Ubisoft brought out the big guns — quite literally and fantastically, at times — to start their E3 2017 press conference. The event started with legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto, who brought hand cannon toys on stage to introduce Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Ubisoft also announced Transference, a VR project with actor Elijah Wood; competitive naval pirate game Skull & Bones; and racing game The Crew 2 (now with boats and planes).
Microsoft started its E3 2017 press conference with the new Xbox One X games console, previously “Project Scorpio.” Next up: a real-world Porsche that’ll feature in Forza Motorsport 7, PC phenomena PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a release date for Cuphead, a three episode prequel to Life is Strange, a Crackdown 3 trailer starring Terry Crews, and gameplay of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, BioWare’s Anthem, and a very nice looking upgrade for Minecraft. There were, alas, no Halo or Gears of War this year.