Microsoft revealed a strong line-up of games for the Xbox One during its E3 press briefing that took place at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.
These are the major game announcements that were revealed for Xbox One:
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Hideo Kojimo personally took the stage to introduce the latest installment of the tactical-stealth shooter. The new game promises an open world, realistic passage of time, drivable vehicles, “deeper stealth action” and dynamic close quarters combat. That is all that is known thus far, but further details should be revealed during the course of E3.
A new Halo
What is better than a live-action Halo television series? A new Halo game of course. The new game has been announced for release in 2014, but other than the teaser trailer above and the fact that it will be the first Halo game to run at 60fps, not much else is known about the game just yet.
Ryse: Son of Rome
Crytek’s Ryse offers a first look at just what the Xbox One is capable of. The game is exclusive to the Xbox One and lets players take control of a Roman General and his army. From what was demoed on stage, Ryse looks to be a stunning game, a real technical showcase with strong particle effects, lighting and a massive number of onscreen characters alongside Xbox One SmartGlass support. Ryse will be available on the Xbox One as a launch title.
One of the surprise announcements of the Xbox One briefing was the reveal that Insomniac, which has traditionally developed titles for Sony’s PlayStation, has developed a game for the Xbox One. The new title looks like a modern Jet Set Radio but is described as an open-world shooter with experiences that can change every day by means of utilising ‘the cloud’. Until more information is revealed we will have to make do with the following trailer that showcases the games hyper-stylized graphics and Mirror’s Edge-like parkour game mechanics.
Infinity Ward founder Vince Zampella has been hard at work at Respawn Entertainment. The proof is in the reveal of the Xbox One exclusive, Titanfall. The Call of Duty veterans have created a futuristic First Person Shooter that lets you fight on foot or hop into mechs. The game is set for a 2014 release and features human and robot factions that use mechs to lay waste to the multiplayer battlefield . Check out the unveiling trailer below.
The long awaited successor to Rare’s 1994 hit ‘Killer Instinct’ is back and exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox One. This highly anticipated fighter does not yet have release date yet.
The triple-A talent behind games the original Max Payne and Alan Wake are crafting what is shaping up to be a fantastic next-gen experience for the Xbox One in Quantum Break. Details of Remedy’s new live-action video/game hybrid are still scarce, but the developers have described the game as the “ultimate Remedy” experience. Watch the in-game launch trailer below and decide for yourself if the ‘experience’ will be one you want to partake in.
Forza Motorsport 5
A new trailer for the next instalment of the best driving simulator for Xbox debuted at the Xbox E3 press briefing. The game will be an Xbox One launch title.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt Red has revealed that The Witcher 3 will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2014. The RPG will now adopt an open-world gameplay mechanic similar to Skyrim and will feature exclusive use of Xbox One’s SmartGlass support for inventory management and character development.
Dead Rising 3
The new Dead Rising will be exclusive to the Xbox One for the first year of release. Judging from the live-stage demo at the Xbox One press briefing, Dead Rising 3 looks like it is shaping up to be The Walking Dead game that everyone has been asking for. From zombies which act with true group hoarding AI to being able to construct weapons from basically anything (baseball bat and chainsaw, anyone?), the game is shaping up to be something special.
Project Spark is basically Microsoft’s answer to Sony’s Little Big Planet. The game is essentially a ‘world builder’ in which you have the control to create a world that includes assets which can be interacted with by other gamers. Think of it as a means of learning how to code, from a gaming perspective, for younger or older gamers alike. Project Spark was most likely one of the more ambitious titles at the Xbox One E3 briefing and it will have a lot of promise if Microsoft can pull it off.
Crimson Dragon is exclusive to Xbox One and is essentially the spiritual successor to Sega’s Panzer Dragoon series. The game revolves around a colonised world that is ruled by dragons and your job is to take to the skies and claim new territories for your clan.
- Minecraft was announced for the Xbox One and will feature an enhanced multiplayer experience for gamers.
- EA’s Battlefield 4 is coming to Xbox One and was demoed live on stage during the Xbox One press conference.