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Submitted by fozzness 973d ago | opinion piece

E3 2012: Microsoft Conference Predictions

GamingUnion: "When it comes to exclusive games and big hit franchises, Microsoft hasn't really been too impressive as of late. 2011 was certainly filled with some pretty big hits, most of which were multiplatform, but when it came to being an Xbox 360 owner there really wasn't too much to brag about." (Crimson Dragon, Fable: The Journey, Forza Horizon, Halo 4, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, Xbox 360)

MasFlowKiller  +   973d ago
"At least 2 new hardcore retail games from Microsoft Studios will make their debut"

Microsoft focus since 2010 has been on the casual market, MSG(Microsoft Game Studio) concentration in first party Hardcore games only extend to Halo, even forza seems to be getting a little casual with Kinet.

Microsoft no longer cares about making first party Hardcore games they counts on 3rd Party support for that.

Here are my Microsoft Predictions:

* The conference open with a demo of Black Ops 2. Microsoft exec will claim the 360 is the best place to play CoD and then go on to chat about timed exclusive map packs.

* Mounting, and trailers and stage demos for 3rd party multiplatform game will be shown, a few of them having 360 exclusive Kinect features.

* An image will come up on screen saying (everything from this point is exclusive to Xbox 360)..At this point they do a stage demo of Halo 4, Forza Horizon Fable Journey and some Kinect exclusives. We might see a secret AAA hardscore exclusive(but probably not)

* The rest(and by rest I mean most) of the conference will be about new XBL services and apps.

The End
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Chaostar  +   973d ago
You pretty much nailed them right there, however I'm hoping to see something about how the Xbox brand will be integrated with windows 8. Whether it be xbox game compatibility with PC or XBL service making the jump. I don't care for Windows phones (and the sales have been lagging http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/n... ) so I'm hoping they make XBL for iOS and Android devices too.

They need to be more open with their platform, remove silly restrictions that have a stranglehold over services and developers, which means greater freedom and choice for the consumer. Nobody likes being tied into one corporate ecosystem but they all keep trying to lock you in. Sorry went off on a tangent there.
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EVILDEAD360  +   973d ago
Since Masflow cut and pasted what he wrote 2 days ago..I will do the same
It's easy to predict much of what MS does because they have always been smart about what they show at E3.

You simply promote your strengths and that's ALL that matters at the end.

Halo 4's 200-man development team is arguably the best ever assembled. We are talking a game that will shape the future of MS gaming. Of course this game gets the red carpet treatment as it will be the biggest exclusive in 2012.

Bungie's Destiny now leaked as a potential gen exclusive for the 360 should definately make the stage.

Forza Horizon could also arguably be on the the best racing teams assembled with the core mixture of Turn 10, Bizarre Creations, and Black Rock studios. Could be the sleeper franchise that alternates with the main Forza down the line.

Black Ops 2 is the #1 anticipated exclusive for PS3 gamers as well as the 360. The success of that game usually has it's roots with an appearance on the Micrsoft stage.

Who cares about the Kinect haters online. The fact is millions bought it and there is a potential for millions to purchase it this holiday.

This is clearly the best lineup by far Kinect has ever had with Fable: Journey and Steel Batallion at lead.

I still say if EAs Madden 13 and Fifa 13 (or Fight Night 13) shows off the new Kinect integration on-stage it will be big for the 360 as a whole.

I love how XBLA has turned into the huge array of great experiences..Dead Light looks nothing short of amazing IMO. I hope Summer of Arcade makes the E3 stage. (still praying for Shadow Complex 2)

Xbox Live advancement will obviously make up some of the show and it'll be curious to see if the rumored Kinect powered browser makes it.

MS has the good for an overall huge show and has the potential to shock the naysayers and announce the 720 at the end of the show. Which I believe is a likely scenario.

Evil
MasFlowKiller  +   973d ago
@EVILDEAD360

I dont think the PS4 & the Next Xbox will be announce this year.
And your right of me just copy and pasting this from my previos post. I think aside from the Vita and the Wii u, this is not going to be a big E3, It is too late into the life cycle of the PS3 and 360 for us to see big investment. I think sony and Microsoft are going to concentrate their resources on Next gen consoles
Chaostar  +   973d ago
Yikes tone down the positivity Evildead360 you might give us all diabetes!

Oh and, please, if you're gonna reply to Masflowkiller please press the button on HIS comment that says 'reply' and not the one on mine, thanks.
cstyle  +   973d ago
Dude, you don't know what MS has planned.They most likely will have some first party surprises.
PirateThom  +   973d ago
That haven't for the last few years, why would now, when sales are strongest, change that?
neutralgamer19  +   973d ago
I called u a delusional fanboy before but i see the prognosis is worse your in huge denial about your beloved microsoft. Lol ppl have pretty much nailed it. Some mocked up shots of Halo and maybe gameplay of Forza and then killer apps reminiscint of star wars for kinect and some actors talking bout jow cool it is. Every year for tge last three or four micro has been this predictable and disappointing. You are the only blind fanboy that sees otherwise lol let me guess in your world master chief is president and you drive a cool Forza car haha

Cstyle equals butthurt delusional fan
JDouglasGU  +   973d ago
New Viva Piñata... Come on, MS!
C0MPUT3R  +   973d ago
Skittles.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   973d ago
I'm predicting exclusives, non Kinect Exclusives. MS has been holding back the past 2 E3's when it comes to hardcore games and the crowd. I can see Alan Wake 2, Crack Down 3, and that Dark game get shown off. Games in all: Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Crack Down 3 Alan Wake 2, Dark, Fable Journey that would be a fantastic line up none the less.

E3 Team Xbox.
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BitbyDeath  +   973d ago
Xbox 3
cstyle  +   973d ago
@neutralgamer19

I think you are the butthurt one dude. You really think E-3 is gonna magically change anything about this console generation?...lol Whens its all said and done MS will announce new games as well as the other two. When this gen is over the results will still be the same. MS will still be very successful this gen and no matter how many exclusive games sony or nintendo announces it won't change the facts. The xbox360 has handed sony a severe blow this gen and it shows with all the money sony lost. When it all said and done MS will be once again launching their next console with sony behind once again. maybe they should change that Long-Live-Play to Long-Live-Last
DigitalRaptor  +   973d ago
*Super-Yawn*

The sales/success cop out is getting some serious usage these days from people like this. We're talking about games here not the business of a company. 20% of your comment is about games, the rest is about other stuff that gamers shouldn't care about. Kinda close to what I'm expecting from their conference. E3 is a trade fair but we're gamers.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   973d ago
I don't get the disagrees. Thats a realistic line up of games whats the problem here.
ShawnCollier  +   972d ago
I just hope we don't have a repeat of the 2010 show where it was aimed at the casual crowd solely.

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