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Microsoft's E3 2019 plans spilled: new Xbox, lots of games

Microsoft's plans for E3 2019 leak: Halo Infinite, Age of Empires VI, Cyberpunk 2077, Fable reboot, Battletoads, and next-gen Xbox consoles planned

By Anthony Garreffa from May 21, 2019 @ 22:52 CDT

We are only a couple of weeks away from E3 2019 and now we're hearing about what Microsoft has planned for the show, with a leak courtesy of NeoGAF user Braldyr. We will also see AMD's next-gen Navi GPU unveiled at its Next Horizon Gaming event just before E3 2019, with the new Zen 2 and Navi architectures both on 7nm, both powering the next-gen PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox consoles.

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The post teases that we can indeed expect next-gen Xbox console announcements, new services like Microsoft's cloud gaming service Project xCloud, and a bunch of games both new and old to be unveiled at E3 2019. In terms of next-gen Xbox consoles we're looking at being introduced to both the next-gen Xbox Anaconda and Xbox Lockheart consoles (Next Xbox Streaming and Next Xbox X according to recent rumors).

We can expect Microsoft to unveil what's inside of the next-gen Xbox consoles, and I'm sure a big look into what they'll be capable of from the inside-out, through to truly next generation games. The rumors added that 'less confident predictions' of game unveils included a new Forza Motorsport game, new MechAssault game, and even a Perfect Dark reboot that would be overseen but not developed by Rare. All I want to see is a next-gen Battletoads, that would be freaking awesome.

The rumors suggest we can expect a bunch of games unveiled at E3 2019 from Microsoft, with these titles including:

  • Halo: Infinite
  • Gears of War 5
  • Age of Empires IV
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fable reboot
  • Battletoads

Next Xbox X (codename Anaconda) - $499:

CPU: AMD's custom Zen 2 CPU with 8C/16T (should be on 7nm)

GPU: Custom Navi GPU (12 TFLOPs of performance, also should be 7nm)

Memory: 16GB GDDR6 (surprising, but will be probably shared with GPU)

Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD @ 1GB/s+ bandwidth

API: DirectX Raytracing + MS AI (DXR being used will be HUGE, enables ray tracing)

Next Xbox Streaming (codename: Lockhart) - $249:

CPU: AMD's custom Zen 2 CPU with 8C/16T (should be on 7nm)

GPU: Custom Navi GPU (4 TFLOPs of performance, 1/3 the Xbox X)

Memory: 12GB GDDR6 (2/3 of the Xbox X)

Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD @ 1GB/s+ bandwidth

API: DirectX Raytracing + MS AI

NEWS SOURCES:Bgr.com


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