Did you like it?
Well, it didn’t have its own Final Fantasy VII Remake moment, but I for one enjoyed Microsoft’s game-filled E3 conference this year.
Microsoft did what it needed to do after touting the Kinect and the “all-in-one entertainment system” angle for so long — show us games (42 of them). We got some real exclusives, some timed/console exclusives (love that marketing speak), and some 4K/HDR exclusives, but a number of them looked pretty great, and the ID@Xbox program is thriving well enough.
The Xbox One X? The jury is out. As a 4K TV owner I’m excited to play a number of these projects in native 4K, but that’s more like window dressing — not a definitive selling point. Because really, these things need to be good too. Some reports estimate that by 2020 half of all US homes will own a 4K TV, but right now the numbers are notably lower.
Again, a lot of this is inside baseball, techy stuff, and not a “winning” slam dunk. Just like Microsoft likes it, right? Leave it to Sony or Nintendo to have some sort of blowout announcement — they almost always do.
- Microsoft confirms Xbox One X, formerly ‘Scorpio’ at E3
- Forza Motorsport 7 is set for October on Xbox One and Windows 10
- Metro Exodus is the next chapter in the Metro series
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins is indeed set in Egypt
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds coming exclusively to Xbox One later this year
- The Darwin Project is another Hunger Games/survival title, coming to Xbox One
- Deep Rock Galactic confirmed for Xbox One
- If I can’t paint my house in State of Decay 2, then I’m out
- Minecraft is unifying nearly all of its versions across all platforms, except Sony
- Dragon Ball FighterZ looks so dang good
- Absolutely stunning The Last Night is an Xbox One console exclusive
- The Artful Escape coming to Xbox One ‘when it’s damn ready‘
- Black Desert Online is coming to Xbox One
- Tacoma is coming to Xbox One with ‘X’ enhancements
- Sea of Thieves can be anything!
- Code Vein evokes a lot of things, like Bloodborne and Nier
- You won’t need VR for Super Lucky’s Tale
- Cuphead was in Xbox’s presser again, but it actually has a release date now
- Crackdown 3 finally has a release date
- Microsoft reveals a huge chunk of ID@Xbox titles
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm brings us hella more Chloe
- Open-world RPG Ashen is the next game from Annapurna Interactive
- Original Xbox games are coming to Xbox One backward compatibility
- Xbox One X launching November 7 at $499
- Sign me up for Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- ‘Over 30’ Xbox One games will have 4K updates for Xbox One X
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s E3 demo looks pretty similar to its predecessor
- Here’s some in-engine gameplay from BioWare’s new IP Anthem