Microsoft talks games at E3

LOS ANGELES—Microsoft Monday announced 13 next-generation game titles you'll find only on its upcoming Xbox One, including Ryse: Son of Rome from Crytek and Sunset Overdrive from Insomniac.

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Microsoft at E3

Here are some of the highlights:

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Studios, told the E3 event that "We have more titles in development now than at any other time in Xbox history."
Ryse: Son of Rome for Xbox One from Crytek
Insomniac's Ted Price described Sunset Overdrive as "a stylized open world shooter in which the experience can change every day." He said new weapons, new challenges, and new community-inspired events, would all be "powered by the cloud."
Sunset Overdrive from Insomniac for Xbox One

Also announced for the Xbox One was Forza Motorsport 5, which Microsoft said will use the cloud to power the other racers. You'll have a "drivatar" that drives for you, which will learn to re-create your speed and style.

Forza Motorsport 5
Forza Motorsport 5

While you're offline, your drivatar will race other drivers, based on your skill level. When you log in again, you earn credits for your drivatar's work.

Xbox 360 announcements

Earlier in the event, Microsoft said the games Splinter Cell BlacklistBatman Arkham OriginsGrand Theft Auto VWorld of Tanks, and more will come to the aging Xbox 360, which is being refreshed.

Microsoft also will introduce a reward of sorts for Xbox Live subscribers: starting July 1st until the launch of the Xbox One, anyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership will be able to download two classic Xbox 360 games, free of charge.

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