MICROSOFT served up a treat for Xbox players at this week’s E3 convention, promising at least a dozen console exclusives.
We’ve rounded up a list of the hottest Xbox exclusive games from E3 2018 that PS4 players won’t get to enjoy.
1. Halo Infinite
The headline announcement from Microsoft was Halo Infinite.
It’s the latest entry to the ludicrously popular (and highly lucrative) Halo franchise.
This time gamers will return to the story of Master Chief, who will be the playable protagonist for Halo Infinite.
And of course, it’s an Xbox exclusive – just like previous Halo titles.
2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
This is the long-awaited sequel to the 2015 surprise hit platformer Ori and the Blind Forest.
The new game will take on a similar play style and setting, taking control of guardian spirit Ori to solve increasingly difficult puzzles.
Microsoft has confirmed that this latest Ori entry will be playable in 4K Ultra HD quality, so you’ll be able to enjoy top notch visuals.
3. Crackdown 3
The much-delayed Crackdown 3 is finally set for a February 2019 debut, and there’s a trailer to prove it ruddy well exists too.
It was originally tipped to land at some point in 2016, but fans of this sci-fi action adventure franchise now have just a few more months to wait.
It’s set 10 years after the events of Crackdown 2, following a terrorist attack that’s killed power supplies all around the world. Someone has to sort it all out, and that’s you…
4. Sea of Thieves – Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores
Yarrr, downloadable content ahoy! Pirate game Sea of Thieves is getting a brand new expansion pack.
It’s called Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores, and adds brand new features, challenges and threats to this Xbox exclusive game.
Expect more sea-faring antics in summer 2018.
5. PUBG – new modes + content
Despite furious protestations from PS4 players, PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds remains an Xbox console exclusive.
And to really rub it in, Microsoft confirmed that the game would even be getting some new modes and additional content.
This includes a ballistic shield and a snow map. Sorry, Sony fans…
6. Forza Horizon 4
Attention, Brits! Forza Horizon 4 is on the way, and this time it’s set in humble Blighty.
Yes, this epic hyper-realistic race simulator is set to officially debut on October 2, and will include both campaign and multiplayer modes.
It’s also shaping up to be the most visually stunning Forza game to date, which is quite a feat.
Fans of skating games have had to endure a dry spell with the long-ago passing of Tony Hawk and Skate games.
Enter Session, a brand new skateboarding title that’s inspired by the so-called “golden era” of skating – the late 90s and early 2000s.
Each joypad stick will control a different foot, so you’ll get a more authentic experience of actually skateboarding.
The game will be playable on Xbox One Game Preview before the end of 2018, with a full release mooted for some time in 2019.
8. Black Desert
Black Desert is a Korean MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, that’s now confirmed for an Xbox launch.
It’s already available on Windows PC in a host of regions around the world, but a console debut will certainly boost the hit title’s popularity.
The game takes on a high fantasy setting, and offers up a unique third-person shooter mechanic rarely found in MMO-genre games.
9. Cuphead in the Delicious Last Course
Had enough Cuphead? Never!
There’s a brand new DLC pack for Cuphead coming up, and it’s called The Delicious Last Course.
The expansion sees you and Mugman teaming up with Ms Chalice for adventures on a brand new island.
Tunic looks a bit like The Legend of Zelda, but protagonist Link has been replaced with a cute fox.
You explore, collect items and weapons, and do battle with enemies that get progressively tougher as the game goes on.
It’s a refreshingly cheery entry to the Xbox game arsenal, in an era where most blockbuster titles seem to involve guns or an apocalypse.
The original Battletoads was released way back in 1991, and the franchise has remained largely untouched ever since.
However, Microsoft has now confirmed that a new version of the game will be debuting in 2019.
Sadly, there’s nothing else we know about the game, other than the fact that it will involve toads, and…battling?