The highly anticipated E3 event has finally come, and with it a massive amount of new shinys. Whether it be the new backwards compatibility additions, huge games, add-ons, or Project Scarlett, there was a little bit of something for everyone.
Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlemen! The newest project console has been unveiled! Enter Project Scarlett, which is set to arrive around the Holiday season of 2020 with the drop of Halo Infinity! This console boasts a vast amount of improvements that makes the XBOX One X look like the 360 of old. With a new AMD processor, GDDR6 memory, and upgrade to the Solid State Drive, load in time and massive lag spikes will be null and void. Let’s all take a minute to cross our fingers and toes in hopes that this is the Xbox we have all waited for!
Elite Controller: Series 2
Listening to the community feedback, Xbox went back to the drawing board to reconfigure the Elite controller and brings us the new hotness. The Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 brings together everything a hardcore gamer could want, with 30 new feature customizations to include: new grips, hair triggers, and a 40 hour RECHARGEABLE battery life. The Series 2 Elite will launch on November 4th 2019, is available for preorder now, and cost $179.99.
Now we all know that we’ve had the backwards compatibility feature on Xbox for a hot minute. Xbox announced at E3 that the final wave of games will be hitting the backwards compatibility market very soon. Bringing back games from the original Xbox and the 360, our list is about to become very big. Some names to entice us into downloading these are: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, The Syndicate and many, many more. With the new announcement at E3, some of these titles have already been added to the Microsoft Store for your viewing pleasure!
New Gamertag, Who Dis?
With the ever expanding capabilities in technology, Xbox has gone a step further and unveiled additions to members gamertags. Expression is everything right? Here, we will have the ability to add in over 200 spoken languages covering 10 worldwide alphabets, a new display option, and new characters. For more information, check out what Xbox had to say in their Gamertag Features Blog.
Games, Games, and More Games
At every E3 event, the most anticipated thing they announce are the new and upcoming games. This year, they didn’t leave us wanting that’s for sure, dropping a look at over 60 games coming to a Xbox near you! Now we won’t go through all 60, but will cover some of the hottest mainstream games that were brought to the table.
- Bleeding Edge
- Borderlands 3
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
- Elden Ring
- Gears 5
- Halo Infinite
- Phantasy Star Online 2
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
These titles are only a few of the vast amount that was talked about at E3. To get more info on others, check out the E3 2019 Game Briefing.
E3, in all of it’s epic glory did NOT seem to disappoint this year! If you missed it, have no fear because you can rewatch it here at Xbox E3 2019. What are you most looking forward to seeing out of this year’s E3? What do you think will be the biggest bust? Feel free to drop us a comment and let us know!