Sony won’t be at this year’s E3 2019 so it’s the time for its competitor to shine. E3 2019 is already here and Microsoft has used the opportunity to make some big announcements, the next Xbox called Project Scarlett, release date and trailers for some of its biggest upcoming games were announced.
If you missed it, here are the biggest announcements from Microsoft Xbox E3 2019.
Project Scarlett, Next Xbox
Sony already announced its next-generation console, the PS5 so the pressure was on Microsoft to announce its next project. The long-rumoured successor to Xbox One was finally announced yesterday at E3 2019 and it’s coming soon. Just like the PS5, it will support 8K gaming, a framerate of 120fps is expected and ray-tracing. 2020 holiday launch period is expected.
XCloud Is Coming October
Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, xCloud will finally be launched this October. According to Xbox head, Phil Spencer, you will be able to “turn your Xbox One into your own personal and free xCloud server”.
Elite Controller Gets an Update
The hit Xbox controller, Elite, will be getting an update. Elite series 2 and upgrade to the first controller “features over 30 new ways to play like a pro, including adjustable-tension thumbsticks, new interchangeable components, up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery life, and limitless customization with the Xbox Accessories app on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.”
Halo Infinite and Gear 5 Release Date Revealed
It’s a battle for which gaming console has the best exclusives, PlayStation or the Xbox? Sony announced Death Stranding release day and Microsoft has done the same for two of its biggest games. Action game, Gear 5 will be playable September 10th while Halo Infinite won’t be playable until late next year, biggest hint it’s coming to Project Scarlett.
Elden Ring by George R.R. Martin is Unveiled
After many leaks, it was finally confirmed the fantasy game collaboration between George R.R Martin and Dark Souls creator FromSoftware, is indeed being worked upon. See the trailer below.
Flight Simulator Billed for a 2020 Return
Iconic PC game, Flight Simulator is making a return. Microsoft announced the classic game is coming to PC next year. On the announcement, it said “From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.”
John Wick stars in Cyberpunk 2077, Release Date Set
If you only expected to see the Baba Yaga in John Wick, well a surprise is here. Latest trailer from CD Projekt Red’s open world epic Cyberpunk 2077 revealed Keanu Reeves aka John Wick starring in the game. Release date is set for April 16th, 2020.
New Trailer for The Outer Worlds
Obsidian unveiled a new trailer for sci-fi role-playing game, The Outer Worlds. With its first announcement at the Game Awards, the game blends first-person RPG gameplay of Fallout with a sci-fi universe. It will be launcing on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 25th.
A 4V4 Action Game is in the works from Ninja Theory
From the developers of Hellblade comes a new action multiplayer game, Bleeding Edge. From the trailer, there is 4v4 battles and melee combat. A technical alpha begins June 27th.
Minecraft Dungeons Coming Next Spring
Last year, Microsoft announced a Minecraft spinoff, RPG Minecraft Dungeons. Trailer unveiled at Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 revealed an isometric gameplay and a spring 2020 launch date.
Blair Witch is getting A Terrifying Looking Video Game
2016 Horror movie Blair Witch is coming into a video game and it looks very scary. See more from the trailer below.
A better look at the Battletoads Revival
Microsoft teased the return of Battletoads last year, yesterday at the E3 2019 a first proper look at the 2D brawler was revealed. No release date has been set yet.
Double Fine Joins Microsoft
The team behind Psychonauts, Tim Schafer’s Double Fine is joining Microsoft Game Studios. Speaking on the development, Double Fine’s Greg Rice said, “And with that we’re officially no longer independent, though forever indie in spirit, though forever indie in spirit. Looking forward to the amazing things we’ll be able to do with the added Microsoft muscle!”
Phantasy Star Online 2 Coming Next Year
To wrap it for Microsoft Xbox E3 2019, one of the biggest Japanese MMOs is coming West. Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2 first launched on PC in Japan back in 2012, it’s now coming to the Xbox One next year as a free-to-play experience.