Xbox E3 2016 Predictions

E3 2016 is coming up fast and now that we're closer to the event I thought it might be interesting to go over predictions for Xbox E3 2016 including the conference and what they'll be display at the show. I'm really looking forward to the conference as I attended last year for the first time and found it to be almost concert like which was great. I'll also be attending the Playstation conference for the first time so that should be interesting. With that I'll make some predictions and guesses based on past shows of just what Xbox E3 2016 will be like.

-I feel that the conference will start off with some sort of demo video akin to last year displaying the big titles that are releasing this year. This is just to get everyone excited for the event, all the attendees will also have a light display again as those are actually quite awesome.

-We'll hear that a pile of new Xbox 360 games are now backwards compatible and some will also be available via EA Access as they've experimented with that using Plants vs Zombies (Xbox 360). They may also announce Xbox Original titles are backwards compatible with achievements or available digitally.

-To build on backwards compatibility we've already seen images of Xbox One titles on Windows 10 so I imagine we'll get the official word on all Xbox titles being playable on Windows 10 devices.

-Forza Horizon 3 will be announced for Xbox One/Windows 10 with a car coming down during the conference, probably a free Forza Motorsport 6 track too as is the usual
-There will be a Gears of War 4 walkthrough of a campaign level and perhaps a Gears of War 4 multiplayer trailer as well talking about the success of the beta during the conference.
-Halo 6 will be teased shortly at the end as they usually do coming 2017 as they're most likely going to alternate their core shooters. They also seem to be running a core Halo title every two years so this makes the most sense.

-New Xbox hardware will be revealed as all the signs point to that. We'll likely see a Xbox One Slim Model (available week of E3) and another more advanced console will be teased for 2017. While I initially believed this console would continue the Xbox One I'm actually starting to feel that this may be the next generation for Xbox which I'd be fine with. This announcement will also come with a Oculus Rift partnership that makes the device compatible for the new console. It'll also have a number of special titles from first party and third party. I'm curious if we'll see a cheaper entry to compete with the PSVR or just the regular model, this will work well being compatible on Xbox Next and Windows 10.

Xbox E3 2016 Predictions

Quick Hits
-Minecraft will have an announcement there, probably either Oculus Rift Xbox VR or cross-platform play.
-There will be a couple third party titles with marketing rights to Xbox, most likely Battlefield 1 and Mass Effect: Andromeda
-We might see a new Tomb Raider title coming out first to Xbox which actually worked quite well the first time around, besides that Lara Croft somewhat fits well into the Xbox roster.
-ReCore gameplay will blow us away, I'm really excited for this one.
-Crackdown information as well as actually gameplay to excite us for whatever is releasing in the summer of 2016.
-Raam will be the latest character in Killer Instinct 3, might be announced before the event or after.
-Sea of Thieves gameplay with much more information about the title and a release date.
-A classic Xbox title being revived again, won't be Fable or Phantom Dust.
-Quick update on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and when it will officially launch.
-Halo Wars 2 will have a quick gameplay updated and a release date in the fall, I'd say October.
-Dead Rising 4 or State of Decay 2/Online will be announced coming this year or the next.
-Indie game showcase at event being a quick couple minutes and you'll see a big push during the show floor of their new titles.
-Everyone in the theater will have a Xbox Slim shipped to their house all Oprah style, mayhem will ensue and this will happen near the end to get everyone excited for Halo or the new console announcement.

Xbox E3 2016 Predictions

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner