Every Indie Game Revealed During Microsoft’s E3 Conference

This year's Microsoft showcase was loaded with short looks at fascinating new titles.

Microsoft’s E3 event included a brief look at quite a few smaller games that will be making their way to the Xbox One and Xbox One X in the near future. Here’s a rundown of some of the indie titles that were shown during their E3 event.

Deep Rock Galactic

Not much is known about this sci-fi title, but based on the game’s first trailer, it appears to be a co-op shooter in the style of Evolve. By that, we mean that each player seemingly has their own role within the team and will need to utilize unique abilities and weapons in order to survive. This is an Xbox One/PC exclusive.

The Darwin Project

This fascinating little game is described as “reinventing the battle royale sub-genre.” The visuals are pretty cartoony for this type of genre experience and based on the reveal it seems that Microsoft is hoping that this title will find its way into the competitive gaming/streaming community. This seems to be another Windows 10/Xbox One exclusive, but we are waiting for confirmation regarding its availability.

Black Desert

This Xbox One exclusive is billed as an MMO featuring next-gen graphics and a full combat system. It promises to allow players to do more than just fight by participating in activities such as trading, horse breeding, and crafting. Of course, those wanting to do battle will be able to do so via the game’s faction-based battle systems.

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The Last Night

Here’s another title we’d like to know more about. Described as a ” two-dimensional cyberpunk open world” game, The Last Night certainly has style to spare. The trailer’s description hints at infiltration-based gameplay but does suggest the inclusion of traditional action as well. This is another Xbox One exclusive.

The Artful Escape

You’ve got to love a game described as a “video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations.” No word yet on the actual gameplay, but this title will seemingly emphasize large world adventuring.


The next game from the creators of Gone Home is certainly a departure from that title’s suburban settings. Tacoma is all about sci-fi exploration and is appropriately mysterious given its development pedigree. Tacoma is set to release on August 2nd.

Super Lucky’s Tale

Even though Microsoft has Rare under their studio umbrella, this decidedly Rare-like platformer is being developed by developer Playful. The game was originally published by Oculus as a VR experience, but this Nintendo 64-esque adventure will drop the VR components when it launches a Play Anywhere title on November 7th. 


Phil Spencer seemed especially excited about this action role-playing title about a wanderer in search of a home. They must venture into a dying world in the hopes of finding others like them and dangers that they may eventually be able to overcome. It’s a fascinating looking adventure that we can’t wait to see more of. This title will be exclusively available on Xbox One and PC. 

Finally, here is a sizzle reel of several known and unknown games coming to Xbox One in the near future. 

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