Monday, June 9, 2014

The Microsoft E3 Presser - the breakdown!


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. 

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