The Xbox team has certainly come a long way since, TV, sports, TV, Kinect and oh yeah we have games too. The Microsoft E3 2016 Conference signified a seismic shift in Xbox’s direction and vision for the future in connection with Windows 10 compatibility and evolving hardware. And best of all: games, games games!!! Here are the quick hits and highlights from the Microsoft conference:

  • Xbox One S $299: Coming August 2016
  • Xbox Play Anywhere Program: Free Windows 10 copy with digital purchase of Xbox game
  • Gears of War 4 Gameplay
  •                 Co-op cross play with windows 10
  •                 Co-op play looks very smooth
  • Killer Instinct Updates
  •                 7 million players on Xbox One!
  •                 General Raam(Gears of War) new character –  Play for free this week
  • Forza Horizon 3 Reveal
  •                 Set in Australia
  •                 New terrain, vehicle types and events
  •                 4 player campaign co-op
  •                 September 27, 2016 release
  • ReCore
  •                 Gameplay trailer which showed off many characters
  •                 September 13, 2016 release
  • Final Fantasy XV
  •                 First gameplay shown on Xbox One
  • The Division Underground Expansion June 28th first on Xbox One
  • Battlefield 1
  •                 More immersive than ever before
  •                 October 21 2016, EA Access  October 13, 2016
  • Xbox Live Updates for Summer
  •                 Background Music
  •                 Language Region Independence
  •                 Cortana
  • Xbox Live Updates Coming This Fall
  •                  Clubs on Xbox Live (Communities)
  •                  Looking for Group on Xbox Live
  •                  Arena on Xbox Live (Tournament Platform)
  • Minecraft Team
  •                 Uniting community with “Friendly Update” (Available now)
  •                                 Minecraft Realms
  •                                 Add on packs and texture packs coming to Windows 10
  • New Xbox Wireless Controller
  •                 Full customization: Able to make it personal (8 million ways to make it yours!)
  •                 Xbox Design Lab
  • ID@Xbox
  •                 Inside (Creators of Limbo)
  •                                Limbo free on Xbox one starting today
  •                 Over 1,000 games in development with ID@Xbox
  •                 Game Preview program expanding
  •                                 Gameplay of We Happy Few coming July 26th
  • Gwent – The Witcher Card Game
  •                 Full multiplayer experience
  •                 Single player campaign
  •                 Closed beta coming September 2016
  • Tekken 7 Coming early 2017
  •                 Story mode
  •                 Free Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for Xbox Live Gold members
  • Dead Rising 4 Announcement
  • Microsoft Studios Publishing Showcase
  •                 Scalebound: Releasing 2017
  •                                 Co op Gameplay
  •                 Sea of Thieves
  •                                 Limitless adventures!
  •                                 World premiere gameplay
  •                 State of Decay 2 –  Coming 2017
  •                 Halo Wars 2 is releasing February 21, 2017
  •                                 Week long beta on Xbox One starting right now! (June 13-20)
  • Xbox Project Scorpio: 8 cpu cores, 6 teraflops gpu power, 4K gaming & high fidelity VR! (Coming Holiday 2017)
  •  Xbox hardware tagline is: Gaming Beyond Generations

 

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