The first big date of the most popular video game fair of the year has already ended. Microsoft products has been the first to take the stage in this E3 2014 and show games, and only games, to try to convince us of the future that awaits its latest console, Xbox One.
This time, no tangles from Kinect or offer boring talks where to bring out data and statistics that have the right relevance for the gamer public. We have seen a good handful of exclusives, multiplatform gameplay, the return of big-name franchises and some surprises on the fly: we tell you all here, in MundiVideogames.
The show has started with a smiling Phil Spencer, the new face of the brand Xbox, who has not delayed the start of the show for long, keeping his word: the entire conference was going to be devoted entirely to talking about video games. The first title shown has been Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, a delivery with a futuristic cut and where we have been able to verify, thanks to the live gameplay, that we will not have a second of respite. Advanced Warfare It will be straightforward action, where we will not only use state-of-the-art weaponry and equipment -such as propulsion boots-: lethal drones, powerful armed robots or incredible gadgets will join the fight. Of course, house-brand spectacular scripts and moments will be intertwined with frenzied shootouts, as has become customary in Call of Duty. In Xbox One, digital content will arrive before other platforms.
Dan greenawalt de Turn 10 studios took the stage and told us about the franchise Force. Although the views are already set in the next IP title, Turn 10 studios did not forget the fans of Force 5: Starting today, players who continue to enjoy it will be able to download free the circuit of Nürbungring. The next announcement was to confirm the arrival of Forza Horizon 2 el September 30 of this same year, with the characteristic automotive sandbox component and with a greater focus on social connectivity.
Evolve, the curious cooperative multiplayer FPS from the creators of Left 4 Dead it was seen in a trailer where the available character classes were shown - only four - and what the great monster looked like, which can also be controlled by the players. There will be beta in the fall, although it would not have hurt to have provided a gameplay or more information about a game that cannot be releasing information in such a concise way if it really wants to capture the attention of the general public.
And speaking of the general public, the well-known series Assassin's Creed showed its first gameplay next gen by the hand of Unity, setting in the French Revolution. A mechanic that has already been squeezed for too many years and deliveries was not much surprising, although the novelty of the cooperative in story mode for up to four assassins It was more than interesting and may be the great asset of this Assassin's Creed Unity.
Another multiplatform that has been seen has been Dragon's Age Inquisition. The expected program of BioWare took the stage in the form of a cinematic trailer recreated with the game's own engine, where battles against different creatures could be seen, including a gigantic dragon. We will have to wait for October 7 to check if BioWare this time he did his homework well Dragon's age.
Insomniac I have not tired of repeating on numerous occasions the fact that his next Sunset Overdrive -which will arrive the October 28- it will be a one-of-a-kind game exclusive to Xbox One -Come on, it shows that Microsoft products has been the one who has financed the project. In the trailer prior to the gameplay demonstration we have seen the game's plot base quickly outlined, where mutants created from an energy drink are creating chaos, and only the player can put an end to this disaster. Colorful, casual and dynamic, this is how this third person shooter could be defined, seasoned with grinding movements.
A few days ago we had the announcement of the arrival of Dead Rising 3 a PC and now it was time to be the protagonist of the version of Xbox One, you will receive a dlc called, attention, Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha, where we can dress up as iconic characters from the historic company, in addition to using their own special movements -for example, Ryu and his hadouken-.
The appetizers arrived with the short announcements of Fantasy: Music Evolved and a new Dance Central, which gave way to the news that we can see in the next Fable Legends, of which we can highlight the option of embodying evil and recreating scenarios full of enemies and dangers with which to make things difficult for the heroes. There will be Fable Legends multiplayer beta this fall.
Project Spark was present at the conference and was much more spectacular and convincing by showing the versatility of genres to which it can adapt and the results that would be achieved: platforms, adventures, car racing ... And as a culmination, the presence of the irreverent squirrel Conker as an added bonus in the game. There was also room for indies, like Ori: The Blind Forest, Inside, the arrival of Mighty No. 9 a Xbox One o Cuphead among others.
Of course, the Master Chief to this quote from E3 2014, although we did not have gameplay or relevant information was provided about Halo 5. Instead, a compendium of games starring this character was shown that will arrive under the title of Halo: Master Chief Collection, and that will combine in the same pack Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3 y Halo 4, in addition to multiplayer, with all its maps, Halo 2. The Master Chief Collection will be available on November 11th, will allow you to play the titles of the collection remastered or in their original version and will include the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta, which in theory will start in December.
Geralt of Rivia did not want to miss this conference and has shown us how to hunt in The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt. De Rivia has been able to follow and fight against a huge Griffo, who has ended up losing his mind. You already know that The Witcher III is another of the greats that is going to 2015. second season de Killer Instinct was confirmed by the end of this year and we were shown for the first time the redesign of the classic character TJ Combo: the muscular and tough boxer without scruples or mercy, will be the fighter with whom the new cast of fighters is released.
Rise of The Tomb Raider is confirmed as the next set of Lara Croft, which in all probability will follow the path started by that magnificent camouflaged reboot highly influenced by the Uncharted de N. Ubisoft again took center stage thanks to a real-time demonstration of its highly anticipated The Division, one of the company's largest online bets. Technically, it is surprising for the amount of elements on the screen that can be displayed simultaneously, although at the gameplay level, what was seen was too conventional to be able to shine with its own light. We will see.
Hideki Kamiya, Platinum Games, took the stage and announced the title that he is preparing exclusively for Xbox One: Scalebound outlined like a stranger Monster Hunter with high doses of action, although little or nothing we can draw as a conclusion of a trailer one hundred percent CGI. Finally, we saw the return of Crackdown, which this time will be borne by David Jones, veteran seasoned in companies like Rockstar y DMA Design, so we can breathe easy and hope that this original franchise of Xbox 360 premieres in One overhand.
And this was the most relevant thing we saw at the conference Microsoft products. It is true that Spencer has kept his word and they have not made the mistake of past events where they bored even the sheep with facts, figures and programs purely focused on Kinect, just one of the great absentees from the conference, despite the tremendous prominence he took on in the Xbox One. And just speaking of absences, we expected to see something more from Halo 5, Quantum Break or what are you doing Black tusk us Gears of War, not to mention that new IPs have been rare and unsatisfactory. Has no one thought of Perfect Dark? Have they settled for including Conker en Project Spark without more? The truth is that I had more hope in this conference of E3 2014Where Microsoft products, which is getting a good blow from Sony, I should have fought tooth and nail, bet on more exclusivities and really weighty advertisements, and not opt for a path that has seemed like conformist and even continuist. In a few hours, we'll see what the competition has up its sleeve.