Skyrim remaster, Xbox One Slim and much more to be announced during E3 2016

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Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, is an annual event where accessory manufacturers and video game publishers come with their new game-related products or games. According to new reports, a remastered version of Skyrim for Xbox One and Playstation 4 will be announced by Bethesda during the E3 2016.

Rumors of possible Wolfenstein 2, Prey 2 and The Evil Within 2 announcements during this event are also in the air. As many of you already know, Prey 2 game was canceled back in 2014, but there are high hopes that it will be re-announced. Prey 2 will most likely be developed by a new team and many are hoping that it will be finally finished.

Xbox One Slim

There are also rumors about Microsoft’s slimmer Xbox One, pointing at a model that is 40% smaller than the current one with support for 4K video playback. This isn’t a brand new move for the company: Microsoft previously created a slimmer version of the Xbox 360 console.

Actually, the reduced size could be the only major change in the upcoming Xbox. Microsoft does not have any reason to launch a state-of-the-art Xbox One. It doesn’t have any virtual reality hardware set to hit the market any time soon, and its HoloLens AR project is years away from prime time. With that being the case, Microsoft cannot release a truly new and improved Xbox One.

The company is also expected to launch two new Xbox streaming devices at E3 2016. Rumors say that one of these two devices will come with the same features found on Chromecast, which will allow you to stream content to your TV. The second Xbox streaming box, possibly named Xbox TV, will actually be like a set-top box that could allow people to either play games or run Windows 10 applications.

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  • All this console cycle tells me is that it will be much cheaper to upgrade my PC than it will be to continue to buy consoles on half-cycles (they finally caught on to the cell phones coming out every year and a had people flocking to them like lemmings flock to cliffs… why not consoles… same pricing points).

    May not be the case for P4 owners, as Sony likes to keep their console nailed to the floor so it cant socialize, but Xbox will have an issue because 90%+ of their games will be coming to PC (according to MS themselves, in talks about Win 10, Xbox, and the UWP). Why would I buy the next Xbox (1.5?) when it will cost me less to just buy a newer graphics card?

    The newest announcements from the major manufacturers, about the newest graphics cards (GTX 1070 anyone?) they are making, put the consoles in spotlight now, as the power levels (MS says the Scorpio is 4-5 times faster than the Xbox One) they are talking about in the newest consoles will NOT make them inexpensive ($500-600+, look at cell phones).

    Good luck, but I think I may be out of the console game.

    P.S. Disqus sucks… it freezes, fails to respond, and locks up your page. Might want to look into something else.