Round-Up of Microsoft’s E3 Conference — 2018

Microsoft­’s con­fer­ence went all out today, show­ing 50 games, 18 exclu­sives, and 15 world pre­miers. Some of these games got more atten­tion than oth­ers, but there were many, many trail­ers shown.

Halo Infinite

A new addi­tion to the Halo series was announced today, in which play­ers will go on a jour­ney with Mas­ter Chief to save human­i­ty. It’s devel­oped by 343, and pow­ered by the Slip­stream engine.


Ori and the Will of the Wisps 

This Xbox exclu­sive title has a unique art style, sim­i­lar to games like Fe and Unrav­el. Unlike both games men­tioned, there is com­bat and boss fights, with a plat­form feel. It will be avail­able some­time in 2019. 


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

This is a brand new title from the devel­op­ers of Dark Souls, From Soft­ware, and being pub­lished by Activi­sion. It has an Asian set­ting, but the com­bat looks very sim­i­lar to that of Dark Souls.


Fallout 76

With Bethes­da’s E3 con­fer­ence on the way, it was a lit­tle crazy to see anoth­er trail­er for Fall­out 76. They also gave a lit­tle bit of infor­ma­tion, which you can read about, here.


The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

From Dontn­od Enter­tain­ment and Square Enix, this game is very sim­i­lar to the Life is Strange series, which will be avail­able June 26th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC (for free I believe).


Crackdown 3

Not much was said about Crack­down 3 today, but they did include anoth­er trail­er. It’ll be in stores Feb­ru­ary 29th, 2019.


Metro Exodus

The new addi­tion to the Metro fran­chise got a brand new trail­er and a release date, Feb­ru­ary 22nd, 2019.


Kingdom Hearts 3

A brand new trail­er was shown today, most­ly fea­tur­ing Frozen. How­ev­er, it also showed many char­ac­ters from the new Dis­ney films, as well as char­ac­ters from past films. This is the first time a King­dom Hearts title is com­ing direct­ly to Xbox upon launch. King­dom Hearts 3 will release on Jan­u­ary 29th, 2019.


Sea of Thieves DLC

Microsoft announced two upcom­ing DLC’s for Sea of Thieves, “Cursed Sails” and “For­sak­en Shores”. Cursed Sails will be avail­able some­time this sum­mer, while For­sak­en Shores won’t be around until some­time in September.


Battlefield V

This was sim­ply the sin­gle-play­er trail­er which was expect­ed when DICE announced there would be more to see dur­ing Microsoft­’s con­fer­ence. If you wish to know more about Bat­tle­field V, you can see it, here.


Forza Horizon 4

The lat­est addi­tion to the Forza series was shown today with a bit of game­play. It also includ­ed details about what to expect when the game comes out, which will be Octo­ber 2nd, 2018.


We Happy Few

This game has been long in the works and after many delays, it now has an offi­cial release date. Com­pul­sion Games released a new sto­ry trail­er, and revealed the release date for the sum­mer, on August 10th, 2018.



PlayerUn­k­nown’s Bat­tle­grounds dis­played a new map, “San­hok”, com­ing this sum­mer. Play­ers can also expect War Mode some­time around win­ter. No spe­cif­ic dates for either addi­tion were mentioned.


Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition 

This is the first Tales title that will be on Xbox One. It’ll be arriv­ing some­time in the win­ter, and will also launch on PS4, Nin­ten­do Switch, and PC.



This is a con­sole exclu­sive skat­ing game, which has­n’t been around in quite a while.


Black Desert

This isn’t a brand new title, as it’s been on PC for years. How­ev­er, this will be the first time it’s been on con­sole. It’ll be Xbox One X enhanced and Xbox play­ers will get a crack at the beta some­time this fall.


Cuphead DLC

The new DLC is titled “The Deli­cious Last Course”, set to launch in 2019. It includes a new playable char­ac­ter, Ms.Chalice, along with new weapons, charms, and bosses.



This title involves a tiny fox, in an envi­ron­ment that looks very sim­i­lar to old­er ver­sion of The Leg­end of Zel­da. No release date was hint­ed at Microsoft E3 show.


Jump Force

Bandai Nam­co showed an all-star brawler game, which includ­ed char­ac­ters from Drag­on Ball Z, Naru­to, Death Note, and One Piece. It’s expect­ed to release in spring 2019.


Dying Light 2

A bit of a sur­prise to see a sec­ond install­ment of Dying Light, but it’s def­i­nite­ly wel­come. Many changes have been made from first game, which you can learn more about, here



Bat­tle­toads are back, with new fea­tures like body mor­ph­ing gen­era mashup, 3 play­er couch co-op, and 4K hand-drawn 2.5D graphics.


Just Cause 4

This game was leaked days ago and was shown dur­ing Microsoft­’s con­fer­ence. More may be com­ing dur­ing Square Enix’s con­fer­ence. It’s set to launch Decem­ber 4th, 2018.


Gear 5

Not only was there a cin­e­mat­ic trail­er for the new Gears 5, a cou­ple oth­er Gears titles were announced.


Cyberpunk 2077

Snuck right in at the end of Microsoft­’s show, the much await­ed CD Pro­jekt Red title was final­ly giv­en a trail­er. No release date was given.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Square Enix already revealed Shad­ow of the Tomb Raider weeks ago, but a new trail­er was shown today. This title arrives Sep­tem­ber 14th, 2018.


Devil May Cry 5

Anoth­er sur­prise today was the announce­ment of a new Dev­il May Cry title. Dev­il May Cry 5 will launch in spring of 2019.


NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition 

This is the first time NieR will be avail­able on Xbox. This edi­tion will be Xbox One X enhanced and includes pre­vi­ous­ly released DLC. It will come to the Xbox store June 26th, 2018.



Microsoft also showed a mon­tage of oth­er upcom­ing titles:


I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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