News E3 Xbox Briefing 2016 Recap

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Greetings one and all to this recap of this year's Xbox E3 Briefing. If you'd rather watch the entire event you can watch it on demand here. Otherwise, read on!

This year's E3 began on a sombre note, fortunately though that didn't last.


Microsoft were straight in for the kill with the recently leaked Xbox One S. 40% Smaller with an integrated PSU, HDR, internal storage up to 2tb, an updated controller and has the ability to be vertically mounted. Exciting stuff for those of us with limited space. Releases in August, starting from $299.

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Next up we had some Gears of War 4. but before getting into the gory details, cross play was announced both in matchmaking and ownership of the game. Exciting stuff. This new initiative is called "Xbox Play Anywhere". Buy it once and play both on Xbox One and PC!


Following this announcement we got to take a look at some fresh Gears of War 4 campaign gameplay. Looks pretty. You can check it out above.


Finishing off the Gears coverage is was a pretty Kickass Gears themed Elite controller.


Next up we have some Killer instinct coverage, but wait... it's still Gears of War themed. General Ramm is coming to KI today and will be playable for free for the entire of this week. So why not give him a whirl?


Forza Horizon 3, Australia, utterly gorgeous and another Xbox Play Anywhere title. Boasts 4 player campaign co-op and the largest roster of cars ever. Make sure you check out the Forza coverage both above and below. Comes out September 27th.


Next up an interesting Sci-fi third person action game that looks utterly charming and very vivid and colourful. called Recore and is another Xbox Play Anywhere title.


Now onto some Final Fantasy XV, complete with a gameplay demo on Xbox One. The sequence shown had a very much "Attack on Titan" vibe to it. If that's your thing? Why not check out the footage for yourself?


An Ubisoft title now, it's a new expansion for the Division and it's coming to Xbox One first on June 28th.

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Big cheers for Battlefield One, EA access subscribers can play first on October 13th. Check out the new trailer below, it's certainly shaping up to being one of the most exciting games this year.


Mike Ybarra takes the stage, boasts improvements coming to Xbox Live servers across the globe and further promoting cross play (which seems to the be this year's theme, so long TV and Kinect!).

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Background Music, Cortana and the ability to determine your spoken language regardless of where you reside are all coming soon. But that's not all...

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Clubs officially announced, along with an official LFG app. A tournament app called Xbox Arena is on the horizon also. All of this coming in "the fall".

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Onto Minecraft now, Dedicated servers with crossplay across multiple devices that run "pocket edition". Texture packs and "add ons" coming to these versions of the game also, think of these like the mods you can find on the original Java based version of the game. As a reminder you can play this cross-compatible version of Minecraft on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices as well as GearVR.


Custom Xbox controllers all around with Xbox Design Lab, RIP controller mods.


A new game from the creators of Limbo, looks just as atmospherically bleak. Is called "Inside" and launches on June 29th. Limbo is also free on Xbox One right now, download it here.


[email protected] dropped also dropped us this highlight reel of indie games coming to Xbox One soon. Check it out below. Ark Survival Evolved is also being added to the Xbox Play Anywhere lineup.


Next up We Happy Few, coming to game preview next month on July 26th. I've been following this one for a while and plan to get it on PC, check out the gameplay footage shown at the conference below.


Due to how much there is to cover please find further coverage in the post below. :)
 
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#2
Still with us? Then I shall resume. :p

Oh look, yet another card game. This time from the creators of The Witcher series. Gwent, the Witcher Card Game. Click here if you want to register for the beta.


Tekken 7 is up next, complete with live gameplay demo. If you're a fan of the series, why not check out the gameplay here. Is coming early 2017. All new to the game is a Story Mode with fluid cinematic sequences that blend with signature gameplay, also Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is now free for all this week. Get your free download here.


All my yes, next we have Dead Rising 4 and it looks glorious. A very Frank West Christmas indeed!


ScaleBound shown off with co-op gameplay footage. If there's one thing that Platinum Games knows how to do, it's Boss Battles.Fans of Bayonetta would likely find this right up their street.


Next an Xbox exclusive pirate themed title with a an interesting toy like art direction. Sea of Thieves. It's a Rare game! Gameplay reveals that it's a First Person Affair and looks pretty fun.


Oh look another zombie game. It's State of Decay 2.


Here we go, it's Halo Wars 2 time. Hold on to your hats folks. First up is a CGI trailer which you can check out below.


Launches on Feburary 21st 2017 with a week long beta available right now! You can check out the gameplay trailer below, but why not just download the open beta and try it for yourself.


Phil Spencer walks on stage to talk about 15 years of "Xbox". Bigging up Xbox Play Anywhere once more. 4K and VR mentioned with a look into the future with the following clip.


Project Scorpio is releasing in time for holiday season 2017 and boasts 6 teraflops of compute power, 4K and VR gaming at 60hz and the most powerful GPU ever in a console.

Xbox One, Xbox One S and Project Scorpio will all be compatible with each other, past, present and future. Ending out the show was a highlight reel, showing off all the games covered at the event.


Hope you guys and gals enjoyed the conference this year. Is there anything you're particularly excited for? Perhaps something that wasn't shown off. Don't forget to sound off on any of your thoughts relating to the conference below. :)
 
#3
#FH3 car porn. That is all.

Looks like they're going towards NFS vibe with the customisation, which is a good thing.
 
#4
#FH3 car porn. That is all.

Looks like they're going towards NFS vibe with the customisation, which is a good thing.
Can't wait to play Horizon 3 on PC. Am a little upset that there was no Crackdown 3 gameplay though :(
 
#7
Can't wait to play Horizon 3 on PC. Am a little upset that there was no Crackdown 3 gameplay though :(
Hell yeah, looks like I'll have to succumb to the W10 STD and upgrade. I hope it goes up to 4k, if it does, ima need a new monitor! :laugh:

The Forza series does get boring but damnnnnnn, I want to play it on PC using a VR so bad.
Get out. The Motorsport series is a bit dull, especially when it's the same tracks over and over, but the freeroaming Horizon series is much more casual. Also, car infection & animu paint jobs. I can look uguu kawaii desu ne baka sugoi doki-doki-chan while powersliding round the streets of upsidedownland.

/weebinghard.
 
#10
A smaller xbox one with improved parts to achieve 4k graphics.
There's actually no metrics on the size of Project Scorpio. All we know that is that it'll have a little bit over 4 times the compute power of the current Xbox One. It will play the same games either upscaled to 4K, rendered natively to 4K or at 1080p with enhanced visuals. No game will ever be exclusive to scorpio, so there' no need to actually upgrade if you don't want to.

The interesting thing is how it will run games using the dynamic resolution technology. Right now games such as Halo 5 and Forza 6 change their native resolution on the fly to maintain a solid 60fps. With Scorpio these games would be able to run at the full 1080p 60fps at all times. As a result, Halo 5's campaign will look better on Scorpio due to more consistent textures throughout the course of the game.

Hope this helps your understanding a bit more earthdefender00. :)
 
#11
There's actually no metrics on the size of Project Scorpio. All we know that is that it'll have a little bit over 4 times the compute power of the current Xbox One. It will play the same games either upscaled to 4K, rendered natively to 4K or at 1080p with enhanced visuals. No game will ever be exclusive to scorpio, so there' no need to actually upgrade if you don't want to.

The interesting thing is how it will run games using the dynamic resolution technology. Right now games such as Halo 5 and Forza 6 change their native resolution on the fly to maintain a solid 60fps. With Scorpio these games would be able to run at the full 1080p 60fps at all times. As a result, Halo 5's campaign will look better on Scorpio due to more consistent textures throughout the course of the game.

Hope this helps your understanding a bit more earthdefender00. :)
Thanks.