Xbox at the 2017 PC Gaming Show: Age of Empires returns, plus Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves
It’s the third year for the PC Gaming Show at E3. I love it at E3; new and re-imagined games are announced, trailers run at every corner, new tech debuts, and fans get a glimpse at what’s next for their favorite gaming passions. As a gamer, this is what it’s all about. And as a PC gamer, I’m personally excited because this year is also packing a PC gaming punch.
Here’s a closer look at what Xbox shared at this year’s PC Gaming Show.
Adam Isgreen, creative director for Microsoft Studios Publishing, celebrated the 20-year anniversary of Age of Empires, by announcing Age of Empires: Definitive Edition coming exclusively to Windows 10. The Definitive Edition modernizes the classic game with fully remastered graphics that support up to 4K resolution, entirely re-orchestrated soundtrack, brand-new narrative, major gameplay improvements, Xbox Live support for multiplayer, and more. Adam also announced that gamers can sign up today for the closed beta that’s coming soon at ageofempires.com.
Forza Motorsport Creative Director, Bill Giese, introduced Forza Motorsport 7, the most comprehensive racing game on Windows 10 with more than 700 ForzaVista™ cars to collect, race and customize, 30 racing environments with over 200 ribbons, a massive campaign mode, dynamic weather, unprecedented tuning, new assists, and mods to suit player of all skill levels. Thanks to the Forza Racing Championship esports league (ForzaRC), enhanced spectating modes and Mixer integration, everyone can now compete.
As PC Design Lead for Sea of Thieves, the highly-anticipated shared-world pirate adventure, Ted Timmins brought the spotlight to Rare Ltd.’s first Windows 10 PC game. Ted announced that the game will support 4K at 60fps, unlocked framerate, and 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio. For more information on Sea of Thieves, gamers can join the Insider Programme at seaofthieves.com.
Windows 10 is the best version of Windows ever for gaming and keeps getting better, including native live game streaming with Mixer, DirectX 12 powered performance, Game bar, Game Mode, and GameDVR, and integrated Xbox Live. We’re building outstanding experiences that are made for the PC, enabling 4K support, uncapped frame- and refresh rates, 21:9 aspect ratio, and more, with the customization PC gamers expect.