E3 2012 – Microsoft Recap


[ Microsoft Press Conference – Recap / Highlights ]

  • Halo 4 gameplay demo’d. Character development in a Halo game?? They’re actually getting me interested now…
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist gameplay demo’d. Looks good, but not very stealthy.
  • FIFA 13 gameplay trailer’d with Kinect support.
  • Madden 13 gameplay demo’d with Joe Montana on stage and Kinect support.
  • Fable The Journey – trailer’d.
  • A new Gears of War trailer’d.
  • Forza: Horizon – gameplay trailer’d and dated for October 23rd, 2012
  • Xbox Dashboard update w/ Kinect – Refined voice controls and additional languages.
  • Xbox with Kinect Voice demo’d in English and Spanish (Mexican dialect).
  • Nickelodeon, Paramount Movies, Machinima, & Univision coming to Xbox.
  • NBA GameTime + League Pass coming to Xbox.
  • NHL GameCenter coming to Xbox.
  • ESPN on Xbox, 24/7 live access to all ESPN networks.
  • Sports on Xbox trailer’d.
  • Xbox Music announced, “over 30 million tracks”, trailer’d.
  • NIKE+ (“Nike Plus”) coming to Xbox Kinect.
  • Xbox SmartGlass announced. Interopability and interactivity cross-platform with Xbox, iPad/iPhone, Android, Windows PCs, etc.
  • Internet Explorer for Xbox later this year – oh god, nooooooo!!
  • IE for Xbox is powered by SmartGlass. The only good thing about IE for Xbox.
  • Tomb Raider gameplay demo’d. DLC “first on Xbox” after release.
  • Ascend New Gods gameplay trailer’d. Looks like God of War, but not Greek.
  • LocoCycle trailer’d and left in the dark aside from being a very fast motorcycle game like Jet Moto or Kinetica (PS2).
  • Matter by Gore Vorbinski of Pirates of the Carribean fame, trailer’d and “Made for Kinect.”
  • Resident Evil 6 gameplay demo’d on-stage. Refined over-the-shoulder, but alot of quick-action sequences.
  • Wreckateer gameplay demo’d for Xbox Live & Kinect.
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth trailer’d.
  • Dance Central 3 announced and gameplay trailer’d for Kinect, again. On-stage performance by some guy named “Usher”
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gameplay demo’d. Controllable vehicles for once.

End of the conference.