“Project Scorpio” is the most hotly anticipated item at E3 this year, and Microsoft is set to show off the new console today at a 2pm PT / 5pm ET press conference.
Darrell and I will be there with bells on to give you all the latest news about the device, as well as anything else Redmond might have up its sleeve.
You can also watch the live stream right here.
That’s it, folks.
Looks like we’re doing a little recap of what was shown off during the presentation.
Anthem is coming 2018.
Ummm… Anthem just said “Bring it” to Destiny.
Jon Warner on stage showing off Anthem
Patrick Soderlund, EA, is on stage.
The real question is whether or not Sony drops the price of the Pro.
The Xbox One X is available for $499. Just as we expected.
22 of the 42 games showed off today are Xbox One exclusives.
Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2, and Minecraft will get 4k updates for free.
Crimson Skies is one of those games.
Spencer just announced that the Backward Compatibility program now includes some original Xbox games.
Spencer on stage talking about Xbox Backward Compatibility program. over 385 titles and more than half of Xbox gamers have played a backward compatible game.
Ori and The Will of Wisps
Someone is playing piano live on stage. “This must be serious” said the guy behind me.
This is an insanely long demo for a single game. Shadow of War is available October 10.
There are new features that let you forge an army of your own and build fortresses.
Shadow of War is up next.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Episode 1 of 3) …. available for pre-order now.
Ashen is up next.
Spencer is sending us into the next batch of games.
ID@Xbox program getting a shout-out.
Crackdown 3 coming out November 7.
Microsoft Studios presents Crackdown 3. Terry Crews helped out with the trailer.
That’s a big deal given it has been in the works for like 3 yeras.
Cuphead, pre-order available today. Coming in September 2018.
Looks like this is non-VR Lucky’s Tale.
Sea of Thieves.
Sea of Thieves coming up.
Spencer back on stage.
CodeVein, coming 2018
The Artful Escape “Coming when it’s damn ready”
“The Last Night” looks awesome.
MMORPG Black Desert
Technically, it’s called Dragonball Fighter Z
Another game coming up. Dragon Ball Z
Omg new Minecraft is confusingly beautiful.
Wow! Crossplay between mobile, Windows 10 PC, VR, and consoles. Plus a 4K update.
Now Minecraft, with a new Marketplace, and crossplay between PC and Xbox. That’s a big deal!
The Darwin Project was next, which also showed off some Mixer live streaming stuff.
It’s coming out Spring 2018.
Next game is State of Decay 2, and it’s gory as hell.
It’s Deep Rock: Galactic.
And we’re onto another game reveal.
Looks insane. Pretty excited about this one.
Battlegrounds (a PC game) is coming as an Xbox One X exclusive.
Brendan Greene is on stage talking about Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.
Inventory system is part of expanded RPG elements in this instalment.
This game-play is insane.
Jean Guesdon was jus ton stage talking about how going so far back in time (ancient Egypt) was a real challenge for the studio.
More Assassin’s Creed game play footage.
Assassin’s Creed “Origins” … set in ancient Egypt it looks like. Very cool.
Next one up.
One down, 41 to go.
It’s Metro “Exodus”
Another game trailer going now.
He just said he’s showing 42 games on stage today. Regular crowd goes wild. Darrell and I sigh heavily.
Largest and most diverse line of games that Microsoft has ever shown at an E3 presentation…. LET’S DO IT!
Forza 7 will have over 700 cars.
This is beautiful. Truly. People in the crowd are flipping out.
They’re showing off what the 911 GT2RS can do within Forza.
It’s hot. In the good way.
“Today, for the first time in history, flagship supercar is making its world debut.” Porsche is showing off a brand new ACTUAL car… 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS
Yep, Forza 7 Motorsport. Dan Greenawalt from Forza on stage now.
Looks like Forza.
Video showing off what the One X can do.
Xbox One X is the smallest Xbox ever.
Liquid-cooled vapor chamber (usually used for servers) is going into the console to keep things cool with all that processing power.
Even if you don’t have a 4k TV, ‘supersampling’ will make your Xbox One X games look way better on a 1080p tv.
BUT Xbox One games will play better on the One X.
All Xbox One accessories will work on Xbox One X. Backwards compatibility.
True 4k, 8+ million pixels
6 teraflop GPU clocked 1.172 Ghz. 326 GB of memory bandwidth.
Is Xbox One X a little redundant sounding to anyone else?
Kareem Choudhry on stage now.
Spencer says that it will be available on November 7 worldwide.
Project Scorpio is officially called Xbox One X
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, on stage now.
And now we’re getting our first look at the new Xbox… and it’s gorgeous.
It showed all the resolutions of past Xbox models, saying “It all leads to this” 4K ULTRA HD
We’re watching an intro video going through the history of the Xbox….
Here we go…
We just got the warning that this presentation includes content rated M for “Mature” … get ready for some violence and strong language.
Under 5 minutes to go until showtime.
Test… test… is this thing on?
Alright, we’ve got about 20 minutes until this thing actually starts.
Looks like MSFT employees sitting in the front rows are wearing a shirt that says “I witnessed the most powerful console ever.”
It’s HOT in here. And not in a good way.
We’re finally inside. The stage looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Green lighting is making us look like witches, so that’s great.
Darrell is thrilled…
Still in line. We’re prepping our gear to get photos/videos.
We’re in line. Security is INTENSE, which is great.