In an interview with PC Gamer, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer talked candidly about the prospect of bringing the original Xbox backwards compatibility to PC. When asked if the feature might come to PC in the future, he simply answered "Yes".
Going into E3 this year we knew that there was one Mario game that we wanted to see more of, and that was Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch. The next game in the 3D Super Mario series that began on N64 with Super Mario 64. Little did we know that Ubisoft were also making a great looking Mario game, with the XCOM meets Fire Emblem fun of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
Probably to coincide with the launch of the Xbox One X, Avatars are set to make a comeback with a new Avatar 2.0 system. One that naturally adds more detail, animation, and clothing options, including wheelchair-access. Apparently the revamp has been in the works for a few years now, and will probably appear on both Xbox One and Windows 10.
For amateur Overwatch players who reach the rank of Master (or higher) during an Overwatch season. From there players can assemble teams and take part in the Overwatch Open Division for their region, with the Open Division’s first season commencing on July 4. With Australia and New Zealand included the first round of regions.
Last year Obsidian released a fantastic new RPG in the vein of Pillars of Eternity called Tyranny. In it players took on the role of a general of sorts in a world where evil had won. It presented one of the finest RPG stories in recent memory, and now it's getting an expansion called Bastard's Wound that will take players to a new part of the world where they'll need to deal with an illegal settlement of war-ravaged refugees.
The sequel to the surprise hit Total War: WARHAMMER, in that it ended up becoming one the best Total War games we've ever played, has a release date. And it's coming sooner than we thought -- September 28 for PC. Alongside the announcement developer Creative Assembly debuted the first snippet of gameplay from Total War: WARHAMMER II.
A remake of the GameBoy classic Metroid II with development being handled by MercurySteam, the studio behind the excellent Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Metroid: Samus Returns is definitely as much a imagining as it is a remake, with new 3D visuals, moves, and gameplay that looks like its come a long way since the black and white original.
As a publisher of very cool looking indie games, Devolver Digital came to E3 this year with a goal to make a name for itself in the E3 Press Conference stakes. With a presentation that was light on games, and heavy on violent dark humour. All in all it served as the perfect antidote to the usual spectacle we've come to expect.