Los Angeles — Microsoft emphasized its plethora of exclusive game titles for the Xbox One during its E3 press event, here, today.
Phil Spenser, Microsoft’s head of Xbox, opened by saying, “Gamers are setting the future of Xbox … and we are better for it. We are devoting our entire briefing to games,” and that the tech giant did.
Sledgehammer Games showed “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” which is the latest in a series of first-person military shooter games. Actor Kevin Spacey helped develop the plot. It will be available in November.
“Forza Motorsport 5 Nurburgring” is available free beginning today via download and “Forza Horizon 2” will debut Sept. 20.
Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed: Unity French Revolution” is set for release later this year and “Dragon Age Inquisition” debuts Oct. 7.
“Sunset Overdrive” from Insomniac Games for Xbox One launches Oct. 28.
Harmonix said it is launching “Dance Central Spotlight” for the Xbox One later this year; on Oct. 21, its “Disney Fantasia Music Evolved” title will be released.
Among the major highlights of the presentation was news that 343 Industries will release “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” on Nov. 11 for Xbox One, and it will include “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary,” “Halo 2 Anniversary,” “Halo 3” and “Halo 4.” All will run in 1080p and 60 fps and include their full multiplayer suites in their original forms, with the added bonus of running on dedicated servers.
It also includes the “Halo 5: Guardians” multiplayer beta test that begins in December, as well as the digital film “Halo: Nightfall” live-action series developed by director Ridley Scott that will premiere on Nov. 11 and run in multiple weekly installments.
Microsoft also previewed a ton of games set for 2015
The catch phrase at the end of the 90-minute event was “It’s more fun on the Xbox One,” but as Xbox boss Spencer put it, “We will continue to listen to you — our community — and continue to make Xbox for you. That’s not just my personal commitment but the commitment of the entire Xbox team.”