Microsoft E3 Roundup: The Future Is So Bright I Gotta Wear Hololens
Another E3 has come and gone, and as we wait for the dust to settle, let’s take a look at the Microsoft games and stories that have managed to make an impression on us, for better or worse.
Hololens and Minecraft
Microsoft’s Lydia Winter and Saxs Persson showed off a new version of Minecraft built specifically for Microsoft HoloLens. The presentation built upon their CES demo earlier this year, and thoroughly wowed the audience. It’s like playing Lego without the tedious clean-up.
Halo 5 Guardians
Announced on stage at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, Halo 5 Guardians will be the first in the franchise to have “the epic scale of the campaign carry over in to the multiplayer experience.” In ‘Warzone’, Up to 24-players with be able to battle against A.I. adversaries in massive environments that are up to four times the size of any existing Halo maps.
Microsoft partnered with legendary developer Kenji Inafune (Mega Man, Mighty No. 9) and Armature Studios (Metroid Prime) to create ReCore, an action-adventure with innovative gameplay, incredible visuals, and an emotionally engaging story.
Xbox One is getting backwards compatibility
Soon gamers will be able to play a growing number of their Xbox 360 library on their Xbox One at no additional cost. With over 100 titles slated for this fall, and more added every month, Microsoft is aggressively targeting their legacy audience to reaffirm the Xbox One’s stance as ‘gaming first’.