On Monday, June 13th, Microsoft is about to unveil pretty significant news around Xbox during E3 2016, the biggest game conference, happening in Los Angeles. The event will be packed with big announcements, including the unveiling of new Xbox One titles coming in 2016 and next year, and new hardware.
The E3 Xbox Briefing will kick off at 9:30AM PDT / 12:30PM EST, and you will have the chance to watch the live stream at Xbox.com/e3, the Xbox Twitch Channel, YouTube, Xbox Live Event Player on Xbox One and Xbox 360, or at your local Microsoft Store.
Like previous Xbox E3 Briefing, Microsoft is partnering with Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada to let everyone watch the biggest gaming event on the big screen.
What to expect during the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing
Along with the announcements and in-depth look to upcoming games Xbox One games, we’re also expecting to see huge hardware announcements.
As previously rumored, Microsoft is also expected to launch a new slimmer version of Xbox One featuring a 2TB hard drive and support for 4K video resolutions.
The company is rumored to talk about an entire new Xbox One console, which is internally known as “Scorpio”. It’s said that the console will include a more powerful graphic processor with support of 4K games, and we’re also expecting to see Oculus Rift coming to Xbox One to bring virtual reality.
Alongside the new consoles, Microsoft is also expected to introduce two Xbox streaming devices. A Google Chromecast-like device to stream Xbox One content and with support for the Xbox One controller.
Then there is the second device that will also work as a streaming device, but with more capable hardware to run Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps and basic games.
The software maker may also introduce a new Xbox One standard controller that will look similar to the current model, but with different colors.
We’re also expecting the company to talk about future plans in the platform, including bringing Xbox One and PC games closer together with Windows 10, and we probably will see a demo with more details about the upcoming New Xbox One Experience part of the Anniversary Update that Microsoft plans to release later this summer.
Xbox E3: FanFest and Xbox Daily: Live at E3 details
On Tuesday, June 14th and Wednesday, June 15th from 4PM to 5PM PDT / 7PM to 8PM EST, you will be able to watch Xbox Daily: Live at E3 on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, and on the Xbox Twitch Channel to get more details on upcoming games to the platform and other news.
In addition, if you happen to be around Los Angeles, California, during the E3 2016 week, Microsoft will be giving away 500 tickets for an exclusive access to the Xbox FanFest: E3 2016. The Xbox FanFest starts on Monday, June 13th and it will last until Wednesday, June 15th.
The tickets will include:
- Entry into the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing on Monday, June 13th, 9:30AM PDT at the Galen Center.
- A custom-built backpack filled with gaming swag.
- Play time with all-new exclusives and our biggest blockbuster games coming this holiday.
- The chance to meet some of the industry’s top developers, leaders and influencers.
- Even more surprise events during the week.
Of course, there are some terms and rule for the event, as such make sure to check the Xbox E3 Online Experience for all the details. For more information about Xbox Briefing at E3 2016, make sure to check News.Xbox.com.