E3 2013: Microsoft Conference – what you need to know
E3 is upon us and with it comes a host of crazy new announcements and a shitload of games. We’re here to give you the bullet points of each conference with trailers and more detailed breakdowns over the next three days. First up, Microsoft.
Microsoft’s Conference at a glance
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
The new Fox Engine shows off a really smooth and breathtaking open world. The game is online, it features real time time passage and the usual MGS oddness and hyper-real drama.
Xbox 360 new design, available today
Two free games per month for Xbox Live gold members
Xbox 360 upcoming games:
World of Tanks: Xbox Edition – Online tank warfare
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – Cool looking cartoon adventure
Dark Souls II – Punishingly tough third-person RPG (role -playing game)
Xbox One games
Ryse – Interesting looking Roman-style game, sold by a flashy Call of Duty style beach scene. Quicktime events heavy, bloody and repetitive looking. Not a strong first title.
Killer Instinct – A reboot of the classic title. A one-on-one fighting game big on violence and combos. The demo gave little away, but the combat does look cool.
Sunset Overdrive – Insomniac Games works on a new title, exclusive to XBOX One. Exciting, super stylish and possibly co-op.
Forza 5 – Xbox’s exclusive racing simulation, super hot graphics, amazingly real looking and very online focused
Minecraft : Xbox One Edition – Honestly, I have no idea of the features of this one. There was a quick montage and that was it. All I can say for sure is that it will be on Xbox One.
Quantum Break – A hybrid video-game and TV Show. Looks interesting, lots of attention to detail. Dramatic.
Project Spark – Voice driven and Smart glass supported game. Fun and exciting world creator. Totally mind-blowing.
Crimson Dragon – Average looking twitch shooter from the makers of Panzer Dragoon/
Dead Rising 3 – Apocalyptic open world, better control mechanics, HORDES of zombies. More dynamic combat, crafting and executions. Cars are now useful, smart glass integration.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – The brilliant story driven RPG sword and sorcery series continues. Voice command support. Combat looks amazing.
Battlefield 4 – 60 frames-per-second demo looked amazing, usual Battlefield heart pounding action with the commander role brought back to multiplayer on a grand scale..
Below – Game from Super Brother, Music by Jim Guthrie
New Halo Game – Big surprise announcement, but I don’t care till I see gameplay.
Titanfall – Think Lost Planet done right as a first-person shooter by the ex-Infinity Ward founders. Exciting stuff, fluid and exciting controls. MECHS!
Xbox One – Console
Upload studio – Create, edit and upload recently recorded videos and replays.
Twitch – broadcast your games worldwide.
Microsoft moves away from point for purchases, opts for dollars.
XboxLiive Gold features can now be shared across the household.
November release date – price point set at $599.00
Phew! One down, many, many more to go! How did you find the show? Has it changed your mind on the console?
Toss a comment down below and lets discuss E3!