During its E3 press conference, Microsoft showed off a large number of indie games that will be coming first to Xbox One.
Kicking things off is The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti, a video game about “great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations.” The game is described as an “action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game.”
This was followed by The Last Night, an action game that allows players to explore a two-dimensional cyberpunk open world, built with four unique districts each with distinct architecture, cultures and industries.
“Experience action and infiltration gameplay in the great tradition of cinematic platformers and travel between districts using taxis, ferries, or monorail while trying to keep a low profile and remain undetected,” Microsoft explains. “Meet a diverse, inclusive cast of complex characters to interact with through meaningful, branching dialogue and enjoy varied gameplay such as driving down epic highways, flying drones, and hacking droids to do your dirty work.”
Next up was a brand new game called Deep Rock Galactic, which sees up to four players take control of badass space dwarves as they dig and explore their way through enormous procedurally generated cave systems.
The last Xbox One timed exclusive game was Ashen, an action role-playing game about a wanderer in search of a place to call home.
Finally, Microsoft showed off a number of ID@Xbox games that are coming to Xbox One, including Osiris: New Dawn, Raiders of the Broken Planet, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Unruly Heroes, Fortnite, Battlerite, and Surviving Mars.