Microsoft just took the stage at E3 in Los Angeles and it has announced that it will launch the Xbox One console in November in 21 markets for $499. In Europe it will cost 499 Euros and in the UK it will cost 429 pounds. This particular announcement was more focused on the games that will be coming to the console and Microsoft really did manage to pull some big names onboard for the Xbox One. Also Read - Cricket 22 release set for November 25: Priced at Rs 3,999, pre-orders live now
Konami’s legendary Hideo Kojima kicked off the event and announced Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain, which will be coming to the Xbox One. Also Read - Sony PlayStation Showcase 2021: God of War Ragnarok, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, 16 other games revealed
Crytek, the studio behind games like Crysis announced a new game called Ryse: The Son of Rome, which will be an exclusive title for the Xbox One at launch. A new Beat’em up game called Killer Instinct was also announced and this too will be an Xbox One exclusive. Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 back on Sony's PlayStation Store, with a special warning for PS4 owners
In fact Xbox One exclusives were the theme of the event and Microsoft managed to rope in Insomanic studios, a studio known for PlayStation exclusives like Ratched and Clark for a new open world shooter called Sunset Overdrive for the Xbox One.
Even games like Forza Motorsport 5, Quantum Break were shown will more detailed gameplay at the event. Previously, both the games were announced for the Xbox One at the unveil three weeks ago.
Other new Xbox One exclusives announced include a new Halo game, Dead Rising 3, D4, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Below and Titanfall. An interesting new game called Project Spark was also announced which will allow gamers to create their own custom environments and create a new unique gaming experience of their own. EA also announced Battlefield 4 and announced that its Second Assault expansion pack will be exclusive to the Xbox One.
Microsoft also announced improvements to Xbox Live and Smart Glass. Now games can be started via Smart Glass and also multiplayer games and achievements can also be started via Smart Glass.
Via the Xbox Upload Studio users can automatically share and edit and publish gameplay footage via the game DVR. Additionally, Microsoft has tied up with Twitch to share games and live stream them. Kinect voice and video capabilities become a part of these streams.
Microsoft has abandoned Live currency and users can now buy content in their local currencies and all Xbox Live Gold benefits can be shared with one family.