Microsoft talks next-gen Xbox reveal, 'tonnes' of Xbox exclusives to be announced at E3

Microsoft has discussed its plans for next Tuesday's Xbox Reveal event, confirming that next week's announcement will be about "laying the foundation" and taking an "inside look at the making of the new [Xbox] platform and the team that's brought it to life," before revealing "tonnes of exclusives" at next month's E3.

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Jek_Porkins1828d ago

Microsoft will use E3 to reveal more about the titles headed to the next Xbox, Greenberg says.

"E3 is all about the games," he continues. "At E3, I mean, if you're a gamer, it's going to be tonnes of exclusives, world premieres, and obviously even beyond that we have a lot to share between then and this holiday."

I didn't think I could get anymore excited...I'm about to wet myself with anticipation!

Megatons incoming!

jimbobwahey1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

That's great news if they do indeed have tons of exclusives, shows that they've been listening to what gamers want :)

abzdine1828d ago

let's see how much truth are there in these words because it's every year the same speach and the haven't been able to reinvent something else than Halo and Forza for all these years (Gears is a 3rd party obviously).

At E3 they always talk too much about xbox live and services, i really hope they will be able to show something for gamers this time because it's gonna be hard for them to top all Sony's first party games in terms of quantity

Gildarts1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

That seems to be their new direction they have been really listening. With Windows 8 and Windows Phone. And now it seems they're doing the same for Xbox.

This is exactly what many gamers wanted to hear for E3, "Tonnes of exclusives and world premieres"

Root1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

Yeah...finally, it only took them, what...4 years

I'm still on the fence with this one...remember before Kinect was going to launch and even after

"We have a ton of exclusives to show off"

"We have a load of hardcore games for you guys"

"Kinect is for the hardcore"

Lie, after lie, after lie.

So yeah...sorry but I don't think I can take them seriously

We'll see though when E3 comes around. I mean to them exclusives could count timed exclusives or Kinect games that we probably won't care about

Bigpappy1828d ago

I don't really care about how many games they list that would not go to PS4 or Wii-U. I just want to see the console will perform really well and that I will have some kickass games to play on it.

I also want to see what is new with Kinect and how they will handle previous games that people down loaded on XBLA. Would also be nice to see any adjustments to the Dash and menu system, and what ever else they change on Xbox Live. Exciting stuff (All of it).

What has amazed me the most so far though, is how little I know about the system which will be revealed in a few days and with E# right around the corner. I would have thought, with the PS4 already ousted, that that they would have been a lot of leaks about what M$ is bringing to the table. I can't remember ever knowing so little about a console before its veal or this close to E3. Even developers are dead silent. It does speak to the amount of influence they now have in the industry.

Holding such a big chunk of the market in the West is a major power position to hold.

wishingW3L1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

more like they want to build the fanbase as fast as possible to then rest on their laurels while cashing-in on XBL fees and multiplats, or at least that's how MS played it this gen. Strong start but weak middle and end.

sikbeta1828d ago

IF Third Party Exclusives...

XBOX Domination.


Can people please stop the fanboy crap?

We (yup, WE, I'm one of the PS guys) all had been saying that MS needed to step their library up, that it needed to be more about games. Now that's exactly what they are saying they'll do.

I'm not saying you have to believe it, I personally have doubts, but it's not like we know differently, so all we can do is wait and see. And for once, DO IT. Let's try and maybe start this gen in a better mood we started the last one, there no need for this all over again...

BattleAxe1828d ago

"Microsoft talks next-gen Xbox reveal, 'tonnes' of KINECT Xbox exclusives to be announced, along with Call of Duty DLC at E3"


Freak of Nature1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

I think that they have known what gamers want all along, it's clear that "gamer's want games"... Perhaps they will go for the hardcore with more effort this time around, (I certanly hope so)... They have been looking to get deeper into the overall media and casuals World and will continue to do so, it is a business, but I hope they really do look to boost the hardcore games library along with it......

But they seem real sure with this latest statement, I hope they come through, as I want them to succeed, as I do all the systems, more top notch quality to choose from, and competition breeds higher levels of quality...

Love to see a true Banjo platformer, Black tusk's new IP, and something new from Gears 4, and Respawns new IP too....... Wonder about any surprise "only on XBOX announcements" too.. Sure PS4 will have something surprising too... New IP's and 1st party "hardcore" exclusives are what I want most..


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Bobby Kotex1828d ago

If there are at least a couple must have exclusives, I'll probably get a system.

Sony3601828d ago


Gears may be a third party but it's still a AAA exclusive.

Chidori1828d ago

I hope you love kinect, because those are the only "exclusives" he's talking about.

RedDevils1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

Correction tons of TIME exclusives :D

Blacktric1828d ago

"Megatons incoming!"

After more than 4 years of underdelivery in their E3 conferences, I'm not expecting much from them. The best bet is them announcing 2-3 new IPs from third party studios and filling the rest of the show with Halo and Forza and how they renewed their contract with Activision and how next Xbox users will get the DLCs a month early again.

Reibooi1828d ago

I hope they have lots of exclusives because I mean great games are great games regardless of console.

That said given the MS track record of the last few years I'm keep my expectations really low. So many of their 1st party Studios are either gone or mere husks of what they used to be I find it hard to imagine where these tons of exclusives would even come from.

I want something new. I don't want another Fable, Forza, Halo or Gears. If they can bring a few new and interesting IP's I'll be happy but I hope we don't get like one new game from the above series and a ton of shovelware kinect stuff and tons of talk about entertainment apps and what not.

imdaboss11828d ago

Dont know why xboxfanboys say MS have a lot of studios when they dont at all..the 360 only had very few exclusive games..and no one even cared about it..when ms start showing games then ill believe them but i doubt it..

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brave27heart1828d ago

Really depends on what they mean. For example Sony could announce that they have tonnes of exclusive games coming to PS4 including Killzone, Drive Club, Knack, Infamous, Gran Turismo, God of War, Uncharted, New game from Quantic Dreams, Little big planet, Sly Cooper, Ni No Kuni sequel, Last of Us sequel, Resistance...

The thing is only the first four have been confirmed as being in development, but you'd put money that those other franchises will make it to PS4 at some point in the future so they wouldnt be lying.

MS could do the same and say We have Halo, Forza, Gears and Fable coming to the Nextbox, but that doesnt mean they're close to being finished or even in development yet.

Until things are officially announced its all just speculation.

kostchtchie_1828d ago

Xbox gamers are in for treat, so many Kinect games incoming

GameCents1828d ago

I thought they'd be some or other PS4 cycle jerk convention today that would keep the fanboys away from trolling xbox articles.
I guess ps4 steam has worn off and you Bronies need something to do. Maybe if you'd spend this much time actually buying and playing games, SONY's game division wouldn't be lagging behind Microsoft and Nintendo.

Boody-Bandit1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

I hope you're wrong (Kinect games). I want more core games for me and not XBA or Kinect games. I really hope MS brings the heat and has some new potential block buster IP's like they did with Gears this gen. Even if it's a whole new franchise from Epic, 343, Rare or Turn 10.

Hell I'd be off the charts excited if MS announced a new Killer Instinct. I don't need a ton of new exclusives. I will be happy with just a couple new IP's for the hardcore crowd.

NumOnePS3FanBoy1828d ago

It's pretty much what more than half of their games are going be. Sad really.

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Gildarts1828d ago

lol at mad PS4 fanboys disagrees hahahahahah this is priceless.

God forbid Microsoft coming out with more exclusives then PS4 xD

superterabyte1828d ago

@glidarts You've already decided that the Xbox is for you and do not know anything about it yet those who have seen a console being announced and it's games are fanboys.

jdktech20101828d ago

To be fair here, that might be impossible with Sony having 13 first party studios that churn out games. I love me some Halo and Gears but Microsoft needs some new jewels to keep me an xbox gamer.

its_JEFF1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

To be honest, MS might have "tonnes of exclusives" if the rumors are true: "MS 1st party are 6 months behind" MS will lay the money down for exclusives if they feel like their 1st party titles won't be ready for launch #MakeItRain

NumOnePS3FanBoy1828d ago

Too bad there really won't be that many announced. Simply compare the amount of exclusive studios each company has and you'll get your answer. Sorry for you.

BOLO1828d ago

Real Trailers sez..."Halo 5...6...7...and 8......and 9." lol

DOMination-1828d ago

I actually hope some of their games are behind schedule. Then you wont have the lull that happebs after almost all hardware launches.

brave27heart1828d ago

Quality over quantity. Im glad MS is bucking their ideas up but make sure its quality, not Star Wars Kinect levels of rubbish

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Muffins12231828d ago

Lets hope they can deliver. They have to be pretty good to not make me buy a ps4

Riderz13371828d ago

"E3 is all about the games"...Then what the hell have they been doing the last three Entertainment Expo's?

Gildarts1828d ago

Not games obviously. Their e3's sucked when it came to games. Only the last one from last year was decent.

Skips1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

Just EXACTLY what I would want to know. lol

Let's just hope it all ain't Kinect based. : /

InTheLab1828d ago

How do you have 20 disagrees for being excited for E3?????

Are we really going to take this Bulls*** fanboy war into next gen? I mean, aren't we all at least 7 years older at this point?

Anyway, I'm sure this showing on the 21st will be all apps and things no one cares about and MS will save all major gaming related bits for E3.

Should be a good showing if they forget about Kinect and the casuals that won't be watching E3...

Urusernamesucks1828d ago

Sonny fanboys never grow up...

its_JEFF1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

I really doubt this "fanboy" stuff will end anytime soon. Even the replies to fanboy comments are fanboyish in nature. None of them are "growing up" anytime soon, neither side.

Us vs. Them mentality, it's hard to shake! and TBH a lot of people on the internet are just looking for this kind of thing. They just love to argue no matter what.

tiffac0081828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

Better question, when did the "Fanboys" of any side ever grew up? They can't even stop hating each other to begin with.

M-M1828d ago

"All fanboys never grow up" fixed*. @Urusernamesucks, stop being bad at trolling.

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ABizzel11828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

"People are going to get a great inside look at the making of the new platform and the team that's brought it to life. To be honest, it's really about the team, the people here. That's why we're inviting people to campus; we're going to bring them behind the scenes a little bit. We've never done this before and so it's really exciting to be able to do that. It's a lot of laying the foundation, probably the best way to describe it. And then just a couple of weeks later we go to E3."

So basically they're doing Sony's PS4 Announcement Event, with fewer games / just a few demo reels, a possible hardware showing, and saving everything else for E3 3 weeks later. About what I expected.

AngryEnglish1828d ago

Well what else did you expect? They are not "doing what Sony did" as you put it, if that's the case then Sony did what Microsoft did with the 360, they did what apple do at there keynotes, its an unveil for gods sake of course there gonna show there system, a few demos and such, Sony does not lead the way in events, give your head a shake, its what happens all over the tech world of hardware unveiling....

ABizzel11828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

"People are going to get a great inside look at the making of the new platform and the team that's brought it to life. To be honest, it's really about the team, the people here. That's why we're inviting people to campus; we're going to bring them behind the scenes a little bit.

We've NEVER done this before and so it's really exciting to be able to do that. It's a lot of laying the foundation, probably the best way to describe it. And then just a couple of weeks later we go to E3."

Arron Greenberg

Sony took the approach gamers and developers first, MS is trying to do the same. They NEVER go into details about their products, or the history of how it was made, and now they change face and do it is what I was getting at tas far as it's going to be like Sony's.

The other stuff is what I expected. Stop being so defensive it's so unappealing. UGH!

AngryEnglish1828d ago

Defensive? I was pointing out that your statement was pointing towards Microsoft copying the Sony event, your words "So basically they're doing Sony's PS4 Announcement Event, with fewer games / just a few demo reels, a possible hardware showing, and saving everything else for E3 3 weeks later. About what I expected."

Make your mind up bud, you just gave an entirely different reason....

JP13691828d ago

Learn the difference between there, their and they're.

ABizzel11828d ago


I was just stating what Arron said. You took it as if I was saying that was a bad thing.

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AngryEnglish1828d ago

Fair enough Abizzel, I'm not nerdy fanboy getting in a rage, I was just making a point

JP1369..... Shut up you gimp, it not News 4 grammar you dick

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ssj271828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

no to exited anymore for the reveal..
if they show games they will only show most multiplataform games COD is one and EA will show few to maybe .

I will watch the reveal anyways ..

JokesOnYou1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

wishiW3L you guys keep pretending like sony has all these major blockbuster games every other month, year after year that's blows 360 exclusives away when basicly its been pretty run of the mill games from sony lately...last GOW wasn't nearly as good as its predecessor, last GT was disappointing to say the least, last Killzone took a step backward, Resistance, Resistance/Motorstorm/R&C/ SOCOM/= just keep getting worst, seriously I'd like to see a list of all these exclusives since 2012 that you guys keep touting compared to 360 over the same timeframe, I mean just having a big list means nothing how many are really worth a damm that peak the interest of non-loyal gamers?

Truth most of you same fanboys that find something negative to rant about the 360 daily are going to find a reason to hate whatever Microsoft reveals.

Rainstorm811828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

You know that goes both ways.... Haters gonna Hate...... Same reason people hate on PS+ or Cross Game Chat ..... Pure Ignorant Bias

How can anyone call themselves a Gamer and Hate good games and things that are good for gaming...Just boggles my mind

Don't you see the hate you're spewing ?

If you going to compare exclusives, why not span the entire generation? I mean it is the end of the gen come E3

JP13691828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

And what exactly has MS released in that same span of time besides a Gears prequel that wasn't as good as the previous games, or an arcade version of Forza with a boring handling model? Journey alone was better than just about anything MS has put out the last few years. All those other games you mentioned were great in my opinion (Motorstorm RC being the exception). Just because they didn't appeal to you doesn't mean they didn't provide the excitement and variety (key word there) that keeps Sony fans coming back. Oh, and even with PS4 coming out this fall, PS3 owners still have TLoU and GT6 to look forward to. I'm sure MS will continue to support the 360 too. I mean, look at how well they continued to support the original Box after the 360 had been announced...

JokesOnYou1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

@ Rainstorm81/JP39 No its not hate, he's the one going out of his way to troll a 360 related news about whats to come, why should I not point out why I disagree...and again its become a common theme for sony fanboys to act as if the only exclusives that matter are ps3 exclusive. Of course that's fine if you feel that way but if you're going to wave ps3 pom-poms in a 360 thread no less, then at least be upfront about it and lets see a fair comparison of what games you are speaking of compared to what games you think are so terrible on the other console.

Also the reason I gave a timeframe on it is because both consoles imo had better games at the start of this gen, mostly due to new IP's, leap in graphics, features, fresh hardware, etc that comes with the start of a gen and now BOTH have been hit with the sequel bug that comes with the latter part of a platform generation (its not a bad thing, just doesn't have the same awe factor). Sony does have some new stuff in the pipeline as I'm sure Microsoft will once we get to the May 21st and E3 so the point is sony fanboys blow a lot of hot air about current times with talk of whats to come in the future,...BOTH have plenty to play and those games I quickly listed was to point out that ps3 hasn't pumped out anything lately 360 fans are envious of yet all I keep hearing you guys talk like ps3 has all these games while 360 owners have nothing to play, lol sure its opinion but I'll take my one Halo4 vs ten of the latest KZ, SOCOM, and Resistance games. Now of course its a matter of taste so that likely goes for ps3 fans about 360 games, truth is owners of both like me probably have enjoyed a helluva lot more multiplats over the last 2 yrs than exclusives because I buy games that appeal to me not because they are "teh exclusive".

DOMination-1828d ago

Last years big exclusives off the top of ny head:

Trials Evolution
Witcher 2
Forza Horizon

LBP Karting
Twisted Metal

Its all subjective but critically and also imo the 360 lineup was stronger.

2013 is a different story though.

Why o why1827d ago (Edited 1827d ago )

Way too many apologists.

Think of this senerio.

All of your multiplats are played on your primary console.

The only reason your secondary console gets air time is because of its exclusive games or services.

Would you want more reason to use your secondary or less. That's how it is for me and many others. I don't like every ps exclusive so the more the merrier as I have a broader pool to choose from and no, they don't have to be blockbusters. I want the same from ms. Many great games from before I owned one have been added to my 360 library. Once my ignorance to the better games I'd not considered were enjoyed I wanted more. Thanks to those who recommended games I may of missed, yourself included.

Now it seems like wanting and enjoying more exclusives is taboo. How times have changed. Let's at least acknowledge, exclusives are more tailor made to make best use of the respective hardwares. How many this gen have won game of the year. That's right. The majority. Coincidence, loyalist spew or just facts. 3 new ips this year for the struggling company whilst the well off company gets a free pass

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andrewsqual1828d ago

"It's going to be tonnes of exclusives" i.e. timed exclusives means the same thing.

", world premieres" i.e. A game will debut at the Microsoft event and then be at the Sony one the next day anyway or just simply a game coming to all platforms anyway just like with past E3s like RE5, Fallout3, "Metal Gear Solid Rising".

That is what these statements pretty much mean. No need to get excited for nothing.

Jek_Porkins1828d ago

Microsoft has 20+ first party studios and you don't think they'll have anything to show off at E3? What in the world do you figure these studios have been up to?

We know they'll have second and third party support with games like Alan Wake 2, Project Gotham Racing 5, Ryse and the possibility of Titan from Respawn Entertainment, and that isn't even hitting on a single first party game.

I'm curious as to if people think all 20+ studios are going to do nothing? Kinect? I mean if you think 20+ studios are doing all Kinect you might be in for a bit of a shock, even if half their studios went casual and Kinect 2, that leaves 11+ doing core, throw in the second and third party and you have the makings of a lineup for everyone, every type of gamer.

jetlian1828d ago

Every gen MS tries new ips I see no reason why this one will be different. They just need to address the online and used games issues for me.

If both are are not true its all good

brave27heart1828d ago

@Jek Porkins

Care to name the 20 studios? Im struggling to think of more than 12.

And half of 20 isnt 11 =)

Im convinced MS will role out exclusives, Im not convinced they'll take chances like Sony will. MS wouldnt have backed a game like Journey, or Little Big Planet or Unfinished Swan. They really need to take a few more risks this gen.


Be careful not to show to much excitement or support for MS on this site. You will be bubbled down and disagreed with by a certain group of fanboys. Even in a MS thread...

ichimaru1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

friggin sad isn't it lol. It's like none of the fanboys grew up from the last console war. 7 yrs older and people still worship a company

AngelicIceDiamond1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

I told people for months now over and over they'll show off core games. I even listed the games and that didn't go through to them.

But the fanboys are always in denial and disagree.

comment from earlier today.

"Nice to see MS worrying about the "Hard Core". Now, how about some games? Agree (132) Disagree (8) And a Funny bubble+.

My reply

"Tuesday and at E3.

Agree(1) Disagree(16)

I think its clear you guys need to start listening to logic. Because being a fanboy is NOT worth it.

Because you guys will be wrong 90% of time. MS has a CRAP ton of studios what do you fanboys expect?

Anyways I'm right, fanboys are wrong, like always.

Edit: looking at Roots extreme fanboy comment. Yeah its not worth being a fanboy, just isn't.

DeadlyFire1828d ago

I almost thought they mean't Xbox exclusives for a minute. Then I reread that. "At E3" so it could just mean in general. I don't expect Microsoft to outnumber Sony's exclusives.

imdaboss11828d ago

come on now we all know MS dont make or have any exclusive games..its all going to be DLC .