E3 2018 Microsoft Press Conference Roundup

10 June 2018
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E3 2018 Microsoft Press Conference Roundup

The E3 2018 Microsoft Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC game lineup. Microsoft’s E3 2018 keynote conference started on June 10th at 1:00PM PDT (Pacific USA) / 4:00PM EDT (Eastern USA) / 9:00PM BST (London) / 6:00AM AEST (Sydney, Australia) and lasted an hour and 35 minutes. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup

Xbox One exclusive reveals this year were: Halo Infinite, Gears of War 5, Devil May Cry 5, Jump Force, Forza Horizon 4, Just Cause 4, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Battletoads, and Session.
We also got to see more of Bethesda’s Fallout 76, EA’s Battlefield V, Rare’s Sea of Thieves DLC, SE’s Kingdom Hearts 3, Ubisoft’s The Division 2, Metro Exodus, Dying Light 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and other games listed below.

Here’s the full E3 2018 Microsoft broadcast video: (starts 1 hour in)

E3 2018 Microsoft Press Conference Roundup:

Halo Infinite announcement trailer shown, powered by the Slipspace Engine.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps gameplay trailer shown. — Ori sequel coming 2019.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gameplay trailer shown. From Software & Activision team-up looks like Tenchu. — Coming 2019.

Fallout 76 reveal trailer shown. “In Vault 76 our future begins.”
Bethesda also bringing Fallout 4 (and other Fallout games) to Xbox One backwards compatibility.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Life Is Strange side-story announcement trailer shown. “We’ve all been children.” — Coming June 26th, 2018.

Crackdown 3 gameplay trailer shown. — Coming February 2019.

Nier Xbox Enhanced gameplay trailer shown. — Automata Coming June 26th, 2018.

Metro Exodus gameplay trailer shown. — Coming February 22, 2019.

Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer shown. Frozen, Wreckit Ralph, Tangled worlds added. — Coming January 29, 2019.

Sea of Thieves DLCs gameplay trailer shown. A new land of darkness and fire is revealed. — Coming July & ?, 2018.

Battlefield V story trailer shown.

Forza Horizon 4 gameplay trailer shown. Has cars, bikes and hovercrafts. Features dynamic seasons in an open world. — Coming October 2, 2018; available day one on Xbox Game Pass too.

Microsoft buys out 5 new studios! From new Microsoft Studios studio The Initiative for more innovative titles. Undead Labs joins Microsoft Studios to bring us more zombie games. Playground Games joins Microsoft Studios to bring us more Forza Horizon games. Ninja Theory joins Microsoft Studios for more games like Hellblade. Compulsion Games joins Microsoft Studios for more games like We Happy Few.

PUBG: War Mode gameplay trailer shown. Console launch exclusive on Xbox One. — Coming Winter 2018.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition trailer shown. — Coming Winter 2018.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 gameplay trailers shown. America is on the brink of collapse. Survival urban warfare in a civil war.

Xbox Game Pass has over 100 games for one monthly price. FastStart 2x faster feature being added. Halo: Masterchief Collection being added later in 2018. Forza Horizon 4 & Crackdown 3 being added on launch day!

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay trailer shown. — Coming September 14, 2018.

Session skateboarding game gameplay trailer shown. Xbox One console launch exclusive.

Black Desert MMO gameplay trailer shown. “I was born 3 times.” Xbox One console launch exclusive.

Devil May Cry 5 gameplay trailer shown with the return of Nero and his new robotic arm and of course Dante. Capcom finally releasing a sequel to Devil May Cry 4 after 10 years! — Coming Spring 2019.

Cuphead DLC gameplay trailer shown. Console launch exclusive. — Coming 2019.

Tunic gameplay trailer shown. Isometric action-RPG like Zelda, but you play as a tiny cute fox. Made by a single developer. No release date?

Jump Force announcement trailer shown. Bandai Namco reveals a fighting game, like Jump Superstars but 3D, that combines the most popular characters from Gears of War, One Piece, DBZ, Naruto, Death Note, etc. — Coming in 2019.

Dying Light 2 reveal gameplay trailer shown.

Battletoads reveal trailer shown. 3-player couch co-op. 2.5D hand-drawn 4K graphics. — Series will return in 2019.

Just Cause 4 reveal trailer shown. Square Enix & Avalanche Studios show gameplay for the new sequel. — Coming December 4, 2019.

Gears Pop reveal trailer shown. Gears of War mobile spin-off with a Pop-funko figurines style. — Coming in 2019.

Gears Tactics reveal trailer shown. Another mobile game. Gameplay shows it’s X-COM VS. Gears of War style.

Gears of War 5 reveal teaser shown. They made Kate cry. Microsoft just wanted to confirmed they are working on a true shooter sequel too. — Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC in 2019 (probably in the Fall).

Console-quality games streaming on any device thanks to the cloud and Microsoft AI? Play their games anywhere, from Xbox One to PC to your phone. Also promised is a future new console (Xbox 4 in a few years?).

Cyberpunk 2077 reveal trailer shown by CD Project Red. Closing trailer of the show. No release date shown.

50 games shown in total, including 18 exclusives.

Credit: Microsoft Livestream. 177,000 + 369,000 & 140,000 + 153,000 livestream viewers at its peak on Twitch & Youtube.

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