The primary main E3 2019 keynote kicked issues off with a bang. With Sony absent from the present, Microsoft used the chance to make numerous huge bulletins, together with detailing its subsequent Xbox, referred to as Challenge 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 recreation, and an entire lot extra.

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

Challenge Scarlet is actual, and it’s coming quickly

The subsequent Xbox is nearer than you would possibly assume. Immediately Microsoft formally unveiled Challenge Scarlet, the long-rumored successor to the Xbox One. The system 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 possibly can “flip your Xbox One into your individual private and free xCloud server,” in keeping with Xbox head Phil Spencer. It’ll be out there in October.

The Elite controller will get revamped

Microsoft’s shock hit Elite controller for the Xbox is prepared for an replace. Immediately 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 greatest video games lastly have launch dates. The brutal motion of Gears 5 will likely be out there to play on September 10th, whereas Halo Infinite gained’t be out till late subsequent 12 months. The twist? It’s coming to Challenge 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 recreation collaboration between George R.R Martin and Darkish Souls creator FromSoftware, is within the works. And primarily based on the primary trailer, it seems to be precisely the fantasy epic you’d count on.

Flight Simulator is making a return in 2020

Some of the iconic PC video games is making a comeback. Immediately Microsoft revealed a beautiful new tackle the basic Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is launching on PC subsequent 12 months. As you’d count on, it sounds fairly lifelike: “From gentle planes to wide-body jets, fly extremely detailed and beautiful plane in an extremely lifelike world. Create your flight plan and fly anyplace on the planet. Get pleasure from flying day or evening and face lifelike, 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 recreation. Actually, what else do it’s essential to 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 indicate off a brand new trailer for its Fallout-style sci-fi role-playing recreation The Outer Worlds. First introduced again at The Sport Awards, the sport seems 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 like a backwater planet. The sport is launching October 25th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Ninja Principle is making a 4v4 motion recreation

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

Minecraft Dungeons is coming subsequent spring

Final 12 months 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 realized it’ll be launching in spring 2020.

Blair Witch is getting a terrifying wanting recreation

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

A primary actual have a look at the Battletoads revival

Final 12 months Microsoft teased the return of basic beat ‘em up Battletoads, and immediately we received our first correct have a look at the 2D brawler. It seems attractive, although sadly it nonetheless doesn’t have something resembling a launch date.

Double Tremendous joins Microsoft

Some of the iconic indie studios is now not unbiased. Tim Schafer’s Double Tremendous, the workforce behind video games like Psychonauts, is the most recent addition to the ever-growing Microsoft Sport Studios. “And with that we’re formally now not unbiased, although ceaselessly indie in spirit,” says Double Tremendous’s Greg Rice.

Phantasy Star On-line 2 is coming subsequent 12 months

One of many greatest MMOs in Japan is making its means westward. Sega’s Phantasy Star On-line 2, which launched in Japan means again in 2012 on PC, is coming to the Xbox One a while subsequent 12 months as a free-to-play expertise.

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