Microsoft’s 2014 Press Conference is in the books. As promised, it was heavy on games, and contained little, if anything else. Phil Spencer made good on his promises, and reiterated that the Xbox One will continue to grow as a platform heading into the future.
Here’s a rundown of everything that Microsoft showed at their E3 2014 Press Briefing.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty kicked off Microsoft’s Press Conference with a bang, showing off some impressive gameplay that does look somewhat different than what fans of the series are accustomed to.
Dan Greenawalt revealed that Nurburgring is coming to Forza 5 as a free download on the Xbox One.
Which led to more talking about cars, more specifically, Forza Horizon 2
Forza Horizon 2
Assassin’s Creed Unity
While the cat was already out of the bag when it came to the cooperative element of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the first gameplay of the game was impressive on the Xbox One.
Turtle Rock showed off a new monster, and some more impressive gameplay from their cooperative 4v1 shooter
Sunset Overdrive is obviously a big exclusive for Microsoft this year, and Ted Price and Insomniac Games showed off a lengthy piece of gameplay from the open world title.
Capcom revealed a crazy piece of DLC for Dead Rising 3 that’s lets players use a cast of characters from the Capcom roster.
Lionhead Studios showcased the first cooperative gameplay from their upcoming game, Fable Legends. They also revealed that a multiplayer beta for the game would arrive later this year.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Microsoft set aside a nice chunk of time to talk about Halo, what’s coming in the future, and what’s coming now. First up is The Master Chief Collection. The game which had previously been rumored, has been confirmed to include the four numbered Halo games, with remastered multiplayer maps from Halo 2, and a customizable playlist of single player offerings.
Halo 5: Guardians Beta
More importantly for a lot of Halo fans, it comes with access to the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Indie games are alive and well on the Xbox One, according to this press event. Microsoft says there are over 100 games on the way to the Xbox One, and this trailer has a lot of them in it.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Crystal Dynamics revealed that they do indeed have another Tomb Raider game in the works, and took the time to reveal “Rise of the Tomb Raider” at Microsoft’s show. Once again, it appears that Lara is pushed to here physical and mental limits.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt didn’t have much to say about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. They let their game do the talking, and the talking it did. Wild Hunt and Dragon Age: Inquisition both gave impressive showings at this morning’s conferences.
I don’t think there were many asking for a remake of Phantom Dust, but it was announced today nonetheless.
Scalebound Announced as Platinum Exclusive
Scalebound is a Plantinum Games joint coming exclusively to the Xbox One. Hideki Kamiya took the stage to reveal what is essentially still a mystery wrapped in this CG Trailer.
The original Crackdown is being remade by the original creators of the game. Spencer says that the game will take full advantage of the power of the Xbox One, and utilize the Cloud. I believe this was the only time Spencer said cloud in the entire presentation.
- This article was updated on:February 21st, 2018