There were several Xbox One games announced at the recently concluded E3 2015. When Microsoft held its press conference at the gaming convention, it highlighted games like Halo 5: Guardians, Warzone, and Minecraft HoloLens Edition. Xbox 360 games will also be playable on the console. On top of that was the debut of a versatile game controller, Xbox One Elite, coming this October.
Titles like The Division and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, are not the only ones to bring more luster to Xbox One this year but a lot more. Xbox One will be more awesome with the Madden NFL 16 franchise, which now emphasizes both defensive and passing games. An earlier edition was about dominating the enemies, said Seann Graddy, senior producer of EA Sports.
A surprising Xbox One announcement of games at the recently concluded E3 2015 was ReCore from Keiji Inafune and Armature Studio. Inafune designed Dead Rising and Mega Man. Then, there is Below, by Capybara Games, the co-creator of indie adventure game Swords & Sworcery. It was one of the most intriguing games of the recent E3, with its “death and rebirth” concept. Below puts the gamer to an island amidst a storm, where the only shelter is a cave. Inside the cave are stairs leading to a dungeon which the player will explore. The story in Below is concealed in the narrow tunnels and dark caverns.
Then there is Elite: Dangerous, one takes the gamer to space, to visit another astronomical body – a planet or star in the galaxy. The game features 160,000 destinations to visit and 400 billion star systems to explore, so that the player travels in the galaxy via a ship, and mines, fights or simply explores.
Rainy days cannot be boring with Forza Motorsport 6. This Xbox One exclusive celebrates racing with the love of car sports. It is about those who want to go beyond their limits to become the fastest and get to the finish line first. The all-new Ford GT will debut in the video game. The car made a dramatic entrance during the Xbox E3 Briefing in its pre-production edition.
Microsoft partners with Bethesda to bring Fallout 4 to Xbox One in 2016. Fallout 4 was enjoyed by many in PC for long. It may also find its way to PS4. According to Gamespot, bringing PC mods to Microsoft’s console is a big deal as it is the first time a gaming console will be engaged with it, while Fallout gamers will find a new fun, with similar exciting features.
Rise of the Tomb Raider, the follow-up of Tomb Raider is indeed rising the interests of the audience at E3. Lara Croft is in the Russian region, where snow abounds. She scales the icy walls with her climbing ax to escape danger. The upcoming game impressed the audience as they anticipate its release, which is set on November 10.
A new Gears of War is coming during the holidays next year. Details are still scarce, but it may have new characters and setting, plus the coming back of chainsaws. As it is still quite some time until the game hits stores, gamers can enjoy the remastered form of the original GoW released in 2006 with Gears of War Ultimate Edition, which will be released in August.
Minecraft, the building game which is now owned by Microsoft, will be the first to showcase the best of augmented-reality tech in its upcoming HoloLens edition. Among the Xbox One games announced at the recently concluded E3 2015 was the hottest new name – Cuphead. The run-and-gun game will land on Xbox One and PC next year. It features boss fights, such as a titan carrot in a vegetable patch, a flying section versus a big mermaid that pops up from the waters, or a skeleton from a train. The game has seen to have everything animated.
By Judith Aparri
Edited by Maurice Cassidy
CNET: Xbox One vs. PS4: The post-E3 2015 scorecard
GameSpot: The Highs and Lows of Microsoft’s E3 2015
VG 24/7: Everyone at E3 2015 is talking about Cuphead
Siliconera: Cuphead’s E3 Trailer Shows Off Its Wild Boss Fights In 1930’s Cartoon-Style
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