By Bryan Smith on June 13, 2016 at 7:05pm
Microsoft held their yearly E3 conference for 2016, and they revealed a lot of information.
As the rumors stated, Microsoft will be releasing a smaller model of the Xbox One called the Xbox One S for $299. This smaller model comes with an improved control with a textured grip, up to 2TB internal HDD, an integrated power source, HDR gaming, and 4K ultra video and blu-ray viewing.
The Xbox Play Anywhere program was announced, which will allow Xbox One and PC (Windows 10) players to play together. The first game that was announced as of right now to have this feature is "Gears of War 4," with more games to be announced in the future. It doesn't matter which mode you are playing, as the cross-play feature will work to allow co-op or PVP gameplay between Xbox One and PC.
General RAAM, one of the antagonists from the "Gears of War" series, will be coming to "Killer Instinct (2013)" as a playable fighter. He joins "Battletoads'" Rash and "Halo's" Arbiter as guest playable characters in Rare's fighting game.
"Forza Horizon 3" was officially revealed. It's coming to Xbox One and PC (Windows 10) and will feature cross-play and cross-buy. It's set to release on September 27, 2016 but pre-ordering the game lets you play the game on September 23.
"Re-Core" was given a release date. Along with the gameplay, which looks like it's going to be a third-person action adventure game, "ReCore" is set to release on Xbox One and PC (Windows 10) on September 13 with cross-buy and cross-play.
Microsoft will be launching the Xbox Design Lab, which will allow you to customize your Xbox One controller anyway you want with a multitude of color options. There's also a laser engraving option to add your name or any other cute title.
Sometime later their year, Microsoft will be adding the Looking for Group feature to Xbox One, which will, just as the name says, look for a group for multiplayer, which will also add in Clubs and Arena options.
Microsoft announced that the developer for "Limbo's" Playdead's game "Inside" launches on Xbox One on June 29, 2016. To promote the game, "Limbo" will be free to all Xbox One players starting today.
While conformed for PC and PlayStation 4 prior, "Tekken 7" was announced for Xbox One and it will be coming sometime in 2017.
With a goofy trailer (and being spoiled greatly by leaks), "Dead Rising 4" was officially announced for Xbox One and PC (Windows 10). Just as the leak stated, the game is basically a remake of the first "Dead Rising" with Frank West at a mall but during Christmas. "Dead Rising 4" is set to release sometime later this year, maybe Holiday 2016 to match the Christmas feeling.
With a subtle (maybe not too subtle) jab at "Enemy Crabs" and Sony, Microsoft showed off more "Scalebound" gameplay. Originally announced as just a Xbox One exclusive, the game is also coming to PC (Windows 10).
The first gameplay trailer for "Sea of Thieves" was revealed, which showed that the game is going to be a first-person game with multiplayer co-op gameplay. Players control pirates as they explore the seas.
"State of Decay 2," as somewhat spoiled by another rumored leak, was announced. It's slated to release on Xbox One and PC (Windows 10) sometime in 2017.
"Halo Wars 2" will release on February 21, 2016. However, there's going to be a beta starting today, June 13, that goes to June 20. This is another game that will have the Play Anywhere feature.
One of the last big reveals, no thanks to rumors, was that the Xbox Scorpio was announced. It will have 8 cores, 6 teraflops of GPU power, and will be capable of rendering at 60hz. There's also going to be 4K video. Microsoft is also working on some form of VR, though what that project actually is wasn't revealed. Xbox Scorpio is planned to release sometime in 2017, probably for the holidays, and all Xbox One games will play on any of the Xbox One iterations, just like the PlayStation Neo and PlayStation 4.