Microsoft E3 2009 Press Conference – The Rundown
After the hoopla, you can find out everything MS covered in their press conference.
It’s all inside.
The key points:
- First downloadable content for Beatles: Rock Band will be the ‘Abbey Road’ album. ‘All You Need Is Love’ will be an XBox 360 exclusive track.
- XBox Video Marketplace will be relaunched and rebranded as a Zune property, bringing convergence between XBox and the upcoming Zune HD.
- Alan Wake is still alive and will launch Spring 2010. Gameplay footage we saw was very impressive.
- Halo ODST Street Date is 9-22-09.
- Left 4 Dead 2 announced. Will be an XBox exclusive.
- Crackdown 2 is coming.
- Project Natal (Microsoft’s Motion Control) will be a ‘controller-less controller’. Measures movement in 3D space.
- Tony Hawk demonstrated Tony Hawk Ride and it’s unique skateboard controller.
- Facebook, last.fm, and Twitter will be integrated into XBox Live.
- New options for purchasing Avatar items in XBox Live.
- Netflix support will be improved. MS promises ‘instant viewing’ of 1080p content, and the ability to change your Netflix queue from your console.
- Metal Gear Solid Rising coming to XBox 360, will NOT include Solid Snake as a character.
- Epic Games announces Shadow Complex, and exclusive title for XBox Live Arcade.
- Lionhead announces Milo… essentially an artificial child for you to teach, scold, and interact with. It looked creepy.
- Final Fantasy XIII coming to the U.S. Spring 2010.
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