Microsoft is focusing on Oculus Rift and announced new titles during E3 2015
E3 2015 had a lot going on for Microsoft, everything except Kinect. If we roll down the memory lane and go back to E3 2011, it was all about Kinect. Times have changed now and whether it’s for good or for worse, it pretty much seems that Kinect is dead. This time around, while Microsoft announced a bunch of new titles and even made the Xbox One compatible with the old Xbox 360 games with the help of a new backward compatibility, it removed the USB support thereby making Kinect related games incompatible.
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The following was said by Microsoft in its statement “This holiday, Xbox One will be the only console to support backward compatibility, natively for select Xbox 360 games, for free, and all with Xbox One features including screenshots, broadcasting and GameDVR. Backward compatibility is one of the most requested fan features, and more than 100 classic Xbox 360 games will be available at launch, with more to come.”
It also added that while It admits that not all Xbox 360 games will be available at launch, interested fans can use the Xbox Feedback as the platform to submit names of the titles that they would like them to add and they shall work with publishers to continue to release new titles accordingly. Microsoft also took the stage to highlight how it is improving the Xbox Live experience by giving the fans an early glimpse at the new Xbox Elite Controller and the all new Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft said that it had developed the new Xbox Elite controller after collaborating closely with professional gamers.
It also added “Players can customize everything from trigger sensitivity to button mapping to game-specific setups, and use it with their Xbox One and Windows 10 devices with a custom app that offers gamers the opportunity to further modify the controller for any gaming scenario.” Microsoft also shed light on its new partnership with Oculus VR LLC that would witness an Xbox One Wireless controller with purchase of every Oculus Rift at launch, and thus supporting virtual reality on both, Xbox One and Windows 10.
Game Preview was also announced for Xbox One which gave the fans an opportunity to try titles currently in the making and provide valuable feedback to developers to assist the development phase. Following games will be launching for Xbox One and Windows 10
- Fallout 4
- Beyond Eyes
- Dark Souls III
- Fifa 16
- Fable Legends
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Forza Motorsport 6
- Gears of War 4
- Madden NFL 16
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Rare Replay
- Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
- Sea of Thieves
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Tom Clancy’s The Divisio
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
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