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The Biggest News from Xbox's 2019 Press Conference

With PlayStation sitting out this year's show, all eyes are on Xbox.

Jun 10, 2019

By: Max Cannon

With PlayStation skipping E3 2019, Xbox is a storm sucking in every bit of hype that surrounds it. We could see some solid new games, actual information on Microsoft's newest machine or streaming service, or we could wind up with nothing but disappointment. With a nearly 2 hour long show in the books, here are the biggest updates from Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference and each of the major trailers you'll want to see.

Ori Gets a Sequel Trailer and February Release Date

Ori and the Blind Forest is one of our favorite games on the Xbox One, so when the sequel was announced a couple of years back it was with high expectations that we waited for any new piece of information that Microsoft would share. Well this E3's awesome trailer showed off the game with the most impressive visuals we've seen yet from the series and best of all, a release date. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is coming to PC and Xbox One on February 11, 2020. Take a peek at the trailer below.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps - E3 2019 - Gameplay Trailer

 

Minecraft Dungeons Takes on Diablo

Dungeon-crawling lovers have long been familiar with games like Diablo, but now fans of Minecraft will have an excuse to check out the genre thanks to Minecraft Dungeons. This totally new take on Minecraft can have you fighting hordes of skeletons and other monsters alongside your friends in local or online co-op for up to 4 players. It'll be a bit of a wait until we have our hands on the final game in Spring 2020 but you'll have the option to enjoy the game on a variety of platforms including PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. Owners of Xbox Game Pass will also have the opportunity to play the game on a Microsoft machine.

Minecraft: Dungeons – Announce Trailer

 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Gameplay Trailer

If you're familiar with the gameplay that EA showed off for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, then much of Xbox's trailer will definitely look familiar to you. If you're interested in a deeper look at the gameplay, then take a look at the trailer here, but if you're into the flashy Xbox footage then you'll want to check out the trailer below.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Official Trailer

 

That's not all of the Star Wars we'd gotten at the show, LEGO Star Wars is coming back to consoles with every single film crammed into one package. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is coming sometime in 2020. However, that's not the only LEGO announcement of note from the show.

LEGO Comes to Forza Horizon 4

Fans of Forza will likely thing everything is awesome about this new update. Similar to the stellar Hot Wheels update brought into Forza Horizon 3, this brings some family friendly LEGO-flair into this beloved racer. Take a look at the trailer below to see LEGO Speed Champions in action, and keep an eye out for the DLC as it launches in just a few days on June 13th!

Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions - E3 2019 - Launch Trailer

 

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, and Microsoft Flight Simulator

When Microsoft was just dropping a wave of trailers, these stuck out as some of the most memorable for their distinct look. First off, the Dragon Ball RPG, which was first announced at the beginning of the year, gave us a new trailer that confirmed the title as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will follow the story of the world-famous anime.Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will follow the story of the world-famous anime.

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright has an adorable hand-crafted aesthetic that seems right out of something from Nintendo like Paper Mario or Yoshi's Crafted World. Bring in the elementary school feel and you have one of the most unique looking games in all of Xbox's show.

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright crams a ton of gameplay onto a couple of classroom desks.RPG Time: The Legend of Wright crams a ton of gameplay onto a couple of classroom desks.

An oldie as far as games go, Microsoft Flight Simulator was installed on many machines belonging to airplane enthusiasts in the 90s. It's been awhile since we've gotten our eyes on the series and the time away has done some good as it looked like one of the most photorealistic games we've ever seen. 

Microsoft Flight Simulator uses satelite data and Microsoft's famous Azure servers to nail some realworld visuals.Microsoft Flight Simulator uses satelite data and Microsoft's famous Azure servers to nail some realworld visuals.

Halo Infinite Keeps It Secret

Halo Infinite was one of the most anticipated games of E3, so this relatively tame teaser was sure to disappoint some players. While things looked gorgeous, there wasn't anything that felt like actual gameplay to get attached to. Still, it was easy on the eyes so I'd suggest taking a look for yourself, especially considering it's running on the engine that'll end up keeping the final game hopefully looking this game.

Halo Infinite - E3 2019 - Discover Hope

 

A Tease of the Next Xbox

Microsoft loves to finish out their show with a subtle hint of their next machine, while we didn't get a lot of concrete information there was a bit to grab on to. First off, they're looking to tread the same path as PlayStation and limit loading times on the new systems. High resolution, high frame rates, and the promise of a new Halo to play makes their announced release window of "Holidays 2020" seem so far away. 

Project Scarlett details were light but at least we know when to expect it.Project Scarlett details were light but at least we know when to expect it.
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