Microsoft E3 2016 round-up: Xbox One S, Dead Rising 4, Project Scorpio and more
All the highlights from Microsoft's E3 presentation.
Microsoft took to the E3 stage yesterday to fill us in on what to expect in the world of Xbox this upcoming year. We've put together all the highlights, in case you missed the show, or just want to relive some of the magic.
Xbox One Slim confirmed, launching this August
Microsoft confirmed rumours that Xbox One is getting a new, slimmer look with the Xbox One S. As speculate before the event, the Slim console will be 40 percent smaller than the current One, with HDR and 4K video support, alongside other new features.
Going on sale this August, the console is set to retail at $300, and comes with 500GB space available as standard, though 1TB and 2TB versions will be available at an increased price. The Slim comes with a new and improved Xbox One controller, kitted out with bluetooth support, increased wireless range and textured grip.
Unlock Gears of War 4 on Xbox One and PC when you buy it once
Gears of War 4 will be playable across Xbox One and Windows 10 accounts once purchased, as Microsoft announced that the game will be one of the first Xbox Play Anywhere titles.
When purchased digitally, Gears of War 4 will be unlocked for you on both Windows 10 and Xbox One, meaning no more paying twice if you want to play on a different platform. Gamers will even be able to play with their friends cross-platform, and game progress and achievements will be shared across both platforms.
Forza Horizon 3 arrives this September
The new Forza has been revealed, and its due out on Xbox One and PC in just a few months.
Forza Horizon 3 will feature a 4 player co-op campaign and, like Gears of War 4, will also be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. Buy Forza Horizon 3 on PC or Xbox One, and unlock it on both platforms.
Get the game on September 27th, and unlock early access from September 23rd by pre-ordering.
Scalebound coming to Xbox One and Windows 10, features co-op play and massive bosses
Microsoft showed off new gameplay footage from the highly anticipated Scalebound, showcasing the game's multiplayer gameplay and confirming co-op dragon fights.
Yet again, it looks like Microsoft will be unlocking the door to Windows 10 with this release, as Scalebound drops its Xbox One exclusivity to include PC gamers.
Take a look at Scalebound's co-op in action in the trailer below. Can't wait to get our hands on this one!
Halo Wars 2 delayed to 2017
Looks like you're going to have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on the full Halo Wars 2 experience, with the release date now pushed back to February of 2017.
It's not all doom and gloom though. Starting from today and running until Monday, you can jump in and play Halo Wars 2 beta on Xbox One. The beta requires a 13 GB download.
Again, Halo Wars 2 will be part of Microsoft's Play Anywhere initiative.
Microsoft reveals next Xbox, Project Scorpio
The existence of a new Xbox console has been confirmed by Microsoft at E3 2016.
The new console, which Xbox head Phil Spencer called the most powerful console ever made, features a 8-core CPU, and a GPU capable of 6 teraflops of computing power.
Microsoft aims to bring true 4K gaming and powerful virtual reality with Scorpio, and will co-exist along side Xbox One and the new Xbox One S. All Xbox games and peripherals will be compatible with the new machine.
Scorpio is due to arrive next year. See developers such as Bethesda and DICE say nice things about it in the trailer below.
Dead Rising 4 coming this year
Following leaked screenshots and rumours leading up to E3, Dead Rising 4 was confirmed during Microsoft's E3 2016 presentation.
Set 16 years after the events of the original Dead Rising, Frank West returns to Willamette after a mysterious outbreak overruns the city.
New enemies, toys and costumes will be coming to the series, with features such as crafting making a return. Four Player co-op will allow players to join up to complete missions and explore the game together.
Dead Rising 4 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10. Check out the festive trailer.
New ReCore trailer shows off gameplay
ReCore is arriving this September, and Microsoft brought a fresh gameplay trailer along to E3 with them to give us a taste of what awaits us.
Play as Joule Adams, and team up with a cast of unique and interesting robots to complete the game's tasks and explore the beautiful ReCore environments.
Are you beginning to see a pattern? ReCore will also take advantage of Xbox's Play Anywhere feature, allowing you unlock the game on Windows 10 and Xbox One when purchased, and share your progress between the platforms.
Get a backwards compatible version of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts 'n Bolts when you pre-order.
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