Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference Highlights

With the press conference for Microsoft at E3 on Monday, we know we are a bit late with the rundown but the week has been crazy and due to a technical difficulty here is the rundown. With the rundown of Microsoft’s Xbox event, we have some updated stuff that was announced during the week at E3. You can watch the full presentation above or catch the highlights down below. Here we go:

Microsoft Opens With Halo 5: Guardians

Microsoft opened the event with Halo 5: Guardians. The game focused on the in-game live co-op demonstration with a diverse cast and none of them Master Chief, but you are searching for him. After that, they discussed the 24 player multiplayer mode called “Warzone,” which runs with AI controlled enemies and maps that are four times bigger than past maps.

Recore Is A New IP For Xbox One

From the people that brought you Mega Man and Metroid Prime bring you Recore. The game, which appears to be set in a desert environment, follows a nomad protagonist and a series of robotic sidekicks, which are powered by a blue glowing core. Just a trailer was presented at the event and seems interesting but holding judgment as of yet.

Backwards Compatibility Comes To Xbox One

As we mentioned to you on Tuesday, Microsoft is bring backwards compatibility to the Xbox One for Xbox 360 games. Slowly games will be released for the console, all you need to do is insert the original disk into your system and it will download the digital version of the game and you are ready. They expect a hundred games to be support by this holiday season.

Xbox One ‘Elite Controller’ Coming

The controller that is designed to make your gaming experience more custom, Microsoft announced the new Elite Wireless Controller that will offer “limitless customization” and “pro-level accuracy.” It promises to have hair-trigger locks, multiple paddles, thumbstick sensitivity and more. Although, it is not cheap. It starts at $149.99.

Microsoft’s Fallout 4 Will Support Mods

In an effort to connect Windows 10 gaming and Xbox One, Bethesda announced that mods created on the PC for Fallout 4 will be supported on the Xbox One. Not only that but Fallout 3 will be included in the Xbox One version of Fallout 4, due to their backwards compatibility.

Dark Souls 3 Confirmed

Microsoft debuted the trailer for Bandai Namco’s sequel in the Dark Souls franchise. The publisher showed a pre-rendered trailer for Dark Souls 3, with the tagline “…now only embers remain.” It was confirmed that Dark Souls 3 will come out for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC through Steam. Also, series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki will return to direct the sequel. The release date is set for early 2016.

Forza 6 Coming This Fall

What is a Xbox event with a Forza Motorsport title? The sixth edition of the game will be coming out on September 15th, 2015. The game will take players to 26 real-life locations around the world in more than 450 cars and will support 24-person multiplayer gaming. They promise that Forza 6 will run in 1080 at 60 frames per second.

The Division Beta Exclusive On Xbox One

Tom Clancy’s The Division will allow Xbox One players to get an early taste of the game this December with the Ubisoft beta. There was no information as to whether they need to meet certain criteria, as they did with the Assassin’s Creed beta or if it will even be open.

Rainbow Six Siege Gets A Bonus

Ubisoft announced that anyone who picks up the Xbox One version of Rainbow Six Siege, you will get Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 2 for free. Nice deal which is offered due to their backwards compatibility.

EA Access Vault Free This Week

Electronic Arts announced that EA Access Vault will be open to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers this week in celebration for E3.  The service is adding Titanfall to the service this week and by the end of summer Dragon Age Inquisition will be added to the service.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming In November

Crystal Dynamics showed off a gameplay of the Xbox One. Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive and will come to retailers on November 10th, just in time for the holiday season. It was announced that Nixxes Software will be developing the Xbox 360 version, which is good news for holdouts but no announcement was made if it would be released on November 10th.

Rare Announces Rare Replay

Rare Replay will be released on August 4th with 30 games re-done for the Xbox One. It is touted as 30 games for $30 and here is the full line-up:

  • Atic Atac
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Battletoads
  • Battletoads Arcade
  • Blast Corps
  • Cobra Triangle
  • Conker’s Bad Fur Day
  • Digger T. Rock
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Gunfright
  • Jet Force Gemini
  • Jetpac
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Killer Instinct Gold
  • Knight Lore
  • Lunar Jetman
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • R.C. Pro-Am
  • R.C. Pro-Am 2
  • Sabre Wulf
  • Slalom
  • Snake Rattle n Roll
  • Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship
  • Underwurlde
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

Gears of War Ultimate Edition Coming To Xbox One

Gaming’s worst kept secret has officially been announced after loads of leaks. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a remastered version of the original game that will be released on August 25th, the tenth anniversary of the original game.

Gears of War 4 Coming In 2016

Gears of War 4, another bad secret, will be coming to Xbox One during the holidays in 2016.

Minecraft For Hololens Looks Amazing

The future of gaming is here. Microsoft’s HoloLens will offer plays a 3D interactive play with Minecraft. You will be able to use it on any surface, a wall or table, and play the game that no one else will be able to see. It supports voice commands as well as Microsoft’s Surface tablet. It is hard to explain so you should check out the video instead.

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