E3 2014: All the News From the Microsoft Press Conference

All the videogames, exclusives, announcements, and Phil Spencer's indie t-shirts from Microsoft's E3 2014 press conference.

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Microsoft blasted out all their E3 information earlier this morning, with a show that revolved entirely around games. Seriously. The Kinect was not even mentioned by name, and the only thing we heard about TV initiatives was when we heard about the show included as part of The Master Chief Collection. Phil Spencer, and his indie game t-shirts, popped up on stage only to say that the company is listening to its fans and then introduce some more games.

Also, exclusives! Here's what Microsoft confirmed for the Xbox One for 2014 and 2015: Forza Horizon 2, Dance Central: Spotlight, Sunset Overdrive, Fable Legends, Project Spark, The Master Chief Collection, Halo 5: Guardians, Phantom Dust, Crackdown, and Scalebound.

If you missed the press conference, or just want a neat recap, you can check out GameSpot's archived liveblog, or get yourself a cup of coffee and a nice little treat and pore over all of our published stories:

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Microsoft really turned into the best direction now: All bout games. TV and services and all that stuff that none cares threw aside. (Really, only non-gaming "service" I use in the One is Netflix and a lot of people too)

Good stuff is comming. Great E3 this year!

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Phantom Dust reboot renews my faith good ideas don't always go unnoticed. Props to the guy who gave the shout out to IL2 - Sturmovik. Right on.

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This year's Cod has the same player animations of the last 4 instalments. The same zero-recoil, BUT the grenade cosmetic looks cool and innovative.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Did you honestly expect anything else from a new CoD?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I gave up on the cod series since Blops1. I dont expect much from AV, but I hate it when they say stuff like "this CoD will be the best installment ever made / this is genre defining / this is truly next gen". I dont like how the gaming publishers blatently lie to the audience. And not only Activision pulls these stunts.

IF Activision likes smothering the FPS genre, then I hoped they'd at least churn out a CoD title that shows innovation and proper improvements with minimal rehashed elements/content.

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To think that it's 3 months after Titanfall's release, and people already dumped that game.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> how do you know people have *dumped* it ?. i am still playing it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Microsoft used to market that game as a "system seller". MS hosted parties and launch events for Titanfall. But shortly after release, MS stopped talking about the game. Also, Raptr.com says that Titanfall isnt amongst the top 20 games played (by users using that application) anymore.


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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, but when MS and GS were talking non stop about Titanfall the people were complaining. Now you're complaining that they stopped talking about TF. The game is good, and still have plenty of people who play it. TF wasn't the only game that people stopped hype about after launch. Actually, this happens to almost every game.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I dont feel like starting a fight, and I didnt "complain" about anything. Titanfall was one of the most hyped games from what I can remember so it's surprised me how the game went silent shortly after release.

Look at the likes of Skyrim, GTAV, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3. They had a lot of pre-release and post-release marketing.

Also, I merely echoed this article from Raptr.com: << LINK REMOVED >>

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Actually excited for the Halo collection for some reason.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> same here all halo multiplayer in one hub, im sold relieve my old split screen days didnt have high speed back then to play on xbox live

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i didnt see crackdown 3 coming and now im exited about it.

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I saw both Xbox and ps Conference and all I can say is both were amazing...

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neither sony nor did ms wow anyone this year...here's to nintendo for a surprise e3 winner

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The actually did. You being unable to accept it is a different story.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Lol, no.

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Why did pretty much everybody in the AC demo have English accents?

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WITCHER WITCHER WITCHER WITCHERRRRR!


that's what made microsoft conference worth watching.

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Microsoft did a great job. I gave them a 8/10. I was expecting a few more surprised, but I'm not disappointed in what we got. No onwas expect that DR3 SF Arcade DLC. I don't think anyone saw Ori or ScaleBound coming either. Those were surprises. Still they should have showed Gears of War and gave us Lost Odyssey 2 & Battletoads. That would have elevated them to a 9 or 10 for me.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I agree. I also liked Below and Inside. I played the DR3 DLC its awesome.

I think MS has a much better upcoming lineup than Sony, most of their titles arent even dropping until 2015.

Scalebound looks great, not really excited for crackdown 3 and fable legends was the only real 'dud' that was presented.

The thing that shocked me was that Sony showed practically zero actuaal real gameplay footage all their presentations were CGI trailers in contrast every game demod on the MS stage was actually played by the presenter while on the stage.


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MS says the games in the Halo: Master Chief Collection all run at 1080p, 60fps, but... haven't we all decided that the Xbox One isn't powerful enough to do that?

MS and 343 must be lying about their games' tech specs, there's no other explanation.

Neckbearded haters on the internet know better than the people who make the games, so the remastered Halo games must run at a pathetic 720p/30fps or below, because we said so
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<< LINK REMOVED >> Those hater talk for the shake of talking, not a single one of them care if they are right or not. What do you expect from people that goes to talk trash to the posts of games they hate?
Leave them with their pathetic existence, they are miserable enough that way.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> no there are games that run on 1080 on the x1 right now like Forza 5. Also, the recent update increased the gpu output of the console by 10-percent or something.

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@Spartan_418 dude even the original xbox can handle 1080p/60 as long as the graphics details and polygon count are very low...



being able to play a game in 1080p/60 says nothing about a systems graphics capabilities on itself.



The ps4 and xbox one are very weak systems, it saddens me that we are stuck with them for years to come.


The worse thing is that it will multi platform games on pc as well

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<< LINK REMOVED >> the original Xbox couldn't handle 1080p because it only supported component/composite cables. highest resolution it could display was 1080i


My point is that people made inaccurate assumptions about how underpowered the Xbox One hardware is

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@Spartan_418 @wa128


People don't understand that 1080p/60 fps says nothing about gpu power..




If it where up to me i'd like console games to run at 560p so that they can use more polygons in their games..



Meaning that the pc version of the game will look better (which is able to run anything in 1440p anyway)


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<< LINK REMOVED >> PC version is irrelevant, there won't be PC versions of the remastered Halo games.

PCs are not standardized, you're making a strange assumption that all PCs are capable of running games in 1440p

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@Spartan_418 @wa128



That is another thing... why make halo xbox exclusive..


Halo would be so much better if they made it with pc hardware in mind... We could have games with xbox one graphics 4 years ago...


Consoles hold back the industry

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<< LINK REMOVED >> once again, why make the assumption that all PCs can run new games in 1440p?

PC. Hardware. Is. Not. Standardized.

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f course most pcs don't.... but pc gamers have the hardware to do so.. We are talking about pc gamers


even low end pc systems have more power than xbox one or ps4




halo would be amazing designed for pc hardware

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Graphics have been improved and there are other games that are next gen that will be doing 1080P. Master Chief won't be on PC. The XB1 will easily be doing 1080P after DX12 is fully installed on the system. You won't have to worry about that next year.

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@blackace @wa128 You do know that a DX update can only improve graphics marginally.


The xbox hardware is weak (so is the playstation 4), that cannot be improved since you cannot upgrade the gpu.


It will drag down pc multi platform games which is a shame

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I can't talk trash about MS's games without knowing Sony's, but so far (and with no fanboyism at all) I was expecting more bells and whistles from MS's turn.

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Better than last year's E3 by a mile, but at the same time I was expecting a whole lot more from Microsoft than this. There was not one single "Wow" moment, everything they talked about, we already knew of.


Neither console has given me a reason to jump into the new gen yet, maybe Sony's conference later will be different, but i'm not holding my breath

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Exactly what I think. I gave a quick look to MS games list and nothing really surprises me.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Halo 2 being made with MP, next gen visuals, dedicated servers and 1080p/60fps is all the wow factor I needed.

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good for the xbox owners I guess, I'm still chilling on old-gen :p

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The main focus XB1 and MS needed was spot on: games games and more games. And as far as launch and first years games for a new console the xb1 is doing pretty well, compared to the past. But the lack of RPG's is very noticeable for both consoles.

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cant wait to play all these awesome games

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I feel bad for the fanboys wanting to bash their conference when they did exactly what we wanted. I'm hyped for the Sony conference but the last time their strenght came from MS's weakness, so sales numbers and long speeches won't do it this year.

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PC MASTER RACE!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Didn't you supported "PlayStation" a few comments down there?
Oneliners and full-caps. This is not 1999, time for retirement, old trol.l your time is over.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Beg some moar.

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