This Week on Xbox: E3 2017 Edition

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the week’s exciting E3 2017 news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox at E3! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Introducing the World’s Most Powerful Console: Xbox One X
E3 marks the world premiere of Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console designed for immersive true 4K gaming, ultimate compatibility, and unrivaled craftsmanship. As the newest member of the Xbox One family of devices, Xbox One X will offer gamers premier console performance for $499… Read more

The Xbox E3 2017 Briefing: Everything You Need to Know
Sunday marked a milestone Xbox E3 Briefing as Microsoft Corp. unveiled the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X (formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”) and its largest and most diverse games lineup in E3 history. Broadcast for the first time in 4K UHD on Mixer, Xbox showcased a record 42 games… Read more

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Introducing New Packaging Icons for Xbox
This is an incredibly exciting time for us on Team Xbox. With great games coming to the Xbox family of devices and Windows 10 this Fall, in addition to the launch of Xbox One X, we can’t think of a better time to be an Xbox gamer. And as we grow our catalog of new and exciting games, we want to ensure… Read more

E3 2017: ID@Xbox Debuts Biggest and Most Diverse E3 Lineup Ever
We started the ID@Xbox program with the goal of making sure players on Xbox and Windows 10 had access to the broadest collection of games around. And thanks to the stellar work of the independent developer community, wow, we’re delivering like crazy! With more than 25 games from devs… Read more

Xbox Design Lab Adds More Customization Options and Expands To More Countries
Last year, we unveiled Xbox Design Lab, the first online customization program we’ve ever launched where you can design your very own official Xbox Wireless Controller. Since then, fans have created hundreds of thousands of unique designs that express their creativity and style. Today, we’re excited… Read more

Xbox at the 2017 PC Gaming Show: Age of Empires Returns, Plus Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves
E3, the granddaddy of video game industry events, is here. New and re-imagined games are announced, trailers run at every corner, new tech debuts, and fans get a glimpse at what’s next for their favorite gaming passions. I love it at E3; as a gamer, this is what it’s all about. And as a PC gamer, I’m personally excited… Read more

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E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 and Porsche Make Gaming History at E3
Today, during the Xbox E3 2017 briefing, we unveiled that the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation is back with a premiere Xbox One X experience, Forza Motorsport 7, and in continued collaboration with Porsche, debuted as the cover car. Forza always brings the best and most exclusive new cars to our fans… Read more

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Infects Xbox One and Windows 10 PC This Fall
Today at E3, we announced Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare, a full DLC expansion coming to Xbox Play Anywhere title Halo Wars 2 in Fall 2017 that sets the stage for an epic conflict between the Banished and – that’s right – the Flood! As seen in the reveal trailer, illustrated by the impeccable team at Blur, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare promises to expand on the epic story… Read more

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E3 2017: Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Coming Exclusively to Xbox One in Late 2017
Today at the Microsoft E3 briefing, we revealed that battle royale phenomenon Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will launch exclusively on console via Xbox One’s Game Preview program in late 2017, and in 2018 as a Xbox One X enhanced title. Battlegrounds has sold more than 3 million copies on PC, is a top three game on Steam with over 200,000 concurrent users… Read more

E3 2017: Set Sail on A Pirate Adventure Like No Other in Sea of Thieves
This year at E3 we showed some exciting new details about Sea of Thieves, our inviting, shared-world adventure game set in a world of pirates and plunder. Fans got their first look at an experienced crew setting out to decipher a mysterious riddle, seeking hidden treasures while dealing with a horde of skeletons, a vicious storm, and a rival pirate crew with mayhem in mind… Read more

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E3 2017: Crackdown 3 Brings the Boom with Terry Crews and First Look at Campaign
Agility Orbs, explosions, open-world sandbox gameplay, Terry Crews and oh yeah, more explosions — all the ingredients necessary to step up your boom in Crackdown 3 when it launches November 7, 2017 for the Xbox One family of devices with Xbox Play Anywhere support — buy it once and play it on both console and Windows 10… Read more

E3 2017: A Classic Returns to Windows 10 in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
Since its launch on PC in 1997, the Age of Empires franchise has explored early human civilization all the way up to Colonial America, and has even examined legendary creatures and lore. Known for its strategic gameplay founded on historical civilizations, Age of Empires has grown from one game to many with a reputation as a critically acclaimed, award winning Real Time Strategy (RTS) game… Read more

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E3 2017: It Feels Good to be Bad in Star Wars Battlefront II’s Story Mode
Sporting eye-popping visuals, cinema-rivaling action, and immersion-ratcheting authenticity, 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront allowed fans to live out some of their favorite sci-fi fantasies in a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars Battlefront II looks to not only bring back the series’ explosive multiplayer, but introduce a single-play story driven campaign that’s considered official Star Wars canon… Read more

E3 2017: Taking Back an Occupied Town with Three of Far Cry 5’s Cult-Crushing Companions
Far Cry fans are accustomed to having their virtual passports stamped in exotic locales, from the original game’s gorgeous South Pacific setting to the fourth installment’s breathtaking Himalayan mountains. Far Cry 5, however, is bringing the beauty stateside, unleashing players in a massive sandbox beneath the stunning big sky of fictional Hope County, Montana… Read more

E3 2017: How Will You Survive? The World Premiere of State of Decay 2 Gameplay Shows a Way
Today, during the Xbox E3 2017 briefing, we showed State of Decay 2 gameplay for the first time ever in public. It’s a big moment for the team at Undead Labs who have been working tirelessly for the past three years to deliver what we think will be our best game yet. When we first set out to create State of Decay 2, we knew we wanted a true sequel that took everything fans loved… Read more

E3 2017: Welcome to Adventure with Super Lucky’s Tale
At Playful Corp, we had the amazing opportunity to introduce Lucky’s Tale last year, our character-driven action platformer for Oculus Rift, to the world. Since then we’ve heard from so many people how much they adored the game and have asked when they’ll see more of Lucky. We’re ecstatic to finally have an answer: Super Lucky’s Tale is coming to the Xbox One family of devices this year… Read more

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E3 2017: War is Hell in Call of Duty: WWII’s Boots-on-the-Ground Campaign
Call of Duty: WWII is bringing fans back to the trenches of the second world war, giving them a brutal, boots-on-the-ground view of the most important battles of the European theater. As protagonist Private “Red” Daniels of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, players will fight through iconic encounters such as the Battle of the Bulge and the D-Day invasion of Normandy… Read more

E3 2017: We Submit Our Explosive Application to the Agency for Crackdown 3
The original Crackdown was an instant classic on Xbox 360, and now having had a chance to play the latest entry at E3 2017 it’s safe to say Crackdown 3 retains the explosive gunplay, high jumping excitement, and exhilarating superhero aspects from the original and has dialed them up to 11. This time around, the year is 2045, and it’s your job as a member of the Agency… Read more

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E3 2017: Making Friends With Strangers on the Sea of Thieves
Communication is key. That’s the biggest thing to know when sitting down to play Sea of Thieves, which we had chance to do today at E3 2017. Our group was comprised of complete strangers as we each sat down to take on the persona of a colorful pirate with compass and sword in hand, and a thirst for adventure. After a brief, friendly introduction, we quickly went about assigning ourselves roles… Read more

E3 2017: Assassin’s Creed Origins Goes Back to the Birth of the Brotherhood to Push the Series Forward
The first thing that struck us during our hands-on session with Assassin’s Creed Origins wasn’t the sharp steel of some savage foe, but the its stunning presentation. Running on the Xbox One X, Ubisoft’s latest in the stealth-action series—serving as a prequel to the original game—sports a seamless, stretching open-world. While the franchise has always taken us to exotic, eye-pleasing locales… Read more

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E3 2017: Heading Into a Firefight With Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare
Earlier this year the we saw the return of grand real-time strategy on Xbox One and Windows 10 with the release of Halo Wars 2. With it came an explosive new single-player campaign, an innovative competitive multiplayer system in Blitz, and an introduction to a new, captivating villain in the Banished and Aritox. At E3 today we got our first hands-on with the next chapter of the saga… Read more

E3 2017: Feeling the Weight of Xbox One X in Forza Motorsport 7
For more than a decade, the Forza Motorsport series has established itself as not only one of the most robust and realistic racing sims on console, but home to one of the most passionate and vibrant online gaming communities in the world. With so many unique features built into the base game already, like custom paint skins to shared time trials to becoming established as an esport… Read more

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E3 2017: BioWare’s Anthem Brings Players to a World Filled with Mystery, Danger, and Glory
Earlier this week, at the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing, we had the opportunity to show footage from an exciting new game from Electronic Arts for the very first time. Anthem, a brand-new IP being created by BioWare, is a shared-world action-RPG, in which players can delve into a vast world… Read more

E3 2017: Ashen Lets You and a Friend Rage Against the Dying of the Light
The first time one of Ashen’s giant, freakishly long-limbed spiders dropped down on me, I squealed. Loudly. It was not the last time that happened during the 30 minutes I spent with the upcoming action RPG/roguelike from Aurora 44 but, as the old saying goes, you never forget your first time… Read more