I have just got done watching the Xbox E3 2018 event and to say I am blown away is an understatement. There were so many fantastic and interesting games shown that it would be impossible for me to talk about them all, but I am sure in the coming days, weeks and months I will be talking about them more. For the time being, I want to talk about the three games that peaked my interest the most.
I had a feeling we were going to see Halo 6 and we did, kind of. Halo Infinite is the next installment in the Halo series. The trailer really did not give a whole lot away, it showed some interesting wildlife and a gorgeous looking world, but as far as plot points go, the main thing that I picked up on was the AI chip getting put into Master Chief’s helmet. Who is this? Is it Cortana? Is it a new AI? Also, is Locke going to be in this game?
Gears Of War 5 or just Gears 5 as it was called follows on from Gears Of War 4 and this time it has a main female protagonist. I love the whole lore of Gears Of War and I am fully in on this one. JD Fenix looks much, much older has a beard, shaved head and has clearly had a lot of time pass by. They showed quite a lot of gameplay here and there seems to be a lot of focus on melee combat which is very interesting.
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
I was torn between this and Forza 4 for my last pick, but that new Shadow Of The Tomb Raider trailer really did look incredible. Lara has been through hell in the last two games and what I found interesting about this trailer is the way that she looks to have gotten herself into a serious mess, camo face paint and a real badass look on her face make you feel sorry for the people that she is coming after.
E3 can sometimes be a disappointing affair, but I think that this is one of Microsofts best showings in years. There was so much to take in that I highly recommend you take your time when checking out all the cool stuff that was shown.