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Microsoft briefing reveals Titanfall, Killer Instinct revival and next-gen Halo

Wrapup Everything from Microsoft's E3 2013 conference

Microsoft kicked off yesterday’s firestorm of E3 announcements with a press briefing focused on its plans for the Xbox One, launching in November at $499.

Minutes before Microsoft’s conference began, Rare’s Danny Isaac revealed Kinect Sports Rivals, an Xbox One launch title that uses the console’s improved Kinect sensor for a new collection of minigames. Microsoft began its briefing with a look at Konami’s Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Despite initial speculation as to whether it was a platform exclusive, it was later confirmed that The Phantom Pain is still planned for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

Microsoft then dedicated a few minutes to the Xbox 360 before moving on to the Xbox One. A new Xbox 360 hardware model was announced, along with news that Xbox Live Gold members would receive two free games per month up until the release of the Xbox One. Gold members can now grab Fable III free of charge, and Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II will be available for free starting July 1.

The company additionally revealed that a free-to-play Xbox 360 version of World of Tanks is in the works. The console’s Summer of Arcade lineup was later detailed, and is set to launch in August.

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