Microsoft E3 2018 Press Conference Review

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The Last Of Us Part II is the long-awaited sequel to 2013 Bafta award-winning original and was showcased at a special event ahead of the opening of the E3 video games trade show in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

"We want to take bigger creative risks, and creative genre-defining games without the constant threat of annihilation". While the world eagerly awaits the next generation of consoles, it remains unclear when Sony, Microsoft, or any other hardware developers will usher in the next console era.

As the announcement trailer was, in fact, a tech demo it is safe to assume that the game is probably quite far of being completed otherwise we would have seen some actual in-game footage. When last year's E3 seems a little subdued most people assumed that was because everyone needed time to recover from 2016's unbelievable showing - a year that revealed games like God of War, Days Gone, Death Stranding, Detroit: Become Human, Battlefield 1, Spider-Man PS4, Prey, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X/Project Scorpio and so on and so on and you get the idea. The latest game features a much larger world and new puzzles.

Also, it's important to remember that the pace of games console launches is quickening.

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Be sure to click right here for more from E3 2018! Gears 5 showed almost five minutes of cinematics and gameplay cut together as well.

The implications for this are huge, and as head of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty explains, will allow Undead Labs to make the game it's been building towards all those years: an online, persistence sort of MMO. Each Horizon title has been set within a different country or region and Forza Horizon 4 will take drivers to Britain. What we saw wasn't necessarily a bunch of new titles (Although we did see one or two third party exclusives) but in fact some titles nearing closer to completion and getting a release date. "Our growth strategy is to continue to expand the worlds that players love while developing all-new exclusive games that deepen their engagement with our platform".

"With FastStart, you can now jump into your game twice as fast and play after downloading just a fraction of your title", Microsoft advised in a press release.

While the house Mario built did offer a few other surprises - people knew "Fortnite" was coming to the Switch, but no one expected it to launch Tuesday after Nintendo's presentation - it too had a little 2019-itis.