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Everything announced at the Xbox E3 2017 conference

It’s here. It’s called the Xbox One X. And this is what Microsoft revealed about it at E3 2017.  

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It’s here. It’s called the Xbox One X. And this is what Microsoft revealed about it at E3 2017.  

First of all, let’s the get the basics over with. The newly announced Xbox One X will be released on November 7th, and will cost $499 in the US. Based on social media reaction, the price is at the upper-end of what many hoped for, but to us it feels broadly in line with what we know about the console’s specification, size and build quality. All of which is impressive.

Hardware detailed, it was over to the games, all 42 of them. And although many of the titles on show did little to sell the specific advantages of the Xbox One X, it was a solid lineup with a healthy mix of genres and experiences. Here’s everything announced at the show.

Xbox E3 2017 conference announcements

Xbox One X

  • Release date: November 7th, 2017
  • Price: $499 USD / 449 GBP / 499 EUR / 599 CAD/ 649 AUD
  • In the box: 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable, power supply, 1-month free Xbox Game Pass subscription, 14-day free Xbox Live Gold membership

Forza Motorsport 7

  • Turn10’s racing franchise turns 7.
  • Features 4K resolution and 60fps on Xbox One.
  • Released on October 3, 2017.
  • The 2018 Porsche GT 911 2RS was also revealed live on stage to mark the start of a six-year partnership between the car maker and the Forza series.

Metro Exodus

  • 4A Games’ third Metro title takes the series into open sandbox environments.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • To be released in 2018.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

  • Finally, the official reveal!
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Released on October 17, 2017.

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds

  • The hit Battle Royale game comes to console.
  • Xbox One console launch exclusive.
  • Released in late 2017.

Deep Rock Galactic

  • A colourful alien blasting, rock destroying game from Ghost Ship games.
  • Xbox One console launch exclusive.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Released in late 2017.

State of Decay 2

  • The world of “the living and the dead” returns. (Isn’t that any world?)
  • Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive.
  • Xbox Play Anywhere Title.
  • Due for release in spring 2018.

The Darwin Project

  • Due to the commentary, this was perhaps the most irritating game reveal ever.
  • Xbox One console launch exclusive.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.

Minecraft

  • Cross platform play for PC, VR, mobile, and consoles announced
  • Will be enhanced for Xbox One X.
  • Super Duper Graphics Pack adds sunsets, among other visual flourishes, and will be released this fall.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z

  • New cartoon fighter from Bandai Namco.
  • The guy sat behind me was having kittens with excitement throughout this announcement. Bodes well.
  • Released in early 2018.

Black Desert

  • A new MMO from Pearl Abyss.
  • Xbox One console launch exclusive.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.

The Last Nite

  • A visually stunning new adventure game from Odd Tales.
  • Xbox One console launch exclusive.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.

The Artful Escape

  • Action platformer from Johnny Galvatron and Annapurna Games.
  • Xbox One console launch exclusive.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.

CodeVein

  • Soulsian vampire anime fighting adventure.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Due for release in 2018.

Sea of Thieves

  • A closer look at Rare’s high seas, online multiplayer adventure.
  • Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Arriving at port in early 2018.

Tacoma

  • Xbox One console launch exclusive.
  • Released on August 2, 2017.

Super Lucky’s Tale

  • Everyone’s ‘favourite’ character comes to Xbox.
  • Xbox  One console exclusive.
  • Xbox Play Anywhere Title.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Released on November 7th, 2017

Cuphead

  • At last! A release date is confirmed for Studio MDHR’s visually glorious platformer.
  • Xbox One console exclusive.
  • Xbox Play Anywhere Title.
  • Coming on September 29th, 2017.

Crackdown 3

  • Multiplayer focused sequel from Microsoft Studios.
  • Xbox One console exclusive.
  • Xbox Play Anywhere Title.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Released on November 7th

Ashen

  • A closer look at Aurora44’s indie survival RPG.
  • Xbox One console launch exclusive.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

  • Dontnod’s adventure game sequel prequel.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Part 1 of 3 launches on August 31st, 2017.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

  • Cockney monsters fight, and exchange one-liners, over Tolkien’s grave.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Released on October 10th, 2017.

Ori and the Will of the Wisp

  • Moon Studio’s sumptuous metroidvania series continues.
  • Previewed with a live performance from composer Gareth Coker.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.

Backward Compatibility

  • Being extended to original Xbox titles.
  • OG games will have enhanced visuals and performance, with Crimson Skies briefly demoed
  • Coming to Xbox One, S and X
  • Gears of War 4, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2, Minecraft, and Forza Horizon 3 to get free Xbox One X upgrades, with more first and third party games to follow

Anthem

  • BioWare’s new IP is an online multiplayer game with customisable exosuits, and a beautiful open world to explore.
  • Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Released in 2018.

[email protected] roundup

A number of [email protected] game were also give a few frames of screen time. Titles included: Dark and Light, Osiris: New Dawn, Paladins: Champions of the Realm, Unruly Heroes, Fortnite, Surviving Mars, Raiders of the Broken Planet, Fable Fortune, Conan Exiles, Robocraft Infinity, Minion Masters, Battlerite, Brawlout, Ooblets, Strange Brigade, Riverbond, Hello Neighbor, Shift, and Observer.

What did you make of the Xbox E3 lineup? Let us know in the comments below.


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