E3 2018: A new Xbox announced (kinda) and games like Fallout 76, The Last of Us, Halo, Fortnite

CNET | 6/12/2018 | Ian Sherr
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We didn't get to see any new Xboxes or PlayStations. But the companies at E3 did their best to showcase enough new video games and gadgets arriving in the next year to keep avid gamers, including me, excited about what's coming next.

Over 60,000 people are signed up to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week, a convention that plays host to the biggest announcements coming out of the $108 billion-a-year video game industry.

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Many of the 2.6 billion gamers around the world will be watching, as will the 15,000 excited fans who paid $249 each to attend the show. It's the second year in a row E3 is open to the public (before then, only industry insiders and press could attend). And while having so many fans in the Los Angeles Convention Center means there will probably be plenty of long lines to play new game demos -- and lots of people dressing up as their favorite game characters -- that's far from the main event.

The real action happens before the "expo" floor opens, during the press-only media days. This year, everything started Saturday, as Electronic Arts kicked off three days of nonstop announcements, with news from game makers Bethesda and Ubisoft, and console makers Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

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Microsoft said it's working on a new Xbox, but no other details.

On the console front, Microsoft said it's working on a new Xbox but didn't share any other details. Meanwhile, Sony said it's holding off on a new PlayStation console for a few more years to "prepare the next step." And Nintendo's hit Switch console just came out last year.

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So what does that mean for E3 2018?

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