its doors off, with numerous world premieres of blockbuster titles, a lineup of 42 games shown, with half being Xbox One and Windows PC exclusive, and the worldwide reveal of the Xbox One X. It was a massive show for the tech giant, and with a heavy focus on 4K Ultra HD as the future of the industry currently, they did their best to showcase beautiful visuals, and gorgeous looks at a varied library. My best moment is undoubtedly when Phil Spencer reveals to the crowded hall that original Xbox games will be making their way to the Xbox One with backwards compatibility.
This was, admittedly, one of the most exciting and surprise-filled keynotes that Microsoft has ever done, with a lot of great moments and fantastic looking games shown. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of the keynote with trailers for everything shown.
The biggest reveal was of course, the first look at Project Scorpio, now named the Xbox One X. They showcased a trailer for the system, with a full look at the system, now the smallest Xbox ever made. The impressive specs were talked about, as well as full backwards compatibility with all current Xbox One accessories, and now with both Xbox 360, and OG Xbox games, starting later this year.
The first new title to tout the Xbox One X, as usual with a launch system for Microsoft is the new Forza Motorsport 7. Revealed alongside the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS, on stage.
An immensely gorgeous look at the new Metro: Exodus title, with gameplay and a breathtaking look at the world of Metro.
The worldwide reveal of the newest Assassin’s Creed: Origins. The game takes place in Ancient Egypt, which has been a rumored setting for years, with gameplay, characters, and a look at many new features of the game. It looks like one of the most original Assassin’s Creed games in years.
More Sea of Thieves gameplay, which continues to look better and better each year that Rare is allowed to spend on it. Hopefully we to see more later this year, and a release date alongside the Xbox One X.
Dragonball Fighter Z looks to be my game of show for E3, with its anime-esque visuals and throwback play style. It’s very much reminding me of the old PlayStation Dragonball Z titles that were so fantastic.
Cuphead was given a release date: September 29th.
Crackdown 3 was officially renamed, and given a November 7th release date alongside the Xbox One X. Also, note: please make a Crackdown film starring Terry Crews.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps made me cry.
We also saw the worldwide unveiling of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a prequel to the first game.
Microsoft closed the show in grand fashion with the worldwide reveal of the first official gameplay of the new IP from BioWare, Anthem. The game looks like a mix of Titanfall and Destiny.
Microsoft also showed off plenty of various other titles, from independent studios and big budget studios alike. Check out the rest of the goods below, for a look at the many upcoming offerings for Xbox One.