Xbox Series X: Microsoft's massive trilogy titles announced at E3
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Microsoft launched fireworks at this year’s E3. The company has delighted fans with the many successes of Xbox consoles and the PS5 made Sony a strong competitor.

Redmond – At E3 2021 digital, there was a real thunderstorm from Microsoft. In partnership with newly acquired development studio Bethesda, Microsoft has announced one explosion after another. Several titles appear exclusively for Xbox Series X/S and PC. So players on PS5 looked at the tube at this press conference. There is news about Forza Horizon 5, Starfield, Halo Infinite, Redfall and more. We include all the big announcements here so you don’t miss a thing.

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E3 2021: Microsoft announces Starfield – Bethesda’s SciFi RPG will launch in 2022

Starfield was announced as Microsoft’s first title at E3 2021. The role-playing game with a sci-fi setting is being developed by Bethesda and won’t appear until next year. However, the hype around the game is great, because Bethesda is known for its role-playing classics with Skyrim and Fallout, among others.

in the trailer It says that a brand new Starfield universe has been in development for 25 years and is now about to finally emerge. However, there is still no real vision or even gameplay for Starfield. It looks like you are playing an astronaut traveling in his spaceship. What it should be in detail is still not clear.

Starfield will be available exclusively for Xbox Series X/S and PC on November 11, 2022. Therefore, PS5 fans cannot play this title. Instead, Starfield appears in Game Pass when released. Subscribers can look forward to real success.

Excerpts from the Starfield trailer.

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E3 2021: Microsoft will present Forza Horizon 5 this year

Another blow is coming from Microsoft and developer studio Playground Games. They released the first trailer for Forza Horizon 5. It has already been revealed that the part takes place in Mexico. There were first glimpses of the roads, showing the desert, the beach and the narrow streets. There was also a first look at the vehicles that will be available.

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Forza Horizon 5 will be released on November 9, 2021 and exclusively for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. It will then also be available for Game Pass as soon as it is released. Here, too, PS5 fans are looking at the tube. So there should be a lot of info here in the coming weeks and months, because the release is already in five months. On YouTube came with the trailer It was already very well received and there was a lot of encouragement.

A scene from the Forza Horizon 5 trailer.

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E3 2021: Microsoft awards Halo Infinite to Free2Play for multiplayer

Halo Infinite is already long overdue and there are more shooter ideas coming to E3 2021. So it became a Trailer all about the multiplayer game chest. Multiplayer should be Free2Play and it shows it shouldn’t be just a shooter. For example, there is a grappling hook that you can use to navigate.

The exact release date for Halo Infinite is not available yet. It was only said that he should appear around “Holiday 2021” – around Christmas this year. But that’s questionable so far, because at least Halo Infinite has already been delayed in the past and the mysterious release date suggests you don’t want to commit just yet. Halo Infinite will also appear exclusively for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Then it is also available for Game Pass as soon as it is released.

Excerpts from the Halo Infinite trailer.

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E3 2021: Vampire shooter Redfall appears exclusively for Xbox Series X/S.

It got a little scary in View Redfall Trailer. This comes from the development studio Arkane Studios, which developed Dishonored among other things. In Redfall shooter, you fight against powerful vampires who are attacking you with supernatural powers. Redfall can be played in an open world and also in a co-op mode with up to three friends.

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As a survivor, you have to fight against vampires using survival tactics and help Redfall City get back the sunlight. Some good ideas about fighting were already given in the YouTube trailer. The setting is somewhat reminiscent of the Borderlands series, because in Redfall you fight alongside bots and story visions are told with a lot of humor.

Redfall will be released in Summer 2022 and is exclusive to Xbox Series X/S. The shooter will also be available on Xbox Game Pass upon release.

Excerpts from the Redfall trailer.

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E3 2021: Stalker 2 will be released in 2022 – Gamers: Xbox Series X/S players may go first

The horror shooter Stalker 2 also appeared at E3. So all fans can have an amazing toys-trailer Which revealed an insight into the shooter. In the trailer, the player explored the area around the contaminated Chernobyl nuclear power plant. There were confrontations with mutated monsters that you had to shoot over the heap.

It was also revealed that all players who own an Xbox Series X/S will have access to Stalker 2 first. Release due on April 28, 2022 for all Xbox players. After that, you should follow all the other platforms. The exact date of this release is still not entirely clear.

Stalker 2: Excerpt from the game’s trailer.

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E3 2021: There were also these highlights at Microsoft’s press conference

A Plague Tale: A Mass was made using a Trailer at E3 formally introduced. The surprise sequel that hit A Plague Tale: Innocence is scheduled to appear in 2022. The exact date is not yet available. The game can be compared slightly to The Last of Us and is often described as a solid alternative to it. The game is said to be available on Game Pass when it’s released, but it’s likely to also appear on PS5. The platforms have not yet been named.

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Battlefield 2042 also made a big comeback, here, the first gameplay was shown at E3, after the first reveal presentation already caused a lot of euphoria. in the new Trailer for the game on YouTube It gives an insight into the new features of Battlefield 2042. Among other things, natural disasters like hurricanes should play a major role. The new Battlefield part will be released on October 22, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

Another new trailer is The Outer Worlds 2. The first part of the RPG was released in 2019 and was a surprising success. Now the second part follows and on E3 there was that first trailer to. In the trailer itself, the developers candidly talk about the fact that nothing has actually been fixed and that the game is still in full development. Its release date is not mentioned at all. So we have to wait a little longer to get that address.

Above all, exclusive titles from Microsoft show that things can get really exciting about the new Xbox Series X/S in the next few months. After all, there are some exclusive titles that can truly rival the PS5. It remains to be seen if all the titles will appear on time or if there are still inconsistencies.

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