Microsoft opened a press conference with the debut trailer Halo: Infinite .
The next chapter in the history of the Master Chifa, in which the hero will save humanity from the impending threat. The company did not pay too much attention to details, but 343 Industries developed a completely new engine for the project – Flipspace . The project is being developed for Xbox One and Windows 10.
After the scene, Phil Spencer came out, who reported on Microsoft’s plans for the next couple of hours: 50 games, 18 exclusive Xbox and 15 world premieres. Next began a real marathon of announcements and new commercials, which was opened by Ori and the Will of the Wisps . The release will take place in 2019 on the Xbox One and Windows 10.
Without giving the audience even a chance to rest, the organizers demonstrated the trailer of the next game from the creators of Dark Souls – Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice .
As suggested by the players, the place of action was Japan of the Sengoku period, but hardly anyone would have been able to guess the publisher of the project – they became Activision . Exit will take place in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Then Todd Howard came on the scene, saying that Fallout 4 today will be included in the Xbox Game Pass service library. But the game designer Bethesda Game Studios came not only for the sake of this “fleeting” announcement – he introduced a new trailer Fallout 76 .
Among the features: the open world, which is four times larger than in Fallout 4 , and a unique time interval – twenty-five years after the nuclear disaster. The player will be one of the first to see the consequences of another “cold” war.
Square Enix together with the French studio Dontnod presented the trailer The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit . This is the prologue of the second season of Life is Strange , which is free to download all the owners of PS4, Xbox One and PC on June 26.
Players will see the world through the eyes of the ten-year-old fantasist Chris, who dreams of becoming a superhero. And on one of the usual Sabbath days, something really unusual happens to him.
In passing, the audience was introduced to NieR: Automata for Xbox One – this version will be released on June 26 with all the additions to the Become as Gods edition .
After the time came Metro: Exodus – studio 4A Games prepared for this E3 first demonstration of the gameplay of the shooter. In the video showed locations, weapons settings, dynamic weather and a variety of battles with opponents: both humans and monsters.
Metro: Exodus is released on February 22 on PS4, Xbox One and PC – simultaneously with Anthem from BioWare and Days Gone from Sony Bend .
Next – a new trailer Kingdom Hearts III . Sora, Goofy and Donald got into the world of the cartoon “Cold Heart”, where they met Elsa and other local inhabitants. All this for the song Do not Think Twice from Hiraku Utada , and even the first time with the English voice acting.
The release of the Japanese RPG will take place on January 29 on PS4 and Xbox One.
It’s time for Sea of Thieves – two major updates for the game. Cursed Sails will be released in July, and Forsaken Shores in September.
Cinema trailer Sea of Thieves for E3 2018
Then – the campaign story trailer Battlefield the V .
The next big, though expected, announcement was the fourth part of Forza Horizon. Despite rumors of Japan and Hong Kong, England is chosen as the scene of action, and the main feature is the dynamic change of the seasons, which will seriously affect the behavior of cars on the road.
At the same time for Xbox One X will prepare a special mode with support for 60 frames per second. The release will take place on October 2 on the Xbox One and Windows 10. On the same day, access to the full version of the game will receive subscribers of the Xbox Game Pass.
Demo on the E3 2018
Presentation of the game within the framework of the conference
On the stage, Phil Spencer returned and announced the founding of a new studio – The Initiative. In addition, Microsoft immediately sheltered four companies – Undead Labs ( State of Decay ), Playground Games ( Forza Horizon ), Compulsion Games ( We Happy Few ) and Ninja Theory ( Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice ).
The plot trailer We Happy Few
Next – a new trailer PUBG , dedicated to the upcoming innovations in the console version of the shooter: in the summer there will be a third card (” Sledge “), later – War Mode, and in the winter there will be a fourth location – in snowy scenery.
An official announcement of the updated version of ” one of the best stories in the line of Tales of … ” – Tales of Vesperia , which this winter will first reach the western audience.
The next guest of Microsoft was the French Ubisoft . First, the company introduced the story trailer Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and after – a six-minute video game process. As expected leakage, the place of action was the capital of the United States of America – Washington.
The release will take place on March 15, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Prior to the release on all platforms will be tested, which can already be enrolled on the official website of the militant.
Six-minute demonstration of the gameplay
Next, Microsoft announced the ” Quick Start ” feature . Due to the possibilities of machine learning, the corporation expects to accelerate the launch of games during their download. In June, the first projects with support for this feature will appear.
In addition, before the end of the year in the Xbox Game Pass will add a compilation of Halo: The Master Chief Collection , and from now on, in addition to Fallout 4, appeared The Elder Scrolls Online and The Division . Also, along with the release in the service library will begin to appear and games of third-party developers, among them – Warhammer: Vermintide II and Ashen .
Next – a new trailer Shadow of the Tomb Raider . This time not cinematic, but with the frames of the game process.
On Xbox One and PC will be a new game about skateboarding – Session . The project is inspired by the ” golden age of skateboarding culture ” of the late 90’s.
In the fall of this year on the Xbox One will begin beta testing MMORPG Black Desert .
Capcom decided not to wait for Sony’s press conference and introduced the fifth part of Devil May Cry at the Microsoft event. This is a direct continuation of the Japanese series with Nero and Dante in the lead roles. The release will take place in the spring of 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
And for Cuphead in 2019 will be a major addition to The Delicious Last Course with new levels, bosses and even the third playable character – the Cup.
Inspired by the classic The Legend of Zelda game about the wandering in the big world, the fox Tunic will become a temporary console exclusive Xbox One.
Bandai Namco announced an ambitious anime crossover Jump Force , where heroes of ” Naruto “, One Piece , Dragon Ball and even ” Death Note ” fight against each other . This unusual fighting game will be released in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
One of the most unexpected announcements was Dying Light 2 , authored by Chris Avellon, the script writer of many iconic role-playing games, including Fallout 2 , Planescape: Torment and Fallout: New Vegas .
Masters of the pen have been called for a reason – the continuation of the cooperative zombie shooter Techland makes a big bet on the moral decisions of the player, on which not only the characters’ relationship and the storyline depend, but also the appearance of some locations.
Debut Trailer Dying Light 2
The premiere of the gameplay Dying Light 2
Another unexpected announcement of the event was a completely new game about Battle Toads – Battletoads . Drawing ” by hand ” graphics, a local co-op for three and exit in 2019 on the Xbox One and Windows 10.
Square Enix introduced the fourth part of Just Cause – the action film will be released on December 4 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Features of the new game, apparently, will be unique weather conditions and more diverse scenery. The main feature of the series – destructibility – did not go anywhere, of course.
Next, the creators of Gears of War decided not to stand on ceremony and presented three new games at once. The first is the mobile Gears POP , which will be released next year on iOS and Android.
Next – tactical Gears Tactics . Players will have to take control of the squad of fighters from a completely new perspective: the battle is to be watched from the heights. The developers promise a large-scale customization of characters and an exciting storyline, which begins in the twelve years before the events of the first Gears of War.
But the key announcement of The Coalition , of course, was the fifth part of Gears of War, which will be released in 2019 on Xbox One and Windows 10. The main heroine of Kate’s story is tormented with terrible nightmares, and she decides to go for answers to the most dangerous corners of the planet.
On the stage, Phil Spencer returned and reported on Microsoft’s work on cloud services for consoles, personal computers and mobile devices. In addition, the engineers of the corporation have already begun to work on the next Xbox.
However, the event did not end there. Remained the last world premiere – Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt RED . The new trailer is the first for more than five years. Unfortunately, without even an approximate release date.