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Microsoft announces new Xbox One console and more in huge E3 2016 press conference

Microsoft held its press conference at E3 2016 earlier today and it announced new Xbox One consoles and a whole lot more. 

First up, the company revealed that it is working on an upgraded model of the Xbox One codenamed "Project Scorpio". It will be out in 2017 and is set to be more powerful than any other console. No picture has been revealed to what it looks like yet. 

Microsoft didn't stop there because it also revealed its releasing a slim version of the Xbox One called the "Xbox One S" (pictured). It will be available in August and comes in different hard drive space options. There will be 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions of the slim console that is 40% lighter than the original. 

In terms of new games, there were several. Dead Rising 4 has been announced as well as Forza Horizon 3 which will be set in Australia. Not to mention all first party Xbox One games going forward will also be available for Windows 10 PCs. 

There were also big announcements for already announced video games. Tekken 7 will be out for PC and Xbox One after it was confirmed it coming to PS4 last year. It has an early 2017 release window scheduled. 

Several games have also been delayed until 2017. Joining Scalebound in 2017 will be Halo Wars 2 and Crackdown 3. A game that will be out this year though is ReCore and that comes to Xbox One and Windows 10 this September. 

There was a lot of huge games/hardware announced at the Microsoft press conference at E3 2016. Stay tuned as we will be summarising all of the big things that Sony is announcing for the PS4 later this week. 

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