Microsoft wanted to make their presence known at E3 2019, making several big announcements and showcasing their upcoming projects.
- Microsoft officially announced the upcoming Xbox console, dubbed “Project Scarlett” at E3, with some seriously impressive specs for a console
Gears of War 5
- Gears of War 5 was announced, with the burgeoning esport bringing some serious updates to the franchise
- A new 3v3 co-op mode called ‘Escape’ will be included in Gears 5. It’s its own gamemode that sounds similar to Horde. Should be interesting to see how this ends up.
- Pre-order bonuses include early access and the ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ character pack, inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest project.
- Halo Infinite is launching alongside the Xbox Scarlett in late 2020
- A trailer was shown but no multiplayer gameplay was shared
- Halo Infinite will be cross-platform at launch
- “This story will mark the beginning of a new chapter and challenge for the [Master] Chief, but it will also respect and continue threads that led to this point. If you’ve never played a Halo game before, this will be a great place to jump into the story… We will weave in context and guideposts to understand your place in a new universe. But if you’ve invested in Halo for all these years, you’ll feel immediately at home – and some of our story moments will spark a different resonance for your investment.”
- A new collaboration from FromSoftware and Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, Elden Ring, but not a lot was given away.
- The trailer was pretty vague, only mentioning a magical Elden Ring that was broken years ago.
- No release date as of yet
- As expected Cyberpunk stole the show, with Keanu Reeves sharing the game he is set to be featured in.
- Release date set for April 16, 2020
- Keanu Reeves appearing on stage is really a sure-fire way to guarantee people love your game before it’s even out
- Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition will be coming to Xbox in 4K and with remastered audio
- A new campaign, The Lost Khans, will be playable on the remastered title
- Bleeding Edge
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Blair Witch
- Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Psychonauts 2
- Wasteland 3
- Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
- Dying Light 2
- Forza Horizon: Lego Speed Champions