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Microsoft to launch its next-gen Xbox One game console in 21 countries this November

Published on Jun 11, 2013 3:49 AM
Mr Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice-president of the Online Audience Business Group at Microsoft Corp, speaks during Microsoft Xbox news conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Galen Center on June 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry. -- PHOTO: AFP

After a heavily criticised presentation of its upcoming Xbox One game console last month, Microsoft did a turnaround and spent 90 minutes showing off a slew of upcoming games at its E3 showcase on Monday.

From action and adventure titles, new intellectual properties, sequels to popular franchises and peeks at exclusive games, Microsoft's focus was a direct opposite of its earlier event that mentioned very little about games, and focused instead on the Xbox One's television and connectivity features.

To be launched in 21 countries in November, the console, which comes with a new Kinect motion and voice sensor, will be priced at US$499. The company has not given any indicator if Singapore is part of the list of launch countries.

Kicking off the event with an introduction to Metal Gear Solid V, the latest sequel to the hit stealth and action franchise, Microsoft executives took to the stage to present new trailers for Dead Rising 3, Quantum Break, Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, Forza 5 and even a new Halo title.

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