Xbox One priced and launch date announced
E3 has always been Microsoft’s time to shine. Despite their abysmal initial announcement, there was still excitement in the air when Microsoft began their press conference. While some were hoping for clarifications to recent policy announcements, the main things gamers wanted to hear about were the games. Microsoft delivered by showing off some exclusives and some third-party titles, and finally unveiled the price and date for their upcoming console.
The console will be released in November this year and has been priced for North America and Europe. The Xbox One will cost $499.99 in North America, a total of £429 in the U.K. and €499 in Europe. While November is a bit vague, sites like Amazon have the exact date as November 30, but this could be a placeholder.
Games at launch will include Kinect Sports Rivals, Halo 5, an Xbox One edition of Minecraft, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, and Sunset Overdrive. While the company did not specifically address their latest policies in the conference, they did keep their promise of games taking the spotlight at their conference. Here’s what next-gen looks like to Microsoft.