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Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference will be a bladder-bursting two hours long

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E3 is kind of like a carnival these days, isn’t it? It’s that one time of the year when fans can get excited, set their clocks and wait to be dazzled by a few days worth of announcements. And then complain bitterly about them afterwards. HEYOH! Unlike previous years, E3 now rolls out these announcements over a weekend of press conferences, giving gamers a chance to catch their breath and light up a cigarette after a show that succeeds in delivering a good presentation.

Essentially Dinner For One but for gamers, the E3 press conference gauntlet had a few traditions. There’s the obligatory bingo card (Asymmetrical multiplayer, Bingo!), EA trotting out a sportsball person to talk about FIFA and Ubisoft being delightfully mad. Microsoft used to be the running joke in the press conference line-up, a heavyweight gaming brand that was focused on TV shows instead of actual games.

Over the last couple of years since Xboss Phil Spencer took over the brand, things have changed for Microsoft. Their E3 press conference has evolved into a blitzkrieg of trailers that highlight third-party and first-party games for the Xbox One and PC, a show that has minimal waffling and maximum excitement.

Last year’s show was especially good, a highlight reel of expected and new games for team green. This year? That show is going to run a full two hours. Basically this:

The news comes from the official Xbox Brasil YouTube channel, where the bladder-bursting schedule time was revealed. So what will Microsoft show off this year? With Sony skipping this year, Xbox has plenty of third-party content to show off, as well as a chance to reveal more on indie developers and their own first-party games such as Gears of War 5, the next Forza Motorsport and Halo Infinite.

According to a recent leak over on NeoGAF (Yeah it’s still alive), the show will finally confirm the existence of the next generation of Xbox consoles, but don’t expect to see these new machines unveiled on stage. Here’s the leak for the press conference, but seeing as how things can change at the eleventh hour, take it with a pinch of salt:

  • Halo Infinite – New trailer, scheduled for 2020 holiday season release 
  • Gears 5 – Full gameplay to be shown off, coming out in September
  • Gears Tactics – New trailer and release date
  • Forza – Turn Ten might skip a release this year so that the next Xbox has a Forza Motorsport game to launch with, while Forza Horizon 4 will get new DLC
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps – New trailer and release date
  • Bleeding Edge – New project from Ninja Theory, billed as a cross-gen sci-fi game
  • The Outer Worlds – New trailer and release date
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – New gameplay trailer and rough release date reveal
  • Age of Empires 4 – New gameplay reveal for a 2020 release date
  • Fable Reboot – Will be teased for the next-gen Xbox consoles, 2021 release date
  • Sea of Thieves – New content reveal
  • Battletoads – New trailer and release date reveal
  • Project xCloud – Loooooots of info on this
  • Next-Gen Xbox – A glimpse at the specs, but not the consoles themselves
  • Capcom reveal – Capcom intends to keep fans happy, with their next reveal being a game that has been in remaster demand. Dino Crisis anyone?
  • Third Party Games – Trailers, so so many trailers

I’m going to need a big cup of coffee for the night ahead. If you’re keen on staying up to an ungodly hour for some of these press conferences, here’s the full schedule right here for you to look at.

Last Updated: May 27, 2019

15 Comments

  1. Kromas

    May 27, 2019 at 09:30

    Meh except for Cyberpunk and Outer Worlds.

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    • For the Emperor!

      May 27, 2019 at 10:04

      Agreed on that. Will grab a next-gen console just to play Cyberpunk as my PC will not be getting another upgrade anytime soon. And it will be the PS so that I can play God of War!

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    • For the Emperor!

      May 27, 2019 at 10:04

      Agreed on that. Will grab a next-gen console just to play Cyberpunk as my PC will not be getting another upgrade anytime soon. And it will be the PS so that I can play God of War!

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      • Kromas

        May 27, 2019 at 10:22

        By the sounds of the PS5 you may as well just upgrade your PC. It will be cheaper.

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        • For the Emperor!

          May 27, 2019 at 10:38

          But then I won’t be able to experience the next God of War! Or the last one should they make it work there! I need Kratos in my life!

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          • Pieter Kruger

            May 27, 2019 at 10:45

            Soon, Sony already said they’re also pushing for play where you want, when you want, on what you want! That is what all the Azure speculation is all about not? I’d love to play God Of War & Death Stranding!

  2. For the Emperor!

    May 27, 2019 at 10:05

    The pee-pee dance as a header!

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  3. G8crasha

    May 27, 2019 at 10:14

    AOE4 is something I would be uber excited to see, and of course, Cyberpunk. I’m the biggest fanboy for that title. Gears will be interesting to see (considering it might be a PC release as well), as well as Halo, for the same reason. So yeah, if even some of those points are true, it will be an interesting press conference.

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    May 27, 2019 at 09:38

    Can’t wait! Taking off the Monday! And will there be more studio acquisitions…? You bet ya!! Will there be a surprise big studio acquisition no one saw coming…..again, rumours are more & more pointing towards YES! 13 Studios working on projects!! I really hope The Initiative shows a teaser at least, with the talent they already have and are still building on, expect great things to come from them! Soo many games, 1st and 3rd party, and hopefully a few hints of the Anaconda’s power! E3 Hype is real!!!

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