There were a whole lot of rumours and questions going into Xbox E3 2019. We were promised games, promised news on Xcloud and promised a new console. What did Microsoft deliver in the end?
With the annual corporate extravaganza that is E3 beginning this weekend, time to work out what’s coming up. The conference is likely to be comparatively weak this year, as we still wait for news of the new console generation to break properly. There are a few fun reveals planned, but it’s always worth remembering that all of this is just fun marketing. Everything we see should be treated with healthy scepticism and an understanding that what we see is not what we will necessarily get.
9pm BST, E3 Microsoft Conference 2018 is go. What will we see at the E3 Microsoft Conference 2018? By all reports, this is going to be the big one, with Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed and many other huge hitters supposedly in Microsoft’s arsenal.
Microsoft are definitely in the underdog position for this generation. They’ve had multiple big titles being cancelled or delayed or just not well received enough. Weirdly, in spite of how they started this generation, their backwards compatibility and console features have turned into their saving grace. But what do we expect them to be focussing on for the E3 2018 Conference? What are our Microsoft E3 Predictions?
Virginia begins by telling the player that the events of the game have been compiled from notes and case files to create the play they are about to experience. Like a play or film, the game lends itself to a variety of interpretations, a situation which the game wildly encourages. Virginia is one of the most blatant attempts by a developer to blend cinematic techniques and games conventions. To the credit of 505 Games and Variable State, they have definitely hit the mark.
Loads coming up this week, though a surprising amount of the games coming up are remasters & remakes. In terms of movies, the reign of Horror continues, as we get closer to October. Plus, as the autumn returns, so to do the TV shows.
I adore Overwatch. Blizzard’s First Person Shooter game is one of my favourite multiplayer games of the current era. It is my current go to game in thirty minute bursts. I can drop in, play a couple of rounds of casual games and then just drop out again. Normally without any salty rage. Blizzard consistently make astounding polished and characterful games, with this being no exception. If you’ve been on the fence about getting the game, now you can try before you buy!
Time to head into August, and see what kicks off the final month of the summer.
All of the following times are UK. As is my tradition, recaps and reactions are going to be going up shortly after each one is completed.
Preamble: First things first, Platinum’s Scalebound is appearing at Gamescom, not E3, so don’t get too hyped. Same thing with Crackdown. Gears of War collection remaster details leaked, we can expect an announcement more likely than not. Rise of the Tomb Raider, gameplay has been promised, maybe we will see an actual tomb based puzzle this time. Halo 5 Guardians is probably gonna be the big show here, I’d be very surprised with no gameplay demo, or campaign. Fable legends, they’ve gotta make something of this, especially as it’s launching on Windows 10, Mojang should be up here, hololens or not, the telltale game might appear. Rare are supposedly working on a brand new original project, and Kotaku seems to have word of a rare classics collection being prepared. We shall see. Plus, the news that Oculus and Xbox are linking to share controllers, so we may find some news about that. And will we see Call of Duty and DLC timed exclusivity? I imagine we will.