Microsoft 2015 E3 wrap up

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    Microsoft revealed many new games, programs, and partnerships during this year's E3 conference. Including Halo 5, ReCore, and many others. Microsoft also announced that the Xbox One would be backwards compatible. A more detailed list of of these games and programs are included below:


    Halo 5 Guardians: Which featured a campaign where the player plays as Spartan Locke and tries to hunt down Master Chief.

    ReCore: A first party, exclusive Xbox One game that features a woman with a robotic dog fighting mostly robotic enemies in a desert wasteland. The game is expected to release in Spring of 2016.

    Fallout 4: While this game was announced last week and details were in the Bethesda E3 conference, Microsoft's conference revealed that Fallout 4 would support PC mods, and that those who got Fallout 4 on the Xbox One would receive Fallout 3 for free.

    Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Third person shooter to release on Xbox One in 2016. Other consoles were not specified during the conference, but since they did not say it was an Xbox One exclusive, I expect it to be released on PC and PS4 as well like the previous installment was.

    Forza Motorsport 6: This game will include more than 450 cars, and is scheduled to come out on Xbox One on September 15th.

    Dark Souls III: Microsoft showed the first trailer for this game, and revealed that it is scheduled to be released in early 2016, on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege: Microsoft showed new gameplay for for this game, and revealed that users who purchase this game on Xbox one this fall will be able to download Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 at no additional cost.

    Gigantic: A new free to play game for Xbox One and Windows 10. The beta is scheduled to start this August.

    ID@Xbox: Microsoft revealed several games through their independent games program, ID@Xbox including Cuphead, Dungeon of the Endless, Tacoma, Ashen, and Beyond Eyes, Funk of Titans, Ghost of a Tale, Goat simulator, Gunscape, Massive Chalice, and several others.

    Ion: A new game from the creator of DayZ. Not much was revealed about the game. The trailer pans through outer space and shows a skinless body wrapped in plastic.

    Rise of the Tomb Raider: Microsoft revealed a new trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider and revealed that it is scheduled to be released on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10th, 2015. The game is a timed exclusive and is expected to come to other consoles afterwards, but a specific date for those consoles has not yet been revealed.

    Rare Replay: Rare is releasing a collection of 30 of their games, including all three Banjo-Kazooie games, Battletoads, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Perfect Dark, and more. Golden Eye and Donkey Kong won't be included due to licensing restrictions. The pack will cost $30, and is scheduled to release on Xbox One August 4th.

    Sea of Thieves: A new game from Rare, which focuses on a pirate adventure. The game is scheduled to be released on Xbox One and PC in holiday 2016.

    Fable Legends: free-to-play cooperative action role-playing video game that is scheduled to release in 2015 on Windows 10 and Xbox One.

    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition: A remake of the original Gears of Wars, set to release August 25th exclusively on Xbox One. The game is 1080p and 60FPS.

    Gears of War 4: In addition to the remake, the next installment in the Gears of War series was announced. The game is scheduled to release in holiday 2016 exclusively on Xbox One.

    Other announcements:

    Backwards compatibility: Microsoft announced that by this Winter, a software patch would make Xbox One would become backwards compatible with more than 100 Xbox 360 games.

    Elite controller: Microsoft announced that a new Elite controller for Windows 10 and Xbox One would be released in October 2015 for $150. It includes improved sensitivity, swappable parts, hair trigger locks, a a new dpad. The controller is different from the "New Xbox One controller" that was scheduled to be released in June along with the 1TB Xbox One and include a headphone jack.

    Microsoft will include support for virtual reality on Xbox One and Windows 10. They demonstrated this with a Minecraft demo, with more games expected for support soon. Microsoft also announced a partnership with Valve and the Oculus Rift to help support more virtual reality games in the future.

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