Microsoft was up first with it's announcement of sequels and Xbox One exclusives (as well as non-exclusives). Among the sequels, there was the impressive looking Forza follow-up, Forza Motorsport 5, which should put a smile on the faces of both car-lovers and racing fanatics. Perhaps (actually without a doubt), the more exciting sequel news for the majority of gamers will be the much-anticipated Halo 5. Although it won't be available at launch, Microsoft promises a release during the first half of 2014.
Other notable announcements were a Killer Instinct reboot (Finally!), the futuristically-cool-yet-beautiful Quantum Break, and third person slice-em-up Ryse: Son of Rome. Check out the gameplay demo in the video below! For the original story by ARS technica, click here.
Next in line was EA, who also didn't disappoint with it's announcements. Aside from the hugely-anticipated Battlefield 4, gamers will see new Need for Speed, Dragon Age, Star Wars, various EA Sports titles, and Mirror's Edge games, as well as brand new game called Titanfall. You can read the EA story (also, courtesy of ARS Technica) here.
With Ubisoft's E3 press conference going on as we speak and Sony's just a few hours away, there is still much more to be seen today, which will only add to an already announcement-packed day (I'll post another story about those tomorrow). My question is two-fold: 1) What title (so far) excites you most and 2) Will the cool new games and graphics be enough (for Microsoft, at least) to squanch the so far mostly negative press about Xbox One?