Xbox At E3 2017 Recap (Updated June 16)

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Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 is here and we’re pleased to finally be able to discuss the new Xbox One X (formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”) and show off our largest and most diverse games lineup in E3 history. In addition to the Xbox E3 2017 Media Briefing held on Sunday (which you can watch below), we’ll also be hosting the Xbox Daily: Live @ E3 each day with special guests and more coverage of the titles and hardware featured in the media briefing. For more information on the schedule and ways to watch, check out this post.

Additionally, I will update this recap post each day so you can read and watch all of the headlines and major announcements you may have missed or want to enjoy again.

June 14, 2017

Xbox Daily: Live @ E3

On Wednesday, June 14, live from the Xbox booth, Microsoft hosted the third of four episodes of its daily broadcast show from E3, “Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3.” Julia Hardy and Kate Yeager joined Larry Hryb (Xbox Live’s Major Nelson) and Graeme Boyd (Xbox Live’s AceyBongos) to share some of the biggest news from the show, including a special visit from Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer.

With several new reveals, interviews with a variety of developers and creators, and amazing trailers, watch the entirety of this episode above (or jump to the following segments at timestamps listed below).

[00:00] Rock out to the best background beats of E3 as the countdown clock ticks down to show time.

[23:00] Welcome back! Larry, Julia, Kate, and Graeme kick things off with a quick discussion of some of the biggest games of E3,l and Graeme offers a personal tour of the Xbox booth.

[30:44] Minecraft Story Mode – Actress Cat Taber talks what it was like returning to the world of Minecraft Story Mode for Season 2.

[38:08] Forza Motorsport 7 – Dan Greenawalt talks about the Forza Racing Championship and all the new goodies in Forza Motorsport 7.

[41:06] ARK: Survival Evolved – Cedric from the ARK team talks about the game’s official launch on August 8 on Xbox One and what Xbox One X owners can expect from ARK on November 7.

[48:42] Xbox Game Pass – Learn more about the digital subscription service with more than 100 games and how to sign up for a free 14-day trial.

[55:21] Killer Instinct – The legend Ken Lobb talks Killer Instinct and gives a sneak peek at a new trailer starring the new character, Eagle.

[1:03:10] Morrowind – Visit the home of the Dark Elves and hear more about this new story in the Elder Scrolls saga.

[1:09:30] PIRATES! – Kate swashbuckles her way to the Sea of Thieves pirate band, the Skullduggers.

[1:12:00] Conan: Exiles – See firsthand that there’s so much more to Conan: Exiles than really big swords.

[1:22:35] The Surge – Hear about the game’s clobbering robot combat system.

[1:28:50] Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack – Get up close and personal with the Super Duper Graphics Pack and learn more about the awesome Better Together update.

[1:29:30] Anthem – Larry and Patrick Soderlund from EA talk about what it’s been like developing Anthem for Xbox One X.

[1:34:40] Project CARS 2 – 4K resolution, vehicle classes, changing weather conditions and more!

[1:49:05] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – Mega Man 7 – 10 burst onto the scene with stage remixes and boss rush.

[1:57:00] Battlefield 1 – Take a look at the new expansion for the epic game.

[1:59:27] A Plague Tale: Innocence – Rats, rats, and more rats. Learn how they play in the actual gameplay and the combat of the game itself.

[2:06:00:] Battlerite – Check out this team arena brawler in all its MOBA glory.

[2:11:00] Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Kate visits the Bethesda booth and dives in deeper on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

[2:14:28] The Darwin Project – See what makes The Darwin Project one of the biggest surprises from the Xbox briefing.

[2:23:35] Fable Fortune – Hear how the world of Albion took on new life in this collectible card game.

[2:30:27] Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Check out what it took to bring the Assassin’s Creed saga all the way back to the beginning.

[2:38:30] OK KO – Director and writer, Dan Vader, talks about the Cartoon Network series with the same name and how it’s shaping the game.

[2:42:41] FIFA 18 – Graeme takes a closer look at FIFA 18 and the game’s cover star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

[2:46:44] Dead By Daylight – Game Director, Mathieu Cote talks about what makes this terrifying game just so terrifying.

[2:54:30] Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare – The Flood is back!

[3:06:20] Phil Spencer – Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, stops by to talk about Xbox One X and some of the amazing games here at E3.

[3:28:02] Observer – Check out the creepy, cyberpunk horror game from the makers of the skin-crawling Layers of Fear.

[3:34:03] Need For Speed Payback – Graeme takes in another amazing racer.

[3:40:30] South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Hear from the team working with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone on the new game.

[3:46:49] Sonic Mania – Go back to the land of golden rings and hedgehogs.

[3:50:40] Mixer – Streamers Magnetron and Galadon talk about their Mixer channels and what it’s like to be a streamer at E3.

Xbox Wire Articles posted on 14 June:

Ashen Lets You and a Friend Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Taking Back an Occupied Town with Three of Far Cry 5’s Cult-Crushing Companions

We Submit Our Explosive Application to the Agency for Crackdown 3

War is Hell in Call of Duty: WWII’s Boots-on-the-Ground Campaign

Making Friends With Strangers on the Sea of Thieves

Xbox YouTube videos posted on 14 June:

 

June 13, 2017

Xbox Daily: Live @ E3

On Tuesday, June 13, live from the Xbox booth, Microsoft hosted the second of four episodes of its daily broadcast show from E3, “Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3.” Julia Hardy and Kate Yeager joined Graeme Boyd (Xbox Live’s AceyBongos) and me to share some of the biggest news from the show.

With several new reveals, interviews with a variety of developers and creators, and amazing trailers, watch the entirety of this episode above (or jump to the following segments at timestamps listed below). And don’t forget to tune in to Mixer.com/Xbox tomorrow at 1PM PDT/4 PM EDT to watch the team broadcast live from the show floor at the Xbox Booth again, featuring more Xbox One X, more giveaways, more gameplay demos and, of course, even more!

[00:00] Enjoy the best background beats of E3 as the countdown clock ticks down to show time.

[34:35] – Welcome back! Larry, Julia, and Graeme kick things off, immediately talking about games, games, and more games.

[37:09] Mixer – Kate talks with MK, TopicTech, and Siefe about what it’s like to be a Mixer streamer at E3.

[41:40] Sea of Thieves – Take a closer look at the Sea of Thieves trailer and how to get involved in the game’s insider programme. Epic adventures ahoy!

[51:54] State of Decay 2 – Enjoy an in depth at your next zombie obsession with the team from Undead Labs.

[1:15:20] Crackdown 3 – The Crackdown 3 team talks BOOM! and demos real gameplay.

[1:28:55] – Path of Exile – Path of Exile’s biggest expansion yet, The Fall of Oriath, showcases 4K 60fps gameplay on Xbox One X.

[1:36:40] Fortnite – Creative Director, Darren Sugg, talks about what makes Fortnite unique in the world of building and defending giant forts.

[1:44:45] Forza Motorsport 7 – Ryan Cooper, executive producer for Forza Motorsport 7, talks about all the customization coming to the stunning game.

[1:53:15] Middle Earth: Shadow of War – Learn more about the sequel to Shadow of Modor and how the nemesis system has expanded.

[1:56:30] Star Wars Battlefront II – Creative Director, Mat Prior, talks about the game’s epic campaign.

[2:01:36] Metro Exodus – Jon Bloch from 4A Games talks about Metro Exodus’ development, ambitions, and the game’s storyline.

[2:06:20] Rivals of Aether – Watch an exclusive announcement trailer and learn about a special new character.

[2:14:00] Dishonored: Death of the Outsider – Learn how the new story fits into the Dishonored franchise.

[2:16:50] Minecraft – Minecraft welcomes the addition of 4K, and InPVP covers what it means to bring servers to the Minecraft community.

[2:23:13] Strange Brigade – Rebellion’s newest IP, Strange Brigade, spotlights its unique 1930s settings and influences.

[2:27:00] Avatars – New Avatars are unveiled that are more personalized and expressive than ever, giving people a rich, robust closet to choose from to match their individual uniqueness.

[2:34:20] Gaming for Everyone – Katy Jo Wright talks about the movement to make Xbox a place where everyone feels welcome and has fun.

[2:37:45] Inside Xbox One X – Take an in depth look at the hardware of Xbox One X and see the new console get assembled.

[2:53:27] Backwards Compatibility – Bill Stillwell announces Fuzion Frenzy will join backward compatibility from the original Xbox.

We hope you enjoyed the show! Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 1PM PDT/4 PM EDT for the next episode of Xbox Daily: Live @ E3.

Xbox Wire Articles posted on 13 June:

Watch Tuesday’s Xbox Daily: Live @ E3 Recap

Assassin’s Creed Origins Goes Back to the Birth of the Brotherhood to Push the Series Forward

Feeling the Weight of Xbox One X in Forza Motorsport 7

Heading Into a Firefight With Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare

Xbox YouTube videos posted on 13 June:


June 12, 2017

Xbox Daily: Live @ E3

On Monday, June 12, live from the Xbox Showcase, Microsoft hosted the first of four episodes of its daily broadcast show from E3, “Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3.” Julia Hardy, Kate Yeager, Graeme Boyd (Xbox Live’s AceyBongos) and me share some of the biggest news from the show.

With several new reveals, interviews with a variety of developers and creators, giveaways and a few surprises, watch the entirety of this first episode above (or jump to the following segments at timestamps listed below). And don’t forget to tune in to Mixer.com/Xbox tomorrow at 1PM PDT/4 PM EDT to see the team broadcast live from the show floor at the Xbox Booth, featuring more Xbox One X, more giveaways, a live gameplay demo of Crackdown 3, interviews with the team behind Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and much more!

[33:42] Welcome! – Julia, Larry and Graeme recap the biggest news from Yesterday’s super-sized Xbox E3 Briefing, sharing some of their favorite announcements, highlights and most-anticipated games and features.

[38:09] Xbox Insider Introduction – Take a look at some of the eclectic personalities recruited to be part of the Xbox Daily: Live @ E3 coverage throughout the week.

[38:47] Crackdown 3 – Get a closer look at the campaign and learn how “Gangs Bite Back” in Crackdown 3.

[47:25] Halo Wars 2 – Check out the world reveal of Halo Wars 2’s newest expansion “Awakening the Nightmare,” and learn more about this chapter of the Halo universe with 343 Industries Brian Jarrard, Barry Feathery and Kiki Wolfkill.

[56:34] Metro: Exodus – Get a look at the latest, breathtaking chapter in the Metro franchise with the trailer for Metro: Exodus.

[1:01:10] Forza Motorsport 7 – Bill Giese of Turn 10 Studios shows off some of the brand-new features in Forza Motorsport 7 and talks about the partnership with Porsche as well as the impressive weather effects and environments.

[1:08:35] PC Gamer Event and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Age of Empires by watching the debut trailer for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and learn more about how Xbox and Microsoft Studios will continue to bring more world-class IP to Windows 10.

[1:12:41] Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Check out the trailer for the latest installment in the Wolfenstein

[1:13:19] Interview with Aaron Greenberg – Find out what Aaron Greenberg is most excited about at E3 and learn more about Xbox One X.

[1:22:11] Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Gennadiy Korol and Thomas Mahler talk to Kate Yeager about the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest with more details (and plushies) of Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

[1:25:09] Super Lucky’s Tale – Dan Hurd and Paul Bettner of Playful Corp. join Graeme to talk about the super adorable and candy-colored world of Super Lucky’s Tale.

[1:30:15] Mixer – Matt Salsamendi and James Boehm talk all things MIXER and how it’s changing the game-streaming industry.

[1:33:52] Sea of Thieves – Rare’s Joe Neate and Craig Duncan join Julia and Graeme to talk pirates, plunder and the pursuit of booty in Sea of Thieves.

[1:41:02] Madden NFL 18 – Get an exclusive look at Madden NFL 18’s brand new story mode entitled “Longshot.”

[1:46:41] Xbox Design Lab – Learn more about how Xbox Design Lab has evolved with new finishes, grips, colors and availability in more European countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Germany today.

[1:49:02] ID@Xbox – Director of ID@Xbox Chris Charla joins Graeme to talk about some of the fantastic games coming to the program including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and The Darwin Project while also shining a spotlight on the Creator’s Program.

[1:57:52] Interview with Kevin Gammill – Larry sits down with Kevin Gammill to learn more about what developers are able to do with their Xbox One X developer kit.

[2:04:02] Interview with Albert Penello – Xbox’s Albert Penello joins Larry to talk all things Xbox One X, sharing more details about what the extra ram and graphical power means for developers and fans.

[2:08:53] The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti – Check out the psychedelic world of The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti with the brand-new trailer revealed during the Xbox E3 Briefing.

[2:09:50] Minecraft – Jens Bergensten and Saxs Persson join Julia to talk about Minecraft’s Super Duper Graphics Pack while also sharing how the “Better Together” update will work.

[2:15:50] State of Decay 2 – Get your zombie fighting fix and check out the brand-new State of Decay 2

[2:20:012] Free Stuff and Farewell! – Julia, Kate, Larry and Graeme wrap-up the show, reminding everyone that fans watching on Mixer.com/Xbox can win giveaways during each show, including a new Samsung QLED 4K TV.

We hope you enjoyed the show! Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 1PM PDT/4 PM EDT for the next episode of Xbox Daily: Live @ E3.

Xbox Wire Articles posted on 12 June:

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Infects Xbox One and Windows 10 PC This Fall

It Feels Good to be Bad in Star Wars Battlefront II’s Story Mode

A Classic Returns to Windows 10 in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Xbox at the 2017 PC Gaming Show: Age of Empires Returns, Plus Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves

Xbox YouTube videos posted on 12 June:

 

 


June 11, 2017

Xbox Wire Articles posted on 11 June:

The Xbox E3 2017 Briefing: Everything You Need to Know

Crackdown 3 Brings the Boom with Terry Crews and First Look at Campaign

ID@Xbox Debuts Biggest and Most Diverse E3 Lineup Ever

Introducing the World’s Most Powerful Console: Xbox One X

How Will You Survive? The World Premiere of State of Decay 2 Gameplay Shows a Way

Forza Motorsport 7 and Porsche Make Gaming History at E3

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Coming Exclusively to Xbox One in Late 2017

Welcome to Adventure with Super Lucky’s Tale

Set Sail on A Pirate Adventure Like No Other in Sea of Thieves

Introducing New Packaging Icons for Xbox

All The (Minecraft) News From E3!

Xbox YouTube videos posted on 11 June:

 

Be sure to tune into the Xbox Daily: Live @ E3 show each day. The best place to watch is on the official Xbox Mixer channel (via the web, your PC, mobile device, or your console), as we’ll be doing giveaways there throughout the show. The show will also be streamed live on the Xbox Twitch ChannelYouTube, and Facebook Live. Julia Hardy will be joining, Graeme Boyd (Xbox Live’s AceyBongos) and me as hosts of the show.

Hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think of all of our announcements.

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