Hey-yo! Day Two of E3 2016 is finally here! I’m Logan Schultz, Senior Reviews Editor here at BagoGames, and I’ll be liveblogging the first conference of the day, Microsoft. Along with this liveblog, we’ll also have full news articles posted throughout the conference. You can also watch for our discussion on The BagoCast Podcast later in the week.
Oh, Microsoft. Poor, poor Microsoft. Leaks happen. That’s just the nature of the industry. But the company behind Xbox just can’t seem to catch a break this week, and they seem to feel the same. The company’s official response to GameSpot regarding the leaks was a sturdy: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Let’s break down all of the leaks so far (leaks are technically rumors until confirmed by the company):
-Xbox One Slim Images/Price Leaked: Priced potentially at $299.
–Dead Rising 4 is alive! Posters and Gifs of gameplay have been seen online.
–Recore is also alive, and potentially has a release date of September 13 in North America. For those who may not know, Recore is the new project from Mega Man designer Keiji Inafune.
–Forza Horizon 3. Lots of potential information here, but the biggest is a release date of September 27th, 2016.
-Windows 10/Xbox One/360 “cross-buy.” Looks like it might be possible that you’ll be able to play your Xbox games on your PC natively. This isn’t too absurd, as Microsoft has expressed a lot of interest in tying the platforms closer together.
Now, for the good stuff. Keep your eyes peeled below, refresh, and follow along as we update regularly throughout the conference!
All times are PST.
11:01 – And that is it for the Microsoft E3 2016 conference! A Scorpio finale! What do you think?? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! And check back for more coverage on the Ubisoft Conference, Sony Conference, and more! Until then, Logan signing off!
11:00 – “A future without boundaries…and generations…”
10:58 – Project Scorpio console announced for Holiday 2017. “6 Teraflops of power… with true 4k visuals and premier VR…” All Xbox One games and accessories will play on all three.
10:54 – Phil Spencer says he believes in a world without generations, discussing Xbox Play Anywhere. He also brushes up on the Xbox Live updates and the Xbox One S.
10:51 – Feb 21, 2017 Release Date. Xbox Play Anywhere title. Multiplayer Beta available NOW!
10:50 – Trailer shown for Halo Wars 2. Looks pretty sweet!
10:47 – State of Decay 2 announced. Looks like another pretty zombie game!
10:45 – This is awesome! The developer invited some fans to come play the game (sans tutorial), and they’re showing the footage of them having fun being pirates! Looks excellent. Will be Xbox Play Anywhere.
10:43 – World premiere Sea of Thieves gameplay! Excellent!
10:42 – Xbox One and PC exclusive – Sea of Thieves.
10:36 – Scalebound from Platinum Games is up first. Co-op gameplay shown.
10:34 – Microsoft Studio Publishing takes the stage to talk investing in developers. The next games will be new, coming from this investment, and feature Xbox Play Anywhere.
10:33 – A funny, Christmas-themed trailer set to Jingle-Bell Rock for Dead Rising 4 comes up. Xbox One and PC.
10:31 – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is FREE for Xbox Live Gold members! Nice!
10:29 – Tekken 7, coming early 2017 from Bandai Namco. The single-player campaign will jump seamlessly from cinematics to gameplay, as displayed in the conference.
10:28 – Looks like new Tekken footage. Very fast, very pretty. Gameplay looks very classic Tekken.
10:27 – Coming this September, exclusive beta for Xbox One and PC.
10:26 – Gwent will still be about skill, but will have a massive single-player campaign and a robust multiplayer component. Looks the same as in Witcher 3, which is a good thing for fans.
10:25 – GWENT!!!!!
10:23 – Gameplay for a new indie game shown from Compulsion Games called We Happy Few. Coming to Xbox One first. Unique period style. A bit Bioshock/Fallout. From the developers of Contrast. Very creepy…
10:18 – A montage of third-party/indies shown. Looks like a pretty sweet line-up! All under the title of ID @ Xbox. (Indie)
10:16 – Inside, from the makers of Limbo, coming June 29th. Limbo is FREE RIGHT NOW!
10:15 – New customizable wireless controllers announced. 8 million ways to make it yours.
10:12 – Add-ons look sweet. They changed zombies into aliens!!
10:11 – “Friendly Update” available today. Windows 10 and Pocket Edition texture packs available. Add-ons available this fall.
10:10 – Minecraft takes the stage to discuss “The Friendly Update”. Cross-play between iOS, Android, PC, and Xbox Live. Share worlds with friends. A player in Samsung Gear VR jumps in. Pretty sweet. I love Minecraft.
10:06 – Clubs on Xbox Live announced. Meant to create community and discussion. Looking for Group announced. “Like a want ad for multiplayer.” Arena on Xbox Live announced for competitive play.
10:04 – Background music, language region preference, and Cortana all confirmed for Xbox this summer.
10:04 – Discussion on Xbox Live, and its “faster and more reliable network.”
10:01 – The General Manager of DICE takes the stage to discuss Battlefield 1. Release Date October 13th for EA Access. They show the same trailer from EA yesterday.
10:00 – Tom Clancy’s The Division: Underground Expansion is coming first to Xbox One on June 28th.
9:59 – Looks good to me. I’m excited for it!
9:56 – A demo of Final Fantasy XV to show “fluidity”. Huge boss fight.
9:55 – A brief character trailer for Recore.
9:52 – Release date of September 27th confirmed. Nice.
9:50 – 4-player Campaign Co-op confirmed. Another cross-platform buy/play.
9:48 – Forza Horizon 3 confirmed. Takes place in Australia. Ralph Fulton from Playground Games takes the stage. Gameplay from four people.
9:46 – New character for Killer Instinct: General Raam from Gears of War. Also, Killer Instinct Season 3 is “Xbox Play Anywhere”, which appears to be the new name for the cross-buy/cross-play system.
9:43 – Like, REALLY pretty. Gears of War 4 Elite controller confirmed.
9:40 – Gears of War 4 looks REALLY pretty.
9:37 – Co-op gameplay live with Laura Bailey.
9:35 – Cross-buy/cross-play confirmed for Gears 4, even in Co-op across platforms.
9:32 – Xbox Slim right off the bat! Price confirmed at $299. Out in August.
9:31 – It’s starting! A nice acknowledgement of the Orlando tragedy. BagoGames agrees, and Orlando remains in our thoughts as well.
9:28 – Only two more minutes!
9:25 – I can’t wait to see some of the bigger indie games coming this year. Cuphead, anyone?!
9:20 – Will you be picking up an Xbox One Slim? Or waiting for the rumored “Scorpio”? Will we be seeing the “Scorpio” today? Let us know your thoughts!
9:10 – We are 15 minutes to launch! What are you hoping to see? More Gears of War 4 info? VR Support? Halo Wars 2? HALO 6?! Let us know your thoughts!