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Microsoft Press Conference E3 2018 Recap #DailyHotTake

This year’s underdog is promising big game announcements. Do they deliver?

We’re experimenting with a new news format called #DailyHotTake. We’re Live Tweeting the E3 2018 press conferences all week using the hashtag #DailyHotTake to share our thoughts as we think them. Here’s a compilation of all our thoughts about the Microsoft Press Conference held in the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles.

Setting the Tone for E3

Early Impressions

It’s impressive the sheer number of games, especially the number of exclusives Microsoft showed off during their briefing. We expect a lot of games from one of the big 3, but they drove the message home that Xbox fans could expect the newest and flashiest games, no matter what their preferences are.

Head Hunters

Phil Spencer announced that Microsoft acquired four smaller game studios: Ninja Theory Ltd., Playground Games, Undead Labs LLC, and Compulsion Games. Each of these studios are vastly different and will greatly diversify Microsoft’s offerings. Read more about these acquisitions here.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 was probably the best “and one more thing” Microsoft has shown in years. The game world looks incredible and while we haven’t learned much, we’re expecting great things from the developers of the beloved Witcher 3.

Thanks for tuning in for another edition of #DailyHotTake. We’ll be publishing recaps of all the major press conferences all week of this E3 2018. Follow us on Twitter @TopShelfGaming.