This morning, Microsoft proudly showed of thirty titles that are coming as a part of their ID@Xbox program. We do not know a lot (if anything) about most of them – but I’ll provide expert predictions where I can.
Osiris: New Dawn
An Early Access space survival game – currently available on Steam.
Paladins: Champions of the Realm
Objective based, multiplayer, team shooter from Hi-Rez Studios.
Check out their website here.
Raiders of the Broken Planet
An asymmetric online action-adventure game with a planned episodic-style story mode.
Read our write-up here!
I can only imagine this is heavily inspired by the Rayman Origins/Legends games from Ubisoft – which I am 100% okay with.
Fortnite is a long teased (long as in, it was one of Julian’s most anticipated games… for last year) tower defense game from the team that brought you Paragon and Unreal Tournament.
An Early Access team arena brawler, currently available on Steam.
Well… A survival game… on Mars… duh.
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti
It is always so wonderful to see an Australian game get featured at E3! The Artful Escape was playable at PAX Aus 2016 and will be out…eventually.
Online multiplayer crafting survival space game with a low poly art style and a fully explorable universe. Currently in Early Access on Steam.
Revealed at last year’s E3, Observer_ is a first-person psychological horror game.
We Happy Few
Pretty surprised we didn’t see a little more about the procedural survival game that hit early access a little while ago. We weren’t a happy few with it upon launch, but it will be interesting to see how it’s progressed upon launch.
A collectible card game, set in the Fable universe. Coming to both PC and Xbox One.
Now, THIS is a game I can absolutely get behind. Punk basketball game? YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
No trailer as of yet…however, we will keep you posted.
Minion Masters: Forced to Duel
If we’re being honest, this kind of just looks like Clash Royale… which I’m not opposed to… but that is very dangerous for me.
A Smash Bros.-esqe platform brawler for everything except Nintendo consoles. At least it won’t have much competition…
A farming and creature collection game from Double Fine. Paging Lauren, come in Lauren.
The Last Night
The Last Night got its own feature during a different part of the press conference – you can read Lauren’s write-up on it here!
Black Desert Online
Black Desert is a game that got James off World of Warcraft during the peak of our obsession. It is an MMORPG unlike any other MMORPG, and if console MMORPGs are truly looking to become a thing – this will be a huge benefit for them. I just said MMORPG way too many times.
A stealth-horror game about breaking into your creepy sweater-vest wearing neighbour’s house. I don’t really understand the appeal, but like also Goat Simulator is a thing so maybe I’m just out of touch.
Path of Exile
If you haven’t heard of Path of Exile, then I don’t think there’s much hope for you.
Ashen looks cool. Very cool. We got our first taste of it back in 2015 and it’s been pretty quiet since then.
Riverbond is a cute little indie game that has already stolen a few hearts, as well as some critical recognition. Winner of ‘Best in Play’ at GDC 2017.
Dark and Light
Dark and Light is a high-fantasy sandbox RPG. Arguably one of the first of its times. There’s a lot to be said about the name of a game. A good name can sell thousands of copies just on the level of interest that the name generates in the somewhat clueless gamer casually browsing the games on the shelves of their local EB Games. Dark and Light is not one of those names – let’s hope it’s one of those games!
The Darwin Project
You can read our write-up on The Darwin Project here!
A 1-4 player multiplayer from the devs behind Sniper Elite. I’m not entirely sure what the game is, but to fathom a guess, I’d say a Left 4 Dead style game with more than just zambos.
Now, y’all know I’m a big fan of that artistic platformer. So I’m not going to say too much. Let’s just wait for a trailer.
It was about 6 months ago that we got our first look at Conan Exiles the upcoming action adventure game that has a very grand scale.
For all the news from this year’s E3 conference – look no further than okgames.com.au