E3 Microsoft Conference – round-up

Well…what an evening it’s been so far!

Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries opened the show and wastes no time in letting the crowd know about the fact that there are plenty of awesome games coming to the Xbox One in 2015, taking a shot at Playstation saying that Xbox have the best exclusive games THIS year!

Before we know it, Halo 5: Guardians gameplay is shown off, and it looks fantastic. Josh Holmes, Executive Producer then came on to talk about seamless co-op and introduces Warzone. Hopefully we’ll see more info about that soon, but here is a cool trailer to check out:

Next up, a World Premiere of ReCore, a first party title from the legendary creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime. As one of the last remaining humans, forge friendships with courageous robot companions and lead them on an epic adventure through a mysterious, dynamic world.

Then came some news that many have been waiting for since the Xbox One was first announced… Backwards Compatability. Even better news is that it’s available to Xbox Live Preview Members right now. Here is a list of games available.

Next Phil Spencer announced a new Elite Xbox One Controller that allows you to swap out features, change the analog sticks, bumpers and D-pad as you wish. There are also hair-trigger locks and the D-pad has been replaced by a textured rolling pad.

Todd Howard then came on stage to give us a good look at Fallout 4. After gameplay footage was shown it was revealed that PC Mods would be usable within the game on Xbox One.

Next up Peter Moore took to the stage and spoke about how successful EA Access has been and followed up by confirming that the next title to join the vault would be Titanfall, followed by Dragon Age Inquisition later this year. Then it was time for some zombies with the world premiere trailer for Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.

Forza 6 then took centre stage, quite literally at one point. It’s looking really impressive, but will it overshadow Project CARS?

Ubisoft then joined in by showing us a brand new trailer for The Division before telling us that the Xbox will get an exclusive Beta later this year. Rainbow 6 Seige also got some time in before we were told that the Xbox 360 Vegas titles would come free with the game to play as backwards compatible titles!

A new cartoony title was shown off that would also play on Windows 10 called Gigantic, before a whole host of great looking ID@Xbox titles were shown off.

Xbox Game Preview was then revealed, it’s a new early access system that allows you to try out a game for free and then pay to be involved if you like the look of what you see. Elite Dangerous and Day Z are two of the first games involved.

Rise of the Tomb Raider then got its time to shine, this is one title I really can not wait for, and the trailer shown was pretty epic.

Rare have been up to something for a while and tonight we finally got details of what they something was, Rare Replay, a mega pack of 30 games such as Perfect Dark, Battletoads, Conkers and more. They also went onto reveal Sea of Thieves, a pirate based adventure.

Hololens made an appearance for the first time too, showing how it could be used with Minecraft, it was certainly interesting, but whether it will take off is another matter.

Last but not least, Gears of War Ultimate Edition was revealed. The original game remastered for Xbox One and releasing on August 25. The multiplayer is getting a public beta today. In fact, you should already have a code in your Xbox One messages. Gears of War 4 was then shown off, the game is due to be released at the end of 2016.

And that was it! Microsoft really went to town and impressed a lot of people, we would love to hear your thoughts!