Metro: Exodus is a new open-world shooter that takes the series above-ground

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Metro: Exodus is a new open-world shooter that takes the series above-ground

4A Games took the stage at Microsoft’s E3 2017 media briefing to reveal Metro: Exodus, a return to its popular post-apocalyptic shooter series.

The reveal trailer showed off a dilapidated underground setting, makeshift weaponry and giant mutated rat and bear creatures — all elements that will be familiar to fans of the previous two games in the series. But it also included a moment of surprising beauty, where the main character looked out over an abandoned town and the wilderness surrounding it.

Assassin’s Creed Origins confirmed

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Assassin’s Creed Origins confirmed

After almost a two-year hiatus, the Assassin’s Creed franchise is finally getting another installment: Assassin’s Creed Origins. Its setting will date back to ancient Egypt, focusing on the first to call themselves “Assassins.” Naval combat mechanics will also be making a return — a feature not seen since Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

Fans may not be entirely surprised at this news, as a Target pre-order card leaked the title, art and add-on content, while an early issue of Game Informer.

Forza Motorsport 7 announced for Xbox One X and Windows 10

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Forza Motorsport 7 announced for Xbox One X and Windows 10

Forza Motorsport 7 is the next entry in Microsoft’s long-running racing franchise, developer Turn 10 Studios announced today at its E3 2017 press briefing.

The game will be released Oct. 3 on Xbox One and Windows 10. Once the Xbox One X launches on Nov. 7, Forza 7 will run in native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second on that console.

Xbox One X is the final name of Project Scorpio

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Xbox One X is the final name of Project Scorpio

Microsoft’s Xbox One upgrade will be called the Xbox One X, the company announced during its E3 2017 press briefing today.

The Xbox One X will be released Nov. 7 worldwide, Xbox head Phil Spencer announced. However, the company has yet to announce a price — we’ll update as soon as that happens.

Xbox One X is the final name of Project Scorpio

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Xbox One X is the final name of Project Scorpio

Microsoft’s Xbox One upgrade will be called the Xbox One X, the company announced during its E3 2017 press briefing today.

The Xbox One X will be released Nov. 7 worldwide, Xbox head Phil Spencer announced. However, the company has yet to announce a price — we’ll update as soon as that happens.

NASCAR Heat 2 is back by popular demand — of two key features

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NASCAR Heat 2 is back by popular demand — of two key features

Last year's NASCAR Heat Evolution put a strong racing engine under its hood. It just lowered an unmistakably no-frills body onto the frame of the whole thing, which cast aspersions on what its makers had done well: race hard, and authentically.

Players had to really want to play NASCAR Heat Evolution. Fortunately, that wasn't because the racing action was discouraging to them. It's because the rest of the game wasn't encouraging them enough. As such, the main problem facing NASCAR Heat 2, coming in September, is a pretty good one to have: Bolt on more parts, and the game's biggest flaw — depth — will take care of itself.

Star Wars Battlefront 2’s starfighters have been completely overhauled

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Star Wars Battlefront 2’s starfighters have been completely overhauled

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will feature much more starfighter combat than its predecessor, and that means Criterion Games has a bigger role than ever. The studio, famous for its work on the Need For Speed series, tells Polygon that much of what they’ve learned making cars fun to drive applies directly to making an X-Wing or a TIE fighter fun to fly.

“The camera is probably responsible for more than half of the feel,” said Battlefront 2 executive producer Matt Webster, also general manager of Criterion Games. “It’s about how the camera moves around the ship. This is something that is our bread and butter. It just so happens that it also manifests itself around a car.”

Square Enix drops new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer

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Square Enix drops new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer

Square Enix gave Kingdom Hearts fans another peek at Kingdom Hearts 3 today, with a new trailer for the role-playing game that debuted during the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour concert in Los Angeles.

Fortunately, for those who weren’t able to make it to tonight’s concert, Square Enix also posted a Japanese-language version of the trailer on YouTube.

EA at E3 2017 in under 3 minutes

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EA at E3 2017 in under 3 minutes

Electronic Arts kicked off E3 2017* early with its EA Play event and, while a big part of the event included playing games, the press conference had all the new stuff. Instead of watching the whole thing (which you can do here, if you want), we trimmed it all down to just under three minutes. You’ll find:

E3 continues all week! Here’s a list of all of the E3 2017 livestreams happening this week.