Every Xbox E3 Announcement In One Place

The first day of E3 is always a big one for everyone here at Xbox, as it’s our chance to finally show off some of the great games we’ve got in our development pipeline. This year was no different, as our Xbox: Game On media briefing (watch it again here!) was chock full of great games coming in 2014 and beyond. Naturally, we thought you’d appreciate being able to check out all of our announcement in one place:

Xbox Delivers Winning Lineup of Exclusive Games for this Holiday Season – Want all of the info on everything that was shown this morning? Here’s the place to find it!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Puts More Than a Decade of Halo on One Disc – Landing just in time to celebrate Halo 2’s 10-year anniversary on November 11 of this year, this fan-pleasing package contains Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 on a single disc for $59.99. Is this the best deal in gaming?

Crackdown Returns With Even More Mayhem on Xbox One – That’s right, Crackdown is back in a big way! Original creator Dave Jones has returned to bring a brand-new Crackdown experience to Xbox One and it looks like this one will be crazier than ever. Also, orbs!

Forza Horizon 2 Opens Up a Whole New World for Racers – This might not have been a big surprise if you’ve been following the game’s reveal on IGN over the last week, but we’re glad our friends at Turn 10 can finally show this game to the world.

Ori and the Blind Forest – This gorgeous new platformer from Moon Studios tells the tale of Ori, a Forest Guardian that must save his home from a sudden blight. This is one to keep a close eye on.

Top Independent Creators, New ID@Xbox Games Storm E3 – Are you ready for some awesome independent games? We’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out extended montage that shows off all 36 titles mentioned in this article!

Test Your Racing Mettle on Forza Motorsport 5’s Nurburgring – One of the world’s most famous tracks is available right now in Forza Motorsport 5. Not only do you guys this amazing track, you also get five new cars!

We’ll be bringing you more on some of the biggest and best Xbox One games throughout the week of E3, so check Xbox Wire often.

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  • Andy

    No VR reveal then, to compete with Sony?

    Damn😦

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    • Death Dealer

      Why the sad face? VR will be an overexpensive FAD, much like 3D. Neither of the consoles is powerful enough to make a rich VR experience, so I see no need for MS to jump in.

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      • Andy

        I don’t see it as a fad – I’ve played a few demos on Occulus and been very impressed.

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      • Death Dealer

        I have too, multiple times even, but it will still be an overexpensive FAD. If the price isn’t acceptable, it’ll get nowhere in the consumer space. Many also don’t like carrying heavy things on their heads.
        Oculus will at least have wider PC support, so IF MS were to jump on this, they’d best make an SDK update with support for it, especially now that Samsung is making one based on it as that could essentially push Morpheus out of the market rather quickly.

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      • Dylan

        The people testing it at E3 disagree.

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  • Hugoku

    Good show @MajorNelson:disqus.
    Can’t satisfy everyone but liked your no BS approach.

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  • Death Dealer

    That Master Menu makes my reservations on the Halo MCC a bit more optimistic. Keep it coming MS!

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  • Sanpei

    Good games but expected a big surprise as exclusive…That was dissappointing…I’d like to see a Rare game for example..Kameo 2 or Conker as a separate game…
    A Gears Collection, exclusive a good J-RPG maybe ? I dont know, maybe my expectation was high…For example I have waited a Shenmue megabomb for big 3rd party exc😀
    Halo Masterchief collection and Crackdown 3 are cool

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    • Rupert Oldcorn

      Yeah, a new Perfect Dark is what I wanted.

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    • A. J.

      The Halo collection was supposed to be a surprise. Unfortunately, it was leaked a few weeks ago. But I get the idea that it wasn’t leaked on purpose.

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  • Luiis Cubias

    Microsoft played it safe. E3 was a good show but nothing mind blowing, but I’m excited for the halo remake.

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    • Death Dealer

      Yes, they did. But they didn’t do anything negative IMO as it was game after game after game, just like they promised.

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    • avi

      everyone played it safe this year. But I found microsofts to be the most enjoyable.

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  • Guest

    But I can’t call it “the best deal in gaming” when it’s games and maps
    that I’ve already paid for once. Still, I will get my monies worth, for
    sure.

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  • http://www.trueachievements.com/NBA+Kirkland.htm NBA Kirkland

    I can’t call it “the best deal in gaming” when it’s games and maps
    that I’ve already paid for once. Still, I will get my monies worth, for
    sure.

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  • deadbox102

    What is MS suppose to do that’s never been done before at E3?

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  • OldSocialist

    Everything I expected was there. Too much hype and too much given away in advance though. Seems I’ll be buying the games I was already expecting to buy.

    Anyone got any fireworks? Sky seems empty somehow.

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  • drnimrod

    I, for one, am PUMPED about Phil Spencer and the job he has done so far in reinvigorating the Xbox Team at MS. When he goes on about how he wants the primary focus to be games, he is 150% genuine and it shows. Such a good move.

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  • Cheeze Ace

    deal of week?

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  • Some guy

    I was expecting video games but all I saw was pre rendered movies.

    and like 30 seconds of halo 2 that we already knew how it played.

    The whole E3 was “here’s a movie about a game”
    Then they had to remind us how much they hate their fans with shoehorning Conker in Spark instead of making a game or something.
    I mean, I’m interested in a sequel to phantom dust(named phantom dust), a sequel to crackdown(named crackdown) and Platinum games but we know nothing about them.

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    • Jan Václavík

      They had people playing games on stage … or maybe you were hoping for some Dance Central Kinect action?

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      • Some guy

        They played crackdown, phantom dust and the platinum game on stage?
        Got a link?

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      • A. J.

        I was expecting video games but all I saw was pre rendered movies.

        Your original statement implied that none of the games were demoed live. Don’t get upset when someone proves your gross exaggeration wrong.

        Some games were real gameplay footage, while others were just videos. That is pretty much par for the course at E3 press conferences. I’m not sure why you expect anything more.

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      • Some guy

        They showed gameplay of halo 2 that we already how it played, some more gameplay of sunset overdrive(I think, it was so linear it might as well be pre rendered)
        Didn’t care for multiplat so I didn’t watch those.

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      • StudioMultimédia Gon'Interacti

        on the other side, alpha gameplay is known to be exactly what it is going to be on final retail game :O)

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      Apparently you didn’t watch it.

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  • theConstruct

    I am disappointed that they are starting over with Crackdown. The story was ripe for a third entry.

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  • Charles

    It was a great E3! I liked the way it was handled this year.

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    • Some guy

      I don’t know, they sure showed a lot of games but they spent so little time on each of them that it feels incomplete. Like each game had a guy introduced for 20 seconds, a video, sometime gameplay and then they went for an other game.

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  • TwIzTuD

    Will the “Master Chief Collection” be available for pre-order digitally and come with the Halo 5 Beta Code and any other pre-order bonuses? Microsoft wanted everyone to go digital yet they haven’t made any strides towards giving digital gamer’s the same pre-ordering options. I want to be able to pre-order my digital copy with ALL the bonuses and have it pre-load so its ready to go when the hard copy goes on sale. Sony does it so when will Microsoft?

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    • A. J.

      Microsoft wanted everyone to go digital yet they haven’t made any strides towards giving digital gamer’s the same pre-ordering options.

      Actually, the original plan was to let you buy the game in retail stores but end up with a digital copy. The perk to that is you have different retailers competing on price, and you end up with both a physical installer to save bandwidth, and a digital license.

      Aside from that correction, I’m all with you. I haven’t bought a single disc for my X1 yet, and I have tried out the optical drive once just to make sure it worked.

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      • TwIzTuD

        My bad:) I haven’t purchased a disc either myself but did borrow a friends disc so I could check and see if my drive worked. Digital pre-ordering and pre-loading should be the standard by now with the way the Xbox One is set up. I personally never thought Sony would beat Microsoft in offering this feature first.

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      • A. J.

        I can handle waiting for the preloading. But what I don’t like is places like Gamestop getting special pre-order bonuses, while I can’t get any for buying the game on day one digitally.

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  • deadbox102

    I didn’t see any exclusives that interested me, but they kept their word and brought the games. I play Halo, but it’s not a must have series of games. I’m hoping to hear later this week of some great new features coming.

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    • StudioMultimédia Gon'Interacti

      nice kinect support too

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  • nitron1911

    i wish they would do a gears of war collection, i never played any of the halos but i may give this a shot seems like a really good value

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  • Superryo

    I wished they had some backward compatibility – at least for the simple arcade games… and no mention of any 360 games

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  • Riekopo

    None of the first party games have me interested except Halo 5. I’ll buy Halo TMCC, but it’s not mind blowing. I’m disappointed that Halo 1, 3, and 4 are not being remastered in the new engine like Halo 2 is (and Halo 2 is only being partially remastered as only 6 multiplayer maps are getting the make over). I can already play those games the way they are on my Xbox 360. Microsoft needs to reboot the classics that it owns and drop the dang launch parity policy. How many more games would we have if that stupid policy didn’t exist? Also No, No Man’s Sky or Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty?

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    • lanmanna

      Forza? Sunset Overdrive? Crackdown? Ori? Phantom Dust? WTF.

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      • Riekopo

        I’m not into racing games. Sunset Overdrive and Crackdown are too goofy for me. I have no idea what Phantom Dust is except for a CGI trailer. Ori looks good, but I don’t think it’s an exclusive.

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  • deadbox102

    Watched Sonys E3 and I’ll be dang if they if they didn’t have a better presentation again. MS, are you trying to stay behind Sony? After the success of the 360, I was expecting this generation to come out like a roaring lion, but instead it’s more like a lamb. Sony has passed Nintendo as the largest console maker and you seem to be bent on going the other way. You brought the games this year, but Sony clearly has the wow factor. I’m disappointed at the level of creativity my beloved Xbox is at. You have been outclassed so far in the next-gen world. You took the title with the 360 and Sony clearly wanted it back more than you wanted to hang on to it.

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    • Rupert Oldcorn

      I agree that Sony are winning, but after watching the Sony presentation I still feel no desire to buy a PS4, they just haven’t put anything out there that I’m dying to have. Grim Fandango was the best item in my opinion – and that isn’t exactly new. (I inherited a PS3 – but only ever played Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls)

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      • deadbox102

        I’m not going anywhere. It’s just disheartening to watch what I’m seeing. I’ll be watching all week hoping to see something that will change my mind about how this gen is going.

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      • eboy71

        Healthy competition benefits everyone. Neither platform is going away, and both are excellent.

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      • deadbox102

        Yes, but I still like to see my preferred platform do better than it currently is. The controller and interface is better than the PS IMO, which is only reason I don’t play PS. The UI and controller play a big part in my experience and MS has nailed it for the most part. Just give games that try to bring something new to the market or franchise. I watched my console take a beat down last year and was hoping this year would be different. Xbox did much better, but still seemed to be a step behind.

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    • Michael Burden

      You definitely must have been watching different shows than the rest of us, as the SONY show was pretty weak. What exclusives did they show or announce once you strip away the indies? What new features did they tout that “WOWWED” you? PS Now where you can rent games you probably already own? TV Shows?

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      • deadbox102

        Sony is trying to do something new. I don’t see the virtual headset going any where, but they’re trying. MS is squandering the Kinect. Give me Brothers in Arms where I can say “Jacobs, I want a machine gun on the stone wall at 50 meters.” and the AI does it. Put the distance the player is from the structure on it to help with issuing the command. Or say “Roberts and Callihan, flank left through the house with the green roof and the AI is smart enough to know the route to take. Give me a game with a coop stealth mission that requires line-of-sight and hand signals from the players to make it through. The games shown yesterday showed me nothing new. The game play is nothing I haven’t seen before.

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      • uxo22

        Why are you requesting things of MS and Kinect that no one else is doing with their consoles. MS not doing it and you complain, Sony doesn’t even have the ability to do it and they get a pass.
        Nice avatar though, must be tough to keep it there.

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      • deadbox102

        Because MS has the tech and Sony doesn’t. Not having the ability is one thing, but having it and not using it is wasteful. I’m not understanding your logic. Avatar?

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      • Xtreme Derp

        PS4 games not on Xbox One revealed at E3 2014: LittleBigPlanet 3, Entwined, Bloodborne, The Talos Principle, Let It Die, Rachet & Clank, Infamous sidestory, Kingdom Under Fire 2 and tons of indie games. No Man’s Land, Grim Fandango, and ABZU timed exclusive.

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      • Nick Peck

        AAA games, don’t count the indies please.

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      • WARLORD

        It looks and feels like Sony is taking a page out of the xbox 360 marketing strategy. Take your time on the first party games while locking in exclusive DLC (content that will only be on the ps4)on 3rd party games along with better graphic fidelity makes it a good strategy…

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    • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

      I would agree to an extent. MS still has a ways to go to prove it’s commitment to gamers. I do believe this conference was a good start.

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    • Nick Peck

      Yah, I must have watched another sony show because, as always, I was bored to tears except for the first and last 10 min. The entire middle of the show did nothing for me at all. They do have several good AAA games I’m looking forward to, but only announced one new one as the rest we already knew about. So really, they didn’t show anything terribly “new”.

      MS defiantly had the better show but even they didn’t have as many surprises as I was hoping for, but the few they did have were worth it. Phantom Dust was a great surprise as I loved the original one and can’t wait to see more about it.

      But whatever, this is all subjective to the person talking about it really so I hope everything got something out of the show to be excited about no matter what system it’s on.

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  • VintageZodiacs

    I guess this is where we agree to disagree.

    I watched 343 at E3 announce how they are once again going to live and make money on the back of Bungie’s work. The Mater Chief Collection only makes me look
    forward to, and want to purchase, the release of Destiny that much more.

    I had the original XBOX. I played HALO CE on it. I have bought and played ever Halo since then on all platforms, but I am tired of waiting on 343 to do something new.

    I honestly believe that most of the audience at E3 were just as disappointed as I am based on the smattering of applause heard in response to each new announcement made by 343. Certainly the level of applause was nowhere NEAR what the other companies received at E3 when they announced their NEW and PIONEERING work for the XBOX ONE.

    Sure I will buy it, for $60 why not? After all, I did pay $619 for the XBOX One with game, Kinect, and 2 controllers, it’s just money. Like a friend of mine once said, any science fiction is better than no science fiction. We put up with 343’s lousy handling of Halo 4, not to mention all the SEVERE growing pains of them building out their online server farm for H4 co-op. Let’s help finance their salaries for the next year as they have moved out the Halo 5 release date and gone after the easy work.

    So Halo Teammates, what is your opinion on 343 announcements to color within the lines of Bungie’s previous work?

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    • deadbox102

      Halo has become the Call of Duty of Xbox’s exclusives, never changing.

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      • Michael Burden

        That’s rich, especially since the biggest complaint by many gamers is HOW Halo has changed since the first two games.

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      • deadbox102

        It’s not changed to me. Adding perks or a few weapons is not enough for me to call change. I want be able to use my environment. Better hand to hand combat. If I’m going hand to hand with someone and another guy is laying dead next is having been shot with a needler, I want be able to grab a needle if it be chance didn’t explode and stab my enemy with it. If run out of ammo in my sniper I want be able to use like baseball bat. Halo has not changed as much as you’re letting on.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        It’s changed quite a bit actually.

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      • deadbox102

        The gameplay is pretty much the same. I am pleased that you can actually run in multiplayer now.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        The ability to sprint all the time and the added abilities have changed the entire dynamic of the game in my opinion. I’m actually looking forward to playing Halo 4 on dedicated servers. Didn’t think I would be too excited about that but I really liked the multiplayer in Halo 4.

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    • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

      I like 343i and Halo 4’s multiplayer is my absolute favorite of the bunch. I’m looking forward to playing it on dedicated servers. I like bungie as well and I’m looking forward to Destiny but 343i actually got me excited about Halo again.

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    • Nick Peck

      343 only exists for HALO games lol, they aren’t there for anything else. That is why MS created the studio, to take over after Bungie left. So of course you will get Halo from them…. Thought that was a pretty well known fact by now.

      They are bringing Halo out again to bring in NEW fans as not everyone played it on the original Xbox and or didn’t really check it out on the 360. Doing it like this will help get the game and story out there in it’s entirety moving forward into Halo 5.

      Plus I’m sure it’s there to help 343 gauge the MP interests so they can add / change / tweak what they are doing for H5. I’m pretty excited for everything they are doing game wise, as well as the side projects. I liked H4, it had a pretty solid story and the gameplay was well done. I didn’t get into the MP as much as I would have liked to only because I have gotten so used to the BF/COD control schemes over the years.

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  • Dave Breadner

    Speaking of orbs, THE game I would really like to see is Manhunter 3: London.

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  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    i hate orbs. was it just me or was the first crackdown pretentious instead of actually being good? i kept playing waiting for it to get better but it was only fun with two player to me.

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    • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

      I didn’t love Crackdown but the trailer for the new one looks really cool. I’ll keep my eye on this one.

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    • William Montgomery

      It may just not be your type of game. I personally had a blast hunting down all the orbs & my wife enjoyed pointing them out when I was playing the story missions.

      Did you enjoy Saints Row 4? I thought that game was more like Crackdown than Crackdown 2.

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  • Michel Alisson Silva

    Thanks for Another World (Out of This World) in ID@Xbox!

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  • Professor Oak

    Was disappointed to see nothing about the Xbox 360, But at least it wasn’t all CoD CoD Tv Tv Tv…..

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    • deadbox102

      The only thing I want to see about the 360 is either make the X1 backwards compatible or increase the external storage support for the 360.

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