The battle of the consoles renews next week as the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 begins next week. With Xbox once again going head to head with Sony’s PlayStation 4. Both companies will make their case that their system is the better of the two. That they have the best games, the best system, or what is turning out to be the best “experience.” Here’s our Xbox E3 2016 Preview.
The Next Xbox Boxes
The rumor mill has been going full speed for the past month regarding the next new lineup of systems. These new systems will apparently be slimmer, and more powerful.
There are also rumors that they will be launching a Chromecast like device that will allow users to watch Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go and the rest of the streaming goodies. It is also speculated that it will run the core parts of Windows 8, which might allow for limited gameplay on it as well, nothing like Forza or Halo, but maybe some of the less taxing Games with Gold titles.
Easily the meat of E3, the games are what makes E3 what it is.
Gears of War 4:
Gears of War is one of Microsoft’s biggest and most successful titles. The fourth installment of the series is coming.
Revealed at E3 2015, ReCore is a new IP coming to the Xbox One in the near future.
“As one of the last remaining humans, forge friendships with courageous robot companions and lead them on an epic adventure through a mysterious, dynamic world.”
Halo Wars 2:
It is hard to have a solid RTS experience without a mouse and keyboard. But the first Halo Wars game did a fantastic job. With rumors flying and even an open beta possible, some news on the next expansion in the series would be fantastic.
Dead Rising 4:
If you are a Zombie nut like I am, Dead Rising 3 was a breath of fresh air, taking the best parts of Dead Rising 1 and 2, and putting them on a system that was absolutely insane. The amount of time I put into this game at launch was scary, and I still boot it up every once in awhile. With some of the recent leaks, this one looks like a very good possibility.
Xbox One to Windows 10 connectivity:
Microsoft has been pushing the use of Windows 10 aggressively over the past months, along with the connection between the Xbox and Windows 10. It would be safe to expect them to make some major announcements of the integration of the two systems.
HoloLens and the Oculus:
After last year’s announcement that the Oculus Rift is shipping with Xbox One controllers, there has been little more information of this partnership.
The HoloLens is Microsoft’s version of a Virtual Reality headset, though it is more like augmented reality. Where the game interacts in real time with the world around you. Who could forget the HoloLens demonstration of Minecraft that took place at last E3.
My Long Shots:
Now, one of my favorite games to this date, was Sunset Overdrive. The amount of comedy in that game, combined with some solid game play made it really enjoyable. it was a very self aware game, giving you a mission to collect quest markers, and even having the main character interact with the announcer
Make sure you tune into the Xbox Press Conference on Monday June 13th at 9:30 AM PST (12:30 PM EDT) live stream right here on Mammoth Gamers to find out what they have in store for the coming year!