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Submitted by Abriael 287d ago | rumor

Microsoft's "Biggest Surprise Ever" Might Be Coming at E3

Microsoft’s gears are spinning in preparation of this year’s E3, but we might be in for something bigger than most think. (Xbox One)

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Hellsvacancy  +   287d ago | Funny
Bigger Surprise Ever? does that even make sense

Edit: Now my comment makes no sense, gonna have to type something on topic........

The biggest surprise EVER would be IF MS said "we've taken over work on The Last Guardian and it will launch exclusively on the XB1" yep, that really would be surprising news, it would TOTALLY surprise me

Now watch people take me seriously "that will NEVER happen damn you, Sony owns the rights"
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ArchangelMike  +   287d ago
It's probably a Kinect-less XbOne SKU.
Kingthrash360  +   287d ago
that wouldnt be much a surprise...prolly a blinx sequel.
fermcr  +   287d ago
That exactly wouldn't be a surprise. Microsoft has to do something, and that's one of their options to get the X1 price way down... unless they are dumb enough to continue insisting on Kinect with every X1.
DarthZoolu  +   287d ago
Free Halo 5 for Xbox One.
vishmarx  +   287d ago
Half life 3,Kotor 3,or some huge old franchise everyone's forgotten about being made by the laid off devs from irrational,eidos,mercury steam,uncharted,sony SM all working on the same game.

hell lol FF7 remake xb1 exclusive
while were bullshitting
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TheTwelve  +   287d ago
A Kinect-less Xbox would be common sense, but no surprise.
badboy776  +   287d ago | Funny
The Return of DRM?
Saigon  +   287d ago
To me a big surprise would be taking over an IP that was once a Sony IP or creating a new intense IP altogether. But being that this is MS, most likely it is a New IP or some exclusive DLC. I would also assume that their second screen thing may be ready to fully implement with a new hand held device.
Shadow Flare  +   287d ago | Funny
Not sure if it's true but I heard someone in Japan has preordered an Xbox One
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NewMonday  +   287d ago
MS to buy Nintendo
BX81  +   287d ago
Idk why the first thing I thought was a life size Titan.
Gorilla_Killa_X  +   287d ago
@Shadowflare, lol. Bubble for you.
abzdine  +   287d ago
no matter how big the surprise is nothing will make me buy an X1.
Wii U PS4 best combo this gen by FAR!
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darthv72  +   287d ago
@abzdine, yeah that is a pretty great combo. Actually, pair up a Wii-u with either one of the bigger consoles and you have a great combo.

Wii-u makes a really good side dish to the main course. Just need more people to think openly to getting one and they wont be disappointed.
USA007  +   287d ago
Another Phantom Dust!
4Sh0w  +   287d ago
Nope, microsoft has proven they could reduce the price AND keep Kinect also they are doing pretty well with kinect which is why they've re-emphasize there isn't going to be a kinect less sku.

I hope their big surprise has something to do with the cloud and or something groundbreaking for Halo5 or yet another brand new IP on the level of Quantum Break.
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kickerz  +   287d ago
Hope it's an awesome surprise and not a bad surprise (like finding skiddies on your undies)
MorePowerOfGreen  +   287d ago
Never going to happen.

MSFT has mentioned several times about watching out for who you see walking on their stage. Also, they may have a game possibly being enhanced by cloud compute in much more profound ways.

I know you guys hope and pray Kinect goes away but if anything, MSFT could show another Kinect revolution at any time, so I believe them when they say a kinect-less SKU will never happen, over and over again I might add.

The web would explode if Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime walked out on MSFT's presser stage.
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SourShoes  +   287d ago
@morepowerofgreen
"The web would explode if Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime walked out on MSFT's presser stage."
I believe that will happen about as much as I believe Vlad Putin when he says, "Those are not Russian forces in Crimea."
kickerz  +   287d ago
A virtual reality headset that works with kinect would be very awesome :)
darthv72  +   287d ago
MS to partner with Sega and release Shenmue 3 exclusively for XB1.
dantesparda  +   287d ago
"Microsoft's "Biggest Surprise Ever" Might Be Coming at E3"

Can you say "hype", can you say hyperbole?!
dantesparda  +   287d ago
The reveal of the secret sauce! a new system, they are becoming a 3rd party to Sony. They are buying out Sony, errr Nintendo, Sony and MS walking out on stage holding hands and admitting that they're married, they are my father. I can keep going.
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Pogmathoin  +   287d ago
I am sure if it was something incredible, with no negativity with it at all, and was something that could only be praised, it would still suck here till Sony does the same thing...
DigitalRaptor  +   287d ago
@ Darthv72

Don't get ahead of yourself dude. http://www.youtube.com/watc...

It's ridiculous to suggest Sega would partner up with Microsoft to make a sequel to a game that bombed on their system, would bomb again, and was only there because Peter Moore shut out the Dreamcast version from the US, when he jumped ship from Sega of America to Xbox division.
jebabcock  +   287d ago
Kinect 3.0? Just kidding... Could be a game streaming system of their own for older games.
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Giul_Xainx  +   287d ago
Please surprise me Microsoft. Because if you don't..... Don Matrick will be rehired.
DealWithIt  +   287d ago
Or... given last few E3s, it could be Kinect 3.0
AliTheSnake1  +   287d ago
It's Halo 7, Pre-order and get into Gears of war 17's Beta.
kreate  +   287d ago
They might show the power of the cloud?
Narutone66  +   287d ago
They're making a handheld or Windows phone will support Xbox1 game streaming.
Anarki  +   287d ago
May be tempted to purchase one if it comes down to sub £300 without a kinect. That thing is worthless to me and would spend all its time facing the wall/unplugged.
PoSTedUP  +   287d ago
Handheld.

@narutone- yeah thats what i was thinking earlier. either that or they secure the Shield??
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DragonKnight  +   287d ago
It's a Gears of War TV show.

@darth: Rumours suggest Sega has lost the trademark to Shenmue, meaning that partnering with MS would be meaningless.
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Nine_Thousaaandd  +   287d ago
Damn folks, really....Kinectless Xbone? No freaking way! If they do that, Xbone will fail for sure...and this is coming from a PS fan.

When Microsoft developed the Xbone, the idea was to make a console this time around with Kinect built into it...sort of. As you can tell already, Kinect was a cool idea...but struggled to match the sales of 360 hardware. Microsoft's vision for voice commands and motion control didn't take off as planned. If we look back at addons for previous consoles...all of them failed. Most gamers don't care to purchase addons for their consoles...if it's not included, then pretty much it will fail. And this is the result of Xbox One w/Kinect included.

Microsoft had a vision...Xbox and Kinect is the future of gaming, voice commands, motion control, TV...and all-in-one system that can do it all. Now Xbots are shouting for a Kinectless Xbone...lol. Think long and hard Xbots, removing Kinect will destroy Xbox One. People see a much better value in one price to play a game, not two. Plus developers will have access to Kinect at all times, no more Xbox vs Xbox w/Kinect games.

Think about it, they remove Kinect...it's back to 2 different sku's to market games on Xbox. Complete FAIL! Developers will choose Xbox over Kinect most of the time. Another FAIL! Another $100 for Kinect on top of spending $400 for the hardware to play a game...major FAIL, 360 all over again!

When gamers said NO Kinect this time...Microsoft was like screw ya'll...incoming Xbox One w/Kinect @$499.99! Their vision, not the gamer's vision...Microsoft's vision. Kinect is here to stay folks, it's part of the package so deal with it. All they can do at this point is lose more money on Xbone with a major price cut and buy more 3rd party games to make exclusive to Xbone!

Funny the same people praising Xbox and Microsoft are shouting for a Kinectless Xbone. Remove Kinect, may as well buy a cheap desktop and a Xbone controller...with Windows 8 interface, it will feel like an Xbone for sure!
Wizard_King   286d ago | Trolling | show
Perjoss  +   286d ago
Do you think they even realize how many units they will shift if they just remove the kinect and drop the price?
inveni0   286d ago | Trolling | show
Bereaver  +   286d ago
PEGGLE 3!!!!!!!!!!!
mewhy32  +   286d ago
Hopefully you will see a price drop to about 299.99 w/o the kinect. That would put the price/power ratio into a more realistic realm and enable it to better compete with the PS4.
Antwan3k  +   286d ago
The people asking for a Kinect-less Xbox One SKU at this point have to be either trolling or have no clue.. That's just my honest opinion

The Kinect 2.0 is one of the Xbox One's primary differentiating factors when you consider the fact that the PS4 has the more powerful hardware.. It's the same as the Wii U's gamepad.. Weaker hardware specs but added potential for innovation and features.. Now, unlike Nintendo and Microsoft, Sony decided to play it safe and put out a "PS3.5" and so far it is REALLY paying off for them.. Kudos to Sony.. But to get rid of the Kinect and price the Xbox One at $399 would only serve to kill any potential the Kinect 2.0 ever had, officially positioning the Xbox One as an "underpowered PS4" while selling it for the same price, and totally limiting or eliminating the overall vision and future planning that Microsoft had for their console..

Sell the Xbox One without Kinect for $399 and the PS4 still wins due to an apples-to-apples comparison of two "pure gaming consoles" in which the PS4 has the better hardware specs.. That would be incredibly stupid

Now, eventually sell the Xbox One WITH Kinect for $399 and we have an entirely new ball game. You have an apples-to-oranges scenario in which you have a "pure gaming console" versus "an all-in-one gaming and media console" for the same price.. With the proper marketing, that's a value argument that Microsoft can potentially win..

Please STOP asking for console suicide by requesting a Kinect-less Xbox One SKU.. Instead, ask for Microsoft to eat the costs and just drop the Xbox One price while still keeping Kinect standard..

at the same price point of $399, even if you don't want Kinect, you'd essentially be getting it for FREE.. At that point, there's no room for complaint and EVERYBODY WINS.. The people who don't want Kinect can simply never plug it in.. It was FREE, who cares?.. Microsoft can still continue with their vision of the console.. Developers can confidently dedicate the time and resources to making relevant and innovative Kinect experiences.. And consumers can immediately justify their Xbox One purchase value with the added hardware their getting out of the box in comparison to the now "bare bones" PS4 they would have bought for the same price.. This is the only winning strategy at this point..

how is this simple concept lost on so many people?.. I'm almost convinced that the people screaming for a Kinect-less SKU have no interest in the Xbox One succeeding, prefer PS4, and probably have no plans of buying a Xbox One to begin with..

in the console development stages, yea I could see your point.. Microsoft had some options in terms of Kinect.. But once both console specs where announced and the PS4 had the hardware advantage, Microsoft only had two choices: package every console with Kinect and with eventual price drops, beat the PS4 on value. Or don't offer a Kinect SKU at all (which would render the Kinect 2.0 just as useless as the PS Eye), undercut the PS4 with a price of $299 or $349, and just be known as the Xbox 360.5 "budget console"..

the later strategy would have won the early adopter war (the war that Sony is currently winning) but would lose traction over time with PS4 price drops and them offering the better hardware.. The current strategy will be beneficial in the long run for the reasons I've illustrated above but at a loss of early momentum.. The split SKU strategy some of you geniuses are proposing would be an all around fail.. Period..
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adorie  +   287d ago
I want to say it could be timed GTA V Xbone exclusivity.

I said a few posts back that Microsoft moneyhatting has to be strategic instead of outlandish, this is a possibility, but Take-Two's GTA(V) is worth way more than a few Titanfalls. It's a multi billion dollar franchise, by itself.

Silent Hill, exclusive to Xbone, maybe Final Fantasy XV.. who knows... it's too early for me to think atm, lol.

Maybe 399.99 kinectless xbone with a free game.
Remember, what doesn't surprise us, probably surprises a poop ton more people.
PizzImperfect   287d ago | Bad language | show
djplonker  +   287d ago
You really think ff15 could be an xbox exclusive?

Japan loves final fantasy but they hate the xbox... yeah that could totally work out -.-

p.s conidering the power of the xbone why release a new version of gta v on it because it wont be much better than the 360 version!
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Tempest317  +   287d ago
I doubt it would be gta v, rockstar would lose way too much money on a deal like that. Would they give up the (currently) 6 million+ possible sales on ps4 just to put it on x1? Definitely not. FF XV also definitely not, has there even been a main entry (since ff7) that hasn't been on a Sony console? I honestly don't think it will have anything to do with games other than the standard x1 exclusives. If they really want it to be exciting, theyre going to have to showcase the hardware capabilities AND their first party exclusives that are leveraging that power.
daedra  +   287d ago
Dude me too I hope microsoft makes gta 5 xbox one exclusive
goldwyncq  +   287d ago
Or Uncharted 4 being multiplatform and coming to Xbox One.
PONTIAC08G8GT  +   287d ago
As an X1 owner I'd be happy about that haha. But I'm pretty sure that won't ever happen. Sony wouldn't let it.
JimCom95  +   287d ago
Sony owns Naughty Dog so that won't happen.
goldwyncq  +   287d ago
You do realize I wasn't being serious about that, do you?
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Jdoki  +   287d ago
Hmm, so what sort of announcement would constitute 'the biggest surprise ever'?

MS buys PlaysStation from Sony. That would be surprising.

GTA VI is exclusive to XB1. That would do it.

Re-enabling DRM... Nah, that wouldn't surprise me at all.
alb1899   287d ago | Immature | show
SourShoes  +   287d ago
The return of Cinder to Killer Instinct??
PS3n360  +   287d ago
free xbox live would be a surprise and a welcome one at that.
PickAShoe  +   287d ago
Or Microsoft buying Oculus Rift, that would surprise me.
Raiden  +   287d ago
No no no, i think you all have it wrong, i believe MS has bought a publisher, EA or Activision with all IP's and back catalogue that would be a REALLY BIG surprise or it's Rockstar gaming company with all rights to current software. The games will still be multiplatform delayed release.
MS has bought someone BIG, or it could be a handheld console lets wait and see

Happy gaming to all gamers no matter the choice of platform we are all brothers and sisters of gaming have fun because that is what gaming really is for, our entertainment and enjoyment.
GAME ON
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maddskull  +   287d ago
You know what will really Surprise everybody is that Microsoft going to stage and saying "DRM is Back" i don't think that is impossible there have also been some articles talking of Microsoft bringing the drm back. they removed the drm with an update so they wont take it of the console completely it still there
Silly Mammo  +   287d ago
MS would never make an announcement about bringing back DRM, they would just quietly implement it.
AndrewLB  +   287d ago
Just like Sony did. lol. You fanboys are so blind to not even know that Sony had almost identical DRM for the PS4 but they were smart enough to keep their mouths shut, and when Microsoft went public with their proposed DRM and got completely obliterated by gamers and the press... sony quietly sat back, enjoyed the show, and removed the DRM in the day 1 patch.

Don't believe me? Educate yourself: http://ps4daily.com/2013/06...
maddskull  +   287d ago
but they would do it eventually and the fanboys will say that they always wanted the drm.
OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   287d ago
@andrewlb

did you read the article? says sony may originally have had plans to have DRM, and changed it to no DRM after MS announced thier plans... nice try though
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Jdoki  +   287d ago
@AndrewLB

Take another look at that piece of 'journalism' you linked to. No actual quote or even a link.

Here's the actual quote:

"There were lots of people who gave their opinions on that issue to my Twitter account before E3," SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Famitsu magazine this week.

"It's not that our hardware policies are decided strictly based on user reaction like this, but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to bring it across, it was a very useful source."

Where in that quote does he say they reversed a decision or quietly dropped DRM. You have nothing but speculation.

Also the PS4 was announced with a lot of info months before the news that XB1 had more restrictive DRM.

You know what, I'm not even arguing that Sony considered DRM - they would have at some point in the design process - but you blindly believe the info pulled from one source with no supporting information and have the nerve to tell people to go educate themselves.
TheGreenMan  +   287d ago
@AndrewLB

So you're telling people to "educate themselves" by providing an article with no sources? Do ya see the irony in that?
lifeisgamesok  +   287d ago
This is not a very smart comment

After the backlash why would MS even think about going back to DRM

It wouldn't make sense
DeathOfTheFanBoy  +   287d ago
@Hellsvacancy, thanks for the wisdom.

Most pointless comment I've seen today.
mcstorm  +   287d ago
Wont be a Kinectless SKU people can say that all they want but the xbox one will always have Kinect 2 with it.

Ide expect it to be a big name game making a come back exclusive to the xbox console. What I don't know but looking forward to E3 this year as I think all 3 will have some big games and news for us.
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andrewsqual  +   287d ago
Maybe they take the leash off Rare and let them make games again? Good games? That would shock me.
parentoftheyear  +   287d ago
I bet it is a Sequel to the Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood. *MIND BLOWN.
MetaReapre  +   287d ago
Biggest surprise, eh? I can't really think of one...

"New Xbox One, Kinect-less, Disc drive-less, controller-less for 200 dollars!"

Would that be surprising? lol

I can't think of one thing that would be surprising for Xb1 news, unless it's some sort of old IP being revitalized that everyone loved... I'm not familiar with the original Xbox's exclusives... is there even one that people could think of?

Wait... Shenmue 3 only for XB1? that to me would be surprising news lol
Drewidian  +   287d ago
It could be a partnership with one or more cable companies offering subsidized Xbox Ones for $99 down on a 2 year contract with free Xbox Live for the 2 years starting on the fall with interactive TV an and a Titanfall series exclusively to Microsoft.
N64fan   287d ago | Spam
Drewidian  +   287d ago
@N64Fan. There is a lot of potential for partnerships with different cable and satellite companies that just aren't there for the PS4 in part due to the HDMI input and the way MS architected the multitasking and One guide. The cable companies have tried everything under the sun to stop cord cutting and nothing has worked. They are still loosing hundreds of thousands of subscribers every quarter. The Xbox One is a perfect addition to that arsenal as a way of stopping this. MS is making content for their own TV services that could sweeten the deal. Imagine voting live for shows like survivor for challenges and missions, or asking questions directly on a news show to an interviewer. Right now the Xbox one us the only system capable of this interactivity. The real kicker is that it does this with the existing video network and only a small am out of data would be required not putting a strain on the network when hundreds of thousands to millions of users are accessing the service concurrently. There are a number of other reasons it makes sense, but ask yourself who will buy a PS4 after the next gen gamer market is saturated? Last gen sold a out 80M of ps3 and 360s, and 110M Wii consoles. The Wii U is a stillborn product, but lets say Sony sells 20M this year and Xbox one 12M as stand alone. If MS gets say Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, and AT&T to sell them as a subsidized unit on contract, MS could beat Sony as there are far more cable subscribers than console gamers, and it may even persuade some of the cord cutters to come back....
Gorilla_Killa_X  +   287d ago
I'm thinking DayZ coming console exclusively to XBox One.
daedra  +   287d ago
If ms makes Dayz exclusive I will celebrate by buying 200 dollars worth of xbox one games.
Raiden  +   287d ago
No no no, i think you all have it wrong, i believe MS has bought a publisher, EA or Activision with all IP's and back catalogue that would be a REALLY BIG surprise or it's Rockstar gaming company with all rights to current software. The games will still be multiplatform delayed release.
MS has bought someone BIG, or it could be a handheld console lets wait and see.
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DeadlyFire  +   287d ago
Potential announcements:
DayZ
Homefront 2

hmm...
Crash Bandicoot maybe?
Unreal Tournament 4?

A follow up to other exclusive Xbox Ips.
lets_go_gunners  +   287d ago
I just remembered that crytek was working on homefront 2 and they did Ryse exclusively so Homefront 2 wouldn't be that shocking.
DooodleyDude  +   287d ago
Hm Microsoft can't stop talking about e3, could this be it? A demonstration from what the xbox fanboys can't stop talking about. "the powah of the cloud" could microsoft be showing 4k games?
N64fan   287d ago | Spam
Bdub2000  +   287d ago
The only people I ever see talking about tha powa of da clowd are ridiculous ps4 fanboys... I haven't seen any X1 fan boy around here talk about it unless some ps4 joker brings it up for some irrelevant reason . Heck, 90% of the comments on this MICROSOFT NEWS are from ps4 fanboys with sarcastic comments.

By the way, so irritating how everyone spells it sooooo gay...

Titanfall plus new exciting news makes this a good time to own an x1.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   287d ago
Hmmm.

"First 50 people in line will receive a custom Titanfall t-shirt [...] one select winner will receive a free ride and ticket to this year’s E3 to witness Microsoft’s biggest surprise ever .”

Yep I'm not getting my hopes up the winner probably has backstage access at E3 to see what MS is working on. Or win a free copy for whatever unannounced game it is.

I hoping for a huge, huge, surprise from MS but its probably only relevant for the contest winner.
AndrewLB  +   287d ago
Backstage? This isn't a concert, it's a convention for people working in the video game industry, developers, publishers, the press, and for hardware manufacturers to show off the latest and greatest. I've attended it 4 times and had amazing access to just about anything or anyone. See.. when tickets cost $800 or so per person for 3 days, they don't have to worry about a lot of the riff-raff that would show up if it were $50.
I pretty much went anywhere I wanted, including behind the scenes at Microsoft's Xbox 360 booth in 2005 when they showed it off for the very first time and i managed to snap a photo of what was REALLY playing the games. It sure wasn't 360 hardware! PowerMac G5 dual-processor systems!

http://i1248.photobucket.co...
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   287d ago
Another maybe biggest surprise ever at E3...Yawn...
ZombieDust  +   287d ago
A kineticless xbox one would be extremely suprising considering Microsoft has made it quite clear they have no plans to do so.
sinspirit  +   287d ago
What if.. They bought the rights to Crash Bandicoot and it wasn't Sony after all like the rumors suggest. I would cry.
avengers1978  +   287d ago
We bought Nintendo and are making the wiixb1 u coming out 2016... Oh and here's our new handheld... With Halo/s
But that's the only way they could surprise me, I believe they will have games, I wouldn't be surprised if they had a kinect-less sku for about 399.99$.
dmitrijs88  +   287d ago
free cookies and milk for every next X1 buyer!
Lakerman  +   287d ago
Peggle 3?
popup  +   287d ago
MisterXmedia turns out to be Bill Gates?
k2d  +   287d ago
CANNING THE XBONE? Still haven't forgotten their last E3 surprise....
showtimefolks  +   287d ago
we have bought Konami and now MGS is exclusive to xbox brand

we bought EA

i mean there isn't much that MS can do that will surprise us

Half life 3 exclusive? nah that's too big even for MS to cover
ajax17  +   287d ago
I wonder if it'll be a portable system. It might help them in the Asian markets.
sgtGanGreen  +   287d ago
The Last Guardian? lol
I dont even want to play that game
Raiden  +   287d ago
No no no, i think you all have it wrong, i believe MS has bought a publisher, EA or Activision with all IP's and back catalogue that would be a REALLY BIG surprise or it's Rockstar gaming company with all rights to current software. The games will still be multiplatform delayed release.
MS has bought someone BIG, or it could be a handheld console lets wait and see

Happy gaming to all gamers no matter the platform we are all brothers and sisters of gaming
nope111  +   286d ago
Microsoft leaves the gaming division! i win \o/
Visiblemarc  +   286d ago
Yeah man,

Bear in mind this is MS...they love hyperbole and have someone's boring dad's sensibilities. The surprise is probably going to be something like "a new character is being added to Killer Instinct."
Mega24  +   286d ago
I think it might be a reduce price Kinect-less One, and if it happens I might buy one.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   286d ago
The biggest surprise would be Microsoft quitting the console business and focusing on software just like Nintendo should.
AceBlazer13  +   287d ago
Was that grammar f up in the title intentional ? Anyway, goin balls deep with that marketing.

Alright it got fixed.
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GamersHeaven  +   287d ago
Every year we hear this nothing but hype.
Volkama  +   287d ago
Pre-hype show hype really does annoy.

E3 is still 2 months away. I don't want to hear about a surprise 2 months away, unless it is a surprise you spoiled by revealing the details now.
The_Sneauxman  +   287d ago
I thought E3 was in June or July?
Volkama  +   287d ago
I dunno, but that's not better :)
Jdoki  +   287d ago
The only thing worse than hyping the hype before the hyped event is the endless 'who won E3' articles after the hyped event :)
MELMAN26  +   287d ago
To be fair, the xb1 did have a few gaming surprises!
cell989  +   287d ago
I see what you did there
Mikefizzled  +   287d ago
I can't fault their attempts so far. Killer Instinct reboot was great. Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive look great.
N64fan   287d ago | Spam
jessupj  +   287d ago
For xbone owners sakes I hope it's something cool, but more than likely it's just MS's desperate attempt to try to get some good will back.

Whatever it is I just hope it isn't another moneyhat to block a quality game from coming to the PS4.

I'm sick of MS throwing money around.
WeAreLegion  +   287d ago
I'd love to speculate, but in the article it mentions someone winning a trip to E3. So, I'm depressed. -_-
mike32UK  +   287d ago | Funny
Microsoft have paid Sony hundreds of millions to make uncharted multiplatform, Amy Henning was furious when she found out and quit!
Spurg  +   287d ago
looooooooooooooooool....I swear that cracked me up
beerzombie  +   287d ago
Thats funny not only did she quit she becomes a flying nun helping foster children.
jackanderson1985  +   287d ago
they have decided to buy out EA thus making BF5 and beyond, Dead Space, Star Wars games etc etc as exclusive to X1... that'd be a huge surprise.

Probably gonna be some new IPs or potentially their own version of PS Now
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MrSwankSinatra  +   287d ago
who even cares about Dead Space at this point. the first one was amazing then the series went downhill from there.
Play2Win  +   287d ago
you may not care, ok. But for me Dead Space series is one of the best games I've played last generation. If not the best. Part 3 was not as good as one or two but I love the unviserse. I seriously cant wait for a new dead space more like part 1.
76erz24  +   287d ago
Dead Space 2 was phenomenal. One of the best games of this generation.
beerzombie  +   287d ago
Madden 2014 football will exclusive forever on X-1 or until the 2015 comes out
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bababrooks  +   286d ago
maybe thats why titanfall and pvz are on the x1! or have they bought more than just gears from epic.....welcome back to gaming cliffy b.
Harmy666  +   286d ago
Cliffy is still very much in the gaming biz. In fact he creating on brand new IP…
Software_Lover  +   287d ago
Just continue to show good games, get the price right, and I will purchase one this year.
FRAKISTAN  +   287d ago
The Biggest surprise ever would be" All PC games are compatible with xbone", that's the biggest surprise, I'm tired of hyping shit up and they turn out to be nothing.

example:

Microsoft's "Biggest Surprise Ever" Might Be Coming at E3. The surprise new IP,or some bullshit like that
mochachino  +   287d ago
I'm getting tired of MS PR BS.

They just repeatedly lie to people over and over again.
fermcr  +   287d ago
Every companies PR department are BS liars... not only Microsoft's.
mochachino  +   287d ago
There's a difference between lie and exaggerate. Regardless MS are the worst offenders.

Lets hear more about how the cloud makes xone 6 times more powerful, or how Kinect will scan in object from your environment to use in game, or how Kinect 2.0 has no lag, AND then there's Greenberg which treats gamers like morons.
andibandit  +   287d ago
Or how Killzone:SF was running at 108... you know what... nevermind.

Either way, this info was from a Neogaf user, not MS:PR, but i guess thats irrelevant when you're busy hating
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AutoCad  +   287d ago
you living under a rock if u think MS only does this lol.
tuglu_pati  +   287d ago
oh boy...
KingDadXVI  +   287d ago
LOL, similar to Sony and their resolution lies. What MS lies are your referring to exactly?
GTgamer  +   287d ago
Like when MS said Ryse was 1080p right? http://n4g.com/news/1354297...
Or when they kept showing the PC version of Forza 5 when it came out we saw a big downgrade :/.
We can do this alllllll day.
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MysticStrummer  +   287d ago
Many might say it was deceptive to have 1080p on the back of every 360 game. If upscaling makes that justified, then surely you have to acknowledge that KZ:SF is actually 1080p for the campaign.

Anyway, try "Microsoft lies" on Google...
KingDadXVI  +   287d ago
@ GTgamer you should read the information in the article you linked. Aaron came out and admitted he was wrong and the resolution for Ryse was 900p. Forza was 1080p native and they did not come out and say they did not say it was not down scaled. Sony clearly stated KZ SF was native 1080p for MP and it was a lie. Here is the quote, "Then there’s the competitive multiplayer mode which, like the game’s campaign, runs at native 1080p and 60 fps." They did not come out before the launch and say oops we were wrong, they lied to their customers and new it. They don't even have the balls to come out and apologize. I can forgive someone a mistake if they correct it before the launch but not 4 months after, LOL keep breathing their smoke. So yes, we can keep doing this all day and you will loose.

http://blog.eu.playstation....

@MysticStrummer

Search Sony lies it is longer. Yes KZ is 1080p in campaign but hey lied about the native resolution being half the campaign and won't even admit it or apologize. The back of the box on any game gives the supported resolutions not the rendered resolutions. Sony is just as complicit in that as MS is.

Here are a few links for you guys to remind you of Sony's track record last gen:

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

The PS4 is a good machine and KZ looks pretty good but Sony lies every time they open their mouths. People may not like what MS said but that is not the same as the bald faced lying that Sony does every generation. Bottom line Sony is the biggest smoke factory going.
4Sh0w  +   287d ago
Yep, King Dad they outright lied.

"Then there’s the competitive multiplayer mode which, like the game’s campaign, runs at native 1080p and 60 fps."

It's not 1080p **LIKE** the games campaign. The game's campaign is 1920×1080=1080p, the multi is 960×1080=not even standard 1080p closer to 720p than 1080p in pixel count.

Those who have been most critical of X1 games for not being 1080p and preaching about honesty, look very foolish, worst instead of owning up and asking sony for answers they march on like good little soldiers. smh

lol and right on Q' their in xbox threads ranting because micro are doing what they are suppose to which is talking about great things to come for the platform, sonys PR however is gospel. lol, the couple of stories about sony lying about KZ SF res is filled with moderation, trolling, off topic, many of which are well said comments about the facts but whatever anything to damage control for sony.
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XboxFun  +   287d ago
I'm sure MS has a great E3 planned im hoping for a Battletoads return.

@4show
oh you notice the heavy moderation, well saids being turned to off topics, or trolling, how a ND article was kept at a higher degree and how both "certain" articles were suspiciously removed from the top of N4G?

I think it was all a coincidence, I mean no way could all that be related to what we are all thinking.
Kribwalker  +   287d ago
@mochachino

Killzone shadowfall

That is all
Xsilver  +   287d ago
So quick question what if KZSF drops a patch that makes the game 1080p native in MP what would you guys say. oh and another thing can someone confirm to me that it was that resolution from the start because it took months before Digital Foundry figured it out after multiple updates from GG so what if the resolution change after updates to help with the framerate until GG comes out and confirms everything that it was that from the start then its on GG not Sony.
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Kribwalker  +   287d ago
Would not change the fact that sony said Killzone multiplayer is 1080p 60fps after the game had gone gold already and clearly wasn't 1080p or 60fps
Xsilver  +   287d ago
@kribwalker what if it was 1080p native and those past updates changed it because Digital Foundry themselves said it was 1080p back then am i right or wrong? so lets wait for GG to respond.
kenshiro100  +   287d ago
Clinging to those sraws aren't you?
Harmy666  +   286d ago
Funny, because Sony are the biggest culprits of PR BS.
OrangePowerz  +   287d ago
Xbox Two
lameguy  +   287d ago
A firmware update upping the CPU and GPU clocks even moar! Memory bandwidth be damned.

That said, they probably could've pushed those 2 higher last year with the massive enclosure, fan, and external power brick. Even if it would be limited by memory bandwidth in normal operation, let the future devs creatively take advantage of that somehow rather than limiting the system right up front...
creatchee  +   287d ago
MisterX is probably having some kind of gasm right now.

On topic: what could it be? Taken at face value and disregarding potential hyperbole, it sounds almost too major to be a game. A handheld console (uggh)? Maybe acquiring a major publisher or developer (yay)? Free backward compatibility (doubtful)?

I hope it's actually close to a huge announcement and not PR speak.
Melankolis  +   287d ago
A price cut (or to be exact a clearance sale) before Microsoft sell Xbox Division...
Malice-Flare  +   287d ago
who knows? heh, maybe with all this talk of FFVII, they bankrolled the remake exclusive to XBox...
CEOSteveBallmer  +   287d ago
2 words "Keep Dreaming".
1. a FF game which is popularized by sony
2. It is made by a japanese, and japanese are still nationalistic
3. Sony is also a shareholder at Square but not that big
4. PS4 has more units sold, more popular in japan so its unreasonable to release it on a console which is not selling in japan, more expensive and less powerful which is the last thing square would do. if they did, bye bye square for all the fans.
5. I know your just saying this as possibly the "Biggest surprise". it may surprise me too so much if it ever happened. If it did, i hope square would disappear.
Spurg  +   287d ago
'if it ever happened. If it did, i hope square would disappear.'

I think you should disappear
AndrewLB  +   287d ago
1. Final Fantasy was popularized by Nintendo.
2. There are exclusives made for Xbox by japanese devs. Platinum Games has got a few in the works i hear.
3. Sony owns 8.25% of Square-Enix
4. Like I said, there are Xbone exclusives made by japanese devs.
5. So if you don't get your way, you wish a great game developer to disappear? Talk about childish.
stuna1  +   287d ago
Exclusive TitanFall avatar......
TheFallenAngel  +   287d ago
Exclusive DLC for call of duty.
BattleTorn  +   287d ago
Seriously!

Get outta here with your "get hyped" PR Microsoft!!!

Last E3 you got us hyped over a announcement teaser for Black Tusk..... which ended up just being a development team, which later was given Gears of War to work on....

SHAME!!!
LogicStomper  +   287d ago
You aren't one for surprises are you?
christocolus  +   287d ago
I sure hope its going to be a big surprise... cant wait. This E3 is going to be huge. The best ever. In one of phils recent tweets regarding what to expect at e3 he made mention of announced and unannounced ips then he went further by asking fans to prepare for unexpected announcements too. The painful part of all this is the fact that E3 is still so far away...100 days more. I wish i could go to bed tonight,close my eyes and wake up on the 9th of june.... :(
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mrpsychoticstalker  +   287d ago
Microsoft is keeping a lot of secrets, i like that.

Im sure no one knows what this surprise is all about.

SURPRISE!
bleedsoe9mm  +   287d ago
the cloud being involved in someway is probably a safe bet , hope its more than a tech demo
mhunterjr  +   287d ago
I'm don't know of it would count as a huge suprise, but I just hope they resurrect some old RARE IPs....

I guess I'd be surprised if they show'd some next gen halo footage, and cloud connectivity had some positive effect on the gameplay/graphics. That would be huge for them.
Rustynail  +   287d ago
They aren't because Banjo Kazooie, Perfect Dark, all those franchises didn't sell so well on the 360, but a franchise like Kinect Sports Rivals was a direct console seller.
mhunterjr  +   287d ago
Well, it wasn't the brand that kept those games from selling, it was quality. If they made a good BK or a good PD, it would sell...

Also, rare has other good IPs like Jet Force Gemini and BattleToads. It would be fun to see them in next gen form.
StarElite  +   287d ago
Well Phil Spencer did say he wanted to bring back Battle Toads.
Fishy Fingers  +   287d ago
Quickly everyone, downplay it.
MysticStrummer  +   287d ago
or, completely buy into the hype even though announcements like this pretty much never live up to it.
Fishy Fingers  +   287d ago
Yes, because we all know there can be no middle ground....

I don't have an Xbox so while this doesn't directly effect me I better dismiss it as BS or underplay it to save my pride. Theres no justification for all the douchebag comments. We all know this thread will look significantly different once it pertains to Sonys E3 PR push. N4G user hypocrisy knows no limits. It's embarrassing.
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bleedsoe9mm  +   287d ago
@Fishy Fingers no place for rational thought on this website , everything on the ps4 is the best ever and everything on the xb1 is complete bs hype or vice versa
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MysticStrummer  +   287d ago
Oops meant to reply to Fishy's first comment.
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MysticStrummer  +   287d ago
Of course there's middle ground, and in reality that's where most people are, but your comment didn't represent that anymore than mine did. That was sort of my point in going to the other extreme.

Peace and good gaming.
rainslacker  +   287d ago
I'm curious as to what it is, but "biggest surprise" announcements generally fall flat when they're finally revealed. Doesn't really matter who they're from. About the only one that ever really surprised me in recent memory was FF13 coming to 360, and then Sony's "beyond our wildest imaginations" announcement for the VitaTV.

Of course, this isn't coming from Geoff Keighley, so maybe there's something to it. On the other hand, it's PR's job to hype things up. People will likely forget about this statement come E3 though.
LogicStomper  +   287d ago
I don't like surprises, so I'm going to speak for everyone and say Microsoft's E3 is going to be bad.
clevernickname  +   287d ago
Don't have to as reality already does that.
Dewitt  +   287d ago
Fallout 4 exclusively for XB1 and PC would be my guess. Bethesda has had rumblings of talks in place for a buyout, but this is just speculation right now.
Aces17  +   287d ago
That would be extremely funny. Sony fans would instantly do a 180 on how much they love Fallout. It would be Titanfall times 10.
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Orange Juice  +   287d ago
Reach for the stars guys.
-Foxtrot  +   287d ago
Pretty sure you had people saying they didn't like the look of Titanfall before it was announced as an exclusive....way to twist things.
jmc8888  +   287d ago
I'm sorry, Titanfall isn't great. It's fun, and some people will enjoy it immensely. But anyone who isn't biased with rose colored glasses sees it as the mediocre first offering of a new IP, with absolutely outdated graphics, and shoddy framerate and resolution on the XB1.

...and I'm probably going to preorder it on PC. Because it is fun, somewhat. But there are a lot of flaws in it.

Titanfall is nowhere near in the same class as the Fallout series.

I highly doubt Bethesda would be stupid enough to lose hundreds of millions of dollars, because yes, that's what they'd lose if went only XB1/360/PC.

It would not be in their best interests at all, and they are in a completely different situation then Respawn and don't have to bow to anyone or anything.

...and no it wouldn't impact my ability to play it with an i7 3820@4.3 ghz and a GTX 670.

So no, Titanfall isn't being played down by Sony fans because it's not on the PS4, it's being played down because there are VALID REASONS to play it down. The only crowd side stepping reality is Microsoft hyping it up to Pong/Pacman/Pitfall/Super Mario Bros/Sonic/Final Fantasy VII/Fallout 3/Elder Scrolls/CoD 4/Battlefield 2/Elder Scrolls/Halo/Uncharted territory.

There are many levels below what Titanfall is being hyped to, incorrectly by a wide margin, where it still can be decent fun and worth a purchase. But hey when liars like Spencer and Penello open their mouths sane people cringe at the comparisons being made.
Dewitt  +   287d ago
@jmc well being I have a lot of inside information at Bethesda from friends. I am going to take my word over yours. Also, anyone with half a brain can see that TitanFall is an incredibly ambitious game with a lot going for it. Mediocre, that is hilarious.
MysticStrummer  +   287d ago
They'll show footage taken by Kinect and saved in the cloud, and it works even when Kinect is unplugged and your console isn't online.

Seriously though, it's rare that reality lives up to the hype with announcements like this, no matter what company it is.

Still, as always I look forward to E3.
PixelNinja  +   287d ago
E3 is one of the best events of the year for me!
MysticStrummer  +   287d ago
Yeah same here. I look forward to all the new video that emerges during and after.
Wikkid666  +   287d ago
Maybe they will finally introduce their game streaming service.
matrixman92  +   287d ago
agent, last guardian, uncharted 4, shenmue 3, half life 3 xbone one exclusives

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iceman1346  +   287d ago
Kinect-less xbox
JeffGUNZ  +   287d ago
NFL Sunday Ticket exclusive to MS platforms.
Kingoftherodeo  +   287d ago
yea remember kojimas huge surprise? unless they show care a 1tb xbox1 or they announce shenmue 3 exclusive to xbox1 they have been trying to gain some japan fans thats one way todo it. i won't consider it big news
Orange Juice  +   287d ago
Although you should always take these "biggest ever" comments with a grain of salt, im actually inclined to believe that ms is going to play dirty hardball at e3 and try to surprise us with some exclusive deal. I'm just curious to see what it will be at this point.
n4rc  +   287d ago
Upgraded games for gold On x1 is my guess
greenyboi  +   287d ago
Do your best micro . I hope to be blown away by this years e3 . Everyone's guna be bringing the big hitters.
PixelNinja  +   287d ago
Heck, I was all aboard the Xbox One hate wagon. But after Microsoft's E3 conference last year, they blew me away. As soon as it started with MGSV and Hideo Kojima, I knew they weren't fooling around.
If they can build over lasts year E3, they are sure to make waves, especially now Master Chief is back to reclaim the FPS mantle of responsibility...
Convas  +   287d ago
"especially now Master Chief is back to reclaim the FPS mantle of responsibility..."

Oh man, Dat Mantle/Forerunner/Didact reference. I gotta give some bubbles. That was one of the best Halo references I've ever seen on this site.
djplonker  +   287d ago
Yet mgsv is better on the ps4 I wonder if he knew that back then XD
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