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Last year before E3 2017 our sources gave us intel on ReCore Definitive Edition and the Xbox One X which turned out to be mostly accurate aside from a slight price conversion mistake on the X, and now we are back with some more information.
We are about 2 months away from Microsoft’s E3 conference which could have quite a few surprises when it comes to 3rd party titles. Our source has given us a list of 3rd party titles that will have exclusive marketing rights for Xbox One.
Here’s the list of titles that Microsoft should have marketing rights for:
Battlefield 5 WW 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Elder Scrolls 6
Madden NFL 19
There are some titles here that stand out such as a new Splinter Cell which has been rumored for a couple months now, and with fans clamoring for a new entry and Ubisoft’s recent surge of stellar titles, we think now is one of the best times to bring back the series. Borderlands 3 is another one that is more than likely to happen this year as it has been heavily teased in the past, Gearbox Software even going as far as calling it ‘Borderlands 3’ at a panel last PAX East.
Some more obvious ones include EA’s Anthem which had it’s full reveal at Microsoft’s E3 conference last year, and Madden NFL 19, a series which has a long history of Xbox partnerships over the years. Battlefield 5 (name not final) is also set to be revealed this E3, and is supposedly taking us back to WW2. This title and its setting were recently rumored and reported on by various news outlets. EA and Microsoft have been very close business partners recently, so these having exclusive marketing rights with Xbox makes sense.
Crystal Dynamics Shadow of the Tomb Raider is also set to be marketed by Xbox, a move that is much better than having timed exclusivity rights like the previous entry Rise of the Tomb Raider. Timed exclusives are generally viewed as being anti-consumer and fans of the Tomb Raider series will be much happier knowing they won’t be locked out for a year if they chose a different platform.
Metro Exodus is another obvious one, being showcased at Microsoft’s 2017 E3 conference it is more than likely staying on their stage yet again.
CD Projekt RED’s highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is also set to receive Xbox marketing, and those who have been eagerly awaiting news on this ambitious RPG title shouldn’t have to wait too much longer.
Finally, Elder Scrolls 6 is a big one on that list. Bethesda and Todd Howard have been very quiet on the next entry in the series, but it may finally be close to it’s big reveal. Whether or not it will release this year is unknown (more than likely not) but it is set to get the Xbox marketing treatment. With both the Xbox E3 Briefing and Bethesda’s E3 conference taking place on the same day just hours apart, it is possible that it will get a teaser at the Xbox conference, with gameplay and further details later that night at Bethesda’s event.
Keep in mind this list does not include Xbox exclusives set to be revealed by Microsoft at the conference, plus the chance of a few surprises and changes to their showing. If this were to be the bulk of Microsoft’s 3rd party titles at their conference, would you be satisfied? Let us know and as always stay tuned as we prepare for the fast approaching E3 conference and the news coverage that comes with it in just 2 months!