In case you missed it: Xbox E3 Briefing roundup

Xbox’s E3 2015 briefing was a big one with lots of awesome games shown off and some amazing developments (ahem, backwards compatibility anyone?)

Here’s the roundup, in case you missed anything:

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  • Gameplay footage of Halo 5: Guardians, looking mighty nice
  • A brand new exclusive from Keji Inafune, ReCore has been announced
  • Xbox One will be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games from later this year – both digital and physical content.
  • A new “Elite” controller has been shown off with new bells and whistles
  • More Fallout 4 gameplay was shown, alongside the news that Fallout 4 will bundle with Fallout 3 on Xbox One
  • EA Vault will include Titanfall this week, and Dragon Age: Inquisition will be added later this summer
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 has been officially announced, with a crazy looking trailer
  • Forza 6 was shown off, looking mighty fine in 1080p, 30fps. Release date set to be 15 September
  • The first Dark Souls III trailer was shown off
  • Ubisoft’s The Division trailer was shown, looking pretty awesome. Beta coming exclusively to Xbox One in December
  • Rainbow Six: Siege will include Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 for free on Xbox One
  • Free to play game Gigantic was shown, looking very bright and colourful
  • Over 1000 developers are working with ID@Xbox, with lots of new indie games coming to Xbox One
  • Ashes, Beyond Eyes and Cuphead were all shown off
  • New game from the creator of DayZ announced called ION
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay shown off, looking mighty awesome
  • A Rare collection is coming – 30 games for £30, and a whopping 10,000 gamerscore
  • Gears of War Ultimate Edition was shown off, which is “built from the ground up” for Xbox One. Multiplayer beta starts today, and the game will be out in August
  • Gears 4 was announced, coming holiday 2016
  • Rare have a new game coming out, called Sea of Thieves – featuring multiplayer piracy
  • Minecraft in Hololens was shown off
  • Fable Legends is coming to Xbox One and PC this winter

Phew. That’s about it, we think. What a conference! We’re still reeling from the backwards compatibility announcement. It’s also interesting how there was no mention of Call of Duty or Kinect – both previously big focal points for Microsoft.

What are you most excited about?