E3: Microsoft Media Briefing

Welcome to the Microsoft Media Briefing at E3 2013. A couple of weeks ago we saw the Xbox One and it’s capabilities – now it’s time to see some games. Join in for our opinion on their media briefing – note that some stuff is not mentioned as I focused on what I found interesting.

Note that you can watch the show at its entirety at the bottom of this article, so if you prefer to do that instead of reading, be my guest.

Over the last couple weeks I heard that stores was asked to sell their stock of X360, and I suspected that Microsoft was planning to release their console rather quickly after E3 when I heard this. But Microsoft surprised everyone when they released a slimmer model of the X360 console, design inspired from the Xbox One.

Microsoft revealed a new program for Gold members that will offer 2 free games each month. If they had done that as response to the PS+ Instant Game Collection from the beginning I would be less inclined to laugh at their offer. It’s like offering a burned bite of meat to someone who also get an offer on a huge, wellmade, quality steak – and expecting that person to take the burned bite. No. Just no. You have to do better, Microsoft.

Sunset Overdrive, an Xbox One exclusive was announced via a very cool trailer – this is one of the few, if not the only, Xbox One exclusives I actually kind of want to play.




Forza 5 showcase and gameplay in collaboration with McLaren



Quantum Break got another trailer, which shows off the story a bit



Project Spark announced and gameplay shown. Looks like Minecraft on crack



It looks like there could be instant game switching like on Android phones as an example – play one game while waiting for another game to start, for example in matchmaking.

Upload Studio showcase for Xbox One – broadcasting via Twitch and upload your recorded gameplay to share with friends.

Crimson Dragon showcased. As opposed to earlier statements, this game is not going to be Kinect supported.




Dead Rising 3 announced with gameplay footage



Wither 3: Wild Hunt showcased



Battlefield 4 gameplay “Angry Sea”



Unnamed Black Tusk game, exclusive to Xbox One. Looks interesting.



And of course another Halo game – and yes, it is exclusive.



Titanfall showcase and gameplay


And without further ado, here’s the whole show:



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