WATCH: All the big announcements from Microsoft’s E3 2017 presentation
Welcome the Xbox One X.
Being the most anticipated press presentation of this year’s E3, Microsoft surely did not hold back any punches as they unveil one big announcement after the other, starting of course with the official reveal of the Xbox One X, which we all previously referred to as the Project Scorpio.
The compact looking machine is Microsoft’s new beast of a console, equipped with 6 TFLOPs of Graphic processing power, running together with a custom 2.3Ghz AMD CPU, and 12GB of DDR5 RAM utilizing 326 Gb/s of Memory Bandwidth. The Xbox One X will be out starting this Nov 2017 and will be priced at USD 499.
But, now that the Xbox One X is officially out, the next question is will you have enough games to play it?
Well according to Microsoft, aside from the full backward compatibility with all existing Xbox One games, you just might have other titles to look forward to if you want to take advantage of the Xbox One X’s true 4K gaming support.
Forza Motorsport 7
First in line is the 7th installment of the Forza Motorsport series, which Microsoft gloriously ran in 4K for its latest trailer, to showcase the game’s graphical beauty, and as well as revealing their partnership with automaker Porsche, to include the still unreleased 2018 911 GT2 RS car model into the game.
So how do you announce the 3rd installment of your open world adventure shooter especially now that it’s going 4K? Well, you create a trailer with Terry Crews in it plus explosions, lots and lots of explosions that’s how. Anyway, the third Crackdown is definitely coming and later this year too, together with the release of the Xbox One X.
The Last Night
At a glance, one can easily say that The Last Night is a thing of absolute beauty, mixing 8bit elements and high definition graphics to create gorgeous sceneries that truly live up to the A E S T H E T I C. Now talking about gameplay, The Last Night is described to be a mix of action, infiltration, and platformer with a slight, very slight dash of cybernetic open world gameplay feel with all the driving, and hacking, and flying drones.
The Metro video game series, which started with Metro 2033, easily became one of the benchmarks of action survival horror, which pits players in a nuclear-torn world, where the last remains of humanity reside deep in underground tunnels while the world above is ravaged by the “Dark Ones” a new race of badly mutated beings which tear you apart at a moment’s notice.The next game in the series, Metro Exodus will have you return to the nuclear-mutilated world of Metro once again as you face the Dark Ones and try to survive the post-nuclear apocalypse.
State of Decay 2
State of Decay was largely renowned by implementing a pseudo-morality system wherein player decisions affect the many factors of survival in a Zombie Apocalypse, together with open world elements such as exploration and scavenging. Next year, Microsoft hopes to upgrade that experience with the Xbox One X as they announce the sequel, State of Decay 2, coming this 2018.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Now here’s something to one-up everyone else at E3, for months it has been rumored that a new Assassin’s Creed is coming and that it will be set in ancient Egypt given the number of leaked materials that were made public over the course of the rumor, and earlier today, it was proven that the rumors were right as the next Assassin’s Creed will, in fact, be set in Ancient Egypt and will be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins with Microsoft themselves showing the reveal in all of its 4K glory during their Xbox On X spot.
Given their huge announcements both for their new hardware and upcoming software titles, many are saying that Microsoft wins E3 this year, although the other big names, Nintendo and Sony PlayStation, are still yet to make their own announcements and reveals in the coming days, and, depending on what these guys have up in their sleeves, only then can we decide as to who truly captivated everyone for this year’s E3.