Will E3 Make or Break The Xbox One

Skewed and Reviewed have posted an opinion piece that asks if it is already make or break time for the Xbox One. They cite the pending E3 conference as a key time for Microsoft to undo some of the negative trending of the system and build some momentum.

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dedicatedtogamers1826d ago

Unless E3 un-announces everything that was shown, no, the damage is already done.

I know people are saying "wait for E3" but the context for videogames has already been defined, and it is not what I want. They could announce a new Mass Effect, but guess what? It will be online-required, no-used-game Mass Effect. They could announce Halo 5, but guess what? It will be online-required, no-used-game Halo.

The games don't matter at this point. Microsoft has declared loud and clear: "games are on the backburner".

MariaHelFutura1825d ago

"wait for the reveal" just turned into "wait for E3", which probably turn it "wait for ______". The conference was embarrassing, the business approach is garbage, the consoles specs are worse than the PS4, Call Of Duty looked the same, the first thing they talked about is TV and looks like they lied while demoing the OS. I didn't realise E3 was now the place where miracles happen.

MikeMyers1825d ago

I unlike many here, will wait for E3. People on the Internet are always acting like the sky is falling. So many people can't keep their emotions in check. Way too much drama. We keep hearing people claim they don't have games even though they said time and again they will show us at E3.

Why is everyone always so eager to declare a winner and a loser every year? If after E3 they prove they are not interested in pushing gaming then I'll join the others calling doom for them.

I will also wait until we find out all the details about the PS4. Sony was also clumsy when talking about used games. Adam Sessler had a video chat on Google about the Xbox One and said they too weren't very clear. There is no confirmation whatsoever that games on the PS3 will act exactly the same on the PS4.

Now back to the Xox One and lack of games. Microsoft has been investing in game studios. They are spending 1 billion dollars and have said there will be 15 exclusives, 8 of which are new ip's. if they are crap call them on it then, not now. How come nobody is saying anything positive about the new game by Remedy? Ignored or they didn't show much or it should have been Alan Wake 2. We keep crying for new ip's and when we get them we still whine. Typical Internet attitude.

Captain Qwark 91825d ago (Edited 1825d ago )

1. yes E3 will make or break them for the core gamer. I keep saying wait for E3 and thats what im doing. i enjoy all the features shown off and so long as i can see a commitment to games as well, im very happy, im not opposed to a 50/50 split for multimedia and gaming. my time is limited anyway so 2-3 quality games a year from ms first party will be enough for me

2. @dedicated: if you think that PS4 wont have a similar policy on used games, your delisional. times are changing and they are finding ways to crack down on used sales and piracy. like it or not, that is the future and sony wont be your white knight, in fact they have done what ms should have done from the start and just stayed silent on the issue the whole time

3. mike myers, well said.

ive been defending the X1 a lot these last two days because i think its sweet despite a few drawbacks but even i will stop defending them if they dont have a very strong E3 targeted mostly at the "core" or "hardcore" or w/e you want to call yourself gamers

Hydrolex1825d ago



This is a terrorist attack against TVs

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1825d ago

Are you insane? E3 is about games. Games are what make or break a system.

I love how everyone has already forgotten that the big bad Cell filled PS3 so much more powerful than every other console.. love how it's forgotten that the power didn't make a difference.

MariaHelFutura1825d ago

The PS3 is more powerful than the Xbox 360, it's not really a debate. The PS3 is also harder to develop for than the Xbox 360, which is also not a debate.

Thefreeman0121825d ago (Edited 1825d ago )

The damage is already done? Is this a hurtful relationship you can't go back too? No... If they backtrack and make it more appealing to gamers people will forgive xbox one and throw money at it.... That's just how it works

grayfoxx8811825d ago

Exactly. You beat me to it.

E3 will change nothing for Microsoft unless they drop all the restrictions for Xbox One that include used games, the HDD, online requirements, and Kinect.

I'm sure we may see some awesome Xbox One exclusives at E3, but they won't make me forget how anti-consumer the system is.

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Garethvk1825d ago

Thank you. I have debated this one quiet a bit the last few days. Like many I was not thrilled with what I saw at the reveal and while PC and PS 3 are the platforms we use the most often, my wife and I love the Dance Central series and I like playing Halo and Gears with my Nephews online. That being said for me, COD was the most interesting part of the reveal and I can play that on other platforms. They announced the June 10th meetings weeks ago and we will be there to cover it, but I kept asking myself, what can they do to turn things around. The main thing I kept coming back to was full disclosure, solid exclusives and actual gameplay footage from the system that blows people away.

Sony is offering hands on time with many PS 4 games at the show as I have had not only them but third part developers offer to show off their pending games and if what we hear is true Sony may have the edge in system power, abilities and titles at launch.

NYC_Gamer1825d ago (Edited 1825d ago )

I'm just waiting for MS to make clear their stance on used software..I like Xb1 features but won't support any console that locks content to user profiles..I wouldn't mind being able to be on skype while playing games or watching my Fios channels on Xb1 with party chat along with other features in the background.

izumo_lee1825d ago

All these Xbox supporters keep saying wait for E3 that is when the good stuff happens. Do you know what? Sony has an E3 showing as well if people have forgotten & they have the last word since their presentation is the final one.

Microsoft has a lot to prove at E3 & yes their show will have a HUGE impact on the minds of the ones that really support a system & that is the gamer. After the debacle of their reveal if Microsoft doesn't come out guns blazing & wow the people with those promised 15 titles the backlash will be even bigger than what it is now.

Microsoft keeps saying they are gonna own the living room. Guess what without the gamer/people there is no living room. Sony made it clear in their reveal that the gamer/people is what makes the living room not the other way around.

Also since Microsoft already showed the box the anticipation on what it looks like is mute. For Sony they haven't shown the box yet which gives people the anticipation on what it will be like. The surprise factor is still in Sony's court cause of that.

ape0071825d ago

hope they show a lot games on E3, i love the xbox 360 more than ps3 this gen (and ps2 most past gen) the ps4 showing was waaaay better with all honesty, so yeah show games ms

from the looks of it, ps4 might be my main console next gen, i hope ms deliver

JoeReno1825d ago

If the past 3 years of MS showings at E3 have showed me anything, it would be to not expect too much.

Nocando1825d ago

Where are these Xbox supporters you speak of? Because I have only seen a few.

Garethvk1825d ago

While there is still time to schedule meetings I find it interesting how this is working. Normally Microsoft and Sony have their events on Monday before E3 opens. Nintendo normally does the Nokia Theater Tuesday morning which allows the media time to get things online and ready as you have to chill until E3 opens at Noon for the first day.

Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft all have very big booths and generally do drop ins and select interviews and meetings.

As of now, Microsoft is just doing the event on the 10th, but Sony has had their Online PC division who handle Planetside 2, DC Online, etc offer meetings that include the PS 4 as well as other developers who have said we will show you our pending PS 4 titles. I have not had one developer say we will show you our new Xbox One games. Yes, I know things like COD, Destiny, etc will be Xbox one games, but you get where I am going. Nobody as of yet has announced seeing their Xbox One games.

HarryMasonHerpderp1825d ago (Edited 1825d ago )

If the used game issue with the new Xbox is true I won't be buying one full stop. It could have the best exclusives ever revealed at E3 but I wont be supporting a console that does that.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Sony don't do it.

MariaHelFutura1825d ago

The president of Sony said "We won't block used games" a month or two ago.

FlyingFoxy1825d ago

Nintendo and Sony will be seeing sales increases rather sharply then, the good thing about Nintendo.. even though they have underspecced their machines lately, they don't screw over their gamers. Too bad a lot of 3rd parties avoid them.

HarryMasonHerpderp1825d ago

I can remember reading something about that.
People keep saying it hasn't been finalised though and it could still happen. I don't know what to believe really. I really hope it doesn't happen.
I don't think they will follow Microsoft down that path after the reaction they have had by fans and the stock market.

Manic20141824d ago

Even MS have said They Wont Block Used Games its just the Speculation of having Used game fee which is going on for the PS4 also, not just the Xbox One.

Wikkid6661825d ago

One will support used games.

Garethvk1825d ago

Yes as long as you pay Microsoft more money. So pay for system, pay for a game, pay for online features and access. Buy a used game? Pay a license fee.

MariaHelFutura1825d ago

It blocks them, then supports them..... if you "support" Microsoft. PS4 just supports them, big difference.

MasterCornholio1825d ago

Microsoft will fine you for buying used games.

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Wikkid6661825d ago

They are just working on how to release the activation code. Which would remove it from your account/console and give you the ability to buy/sell the games.

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