We’ve got one hell of an E3 ahead of us (and we’ve already gotten a start with early coverage!) and Microsoft is kicking off a full day of conferences stuffed full of games! Their first conference left some folks feeling a little cold, but Microsoft promises that this one will be all about games, games, games, and games. Hopefully they pause from all the games to give us a release date and a price, but hey….games! Plenty of rumors are already swirling about. Could we see Halo V? Are the rumors about Fable IV possibly true? We made some pretty huge predictions on what we might see in general, but for Microsoft’s event specifically I predict we will see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Destiny, Halo: Spartan Assault, and possibly Mirror’s Edge 2. Any way you slice it – it’s going to be exciting. Let’s hope we get some clarification on how a few other items like used games, rentals, and the like as well…
The press event starts at 9:30 AM Pacific, so join us then for our liveblog of the event!
Time to eat and regather my brain before the EA conference!
1. The Xbox One DOES play games
2. You control them with your phone/voice/body
3. It’ll cost you $500, but shhh let’s talk about games instead!
To sum it up basically, smartglass.
A modern MechAssault-meets-Tribes. It’ll be interesting to see what variance there is for the different Titans, and for soldiers.
That’s a wrap!
2014 in Spring for Titanfall
First person mechs!
Yep this game is definitely made by some guys that know their Call of Duty
It’s got a strong Tribes feeling.
I’ll be honest, if this title didn’t have Respawn’s name on it, I’d have no interest whatsoever.
Pappa Zampella himself!
Apparently, cloud computing is able to offer what wasn’t available on consoles before- and they’re going to show us.
Zampella out on stage! Nice!
I’m in, Respawn. I’m in.
Mechs and jet packs. Done deal
Seems to have platforming mechanics? Obviously a shooter as well. MY EXCITEMENT
Microsoft, your Xbox One marketplace is going to be BARREN come November, with no BC. What are you going to do about it?
Quick! Distract them from the price with a game!
Titanfall appears! Cannot wait for this
One more title
Reserve your console today.
Out in November
499 bucks for an Xbox One!
Xbox will retail for $499 – ouch.
Cloud computing, dedicated servers. So always on, then.
“for the first time on console, a Halo experience that runs at a blistering 60 frames per second”
I don’t want to shock anyone… But hey, there’s a new Halo game.
Oh. oh. of course.
Man with cloak. Masterchief, I see you!
Whatever it is it looks incredible. Dat fabric animation.
This is some photorealism if I’ve ever seen it
Black Tusk is assembling a world-class development team in Vancouver, Canada
Sam Fisher is calling his lawyer.
“Black Tusk” is one of those studios. SHowing video highlighting their game.
Fantivision 2 Please!?
Below looks interesting.
5 brand new studios making games for Xbox
Oh I got you – but then where would the mission be ? ;)
Timed DLC exclusive for BF4 on Xbox One.
No, what I mean is, people run for their lives, not find places to secure on a battleship. It’s one of those suspension of disbelief things.
It didn’t used to be sinking..
Why are there enemy soldiers holed up on a sinking ship?
Now the scope begins to appear. Visuals outside the tight enclosed ship seem very nice.
Jay don’t say that *gets teary, defensive*
Hopefully not every level is a set piece like this.
This looks incredibly similar to Battlefield 3.
Fire the cameraman. QUIT SHOWING THE STAGE DURING A TRAILER.
Godrays done right (cough* Call of dooty)
Okay, it begins! Trailer time!
Back in business. You know those moments that seems to drag on forever?
This seems really bad.
Is this supposed to bode well for their upcoming console release?
Someone just lost their job.
Audio issues Pt. 2. Great.
Some more difficulties with the audio
I don’t think they’re required – simply available.
Battlefield 4 talk now, showing gameplay at 60 frames per second
Oh boy, oh boy – this is what I’ve been waiting for. Battlefield 4 time.
But smartphones aren’t included with your Xbox One purchase. Seems odd to make it so integral to gameplay.
Dice coming out now
GOTY for sure
The Witcher 3 looks magnificent
Plus, you don’t have to buy any extras – it’s already out for iOS, Android and Windows platforms.
I don’t get that – Smartglass is an enhancement, and it (at least somewhat) takes on the WiiU on its own turf.
I feel like Microsoft put in a “You must use Smartglass” clause into licensing
Exclusive Xbox One features:
Smartglass inventory management
Kinect voice : weapon switching, spells.
Free roaming and large game world.
“Easily over one hundred hours of gameplay.”
Love The Witcher. Cant wait.
Now showing Witcher 3! Nice to see Witcher getting some love
Sucks for anyone who doesn’t own a smartdevice…
“With the addition of smartglass…” Using smartglass to call in artillery. Really?
Silly weapons remain.
I’d agree, looks rather clunky
These graphics are totally underwhelming.
I really like how in this game you need to be resourceful and think “practical” if you want to survive
Demo of Dead Rising 3. No load times, large city.
Zombies continue to be mega hungry
Trailer being shown, new town to traverse through
Crimson Dragon : Side Story is on WP8 (side scroller)
Ha Ha. I actually thought it was more impactful. You could hear peoples reactions. :D
Dead Rising 3 announced. With audio. We promise.
Panzer dragoons spiritual step brother.
Audio available as DLC
Crimson Dragon, exclusive to Xbox One. No audio on trailer, something has went incredibly wrong.
Awkward tech difficulties with the lack of audio
Note: Anyone in your house can enjoy “many” of your Gold benefits…not all?
Moving from MS Points to your local currency. FINALLY!
Instantly broadcast gameplay
Announced partnership with Twitch
“Let it happen, it’ll be over soon.” Really?
Terrible banter, Killer Instinct looks awesome though.
Smart-match feature sets up optimum matches for you based on your region, language and stats. Kewl.
Noted key words : “see DVR recordings they make public.”
Killer Instinct battle now! MadCatz fight stick announced
Segment for Smartglass. Using Ryse to highlight the new DVR features
Why the heck did they zoom out for us to watch the stage when they’re trying to show off the game?
Built around user generated content makes me nervous.
Trailer reel for upcoming products.
Morphing landscape while in game. Neat.
Project spark looks interesting. Maybe Smartglass can be useful.
Project Spark, using smartglass, controlling the world. Odd demo.
How you can turn a pre-recorded demo… Into a live demo.
Was that Kinect controls in that trailer?
Name of game is D4.
SWERY UNVEILING NEW GAME AT MICROSOFT PRESS CONFERENCE?1 My life is complete!
Man I really like the cel-shading look here
No gameplay, simply a cutscene
Great motion capture work.
Quantum Break: the new Captain Power?
Quantum Break being shown, actual scene in the game
Is anyone super-happy with Microsoft at the moment? Seems to me like they’re still in the doghouse from the original reveal.
New Minecraft of Xbox One
cant wait for the XBONE.
We’ve got a new drinking game – everytime the OX in XBOX ONE gets covered up by a presenter, you yell XBONE! and take a shot.
From what I’ve heard, indie devs aren’t too happy with Microsoft at the moment.
Money talk time! No price point I’m guessing
Anyone get that “Maybe this is where SkyNet gets its start” vibe?
Needed more dubstep though.
Graphics are great, Im getting car sick just watching this in game footage.
The future, folks!
Forza is still sexy.
Real human reactions? So they will constantly run into walls like me?
Next generation AI means cars drive away when you get close to them!
Your drivatar learns? the machines are taking over…
Don’t be a Drivatard on the road!
I’d never get out of it.
Forza Motorsport 5: Now with more Lens Flare.
Only if its always on.
“Air you can taste.” I am hungry.
I love the McLaren. Can I get that as an Xbox One peripheral?
I’ll take two.
Hey there’s a car on stage.
Is this a commercial?
very vibrant, i like my massacres in light color pallets.
Cartoony, looks gorgeous. No gameplay though, definitely reminiscent of Jet Grind Radio
Reminds me of Mirror’s Edge and Jet Set Radio…
Hopefully this is why Fuse was far below the quality Insomniac normally creates
He’s introducing a game called Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One.
Sunset Overdrive announced by Insomniac,
Xbox and Insomniac collaborating. Boom!
Sunset Overdrive – nice color scheme
Ted Price from Insomniac has taken the stage.
This man is yelling at me. Killer Instinct.
Ryse is Xbox one exclusive.
“You will step into the boots of Roman general Marius Titus”
The graphics are tight though. From the fire and the movement animation.
Extremely fluid character animations. Like Skyler said, very cinematic.
Yeah, I’m loving the production values.
Objective based combat, and they talk about “at his command” … but he doesn’t seem to be giving orders more than just hitting waypoints.
Yeah, I don’t see a crazy amount of variety with the actual combat aesthetics, but cool finishes nonetheless
Already a repeated animation.
The audio is incredible as well.
Apparently Romans used the Unlimited Javelin cheat.
The shield seems to play an important role in the combat. Be ready to block!
Quicktime combat move finishers. Can’t help but see God of War in this.
Ryse: Son of Rome brought to you by Quick Time Events.
Justin, that’s exactly what I was thinking. Extremely cinematic, bloody, intense
Yeah, this has been an in-game level the whole time.
It’s a roman Saving Private Ryan.
Now we’re seeing gameplay, it appears. Over the shoulder third-person camera.
Impressive scope, very cinematic.
Demo, still looks amazing.
No gameplay footage yet, just cutscenes.
Ryse: Son of Rome looks… Incredible.
The trailer for Ryse is playing… coming to Xbox One.
character modeling looks gorgeous on these Roman spearchuckers
A wild Phil Spencer appears!
The new Dark Souls looks good, the engine is aging well.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood trailer
Gold only, obviously. More bolstering of the XBL gold subscription.
Matches as big as 15 vs 15.
World of Tanks 360 : download for free.
I’m surprised this isn’t being announced for Xbox One.
Free-to-play on Xbox 360, coming this summer, very exciting news
COMMAND YOUR TANK
World of Tanks for the 360, awesome!
World of tanks going 360. Nice.
Currently showing World of Tanks: 360 edition
Three new 360 games.
To keep? So they’re looking to compete with PSN+ … you lose those when you cancel the sub.
I don’t blame them for taking a note from Sony. I love my PS+
Xbox Live finally catches up with what PS+ has been doing for how long now?
Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3 free when you sign up for Gold.
July 1 – gold members gets two free games per month to keep.
“Two free games.” You know, completely unlike what Sony is doing with Plus
MS is talking about a new Gold Membership program.
Yusef is showing the new Xbox360 UI, Gold Membership.
New Xbox 360 design, available today
Don Mattrick introducing 360 content.
Mattrick getting his Mattrick on.
Kojima has taken the stage.
Hideo is looking sharp!
Snake is so good he can aim with his eye patched eye.
Even if you never saw Snake in the trailer, you’d know it was Kojima, with all the archetypes.
Wow. Finally in! Wi-fi is really spotty here.
Can’t have a game without an oversexualized woman!
“Realistic passage of time”. Trailer shows a lot of Blinx-like (ok Braid-like) time acceleration.
The trailer is showing off MGSV’s new open-world gameplay.
Good thing horses are known for their stealthy characteristics.
Snake on a horse. “A new breed of stealth”.
Red Dead Redemption: Solid Snake Edition?
Trailer from Kojima productions kicks it off.
It’s happening! Konami with a trailer
I’m ready to see some games.
Just about to start up.