Yesterday Microsoft took to the stage for the biggest E3 stage show of this year. If you missed it, the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing can still be seen in its entirety on Youtube below. You can also see the full E3 2019 schedule to find out what else is due to happen over the next couple of days.
Microsoft managed to stay relatively tight-lipped about their show this year, so it was full of surprises, as well as some of the titles we expected to see. The highlight of the show was the reveal of the new Xbox console, Project Scarlett, arriving in time for the holiday 2020 season. Before then, players can get their hands on the new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 in November.
Microsoft also showed off 60 titles throughout the show. Obsidian Entertainment's The Outer Worlds and Ori and the Will of the Wisps got release dates. If the gameplay footage from EA PLAY wasn't enough, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order got another cinematic trailer. Keanu Reeves took to the stage to talk about Cyberpunk 2077. We saw footage of a brand new Gears 5 game mode, Escape, as well as details on how players can get their hands on the game before its release date in September. Dying Light 2 got a new trailer, and Halo Infinite was revealed to be launching with Project Scarlett next year.
There were 11 world premieres and plenty of new announcements to see. Minecraft Dungeons, Bleeding Edge, Blair Witch, Microsoft Flight Simulator, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, 12 Minutes, Phantasy Star Online 2, CrossfireX, Tales of Arise, and Elden Ring were all revealed for the first time. If you're more interested in what you can play right now, State of Decay 2 has gotten a new Heartland update, while Borderlands 2 got new Commander Lilith & The Fight For Sanctuary DLC — both add new achievements. Later this week, Forza Horizon 4 gets a new LEGO Speed Champions expansion that also brings along new achievements to earn.
Xbox Game Pass fans didn't miss out either. More than 20 games were added to the programme on Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate became available for all players. Game Pass Ultimate also includes the brand new Xbox Game Pass for PC programme, which has launched in beta.
If that wasn't enough, Double Fine was revealed to be Microsoft's latest studio acquisition. Were you excited for anything Microsoft showed off? Be sure to leave your thoughts on the show in the comments!
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