Xbox E3 2016 media briefing has been pretty different from Sony’s. Microsoft had a focus on Xbox One and Windows 10 integration, mostly talking about it in reference to games releasing in the short and mid term. PlayStation, instead, mainly focused its press conference on announcements of new games, in most of the cases even talking about vague dates.
This is something many didn’t notice, and we understand that since you see a new God of War and definitely don’t care about an instant release date because the game is beautiful and all, but Microsoft did and keeps defending its keynote in the face of critics being pretty harsh describing it.
“I like to show games that people are going to buy soon,” Dave McCarthy, Xbox operations boss, said in an interview with MCV UK. “I didn’t see a lot of dates discussed on games [at PlayStation’s conference].
“We have four triple-A exclusives coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2016: ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 and Dead Rising 4. In 2017, there’s another five to call out. We have Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Crackdown and Scalebound.
I haven’t even mentioned our great third-party partners and ID@Xbox. We are going to see Inside at the end of June, we’re going to see an open beta for We Happy Few, which we showed on stage. It’s awesome. It’s going to be across Xbox One and Windows 10 and is going to be an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Then we have Cuphead, also a Play Anywhere title. And Below coming as well. I get excited about showing games that I am going to be able to get this year and next year.”
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