Games & Hobbies
Episode 121: The Mostly Complete E3 Wrap-Up
Microsoft announced the next Xbox console, Project Scarlett, It will be on sale towards the end of 2020, and forms one half of Microsoft’s video game strategy – the other half being a cloud-powered service that lets you play Xbox games anywhere, on any screen.
Halo Infinite will be a Project Scarlett launch game – but will also be playable on Xbox One.
At a Final Fantasy-themed concert, Final Fantasy VII Remake, will be out on 3 March 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most-anticipated games going into this year’s. CD Projekt Red used Keanu Reeves to promote it at Microsoft’s Xbox press conference. The game is out on 16 April 2020 and Reeves plays a prominent character.
Gears of War 5 also got a release date, 10 September 2019, alongside a mildly distressing new trailer showing protagonist Kait struggling to keep hold of her sanity.
Speaking of Microsoft’s Xbox press conference, the company showed around 60 games in the course of 90 minutes. Among the most interesting-looking were Bleeding Edge, a competitive brawler from multi-Bafta-winning developer Ninja Theory
Wasteland 3, a post-apocalyptic strategy role-playing game with a wicked sense of humour
Microsoft Flight Simulator, an eerily realistic return to PC gaming roots
A new Blair Witch horror game
Spiritfarer, described as “a cosy management game about dying”
Twelve Minutes from Annapurna Interactive, a thriller in which you get stuck in an infinite time loop after a romantic evening goes wrong
Way to the Woods, a game about magic deer set in a post-human world. Microsoft has also acquired Double Fine, a San Francisco studio known for its quirky adventures.
Elden Ring, the fantasy game written by George R.R. Martin
Bethesda also announced two games: Deathloop (think Groundhog Day but action-themed) from the makers of Dishonored at Arkane
Ghostwire: Tokyo, an intriguing Japanese horror adventure. And Ikumi Nakamura is the most precious thing in the universe.
Doom Eternal, the publisher’s big release this year, will be out on 22 November. In which they showed off a new multiplayer mode titled "BattleMode" 2v1 style combat
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' makers reveal they're doing a show about video game developers titled Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
Ubisoft drops it's first trailer for the conference and it's a whopper, Gods and Monsters is a Breath of the Wild-like game created by the makers of Assassin's Creed...Odyssey.
The Division 2 is headed back to New York, going on a hunt.
The Division is getting a live action movie
Watch Dogs: Legion is a game where you play...as an NPC?
Final Fantasy VIII remastered, on EVERY platform (except you Stadia...)
Marvel's Avengers could be the game we were waiting for.
James pees his pants as they show Tifa in Final Fantasy VII
Microsoft brought out Keanu, Bethesda brought out Ikumi Nakamura, and Ubisoft brought a dog and Jon Bernthal. Who won?
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