Xbox E3 Briefing This Will Include "Positive Changes"

Microsoft promises some "positive changes" for this year's big briefing in Los Angeles.

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Neonridr62d ago

For their sake I hope they mean it.

-Foxtrot62d ago

After all these be really blunt...they don't

UltraNova61d ago

Positive changes for whom? The fans or them?

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TheCommentator60d ago

That's the obvious answer based off of historical data, Foxtrot, and it's the safe bet if one is to make predictions. If MS is serious about surviving in the industry for the long term though, at some point things have to change to reflect what gamers want to see from MS. To me, MS spoke the truth about their intent with the 1X, and right now they contend that they are renewing focus on games and studios. I don't agree with your viewpoint because I still have faith that MS will show a shift in focus now that 1X is out.

I guess we'll have to see what comes out of the show this year but, to be fair, I completely understand your, "Boy Who Cried Wolf" mentality.

Cyborgg60d ago

Well Phil is a lot better than Don Mattrick the 🤡

-Foxtrot60d ago Show
TheCommentator60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Why the disagrees? Curious, because:
-Foxtrot's response is safe given MS track record
-MS has to change their ways ASAP
-MS succeeded in making a console that can hit native 4K if the developers choose to
-MS said once the 1X was out that they'd focus on games

Is it because I said I have faith? I've seen constant improvements from MS since the launch of the XB1. I've seen attempts to market single player games that failed to have mass market appeal, like Ryse, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Recore, etc. but it was still an effort. Conversely, I think MS should have done way more with studios and IP by now; they were really ignorant by the middle of last gen with all of the studio closures and reliance on 3rd party, and none of the game cancellations this gen helped either.

Anyways, I believe MS is doing things differently after reading this:

"I don't think we've talked about yet, but I think will be some positive changes at E3," Spencer said. "Could be fun for us; it'll be a nice change." Spencer said that Microsoft believes in gaming. "The support that we're getting, the ambition that the company has...hopefully 2018 will show some of that," Spencer said. (edited for length)

With that, MS specifically mentions change from the expected (see foxtrot's OP) with a possibility of results hitting as early as 2018. I'm not as concerned personally with "when" as "if", because there is no when to consider if MS doesn't show that they are making an effort to change.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Foxtrot said everything that needs to be said and then some.

darthv7260d ago

Any change they make this year is positive change. Especially when compared to last year.

rainslacker60d ago


MS has made similar promises for years now, yet always come up short. Should we just keep giving them the benefit of the doubt.

Many people have gone on record saying they just don't trust Spencer, and he did that to himself. It's not other people that causes Spencer to under deliver, it was Spencer who hyped up, only to not deliver in the end.

If positive changes come, that's great. but don't expect people to actually get all gushy because Spencer promises something. If something positive comes, I'll give them credit when it happens. Not before. MS hasn't earned the right to expect others to have faith in their words.

hamburgerhill60d ago

Well said Foxtrot! MS can do what they want but stop playing with my time! Hopefully we really do see some positive changes. Problem is I've been saying the same thing for years!

kreate60d ago


"Positive changes for whom? The fans or them?"

That's a good point.

For me though, I actually don't want them to change. I just want them to make games.

UltraNova60d ago


You are more than welcome to beleive anything Phil says. No, go right ahead dude. Fair warning though, remember this thread (and others like it)because by this time next year you'll probably be reminded why blind devotion always leads to disappointment.

bouzebbal60d ago

I hope so. this brand has become irrelevant.

mark_parch60d ago

to be fair I can't really trust Microsoft until I see it with my own eyes. remember the greatest lineup in xbox history lol. gears of war ( a remaster ) fable legends ( cancelled ) fm6 ( standard ) rise of the tomb raider ( multiplat ) halo 5 ( absolute trash story ). then there's the crackdown 3 cloud destruction which we still don't even know is real yet. at least early 2018 looks good with sea of thieves and state of decay 2 ( one of my most anticipated games )

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lxeasy62d ago

By positive changes I hope they mean more true exclusives that aren't just timed exclusives with lengthy gameplay that blow our minds away like Sone does.

Kingthrash36061d ago

But you've been acting like they've been positive this whole time.
Have you finally seen what many other have been saying this whole time?

Neonridr61d ago

no I haven't. I don't even own an Xbox. So not sure where you got that. I just don't go around slamming MS like most of the other people on here. I am neutral because I am just a gamer at heart. I just want good experiences and great games. They can come from anywhere for all I care.

Markusb3360d ago

I've seem wait til e3 for 4+ years.
They are great at hardware like consoles and controllers. Shame it's not the same on the software front

Brian765549260d ago

That's a good attitude to have Neonridr, adding to the toxicity gets you nowhere.

Microsoft needs to be held accountable for when they are not doing enough, which is where they are now and have been for quite some time . So it's no wonder many are apprehensive and unwilling to give them the benefit of the doubt. If they do manage to have a great E3 this year is when you will see if people really wanted a change or just enjoy slamming them as you say.

notachance60d ago

damn, almost half a year for a new announcements.. let's hope some of that releases this year

Cyborgg60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

No way it will release this year. It takes a few years to make games. I been saying 2019 will be a good year for Microsoft. Assuming the games are good. I expect all the new games they announce at E3 2018 won't release until 2019. I would like them to announce a new Mechassault game.

LP-Eleven60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

You can be "a gamer at heart" (though this is a nonsense, pretentious label) and STILL disapprove of Microsoft. You can disapprove of any of these companies. Microsoft gets justified backlash because they've promised and not delivered. That's not "unwarranted hate". For these companies to change, they need to be called out when they're in the wrong. Nintendo has dealt with it. Sony has dealt with it. The result? Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

As a "gamer", that should be what your focus is on, not chasing down forum-dwellers with varying opinions.

trooper_60d ago

I hope so too. Its been all empty promises and no delivering on their part.

Xerneas60d ago

MS delivered the best E3 of last year. This year will be no different.

LP-Eleven60d ago

I'm curious..... with what?

GrubsterBeater60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Did you watch the same E3 that I watched?! It sounds like you watches. MS E3 in an alternate dimension, because they certainly didn't "deliver" anything.... like at all..

I could understand saying "MS delivered the best E3 of last year" only if it was the ONLY E3 conference you have ever seen before, and have never seen Sony or Nintendo's E3.

Dragonscale60d ago

MS haven't had a good e3 for 4 years now. This year will be no different.

3-4-560d ago (Edited 60d ago )

They'd be better off focusing on next gen honestly. Try to maintain a good showing for the next two years and then give us a ton of new IPs within the first 1-2 years of the next Xbox.

That could get them back and competitive with Sony again. They still are, but not at the level they would want.

They can't catch Sony this gen, but they could get out to a nice start next gen if they focus there.

kreate60d ago

Or they can just make games. I don't want anymore hardware from them, at least not for awhile.

CaptainObvious87860d ago

"positive changes"

Now where have a heard this song and dance before? O yes, in the months leading up to virtually every E3 this generation.

Don't think they've ever been promoting it as early as January before though. That's quite telling.

joab77760d ago

I'd liked the "Xbox exclusive" every 30 seconds lol!

Christopher60d ago

IIRC, they had a good 2016 E3. Problem is, right after that most of what they showed started getting cancelled and delayed.

Having a good E3 is nice, following up on what was shown is way more important.

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-Foxtrot62d ago

Here we go...the Microsoft E3 hype starts.

You know the hype they create around their E3 like it's going to be the E3 to end all E3s is part of the reason why the majority of us walk away from their E3 disappointed. They bring it on themselves.

4 years now...they've done this for 4 years and their E3 shows are always the same.

threefootwang61d ago

"I don't think we've talked about yet, but I think will be some positive changes at E3," Spencer said. "Could be fun for us; it'll be a nice change."

That's all he said.

How about you read the article before you spew your usual crap?

-Foxtrot61d ago

Oh I read the article but my comment still stands

What will follow...same stuff we get every year

bluefox75560d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Frankly, that quote makes it sound like he's trying to temper expectations.

lxeasy61d ago

dude read the article next time. it's not that serious he's just doing his job as the leader of his company and trying new things. He thinks it'll be a nice change whatever he has planned. No one is riding a hype train except you right now. Chill out.

AngelicIceDiamond61d ago

Remember MS cancelled 3 of their games that could definitely add to their E3. Specifically their show to last year if everything went accordingly. The cancellation of Scalebound really hurt them for the rest of last year. If there's anything to go by the new year rumors sounds like MS is hard at work with new Ip and reviving its old franchises.

This is a greatstart for MS

EatCrow60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Well youve been missing out cuz they havent always been the same. Theyve had some good shows. Unfortunately many of those games are yet to be released or were cancelled.

Just like with some Sony shows being indie galore and not much else not too long ago. They change. They surprise.
God of War reveal was the best show that Sony had put out in years.

If the Hype Train wants to get going then let it. You dont have to get on it. No reason to try to squash expectations because you dont like the platform.

CoryHG60d ago

Let's see, I was there for the X reveal and it was all about being a media platform and Sony destroyed them a few hours later.

I was there to suffer through augmented reality.

I was there to wait around for a Halo 5 CG trailer at the very end of a conference.

The best thing to ever come out of a conference was the indie showcase that showed a three second clip of cuphead. They invite everyone to these things and have their staff cheering at the bottom.

Markusb3360d ago

Yeah I will have to avoid articles like this I can't read this stuff for another 6 months after the last 4 to forget the hype for all companies and wait for the actual event.

Z50160d ago

It's January and they're already talking about E3.

kreate60d ago

U know foxtrot,
I think ur wrong. U stated MS been doing this for 4 years. However, I believe they been doing it for 8 years. Since 2010, they been doing barely anything.

SourtreeDing60d ago

i was gonna say they been overhyping ther E3 for 2 years now and its never good... lolll but you saying 4 yrs i might have to agree its always poor

thisismyaccount59d ago

4years?! More like 7ish to be frank ...

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YodaCracker60d ago

My interpretation of what he said is that the format of the show will be different. Everyone else seems to think he’s talking about new exclusives or something. He says “could be fun for us; it’ll be a nice change.” Sounds to me like a new approach to their press conference.

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