E3 is traditionally the place where video game publishers reveal their biggest and boldest creations. That has changed in recent years. But the event still offers plenty of surprises.
Microsoft focused on hyping titles coming to its Xbox One console during its presentation Monday ahead of the E3, the video game industry’s annual trade show.
Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015.
In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft says it will start selling the console without the Kinect sensor, which cuts $100 from the price.
Microsoft says it will start selling its Xbox One video game console in China in September.
The popular video game broadcasting service Twitch is bringing a slew of fresh features to Microsoft’s Xbox One. The update will be available to users next month.
Microsoft said that it has sold more than 3 million units of the Xbox One, the video game console it launched on November 22, 2013.
Microsoft says more than 2 million of its Xbox One consoles have been sold since the system’s launch 18 days ago.
Sony says it sold more than 1 million of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles during their first 24 hours on the market.
When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles, the companies touted high-definition graphics and powerful processors. But a lot has changed since then.
Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web — even to those who don’t use Windows 8.
While the Electronic Entertainment Expo is no longer open to the public, the GameStop Expo offers everyday gamers a chance to preview upcoming titles and hardware.