2019 Xbox E3 Conference Discussion Thread

Grade Microsoft's 2019 Xbox E3 Conference


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Hedon

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When:

Sunday June 9, 2019
1 pm Pacific
3 pm Central
4 pm Eastern



Where:

Mixer on PC: https://mixer.com/xbox
Mixer on Xbox: Mixer App
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/xbox
Twitch:

Officially confirmed by Microsoft details:

  • Xbox and PC gaming announcements
  • Trailers for Unannounced titles releasing in 2019
  • Mixpot
  • In depth looks at previously announced games
  • Inside Xbox will be showing exclusive announcements on June 10th
  • "This is going to be a fun E3 for us... we had a discussion internally. Should we go big? Should we save some money? No, we're going to do our thing and we're going to go and be as big at E3 as we've ever been. " - Phil Spencer
  • Xbox Fanfest
  • Held at Microsoft Theater
  • "Our new studios are gonna have things to show which is gonna be awesome", Spencer explains, promising "some new things that nobody has ever seen before, which will be fun." That said, the Xbox exec admitted that "it’ll take years to have [the new studios] fully integrated and delivering in the same way as all of the teams, because different teams are at different parts of their development cycle... but I think its gonna be just really interesting to have those teams showing up this year and starting to show what they’re building for us." - Phil Spencer

Media predictions:

  • Gears 5 release date announced
  • Gears 5 game play
  • Borderlands 3 debut, exclusive Xbox marketing
  • Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order debut, exclusive Xbox marketing
  • Playground games teases a new Fable
  • Halo Infinite game play and beta date announcement
  • Bleeding Edge by Ninja Theory
  • Halo MCC PC Trailer
  • Battletoads gameplay
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps gameplay and release date
  • Mech game by Piranha Bytes
  • New studio acquistion
  • World premiere of Dino Crysis reboot
  • World premiere of Splinter Cell
  • New IP from RARE
  • Project Xcloud beta details, live action
  • Project Scarlet, Anaconda and Lockhart announced
  • Outer Worlds Xbox marketing push for remainder of life
  • Killer Instinct 3
  • inXiles Wasteland 3 details and Xbox marketing push
  • Cyberpunk 2077 on Microsoft's Stage
  • Dead Rising 5
  • Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels 2 Expansion
  • Halo TV Series first look
  • Game Pass officially goes beyond Xbox
  • Watch Dogs 3 marketing and debut
  • Game Pass for Switch
  • Microsoft to tease a next gen 2020 IP
  • Gears Pop release date and gameplay
  • Gears Tactics release date and gameplay
  • Blinx the Timesweeper 3
  • Nintendo partnership
  • Sea of Thieves expansion
  • Forza Motorport 8 community beta details, release in fall of 2020
 
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Plainview

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Maybe we can have the chat room up and running that day? I know I would be in for live chat with you guys. If you have some predictions not on the list that you are aware of, rumors, I can add it to the list and we can see how close this list ends up to the actual show.
We always do...
 
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Plainview

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When:

Sunday June 9, 2019
1 pm Pacific
3 pm Central
4 pm Eastern

Where:

Mixer on PC: https://mixer.com/xbox
Mixer on Xbox: Mixer App
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/xbox
Twitch:

Officially confirmed by Microsoft details:

  • Xbox and PC gaming announcements
  • Trailers for Unannounced titles releasing in 2019
  • Mixpot
  • In depth looks at previously announced games
  • Inside Xbox will be showing exclusive announcements on June 10th
  • "This is going to be a fun E3 for us... we had a discussion internally. Should we go big? Should we save some money? No, we're going to do our thing and we're going to go and be as big at E3 as we've ever been. " - Phil Spencer
  • Xbox Fanfest
  • Held at Microsoft Theater
  • "Our new studios are gonna have things to show which is gonna be awesome", Spencer explains, promising "some new things that nobody has ever seen before, which will be fun." That said, the Xbox exec admitted that "it’ll take years to have [the new studios] fully integrated and delivering in the same way as all of the teams, because different teams are at different parts of their development cycle... but I think its gonna be just really interesting to have those teams showing up this year and starting to show what they’re building for us." - Phil Spencer

Media predictions:

  • Gears 5 release date announced
  • Gears 5 game play
  • Borderlands 3 debut, exclusive Xbox marketing
  • Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order debut, exclusive Xbox marketing
  • Playground games teases a new Fable
  • Halo Infinite game play and beta date announcement
  • Bleeding Edge by Ninja Theory
  • Halo MCC PC Trailer
  • Battletoads gameplay
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps gameplay and release date
  • Mech game by Piranha Bytes
  • New studio acquistion
  • World premiere of Dino Crysis reboot
  • World premiere of Splinter Cell
  • New IP from RARE
  • Project Xcloud beta details, live action
  • Project Scarlet, Anaconda and Lockhart announced
  • Outer Worlds Xbox marketing push for remainder of life
  • Killer Instinct 2
  • inXiles Wasteland 3 details and Xbox marketing push
  • Cyberpunk 2077 on Microsoft's Stage
  • Dead Rising 5
  • Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels 2 Expansion
  • Halo TV Series first look
  • Game Pass officially goes beyond Xbox
  • Watch Dogs 3 marketing and debut
  • Game Pass for Switch
  • Microsoft to tease a next gen 2020 IP
  • Gears Pop release date and gameplay
  • Gears Tactics release date and gameplay
  • Blinx the Timesweeper 3
  • Nintendo partnership
  • Sea of Thieves expansion
  • Forza Motorport 8 community beta details, release in fall of 2020
Killer Instinct 3?
 

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"Our new studios are gonna have things to show which is gonna be awesome", Spencer explains, promising "some new things that nobody has ever seen before, which will be fun." That said, the Xbox exec admitted that "it’ll take years to have [the new studios] fully integrated and delivering in the same way as all of the teams, because different teams are at different parts of their development cycle... but I think its gonna be just really interesting to have those teams showing up this year and starting to show what they’re building for us." - Phil Spencer
I think those will be be the highlights of the show, at least for me. I'm glad he's using the plural ("Our new studios are going to have things to show"). I understand most of it will take years to deliver, but I agree "it's gonna be really interesting to have those teams showing up this year and starting to show what they're building."
 
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I think those will be be the highlights of the show, at least for me. I'm glad he's using the plural ("Our new studios are going to have things to show"). I understand most of it will take years to deliver, but I agree "it's gonna be really interesting to have those teams showing up this year and starting to show what they're building."
Don't worry, Andy, your desire for a next-gen console that will let you experience the Microsoft Solitaire Collection in 8K HDR with all the jizzaflops and mechapixels and whatnot will be sated.
 

Tommygun.

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aww yeah baby blinx 3 cmon

make my dreams come true spencer
 

de3d1

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I cautiously optimistic but seems every year MS claims they're going "all in" and it just seems like the same old stuff. This is the time to really shine though if they have the goods with Sony not showing up.
 

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Really? I'd rather see a Banjo or Kameo return than Blinx. I didn't know the gaming media were predicting Blinx to return.
wait, because you think I shouldn't get something that I want so you can get something that you want?

Why does it have to one or the other and not both?

to be honest with you, I think Banjo games sucks.
 

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wait, because you think I shouldn't get something that I want so you can get something that you want?

Why does it have to one or the other and not both? (1)

to be honest with you, I think Banjo games sucks.(2)
It's not about not giving you what you want. It's some apocalypse scavenger choice s*** they're making us do.

1. Because, unfortunately, Team Xbox is very particular with what they bring back. I wish we could have both, but if history is any indication this won't be the case. They like to chase trends and bring back personal favorites. They're literally sitting on a gold mine of amazing past IP and most of the stuff we request for over a decade won't get that sequel, even if it's lacking in their current portfolio.

2. I don't mind if you think Banjo sucks. You like what you like. But know that even though I prefer Banjo over Blinx..I prefer Blinx over Voodoo Vince, and only the latter got remastered because it was a personal favorite of Phil...so.....yeah.
 

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It's not about not giving you what you want. It's some apocalypse scavenger choice s*** they're making us do.

1. Because, unfortunately, Team Xbox is very particular with what they bring back. I wish we could have both, but if history is any indication this won't be the case. They like to chase trends and bring back personal favorites. They're literally sitting on a gold mine of amazing past IP and most of the stuff we request for over a decade won't get that sequel, even if it's lacking in their current portfolio.

2. I don't mind if you think Banjo sucks. You like what you like. But know that even though I prefer Banjo over Blinx..I prefer Blinx over Voodoo Vince, and only the latter got remastered because it was a personal favorite of Phil...so.....yeah.
The only old IPs from MS that would interest me is Midtown Madness and XSN Sports games. I used to want PGR back but I enjoy Horizon more now.
 

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The only old IPs from MS that would interest me is Midtown Madness and XSN Sports games. I used to want PGR back but I enjoy Horizon more now.
It's understandable why FH would scratch that PGR itch, with some city races and style system that's in place.

For old and more recent Xbox IP I would like to see return:

  • Lost Odyssey
  • Fable
  • Alan Wake
  • Quantum Break
  • Killer Instinct
  • Recore
  • Perfect Dark
  • Ryse
  • Banjo
  • Kameo
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Viva Piñata
  • MechAssault
  • Blue Dragon
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Breakdown
  • Brute Force

At least Fable and Perfect Dark have been rumored to come back to offer variety beyond the holy trinity.
 

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It's understandable why FH would scratch that PGR itch, with some city races and style system that's in place.

For old and more recent Xbox IP I would like to see return:

  • Lost Odyssey
  • Fable
  • Alan Wake
  • Quantum Break
  • Killer Instinct
  • Recore
  • Perfect Dark
  • Ryse
  • Banjo
  • Kameo
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Viva Piñata
  • MechAssault
  • Blue Dragon
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Breakdown
  • Brute Force

At least Fable and Perfect Dark have been rumored to come back to offer variety beyond the holy trinity.
I guess I was thinking Uber old titles.
 

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I've been waiting for one of these. I had to edit a bit to make it fit in one post. Total rumor, but may contain spoilers if true. This is from NeoGAF (yup, it still exists), so read at your own risk:

The Next 18 Months of Microsoft - The Calm Before the Storm (Massive Info Dump)


Hello everyone,

I can assure you there is A LOT of CRAZY STUFF happening in the background.

Before we deep dive into the future I will make a quick disclaimer that things are always subject to change and I tell you may be happening today, may be changed tomorrow, in a week, a month or even a year and shifted around. I am by no means any sort of god or a fortune teller. I am just a person who... let's just say knows many people, some would rather argue that I know TOO MANY people.

However, sometimes in this type of work/field it is very hard to do these things perfectly, predict or be sure of and because of that I may come off not genuine to some people. But I assure you that that is NOT my intention here at all, I am only human just like all of you and we can all make mistakes or be misinformed ourselves.

Microsoft E3 2019 Media Briefing

What is Going to Happen - I will do this first - some of the things here are very obvious already to many people, but I am going to put them here anyway for clarity reasons and confirmation. (NOTE - THIS IS NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER OF THE SHOWCASE)

Halo Infinite - Info Dump + New Trailer and Holiday 2020 Release (Cross-gen)
Gears 5 - Full Gameplay Reveal/Demo Walkthrough + Multiplayer and September Release Date is indeed real (I knew about this before the leak happened)
Gears Tactics - Info Dump + New Trailer and Release Date for PC Later this year
Ori and the WIll of the Wisps - Final trailer with final release date for Later this year
Bleeding Edge - Ninja's Theory next game (I am hearing 2 conflicting reports, 1 stating that it's a co-op horde-like Sci-fi shooter with aliens across different planets and intense boss fights and another that it's an arena multiplayer PvP game - have no 100% confirmation yet on what exactly it is. One thing for sure that it is indeed a game in a Sci-fi universe and most likely a cross-gen title as well for 2020)
The Outer Worlds - Info Dumb, New Gameplay Trailer and a Release Date
Cyberpunk 2077 - Progress Update/New Gameplay Trailer and a Targeted Date

Age of Empires IV - Info Dump/Gameplay Reveal- 2020 Release

Fable - This is nothing new or real secret at this point. Honestly, worst kept secret, this was leaked back in end of 2017/early 2018 on Eurogamer if I am not mistaken. It was said that Playgrounds is working on a Open World game and then later speculated that it was Fable. However, it was not confirmed if it was 100% Fable but rather just Open World RPG. Some people are hoping that it is not Fable and a brand new open world RPG IP and of course the Fable fans do want it to be Fable.

However, I can now confirm that it is indeed a Fable game. Some speculate it's actually Fable IV, but the reality is that it's a new beginning for the Fable franchise. This game started development in late 2017 and has been in development now for little over 2 years now. It is a next-gen game ONLY and you will most likely NOT see it until 2021 at retail at the earliest. You will see a glimpse of a small teaser trailer most likely at this year's E3 and in 2020 you will see much more of the game.

Sea of Thieves - Joe Neate and Mike Chapman confirmed in one of their recent dev updates on their official Sea of Thieves YouTube channel that they will be in teaser mode for the upcoming Sea of Thieves content at this year's E3.

Battletoads - They were announced last year with a 2019 release date. We will see some gameplay and finally see how the game looks, plays and feels along with a final release target as well.

Project xCloud - Info Dump, Public Test Dates/Rollouts - This will be Microsoft's one of the biggest if not the biggest focus this year prior to next-gen system launches. This is where we will be helping them get ready for a solid year or so before new systems get out in the wild.

Xbox Lockhart/Xbox Anaconda - Scorpio style reveal (Similar to E3 2016's Scorpio/Xbox One X Tease) No physical look of the console, but a baseline of specs including tFlops, Ram, Bandwidth, CPU, SSD and of course Ray-tracing - this is considered a small reveal. Full reveal most likely next year, we're still a year and a half of from the launch of new-gen system and there are still many 3rd party and 1st party title to come out yet on current gen systems, but yes the tease and the obvious semi-reveal at this point is well on its way.

It's Going to be a BIG Party - With Microsoft being the only console manufacturer that's holding a physical E3 conference this year - expect A LOT of NEW 3rd Party Stuff.

What Has a High Chance of Happening (Alright, this is where stuff gets interesting these are things that i'd like to consider rather high probability of happening based on what i heard/saw/conversations had - None of this is confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt)

MechAssault/Mech Game - Reveal (Microsoft owns the right to MechAssault, for those who do not know. There is a VERY high chance that a new mech game has been in the works and it will be finally revealed here)

Next Forza Motorsport - Reveal (It's been a while since Turn 10 has showcased anything and this year they're skipping Forza most likely to release with next-gen systems next year as a 1st party next-gen racing experience. Very good chance of a tease/reveal)

Capcom Next Big Title - Reveal (Every year and every E3 and honestly this whole generation Capcom has been on an insane roll of satisfying their fans and fulfilling their dreams. Shortly after the release of Resident Evil 2 Remake - rumors of Resident Evil 8 and Resident Evil 3 Remake started to pop around all over the web. However, Capcom has also other titles under their belt and they've recently said that Dead Rising is still an important franchise to them to this day.

While I do not know which game it may be exactly that there are revealing. I do know that they're going to be doing what the fans want and yes they also never ever denied the existence of Dino Crisis and stated not too long ago on their official twitter that they would love to do it depending on how bad the fans want it - here is the link to the tweet. So the story with Capcom is, they're open to many things and the question is rather when to reveal what and where.

I personally doubt it Resident Evil 8, I believe that's still early and if anything Resident Evil 3 Remake will come first as far as the release schedule goes. Now is it Dead Rising 5 or Dino Crisis Reboot? That's really hard to say, Dead Rising has a strong Xbox history, so I could see this as something either for end of 2020 as another launch title or they might want to shock everyone with a Dino Crisis tease (Similar to how they did with DMC 5 last year and Monster Hunter: World in 2017 @ Sony's Conference) or who knows, maybe they're working on something completely new and unexpected)

More Japanese Games/Teams - Last year's E3 Microsoft had quite a lot of Japanese developers at their stage. I expect more of the same this year with a few surprises as well.

What Has a Small Possibility of Happening (Far future projects, tiny chances of being teased either here or most likely next year)

Next-gen Rare IP - According to what I been hearing, the next IP from Rare was described as "If you enjoy a game like Sea of Thieves, then you will be looking forward to their next project" - What do I make of this? Well, this is a tough one, because I am very well aware and I am sure most of you as well that Rare is indeed a much larger company now than they were before and that they have multiple teams working on new projects as we speak.

However, it comes down to this - do we want to see everything Microsoft has to offer? Of course we do. Is it a smart idea for them to do that? Absolutely not, as I've said previously we're still a year and a half away from Next-Gen launch and I believe that this is something I'd rather see at next year's E3. There is a chance of this happening at this year as well, but I honestly highly doubt that it will. Fable, New Capcom Title, Halo Infinite, Forza Motorsport, Mech Game, and other 3rd party surprises that they have up their sleeve honestly should be more than enough for them and for us until next year's E3 imo.

Perfect Dark Reboot - Reboot of the franchise but this time in 3rd person view as opposed to 1st person - not being developed by Rare but supervised by Rare (Remember, Rare DOES NOTwork on old IPs anymore, they hand them over to other studios/teams - Battletoads is an example of that - it's being developed by Dlala Studios under the supervision of Rare as far as I am concerned. This a game you 100% won't see for a long time, but it's happening most likely next year.

Xbox Game Studios

I know of 3 Studios that have been approached at some point in time either for an offer or an actual acquisition that's currently being processed

Approached/Being Purchased

IO Interactive - Rumors about this started to float around end of last year. Also, apparently not too long ago a letter of intent was already given a few months ago to this particular studio according to some sources. The weird thing is though, IO Interactive actually expanded and did open up a new office in a different country earlier this year in January - so I am kind of confused on what's actually happening with them at the moment or if the source even correct and not misinformed.

Relic Entertainment - Microsoft is speaking to them, they want a studio dedicated to RTS games and they're also the ones making Age of Empires IV for them exclusively as well at the moment. However, Sega is a bit of a barricade at the moment)

Asobo - I don't know much about this studio myself, but heard from sources that they're in the talks

If any of the studios actually do end up getting purchase, I am not sure if all of them would be announced at E3, but I would assume so from personal speculation that it would be the best place to do it if everything goes according to plan. Remember purchases like these are a huge undertaking, take time and may also fall through at the last moment as well for whatever unknown reasons - this is my personal take on that.

Not Happening

2 Studios that I know for a fact that are NOT being purchased/approached

CD Projekt Red
Creative Assembly


There was some speculation around the fans that these 2 particular studios are being approached or talked with for a possible acquisition, that is NOT the case and will NOT be happening.

Rumored

Bluepointe - Studio that has a long history with Sony. Last I heard is that they are currently working on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remaster. However, Microsoft is indeed apparently talking to a Studio that has a strong history with Sony in the past, this particular studio has been rumored a lot across many forums, websites and so on. I personally have not heard anything from my end of things as far as Bluepointe being purchased or approached so I have 0 say, but I can give you my opinion.

Platinum Games - This is a very complicated situation. So what actually happened with Platinum games is that during the development of Scalebound Platinum Games was also developing 3 other titles at the same time and think that they could also handle Scalebound as well. Well actually, they ended up failing miserably and kept missing their deadlines and they game did not Microsoft's expectations on both deadline and technical levels. Therefore, Microsoft fired them off the contract and let them go due to their irresponsibility and mismanagement.

Now recently, Platinum Games came out and defended Microsoft after such a long time has passed. It's quite odd that all of a sudden they come out and defend them. But maybe time has just passed and they had the time to think about what happened and wanted to say sorry to the fans and admit to them that it wasn't really Microsoft's fault to why the game never became a final product. Right now, Platinum games is currently working on Babylon Fall for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Despite their bad relationship and breakup over Scalebound they did put out Nier Automata last year and showcased it for the Xbox One X at last year's E3. So maybe the relationship is not that bad as far as business goes? You see. These things are very complex and we will never know what's happening behind the curtains.

This studio is also rumored for purchase simply because Microsoft had an exclusive title being developed for their system and also because Platinum is known to be a very interesting developer with very unique and fun games that fill a certain niche and of course its a Japanese studio. We also all know that there is a Japanese studio that is being approached right now for purchased as well. Could this be one of them? I personally have no idea or any kind of information in regards to Platinum Games, I can only speculate which is what I am doing here.

4A Games - Russian/Ukraine Developer of the ever-loving Metro franchise. Metro started its strong marketing and fan building since the Xbox 360 days. 4A Games has a long history of working with Microsoft - I would NOT be very surprised if this studio does get purchased at some point in time. Phil has stated many times that they want studios across the world from different countries to add diversity of different art-forms and of course cultures.

- Section End -

This is it folks. But before i leave you will probably ask me who am I or if I am Krobrille because apparently a rumor started going around about that and I will tell you right now I am NOT Krobrille. Who am I then? As I stated previously a person who knows people and some would say too many people both in person and over the web.. (Yes one of those Studios is not around anymore unfortunately, Rest in Pepperonis
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