The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is underway in Los Angeles, and Microsoft has kicked off with some new information on the Xbox One.
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As expected, the Microsoft press conference focused strongly on games and gaming after the criticism that the company received for its home entertainment-heavy launch conference.
New, exclusive titles were announced, including a new Halo title, Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Crimson Dragon and more.
More importantly, the audience was told that the Xbox One will launch in November for US$499. Microsoft Australia has since confirmed that the console will also launch in November locally, for AU$599.
Microsoft also unveiled a new-look, even slimmer Xbox 360, though with no corresponding price cut; it will still retail for AU$199 for the 4GB version and AU$299 for 250GB.