Microsoft E3 2018 Supercut

Microsoft has been trying to close the gap over the last few years. The Xbox trails the PlayStation by 40million units (a number higher than the amount of Xbones sold) and their focus on platform agnostic gaming means they’ll never catch up. What, if anything, can Microsoft do to get regain market dominance?


Halo Infinite

Developer: Microsoft Studios
Release: ???
Platform: ???

Halo is a steady breadwinner for Microsoft and people’s attachment to a franchise can turn an ok game into a great game.


Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Developer: Moon Studios
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows, Xbox One

Ori is back with an all new set of abilities and some new friends. Freaking gorgeous and cute to boot.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Developer: FromSoftware
Release: Early 2019
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I was very worried Shadows Die Twice would be a Bloodborne sequel, something that would be totally unnecessary. Thankfully it’s a Tenchu-esque action adventure game set in the Sengoku era. Keeeen.


Fallout 76

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Release: November 14
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

A mainline Fallout title set in West Virginia. Check out the Bethesda conference for a full rundown.


The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Release: June 26
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The creators of Life Is Strange stay true to form with a feelsy story of childhood adventures. No doubt everyone dies at the end.


Crackdown 3

Developer: Sumo Digital
Release: February 2019
Platform: Windows, Xbox One

We’ve been hearing about this game for 4 years. I’m sorry Terry, even you can’t get me excited for this one.


Nier: Automata

Developer: Platinum Games
Release: June 26
Platform: Coming to Xbox One

One of the best games of last year comes to Xbox, complete with DLC. If you love action games and you haven’t played it, you’re missing out big time!


Metro Exodus

Developer: 4A Games
Release: February 22
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Post-apocalypse and religious zealots, so hot right now and this has both!


Kingdom Hearts 3

Developer: Square Enix Business Division 3
Release: February 29
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

An almost certain blockbuster when it launches next year. Almost everyone has fond memories of the Kingdom Hearts series and Square Enix has 13 years of Disney movies to exploit! Compound all that with such vibrant graphics and you know this will be a winner.


Sea of Thieves: Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores

Developer: Rare
Release: July and September
Platform: Windows, Xbox One

Content that really should have been in the game at launch, it’s free though so that’s a plus!


Battlefield V

Developer: EA DICE
Release: October 19
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I’ve heard some people actually play the story mode of these games!


Forza Horizon 4

Developer: Playground Games
Release: October 2
Platform: Windows, Xbox One

Forza is the biggest name in racing, with trailers like this it’s not surprising why.


New Microsoft Developers

Microsoft announces that they’re doing what Sony did over 15 years ago and acquires the companies that make all their exclusives.

  • The Initiative (new studio headed by former Crystal Dynamics head of studio Darrell Gallagher)
  • Undead Labs – State of Decay
  • Playground Games – Forza Horizon
  • Ninja Theory – Hellblade, DmC
  • Compulsion Games – We Happy Few


We Happy Few

Developer: Compulsion Games
Release: August 10
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

“Drug use related to incentives” is listed as one reason this game was refused classification in Australia and won’t go to shelves (or digital storefronts). Guess I’ll have to go cold turkey…


Player Unknown: Battlegrounds

Developer: PUBG Corporation
Release: Q4
Platform: Windows, Xbox One

This time last year PUBG was on top of the world, they’re not doing quite so well now. That said, new content and customization can only help keep it relevant in the gaming zeitgeist.


Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition

Developer: Namco Tales Studio
Release: Q4 2018
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Animu? In my Microsoft conference? Tales fans rejoice!


The Division 2

Developer: Massive Entertainment
Release: March 15
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Despite a lackluster endgame, repetitive missions and mechanic, Division 1 did exceptionally well at the box office. Gamers may be more cautious this time round.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Developer:  Eidos Montréal
Release: September 14
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Lara Croft seeks an ancient relic connected to her father and inadvertently begins the end of the world. Oops.



Developer: Crea-ture Studios
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows, Xbox One

The latest in a long line of games trying to be Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.


Black Desert

Developer: Pearl Abyss
Release: Coming to PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

Black Desert console beta announced for Q3 this year!


Devil May Cry 5

Developer: Capcom
Release: Q1 2019
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Nero returns for his second DMC game and this time he’s been disarmed!


Cuphead DLC

Developer: StudioMDHR
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows, Xbox One

More Cuphead is welcome news!



Developer: Finji
Release: TBA
Platform: Windows, Xbox One

If The Legend of Zelda and Fez had a baby but that baby was a fox.


Jump Force

Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Essentially J-Stars Victory VS 2.


Dying Light 2

Developer: Techland
Release: TBA
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Another zombie game for people who are still not sick of zombie games.



Developer: RARE & D LA LA Studios
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Great non-specific trailer!


Just Cause 4

Developer: Avalanche Studios
Release: December 4
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The most out of control, physics-defying Just Cause yet.


Gears 5

Developer: The Coalition
Release: 2019
Platform: Windows,  Xbox One

I have no idea what’s going on! Is she part locust or something?


Cyberpunk 2077

Developer: CD Projekt Red
Release: October 19
Platform: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I do absolutely love me some cyberpunk. CD Projekt Red didn’t manage to hook me with The Witcher but for this one I’m hook, line and sinker!


A very strong set of trailers and announcements, my only issue is that most of it was multiplatform.

They hit us with 90mins of content and there wasn’t one piece of new IP that will bring new audiences to Xbox.

Kinda sums up the whole platform really.

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