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Microsoft @ E3 2019 - ShiraNoMai - Jun 9th, 2019

Here we go again, folks! We'll round up all the information to come out of Microsoft's E3 press conference this year, plus include the actual conference video for your convenience. ^_^

The Outer Worlds | Trailer
The Outer Worlds, a sci-fi RPG shooter from the makers of Fallout: New Vegas, will be released on October 25 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Bleeding Edge | Trailer
Hellblade developers Ninja Theory are bringing their first exclusive to Xbox, Bleeding Edge, a 4v4 third-person melee-combat game. A technical alpha will be available June 27, and the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate when it launches.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps | Trailer
Ori and the Will of the Wisps releases on February 11, 2020 and will be available on Xbox One and Windows 10 (with Xbox Game Pass), and will also be available on Steam.

Minecraft Dungeons | (Minecraft) Official Thread
A new trailer was shown for Minecraft Dungeons, an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers set in the Minecraft universe. Minecraft Dungeons will be coming to PC, consoles, and Xbox Game Pass in Spring of 2020. Head over to our official Minecraft thread for further information and discussions!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | Official Thread
A gameplay trailer was shown for Respawn's upcoming Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order, releasing on November 15, 2019. Hone your Force powers, master lightsaber combat, and learn to fight like a Jedi. Head over to our official thread for the game for further information and discussions!

Blair Witch | Trailer
A game based on The Blair Witch Project has been announced, featuring a first-person perspective as the player attempts to locate a missing child in the woods in 1996. Blair Witch will release on August 30, 2019 and will be playable on Xbox Game Pass at launch.

Cyberpunk 2077 | Official Thread
A new cinematic trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 was shown, revealing that Keanu Reeves will have a role in the game as a character. The man himself appeared on stage after to announce that Cyberpunk 2077 will release on April 20, 2020. Head over to our official thread for the game for further information and discussions!

Spiritfarer | Trailer
Spiritfarer is a cozy management game about dying. As ferrymaster to the deceased, build a boat to explore the world, care for your spirit friends, and guide them across mystical seas to finally release them into the afterlife when the game releases in 2020.

Battletoads | Trailer
Zitz, Pimple and Rash are returning at last to Morph Attack their way through an all-new action-packed adventure of choreographed chaos, coming to Xbox Game Pass.

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright | Trailer
Inspired by tabletop RPG's and featuring hand-drawn visuals and board game-like elements, RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is due to arrive on Xbox One and PC in 2020.

ID @ Xbox | Sizzle Reel
More indie games are coming to Xbox One, such as Afterparty, Creature in the Well, Riverbond, Dead Static Drive and many more - all of which will be available in Xbox Game Pass at launch.

Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass is now available in beta on PC, and you can access it by purchasing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the currently amazing deal of just $1 for a single month instead of the usual $14.99. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also give you access to Xbox Game Pass for Xbox and Xbox Live Gold benefits.

Microsoft Flight Simulator | Trailer
Coming 2020, Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition | Trailer
Featuring stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, remastered audio and a whole new campaign - The Last Khans, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition releases in 2019, and will be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Wasteland 3 | Trailer
A new trailer for Wasteland 3 showed us the games setting of the snowy wastelands of Colorado.

Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions, developers of games such as Psychonauts, Banner Saga, and Grim Fandango, have been officially acquired by Microsoft Studios.

Psychonauts 2 | Trailer
The first gameplay footage was shown for Psychonauts 2, which will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC despite the acquisition by Microsoft of Double Fine Productions.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga | Trailer
Harness the power of the force and plastic bricks to journey through all nine Star Wars movies in a brand new Lego Star Wars video-game, coming in 2020!

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot | Trailer
Dragon Ball Project Z has been revealed to be called Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot with a brand new trailer, and it will arrive in 2020.

12 Minutes | Trailer
An interactive thriller about a man stuck in a time loop. An interactive thriller about a man stuck in a time loop. An interactive thri.... OK we'll stop. Until next time.

Way to the Woods | Trailer
All of the lights will guide you home in this cute looking adventure game of two deers trying to presumably find their way to the woods.

Gears 5 | Official Thread
Gears 5 is releasing on September 10, and will feature a brand new co-op mode in Escape. Network tests for multiplayer and Horde mode will also be happening on July 17 and August 19 respectively. Head over to our official thread for the game for further information and discussions!

Xbox Elite Controller: Series 2 | Trailer
The all-new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 features over 30 new ways to play like a pro, including adjustable-tension thumbsticks, new interchangeable components, up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery life, and limitless customization

Dying Light 2 | Official Thread
A new trailer for Dying Light 2 showcased more of the world we'll get to explore, and the protagonist we'll get to explore it as. Head over to our official thread for the game for further information and discussions!

Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions | Trailer
The Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions expansion invites you to race and explore a wondrous new LEGO Valley brought to life at the Horizon Festival. Amass your own Brick Collection and construct a Master Builder's House with a garage of amazing LEGO Speed Champions cars including the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally.

Gears POP! | Trailer
An animated short starring characters from Gears POP! led in to some short footage of the Gears POP! mobile game.

State of Decay 2: Heartland | Trailer
Return to Trumball Valley in State of Decay 2's new expansion, Heartland, available today!

Phantasy Star Online 2 | Trailer
Phantasy Star Online 2 will be released in North America in Spring of 2020!

Crossfire X | Trailer
Crossfire X will be coming to North America on Xbox One in 2020.

Tales of Arise | 
The next instalment in the "Tales of" series, Tales of Arise, has been officially announced. Head over to our official thread for the game for further information and discussions!

Borderlands 3 | Trailer
Check out the new Borderlands 3 trailer featuring the four badass new Vault Hunters, each with their own deep skill trees and insanely powerful abilities.

Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith and The Fight for Sanctuary
Available now for free for fans who already have a copy of Borderlands 2 or Borderlands: The Handsome Jack Collection on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, or PC, Commander Lilith and The Fight for Sanctuary is a brand-new campaign expansion that sets the stage for the story of Borderlands 3.

Elden Ring | Trailer
What's an Elden Ring? Other than the new dark fantasy game from Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, little is clear, but developer FromSoftware calls it their "largest game to-date".

Project xCloud
Move over Stadia, Xbox is connecting to the cloud with Project xCloud. A new platform feature called Console Streaming turns your Xbox One into your own personal Xbox server for free, allowing you to play your games anywhere you want.

Project Scarlett | Official Thread
Microsoft revealed the first details of their next generation console, currently titled Project Scarlett. Head over to our official thread for the game for further information and discussions!

Halo Infinite | Trailer
Closing out the show was a new trailer for the next instalment in Xbox's biggest name, Halo. The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite, launching Holiday 2020 on Project Scarlett.

RE: Microsoft @ E3 2019 - Moonface - Jun 10th, 2019

As expected, a really really good conference from Microsoft. While not every game interests me, I did love everything shown, and the biggest shocker moment easily goes to Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077. XD

I really need to pick up Ori and the Blind Forest in preparation for Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

A funny moment while watching this briefing was when Flight Simulator began its trailer, Shira said it was going to be a car game and I joked that because we were currently in the sky that it was going to be a plane game, then when the cities appeared that we were still in the air so we're still flying, and then planes ended up actually appearing! XD

If the Lego Star Wars game features environments fully made of Lego like they are in the trailer, I might actually consider the game. I've never wanted to buy a Lego game because of the environments not being made of Lego.

Speaking of Lego, love that Forza Horizon 4 expansion. The Lego guy looking back out of the window is the Forza version of Mario Kart's Luigi stare. ROFL

xCloud was such an obvious middle finger to Stadia, and I think it just made a very solid attempt of putting the nail in the coffin for Stadia. There's now no incentive to use Stadia for streaming games unless you aren't going to buy an Xbox, and even then I think the chances have just reduced dramatically.

Halo didn't feel like it was visually using Project Scarlett. Cyberpunk's trailer looked far better and I expected Halo to be on par to that. The character model of the guy in the trailer just wasn't as impressive as I was expecting it to be for a Project Scarlett game.

RE: Microsoft @ E3 2019 - sunshine queen - Jun 10th, 2019

Here's a list of games announced I'm interested in from M$'s E3 breifing;

Phantasy Star Online 2
Tales of Arise (2020)
& Elden Ring

RE: Microsoft @ E3 2019 - Dragon Lord - Jun 10th, 2019

That feeling when SEGA finally gets off their asses and localizes Phantasy Star Online 2 after a millennium, only to completely ruin the announcement by making it Xbox One console exclusive in the West.

They'll still get the PC crowd for it, but it's hilarious that they think the game will have any chance of succeeding on the fucking Xbox One in the west. 99.99% of console players who even know/care what PSO2 is are going to be on PS4.

Very, very stupid move by SEGA.

RE: Microsoft @ E3 2019 - Maniakkid25 - Jun 11th, 2019

So, Microsoft also has a few blog posts tied to E3, and this is one of them, announcing they are done adding games to their backwards compatibility program (*sounds of defenestrations can be heard*). Initially, I thought nothing of it...until I saw one of the "fan favorites" they have on the list. Can you spot it?

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For those of you that don't know the story, Too Human is a game that had a massive controversy surrounding it, thanks to its developer suing Epic Games over the Unreal Engine. It later turned out that the game, which they claimed was using their own in-house engine, infringed on Epic's copyright by using LOTS OF CODE from the Unreal Engine. This meant that Silicon Knights had to destroy all copies unsold, and remove it from any and all storefronts. And yet, Microsoft explicitly says: "As a final thank you to the community, we are bringing Too Human to the Backward Compatibility catalog and are making it available digitally to everyone for free." (emphasis mine)

How?! HOW?! How are you legally allowed to do this?! Did Epic give you permission to do so? Why would they; the game was TRASH! Why would they ever want to let that game see the light of day 5 years after it was removed from sale?! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!

RE: Microsoft @ E3 2019 - Moonface - Jun 11th, 2019

(Jun 11th, 2019, 03:52 AM)Maniakkid25 Wrote:
How?! HOW?! How are you legally allowed to do this?! Did Epic give you permission to do so? Why would they; the game was TRASH! Why would they ever want to let that game see the light of day 5 years after it was removed from sale?! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!
I expect that because the game isn't being sold, that Epic saw no reason to restrict it being available for free. Even if any money is being exchanged between Epic and Microsoft, it isn't going to the people who were the problem with this game in the first place, and Epic probably aren't going to care to kick up a stink about the game so long as it isn't making any money for the people who made it.

Regardless of how bad the game is, it's good to see that it isn't going to be lost to history by making it available. It'd be interesting to see what a larger response to the game is now that it isn't limited to however many copies survived.