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E3 2019 what to expect: Microsoft

June 9th, 2019 by Crowbar Comments

 

Microsoft has revealed they will be showcasing a huge library of never before seen of at least 13 first party titles. In addition, there have been rumblings and talks of Next Gen consoles.

Sony officially announced their plans not too long ago, Google showcased its streaming console, so it is safe to say Microsoft will join the fray.

Hopefully, Microsoft will avoid the same mistakes made when the company announced the Xbox One. The company’s continued focus on merging PC with Xbox has been quietly discussed in gaming groups. Last year Microsoft announced XCloud but haven’t spoken much about it since. My guess is they will announce more this year in conjunction with their first party titles.

In terms of games, There are some sequels that have been announced but currently have no release dates or even windows. Halo Infinite is a “soft reboot” of the Halo franchise that hasn’t gotten many updates since it was officially announced. Gears of War 5 continues the amazing Gears of War 4 story with an added emphasis on the new characters. We know the game is coming out this year, but it would be nice to get a new trailer to tide us over. Obsidian Entertainment is working on The Outer Worlds and we are certainly craving some new Fallout-esque RPG goodness in 2019.

A few years ago Microsoft canceled a promising Fable title that boasted multiplayer fun with four-player co-op. However, the developers behind Forza have been cooking up a new Fable title. Maybe it is a return to form with a reboot of the classic game? Or could it be something else entirely?

Other games announced have been the new Ninja Theory title, Bleeding Edge and the anticipated sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest.

Microsoft has a lot to live up to this year, I cannot wait to see what they have is store for us.

Source: Microsoft, IGN

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Crowbar is an angry young man, but he knows his games. We all have our passions and his come alive when his digital self is hammering baddies, solving puzzles or flying. He also has a penchant for dressing like giant penguins, but we promised him we wouldn't mention it.