The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) game fair in Los Angeles is coming to an end. These are the largest and most striking announcements of this year’s event.
The new Xbox will appear in 2020
Microsoft has announced that the successor to the Xbox One will be released around Christmas in 2020. The name of the game console has not yet been shared, the company itself spoke of ‘Project Scarlett’.
According to Microsoft, the Xbox One successor is “four times as powerful” as the Xbox One X console. The device makes it possible to play games in 8K resolution and shows games in 120 frames per second. The game console also receives a solid state drive (SSD) as virtual memory. An advantage of this is that games are loaded faster. Old Xbox games will also work on the new device.
It is also known that the game console receives a chip that is based on the graphics technology of the Zen 2 from processor manufacturer AMD and also on the Navi from Radeon RDNA. In addition, the console contains GDDR6 RAM.
Avengers game from Square Enix shown
The Japanese developer Square Enix has shown a trailer for a new Avengers game, in which the superheroes of comic book publisher Marvel play the lead roles. The game does not build on the famous film series, but tries to make something completely new. As a result, the superheroes do not look like the characters in the films.
The Avengers game is made to play with friends. Square Enix promises to release regular updates and hopes to offer players years of gaming fun by adding new story missions and superheroes, for example.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo gave a presentation in the form of a Direct broadcast, which could be followed online via a video stream. The presentation ended with the announcement that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be continued. Nintendo said the development of the popular game that appeared on the Nintendo Switch has begun.
A dark, presumably underground environment can be seen in a short trailer. Many details are not yet known. For example, it is unclear when the game will be released and what the title will be. Nintendo CEO Eiji Aonuma said in an interview with GameInformer that the game is set in the same world as Breath of the Wild.
Collect hackers in Watch Dogs: Legion
Ubisoft announced a new part in the Watch Dogs series, in which players control a hacker. In the third part, called Legion, players can take on the role of characters walking around in the open world. In this way they put together a team to tackle enemies. Watch Dogs: Legion is set in a future version of London. For example, the Brexit is over and there are self-driving taxis. The game appears in March 2020.
Keanu Reeves turns up in Cyberpunk 2077
During the Xbox presentation space was made available for Cyberpunk 2077 , a new game from the makers of The Witcher 3 . The release date of the highly anticipated, futuristic role play was announced by actor Keanu Reeves ( The Matrix , John Wick ). The game will be released on April 16, 2020.
The actor can be seen as a character in the game, but it is not known exactly how big his role is and what he does in the game. The presentation was widely shared online, because Reeves was a bit uncomfortable on the stage and responded enthusiastically to someone from the audience who shouted something to him.
Gameplay from a new Star Wars game
Developer Respawn (known from the Titanfall games, among others ) showed the first gameplay images of Star Wars: Jedi Order. The game will be released on PC and game consoles on November 15 this year.
The thirteen minute video shows how the player ran against walls, used Force powers and defeated enemies with a lightsaber. In the game, players also have to solve puzzles and avoid obstacles. The game promises a single player adventure that takes place after the sixth part of the Star Wars film series: Revenge of the Sith.
New game from makers of Dark Souls and Game of Thrones author
The new game from the Japanese developer FromSoftware has been officially announced. The studio previously made games such as the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne and Sekiro. In a somewhat vague trailer, Elden Ring was announced, an open world game in the style of Dark Souls in which the worlds are a lot bigger according to the makers.
New is that players can ride horses through the environments. There would be no cities and characters to talk to. Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin has advised on the development of the game. It is not known when the game will appear.