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Xbox E3 Briefing: Breaking News and Announcements Official Xbox Briefing Footage from Microsoft

Xbox Showcases 60 Games for Xbox One and PC, Unveils What’s Next for Xbox Game Pass, and Offers a First Look at Project Scarlett, the Next Xbox Console

Plus, Keanu Reeves Surprises Fans with a Guest Appearance

LOS ANGELES, USA –  Highlights from the Xbox E3 Briefing held on June 9, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

From the thousands of Xbox games in development, Xbox showcased of the 60 most anticipated coming to Xbox One and PC.

Fans were treated to a preview of Gears 5, the biggest game of 2019.

Keanu Reeves surprised the crowd by showing up to promote his appearance in upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077.

Microsoft announced further expansion of Xbox Game Studios with the addition of Double Fine Productions, the maker of Brütal Legend and Broken Age. Double Fine Productions is currently working on the long-awaited Psychonauts 2.

Other games shown during the Briefing included:

Halo Infinite

Bleeding Edge

Forza Horizon 4: LEGO® Speed Champions Expansion

Minecraft Dungeons

The Outer Worlds

Battletoads

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Xbox revealed the future of gaming with Project Scarlett, a new console set to launch alongside Halo Infinite in 2020. Thousands of games across four console generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett.

Xbox Game Pass is the leading games subscription service. At the briefing, Xbox unveiled Xbox Game Pass for PC which will offer PC gamers a curated library of more than 100 PC titles. Xbox launched Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which combines Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Live Gold in an all-in-one plan for gamers wanting the best value.

The Xbox Briefing included Xbox’s plans to enable people to play games wherever they want, using the cloud: Project xCloud, which empowers people to stream games everywhere they want to play; and console streaming, which will empower people to stream their entire Xbox One game library from their console while on the go, for free. Both will be available in preview starting in October.

Xbox unveiled the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, the world’s most advanced controller, which features 30 new and improved features.

In less than 20 years, the number of gamers in the world has more than tripled. Over 2 billion people now play, and gaming is popular, in every region and on every continent.

Other: More details about Xbox One, Xbox One games and the latest Xbox news at the Xbox E3 Briefing can be found at https://news.xbox.com.

Press releases and media assets can be found at https://news.xbox.com/media

For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at https://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication but may have changed.

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Microsoft Xbox E3 2018 Briefing Footage

Microsoft Doubles its Game Development Studios and Showcases More Than 50 Games on E3 Stage Including 18 Console Launch Exclusives and 15 World Premieres

LOS ANGELES, USA – Xbox kicked off the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with the Xbox E3 Briefing on Sunday, June 10.

The 2018 Xbox E3 Briefing was the largest in Microsoft Corp.’s history with more than 6,000 people, including more than 1,000 fans, invited to attend in the Microsoft Theater. Microsoft announced it is doubling its game development studios and showcased a record 52 games on stage including 18 console launch exclusives and 15 world premieres. The diverse lineup included games for every type of player, from exclusives like “Forza Horizon 4,” “Halo Infinite” and “Gears 5,” and independent titles like “Session,” “Below,” “Ashen” and “Tunic” to some of the biggest blockbuster games coming in the next year like “Fallout 76,” “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2,” “Kingdom Hearts 3,” “Devil May Cry 5,” “Battlefield V,” “Metro Exodus” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” many enhanced to take advantage of the power of Xbox One X.

Microsoft announced it is adding five new creative teams to the Microsoft Studios family. New investments include the formation of a brand-new studio, The Initiative, the acquisition of Playground Games, and letters of intent to acquire Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games.

The addition of these creative teams reinforces Microsoft’s vision for gaming, which starts with a deep commitment to original content. The company is developing a portfolio of games on every device, including newly announced Microsoft Studios games. Revealed on stage were three new Gears of War titles — “Gears 5,” “Gears Tactics,” “Gears Pop!” — along with “Battletoads,” “Forza Horizon 4” and “Halo Infinite,” a Master Chief story and the next major release in the franchise built from the ground up on the new Slipspace engine.

Additional Broadcast-Quality Sound Bites on the Web: http://news.xbox.com/media

Shows:

Fans Get Ready for the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing

– Fans at the E3 Briefing  00:12

Xbox E3 Briefing

– Phil Spencer, Head of Gaming  00:38

– Rod Fergusson, Studio Head of The Coalition  02:04

– Ashley Speicher, Head of Engineering, Xbox Game Pass  02:58

Games and Experiences

– Forza Horizon 4  03:55

– Gears of War 5  04:17

– Ori and the Will of the Wisps  04:58

– Halo Infinite (Slipspace Engine Demonstration)  05:13

– Kingdom Hearts III  05:53

– Tunic  06:26

Other: None

Jun, 10, 2018

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Microsoft Premieres Xbox One X, The World’s Most Powerful Console

LOS ANGELES, USA –  Sunday, June 11 marked a milestone Xbox E3 Briefing as Microsoft Corp. unveiled the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X (formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”) and its largest and most diverse games line up in E3 history. Satellite feeds with footage from the Xbox E3 2017 Media Briefing will include the latest news, announcements, sound bites, fan footage and gameplay footage from Xbox.

Broadcast for the first time in 4K UHD on Mixer, Xbox showcased a record 42 games in its briefing including 22 with console exclusivity from creators large and small. Coming to all Xbox One markets starting Nov. 7, Xbox One X will retail for $499, 449 pounds, 499 euros, CA$599 and AU$649.

Xbox One X was designed to be the best console to create and play games on, putting the greatest graphic fidelity in the hands of the world’s best game creators to create true 4K games. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer underscored that every game will play great across the Xbox One family, and Xbox One X also makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother framerates and faster load times.

Xbox One is the only console system designed to play the best games of the past, present and future. The Xbox One games and accessories you already own are compatible with Xbox One X, so if you’re an Xbox gamer, chances are you already have a library of games that will look and play better on Xbox One X.

Spencer announced that Xbox will expand the Xbox One backward compatibility library of nearly 400 popular Xbox 360 games to include original Xbox classics, starting with fan favorite “Crimson Skies.” Xbox also revealed that “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon 3,” “Minecraft,” “Resident Evil 7,” “Final Fantasy 15,” “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands,” “Rocket League” and dozens of other popular Xbox One games will receive free updates to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One X. A host of these titles will be enhanced to run in true 4K, and many will be available at Xbox One X launch.

Introducing Xbox One X

Xbox One X was created to deliver uncompromised power, ultimate compatibility and design excellence. It’s both the most powerful and smallest console Xbox has ever built.

· Xbox One X. 

Games play better on Xbox One X. The world’s most powerful console begins rolling out to all Xbox One markets on Nov. 7. With 40 percent more power than any other console, experience immersive true 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display, such as Samsung’s flagship QLED TV. Xbox One X makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother framerates and faster load times. Xbox One X also offers the ultimate 4K entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support. Xbox One X will join the Xbox One family of devices and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S, and all Xbox One games and accessories are compatible.

Xbox debuted a wide range of titles from game creators large and small, all of which play better on Xbox One X. Games included “Forza Motorsport 7,” “Crackdown 3,” “Sea of Thieves,” “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” “Anthem,” “Cuphead,” “Ori and the Will of the Wisps,” “Minecraft” (Unifaction, Better Together Update, Super Duper Graphics Pack), and much more.

Shows:

1. Introducing Xbox One X

2. Xbox E3 Briefing

– Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox

– Kareem Choudhry, CVP, Xbox Software Engineering

– Dan Greenawalt, Creative Durector, Turn 10 (Forza)

– Lydia Winters, Brand Director, Mojang (Minecraft)

3. Fans at Xbox E3 2017 Briefing

4. Games and Experiences

– “Forza Motorsport 7”

– “Minecraft” in 4K

-“Sea of Thieves”

– “Crackdown 3”

– “Assasin’s Creed Origins”

– “Middle-earth: Shadow of War”

– “State of Decay 2”

– “Ashen”

Other: None

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Xbox Introduces The Future Of Gaming At E3 2016

LOS ANGELES, USA – Monday at the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing, Microsoft Corp. unveiled a new family of Xbox One devices, a host of new Xbox Live features and the biggest lineup of games in Xbox history. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer underscored the Xbox team’s commitment to building a future of gaming beyond console generations and inviting gamers to play without boundaries.

Xbox is working to bring Xbox Live to all devices and networks – PC, console, virtual reality and mobile – to create a unified experience where all gamers are welcomed, respected and supported. The new Xbox Play Anywhere program lets gamers buy a game once and play it on both their Windows 10 PC and Xbox One console with shared progress, game saves and achievements. Every new Microsoft Studios title shown at the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing will support Xbox Play Anywhere, with more titles on the way.

Introducing the Xbox One family of devices

The new lineup of Xbox One hardware and accessories delivers unprecedented choice and level of personalization for gamers. All Xbox One devices will play current and future Xbox One games as well as titles in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, and all accessories will work across every console in the Xbox One family as well.

Xbox One S. Debuting a sleek new design and “robot white” color, the new Xbox One S is the smallest and most compact Xbox ever. The 40 percent smaller console has an internal power supply and supports 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray movies and content streamed from partners like Netflix and Amazon Video. High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming delivers richer, more luminous colors in games like Gears of War 4. 1 Available for preorder beginning today and in stores starting August 2016:

500GB Xbox One S is $299 USD/ £249 GBP / €399 EUR,

1TB Xbox One S is $349 USD / £299 GBP / €349 EUR

Limited launch edition 2TB Xbox One S will be available in select markets for $399 USD / £349 GBP / €399 EUR.

Project Scorpio. Coming Holiday 2017, Project Scorpio will be the most powerful console ever created, with 6 teraflops of GPU delivering a premier console gaming experience including true 4K gaming and high fidelity virtual reality. Project Scorpio will join the Xbox One family and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S and all of your Xbox One games and accessories are compatible.

 

Shows:

Fans Get Ready for Xbox E3 2016

  • Xbox FanFest at Microsoft Century City 00:27
  • Fans at the Xbox E3 Briefing 00:25

Xbox E3 Briefing

  • Xbox One S 00:10
  • Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox 02:05
  • Rod Fergusson, Studio Head, The Coalition 00:30

Games & Experiences

  • “Gears of War 4” 00:30
  • “Minecraft” 00:30
  • “Halo Wars 2” 00:57
  • “Forza Horizon 3” 00:30
  • “Dead Rising 4” 00:29
  • “ReCore” 00:28
  • “Final Fantasy XV” 00:30
  • “We Happy Few” 00:30
  • “Sea Of Thieves” 00:30