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Xbox at E3 - every bit of news you need to know

We're still a week away from the Microsoft press conference (opens in new tab) at E3 2015 (opens in new tab), and yet the news has already rolling in. From good old-fashioned leaks to the modern horror of "announcements for announcements", we're getting a pretty good idea about what's on its way for Xbox this year, and what we'll learn about it.

I'll be keeping this page updated all week, rounding up every Xbox story that comes in, so that you don't lose track of a thing - come press conference day, you can sit like some all-knowing being, calling out every game by name and gaining the adoration and/or slaps of your peers in the process.

Halo 5: Guardians

- With a release date and box art (opens in new tab) in the bag, all that's left is to see Halo 5's campaign mode in action. June 15th will be the time.

- We've got a handsome hint of that campaign already - Nathan Fillion returns (opens in new tab) to reprise his role from ODST.

- We now know map DLC and online co-op will be free, but Bungie also teased a new multiplayer experience (opens in new tab).

- There are some new multiplayer screens, but they're a bit fishy (opens in new tab)

Gears of War

- Black Tusk has changed its name to The Coalition, just in time to show off "what's next for Gears of War" (opens in new tab) at the Xbox conference.

- And let's not forget that it looks as though a Gears of War remaster (opens in new tab) is on its way too.

Forza Motorsport 6

- We knew Forza 6 would be at the show, but tonnes of details (opens in new tab) just got an untimely airing after an administrative error from Xbox Japan.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

- Not only did Lara's new game get a new trailer and some box art (opens in new tab), we also know we'll be watching a world gameplay premiere at the Xbox conference.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

- Some story information got out this week... because of an American Football player (opens in new tab).

Fallout 4

- Along with the announcement trailer (opens in new tab), Bethesda also revealed that we'd be seeing more of the post-apocalyptic sequel at its own conference.

- But don't expect any love for your last-gen console - Fallout 4 won't be on Xbox 360 (opens in new tab).


- We'll be getting the first ever showing of new Id gameplay (that isn't eleven seconds long (opens in new tab)) at Bethesda's showcase on the 14th.

Final Fantasy XV

- While characters are changing (opens in new tab), we won't be seeing the results - Square Enix's long(-long-long)-awaited return to the single player RPG domain won't be getting new footage until Gamescom this year.

- It's entirely possible that the big patch to the Episode Duscae demo (opens in new tab) will be revealed during the show, though.

Dark Souls 3

- It's looking more and more likely that From Software will be having a third crack at the whip - at least if these screenshots (opens in new tab) are anything to go by.

Star Wars Battlefront

- We've got a single screenshot (opens in new tab) to whet the appetite for one of the EA's conference's big hitters.

Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

- Mirror's Edge: Catalyst has been confirmed to be the new console game and, more importantly, a reboot (opens in new tab).

- Some concept art has popped up (opens in new tab), and raised more questions that it answers.

Need for Speed

- The teaser trailer (opens in new tab) explains that a full trailer would be out on 15th June - the same day as EA's conference this year.

Titanfall 2

- Forget it (opens in new tab).

Assassin's Creed

- We saw a huge amount (opens in new tab) when it was revealed, but you just know that a little tour around London is in store at Ubisoft's conference.

- Syndicate's not the only hoods 'n' homicide property at E3 - the new movie, which just got a poster (opens in new tab), will be making an appearance too.

The Division

- Ubisoft's MMO shooter has been delayed to 2016 (opens in new tab), which means you can hang your hat on a new gameplay showing at the publisher's showcase.

Watch Dogs 2

- We're pretty sure they're working on a sequel (opens in new tab), so it's not too much of a stretch to see a return of the former E3 favourite.

Shadow Warrior 2

- It exists, there's a trailer (opens in new tab), there are more dick jokes.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

- The return of the original extreme sports behemoth has been confirmed (opens in new tab) - now we just need some footage.


- A 1TB version of the Xbox One has been confirmed (opens in new tab), and will be released the day after the Xbox presser.

- That comes alongside the revelation that there will be a new Xbox One controller design, featuring a 3.5mm headphone jack (opens in new tab).

Windows 10

- Let's not forget that Xbox is spreading its tendrils into other formats too - proven by Phil Spencer appearing at the PC Gaming Show (opens in new tab) to show off Xbox on Windows 10.

Sick of facts? Check our list of 15 predictions for the Microsoft press conference (opens in new tab), that'll sort you out.

Joe first fell in love with games when a copy of The Lion King on SNES became his stepfather in 1994. When the cartridge left his mother in 2001, he turned to his priest - a limited edition crystal Xbox - for guidance. And now he's here.