E3 2018 – Xbox/Microsoft Press Conference

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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.

For more information, look up further extensive coverage of the conference online or tweet or get in touch on the Facebook group and talk to me to talk further.

Thanks

Tom

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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?????

    1. Ori and the will the wisps, 2019
    2. Beautiful art style – lovely music, 2d side scroller, love the lighting.
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. World premiere – Square Enix – original story – The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit – June 26th
    6. Exclusive – CRACKDOWN 3 – Terry Cruise – giant worm enemy– doesn’t look too modern – not much time spent on it
    7. Xbox x enhanced – Nier Automata
    8. Metro exodus – war? – same character as 1 and 2 – looks lovely, weapon upgrades as in originals, lighter still there, new creatures,
    9. Latest in legendary series – 1st time ever on Xbox – Kingdom hearts 3 – Frozen a big show.
    10. 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) –
    11. Frostbite engine – Japanese trailer – Battlefield 5 –
    12. 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!!!!!!
    13. Brand new Microsoft studio – the initiative – Santa Monica studio – undead labs bought by MS studios.
    14. Bought playground games!!!! Horizon developers – new open world project revealed later
    15. Ninja theory bought by MS studios. –
    16. Compulsion games – we happy few developer.
    17. Gearbox – We happy few trailer – compulsion games – Bioshock esque – August 10th.
    18. Console launch exclusive – PUBG – new map Sandhok Summer 18 – War mode? Team deathmatch?, Winter 18 – snow map –
    19. World Premier – JRPG – Tales of Vesperia definitive edition,
    20. 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)
    21. 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 –
    22. 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)
    23. ID Xbox segment
    24. Square Enix – Shadow of the Tomb raider trailer – a much darker tomb raider than we’ve seen before. September 14th
    25. Console Launch exclusive – Session. Skating game
    26. Console Launch exclusive – black stone? – desert? – medical style rpg – with monsters – MMORPG Black Desert
    27. 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???) –
    28. Console launch exclusive – Cuphead DLC – New Island – new bosses – The delicious last course.
    29. Console launch exclusive – Fox Zelda like game? Top down/angled gameplay – TUNIC.
  • Rest of briefing world premier games no one seen before

 

  1. Bandai Namco – Jump Force (anime smash bros)
  2. Dying Light 2 reveal trailer followed by presentation and gameplay demo – your choices matter (unique story)
  3. Battletoads – 2019
  4. Just Cause 4 – YESSS- Square Enix – the black hand return – Rico returns – varied environments – weather effects? – December 4th.
  5. Gears POP App store game.
  6. Gears Tactics on PC – turn based Gears game set 12 years before original game.
  7. Gears of War 5 – Gameplay demo – Xbox gamepass at launch – 2019
  8. Next Xbox consoles under development.
  9. Cyber Punk 2077 ‘Hack’ trailer.
  10. Halo Cortana slot in at the end.
  11. NO HALO 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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