Microsoft Starts Off E3 Show With Xbox Blowouts

One thing is for sure, when Microsoft starts off the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles, they are sure to get a lot of attention. They are the first company to give a presentation and press conference, and did it again on Monday. The XBox One took center attention of the show.

During its press conference on Monday at the E3 show, the Xbox E3 briefing came with a number of questions for analysts and gaming writers. What was announced though, shocked many, and lines up the Xbox One as the next generation console to own for the next few years.

Microsoft Announces Xbox One To Get Xbox 360 Games and Compatibility

Xbox One Gains Xbox 60 Compatibility

One thing that Xbox One users lost when they purchased their next generation consoles, was the ability to play Xbox 360 games. Many asked Microsoft whether or not this type of backwards compatibility would be possible, and Microsoft has said it couldn’t. That was until Monday.

On Monday, Microsoft announced that during the Fall of 2015, Microsoft would launch Xbox One Backward Compatibility. This will allow users to play select Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One. The titles depend on the publisher, but will come with a ton at launch, and Xbox is allowing those in the preview program to try it out now.

Microsoft Announces Xbox Elite Wireless Controller For Xbox One

The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

Among the new games that were announced during the press conference, the new hardware caught our attention. Microsoft will be launching a new Elite Wireless Controller later this year, and will be $149 when it launches. It will not be the average controller, and is a dream for gamers.

The Elite Wireless Controller will have hair trigger locks, high performance details, stainless steel thumb-stick shafts, low friction, a diamond rubberized grip, and improved ergonomics. This is by far the most advanced controller on the market, and should be a hit later this year when it launches.

Published: Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 Last Modified: June 16, 2015

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