Fans lined up early for the Xbox fanfest at E3, and history is repeating at Gamescom, where Microsoft is organizing a similar fan event.
Cool, I can't wait to see Quantum Break. Microsoft has a great chance to make a good impression here. Let's hope they make it right.
hold on! is there a conference today? Is Gamescom starting this week?
MS's conference starts in 40 minutes I believe
I thought I saw someone under that rock over there. Welcome back :)
The fan interaction from the Xbox team is amazing, they really do go above and beyond for Xbox fans
i was about to say the same thing. they are out there in the rain with the fans. you don't really see that type of interaction.
Yes, you do.
@WeAreLegion The PSN Support Twitter account doesn't count.
If you pay attention, MS is everywhere to support their fans. Xbox Support is on reddit, both on r/xboxsupport and at r/xboxone that I have personally seen. They are also trying to fix problems and respond to fans on twitter and facebook. I have been very impressed with MS direct to customer relationship.
Nice. 2hrs to the briefing. Scalebound, QB and Crackdown. here i come.
If the email that sent round is accurate, we can also expect to "see what other awesome games Xbox has to announce in Cologne". OK Microsoft, don't mind if I do.
I hope we get more announcements but i keep reading comments here saying there won't be any major surprise announcments. I hope they are all wrong though cos i wanna be blown away but if all they show is SB, CD, QB and new demos of Halo 5 and TR then I think it'll be great too.
I just want to see if Crackdown delivers anything like the cloud-based physics tech they showcased ages ago. It's make-or-break time for all those cloud promises. I'll check out Quantum Break and Scalebound, and any new announcements... but the Crackdown demo is a defining moment for the Xbox One imo, one way or the other.
I agree I want to see the cloud base crackdown. but most already think the cloud is hog wash. If it does indeed work it will be awesome. If not youll get the i told you so articles.
Really excited to see what they have to show, mostly looking forward to QB and Scalebound. OT: I'm loving how companies have been spreading out game presentations across the year now. We always have something to look forward to after one event is done. After this is d23,Tokyo game show,PSX, and hopefully the game awards returns again.
I love the direction Phil Spencer and company are making. The fan interaction, the values, the updates. They really make you feel special and part of something. I know it sounds cheesy, but it's cool having people like Phil Spencer, Aaron Greenberg, Mike Ybarra, Major Nelson follow you on Twitter and actually interact with you. Not to mention the games, games, games, games approach and Phil s commitment to first party exclusives instead of timed DLC or third party timed deals.
He is really taking the Xbox brand back to OG times and just building on that. No more gimmicks or anything like that, just games, games, games, updates, deals, and games. You have to appreciate his desire to steer the ship where it needs to go. He is also a really personable guy and someone who you can relate to as a gamer. MS did a fantastic job of putting Phil in this position.
I can fully appreciate anybody that can turn that ship around. He pretty much got in touch with the pulse of gamers is. It's not visionary by any stretch...it's more of a simplistic approach. In fact, it really reminds me of the old school approach that record labels had in the mid 80's and 90's...street teams, free concerts, random events/turn ups, etc. The focus was on pushing the product (i.e., music, games, etc.). That seems to be the NEW MS montra...at least from what I can see. Push what gamers want...games! That's what matters anyway. The games sell the hardware (or at least the promise of games) and services...not the other way around (which seemed to be the approach before Phil).
Phil Spencer should have been promoted years ago
Would've been interesting to see what would have happened if this was Microsoft's vision throughout the entire 360 generation not just the first half. I think Xbox One and PS4 would be neck and neck with each other. But you can't change it, just really excited for this new vision for Xbox because like someone above said, it feels like we're all a part of something now.
Shenmue 4 exclusive megaton announcement. Watch!
lol you guilty spark you
Mech Assault incoming...
I’m eagerly awaiting to see how Microsoft Studios usage of Cloudgine in Crackdown for XO will demonstrate the viability of cloud computing for physics simulations. Roll on 10 A.M. EST. I’m in and ready to go. http://i.imgur.com/D2mPmqU....
Whether you're firmly in the SOny or Microsoft camp, you have to appreciate the fact that the Xbox boss came our and personally greeted the fans.
Microsoft killed it in my opinion. It is great and refreshing to see that they had enough material to have two full briefings, one at E3 and one at Gamescom. As many have said before, tis a great time to be a gamer!
Er.. there weren't any new games announced other then Halo Wars 2 but what we did have was seeing Scalebound and Crackdown 3 gameplay as well as more gameplay from ROTR and Halo 5. We already knew about Just Cause 3, Homefront and the rest so in a way this was a bit disappointing but Scalebound and Crackdown made it worthwhile and we got a date for the release of Quantum Break..
If you are only watching brifeings in hopes of new game announcements, that is a bit sad. Obviously, new games announcements and surprises are stellar and definietly something to look forward to. However, watching a game progress and finally seeing gameplay of games you have been looking forward to for years is the true piece of the cake for me. New games annoucements, like Halo Wars 2, are just the icing. Let us not forget that Microsoft is the only company of the big 3 that are having full briefings at both E3 and Gamescom. As far as I am concerned, Xbox and Windows 10 have more than enough to look forward to for 2015-2016 and beyond. EDIT: This was meant as a reply to Jarszen's comment above...obviously something went wrong in translation hah.
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