MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft released a slew of game trailers ahead of its E3 2019 Xbox briefing on its YouTube channel, showcasing some hotly anticipated games as part of its slate, but what exactly is the company going to show off during its press briefing?
Find out more as we go through the reveals for this year's event.
Get ready for: 60 games Including 14 games from Xbox Game Studios Over 30 launches on Xbox Game Pass See what's next for Xbox Game Studios Expansive plans for streaming More about our next console #XboxE3 https://t.co/8Nrh4tQvhb pic.twitter.com/cehIPpdfJQ — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
Starting off with a trailer for The Outer Worlds, this was followed by Ninja Theory's Rhani Tucker and Don Matthews taking the stage to announce a multiplayer melee combat game called Bleeding Edge. Bleeding Edge's alpha is slated to arrive in a few weeks.
This was followed by trailers for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Ori and the WIll of the Wisps, and Minecraft Dungeons, which appears to be a multiplayer hack-and-slash game in the Minecraft aesthetic slated for a 2020 release.
Become a Jedi. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™ is coming November 15. #XboxE3 https://t.co/8Nrh4tQvhb pic.twitter.com/fCsX1NnYEV — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
Unravel Ori's true destiny on February 11, 2020. #XboxE3 https://t.co/8Nrh4tQvhb pic.twitter.com/WaEjxATTRW — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
Minecraft Dungeons, an all-new action-adventure game from the creators of Minecraft, is coming in spring 2020! #XboxE3 https://t.co/8Nrh4tQvhb pic.twitter.com/Doju4IpDa8 — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
Microsoft's Phil Spencer also went on stage to formally mention a new console, though details will likely come later.
This was followed by trailers for Blair Witch, Battletoads, and Cyberpunk 2077
Introducing Keanu Reeves as Mr. Fusion in Cyberpunk 2077, coming April 16, 2020. #XboxE3 https://t.co/8Nrh4tQvhb pic.twitter.com/NiEo1J9sCy — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
Oh, and this Cyberpunk 2077 trailer had a cameo from Keanu Reeves.
Reeves himself went onstage to hype up the crowd and reveal the April 16, 2020 release date for the game.
Microsoft's Sarah Bond went on stage to announce Arkham Knight, Metro Exodus, Hollow Knight, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection would be part of the Xbox Game Pass today.
She added the PC version of Game Pass would go live today with plenty of available titles in store. Check it out below.
Xbox Game Pass for PC launches in open beta TODAY! #XboxE3 https://t.co/8Nrh4tQvhb pic.twitter.com/WXDtWlZr8D — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
There is also ann ultimate version of the game pass.
The show continued with trailers for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, and Wasteland 3.
Experience Colorado like (hopefully) never before in Wasteland 3. #XboxE3 https://t.co/UGEF7Rqs0K pic.twitter.com/RjshRx4LsM — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
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Double Fine Productions, meanwhile, is announced as a new Xbox game studio, and Tim Schafer goes on stage to reveal a new trailer for Psychonauts 2.
Tim Schafer's first day at Xbox Game Studios is going well... #XboxE3 https://t.co/033lywwj61 pic.twitter.com/kVRqJa2sc2 — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
This is followed by trailers for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga,Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, 12 Minutes, and Way to the Woods. Kakarot is slated for an early 2020 release.
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Coaltion Studio Head Rod Ferguson went on stage to announce Gears of War 5 was releasing on September 10. He also showed off a new map mode called Escape.
It's time to bust some hives. Get ready for Escape, an aggressive 3 player co-op experience. #Gears5 #XboxE3 https://t.co/6iRXencfGb pic.twitter.com/S0BotK92tS — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
Microsoft is also coming out with a new version of the Xbox Elite Controller, called the Series 2.
Introducing the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. Re-engineered from the inside out with over 30 ways to play like a pro. #XboxE3 https://t.co/8Nrh4tQvhb pic.twitter.com/EdFPbuN7S5 — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
Dying Light 2 was announced for a Spring 2020 release., while Forza Horizon 4 will be getting a Lego Speed Champions expansion which is launching this week. State of Decay 2, meanwhile would be getting an expansion called Heartland.
Sega revealed Phantasy Star Online 2 was coming to Xbox One as a free-to-play title, while Smilegate showed off Crossfire X for the console as well.
Namco Bandai also showed off its trailer for a new Tales game, called Tales of Arise, while Elden Ring is a From Software title (produced by Namco Bandai) taking world-building from George R.R. Martin to games in a non-Game of Thrones fashion.
Microsoft also revealed Xbox One game streaming.
With Console Streaming from your Xbox One you'll be able to: Turn your Xbox One into your own personal console server Stream your Xbox One library, including Xbox Game Pass, for free Where you play is entirely your choice. Going into preview in October. #XboxE3 pic.twitter.com/TmszGgBk21 — Xbox E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
Screenshot from livestream
Finally, Project Scarlett, Microsoft's new console, will be sporting a custom AMD processor 4 times more powerful than the Xbox One's. It will launch in 2020 with Halo Infinite in tow.
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