State of Decay 2 Minecraft Choudhry ended his talk by saying, “Let’s see what this monster can do.” It was the moment of truth that didn’t deliver the fireworks needed to excite gamers or even the faithful Xbox fan base. The first game shown was Forza Motorsport 7 ( see our Hot 50 ). This series has always looked fantastic, and this new entry from Turn 10 Studios follows suit, showing off a high level of realism in its vehicles and tracks. Rather than diving into what makes this ver-sion tick on Xbox One X, the program came to a screeching halt when the focus shifted away from the game to unveil the new Porsche GT 911 2RS. The car overstayed its welcome, and was even shown in a Forza 7 demo handled by a profes-sional driver who is also a Porsche driving coach. As the race unfolded, Dan Greenawalt of Turn 10 Studios said Forza 7 runs at a “native 4K and a rock-solid 60 frames per second” on Xbox One X. Outside of adding this version has high-resolution textures, Greenawalt spent the rest of his time running down the basic features of Forza. More time was spent setting up the new Porsche than describing how Forza takes advantage of Microsoft’s new console. At this point in the conference, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, shifted the focus to games, saying this year’s lineup was the “largest and most diverse” ever shown on the Xbox E3 stage. That lineup consisted of 42 different titles, a remarkable showcase of indie and triple-A titles. Of those games, 22 feature console-exclusivity on Xbox One. Spencer quickly added that all of these games will play better on Xbox One X, but the connect showcase ended up being a look at the next couple of years of gaming, not just for Xbox One, but the entire industry. Most of the games shown are also coming to PlayStation 4 and PC. The first games on display were Metro Exodus, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, all titles slated for multi-platform release. Battlegrounds is coming first to Xbox One. The biggest reveal of the show was in-game foot-age of State of Decay 2, an impressive showing of co-op zombie carnage that sadly also highlighted how light Microsoft’s exclusive offerings were. Other notable announcements included 4K sup-port for Minecraft, and that the original Xbox library is joining the backward compatibility program. The crowd howled louder for old Xbox games than for anything else.