Spencer Confident In What They Will Show At E3, Talks About Bringing More PC Games To Xbox One

Microsoft announced yesterday that it would be moving its E3 show from its traditional Monday morning spot to Sunday evening- it was an interesting change, as it now gives Microsoft its own day at E3 (previously, Sony's conference would follow Microsoft's a few hours later, with Nintendo getting the next day all to itself).

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moldybread101d ago

I imagine it's pretty easy to go back and forth. Microsoft also has a bunch of IPs like Age of Empires to bring back

christocolus100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

I like Age of Empires but I'm more of a fan of Age of Mythology. Anyways I hope they have a great showing at E3. The new date is perfect for me.

bouzebbal100d ago

LOL they are only working on what they are going to SHOW?
how about being confident in the games coming up until the show?
Showing off, that's all they have left.

arijitfrens2006100d ago

Need a good reason to buy Scorpio.. Good luck MS. Here's hoping they show something appealing since Sony gonna bombard exclusives and gameplays this E3 2017... Cant wait.. Good times for gamers..

IAmLoki100d ago

Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, Starcraft, Total War, etc etc. Bring on the PC gaming to Xbox One Microsoft and the Scorpio will be a huge steal at 500-600 US dollars. With the biggest library of games in existence compatible on Xbox, the Xbox Scorpio will be truly a legendary console experience in the comforts of your living room.

tyasia0100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

So Phil is bragging about games crossing over from PC to XBone but his best examples are a game that has been on PS4 for months a year old cell phone game and an early access game that will come to PS4 when it's finished?

Forgive me if I'm not impressed.

game4funz100d ago

I wish all of the conferences were on the weekend

Raiden100d ago

SMART very SMART MS, I should have placed a bet on that happening. Also the MS wins this year E3.

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gangsta_red100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

Mech Assault and Age of Empires/Mythology are some serious no brainers. The Age series should be the next on the list after Halo Wars 2.

game4funz100d ago

I do miss age of empires. Those were fun games.

remixx116100d ago

Definitely would love to see mech assault with some of that crackdown 3 cloud tech.

quent100d ago

Yep, also the mechwarrior and dungeon siege ip's, its been along time since we've had a proper one of those

ONESHOTV2100d ago

moldybread--- i play age of empires 3 quite a lot but i dont really see how it would work on the xone becuase it's a RTS and not just turn based well if they had mouse support then that's a different story.

Crotaaa100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

If he's talking about bringing more PC games to Xbox, i really hope that this "big" news they're planning to show is some sort of partnership with Steam and UWP. For Scorpio, seeing as it's a code name, I really hope it's called Xbox Unity.

tyasia0100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

You don't understand. Steam doesn't own the games on Steam other than Valve games.

It's not Steams choice to port games to UWP it's the games owners. And the odds that Steam would want to put their games on a rival platform seems extremely unlikely especially given that just days ago they said they had no interest in making games for consoles.

p.s. Unity is a game development software it's extremely unlikely they would use that name if for no other reason than to avoid confusion.

Crotaaa99d ago (Edited 99d ago )

Well effing duh steam doesn't own the games. I'm talking about a partnership between the services. I.e. Steam being an app on the Scorpio where you can play your steam games seeing as they're compatible with playing them on Microsoft Windows, how steam is an app on Windows for the same premise, and how Scorpio is rumored to be a fully fleshed out Windows 10 powered device.

The Scorpio is going to be a "console", but it will serve as a service platform. Steam doesn't want to make games on traditional consoles like the PS4 and OG X1, but the Scorpio is a different architecture, and it will most likely be a pc disguised as a console with a different interface and fully compatible with previous Xbox titles.

Lastly, really? That argument makes no sense. That's like saying that Assassins Creed Unity shouldn't have been called that because of a game engine.

tyasia099d ago (Edited 99d ago )

You definitely don't understand.

Scorpio/Xbox doesn't play PC games. Scorpio/Xbox plays games that have been converted to UWP. Microsoft has been telling you this for over a year at this point. That was the entire point of UWP. Why even create UWP if they were just going to make consoles that run windows based programs.

And again you still don't understand, Steam doesn't own the games it sells. They would have to get approval from the owners for every game they sell to be sold on Xbox. Both Valve and Microsoft would want to take a percentage of the sales among other things. You clearly have no idea how licensing works.

Steam is not going to spend the time and resources to convert other companies games to UWP and then register them for approval with Microsoft. It would be up to the individual games owners to convert the games get an @Xbox ID and register the games. Much less offering tech support and bug fixing.

Aenea99d ago

For consumers that would be a nice idea yes, but why do you think MS have their own Win10 store on PC's when they could've just used the Steam store there as well? Answer: money. They can earn a lot more money with their own store hence why I think it to be highly unlikely they will want Steam on their console, they wouldn't earn anything form a Steam sale, even if they do a revenue split it's still going to be less than when they are on their own.

Besides that being a reason I don't see it happening, I also don't believe it will be so easy to just let all Steam games run on Scorpio, unless it really is just a PC with a complete desktop Win10 installation...

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lxeasy100d ago

They have a day all to them selves, they better bring it like never before, Especially since Sony brought it hard last year and the year before.

TheCommentator100d ago

People around here tend to think of UWP as a one way street, only allowing MS "exclusives" to come to PC. How many PC games are exclusive to PC though? Those exclusives can easily shift to any platform that supports UWP, and that includes XB1. So while PS4 has all kinds of exclusive japanese dev support, MS can easily enjoy exclusive PC developer support.

To those who may still be adamant that it can't happen, just remember what Bethesda basically said about Fallout Shelter: We didn't make it for XB1, we made it (once) for UWP which supports multiple devices. We'd have to build it from the ground up for PS4.

ShadowWolf712100d ago

Oh please God no.

After suffering through seeing AoE turned into a mobile title I REALLY don't want to death with a watered-down AoE for consoles.

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Automatic79100d ago


I agree, that's why they started the UWP and the iniative to bring Xbox One games to PC. If you look at the scope of titles Xbox has they have brought over quite a few big titles already like Elite Dangerous, Ark Survival, Vanhelsing Death Trap, Astroneer, Rise and Shine. This year they are adding Conan Exiles and Path of Exile's to name a few.

This move is a win win for Xbox gamers. I have always wanted to play some awesome titles the PC gets hopefully more follow the trend.

Further, having the Xbox Conference move was brilliant more exposure for Xbox games, for an entire day, and for me personally, no longer I have the need to take a day off from work. Lol.

moldybread100d ago

some people see this as a bad move since it takes away from the xbox one shining on its own but i disagree. its better to reach a wider audience and to offer more choices. you can play games on the xbox one s, scorpio or a windows 10 pc.

but time will tell how serious microsoft is about their own investment in games and not just the same few ip's.

ShadowKnight100d ago

Its a bad move if they don't make enough profit from it. Time will tell and I agree with your last statement "time will tell how serious microsoft is about their own investment in games and not just the same few ip's"

kind of weird hearing that from you.

moldybread100d ago

Having more options to sell your software on its probably more profitable

LexHazard79100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

Are those games on UWP? I believe Scorpio will bring new games from developers. UWP will make sure Xbox One gamers dont get left behind by scaling down the new games. Its all a wait and see, but Im excited.

Rimeskeem100d ago

Soooooo, are they ever going to have true Xbox exclusives or is that just not a thing?

Kribwalker100d ago

It's a shared Eco system now for MS, so I see with the release of the Scorpio the ability to play more PC games on Xbox. Maybe that steam powered by Xbox thing will happen now

Godmars290100d ago

Meanwhile the XB1 is selling 1-2 to the PS4 and PC gamers are butt-hurt about Nioh not being on PC.

TankCrossing100d ago

@Godmars you say that like PC gamers as a whole are lamenting Nioh not coming to PC. That would obviously be a stupid thing to say if that's what you meant to imply. The infamous petition represents less than 0.01% of Steam gamers, let alone PC gamers as a whole.

But I'm sure that's not how you meant it as you try not to say stupid things. Right?

trooper_100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

They need new IPs. Bringing games from PC isn't new IPs.

Godmars290100d ago

Meh. No stupider than the ongoing instance that everything should be on PC when not everyone wants to deal with that ecosystem. That devs can't deliver on such by any number example of examples of multiplats not working properly, if at all, across multiple systems.

That there are literally millions of code monkeys willing to fix any such issues, at their own time mind, is besides the point.

TankCrossing100d ago

So just to be clear here; you're saying that you do say stupid things on purpose because you feel other people say stupid things? And what, you felt left out?

Kribwalker100d ago

What does that have to do with anything? I have a PS4, I could not care less about Nioh,
Just like 50+ million other PS4 owners who aren't buying it. I'm sure there's a handful of people that would like to play it, but there's also a handful that would want to play other games too.

VoodooProject99d ago

Meanwhile Microsoft is a 390 billion dollar company while Sony is a 8 billion dollar company. See what you and I did there @GodMars290? Microsoft ends up winning.

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LexHazard79100d ago

They do have Xbox exclusive. You mean Xbox One or Scorpio exclusives..probably not. And thats ok, because despite what you guys keep telling yourselves. Plenty of "console only" gamers left in this world that dont want a PC or PS4.

Raiden99d ago

I look at it like this, anything that has Xbox live attached is Xbox, PC gamers have played games for year online, but MS introduce another option, LIVE, its a way just to reach a large audience, and to prove a point, Sony fights really hard for the PS4 as it's the daddy of the company it's the one that keeps the income flowing, and that's the PROBLEM with MS, XBOX is not the prime income, but that's going to change, look at the setup with this upgrade console, it will be the foundation of there future gaming platform.

agent453299d ago

No exclusives. Is better for Microsoft to just abandon console hardware and go with a Xbox Live TV app.

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AngelicIceDiamond100d ago

"Microsoft announced yesterday that it would be moving its E3 show from its traditional Monday morning spot to Sunday evening" More time is that what MS is after?

Godmars290100d ago

Would say they're trying to get ahead of Sony's E3 announcements, but I believe they've always gone before them. So really, all they're doing is giving more time to respond to anything MS does in their presentation.

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WeAreLegion100d ago

They're sharing a day with Bethesda, aren't they?

Godmars290100d ago

Cause its not like Sony has ever blown MS's presentation out of the water with a quickly inserted skit.

Say, like game sharing...?

morganfell100d ago

MS want an entire day for any announcements to get media buzz because Sony comes in a few hours later and overwhelms anything MS has to say. They think this lead time will help and reality is that it provides Sony more time to measure reactions and adjust their show if they feel it is required.

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LexHazard79100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

But even if thats the case...that Sony has time to make changes, Everyone is watching the Scorpio thats about 100 million console gamers, and also(?mill) PC gamers.

Full exposure for the night..

IvanSF100d ago

Don't be naïve. No company changes its presentation because of another made a few hours before. At best you get only the opportunity to make joke of the other company's failures.

game4funz100d ago

They have balls. They always go before instead of doing sonys move and wait and change their presentations in response.

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Fishy Fingers100d ago

I'd use twitter if I wanted to read tweets...