Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2018 press conference was probably the best one the company has ever put on. Over dozens of new games were announced, and already announced ones received more trailers. The show was jam-packed with exclusive announcements and reveals. So, without further ado let’s get into it:
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Microsoft kicked things off by announcing the newest game in the Halo franchise, Halo Infinite. Set after the events of Halo 5 and will focus on the Master Chief. The game is powered by 343 Industries’ new Slipspace game engine, of which the game demo was shown. It’ll be available on Xbox One and PC, but, there’s no release date as of yet.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps got another gorgeous trailer at the conference. The game is scheduled to launch on an unspecified date in 2019 on Xbox One and PC. The game will ship Xbox One X enhanced with 4K and HDR support.
FromSoftware finally reveals what Shadows Die Twice really is. The game is “a dark and twisted” single-player third-person, action-adventure samurai game directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki. The game looks a bit clunky, although, a FromSoftware game isn’t known for its graphical prowess anyway – it is known for its hard AF gameplay. And I’m eagerly looking forward to it. Shadows Die Twice is scheduled for an early 2019 release on PS4, Xbox One and PC (via Steam).
Fallout 76 is an online-only survival game, set in West Virginia. It’s four times the size of Fallout 4 and a prequel to all Fallout games in the series. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers—chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.
Captain Spirit is set in the Life is Strange universe and is a self-contained story, where you play as an ordinary 10-year old boy, Chris, who dreams of being a superhero and do all sorts of adventures. The game is totally free of cost and set to release on June 26, 2018, on Xbox One, PS4, and PC (via Steam).
Crackdown 3 was reportedly delayed to early 2019, before being confirmed by Microsoft itself. We got a new trailer for the game at the conference which you can see above. Crackdown 3 will be available on Xbox One and PC.
Metro Exodus got another trailer, this time showing some gunplay and weapon customizations. This game looks impressive as always. Details about the game are pretty limited though. It’s releasing on February 22, 2019, on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The world of Frozen and its characters will be making their way to Kingdom Hearts 3. The trailer also showed some new Frozen-world exclusive gameplay. It was planned for a 2018 release but got delayed yesterday. The highly anticipated title is now releasing on January 29, 2019, on Xbox One and PS4.
Sea Of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is getting two new expansion packs – Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores. Both will release on July and September respectively.
Forza Horizon 4 announced showing off some new off-street running as well as street racing. Will be set in Britain and features a big shared open world, meaning that it will be an online-only game. The trailer also showed off some dramatic weather effects as this Forza will be experiencing seasons, which affect the track as well as the world where the players are racing in. The game will launch on Xbox One and PC on October 2, 2018.
Ubisoft finally showed off The Division 2 and its gameplay. The trailer starts from the greeny, vibrant jungle and then advanced to the multiplayer staged demo. It’s releasing on March 15, 2019, on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Not much has been divulged about the game, but from the looks of it, the game seems pretty much the same as the past two games, with improved graphics, of course. Shadow of The Tomb Raider will be available on September 14, 2018, on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Everybody’s asking for a new Skate game, so…yeah. Here’s a new skating game. This isn’t a Skate 4 but… it sure looks good.
Finally! Finally, Capcom decided to announce the next game in the Devil May Cry franchise. The game was introduced as a “true sequel” to DMC 4 but whether or not it’s connected to Ninja Theory’s 2013 reboot is remains to be seen. Devil May Cry 5 is coming in Spring 2019.
Cuphead is getting an expansion with The Delicious Last Course. Will be released in 2019. Well, that’s awesome!
Bandai Namco announced a huge crossover video game with characters appearing from popular Shonen manga including Goku, Monkey D. Luffy, Naruto and…Light Yagami!?
Dying Light 2
Techland announced a sequel to their zombie survival game, Dying Light. The game will be set in Paris after a zombie outbreak and focus on the narrative aspect.
First leaked via Steam, Avalanche Studios finally revealed the next game in the Just Cause franchise – Just Cause 4. It’s coming on December 4, 2018, on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Everyone was expecting a new Gears Of War game after the Walmart Canada leak. But first, they announced a Funko Pop mobile game inspired by Gears and Gears Tactics, which is a turn-based strategy game. And at last, Gears of War 5 announced with a cinematic trailer.
In what appears to be a wrap for Xbox’s E3 conference, some flashy red visuals blaze and from outta nowhere Cyberpunk 2077 appeared and got its first world premiere trailer. This is the very cool way to end the conference. And show-stopper Cyberpunk 2077 just won many hearts. The trailer is just a minute and a half long but has a hidden message for fans, some free The Witcher 3 codes (which are all now redeemed) and an easter egg too. I think I’m not the only one who’s highly anticipating the game.
- NieR: Automata coming to Xbox One as NieR: Automata Become As Gods Edition with all DLCs included.
- Microsoft formed a new studio The Initiative, acquired Playground Games, Compulsion Games, Undead Labs and Ninja Theory.
- Battletoads is coming in 2019.
- We Happy Few Story Trailer.
- Tales of Vesperia is getting a definitive edition.
- TUNIC Trailer.
- Phil Spencer mentioned that the Xbox hardware team is working on a new Xbox.
- The Division, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimitedand Fallout 4 are coming to the Game Pass today. Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be hitting Xbox Game Pass too later this year.
And that’s it! Stay tuned with us for more E3 2018 news and announcements coverage.