Microsoft Press Conference E3 2015

Hey, everyone! It’s June 15, and that means it’s time for E3! Starting the show this year, Microsoft didn’t appear to be holding back. After a brief montage of familiar characters and fantasy worlds, 343 Industries’s Bonnie Ross came on stage to introduce none other than Halo 5: Guardians.

I’m quite impressed with how Halo 5 is looking. Seeing Spartan Locke and Buck looking just like their respective actors is incredible, and that’s coupled with squad commands and a deep plot. October cannot come soon enough. Also announced was a brand new multiplayer mode titled Warzone. This looks to be a player vs player vs environment styled mode set in the universe of Halo. Click the link to the video.

If you though hardware would be taking a backseat in this press conference you’d be wrong. Shortly after the backwards compatibility announcement, Phil announced the new highly configurable, Xbox One Elite Controller. Check out the video below.

I’ve seen my fair share of customizable controllers floating around the market place, but I didn’t think Microsoft would jump in with their own official controller that you could customize. It may be worth upgrading that player 1 controller.

While the big titles like Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza, and Gears 4 were definitely titles we’re all looking forward too, there were also some not quite as large titles that peaked my interest at the conference. One is the brand new title from Rare, called Sea of Thieves.

These are a few of the reveals and announcements that peaked my interest this morning. I’ll be posting my throughout the week as we all learn more at the conference. Be sure to follow me here at Infinity Geek or via twitter at my handle @Dorseus.

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