Microsoft to Talk Next Gen Consoles at E3 2019

Posted on February 22, 2019 by Brad Sams in Games with 4 Comments

In June, Microsoft will be heading to Los Angeles where the company will be hosting its annual E3 keynote. And even though Sony won’t be there, Microsoft is not holding back on making significant announcements.

Microsoft will not be shipping its next-gen consoles until the fall of 2020 but the company is preparing to talk more about the hardware this year at E3, 2019, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. Don’t expect to hear pricing just yet, but the company wants it to be known that they are moving full steam ahead with the upcoming Lockhart and Anaconda devices and will begin to peel back the onion on these two devices.

Last year, the company teased Halo Infinite and that title will be a launch game for the upcoming hardware. With a brand new game engine, the team behind the game is trying to make the story adapt to decisions the user makes and the game may have more RPG (role-playing game) elements than prior versions of the series.

What else will the company be talking about? GamePass will receive a few updates this year and of course, expect the company to highlight new titles coming to the platform as well.

Plans around the event are still coming together but the company is starting to lock-down the announcements for the keynote. Seeing as the event is still about four months away, the company could change plans and alter their keynote but for now, expect to hear more about the plans for Scarlett family of devices at E3 2019.

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4 responses to “Microsoft to Talk Next Gen Consoles at E3 2019”

  1. glenn8878

    Allow Xbox to be a low cost desktop computer.

    • rm

      In reply to glenn8878:It is close now with keyboard and mouse support. Now they just need to open up more apps when keyboard and mouse are connected. That probably requires more API's and subsystems like Location, etc. to allow the apps to function.

  2. rm

    They need to allow running the Xbox console on a PC within a Windows 10 VM. Then a lot of computer would become Xbox consoles so even more games could be played on them (even back word compatible games). I hope xCloud works great, but I bet it will have issues because of less than optimal network bandwidth and latency on decent amount of systems. So, I would look at xCloud as a bonus for those lucky enough to use it without issues. They have to have at least 6 great AAA games to release without 6 months of the new consoles being released. Xbox Game Pass / Live on Switch, Android, and iOS will really help a lot as well. Better investment per game purchased. Maybe on-line multiplayer games with no local multiplayer (split screen) will allow someone to play on another device while someone else in your family plays on the Xbox/Switch console with the same game purchase.

  3. dontbe evil

    please use usb-c, please please please