E3 is the biggest gaming event of the entire year thanks to the variety of different conferences that are held by major video game publishers. Yet, the one that everyone is waiting on this time around has to be Microsoft’s, as the company is in desperate need of a great showing for fans. Given their direct competitors, Sony and Nintendo, have had strong spring releases one has to wonder what’s up Microsoft’s sleeve for this year’s E3.
For those looking to tune into the action as soon as it starts, Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference will begin on June 11 at 2:00 p.m. PST / 5:00 p.m. EST. However, expect this conference to run longer than the expected 90 minutes it’s set for. This was confirmed by the Head of Xbox Phil Spencer who took to Twitter to warn fans that this will be a lengthier showing this time around. One of the biggest reasons is, of course, the unveiling of Microsoft’s newest console that’s only known as the Scorpio. While some details have already been released curiosity of Digital Foundry, players still haven’t gotten a glimpse of what this system looks like.
Since this is going to be a direct competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, one has to wonder what kind of features and enhances it’s going to bring to the console market. However, the biggest concern for many is the lack of exclusive titles that have been released for Xbox. Given one their major properties, Scalebound was canceled early on into the year there haven’t been a ton of Xbox only titles.
Some of the major games that have been confirmed to show up at Microsoft’s E3 2017 conference are the zombie survival game State of Decay 2, pirate multiplayer title Sea of Thieves, and the highly anticipated Crackdown 3. There has also been confirmation that Halo will be at E3, yet to what capacity has yet to be revealed since Halo 6 is allegedly not showing up. Other games to watch out for include the cosmic horror game Call of Cthulu, Destiny 2, Call of Duty: World War II, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
This will certainly be an important moment for Microsoft so we can only hope all goes well for this company. For more information on E3 2017 make sure to check back with us here at Heavy.