The primary main E3 2019 keynote kicked issues off with a bang. With Sony absent from the present, Microsoft used the chance to make various large bulletins, together with detailing its subsequent Xbox, referred to as Venture Scarlett, in addition to offering launch dates and trailers for much-anticipated video games like Halo Infinite and Gears 5. We additionally received a brand new Elite controller, a shock Blair Witch sport, and an entire lot extra.

Should you weren’t in a position to catch the press convention reside, right here’s all the massive stuff you missed.

Venture Scarlett is actual, and it’s coming quickly

The subsequent Xbox is nearer than you may assume. Right now Microsoft formally unveiled Venture Scarlett, the long-rumored successor to the Xbox One. The machine will assist 8K gaming, framerates of 120fps in video games, and ray-tracing, and it’s going to launch within the vacation 2020 interval.

xCloud is launching in October

Along with new {hardware}, Microsoft additionally lastly introduced a launch date for its long-awaited cloud gaming service, xCloud. With the brand new streaming platform, you may “flip your Xbox One into your individual private and free xCloud server,” in keeping with Xbox head Phil Spencer. It’ll be obtainable in October.

The Elite controller will get revamped

Microsoft’s shock hit Elite controller for the Xbox is prepared for an replace. Right now the corporate introduced the Elite sequence 2, which “options over 30 new methods to play like a professional, together with adjustable-tension thumbsticks, new interchangeable elements, as much as 40 hours of rechargeable battery life, and limitless customization with the Xbox Equipment app on Xbox One and Home windows 10 PC.”

Halo Infinite and Gears 5 get launch dates

Two of the Xbox’s largest video games lastly have launch dates. The brutal motion of Gears 5 will likely be obtainable to play on September 10th, whereas Halo Infinite gained’t be out till late subsequent yr. The twist? It’s coming to Venture Scarlett. Not a nasty launch title.

George R.R. Martin’s Elden Ring is formally unveiled

The leaks have been actual: Elden Ring, a fantasy sport collaboration between George R.R Martin and Darkish Souls creator FromSoftware, is within the works. And based mostly on the primary trailer, it seems to be to be precisely the fantasy epic you’d count on.

Flight Simulator is making a return in 2020

Probably the most iconic PC video games is making a comeback. Right now Microsoft revealed a stunning new tackle the traditional Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is launching on PC subsequent yr. As you’d count on, it sounds fairly reasonable: “From mild planes to wide-body jets, fly extremely detailed and beautiful plane in an extremely reasonable world. Create your flight plan and fly wherever on the planet. Get pleasure from flying day or evening and face reasonable, difficult climate circumstances.”

Keanu Reeves is in Cyberpunk 2077, which now has a launch date

John Wick is headed to the longer term. Within the newest trailer for CD Projekt Purple’s open-world epic Cyberpunk 2077 revealed that none aside from Keanu Reeves will likely be starring within the sport. Actually, what else do you could know? Effectively, it has a launch date now: count on to play the sport on April 16th, 2020.

One other good have a look at The Outer Worlds

Obsidian was readily available to point out off a brand new trailer for its Fallout-style sci-fi role-playing sport The Outer Worlds. First introduced again at The Recreation Awards, the sport seems to be to mix the primary particular person RPG gameplay of Fallout with a considerably over-the-top sci-fi universe, that takes place on what seems to be like a backwater planet. The sport is launching October 25th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Ninja Concept is making a 4v4 motion sport

Dmc developer Hellblade is bringing its motion sport pedigree to a brand new multiplayer expertise referred to as Bleeding Edge. Within the debut trailer, the sport has considerably of a Group Fortress 2 vibe, however with 4v4 battles and a higher deal with melee fight. You’ll be capable to expertise it for your self very quickly: a technical alpha kicks off on June 27th.

Minecraft Dungeons is coming subsequent spring

Final yr Microsoft introduced a shock spinoff for Minecraft, with the dungeon crawling motion RPG Minecraft Dungeons. Not solely did we get a brand new trailer immediately, displaying off the isometric gameplay, we additionally discovered it’ll be launching in spring 2020.

Blair Witch is getting a terrifying wanting sport

Blair Witch is being was a online game, and it seems to be horrifying. The transient trailer confirmed off an expertise that appears lots like traditional Silent Hill, solely transported into first-person.

A primary actual have a look at the Battletoads revival

Final yr Microsoft teased the return of traditional beat ‘em up Battletoads, and immediately we received our first correct have a look at the 2D brawler. It seems to be attractive, although sadly it nonetheless doesn’t have something resembling a launch date.

Double Wonderful joins Microsoft

Probably the most iconic indie studios is not impartial. Tim Schafer’s Double Wonderful, the crew behind video games like Psychonauts, is the most recent addition to the ever-growing Microsoft Recreation Studios. “And with that we’re formally not impartial, although without end indie in spirit,” says Double Wonderful’s Greg Rice.

Phantasy Star On-line 2 is coming subsequent yr

One of many largest MMOs in Japan is making its manner westward. Sega’s Phantasy Star On-line 2, which launched in Japan manner again in 2012 on PC, is coming to the Xbox One a while subsequent yr as a free-to-play expertise.

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