While the new Phantom Dust has been absent from Microsoft’s last two E3 shows, the IP is most certainly not dead. The reboot might be, but the property will live on in a “remaster” of the original game that was announced after Microsoft’s press briefing. The game will use the original assets, which means it will be an upscaled re-release with modernized features (such as support for the recently announced Xbox Live Arena). The game is expected to release in 2017 and will be a part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which grants players access to the game on Xbox and Windows 10 when purchased digitally.
Hideo Kojima took the stage at Sony’s E3 2016 press briefing to unveil his new project: Death Stranding. The title reunites the renowned game director with actor Norman Reedus, who were previously set to work together on Silent Hills before Konami unceremoniously cancelled that game.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced an Insomniac developed Spider-Man game is currently in development for PS4.
Resident Evil VII was announced at Sony’s E3 briefing. The game will be released January 24, 2017 and will be entirely playable, beginning to end, on PlayStation VR.
Microsoft unveiled a new cinematic teaser for the Creative Assembly developed sequel to 2010’s Halo Wars. Along with the new teaser, the game’s release date was announced. Halo Wars 2 will be available on Xbox One and Windows 10 on February 21, 2017. Players anxious to see what the game will offer can get a taste of Halo Wars 2 with the game’s week-long open beta which is now live on Xbox Live.
Microsoft and Undead Labs announced State of Decay 2 at the Microsoft E3 2016 press briefing. The game is set for a 2017 release. State of Decay 2 will feature drop-in cooperative multiplayer with up to 4 players total.