Twinfinite writes: "I’m not entirely sure what has been going on at Microsoft lately, but I certainly like it. Yesterday, a new job listing by Microsoft Studios appeared looking for a Software Development Engineer Lead."
“ This certainly implies that they’re looking for a big kahuna to really grab a big bull by the horns.” Lol They are certainly working hard on some unannounced stuff. I'm begining to think this E3 will be sort of a relaunch for the xbox one. So much in going on at MS studios now, Phil has been hinting at new partnerships, new unannounced 1st party studios, return of classic franchises and the development of brand new ips..according to Phil, they have never had these many games in development in the entire histroy of xbox. The fact they announced the xbox original programming outside of the show means a that E3 will be a 100% game focused show for MS and Phil is going to keep doing all it takes to correct the mistakes made by his predecessor. As I said earlier this is going to be a relaunch of the console...I'm expecting really huge announcements at the show. I guess gamers in general have a lot to look forward to.
Indeed. I don't have a particular preference in the console war, so I'm really excited to see how Microsoft's priorities have changed since last year. Naive as it may sound, I really do have hope that, under new leadership, they'll become a more fan-friendly company.
Wow, anything is news these days. I mean really theres no game mentioned or projected dates so little tidbits of every move a company makes doesn't seem very newsworthy imo but OK. I mean wouldn't you think sony, micro, and Nintendo as owners of a gaming platform should be constantly looking for new talent to make future games, unless they are planning to get out of the gaming industry?
With all this hype...they better deliver. Otherwise, there will be hell to pay. http://replygif.net/i/513.g... My ideal show would be, a return of classic franchises so a new Perfect Dark or Banjo game plus some new AAA titles and cool indie games as well as more gameplay footage of Quantum Break, Fable Legends and Sunset Overdrive.
Lol...I second that. but do you think BTs suspended project will be released down the line? I was looking forward to that too. Ontopic: we already know that Rare, BT, lionhead, Turn10, 343i and the smaller guys all have their hands full so im guessing this new project could be in development by a second party studio or one of the unannounced 1st party studios.
@Chris Yeah I don't think we'll see BT's new project (if it indeed exists). If anything, I think they'll be too busy with Gears of War. That's a big IP and not only do they have to do the series for justice, they have to somehow reinvigorate the franchise too because frankly, GoW got kind of stale for me.
They are bringing back Tao-Feng :)
How can they use this E3 as a relaunch by focusing on nothing but games, when they did the same thing last E3? They need to show competence, and to do that they need to present the diversity of their brand. Show apps, TV shows, games for the XB1 - and games for the 360. Give something to current customers rather than say, "Buy this new thing!" They need to show that they can juggle. Not just toss one ball at a time. Cause that's he exact reason their consoles became known as "FPS" consoles.
Well said. This is exactly what needs to happen. Someone show this post to Phil Spencer!
@Godmars Yeah i do agree with all youve said and i think Phil Spencer would agree too cos it seems you both share the same line of thought. The guy already seems to be heading in that direction and at E3 their grand plans will be revealed and those still sitting on the fence will finally be able to decide what to do. The console has been plagued by a lot of mixed messaging since its reveal and all that drama caused some confusion among xbx fans..most became confused and undecided about what to buy. The first step to correcting this was dropping the former head of xbx and putting a more gamer oriented guy in charge. Phils being doing great but he does have a lot to do to convince more gamers and thats why i feel they will be doing a relaunch of the xbox one at E3. No more mixed messaging, no more bad pr..they will state their plans and forge ahead.. be it new ips,new studios, studio buyouts/aquisitions, software updates, xbox live expansion, xbox vr,cloud, xbox originals etc..they need to get the message straight and as you stated above they need to show they can joggle and joggle really good... E3 is going to be a blast.. mark my words bro.
E3 is a month away, so this will end up being a new first party game they show at next years e3
Yup, it's looking like MS is going to have a killer show. They're working really hard to regain favor with the gamers. Sony will be seeing this also and definitely won't be just twiddling their thumbs. In the end, all gamers win.
@ Chris You always know how to hit the nail in the head. Every time I come across your comments you get me amped for E3 can't wait.
Lmao.. My anticiaption levels are through the roof. Thanks bro. Ill keep spreading the excitment
What triple A strategy franchises are there? I'm assuming it has to be Age of Mythology/Empires. Also assuming (and kinda hoping) this is a PC release, strategy doesn't work on console.
Phil Spencer has already outlined the focus for Microsoft this gen more first party games, supported by second and third party games. Your going to see Microsoft buy new studios and fund development of new ideas for games.
Good god, MS has been amazing with the X1. So happy to see how focused they are on giving gamers the best experience, and really bringing the exclusive titles to the console. Keep it up, great exclusives, constant updates, apps, entertainment, and an amazing network.
All these promises from Sony & MS that they are working on tons of new AAA titles. I will believe it when I see them all at E3.
Great stuff they are really going after the games , will watch E3 for MS and Nintendo this year that's for sure hope some nice PC news as well.
I think it's a good thing. The big three are all fairly silent right now. I hope nothing major leaks before E3. I hate spoiled surprises. I'd love to see Crackdown 3 at this conference though. And game play of Sunset Overdrive.
i heard that halo wars 2 might be coming to xbox one but i would like to see starcraft on the xbox one
Things are looking great for xbox one, especially considering it's shaky reveal last E3. Defiitely will purchase it as soon as it releases in my country. This will be the best E3 ever for Microsoft and i cant wait to see what they have in store... wow this E3 is really heating up with so many unannounced AAA from sony and microsoft... so excited.
Midtown Madness 4, would be frigging awesome!! Also I would love to see the return of Project Gotham Racing!!
AwesomE news hope we get a tease or announcement e3. Keep the AAA exclusives coming Microsoft.
as they should! the 3rd party games will always be there for XB1. now more than ever, the AAA scene is needed. decent first wave from launch IMO
This is what we all want to hear! Secret or not, get the games out!
Phil Spencer is definitely doing his job. E3 is going to blow us away.
I look forward to E3. i want some action adventure RPG type games. can be third or fourth person, and for the hell of it use kinect for facial mapping. i want a world twice the size of skyrim, little to no load times, and characters as fun as mass effect's cast. graphics can be realistic or cartoony as long as gameplay is top notch.
I'm thinking an Age of Empires reboot or Age of Empires 4. This was an Ensemble Studios IP who were also owned by MS prior to their closure after Halo Wars. So my bet is given that it is an established Triple A RTS game, then so far all signs point to another AOE.
Hope to see Gears of War and some new IP at E3.
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