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Microsoft Wants To Have A Great E3, Still Working Through PR Plans For All Of Their Franchises

GearNuke: "It has been a cold war of exclusives between Sony and Microsoft this generation. Sony has got games like DriveClub, inFamous: Second Son, The Order: 1886 and Uncharted while Microsoft not only brought Gears of War franchise, they are also working on some exclusives of their own like Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Gears of War and Halo. Unfortunately, both sides are pretty tight lipped over their games."

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JoGam862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

Judging by last E3, MS better get it right this year. Just give the consumers what they want and it would all be fine.

AngelicIceDiamond862d ago

@Jo They did give the consumers what they want last E3, finally.

Like I said Don Mattrick gone so hopefully MS E3's are reminiscent of the 360's earlier shows.

Septic862d ago

They did deliver when it came to games. Shame that it was eclipsed (rightly so) by the whole DRM stuff.

thereapersson862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

@ Septic

That, and the fact that they have a console that is (subjectively rightly or wrongly) more expensive than the One's direct competitor (the PS4). That's pretty much the biggest elephant in the room when discussing the One vs. PS4 topic. Even if the media functions might be slightly better on the One than the PS4 at this time, most people are buying consoles because they simply want to play games on them.

The console that currently offers the greatest power advantage is the PS4. Microsoft needs to drop the price down to the PS4's level to better compete, since it's lacking on a raw performance level. Not to mention the fact that Sony has now managed to exceed Microsoft's perceived value quotient when you examine their paid online programs (respectively). Most importantly, the benefit of free games that Sony offers with a Playstation Plus subscription is something that Microsoft must answer at E3.

KingDadXVI862d ago

Yeah, there presentation on games was good but Don Mattrick blew goats pretty hard. The guy just reminded me of a sneaky weasel. I saw a video somewhere with someone from MS saying Don went right off the reservation with his talk. He was just supposed to focus on the games and nothing else but he did not follow the script.

Regardless they have a great line up of games and more are in the Pipe. The Titanfall beta is a blast so if the keep up the work on the games front and continue to improve the SDK things are going to be great this E3.

gaffyh862d ago

The biggest problem MS will have at E3 is that they will need to be able to announce enough new games, but by the looks of it at the moment, we will get gameplay demos of games that were announced last E3 more than new announcements. They did the same thing Gears 3, announced it at one E3, and then showed the game the next E3 like it was something new, when it wasn't.

If I had to guess, I'd say we get a Halo demo and a Sunset Overdrive demo, and maybe Mass Effect 4 or something.

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Gamer1982862d ago

There gonna need a great E3 as Sony are on top big time right now and still holding back a lot of cards.. Sony has a ton of exclusive announcements for E3 and MS can only hope to match them I reckon with games like Uncharted no doubt going to be there.

lolCHILLbro862d ago

@jessupj, yup and they fixed it, belive me, Sony, developers, publishers, investors all want to protect there IP and there profits from Pirates and used games, its going all digital just like music, Microsoft was just pushing to soon is all, it wasnt evil as you still would of brought your games and online as you do today, there was no hidden fees or contracts with the pre DRM Xbox, just crying internet kiddies

lolCHILLbro862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

Judging by LAST E3 2013 Xbox One had ALL GAMES and alot more than Sony at the time, Sony barely showed anything at last E3

1 Billion in Exclusives i guess

jessupj862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

You know what was far more important than any 1 single game? You know what was far more important that all the games MS showed at e3? You know what's more important than every single release for this entire generation?

MS's draconian DRM that would have complete ruined their console.

Oh, and you thank Sony for forcing MS to do the right thing.

and allegedly 100 million of that 1 billion went to blocking Gears from the PS platforms. It didn't actually buy the xbox platform any more games it wasn't going to get anyway.

If Sony wasted 100 million just to keep ratchet and clank exclusive when that money could have bought 2 amazing new IPs, I'd be pretty dam pissed.

mcstorm862d ago

@lolCHILLbro I agree. I like what Microsoft are now doing with the xbox one. Its starting to feel like they are going back down the gaming rout the xbox came from with thx xbox and 360. I am not a fan of any one product I am a gamer and always buy the console that has the games I want and at this moment in time the WiiU and Xbox one have more games im excited about than the PS4. That may change at E3 when sony show off some of there IP's but last E3 I saw more from Microsoft I wanted than sony showed off. It seems to be since the main guy was sacked from the xbox team it had made them go back to basics and to me this is a good thing because if Microsoft can carry on pushing out its big name IP's like Forza, Halo, Gears, Fable ect as well as add some older IP's like KI (Even though it was not a xbox IP to start with) and keep giving us New IP's like Titanfall, Project Sparks, quantum break, Ryse ect I see the Xbox one doing very well.

@jessupj I have to disagree with your comment in terms of the way you put it. ratchet and clank is not the same as Gears. Maybe if you had said UC or GT then you may understand why Microsoft wanted to keep the gears name under them. For me Gears is the xbox 2nd biggest IP under Halo.

I cant wait to see what Microsoft Sony and Nintendo show us at E3 but one thing im sure we can all agree on is now is a good time to be a gamer.

aiBreeze862d ago

Microsoft could literally copy their E3 from last year now that they've done all the 180s. Games games games and either announce a kinect free console bundle at a competitive price or show gamers some real reasons why they should want to invest in Kinect.

Either way, focusing their attention to PR plans is definitely a good move. In all my years as a gamer, I've never seen since shoddy PR between the Xbox One reveal and the 180s.

MichaelLito79862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

@ JoGam

Not sure if you confusing politics with games. MS at E3 won on the count of games and that is what E3 is all about.

christocolus862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

ms did a good job with game announcements last e3 and i believe this e3 is going to be even more awesome. i expect huge announcements from ms including a price reduction.. rare and the other devs have been quite tight lipped on their unannounced projects and we all know ms has been spending a lot on some new ips.

i also just saw the trailer of the order and was blown away funny thing is it made me want ryse 2 and a new alan wake even more. hoping its in the cards?..... cant wait.

3-4-5862d ago

This E3 is arguably more important than last years.

They were both new consoles so whatever was going to happen, was going to happen.

Now that they are both established a bit, people want to see what the future holds with each Console.

* It's kind of weird that we are already talking about E3 again.

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dedicatedtogamers862d ago

I think all of the Big Three will have a great E3. I'm actually most interested in seeing what is announced for the handhelds (I hope those aren't forgotten).

I wonder if we'll get any megaton announcements.

DarkLordMalik862d ago

Nintendo might have a few like Majora's Mask 3D and new Pokemon while Sony will probably announce JRPGs that they promised and perhaps 1-2 mid-tier projects for VITA.

AngelicIceDiamond862d ago

I dunno if Nintendo will even have an E3. I'm 90% sure they will this time though.

R00bot862d ago

If they don't have an E3, they'll definitely have a Nintendo Direct. They're basically E3's.

MultiConsoleGamer862d ago

This is Microsoft's E3 to lose. They blew it last year. They really need a big comeback this year.

E3 2014 is going to be utterly amazing!

OpieWinston862d ago

I'm sorry blew it? They gave people what we asked for...Games Games Games.
This time around there's no competitive pricing they just need to keep that model of "We've got more quality games"
Because Sony is playing the "We have more games" card...when most of them are indies that aren't even that good.
If half of the rumors are true they'll blow everyone away...

Forza Horizon 2
Killer Instinct Season 2
Halo 2 Anniversary Edition
Quantum Break this year
Sunset Overdrive
Fable Legends
Platinum Games Exclusive
Halo 5 Beta gameplay
Gears teaser trailer
Unannounced IP teaser trailers to get hype on their side...We know several studios like Lionhead are working on other IPs.

Elit3Nick862d ago

I doubt the version of halo 5 that they would show is a beta build, especially if it's slated to come out next year

OpieWinston862d ago

Well it'll probably be Alpha footage and people will assume Beta because everyone thinks that the finished product should look and feel just like what's advertised in early alpha footage.

THC CELL862d ago

they have no chance of beating sony now,maybe nintendo

R00bot862d ago

Of course they have a chance, however small that chance may be. Everything has a chance. Say, even the Ouya could outsell the PS4 in the coming year. It could, it almost definitely won't, but there is a chance.

The Meerkat862d ago

MS would need an Infinite Improbability Drive.

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HammerKong862d ago

wow sell i thought you are jornalist and your comment shows you are not more than a fanboy,ok are you a time travellar,now i get it.

DarkLord1003862d ago

I don't want to play "devils advocate" here but to be fair - MS had an amazing E3 last year when it comes down to games.

shivvy24862d ago

Yeah I actually enjoyed it, it was far better then their previous 3 years

IVanSpinal862d ago

I still remember the Killer Instinct announcement,
My best 2013 moment

jessupj862d ago

My best moment of 2013 was when Sony announced they wouldn't be employing anything like the DRM MS was, and single handed, in those few minutes, saved console gaming as we know it.

It was the most historical E3 ever and I don't think it's going to be topped any time soon.

I think anyone that calls themselves a core console gamer, that moment should be their most important for 2013.

Unless of course you don't care about losing your basic consumer rights purely for the purpose of giving a company more of your hard earned money..

Fireseed862d ago

@IVanSpinal

Absolutely! I jumped up and down out of excitement at the sight of Glacius!

@jeesupj

"Unless of course you don't care about losing your basic consumer rights purely for the purpose of giving a company more of your hard earned money.."

I'd rather give on my hard earned money over sacrifice my personality to becoming a walking PR mouthpiece... But hey maybe it's cause I actually still play video games.

OpieWinston862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

@jessupj
That's some pretty sad shit if you've got such a hardon against DRM that your "most historical E3 ever" was because Sony bitched out on DRM and decided to take hands off with Disc DRM...Course they'll always have DRM...Or else they wouldn't make a profit off digital purchases.

And no...us "REAL GAMERS" weren't impressed by DRM because Steam has been doing that for decades... And as far as console gamers go, I think that "Core Console Gamer" has got to be the most silly statement ever...because if all you play on is console... That's pretty casual.

Elit3Nick862d ago

My best moment was when I realised that the hooded guy in the desert was Master Chief :3

XboxFun862d ago

@jesssupj

yea I liked that historic moment too as they snuck in a small detail of paid online play.

sony loves to show big explosions to make their fans go ooooh and ahhhh, then employ some backhanded design in the background.

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