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E3 2015: Xbox One to become backwards compatible this year

One of the biggest surprises from Microsoft's Xbox E3 press con was the announcement that event Microsoft weren't sure they were ever going to be able to make - native backwards compatibility is coming to Xbox One in a software update later this year. There's a couple of caveats, however.

E3 2015: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition takes us back to the beginning in August

The long-rumoured remaster of Gears of War has been confirmed at Microsoft's E3 press conference. Called Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the remaster brings the first game in the series to current-gen consoles and launches August 25.

E3 2015: Ubisoft announces Anno 2205

Ubisoft have unveiled Anno 2205 during their E3 press con, the latest in the venerable series of city builders, that leaves Earth behind for the Moon.

E3 2015: The Division wants to let you grief the hell out of your friends in The Dark Zone

The Division saw another trailer drop at Ubisoft's E3 presser this morning, giving us a look at what appears to be a regular mission that goes enjoyably south quite quickly.

E3 2015: Watch the amazing new Ghost Recon: Wildlands trailer

Ubisoft has tagged an awesome trailer for a new Ghost Recon game onto the end of their E3 Press Conference. The game takes the historically military focused series in some very cool new directions.

E3 2015: Rainbow Six Siege bringing terrorist hunt co-op back, beta kicks off September 24

Rainbow Six Siege has had a solid showing at Ubisoft's E3 presser this morning, showing the game's terrorist hunting co-op mode and getting everyone ready for the beta starting September 24.

E3 2015: Five glorious minutes of Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay just for you

EA closed out their E3 2015 media conference with an extended, five minute gameplay trailer of DICE's forthcoming shooter Star Wars: Battlefront.

E3 2015: The new trailer for Mirror's Edge Catalyst is here

Mirror's Edge Catalyst is coming February 23, 2016. After claiming last week that the game was not a prequel, EA revealed during the press release that it is, in fact, Faith's origin story. So, yeah, a prequel. But it's new Mirror's Edge so we ain't even mad!

E3 2015: EA announces side-scroller Unravel

Unravel was one of the most pleasant surprises out of EA's E3 press conference. It owes a debt to Little Big Planet, yes, but it's so charming and so sweet that you can't hold that against it Check the trailer below.

E3 2015: Need for Speed coming coming November 3

Ghost Games have released a fresh trailer for Need for Speed and confirmed a release date for the game, November 3, during EA's E3 press event.

E3 2015: Star Wars The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire

Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting a new expansion. Called Knights of the Fallen Empire, the game arrives October 27.

E3 2015: Mass Effect Andromeda arrives Holiday 2016

The new game in the Mass Effect series is Mass Effect: Andromeda and Bioware says we'll have our hands on it by the end of next year.

E3 2015: Halo 5 Guardians gives sneak peek at multiplayer campaign, 24-player Warzone mode

Getting some Halo news out of Microsoft's E3 media event was a foregone conclusion but it was still really nice to see it. Introduced by 343's Bonnie Ross, the trailer showed off a bunch of new gameplay - but 343 weren't done yet.

E3 2015: Mega Man producer Inafune and former Metroid Prime devs Armature announce Recore

Microsoft have announced a new game called Recore from Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune, Comcept and former Metroid Prime devs now working at Armature Studio.

E3 2015: Microsoft announces redesigned Xbox One controller

Microsoft is releasing a new controller for the Xbox One later this year that will bring a new d-pad, new triggers and even swappable components. Called the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, Microsoft says it offers "limitless customisation" and "pro-level accuracy."