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The Microsoft Press Briefing for E3 kicks off at 9:30 PT, 12:30 ET. You can watch the briefing live above and we will also be providing relevant news and notes in the space below. Feel free to comment as you watch!

UPDATE: If you missed the stream, here is the archive. It starts at roughly the 17:28 mark.

News from the Press Conference:
  • Backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games is coming. 100 titles will be available by the fall, more coming later. You will not have to pay for any of this. If you have the disc, the console will download the game for you. In addition, it will conceivably be based on what digital games were purchased in the past. The one major caveat at this point seems to be it's up to the publishers to allow the title to be downloaded and played.
  • A wireless "elite" controller was announced and will be released in the fall. See a pic of the new controller here.
  • Madden will release on August 25, but you can play it on August 20 if you have EA Access.
  • All EA games will be able to be played early via EA Access on Xbox One.
  • All Xbox Live Gold members can play EA Access for free this week as well (titles include all the '15 sports titles).
  • We just uploaded the Forza 6 E3 Gameplay Trailer. Watch it here.
  • XBox Game Preview will allow users to play games from Independent Developers as they are being developed (Think: Steam Early Access). This program will have free trials for all games available before you buy so you can give the game a spin.[/url]
  • Here is the full list of currently announced backwards compatible games for Xbox 360 to Xbox One. No Sports Games are on the list yet, but we know over 100 will be available.
  • RC Pro-Am will be one of the games in the collection Rare is releasing on August 4.
  • And that's a wrap! Not much sports gaming news, but lots of improvements coming to the Xbox One user experience is a huge plus!

Member Comments
# 1 DJ @ 06/15/15 11:49 AM
OK, I see you Xbox. Backwards compatibility is huge!
 
# 2 Skyboxer @ 06/15/15 11:51 AM
BC is nice... Can get rid of our last 360 when I do grab one
 
# 3 PaleVermilion @ 06/15/15 11:51 AM
Stoked to be able to play 2k8. Means even if JMF16 doesn't come out, I still have a football alternative.
 
# 4 mestevo @ 06/15/15 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by PaleVermilion
Stoked to be able to play 2k8. Means even if JMF16 doesn't come out, I still have a football alternative.
Really depends on licensing, wouldn't be surprised if games like that don't work.
 
# 5 mestevo @ 06/15/15 11:57 AM
According to a PEGI rating posting Elite: Dangerous might be available today.
 
# 6 Candyman5 @ 06/15/15 11:58 AM
Omfg......mods on Xbox one for Fallout 4.
 
# 7 Candyman5 @ 06/15/15 12:02 PM
The controller looks sexy.
 
# 8 areobee401 @ 06/15/15 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Candyman5
The controller looks sexy.

I like the ability to switch components. One of your sticks starts to go, simply replace it. Saves the trouble of buying a whole new controller.
 
# 9 Aggies7 @ 06/15/15 12:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ
OK, I see you Xbox. Backwards compatibility is huge!

It's too bad they just don't let you use every game you have. I know they won't be allowed put NCAA Football on there. Would be nice to just be able to use the disk for backwards compatibility.
 
# 10 DJ @ 06/15/15 12:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mestevo
Really depends on licensing, wouldn't be surprised if games like that don't work.
Yeah, that's going to be the key with sports games. Hopefully all the professional sports get the green light. I'm not so sure about NCAA, though.
 
# 11 23 @ 06/15/15 12:13 PM
Bonjour!!!


Audience: (thinks about assasins creed unity) Silence


lolol
 
# 12 Candyman5 @ 06/15/15 12:14 PM
Rainbow 6 Vegas 1 and 2 bundled with siege.
 
# 13 mestevo @ 06/15/15 12:14 PM
Man, the BC stuff is going to lead to so many things like Rainbow Six coming with the previous Vegas games. Awesome.
 
# 14 23 @ 06/15/15 12:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Candyman5
Rainbow 6 Vegas 1 and 2 bundled with siege.
i still have one of them on my pS3 but this works
 
# 15 mestevo @ 06/15/15 12:18 PM
These all need to be cross-buy, they're PC games.

Indies time, JM announcement next?
 
# 16 DaMoneyTeam @ 06/15/15 12:19 PM
Im glad i own both but i really neglect the XBone notso much now
 
# 17 The JareBear @ 06/15/15 12:21 PM
Great start so far for MS. BC is huge. My One might be making a comeback
 
# 18 Skyboxer @ 06/15/15 12:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The JareBear
Great start so far for MS. BC is huge. My One might be making a comeback
If they allow NCAA then that's a point towards grabbing an X1.
 
# 19 aholbert32 @ 06/15/15 12:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aggies7
It's too bad they just don't let you use every game you have. I know they won't be allowed put NCAA Football on there. Would be nice to just be able to use the disk for backwards compatibility.
Yeah. No NCAA means I keep my 360.
 
# 20 Candyman5 @ 06/15/15 12:26 PM
Wow. The Xbox preview thing sounds awesome.
 

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