MMGN writes: Microsoft has announced the date for its pre-E3 briefing, appropriately called “Xbox: Game On”. The name of the event is perhaps a subtle dig at some of the more heated criticisms aimed at the Xbox brand over the past 12 months, especially after Microsoft’s disappointing E3 2013 showing, in which it focused more on Xbox One’s entertainment offerings -- and restrictions -- than it did games.
New Xbox boss Phil Spencer has other ideas. He shifted the focus back onto games -- it frustratingly wasn’t there to begin with -- and has promised new IPs and sequels for the biggest event on the gaming calendar.
E3 presents a really good opportunity for Microsoft, and it promises to be a massive event for both it and Japanese gaming giant Nintendo. Both have to take advantage of the event -- or even the weeks surrounding it -- to generate interest around their biggest games.
So what do we hope to see from Microsoft at E3? It has a lot of ground to make up for Xbox One, and these games could certainly help it achieve that goal.