Microsoft hosted its major E3 press conference on the Sunday prior to the world's largest videogames trade show opening its doors and boy were we treated to some amazing game announcements.

Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Fallout 76 and, excitingly, an all-new Halo game were among the highlights.

Read on then and find out what happened during the Xbox E3 briefing and see below for a chance to watch the whole bally two hours again.

You can watch an on demand version of the event below. Video of the briefing will be available to view in its entirety soon.

It is also available to watch on Microsoft's own video service, Mixer.

Xbox showed a whole stack of new titles, some being world premieres for actual gameplay footage and some exclusive to the Xbox One. You can see them all on the replayed video above. However, here are our highlights:

One major surprise appeared right at the beginning of the press event, with Master Chief hovering into view during a teaser for forthcoming Halo game, Halo Infinite. There were few details on the game itself, including a possible release date, but wouldn't expect to see anything until the end of 2019, maybe even 2020.

Activision has snagged this all-new intellectual property from Dark Souls studio FromSoftware and early indications are that it will turn out to be a shrewd move.

Although a bigger reveal will be part of Bethesda's own E3 event, a new Fallout 76 trailer was surprisingly part of Microsoft's conference. Great news is that it is a proper Fallout game too, not an MMO as previously rumoured.

Now it has an actual release date of next February we can start to get excited about the perennially delayed Crackdown 3.

The sequel to two of the best European made FPS games in recent history is looking very nice indeed, with massive open areas and an almost RPG feel.

Stunning. Simply stunning. And we're great fans of the idea to bring the action to the British Isles.

Relocated to Washington, The Division 2 looks like more of the same duck-and-cover gameplay, plus persistently online adventures.

Skate 4 anyone?

An insane demo revealed one of the games that got the biggest cheer from the crowd.

We're huge fans of Techland's first zombie parkour-em-up so are thrilled at the idea of the second. And the concept of a changing landscape that adapts to your personal choices is very interesting.

The fifth (sort-of) Gears of War. Nuff said.

One of the most eagerly anticipated games, from The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, closed the event with an almighty great bang.

Excitingly, Xbox head Phil Spencer teased the news that the "next Xbox" is currently in development. He also hinted at a new cloud game streaming service that will bring console quality games to multiple platforms, including mobile.

And Xbox Game Pass now includes Fallout 4, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, and The Division.