E3 2013: Here Are All the Trailers From Microsoft’s Presentation
Microsoft showed off dozens of games at its E3 press conference, self-consciously making up for its games-light unveiling of the Xbox One. Though only a few of the games were exclusive to the Xbox One, Microsoft is betting that the number and quality of the games was enough for gamers to overlook the console’s draconian DRM scheme and rather high launch price.
Many of the games shown were touted as having next-generation graphics and high frame rates. It’s hard, though, to see a game’s nice textures while watching the presentation on a poor-quality live stream. Now that the presentation is over, all of the videos shown can now be found online, in high definition.
The order of the videos will follow the order of their unveiling during Microsoft’s presentation. This page, then, can be thought of as a companion for the Microsoft E3 conference wrap-up found here.
The presentation kicked off with a new trailer for trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5, featuring the villains and heros that will appear in the game. Watch closely to see a quick glimpse of what appears to be a young Psycho Mantis:
Dark Souls II was thrown into the presentation as a definite shout-out to core gamers:
With the Xbox 360 announcements out of the way, Microsoft dove into Xbox One announcements with its biggest launch exclusive, Ryse: Son of Rome. The game follows the story of a Roman soldier who fights “to save the Roman Empire.”
A reboot of Rare’s Killer Instinct is on the way, though its appearance during the presentation was merely a tease:
Sunset Overdrive was, perhaps, the most pleasant surprise of Microsoft’s presentation. The “stylized, open-world shooter” comes from Insomniac, the makers of Ratchet & Clank and Resistance:
The cryptic reveal for Quantum Break is made even more mysterious with a very sci-fi scene from the game. It’s one of the definite exclusives Microsoft has for Xbox One.
Nothing much was said about D4, but it’s art style made an impression:
The ideas behind Project Spark are nice, but will definitely rely on great implementation:
Another short teaser, this one from the creator of Panzer Dragoon:
Both Dead Rising 3 and The Witcher 3 got fairly good reactions during the presentation:
Microsoft’s shout-out to the indie crowd:
What Microsoft conference would be complete without a little Master Chief? This teaser is for a Halo game that will appear in the future on the Xbox One:
Respawn showed off Titanfall to finish up Microsoft’s conference. It was an action-packed ending, and one that parallels the Xbox One announcement ending with Call of Duty: Ghosts. It’s clear what demographic Microsoft is courting with the Xbox One.