E3 Recap: Microsoft

If you weren’t able to catch Microsoft’s announcements at E3, the one thing you should know is: there were a lot of them. New exclusives, world premieres, and new studios. Let’s jump right in and give you the recap.

The Event

For those that missed out on the live event, we have the cliff notes below, or you can watch the recording of it in its entirety here: Watch Xbox Press Conference – E3 2018 from Twitch on www.twitch.tv

New Exclusive Titles

These are the new titles coming exclusively to XBox. If no release date is stated with the game, none was announced.

  • Halo Infinite
  • Crackdown 3
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisp
  • Sea of Thieves (Expansions)
    • Cursed Sails
    • Forsaken Shores
  • More stuff for PUBG
  • Session
  • Black Desert
  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
  • Tunic
  • Battletoads – 3 player couch co-op, 4k hand-drawn graphics, coming 2019

World Premiere

These are games that had a world premiere during the Microsoft event, but may not be XBox Exclusive Titles

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice [From Software]
  • Captain Spirit – From Life is Strange developers, 100% free June 26, 2018
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
  • The Division 2 – Coming March 15, 2019
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Jump Force
  • Dying Light 2
  • Just Cause 4 – Coming December 4, 2018
  • Gears of War Pop – Mobile Game
  • Gears Tactics – RTS for PC
  • Gears 5
  • Cyberpunk 2077

Other Announcements

  • Nier Automata Become as Gods Edition
  • Metro Exodus
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Battlefield V – Coming October 19, 2018
  • We Happy Few – Coming August 10, 2018
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Coming September 14, 2018
  • Microsoft is working on streaming technology to stream games to any device

Newly Acquired Studios

Microsoft Studios has formed or acquired the following studios:

  • The Initiative¬† – Newly formed Santa Monica Studio
  • Undead Labs
  • Playground Games
  • Ninja Theory
  • Compulsion Games

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