In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Phil Spencer of Microsoft Game Studios speaks at the Microsoft Xbox E3 media briefing in Los AngelesWith the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry’s rearview mirror, the spotlight at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, held June 10-12, 2014, is expected to shift back to games. From online-only titles to virtual reality experiences, about 200 exhibitors will hype their latest software in hopes of driving away from E3 with The Next Big Thing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
This photo provided by Sony shows a scene from the video game, “Sunset Overdrive.” The recent success of “Watch Dogs” and “Titanfall” is paving the way for several new video games that don’t contain numbers in their titles to be hyped at next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry’s annual trade show held on June 10-12, 2014, in Los Angeles. With anticipation mounting for original games like “Destiny,” “The Order: 1886” and “Sunset Overdrive,” have game makers finally discovered the cure for sequelitis? (AP Photo/Sony)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s all about the games for Microsoft at E3.
Microsoft focused exclusively on hyping titles coming to its Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles during its presentation Monday ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video-game industry’s annual trade show.
The new Xbox One games showcased included a fresh installment of the open-world romp “Crackdown,” a reboot of the Xbox action game “Phantom Dust,” the original dragon adventure “Scalebound” from developer Platinum Games, a sequel to the 2013 “Tomb Raider” reboot titled “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and a “Halo” collection that will bring four prior installments of the sci-fi shooter to Microsoft’s latest console.
The announcements were made Monday morning during a 90-mintue presentation at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.