What Microsoft announced at its Xbox E3 2019 briefing

Victor Barreiro Jr.
What Microsoft announced at its Xbox E3 2019 briefing
Here's a quick list of the announcements and some of the trailers from Microsoft's Xbox E3 2019 briefing

MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft released a slew of game trailers ahead of its E3 2019 Xbox briefing on its YouTube channel, showcasing some hotly anticipated games as part of its slate, but what exactly is the company going to show off during its press briefing? 

Find out more as we go through the reveals for this year’s event.


Starting off with a trailer for The Outer Worlds, this was followed by Ninja Theory’s Rhani Tucker and Don Matthews taking the stage to announce a multiplayer melee combat game called Bleeding Edge. Bleeding Edge’s alpha is slated to arrive in a few weeks.

This was followed by trailers for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Ori and the WIll of the Wisps, and Minecraft Dungeons, which appears to be a multiplayer hack-and-slash game in the Minecraft aesthetic slated for a 2020 release.



Microsoft’s Phil Spencer also went on stage to formally mention a new console, though details will likely come later. 

This was followed by trailers for Blair Witch, Battletoads, and Cyberpunk 2077

Oh, and this Cyberpunk 2077 trailer had a cameo from Keanu Reeves.

KEANU IN CYBERPUNK 2077. The actor will have a role to play in your adventure. Screenshot from livestream.


Reeves himself went onstage to hype up the crowd and reveal the April 16, 2020 release date for the game.

SARAH BOND. Sarah Bond, Microsoft's head of Xbox partnerships goes on stage. Screenshot from livestream.

Microsoft’s Sarah Bond went on stage to announce Arkham Knight, Metro Exodus, Hollow Knight, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection would be part of the Xbox Game Pass today.

She added the PC version of Game Pass would go live today with plenty of available titles in store. Check it out below.


There is also ann ultimate version of the game pass.



The show continued with trailers for Microsoft Flight SimulatorAge of Empires II: Definitive Edition, and Wasteland 3.


TIM SCHAFER. Screenshot from livestream

Double Fine Productions, meanwhile, is announced as a new Xbox game studio, and Tim Schafer goes on stage to reveal a new trailer for Psychonauts 2.


This is followed by trailers for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga,Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, 12 Minutes, and Way to the Woods. Kakarot is slated for an early 2020 release.

GEARS 5. It's set for a September 10 release date. Screenshot from livestream

Coaltion Studio Head Rod Ferguson went on stage to announce Gears of War 5 was releasing on September 10. He also showed off a new map mode called Escape.


Microsoft is also coming out with a new version of the Xbox Elite Controller, called the Series 2.


Dying Light 2 was announced for a Spring 2020 release., while Forza Horizon 4 will be getting a Lego Speed Champions expansion which is launching this week. State of Decay 2, meanwhile would be getting an expansion called Heartland.

PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2. Screenshot from livestream.

Sega revealed Phantasy Star Online 2 was coming to Xbox One as a free-to-play title, while Smilegate showed off Crossfire X for the console as well.

ELDEN RING. By Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin. Screenshot from livestream.

Namco Bandai also showed off its trailer for a new Tales game, called Tales of Arise, while Elden Ring is a From Software title (produced by Namco Bandai) taking world-building from George R.R. Martin to games in a non-Game of Thrones fashion.

Microsoft also revealed Xbox One game streaming.


PROJECT SCARLETT. Screenshot from livestream

Finally, Project Scarlett, Microsoft’s new console, will be sporting a custom AMD processor 4 times more powerful than the Xbox One’s. It will launch in 2020 with Halo Infinite in tow.




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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.