Xbox Game Studios E3 2019 | Plenty of Games + New Console Revealed!
It’s that time of the year again to witness the biggest and highly-anticipated gaming event in the world with E3 2019. It’s three exciting days of world premiere events for computer, video games, and related products.
The event kicks off with the console maker’s “biggest E3 presence ever”–the Microsoft Studios’ press conference or now also known as Xbox Game Studios. Of course, the publisher’s press conference was hosted by none other than the company’s vice-president, Phil Spencer.
Xbox Game Studios blew everyone away with over 60 games that they have shown at the stage. In fact, most of the games that were shown in the event got its world premiere that makes everyone in the crowd (and even those streaming at home) utterly excited.
But, that’s not all. Xbox Game Studios’ biggest announcement is the rise of their newest console in the making, Project Scarlett which is scheduled to launch in Holiday 2020 with Halo Infinite.
If you weren’t able to catch the 60 games and the details about the new console, you’re in luck because we have summed it all up for you!
Are you ready? Find out all the Xbox Game Studios’ big revelations at E3 2019 here!
THE OUTER WORLDS
The masters of RPGs, Obsidian Entertainment, returns with the upcoming single-player sci-fi game, The Outer Worlds. The game has been in development since around May 2016, and during the press conference, a release date for the game has been announced. So, if you’re planning to get The Outer Worlds, get those pens and flip that calendar to October and mark the 25th day of the month.
And yes, the game is being directed by Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, creators of the Fallout series, that’s why it kind of looks like as Fallout: New Vegas’ successor.
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
Enjoy watching the trailer below.
ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS
Developer Moon Studios’ highly anticipated gorgeous Metroidvania, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, got its spotlight in this year’s E3 and even got its confirmed release date. Yes, you read that right. The sequel of Ori and the Blind Forest will be released on February 11, 2020. In case you didn’t know, Ori and the Blind Forest is an action platformer that received more than 50 awards and nominations. Well, looks like Ori and the Will of the Wisps is also a very promising game.
During Xbox Game Studios’ stage event at E3, the publisher and developer showed off new, never-before-seen gameplay and provided a deeper look at the game’s intense all-new combat system with Ori battling various gigantic bosses in the game’s vast and strange world.
STAR WARS: JEDI FALLEN ORDER
Respawn‘s Apex Legends is still at the peak of its success, yet, it appears like there’s no stopping with the developer’s determination to bring video games that would capture every gamer’s heart. Recently, Respawn and EA finally unveiled its highly-anticipated Star Wars action-adventure title Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order with a number of new details and its first official trailer during the game’s panel at this year’s Star Wars Celebration event.
In addition, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order received an all-new trailer today at E3 2019 during the Xbox Game Studios press conference revealing more of hero Cal Kestis, his new (old) comrade Saw Gerrera, and others who will help Padawan on the run from an Imperial Inquisition. More so, the new trailer is also sprinkled with pre-rendered scenes of the game’s gameplay, showing various combat tactics, flying lightsabers, and more.
Players can expect the game to arrive on November 15, 2019, to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It has also been confirmed that the PC version of the game would be available exclusively through Origin. Furthermore, it is worth noting that Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will be a single-player game with no microtransactions, according to Respawn CEO and co-founder Vince Zampella.
Watch the new trailer below.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games at E3 2019, and things just get even more exciting when Keanu Reeves appeared at the stage. Well, that certainly was a surprise.
Reeves will be playing a character in the game and he’s pretty much excited about it. The actor promises that in Cyberpunk 2077, “walking the streets of the future will be breathtaking.”
Plus, a new cinematic trailer was revealed for the upcoming action-RPG revealing the release date for the game. Players can expect Cyberpunk 2077 to be available on April 16, 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future — Night City. You play as V, a hired gun on the rise, who just got their first serious contract. In a world of cyber-enhanced street warriors, tech-savvy net runners, and corporate life-hackers, Cyberpunk 2077 is your first step to becoming an urban legend.
The cult-hit IP, Battletoads, is back! Rare and Dlala Studios will bring the beloved brawler to Xbox One with a unique animation style, wild side-scrolling action, and team-focused gameplay. Plus, Dlala Studios promises Battletoads to be a three-player couch co-op that is just perfect for you and your squad!
According to Xbox Game Studios, “players take control of Rash, Zitz and Pimple as they smash, stomp and slam their way through hordes of enemies and unleash choreographed chaos to defeat their greatest enemy yet. Fans can look forward to an all-new adventure packed with wild locations, unforgettable characters and surprising gameplay challenges, all with a huge emphasis on co-operative play.”
No release date has been announced.
MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR
The new installment of Xbox Game Studios’ long-running franchise, Microsoft Flight Simulator, got its world premiere at the stage of this year’s E3. Presenting, Microsoft Flight Simulator. This game is particularly produced to celebrate flight simulation fans through a focus on the authenticity of flying and visually astonishing environments. The publisher promises to deliver the best-in-class flight simulation experience this time with Microsoft Flight Simulator made possible through collaborations with the community and seeking the best partnerships across the industry.
Wasteland 3 is a game from inXile entertainment, set in the perpetual nuclear winter of the Colorado Nation. A new trailer for the game was shown at E3 revealing the game’s environment, characters, as well some of the enemies that you will meet along the way.
According to Xbox Game Studios, “players will face challenging tactical combat, explore an interactive world, and engage in a deep story full of brutal ethical decisions. Create and customize a squad in single player or co-op, and whether you go in guns blazing or try to smooth over a situation through peaceful negotiation, your choices will mean life or death for those trying to survive in this harsh and unforgiving world.”
No release date for the game has been announced as of the moment.
LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA
The world premiere of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was shown at E3 2019 Xbox Game Studios’ press conference. It was announced that all the levels from every added installment in the Star Wars franchise, including the latest additions to the movie series: Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will be included in the game. Coming out in 2020!
Here’s the official overview of the game from Xbox Game Studios.
Play through all nine Star Wars saga films in a brand-new LEGO video game unlike any other. Players will experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humor, and the freedom to fully immerse themselves in the LEGO Star Wars universe like never before. With hundreds of characters and vehicles from across the galaxy, players can dive into their favorite Star Wars moments in an all-new way, complete with the hilarious LEGO brand of fun that’s sure to delight players of all ages.
From indie game developer Luis Antonio, 12 Minutes is an upcoming interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop. Players are tasked to break the loop that the protagonist is stuck in. No exact release date for the game has been announced. 12 Minutes is coming soon to Xbox One and PC.
Here’s the official description of the game, via Annapurna Interactive.
You take the role of the husband, on what should be a romantic evening with your wife. The night turns into a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death.
Only for you to find yourself immediately returned to the exact moment you opened the front door, stuck in a TWELVE-MINUTE time loop, doomed to relive the same terror again and again…
Unless you can find a way to use the knowledge of what’s coming to change the outcome and break the loop.
An interactive narrative that blends the dream-like tension of THE SHINING with the claustrophobia of REAR WINDOW and the fragmented structure of MEMENTO.
We're happy to reveal TWELVE MINUTES by @facaelectrica. Change the outcome and break the loop in this interactive thriller, coming soon to Xbox One and PC. // https://t.co/5De2dMD0av pic.twitter.com/1ukwvlCd3i
— Annapurna Interactive (@A_i) June 9, 2019
Gears 5 was revealed today at E3 that it will launch for PC and Xbox One on the 10th of September this year. The game is being developed by Vancouver-based studio, The Coalition, and will feature a new mode called, “Escape,” which can be seen in the video below.
Furthermore, players who will buy the game or play with Xbox Game pass membership by September 16th will also get access to the Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack. Check it out below.
Gears 5 features five thrilling modes, including Escape, an aggressive, high-stakes, three-player co-op mode featuring a suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within. Gears 5 will release on September 10, 2019, and will be available in early access for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Plan members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners on September 6. Pre-order or play with Xbox Game Pass by September 16, 2019 to get The Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack, which adds the Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton and Sarah Connor from the upcoming film “Terminator Dark Fate” as playable multiplayer characters.
DYING LIGHT 2
Dying Light 2 was previously slated for a 2019 release, however, it has now been confirmed that the game is expected to launch sometime in 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Also, before, not much was known about the game, but this time, the new trailer revealed at E3 2019 gives us a good idea that this game is going to be one of the best zombie game ever made.
In the trailer, a nice view of the heroes, villains, and zombies was shown at the heart of the events surrounding your adventures in the game’s dying urban jungle environment known as The City.
You can check out the overview below, via Xbox Game Studios.
The last great human settlement exists within an unforgiving, zombie-infested world, plunged into the dark ages. During the day bandits, factions, and starving survivors roam the streets scavenging for scraps – or someone to take them from. At night, the infected roam free, evacuating their hideouts to prey on the living. Exceptional agility and brutal combat skills make you a powerful ally and a valuable commodity. You can achieve things no one else can. Enter places no one else dares. With your unique abilities, you have the power to be an agent of change within this decaying metropolis.
Gears Pop is a new mash-up mobile game featuring iconic Gears characters. The upcoming mobile game is being developed in partnership with Funko and inspired by the Gears of War vinyl collectible figures. Gears Pop will be open for pre-order on iOS and Android later this summer. Enjoy the new video below.
PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2
At Microsoft’s E3 conference today, SEGA dropped a huge announcement. Japan’s greatest online RPG is ready to head West in Spring 2020 via Xbox One. Introducing, Phantasy Star Online 2. The game has been originally exclusive to Japan and Asia for long years. But now, the MMORPG is ready to hit the Western regions! All content, all the bosses and epic battles are all free to play. Plus, the game will feature crossplay.
Japan’s greatest F2P online RPG comes to North America for the first time on Xbox One! Phantasy Star Online 2 strives for bringing a never-ending quest. Randomized fields, Interrupt Events, and Multiparty Areas where up to 12 players can play together never make your quest stale and keep it always fresh and surprising. While keeping the easy character control system of the series, more stylish and customizable combat actions are enabled for ideal heroes of players that are given life for the quest through the revolutionized character creation system that brings ultimate designability.
TALES OF ARISE
Bandai Namco’s Tales of series returns with Tales of Arise. It is a story-driven RPG following the journey of two people, born on opposing sister planets, each looking to transform their fate and build a new future. The game features a new cast of characters, intense action-based combat and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience a tale of duality, justice and the fight for freedom.
The world premiere of George R.R. Martin’s new game, Elden Ring, was uncovered at E3 Microsoft’s press conference today. It is a game developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., that brings you in a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world designed by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the influential Dark Souls video game series. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware’s largest game to-date.
The next game from Ninja Theory was announced today at E3 2019 as Bleeding Edge is coming this June 27th for PC for technical alpha. This game is a multiplayer game focused on the melee combat in four-versus-four player teams.
Watch the E3 2019 Announced Trailer below.
From the makers of the famous sandbox video game Minecraft, Microsoft is bringing us a dungeon-crawler in Minecraft Dungeons which will be out on Spring 2020 for consoles, PC and Xbox Game Pass.
Watch the E3 2019 gameplay trailer below.
If you love horror games, Microsoft will bring the first-person horror game Blair Witch for Xbox One and PC this August 30th. This game is based on the 2016 thriller/horror film with the same title.
Take a look on the debut trailer from E3 2019 below.
After the great Keanu Reeves presented the release date for Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft just announced a new game called the Spiritfarer. This is a crafting and gardening game with cute 2D hand-drawn graphics. This cute game is coming out in 2020 for Xbox Game Pass.
Watch the trailer below.
RPG TIME: THE LEGEND OF WRIGHT
Microsoft also presented RPG Time: The Legend of Wright. This is a tabletop RPG with cute, hand-drawn visuals with a touch of boardgame-like elements. This is coming to the Xbox One and PC in 2020.
Watch the E3 Trailer below.
XBOX GAME PASS
Finally, Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass for PC. Plus, if you want to grab into one subscription, Microsoft will offer the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as it offers Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass for PC. If you want to avail this, you can grab as the first month is available for $1.
Here’s the trailer and the overview via Polygon below.
Purchase of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate automatically upgrades your existing Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass membership(s) to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a conversion ratio each based on days remaining. Future code redemptions are also subject to a conversion ratio. Conversion ratio subject to change. All conversions to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are final: Once converted, you cannot re-convert your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership back to a previous membership. Maximum 36 months of redeemed Xbox Game Pass Ultimate per account at a time, including any converted time from Xbox Live Gold and/or Xbox Game Pass (for PC or console).
AGE OF EMPIRES II: DEFINITIVE EDITION
Fans of RTS, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is also coming to the Xbox Game Pass. This is the remastered version with the audios and you can experience the game in 4K. Under this, there’s a new campaign called The Last Khans. You can play this Definitive Edition this Fall.
Sign up here to play the beta version of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition!
Watch the E3 2019 Trailer below.
With the Double Fine Productions on the side, Psychonauts 2 is coming for Xbox Game Pass! The sequel for Psychonauts has announced during the 2015 Game Awards as a campaign. Thanks to the campaign, it reaches $3 million in fig.co.
Watch the E3 2019 trailer below.
DRAGONBALL Z KAKAROT
Bandai Namco has revealed the official title of Dragon Ball Game: Project Z at the Microsoft E3 2019 Press Conference. The official title of Dragon Ball Game: Project Z is Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. It’s coming to the Xbox One in 2020. This game is developed by CyberConnect2, the makers behind the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm.
Watch the trailer below.
WAY TO THE WOODS
Join the mother and child deers on a new journey as Microsoft unveiled Way to the Woods which is set to launch on Xbox One and Windows PC this 2020.
Watch the reveal trailer below via GameTrailers
XBOX ELITE WIRELESS CONTROLLER SERIES 2
Microsoft will launch a powerful controller with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. With the enhanced features such as the USB-C support, Bluetooth connectivity, and the rechargeable battery up to 40 hours, this controller makes a powerful gaming weapon as ever. Plus, the design takes on another new level with the wrap-around rubberized grip and more.
Watch the reveal trailer below.
FORZA HORIZON 4: LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS
The best racing game of 2018, Forza Horizon 4, is getting an expansion in partnership with Lego. The Lego Speed Champions expansion is coming this June 13th. This expansion takes on a new world with customization for the Lego cars.
Watch the reveal trailer below.
STATE OF DECAY 2: HEARTLAND
The open world zombie survival game exclusively on Xbox One, State of Decay 2, is getting an expansion entitled State of Decay 2: Heartland. This is the biggest expansion of this game as it takes on two different paths. And guess what? This expansion is now available!
Watch the trailer below.
Asia’s favorite first-person shooter game is coming to the West with Crossfire X and it will hit on Xbox One in 2020. Thanks to Smilegate Entertainment, this game will leave the mother country and bound to travel overseas. The original Crossfire was first released in 2007. Now, XONE users will get the chance to experience sometime in 2020.
Watch the trailer below.
Borderlands 3 is coming this September and Microsoft has revealed a new trailer for this highly-anticipated shooting game. In addition to the new trailer, the game publisher Gearbox Software has announced a DLC for Borderlands 2 entitled Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary which is available right now and free for the first 30 days!
Watch the trailer below.
Microsoft has announced the Project xCloud game streaming coming this October. According to Xbox Head, Phil Spencer, “turn your Xbox One into your own personal and free xCloud server.” You can now stream your Xbox One Library from your Xbox Game Pass to different devices for FREE!
With Console Streaming from your Xbox One you'll be able to:
✅ Turn your Xbox One into your own personal console server
✅ Stream your Xbox One library, including Xbox Game Pass, for free
— Xbox ➡️ E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
To close the red curtains for the E3 2019 press conference of Microsoft, the future of Xbox was unvieled as Microsoft introduced Project Scarlett which will be launched on Holiday 2020.
Halo Infinite is an upcoming game that will be launched in Holiday 2020 with Microsoft’s newest console in the making, Project Scarlett.
The Master Chief returns in 2020 when Halo Infinite releases globally with Project Scarlett. This next chapter in 343 Industries’ legendary Halo franchise invites players to join the venerable Master Chief on an all-new adventure as he uncovers the mysteries surrounding the appearance of The Pilot and the desolate remains of a Halo ring. Halo Infinite is powered by the studio’s next-generation Slipspace Engine.