News tagged: E3
The Xbox One is still going to receive backwards compatibility support for the original Xbox and that feature is set to arrive this year. Microsoft announced Xbox support was coming during E3 this summer, but it hasn't said much since then. Phil Spencer confirmed it's on track.
Creators for the recently launched Minecraft Marketplace have generated $1 million in revenue in just two months. The store features digital items made by the community. Those items can be sold to others, with Microsoft then paying out earnings. Marketplace launched during E3.
The release dates for virtual reality editions of Fallout 4, Skyrim, and Doom are now available. Bethesda introduced those editions during E3 2017 earlier this summer and today it has revealed when they'll be available. Skyrim VR will be out first, with it arriving November 17.
The Metroid franchise remains "an important franchise" for Nintendo, says Nintendo America resident Reggie Fils-Aime. Metroid Prime 4 was announced during E3 2017, but the reaction wasn't exclusively positive due to how little was revealed about the game.
At the end of its presentation at E3 2017, Sony revealed some updates regarding the PlayStation 4's success. The console is now past the 60 million sale milestone (60.4 million to be exact) and it has also seen 487.8 million retail and digital game sales.
Even though it has the hardware to justify its price tag, the Xbox One X may be too expensive, according to analysts who spoke with GI.biz. Multiple analysts agreed the $500 price tag was high for the console gaming market and it could put the Xbox One X out of reach for many.
Monster Hunter World, the next member of the Monster Hunter franchise, is going to reach consoles and PC next year. Shawn Layden of Sony revealed the game during an E3 press conference. A trailer for it was released at the event, revealing some of the title's gameplay.
A new entry in the God of War series is going to be available early next year, Sony announced at E3. The game was first teased with a 10-minute trailer last year. Now, one year on from that gameplay reveal, we have a general release window for the title.
Another version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is going to be released, this time for the PlayStation VR. Bethesda announced the upcoming game during Sony's press conference at E3. It'll reach the virtual reality platform, which is connected to the PS4, in November 2017.
The multiplayer side of Call of Duty: World War 2 has been revealed for the first time. Sony's press conference at E3 included a new trailer focused on that mode. World War 2 is set in Europe in 1944 and 1945. It's the first time the series has been in WW2 since 2009.
Ubisoft's The Crew 2 has been introduced at E3 2017, confirming the open-world racing series' return. This game expands its available racing options to include air and sea racing. Players will travel around Motornation, a fictional United States with various environments.
A remastered version of Age of Empires was announced today during E3. Microsoft revealed the upcoming game during the PC Gaming Show. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is coming out to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary. It offers significantly upgraded gameplay.
Bethesda's sequel to The Evil Within was confirmed during an E3 2017 presentation and the game has been given an October 2017 release date. The Evil Within 2 was recently mentioned in rumors linked to a job posting from the company and now it's been confirmed.
Bethesda's Fallout Shelter game now has over 100 million players. It was originally released on mobile devices and it has since become available on Steam as well. At E3 2017, the publisher revealed the game's player milestone. Fallout Shelter has been out since 2015.
BioWare unveiled a new game called Anthem during EA's press conference at E3 2017 this weekend. A 45-second teaser has been released for the title, which is already being described as an alternative to Destiny. No gameplay has been revealed so far, but some plot info is out.
After two recent leaks, Sony has decided to officially announce the new PlayStation 4 Slim variant ahead of the the E3 event, which starts this weekend. The new gaming console will be available in limited quantities with 1 TB of storage and a gold color scheme.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now set to come out two months later than expected. Its release date has been pushed back to October 10, according to developer Monolith Productions. The game had been given an August 22 release date. More will come out at E3.
Shortly after a screenshot and title for a new Assassin's Creed entry leaked, Ubisoft has confirmed the next game in the series will be out this fiscal year. It confirmed the upcoming title as part of its earnings report. Very little was released about the game.
Far Cry 5 has officially been announced by Ubisoft and given a general release date of the current fiscal year. It was revealed ahead of the company's earnings call. Ubisoft is targeting a release by March 31, 2018. Ubisoft isn't releasing much about the title right now.
Sony will hold its E3 2017 press conference on June 12 at 6 p.m. PT, the company has announced. It'll be holding the event, known as the PlayStation E3 Media Showcase, at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. That location was also used last year.