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All The Game Announcements From The Xbox E3 2019 Briefing
With Sony not making an E3 appearance this year, Xbox gets prime time attention for its briefing. And the Xbox E3 2019 briefing is pretty alright. They revealed about 60 games on stage, 14 of which by their first-party Xbox Game Studios. And 34 of the games will be, or are now available, on Xbox Game Pass, their monthly gaming subscription.
Here’s a rundown on all the game announcements from the Xbox E3 2019 briefing.
The Outer Worlds
Starting with a bang is a new trailer of Obsidian’s final non-first party release. The new trailer for the RPG showcased more locales, weapons and highlighted you can make choices in the game: good, evil, or somewhere in-between like a true psychopath. They know.
The Outer Worlds will be releasing on October 25th
Ninja Theory, the studio known for character action games like Heavenly Sword, DmC: Devil May Cry and Hellblade, showed off their new multiplayer game. Bleeding Edge looks like a 4v4 character action game. There’s an eclectic cast of characters, each with their own type (melee or range) and abilities.
A technical alpha test will start on June 27th on the Xbox One. You can sign up here.
Ori And The Will Of The Wisp
The beautiful 2D platformer sequel gets a new trailer and a new release date, February 11th, 2020. It will be out on Xbox One and PC (Steam, Microsoft Store) and available on Xbox Game Pass on release.
It’s no Minecraft 2, but rather a Minecraft Diablo-like from Mojang. With four players local and online co-op.Spring 2020 on PS4, PC (Microsoft Store), Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It is also available on Xbox Game Pass on release.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Hot of the heels of yesterday’s gameplay reveal, there’s a new trailer for Respawn’s single-player action game. Some new cinematics spliced with some gameplay seen from EA Play.
A surprise announcement, this one. It’s a new first-person horror game based on the Blair Witch Project by Team Bloob, the makers of Layers Of Fear.
It will be out on August 30th on Xbox One and PC (Steam). It will also be on Xbox Game Pass on release.
CD Projekt RED’s ambitious open world RPG gets a new cinematic and a release date, April 16th, 2020.
Also, we got Keanu Reeves in the game as Johnny Silverhand. And we got Keanu shouting “CYBERPUNK!” on stage to the cheer of the crowd.
Developed by Thunder Lotus Games, this sweet-looking 2D indie game is all about building, crafting boats, exploring and making friends. And set the friends free. These friends are lost spirits which you must take care of as your job as Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased.
It’s a sweet, and poignant game. That also includes 2-player co-op.
It will be out on PS4, PC, Xbox One and Switch. It will be on Xbox Game Pass on release.
Beat-em-up revival of Rare’s classic gets a full showing. Now with 80’s cartoon aesthetic. Just like the original arcade release, there is three-player couch co-op. No release date however, but confirmed to be on Xbox Game Pass on release.
RPG TIme: The Legend Of Wright
An indie RPG that is set in a scrapbook. A pen-of-paper RPG of sorts. This is developed by Deskwork, a two-person development team from Japan, which should explain the art style.
It will be out in October 2020 for Xbox One as well as PC, iOS and Android.
Indie Sizzle Reel
The ID@Xbox sizzle reel showcase a lot of indie games. All of which will be available on Xbox Game Pass as they are released.
Some of the games include:
- Dead State Drive
- Star Renegades
- Way To The Woods
- Creature In The Well
- Killer Queen Black
- Pathologic 2
- The Lord Of The Ring Living Card Game
- The Good Life
- Blazing Chrome
- Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
- Secret Neighbor
- Supermarket Shriek
- Blair Witch
- Unto The End
- Night Call
- Felix The Reaper
- Totem Teller
Xbox Games Pass for PC
Xbox Games Pass for PC is out now. This is a separate subscription to Xbox Game Pass, and has a different library of PC games available, including very-much PC games like Paradox’s Imperator Rome and Sega’s Football Manager 2019.
An all-new entry of Microsoft Flight Simulator revealed. It will be out next year on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
Age Of Empires II Definitive Edition
A new trailer for the remaster of the seminal RTS sequel. As announced earlier, alongside a release on Windows 10 PC via Microsoft Store, it will come to Steam as well.
It will be out in Fall 2019.
Another now-first-party developer showing their not-first-party game like Obsidian. InXile’s Wasteland 3, the top-down RPG series that spawned Fallout, heads to Colorado in a new, wacky trailer.
It will be out later this year on PS4, PC and Xbox One.
Double Fine Joins Xbox Game Studios
They bought another one. Tim Schafer’s development studio joins the now the big family of Xbox Game Studios, now 14 studios strong. So we can safely expect another Psychonauts if the upcoming one is any good.
New trailer focuses on the gameplay. Raz is in a suit. Combat and platforming should look familiar to the previous game (but hopefully better controls) and a look at the new villain.
The video description on Youtube reassures that Psychonauts 2 is still being released on PS4, PC and Xbox One, despite the acquisition.
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga
All the nine Star Wars films, including the latest one coming this year, will be getting the Lego game treatment in 2020. Consider this a nice remaster of the original Lego Star Wars games, which started the series, plus the new movie trilogy.
It will be on PS4, PC, Xbox One and Switch
Dragon Ball Project Z – Dragon Ball Kakarot
The Dragon Ball RPG now has a full trailer and a new name. The stakes are high here as everyone is getting beaten by Freiza.
This trailer here features the English dub, the one aired on the Xbox briefing uses the original Japanese voiceovers.
It will be out in early 2020 for the PS4, PX and Xbox One.
A game by Luis Antonio and published by Annapurna Interactive. An Interactive thriller about time loops of.. 12 minutes.
This is not exactly a new game, it made some rounds of press coverage in 2015, but it’s now getting released.
It will be out on PC and Xbox One.
Way To The Woods
A game by Anthony Tan. A deer mom and her fawn on an adventure. The game is now targeting a 2020 release on Xbox One and PC, “for real this time”.
Gears 5 is Xbox’s big game of this year. A new trailer just set up the mood for new protagonist Kait. The other showcases a cinematic of a new game mode, Escape. The last one, a Terminator Dark Fate character pack reveal. Because who doesn’t want to play a Terminator carrying a gun with a chainsaw bayonet.
Gears 5 will be out on September 10th.
Xbox Elite Controler Series 2
There’s a new revision of the Xbox Elite controller. Now with rubberised grips.
Dying Light 2
The open world zombie game gets a new trailer. Your character is Aiden and he’s not a silent protagonist like the first one.
The game also now have a new release window, moved to Spring 2020.
Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions
How do you top showcasing a car on the E3 stage? Show a car made of Legos. The next Forza Horizon 4 expansion is topping Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheel expansion by partnering up with a different toy brand.
A new world called Lego Valley, new Lego-fied cars such as the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione and 1967 Mini Cooper S are among the content included in the expansion.
It will be out this week, June 13th.
A new trailer of the Gears mobile game.
State Of Decay 2 Heartland
An actual story-based campaign is coming to the systems-driven open world zombie game. Scratch that, it’s out now.
Phantasy Star Online 2
For real this time? Phantasy Star Online 2, the popular free-to-play MMO in Japan, was first announced to be heading to the west (as in, released in English) since 2012. But this time it’s actually happening. At least for North America.
It will be out on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
Smilegate’s FPS is now coming to Xbox One in 2020. The South Korean developers have ammased over 650 million players and will be making their console debut. This version of the game will have a single-player campaign developed by Remedy Entertainment, as well as battle royale and multiplayer. It will be out in 2020, and available on Xbox Game Pass on release.
Tales Of Arise
This is a new Tales Of game. Like the many entries before, it features a new cast of characters, new world and this time, a major art style upgrade.
The JRPG will be out on PS4, PC and Xbox One in 2020.
A new cinematic trailer shows the stakes- the importance of Sirens and how Lilith isn’t one of them anymore. And also hero shots of the Vault Hunters, the villains Calypso Twins and the supporting cast.
Also, the first acknowledgment of the term “shloot”. Urgh.
Also, Borderlands 2 is getting a free DLC now. Commander Lilith And The Fight For Sanctuary bridges the gap of Borderlands 2 and 3.
A new game by From Software and George R. R. Martin of A Song Of Ice And Fire fame. Yes, those rumour and leaks are true.
It will be published by Bandai Namco.
The game streaming service will begin testing in October through the Xbox One. This should be similar to how PS Now.
The next Xbox console is teased and its codename revealed to the public. Project Scarlett will have the latest Zen 2 CPU and Radeon RDNA (Navi) GPU by AMD, GDDR6 RAM and an SSD.
Specs-wise, it sounds like it will be similarly in power to Sony’s next Playstation, which is using the same AMD innards.
Project Scarlett will be out Holiday 2020.
After the Project Scarlett reveal is more footage of Halo Infinite, now confirmed as launch title for the next Xbox. It will also come to Xbox One and PC.