Can Microsoft "win" E3 this year? They can if they follow this simple plan.
“Microsoft needs to ignore mentioning Gears Of War at E3. 1) It’s a horrible series that doesn’t need to live on.” I do not agree one bit with that part of the article. I enjoyed gears 1 to 3. Judgement was the blacksheep of the family but in new hands and with better direction i think the series can be even greater than it was in the past.
Oh yeah that's right MS is apparently showing off two new studios. I hope they are 2 AAA core game studios. E3 Team Xbox.
Lol, Halo means they have already won E3, case closed. No franchise has better selling power, and a better fanbase than halo. Even if they showed 15 minutes of Halo, and nothing else, that is all anyone would talk about. You can sweep all those other games under the rug - Uncharted, Mass Effect, GoW, God of War, Fallout, Last of Us, The Order, Deep Down - this June is about one game, and one game only.
@angelice i can't wait..totally forgot about that.
@alexkoepp you really just make Xbox gamers like myself look bad, Halo by itself will not win E3 this year what Microsoft needs at E3 is a showing of strong games like halo 5 and show a few other exclusives (crackdown 3?,Sunset Overdrive,Fable Legends, Quantum Break and others) while also proving that they can not make any of the mistakes they made last year and that will make it a good if not great E3 and dude sweep Fallout and Mass Effect under the rug? you are crazy.
Microsoft wins E# if they deliver on the hype they are building for it.
When has anyone delivered on the hype they've built to towards a given event or title? even GTA5 failed on some points. Nvermind that Sony and even Nintendo aren't just going to be sitting on their hands.
But what hype are they building exactly? I fully expect a new Halo, Gears, or Forza, etc; basically what they do every E3 with one of their franchises, nothing new. The rest of the hype is all the reversals they have been doing and tech talk about cloud power, DX, etc. They need to actually show something (dare I say it) real, that will work on your X1 the day they announce it. They also need a mega third party exclusive. MS studios just aren't up to making AAA games that will have our jaws dropping. With PS4s lead I can't see any publisher wanting to sign up to that though unless it is for a savage amount of money, or a timed exclusive; but again that would be nothing new for MS. The "Why We Shafted Kinect" segment should be fun too :) I expect E3 to go how it usually goes. MS with a lot of hype, PR bull, and Sony with a simple yet effective conference without all the crap.
Just give me the games lol
They won't win, Sony e3 will be the Victor
-Make Xbox One backwards Compatible with Xbox 360 games -Show Halo 5, Fable Legends, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive -Unveil Perfect Dark 2, Crimson Skies, Mechassualt 3, Forza Horizon 2, Mass Effect 4 -Show off exclusives from Japanese Publishers such as Platinum Games and Mistwalker -Show new Ips from 1st party studios -Bring back 1 vs 100 -Bring back Orginal Xbox games for Free such as Whacked and Kung Fu Chaos for free
Keep away from announcing games that won't be out until 2016. Showing off games with over a year away from release just to pad out the conference is a big no from me.
Announcing games never hurt's. MS can win by providing dates for the fall lineup. Giving us a timeline of when we could see titles coming in 2015. Also, announcing a game that would launch on that week retail or online would be awesome. Note: A good story based game would seal the deal.
Quantum break should cover the story game. Also halo has a fairly decent story, it's one of the few games where SP lives up to MP and vice versa. If they announce forza horizon 2 as well, I might have to start selling my body, otherwise it's gonna be a very expensive year!
Quantum Break is rumoured to be delayed into 2015 and in an interview they said it had just gone into full production.
The Perfect Microsoft E3 (obviously this won't happen exactly as I write it, but I feel this would go over huge). - Show opens with announcer introducing Phil Spencer - no music or laser lights, but just a man on the stage talking to the Xbox universe. Phil talks about mistakes that were made and how they have been trying to change them. Phil apologizes for the original vision of Xbox One and for any wrongs that that vision may have inflicted upon gamers, whether real or potential. Restates dedication to giving us what we want instead of catering primarily to corporate and financial interests. - Star Wars Battlefront gameplay trailer and multiplayer match gameplay. Announce free open beta exclusive to Xbox One. - Meet Iron Galaxy Studios, showing off Killer Instinct Season 2 and some of the new characters and features. - Sunset Overdrive gameplay demo - Gears of War Xbox One CGI teaser - Rare reveals remasters of original Battletoads and Blast Corps, followed by trailer for Perfect Dark reboot. - Preview of future updates and features for the UI - Spencer talks about how they want to let current Xbox 360 owners have a smooth transition to the next generation. Announces that backwards compatibility is coming - discs will work and previous digital downloads will be downloadable again on the new console. BC is free, and doesn't require streaming or subscription. - Forza Horizon 2 reveal - Ryse 2 trailer/gameplay - Go over lower priced option and paywall reduction. Announce terms of NFL partnership include broadcasts of certain NFL games on Xbox Live (game of the week or something similar). On demand access to NFL Films and classic games. - Mark Zuckerburg hits stage to announce partnership with Microsoft. Oculus Rift support confirmed for Xbox One. Here is one of the titles that will support it on release... - ...Halo 5 trailer - Halo: Master Chief Collection gameplay. Multiplayer portion is based on Halo 2 and features "greatest hits" maps that are forward compatible with Halo 5. - Spencer returns for the closing. States that he is the right guy for the job and will keep the focus on improvement and providing great experiences. - "Just one more thing..." Shenmue HD Collection shown. Shenmue 3 announced as an exclusive collaboration between Xbox Japan Studio and Sega. I know some of this is unlikely, but it would be pretty cool.
Rare games the Battlefront and the baility to play 360 games are all I want
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