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Microsoft E3 2017: Everything you need to know

June 12, 2017 — by Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh0

Microsoft E3 2017 began with them officially revealing their new console, the XBox One X, priced at $499 (about Rs.32k/- approx). Other than the Xbox One X, Microsoft had a LOT of games to showcase this time around. So many trailers, we thought it would never end! Here’s a playlist of them all. But we’re going to go through all of it anyway.

Microsoft E3 2017

Microsoft E3 2017: Xbox One X, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Anthem, and more

Xbox One X

Microsoft opened the show with the much anticipated Xbox One X. XboneX? XoX? Ah well, whatever it’s abbreviated to, we’ll let you know when it catches on. Microsoft promised that it would be the most powerful console ever when they revealed the spec sheet a while ago and well, it definitely did look hella powerful.

Microsoft E3 2017

What we didn’t know then was the price and release date, well now we do, $499 and November 7, 2017. Mark your calendars.

Backward Compatibility
In other Xbox news, Microsoft also announced that they’re working on expanding their backwards compatibility program to include the first Xbox’s games as well. According to Phil Spencer, over half of all Xbox One owners played backwards compatible games on their consoles.

Xbox One X Updates
Phil Spencer went on to announce that a few games will be getting Xbox One X updates. Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2 and Minecraft (Minecraft? Double-checked, yes Minecraft) will be getting 4k updates for the Xbox One X for free. There are 30 other games that will be getting the same treatment, some of which are Rocket League, Final Fantasy XV and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

Forza Motorsport 7 on the Xbox One X

The first game showcased on the Xbox One X was Forza Motorsport 7, which ran in its native 4k resolution at 60fps. Yes, 60 fps! On a console! It’s expected to come out on October 3 for Xbox One and Windows.

Metro Exodus

We got to see a demo for Metro Exodus. It will be coming out for the Xbox One X as well. From the looks of the demo, it looks pretty darn good. Might even be an open-world game. Who knows.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

We actually went an entire year without an Assassin’s Creed game. Which is a good thing, because we wouldn’t be looking forward to this one if we had. While the leaks have been mentioning it for a while now, the reveal just confirms that the newest Assassin’s Creed is indeed going to be in Egypt.

We even got to see a demo of the game, which looked great. Hopefully, Ubisoft took all the criticism they’ve been getting about the series seriously. But all in all looks like Assassin’s Creed might just make a comeback.

Then we have a barrage of trailers which follow:

Deep Rock Galactic

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

The crazy popular PC Battle Royale game will be coming to Xbox later this year.

State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 looks like a better version of part one. Part one was good so we’re ok with that. Expected to arrive in Spring next year.

Minecraft

Can’t have Microsoft E3 2017 without Minecraft, right? The game’s going fully multi-platform. Tablets, VR, Windows, Consoles, you can all play together now. Oh, and a 4k version for Xbox One X. Yay.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z

The Darwin Project

Black Desert

The MMO is making its console debut on the Xbox One. Unfortunately, the game’s region-locked. So we can’t play it, at least on the PC. Maybe Xbox owners will have better luck.

The Last Night

The Artful Escape

Code Vein

Think Anime dark souls with vampires and stuff.

Tacoma

From the creators of Gone Home, should be good (we hope).

Cuphead

ID@Xbox Montage

There’s a heap of indie games coming to the Xbox.

Ashen

Life is Strange: Before The Storm

Sea of Thieves

We some a little bit of this last year, and we got some more gameplay this time around, and it looks fun. The open-world pirate online game looks interesting.

Crackdown 3 feat. Terry Crews

Shadow of War

Orcz iz bezt.

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps

You remember Ori And the Blind Forest? If yes, we needn’t say more. If no, go play that then come back.

Anthem gameplay

Microsoft ended the show with a bang showcasing some Anthem gameplay. The game looks amazeballs. It’s a multiplayer game where you can have squads of up to 4 people. There’s an Exo-suit system and your role is defined by the kind you’re wearing. The world looks absolutely gorgeous from what we saw. Definitely, one of the titles to look out for.

To summarise, in case you didn’t want to read and scrolls right to the bottom, here’s everything showcased by Microsoft E3 2017:

  • Anthem (Non-exclusive)
  • The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti (Console launch exclusive)
  • Ashen (Console launch exclusive)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Non-exclusive)
    Black Desert (Console launch exclusive)
  • Code Vein (Non-exclusive)
  • Crackdown 3 (Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive)
  • Cuphead (Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive)
  • The Darwin Experiment (Console launch exclusive)
  • Deep Rock Galactic (Console launch exclusive)
  • Dragon Ball Fighter Z (Non-exclusive)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive)
  • The Last Night (Console launch exclusive)
  • Life Is Strange (Non-exclusive)
  • Metro Exodus (Non-exclusive)
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Non-exclusive)
  • Minecraft (Non-exclusive)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Console launch exclusive)
  • Sea of Thieves (Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive)
  • State of Decay 2 (Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive)
  • Super Lucky’s Tale (Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive)
  • Tacoma (Console exclusive)

And that’s it for Microsoft E3 2017. Dang, that’s a long list of games. Stay tuned for more from E3.

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Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh

If he's not gaming, he's... no wait he's always gaming.

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