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.

It’s almost here: E3 2017 kicks off Saturday, with the industry’s biggest game developers and publishers converging on the Los Angeles Convention Center to share the most exciting game reveals and announcements of the year.

Here at Xbox, we’re hard at work getting ready for the big show. We’ll be kicking things off with the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing, which you can watch live beginning on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. PDT. We’re extremely excited to announce that, for the first time, our briefing will be broadcast in 4K! If your monitor or TV supports the technology, you can watch the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing live in glorious 4K on the official Xbox Mixer Channel or on the Mixer app for Xbox One. You’ll also be able to catch a live stream of the briefing on the Xbox Twitch ChannelYouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Live.

This year, on Mixer, the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing will be offered in six languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish (LATAM), Portuguese (LATAM), and includes support for English Closed Captions. To select an alternate language, click the “cog” button within Mixer to view the available list.

We’re also very happy to announce that we’re partnering with the multiplatform media company Fuse to bring the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing to cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and Canada at 2:00 p.m. PDT (or 5:00 p.m. EDT for you east coast dwellers!) with encores airing on Fuse’s sister network FM on June 12 at 9:00pm/ET and June 15 at 1:00am/ET. Be sure to hit up Fuse.tv to find out where you can watch Fuse or download the Fuse TV app.

Feel like enjoying the briefing with your fellow Xbox fans? We’re excited once again for fans across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia to be able to join the E3 celebration at their local Microsoft Store. Watch the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing live as we unveil the latest Xbox announcements and giveaway Xbox gear and more. Plus, attendees can participate in a Forza Motorsport 6 tournament to show off your racing gaming skills to win exclusive Xbox One prizes. More information can be found on the Microsoft Store Facebook event page.

New York and Sydney fans can also enjoy a premium viewing experience including the brand new Mixer NYC Studio at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York and Los Angeles fans can meet Twitch shoutcaster and four time Pro Bowler Ahman Green, who’s hosting the tournament. What’s more, all three locations will include exclusive access to a special surprise!

Once again, we’re excited to share that Xbox Daily: Live @ E3, our live news show that covers all things Xbox at E3, will return. The show will air:

  • Monday, June 12, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
  • Tuesday, June 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
  • Wednesday, June 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
  • Thursday, June 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT

The best place to watch Xbox Daily: Live @ E3 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.

You’ll also be able to catch Geoff Keighley and surprise guests from Xbox on the YouTube Live @ E3 show. The show kicks off Sunday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m. PDT, and will take a deep dive into some of the hottest news coming out of our briefing.

These are just a few of the E3 activities that Xbox has planned; we’ll also have plenty of announcements, game previews, and other awesome stuff, so stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest on E3 2017.

We’ve been humbled by your interest in and passion for Xbox FanFest, and to thank you for your tremendous support, the team found a way to squeeze in one, final FanFest ticket giveaway. Through a random drawing starting now and ending tomorrow morning, a small number of eligible fans will win one, non-transferrable FanFest ticket each. All entries must be submitted by Friday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. PT. Winners will be contacted after the drawing closes. To enter, provide:

  • First and last name
  • Email address to contact you (make sure it’s correct)
  • Date of Birth
  • Xbox Live Gamertag

We are accepting entries for the random drawing now (see Gamertag question below). VERY IMPORTANT – please read eligibility rules below.

Last-Chance Xbox FanFest Tickets

To be eligible for these tickets (please read carefully):

  • You cannot be a current Xbox FanFest ticket registrant; new winners only.
  • Any person who participated in previous FanFest ticket giveaways is not automatically entered. This is a brand-new opportunity, and to participate you must enter this drawing.
  • If your entry is selected, you have 72 hours from the time we send the notification email to claim your ticket. If you do not respond within that allotted time, we will move to the next eligible winner.
  • Each registrant must be 21+ years old. Persons under 21 years old will not be allowed to enter Xbox FanFest, even if they are holding a ticket and arrive on-site at FanFest; no exceptions.
  • Each registrant must have an account on Xbox Live and an Xbox Live Gamertag. Getting an account on Xbox Live is free. An Xbox Live Gold membership is not required to participate in Xbox FanFest. Sign up for an Xbox Live account here.
  • If your entry is selected, you will be asked to provide a credit card to hold your ticket. There is no charge to reserve an Xbox FanFest ticket, but cancellation/no-show fees will be in effect starting on Monday, June 5, 2017. One-ticket per entry.
  • We will require a valid, government-issued, picture ID (driver’s license, passport), at Xbox FanFest on-site check-in that matches the name on the registration and the ticket.
  • One ticket; one person – tickets are no longer transferable and cannot be resold.

Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change or suspend this promotion at any time, and may rescind any gift awarded due to cheating, technology failure, or any other unforeseen issue that compromises the integrity of the promotion.

Other Details

  • It’s up to the individual to pay for their own travel and hotel accommodations to the LA area.
  • Check-in for Xbox FanFest registrants will be between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 11 in downtown LA. The check-in location will be revealed when all recipients receive their FanFest ticket next week. This check-in time is critical because Xbox will transport all FanFest fans to the Xbox Briefing later that afternoon by shuttles.

At the end of the Xbox Briefing, fans will be transported by shuttles to the Xbox community event, which goes from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT.


Click here to see a list of Major Nelson Promotions Official Rules

UPDATE: We are happy to announce a new date and time for Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 ticket online registration.  To ensure all fans have enough time to plan for this moment, we’re scheduling it next week on Wednesday, April 26th at 9am PT.  To streamline our approach after yesterday’s error, all 400 tickets will be available, all at once, starting at 9am PT.  Tickets remain first-come, first-serve, one ticket per-person.  Additionally, all requirements (21+ years old, credit card required to hold) remain exactly the same.  Stay glued to @Xbox, @MajorNelson and #XboxFanFest on Twitter for when the link to the registration site becomes available on Wednesday, April 26th at 9am PT.  

FAQ

What happened on Wednesday, April 19th?

Fan enthusiasm overwhelmed our Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 registration website on Wednesday, April 19th, and unfortunately, resulted in an error – causing the system to accept more registrants than we had tickets for the event in total.  We determined voiding all of Wednesday’s registrations and wiping the slate clean would help make things as fair as possible for all fans. So, if you were one of the fans who completed the registration, you’ll need to try and register again on Wednesday, April 26th at 9am PT.  For those fans who registered on Wednesday, April 19th, Xbox will be emailing something special to you for the inconvenience.

If I registered on Wednesday, April 19th, and got a confirmation letter, do I still have a ticket?

All registrations and confirmation letters from Wednesday, April 19th, are now voided and canceled, and Xbox is emailing those fans a token of our appreciation for their utmost patience. We will re-launch our new registration process starting on Wednesday, April 26th, at 9am PT.

If I completed the registration process on Wednesday, April 19th, what happens to my personal information?

We take privacy very seriously and have gone to extra lengths to ensure your personal data and credit card information are protected and used in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement. The ticketing vendor, Experient, is 3rd Party Audit PCI Compliant. Experient maintains Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance.  Payment card industry (PCI) compliance is adherence to a set of specific security standards that were developed to protect card information during a ticketing transaction. As a result, Experient cannot retain hard copy forms that contain credit card numbers.

If I have more questions, who can I contact?

Please contact Event Customer Service via email at xboxfanfest@experient-inc.com.

How can I get Xbox FanFest tickets?

400 tickets will be available first-come, first-serve starting on Wednesday, April 26th, at 9am PT.  Tickets will now be released all at once, first-come, first-serve.  Stay glued to #XboxFanFest, @MajorNelson and @Xbox on Twitter for when the link to the registration site becomes available.


Fan enthusiasm overwhelmed our Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 registration website today, and unfortunately resulted in an error – causing the system to accept more registrants than we had tickets for the event in total.  We determined voiding this morning’s registrations and starting over would help make things as fair as possible for all fans. So, if you were one of the fans who successfully registered this morning, you’ll need to re-register, and Xbox is emailing something special to you for the inconvenience.  Stay tuned for more. Keep an eye on my twitter account and Chris@XboxFanFest (@moneyrumble), and we’ll tweet info on when we’ll restart ticketing.

Once again, Xbox FanFest will give 500 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind, up-close-and-personal experience to the gaming industry’s biggest showcase. Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 kicks off Sunday, June 11 and runs through Tuesday, June 13.

Today, we’re pleased to share the first details on just how you can go about taking part. First, as with previous Xbox FanFests, you’ll need to be over the age of 21 and have an Xbox Live gamertag. Next, you’ll need to get a ticket. We’ve had a big change from previous years, as we will now be employing an online registration process. After listening to fan feedback from last year’s event, we wanted to streamline the process to ensure Xbox fans can lock their attendance months in advance. We believe we will deliver an even better FanFest in 2017 with the additional time this new process affords us.

Here’s how it’ll work: 400 of the 500 tickets will be available first-come, first-serve starting this Wednesday, April 19. Tickets will be released in drops throughout the day, with the first drop starting at 6 AM PT. Stay glued to #XboxFanFest and @Xbox on Twitter for when those drops occur! Please note that you will need to have a credit card to hold the ticket. There is no charge to reserve a ticket but cancelation fees will apply. The remaining 100 tickets will be distributed through a variety of other promotions/giveaways. Follow #XboxFanFest on Twitter for when some of those promotions start. Be sure to hit the official Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 page for complete details and an FAQ.

We’re also pleased to share information on more of what you’ll receive if you’re one of those 500 lucky fans. As in previous years, you’ll get entry into the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing on Sunday, June 11, at 2:00 PM PT, in downtown Los Angeles, as well as a custom-built backpack full of gaming swag. Attendees will also get “Early Access” to Xbox’s hottest exclusives, Project Scorpio, and our biggest blockbuster games at a private event on Monday evening, June 12th.

Of course, we’ve still got plenty of awesome E3 experiences for those fans that can’t make it to Los Angeles for FanFest. Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3, our live news show that covers all things Xbox at E3, will begin airing on Monday, June 12, and can be streamed live on Beam, Xbox One, on Xbox.com (both on your desktop and on mobile), on Xbox 360, and on the Xbox Twitch Channel.

For more information about E3 and #XboxFanFest – check out Xbox Wire.

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Today is the final day of the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and since we shared so much information in the press briefing, the two Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 shows, plus all of the content published at Xbox Wire and posted on the Xbox YouTube channel, I thought a recap was in order.

June 13, 2016

We held our Xbox E3 2016 Media Briefing on Monday. You can watch the highlights below or read the recap I posted here.

June 14, 2016

We held the first of two Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 shows on Tuesday, hosted by Major Nelson (me), Jessica Chobot, @AceyBongos, and Julia Hardy – featuring breaking news, exclusive announcements, trailer reveals, game demos, and interviews with game developers. You can watch the show below:

Segments:

[03:13] Welcome!

[06:33] Gears of War 4

[13:40] Scalebound

[19:25] VRV

[25:57] ID@Xbox

[27:20] Titanfall 2

[33:23] Xbox Live

[37:58] Dead Rising 4

[43:01] Killer Instinct 3

[47:06] Halo Wars 2

[50:01] Phil Spencer

[55:35] 1m Gamerscore

[58:22] Free Stuff!

For more details on each segment – check out this post at Xbox Wire – Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 Tuesday, June 14 Recap

Xbox Wire Articles posted on 14 June:

Resident Evil VII: biohazard Coming to Xbox One on January 24

We Happy Few: An Ode to Joy in a Dystopian Hellscape

Halo Wars 2 Tests Your Reflexes and Your Mind

Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, Season Pass, and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Detailed

Fast-Paced Sci-Fi Action Meets Critical Thinking in ReCore

Dragonborn Again: Skyrim Special Edition Coming to Xbox One on October 28

Inside Is Equal Parts Smart, Stunning, and Scary

Xbox YouTube Videos posted on 14 June:

June 15, 2016

We held the second and final Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 show on Wednesday, hosted by Major Nelson (me), Jessica Chobot, @AceyBongos, and Julia Hardy – featuring breaking news, exclusive announcements, trailer reveals, game demos, and interviews with game developers. You can watch the show below:

Segments:

State of Decay 2

Forza Horizon 3

Gwent

Gaming for Everyone

We Happy Few

PC Gaming

Xbox Design Lab

Ark: SE

Block by Block

Sea of Thieves

Bloodstained

Recore

For more details on each segment – check out this post at Xbox Wire – Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 Tuesday, June 15 Recap (available soon)

Xbox Wire Articles posted on 15 June:

Put the Hammer Down (Under) in Forza Horizon 3

Hacking Into Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Breach Mode

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Stays Grounded with a Focus on an Epic Story

Koji Igarashi Arises from His Gaming Slumber to Deliver Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Taking on the Trial of the Titan in Final Fantasy XV

Xbox YouTube Videos posted on 15 June:

I hope you all enjoyed the show and all of the new hardware, accessories and video games we announced this week. Hit me up on Twitter and let me know your feedback.

The Xbox At E3 2016 briefing revealed big plans for the Xbox platform including, new hardware, accessories and games. Whether you were in the audience or watching the event via live stream, there was plenty to see. If you missed the event or want to review some of the content, here is a recap of the briefing with trailers and links to the associated Xbox Wire announcements (I’ll update this post with the VOD when it is available).

Introducing the Xbox One family of devices
Xbox One S (now available for pre-order)
Project Scorpio
New Xbox Wireless Controller
Xbox Design Lab
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 Limited Edition

Uniting gamers through Xbox Live
Clubs on Xbox Live
Looking for Group on Xbox Live
Arena on Xbox Live
Cross-play
Cortana on Xbox One

Biggest Lineup Comes To Xbox One And Windows 10
Ark: Survival Evolved (First On Xbox One And Windows 10)
Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)
Dead Rising 4 (World Premiere)
Final Fantasy Xv (Square Enix)
Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One And Windows 10 Exclusive — World Premiere)
Gears Of War 4 (Xbox One And Windows 10 Exclusive)
Gwent (World Premiere Of Closed Beta On Xbox One And Windows 10)
Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One And Windows 10 Exclusive)
Inside (First On Xbox One)
Minecraft (Realms And Add-Ons)
Recore (Xbox One And Windows 10 Exclusive)
Sea Of Thieves (Xbox One And Windows 10 Exclusive)
State Of Decay 2 (Xbox One And Windows 10 Exclusive, World Premiere)
Scalebound (Xbox One And Windows 10 Exclusive)
Tacoma (First On Xbox One And Windows 10)
Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc)
Tom Clancy’s The Division – Expansion I: Underground (Ubisoft)
We Happy Few (First To Console On Xbox One)

The Verge: A look inside Microsoft’s plan to turn your Xbox into a PC

Xbox At E3 2016 – Xbox Wire Articles:

Gaming Without Boundaries: Our Vision for the Future of Xbox

Xbox Introduces Future of Gaming Beyond Console Generations and Without Boundaries

Introducing the Newest Member of the Xbox Family: The Xbox One S

Friendly Update with Xbox Live and Realms rolling out now on mobile and Windows 10!

Frank West Returns in Dead Rising 4, Coming This Holiday to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

A Day with Rare’s Sea of Thieves

Halo Wars 2 Coming to Xbox One and PC in 2017 – Xbox One Beta Available Now!

Eight Million Ways to Personalize Your Xbox Wireless Controller with Xbox Design Lab

State of Decay 2: A New Zombie Survival Fantasy Comes Alive in 2017

Beat the Horde with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 Limited Edition

Gears of War’s General RAAM Enlists for Killer Instinct: Season 3

Clubs, LFG and Arena on Xbox Live Will Unite Gamers to Play and Compete

Joule and Corebot Companions Spring into Action in ReCore’s Gameplay Debut

Gears of War 4 E3 Demo Includes Explosive Combat and a Huge Surprise

Introducing Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

Xbox At E3 2016 – Xbox YouTube videos

Phil Spencer and I chat about Xbox One S

It was a big day and technically E3 2016 hasn’t even officially started. Read more about what we have in store for the rest of E3 here.

If you watched the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing you might be wondering about some of the music accompanying the announcements. I’ve compiled a Spotify playlist of many of the tracks heard in the briefing. You can also check them out on Groove below (where available).

MicrosoftGroove

Forza Horizon 3: Wicked Game by Ursine Vulpine featuring Annaca (not available yet on Groove)

Recore: I’ll Take You – MSTR Rogers

Xbox Design Lab: Like Me – Farmdale

ID@Xbox: Startin A War – Nevada Wild

Dead Rising 4: Jingle Bell Rock – Single Version by Brenda Lee

Scalebound: Under Control – GOMAD! & MONSTER, Matt Rose

State of Decay: Dark End Of The Street – The Flying Burrito Brothers

 

Updates below in red

With less than 2 weeks until E3, I wanted to update this post with all of the latest information. Updates are highlighted in red, but the big news is the location of the Xbox FanFest ticket giveaway has been identified.

The Xbox E3 2015 Briefing will take place Monday, June 15, beginning at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT. You can watch the live stream of the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing on Xbox.com, via the Xbox Live Events Player, on Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles and on Windows Phone globally. You can also watch the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing during “Xbox: Game On” on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT.

I’m happy to report we’re also bringing back Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 – our live show that covers everything Xbox happening at E3.

Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3

Who: Hosted by me and Graeme Boyd, Xbox Live’s Acey Bongos. Includes guest stars and industry elites, including Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and guests from 343 Industries, Turn 10 Studios, Crystal Dynamics, and others. We’ve got an exciting lineup of co-hosts on tap this year, including Blair Herter, Tiffany Smith, iJustine, Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky, Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, and Smosh Games’ David “Lasercorn” Moss, Joshua “The Jovenshire” Ovenshire and Amra “Flitz” Ricketts. 

What: A one hour show featuring breaking news, exclusive announcements, trailer reveals, game demos, and interviews with game creators. We’ll also be taking a look at the upcoming film “Terminator: Genisys”, and will debut a brand-new clip from the movie during one of our episodes.

When: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7p ET/4p PT – 8p ET/5p PT.

Where: The show will be streamed live on Xbox One, Xbox.com both on your desktop and mobile, and Xbox 360. Each show will also have interactive experiences created just for fans watching live on Xbox One. Make sure to download the free XLEi app on your Xbox One or XLE on your Xbox 360 in advance.

For our PC gaming fans already getting excited for the upcoming release of Windows 10 on July 29, we recently announced that we’ll be co-sponsoring the PC Gaming Show on June 16 from 5-8 p.m PDT. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and key members of the team will be showing off some great gaming experiences for Windows 10 (and maybe even a surprise), so be sure to catch the livestream of the show on the official PC Gaming Show site or on Twitch.


And finally, if you’re in the LA-area, we have something even bigger for you – Xbox FanFest: E3 2015.

Xbox FanFest: E3 2015

Xbox will give 500 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind ticket for E3 week, the gaming industry’s biggest showcase.  The Xbox FanFest Ticket will include:

  • Entry into the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing on Monday, June 15th, 9:30 am PT, at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Invite to the exclusive Xbox FanFest Party, Monday afternoon, June 15th, where fans will get to play the best exclusives and biggest blockbuster games this holiday and beyond.
  • VIP access to the Xbox esports Celebrity Challenge & Twitch Party sponsored by Xbox.
  • Meet-and-greet with some of the industry’s top developers, leaders and influencers.
  • Even more surprise events during the week.

When is Xbox FanFest?

Sunday, June 14th through Thursday, June 18th.

Where Do I Get Tickets?

Fans can begin lining up at Microsoft at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, starting at 10 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 13. This Microsoft store is located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, though the line will start near the LensCrafters on Avenue of the Stars.

How Many Tickets Will Be Available?

500 tickets

What Are the Details?

Tickets will be first-come, first-serve.

You must be 21+ years of age.

You must have an Xbox Live gamertag.

One ticket; one person – tickets are non-transferable and cannot be resold.

You’ll have to fill out a liability waiver form.

Okay, I’m in! What do I need to do?

Be 21+ years of age.

Be in LA the weekend before E3.

Get ready to see the greatest games lineup in Xbox history.

Head on over to the Xbox E3 Online Experience for complete information, as well as the Xbox FanFest: E3 2015 rules and regulations. And stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest updates and news on E3!