Games | News | Microsoft at E3 2017: Announcements

Microsoft was the only company this year to reveal any hardware, the long awaited "Project Scorpio", now revealed as the Xbox One X. Up until now it's felt as though Microsoft was playing catch up to Sony, however with the One X superior in specs to the PS4 Pro, plus a slew of new games, Microsoft has effectively blown Sony out of the water this year. The Xbox One X launches on 7th November, and has backwards compatibility for Xbox One and original Xbox titles.

What they announced:

Xbox One X

Forza 7

Metro: Exodus

Assassin's Creed: Origins

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Xbox Exclusive)

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare

Destiny 2: Our Darkest Hour

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Deep Rock: Galactic

State of Decay 2

The Darwin Project (Xbox Exclusive)

Minecraft's Super Duper Graphics Pack

Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Black Desert (Xbox Exclusive)

The Artful Escape

Sea of Thieves


Super Lucky's Tale


Crackdown 3

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The Crew 2

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Bonus reel

What I'm looking forward to:

Metro: Exodus
I missed out on playing Last Light, even though I really liked the look of it. Exodus looks absolutely gorgeous, and I'm always on board for adventure games á la Tomb Raider, Far Cry, or Uncharted. Give me a projectile weapon, crafting/upgrading, skill trees, and collectibles, and I'll be happy as a clam.

Sea of Thieves
I don't know why I like the look of this so much, but I do! It's definitely not my usual type of game, but it looks like a lot of fun, plus again I'm up for pretty much any game that offer co-op play. It looks like the kind of game that you can easily sink hours and hours of your day into at a time.

State of Decay 2
I mean y'know, who doesn't love kicking some zombie ass? Plus it looks like you can sort of build forts and mini-towns like in Fallout, and the plot seems to have some meaningful meat to it, so it's more than just pointing and shooting at zombies.

Ashen was brief but beautiful. The art style is gorgeous, I'm always a fan of that particular style, and the narration hinted at an interesting plot to explore. Colour me on board!

The Evil Within 2
I'll be honest, the first The Evil Within must have passed me by because I've never heard of it before. Seems a bit Silent Hill-esque in terms of plot, but I'm always available to shit my pants at a horror game, so I'm looking forward to Friday 13th October this year (I see what you did there, Microsoft - noice).

See the full Microsoft presentation below.