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Microsoft Xbox One E3 conference to focus on 2015 and beyond

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Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 press conference could focus mainly on games coming in 2015 and beyond.

According to Geoff Keighley, Spike TV host, Microsoft will reveal some games for this year at E3 2014, but the majority will be those coming out next year.

Speaking on the latest edition of Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb’s podcast, Keighley provided some insider insight on what Microsoft has in store for us in June.

“I could tell that [Xbox boss Phil Spencer] was certainly thinking about how important it was for him to have a great E3 and for this team to have a great E3. I know everyone here seems really energised about showing a lot of great content”, said Keighley.

However, it looks like that “great content” won’t arrive on your Xbox One for quite some time, as the presentation may focus on the longer term game release schedule from Microsoft and other publishers.

“I think it’s going to be a good E3. You know, my sense right now is we’re going to see some games that are coming this year, but there’s going to be a lot of stuff that is 2015 and beyond from all the companies.”

“What’s exciting about E3 is that you’re going to get a taste of what this year is, but also hopefully a little bit of a longer roadmap.”

Last year’s E3 conference from Microsoft was understandably focused on the new Xbox One console and its launch game line-up.

“There were a crazy number of games coming at launch and there’s a little bit of a lull with all the companies now.”

What’s exciting as that Keighley also said Microsoft will show “game after game after game”, so although they might not arrive within the next six months, we will see a lot of new Xbox One titles.

Apparently there will also be “a lot of developers on stage” with Microsoft this year, potentially revealing some new Xbox One exclusives.

We already know Lionhead studios and Black Tusk (formerly Microsoft Vancouver) are working on new Xbox One projects and we should hopefully see something from Gears of War developer Epic Games at E3 as well.

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Daniel Harris

May 28, 2014, 11:21 am

I'd like to see some true "next gen" (Which is now the current gen) games at E3.

Games that literally couldn't be done on the Xbox 360 and PS4. So far all the Xbox One games I've played are mostly multi platform and on the previous gen of consoles, with identical AI but poorer graphics.

I think the focus on graphics is less important and want to see some innovative stuff in terms of AI and gameplay that the previous consoles weren't capable of.

If I play the single player of say Battlefield on Xbox 360 and Xbox One I get the same experience but with (mostly) just graphical differences, but if I go play the multiplayer on Xbox One, I get something much better than the 360 couldn't handle.

Minecraft Greek

May 28, 2014, 2:51 pm

I'm tired of single player games, last gen they started bringing in 4-player co-op into the fold and then it started to drift off....Call of Duty played with it for World at War, and I assumed it was a new standard....then it disappeared....last gen they said the cost of co-op was power, and as they pushed power, they had to drop features....but frankly it's laziness....Halo 4 had 4-player co-op and it looked amazing for a last gen game.

If anything Next Gen should mean that playing a campaign doesn't mean playing nofriendo.

Matt Lauer

May 28, 2014, 3:14 pm

Looks to me like 2015 will be the year of the XBOX.

Paddy

May 28, 2014, 4:12 pm

Hopefully there is some innovative stuff that will come out. I'm hoping for something to take open world type games to a new level. It looks like there will be enough games to keep me busy this year and into early next (Watch Dogs, Wolfenstein, Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Final Fantasy, along with games with gold). While those are games that should keep me busy, I'm still looking to see more of a next generation type push to show where the XB1 and PS4 are going.

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