This years E3 will see Microsoft show off more first party games than they ever have before, from Halo Infinite to Gears 5.
E3 2019 is going to be very exciting for Xbox fans. Not only are Microsoft likely to announce, or at least allude to, their next generation plans but theyve also got the event to themselves – since Sony are not turning up this year.
The rumour is their pre-E3 media briefing on Sunday – the one where all the big announcements are made – could be up to two hours long, likely because theyre also highlighting third party games that might otherwise have been at Sonys event.
But according to Microsoft themselves theyll also have 14 first party games, i.e. titles either made by studios they own or at least published by Xbox Game Studios.
Just finishing our final E3 rehearsal here with the team in Redmond. Feel really good about the briefing. Lots to show. We have 14 Xbox Game Studios games in the show this year, more first party games than we've ever had in the show. Fun times. #XboxE3
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 30, 2019
As you can probably imagine they havent said what any of them are, but its easy enough to guess at most of them.
Halo Infinite and Gears 5 seem a given, as they were shown off last year. While Forza Motorsport 8 is also extremely likely, given its been a yearly franchise since forever.
Whether Gears Tactics is still a thing is unclear though, as neither it nor mobile game Gears POP! have been heard of since they were announced last year.
A new Fable game by Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is also strongly rumoured, while smaller titles such as Ori And The Will Of The Wisps and Battletoads will almost certainly be there.
Age Of Empires IV on PC will probably get a nod too, while the remasters of Age Of Empires II and III might also be included as part of the total – as might the PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Minecraft could also account for anything up to three games, with Minecraft: Dungeons, Minecraft Earth, and whatever new updates there are to the base game.
What the other titles are is harder to guess at, but since Microsoft went on a developer buying spree last year they now have a whole host of new studios, some of which already have games on the go and some of which dont.
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