It's starting! Everyone take out their E3 2014 schedulers and prepare to take down a note. Microsoft, aiming for first blood as usual, has announced their E3 2014 media briefing. Starting on June 9 at 9:30 AM the week of E3 will begin with Microsoft showcasing their plans for Xbox's gaming future. Expect news on previously announced games, reveals for unannounced games, and hopefully a lot of fun and craziness in-between. Ah, I can already hear the fanboys screaming.
Titled "Xbox: Game On" it's clear that Microsoft's focus for the event will be 100% video games, which is the rather typical stance of the current console-war's second place figure. Whatever the reason, it's exactly the sort of conference I like to see, because it means lots and lots of gaming news. Microsoft has confirmed that both new IP and sequels will be announced at the event. There's really not much more anyone can ask. Okay, maybe I'd ask for Rare to be tasked with making a classic platforming game. Too much? Too much.
Microsoft's E3 2014 Media Briefing will be viewable online via Xbox.com, Xbox Live, Windows Phone, and on Spike TV for television viewers. It'll air June 9 starting at 9:30 and probably run over an hour and a half. Expect a majority of the content to be Xbox One-focused, though at this point it's difficult to tell of Xbox 360 ports will still be a thing or not. I think everyone will be looking for killer platform exclusives this year and Microsoft won't want to disappoint.
Current E3 Keynote Schedule:
- Monday, June 9 - 9:30 AM PDT - Microsoft's "Xbox: Game On"
- Monday, June 9 - 12:00 PM PDT - EA
- Tuesday, June 10 - 9:00 AM PDT - "Nintendo Digital Event"