E3 2014: Microsoft press conference

Phil Spencer opened this year’s E3 promising that this Microsoft’s press conference will be all about the games. The conference started with 2014 titles, continued onto new IPs and Indie games and closed with announcements for future titles.


2014

 

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

Brought to us by Sledgehammer Games is the newest installment in the Call of Duty franchise. The game was played live on the press conference. The game is set in the future, filled with walking tanks and flying robots. You can jump pretty high with your jetpack a la Titan Fall. Call of Duty Advance Warfare will be out this November.

 

Forza Horizon 2

The game will feature a day and night system, and dynamic weather conditions. It is said that there will be no lobbies or waiting thanks to the Xbox live servers. Forza Horizon 2 will be out on September 30th in full 1080p.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX7r61fyltc

 

Evolve

Made by the creators of Left 4 Dead, this title will feature exclusive beta and DLC on Xbox.

 

Assassin’s Creed Unity

This is the first Next gen exclusive Assassin’s Creed title and it takes time during the French revolution. The newest installment of the series allows you to form your own brotherhood with up to four players. The game was played in real time showing off the brotherhood system. Stunning graphics with hundreds of NPCs on screen at once.

 

Dragon Age Inquisition

It will be out on October 7th and will have premier content for Xbox One.

 

Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac brought another wacky FMV trailer for the upcoming Sunset Overdrive. After this we got a stylish demo of the fast paced gameplay, gigantic levels and Jet Set Radio grinding. The game will feature Chaos squad, an 8 player mode co-op mode. Sunset Overdrive will be out on October 28th exclusive on XBox One.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmRR6MnS6dc

 

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Dash

Capcom celebrates it’s 31st anniversary with a new DLC for Dead Rising 3. The new DLC will feature a ton of cameos including  Regina from Dino Crsisis and Tofu from Resident Evil. It is available now.

 

Fable Legends

Fable Legends has faster gameplay then ever before. The game will feature cooperative play. In addition you can play as the villain, placing creatures and traps.

 

Project Spark

There was a new trailer for Project Spark which will be available for PC and Xbox.

 

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 Industries announced that on November 11th 2014 Xbox One will get the four halo titles: Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4. The collection will launch with over 100 multiplayer maps all in their original engines in 1080p 60fps. There will be a custom mode, combining moments from all the games. Halo 2 will receive a total overhaul just like Halo: Combat Evolved got. Buying the collection guaranties access for the upcoming Halo 5 Guardians and has the diital series Halo: Nightfall included.

 

Halo 5 Guardians

The game will be in 60fps and its Beta will open this December. Everyone who picks up Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get free Halo 5 Guardians beta access.

 


Indie

 

Ori and the Blind Forest

Adorable side scrolling platformer game, exclusive for Xbox One.

 

Inside

From the creators of Limbo comes an original title called Inside.

 

Indie titles

Microsoft started to listen to indie’s, bringing a ton of indie titles in this year. They managed cram dozens of games in a single section.

 


2015

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider will be getting another game. Not much is known except that it will be out during the holiday of 2015.

 

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt RED showed-off a gameplay demo for the newest installment of The Witcher franchise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMVqIyZMzks

 

Phantom Dust

Microsoft is bringing back another cult classic. This time it’s Phantom Dust. The game will be an Xbox One exclusive.

 

Tom Clancy’s: The Division

The Division got another gameplay trailer , showing off more of its co-op aspect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALMFi2TmuPE

 

Scalebound

Platinum Game’s game director Hideki Kamia came to demonstrate a new title exclusively for the Xbox One.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7IxFtVuZwg

 

Crackdown

Crackdown is back and promises a totally new open world experience.

 


 

Microsoft has made a fantastic press conference this year, focusing on the most important aspect of gaming, the games. The way they displayed title after title, never leaving anything more than a few minutes, which is praise worthy. Let’s just hope the others follows in the same footsteps.

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