The yearly Xbox tradition continues!
Get ready for E3 2019 with a dose of Xbox E3 nostalgia!
With Microsoft’s Xbox Press Conference at E3 2019 set to be their biggest and most important yet, expect loads of reveals, breaking news and surprises.
The BIG SHOW begins THIS WEEK, so it’s time to get this hype train at full steam… by looking at the past! Peruse the yearly Xbox press conferences below, with all credit to Microsoft, YouTube and those posting and hosting the videos.
Get ready for E3 2019 with a look alllll the way back!
2001: The Xbox’s first E3. It debuted at CES, but whatever. Here are the games!
(All videos via YouTube)
2003: This year the event was hosted by an impossibly cheesy schtick using a trio of speakers. At least Halo 2, KOTOR and Fable were revealed!
2004: XBLA is announced, Forza debuts, and Half-Life 2!
2005: The Xbox 360 is announced during the biggest E3 press production to date, and setting the standard for how press conferences would take place afterwards.
2006: After a successful launch, Xbox drops the mic with games like Bioshock, Mass Effect and a shaggy Cliffy B revealing Gears of War gameplay
2007: With the console generation fully under way, Microsoft showed us Modern Warfare, Fallout 3, and Halo 3. Though there was a full conference video available online, it was muted due to a copyright claim and so we’re left with th montage below. :(
2008: Modern Warfare 2, Resident Evil 5, Final Fantasy XIII and Gears of War 2! And Don Mattrick!
2009: Alan Wake, Assassin’s Creed 2, Halo Reach, and Mass Effect 2? A blockbuster showing for the company, who also revealed Kinect. Part 1 is below, and here’s the link to the full playlist of the show.
2010: Kinect games, Black Ops, and yes, it can run Crysis 2! Microsoft also debuts the redesigned Xbox 360.
2011: Halo 4, Gears 3, Mass Effect 3… this year was a bit more conservative in tech, but huge in games
2012: The Xbox 360 was long in the tooth, and so it was time to say goodbye with a bunch of big games and big names
2013: The Xbox One debuted just a few short weeks prior to E3, and Microsoft used the press event to showcase what games will define the console’s present and future
2014, which brought a ton of game surprises including Tomb Raider again.
2015, or as we like to call it: The year that Hololens took over!
Okay, maybe not. Maybe not even close. But Tomb Raider was great!
In 2016, we found out that the Xbox Scorpio was a thing, and that the Xbox One S was a gorgeous device. Forza Horizon 3 was the best in the series.
In 2017, we met Scorpio, now named XBox One X, saw Forza 7 looking gorgeous, and experienced the next generation of the console
2018: With console launches moving at a much more frequent pace, Microsoft revealed that it was working on its next device, that it was moving into streaming, and that Gears of War POP was a thing. It stole the show, honestly.