After a trailer for Halo Infinite is shown, Phil Spencer walks out on stage as the host of the Microsoft press conference. I won’t bore you with the details as most of what he said was empty, meaningless and had nothing worthwhile to add in the form of new. He makes a claim that he brought with him 50 games, 18 world exclusives and 15 world premiers. I will stick to the major announcements as there was simply too many games shown for this article to contain.
Halo Infinite revealed!
This year’s Microsoft Xbox conference starts out right away with a trailer for the new Halo Infinite. A brand new adventure for Master Chief and created in a new engine.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps, gameplay trailer, 2019 release.
The new Ori and the Will of the Wisps showed a new trailer displaying a continuation of Ori’s story and showcasing the new monsters and abilities Ori will have ending on a potential antagonist, it is slated for 2019 release according to the trailer.
More details on Crackdown 3, 2019 release.
We got more information regarding Crackdown 3 in a new trailer featuring the uncompromising Terry Crews as Commander Jaxon. It displayed many weapons the usual staples and oddly enough a rubber ducky launcher. I question the validity of such a weapon but overall it looks fun.
Microsoft announces acquisitions of several studios.
Microsoft announced they had acquired playground games, Ninja Theory, Compulsion Games, and Undead Labs then jumped into a We Happy Few Launch trailer for 10th August 2018.
Metro Exodus, gameplay trailer.
Metro Exodus features a brand new story on Artyom’s journey to leave Russia, he will have to fight mutants, religious zealots and others just trying to survive, the combat is fast paced and is a welcome addition to the series. It will be available from 22nd february 2019.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Tales of Vesperia definitive edition a version of the game that never left Japan finally makes its way onto Xbox One due this winter 2018.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider, gameplay trailer.
We got a brand new trailer and release date for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, follow Lara Croft as she tries to prevent the end of the world, that she inadvertently triggered. Set for September 14th 2018.
New Kingdom Hearts III trailer, confirmed release date.
Kingdom hearts III is confirmed for Xbox One with a brand new trailer and a release date of January 29th 2019, judging by what I have seen so far I am completely hyped for this game.
FromSoftware’s new game revealed! Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
A new game from FromSoftware, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, set in what looks like feudal Japan. You play a samurai who has lost his arm and can no longer die. As is par for the course with FromSoftware you will face horribly difficult bosses modelled after Japanese mythology like the mighty Oni.
Black Desert Online coming to Xbox One.
Black Desert Online is on Xbox One as a beta in fall 2018. They released a short trailer teaser for Sessions.
Devil May Cry V announced!
Next up Hideki Itsuno, the original director for Devil May Cry walked out on stage with an interpreter and in broken English, thanked the fans for enabling him to make the next direct sequel to Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry V. Nero is back and is on a revenge trip after losing his demon arm, it was replaced by a female mechanic or engineer with a robotic prosthetic. The trailer ends with Dante on a bike looking really old. It is set for a spring 2019 release.
Jump Force, an anime brawler featuring a mash-up of Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece and Death Note stars!
Up next, shocking me was Bandai Namco with a brand new game, Jump force. The worlds of Shonen jump are merging and their characters must now fight each other to fix the issue before it’s too late. In the trailer we see Monkey D Luffy, Goku, Naruto fighting Frieza and at the end we see Light Yagami and Ryuk the shinigami on a skyscraper. I can’t help but be very excited for this one which will be released sometime next year.
Sequels, Sequels, Sequels!
Afterwards we got announcements of sequels; Dying light 2 , Just Cause 4 release for 4th December 2019, Gears 5 and a brand new Battletoads game coming 2019.
New Cyberpunk 2077 trailer!
At the end of the conference Cd Projekt red staged a hack of the stage screens to show a new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer. Unfortunately it didn’t have a release date but the visuals and world was stunning.