Here are my notes written as I watched the E3 Press Conference for Xbox/Microsoft. Please excuse any typos or lack of consistency in grammar and punctuation, or indeed lack of context, as this was written on the fly as quickly as I could.
Phil spencer on Stage.
50 games 18 exclusives 15 world Premieres.
Conference opens with ‘Halo – Infinite’, an odd looking trailer for a Halo game, it does feature Master chief (Master Chief’s Greatest Adventure), I’m unsure if this is a True Halo 6 reveal?????
- Ori and the will the wisps, 2019
- Beautiful art style – lovely music, 2d side scroller, love the lighting.
- World Premier – Japanese, shadows die twice, from software 0 not bloodborne 2, arm link to teaser. – nioh copy? 2 weapons, fighting styles? – weapon buffs, SEKIRO SHODOWS DIE TWICE
- Bethesda game studios Todd Howard, 16-year history with Xbox with Morrowind, Fallout universe to Xbox games pass – fallout 4 launches today on gamepass, exclusive world premiere at -fallout 76 – 4 times size of fallout 4 – west Virginia hills – country rose playing
- World premiere – Square Enix – original story – The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit – June 26th –
- Exclusive – CRACKDOWN 3 – Terry Cruise – giant worm enemy– doesn’t look too modern – not much time spent on it
- Xbox x enhanced – Nier Automata
- Metro exodus – war? – same character as 1 and 2 – looks lovely, weapon upgrades as in originals, lighter still there, new creatures,
- Latest in legendary series – 1st time ever on Xbox – Kingdom hearts 3 – Frozen a big show.
- Exclusive – Sea of Thieves – big red orb – new land reviled, forsaken shores a place o darkness where fire and ash reveal all and skeleton cruise and ancient reveal appears (sounds like cate Blanchett in LOTR) –
- Frostbite engine – Japanese trailer – Battlefield 5 –
- Exclusive world premiere – Forza horizon 4 – wristband seen – autumn leaves – snow – left hand side drive – Norway etc? motor bikes? Race vs hovercraft, SET IN BRITAIN!!!!!! – seasons change – 60fps mode on Xbox one x – lakes freezes over – leaves dropped on people – included in XBOX GAMEPASS on launch DAY!!!!!!
- Brand new Microsoft studio – the initiative – Santa Monica studio – undead labs bought by MS studios.
- Bought playground games!!!! Horizon developers – new open world project revealed later
- Ninja theory bought by MS studios. –
- Compulsion games – we happy few developer.
- Gearbox – We happy few trailer – compulsion games – Bioshock esque – August 10th.
- Console launch exclusive – PUBG – new map Sandhok Summer 18 – War mode? Team deathmatch?, Winter 18 – snow map –
- World Premier – JRPG – Tales of Vesperia definitive edition,
- World Premiere – Washington DC – Division 2 – Urban warfare – 6 months after outbreak – remnant of corrupt state in shadows – agents of division only ones standing in the way – enemies from within. (Set in summer)
- Ubisoft – division gameplay – rainforest environment…. – ahh no hospital/museum garden. – NPC to speak to. – New map feature – crashed air force 1 – new tech seeker mine- breakable armour – Looks very good to be fair. March 15th 2019 –
- Head of engineering Ashely Spiker. – Xbox gamepass update – fast start – 2x faster games starting?? – June update – HAPPENING TODAY – The division 1 – elder scrolls online – fallout 4 included in Xbox Gamepass today! (I own all of those by now anyway and don’t play them anymore)
- ID Xbox segment
- Square Enix – Shadow of the Tomb raider trailer – a much darker tomb raider than we’ve seen before. September 14th
- Console Launch exclusive – Session. Skating game
- Console Launch exclusive – black stone? – desert? – medical style rpg – with monsters – MMORPG Black Desert
- World Premier – Capcom – DMC2 reboot sequel – YESSSSS – mechanical hand – upgradable? – DEVIL MAY CRY 5 (NOT A SEQUAL TO 1) Spring 19 (Long haired Dante in at the end???) –
- Console launch exclusive – Cuphead DLC – New Island – new bosses – The delicious last course.
- Console launch exclusive – Fox Zelda like game? Top down/angled gameplay – TUNIC.
- Rest of briefing world premier games no one seen before
- Bandai Namco – Jump Force (anime smash bros)
- Dying Light 2 reveal trailer followed by presentation and gameplay demo – your choices matter (unique story)
- Battletoads – 2019
- Just Cause 4 – YESSS- Square Enix – the black hand return – Rico returns – varied environments – weather effects? – December 4th.
- Gears POP App store game.
- Gears Tactics on PC – turn based Gears game set 12 years before original game.
- Gears of War 5 – Gameplay demo – Xbox gamepass at launch – 2019
- Next Xbox consoles under development.
- Cyber Punk 2077 ‘Hack’ trailer.
- Halo Cortana slot in at the end.
- NO HALO 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!