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E3 2017: Microsoft Press Conference News Round Up

Sunday was one of the most excited days of E3 2017 since when it comes to Microsoft and Bethesda, we tend to keep our expectations high.

Thanks to EA Play, the beginning of E3 2017 was enjoyable enough and if you like to know what happened before Microsoft and Bethesda press conferences, you can read our EA Play round up.

Let’s see what happened at E3 2017 Microsoft Press Conference.

Life Is Strange

I think this is one of the best news coming from Microsoft. At E3 2017, Microsoft announced that a new Life Is Strange is coming and the first episode will hit on August 31.

The upcoming game will be a three-episode series and will tell the story before the storm. Here is the E3 2017 announcement trailer.

State Of Decay 2

At E3 2017, Microsoft has announced State of Decay 2 and shared a gameplay video of the game. State of Decay 2 will follow the story of 2013’s open-world zombie survival State of Decay.

State of Decay 2 will be out in Spring 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10. Here is the gameplay video of State of Decay 2.

Sea of Thieves

Rare and Microsoft’s upcoming multiplayer pirate game Sea of thieves has been delayed to early 2018. After the announcement, Microsoft shared an extended gameplay of the game which you can view below:

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox! The game is highly popular these days and finally Xbox One player will get to enjoy it too.

In late 2017, Playerunknown’s Battelegrounds will be available for Xbox One. Xbox One player will able to enjoy 4K and HDR support while playing the game. Here is the E3 2017 trailer:

Forza 7

Microsoft announced that Forza Motorsport 7 is coming, probably on October 3 for Xbox One and PC. The game runs at native 4K/60FPS on Xbox One X. There are more than 700 cars.

Here is the Forza 7 E3 2017 trailer:

Crackdown 3

Crackdown finally has a release date and a proper gameplay video. The game will launch for Xbox One and PC on November 7. Crackdown 3 will also support 4K and HDR support on Xbox One X.

Here is the trailer:


Cuphead is an upcoming platformer video game and finally has a release date. Cuphead will be out on September 29. Cuphead is also a Play Anywhere title on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

Here it is! It was already confirmed by Target and Imgur, yet Ubisoft finally made a official announcement. Yes, it will take us to Egypt and yes it is called Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Assassin’s Creed Origins will on October 27, 2017 and will support 4K gameplay on Xbox One X. Here is the reveal trailer:

Metro Exodus

Microsoft has revealed Metro Exodus with a trailer at E3 2017. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic Russia and offer a great journey. The game will be out in 2018. Here is the trailer for you:

Super Lucky’s Tale

Super Lucky’s Tale is another upcoming console exclusive game from Microsoft. It is a playground platformer for all ages. The game will be out on November 7 and will support 4K UHD on Xbox One X.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

YAY! Ori is back! From the creators of Ori and the Black Forest, there comes Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Again, we are to explore the forest of Nibel and unravel the truth. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive title.

Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic is an Xbox exclusive title. The game is a first-person shooter where you can team up with your friends up to four person co-op gameplay. The game offers huge caves to explore and since you are a space dwarf, I bet you will enjoy that.

The Darwin Project

The Darwin Project is a survival title from Microsoft which resembles The Long Dark. We must survive the cold and fight to death in a snow-covered arena.


Minecraft is getting huge updates this summer, according to Microsoft press conference at E3 2017. The Better Together Update brings community marketplace, massive servers and cross-platform play to console.


Dragon Ball FighterZ will be available for Xbox One in early 2018. The game combines classic 2D fighting with advanced 3D character models. The game offers lots of action and explosives!

Black Desert

Microsoft has shared a 4K Black Desert trailer at E3 2017. Black Desert is a sandbox oriented MMO featuring next-gen graphics. Here is the trailer:

The Last Night

The Last Night is also an Xbox One console exclusive title. The game is set in a two-dimensional cyberpunk open world. “Experience action and infiltration gameplay in the great tradition of cinematic platformers and travel between districts using taxis, ferries, or monorail while trying to keep a low profile and remain undetected.

The Artful Escape

The Artful Escape is also an Xbox One console exclusive title. It’s an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game and is the debut of release from Beethoven & Dinosaur.


Tacoma is a space game from the creators of Gone Home. The game offers exploration and isolation, just how we like it. Uncover the mysteries held by Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma and its crew, living at the edge of humanity’s reach.


Ashen is also an Xbox One console exclusive title. Ashen is an action role-playing game is about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. There is no sun, and the only natural light comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash.

We will be back with more detailed news! Stay tuned for more!

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Written by Emine Öztürk

Veteran point & clicker, amateur designer & tattooist, Bringer of Keys and the Harbinger of News.