Big announcements for Microsoft Xbox at E3 2019
The first major E3 2019 keynote kicked things off with a bang. With Sony absent from the show, Microsoft used the opportunity to make a number of big announcements, including detailing its next Xbox, called Project Scarlett, as well as providing release dates and trailers for much-anticipated games like Halo Infinite and Gears 5. We also got a new Elite controller, a surprise Blair Witch game, and a whole lot more.
If you weren't able to catch the press conference live, here's all the big stuff you missed.
Project Scarlett Is Real, And It's Coming Soon
Microsoft officially unveiled Project Scarlett, the long-rumored successor to the Xbox One. The device will support 8K gaming, framerates of 120fps in games, and ray-tracing, and it's going to launch in the holiday 2020 period.
Xcloud Is Launching In October
Microsoft finally announced a release date forcloud gaming service, xCloud. With the new streaming platform, you can turn your Xbox One into your own personal and free xCloud server.
The Elite Controller Gets Revamped
Microsoft announced the Elite series 2 controller, which features over 30 new ways to play like a pro with up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery life, and limitless customization with the Xbox Accessories app on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
Halo Infinite And Gears 5 Get Release Dates
The brutal action of Gears 5 will be available to play on September 10th, while Halo Infinite is coming to Project Scarlett next year.
Keanu Reeves Is In Cyberpunk 2077
John Wick is headed to the future. In the latest trailer for CD Projekt Red's open-world epic Cyberpunk 2077 revealed that none other than Keanu Reeves will be starring in the game.
Minecraft Dungeons Is Coming Next Spring
Last year Microsoft announced a surprise spinoff for Minecraft, with the dungeon crawling action RPG Minecraft Dungeons. Not only did we get a new trailer, showing off the isometric gameplay, we also learned it'll be launching in spring 2020.
Blair Witch Is Getting A Terrifying Looking Game
Blair Witch is being turned into a video game, and it looks horrifying.
Double Fine Joins Microsoft
One of the most iconic indie studios is no longer independent. Tim Schafer's Double Fine, the team behind games like Psychonauts, is the latest addition to the ever-growing Microsoft Game Studios.