E3 2016: Microsoft Xbox

Microsoft launched its presentation at E3 this year which had a slow start but closed on a big one-two finish with the announcement of new hardware including the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio – effectively making the game console more like a Kindle with multiple tiered-price models.

They also confirmed that the majority of upcoming games developed or published by Microsoft will be playable on both Xbox One and Windows 10. On top of that if you buy a downloadable game on Xbox One, you’ll be able to play it on PC. You can start a game on your Windows desktop, and finish on your living room Xbox One.

They also announced “Clubs,” persistent groups of Xbox Live friends that exist both on and off Xbox One. Rather than form a new party each game session, a club is essentially a voice and text chatroom that can be entered and exited at will. There’s also a ‘DesignLab’ which offers custom controllers, “Halo Wars 2” beginning its beta right now, and “Forza Horizon 3” setting itself in Australian locations.

Amongst the game announcements it seems Marcus Fenix is still alive in “Gears of War 4″ with the first gameplay trailer online. There’s also new previews for”Final Fantasy XV,” “Battlefield 1,” “Dead Rising 4,” “Halo Wars 2,” “State of Decay 2,” “Recore” (September 19th), “Inside” (June 29th), and “We Happy Few”. Check out the assorted trailers below:

Gears of War 4 (XB1 & PC Exclusive)

State of Decay 2 (XB1 & PC Exclusive)

Halo Wars 2 (XB1 & PC Exclusive)

Forza Horizon 3 (XB1 & PC Exclusive)

Recore (XB1 & PC Exclusive)

Scalebound (XB1 & PC Exclusive)

Cuphead (XB1 & PC Exclusive)

Tekken 7 (XB1 & PC Exclusive)

We Happy Few

Dead Rising 4

Sea of Thieves


Final Fantasy XV

Full Conference
A video of the full conference can now be found here: