The ID@Xbox E3 Showcase Should Not be Ignored


While the Xbox E3 show is always a mess of trailers that's nearly impossible to keep track of, the worst thing Microsoft does is drop all of their indie games into a montage that never really gets any verbal recognition by anyone, because we're all too busy trying to keep up with the major announcements. But the ID @ Xbox Showcase shouldn't be ignored, because it reminds you that there is more to the Xbox One than AAA titles. Now, the PlayStation 4 very quickly became the indie console this generation, but Microsoft has tried pretty hard to change that. However, this year, the only indie games that got much screen time were Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Tunic. Oh, and the Cuphead DLC.

However, there are far more than a handful of indie games coming to the console that got snazzy new E3 trailers, or parts of trailers anyhow. Some of them are absolutely fascinating, some we've heard of before, and some are brand new. You just didn't notice in the maze of sensory overload that was the Xbox E3 conference.

The E3 2018 ID@Xbox Showcase includes glimpses of:

  • Outer Wilds
  • Afterparty
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns
  • The Golf Club 2019
  • Warhammer: Vermintide II
  • Fringe Wars
  • Below
  • Conqueror's Blade
  • Waking
  • Children of Morta
  • Raji
  • Super Meat Boy Forever
  • Planet Alpha
  • Cuphead
  • Tunic
  • Session
  • Generation Zero
  • Sable
  • Bomber Crew
  • Harold Halibut
  • Black Desert
  • Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale
  • The Wind Road
  • War Groove
  • Totem Teller
  • Dead Cells
  • Ashen

You can watch the showcase below.

See what's new from ID@Xbox in 2018 – Incredible games, diverse creators, new experiences. Xbox is home to the best, most creative and innovative games coming from Independent developers.

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.

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