'Crackdown 3' delivers cel-shaded destruction with Terry Crews

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'Crackdown 3' delivers cel-shaded destruction with Terry Crews

It's a year late, but Crackdown 3 is finally landing on November 7th, right alongside the Xbox One X's launch. Just like before, the focus is on teaming up with friends and causing plenty of destruction in huge, open environments. This time around though, you've got Terry Crews by your side. The game looks great, with a cyberpunk-heavy cel-shaded style and more mayhem than we've ever seen before in a Crackdown game. But most importantly, it features some gorgeous explosions.

'Gone Home' follow-up 'Tacoma' arrives August 2nd

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'Gone Home' follow-up 'Tacoma' arrives August 2nd

At last, we have a release date for Fullbright's Gone Home follow-up, Tacoma: August 2nd. The Portland-based developer showed a brief trailer during Microsoft's E3 press conference, full of beautiful spaceship corridors and meeting rooms. The game, if you're unfamiliar, will put you in the role of galactic detective, rewatching old holographic recordings in order to unravel what happened aboard the station. It's been a long time coming — the game was first announced at The Game Awards in 2014, and was delayed to "Spring 2017" more than a year ago. But given how influential Gone Home was...we're more than happy with the wait.

'Dragon Ball Fighter Z' is a lavish 2D fighter coming to Xbox One

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'Dragon Ball Fighter Z' is a lavish 2D fighter coming to Xbox One

If you loved visual style of the Naruto: Ultimate Storm series, or just carry a childhood fascination with the Dragonball series (still!), Dragonball Fighter Z might be for you -- three-on-three battles, powered-up final forms, insane projectiles and energy beams are just the start. Notably the game going back to two-dimensional beat-em-up basics. Yep, while scene transitions and high-powered moves will see the camera shift to make fights more cinematic, the majority of the battle will place on just one plane -- with some teleporting and lighting fast dodging thrown into the mix. The game will launch (on Xbox One) in early 2018 -- though it doesn't appear to be a Microsoft-exclusive.

Cyberpunk game 'The Last Night' revealed as Xbox 'launch exclusive'

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Cyberpunk game 'The Last Night' revealed as Xbox 'launch exclusive'

It's been a couple of years since we checked in on The Last Night, but the indie game just popped up during Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing, now tagged as a "launch exclusive." The Studio Ghibli-inspired dark fantasy game is looking as beautiful as ever and of course, the trailer is presented in Xbox One X-ready 4K resolution. Deemed a "cinematic platformer" it brings equal amounts of rain, neon and atmosphere -- sort of like an 8-bit Frame City Killer. Check back later this week when we have its developers, Odd Tales, join us for a live interview.

'Minecraft' makes the leap to 4K this fall

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'Minecraft' makes the leap to 4K this fall

Minecraft isn't just getting unified online play this year -- it's also receiving a huge image quality boost. Microsoft and Mojang have unveiled a Super Duper Graphics Pack (no really, that's the name) that will give the building game a major visual upgrade, including 4K resolution, high dynamic range, sharper textures and loads of special effects (including light rays and fancier water). Logically, you'll need an Xbox One X or a beefy Windows 10 PC to get the 4K HDR experience. The add-on is free when it arrives this fall, and the developers are quick to stress that it's strictly optional -- you can stick to the regular graphics if the Super Duper pack feels blasphemous to you.

Microsoft will unify most 'Minecraft' platforms this summer

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Microsoft will unify most 'Minecraft' platforms this summer

Minecraft is about to enter its final form. In August, the Better Together update will land and unify the game across nearly every platform, from iOS and Android to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This unification comes courtesy of the Bedrock Engine, which currently powers all mobile, Windows 10, Amazon Fire and VR versions of the game. Now, it won't matter which platform your friends use to play Minecraft -- every version will be the same, they'll share DLC and updates, and all players will be able to create new worlds together.

Zombies won't invade 'State of Decay 2' until spring 2018

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Zombies won't invade 'State of Decay 2' until spring 2018

Microsoft may have teased the invasion of the undead at last year's E3, but during the 2017 installment we're still not getting a release date for the sequel to State of Decay. In fact, the game has been delayed. Next spring, you can enter the zombie apocalypse in the survival horror State of Decay 2 on Xbox One and Windows 10. After being slated to launch this year, the title won't arrive until 2018.

'Metro: Exodus' brings post-apocalyptic gameplay to Xbox One X

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'Metro: Exodus' brings post-apocalyptic gameplay to Xbox One X

Microsoft has plenty of Xbox One X exclusives to show at E3, but here's one you might not have expected: a brand new Metro game. 4A Games has taken the wraps off of Metro: Exodus, the next installment in the post-apocalyptic franchise. There's precious little to know about the plot line at this point, but it's clear that the game will make good use of the One X's hardware -- even the devastated Russian landscape looks gorgeous. The title is a console exclusive on Xboxes, and it'll also be available for Windows 10 when it arrives sometime in 2018.

'Forza Motorsport 7' makes the jump to 4K on Xbox One X

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'Forza Motorsport 7' makes the jump to 4K on Xbox One X

It's official -- Forza Motorsport is back. Microsoft unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship racing series at E3 2017, and as you'd expect, it's upgraded for the current era with nods to Project Scorpio -- excuse me, Xbox One X -- Windows 10 and eSports. Turn 10 boss Dan Greenawalt showed off Forza Motorsport 7 running in 4K and 60fps, while also adding dynamic weather effects. Adding feature players have been asking for repeatedly throughout the last few years, rain can impact your races, with puddles forming on the track dynamically. The unveiling also served as a premiere for an all-new car, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.