Microsoft Corporation Announces Halo 5: Guardians and Other Xbox One Games

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Microsoft Corporation announced its new Halo 5: Guardians and other Xbox One games during its conference at E3 2015. Its conference started with the new Halo 5: Guardians, followed by new games and Xbox One service.

As TechCrunch observes, Microsoft Corporation has now used E3 to announce games instead of focusing on Xbox One’s versatility, as it did in 2013 and 2014. Xbox One is a gaming machine and a media center in one. The company is still firm to its original course, having Xbox One as a media center which can play games. It is adding new features to the media center side of Xbox One, such as an over-the-air tuner and 1TB model.

The Windows software maker had a smooth keynote at the entertainment expo, smartly focusing on crowd favorites like Xbox 360 and One games, and staying away from the less popular topics like Kinect and Xbox apps. Microsoft flagship exclusive Halo 5: Guardians is set to be available this year.

Microsoft Corporation’s keynote was more on PC and Xbox games. It introduced more customizable controller, plus an early access software for Xbox games. The rest will be about the coolest part – augmented and virtual reality with Minecraft’s HoloLens edition.

Microsoft Corporation announced Halo 5: Guardians and other Xbox One games. Forza Motorsports 6 is one, and it will be available on September 15. Last year, the E3 audience were able to have a peep at Guardians, but this year’s E3 conference has more of the game’s extravagant graphics and cooperative combat. Game enthusiasts find it gorgeous. Halo 5 will be released in October as a Xbox One exclusive blockbuster.

Meanwhile, Mega Man’s co-creator Keiji Inafune is introducing a new game which they will release in next year’s spring. This Xbox One exclusive and post-apocalyptic ReCore is described by The Verge as a Wall E – Star War mashup.

A Minecraft lookalike game has been used when Microsoft Corporation demoed its augmented reality headset HoloLens, with which players can see holograms. Indeed, it will be in the Minecraft game, where players can create a world of pixels with HoloLens’ gesture and voice commands. The company showed how HoloLens could pioneer the next generation games. “Microsoft HoloLens gives the community a different way to play in the worlds they already love,” said the brand director Lydia Winters of Mojang AB, maker of Minecraft.

This August, there will be a Rare classic collection that will be sold for $30. It has 30 games from the studio behind Conkers Bad Fur Day and Perfect Dark.

Another high-profile exclusive of the tech company from Redmond, aside from Halo, is Rise of the Tomb Raider. Though announced last year, the game is still on its way to Xbox 360 and One, then to PlayStation. It is followed by Gears 4 which release schedule is late of 2016, during the holiday season. Microsoft Corporation showed some footage of the title it acquired from Epic Games. Gears of War is being remastered, with a beta “ultimate” version.

Microsoft Corporation announced during its E3 conference, Halo 5: Guardians and Other Xbox One Games, plus Xbox 360 games becoming playable On Xbox One. In the past, Microsoft ignored the idea of backward compatibility with Xbox 360 to Xbox One. That was when the latter was still in development. With it being out for more than a year, the Redmond-based firm will make it possible for the first 100 last-generation Xbox 360 titles to be playable in the new console, Xbox One, with no charge for those who already own the title. According to Xbox Head Phil Spencer, now is the time for those who are waiting to move from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.

By Judith Aparri

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TechCrunch: Microsoft Finally Uses Its E3 Press Conference To Highlight Games
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