Today, on a special gamescom episode of Inside Xbox broadcast live from Cologne, Germany, we gave fans a closer look at some of the year’s biggest upcoming games, revealed new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, showed off some new enhancements to Age of Empires II DE, pulled the curtain back on new accessories, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above.

Gears 5

We revealed the all-new Gears 5 Horde mode, which adds new gameplay features and the Ultimate abilities to this signature mode. Every Horde character will have a unique Ultimate ability; this extends to cross-over characters like Sarah Connor from “Terminator Dark Fate,” and Kat and Emile from the newly announced Halo: Reach Character Pack (included in Gears 5 Ultimate Edition). Additionally, we’re extending our collaboration with AAPE, so if you missed the tease that dropped at E3, you’ll have another chance on August 30. Lastly, we confirmed the Gears 5 is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will launch on all platforms at the same time.

More Great Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

gamescom 2019 marked a huge day for Xbox Game Pass, with eight new games announced, including three huge titles that will be available today! Devil May Cry 5 and Stellaris: Console Edition join Xbox Game Pass for console and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition joins Xbox Game Pass for PC.

August 19

  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Stellaris (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC)

August 22

  • Ape Out (Xbox Game Pass PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

August 27 

  • Bard’s Tale IV (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

August 30

  • Blair Witch Project (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

For more details on all the Xbox Game Pass news this gamescom, check out the full blog post here.

X019

At E3 we announced X019, our global celebration of all things Xbox, will be coming to London this November and here at gamescom, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg revealed that X019 will take place November 14-16 at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK with a special episode of Inside Xbox kicking off all the incredible news, world-premieres and reveals on November 14, followed immediately by Xbox FanFest.

On November 15 and 16, X019 will include never-before-seen playable demos, developer panels, Xbox gear, and incredible experiences we can’t wait to reveal later this year. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 24. Tickets will be priced at £19 per session with all proceeds going to charity. For more info on how you can attend X019, read the full recap of our news here.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Gets a Release Date

Helping to kick off our X019 celebration, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition will launch November 14, 2019. You can pre-order right now for $19.99 and it will also be available for Xbox Game Pass for PC which includes the 4K remaster, complete with a brand-new campaign, and all the expansions and content from the original release.

The team also announced that Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition will be released on Steam as well, and even better, it will support cross-network play between Steam and the Microsoft Store, so you can play with anyone, regardless of what platform you or they own the game on. For fullt details, check out our full news post here.

GearsPOP!

GearsPOP!, the free-to-play, real-time multiplayer mobile entry in the Gears franchise will be available on Android, iOS, and Windows 10 in just three days on August 22. The team also confirmed that cross-saves will be enabled across all three platforms, so you can move from one device to another and maintain all your progress. You can pre-register today, so you’re all set when the game releases on August 22

Hardware/Accessories Announcement

Controller reveals are something of a tradition on Inside Xbox, and at gamescom we brought two brand-new entries to show off to the world. The aptly named Night-Ops Camo Special Edition brings a rugged look to the fore with a black, grey, and metallic gold camouflage pattern, as well as etched trigger grips to help your fingers stay on point in even the tensest encounters.

The team also unveiled the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Blue Special Edition, which leaps off the shelf with a vibrant blue design with metallic accents and a rubberized diamond grip. Read our full announcement here.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Season 4 News

Xbox’s Chris Charla was joined by Console Producer Koo Sung Jeong and Console Community Lead Ray Kim, from the PUBG Corporation to debut the Season 4 update for PUBG.

One of the biggest changes in Season 4 is a massive, stunning visual update to the original PUBG map, Erangel. Many of the famous landmarks, such as Military Base and Mylta Power have seen upgrades and beyond the new look and feel, fans can expect newly balanced weapons and vehicles. And keep a sharp eye out, as secret clues have been added that help develop the lore of Erangel and give fans a sense of what happened on this dangerous island.

We also announced a much-requested feature, cross-platform play for console! This will allow Xbox players to join matches and compete against PlayStation players, enabling matchmaking to draw from a larger pool globally and offer more competition for players. The PUBG team is aiming to have the cross-platform play feature on the Pubic Test Server (PTS, a free download from the Microsoft Store) in late September and release to live servers in October

Season 4 also introduces Survivor Pass: Aftermath, which allows players to unlock over 100 rewards, as well as brand new cooperative missions, which allow the community to work together to accomplish special milestones to unlock new rewards.

PUBG Season 4 will launch on Xbox One on August 27. For more, read our full announcement here.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint PVP Reveal

Leading off the show was the reveal of Ghost War, the intense, tactical 4v4 competitive multiplayer mode that will launch with Ghost Recon: Breakpoint on October 4. Ghost War, which will take place on dedicated servers, rewards communication and cooperation within teams amongst the open and diverse maps on offer. The Shared Progression system also ensures that whether you’re playing PVE or PVP your character is always evolving and progressing.

Wasteland 3 New Gameplay Trailer

Wasteland 3 also debuted a trailer chock full of brand new gameplay, including the first look at the mysterious Patriarch, who lures your Desert Ranger from the post-nuclear wastes of Arizona with a promise of aid if you can help rescue his land from the grips of his three bloodthirsy children. The new trailer also showcased the first footage of the Kodiak, an upgradeable battle-truck that will play a key role in the game. We also saw the new precision strike system, where players will be granted a first-person view, allowing them to target enemy weak points, adding an additional tactical layer to a series known for its strategic approach to combat.

Empire of Sin Reveal

At E3 Romero Games and Paradox Interactive gave us a glimpse at the noir stylings of 1920s Chicago in their upcoming title, Empire of Sin, but at gamescom we were treated to an interview with both Brenda and John Romero, who provided a first in-depth look at the gameplay that will drive your experience through the criminal underworld.

Metro Exodus: The Two Colonels

Metro Exodus debuted its first major story expansion, The Two Colonels, which harkens back to the series’ roots with a tense, claustrophobic journey through Novosibirsk. As the name suggests, you’ll take control of two brand-new protagonists, Colonel Khlebnikov, who you’ll journey with in the last days of his life, and Colonel Miller, who will investigate what befell his fallen comrade.

The Two Colonels will also offer a brand-new tool for exploration and eradication: the flamethrower! Like the classic Tikhar, you’ll need to pump up the flamethrower to maintain its power and effectiveness. This first expansion is the first or two promised new storylines, with the even larger Sam’s Story set to release in early 2020.

Destiny 2

The upcoming Shadowkeep expansion for Destiny 2 returns players to the moon, and Bungie Game Director Ben Wommack was on hand to not only discuss the mischief Eris Morn is getting into, but also reveal a definitive look at the final Finishers that Guardians will wield when the expansion drops on October 1. Likewise, we got a better look at how fans will be able to increase their personal challenge level to create their elite Guardian.

Trailers Galore!

Our special gamescom edition of Inside Xbox was also home to a series of incredible new trailers for some of this year’s most anticipated games, including a terrifying new look at the Blair Witch Project, available on Xbox Game Pass on August 30, a fresh look at the always popular MyCareer mode for NBA 2K20, an in-depth overview of the world of The Surge 2, and a full breakdown of the factions and diplomacy that drive the drama and action in the much anticipated action RPG Greedfall. For a look at all the incredible new trailers coming out of gamescom, be sure to check out youtube.com/xbox.

Thanks for tuning in earlier today to watch this special gamescom episode of Inside Xbox live from Cologne, Germany. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire throughout the show for even more Xbox gaming news.

Today was the Xbox At E3 briefing where we showcased 60 games on stage including 14 Xbox Game Studios titles and 30 new releases that will also be added to Xbox Game Pass on the day of their release. You can watch the video on demand (VOD) of the show below, plus find a recap of the stories posted on Xbox Wire, the videos posted on Xbox YouTube channel and pre-orders for titles announced during E3.

Tomorrow we’ll be hosting another episode of Inside Xbox.

Inside Xbox: Live @ E3 Time: Monday, June 10 at 6p ET / 3p PT   (click link to find out what time that is in your region.)

Details on how you can watch that can be found here.

The big E3 sale is going on now with discounts on hundreds of games, accessories, and console bundles. Read about the sale and see a list of discounted titles here – The Greatest Xbox Deals Of The Year Drop On June 7, Including $100 Off Xbox One X.

Xbox At E3 – Xbox Wire Articles posted on 09 June:

Everything We Announced at the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing

The Greatest Saiyan Warrior Returns!

Announcing Phantasy Star Online 2, Coming Soon to Xbox One

Challenge Your Fate in Tales of Arise, Coming Next Year to Xbox One

The Battletoads are Back – on Xbox!

Minecraft Dungeons Gameplay Revealed!

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Launching Fall 2019, Beta Coming Soon

The Director’s Vision of Twelve Minutes

State of Decay 2’s New Story-Based Adventure, Heartland, Launches Today

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Launches on February 11, 2020

Pre-order Gears POP! Today

Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin Present: Elden

Minecraft Dungeons Will Bring Pixelated Combat and Adventure to Windows PC, Xbox One and More

Halo at E3 2019

Forza Horizon 4 Brings the Ultimate LEGO Speed Champions Fantasy to Life in the Newest Expansion for the Award-Winning Series

How to Experience Xbox Game Pass for PC

Meet the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, Over 30 New Ways to Play like a Pro

Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Available Today

Gears 5 Confirms Sept. 10 Launch Date, Tech Test, and All-new Escape Mode

Terminator Dark Fate characters coming to Gears 5

Bleeding Edge Brings the Mayhem to Xbox and Windows 10 PC!

Crossfire Franchise Coming First to Console on Xbox One in 2020 with CrossfireX

Double Fine Productions Joins Xbox Game Studios P

Six Deep Dives on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Madden NFL 20, Apex Legends, and More From EA Play

Apex Legends Season 2 Launches July 2 on Xbox One

Prepare for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Available November 15 on Xbox One

Xbox At E3 – Videos posted on the Xbox YouTube channel on 09 June:

Xbox At E3 – Pre-orders posted on 09 June:

Tomorrow we’ll have another busy day with an episode of Inside Xbox to discuss all of our E3 briefing announcements plus a whole lot more. Tune in and watch the show, and hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think of E3 so far.

There were a lot of news and announcements covered on the Inside Xbox: Live From X018 stream, so I wanted to share a recap linking to the Xbox Wire articles and Xbox YouTube videos from the event – including a VOD to replay the full show.

Xbox Wire Articles for X018

Everything We Announced at X018

Obsidian and inXile Join Microsoft Studios

Xbox Game Pass Gets 16 New Games Including PUBG. Get the Mobile App & $1 Deal Today

Crackdown 3 Announces Xbox Game Pass Launch on February 15 with Explosive Debut of Wrecking Zone Multiplayer

Black Friday Deals: Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever With Lowest Price Yet for Xbox One X, Xbox Game Pass & More

Xbox YouTube Videos for X018

As a reminder, that was the last episode of Inside Xbox for 2018, but we’ll be back in 2019 with a a new show.

Inside Xbox was streamed earlier today and included a number of special guest including Phil Spencer, plus we showed off a couple more world premiers and discussed many of the titles featured in the Xbox At E3 briefing. You can watch the VOD of either show below as well as a recap of the stories posted on Xbox Wire and videos posted on Xbox YouTube channel + new releases and pre-orders for titles announced during E3.

The big E3 sale is going on now with discounts on hundreds of games, accessories, Xbox Game Pass and Live Gold subscriptions, plus $50 off of ANY Xbox One. Read about the sale and see a list of discounted titles here – The Biggest Xbox Sale Of The Year Drops For E3 Week, Including $50 Off Xbox One X And Much More.

Xbox At E3 – Xbox Wire Articles posted on 11 June:

E3 2018: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Lara Croft in the Stunning Shadow of the Tomb Raider

E3 2018: Bethesda Showcase Recap

E3 2018: Getting Our Hands Warm, Cold, and Dirty with the Forza Horizon 4 Seasons Demo

E3 2018: All of the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing Videos

E3 2018: Xbox Adaptive Controller Now Available for Pre-Order, Arriving September

E3 2018: Battlefield V War Stories: Experience the Untold Accounts of World War II

Xbox At E3 – Videos posted on the Xbox YouTube channel on 10 June:

New Pre-Orders and Releases from E3:

Tomorrow is the first official day of E3, but most of our news and headlines were already featured in the briefing and on Inside Xbox, so this will be the last recap for E3 2018. Be sure to check out Xbox Wire for all the latest news and headlines.

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Technically E3 doesn’t start until 12 June, but the days leading up to the official start date of the world’s premier event for computer & video games and related products are just as busy as many developers and publishers conduct press briefings showcasing their latest projects. As in previous years, I will post a recap each day with all the Xbox headlines, videos and other noteworthy information so you can decide which articles and posts you want to read.

First up, the  Xbox E3 2018 Briefing is tomorrow. You can find all the details about how to watch the stream and see what other activities Xbox has planned at E3 here – Xbox At E3 2018: Everything You Need To Know.

There’s also a big E3 sale going on now with discounts on hundreds of games, accessories, Xbox Game Pass and Live Gold subscriptions, plus $50 off of ANY Xbox One. Read about the sale and see a list of discounted titles here – The Biggest Xbox Sale Of The Year Drops For E3 Week, Including $50 Off Xbox One X And Much More.

The Xbox Wire will be making a number of posts highlighting all the latest news and headlines for Xbox from E3, and the official Xbox YouTube channel will be sharing a number of trailers and videos from E3. You can find a recap of those items below:

Xbox At E3 – Xbox Wire Articles posted on 09 June:

Explore a Hand-Crafted Solar System in Outer Wilds, Coming Soon to Xbox One (posted 06 June)

Announcing Open World Action Game Generation Zero Coming Soon to Xbox One (posted 07 June)

Swing into Unravel Two Now on Xbox One

Champions Will Rise in FIFA 19

Discover the World of Anthem on Xbox One

Anthem, Battlefield, Star Wars, and More at EA Play

Xbox At E3 – Videos posted on the Xbox YouTube channel:

New Pre-Orders and Releases from E3:



Tomorrow is our big day with lots of news and announcements. Tune in and watch the show, and hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think of all of our announcements.

 

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.