This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Microsoft bets on early DLC and short list of exclusives at E3 2014: E3 2014

About Video Transcript

E3 2014: Microsoft bets on early DLC and short list of exclusives at E3 2014

2:58 /

Microsoft's E3 press conference promises early DLC for multi-platform games and promising exclusive titles like Sunset Overdrive, Halo and a new Crackdown game.

[MUSIC] So we all knew what Microsoft had to do at their press conference here at E3 but did they deliver? Well sort of, Phil Spencer came out here and said the entire press conference. It's gonna be devoted to games. And while it was, it wasn't necessarily exclusive Xbox One gaming. So let's get to the exclusives first. Sunset Overdrive has to be the biggest exclusive for Xbox One coming out this year, and we've finally got that exposition for the game that we've been needing so bad. We have an idea of where it's gonna take place,. What the characters are about, what the back story is a little bit, and we have a vibe about what the game is actually going to be like. And I think that was really important for Microsoft to convey. Sunset Overdrive has a very comedic sort of storyline and I think that's a refreshing take. The game kind of makes fun of itself, so I'm really looking forward to that. But when it comes to other exclusives that Xbox announced here at their press conference, it was a little light. We saw that a new track is coming to Forza five Motorsport, and we also heard the announcement of Forza Horizon two. Then we got a game play demo of Fable: Legends later this year. Also the entire Halo franchise is getting an HD remake for Xbox One. And you can also mix and match missions throughout all four games in your own sort of mixtape campaign. It's pretty cool. We got him! So what else in terms of exclusive for XBox One? Dead Rising 3 is getting DLC first for the game. Cosplay as your favorite Capcom character. Go! Harmonix came out and said that they're gonna be giving us a new dance central spotlight game that will be download only for XBox One and Connect. That was really the only mention of Connect during the whole show. Finally in terms of exclusives. We found out that PlatinumGames is working on a game called Scalebound. And Crackdown is coming back to Xbox in a reboot specifically for Xbox One. Microsoft's got a lot of catching up to do on the independent gaming front, and they sort of made a push for it with ID@Xbox, which is their independent publishing platform. And we saw sort of a highlight reel of games we can expect to see on that platform this year and beyond. So that really does it for exclusives to XBOX1. [INAUDIBLE] The messaging to me was that Microsoft is gonna be banking on timed DLC that's gonna hit XBOX1 first. We saw that with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We saw it with Evolved. And we're also seeing it with Tom Clancy's The Division, from Ubisoft. we'll have to see how that works out. Plus there's a few exclusive Xbox One titles that gamers can finally start getting excited about. That's it here from their press conference at E3 2014, I'm Jeff Bakalar for CNET. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

New releases

Mini concept begins where Google Glass left off
1:51 20 April 2015
Mini Augmented Vision is a new augmented reality concept projecting information, navigation and safety information onto a set of g...
Play video
All the things Apple Watch can do without an iPhone nearby
1:33 18 April 2015
You still need an iPhone to set up and use the Apple Watch, but it can do things on its own, too! Fitness, music, Apple Pay, and a...
Play video
The WD Elements portable drive is a great deal
2:23 18 April 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo sort of explains the difference between bravery and courage using the high-capacity low-cost WD Elements portable...
Play video
Forget maps and let leg electrodes guide you there, Ep. 200
4:54 18 April 2015
Crave celebrates its 200th episode with a human cruise control system that's, well, pretty shocking. We check out a bicycle that claims...
Play video
Send Frigidaire's Professional Fridge back to the minors
2:24 18 April 2015
The Frigidaire FPBC2277RF is priced in the big leagues, but fails to perform up to expectations.
Play video
Star Wars droid BB-8 is real, powered by Sphero
2:40 18 April 2015
Get ready for rolling BB-8 toys. The droid in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is a real robot, based on the technology in Sphero's toy...
Play video
CNET Top 5 - Crazy looking smartphones
3:36 18 April 2015
Round, curvy and two-faced: five phones that broke the mold and dared to be different.
Play video
Faster Roku 2 masters the streaming universe
1:45 18 April 2015
A nearly perfect mix of speed, features, price and ecosystem make the Roku 2 our favorite streaming device yet.
Play video