We start off the E3 festivities this year with Microsoft and hoo boy do we have plenty to talk about, let’s get stuck in right now!
Perhaps the biggest announcement was the introduction of a brand new console that Microsoft are working on known only as Project Scarlett. It’s planned to be released late next year and seems to be focusing on having as much power as possible to help developers make the games they want, though that’s really a blanket statement so we will really see if it lives up to it. Of course it will also launch with the new Halo game, Halo Infinite which they showed another trailer for but no gameplay, how sad.
We also got to see more information about Cyberpunk 2077 including the fact that actor Keanu Reeves stars as one of the main characters and that the release date will be April 16th, so get hype for that! We also got to see a trailer for the new Gears of War however no gameplay during the conference but that will be shown off at a later time during the event so for those who are into Gears I’m sure you will be happy.
There was also some out of the ballpark announcements including a Blair Witch video game (how long has it been since that has been relevant!?), A new Microsoft Flight Simulator which I find hilarious and intriguing, a trailer for Psychonauts 2 was also shown alongside the news that Double Fine had been acquired by Microsoft and finally of personal interest was a brand new Lego Star Wars game that would span every single movie, a fun concept to say the least.
We also got news about how the Xbox Game Pass would be coming to PC which I am personally interested in and may very well give it a shot if initial impressions are good and we also were told about their new Streaming service in which they intend to use the actual console as a server. Of course there were loads of announcements, way too many to list here but so far it seems Microsoft have started off strong this E3, let’s see how the rest shape up. Bethesda is next, here we go.
That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.