Welp, that’s a wrap!
This year’s gathering of the biggest video game publishers, developers, journalists and other industry movers and shakers has come to a close. The 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo brought with it exciting announcements and major reveals for the future of gaming. While it was definitely a step below previous show installments, E3 2019 still managed to give gamers a reason to be excited for the hardware and software they keep as centerpieces in their homes.
Here’s a quick rundown of the news that mattered the most:
- Project Scarlett: Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox console is codenamed Project Scarlett and it will be four times as powerful as the Xbox One X, featuring a custom AMD Zen 2 processor and the following specs: ray tracing support, up to 120 frames per second, 8K resolution, GGDR6 memory and variable refresh rate support. Thanks to the console’s custom SSD, load times have promised to be a thing of the past. Oh and Halo Infinite will launch alongside the console in time for the 2020 holiday season.
- Graphics cards: AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700.
- Release dates: Gears 5 (Sept. 10), Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Feb. 11), Final Fantasy VII Remake (March 3), Marvel’s Avengers (May 15) and more.
- Major debuts: Elden Ring, Gods & Monsters, Ghostwire: Tokyo, DEATHLOOP and the next mainline installment in The Legend of Zelda series.
While all those announcements were worth the hype, the fresh trailers were even more exciting. After watching—and rewatching—all of the jaw-dropping footage, we’ve narrowed down the very best, in no particular order.