Microsoft had a huge conference this year. With Project Scorpio unveiled as "Xbox One X", 42 games showcased live on the show-floor, backwards compatibility with the original Xbox (yes, the very first one) and some more interesting things. It lasted well over an hour and a half. Here's a round-up of everything:
The long-awaited and hugely speculated Xbox Project Scorpio was the first thing to be revealed in the conference. It was revealed by Xbox head Phil Spencer that the newest member of the Xbox family is called "Xbox One X", because "there's no power greater than X". It is made to deliver true 4K experience by using its powerful 6 teraflops, GDDR5 GPU with a bandwith of 326 GB/s. But it's not only the most powerful console ever, it's also the smallest Xbox ever created. Below is the reveal trailer:
Next they needed a game to show off the power of this beastly console. So they brought up Forza Motosport 7! Although a new Forza Motosport was expected, choosing it as the first showcase on Xbox One X was a good idea. Cause the game looked gorgeous! It's coming out on October 3, 2017.
Also, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (that's real car) was revealed exclusively in Microsoft's E3 press conference, because of Porsche's deal with Microsoft.
Then, they moved onto announcing something unexpected and truly amazing. A new Metro game, called "Metro Exodus"! It was unveiled with a gameplay trailer, which is unusual these days. And just like the previous Metro games, gameplay was brilliant with beautiful graphics. It's slated for a 2018 release. Watch Metro Exodus gameplay yourself below:
The next thing they revealed absolutely shocked me. It was Assassin's Creed Origins! Ubisoft's conference is coming tomorrow and their biggest game already got revealed; will it cause UbiE3 to lose some excitement? Only time will tell. For now, let's get back to Microsoft's conference. The game had a standard reveal trailer as well as a gameplay walkthrough. The setting is Egypt and our protagonist is seen to be riding horse, using an eagle (just like Watchdogs 2 drones) and using arrows against enemies. The game's out on September 27, 2017. Don't leave without watching it in action yourself:
We have only covered 3 games yet but there were 42 in the show! So just imagine how huge the event was. Anyway, I obviously can't talk about each of the 42 games separately. I'll just mention the ones that stand out.
So, some of the most exciting games featured in the conference were: Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Cuphead, Super Lucky's Tale, The Darwin Project, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Code Vein, Sea of Thieves, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Crackdown 3's showcase was worth seeing on Microsoft's big screen with all the fireworks and lighting effects as Terry Crews performs some action.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War's gameplay is also very exciting. You can see our protagonist gaining allies and leading an army against his enemies.
The on-stage piano performance gave a very special feeling to the artistic trailer of Ori and The Will of The Wisps.
But the game that got special treatment was BioWare's new IP, Anthem! You didn't forget about it, did you? Anthem's gameplay world-premiere took place at the very end of the conference. It was running on the newly announced Xbox One X and you can really see how far it pushes EA's brilliant Frostbite engine. I mean just look at the faces and their expressions; it's unreal! Okay without further ado let's see it in action yourself. Enjoy!
Feeling overwhelmed with games? Then embrace yourself; cause Bethesda's conference will be live in a few hours. Don't worry, in case you can't catch the live action yourself, we'll keep you up-to-date. Stay tuned!