Microsoft's press conference was fantastic. It was just games, games, games and more games. They showed very little in terms of indies, but what they did show looked marvellous and I have no idea what Sony will do to compete. Let's break it down!
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare got a (nice) trailer, exclusive content first on Xbox One (duh).
- Forza 5 gets a new racetrack DLC, free, today!
- Forza Horizon 2 got a trailer - Releases Sept 30, 2014.
- Evolve got a new trailer, the Beta and DLC will be first on Xbox One.
- Assassin's Creed Unity got a great co-op gameplay trailer. Set in 18th century Paris, looks very cool and has me hyped for an Assassin's Creed game.
- Dragon Age Inquisition's trailer looked lovely.
- Sunset Overdrive had a fantastic showing with a cool trailer and great-looking gameplay, coming October 28th.
- Dead Rising 3 is getting some funny-looking DLC.
- New Dance Central game meh.
- Fable Legends is coming with 4-player co-op, and a 5th player controlling the enemies. It'll have a multiplayer beta this fall.
- Phantom Dust announced from the Killer Instinct devs, but we have no idea what it's about.
- Project Spark got a new trailer.
- Ori and the Blind Forest (indie) announced, looks gorgeous.
- The Master Chief Collection will come to Xbox One on November 11th, with Halo 1-4, and every single original multiplayer map, with full multiplayer support - a fantastic deal for $60. Oh, and Halo 2 gets the Anniversary Edition treatment.
- Halo 5: Guardians is coming in 2015, got another CGI trailer.
- The folks who made Limbo are making another atmospheric 2D platformer, Inside will debut on Xbox in 2015 (no trailer's been uploaded yet - sorry!). [update] Here it is! [/update]
- There was an Indie montage - Xbox is getting Hyper Light Drifter, a game called Cuphead looks amazing. Xbox also has Wulverblade on their YouTube page, which reminds me of Shank in a good way.
- Massive Chalice (Double Fine) is comin' to Xbox One in 2015.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider announced oh my goddd I love life.
- Tom Clancy's The Division got a gameplay demo - still looks sexy.
- The Witcher III got another sexy gameplay demo.
- Hideki Kamiya was onstage to introduce Scalebound, an action game, with a CGI trailer - Xbox exclusive. Finally,
- Crackdown 3 announced!
They just brought the games and nothin' but games - fantastic showing, Microsoft. Sony will seriously have to bring the noise to top this.
Not sure that they can.