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Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing

Join CNET for complete live coverage of Microsoft's press conference at E3 2014, where we expect to see the latest and greatest games the Xbox platform has to offer.

  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:30:57 PM
    Now Phil Spencer back on stage, reminding us everything we've seen (except Halo 5) is available this fall.

    Onward to next year's games. First one is a game that's been worked on for four years, debuting in 2015 from Playdead studios.
  • Jeff Bakalar 6/9/2014 5:31:12 PM
    (Hence the Spencer t-shirt)
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:31:38 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:32:03 PM
    The game looks like an exploration type of title, where gamers move around the game world and try to learn what's happening. Lots of foreboding music and dark imagery. It's called "Inside."
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:32:17 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/9/2014 5:32:42 PM
    This game looks amazing. New IP. Please, more new IP. More imagination than anything seen previously. I'm partial to indie style.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:32:46 PM
  • Jeff Bakalar 6/9/2014 5:32:57 PM
    Very excited about INSIDE, but it's not an exclusive. LIMBO had a timed exclusive on Xbox 360.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:33:06 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:33:31 PM
    Now for ID@Xbox, which is Microsoft's independent game publishing platform. Many of the games they're discussing are games like Pure Pool, #IDARB, Knight Squad and others.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:34:17 PM
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  • Scott Stein 6/9/2014 5:35:01 PM
    ID @ Xbox's offerings feel more vibrant than anything else seen so far. It just feels like the indie scene is taking over the gaming landscape.
  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:35:07 PM
    Now for a quick reel of all the different games. It's hard to keep track, but some a include "Cuphead," Lifeless Planet," "Slash Dash," "Fru," "Mighty No. 9," the hit mobile phone game "Threes," #IDARB
    and others.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:35:46 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:35:52 PM

    One of them is also "Below," a game Microsoft showed last year with a quick trailer. It's a dungeon hunting game they name-checked in this quick flash of titles.
  • Scott Stein 6/9/2014 5:37:51 PM
    Rise of the Tomb Raider looked so good, it made my band go blue again.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:37:55 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:38:29 PM
    Now for a new Tomb Raider game, called "Rise of the Tomb Raider"-- not much other than a teaser trailer, but the recent reboot was popular.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:39:11 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:41:33 PM
    Now we get a demo of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. This demo is happening in a large forest-like terrain. The main protagonist comes upon a few men who don't seem to nice, and proceeds to get in a sword fight. Visuals are rather unforgiving -- you can chop people's arms off, blood spurts around. Now back to the original task: Tracking a griffin shot in the beginning of the demo.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:41:46 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/9/2014 5:42:05 PM
    The Witcher games -- this is the third -- were always very traditional-feeling fantasy RPGs, frankly better experienced on a PC.
  • Jeff Bakalar 6/9/2014 5:42:11 PM
    Nothing like a good old-fashioned Griffin fight
  • dan.ackerman 6/9/2014 5:42:31 PM
    In fact, Witcher 2, from a few years ago, was a great way to stress test your high-end PC GPU.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:42:32 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:42:50 PM
    The griffin lost, in case you're wondering.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:42:58 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/9/2014 5:43:25 PM
    This seems like the first attempt to make a game in this series primarily for consoles -- I wonder if the intricate character and inventory management will translate. Still these games always look great.
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:43:52 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/9/2014 5:44:09 PM
    My band's gone yellow (fyi)
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:45:23 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:45:44 PM
    Now for a trailer for a new game--a man alone in a destroyed city glows blue. Another woman, looking not too nice, runs at him glowing pink. It seems they're fighting. "The Battle for Reality Begins," the game says. It's called "Phantom Dust"
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:45:53 PM
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  • Jeff Bakalar 6/9/2014 5:46:56 PM
    I think Phantom Dust was an original Xbox game
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:47:12 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/9/2014 5:47:20 PM
    Now Ryan Barnard from Massive Games, which is making "Tom Clancy's The Division" from Ubisoft. It's a game about New York devastated by a virus, and government agents tasked with saving the world, essentially.
  • Jeff Bakalar 6/9/2014 5:47:55 PM
    The Division will also get content first on Xbox One
  • Josh Miller 6/9/2014 5:48:50 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/9/2014 5:49:16 PM
    By the way, this is exactly what the NYC subways looked like in the
    80s.
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