E3 2018 Microsoft Press Conference

Microsoft is the second company holding its Press Conference. They start by showing that they are here to exceed expectations. Definitely, one of the strongest Press Conferences that Microsoft has had. So let’s get started. I’ll be posting up the video the video to the Full Press Conference. This time, I’ll be posting trailers to make it easier for everyone.

If you want to catch the entire Press Conference is here. Although many of the games have been revealed, Microsoft shows that there is still a reason to be excited.

Halo Infinite

The announcement trailer, guys. Microsoft starts us off by announcing Halo Infinite on their E3 Press Conference. Seriously, what a way to start. Halo still is a very popular franchise, and many hold fond memories with Master Chief.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Another game from the makers of Ori and the Blind Forest. The first game was exceptional, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps looks like it won’t be a letdown. The game looks downright gorgeous! The music imaginative. Gameplay alone looks fun and full of energy. You should be looking forward to what the story has to bring. It is set to release on 2019.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

From Software, the creators of the Dark Souls franchise brings us a Samurai game that takes is filled with fantasy elements like giants. They show some gameplay along with what seems like classic Dark Souls boss fights. It looks simply fantastic. It is coming in 2019. 

Fallout 76

76 seems to be a very popular number. Fallout 76 will be a Multiplayer focused game. A prequel from all of the other Fallout games. Fallout 76 will take place in West Virginia, so expect beautiful landscapes.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit takes place in the Life is Strange universe. It’s about a small boy with a wild imagination living with his father. It will be free to download from June 26th.

Crackdown 3

Only a game as ridiculous as Crackdown 3 could ever hope to personify the enormous personality of Terry Crews. It’s set to release February of 2019. I’ll take anything with more Terry Crews in it!

Nier: Automata Become as Gods Edition

Previously only available on PS4, Nier: Automata will release on Xbox One on June 26th. It will contain all previously released DLC content. Everyone that hasn’t been able to play this masterpiece will finally be able to.

Metro Exodus

Based on the novel, Metro 2035. You play once again as Artyom in a Russia destroyed by Nuclear War and polluted with radiation. The first two Metro games were fantastic FPS games. They show off customizable weapons in the trailer. Metro Exodus will be released on February 22 of 2019.

Kingdom Hearts 3

I don’t know what it is about the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Final Fantasy and Disney just go well together. They even give us a release date of January 29, 2019. Let’s hope they don’t change it, again. The new Frozen trailer looks incredible and truly reminds us why Disney is so loved.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves has received mixed reviews from the consumers. Still, I believe it is a fun and unique game. They recently released The Hungering Deep expansion. With commitment to continue to support the game and deliver new content, it’s nice to see the world of Sea of Thieves growing. Two new expansions are coming. Cursed Sails set to release in July, and Forsaken Shores in September.

Battlefield V

Microsoft shows off another trailer for Battlefield V. This time, with a small single-player trailer.

Forza Horizon 4

“When you play, you play with the entire community.” This ensures that all other cars you meet will be players. I don’t know if I should be terrified or excited. Some people just want to watch the world burn. Forza Horizon 4 takes place in Britain. They promise that you will be able to seamlessly be able to enter a coop lobby from within the community. New areas will be available depending on the weather. “Every season there will be new reasons to play.” Forza Horizon 4 will be released on October 2nd of 2018 for Xbox One and Windows. It will be available for Xbox Game Pass on the same day.

New Studios

Microsoft is looking to invest in expanding their First Party games and studios. Five new studios have teamed up with Xbox. A brand new studio called The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games. It is being promised that the studios will have the resources to take “bigger risks” and “create bolder worlds”.

We Happy Few

Compulsion Games brings us a world in which people take a drug called Joy in order to be happy and hide the true dark reality. Set to release on August 10th of 2018.

PUBG

This Winter 2018, PUBG will be releasing new content.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Tales of Vesperia is releasing a remastered version. It’s coming to this Winter and will be available for all platforms. Yes, even Nintendo Switch. Don’t forget about them. It’s nice that Microsoft is investing in JRPGs because they are incredibly popular and something missing from Xbox.

The Division 2

Taking place 6 months after the initial outbreak in The Division. Check out the trailer and some gameplay of the upcoming The Division 2. The release date is March 15th, 2019.

Xbox Game Pass

They are continuing to support and expand Xbox Game Pass and what it offers. Some games will also have Faststart which allows players to jump into the games faster. Faststart uses an algorithm so that there is no interruption of gameplay and you can get started playing your games quicker.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The brand new Shadow of the Tomb Raider takes place in Mexico. The trailer shows her covered in mud to conceal herself, so I hope that’s a mechanic in the game. Underwater exploration looks to be fun, and I wonder what ways we’ll be able to use that in-game. It shows Lara pulling someone into the water to finish someone off. September 14th, 2018 is the release date. That’s just around the corner!

Session

Session is a brand new Skateboarding game.

Black Desert

It will be an MMO RPG and a Console Launch Exclusive. The game has been out since 2015 and it seems like they are adding quite a bit of new story to it. The Beta starts in Fall of 2018.

Devil May Cry 5

The trailer is a ride. It shows the over-the-top action that is as ridiculous as it is entertaining. Everything’s been taken over by Demons, but who says you can’t still have fun? It’s coming Spring 2019.

Cuphead (and DLC)

New content is coming out for the hugely successful Cuphead in 2019. New characters, new bosses, new things to shoot-em-up fun!

Tunic

Looks very much inspired by Classic Legend of Zelda games. You play as a small fox with a sword and shield. Here’s the short trailer on it. Looks cute.

Jump Force

They are combining different animes into one fighting game! This is ridiculous. But as long as I can see more of Naruto hit Frieza with a Rasengan.

Dying Light 2

Takes place 15 years since the first attacks. Dying Light 2 will give the player choices that will have drastic changes to the game entirely. Here is the trailer, and the entire segment with Gameplay.

Battletoads

Battletoads making a comeback… after so many years. It’s coming in 2019.

Just Cause 4

The announcement trailer has dropped for Just Cause 4. The release date is December 4th, 2018.

Gears of War Segment

Gears POP!

Before announcing a brand new Gears of War game, they announced a game based on the POP! figures. It’s just a short trailer. They are looking to explore the Gears franchise with different genres of games. They even announced a mobile game.

Gears of War 5

Coming in 2019. We may very well be going to find out the origin of the entire war, and the Locust.

Microsoft Press Conference Wrap Up

The Microsoft Press Conference at E3 was a huge success. Delivery a mix of games to satisfy just about anyone. They announced 50 games, 18 having exclusivity, and 15 World Premieres. Microsoft has delivered in games and has made a commitment to expand their First Party games. And before they finished, they had one last game to show Cyberpunk. It was an exciting presentation by Microsoft, and it’s sure that they have a huge year before them.

Cyberpunk 2077

The year is 2077. Within the trailer, they gave away codes to Witcher 3. Looks like a freakin’ movie! The new ambitious project by CD Projekt Red.  

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