Microsoft hosts its E3 press conference in Los Angeles on Monday. Want to catch up? Scroll down for our live updates below:
That's a wrap
Spencer wraps the Xbox media briefing. Definitely lots of games. Thanks for joining us (and bearing with the technical difficulties).
A new Crackdown
The hit Xbox series Crackdown makes a return to the Xbox One. The open world game has players exploring the city with incredible superpowers, allowing them to vault over tall buildings and perform feats of superstrength. A trailer shows superpowered officers taking down a criminal mastermind by annihilating his building. Looks like a huge and explosive game.
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Another Platinum hit?
Studio Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Madworld) unveils its Xbox One exclusive called Scalebound, which appears to show the hero working together with a massive dragon. It looks amazing.
Inside The Division
The Tom Clancy universe that brought games such as Rainbow Six and Splinter Cell introduces a new, open-world game in The Division. Players work as agents trying to stop a pandemic in New York City. The demo starts with operatives exploring an abandoned New York City subway before moving up to a post-apocalyptic view of downtown. The level of city detail is striking. Like many Clancy games, strategy and tactics play a big role in The Division. At one point, an operative uses a drone that flies to the enemy and flashes blinding lights to distract them. The game launches in 2015.
Left in the Dust
Ken Lobb, the designer who brought back the fighting franchise Killer Instinct, brings another beloved video game back from the dead. This time, it's Phantom Dust.
RETURN TO THE TOMB
Lara Croft is back. Square Enix showcases the new Tomb Raider. It's called Rise of the Tomb Raider and will launch in 2015.
HERE COMES HALO
Finally, we get our first taste of Halo 5: Guardians. It starts with Master Chief flying through space, diving toward a ship before vaulting a bomb and destroying it. 343 Industries Bonnie Ross says Master Chief's journey will involve him "questioning his journey and searching for the truth." Ross also confirms Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which includes Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.Also, Halo 2, which celebrates a 10-year anniversary, will get a full visual upgrade with the collection. It launches on November 11.
Remember those crazy wristbands I mentioned earlier? They glow. Whenever new demos appear, the wristband changes colors from red to orange or blue or green. Really neat.
The next Xbox 'Project'
Microsoft offers some new details on Project Spark, a video game where players can create their own games or levels and share them with friends. It's the equivalent of the PlayStation 3 series LittleBigPlanet. It will launch on PC and Xbox One.
The return of Fable
Lionhead Studios returns to introduce Fable Legends, the role-playing epic's first adventure on the Xbox One. The game will feature an interesting multiplayer component where the player can work as a villain, controlling the world from above such as setting traps or summoning enemies to take out other players. It's a gorgeous, large world. The demo features an incredible cooperative battle, as players on stage take on a massive ogre with club. It looks impressive. A multiplayer beta launches this fall, but no release date has been confirmed.
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Back to the 'Dance' floor
Harmonix chief Alex Rigopulos unveils Dance Central Spotlight for Xbox One. It will launch this fall with Disney's Fantasia Music Evolved, a music game based on the 1940s Disney classic Fantasia.
You can't have an E3 event without zombies, apparently. Capcom unveils an insane version of Dead Rising 3 that allows players to tackle zombies with characters from other games such as Street Fighter and Final Fight. And, yes, it looks as insane as it sounds.
First look at Assassin's Creed
The next chapter of Ubisoft's adventure series, Assassin's Creed, is shown. Taking place during the French Revolution, the demo shows the assassin moving through crowds with seemingly hundreds of people. In terms of scale, seems a lot bigger than previous games, a clear sign of the power of these new consoles. Assassin's Creed Unity will launch later this year.
Evolve on the prowl
Publisher 2K offers a great look at Evolve, the first-person shooter from the creators of Left 4 Dead. It boasts 4-on-1 battles, as players team together as hunters to battle a huge alien beast. A beta for the game launches this fall.
Start your engines
Turn 10 Studios Dan Greenawalt offers an early test drive of Forza Horizon 2, which focuses more on the driving lifestyle. The game will add dynamic weather, day and night driving and 1080p. The Drivatar, your avatar that tracks how you drive, will jump from Forza Motorsport 5 to the new game, launching Sept. 30. Also, last year's Forza Motorsport 5 will earn the Nurburgring track as a free download.
Call of Duty advances its warfare
The first trailer comes from Activision and Sledgehammer, developers of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Starts with an intense ship crash, and soldiers are trapped in the middle of a huge battle. Lots of chaos. Just what'd you would expect from this series. Although a dark environment, details are stunning. Lots of background activity. Microsoft will continue its arrangement with Activision and introduce COD downloads first on Xbox.
Briefing kicks into Overdrive
Studio Insomniac Games offers a peek at their Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive. It's a fast-paced action game that reminds me of the Tony Hawk skateboarding series in how quickly players can chain together move to dash around the city. It's based in Sunset City, and features zombie-like creatures players must take out. Insomniac chief Ted Price says players customize their characters and beef up their weapons to regain control of the city from zombies. During an onstage demo, Price uses gear including a freeze cannon and missile launcher. The game launches on Oct. 28.
BioWare shows off its next big role-playing game, Dragon Age: Inquisition. It will include premiere content available only on Xbox One. The game features a variety of battles against knights, orcs and, of course, dragons. It launches on October 7.
Head of Xbox kicks things off
Phil Spencer starts the Xbox briefing. We're here together during an incredible time in our industry, says Spencer. Games are expected to be a huge focus of this event. "You are saving the future of Xbox," says Spencer. "And we are better for it."
The green scene
Seated inside the University of Southern California's Galen Center, it's very, VERY green. Outside, it looks like a movie premiere in Hollywood, right down to the red (or in this case, green) carpet. There's one giant screen in the middle of the stage, flanked by two smaller screens in the corners. We're also wearing special wristbands that could double as home monitors.