Microsoft Xbox conference on E3 2018: loud announcements and shifting fans expectations
The Microsoft conference on E3-2018 contrasted with the last year's one greatly. In 2017, Microsoft introduced just a few new titles. However, this time, the company has surpassed itself and caused a real sensation on E3-2018.
Suddenly, a large number of new products was announced. The most iconic franchises like Halo Infinite and Gears 5 are promised to have their sequels in the nearest time.
Such projects as Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice, Devil May Cry 5, Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Dying Light 2 and many other equally attractive games have been advertised.
Also, the presentation was not bypassed by Ori and the Blind Forest, Metro: Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, We Happy Few, Black Desert and DLC for Cuphead.
We advise you to throw a look at the most expected Microsoft announcements made on E3-2018 and prepare yourself for the great gaming experience with them.
Halo Infinite is the next part of the legendary franchise about Master Chief. The game is being developed by studio 343 Industries on their new Slipspace Engine. The first trailer itself is dedicated to demonstrating the opportunities of the engine with its amazing new visuals.
The gameplay video for Metro: Exodus was shown on E3-2018. This is a new story shooter from the Ukrainian company 4A Games, in which open battle and stealth are combined with survival and exploring. The game is a followup to Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, two shooters are known for their brutal difficulty. In Exodus, the player will finally leave the dead ruins of Moscow and travel on the expanses of post-apocalyptic Russia. The release of Metro Exodus is scheduled for February 22, 2019, on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Cyberpunk 2077 project was first announced in 2012 by CD Projekt Red, which created the game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The trailer which was shown at the conference is futuristic with the prevalence of neon visuals and beautifully rendered cars. The dark future is highly attractive in this new role-playing title.
Gears of War 5
“The biggest, most beautiful ‘Gears’ world ever created” promises Microsoft for Gears of War 5. At the conference, both the story and the gameplay were presented. The game is going to come out in 2019 for Xbox One and Windows PC.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to the Ori and the Blind Forest game, created by studio 343 Industries as well. The player gets into a bright, exotic world, where he has to solve puzzles and fight with various enemies. The release of the adventure is scheduled for 2019.
Crackdown 3 was once again postponed, now for February 2019. We should mention that the third part of the series was announced in 2014 at the E3, and initially the game was going to be released in November 2017. Then the release dates were moved to the spring of 2018, and now we heard a new date. On E3 2018, the developers presented a gameplay trailer to show the fans why the game is worth waiting.
Sea of Thieves
New opportunities, challenges, and threats are coming with Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores additions for Sea of Thieves. They will come out this summer and bring fresh excitement into a game.
Another small trailer from Microsoft's presented The Delicious Last Course addition for Cuphead. Probably, the game can become even more complicated! The developers didn’t disclose the exact release date but tagged for 2019. We already know that there will be a new character Ms. Chalice. Also, there will appear a new island, new types of weapons, new abilities. And, of course, the new bosses.
Kingdom Hearts 3
For fans of animation and the smallest gamers, Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced. There you will meet the characters from the Frozen, and some other cartoons. The game will be released in 2019 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the Samurai-themed game in action RPG-genre is going to be released in 2019 on all major platforms. The game is developing by From Software, the creators of Dark Souls and Bloodborne.
Tales of Vesperia
Another Japanese-inspired title presented at the conference is Tales of Vesperia. The project will be released in the winter of 2019 on the Xbox One console. The classic game was exclusive to the Xbox 360 and came out in 2008. The next year players are going to try this remastered game, one of the best RPG for sure.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 is going to have three playable characters in the game. Every one of them is going to offer the gamers contrasting playing styles. The release is announced on Spring 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox.
The Division 2
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is an action-RPG game with the open world in which the player is going to explore the streets of dilapidated Washington and free the city from hostile groups that are trying to take it under control. The developers have published the story and gameplay trailers. The release is scheduled for March 15, 2019, on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The list of Microsoft announcements is huge. You should consider, that some of the novelties are not even included in our list. Keep updating our news, and don’t miss the brand new games which are soon going to explode your mind!