Microsoft took a bit of time to talk about new indie games coming to their platform this E3, starting with a fancy montage packed with familiar and unfamiliar games.
After that, they dove right into the games themselves, showcasing a handful of titles, starting with Tacoma. In Tacoma you’re on a space station that looks every bit as futuristic at you might expect. We didn’t get to see a lot of it but you can check out the trailer below. Tacoma launches on Xbox and PC ‘first’, which means it’ll likely head to other platforms in the future.
Next up was Ashen, a very dark and unique looking game that seems to feature exploration above all. It ended with a massive creature that can only be described as a cross between a bird and a whale.
Beyond Eyes was next on display, and this is a game we actually previewed awhile back. In Beyond Eyes, the main character is blind and must navigate the world using other senses. It launches first on Xbox One and PC and should be available this summer.
Finally there was Cuphead, a new game out exclusively for Xbox One in 2016. Cuphead features a 1930’s cartoon style game with platforming that requires what the developers described as “16-bit precision.”