Five takeaways from Xbox's E3 2019 conference
Microsoft knew they had to kick off E3 2019 in a big way. They did just that with over 60 games revealed in a 90 minute conference filled with surprises. We look at five big moments from this massive event
1) Phantasy Star Online 2 finally heads to the West
In 2012, Phantasy Star Online 2 was released on Windows over in Japan. Plans for a release in North America have been in the works for years, but nothing came out of it until today. The beloved free to play MMORPG will be released on Xbox One next spring.
2) Keanu Reeves joins Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 managed to get some unexpected help from John Wick actor Keanu Reeves. At the press conference, the actor revealed that he’s starring in the game as Mr Fusion. This will be his first time in a video game since 2003’s The Matrix. The star was also present to announce that Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on April 16, 2020.
3) Xbox Games Studios acquires Double Fine Productions
Xbox Games Studios keeps growing with their reveal of Double Fine Productions joining their roster. Double Fine Productions are best known for their games Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. A teaser for Psychonauts 2, which was successfully crowdfunded, was also unveiled. Unfortunately, no release date has been released for the upcoming game.
4) Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot arriving in 2020
Dragon Ball Project Z has now taken on a brand new name. Now known as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, the RPG is slated to be released sometime in 2020. The trailer features some key moments from the iconic anime series. This will surely please fans that are looking for an alternative from the franchise’s successful fighting games.
5) Project Scarlett unveiled
In 2020, Xbox will introduce gamers to Project Scarlett. Visually, this brand new console will entice people with 8k gaming. To deliver some high quality gaming, Project Scarlett will include a SSD that is set to be 40 times more powerful than the Xbox One X. The console will be released to the public in late 2020.